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Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Power outage leaves Silver Lake in the dark

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SILVER LAKE — An explosion in an electrical vault has cut off power to an estimated 16,000 LADWP customers tonight in the Silver Lake area, according to an agency spokesman. The explosion took place in the 600 block of N. Hoover Street. Service is not expected ... Read More »

Silver Lake mourns the death of the eucalyptus

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SILVER LAKE — Is it the drought? Is it a beetle or a fungus? The questions are being asked as residents near Corralitas Drive and the Corralitas Red Car Trail have watched as several large eucalyptus trees have died off, leaving the landscape littered with twisted ... Read More »

Meet new District 4 Councilman David Ryu

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David Ryu was sworn in this afternoon as the first Korean-American member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 4th Council District that stretches from Los Feliz and Silver Lake on the east to the Sherman Oaks on the west. Ryu, who was elected to office ... Read More »

For Rent: Stunning Silver Lake Spanish Duplex

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1856 N. Easterly Terrace | $3,795/month | Property Website The romantic details of this Spanish style duplex will make your heart skip a beat! As you enter this delightful home you are welcomed by the warmth of dark wood accents and soft, natural light that pours ... Read More »

For Rent: Silver Lake Hills Treehouse

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Maltman Ave. and Dahlia Ave. | $1,795 | Property Website This treehouse retreat is perched atop a hill and boasts 180 degree views of the downtown skyline. The expansive wall of panoramic windows makes this fully detached one bedroom apartment feel like you are vacationing on ... Read More »

It’s the end of the road for Video Journeys

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LOS FELIZ -- From her second-floor shop on the border of Los Feliz and Silver Lake, Hayley Nahmias of Video Journeys has watched former rivals down on Hyperion Avenue close over the years: Blockbuster. Video Active. Video Hut. Now it's Nahmias' turn to hold a going out of business sale. After more than three decades in business, Video Journeys is closing at the end of July.

How noisy is your neighborhood? A Silver Lake mathematician might have your answer

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Brendan Farrell and his wife were apartment hunting in Los Angeles a year ago. Although it was relatively easy to research crime and walkability statistics for L.A. neighborhoods, Farrell realized there was no way to determine just how noisy a neighborhood could be. So Brendan, an applied mathematician and former instructor at CalTech who lives in Silver Lake, applied his skills and expertise to the development of HowLoud.