SILVER LAKE — An open house on Saturday put the spotlight on one of the neighborhood’s most important but often overlooked public works: the South ... Read More »
BOYLE HEIGHTS — It was more than 120 years ago when two prominent Boyle Heights leaders and landowners, William H. Workman and Elizabeth Hollenbeck, agreed to donate 25 acres to create a park in the base of an arroyo. After the city agreed to develop the park and build a dam to create a lake, Hollenbeck Park was dedicated in 1893.
ATWATER VILLAGE -- The local tile and pottery factories of Gladding McBean & Co. at one point churned everything from pipes to the legendary "Desert Rose" dishware pattern sold under the Franciscan label according to a neighborhood history. The 40-acre Gladding, McBean plant on Los Feliz Boulevard was demolished in the early 1980s and replaced with the shopping center that now houses Best Buy, Costco and other retails. But next door on the on Perlita Street is a reminder of Gladding McBean ...
ANGELENO HEIGHTS — Angeleno Heights has played host to a great many neighborhood markets over the years, including one connected to a tragic family incident. ... Read More »
MOUNT WASHINGTON — At the base of Mount Washington, at the intersection of Avenue 43 and Marmion Way, sits an unassuming two-story Mission-style building. While ... Read More »
LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Talk of suicide, a family feud and a courtroom battle over a father’s will. That’s enough intrigue and noir to fill a ... Read More »
LOS FELIZ — This past January marked the 20th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake – a quake which shook the Franklin Avenue Bridge to its ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — 1650 Echo Park Avenue is a brick, four-story apartment building that dwarfs the surrounding homes and apartments. Now known as The Heights ... Read More »
It’s pretty hard to miss a ship that’s run aground on Hyperion Avenue in Silver Lake. So each time that I pass that ship-like structure ... Read More »
The Public Storage facility sitting on the edge of Silver Lake isn’t like most storage facilities. The building is striking: it’s impressively tall, has Gothic ... Read More »
On any given day Elysian Park plays hosts to family picnics, leisurely nature walks, birthday parties, and weddings. There’s nothing like a President’s Day Weekend ... Read More »
Customers to The Best Flowers in Eagle Rock enter the Colorado Boulevard storefront by walking across a colorful terrazzo floor with the word “Kilty’s” stamped ... Read More »
When it was built nearly 50 years ago, the modernist form of the steel and glass California Federal Savings building in Eagle Rock stood out ... Read More »