Daily Archives: August 24, 2011

Bands and venues prepare for a weekend without Sunset Junction festival*

The failure of Sunset Junction festival organizers to get city permits to hold this weekend’s massive street and music fair has left bands, ticket sellers and other scrambling to figure out what to do if the event is officially cancelled.”We are still waiting to hear the official word,” said Neil Schield of Echo Park’s Origami Vinyl,  which has sold about ... Read More »

Ukuleles & Popcorn: Silver Lake merchants to host Sunset Junction alternative

What to do this weekend now that Silver Lake’s  Sunset Junction festival failed to get the necessary city approval?  A group of Silver Lake merchants have quickly organized an alternative: The No Function Junction. The idea of staging a Saturday afternoon sidewalk sale and hosting musical acts and other performers came up this morning as some neighborhood shop owners were ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

Stories and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Atwater says so long to summer with “Summer Nights on the Boulevard.”  Eastsider on the Go The Eastsider is checking into some talk that Silver Lake merchants are organizing a last-minute sidewalk sale this weekend after the city refused to grant a permit to hold the Sunset Junction Music ... Read More »

Atwater says so-long to summer

Atwater Village will host its final “Summer Nights on Bouelvard” on Thursday with live music, art and late-night shopping and eating.  “Summer Nights is a showcase for our merchants and restaurants on Glendale Blvd. in Atwater Village,” said Lenora Pitts with the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council, which co hosts the event. “Our businesses stay open late and offer specials and ... Read More »

Echo Park council takes steps to improve attendance and participation

By Mary A. Allen The Echo Park neighborhood council met on Tuesday night to consider proposals to improve attendance and conduct in a meeting that was punctuated by heated exchanges between board members and yelling and screaming by members of the public. The  meeting began 20 minutes late as a lack of a quorum prevented the council from taking up ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Monah Li lands in Echo Park

Monah Li, the Los Angeles designer whose “rich Bohemian” creations and boutique put Los Feliz on the fashionista map during the late 1990s,  has returned to retailing – in Echo Park. There will be no confusing Monah Li’s former location amid the  cafes and shops of Vermont Avenue with the 1200 block of Sunset Boulevard, where some other designers and ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Highland Park & Silver Lake

“Atwater Neon,” Atwater Village | Photo by Robert Takata/Flickr Sunset Junction festival organizers say they have cash to pay for city permit but still need approval. L.A. Now New theater and restaurant planned for the former Paramount Ballroom in Boyle Heights. Eater L.A. What to do about Marmion Way dumping. Patch Happening Today: Eastside Bike Club Summer Nights Bike Ride; ... Read More »