Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Silver Lake stories, photos and more

Water line break floods Silver Lake intersection

Photo by Jennifer Deines

SILVER LAKE — Authorities shut down Glendale Boulevard at Silver Lake Boulevard late this afternoon after an apparent water line break flooded the intersection.  Readers sent in photos of the closed streets as fire fighters were on the scene at about 6 p.m. Water was seen ... Read More »

Silver Lake residents challenge proposed Waterloo Street townhomes

SILVER LAKE — A developer’s plans to demolish several  1920s-era bungalows  and replace them with 10 contemporary-style townhomes has drawn opposition from neighbors who have challenged the project as being out of place for the neighborhood on the border of Silver Lake and Echo Park. A ... Read More »

Stolen Land Rover prompts police pursuit through Silver Lake


SILVER LAKE — Two suspects are in custody and one remains at large following the police pursuit of a stolen Land Rover through the streets of Silver Lake on Thursday night. Lt. Wes Buhrmester of the Rampart Division provided details via email: A pursuit of a ... Read More »

Will revised Sunset Junction development plans win over Silver Lake?


SILVER LAKE — Developer Frost/Chaddock has modified plans to build three, large apartment buildings in  Sunset Junction, with a company attorney describing the new plans and designs  as a “significant improvement” over the previous proposal.  Despite the changes,  the Junction Gateway project remains big, totaling 324  ... Read More »

Found in Silver Lake: Gray Cat with White Trim


Gray cat with white trim on face and chest found on 6/24 near intersection of Reservoir and Occidental. Contact: 713-705-1161 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Read More »

Silver Lake church-to-hotel conversion seeks city approval


SILVER LAKE — A proposal by Silver Lake business woman Dana Hollister to transform a former Silver Lake church into a boutique hotel with a restaurant,  bars, pool and rooftop garden will be the subject of a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday. The 26-room hotel envisioned ... Read More »

Water-dropping choppers filling up at Silver Lake reservoir

Water-dropping helicopter over Silver Lake Reservoir | Sandy Driscoll

SILVER LAKE —  Water-dropping helicopters have been tapping into the Silver Lake Reservoir this afternoon, according to residents. The helicopters were apparently helping douse a brush fire in Glendale.  “A lot of people were taking pictures at [the] Silver lake Reservoir this afternoon as an L.A. ... Read More »

Silver Lake crash leaves two men seriously injured

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SILVER LAKE — Two men loading a wood chipper parked on a Silver Lake street were struck from behind by a car this afternoon, with the impact severing both legs of one man and leaving the other with broken bones, police said. The victims were struck ... Read More »

Found in Silver Lake: Engagement Ring

Found an engagement ring in the street gutter on June 16th on Fountain near Sunset. Contact: 818-321-7461 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Read More »

Silver Lake street floods

SILVER LAKE –  The Los Angeles Fire Department reports “significant street flooding” this afternoon in the 1700 block of Webster Avenue.  There were no reports of injuries or structural damage, according to an LAFD Alert issued at 4:15 p.m. DWP crews were on their way. Read More »