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Michael Jortner

About Michael Jortner

Michael Jortner writes about entrepreneurs, leaders and influencers running small businesses in and around West Hollywood. More information can be found at michaeljortner.com and Jortner can be reached at writer@michaeljortner.com

LASC: 34 Years on Santa Monica Boulevard and Thriving

LASC: 34 Years on Santa Monica Boulevard and Thriving

Don Zuidema has a Dutch surname. He’s 65 (a very well put together five and 60), grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and attended university in...

Fri, Nov 17, 2017
WeHo@Work: At Laurel Pet Hospital, It’s All in the Family

WeHo@Work: At Laurel Pet Hospital, It’s All in the Family

Laurel Pet is housed in a building constructed in 1926 that for at least 85 years has served as a veterinary hospital that has been owned...

Thu, Nov 02, 2017
Easy Rider: Max Hushahn’s Thunder Road Has Been Paved with Stars

Easy Rider: Max Hushahn’s Thunder Road Has Been Paved with Stars

But West Hollywood may not be part of Thunder Road's future

Fri, Oct 20, 2017
The Empty Vase that Became the Best Kept Secret in WeHo

The Empty Vase that Became the Best Kept Secret in WeHo

Topiary. Let’s talk about it. You know, green stuff (i.e. plants). Maybe some Kenilworth ivy or lovely creeping fig wrapped around...

Fri, Oct 06, 2017
Face Place: Where Beauty Is As It Should Be — Only Skin Deep

Face Place: Where Beauty Is As It Should Be — Only Skin Deep

“It’s a little tricky in the beard,” aesthetician Tony Silla, 51, tells me. I’m lying on his treatment table in a dimly lit room at...

Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Diamonds May Be a Girl’s Best Friend, but for Gina Amir They Are Art

Diamonds May Be a Girl’s Best Friend, but for Gina Amir They Are Art

When you meet Gina Amir, 34, owner of the jewelry studio in her own name near the corner of Robertson Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, the...

Fri, Aug 04, 2017
WeHo@Work: Tom Doherty’s Gamble Made Cafe d’Étoile a WeHo Institution

WeHo@Work: Tom Doherty’s Gamble Made Cafe d’Étoile a WeHo Institution

Doherty and his brother used their credit cards to finance the purchase of the restaurant more than 20 years ago.

Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Capitol Drugs: Community Service Is the Prescription for Success

Capitol Drugs: Community Service Is the Prescription for Success

“’I was born in a pharmacy,’ I like to say,” the pharmacist Raja Sannidhi, 39, the newish owner of Capitol Drugs, tells me with a...

Fri, Jul 14, 2017
Allison K. Hill:  The Woman Who, in the Era of Amazon, Keeps Book Soup Thriving

Allison K. Hill: The Woman Who, in the Era of Amazon, Keeps Book Soup Thriving

Hill is the president and CEO of Vroman's and of Book Soup, WeHo's legendary book store on Sunset Boulevard.

Fri, Jul 07, 2017
The Ganjapreneur Next Door: MedMen’s Andrew Modlin

The Ganjapreneur Next Door: MedMen’s Andrew Modlin

Andrew Modlin is 30. He’s a WeHo resident with blond hair, boyish looks and a slight frame. He’s also the co-founder/COO of MedMen, the...

Fri, Jun 16, 2017
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