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Home of the Day: Stacking the deck in Silver Lake

An expansive redwood deck spans the front of this hillside home in Silver Lake, offering up a view of city lights and the Los Angeles skyline. Inside, well-proportioned rooms feature hardwood floors, crisp interiors, classic molding and cabinetry. For creative types looking for an address — and...

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  • Jonathan Gold review: Trois Familia, where the Trois Mec chef makes Mexican brunch

    Jonathan Gold review: Trois Familia, where the Trois Mec chef makes Mexican brunch

    So a French chef walks into a Mexican restaurant. Maybe he has a bowl of cocido, maybe he doesn't. It is a good bowl of cocido; he may as well. So a French chef opens a Mexican restaurant. It is on the site of what used to be Alegria, an artists' hangout beloved for its mole. The former owner is...

  • Three of Jonathan Gold's favorite soup dumplings in the L.A. area

    Three of Jonathan Gold's favorite soup dumplings in the L.A. area

    What? There are soup dumplings outside the Republic of Georgia? I could scarcely believe it myself. Xiao long bao Wang Xing Ji is the first American branch of the most popular dumpling house in Wuxi, a lakeside city about 45 minutes outside of Shanghai. The dishes are famous for their sweetness...

  • Ice cream truck alert: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams coming to Los Feliz

    Ice cream truck alert: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams coming to Los Feliz

    Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams out of Columbus, Ohio, has been getting raves for quirky flavors for years. Founder Jeni Britton Bauer has also written two books, “Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts” and "Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home.” And though her ice creams are stocked in a several supermarkets...

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  • Home of the Day: Fresh, modernist inspiration in Silver Lake

    Home of the Day: Fresh, modernist inspiration in Silver Lake

    This new home in the artistic enclave of Silver Lake was inspired by modernist architecture and features walls of glass, clean, minimalist lines and creative use of color. Designed to take advantage of the Southern California climate, the open-concept floor plan blends indoor-outdoor living via...

  • Man stabbed to death in Silver Lake area in possible road rage incident

    Man stabbed to death in Silver Lake area in possible road rage incident

    Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed two men, one fatally, Saturday night near a busy intersection in the Silver Lake area in what may have been a road rage incident, authorities said. The attack occurred about 7 p.m. near Sunset Boulevard and Hoover Street, said Sgt. Frank Gonzalez of...

  • Silver Lake billboard defaced in protest over illegal tree trimming by sign company

    Silver Lake billboard defaced in protest over illegal tree trimming by sign company

      Someone appears to have struck back at the billboard company at the center of a controversy over illegally trimmed trees in Silver Lake. Last month, residents denounced the advertising firm Outfront Media for cutting back several street trees that had blocked views of its billboard. The pruning...

  • Tattoo parlor alongside groceries? Whole Foods floats ideas for its new 365 stores

    Tattoo parlor alongside groceries? Whole Foods floats ideas for its new 365 stores

    Will Whole Foods shoppers want to get a tattoo to go after picking up a head of their favorite organic lettuce? The company hopes the concept would at least pique their interest. As the Austin, Texas-based grocery chain prepares to launch its new, smaller-format 365 by Whole Foods Market stores,...

  • Moby's L.A. restaurant is giving 100% of its profits to charity

    Moby's L.A. restaurant is giving 100% of its profits to charity

    After being open for just two months, Little Pine, music mogul Moby's Silver Lake vegan restaurant, has pledged to donate 100% of its profits to charity.  "Little Pine is an extension of my beliefs, so I have decided to donate 100% of the restaurant's profits to animal welfare organizations," Moby...

  • Repeal Day is coming. Where to get $1 cocktails

    Repeal Day is coming. Where to get $1 cocktails

    Saturday is Repeal Day. Why should you care about something that happened almost a century ago? Well, it's the celebration of the end of Prohibition. It’s also the reason behind $1 cocktails at seven bars around Los Angeles. That’s right, seven bars (all from the 1933 Group) are serving $1 cocktails,...

  • Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé: Here's where to celebrate Thursday
    Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé: Here's where to celebrate Thursday

    Every year on the third Thursday of November, millions of bottles of a fresh, fruity Gamay from Beaujolais are poured to celebrate the new vintage. Banners all over France — and the world — proclaim “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!” French restaurants, of course, get into the spirit of things...

  • Moby dishes on Little Pine, his new vegan restaurant in Silver Lake
    Moby dishes on Little Pine, his new vegan restaurant in Silver Lake

    Moby, the music-mogul-turned-restaurateur, is opening a vegan restaurant in Silver Lake called Little Pine on Nov. 19. It will be 100% organic, and in Moby's words "effortless vegan." 

    "I really like the idea of presenting this sort of like, hopefully well-designed vegan environment in a way that...

  • Natural beauty purveyor CAP is popping up at Jenni Kayne in Brentwood
    Natural beauty purveyor CAP is popping up at Jenni Kayne in Brentwood

    New York natural beauty and skincare purveyor CAP Beauty is popping up at Jenni Kayne's Brentwood boutique from Friday through Nov. 12.

    The pop-up will introduce customers to the retailer before CAP (the acronym stands for clean and pure) opens its first L.A.-area location in 2016.

    Jenni Kayne...

  • At Trois Familia, Ludo Lefebvre will make you and your kids eggs for breakfast
    At Trois Familia, Ludo Lefebvre will make you and your kids eggs for breakfast

    The number of Pinterest and Instagram feeds that exist only to document brunch is evidence enough, if you needed it, of the popularity of breakfast in the Age of Avocado Toast. Now the three guys of Trois Mec and Petit Trois — Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo — are about to open a brunch...

  • A Midcentury Modern 'treehouse' in Silver Lake
    A Midcentury Modern 'treehouse' in Silver Lake

    This Midcentury Modern "treehouse" in Silver Lake is sited to capture 180-degree views from the mountains to the ocean. Made of redwood, maple, concrete and steel, the multistory Modernist home opens to expansive deck space for indoor-outdoor living.

    Location: 1977 Lucile Ave., Los Angeles 90039

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  • Home of the Day: A Midcentury Modern duplex in Silver Lake
    Home of the Day: A Midcentury Modern duplex in Silver Lake

    Built in 1961, this renovated Midcentury Modern-style duplex features upper and lower units with open-plan living areas, beamed ceilings and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. Wide terrace patios centering on sweeping city and mountain views extend off both levels of the home.

    Address: 2486 Silver...

  • Home of the Day: A Midcentury Modern duplex in Silver Lake
    Home of the Day: A Midcentury Modern duplex in Silver Lake

    This 1960s Midcentury Modern-style duplex has upper and lower units with private decks, open-area floor plans and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass.

  • 4 spots to howl at the moon during Sunday's lunar eclipse
    4 spots to howl at the moon during Sunday's lunar eclipse

    To get a good look at the supermoon and total lunar eclipse Sunday evening, find a dark place to watch.

    If you don't know where to go, the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority can lead the way. The agency is hosting free night hikes Sunday in Malibu, Beverly Hills,  West Hills and even...

  • Home of the Day: Reimagined contemporary shines in Silver Lake
    Home of the Day: Reimagined contemporary shines in Silver Lake

    Originally a nondescript single-story home, this sleek contemporary in Silver Lake was reimagined by Venice-based architect Glen Bell of DEX Studios, who reoriented the home to maximize south-facing views while adding a second level. Part of the 2011 Dwell on Design home tour, the house is distinguished...

  • Home of the Day: Reimagined contemporary shines in Silver Lake
    Home of the Day: Reimagined contemporary shines in Silver Lake

    Detailed screens, steelwork and wood ceilings and floors highlight this Dwell-worthy home in Silver Lake, listed for sale at $1.895 million.

  • 7 cool spots for retail therapy and noshing in Silver Lake
    7 cool spots for retail therapy and noshing in Silver Lake

    One of the perks of living in Los Angeles is exploring the varying personalities of pockets like Los Feliz, Echo Park or Century City. And with those personalities come unique shopping experiences. In Silver Lake, the place to explore is Sunset Boulevard.

    As the area continually battles expectations...

  • More caffeine for you: Where to get a coffee flight
    More caffeine for you: Where to get a coffee flight

    If you tend to linger at coffee shops long enough to order at least two drinks, or if you like the idea of comparing coffees from different countries side by side, then you'll likely enjoy a coffee flight.

    Similar to a beer or wine flight, a coffee flight consists of two or more drinks assembled...

  • The 10 best places to drink in L.A., according to Aussies
    The 10 best places to drink in L.A., according to Aussies

    Want to take a guess which Los Angeles establishments are on the radar for Australians visiting our fair city? In the latest issue of the Australian publication Gourmet Traveller Wine, writer Matt Skinner picks his top 10 drink experiences in Los Angeles.

