NextSpace furnishes a collaborative workspace and fosters a community for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and other independent professionals. Cafe members are welcome to grab a seat alongside others in a productive coffee-shop-like space, taking advantage of the office's wireless and wired commercial broadband Internet, a networked printer, scanner, fax machine, utilities, and basic janitorial services. Access to conference rooms, a copier ($0.10/page for black-and-white printing, $0.25/page for color printing), and complimentary coffee, tea, and caffeine-dispensing helmets are also granted to all card-carriers. A range of events, such as brown-bag lunches, members-only email-discussion lists, lectures, and happy hours extend the experience beyond the office like a tender birch tree stretching its limbs to high-five a nearby druid.
Time can warp our memories, just as proximity to an active volcano can warp treasured collections of action figures. That’s where DVD Your Memories comes in to permanently preserve photos, videos, film reels, or cassettes in a variety of high-quality digital formats. When customers step into any California or Colorado DVD Your Memories location, a lab coat–clad technician gently walks them through the preservation options, which include CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or hard drives. As per company policy, that very same technician will return the original source material, along with a digital replica of the customer’s choice. DVD Your Memories can also take media to the next level with additional services, which include basic video editing, photo restoration, chapter creation, and superimposing your favorite president into your birthday party.
Owner Barb Batiste turns out a plethora of homemade desserts and sweet treats under the heading of her catering company, B Sweet, located on Robertson Boulevard. From cupcakes, cookies, breads and brownies to muffins, pies and parfaits, customers will have no shortage of sugary options to choose from. The chocolate chip banana bread is moist, dense and popular, though most customers tend to see if Barb’s signature bread pudding is available. It usually is, in a variety of flavors like banana chocolate, red velvet and salted caramel. B Sweet’s mobile operation features two black and pink trucks loaded with all sorts of quick-fix dessert bites, while the more expansive catering operation can make sandwiches, hot main dishes and drinks for private events. A brick-and-mortar space is soon to pop up in West Los Angeles as well.