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Love our Library

Love our Library

A great event.   So much went on at the Love our Authors event this past Saturday.  There were scads of local authors and their works.  And lots of folks who love to read.   There was a lot of  wonderful music in the Great Hall provided by Random Acts of Music, moments for group […]

Vroman’s Ed Writing Workshop with Wade Rouse: Facing Your Fear & Finding Your Voice

Vroman’s Ed Writing Workshop with Wade Rouse: Facing Your Fear & Finding Your Voice

Today’s blog post comes to you from Wade Rouse, one of our Vroman’s Ed writing workshop instructors.  We’re excited to have Wade back at Vroman’s again this year every Thursday, March 20-April 10, from 6:30-8:30 pm for his new workshop, Facing Your Fear and Finding Your Voice.   Be Fearless! How I Went from the […]

Storefront Report: 199-seat restaurant seeks to satisfy Eagle Rock’s chicken wing cravings

Storefront Report: 199-seat restaurant seeks to satisfy Eagle Rock’s chicken wing cravings

By Brenda Rees A presentation on several new Eagle Rock restaurants included news on what may end up being one of Eagle Rock’s largest eateries, a 199-seat restaurant called Rockin’ Wings.  At the recent meeting of the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee,  Rockin’ Wings Owner Jeffery Miller outlined his dream of a family […]

Polio-like mystery illness appears in California children

Polio-like mystery illness appears in California children

Empty anti polio vaccine dispensers are seen in a medical tray during an immunization initiative coordinated by the World Health Organization in Cairo. Vaccination is key to preventing polio from returning to the United States. While there is no vaccine to protect you from a non-polio enterovirus, frequent hand-washing and avoiding contact with those who […]

Mercantile, The

Mercantile, The

WHY French charm and very good café cuisine. WHAT Yes, it’s owned by serial restaurateur George Abou-Daoud, but nonetheless we love this order-at-the-counter café, wine bar and gourmet market (its adjacent dinner restaurant, the District, ain’t bad either). High ceilings, vintage fixtures, sidewalk tables and nice people make the experience enjoyable, and the kitchen turns […]

A Round To It

A Round To It

I’m used to being out of the house a lot.  Meetings, events, talking, research = out a lot. Folks are used to seeing me here and there.  So it’s been interesting the past few months to be less present out side of the house and more present at the house.   For 15 years I […]

Echo Park gang injunction meets with a sign of resistance

Echo Park gang injunction meets with a sign of resistance

Anti-gang injunction tagging on Scott Avenue. Mark S. An L.A. Superior Court earlier this month dismissed a legal challenge against the Echo Park gang injunction, which went into effect last year. But apparently not everyone is happy about the court order based on the “Fuc The Injunction” tagging that appeared on a retaining wall on […]

After, all

After, all

“Are Los Angeles friendships shallower than in other places or do they just cover more ground with people in less time?” This is the question that Jennifer Berry‘s new play After, all poses to audiences as the award-winning playwright and director explores the “power, passion, and persuasion of unlikely female friendships.” We had a chance to […]

Love Our Authors – Celebrate!

Love Our Authors – Celebrate!

The Pasadena Public Library’s inaugural “Love Our Authors Celebration” was a wonderful success. The great hall was abuzz with local publishers and their authors such as Red Hen Press and the delightful Ron Koertge and Prospect Park Books with Christine Moore of Little Flower Cafe (who’s opening a new restaurant in May!) and Lian Dolan, […]

Supreme Court takes a deeper look at restitution for child porn victims

Supreme Court takes a deeper look at restitution for child porn victims

A policewoman stands at her post in front of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.; Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images Should a person convicted of possession of child pornography be held liable for full restitution for a specific child who is harmed, even if the convicted individual was not involved in the […]

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