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Neighborhood Fixture: Silver Lake’s South Dam helped protect city against “water famine”

Neighborhood Fixture:  Silver Lake’s South Dam helped protect city against “water famine”

SILVER LAKE  —  An open house on Saturday put the spotlight on one of the neighborhood’s most important but often overlooked public works: the South Dam of the Silver Lake Reservoir. The dam, which was originally built more than a century ago, prevents more than 700 million of gallons of water from flowing down Silver […]

Sunday’s Cat: Rudy on duty in Virgil Village

Sunday’s Cat: Rudy on duty in Virgil Village

Rudy, the watch cat | Glen Phillips VIRGIL VILLAGE  —  Susan Suhar Phillips describes Rudy is as  our “watch cat” who keeps an eye on things.  “He roams the perimeter of our yard and sits on guard by our fence. He’s roaring in this pic – or might be yawning.” Got a cute cat photo […]

All Star Saturday in Echo Park: Pharrell, Billy Joel & Kid Cudi

All Star Saturday in Echo Park: Pharrell, Billy Joel & Kid Cudi

Pharrell running through Echo Park | Chad Christopher ECHO PARK — A trio of stars — Pharrell, Billy Joel & Kid Cudi — attracted attention across Echo Park late this afternoon and tonight. Many Echo Park streets were gridlocked early this evening as tens of thousands of fans headed to Dodger Stadium to attend a […]

Casita Del Campo turns 55; vinyl and haircut, anyone?; recognition for Oinkster owner

Casita Del Campo turns 55; vinyl and haircut, anyone?; recognition for Oinkster owner

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Next week, Casita Del Campo in Silver Lake begins its celebration of serving and entertaining the public for the past 55 years. The event also commemorates the memory of restaurant founder Rudy Martin Del Campo – a former actor and dancer who appeared in “West Side Story” as one of the Sharks. […]

A Modern Paradise on Over Half an Acre in Echo Park

A Modern Paradise on Over Half an Acre in Echo Park

Sponsored Post 1942 Lemoyne Street Hidden from the street behind an iconic fence is a unique paradise few could imagine existing in the middle of Echo Park. In 2004 the owners acquired this massive property – 3 parcels and over half an acre of land – and hired architect Rachel Allen to design their modernist […]

City will pay $4.5 million over deadly Eagle Rock bike crash

City will pay $4.5 million over deadly Eagle Rock bike crash

Crash took place on Colorado Boulevard east of Figueroa Street EAGLE ROCK — L.A.’s uneven pavement apparently cost a cyclist his life, and will now cost the city $4.5 million dollars, according to the L.A. Times. The City Council agreed Wednesday to pay a settlement to the family of Edgardo Gabat, 56, who died in […]

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Price cuts on East L.A. house + apartments; Echo Park townhouse; Monterey Hills condo

Price cuts on East L.A. house + apartments; Echo Park townhouse; Monterey Hills condo

Sponsored by Silver Lake Bungalow Prices on about 30 homes, condos, apartments and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week. Here are some examples, followed by a breakdown by neighborhood: East L.A.: Price drops an additional $40,000 for three units on a lot – a 3-bedroom and two 1-bedrooms. $750,000. Echo Park: More than […]

More coffee now pouring on York Boulevard

More coffee now pouring on York Boulevard

HIGHLAND PARK —   The neighborhood’s newest coffee house was serving up its first coffee drinks and waffles this morning in a tiny storefront on York Boulevard. Collage Coffee joins several other existing and planned coffee shops on York Boulevard — including Cafe De Leche and the Highland Cafe, which are a block away, and […]

More coffee now pouring on York Boulevard

More coffee now pouring on York Boulevard

HIGHLAND PARK —   The neighborhood’s newest coffee house was serving up its first coffee drinks and waffles this morning in a tiny storefront on York Boulevard. Collage Coffee joins several other existing and planned coffee shops on York Boulevard — including Cafe De Leche and the Highland Cafe, which are a block away, and […]