A low-energy Saturday night for Silver Lake

A power outage left a large number of Silver Lake restaurants and businesses in the Sunset Junction area closed on Saturday night. The L.A. Department of Water and Power said early Saturday afternoon that electrical service had been knocked out to 2,800 customers in the Silver Lake area and it would take 10 hours to restore power.

But the problem took longer to resolve and the agency later said power would not be fully restored until about midnight, which left many Sunset Junction area restaurants unable to open on a normally busy Saturday night. At about 9 p.m., one Echo Park resident who went out for dinner discovered that several Sunset Boulevard restaurants had closed for the night. She said via email:

“All businesses (Alegria, Cliffs Edge 99 cent store etc… closed. Traffic lights out, flares in street. DOT directing traffic.”


  1. Doesn’t this seem to happen every few months? If I lived there, I’d be pissed.

  2. Yes it does, around the Micheltorena area due to high heat or heavy rains, it always seems to be ok a 1/2 mile in either direction. The a mount of food that goes to waste every time it happens is a joke.

  3. On behalf of Naya Restaurant and Lounge I officially apologize for any inconvenience due to the power outage on this past Saturday, September 15th 2012. Unfortunately this power outage was out of our control! In regards to all the reservations that were
    placed on this day, we will personally contact you and would like to welcome you back and join us for a more pleasurable evening along with a special discount.
    Please keep us in mind for your special family events. It is our pleasure to bring people together in love and support in this beautiful neighborhood. The Naya team including myself is available to take your questions and provide you with additional information.
    Thank you for your patronage!

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