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Fallen out of love with your website?

It happens. Businesses grow. People change. It’s hard for a static web site to keep up. Come talk about common content problems with wordsmith Robin Rauzi. Wed., Sept. 10, 7 p.m. at the Citibank Community Room, 2450 Glendale 

She'll be joined by Helen Kim of who does radically awesome design work. 

And yours truly will be filling in some of the mindset, email and social media techniques that work. …


Added by Betsy Hall on September 5, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Transportation Part One: PARK - WHERE?

Parking is the new hunting. Finding a spot for your vehicle can seem like a cause for a feast and celebration.

What are your issues? How would you resolve them if you worked at City Hall? 

Angelenos who care about cars (and bikes and other modes of transportation) now have our Mayor's ear. And you can have their ear. Check out this…


Added by Betsy Hall on August 19, 2014 at 9:44pm — No Comments


SAVE THE DATE FOR Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic's celebration of 46 years of *FREE* health care services.

>>Thursday, October 9 in the PM.

Added by Betsy Hall on August 17, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments


Join local merchants, foodies, hipsters, java junkies, tourists, Silver Lakers... come one come all and enjoy longer hours and lower prices this Friday, August 15. Between Mich and Descanso is the place to hang…


Added by Betsy Hall on August 14, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

Prayer Walkers Come to Silver Lake

Betsy Hall walks and prays for different communities with an organization called This week she walks in Silver Lake. On Friday, August 8, 9 AM, starting at the bench at the intersection of Silver Lake Dr. and Moreno Dr., walkers will listen, sing, and pray for peace and prosperity in Silver Lake and environs as the Spirit moves. Folks of all faiths and no faith are welcome to join…


Added by Betsy Hall on August 6, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments


The lovely ladies of Luxe Paws are celebrating their 2nd full year of rescuing furry friends from Silver Lake, Atwater Village and surrounding areas. Hear music, ask questions and drink coffee in support of pet adoption and purring. 

This Sunday - 11 AM to 3 PM at Muddy Paw Coffee…


Added by Betsy Hall on July 22, 2014 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Los Angeles Summer of Learning

Los Angeles Summer of Learning program is a citywide initiative to keep youth engaged in learning this summer.  Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The California Endowment, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are launching Summer of Learning. 

Los Angeles youth age 3 - 24 can access 100 valuable learning opportunities online and in person at City parks and libraries,…


Added by Susan von Seggern on July 17, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments


Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce announced its Summer Mixer will be held on Thursday, July 17 at Hyperion Public. Complimentary appetizers begin at 6:30 PM and the introductions and renewed friendships continue through 8:30 PM. All are welcome. Members no charge, guests $10 at the door. To do business locally, get to know your local…


Added by Betsy Hall on July 15, 2014 at 5:24pm — No Comments


July 16, 2014 6:30PM-7:30PM Paws to Read in your Pawjamas! Summer Reading Club with Author Barney Saltzberg Stories, sing-a-long, & drawing with Children's Author & Musician Barney Saltzberg. Wear…

Added by Betsy Hall on July 12, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments


Whether you're a P. Allen Smith or a plant survival's worst nightmare, come and give a hand (or at least a thumb) and green up the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic. From Pastor to Silver Lake, we received...

We're going to be doing some gardening with a team this Saturday from 8-12pm at the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic. You're welcome to come and join us. …


Added by Betsy Hall on July 9, 2014 at 12:29am — No Comments


Once again City Council District 4's Councilmember Tom LaBonge leads bicyclists around the district he loves. Summer tour begins tomorrow at 6 PM at City Hall. Silver Lake will be featured in next week's ride initiating at the Fountain on Riverside Dr. and Los Feliz Blvd. on 7/16. See schedule below.

Must be human, 12 YO or older. For more info: …


Added by Betsy Hall on July 8, 2014 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Soccer + Food Trucks = Party at King Middle School

EXCITING NEWS!  Hollywood – FC and Friends of King (FOK) of King Middle School are joining forces and having an all day event here at King on June 22.     FAMILY FUN!!!  

World Cup Party…


Added by Betsy Hall on June 19, 2014 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Tomas O'Grady - Ted Talk

Enrich LA's chief gardener and champion for a garden in every school recently spoke at a local Ted x. What was the Conspiracy of Love that happens at school? Check it out. Click the photo.....

Added by Betsy Hall on June 12, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Go Green

You can help shape the direction of the Green Committee of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council!

The next meeting is Tuesday, June 17, 7-9 p.m., Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral Church Hall, 650 Micheltorena St.

Included on the agenda:

•       election of committee co-chairs

•       writing the committee’s mission statement (for SLNC Board approval)

•       discussion of Green Committee’s…


Added by Betsy Hall on June 12, 2014 at 6:17am — No Comments


How wide is Rowena Avenue supposed to be? This may be the deciding factor as to whether two trees who are scheduled for sawdust can be saved. 

Tonight, Monday, 6/2, tree huggers and concerned citizens have a moment in time to present their questions to government official's attention. 

According to a Silver Lake Time Bank…


Added by Betsy Hall on June 2, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments


Join us local small business folks for a presentation and discussion on Capital Access / SBA Loans & Credit Lines. Be informed and understand the basics of small business financing options.

SBA Discussion - Capital Access / SBA Loans & Credit Lines

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 - 7pm

Union Bank - Atwater Village Branch (3355 Glendale Blvd, L.A. CA 90039)



Added by Betsy Hall on May 29, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments


On Facebook, L A City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell announced the federal government will support a $1B plan to revitalize the #LARiver. Previously, he shared his most recent trip to our aqueous artery. Click his photo to read his FB page.…


Added by Betsy Hall on May 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Make Music LA - Silver Lake Style - Summer Soltice - 6/21

Polka Dot Plaza - 4 to 8:30 PM

15+ bands, musicians, and performers ~ nearly all local from Silver Lake ~ performing 100% acoustic and unplugged in the Sunset Triangle Plaza.

Get the whole scoop for Silver Lake on the beautiful Make Music LA…

Added by Betsy Hall on May 24, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments


May 23, 2014, Friday, 5-7pm The Urban Soil Garden Group invites you to … Happy Hour in the Garden! LA Eco-Village Courtyard 117 Bimini Place, “For a small suggested donation we will serve refreshing garden harvest inspired beverages & provide plenty of opportunities to create more edible gardens. Have a drink with us and we’ll share garden secrets with you!

May 25, Sunday @ 10am, David King (1st chair of the…


Added by Betsy Hall on May 23, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments

Pine, Pump and Polka Dots

What happens when a business and two City departments work together? Things get fixed. Very low emissions vehicles, for instance.

New Chinese restaurant, Pine & Crane, has adopted a bicycle repair station at Polka Dot Plaza, keeping an eye out and locking up the tools at night. The city installed…


Added by Betsy Hall on May 2, 2014 at 9:44pm — No Comments

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