Thursday, July 2, 2015

Silver Lake stories, photos and more

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


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.

The era of the corner drug store fades away in Silver Lake [update]

Sun Lake Drugs and Dean Ng 6-6-2015 11-36-51 AM

SILVER LAKE -- A few years after becoming a pharmacist, Dean Ng became the owner of Sun Lake Drugs store at Sunset Boulevard and Parkman Avenue. "I would never work for a chain," said Ng, who joined the ranks of the countless pharmacists who dispensed pills, cough medicine and advice from corner drug stores around the country. But when Ng's customers call to refill prescriptions later this week, they will be directed to the Rite-Aid in Echo Park. After nearly 40 years in business, Ng is closing up shop.

Condos coming to Rowena

Rendering of 2920 condo development on Coffee Table site 5-31-2015 6-35-25 PM

SILVER LAKE — Construction crews are preparing the site for 33 new condos that will occupy the site of the former Coffee Table restaurant on Rowena Avenue.

A Beautiful Craftsman with Room to Roam


This warm and welcoming single-level residence has vintage good looks and an abundance of living space. Originally built in 1912 it has been updated and is well maintained, providing considerable value in a central location near Silver Lake, Echo Park and Downtown LA.

Residents to weigh in on south Silver Lake development


SILVER LAKE — The developers seeking to turn an approximately one-acre chunk of Silver Lake into the site of 136 apartments and 12,000-square-feet of retail space are scheduled to appear tonight before a community meeting. A representative for CIM Group, one of Hollywood’s largest and most politically connected developers, said that 15% of the units would be set aside for very low income tenants.

Another water main break?

water main break in silver lake near myra and del mar

SILVER LAKE — LADWP crews have closed Del Mar Avenue at Myra Avenue this morning in what appears to be today’s most recent water main break. At least three other water mains have burst in East Hollywood, Eagle Rock and Los Feliz since about midnight. The Eastsider has ...