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Paradigm Shift

Long-time HR managers discuss changes in the profession

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Candace Schroeder: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Candace Schroeder was attracted to a career in aviation because “there is nothing cooler than airplane.” She took her passion to become business development and marketing manager for Castle & Cooke Aviation, a fixed-base operator at Van Nuys Airport.

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Fancy Rehab Helps Dogs After Surgery

K9 Gym caters to pet owners with penchant for trendy treatments.

There’s doggie daycare, dog parks and dog bakeries – so why not doggie rehab? K9 Gym and Rehabilitation Center helps post-surgery pups.

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Retail sales drop unexpectedly in April

WASHINGTON -- Retail sales fell for a second straight month in April, a disappointing performance that raised doubts about whether consumers were regaining their desire to shop. A rebound in consumer demand is a necessary ingredient for ending the recessi

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Training Programs Oversubscribed, Soon to Expand

Community colleges are increasing auto training programs

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Priority Fundraiser

Brigette Loden left a career in securities to run nonprofits. Now she applies her finance skills to fund Valley charities.

Profile: Brigette Loden of Community Foundation of the Valleys.

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Sharky’s Has the Right Ingredients for Success

Restaurants: Casual eatery serves local, organic fare on plates with silverware.

Restaurants: Sharky’s serves upscale Mexican food for the health conscious.

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Smooth Move

Pacoima firm unveils straightening product in Brazil

Beauty: Pacoima hair care company with vegan products hits Brazil.

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The Incredible Shrinking Public Co.

Government’s well-intended regulations may have driven small public companies to new, larger owners.

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Heart of Gold

Monica Mills is a banker who spends her day in the mortgage business. On her off hours, she runs a non-profit assisting sick children and their families.

Q&A: Meet Monica Mills, banker by day and non-profit organizer in her spare time.

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DreamWorks to Release Feline Fashion

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is now the owner of Felix the Cat, the cartoon feline whose appearances in animated shorts dates back to the 1920s and in printed comics since the 1950s.

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Prince Gives Royal Treatment To the Department She Built

Rachelle Prince, Woodbury University, Burbank

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All Employees at Insurance Firm Get Involved in Giving

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Brand-name Drug Makers' Warnings may Apply to Generics

A state appeals court has decided that prescription drug manufacturers are bound to provide product warnings that exercise "due care," even if a generic equivalent is used to fill a prescription to which a patient has a negative reaction.

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Habit Burger Founder Grills Up New Concept

Restaurants: Higher-end Hook Burger opens near Westfield Promenade.

After three decades of building Habit Burger Grill from one cafe in the tiny coastal city of Goleta into a regional restaurant chain, founder Brent Reichard has gone upscale.

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Billy: He's an Elephant WE Won't Forget

Guest columnist Martin Cooper dissects the Los Angeles Zoo's costly forest project.

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Rising Beer Prices Hard To Swallow

Brewers are forced to pass along higher costs for their main ingredients.

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COC Receives $200,000 Nurse Training Grant

College of the Canyons gets $200,000 from the state for a nurse training program.

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Microbeads, Max Problem

Cosmetics: Valley firms taking plastic beads out of products.

Cosmetics: Microscopic plastic particles cause headaches for manufacturers.

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PIZZA---From Pitfire to Pizza Pan

A trio of on-set caterers took the hint from satisfied diners and opened their own pizza restaurant in one of the trendiest neighborhoods of north hollywood