Daily Archives: August 31, 2011

Some good news for 106 Sunset Junction fans

Origami Vinyl  today said it will be able to offer a full refund – including service fees – on the tickets the Echo Park store sold it in advance for the cancelled Sunset Junction festival in Silver Lake.  Those refunds will apply only to the 106 tickets purchased through Origami – not other sources. “Sunset Junction just brought all the ... Read More »

The end is near for Echo Park’s Smurf Village

The skeletons of 36 unfinished Echo Park townhouses – framed in blue-tinted wood – will soon be reduced to a pile of blue firewood.  Workers this morning who were cleaning up the site of the failed Durbin project at Echo Park and Delta avenues said the wood framing that has been left exposed for about two years will soon be ... Read More »

What your old Silver Lake bungalow would look like after a Schindler makeover

There are countless wood-sided and shingled bungalows across the Eastside that have been slathered in stucco to present a vaguely Spanish style or gutted to create loft-like interiors.  It turns out this kind of radical makeover – which often draws the ire of historic preservationists – is nothing new.  Take for example two Silver Lake homes from 1936 designed by ... Read More »

New signs seek to steer bike riders and walkers away from a collision course

The extension of the Los Angeles River bike path into Elysian Valley last year has proven popular with cyclists. The once bumpy and uneven strip along the Los Angeles River was replaced with  smooth asphalt, lane stripes, landscaping and lighting.  But the  not everyone has welcomed the new path and the bike riders.  Many longtime residents of Elysian Valley, also ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Silver Lake

View From Victor Heights | Photo by Shawn Park/Flickr Less service, higher rates await DWP customers. Daily News What it takes to get a Sunset Junction refund. Patch Boyle Heights bookshop  opens a temporary Westside outpost. L.A. Weekly Judge to consider retrial of Eagle Rock murder case involving former L.A. firefighter.  Patch Chinese Flame trees burst into bloom on Echo ... Read More »