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

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


John Paul DeJoria laughs while describing a picture of himself taken on a trip to China earlier this year. The photo shows the hair-care mogul in Shanghai standing with a traditional Chinese hairstylist: a white-robed barber who conducts business on the s

Scratchin' Out a Cat Livin'

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

Pacoima Company Recalls Dog, Cat Foods

Natural Balance issued a voluntary recall of some of its dog and cat food after receiving calls the food had sickened pets, the company announced.

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.

Now What? Calm Urged When Theft Hits Your Company

Now What? Calm Urged When Theft Hits Your Company. By Adam Grant

Conduct a Human Energy Audit To Boost Efficiency at Your Firm

Conduct a Human Energy Audit To Boost Efficiency at Your Firm

Paradigm Shift

Long-time HR managers discuss changes in the profession

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

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.

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

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

Working to Keep the Young Content

With baby boomer workers expected to stay at their jobs longer before retirement, firms must face the challenge of keeping younger employees happy.

Rising Beer Prices Hard To Swallow

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