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Coffee Gallery window vandalized in early morning attack

Coffee Gallery window vandalized in early morning attack

by Timothy Rutt The Coffee Gallery’s front window was broken by a hammer-wielding man Sunday morning. A man wielding a hammer broke the front window of the Coffee Gallery during as it opened Sunday morning. According to the barista on duty, the morning barista was opening the shop at 2029 N. Lake Avenue at about […]

Otafuku

Otafuku

WHY The best soba noodles in the South Bay. Great izakaya, too. WHAT Noodles made by hand in small batches are the draw at this dinky, hard-to-find noodle and izakaya spot (hint: enter from the back parking lot). While it makes fine eel tempura, grilled steak and wild mushrooms over rice, the reason to drive […]

Zero tolerance for New Year’s gunfire

Zero tolerance for New Year’s gunfire

from the Altadena Sheriff Station Celebrating the New Year with gunfire will not be tolerated in the Community of Altadena. Every year, a significant number of people throughout the County of Los Angeles engage in the extremely dangerous practice of discharging firearms into the air to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. In an […]

Echo Park wildlife drama

Echo Park wildlife drama

Hawk and snake on Scott Avenue/David. A. It’s hard to say what a hawk was doing tangled up with a snake in the middle of Scott Avenue in Echo Park on Friday afternoon. But David A., who snapped the photo above, and a few other people watched and waited as the serpent and bird of […]

Water main break snarls traffic through Echo Park*

Water main break snarls traffic through Echo Park*

#TRAFFIC ALERT: Water main break shuts down Glendale Blvd. near 2 Fwy in Echo Park, Newschopper 4 reports. pic.twitter.com/wYHqlPDtew — NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) December 28, 2013 Traffic is jammed in Echo Park tonight after a water main broke near Glendale Boulevard and Effie Street, according to several reports on Twitter.  No details yet about […]

The Popular Crowd | Vroman’s Bookstore’s Bestselling Books of 2013

The Popular Crowd | Vroman’s Bookstore’s Bestselling Books of 2013

It’s always exciting to see which books make it on our bestsellers list each week, so it’s especially fun to see a year in review.  I know we still have a couple days left, but here’s a selection of titles from our bestselling books of 2013.  It’s a snapshot of our customers and a great […]

How do you stay secure in an open wifi network?

How do you stay secure in an open wifi network?

Customers use wireless devices at a coffee shop in downtown Hanoi on November 28, 2013.; Credit: HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images The spread of wireless networks from our homes to coffee shops, libraries, planes, and trains has been steady and expansive.  Free, public wifi is available in stores and on public transit. Paid wifi on airplanes […]

Taco Plus

Taco Plus

WHY Good soft tacos and burritos big enough to feed a small family. WHAT This tiny taqueria sells a to-go, too-good lunch for less than $2.50: fresh, doughy corn tortillas wrapped around grilled beef or chicken and sautéed onions, giant burritos, ceviche. WHO Dads picking up takeout, construction workers on break, teenagers hungry for a […]

Sheriffs looking for missing elderly woman

Sheriffs looking for missing elderly woman

Sheriffs are currently (9:20 PM) looking for an elderly white woman, including a helicopter announcing her description over the loudspeaker (which we can’t really hear too well). Trying to make contact with sheriff station for more details. Description: white jacket, blue jeans. Deputy on dispatch says they don’t want to give out her name yet. […]

While You Can

While You Can

If you live in Pasadena you have very little time to load in supplies before The Parade. Soon the streets will be overwhelmed and tough to navigate. You don’t want to starve, so plan ahead. Over here we’re putting up vegetables and stacking bags of flour and coffee in the cellar. I got a superb […]

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