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Daily Archives: December 10, 2008

Singing the praises of Atwater

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99yOUcX3XP4&hl=en&fs=1]It seems like nearly every person — from dentists and dancers to dog groomers and councilmen — who lives, works or just passes through Atwater Village makes an appearance and is mentioned in this homemade music video. My favorite lyric: “It used to be called At-wa–ter…but ... Read More »

The Silver Lake demographic

Like any good entrepreneur, Joe Keeper, owner of the Bar Keeper in Silver Lake, knows his customers. But the profile of regular patrons at his Sunset Junction barware store might differ from the typical suburban shopper, he tells the LA Times: “Our customer base is mommies ... Read More »

Salvation at Salesian*

Salesian High School alumnus Councilman Jose Huizar was honored at the Boyle Heights school’s 50th anniversary celebration last month and spoke about how it changed his life: “Growing up in Boyle Heights, I got into some trouble in middle school and attending Salesian literally changed the ... Read More »

Blocking off a street and crime in Atwater

A Sunday afternoon mugging at gun point. Car break-ins and vandalism. Why has there been so much crime on Valleybrink Road in Atwater Village? Blogger Atwater Village Newbie thinks he knows why and offers a solution to the crime spree on the narrow street: “How about ... Read More »

The history, legacy and bathroom of Aimee Semple McPherson

Eastsider Photo Gallery Some people come to Aimee Semple McPherson’s former home and office in Echo Park to learn more about her contributions as a religious leader and founder of Angelus Temple. Others want to explore her role as an important Los Angeles historical figure and ... Read More »