Category Archives: L.A. Natives

This section of The Daily Truffle is dedicated to our most favorite or famous born and raised Angelenos!

A Conversation Between Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel, Tinder’s Sean Rad & Whisper’s Michael Heyward

A meeting at the Whisper headquarters

LA Natives Evan Spiegel (Crossroads), co-founder and CEO of Snapchat; Sean Rad, co-founder and CEO of Tinder; and Michael Heyward (Crossroads), co-founder and CEO of Whisper are profiled in LA Weekly as “the young princes of Los Angeles tech”.

Reviving This Legit 90s Hip Hip Show (From Beverly Hills High!)

“Funkee Phlavaz” was an underground rap music video show created by Beverly Hills high school sophomores Adam Jay Weissman and Harlan Toplitzky and hosted by Alan Maman (now known as Alchemist, who was also in the duo The Whooliganz at the time; his partner was Scott Caan, son of James Caan and current star of CBS series Hawaii Five-0.). There were 17 episodes sporadically produced during 1993 – 1995 that aired on Beverly Hills High School’s student run television station KBEV. Fellow students Mike Caren, Justin Trugman and Samrod Shenassa helped contribute in various forms during the three years in production. New (old) videos will be released in a new (old) episode every Tuesday, beginning May 27th on FunkeePhlavaz.Com. Continue reading

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Harvard-Westlake Freshman, Daniel Singer, Founder of Backchat

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The LA Times reports today on 14 year old Harvard-Westlake student, Daniel Singer, who has created YouTell, a website that enables users to solicit anonymous opinions from friends, and Backchat, an anonymous mobile messaging app that just raised $2220k from ArpexCapital in Brazil. … Continue reading

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L.A. Native Jason Collins Tops Influential Men List

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Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal, takes top honors on the list, followed by No. 2 Jason Collins who famously came out as the first publicly gay NBA star this year, and No. 3 Bryan Cranston, star of AMC’s wildly popular Breaking Bad. Jimmy Fallon’s … Continue reading

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L.A. Native: Uber CEO & Co-Founder Travis Kalanick

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A new documentary spells out the recent battle in the Uber Wars, taking place in Washington DC. LA Native Travis Kalanick’s aggressive momentum delights us here at the Truffle as we are frantic fans of the service. If you haven’t tried … Continue reading

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L.A. Native: SnapChat Founder Evan Spiegel

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A profile on LA Weekly delves into the story of SnapChat, the insanely popular smartphone app that lets you send disappearing pictures to your friends, and it’s founder Pacific Palisades native and Crossroads grad Evan Spiegel, who just this past June, … Continue reading

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Emily Goldwyn & Sasha Spielberg New Show

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Marlborough alums Emily Goldwyn & Sasha Spielberg, daughters of John Goldwyn and Steven Spielberg, are developing a half-hour single-camera sitcom with ABC called Girls Without Boys from Warner Bros Television. Three brilliant but socially challenged girls navigate the world outside … Continue reading

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Introducing BANKS – The LA Native you need to know … You will anyway!

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LA native, next Lana del Rey and Truffle approved …

Heard: Rich Kids of Instagram Show Pivots to Rich Kids of Beverly Hills

rich kids of instagram  beverly hills dorothy wang jay harris morgan stewart

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Meet the New Baby Swans at the Bel Air Hotel

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Last month the Hotel Bel Air (more specially the long time residents of Swan Lake Hercules and Chloe) welcomed three baby swans (proper name is ‘cygnets’) to the family. There names are still being determined until the hotel comes to … Continue reading