Daily Archives: June 22, 2015

The era of the corner drug store fades away in Silver Lake [update]

SILVER LAKE -- A few years after becoming a pharmacist, Dean Ng became the owner of Sun Lake Drugs store at Sunset Boulevard and Parkman Avenue. "I would never work for a chain," said Ng, who joined the ranks of the countless pharmacists who dispensed pills, cough medicine and advice from corner drug stores around the country. But when Ng's customers call to refill prescriptions later this week, they will be directed to the Rite-Aid in Echo Park. After nearly 40 years in business, Ng is closing up shop.

Condos coming to Rowena

SILVER LAKE — Construction crews are preparing the site for 33 new condos that will occupy the site of the former Coffee Table restaurant on Rowena Avenue.

Highland Park’s most famous garage gets a presidential visit

HIGHLAND PARK - Secret Service agents in the driveway. A sniper on the neighbor's roof. The President of the United States in the garage. Comedian and podcast host Marc Maron provided some details about his interview with President Obama, who showed up last Friday at Maron's garage studio in Highland Park.