Friday, January 30, 2015

Silver Lake stories, photos and more

Power out in parts of Echo Park and Silver Lake

A section of Silver Lake and Echo Park lost power tonight, darkening a stretch of Sunset Boulevard. One Twitter user posted a photo of a darkened storefronts on Sunset Boulevard near Coronado Street. It's not clear how many homes and businesses are without electrical service. Read More »

“That was a sunset!”

Photo by Martin COx

That was the reaction of Echo Park photographer Martin Cox as he enjoyed and photographed the sky turn a deep red and gold at the end of the day. Dan Gershon also enjoyed the sunset from his vantage point in Silver Lake. “It was pretty spectacular,” ... Read More »

Name that Silver Lake mystery bird

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

SILVER LAKE — Sandy Driscoll’s garden attracts a lot of birds, but a recent visitor was a newcomer that she did not recognize: Even though it doesn’t look unusual it was smaller than a sparrow, and only a bit larger than a hummingbird. I would guess ... Read More »

Are You Self-Employed? Eastside Tax Expert Answers Common Tax Questions


Freedom. That’s what comes with being self-employed. You can make your own schedule and be your own boss. But it can quickly complicate your taxes. Where do you get the forms you need? How do you know what deductions you should take? And when should you seek some professional tax help? Read on… and avoid surprises this tax season! Read More »

Weekend Bite: Gelato with a buzz

The Pazzogato | Albert Domasin/Eastsider Photo Pool

SILVER LAKE —  The affogato with scoops of vanilla bean and salted caramel gelato over espresso at Pazzo Gelato satisfies your need for coffee and a creamy desert. “They call them Pazzogatos,” said Albert Domasin Ayala, “and they are so worth it.”  Read More »

Polka dots are back in fashion in Silver Lake

The polka dots return | Photo by Patrick Pascal

SILVER LAKE — Workers began painting the polka dot pattern across Sunset Triangle Plaza – aka Polka Dot Plaza – this week after after the dots went missing last April as part of repairs to the pavement at the pedestrian plaza. Patrick Pascal took photos of ... Read More »