    No surprise that Bar Covell is at the top...

  • Another all-male indie band? Not at Anna Bulbrook's #GIRLSCHOOL in Silver Lake
    Another all-male indie band? Not at Anna Bulbrook's #GIRLSCHOOL in Silver Lake

    Lunchtime at the Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles is when campers get the chance to watch guest artists perform for inspiration.

    Anna Bulbrook, multi-instrumentalist of the L.A. indie group the Bulls, visited the camp with her new band to play and answer questions. But it was Bulbrook who...

  • Been saving up for Providence? Go now. Plus, an Eastside food festival
    Been saving up for Providence? Go now. Plus, an Eastside food festival

    The following are two food events you need to know about. One is super fancy; the other is not. And both deserve a spot on your calendar. 

    Michael Cimarusti is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Providence, his Melrose Avenue restaurant, which has been No. 1 on Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants...

  • Kik raises $50 million from China's Tencent to battle Facebook, hire in L.A.
    Kik raises $50 million from China's Tencent to battle Facebook, hire in L.A.

    Kik, a chat app that claims 40% of U.S. teenagers as users, announced a $50-million investment Tuesday from Chinese tech company Tencent that values the start-up at $1 billion.

    Canada-based Kik plans to use the money to double its workforce to 200 employees over the next year, including substantial...

  • Silver Lake street serves as test run for L.A. traffic overhaul
    Silver Lake street serves as test run for L.A. traffic overhaul

    Three years ago, Silver Lake residents were horrified by a traffic collision that claimed the life of a 24-year-old woman celebrating her birthday with her dad.

    Ashley Sandau had emerged from a restaurant late one night and was crossing Rowena Avenue toward her father, who was waiting on the other...

  • Home of the Day: English cottage style in Silver Lake for $950,000
    Home of the Day: English cottage style in Silver Lake for $950,000

    Set behind tall hedges and fencing, this updated English cottage-style home in Silver Lake invites outdoor entertaining with a large, tree-topped deck space and various patios. One floor of living retains its period charm with coved ceilings, double-hung windows and living room with a fireplace.

    ...

  • Home of the Day: English cottage style in Silver Lake for $950,000
    Home of the Day: English cottage style in Silver Lake for $950,000

    Listed for $950,000, this updated English cottage-style home in Silver Lake features coved ceilings, wood floors and hedged yard.

  • Showdown between Whole Foods and Trader Joe's coming to L.A.
    Showdown between Whole Foods and Trader Joe's coming to L.A.

    The first test for Whole Foods Market Inc.'s new value-oriented stores will be in one of the nation's most competitive grocery landscapes.

    The Austin, Texas-based chain said the first of its new 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will open next year in Silver Lake, setting up a potential showdown...

  • Where to find $1 oysters
    Where to find $1 oysters

    If you love slurping down oysters, pay attention. This is your one-stop guide to finding $1 oysters around town.

    There's a restaurant or bar offering $1 oysters every night of the week. So if you want to indulge nightly, you can. And if you do, we like the way you roll. 

    Bar 10: $1 oysters with...

  • Nuns assail Archbishop Gomez in sale of convent to Katy Perry
    Nuns assail Archbishop Gomez in sale of convent to Katy Perry

    Nuns locked in a dispute with the Los Angeles Archdiocese over the proposed sale of their convent to singer Katy Perry filed legal papers Friday accusing the archbishop of acting "as if he were above the rules and immune from the obligations of civil law."

    The dispute centers on who has legal authority...

  • Home of the Day: Versatile spaces in Silver Lake
    Home of the Day: Versatile spaces in Silver Lake

    Clean lines and corrugated steel lend an industrial look to this modern residence, designed by architect John Southern of Urban Operations for his personal use as a live-work space. Interconnecting rooms, raised ceilings and freestyle living spaces highlight the versatile floor plan of 2,407 square...

  • Home of the Day: Versatile spaces in Silver Lake
    Home of the Day: Versatile spaces in Silver Lake

    The modern-style home by John Southern features an industrial vibe and flexibile living spaces.

  • Chef Vartan Abgaryan to leave Cliff's Edge, open a new restaurant
    Chef Vartan Abgaryan to leave Cliff's Edge, open a new restaurant

    More and more these days, it seems that just when you get used to a chef and he's settling in at a restaurant, someone lures him away with the offer to head up, and often partner in, a hot new restaurant.

