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  • Brentwood Beat columnist Jeff Hall.

    Jeff Hall started the Brentwood News and WestsideToday.com, now part of the Mirror Media Group. Before that, he was a VP at the Los Angeles Times. He started as a cub reporter at the Kansas City Star. Hall is now spearheading a digital startup called THE LATEST (thelatest.com).
Dr. William Shell: Healer, Scientist, Innovator

Dr. William Shell: Healer, Scientist, Innovator

Bel-Air resident William Elson Shell, MD, passed away March 28, 2017 at the age of 74 following a stroke. Dr. Shell is survived by his loving wife Lisa. He is also survived by his children Jeff, Steph ...

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TechFire Event Explores Startup Financing

TechFire Event Explores Startup Financing

TechFire conducted one of its “fireside chats” the April 19 at the Google facility in Venice. The subject was “The Road to Series A: From Ideation to Product/Market Fit.” For those of you who don't kn ...

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Growth Capital Conference April 27

Growth Capital Conference April 27

Growth Capital Conference hosts its quarterly meeting at which investors and entrepreneurs connect this Thursday, April 27 at the Olympic Connection. The meeting starts, with breakfast, at 7 a.m. and ...

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Let’s Give Brentwood School A Chance

Let’s Give Brentwood School A Chance

In the February edition of Brentwood News, we ran an article about a recent agreement made by Brentwood School and CD11 Councilman Mike Bonin that resulted in the approval of Brentwood School’s expans ...

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Whither Brentwood’s Coral Trees?

Whither Brentwood’s Coral Trees?

Coral trees are part and parcel of Brentwood’s landscape, but lately it appears that many of them have been collapsing. Is this a trend or is it because of the recent spate of incredibly wet weather? ...

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CD11 Debate Draws Two Out of Three Candidates

CD11 Debate Draws Two Out of Three Candidates

Pacific Palisades Residents Association (PPRA) hosted a CD11 campaign debate February 16 at University Synagogue. Mike Bonin, current CD11 councilman, didn’t attend. His two challengers, Robin Rudisil ...

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Rumor Control: Might Rick Caruso Buy the Munger Property?

Rumor Control: Might Rick Caruso Buy the Munger Property?

I was told a while back that Caruso Affiliated, run by Brentwood’s Rick Caruso, was in discussions with Charlie Munger to buy the site of the proposed Green Hollow Square. It’s where the Barry Buildin ...

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Brentwood’s Young Startup Guru

Brentwood’s Young Startup Guru

A local 25-year-old has been busy criss-crossing the country, and the world, creating startup companies after being bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at an early age. Born and raised in Brentwood, one ...

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Community Divided Over Traffic Restrictions for Brentwood School

Community Divided Over Traffic Restrictions for Brentwood School

At the Feb. 7 Brentwood Community Council meeting, Transportation Chair Lauren Cole said that in a last-minute turnabout, CD 11 Councilman Mike Bonin reduced the restrictions on Brentwood School that ...

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Growth Capital Conference Meets Jan. 26

Growth Capital Conference Meets Jan. 26

Growth Capital Conference (see: gcc2000.org) will host its first quarterly meeting of the year this Thursday, January 26. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. at the Olympic Collection (at the corner of Olympic ...

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