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VICA: Teacher Tenure Ruling a Big Gain for California

Two years ago, nine students sued the state of California for violating their constitutional right to equality of education with unfair teacher tenure laws.

July 02, 2014 | By Stuart Waldman President, Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


Ken Keller: Getting results from the midyear retreat

At the end of June, the company held a retreat.

July 02, 2014 | By Ken Keller Real Clear Business Advice | Business Journal Stories


Kevin Anthony: The Elephant Bar Post-mortem

It is not just the downturn in the American economy that has fried much of the restaurant industry it is myriad forces coming home to roost. The closing of the Elephant Bar in Santa Clarita was surprising but in many ways predictable and there are lessons to be learned:

July 02, 2014 | By Kevin Anthony Restaurant Industry | Business Journal Stories


Business Roundtable: Commercial Real Estate

As recovery continues in the industrial real estate space, several new projects are finally set to come on line with construction beginning as early as this year.

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


Real Estate Market Outlook: Retail Space

There are a lot more tenants chasing a lot fewer deals in the Santa Clarita Valley retail space, according to John Cserkuti, senior vice president with NAI Capital.

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


Real Estate Market Outlook: Office Space

The inventory of available office space in the Santa Clarita Valley has shrunk dramatically within the last three years, according to Ryan House, vice president with Jones Lang LaSalle.

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


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


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


UCLA to operate the Motion Picture and Television Fund medical centers

Beginning June 1, the Motion Picture and Television Fund health care centers, including the one on McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita, will operate under the UCLA Health System umbrella.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Ken Keller: Walls, Sticks, Glue and Gold

The Great Wall of China is so large it can be seen from space.

May 28, 2014 | By Ken Keller Real Clear Business Advice | Business Journal Stories


VICA: New Bills Protect Businesses from Frivolous Lawsuits

At any given time in California, there are numerous bills in circulation dealing with - or dealing out - meritless lawsuits. In fact, scheming trial lawyers have become a seemingly unshakable facet of our state's identity. With more than 50 closed state courthouses, 205 closed courtrooms, reduced operating hours at 30 courthouses and more than 50 vacant judgeships due to state budget cuts, California's court system is beyond critical mass.

May 28, 2014 | By Stuart Waldman Valley Industry & Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


Roundtable: Startups and the Tech Space

When the SCVBJ invited a group of local entrepreneurs and startup CEOs to the table this month, we knew the conversation would not follow the regular, orderly pattern of most industry professionals.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


City and college focus on supporting startup businesses

Designed to house specific kinds of startup companies that complement the region's growing entertainment industry, the downtown Newhall incubator being launched by the city of Santa Clarita and College of the Canyons is expected to open in October, said an official with the city.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


SCV offers attractive benefits for foreign business investors

Six leaders from the Santa Clarita Valley accompanied Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich on a one-week trip to meet with business leaders and investors in China and Hong Kong. One of the meetings held included 40 to 50 potential investors who are interested in the U.S. market. The SCV Business Journal asked each of the local people in the delegation about their personal impressions, and the economic opportunities they see for the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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Real Estate Market Outlook: Office

SCVBJ: What has the office market looked like in the past couple years?

October 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


The Costly Mistake David Guenther Learned From To Make J. David’s Successful

SCVBJ: What year was J. David's Custom Clothiers founded?

October 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Vintage Classic Guitars Handmade in Santa Clarita

Lance Lerman, co-owner of LsL Instruments didn't intend to move his company to Santa Clarita until his co-owner and wife, Lisa, forced him to look at a building in the area.

October 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


39 Years and Counting Serving SCV’s Home Furnishing Needs

Doug Green of Douglas Furniture didn't start out to be in the furniture business, but going door-to-door looking for a job while in college, he happened upon a furniture factory. After three years of working there he realized he liked to sell and decided to open his own furniture store. Nearly four decades later, the retailer has become Santa Clarita's longest running retailer.

October 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Bella Cucina Succeeds by Focusing on Fresh Ingredients and Service

Expanding in 2008, the owners of Italian restaurant Bella Cucina moved to the wrong location, at the wrong time, nearly sinking the family owned and operated eatery.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Real Estate Market Outlook

Expert: John Cskerkuti, Senior Vice President, NAI Capital

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Saugus Grad Wins Thermador Appliance Design Challenge

As interior designer Emily Rubin worked with her Valencia clients to design a new kitchen, high-end appliances were a priority for the homeowners' who loved to cook and entertain in their home. They wanted all the bells and whistles.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


City Moves Up the List of Top Retail Markets in the State

The city of Santa Clarita moved up to 21st place in the 2014 California Retail Survey "Top 100 Retail Markets of California Cities." More important for the local economy, it was one of only 29 cities with a retail market above $2 billion.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


7-11 Franchise Owners Claim the Chain is Targeting Them

A group of 7-Eleven franchise owners in California filed suit against the convenience store chain alleging the company is targeting franchise owners who are South Asian immigrants with the intent of taking their stores away to re-sell the franchises at higher rates. The practice, claims The Franchise Owner's Association of Greater Los Angeles, amounts to racial discrimination and civil rights violations.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


7 Santa Clarita Firms Land on Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies

America's fastest growing companies were recognized on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list, and seven Santa Clarita-based firms landed on that list this year. The majority of local companies have placed on the list more than once, and growth isn't easy when a company has to keep beating its own previous records.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Saugus retail center sold in 1031 Exchange

The Seco Canyon Village retail center has been sold through an all-cash 1031 exchange. Located at the corner Seco Canyon Road and Copper Hill Drive in Santa Clarita, the 42,134 square-foot shopping center was built in 2005 and is 86 percent occupied.

October 01, 2014 | By SCVBJ Staff | Business Journal Stories


The Dynamics of the Retail Market Has Changed As Shoppers Now Drive the Consumer Experience

A man on his cell phone dressed in a suit and tie rushes by a young woman managing three young children as she tries to quickly purchase a birthday gift for a close friend before picking up the fourth from school. A bit of evidence from his recent lunch resides on his crisp white shirt while he hastens through the shopping center toward his vehicle with a new shirt in hand.

October 01, 2014 | By Stacie House Westfield Valencia Town Center | Business Journal Stories


November Ballot a Mixed Bag for Business

This November, voters will make their voices heard on a variety of ballot measures important to California businesses and residents. The Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) has taken a hard look, and put together a voting guide for our readers that corresponds with business-friendly policies.

October 01, 2014 | Stuart Waldman Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


What Will Your Legacy Be?

Picture in your mind the late Steve Jobs.

October 01, 2014 | By Ken Keller | Business Journal Stories


Developer Uses its Film Division to Handle Location Filming Requests

With acres and acres of open land, developer Newhall Land has its own film division to handle the request for filming on its properties.

September 03, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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