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Monthly Archives: September 2010

DWP construction scares away Silver Lake Halloween party

For several Halloweens now, the area northwest of the Silver Lake reservoirs had become a trick-or-treat hot spot, with Armstrong Avenue and other nearby streets closed for an annual Halloween Block Party.  But, next month, Halloween will come and go without the neighborhood celebration. The reason?  ... Read More »

Armed man shot by police in Echo Park was out on parole

The  union representing LAPD officers identified the man shot and killed by officers in Echo Park Tuesday afternoon as 28-year-old Jack Schlesinger, a parolee-at-large.  The Los Angeles Police Protective League in a statement said: “Moments before the deadly encounter, a check of the license plate revealed ... Read More »

Silver Lake webmaster

A neighbor of Silver Lake blogger Diane Edwardson came across the spider pictured above in the pergola above his front gate. Jonathan Vandiveer said the spider has been busy doing what spiders do: “It had been making some extremely big webs lately (I think). Some of ... Read More »

Beekeeping by moonlight

Russell Bates of the Backwards Beekeeper blog shares a photo of beekeeper named Roberta and a friend tending to a hive on an Elysian Valley rooftop. Roberta writes: “One of the best parts of LA beekeeping is that it can fit into the day before and ... Read More »

Gold Line riders facing 20 minute delays today *

Metro is blaming work on power lines in Highland Park for delays of up to 20 minutes that will last through the early evening. The transportation agency had earlier said it expected Gold Line rail service to return to normal by rush hour but now trains ... Read More »

Diesel-powered art

Ralph Hemphill opened the Hemphill Diesel Engineering School in Glassell Park more than 70 years ago to train workers on the ins and outs of the diesel engine. "1933 promises unprecedented growth in the new high-speed aviation, automotive and truck diesels," read an ad for the San Fernando Road school. "The demand for trained Diesel Engineers is bound to grow STILL GREATER." Read More »

Fire trucks for all occasions

Navigating the narrow and winding streets of the Eastside’s hilly neighborhoods pose a special challenge for fire fighters speeding to a brush or house fire.  That is why the declaration of a Red Flag alert on a hot and windy day would require all vehicles be ... Read More »