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Monday, August 4

Josey Baker is coming to town


214 S Main St., Historic Downtown Los Angeles, 90012


The Common Grains Collective, a group of grain enthusiasts founded by writer/teacher Sonoko Sakai and pastry chef Roxana Jullapat (Cooks County/Bakers Will Bake), cordially invites the novice and professional bread baking community of Los Angeles to a unique “Baker to Baker” discussion, featuring the celebrated San Francisco-based bread baker, Josey Baker. The event will take place on Monday, August 4th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.

Evan Kleiman from KCRW’s Good Food, and Los Angeles own Zack Hall from Clark Street Bakery will join Josey in this casual, down-to-earth panel discussion about good bread, sustainable grains, and the complexity of the bakery business. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples of their own loafs of bread. Josey and Zack will be available to look at them, answer questions and provide tips on how to improve.

Entry tickets of $15 will be for sale at the door. Refreshments and bread samples will be offered. Attendants may reserve a space ahead of time via email at [email protected]

A portion of the funds raised through ticket sales will be donated to the local chapter of the Edible Schoolyard at Larchmont Charter Middle School, La Fayette Park Campus.

Date: Monday, August 4th, 2014. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Panel discussion begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. 

Location: Vibiana 214 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking: Public and private parking lots are located just South of the venue on Main Street on both the East and West sides of the street. There is also metered parking that is often available right in front of the venue as well as on the West side of Main Street.

Admission: $15 Includes refreshments and bread samples.

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Rufi Thorpe discusses & signs The Girls from Corona del Mar

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


“An astonishing debut about friendships made in youth, The Girls from Corona del Mar is a fiercely beautiful novel about how these bonds, challenged by loss, illness, parenthood, and distance, either break or endure.  Mia and Lorrie Ann are lifelong friends: hard-hearted Mia and untouchably beautiful, kind Lorrie Ann. While Mia struggles with a mother who drinks, a pregnancy at fifteen, and younger brothers she loves but can't quite be good to, Lorrie Ann is luminous, surrounded by her close-knit family, immune to the mistakes that mar her best friend's life. Then a sudden loss catapults Lorrie Ann into tragedy: things fall apart, and then fall further—and there is nothing Mia can do to help. And as good, brave, fair Lorrie Ann stops being so good, Mia begins to question just who this woman is, and what that question means about them both.   A staggeringly honest, deeply felt novel of family, motherhood, loyalty, and the myth of the perfect friendship, The Girls from Corona del Mar asks just how well we know those we love, what we owe our children, and who we are without our friends.”  (Knopf)


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Thursday, August 7