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.
November 16, 2011 |
A triplex in Silver Lake that was once home to a teenage Steve McQueen is on the market for $599,900. The updated Spanish-style building, constructed in 1923, contains three one-bedroom units in 1,660 square feet on two levels. The landscaped property is walled and gated with a lawn and deck. There is also a storage room, wine cellar and laundry. McQueen, who died in 1980 at 50, was known for his tough-guy persona. The box-office star appeared in such films as "The Magnificent Seven" (1960)
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?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2010 |
Contradictions fly along Hyperion Avenue when the Birdman of Silver Lake takes wing. Rik Martino rolls his wobbly cart with two mismatched wheels to the corner of Tracy Street and stops at Baller Hardware to buy two 20-pound bags of True Value Wild Bird Food. More than 30 years after arriving from his native Italy, the 58-year-old actor is still looking for his big-screen break. Square-jawed and body-builder muscular, Martino views himself as more Al Pacino than Jean-Claude Van Damme.
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.