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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 »

Election Day coming up; $2 million grant to pay for riverside park plans; Silver Lake dam tour today

MORNING REPORT: Voters head to the polls on Tuesday, May 16 to decide whether incumbent Gil Cedillo or newcomer Joe Bray-Ali will represent Council District 1 .... A state agency has awarded $2 million to develop plans to turn a section of the former Taylor Yards rail yard into 41 acres of parkland and greenspace next to the L.A. River .... Council District 13 will host walking tours and present renderings today of a public pathway that would be created atop the South Dam of the Silver Lake Reservoir Read More »

State shuts down Eagle Rock charter school; gentrification and the Council District 1 race

MORNING REPORT: The state board of education voted to shut down Celerity Troika Charter School in Eagle Rock amid concerns about the governance and financial stability of the company that manages the school .... An interview with Jeremiah Axelrod, an Occidental College history professor and founder of the Eagle Rock's school Institute for the Study of Los Angeles .... A recap of the First Council District race between incumbent Gil Cedillo and Joe Bray- Ali and how gentrification might have an impact as voters head to the polls next week Read More »

A Modern Paradise on Over Half an Acre in Echo Park

Hidden from the street behind an iconic fence is a unique paradise few could imagine existing in the middle of Echo Park. In 2004 the owners acquired this massive property - 3 parcels and over half an acre of land - and hired architect Rachel Allen to design their modernist dream home. Read More »

Alt comedy scene thrives on the Eastside

The Eastside comedy scene is drawing performers and patrons alike with its diverse lineups and DIY attitude. The shows break away from the run-of-the-mill stand-up comedy with a variety formats, including storytelling and chismes, making the Eastside a hotbed for alternative comedy. Here’s a sample of what to expect from shows in Boyle Heights, Highland Park & Silver Lake: Read More »

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