Author Archives: Aileen Fraser

About Aileen Fraser

Aileen moved to Los Angeles in 1988, when the Dodgers last won the World Series, and fundraising was in full effect after some jerk burned the L.A. Public Library down. Much like that year, her life in L.A. has had its ups and downs. After several years of living in the city, mostly in the Silverlake area, she moved to the San Fernando Valley in 2013, where she embraces the roominess and splendid mix of cultures, while exploring options overlooked while living "over the hill." She has very rarely met a burrito she didn't like.

Special 4-20 Booksigning at La Luz de Jesus: Joseph R. Pietri’s The 15-Ounce Pound and The King of Nepal: Life Before the Drug Wars

Just in time for what has become the unofficial stoners’ holiday, April 20, aka 4-20, former drug smuggler turned medicinal marijuana advocate and purveyor, Joseph Pietri will be signing his books at Wacko/La Luz de Jesus Gallery and Bookstore. Billed … Continue reading

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Book Launch This Weekend of “Shot in the Dark: The Collected Photography of David Arnoff”

David Arnoff will be in Los Angeles this weekend launching his epic photography book, Shot in the Dark: The Collected Photography of David Arnoff. In his stunning catalogue of the nascent punk scene, Arnoff has captured the essence of a … Continue reading

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Brent’s Deli: If Your Mom Could Actually Cook

Truly, any restaurant can and should be judged on whether a dish could be made just as well at home. When we recently popped into San Fernando Valley’s stalwart Jewish deli, Brent’s, during a local fundraiser, we were prepared to … Continue reading

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Your New Favorite Band: No Small Children

Relatively new on the L.A. scene, all lady trio No Small Children have been tearing it up, one dive bar and one small club at a time. Expect them in larger (and more expensive) venues, soon. Right now, though, you can see … Continue reading

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Dog Haus Opening in Canoga Park Kicks Off National Hot Dog Month

The Valley is known for stalwart hot dog joints such as Fab’s and Cupid’s.  However, we were fortunate to discover a brand new gourmet purveyor of meat in a bun when attending the official opening day and ribbon cutting ceremony at … Continue reading

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