December 2012 Blog Posts (15)

Recycle that Christmas tree Silver Lake - just put it on the curb on trash day!

Keep your community beautiful and do the right thing - recycle that Christmas tree. Please tell your neighbors how easy getting rid of that tree can be.

Los Angeles Christmas Tree Recycling Program

The City of LA Bureau of Sanitation has CURBSIDE collection for Christmas…


Added by Silver Lake Star on December 31, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What are your Silver Lake stories of 2012?

Share with us your biggest stories of the year as we look back at our lives in Silver Lake. Please help us compile the list.

Added by Silver Lake Star on December 30, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Missing Dog with a Silver Lake Street for name called today to say Tesla was missing. Have you seen him? There's a reward for his return. For more information, click on the link,

Added by Betsy Hall - Silver Lake ⭐ on December 29, 2012 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

Silver Lake – Always a Bridesmaid (on CurbedLA)?

Curbed Los Angeles is holding their contest for the Curbed Cup award for Neighborhood of the Year. The final vote is now between Atwater Village and Silver Lake. doesn't occupy a brick and mortar, or perhaps (no!)…


Added by Betsy Hall - Silver Lake ⭐ on December 28, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

New Year's Resolutions - Silver Lake Style

What are your 2013 resolutions? 

Here are some suggestions for citizens of Silver Lake:

- bloom where you are planted - and start or increase organic gardening

- take a hike - a new one around the lake or up some of our city stairways

- vote early and often - participate in one of the mayoral or city council candidates primary election…


Added by Betsy Hall - Silver Lake ⭐ on December 28, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

It's easy being green

LaBonge Encourages Christmas Tree Recycling

Although it isn't meant for artificial greenery or non-biodegradable ornaments, the green bin works great for getting the tree out before it becomes an inferno waiting to happen.

From CD13's weekly email: Councilmember Tom LaBonge stood with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to publicize the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation's curbside Christmas tree recycling…


Added by Betsy Hall - Silver Lake ⭐ on December 27, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

KCET story about SLACer - Muse Mandy and Lady Lalo AKA Jenifer Palmer Lacy

Her name badge at The Los Angeles Breakfast Club says MANDY for Mandy in the Morning. Her email moniker relates to being a lady LALO, and we affectionately caller her JEN.

Who is this multi-faceted member of the Silver Lake Art Collective (SLACers)? KCET's Ted Quinn eloquently explains some of Jen's facets in his December 10 article on …


Added by Betsy Hall - Silver Lake ⭐ on December 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Atwater Village rents up to Silver Lake levels

According to, having comparable rents to Silver Lake is one reason Atwater Village is in a runoff with Historic Core for Neighborhood of the Year. Curbed rightly credits Bon Vivant for adding to Glendale…


Added by Betsy Hall - Silver Lake ⭐ on December 20, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

Silver Lake's Cultural Heritage : The Music Box Steps and Everybody's California.

California and Origin  This December 7th event was held at the Micheltorena Street Elementary School just north of Sunset Boulevard, where teachers, parents and students came together to learn about California's history and its Chicano heritage. This was a project put on by UCLA Chicano Studies Department professor Dr. Octavio Pescador and some of his students from his Paulo Freire Course. Freire was an Argentine educator.

The event began at 9:45 a.m. that day when 5th Grade Teacher Mark. L.…


Added by Clint Lohr on December 19, 2012 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment


According to the L.A. Times crime mapping recent six month figures, Silver Lake experience 77 grand theft auto and reported 135 thefts from vehicles.* Be ware and be smart.


1. Never leave valuables in PLAIN VIEW in your car. Thieves know that you hide your property under towels, sweaters and packages. Secure items in your trunk prior to arriving at location. Thieves are watching you. 

2. Use some type of…


Added by Betsy Hall - Silver Lake ⭐ on December 18, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Hyperion Bridge - New Becomes Old

Notice how the sides of the bridge will again look as they once did? The planned renovation will make it safer during earthquakes and provides a center barrier. Here's an article from Tom LaBonge's weekly newsletter. 

Glendale-Hyperion Bridge Retrofit Plans Released

Plans for a…


Added by Betsy Hall - Silver Lake ⭐ on December 14, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Will Community Make Noise About Los Globos? SPECIAL MEETING

Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Governing Board and Urban Design & Preservation Advisory Committee

December 13th 2012 6:30pm

Citibank Community Room - 2450 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Community and police concerns about…


Added by Betsy Hall - Silver Lake ⭐ on December 13, 2012 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Gardening time at the Meadow in Silver Lake

Get out and enjoy nature and learn a bit at the same time at the First Workshop and Maintenance Day of the native garden at the Silver Lake Meadow on Sat. Dec. 15, 9 am.

Your hosts, volunteers Julia and Kathleen, along with Andrew Chaves of Theodore Payne, will be:

  • Identifying the plants and learning more about them
  • Spreading mulch
  • Weeding…

Added by Silver Lake Star on December 11, 2012 at 12:05am — No Comments


Small, green, newly built, Ivanhoe area properties saw a quick turn around and they quickly sold out. 

Featuring open floor plans and patios, the new architecture doesn't please all. Is neighborhood feel traded for other priorities?

Read and see more at,…


Added by Betsy Hall - Silver Lake ⭐ on December 5, 2012 at 6:20pm — No Comments


The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is meeting tonight.

Two agenda items address marijuana dispensing.

Concerns about control at Los Globos may be aired.

CERT Training -- for community members to be ready to aid in time of emergencies and disasters.-- is also on the agend, which can be found on:

Meeting is scheduled to start at 7:00 this evening and end by 10:00 p.m. Location is…


Added by Betsy Hall - Silver Lake ⭐ on December 5, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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