Taxpayers and tax preparers will find significant changes when they fill out 2008 tax returns: AMT exemptions rise; several expiring deductions and credits get a new lease on life; a new standard property tax deduction and a special first-time homebuyer credit are available to some homeowners; and retirement savings incentives expand.
Flex Your Power, California's statewide energy efficiency campaign, recognized Pools By Ben, Inc. as a leader in energy efficiency with a Flex Your Power Award.
Local business owner, B.J. Atkins, can scratch "climb the Great Wall of China" off his list of life goals.
The California Foreclosure Institute will host a free two-hour workshop for investors and realtors interested in buying foreclosed properties from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Valencia Public Library.
Heavy rain and thunder did not stop anxious parents from taking advantage of the Babies "R" Us opening day on Saturday.
Santa Clarita employers can battle it out in Santa Clarita's first ever "Best Employers to Work for in the SCV" competition.
One family's tragic foreclosure is another family's affordable abode. Low interest rates and rock-bottom prices in September drove Santa Clarita Valley home sales up 86 percent compared to September 2007, according to information provided by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors Inc. "Activity is picking up, with much of it centered on sales of bank-owned properties that are being sold as a result of foreclosure proceedings," said Doreen Chastain-Shine, president of the association's Santa Clarita ...
When Stacy Burleson and her business partner, Terri Yamate-Ottengheime were laid off from the Walt Disney Company in 2000, they didn't let tribulation stand in the way of pursuing their dreams.
Unique wine gifts open house Inspired Touch will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Canyon Country. The recipient of a "Toast to You!" gift receives a personal keepsake greeting in a decorative win glass. Contact/RSVP to (661) 252-2736. Cruise line voted best itineraries Travel agent readers of Recommend magazine choose Princess Cruises as the "Best Cruise Line-Itineraries" for the fifth consecutive year. The honor recognizes Princess' dedication to global cruising. ...
City earns economic awards The International Economic Development Council awarded the city of Santa Clarita's Economic Division two honorable mention awards during a conference in October. The awards are for the Enterprise Zone Marketing Campaign and the Santa Clarita Sponsorship Brochure. Wildcat celebrates opening of facility The Wildcat Business Group, a technology and computer networking company, is celebrating the opening of their new facility from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at 26017 Huntington Lane, Suite ...
Advertising Professionals Association is accepting entries for its advertising, graphic design and related creative fields competition.
The economy is weakening, but Santa Clarita Valley Bank is growing. SCV Bank announced its 2008 third quarter financial results which show loan growth at $8.8 million and deposit increases of $4.9 million. The loan growth consisted primarily of commercial real estate loans, according to SCV Bank. "The Bank is in a very strong capital position," CEO Michael Hause said. "We expect to continue to grow in the fourth quarter as customers continue to call ...
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce extended the deadline for Operation Chamber Membership to Oct. 31. Existing members who sign up new members become eligible for an array of prizes.
Franchisee Rama Iyengar of Canyon Country and his Una Mas Mexican Grill are an example of success that resounds when business works with its community.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is cleaning up, shaping up and it's not for sale. It's no secret locals recently viewed the theme park as more of a menace than a destination for family fun. "My son tells me that I can't go there because that's where all the gangs hang out," said Susan Reynolds, a senior partner at Newmarket careers in Santa Clarita. But Reynolds was one in a room full of local business executives ...
The Disney/ABC Studios at The Ranch project is slated to be reviewed at a public hearing held by the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning June 19. And, both Disney and the city of Santa Clarita are hoping for a good outcome.
After a long stagnant period in the new housing market, housing starts surged 47 percent from March 2012 to March 2013.
KB Home opened its newest community of new homes Saturday, the Charleston at River Village in Santa Clarita.
Operating Santa Clarita-based Deckers Electric since 1999, Owner Randy Deckers said business is probably up 10 percent this year.
Just in time for the Amgen race to roll into town, Vittoria, an Italian cycling shoe maker, relocated its warehouse from Ohio to Santa Clarita in mid-March, the company announced.
A local business teamed up with a business organization to help one lucky Santa Clarita Valley business with a $20,000 makeover.
Penny Pepper of Santa Clarita is now the Regional Sales Director with CU Realty Services, responsible for developing and maintaining new business partnerships with credit unions.
A Van Nuys company is relocating its firm to Santa Clarita, said an executive for the company.
A division of The Resmark Companies has acquired a 157-unit rental townhome community in Santa Clarita, a spokesman for the company said Friday.
A Taste of Canyon Country is bringing together local restaurants, chamber members and their guests Wednesday evening, May 15 at the College of the Canyons eastside campus from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Mission Valley Bank reported its first quarter earnings of $318,000 on Thursday. The quarterly earnings report is un-audited, the bank said.
Keller Williams VIP Properties in Santa Clarita said it has partnered with Surety Financial Services of Sherman Oaks to expand its real estate services and lending programs for Santa Clarita residents.
A. Allbright Painting of Santa Clarita has been recognized with a 2013 National Humanitarian of the year award from the Painting & Decorating Contractors of America.
AMG & Associates Inc., a Santa Clarita-based general contractor, has been awarded a $17-million contract; the largest since the company opened, said a company spokesman.
J.C. Penney is sorry and it wants your business back.