    Which is what recently happened at Silver Lake’s Cliff’s Edge, when chef Vartan Abgaryan got...

  • Thousands in Silver Lake, Westlake lose power after vault explodes
    Thousands in Silver Lake, Westlake lose power after vault explodes

    Nearly 9,000 DWP customers in Silver Lake and Westlake remained without power late Tuesday evening, and officials say electricity will not be restored until about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

    The power outage was caused by a vault explosion in the 600 block of North Hoover Street, said Los Angeles Department...

  • L.A. lawmakers vote to reinstate ban on park and beach vending
    L.A. lawmakers vote to reinstate ban on park and beach vending

    In recent years, people who hawked ice cream or hot dogs, taught yoga or shilled other goods and services in Los Angeles parks were effectively in the clear.Selling their wares on city sidewalks was banned. But the city had suspended similar rules prohibiting vending in parks and beaches when the...

  • L.A. OKs bridge plan opposed by bicyclists and pedestrian activists
    L.A. OKs bridge plan opposed by bicyclists and pedestrian activists

    Los Angeles lawmakers backed a hotly debated plan Tuesday to remake a historic bridge between Silver Lake and Atwater Village, overriding the objections of bicyclists, pedestrian activists and neighborhood groups pushing for sidewalks on both sides of the span.

    The decision pitted those activists...

  • L.A. City Council approves Glendale-Hyperion bridge plans decried by bicyclists, pedestrian activists
    L.A. City Council approves Glendale-Hyperion bridge plans decried by bicyclists, pedestrian activists

    Los Angeles lawmakers backed a hotly debated plan Tuesday to remake a historic bridge between Silver Lake and Atwater Village, overriding the objections of bicyclists, pedestrian activists and neighborhood groups pushing for sidewalks on both sides of the span.

    The decision pitted those activists...

  • What Alimento's Zack Pollack is drinking: A sparkling wine from Slovenia
    What Alimento's Zack Pollack is drinking: A sparkling wine from Slovenia

    Zach Pollack, chef-owner of Alimento in Silver Lake and founding partner in Sotto, has been drinking wine since he was a kid and was allowed to taste from his father’s glass. But he said he really didn’t appreciate or understand wine until he moved to Italy in 2006 to pursue his interest in cooking...

  • Former Neverland ranch for sale at $100 million
    Former Neverland ranch for sale at $100 million

    The onetime Neverland ranch of the late superstar Michael Jackson outside of Santa Barbara is for sale at $100 million.

    Now dubbed Sycamore Valley Ranch, the 2,700-acre spread retains the floral clock, railroad tracks and train station that were installed during Jackson's ownership. Gone are the...

  • Silver Lake neighborhood rep resigns over Facebook rants
    Silver Lake neighborhood rep resigns over Facebook rants

    A neighborhood council in Silver Lake is looking to replace a member who was forced to resign last week amid public backlash for several Facebook screeds that some said were racist.

    In the posts, since deleted from Facebook, then-Silver Lake Neighborhood Council member Karen Speitel said that she’s...

  • Datebook: Abstract grids, honoring an industrial designer, surveillance art
    Datebook: Abstract grids, honoring an industrial designer, surveillance art

    The diagonal grids of a Los Angeles innovator, art about surveillance, a group show honoring an important industrial designer and art that evokes aspects of the body. Here are five shows to see in Los Angeles this week:

    “Ed Moses: Drawings From the 1960s and 70s,” at the L.A. County Museum of Art....

  • L.A. council candidates Ryu, Ramsay spar over developer donations
    L.A. council candidates Ryu, Ramsay spar over developer donations

    Los Angeles City Council candidate David Ryu fired back Monday at accusations from rival Carolyn Ramsay that he had not held to his pledge to forgo contributions from developers, saying he had returned more money while the Ramsay campaign continued to reel in tens of thousands of dollars in developer...

  • Los Feliz house fire reveals possible pot-growing operation
    Los Feliz house fire reveals possible pot-growing operation

    A fire Friday in a Los Feliz home has led to an investigation into a possible marijuana-growing operation.

    The blaze, in the 3900 block of West Sunset Drive, began around 6 p.m. when about 100 small butane canisters ignited, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    An attached garage became...

