Friday, August 1, 2014

Silver Lake stories, photos and more

Silver Lake vehicle owners seek relief from catalytic converter thefts

Stolen catalytic converter. Photo courtesy James Stathas 7-3-2014 7-35-01 AM

SILVER LAKE –  It takes a little more than a minute to make the two cuts to  remove a catalytic converter and drive away with the critical car part filled with precious metals. In Silver Lake and neighboring areas, some residents are being hit by catalytic ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake gift store relocation; Golden ticket giveaways at Los Feliz eatery; & Garvanza watering hole officially opens


Silver Lake gift shop and home decor store Dustmuffin has vacated its digs at Sunset Boulevard near Maltman Avenue for a new space just a couple blocks east. Now in the former home of Sumi’s, the new storefront offers a much more open and inviting ambiance ... Read More »

Will Sunset Boulevard bike lanes go green?

SILVER LAKE –   Some Silver Lake residents would like to see  an approximately three-mile stretch of  bike lanes that run along Sunset Boulevard through Silver Lake and Echo Park painted a bright shade of green to increase the visibility of the lanes and cyclists. This week, ... Read More »

Silver Lake cat lover reminds owners to protect their pets from coyotoes

SILVER LAKE — Jackson was one of the alley cats Julie Rasmussen has cared for over the years. On Tuesday morning,  Rasmussen fed Jackson on her front porch before he headed off in the direction of the alley that runs between McCullom Street and Benton Way. ... Read More »

Lost in Silver Lake: Orange Tabby Cat Still Lost


Our dear Orange Tabby Male Cat was lost near Riverside Drive and San Fernando Near Warren Animal Hospital. He got out of his carrier and ran into the hillside home area on 3 July 2014. He is about 1 year old, has a good disposition, but ... Read More »

Video of this week’s Silver Lake water main break


SILVER LAKE — The evening rush hour was slower going than normal on Thursday when Glendale Boulevard was partly shut down after an apparent water line break near Silver Lake Boulevard. Along with several photos, one person also shot a video of water gurgling through the ... Read 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 »