Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Silver Lake stories, photos and more

Residential development headed for Riverside Drive

Periscope homes | Courtesy Project M Plus

SILVER LAKE —  A new development of single-family homes and a separate, 120-unit apartment complex are now in the works for Riverside Drive on the far north end of Silver Lake, raising concern among some residents. Crews have already begun clearing several vacant lots for the ... Read More »

A Monarch butterfly born and bred in Silver Lake

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

SILVER LAKE — Sandy Driscoll is doing her part to save Monarch butterflies. Last year she planted Milkweed in her yard to create an attractive butterfly habitat.  This week she provided an update and photo: ere is a male Monarch that I released this week. First one that ... Read More »

Silver Lake school garden shut down after students get sick


SILVER LAKE — Students at Micheltorena Elementary School became ill and one child was taken to a hospital after eating vegetables grown in a community garden on the school’s property, reports CBS 2. The community garden has been closed, and parents told CBS2 said that they were ... Read More »

Mid-Century Modern Duplex in Silver Lake


Modernist hillside duplex above Silver Lake's Sunset Junction. Designed by architect Edward Richard Lind (a protege of R. M. Schindler), this was Lind's own lifelong family home and he perfectly sited it to capture the stunning views in every direction. The main house is two stories and consists of 3BR and 2BA. Read More »

Lost in Silver Lake: Scared, newly adopted black cat


Sleek, all-black female cat with yellow-green eyes escaped her new home the night of September 5th near Blair’s Restaurant on Rowena Avenue in Silver Lake. She is 6 lbs & the shelter thinks she is 3 years old. Microchipped, but no collar or tag. Adopted just ... Read More »

TV show recreates Silver Lake Schindler – in Atwater Village

Silver Lake hills

SILVER LAKE — For the past two seasons the FX comedy/drama You’re the Worst frequently filmed  inside a Silver Lake home designed by legendary architect Rudolph Schindler. The Modernist home with views of the Silver Lake Reservoir serves as the residence of one of the show’s main characters, Jimmy ... Read More »

Echo Park & Silver Lake pizza shakeup

Former Silver Lake PIzza Hut

Many pizza fans across Echo Park and Silver Lake are asking “Where did my pizza place go?” following the recent closure of a trio of pizza outlets. In Echo Park, residents still trying to get over the closure of Pizza Buona at the end of last ... Read More »