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Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Silver Lake fire damages structures

Smoke from fire as seen from the Hollywood Freeway | Mary-Austin Klein

SILVER LAKE — Firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze this afternoon that damaged a garage and possibly a residence, according to preliminary information. No one was injured in the fire that was reported at about 1:20 p.m. in the 2800 block of London Street near the Hollywood ... Read More »

Silver Lake detours ahead

A new water pipeline will mean road work on West Silver Lake Drive | Dan Gershon

SILVER LAKE —   The detours and and no-parking restrictions on West Silver Lake Drive between Hawick and Armstrong have gone into effect and will remain in place for several months while a new water pipeline is installed. Read More »

Silver Lake gets creative with dog park pick-up-the-poop signs

Five Winners of Silver Lake Dog Park Sign Design Contes

SILVER LAKE -- The standard, green-and-white "Dog Defecation Is To Be Immediately Removed By Owner" signs often get ignored at the Silver Lake and other dog parks. That's why a group of Silver Lake residents came up with the idea of making some new "creative dog etiquette" signs" to remind pet owners to pick up after their animals.

Bobcats in Silver Lake?

SILVER LAKE -- Earlier this month the body of a bobcat was found on the southbound 2 Freeway by a staff member from the Natural History Museum. What are the chances of spotting a bobcat on the Eastside? After all, they mostly roam around Hollywood Hills, Griffith Park and the foothills of northern Los Angeles County.

Bye, Bye, Ralphs

Ralphs sign on the move after Silver Lake store closes | Marcus McInerney

SILVER LAKE -- The oval Ralphs supermarket signs were removed and trucked away today from the Silver Lake store, which official closed on Sunday. Whole Foods has said it plans to open in the same Glendale Boulevard location after it is remodeled and expanded.

Get ready to move your cars and make way for the L.A. Marathon

Marathon runners pass by Echo Park Lake during the 2010 run.

The thousands of runners expected to pour through the streets of Angeleno Heights, Echo Park and Silver Lake on Sunday for the 2015 L.A. Marathon have been warned to expect record-high temperatures. Meanwhile, residents, motorists and bus passengers, have to prepare themselves for the annual round of street closures, detours and delays.