Non-alcoholic bottle shops: Spirited movement spreads in LA

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Lots of bottles, no booze. Non-alcoholic bottle shop Soft Spirits in Silver Lake offers a variety of distilled liquors that are ethanol-free. Photo by Megan Jamerson/KCRW.

Dry January is over but abstainers in LA have more options than ever to keep drinking less or not at all.

The Laundry Truck LA helps unhoused Angelenos wash their clothes. The goal is to support families and help kids stay educated, says founder Jodie Dolan. 

Boyle Heights native Hadda Brooks (aka the “Queen of the Boogie”) was one of the most popular musicians of post-war 1940s America. Why isn’t she remembered today?