A Roundup of Eastside News & Info

Cal State LA receives million-dollar grant from Hauser & Wirth Gallery

The grant will support the Department of Television, Film and Media Studies over a five-year period, the El Sereno college and gallery announced. It’s part of an ongoing partnership that includes Community Impact Media, a course that provides student filmmakers with hands-on experience in media production and a mentorship through the creation of documentaries showcasing the work of nonprofit organizations.

“Cal State LA’s commitment to civic engagement and public service aligns perfectly with our gallery’s desire to contribute to the communities where we work,” said vice president of Marc Payot of Hauser & Wirth, which has galleries in Asia, Europe and the U.S., including the Downtown Arts District.

Fire strikes Vermont Avenue apartment building

It took firefighters less than 20 minutes to knockdown a fire that broke out shortly before 2 pm on Wednesday in an apartment building in the 800 block of N. Vermont Avenue, said the L.A. Fire Department. The fire was limited to one apartment on the third floor. There were no reports of injuries, and the cause has yet to be determined.

Walk this way to the Ivanhoe Reservoir

The public is invited to attend the grand opening of a new walking path next to the Ivanhoe Reservoir on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 am. The Ivanhoe Reservoir is the neighborhood’s lesser known body of water, sitting north of the much larger Silver Lake Reservoir.

The walkway, which is located in the 2300 block of West Silver Lake Drive, will be open to the public from dawn to dusk. Immediately following the ceremony, all are invited to walk the perimeter of the 2.2-mile roadway that surrounds the reservoir.

Eastside Scene of the Day

Hummingbird After the Rains, Silver Lake | Sandy Driscoll

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