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Dodgers Pitch Accelerator as Crucial to Evolution

SPORTS: Team says first round of participants has already fielded benefits.

Los Angeles Dodgers say the team has already scored benefits from its first field of accelerator participants.

Tech Billionaire Looks to Stand Out in Crowd

INVESTMENT: Aubrey Chernick venture to offer funding guidance.

Billionaire Aubrey Chernick is now putting his money on advising consumers and startups on crowdfunding.

SPECIAL REPORT: Fast Pizza Chain Delivers

Pretzel purveyors Rick, Elise Wetzel’s twist on fast casual paces field of fastest growing private companies.

Blaze Pizza put together all the ingredients to become No. 1 on the list of fastest growing private companies.

Apparel Firm Takes Aim at Friendly Fire

Clothing lets off-duty police quickly identify, arm themselves.

Cherries Covert Ops Apparel comes loaded with safety features for off-duty law enforcement officials.

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Ringing Up VIPs

RETAIL: Luxury brands say exclusive lounges sit well with high-net-worth, celebrity customers who need their space.

Exclusive lounges for deep-pocketed customers have become big selling points for luxury brands’ spaces.

Curly Hair Salon Puts Roots Down in Culver City

BEAUTY: Devachan plans to turn training outpost into flagship facility for brand.

New York’s famed Devachan Salon, known for taming curly tresses and as the birthplace of hair care line Devacurl, is transforming its Culver City training facility into a flagship salon.

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Surfer Aims to Shore Up Sand, Sun Clothing Sector

APPAREL: Laird Hamilton launches line despite other brands taking on water.

Laird Hamilton hopes to reverse the tide of the struggling surfwear sector with his new clothing line.

Special Tour Offers Dose of (Un)Reality

LA Insider’s package lets customers record trip as TV show star.

LA Insider Tours offers a fictionalized package that will cast customers as stars of a reality TV show.

Eco-Minded Trade Show Receives Green Light

ECOLOGY: Curated Events’ Conscious Biz LA aims to sell shops on products.

Going green could get even easier for retail buyers next year with the debut of an eco-friendly trade show.

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Waste Remover At Your Disposal

HazAwayToday.com offers home-pickup service for hazardous materials.

HazAwayToday.com looks to clean up with its home-pickup service for removing hazardous waste.

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