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Monday, March 2, 2015

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Silver Lake enjoying a “Butterfly Bonanza”

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SILVER LAKE -- Diane Edwardson says that she and her Corralitas Drive neighbors have noticed the early arrival of butterflies this year. Some brightly colored and rarely seen species, like the Red Admiral and Fritillary Camouflage, have been spotted this year among the regulars that float across the lush green grass and flowers in bloom."Neighbors have been talking about the butterfly bonanza ..."

New skateboard & apparel shop rolls into Silver Lake

Photo courtesy Christopher Clough

SILVER LAKE -- There's no shortage of skateboarders roaming the streets and sidewalks of Silver Lake. But those skaters don't have many neighborhood options when it comes to buying a new skateboard deck or accessories, said Christopher Chough. That's why Chough decided to open The Banks, a skateboard and apparel store on Sunset Boulevard.

Stormy sky over Silver Lake [updated]

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SILVER LAKE -- Dan Gershon snapped a photo this afternoon showing some ominous clouds on the horizon. Better keep an umbrella handy. The ABC7 doppler radar indicated light rain falling north and west of Silver Lake.

New Silver Lake sushi restaurant holds soft opening

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SILVER LAKE -- A new Silver Lake Boulevard sushi restaurant is looking to hire a head sushi chef to oversee daily kitchen operations, reports Eater L.A. But the lack of a head sushi chef did not stop Yakuza Sushi from holding a soft opening on Thursday, according to Yelp.

Silver Lake still waiting for its saddle sculpture

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SILVER LAKE -- City officials on broke ground this week on a $1.75 million Sunset Junction street improvement project that will repair broken curbs and sidewalks and add bump outs and bike racks. But what about that $125,000 public sculpture shaped like a saddle?

Silver Lake schools on the spot over measles vaccinations

Photo courtesy CDC/ Amanda Mills

SILVER LAKE -- A cluster of child care centers in Silver Lake are among the 1,500 statewide that were found to have measles vaccination rates deemed to be at the highest risk of outbreaks, according to an L.A. Times report. The schools were among those that reported vaccination rates of 92% or less last October to the California Department of Health, which published the results on its website.

How long does it take to repair a street light? Depends on where you live

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It took the city significantly longer on average to repair broken street lights in Echo Park, Elysian Valley and Silver Lake than many other parts of the city, according to a Daily News story. It took an average of 8 days to repair a street light in the three communities while some areas had to wait only two or three days on average. One Elysian Valley resident waited 118 days to have a light fixed.