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Lab Produces Quality Control Materials for Forensic, Clinical Testing

The idea of filling a void in forensic and clinical lab testing circles was born 40 years ago in 1973 of Larry and Judy Plutchak when they launched UTAK Laboratories of Valencia to supply much need quality control materials – blood, urine and body fluid materials – for test verifications in labs across the country.

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


Santa Clarita jobless rate drops

Santa Clarita's jobless rate dropped back down slightly in November.

December 20, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


No sign of slowing home sales yet

While home sales typically drop around the holidays, Santa Clarita Valley home sales in November were on par with October sales, and the median sales price rose once again.

December 18, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa plans his annual Castaic visit

Jeff Preach kicked off the Castaic Santa Float parade for his family and neighbors 24 years ago.

December 07, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Williams Homes, Inc. Named Builder of the Year

Following on the heels of increased homebuilding activity in the past two years, Williams Homes, Inc. of Santa Clarita was named 2013 Builder of the Year by the local chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, or BIASC.

December 03, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Building the super fire shelter

James Moseley of Santa Clarita doesn't want to reinvent the mousetrap – he wants to build a more durable safety net for fire fighters than the shelters that failed to protect 19 hot shot fire fighters in the June Yarnell, Arizona wild fire.

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


Put the brakes on spending

When in the process of buying house, lock the credit cards up and avoid making any large purchases say Santa Clarita Realtors.

November 24, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


More retailers open on Thanksgiving to mixed reviews

SANTA CLARITA - In the drive to ensure robust holiday sales, more and more stores are opening on Thanksgiving as anxious retailers hope to make their revenue targets for the year.

November 23, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Young people stay close to home

Americans did not stray far from home between 2012 and 2013. Mobility for young adults is at the lowest level in more than 50 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

November 23, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Canyon Country


Living on the edge of childcare

It is more expensive for Santa Clarita Valley parents to cover the cost of childcare than it is for residents to send their children to a public college in California.

November 12, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | West of the 5


Blockbuster goes bust

Dish Network said on Wednesday that it is closing all remaining Blockbuster video stores.

November 07, 2013 | Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Home sales slow in stabilizing market

SANTA CLARITA - The home resale market blinked in the Santa Clarita Valley during the month of September.

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


Providence scors high on quality care

In a report released this week by Healthgrades, a national independent source that reviews hospitals and physicians for quality, all five Providence Health & Services, Southern California, medical centers were recognized for "excellent clinical outcomes."

October 25, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Pharmacy opens local mini health clinic

A walk-in medical clinic has opened inside the CVS pharmacy in Santa Clarita on McBean Parkway.

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


AMG busy with school projects

Contractor and Construction Management firm, Santa Clarita-based AMG & Associates, has played a steady role overseeing projects from elementary through college schools in California.

October 23, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


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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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