santa clarita ca business news: How to keep abreast with friends on Facebook like Sheila R.Veloz Breast Imaging Center - 11/01/09 06:27 AM
My wife called the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center the other day to schedule her annual Breast Exam.  Unbeknownst to her our present insurance carrier did not cover this type of preventive care and so when she was told she would be faced with a $160.00 bill she told the lady on the other line that she didn't realize it would cost that much and would get back with them.  Later that day she told me she was holding off from having her breast exam due to the cost.  I told her to call back and schedule an appointment anyway and that I … (2 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: How to Achieve Rockstar status in your Industry - 10/04/09 04:24 PM
I recently attended Craig Duswalt's 3 day bootcamp at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.  What an incredible experience and event.  I learned decades worth of material and expertise during this event.  If you are a small or not so small business owner this is an event you do not want to miss so go to his website at to attend his next event.  Craig and his guest speakers Tom Antion, Mari Smith, James Malinchak, Mike Koenigs and covered all aspects of how to market yourself and a successful business.
Glenn Morshower reminded us to laugh and not take … (0 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: California Real Estate Market Talk March 2009 - 04/29/09 07:43 AM
Current statistics for the California real estate market are as follows: 
The number of sales for March throughout the state for both condos and homes totaled 36,216 up 23.9 percent from the same period last year.  That's the good news, however of those sales 57% were foreclosed properties compared to 35% the year before.  The good news  is this inventory is being absorbed. The bad news is it is artificially dropping prices of homes.  The good news is that this increases home affordability thus more people qualify to buy a home.  The bad news is if your a homeseller trying to sell your home competing … (0 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: Overinsured? This particular practice is illegal in California - 08/19/08 07:04 AM
Does this sound familar?  You just bought a home it's days before closing and you get that last minute call, it's the lender!.  They tell you, the underwriter reviewed your loan and everything looks O.K. But ...  your home insurance policy you just bought is noit enough coverage. You respond back in panic "But that's what the insurance agent said it would cost to replace my home! "    "You need to have at least the same amount of insurance coverage as your loan amount in order to close on time"  your lender warns.  You don't want to lose your rate lock due to a delay and … (0 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: Fight back pass it on! - 06/18/08 05:44 AM
My father-in law asked me to share with you all, a way in which we can fight back against the high price of oil. He was told of an effort being waged by consumers today to force the oil companies to lower their prices. Before I begin I am all about free markets and supply and demand. The government no matter who is in office won't do what needs to be done to curtail oil prices by encouraging other alternative solutions there is too much at stake for them to really intervene. Sure they have these pathetic photo op hearings they … (10 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: Losing someone you love is bad enough! - 05/25/08 01:34 PM
When I first moved out to the SCV I remember learning about one of my old schoolmates who had also moved out here in the valley.  I'm sure for all the same reasons most young families moved out here.  I would soon learn tragically of his sudden death at the age of  37.  I could not believe it, he was so young!.  He had a great job at the studios, had recently married, was a new father and living what most would call the "American Dream".  I learned one day he just collapsed at home and died.  I often wondered what … (8 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: 5378 Elm Spring Frisco Texas 75034 - 03/08/08 05:46 AM
Thinking of moving to Frisco?  No, not that Frisco, I'm talking about the lone star state of Texas!  This is where you can get more cattle under your hat.  Take a look at this home in the exclusive executive Starwood Estates at 5378 Elm Spring Frisco Texas.  I remember the first time visiting my brother in law Nick Gianis and driving down the highway in Frisco Texas asking myself when they were going to update or take down these roadside signs for homes for sale at those old prices.  To my surprise those signs were not old those prices were current asking prices!! … (2 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: Granola Gourmet Bars You Don't Have To Be A Diabetic To Get It - 03/03/08 12:17 PM
How was I to know, my neighbor up the way is a Granola Gourmet.  Jeff Cohen approached me the other day with a see through plastic container filled with Brownie Granola bars.  Of course he had my undivided attention at that point as he began to share with me the story behind this new business he created from his own kitchen. "Here try this, these bars are not only good, but they are good for you"  Well he didn't have to ask me twice and I began to chew on the first of many Granola bars that evening.  My personal favorite thus far … (12 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: Emergency Expo 2008 at the College of the Canyons - 02/28/08 08:15 AM
What would you do in the event of a disaster?  Call 911?, Call your mother?
Most likely in the event of a disaster you may not be able to reach these two.  What now?  What steps should you take to protect your family and those you love?
Well that is what the Emergency Expo is all about in a friendly, not threatening manner.  These are important questions we must be able to answer in the event of an emergency.  This expo empowers you with those tools and resources to be prepared for these types of events.  There are booths set up throughout the expo … (0 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: Foreclosure Prevention Consumer Workshop in San Fernando California - 02/23/08 05:02 PM
The Foreclosure Prevention Consumer Workshop will be held this March 15th  from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Cesar Chavez Recreation Center in the city of San Fernando.  This event is Hosted by Senator Alex Padilla and Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes.  There will likely be representatives from the State Consumer Services Agency, Business Transportation and Housing Department, Freddie Mac, and the Department of Corporations.
I am on a temporary assignment representing a "Major lender" as a Field Counseling Representative. I am presently counseling existing borrowers who have fallen behind in their mortgage payments by visiting them personally at their homes.  The primary goal is to facilitate a solution … (0 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: Foreclosure Prevention Consumer Workshop - 02/23/08 12:51 PM
I attended the Foreclosure Prevention Consumer Workshop today which was held at the University of California Riverside Extension.  This event was sponsored by Senator Bob Dutton of the 31st District, Ms Carrie Lopez Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs and Ms Maria Giuriato, Real Estate Liason for the Department of Real Estate.  There were also representatives from the State Consumer Services Agency, Business Transportation and Housing Department, Freddie Mac, and the Department of Corporations.
I am on a temporary assignment representing a "Major Lender" as a Field Counseling Representative. I am presently counseling borrowers by visiting them personally at their homes.  I was invited … (0 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: 26412 Thackery Ln Stevenson Ranch Ca 91381 - 02/19/08 06:10 PM
This is an Incredible value in Stevenson Ranch listed with Keller WIlliams VIP Real Estate in Valencia California.
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santa clarita ca business news: Maria's Deli In Newhall for great italian food - 02/09/08 01:44 PM
I finally made it into Maria's Deli in Newhall today after driving by hundreds of times wondering what the food was like each time. Well today was different I finally stopped in. I was greeted by Paul one of the young kids behind the counter taking orders who asked me what I wanted to order.  I ordered a roast beef sandwich and browsed around the place.  He asked me my name and immediately began addreessing me by first name.
While I was waiting for my order I noticed a plaque with an article written by Josh Premako an editor with our … (0 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: Newhall Hardware has closed it's doors in Newhall - 02/09/08 09:31 AM
I drove past Newhall Hardware and did a double take as I read the fluorescent signs pasted all over the front windows stating "Quitting business sale" WHAT!!
I almost crashed into the car ahead of me!!  One of the oldest businesses in the Santa Clarita is going out of business.  I still can't believe it.  This was one of the few places  you could still go where you could explain a project you were working on and get what you need.  You could also count on some good advice on how to do it as well.  I'm going to have to … (1 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: Habitat For Humanity in Santa Clarita raises $120,000 to assist local fire victims - 02/08/08 11:44 AM

