News & Notes from Atwater, Echo Park, El Sereno & Silver Lake

Palatero hustles up  Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village.| Photo by Jesse Saucedo

  • 84-year-old El Sereno man found dead in his Collis Street home amid signs of a struggle. ABC7
  • Sheriff Baca says pot shops & dispensaries have become crime targets. L.A. Times
  • A run down of Echo Park & Edendale library events this month. Echo Park Now
  • New Atwater church takes root at a neighborhood school. Los Feliz Ledger
  • Happening Today: Echo Park Improvement Assn. Town Hall.  Save the Date
  • Notes: Silver Lake activist and real estate agent Michael Slater died late last month … Silver Lake Neighborhood Council approves a $10,000 grant for the Micheltorena Street School garden


  1. Sorry to hear about Michael Slater. He was young. How did he die? Anyone know?

  2. A BIG thanks to all the folks at Silver Lake Neighborhood Council for granting Friends of Micheltorena School $10,000 for the community garden!! And thanks for the feedback and advice from board members on construction, volunteers and expand community involvement. Please know that this is not just a school garden, it is a community and SLNC garden as well

  3. This 84 year old victim of a possible homicide lived in my neighborhood. Our thoughts are with his family and friends and hope that the mystery surrounding his death does not turn out to be nefarious.

    On a different note, in its story on the death, ABC 7 called the area on Collis Monterey Hills, not El Sereno. We call it Monterey Hills too, since that’s what our property’s parcel documents say. Why does the Eastsider refer to it as El Sereno?

  4. @ mkinla. Tract and parcel maps may identify “Monterey Hills” as a subdivision and tract but not necessarily the neighborhood.

  5. Michael Slater passed on after a 5-6 year battle with cancer.

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