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GASTRO GUY AT DINOSAUR COFFEE

Actor Cassidy Claire Risien and I met for coffee at the (fairly) new Dinosaur Coffee. Each at turning points in our lives, we…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 26, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

JUST SOLD - 2/1 IN ECHO PARK

Silver Lake Star Real Estate and Entertainment blogger, Clint Lohr. Lohr was on the seller's team for this Echo Park listing. Want an up-to-date property evaluation or an idea of what's available in Eastside residential properties? Contact Clint through his …

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 24, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

TRANSPORTATION - RELIEF IN SIGHT

Gatto’s Bill to Ease Traffic Congestion Cruises Through Transportation Committee    

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation to help increase the efficiency of Los Angeles County’s freeway system, one of the nation’s most notoriously congested systems, passed its first legislative hurdle today, the Assembly Transportation Committee by a vote of 13-0.  The bill, AB 210, will create a pilot project to help ease traffic congestion…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 23, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

CD4 RUN-OFF

Pending approval by City Council, the run-off election will determine Carolyn Ramsay or David Rhu as our next Councilmember in Council District 4.

Opinion:

Having worked in current Councilmember Tom LaBonge's office for many years, Ramsay knows the District well. She comfortable in heals at a business mixer, hiking boots in Griffith Park. She stays cheerful and cooperates with others under difficult circumstances. Her interpersonal relationships and skills could speed the…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 21, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

HAPPY HOURS - DIABETES AWARENESS - HSFC FUNdraiser

Wednesday, March 25 - Haché LA is offering 15% to Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic to help with Diabetes Awareness. During an extended Happy Hour of 6 to 10 PM, we'll be chowing down on steak and vegan burgers and studying up on our Diabetes knowledge. Come by and meet…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 20, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

DWP SAYS EARN 10 BUCKS - SAVE A TREE

LADWP Offers $10 To Go Paperless

For a limited time, LADWP is offering a $10 bill credit for new paperless billing customers. Customers who sign up for paperless billing through ladwp.com will receive a $10 credit on their next…
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Added by Betsy Hall on March 20, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

FREE CREAMY ICE CREAM - FRIDAY OPENING

JENI’S LOS FELIZ OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Friday, March 20

7 – 10 p.m.

1954 Hillhurst Ave (corner of Hillhurst and Clarissa avenues)

Free scoops!

Hosted by Jeni

First 50 in line get one of our new ceramic Flavor Mugs

Jeni's first West Coast shop opens this Friday night in Los Angeles—and they’re throwing a party. Join them at Jeni’s Los Feliz (1954 Hillhurst Ave; at the corner of Hillhurst and Clarissa) from…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 20, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments

ONE LANE WALK THROUGH

Project Walking Tour & Community Meeting

Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Bypass Line Traffic Plan



Councilman Tom LaBonge (4th District), the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and the Los…
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Added by Betsy Hall on March 14, 2015 at 6:29pm — No Comments

MOJO AND MARKETING

MARKETING AROUND SILVER LAKE 

By Betsy M. Hall

How do businesses connect with clients, in and around Silver Lake? That is one of my niches. I grew up here and I've helped businesses grow. 

Omnipresence is one my favorite strategies. Beyond being familiar, you and your business can be known, liked and trusted. 

What tools can Marketing Directions offer for…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 11, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

International Women's Day

As we move our clocks forward one hour, we also take time... to honor women. We focus on progress. And, at the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic, we also focus on self care. 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY- Women Hold Up Half the Sky

HOLLYWOOD SUNSET FREE CLINIC

3324 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Celebrating Our Health March 8, 2015, 1:00 to 3:00 PM

All are invited, no charge. Donations will go towardsTB tests. Our goal is enjoy one another and to…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 7, 2015 at 10:54pm — No Comments

NE BREW COMPETITION

North East Los Angeles - Los Angeles is finally becoming a hub for activity around home and brewery beer. Sponsors of NE Brew Comp want the world's best beer to emerge in this city that they love, and are creating space for up and coming brewers to showcase their artistry.…

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Added by Betsy Hall on February 26, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

CD4 CANDIDATES FORUM AT IVANHOE

March 3 Elections are just around the corner!  



Tonight, 2/24/15, is the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council-sponsored LA City Council District 4 Candidate Forum moderated the League of Women Voters, from 7-9PM at Ivanhoe Elementary. 




The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political…
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Added by Betsy Hall on February 24, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 FORUMS

Attend a forum and hear candidates for the district seat that represents parts of Silver Lake and other neighborhoods gerrymandered into CD4. See schedule below.

Elections are March 3, 2015. Voters who choose to mail in their Vote By Mail ballot must do so early enough to ensure that it arrives in the Election Division office no later than by the close of polls (8:00 p.m.) on Election Day, March 3, 2015.  A postmarked date is not…

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Added by Betsy Hall on February 13, 2015 at 7:43am — No Comments

COMMUNITY WATCH MEETING



Today, Thursday, February 5, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Refreshments provided by Alegria on Sunset

Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Micheltorena Street

Recent home burglaries, shooting injuries, armed robberies, mail thefts, car break-ins, taggings, and more issues in our neighborhood have caused us to call this Community Watch meeting.

Protect your Community, your homes, your businesses and yourselves! Please come voice your…

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Added by Betsy Hall on February 5, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

HOLLYHOCK HOUSE GRAND RE-OPENING

On Valentine's Day 2015, Hollyhock House, Barnsdall Park, will be showing L.A. the love. With the entrance fees waived, you can enjoy Frank Lloyd Wrights first endeavor in defining his style of L.A. architecture. Add your own style and story with photos on social media, tagged …

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Added by Betsy Hall on January 24, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Council District 4 Candidate Caucus 2015

John Marshall High School Auditorium
Sunday February 15th - 6pm
12 Candidates Confirmed
Three - Round Format

Added by Betsy Hall on January 20, 2015 at 9:40pm — No Comments

HELPING HANDS

COUNTING HOMELESS
This comes to our area every three years. There is no contact, no interaction. Just a team observation. Silver Lake is in the Metro section, which will be counting on January 29 at 8 PM. Want to help bring government services to our area? 

Sign up for a Deployment Site: http://lahsa.nationbuilder.com/count_calendar

Do…

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Added by Betsy Hall on January 18, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

#MeetupMonday #MyDream

Silver Lake, What's Your Dream? 

There's a meetup for that. 

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (observed), Monday, January 19, 2015

Casbah Cafe

3900 West Sunset Blvd, Los…

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Added by Betsy Hall on January 16, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

FREE MUSEUM DATE - JAN 31 (OR FEB 1)

Check out the details at the LA Times

Added by Betsy Hall on January 7, 2015 at 10:43pm — No Comments

SILVER LAKE CHAMBER MIXER - THURSDAY, JAN 15, 6:30 TO 8:30 PM

Business owners and Silver Lake area citizens ~

You are invited to

Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce

First Mixer of 2015

WOOD Handcrafted Pizza

2861 Sunset Blvd. at Silver Lake Blvd.

Thursday, January 15

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Complimentary food and beverages for all attendees.

photo of Board Members, Julie Naylon, Social Media Howie Goldklang,…

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Added by Betsy Hall on January 7, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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