May 29, 2013 |
Silent slapstick filmmaker Mack Sennett moved to Los Angeles in 1913, setting up shop in what is now Echo Park, and began to make short movies starring an upstart comedian named Charlie Chaplin. Three years later, he built a set of soundstages to make movies with his movie star girlfriend, Mabel Normand. Now those Silver Lake soundstages, which became part of the Mack Sennett Studios, are getting a face-lift under new owners. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Jesse Rogg, a Grammy-nominated music producer, bought the production space for about $3.3 million this year from Stephen Collins, a former photographer who owned the property for nearly three decades.
HOME & GARDEN
July 8, 2004 |
Silver Lake may be a straight shot east from the design district of Beverly Boulevard, but what a difference a ZIP Code makes. With new arrivals joining expanded businesses near Effie Street, Silver Lake Boulevard has become an upscale detour for Sunset Boulevard thrift shoppers and a destination for trend-setting decorators. The shops maintain schedules that are as relaxed as the atmosphere, so call ahead.
September 14, 2000 |
So that there's no false advertising here, Silver Lake isn't really either. The bluish reservoir, built in 1907, was named for Herman Silver, a member of L.A.'s Board of Water Commissioners. The neighborhood surrounding it is, like so many in L.A., an area that its residents adore and most others couldn't find on a map. (It's about five miles north of downtown L.A., couched between the 101 and 5 freeways.
April 23, 2010 |
In Silver Lake, the crafty crow evidently trumps the skunk. The neighborhood's defunct watering hole Stinkers may still be stuck in some barflies' noses, but the skunk-inspired homage to canned beers, truck stops and white-trash Americana has been closed since February. Having undergone a face-lift, the joint officially reopens Friday as the Thirsty Crow. It's a well-manicured whiskey bar suited to a more refined demographic that the 1933 Group (the company that also owns Bigfoot Lodge, the Little Cave and Saints and Sinners)
HOME & GARDEN
January 27, 2010 |
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Kevin Griffin of the alternative rock band Better Than Ezra has listed his Silver Lake home for $1.65 million. The Tony Unruh-designed steel, glass and wood house has expanses of windows, decks on two levels and city light views, blurring the distinction between the indoors and the outdoors. When Griffin and his wife, Laurel, bought the multistory house in 2006 for $1,595,000, they felt fortunate to find it. "We moved here after the hurricane in New Orleans," Kevin Griffin said.
May 10, 2009 |
What began as a communal living experiment in postwar California would become a model for low-cost urban housing and the innovative use of small spaces. Gregory Ain's historic Avenel Cooperative Housing Project in Silver Lake today has a corner unit for sale. Ain, the notable Modernist architect, completed the 10-unit complex in 1947 for 10 couples who each chipped in about $11,000 to build a housing project that would promote communal living.
November 28, 2013 |
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 10 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of Los Angeles Police Department data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Six neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Silver Lake (A) was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 0.5 over the last three months. Toluca Lake (G) topped the list of four neighborhoods with property crime alerts.
April 22, 2014 |
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and his wife, Amy Wakeland, have put the home they own in Silver Lake up for one-year lease at $8,500 a month. Built in 2010, the boxy contemporary features an open living room, dining room, media room, office/gym, six bedrooms and five bathrooms in 4,000 square feet of living space. The top-level master suite has views of the reservoir. Concrete counters and a walk-in pantry are among amenities in the sleek kitchen. There are multiple decks. The street just got a fresh coat of slurry, so it would appear the place is ready for new occupants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2013 |
An abandoned item appearing to be a pressure or rice cooker led a Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad to respond Wednesday to a Ralph's parking lot in Silver Lake. LAPD Officer Christopher No confirmed that the bomb squad responded to the 2500 block Glendale Boulevard near Fletcher Avenue about 12:20 p.m. after a suspicious package was found in the grocery store parking lot. No did not characterize the nature of the item, but in aerial video still from KTLA, it appeared to be some kind of houseware such as a pressure cooker or rice cooker.
September 6, 2012 |
D.J. Olsen, formerly the chef at Lou Wine Bar, is getting back into the cooking business. He says he's going to be the chef at the new Black Cat at Sunset Junction in Silver Lake, which is scheduled to open in early October. During his six-year tenure at Lou, Olsen earned a reputation for deceptively simple, deeply flavorful food based on whatever he found at the most recent farmers market. Indeed, Olsen and his pushcart were such familiar sights at the Wednesday Santa Monica market, that some may have mistakenly thought he worked there.