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How much would you pay to get the Glassellland sign back?

How much would you pay to get the Glassellland sign back?
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The second incarnation of Glassellland before it was removed in November. Apparently you can’t keep a good sign down. The artist behind Glassellland – the large sign that was erected and removed twice last year from different hillsides in Glassell Park – has started a fundraiser to install the sign in a permanent location.  Justin, […]

For Rent: Lux Two Story Remodel W/ HUGE Bonus Sunroom | Outdoor Space & Views!| Fab Location!

For Rent: Lux Two Story Remodel W/ HUGE Bonus Sunroom | Outdoor Space & Views!| Fab Location!

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings 1523 Murray Dr  |  $3,298/month  | Property Website From The Rental Girl: Surprisingly spacious dream pad! It was completely remodeled from head to toe. Enter a sun-kissed living room with beautiful real wood floors, faux fire place and huge windows. The Chef’s kitchen is all new and offers what cooks […]

Will Silver Lake secede from the Eastside?

Will Silver Lake secede from the Eastside?

The debate over what is and is not ‘ the Eastside has landed on the agenda of tonight’s Silver Lake Neighborhood Council meeting.  The council’s Governing Board is scheduled to take up a motion that would change its standing rules to state “that Silver Lake is not located in the ‘East Side’ of Los Angeles.” What’s […]

Silver Lake burglar busts through apartment wall

Silver Lake burglar busts through apartment wall

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 […]