Daily Archives: April 17, 2012

DWP board votes to cover up Elysian Park reservoir

Advocates of Elysian Park and their allies have waged a 25-year-long battle against a plan to cover up the nearly century-old Elysian Reservoir with a metal or rubber cover. Today, they lost that battle.  The L.A. Department of Water and Power commissioners voted in favor of slapping a synthetic rubber cover – dismissed by one critic as a “rubber mat” ... Read More »

Silver Lake diner makes room for fine-dining pop up

By Valentina Silva Millie’s has gone fine dining. Well, sort of. Alma, a pop-up concept by Chef Ari Taymor and Front-of-the-House manager Dinelle Lucchesi, has taken over the Silver Lake diner after hours on Thursday through Sunday. My advice: go. For $55, you get around six courses, plus a few extras—each more inventive than the last. I haven’t been this ... Read More »

127-year-old Lincoln Heights house in line to become historic landmark*

Built 127 years ago at the base of a Lincoln Heights hill,  the Queen Anne-style Young-Gribling residence retains an imposing albeit haunted-house like presence complete with steep roofs and a tower that looks down upon Griffin Avenue.  But the home at 3320 Griffin Avenue  is in need of extensive repairs, prompting the current owners to have the property, designed by ... Read More »

Silver Lake as salad bowl

The first step in making a Silver Lake Salad requires that you actually step outside and stroll through the neighborhood.  That’s how Emily Ho and Gregory Han started when they went foraging for salad fixings – including nasturtiums, nopales, wild fennel and lemons- in the empty lots and along the stairways of Silver Lake.   They even used some pine needles ... Read More »

Echo Park stops for Al Pacino

Motorists driving down Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park this morning might be forced to come to an abrupt stop for a few moments  as a movie starring Al Pacino and Christopher Walken is being shot at the Brite Spot restaurant. While Echo Park residents are accustomed to all manner of film, TV and video shoots, the sight of Pacino and ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Echo Park & Silver Lake

Real estate developers prepare to play at Dodger Stadium  L.A. Times Surf Silver Lake. Patch Atwater Village Neighborhood Council reaffirms funding for event outside of the neighborhood. CityWatch Echo Park’s new animal themed mural.  Echo Park Cool New York Times pays a visit to Echo Park’s Cookbook. NYT This year’s Echo Park Lotus festival might be held in a parking ... Read More »