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  • 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).
Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again

Brentwood Beat Year after year we lose key elements of our community heritage. I’ve been around long enough to remember – quite fondly – Regular Jon’s on San Vicente, where Coral Tree Café is now. Reg ...

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The Case For France

The Case For France

Brentwood Beat My wife insisted it was time, after many years, to take a trip to France. “France?” I asked. “Why France?” I was thinking more along the lines of a warm beach. Hawaii, perhaps. But she ...

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Investor Presentations in Westwood, May 31

Investor Presentations in Westwood, May 31

Alan Stone & Company will present several companies to prospective investors May 31 at Skylight Gardens in Westwood. One company, ITUS, which detects early stage cancer, is from Brentwood. The eve ...

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Brentwood Merchants Rally Behind Wildwoods Foundation

Brentwood Merchants Rally Behind Wildwoods Foundation

I’d like to tip my hat to the Luxe Hotel, the Bar Method – Brentwood, Coral Tree Café, Ursula (a hairstylist at Daidone Salon), Vicente Foods, Baltaire, Diesel (a Bookstore), Whole Foods, Landmark The ...

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Early World Set to Shutter

Early World Set to Shutter

BY JEFF HALL & KELLY HARTOG A neighborhood hangout for 45 years, the popular café is set to close sometime this summer. High property taxes are forcing local Brentwood eatery Early World to close ...

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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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