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Greenhouse Cafe closes doors

A Santa Clarita restaurant in business for 18 years was basically forced out of business over a demand for a $300,000 renovation, said its manager.

September 01, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


COC’s cinema department brings recently released art house films to campus

SANTA CLARITA - The Public Broadcasting System has reached out to College of the Canyons to screen some of its Point of View documentaries at the Valencia campus's auditorium, Humanities Division Dean Jennifer Brezina said this week.

August 28, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Turning vacant property around

Built as a retail shopping center with poor access to and from major streets and freeways in Santa Clarita, and opened in 2007 just prior to the economic crash, the Gateway Promenade center has been re-envisioned by Intertex Companies - and it's paying off.

August 28, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Despite State Filming Competition, SCV Collaborates

It's a competitive industry, but for at least the studios and movie ranches in Santa Clarita, there is an informal, collaborative atmosphere in place.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Key Calif. Industry Lacks Unified Voice

Scores of trade associations operate in California to support industries, except in one area – filming.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Business Roundtable: Film Industry

With 10 movie ranches, four studios and a record number of 2013 filming days, local film industry experts agree that Santa Clarita deserves its new moniker: Hollywood North.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Fight or Flight?

Nearly 100,000 jobs have been lost in California's filming industry since 2000, according to state statistics.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita Valley: Home sales continue upward climb

SANTA CLARITA - After more than a year of falling inventory, Santa Clarita saw the first year-over-year gain in the number of homes listed for sale in July.

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


Landscaper returns to roots

While most people are vacationing or enjoying the summer months, Santa Clarita resident Dan Blumel has had his hands full acquiring a division of a multi-national corporation.

August 25, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


New building remodeled for drive-through

Passersby wondered why a newer building in a relatively new Santa Clarita shopping center is being torn down.

August 23, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Bohemia meets flavored ice cream

Specialty retailer, Free People, announced it is opening its doors at the Westfield Valencia Town Center in Santa Clarita Aug. 23.

August 22, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Frankie’s, Sake Bistro closing

Two Santa Clarita rest-aurants that opened during the economic downturn are closing their doors in the Bridgeport Marketplace shopping center on Newhall Ranch Road.

August 22, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Does taxation equal stagnation?

Asking whether "California can really tax itself into prosperity" was the theme of keynote speaker George Runner's address Tuesday at the Valley Industry Association's luncheon.

August 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Braly is now a Poole & Shaffery partner

Attorney Hunt C. Braly has become Poole & Shaffery's newest partner, the law firm announced Tuesday at the Valley Industry Association's monthly membership luncheon.

August 20, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Hiring credits deadline looms

In June the California legislature took away what Santa Clarita considered to be an effective tool used in attracting businesses to the region – Enterprise Zones.

August 18, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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Hedman Partners marks two decades of success

Hedman Partners' success can probably be counted by the number of firms it has helped to become successful.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita smashes filming records for the fourth year

Film permits issued by Santa Clarita were up 44 percent during fiscal year 2013-14, marking the fourth consecutive year of increased filming in the city, officials said Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


California releases list of firms getting tax credits

California released the final list of companies selected for the first allocation of tax credits under the Governor's 'California Competes' program.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


College students design CNC machine for home user

The makers of an affordable CNC - Computer Numerical Control - machine for hobbyists found themselves with a landslide victory when they turned to the Kickstarter crowdfunding site to raise $10,000 to launch their idea.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Valencia Country Club part of sale agreement

The Valencia Country Club in Santa Clarita is part of a collection of 48 properties that have entered into a sale agreement between the seller, CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc. and the buyer, CF Arcis X LLC.

July 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


City’s jobless rate ticks up slightly

After unemployment in Santa Clarita plunged in April to 4.6 percent, the rate rose slightly to 4.8 percent in May, California's Employment Development Department reported Friday.

June 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Studios is up for sale

Valencia Studios on Avenue Hall has been put up for sale.

June 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV home sales remain steady in May

Sales of single-family homes in the Santa Clarita Valley remained steady in May, while sales slowed in the San Fernando Valley, according to a report released by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

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


Auction firms accused of 'shill' bids

A growing trend of banks placing distressed homes up for sale with online auctions has left Santa Clarita Realtors crying "foul," claiming online auction sites are using "shill" bids to drive prices up.

June 14, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Family-owned pizza chain takes the compromise out of pizza

PizzaRev of Santa Clarita is but one of 11 locations the fast-casual chain pizzeria has opened since its inception in 2012, but it plans to rapidly ramp up by adding 12 more locations throughout the U.S. in the coming year, according to one of its executives.

June 09, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Elephant Bar calling it quits in SCV

The Elephant Bar restaurant on McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita is set to close Thursday night, a manager confirmed Monday.

June 09, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Education has been key to its growth, local escrow company says

Independently owned and operated since 1998 by Jim and Anita Lombardi of Santa Clarita, Federal Escrow Inc. has been offering every type of escrow imaginable.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


Premier America Credit Union planning expansion

When members speak, Premier America Credit Union listens.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Banking & Finance


Two new auto dealerships opt to open in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita is already home to the largest collection of automotive dealerships in Southern California, giving residents a wide selection from which to shop and buy locally. But two more dealerships announced last year they are opening for business.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


Chevy introduces the most new product in decade

Just like General Motor's iconic muscle cars that helped the brand revolutionize the market, Chevrolet is revved and roaring to the marketplace with more new products than the public has seen in a decade.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


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