I just receieved an update from Donna Deutchman CEO of Habitat For Humanity representing both the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.  Donna updated us as to the most recent developments and the local efforts in fundraising.  As of 2/2008 this local chapter has raised $120,000 to date and counting. This is an incredible achievement and a testimony to those actively involved.  These needed funds are critical in seeing that local disaster fire victims can be assisted in rebuilding when local and national efforts are not sufficient or they don't qualify for certain funds because they don't fit the "criteria". 
Read about local Santa Clarita … (0 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: SportClips Haircuts In Santa Clarita A Cut Above Hair Salons - 12/22/07 06:50 AM
If you're a guy looking for a haircut in Santa Clarita there are not a whole lot of choices to choose from.  You can either go to the local "Barber" like some of us used to as a kid, which is great if you want a buzz cut, or you can roll the dice and get a "super, fantastic" haircut.  Better yet, you can go to a hair salon and pay 40+ bucks like the rest of the girls not including your manicure and pedicure.  We shouldn't pay anymore or less for a haircut RIGHT GUYS!!!  We should suck it up … (0 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: Feed on The Word Dinnerware from Splurge Alley in Canyon Country - 12/19/07 03:43 PM
This may or may not be up your alley, but if you are into scripture then you will likely splurge on this dinnerware.  Pamela Gallagher of Splurge Alley located in Canyon Country here in Santa Clarita California is a reseller for Feed on the Word dinnerware and her sales are growing like a feeding frenzy.
Everyday our families are force fed a daily menu of secular entities trying to remove God from our daily lives.  It's up to God loving families to fight back and instill those values at home.  Great opportunities avail themselves to share the word with your family … (0 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: Donna Nuzzi of the City of Santa Clarita. December tip: Identity Theft - 12/19/07 03:12 AM
Donna Nuzzi is the City of Santa Clarita Emergency Services Supervisor.  Here is her tip for December.  
This is a monthly series by Donna which provides important Emergency Preparedness information to the general public and  subscribers to the Real Estate News, Views and Insights.   This is vital information we need to know.
Identity Theft occurs when someone wrongfully uses your personal identification to obtain credit, loans, services, even rentals and mortgages in your name. They may even commit crimes while impersonating you!
Also know that these protective measures will not guarantee that a criminal will not get access to your credit from a "less than cautious" credit grantor. There … (0 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: Job and Career Networking Club in the Santa Clarita Valley - 12/11/07 09:11 AM
There are various resources to choose from in searching for a job today.  Most can be found on the Internet with a simple Google or Yahoo search.   Most job seekers begin by searching online and devote most of their time and energy daily searching on line for that "dream job/career" or in some cases any job for that matter!
Most job seekers use the internet as there primary resource in seeking employment yet statistically it is one of the least effective as now thousands have access to job markets throughout the nation.  You could be competing with hundreds of local and … (0 comments)

santa clarita ca business news: Tax Savings for Santa Clarita Business. This is the mission of the Enterprise Zone - 12/10/07 04:31 PM

Tax incentives, the present frontier. These are the tax incentives of the city of Santa Clarita Enterprise Zone
It's mission: To explore new tax breaks and incentives for business. To allow private sector market forces revive the local economy.
To boldly go where the city has not gone before.
If your business is located within the city of Santa Clarita there is a 97% certainty that your business is within the Enterprise zone.  (See Map)
                                                                                                           Source: City of Santa Clarita 
Some of the advantages of moving or owning a business in Santa Clarita
Businesses who hire eligible employees within the zone could see a tax … (0 comments)