Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Atwater Village stories, photos and more

L.A. River lives up to its name


Friday’s storm turned the usually placid L.A. River into a torrent.  Luis Lopez shot this video in Atwater Village as the water gushed past the Red Car pylons near the Glendale Hyperion bridge. Read More »

Moms say Atwater park has gone to the dogs

Atwater Village park 2-15-2014 5-25-51 AM

There really is not much to Glenhurst Park – a swath of lawn, a few trees and benches and a playground squeezed into a small rectangle between homes in the southern edge Atwater Village. But it’s the only park in this part of the neighborhood and ... Read More »

Transportation agency to focus attention and dollars on dangerous Atwater-Glendale rail crossing

Doran and Brazil railroad crossings in Atwater 2-10-2014 4-49-44 AM

There are only a few crossings along the nearly two-mile long border between North Atwater Village and Glendale, which are separated by a busy rail line that runs parallel to San Fernando Road. One of those railroad crossings at Doran Street and San Fernando Road  is ... Read More »

Would a road diet improve connections or worsen congestion between Atwater and Silver Lake?

Three proposals currently being considered for the $50 million Glendale-Hyperion bridge improvement project now include bike lanes on the 1,200-foot-long span linking Atwater Village and Silver Lake. But in order to make room for bikes, motorists might be squeezed into fewer lanes.  Only one proposal calls ... Read More »

Save The Date: “Firemen” explores an unthinkable love relationship


A different kind of love story opens at The Echo Theater Company’s 2014 season in its new home at the Atwater Village Theatre. Chris Fields directs the  Feb. 8 premiere of Firemen by Tommy Smith. 
Set in rural Washington state during the first Iraq war, Firemen explores ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Atwater & Echo Park offer Super Bowl specials; discounted Eagle Rock comfort food; and brief Millie’s closure in Silver Lake

L.A. might not have an NFL football team of their own, but that’s not stopping some city watering holes from getting in on this Sunday’s Super Bowl action. This year’s contest between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos (Go Hawks!) will be the main attraction on ... Read More »

Neighborhood Fixture: Atwater’s Red Car Pylons

Situated next to the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge are the Red Car Pylons, support structures built in 1929 that allowed the Red Cars of the Pacific Electric Railway to shuttle busy passengers between Silver Lake and Atwater Village along its route, which extended into Glendale and culminated in ... Read More »

New Atwater piano school seeks to strike the right chord with mothers-to-be

Riko Method School of Piano - Final Exterior Mock-up

The owner of the soon-to-open Riko Method School of Piano  in Atwater Village believes you are never to young to start appreciating music. In fact, school founder Riko,  who prefers to use only one name,   offers a class for expectant mothers in their second-trimester that teaches them ... Read More »

For Rent: Spacious Spanish Backhouse – Atwater


3702 1/2 Brunswick  |  $2,200/month  | Property Website Completely detached and nestled away from the street, this place sits above the garage just like a tree house…leave the blinds open and enjoy the light of the blue sky pouring in… sweet! It’s beautiful just like you, ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: ReInhabit Creates An Urban Farmhouse In Atwater Village

Profiled recently in the Eastsider, this remarkable home is now offered for sale. Celebrated design+build firm ReInhabit restored, expanded and thoroughly reimagined this vintage California Bungalow. Staying true to their mission, the creative builders have preserved or recycled most of the original structure that dates to ... Read More »