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Silver Lake burglar busts through apartment wall

Silver Lake burglar busts through apartment wall
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Police always advise to keep your doors and windows locked to help keep criminals out.  But how do you keep them from breaking through the wall?  That’s what happened last week when a Silver Lake resident in the 3700 block of Sunset Boulevard returned to his apartment after work to find a hole measuring four-feet […]

Silver Lake drivers get hit with $50 driveway tickets

Silver Lake drivers get hit with $50 driveway tickets

Driveway apron parking The owners of numerous vehicles parked in driveway aprons – the sloping part of the driveway between the street and sidewalk – along Hyperion Avenue in Silver Lake were hit with parking tickets on Saturday morning. “Everyone on Hyperion between Sunset and Hoover got apron parking tickets yesterday morning for $50 each,” […]

Viewpoints: What is next in Frogtown’s future?

Viewpoints: What is next in Frogtown’s future?

Photo by Julia Meltzer By Julia Meltzer Almost 12 years ago my partner and I purchased an industrial building in a neighborhood known to locals as Frogtown but officially named Elysian Valley. A narrow strip of land between the 5 Freeway and the L.A. River, Frogtown contains  both industrial and residential properties. We chose to […]

Shopper & Diner: Atwater & Echo Park offer Super Bowl specials; discounted Eagle Rock comfort food; and brief Millie’s closure in Silver Lake

Shopper & Diner: Atwater & Echo Park offer Super Bowl specials; discounted Eagle Rock comfort food; and brief Millie’s closure in Silver Lake

Mohawk Bend | Photo courtesy by Mohawk Bend By Marni Epstein L.A. might not have an NFL football team of their own, but that’s not stopping some city watering holes from getting in on this Sunday’s Super Bowl action. This year’s contest between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos (Go Hawks!) will be the main […]

The art of punk and the dive at Cafe NELA

The art of punk and the dive at Cafe NELA

Photo by Nathan Solis By Nathan Solis Illuminated by the glow of a neon beer sign, David Travis crosses the checkered-tiled floor of Cypress Park’s Cafe NELA as a hardcore punk band plays on a modest stage. Patrons and performers come in all shapes and dress: tattered leather jackets with safety pins, women in high […]

Neighborhood Fixture: Atwater’s Red Car Pylons

Neighborhood Fixture: Atwater’s Red Car Pylons

Concrete Red Car Pylons once supported a trolley-line bridge/Luis Lopez By Marni Epstein Situated next to the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge are the Red Car Pylons, support structures built in 1929 that allowed the Red Cars of the Pacific Electric Railway to shuttle busy passengers between Silver Lake and Atwater Village along its route, which extended into […]

Echo Park plays a supporting role in puppet productions

Echo Park plays a supporting role in puppet productions

Puppeteer Bob Baker brought his puppet-making skills and his marionette theater to the southern edge of Echo Park more than fifty years ago. Now, a new generation of puppeteers are calling Echo Park home, making puppets for live performances as well as part of animated productions. The firm Screen Novelties, for example, moved its offices and studio […]

Shopper & Diner: Eagle Rock Brewery unveils new brew; new paleo-vegan options in Highland Park; discounted, award-winning Boyle Heights theater

Shopper & Diner: Eagle Rock Brewery unveils new brew; new paleo-vegan options in Highland Park; discounted, award-winning Boyle Heights theater

By Marni Epstein Courtesy ERB Eagle Rock Brewery is turning four years old. It’s doing what not many four year-olds can to celebrate the occasion – drink. The brewery has unveiled a special new White Rabbit Imperial witbier, per Los Angeles Magazine. The brew has a predominant citrus profile with hints of chamomile and coriander. In other […]

Highland Park soda shop lets customers get creative with custom-made pop

Highland Park soda shop lets customers get creative with custom-made pop

Photo by Valentina Silva By Valentina Silva Galco’s Old World Grocery is one of York Boulevard’s oldest businesses, and its staying power isn’t a mystery. The Highland Park shop sell a million different types of soda—okay actually about 500—from all over the world, old-timey candies and even a nice selection of beer. Plus, a soundtrack of […]

Toddler dies after being hit by grandfather’s van in Highland Park

Toddler dies after being hit by grandfather’s van in Highland Park

View Larger Map An 18-month-old girl was killed Saturday afternoon after being struck by her grandfather’s van as he backed the vehicle down his driveway. CBS2 reports that the girl suffered major trauma after being struck by the van at about 1:50 p.m. in the  3500 block of Marmion Way.  The girl died from her […]