Daily Archives: September 2, 2011

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

A pool party sounds like the perfect way to spend the Labor Day holiday weekend. But the people at Echo Park’s Machine Project are co-hosting their own version of a pool party, complete with underwater music and an above-the-water “electronic ambient soundscape.”  “Aquacoustica,” featuring scuba diver Ulrich Kreiger and composer Clay Chaplin, will be performed twice a day at Bellyflop ... Read More »

Brief police chase ends with crash in Echo Park

A stolen SUV crashed into two vehicles this afternoon in Echo Park following a brief police pursuit.   One person, the driver of the stolen Chevy Blazer, was injured in the accident that took place shortly before 3 p.m., forcing the westbound closure of Sunset Boulevard near Echo Park Avenue, police said.  Officers recognized the Chevy Blazer, which was reported ... Read More »

Club Los Globos fades to black*

Club Los Globos, the Silver Lake nightclub that had long catered to a Latino clientele, today resembles a two-story high, stucco oil tanker as workers slap black paint across the Sunset Boulevard building. There  has been a  lot more changes inside, where work is still underway on the main floor. Meanwhile, upstairs, workers are putting the finishing touches on a ... Read More »

A chilaquiles revelation at Eagle Rock’s CaCao Mexicatessen

By Valentina Silva Whenever I go to Mexico, I have a habit of eating chilaquiles every day for breakfast. They’re on every menu, whether you’re in Mexico City or the Mexican Riviera. I just can’t pass them up. The best part about it is that they’re always different — sometimes they’re green, sometimes red, super saucy or on the drier ... Read More »

Silver Lake drivers discover that part of their driveways are no-parking zones

It’s illegal to leave your car parked in the driveway apron – that sloping part of the driveway between the sidewalk and the street.  But over the years in parking-poor neighborhoods like Silver Lake,  parking enforcement officers would only issue citations if a sidewalk was partially blocked or if someone called to complain. Many Silver Lake vehicle owners, however, have ... Read More »

Plug gets pulled on Echo Park Lake

A bathtub-like ring has appeared around the banks of Echo Park Lake  as about a million gallons of water a day is being drained as part of a $65 million water quality improvement project.  The water began to be drained last week after some temporary ponds for birds were created and turtles were removed from the lake, according to a ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Northeast L.A. & Silver Lake

Table Setting, Highland Park  | Photo by Susan C. Weber/Flickr It’s closing time for Silver Lake’s Coffee Table. The Eastsider American and Chinese investors make billion dollar bid for Dodgers and stadium property. Daily News Dov Charney (Silver Lake resident) might step down as chairman of American Apparel as part of $160 million investment. Bloomberg Police seal off a portion ... Read More »