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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.

Shop Sells Pot, Minus the High

Tarzana customers seek relief from inflammation, pain.

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

Diagnosis by Data

Can artificial intelligence software developed for NASA’s Mars Rover help doctors back on Earth?

Glendale firm applys AI to healthcare.

Special Needs CEO

Cynthia Sewell, long-time leader at New Horizons for the developmentally disabled, retired last month.

Cynthia Sewell, New Horizons’ former chief executive, reminisces on changes in special needs.

Dog Drug Theory

Immix Biopharma founder Ilya Rachman thinks he has a new way to develop medicines, and his first proof is a now-healthy canine patient.

Doctor cures cancer in dog, looks to humans next.

Political Advocacy Mission Critical for Chambers

LIST: Technology and time constraints make groups ‘more relevant than ever.’

How chambers of commerce strive for relevance.

Indy Supermarket Starts With Charity Donation

RETAIL: Grocery Outlet gives $1,000 in conjunction with its grand opening.

The Burbank location of Grocery Outlet Bargain Market has been open for less than a month, but it’s already clear that the store is committed to offering more to area residents than discounted groceries.

Santa Clarita Chamber Cuts CEO Position

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has eliminated the position of president and chief executive to cut costs.

Execs Vexed By Harassment

Sex allegations prompt companies to re-examine workplace culture

Companies face the threat of sexual harassment claims, but human resources, public relations and legal experts offer advice.

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How to Read Resumes by Creatives

Staff firm’s website helps HR understand unconventional careers.

Creative Circles’ website helps HR professionals hire creative types.

Blanket Campaign Covers Valley – and Beyond

PHILANTHROPY: Four businesses help with drive to keep homeless warm.

For the fifth year running, local businesswoman Angela Amirkhanian has covered new territory in her quest to spread the love of a warm blanket.

Choose Your Child

Fertility Institutes’ Dr. Jeffery Steinberg pushes the envelope by giving parents the option to select their offspring’s eye color.

Clinic offers parents chance to choose child’s eye color.

Eco-Cleaner Expands With Cash Infusion

Grab Green will spend $2.5 million on sales and marketing.

Investor dollars mean growth for natural cleaning products startup.

Super Coffee Gives Shot at Better Brain

Immordl Energy rides ‘functional beverage’ trend into stores.

Coffee maker Immordl Energy formulates its own version of the latest beverage trend.

Biz School Targets Valley Grads

EDUCATION: Costs, benefits play into student recruitment.

How Cal Lutheran plans to sell its new MBA program to San Fernando Valley students.

Can Marketers Calm DineEquity Upheaval?

RESTAURANTS: After losing top talent, company hires executive and ad agency.

Glendale restaurant group DineEquity Inc., parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants, has recruited a well-reputed advertising agency and a lead marketer from Applebee’s pre-Recession days to strategize a turnaround for the casual dining chain.

Device from Small Biotech Gets Advanced by FDA

In what could be a breakthrough development for a small Valencia biotech, SetPoint Medical Corp. has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to launch a pilot study on its main product.

Street-Savvy Advisor

Skills learned as a kid in Detroit have served Lee Kanon Alpert as a negotiating attorney.

alley attorney and mediator Lee Kanon Alpert talks about his path to legal career.

Legal Diplomats

Law firms need managers with special people skills, say authors Andrew Elowitt and Marcia Watson Wasserman.

Q&A: Lawyer manager Marcia Watson Wasserman and attorney Andrew Elowitt on how to manage law firms

Farmers Appoints HR Chief

Farmers Insurance Group, based in Woodland Hills, has named Suzie Elliott its new head of human resources.