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Monday, January 16, 2017

Activism

Can historic designation save an Echo Park bungalow court?

ECHO PARK - Are a set of bungalows from the 1920s historically significant? As developers try to replace the Spanish-Revival style dwellings at 1456 Echo Park Avenue with as many as a dozen new three-story homes, one tenant has nominated the 94-year-old cluster of residences as a historic cultural monument. Read More »

A symbol of safety and support in Echo Park and Silver Lake

ECHO PARK — Melissa Newman and partner Salvador Avila spent Sunday walking through Echo Park and Silver Lake, handing out the new symbol of solidarity – safety pins – popular among those concerned about the election of Donald Trump as president. After Newman and Avila purchased more ... Read More »

Highland Park rent strikers face eviction

HIGHLAND PARK — Eviction notices are being issued in a rent strike at the Marmion Royal as the confrontation between tenants and landlord escalates, according to the L.A. Times. After the new owners began raising rents on renovated units by 50% earlier this year, the tenants said in ... Read More »

Moby On Board: New Silver Lake Reservoir advocacy group gains “Forward” momentum [correction]

SILVER LAKE -- Amid the saga of draining and someday refilling the Silver Lake Reservoir, residents may have noticed a new advocacy group getting mentioned over and over — especially at the June 30 town hall meeting with the L.A. Department of Water and Power. One speaker after another identified themselves as a member of Silver Lake Forward - a group that has pulled together longtime conservation advocates with various media professionals who include the musician Moby. Read More »

On the Agenda: Cypress Park’s Taylor Yard development; Atwater river projects update; Lincoln Heights Easter Egg hunt

There's no escaping the upcoming City Council and School Board elections in this week's agenda items, including two candidate forums. Also on the agenda: the Homeless Coalition in Silver Lake, Cypress Park's Taylor Yard Development and Atwater Village's River Committee. It’s a good idea to check with organizations to find out if meeting items and times have been changed or postponed