Archive for ‘April, 2015’


Vegan Beer Fest: Does 2 + 2 = 5?

Vegan Beer Fest: Does 2 + 2 = 5?

When we first read “vegan” and “beer” together in a description about a beer and food festival, we were thrown sideways. This just didn’t compute. Doesn’t beer trigger visions of overpriced ballpark dogs at a Dodgers’ game? Or a cooler of cold brews at a clambake on the beach, six-packs and pizzas, or a Negra […]

Derby Dolls put down a new track in El Sereno

Derby Dolls put down a new track in El Sereno

El SERENO – After announcing their move to a new home in El Sereno from Echo Park, the L.A. Derby Dolls and friends of the all-female roller derby league faced the daunting task of dismantling, transporting and then reassembling the Doll’s banked track. A time-lapsed video shows how the track was reassembled in El Sereno. […]

Police in standoff with Silver Lake suspect [updated @ 9:03 pm]

Police in standoff with Silver Lake suspect [updated @ 9:03 pm]

Police officer with rifle on Hamilton Way | Dan Gershon SILVER LAKE –  Police have sealed off streets near Hamilton Way and Murray Drive this afternoon after an assault suspect barricaded himself, according to Sgt. John Cuenca with the LAPD Northeast Division. The suspect may have been involved in an assault with a firearm but […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 18 to 24

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 18 to 24

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, April 18, to Friday, April 24.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!   Children, tweens and teens are invited to celebrate National Poetry Month with upcoming activities! Budding teen poets 13 to 18 are encouraged to recite […]

For Sale: Echo Park condo with incredible views

For Sale: Echo Park condo with incredible views

Sponsored Post 1701 Clinton St #311  | $499,900 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo overlooking Echo Park Lake. Features spectacular views, as well as hard wood floors, central air, dishwasher, washer and dryer, pool access and more. Situated in a gated building with off street parking. Open house: April 18 and 19, 12 – 2pm April […]

Vowels shift, regional accents recede: What Americans will sound like in 2050

Vowels shift, regional accents recede: What Americans will sound like in 2050

“Now and Then.” As generations pass, how will the sound of language change?; Credit: Rising Damp via Flickr The sounds of the English language and the way it is spoken has changed over the last 35 years and will likely change even more over the next 35. From colloquialisms and slang all the way down […]

Found in Boyle Heights: Adorable Kitty

Found in Boyle Heights: Adorable Kitty

We are looking for a home for this adorable little rescue cat. We found her outside where I work in Boyle Height and she is staying at our apartment in Mt. Washington now. Her name is Studio, but we mostly call her QT. She is less than a year old, spayed, vaccinated, and doesn’t have […]

Visit Us at the LA Times Festival of Books!

Visit Us at the LA Times Festival of Books!

All stores under the Vroman’s Umbrella will be represented at this weekend’s Festivities!! Check out some of the Merch we’ll have below. Then stop by, say hi, give us a high-five – we’d love to see you and chat with you! To find out more about the Festival, which authors will be there and when […]

Water suppliers balk at proposed cutbacks

Water suppliers balk at proposed cutbacks

The Beverly Hills lily pond with the city’s famous sign is seen during a severe drought in Beverly Hills, California on April 9, 2015. On average wealthier neighborhoods like Beverly Hills consume three times more water than less affluent ones, according to the study by researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and […]

Ulla’s Spring & the Ancestors

Ulla’s Spring & the Ancestors

We admit, we’ve got it bad for Ulla. Let us clarify, Ulla’s Art. Ulla Anobile herself is quite wonderful with a dry wit, which is perhaps thanks to her Finnish origins and for which we then thank her Finnish ancestors. And speaking of ancestors, besides sharing her images of the arrival of spring, Ulla is […]

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