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Clothing Firm Sees Budding Opportunity in Weed

APPAREL: New owner of Dope looks to leverage name as pot use becomes legalized.Fashion label Dope’s new owner wants to inject some green into the business he bought last month.

Avery Dennison Corp. Acquires Irish Medical Supplier

Avery Dennison Corp. of Glendale announced on Monday that it had acquired Finesse Medical, an Irish medical supply manufacturer, for an undisclosed amount.

Cava Group Inc. Expands Mediterranean Restaurants, Food Wholesaling, in Los Angeles

Cava Group Inc., a young Mediterranean food company, is in the midst of an aggressive expansion in Los Angeles after raising a $30 million C series round in March.

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Colleges Build Up Ranks of Manufacturing

EDUCATION: Workers with midlevel skills in demand.

Community college initiative helps students put together careers in advanced manufacturing.

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Report: New York City Tops L.A. in Creative Jobs

While California leads the nation in creative jobs, according to a new report from Westchester’s Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles trails New York as the city with most jobs in the sector.

Restaurateurs Look to Get Cooking in Venice Deal

Many Angelenos see Lincoln Boulevard in Venice as a road to the airport – one lined with a hodgepodge of small businesses ranging from auto repair shops to liquor stores.

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Forever 21 Cuts Prices With F21 Red Chain

APPAREL: High on Low

Fast-fashion pioneer Forever 21 is speeding its efforts to expand its discount brand F21 Red.

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Seafood Supplier Rubicon Resources Acquired for $107 Million

Culver City seafood supplier Rubicon Resources has been acquired by High Liner Foods Inc. in a deal valued at $107 million, Rubicon announced Wednesday.

USC Books Expansive Student Dorm Project

DEVELOPMENT: Village complex also will bring retail.

USC’s dorm project could serve as a wake-up call that brings investment into the area.

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Pricey Interview Service Hopes to Speak to Execs

VIDEO: Hollywood-style production big selling point for Path Content Group.

Path Content Group frames its recorded interviews as Hollywood-level productions.

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Investors Still Have Hunger for Meal Replacement

FOOD: Parent company of Soylent piles up $50 million in Series B funding round.

Meal-replacement drink manufacturer Rosa Foods Inc., maker of the Soylent food alternative, has raised a $50 million Series B round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with participation from Tao Capital Partners as well as prior investors Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

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Investor Dips Into Social Impact With Chip Buy

Venture capital firm’s deal for snack maker gives gang reform program a taste of the equity.

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Turning Up Heat

Coffee shop part of roaster F. Gaviña & Sons’ expansion plans

Roaster F. Gaviña & Sons looks to heat up its revenue by opening a downtown café.

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Museum Aims to Come Alive With Cadaver Show

NONPROFIT: Center hopes new ‘Body Worlds’ exhibit can live up to run in 2004.

California Science Center seeks lively attendance with the return of “Body Worlds” cadavers.

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Makers of Movie Trailers Hitch Business to Internet

FILM: Shorter content in play as studios look to hook customers outside theaters.

Trailer producers hope to make the cut with shorter teasers aimed at online viewers.

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