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How Effective is That Dog Drug Off the Shelf?

Simulations Plus to test veterinary medicines for the FDA.

Simulations Plus to test veterinary medicines for the FDA.

Marketing Lessons From Our Pets

Marketing lessons from pets.

Valley Talk

For 10 years, Shaunna Nash has publicized her residential real estate business by buying bus bench space in the Sun Valley neighborhood where she specializes.

Prescriptions, Publications Part of Valley Pet Industry

Small business. The backbone of the San Fernando Valley economy. And, a significant number of small companies based here happen to cater to what has grown quietly into a multi-billion-dollar industry: pet care.

Don't Rely on Oral Contracts - Better to Get It in Writing

A column called Ask the Attorney debuts.

Stable Business Plans

A newly energized community of horse lovers is buying up the ranches in the Valley, refurbishing the stables and the trails and thwarting efforts to develop the region further.

Valley Businesses as Diverse as Population

Valley Businesses as Diverse as Population. Guest column by Martin M. Cooper

Scratchin' Out a Cat Livin'

Valencia couple find a Purr-fect business in design-quality climbers, beds, and toys for discriminating felines

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At 14, Eddie Milligan rode from his native Philadelphia to California in a boxcar full of racehorses to follow his dream of becoming a jockey. By his own admission, Milligan wasn't much of a jockey, but the experience launched him on a new career path tha

Real Estate Acquisition A Smart Investment When Done Wisely

Why Buy Real Estate? Because real estate, when properly acquired and managed, provides capital appreciation, equity build up, cash flows, tax benefits and a hedge against inflation. Real estate, both land and improved, has a broad-based marketplace with

Real Estate Acquisition

Why Buy Real Estate? Because real estate, when properly acquired and managed, provides capital appreciation, equity build up, cash flows, tax benefits and a hedge against inflation. Real estate, both land and improved, has a broad-based marketplace with

Real Estate

Why Buy Real Estate? Because real estate, when properly acquired and managed, provides capital appreciation, equity build up, cash flows, tax benefits and a hedge against inflation. Real estate, both land and improved, has a broad-based marketplace with

SPECIAL REPORT: Horse Trade Still Prospers in Suburban Valleys

Michelle MacDonald horses around with equine law.

In Balance

Joey Herrick - drummer, pet lover, entrepreneur - discusses his business career that started with chili and led to the lucrative pet food market and how he improved testing of the foods he sells.

Natural Balance Founder/CEO Joey Herrick

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SPECIAL REPORT: Curious Practices

For attorneys, uncommon expertise attracts clients. These Valley lawyers help startups file for a patent, athletes charged with doping or horse owners facing accident liability.

The Valley economy is growing niche practice areas.

List Story

When Valerie Red-Horse applied for minority-owned business status in 1984 for her advertising specialty business, it was a tough road. Being Native American meant that unlike other minorities, she had to prove her Cherokee heritage.

On the Farm

The community of Chatsworth is noted for its rocky peaks and equine neighborhoods, where residents still board and ride horses as if it were a century ago.

Pets May Have Place Too In a Post-Secession Valley

Politics by Jacqueline Fox

Entcol

In the still fairly unpopulated wilds of Canyon Country, lions, bears, elephants and gazelles frolic through the golden hillsides as if they were still in the African veldt.

Other Firms' Dispute Bad For Youbet

A struggle between two rival horse racing giants over who will televise California races could make or break upstart online betting firm Youbet.com.