Sunday, May 28, 2017


Silver Lake says goodbye to its shade balls

SILVER LAKE —  It’s been nearly nine years since 400,000 plastic shade balls were dumped into the Ivanhoe Reservoir. There, the 4-inch balls have bobbed up and down on the surface, helping reduce potentially harmful chemical reactions but also marring the view of the bright-blue water. ... Read More »

New willows await in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE — Thanks to Dan Gershon for  a photo of  the shaggy, new Australian Willow trees that have been planted along West Silver Lake Drive next to the Silver Lake Reservoir. The 14 trees and other new landscaping are part of the final stage of a ... Read More »

New landscaping taking root at Silver Lake reservoirs

SILVER LAKE — Walkers and runners who circle the Silver Lake reservoirs might have noticed  new trees, shrubs and grasses being planted near Tesla Avenue. What’s going on? Amanda Parsons, a spokeswoman with the L.A. Department of Water & Power, which manages the property,  said the ... Read More »

Are you in the dark? Power still out in many neighborhoods

Crews from the L.A. Department of Water & Power have been working around the clock to repair downed power lines and other damaged inflicted by Friday’s powerful storm. But thousands of customers from Silver Lake to El Sereno remain without power tonight, with some outages having ... Read More »

Storm slams Eastside [updated]

Trees toppled, power was knocked and storm drains overflowed as the heavy storm that had been expected for a few days arrived this afternoon, drenching the Eastside and the rest of the Los Angeles area. Almost two inches of rain fell on Downtown by the evening ... Read More »

DIY binoculars help young Highland Park bird watchers focus on nature

HIGHLAND PARK -- “Let’s go to the Secret Forest!” pleaded members of the Nature Club at San Pascual STEAM Magnet Elementary. They pointed to a cropping of trees on the western side of the Highland Park campus, where tall oaks, pines and eucalyptus present a shady spot for students during recess – and a perfect place for various birds to perch. Read More »

Echo Park ficus get whacked

ECHO PARK —  An Eastsider reader called last week to spread the word about the cutting down of a trio of large ficus trees in the 1400 block of Temple Street.  Today, those trees remain standing but in a very, shall we say, truncated form. It’s ... Read More »

Did you see the hole in the clouds on Saturday?

Sandy Driscoll of Silver Lake was heading to the Women’s March in Downtown L.A. on Saturday when she noticed a strange sight in the sky:  a large hole in the clouds.  What was it? Driscoll found out a few hours later watching the weather segment on ... Read More »

Tree topples on Atwater Village van [updated]

ATWATER VILLAGE —  A large tree fell on a van on Tyburn Street near Glenhurst Avenue today as a storm moved through the area. Crews from the L.A. DWP were on the scene this morning but workers were still trying to clear up the mess tonight. ... Read More »