Archive for ‘November, 2015’


Driver sentenced to nine years in prison for fatal Highland Park hit-and-run

Driver sentenced to nine years in prison for fatal Highland Park hit-and-run

Cyclist Jose Luna was killed when struck by a hit-and-run driver near Figueroa Street and Pasadena Avenue HIGHLAND PARK — A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge today sentenced Alexis Virto to nine years in state prison in connection with last’s June fatal hit-and-run of a cyclist on Figueroa Street near near Pasadena Avenue, said […]

Pasadena Central Library, East Wing, Upstairs

Pasadena Central Library, East Wing, Upstairs

We’ve returned to the main floor and the room north of the Reference Desk. I’ve looked at the floor plan and I think the room is part of the Reference Materials area. In my previous post we went downstairs. Now we’re going up, into another “staff only” area. The upstairs in this wing is less used than […]

Pasadena Central Library, East Wing, Upstairs

Pasadena Central Library, East Wing, Upstairs

We’ve returned to the main floor and the room north of the Reference Desk. I’ve looked at the floor plan and I think the room is part of the Reference Materials area. In my previous post we went downstairs. Now we’re going up, into another “staff only” area. The upstairs in this wing is less used than […]

AP investigation: Gov. Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

AP investigation: Gov. Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

California Gov. Jerry Brown attends the Drive The Dream 2015, an event aimed at accelerating the continued adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in California.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images (AP) Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history […]

AP investigation: Gov. Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

AP investigation: Gov. Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

California Gov. Jerry Brown attends the Drive The Dream 2015, an event aimed at accelerating the continued adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in California.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images (AP) Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history […]

6 Questions with Robert Crais!

6 Questions with Robert Crais!

We are pleased to be welcoming back Robert Crais to Vroman’s on 11/11! He’ll be promoting his newest book, The Promise. We asked him 6 Questions about his process and writing in general. Mark your calendars, this event is going to be great! ——————————— 6 Questions with Robert Crais Can you talk about your writing […]

ROSEY JONES comes to Echo Park – Grand Opening Sunday

ROSEY JONES comes to Echo Park – Grand Opening Sunday

\Sponsored Post Rosey Jones In the past year, the Eastside has grown rapidly, giving way to new businesses, restaurants and retailers, all of which have left many looking for stylish-yet-affordable homes in the area. Enter Rosey Jones—a new development of tastefully-engineered homes built specifically with this emerging class in mind. Serving as a collaboration between […]

San Fran rejection of Airbnb regs could be bellwether for LA

San Fran rejection of Airbnb regs could be bellwether for LA

Signs showing support for Proposition F are posted on a shop window in San Francisco, California on November 2, 2015.; Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images In a 55- to 45-percent vote, San Franciscans voted against a measure that would have limited short-term Airbnb-style rentals. Proposition F would have capped rental nights at 75 nights per year […]

Bad breath, bad sex, bad manners: new study looks at relationship dealbreakers

Bad breath, bad sex, bad manners: new study looks at relationship dealbreakers

Atmosphere inside at Fox’s “Take Me Out” Speed Dating Event at South Restaurant & Bar on June 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Most of us know what qualities we want in a potential mate. But what is that one thing — one big turn off — that would make you […]

Echo Park pedestrian dies after being hit by bike rider

Echo Park pedestrian dies after being hit by bike rider

ECHO PARK — The 77-year-old pedestrian who was struck by a cyclist last this month while crossing Glendale Boulevard has died of his injuries, police said. Levon Avetisyan died on Sunday, Nov. 1, said Felix Padilla, a detective with the LAPD Central Traffic Division.  While collisions between cyclists and pedestrians are not uncommon, Padilla said […]

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