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Forest Brakeman Series

Show Biz And Marriage

October 28, 2016
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I must confess that it is really difficult to describe some of the wacky commercial shoots I work on to the average civilian, let alone my wife. I have been on sets where we: stuffed…

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The Speed Of Hollywood

September 6, 2016
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I was working on a commercial on the grounds of CAA’s World Headquarters, marveling at how many stories of glass and concrete a small group of people could afford who make their living off the…

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Hollywood Habitat Hell

October 9, 2015
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Holy smokes did we have a dilemma at the Brakeman household. It started a few days ago when the kids found out that I would be working on a PetSmart commercial. I had tried to…

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Just How Long Is That Beach?

July 15, 2015
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  As the unofficial long-winded, self-proclaimed expert on all things lengthy in Southern California, I feel it is long past the time to address the elephant in the Basin: Long Beach. Ahh, Long Beach.  The…

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Caitlyn Jenner Reveals Hidden Talent

July 10, 2015
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For those who think Caitlyn Jenner’s only talent is learning how to walk, pivot and turn in six-inch heels, hold onto your Spanx.  At an exclusive interview with This Reporter at the Four Seasons Hotel…

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The Redondo Beach Pier

June 25, 2015
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As the Unofficial Chronicler of all things Southern California, I recently had the pleasure of spending a day at the Redondo Beach Pier, or the Land That Time Forgot. Let’s get some business out of…

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The Bright Lights Of Bowling

March 6, 2015
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I went downtown to L.A. Live the other night to try out a cool nightclub called Lucky Strike that promised to be the “most exciting foray into chic entertainment,” but instead became a head-on collision…

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Get Me A Massage…Stat!

January 13, 2015
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Here in Los Angeles, everyone wants a massage all the time. To hear people talk, you’d think that it ranks right after air on the list of basic human needs. The problem is, where to…

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Hot? Again?

October 1, 2014
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Here is something that happens every October in Southern California that I’ll bet most of the country never has to experience: a heat wave. Temps are forecasted to be in the 100’s by this weekend.…

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The Playboy Mansion Exposed

August 22, 2014
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The Playboy Mansion Exposed

As the Unofficial Historian and Expert of All Things Southern California, I want to make it clear that while Disneyland may be the “Happiest Place On Earth,” the place everyone wants to see is The…

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