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Analyzing Governor Brown’s choice to sign one drone bill, not others

Analyzing Governor Brown’s choice to sign one drone bill, not others

A Parrot Bebop quadcopter drone flies at the Parrot stand at the 2015 IFA consumer electronics and appliances trade fair on September 4, 2015.; Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images It’s now going to be that much harder for the paparazzi to use drones to aid in their work, thanks to new legislation out of Sacramento. Governor […]

Analyzing Governor Brown’s choice to sign one drone bill, not others

Analyzing Governor Brown’s choice to sign one drone bill, not others

A Parrot Bebop quadcopter drone flies at the Parrot stand at the 2015 IFA consumer electronics and appliances trade fair on September 4, 2015.; Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images It’s now going to be that much harder for the paparazzi to use drones to aid in their work, thanks to new legislation out of Sacramento. Governor […]

Young Readers League 2015!

Young Readers League 2015!

Vroman’s is pleased to announce a new Young Readers League program and selection, sponsored by the Friends of the Pasadena Public Library! This exciting program, in the spirit of One City, One Story was designed as a school-wide community reading extravaganza. Last year over 1,000 children in the Pasadena community participated in some aspect of […]

Young Readers League 2015!

Young Readers League 2015!

Vroman’s is pleased to announce a new Young Readers League program and selection, sponsored by the Friends of the Pasadena Public Library! This exciting program, in the spirit of One City, One Story was designed as a school-wide community reading extravaganza. Last year over 1,000 children in the Pasadena community participated in some aspect of […]

Crime Check: Stolen cars in Boyle Heights; Highland Park assaults; Echo Park burglaries

Crime Check: Stolen cars in Boyle Heights; Highland Park assaults; Echo Park burglaries

A review of reported crimes during the past week on CrimeMapping.com revealed some of these trouble spots in Boyle Heights, Echo Park and Highland Park: Click on map for details | CrimeMapping.com BOYLE HEIGHTS — Six vehicles were stolen within a few blocks of each other on the southern edge of Boyle Heights. Four of […]

Crime Check: Stolen cars in Boyle Heights; Highland Park assaults; Echo Park burglaries

Crime Check: Stolen cars in Boyle Heights; Highland Park assaults; Echo Park burglaries

A review of reported crimes during the past week on CrimeMapping.com revealed some of these trouble spots in Boyle Heights, Echo Park and Highland Park: Click on map for details | CrimeMapping.com BOYLE HEIGHTS — Six vehicles were stolen within a few blocks of each other on the southern edge of Boyle Heights. Four of […]

Inside DARPA: the world’s most powerful military wonk

Inside DARPA: the world’s most powerful military wonk

; Credit: Hachette Book Group National security has kept research and key documents safely guarded from the public for decades. Naturally, this has raised questions and concerns. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, also known as DARPA, is America’s top-secret military research agency. It was created in the late 1950s to develop breakthrough technologies for […]

Van Halen, Accidental Saints & the Rest of Us

Van Halen, Accidental Saints & the Rest of Us

Greg Renoff grew up in New Jersey and earned a Ph.D. in American history at Brandeis University. His first book Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal has just been released and he’ll be discussing and signing the book at Vroman’s on October 9. Renoff told Tim O’Shea of […]

La Linea Curva

La Linea Curva

On Sunday, September 27, 2015, three of Luis Ituarte’s dreams became a reality. He opened his art studio La Linea Curva and premiered the short film Noema En La Habana by Cuban artist Alberto Rey. Rey chronicled the “sound” performances and installation by artists Lance Olsen (British Columbia, Canada); Roberto Romero Molina (Tijuana, Mexico), and […]

Lions, Tigers, And…

Lions, Tigers, And…

Historically, lions symbolize strength and courage. As a nocturnal animal, they also symbolize authority and “command over subconscious thought (as night is an ancient symbol of the subconscious—or dream states).”¹ Seen as the lord of the land, the lion…. is one of the favorite symbols of leadership, warriors and emperors. It is not only seen […]

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