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Group raises alarm over state energy policies

On the heels of a rate hike approval for Southern California Edison consumers, an independent state oversight agency on Monday expressed concerns about California's overall energy policies and how they affect ratepayers.

December 04, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Workforce developers to change

Expecting future funding cuts to WorkSource centers, the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board approved a series of reforms to ensure ongoing services are provided to the community.

December 02, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Signal AP


Realtors usher in new officers, economy

After making it through four years of a depressed real estate market, Mistress of Ceremonies Laura Langen opened the Southland Regional Association of Realtors annual installation dinner Friday night by greeting attendees with: "Welcome to Survivor 2012."

December 02, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Death of The Signal’s dash

Effective today, The Signal's website address has changed to www.signalscv.com.

December 01, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water rates hiked for Val Verde and Acton

County supervisors have approved water rate hikes for residents of Val Verde and Acton in the Santa Clarita Valley, as well as for Malibu and the Marina del Rey.

November 28, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Home sales up in October

Despite the record low number of houses for sale on the market, persistent buyers drove October sales up 14.2 percent over the prior month and 23.3 percent over October 2011 in the Santa Clarita Valley.

November 28, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Food Pantry meets community’s need year-round

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for the SCV Food Pantry, says its executive director, Belinda Crawford.

November 27, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Employers, teachers share notes

While reading, writing and arithmetic may be the basic staples taught in schools across the nation, local educators learned recently there is an equally strong demand by employers for "soft skills" - the ones that aren't necessarily built into classroom drills or tangible enough to measure on a test.

November 25, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Businesses highlight local opportunities

What local educators did not expect to find when they visited several businesses for the Educators In Industry forum this month was the local jobs and career opportunities for students.

November 25, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Owners left in fiscal cliff-hanger

Uncertainty over the budget calamity facing the country is doing more to retard growth and hiring among companies than if the company CEOs had the particulars and could just swallow the bitter pill of tax increases and spending cuts, local business owners said.

November 25, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Panel: Busy kids mean less crime

Businesses that hire at-risk youth help the entire community by combatting crime, a panel of experts said at a Valley Industry Association luncheon this week.

November 24, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local retailer looks forward to Small Business Saturday

Vexation Clothing of Valencia is all ready for Small Business Saturday.

November 23, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


New-house construction hits four-year high

New-home construction in the country climbed to a four-year high, according to data tracked by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

November 21, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Enterprise zone officials meet

The California Association of Enterprise Zones held its annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Valencia in Santa Clarita on Thursday.

November 16, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Small Business promotion day set

Giving a boost to small businesses for the holiday season, American Express is launching its third annual "Small Business Saturday" campaign Nov. 24.

November 16, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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Articles By Author - Jana Adkins


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


AMS Fulfillment’s growth led to rapid-fire expansion

AMS Fulfillment's meteoric growth over the past decade led to the company's leasing of 13 different buildings scattered throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


Auto repair shop thrives on good service

Dan Carpenter first opened his Santa Clarita automotive service in October 1988, specializing in the repair of Honda and Acura vehicles.

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


Small business center launches restaurant startup program

The Small Business Development Center, hosted by College of the Canyons, offers a wide array of services, many at no cost to new and existing business owners.

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


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