Archive for ‘April, 2010’


Vroman’s Bookstore: Coming Soon to a City Near You

Vroman’s Bookstore: Coming Soon to a City Near You

After the successful merger of Vroman’s Bookstore and West Hollywood’s Book Soup in late 2009, Vroman’s turned a questioning eye on other bookstores in the area. They soon discovered that while several local independents were doing just fine, some of the larger, ‘dependent’ stores were quickly failing in today’s economic climate. “It came to our […]

Talking Gastropubs on Off-Ramp

Talking Gastropubs on Off-Ramp

The EAT: Los Angeles team is happy to announce that we’ll be regulars on KPCC’s show Off-Ramp, starting with my appearance this weekend to talk about the increasing (and welcome) number of gastropubs in Los Angeles. (I know, the word “gastropub” can be annoying, but no one’s come up with a better word yet.) In […]

Recession marketing: How are companies and consumers adapting to the recession?

Recession marketing: How are companies and consumers adapting to the recession?

Free food for a year? Who wouldn’t sign up for that? That’s exactly what companies like Denny’s (win a “Grand Slam for a Year”) around the U.S. are banking on to get customers in their door and spending money during the recession. Subway is giving 71 customers free sandwiches for a year to promote its […]

99 things to eat in LA before you die

99 things to eat in LA before you die

From a maple bacon donut at Nickel Diner to the sizzling catfish at Chinois, food critic Jonathan Gold joins Larry to talk about the 99 best things to eat in Los Angeles. Would you second or strike any of Jonathan's selections? Share your picks here. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

On the Air With Off-Ramp at KPCC’s New Digs

On the Air With Off-Ramp at KPCC’s New Digs

Yesterday I got a tour of KPCC‘s commodious new headquarters on Raymond, conveniently located across the street from Jones Coffee, near Del Mar Station, and just up the street from Prospect Park‘s world headquarters. It’s a wonderful building, modern and light-filled and airy, with studios galore, a vast office space for on-air talent (said hi […]

Customer Service As a Family Value, Part Deux

Customer Service As a Family Value, Part Deux

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to activate my parenting! That’s right, people. I had a situation at home and I  saw the opportunity to teach my son about one of my closely held values: Customer service is a right, not a privilege. To get background  details  and read the whole story, go to Customer […]

Steven McLean starts today as Altadena sheriff captain

Steven McLean starts today as Altadena sheriff captain

Today, Altadena Sheriff Station welcomes its new captain, Steven McLean. A 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept., McLean joined the station last fall and has been taking over the duties of now-retired Capt. Roosevelt Blow.  McLean already boasts the arrest of 11 theft suspects and a reduction of 56% in theft reports around […]

Theme Day: Red

Theme Day: Red

You would think “red” would be easy, but as soon as that theme was declared I began to see only the most mundane of red things: a car, a faded shirt, a candy wrapper (but the candy was good). I was relieved when I saw this wheelbarrow because I didn’t want to take a picture […]

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Today is the first of the month, and that means it’s Theme Day for participating City Daily Photo bloggers. This month’s theme is Red — a color which so often tell us to stop, but that in this contrary sign encourages us to go. (Good advice for spring.) Be sure to check out all of […]

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