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Daily Archives: October 21, 2011

Proposed L.A. River bridge in Atwater receives $4 million pledge

A proposal to build  a new cable bridge over the Los Angeles River in the north end of Atwater Village has received a $4 million commitment to build the structure.  The 30-foot wide bridge, which would accommodate equestrians as well as pedestrians and cyclists – would be the first privately financed bridge across the river, said Omar Brownson, executive director ... Read More »

Eastside Shopper & Diner Report

Why wait until Halloween to enjoy some treats? The Village Bakery & Cafe in Atwater Village kicked off its “13 Days of Halloween” this week by baking up a batch of “Witches’ Fingers” (shortbread cookies topped by almond “fingernails”). Owner Barbara Monderine said different “scary/delicious” treats will be added every day, including monster eyeballs, skeleton gingerbread, bat brownies and mummy ... Read More »

Silver Lake homeless survey to begin this weekend

Volunteers on Saturday will begin the first-ever survey of Silver Lake’s homeless population, visiting the underpasses, empty lots, alleys and other spots in the neighborhood where the homeless congregate. The goal is to identify the most vulnerable people and eventually get them off the street and into permanent housing, according to officials at People Assisting The Homeless (PATH), a nonprofit ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Save the Date: “House of Gold” stages its West Coast premiere. Eastsider on the Go Read More »

Save the Date: “House of Gold” explores the dark side of American childhood

By Becky Koppenhaver Can a parent love a child just for her or himself alone? Writer Gregory Moss and director Gates Mc Fadden explore this unsettling question in the West Coast premiere of  “House of Gold,” previewing tonight, Friday, Oct. 21, at the Atwater Village Theatre. Inspired by the unsolved murder of six year-old, Jon- Benet Ramsey,  “House of Gold” ... Read More »

How to replant Echo Park’s urban forest – one tree at a time

The chitalpa tree planted outside of Neil Schield’s Echo Park record shop was in sad shape when a city crew, responding to a complaint, showed up on Wednesday afternoon to chop it down. The  tree’s skinny trunk and scraggly branches were leaning so badly over the Sunset Boulevard sidewalk that it was deemed “structurally deficient”  by the city’s Urban Forestry ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Modern update of a classic Silver Lake bungalow

Joanne and Joseph Lightfoot invites you to view 1347 McCollum Street during an open house this Sunday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Warm hardwood floors and original details blend with clean modern lines in this updated two-bedroom, one and three-quarters bath bungalow on a quiet street North of Sunset. A beautiful open floor plan flows perfectly for entertaining.  The ... Read More »

Silver Lake motorists seeing red over detour

Many Silver Lake residents like David Warren welcomed the reopening of West Silver Lake Drive in May following a year-long closure as DWP crews installed a giant new underground water line. But only a few months after West Silver Lake Drive was reopened, a section of Glendale Boulevard at Waverly Drive was closed off for the same DWP project. The ... Read More »