Freshly Uneasy


Fresh and Easy moved in, a few years ago, into a mid-century shopping center on the SE corner of Vanowen at Sepulveda. The first time I went to this British import I left unimpressed. It was like buying groceries at IKEA. It felt impersonal and cheap. But gradually, in these years of lots of want…

OSH Appliance Department Closing.


About a year ago, when Americans imagined the economy was rebounding, Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) on Sepulveda (and in other locations) opened an appliance department where $1200 washing machines and $1500 refrigerators would allegedly be snapped up by those cash rich Van Nuys residents whose homes had lost 50% of their value. Chirpy long haired…