February 4, 2010 |
Launched in 2001 by the Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance, a nonprofit organization that benefits local youths, the Silver Lake farmers market successfully serves its community. Prepared foods and crafts stands -- such as gourmet coffee, books, LPs, sunglasses and clothes -- outnumber the produce vendors, giving the venue somewhat of a flea market ambience, but that seems to suit the area, with its mix of hipster and working-class residents. Locavores may cock an eyebrow at one vendor who sells imported bananas, papaya, mangoes and pineapples ("What's up with the dude selling bananas here?
HOME & GARDEN
May 25, 2006 |
With a collection of rosewood and teak furniture, elaborate lighting fixtures and Northern European ceramics, Michael Belanger brought high-end 20th century design to Silver Lake. Starting today, he is preparing to close his gallery by offering the entire inventory at 30% to 60% off. Among the finds: dozens of dining chairs, Scandinavian tables and nightstands, and hand-blown 1960s Italian chandeliers, sconces and pendants, below. The store will be open daily until June 25.
July 15, 1993
In an effort to increase their visibility in Echo Park and Silver Lake, Los Angeles police officers are patrolling the area on bicycle. Northeast Division officers Joe Writer and Ray Garcia are riding through the areas once a week and plan to increase the frequency of the patrols. The days and times of the patrols vary. Pioneer Market has donated office space at their Sunset Boulevard store to police.
January 23, 1992
Hollywood Los Feliz Jewish Community Center recently announced the start of a full-day kindergarten that will be open to 5-year-old children of all ethnic groups and religions. The kindergarten, an expansion of the center's Early Childhood Education Program, will start in September. Enrollment will be limited to 18 children. Registration is now being accepted at the center, 1110 Bates Ave., in Silver Lake. For more information, call Ruth Shavit at (213) 663-3843.
September 19, 1999
Five decades of modern architecture will be celebrated during "Modernist Silver Lake: An Architectural Festival" Oct. 2 and 3. A highlight of the weekend will be a docent-led tour of six homes by American Modernist pioneers Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, Gregory Ain, Harwell Harris and John Lautner from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3. The festival, sponsored by the nonprofit Committee to Save Silver Lake's Reservoirs, also will feature lectures and a self-guided driving tour. Tickets are $40.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1989
A second Mediterranean fruit fly has been found in the Silver Lake area, but there are no plans to begin aerial spraying of the pesticide malathion, county agricultural officials said Friday. Crews have put up additional traps that they will be check daily, Agricultural Commissioner Leon Spaugy said. They also will be sampling home-grown fruit in the area for the presence of larvae.
August 29, 1991
A Monrovia man was stabbed to death and his companion was wounded when they were attacked by robbers outside a Silver Lake bar on Saturday, Los Angeles police said. John Lamb Jr., 31, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 4100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, Detective Ron Whitt said. Lamb's friend, David Hannam, 30, also of Monrovia, was released from a hospital after treatment for minor knife wounds.
May 20, 1993
A dispute over the fate of the antiquated Silver Lake Recreation Center appears a step closer to settlement, thanks to efforts by the local residents group to reach a compromise with the city of Los Angeles. Members of the Silver Lake Residents Association Advisory Council say they will meet this week to draw up a list of recommendations--based on a survey of 500 people who live in the area--to be presented next week to the city Recreation and Parks Department.
January 15, 1988 |
It's the kind of story Studs Terkel would love. Annette (Netty) Carr grows up in Silver Lake, Luis Moreno in El Salvador. Their paths--and their dream--cross: They open a little "carry-out cuisine" shop. Luis is at the stove, Netty at the register, both happily ever after at Netty's on Silver Lake Boulevard. The story's not over. Let's go back one step, because their gastronomic itinerary gives a hint of their food. They met at Mangia in 1980; Luis was cooking, Netty was waitressing.