Lisa Brenner

Associate Editor, LAist

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Lisa Brenner is the associate editor for LAist at KPCC.

Lisa joined KPCC in December 2011. Prior to that she led content direction as co-editor of LAist, many moons before KPCC bought it.

Lisa has written and produced arts, culture and news content for print and online publications, including MTV, Glamour and, where she previously served as Music Editor and Managing Editor of the entertainment and lifestyle website.

She worked on the 20th Century Fox studio lot in creative licensing for Fox Music publishing, where she co-created the department's first online store and mined the musical catalogue of film scores, TV themes and soundtracks. Prior to Fox, she coordinated large-scale film, commercial and music video productions.

Lisa earned a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in Media Studies with an emphasis in film and television. Her dad says she majored in watching TV. He's not wrong.

Stories by Lisa Brenner

Trader Joe's Thanksgiving stickers you'll want to 'gooble' up

Trader Joe's — home of Raisin Rosemary Crisps and free seasonal adhesives —has a set of new Thanksgiving stickers that may include a fantastic typo.

Goodbye Halloween; Hello 92-foot Christmas tree

Still spooked from a high-calorie haunting, SoCal shoppers were asked Thursday to digest a 92-foot Christmas tree, and all the gift-wrapped casseroles it implies.

LA's 'Mochi ice cream' epicure Frances Hashimoto dies at 69

Mochi ice cream maker Frances Hashimoto — credited with popularizing the frozen novelty — died Sunday of lung cancer at her Pasadena home. She was 69 years old.

Superstorm Sandy relief efforts: 5 ways you can help in Los Angeles

Disaster relief is underway for communities destroyed by Sandy. Here's a list of ways to donate buckets of your own duckets to the all-too-literal bail out.

How a rogue semi truck stole 80,000 pounds of walnuts

Authorities believe the high-nutrient heists were carried out by the same man.

Return to mussel beach: Annual shellfish quarantine ends

Trick or treating for shellfish is a dream no more. The annual, six-month quarantine on mussels will end at midnight Wednesday in most parts of California.

Magic Castle enchants Hollywood with CAA deal and film project

Hollywood's historic haunt, the Magic Castle, is headed for the next plane of supernatural celebrity. Wonder what Irma will have to say about this?

Fish memorial proposed for bass killed in traffic accident

ETA is asking for a California roadside memorial sign to be erected in honor of the 1600 pounds of saltwater bass that died on a SoCal roadway earlier this month.

The last drag: UCLA to go tobacco-free in April

On Earth Day 2012, UCLA's Westwood campus, along with other owned and leased sites, will go tobacco-free, the university announced Tuesday.

Imperial Stars sentenced to probation for freeway gig

Band members of Imperial Stars were sentenced Monday to probabtion and community service for their daytime, mid-freeway concert two years ago.

Happy little birthday: Bob Ross gets Google doodle distinction

The painter becomes the painted on Monday as Bob Ross gets the Google doodles treatment on what would have been the beloved artist's 70th birthday.

'It's raining pocket knives': Hurricane Sandy inspires unusual figures of speech

"It's raining "puppies" in Germany, "pocket knives" in Brazil and "cobbler boys" in Denmark. How does the rest of the world describe a downpour?

Winchester Mystery House loses lawsuit, wins for spookiness

The Winchester Mystery House was at center of a trademark lawsuit regarding a straight-to-DVD horror flick based on the former owner's life.

Cats Vs. Real Estate: Strays can stay at Lincoln Place, says judge

This week, the Stray Cat Alliance won a temporary injunction to halt the $150 million renovation of the Lincoln Place apartment complex until November.

Hear Thomas Edison's earliest known recording for the first time

The audio, recorded on tin foil by Thomas Edison using one of his early phonographs, was made during a 1878 museum demonstration in St. Louis.