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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.

Personal Touch

How a mother of two concerned about her daughter's rash turned into a baby product chain in 400 stores.

Mass Appeal Of Hair Line

Calabasas company rolls out hair care products at mass retailers.

CBD Daily Adds Ingestibles to Brand Portfolio

The founders of CBD Daily, a hemp-based skincare company in Chatsworth, has added Fleurtiva to its portfolio of brands.

Victory Claimed By Whisker

Puppy Bowl-styled competition to let kittens out of bag.

MEDIA: Hallmark Channel goes to the kitties with its new Kitten Bowl.

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Harvesting Profits

Cosmetics: Pravana launches hair care line with exotic oils grown at its Amazon plantation.

Cosmetics: Pravana proves a small firm can underprice bigger competitors.

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Bone Maker Consolidates Collection

New home to display skeletal holdings from fossils to forensics.

Greater demand for its replicated bones and skeletons leads Bone Clones to take new, larger space.

Emergency Kits for Pets Made by Vets

Wildfires inspire Agoura Hills startup targeting animal owners.

Wildfires inspire Agoura Hills startup targeting animal owners.

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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Mixed Chicks Hits Target

RETAIL: Canoga Park firm’s hair products reach the masses.

BEAUTY: Mixed Chicks and Target do it up big with a hair care product line expansion.

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Pets May Have Place Too In a Post-Secession Valley

Politics by Jacqueline Fox

Chatsworth Lab Taking New Products to Market

Vast Resources, well established in the adult novelty industry, is getting ready to launch a new unit, beauty supply company Basic Solutions.

DIY Protein Power

Consumers who want less sugar in a nutrition bar can make their own with a mix from Creation Nation.

Ready-made protein bar mix seeks shelves.

City Launches One-Stop 'Business Solutions' Website

The City of L.A.'s new web site is designed to streamline procedures for new and existing businesses.

The Stick-To-It Man

Mitchell Butier, new chief at label maker Avery Dennison, talks about building a durable company culture.

SoCal native Mitchell Butier talks teamwork and execution as the new head of label maker Avery Dennison Corp.

Neutraderm to Launch New Beauty Products

expansion: Chatsworth firm rolling out five-step daily skin care regimen line.

Growth: Neutraderm custom skin care maker to add new products, sales associates.

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Pet Merchandise Firm Raises Money for Animal Causes

RETAIL: Freaky Dog People Inc. to give portion of its profits to rescues and shelters.

Giving: A company donates to animal-related causes

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HMOs Not Just for Humans Anymore

A number of local companies are offering membership services for dogs and cats that operate somewhat like a health maintenance organization including concerns among experts about billing procedures and what's covered.

Shop Sells Pot, Minus the High

Tarzana customers seek relief from inflammation, pain.

Tarzana store sells products made with Cannabidiol, a compound from hemp.


A cat named Molly greets visitors to the management office of the Panorama Mall. The calico showed up one day a few months ago and has lived in the office ever since, her wicker bed tucked discretely under one of the desks.