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The music stops for a gay Silver Lake piano bar

The music stops for a gay Silver Lake piano bar
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The Other Side,  one of the last gay bars in Silver Lake and one of the city’s last remaining piano bars, is closing and will be replaced with a sports bar.  The new Hyperion Public will also be taking over the Flying Leap Cafe, which is next door on Hyperion Avenue and shares a common […]

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Glassell Park & Highland Park

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Glassell Park & Highland Park

Visitors Guide, Echo Park Scenes from a Boyle Heights police pursuit. CBS2 District Attorney decides against filing felony charges in weekend beating at Dodger Stadium; misdemeanor charges to be considered.  Daily News Two men in Bryan Stow beat to face federal weapon charges.  L.A. Now College district to discuss future of Van de Kamps campus. […]

Bike rider asks “Speed Racers” to slow down on the L.A. River Path

Bike rider asks “Speed Racers” to slow down on the L.A. River Path

Kevin is a bike rider from Echo Park who looks forward to taking early evening rides with his girlfriend along the Los Angeles River Path between Elysian Valley and Griffith Park. But some of his recent rides along the river have been marred by other cyclists he refers to as “Speed Racers,” the Lycra-clad bike […]

Will flags flutter this Memorial Day on the Glendale-Hyperion bridge?

Will flags flutter this Memorial Day on the Glendale-Hyperion bridge?

Photo by Clinton Steeds/Flickr Memorial Day came and went last year without any American flags waving from the Glendale-Hyperion bridge as they have in years past. Last year, the city lacked the money to install the flags on the span linking Atwater Village and Silver Lake in time for the holiday, explained a spokesman for Tom […]

Firefighters snuff out brush fire near Elysian Heights

Firefighters snuff out brush fire near Elysian Heights

Firefighters this afternoon quickly put out a grass fire that burned less than an acre near Stadium Way and the 5 Freeway.  The slow moving blaze that broke out in thick brush around 2 p.m. took about 40 minutes to extinguish, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. No injuries or damage to structures was […]

Glassell Park school holds Comedy Lounge fundraiser

Glassell Park school holds Comedy Lounge fundraiser

Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts will hold it Big Night Out Comedy Lounge fundraiser on Saturday, May 19 at its Glassell Park campus. Here are some details of what to expect: The event will take place this Saturday, May 19th, doors open at 6:00pm. Admission is $40, which includes a live show featuring […]

Silver Lake Jubilee unveils final music line up

Silver Lake Jubilee unveils final music line up

 Family of the Year to play at Silver Lake Jubilee The Silver Lake Jubilee today announced a final line up of more than 70 musical acts and artist that will perform on six stages during the Memorial Day weekend. With the Sunset Junction Street Fair collapsing into bankruptcy court, the Silver Lake Jubilee has been […]

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Highland Park & Silver Lake

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Artist suffers fatal stroke as he prepares for final exhibit at Highland Park gallery.  L.A. Times Occidental College elects its first Native American student body president.  Oxy News Renovation of Boyle Height’s “haunted hospital to begin next month. L.A. Times & Previously on The Eastsider An $800-a-month Silver Lake rental any kid would love.  Curbed […]

Soon-to-open Silver Lake restaurant up for grabs at $8,000 a month

Soon-to-open Silver Lake restaurant up for grabs at $8,000 a month

Westerly Coffee Shop interior/LoopNet The Westerly Coffee Shop, now taking shape inside the former La Parrilla restaurant in Silver Lake, is still weeks away from opening but the Sunset Boulevard restaurant space is already up for rent at $8,000 a month in addition to $200,000 in key money.   Steve Edelson and Sonny Roul, who have […]

Lock up your cars, Silver Lake

Lock up your cars, Silver Lake

Photo from Flickr So far this year criminals have driven away with more than 60 cars and trucks from across Silver Lake while more than 100 other vehicles have been broken into.   The volume of vehicle-related crime has prompted the detectives of the Rampart Division, which patrols the area south of Sunset Boulevard, to warn […]