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Farmers Appoints HR Chief

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

Diagnosis by Data

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

Glendale firm applys AI to healthcare.

Cal Lutheran Creates Business Mentorship Posts

Two veteran business leaders have been tapped to fill the new executive-in-residence and entrepreneur-in-residence posts at California Lutheran University’s School of Management, the college announced Monday.

How to Read Resumes by Creatives

Staff firm’s website helps HR understand unconventional careers.

Creative Circles’ website helps HR professionals hire creative types.

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.

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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Ixia's Mayer Among Powerful Women in Tech

The California arm of the National Diversity Council has named Bethany Mayer, president and chief executive of Ixia, among the 50 most powerful women in technology for 2016, the company announced on Monday.

City Attorney Sues Sylmar Motel

The office of Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has filed a lawsuit against the owners of the Motel 6 hospitality chain and the managers of the chain’s property in Sylmar, Feuer’s office announced on Monday.

Dancing Fundraiser Highlights ‘Valley Stars’

EVENT: Show hoofers and executives net $30,000 for Valley Cultural Center.

Six local executives took to the stage at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills on Oct. 14 at the Valley Cultural Center’s annual “Dancing with Our Valley Stars” fundraising gala and live auction.

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.

Eyenuk Foresees Market Expansion With Funds

SOFTWARE: $3 million will commercialize company’s EyeArt screening product.

Eyenuk gets financing for EyeArt expansion.

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.

Money Helps MobileCause Find Funders

Startup secures $18.5 million amid Trump uncertainty.

Fundraising app developer raises its own funds for expansion.

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.

Second Sight Implants Increase in Q4

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. announced Monday that it tripled the number of implants of its prosthetic eyesight device in the fourth quarter over the same period the previous year, sending the company’s stock up almost 13 percent against sharp losses for the market overall.

New Regulations Make Work for Labor Lawyers

LIST: Firms hire more attorneys to handle expanding caseload.

Hiring: Hiring Labor Lawyers - Employment law brings more work and attorneys to Valley firms.

Amgen Buys Japanese Joint Venture

Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks has entered an agreement to buy Kirin-Amgen, its joint venture with Japan-based Kirin Holdings Co., for $780 million, the company announced.

Local Doctor Stops Cancer in Canine

A Los Angeles-based biotechnology company led by a primary care physician who runs a clinic in the San Fernando Valley announced Monday that its investigational drug has eliminated all signs of cancer in a pet dog.

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Fuss Over Food

REGULATION: Nonprofit tackles lack of quality control workers.

Glendale company starts nonprofit in response to FDA’s new food safety law.

Simulations Plus Closes on Purchase of Liver Software Firm

Simulations Plus Inc. on Thursday completed its acquisition of Dilisym Services Inc., a North Carolina software company that makes a program for modeling drug-induced liver damage. Simulations Plus had previously announced its intention to buy the company on May 1.