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Monday, September 26, 2016

Silver Lake stories, photos and more

From Behind the Wheel of a Lincoln Town Car: A volunteer’s view of the 1984 L.A. Olympics

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On Friday, July 13, 1984, my journal entry reads: “In DTLA for the Big Picture - 18,000 people gathered for an Olympic welcoming photo. How thrilling! I just LOVE this city!!!” As the Olympic torch made its way through LA, anticipation for the games grew. Some were later sorry they had opted to leave town citing ‘too much smog and traffic’, but we who stayed were rewarded with an unforgettable Olympics. Read More »

What is with those noisy choppers over Echo Park and Silver Lake?

Around and Around They Go: two noisy helicopters have been circling the skies over Echo Park and Silver Lake tonight.  They don’t sound like your typical LAPD or TV news helicopters. The L.A Helicopter Noise Initiative website indicates that the choppers originated from Los Alamitos Army Airfield ... Read More »

For Rent: Modern Silver Lake 2/1 + BONUS ROOM

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4022 3/4 Monroe St. | $3295/month | Property Website Monroe is a modern and intimate living community in the vibrant and trendy Silver Lake neighborhood that combines modern aesthetics with classic 19th Century Mission Revival charm found throughout Los Angeles. This recently renovated residential community offers 8 ... Read More »

Lost in Silver Lake: Golden Retriever

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My 2 year old male golden retriever apparently escaped from my yard on the evening of August 13. He has a black leather .collar but no tag. He is a very recent rescue, so he doesn’t quite know his name yet. He’ll answer to a whistle, ... Read More »

For Sale: Historic Silver Lake Craftsman

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1664 Maltman Ave | $1,275,000 | Property Website The August House, 1913, Historic-Cultural Monument #699. A unique opportunity to own a piece of LA history. Who hasn’t driven by this iconic Asian-style Craftsman on the corner of Effie in Silver Lake at some time. With its ... Read More »

Lost in Silver Lake: Orange and White Cat

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Matt is an 11yo neutered male domestic short hair cat who escaped from our house today near Landa St at Edgecliffe Drive. He is an indoor-only cat and is microchipped but doesn’t have a collar. Contact: [email protected] Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? ... Read More »

Final day arrives for Silver Lake’s Circus of Books

SILVER LAKE — After more than 30 years of serving as one of the neighborhood’s chief purveyors of gay porn, as well as running its largest newsstand, Circus of Books will permanently close its Sunset Junction store after today. “Thank you to the many, many loyal and good ... Read More »

Silver Lake crash victim identified

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SILVER LAKE — The motorcyclist who was killed Saturday in a collision on Sunset Boulevard was identified as 28-year-old Richard Dodds of Los Angeles, according to Kelli Blanchard, an investigator with the county coroner. Dodds and a passenger were riding westbound on Sunset at about noon when ... Read More »

Lost in Echo Park: Terrier mix pup

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Small friendly Terrier mix pup Contact: [email protected] Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Read More »

JUST LISTED FOR RENT: Silver Lake Designer Home with Luxury Finishes

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Ever find yourself getting lost in a stack of design magazines, wondering when and where you can find your dream home? Our new luxury listing, nestled in prime Silver Lake, has been masterfully remodeled and re-imagined by designer Kathryn McCullough. Your new home is sitting pretty and just begging to be Dwell's next cover story! Read More »

Reduced Price on Unique Silver Lake Contemporary

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Nestled above a serene, woodsy street in prime hillside Silver Lake, this beautifully updated home is light, bright, with great outdoor living spaces and a garden. Hillside and canyon views from almost every room of this 2-story contemporary Read More »

For Rent: Modern Silver Lake Split Level with Views

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1856 Silverwood Terrace | $4,300/month | Property Website No matter which way you slice it, this split level will reign supreme. Newly renovated with modern finishes this is the Silver Lake home you’ve been waiting for! As you enter into the living room, complete with a fireplace ... Read More »

Phase 2 Released at Van Daele Homes’ 29 Twenty in Silver Lake

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Van Daele’s 29 Twenty community in Silver Lake has released the second and final phase to meet the demand for these stunning modern townhomes. With just 33 homes conveniently located off Rowena Avenue, interested homebuyers are encouraged to visit soon for best selection of floorplans and homesites offered in this new release. Read More »

Political commentary in Silver Lake

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SILVER LAKE — Sandy Driscoll snapped a photo of some political signage posted on a fence near Glendale Boulevard and Rowena Avenue. “Thought it was appropriate for the opening of the Democratic Convention today,” she said. Got a story, tip, question or photo to share? Submit ... Read More »

For Rent: Remodeled 1920’s Silver Lake House

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4206 Virginia Ave | $3,295/month | Property Website It all starts on the front porch: an inviting place to relax, maybe read a book with a glass of lemonade. The tasteful blend of 1920’s charm and recent renovations makes this home a very desirable place to live. ... Read More »

For Sale: Updated Cottage in Franklin Hills

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1518 Myra Ave | $579,000 | Property Website Charming 1914 Cottage with modern twist. Large living room with hardwood floors, and loft area above. Open floor plan with high ceilings and skylights make it look airy and cool. Bright modern see through kitchen with granite counters ... Read More »

Moby On Board: New Silver Lake Reservoir advocacy group gains “Forward” momentum [correction]

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SILVER LAKE -- Amid the saga of draining and someday refilling the Silver Lake Reservoir, residents may have noticed a new advocacy group getting mentioned over and over — especially at the June 30 town hall meeting with the L.A. Department of Water and Power. One speaker after another identified themselves as a member of Silver Lake Forward - a group that has pulled together longtime conservation advocates with various media professionals who include the musician Moby. Read More »