As retail spending plummeted in 2009 and the country suffered as a whole, the multibillion dollar pet industry grew year by year, according to industry experts.
Santa Clarita's Avenue Scott Stages was the first "converted" sound stage to be certified in Los Angeles County when a new chapter of the fire code was put into place, a fire official said.
At first glance, the machine looks like a common office printer, the arm skipping across the surface with a flash of white light.
Wading through the proverbial "alphabet soup" of leave of absence requirements can be a challenge for even the most savvy business owner.
Just one year ago, California legislators expanded enterprise zones across the state, qualifying the majority of Santa Clarita Valley businesses for performance-based tax credits and other incentives.
People think of their pets as members of the family. That thinking has, in part, driven growth in the industry, and today it is a multi-billion dollar business segment. Another factor spurring growth and costs includes advancements in medical treatments for animals.
A perfect storm is beginning to brew on some construction fronts.
This morning I read The Top 12 American Boomtowns by Bloomberg about the most economically and culturally thriving cities in America.
Every new home built creates three jobs, as well as expands and increases the tax base that supports schools and our community.
California accounted for nearly one-third of the nation's solar installations last year, according to a national trade association.
The residential and commercial building markets have shown improvement since the start of this year, with a more dramatic building increase since March and expected continual growth through the year, local industry experts said.
H2scan of Valencia is currently working on a final offer of equity in exchange for a new round of financing, and the firm is very close to releasing a new technology, said founder Dennis Reid.
Santa Clarita Valley March home prices hit their highest levels since mid-2010 when homebuyer tax credits were offered to stimulate the housing market.
Former Navy SEAL and Army Special Operations member, Richard Holt ofVentura, was one of more than 26 million Americans suffering from chronic back pain until one of his doctors recommended he take advantage of Boston Scientific's spinal cord stimulator innovation – the Precision Spectra Implant.
While many nonprofit organizations often serve residents who are in need of help, few people realize that while the organizations are seeking funds to carry out services they still must operate under many of the same rules and regulations that a for-profit business must.
The last month for the California Senate and Assembly to pass or kill bills this year has begun. At the end of August, Gov. Jerry Brown will have one month to sign or veto bills that make it through the Legislature. Many of the bills that have had been on the Valley Industry & Commerce Association's (VICA) radar in 2014 are still in circulation, for better or for worse.
In the best seller "Good to Great," author Jim Collins states that any organization that wants to improve should start by getting the right people, as he says, "on the bus and the wrong people off it."
CalArts School of Film/Video by the numbers:
Back when Walt Disney founded California Institute of the Arts and the Disney movie ranch in Santa Clarita, few would have predicted how successful the filming industry would become locally. When the two entities were founded more than five decades ago, Santa Clarita was mostly a sleepy backwoods rural area in Los Angeles County.
As the city of Santa Clarita gears up to open its incubator program, targeting creative industries, it is working with a number of business organizations to publish the application process for interested startup companies.
Hoping to keep film production in California, lawmakers moved to quadruple tax credits as an incentive to keep the state's homegrown film industry at home. The state Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would boost total subsidies to $400 million a year.
The California's Legislative Analyst's office reported that gross output of the U.S. motion picture industry in 2012 was $120 billion – more than natural gas distribution ($82 billion). And in analyzing the value of a state tax credit to keep filming in California, the office noted that the state lost 13 percent of the industry's jobs in only eight years.
As a high-end performance car corners the curve on a canyon road during a chase scene, one car flips in a crash as helicopters descend heading for the lead car. And special effects engineering company for the stunt industry, J.E.M. F/X, is on the movie set.
TV crews from the series "NCIS" built a fake safety deposit room inside the break room of the Bank of Santa Clarita's main branch in which the cameramen shot a few hours of film. By the time the editing was completed, the scene probably only made it into three or four minutes of the TV show.
What if you believed you could build a better community – one where a collective of people decide how they will live and work, and what the rules and law of the new society will be? Would the people selected create ultimate happiness or utter chaos?
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U.S. HealthWorks has acquired some 6,000 square feet of extra space for expansion of its Santa Clarita headquarters offices, an executive with the firm confirmed.
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Tesla Motors announced it has opened its patent portfolio in hopes of encouraging other companies to create new electric vehicles. In a blog post, CEO Elon Musk said this was done "in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology."