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April 2013 Blog Posts (18)

KPCC asks: Which term best describes immigrants living in the U.S. illegally?

The Associated Press Stylebook and several newsrooms have dropped the term "illegal immigrant." On the AP website, a top editor clarified, "The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that 'illegal' should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally."

The decision has been applauded by Latino and…

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Added by Connie K. Ho on April 29, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments

It's Easy Being Green - Shred Day This Saturday

We received this fax from Citibank - Silver Lake Branch. Shred to save space in your house and save the planet.

Added by Betsy Hall on April 25, 2013 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Are you done with the meds? National Medication Take Back Day

Thanks to Larchmont Buzz for sharing this.

This Saturday is National Medication Take Back Day. 

Locally, we can return unused and unwanted prescriptions at Kaiser Sunset. Click through for details.

Added by Betsy Hall on April 24, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Silver Lake Chamber Mixer - Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

All are welcome. Bring business cards. Leave with new friends and business associates.

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6:30-8:30PM

El Cid, 4212 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles 90029

RSVP: 323.665.1281 or president@silverlakechamber.com | We’re always looking for…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 23, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Future Plans for Griffith Park, Silver Lake and neighboring areas

Our city councilmember for the west side of the reservoir, Tom LaBonge, brought a number of local leaders and city departments together. Here is a great write up about what is coming for Griffith Park, the L.A. River, the Zoo, roads and ever important sewers. Many thanks for this report go to Sergio Lambarri, Special Interest Representative, Atwater Village Neighborhood Council · Atwater Village, Where Progress Is Tradition…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 20, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

3rd Annual Atwater ArtWalk

Event: 3rd Annual Atwater Art Walk

Host: Nick Warnes

Time: Saturday, June 15, 2013 05:00PM

Location: All Along Glendale Blvd



Additional information:

You have a story. I have a story. We have a story. Through art a multitude of stories are told and celebrated. The 3rd Annual Atwater Art Walk will create the space to share these stories as we build relationships with our neighbors and bridge our differences. Join us as we celebrate the unique

colors, images, and…

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Added by Jo Parker on April 17, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

Want more people action at the River?

Here's a way to vote for a summer time temporary landing to be constructed. Last day to vote is Wednesday, 4/17/13 http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/LARiverLanding…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 16, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Egrets and a Duck

I spotted 3 bright white feathery balls in a tree on W. Silver Lake.

Amy Clarke confirmed what they are, Snowy Egrets. Here is a link to read about the egrets and more of the birds we see locally. …

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 16, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Half off at Simply Thai

Ever feel sorry for talent show judges?

Local composers, musicians and talent scouts La Vonn Jones and Jay Pallen sift through the good, the bad and the off key. They find the best and their discoveries become the Los Angeles Underground Superstars. Tuesdays, they bring these fresh voices and instrumentalists with a sense of the best sound for an intimate space to Simply Thai. And they haven't…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 15, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments

More artwork coming to an electrical box nearby

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council (SLNC) Arts and Culture committee is happy to announce the Silver Lake Electrical Box Art Project taking place April 13 through April 21st, 2013 at a variety of public locations throughout the neighborhood. This year, 8 local artists and 1 youth group…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 15, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Why organizations and businesses sponsor Silver Lake stories

You care about Silver Lake.

And, you like to have the Bohemian, the hipsters and other locals as your clients.

We provide content which interests people. It is about them, their neighborhood. And it's spoken in a positive voice.

We can provide content about you... help compose your stories, in your ways. And you'll be FOUND on the Internet. People hang out on the Internet. People search there for your type of business. We'll connect you.

Why Integrative Marketing…

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Added by Marketing Directions/Betsy Hall on April 12, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Why Sponsorship of the Silver Lake Star?

You care about Silver Lake.

And, you like to have the Bohemian, the hipsters and other locals as your clients.

We provide content which interests people. It is about them, their neighborhood. And it's spoken in a positive voice.

We can provide content about you... help compose your stories, in your ways. And you'll be FOUND on the Internet. 

People hang out on the Internet. People search there for your type of business. We'll connect you. 

Why…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 12, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Political "Fight" for CD13 seat

My son and others are literally fighting for political change elsewhere in the world. 

Locally, our confrontations take on a different flare. I saw a Greuel lawn sign spiked into the ground closely in front of a Garcetti placard. And Mitch O'Farrell signs have been stolen from my front lawn and others'.

An invitation I received from Luis Lopez and Hans Johnson for a fundraiser for Mitch includes a quote from the L. A. Times endorsement and, "A proud and well-qualified…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 12, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

Stop and Smell the Lupine

Eric Brightwell owns Brightwell, a gentlemen's shop across the street from Ivanhoe's playground.

Another thing that puts Eric on the map is, well, his maps. Here's an L A Times article about his cartographic caricatures.…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 12, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

A new meaning to geek squad

I remember the first car my parents' bought. It was a VW. They were so rare, VolksWagon drivers used to waive at each other on the road. And remember Herbie, The Love Bug? 

When I purchased my first vehicle, it was a beetle too. It brought my future husband and me together. And separated a lot of my…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 11, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

KPCC: Finalists for LA City Council's 13th District get backing from former opponents

The two men hoping to succeed Councilman Eric Garcetti in the Thirteenth District are picking up support from their former opponents in the March 5 primary. 

Mitch O'Farrell, a former Garcetti aide, placed first in the primary with 18 percent of the vote. He was endorsed Monday by two former candidates — Sam Kbushyan and Josh Post. Kbushyan finished third in the race thanks to strong support from the district's Armenian community. 

Read more here: …

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Added by Ashley Alvarado on April 9, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments

SATURDAY 4/6/13 SUNSET CLOSED DURING HOLLYWOOD HALF MARATHON

Please note that Sunset going west from Park (Brite Spot/Taix) will be closed from 4am to 11am on Saturday April 6th.  


NO PARKING ZONES: Areas along the race route will be marked as “No Parking – Tow Away Zones.” Please adhere to the dates & times posted; all zones will be enforced.
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Added by Betsy Hall on April 5, 2013 at 1:20pm — No Comments

a message from Mitch O'Farrell's supporters

Mitch O'Farrell is running for City Councilmember in District 13. About half of Silver Lake is in CD13I received this from his campaign. 

...We’re proud Mitch O’Farrell was the Winner in the primary—and now we’re ready to walk, talk, and work with our neighbors and businesses to keep our lead.

But our opposition is going all-out to defeat us.  They’re prepared to spend over $1.5 million against Mitch and…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 5, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

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