email from Mitch O'Farrell
We made it happen!
Together. You, me, and our neighbors across District 13.
We stood up against special interests and their Super PAC money. We showed that integrity and decency can beat the establishment and their negative campaigning.
I'm so proud to be a resident of District 13 today. You keep hearing in the news how voters in L.A. aren't engaged—how they don't care.
Well, our District…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on May 22, 2013 at 6:19pm — No Comments
This news comes from the O'Farrell campaign. Although we received a commitment of answers to questions from John Choi, the other candidate for City Council District 13, he has not responded to our contact via email and Facebook.
Friday was an inspirational day for the O'Farrell campaign. Community leaders at all…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on May 13, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Our neighboring community of Elysian Valley will be holding a candidate forum for the two CD13 City Council candidates in the runoff - Mitch O'Farrell and John Choi.Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on May 11, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on April 20, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on April 15, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on April 12, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
This will be the first in a series of posts about my experiences, travels and even occasional travails as an Angeleno trying to keep it green.
As an underground chef in L.A. people always ask me how I do it! Surviving on foot in a city that prides itself on vehicles. Without a car to transport or a motorcycle to look…Continue
On Thursday, February 28 at 8:30 a.m., Oliver Chin returns to his 'hood. He'ssss sssssharing his newest book in a ssssseries of children's ssssstories, The Year of the Snake. Sssstarring Ssssuzie and Lily, Chin's beautifully illustrated…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on February 27, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
The Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce quarterly mixer will introduce and reacquaint local businesses this Thursday. Bon Vivant Market & Cafe in Atwater Village will host the event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring business cards and a BRIEF introduction. Expect fun, friendship and new contacts for increased profits. See me for a serious Silver Lake Star sponsorship package…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on February 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
The rest of the story - New Bike Rail Installed on Glendale-Hyperion Bridge
We featured this story a month ago and the blog post received nearly 500 views. As an update, here's a link to show how the sister cities program helped inspire this solution. And how this bike rail is inspiring other simple fixes throughout L.A. Click on: …Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on February 1, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Home Restaurant in Silver Lake is donating a portion of the proceeds today between 4:00 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Organizer and Silver Lake resident, Dorothy Stringer, is helping her dear friend Dr. Montes to fulfill a dream of many decades. He wants to help our veterans with dental care. Share a few…Continue
Where else would she live but Silver Lake? She, "has a shrink for a mom, a comedy-writer dad, and a color-blind, Abstract Expressionist grandfather, it's no wonder "orthodox" simply isn't in her vocabulary."
The Refinery visited Sophie Buhai and interviewed her about her Silver Lake sanctuary.
Added by Betsy Hall on January 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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 …Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on December 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
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 on December 14, 2012 at 4:30pm — 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?Continue
Added by Betsy Hall 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: http://silverlakenc.org/events/
Meeting is scheduled to start at 7:00 this evening and end by 10:00 p.m. Location is…Continue
Go for the food at…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on November 16, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments