Daily Archives: May 13, 2015

For Sale: Garvanza Blu…

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What’s going on at the former MJ’s gay bar in Silver Lake?

SILVER LAKE -- It's been more than a year since the dance floor went dark and the Go-Go Boys stopped gyrating after MJ's, one of Silver Lake's last gay bars, closed up early last year. Since then, the owners have remained quiet about what's planned for the Hyperion Avenue venue while construction has been on and off during the past year However, construction has resumed, and it looks like MJ's is getting a major makeover.

Learn the craft of timber framing at an Off The Saw workshop in Echo Park

Off The Saw will be hosting a timber framing intensive workshop in Echo Park. Timber framing is a traditional construction technique that joints heavy, squared-off timbers with large wooden pegs. Samuel Moyer of Samuel Moyer Furniture will lead students in building a timber frame guest house that will be constructed and installed in Echo Park.

Speaking in code with computer science prize winners America and Penelope Lopez

LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- Growing up in the Ramona Gardens housing projects twins America and Penelope Lopez did not know what computer science was, let alone coding languages like Python or Ruby. In January America and Penelope took home the top prize from the Women in Tech Challenge in Las Vegas, where they participated in a 24-hour hackathon, designing a body camera application that includes face-recognition technology.

A parking lot in a park draws criticism in Lincoln Heights

LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- For many years a section of grass and dirt in front of the Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center in Lincoln Park has served as a parking lot for staff and patrons. That’s going to change after $833,000 in public funds have been allocated to build a paved and landscaped lot a few steps from the front of center. But a Lincoln Heights resident is asking why the city has approved turning a section of the park into a parking lot.

Preparing for Elysian Valley’s future; L.A. County-USC patient to receive $1.5 million malpractice settlement; police chase passes through Eagle Rock

Morning Report: A group released recommendations to shape the future of Elysian Valley as developers and investors discover the neighborhood ... County supervisors agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle malpractice claim filed by a patient against L.A. County-USC Medical Center only a few weeks after they settled another claim for $4.5 million ... A Valley-to-South L.A police pursuit of a suspected DUI driver passed through Eagle Rock Tuesday night