Brentwood Beat – Interesting New Idea: Ranked Choice Voting

By Jeff Hall  I had the good fortune to go to a Harvard Business School reunion recently. It was my 40th – hard to believe. The...

Rent Control, Gas Tax Repeal Among Rejected Midterm Measures

2018 election results for Los Angeles. By Sam Catanzaro Midterm elections are over, and while it is easy to get wrapped up following the results for...

Dynamic Ramp Metering Coming to Brentwood

City attempts to tackle the congestion on Sunset near the 405. By Sam Catanzaro For many Brentwood residents, commuting to and from the 405...

If There Really Is a Blue Wave, Which Seats Go Dem?

Nowhere has talk of an impending “blue wave” sweeping Democrats into Congress and Republicans out been louder and more constant this fall than in...

Purple Line Coming to Westside Sooner Than Expected

Century City to Westwood phase of line to be completed by 2026. By Sam Catanzaro The third phase of the Purple Line Extension, which will...

4 a.m. Last Call Bill Rejected Jerry Brown

Increased “mischief’ and “mayhem” cited in veto.  By Sam Catanzaro California Gov. Jerry Brown recently rejected a bill that would have allowed bars in Brentwood and...

Rick Caruso on Taking Over Munger Property

By Jeff Hall As you might or might not be aware, a new shopping area called “Palisades Village” just opened up in the Palisades, where...

California May Soon Assume Proper Presidential Role

For all three decades since Ronald Reagan left the presidency, California has been all but irrelevant at the top level of American politics. Sure,...

Lawmakers Flock to Regulate Bird and Lime Scooters

Flurry of state and local measures passed relating to electric scooters. By Sam Catanzaro Ever since electric scooters, first Bird and then Lime, hit...

Bridge Housing to Open Soon in West Los Angeles VA

Up to 100 homeless veterans to get temporary housing. By Sam Catanzaro Homeless veterans near Brentwood will soon have a place to live while...