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Daily Archives: August 5, 2009

The water in the Silver Lake Reservoir is not only used for drinking

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfct1ZEWF64&hl=en&fs=1&] It also helps fight fires. On Tuesday afternoon, water dropping Sikorski helicopters extended their snorkel hoses to suck up water from the north end of the reservoir before flying off to the scene of Glendale fire near the 134 and 2 freeways. The company’s Firehawk can transport about 1,000 gallons of water, according to the company. Video by Scott ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

Stories and items from other parts of the blog: * Silver Lake residents want to DASH over to Los Feliz. Eastside Citizen * Eastside Crime Watch: A rape in Glassell Park and a surge in vehicle crime and aggravated assaults in Echo Park and Silver Lake were the among the most serious crimes reported last week. Eastside 911 Read More »

How the most ungay mall of all came to host a gay pride event

The Eagle Rock Plaza, a charmless box featuring a giant Chucky E. Cheese sign, could never be confused as a center for gay culture. But, on Saturday, this family-friendly mall , whose most flashiest tenants include a two-story Target and a Filipino fast-food restaurant called Jolilbee, will host the first-ever Northeast Los Angeles Pride, a gay pride event organized by ... Read More »

News & Notes Atwater, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Highland Park, & Mt. Washington

Feds investigate payments to Councilman Jose Huizar and former school board member and Eagle Rock resident David Tokofsky. Daily Journal (subscription required) More drama: All My Children coming to Glassell Park. Variety Boulevard Sentinel publisher explains how a Highland Park blogger’s story ended up in his paper. 90042Emergency response team forming in Mt. Washington. Mt. Washington Assoc. Is Atwater Village ... Read More »

View of the Glendale fire from Silver Lake

Water dropping helicopters are flying between the Silver Lake Reservoir and the fire northeast of the 2 and 134 freeways, said Silver Lake resident Diane Edwardson of the Corralitas Red Car Property blog. More fire photos in the slide show from Angeleno Heights resident Kevin Kuzma who was driving near the scene of the blaze. Fire department officials expect to ... Read More »