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 Santa Clarita-based Small Business Development Center had its most successful year to date in 2012, according to the business assistance center on Wednesday.
An exhaustive five-day audit of Santa Clarita's Enterprise Zone resulted in the program being given a green light with regards to running of the program and credits granted.
SANTA CLARITA - In 2012, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by College of the Canyons experienced its most successful operational year to date, with SBDC assisted clients combining to start 53 new small businesses and create or retain 937 local jobs.
Jeanne Osterlund has been promoted to Vice President of Sales at Valencia-based U.S. HealthWorks.
Kaiser Permanente first opened its doors to Santa Clarita residents in 1994. But in October 2012, the integrated managed care medical group purchased a second building in Valencia.
Several local companies won ADDY awards last week from the American Advertising Federation's Los Angeles North chapter.
Lean Manufacturing is the topic at the Valley Industry Association business luncheon on April 16.
Construction of Princess Cruises' newest ship, "Regal Princess," reached a milestone Friday when the cruise ship was floated out of its building dock at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
When 23-year-old Jim Coffey started Jimco Electrical Construction in 1988, he had little more than a pickup truck to work out of, a couple years of on-the-job training and a buzz of enthusiasm for electrical construction.
First opened in 1972, retailer Bouquet Auto Parts has been a part of the economic changes and trends in Santa Clarita for over 40 years, said its co-owner, Owen Powell.
The economic snapshot report for December 2012 was released by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation – or SCVEDC – on March 21.
Scott Strickland has been appointed as National Director of Therapy Services for Valencia-based U.S. HealthWorks.
Editor's Note: This is the last of a two-part series on the local real estate market. Last Sunday's story focused on the homeowner, or seller. Today's story focuses on the buyer.
"Compassion and forgiveness are just as important as accountability and hard work," said George Zimmer, founder and executive chairman of the Men's Wearhouse.
or hundreds of women buying and selling used clothing, much of it high-end and designer goods.