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?
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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.
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June 1, 1988 |
Gang violence and what to do about it have become Los Angeles' major political issue. Headlines about gang activities have dominated the newspapers in recent weeks. Television news has focused on the gang drug trade and the slaughter of innocent victims as homeboys establish, and re-establish, their territory. Yet gangs are not all the same, and their members are not all alike.
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.
February 3, 2008 |
Tonight, "House" goes on after the Super Bowl on Fox -- and its strike-forced season finale airs Tuesday. Earlier this week, we caught up with the show's Dr. Lisa Cuddy -- Lisa Edelstein in real life. She was in the car on the way to LAX at dawn, leaving for a month on a Lifetime film in Hawaii. Fun fact: In 1986, she was the queen of the New York City club-kid set. Your parents were just in town! My parents left yesterday. They were going on a cruise with some friends. They were very excited.
September 30, 2001 |
A three-day pop festival featuring performances by Sting, Elton John, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beck sounds like something that should be on the grounds of Woodstock or in England's fabled Reading. But the event will be held in December in L.A.'s funky/arty Silver Lake district, utilizing two relatively intimate locations--the Paramour hilltop estate built in 1923 by silent-screen star Antonio Moreno and his wife, Daisy, and the 4100 Bar on Sunset Boulevard.
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October 29, 2012 |
This is one part of Silver Lake that has no lake view. In fact, the only views are from atop a corkscrew drive that looks out over a pair of freeways, the 5 and the 2. Residents, however, see this 10.2-acre stretch of undeveloped land - along Riverside Drive to the east and Corralitas Drive to the south - as a sanctuary. They also want to keep it that way. "For all the neighbors around here this is paradise," said longtime resident Russell Bates, standing in a meadow on what residents call the Corralitas Red Car property.
July 4, 2013 |
The Red Lion Tavern in Silver Lake was kitschy long before being kitschy became a hallmark of counterculture cool. The venerable German beer garden on Glendale Boulevard, which has always been earnest about its over-the-top Bavarian-themed decor and dirndl-clad bartenders, is now situated across the street from one of hipsterdom's most self-consciously ironic and aggressively kitschy bars, the Cha Cha Lounge. This faded Frau of Silver Lake was cool long before a pilgrimage of the young and tragically hip led to a steady gentrification process that last fall resulted in Forbes magazine dubbing Silver Lake "America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhood.