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Realtors association: Home sales strong in 2013

As sales of condominiums posted strong gains in the Santa Clarita Valley and home prices continued rising in 2013, investors pulled back from the single-family home market, a Realtors association reported this week.

January 17, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Albertsons closing 2 Santa Clarita Valley stores

Two Albertsons supermarkets in the Santa Clarita Valley will close next month, company officials announced Tuesday.

January 14, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district moves to new HQ

SANTA CLARITA - The William S. Hart Union High School District moved into new administrative headquarters Monday not far from its previous offices.

January 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hotel oversight assigned due to legal dispute

Two Santa Clarita hotels have been placed into receivership by the courts while a legal action is pending.

January 10, 2014 | Jana Adkins | Santa Clarita Valley News


City smashes all previous film records

A record number of film permits were issued last year in Santa Clarita - more than in any previous year, according to the city's film office.

January 07, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV still piquing interest of Laemmle Theatres

Laemmle Theatres and the city of Santa Clarita are still in talks to open an art house theater locally, but no concrete plans or dates are in place as of yet.

January 07, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


UPDATE: Ralphs to close 1 Castaic grocery store

The Ralphs supermarket on Castaic Road in Castaic will close its doors on March 7, a spokeswoman for the retail chain said Friday.

January 03, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita to open specialized business incubator

Putting an old building to new use, the city of Santa Clarita is turning the former Newhall Library into a business incubator specifically for creative and technology industries.

December 30, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Joining the Best in 2014

As the year comes to a close, it is appropriate to look back and ask why some businesses have survived and others went by the wayside; and to understand why some businesses have done well.

December 30, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Ten Decisions for 2014

Most of the business owners I know are either finishing up a solid year and want to continue the good times into 2014, or they had a less than stellar year and want a different ending a year from now. Which is it for you?

December 30, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Tipping the entrepreneurial scale

At age 21, Robert White is about to buy his first Santa Clarita restaurant – Tri Tipps on Newhall Ranch Road.

December 30, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita a hot filming destination

Filming in Santa Clarita was a blockbuster success in 2013.

December 26, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


2014 Industry Forecast: Information technology

Collin Lee, Vice President, Marketing

December 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


2014 Industry Forecast: Aerospace

Bill Barritt, Chief Financial Officer

December 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


2014 Industry Forecast: Filming in the Santa Clarita Valley

Mike DeLorenzo, president

December 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business Journal Stories


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Articles By Author - Jana Adkins


ADI sold to company in Oregon

Aerospace Dynamics International in Santa Clarita has been purchased by Portland, Oregon-based Precision Castparts Corp. for $625 million.

March 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV home prices continue to creep upward

Prices of existing homes increased slightly during February while home sales during the winter season slowed, according to numbers released Wednesday for the Santa Clarita Valley by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

March 19, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Abandonded flag stirs man’s curiosity and passion

At first the apparent stick on the hilltop near his Santa Clarita house just intrigued Patrick McGill.

March 16, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Siblings with MS raising funds to help others

Experts say that while there's a higher risk that multiple sclerosis doesn't run in families, it is not yet proven - and that's the stance taken by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

March 13, 2014 | By Jana Adkiins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


City encouraged by economic conditions

Santa Clarita's jobless rate inched up slightly in January to 5.5 percent, up from 5.3 percent in December, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

March 08, 2014 | Jana Adkins | Santa Clarita Valley News


Experts forecast ongoing economic stability in SCV

There will be less economic uncertainty and stronger growth in the U.S. economy this year, said experts at the 2014 Economic and Real Estate Outlook Conference in Santa Clarita on Thursday.

March 06, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Financial incentives offered to businesses that move to the SCV

A new financial incentive is being offered to companies that relocate to the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corporation announced on Thursday.

March 06, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Business Roundtable: Educating the Workforce

Schools turn out future employees with specific skill sets – but can they think?

March 04, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


Speculation surrounds sale of the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch

After a nearly two year absence from the market, Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita is back up for sale, listed at $7.5 million.

March 04, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Biomedical engineer launches company that quickly turns successful

Backed by 40 years of engineering experience in the biomedical industry, Gene Zamba first launched Cal Biomedical Research in Santa Clarita in 2011 as one of a handful of companies across the nation to take a medical device from point A to Z.

March 04, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


SCV’s January home sales slow

Following a statewide trend, sales of existing Santa Clarita homes slowed in January, according to numbers released by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors on Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big retailers leave SCV

Three national retailers have closed their doors at the mall in Santa Clarita.

January 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tresierras grocery store departs downtown Newhall

After 32 years, Tresierras Supermarket in Newhall closed, according to the sign posted on the front of the grocery store.

January 29, 2014 | Jana Adkins | Santa Clarita Valley News


AMS to help support Filmtools

AMS Fulfillment has landed a new client that fits neatly into the region's film entertainment industry.

January 26, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Roundtable: Business Attraction and Job Growth

Attracting higher-paying jobs to the Santa Clarita Valley for local residents has been an ongoing goal of the city's economic development division and the SCV Economic Development Corporation. Part of that effort has included attracting the right companies to the valley, and helping existing businesses to grow. Companies are slowly emerging from the recession and, as our industry Roundtable participants alluded to, are feeling more confident about hiring again.

January 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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