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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Scenes and Sightings

Silver Lake lemonade stand

Sure sign of summer

SILVER LAKE —  This industrious kid named Bowe knows there’s nothing like a cool glass of freshly squeezed lemonade to beat the summer heat — especially at a $1 a pop.  He had a nice shady spot on West Silver Lake Boulevard near the Chandelier Tree ... Read More »

Rainbow flag in East Los Angeles

Don’t forget it’s Flag Day today

EAST LOS ANGELES — Today marks the birthday of the stars and stripes,  which was adopted as the nation’s flag on June 14, 1777, by the Second Continental Congress, according to Wikipedia. There are no Eastside Flag Day parades that we know of, but at least one ... Read More »

Can’t get enough of that Silver Lake milkweed nectar

SILVER LAKE ––   Thanks to Sandy Driscoll for sending in the photo of the Monarch butterfly that she helped nurture last month as part of efforts to restore butterfly habitats. The butterfly pictured above was once one of three large caterpillars Driscoll found a little more ... Read More »

A different view of Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE —  The normally off-limits South Dam of the Silver Lake Reservoir was open to the public for a few hours today,  providing a sweeping view of the reservoir and surrounding hillsides that relatively few people have seen before.  But that could be changing soon. ... Read More »

It’s a great day for cloud watching [updated]

SILVER LAKE — Thanks to Dan Gershon of Silver Lake for the photos of the giant puffy clouds — and the occasional rain shower — making their way across Los Angeles this afternoon. UPDATE: Shortly after posting the cloud photos a band of thunderstorms moved across ... Read More »

Steel butterflies take flight above El Sereno

El SERENO  —  A steel sculpture features a flock of butterflies was recently installed over the newly reconfigured junction of Soto Street, Mission Road and Huntington Drive. The work is by artist Michael Amescua,  who has also created decorative gates along the Los Angeles River and ... Read More »