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Daily Archives: January 29, 2015

Power out in parts of Echo Park and Silver Lake

A section of Silver Lake and Echo Park lost power tonight, darkening a stretch of Sunset Boulevard. One Twitter user posted a photo of a darkened storefronts on Sunset Boulevard near Coronado Street. It's not clear how many homes and businesses are without electrical service. Read More »

“That was a sunset!”

Photo by Martin COx

That was the reaction of Echo Park photographer Martin Cox as he enjoyed and photographed the sky turn a deep red and gold at the end of the day. Dan Gershon also enjoyed the sunset from his vantage point in Silver Lake. “It was pretty spectacular,” ... Read More »

The history of Lincoln Heights’ Piggyback Yard


LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Union Pacific’s Piggyback Yard sprawls over approximately 125 acres between Mission Road and the L.A. River. The busy rail yard would be transformed into parkland and wetlands next to the L.A. River if the city manages to raise enough money and the Union ... Read More »

Name that Silver Lake mystery bird

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

SILVER LAKE — Sandy Driscoll’s garden attracts a lot of birds, but a recent visitor was a newcomer that she did not recognize. “Even though it doesn’t look unusual it was smaller than a sparrow, and only a bit larger than a hummingbird. I would guess ... Read More »