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Daily Archives: October 10, 2012

A new (fancy) life for Silver Lake’s Black Cat Tavern

In the same Silver Lake space that only last year hosted Spanish-language drag shows,  sleek chandeliers now dangle from an ornate ceiling in a room with dark-wood paneling and dark-green banquettes. Welcome to The Black Cat, a new Sunset Junction bar and restaurant that has adopted ... Read More »

Silver Lake celebrates its newest sidewalk*

The completion of a new sidewalk does not usually draw a crowd, let alone three TV news crews and a pair of Los Angeles city councilmen*.  But the new, approximately 500-foot sidewalk along Tesla Avenue marks the completion of a years long effort to build a ... Read More »

Hipsters to star in Highland Park version of La bohème

What would Puccini think?  La bohème is coming to Northeast L.A. next month, but the classic opera will be reset in current day Highland Park and neighborhood hipsters will stand  in for bohemians.  The three-night performance at the Highland Park Ebell Club is part of the ... Read More »

Newcomer hangs on to two-vote lead in race for Echo Park council president

Ari Bessendorf, a first-time candidate for political office,  maintained his two-vote lead over longtime Echo Park council member Francisco Torrero after the ballots in Saturday’s election were recounted and untabulated provisional ballots were disqualified.  Bessendorf’s victory by two votes − 268 vs. 266 − won’t be official, however, ... Read More »

News & Notes From Echo Park, Highland Park & Mt. Washington

Thrift Store Welcome, Boyle Heights | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr School board member backs off proposal to impose a moratorium on new charter schools. Daily News Gang officers expect a spike in Highland Park gang-related crime when a “shot caller”  is released from jail.  Patch Mt. ... Read More »