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Faces of Silicon Beach: Chris Brereton

Chris Brereton Erik Huberman: E: What made you decide to be an entrepreneur? What about your childhood, your upbringing, anything? • Chris Brereton: I’ve always been just sort of independent anyway and, oh, I grew up playing in a rock and roll band as the lead singer and basically managed the band and learned a lot about business... Read more →

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Renters could pay less, landlords more

CITY HALL - City Council will consider green-lighting a ballot measure that would allow the Rent Control Board to increase costs for landlords and decrease fees for renters. If approved by council and then by voters in November, registration fees for rent-controlled apartments could shoot up to $288 per unit annually, from $175 last year.... Read more →

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Planning Commission to consider Fred Segal plot

City Hall — Just weeks after the Planning Commission considered developments on plots of land previously occupied by Norms and currently occupied by Denny's, they'll take a look at a seven-story development slated for the land where Fred Segal sits. The applicant, DK Broadway LLC, hopes to knock down the building that was for years filled... Read more →

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Faces of Silicon Beach: Adam Koral

Adam Koral Erik Huberman: So to start just tell us about what got you to be an entrepreneur? What was your inspiration to go and do your own thing? • Adam Koral: Alright well the inspiration to become an entrepreneur basically because I really didn’t know …. I knew what I was good at. My skill set was having people enjoy... Read more →

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MINI dealership on the table Tuesday

CITY HALL — City Council will consider approving a MINI dealership on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard at 14th Street. The 33,400-square-foot, 35-foot-tall building would replace a vacant lot that was once a gas station. The dealership would also include a 500-square-foot café, 21 services bays, 6,000 square feet of sales floor... Read more →

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Local architects win additional awards

In the wake of winning the top award for the Ace Hotel in the hospitality category of the Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards earlier this month, Santa Monica-based Killefer Flammang Architects (KFA) garnered five more awards at the recent Pacific Coast Builders Conference. This time, the Ace Hotel snagged a Grand Award in... Read more →

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Faces of Silicon Beach: Hero to the elderly

Santa Monica — along with the rest of the nation — is trending older and a local startup is using new technology to make aging easier. Homehero, based in the Downtown office of startup incubator Science Inc., lets seniors and their loved ones find and manage caregivers all from their mobile devices or computers. Between 2000 and... Read more →