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Three local stories make their way to the printed page.

Arise My Love and Come Away with Me

Wendell R. Ware

This 93-year-old Sherman Oaks resident bases his first novel on his own real-life love story—a relationship born of a mutual passion for flying, set against the dramatic background of World War II. Marriage plans are interrupted when Wendell joins the Navy, ultimately becoming involved in the atom bomb missions that led to the end of the war. 



Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight

Laurie Rubin

The inspirational and poignant story of a blind woman who defies the odds. Laurie, who grew up in Encino, recalls how she has achieved her dreams—attending Yale Opera graduate school and ultimately becoming a critically praised opera singer and even a jewelry designer. 




As the Matzo Ball Turns

Jozef Rothstein

The 10-year journey of a small-town Pennsylvania man who arrives in Hollywood as an aspiring actor and struggles to get even the most meager of gigs. He ultimately finds that humor is the best salve, as he works as a waiter at a popular Valley deli, serving some of the biggest names in showbiz.

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Eat & Drink

Now Open: Local Ice Scoops Up East Coast Flavor

Hidden in the back of the long strip mall adjacent to Sportsmen’s Lodge is a sweet new find: Local Ice—an ice cream shop with a soda fountain that just opened two weeks ago. The scoop: Owner Lisa Wood says that growing up, she fell in love with traditional lemon ice desserts that are so popular in her hometown of […]


Modern Family

An outdated family room gets a makeover by a tech-savvy interior designer.

Eat & Drink

RioZonas Acai Brings Colorful Amazonian Fruit Bowls to NoHo

RioZonas Acai turned a tiny Studio City space into a hit and added a larger forum for their Amazonian fruit bowls in North Hollywood.