Focus is a community-powered online and printed magazine for West Los Angeles serving the neighborhoods of Bel Air, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Malibu. We organize red carpet events for charities, product launches, store openings and open houses. Through the Focus TV online network, we broadcast a variety of community produced channels.


In pursuit of our mission to inspire and entertain, in this issue we bring you some amazing stories of Empowerment. Our cover feature could not be a more fitting choice. We are thrilled to bring you the story of Kelly Noonan Gores, Filmmaker and creator of the acclaimed documentary Heal. Her goal in making this life-changing film was to empower people to take control of their own health, and to live their strongest and healthiest lives. She illustrates the power of our minds and the ways we can heal and nurture our bodies and souls. You can empower yourself to change; heal from within and alter the direction of your life.

We also had the honor of sitting down to chat with two superstars in entertainment. Mark Teschner, most known as the casting director of General Hospital for the past 28 years, shares his journey and discusses his midas touch for casting some of the best roles on TV.

And talk about empowerment, Ellen Rakieten is a powerhouse in the industry as the co-creator and producer of the Oprah Winfrey show for 23 years. We loved hearing her story, her steady climb to the top – this creative and determined business gal doesn’t stop.

MUCH more inside, from how to go through a divorce and start your new life with ease, to a behind-the-scenes taste of a chic, cozy and new, family-owned restaurant with a lot of heart, Davenport’s.

Back Issues

Since our inception 5 years ago, we have interviewed a variety of fascinating people, including Eden Sassoon, Catt Sadler, Angela Davis, Mark Steines, Kelly Rutherford, Courtney Friel…the list goes on. We have covered annual events like the Malibu Guitar Festival, Miss Santa Monica, as well as local events for charities. Take a look at our vast original content through the back issues.


Focus Magazine is a quarterly printed magazine in which we feature interviews and stories about businesses and entrepreneurs in West Los Angeles. Through Focus TV we broadcast a variety of niche channels which include interviews and chat shows. Focus Events covers red carpet events for charities, product launches store openings and open house previews.


A quarterly printed magazine packed with original content and distributed within Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Santa Monica and Malibu.


A network of online shows written by people in the community, filmed and produced in our TV studio.


Coverage of high-profile community events including fund raisers, store openings, product launches and networking events.


Facilitating networking events like #Empowerista and Girl Talk.


Promoting stories and events through our social media network and through a variety of leading influencers.


A retail store in West Hollywood with curated items for sale from local vendors.

Focus TV – A local online network

Community written content, produced by Focus TV


Watch a variety of online shows, from lively weekly chat shows like What’s Good with Justin Walter and Amy Paffrath, LA Chefs – interviews with talented chefs with host Tambi Saffran, the #Empowerista interviews with outstanding women entrepreneurs hosted by Alex Wehrley, Fearless Females with host Janet Gunn and a range of other topics.