Posts Tagged ‘Silver Lake’

Shop owners priced out of Silver Lake find a new home in Highland Park

March 1, 2017 at 11:55 am

Courtesy Sonomama HIGHLAND PARK —  After being priced out of their Sunset Junction location in Silver Lake, the owners of Reform School, which sold everything from vintage apparel and books to handmade pottery and prints, have landed  on Figueroa Street in Highland Park. The selection remains eclectic but partners Tootie Maldonado-Ellman & Billie Lopez have […]

The Fascinating History of Porto’s, A Southern California Cuban Legend

February 27, 2017 at 9:43 am

They sell 1.5 million cheese rolls every month, and hundreds of thousands of potato balls If you thought the line at Howlin’ Rays was bad, you should try making it to any of Porto’s three area cafes on a weekend morning. The casual Cuban restaurant chain is an absolute staple for Southern California, drawing tens […]

Design boutique and gathering spot opens on Silver Lake Boulevard

February 26, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Courtesy Night Palm SILVER LAKE — Tiffany Howell once ran the music video division of a large Hollywood production company. But her heart was elsewhere. Passionate about art and interior design, she wanted to open a store close to her home that not only showcased the things that she loved but was also served as […]

A Silver Lake Restaurant Where Community is as Important as Food — But Maybe Not Margaritas

February 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Casita Del Campo opened on the Silver Lake side of Hyperion Avenue in 1962 by a dancer and actor, Rudy Del Campo, who was looking for a second career. The restaurant was painted with every color of the rainbow and filled with various objets d’arte and statues. The menu was a collection of Tex-Mex-inspired combo […]

LA County moves forward on protecting Obamacare

February 21, 2017 at 7:31 pm

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Photo: Photo The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to push back against the threatened repeal of the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended strong opposition, telling his colleagues, “The erosion has already begun … it’s not just the loud voices in Congress, […]

New landscaping taking root at Silver Lake reservoirs

February 21, 2017 at 7:12 pm

Photo by Dan Gershon 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 new landscaping is part of […]

Silver Lake, Atwater and Echo Park Neighborhood Councils to Sponsor CD13 Candidate Forum

February 20, 2017 at 3:18 pm

CD13 candidates from top left: Jessica Salans, incumbent Mitch O’Farrell, Sylvie Shain, David de la Torre, Bill Zide, Doug Haines. (Los Feliz Ledger) On February 27, the Silver Lake, Atwater Village, Echo Park, and Rampart Village Neighborhood Councils will sponsor a Council District 13 Candidates’ Forum at Mayberry Elementary School Auditorium, 2414 Mayberry Street. The […]

Why you’ll probably want to head to Silver Lake for soft serve, even in the rain

February 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

Lately, the object of our seasonally inappropriate desire has been the soft-serve ice cream at Magpies Softserve, a little storefront in a strip mall on Hyperion Boulevard in Silver Lake, that opened last summer.  Owners Warren and Rose Schwartz are both chefs —  Warren has a background in fine… Continue reading: – Arts&Culture

Possible road rage shooting in Silver Lake leaves man injured; bullet strikes restaurant window

February 19, 2017 at 7:20 am

By BARRY LANK SILVER LAKE — A man was shot in the arm early this morning and a bullet struck a window of the Astro Diner during what might have been a case of road rage, police said. The victim was in a car waiting at the light near Glendale Boulevard and Fletcher Drive at […]

Silver Lake eyewear boutique headed for Echo Park

February 15, 2017 at 11:26 pm

Eyewear boutique moving into former discount store ECHO PARK —  Gogosha Optique, which has been selling high-end eyewear in Silver Lake since 2008, closed its Sunset Boulevard boutique at the end of last month as it prepares to move east into a former discount store in Echo Park. It’s opening will help fill up one […]

Silver Lake Brunch Classic Millie’s Has Expanded to Accommodate a New Tourist Crowd

February 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10:19 a.m. About 18 months ago, the crowds at Silver Lake’s most popular brunch spot, Millie’s Cafe, increased notably, according to owner Robert Babish. “For some reason we’re getting very famous,” says Babish. “Different kind of people. European, from everywhere. They’re very good customers. The hipsters tipped better, though.” Babish, who […]

Fifty years later, Silver Lake tavern stands as a monument to L.A.’s gay rights movement

February 12, 2017 at 11:04 am

Alexei Romanoff woke up to a frantic phone call in the middle of the night. There had been an undercover police raid at the Black Cat tavern, a Silver Lake gay bar. It had turned violent. It was Jan. 1, 1967. The band had just wrapped up “Auld Lang Syne,” and plainclothes officers hiding in […]