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January 27, 2010 | By Lauren Beale
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.
February 4, 2014 | By Bob Pool
It's a mid-century modern home with a famous designer and a fabulous view. But is it a Silver Lake cultural monument? The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission will wrestle with that question Thursday when it decides whether to recommend that the Waverly Drive house become the city's 1,038th historic-cultural landmark. Such a designation would stall a plan by a Beverly Hills developer to demolish the ranch-style house designed by pioneering Chinese American architect Gilbert L. Leong and replace it with five three-story homes.
March 17, 2014 | By Carren Jao
 A sliver of a yard can be a powerful thing. Materials & Applications has proved this time and again by collaborating with architects to put up fantastical creations on a 25-by-40-foot gravel yard fronting Silver Lake Boulevard. Past double-take-worthy installations include a golden-leafed Mylar canopy in the shape of a black hole by Ball-Nogues Studio, a motorized vegetative cover that opens and refolds like origami by Eddie Sykes and a sinuous, fire-shaped gazebo made of pressure-laminated panels by Edmund Ming-Yip Kwong.
November 16, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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)
June 5, 2010 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
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.
January 15, 1988 | L.N. HALLIBURTON
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.
January 29, 2010 | By David Karp
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?
May 25, 2006 | David A. Keeps
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.
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