Robert Fulton

Ryan Rogers (l) and Vic Chouchanian (r)

Craft Brewing Coming to the San Fernando Valley

The craft brewing trend in Los Angeles County has all but ignored a significant metropolitan area: the San Fernando Valley. Never mind that more than 1.75 million people call the Valley home. Other than a handful of nanobreweries and that imposing Budweiser plant just off the 405 in Van Nuys,......
The $10 Or Less Bookstore features rows and rows of discounted books and DVDs; Credit: Robert Fulton

Discount $10 Or Less Bookstore Expands, Even in a Digital World

Yaotl Mazahua popped into the $10 Or Less Bookstore in Northridge on a recent Sunday afternoon. The 48-year-old San Fernando resident was looking for a copy of Lord of the Flies for his son, as well as possibly something for him and maybe his daughter. "I was pleasantly surprised that......
Left to right: Dave Anthony

L.A. Podcast Festival Returns for Second Chapter

At last year's inaugural Los Angeles Podcast Festival, some fans and amateur podcasters brought their own equipment and started recording. Yep, podcast fans were podcasting live from a festival dedicated to podcasts. "You'd see them sitting at tables in the cafe or downstairs on the couches and they would be......
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The Cult of Gram Parsons Lives on in Joshua Tree

In Room 8 of the Joshua Tree Inn on Sept. 19, 1973, Gram Parsons died of an overdose, a combination of morphine, pills and tequila. The body of the 26-year-old singer — who, through work with The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and his brief solo output pioneered the genre......
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