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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).
Growth Capital Conference Meets July 27

Growth Capital Conference Meets July 27

Growth Capital Conference, perhaps the earliest user of the “pitch-fest” technique on the Westside, will conduct its quarterly meeting this Thursday, July 27, at the Olympic Collection (at the northwe ...

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Volunteer at the VA “Stand Down”

Volunteer at the VA “Stand Down”

The event isn’t until Oct. 27 but it’s not too early to sign up and give back to our Veterans. One of the great satisfactions of being affiliated with Brentwood News is that often things we write abou ...

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Moraga Winery: Your Neighborhood Vineyard

Moraga Winery: Your Neighborhood Vineyard

Looking out across the 405 from The Getty Center, it’s possible to see off in the distance what appears to be a vineyard. No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. It is indeed a vineyard. It’s cal ...

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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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