  • Moby to open Little Pine, an organic, vegan restaurant in Silver Lake
    Moby to open Little Pine, an organic, vegan restaurant in Silver Lake

    Music mogul Moby is getting into the restaurant business. He's opening a vegan restaurant with chef Anne Thornton in Silver Lake called Little Pine.

    The restaurant, scheduled to open this summer, will also feature a retail space with eco-sustainable housewares and gifts, according to a release. 

    ...

  • Coffee pop-up alert: Go Get Em Tiger opens in Silver Lake
    Coffee pop-up alert: Go Get Em Tiger opens in Silver Lake

    Over the weekend in Silver Lake, an astronaut appeared on the window of a space that, until very recently, was the home of a restaurant called Lucky Duck.

    For a certain segment of the coffee drinking population, seeing that astronaut stirs up the same sense of excitement that an L.A. Kings fan...

  • Tax Day 2015: Where to get $1 cocktails, plus more drink specials
    Tax Day 2015: Where to get $1 cocktails, plus more drink specials

    Today is Tax Day. Chances are, you've either got a refund burning a hole in your pocket or you just wrote a big check to Uncle Sam. Either way, a stiff drink could do you some good. 

    Here are some restaurants and bars offering Tax Day specials, including seven bars from the 1933 Group, offering...

  • Knuckle & Claw serves up lobster rolls in a new Silver Lake seafood shack
    Knuckle & Claw serves up lobster rolls in a new Silver Lake seafood shack

    Name of the restaurant: Knuckle and Claw. 

    In the heart of Silver Lake, nestled between two used bicycle shops is a subway-tiled little restaurant with a limited menu written on butcher paper. 

    The items on the menu — mostly crustaceans tucked into a thick piece of bread — may not sound like a...

  • Leaf blower as metaphor in a conversation with Green Dot schools founder
    Leaf blower as metaphor in a conversation with Green Dot schools founder

    California recently hung out with education rabble-rouser Steve Barr, consuming expensive caffeine at Grand Central Market's G&B Coffee. Speaking loudly to be heard over one of L.A.'s banned but ubiquitous leaf blowers, the founder of Green Dot Public Schools and Future Is Now Schools talked about...

  • What Joe Keeper of Silver Lake's Bar Keeper is drinking now
    What Joe Keeper of Silver Lake's Bar Keeper is drinking now

    Joe Keeper, founder and chief spirits curator behind Bar Keeper in Silver Lake, has been enjoying a new small batch Bourbon called Bib & Tucker.

    Aged six years, “the juice is exquisite, just delicious stuff," says Keeper. "You know, Bourbon is 51% corn, so it sometimes has a viscosity like chicken...

  • Seven places to get great finger-lickin' chicken wings in L.A.
    Seven places to get great finger-lickin' chicken wings in L.A.

    Eating chicken wings could be considered a sport. There's an art to nibbling every morsel of chicken from the bone, and licking every bit of sauce off your fingers takes stamina, and a palate of steel. 

    For the legions of wing fans in Los Angeles (there's an Instagram account devoted to girls eating...

  • L.A. Council District 4 runoff likely to be insider vs. outsider
    L.A. Council District 4 runoff likely to be insider vs. outsider

    Days after Angelenos went to the polls, it is still unclear who will go head to head in a May runoff election to represent a sprawling Silver Lake-to-Sherman Oaks City Council district.

    Few were surprised to see Carolyn Ramsay, chief of staff to the councilman she hopes to replace, among the top...

  • Home of the Day: A space in Silver Lake by Barbara Bestor
    Home of the Day: A space in Silver Lake by Barbara Bestor

    Set above the Silver Lake Reservoir, this wood-clad contemporary by architect Barbara Bestor was built for screenwriter Michael Ferris in 2006. Rich walnut paneling and walls of glass lend an open and airy ambiance to the free-flowing design. A rooftop deck centers on views extending from the downtown...

  • A contemporary space in Silver Lake by Barbara Bestor
    A contemporary space in Silver Lake by Barbara Bestor

    The Barbara Bestor-designed modern offers a mix of materials and sweeping views of the Silver Lake Reservoir.

  • Los Angeles gives hosts, neighbors mixed signals on short-term rentals
    Los Angeles gives hosts, neighbors mixed signals on short-term rentals

    Airbnb and similar "home sharing" websites have exploded in popularity in L.A., overwhelming city regulators who are struggling to collect tourist taxes and enforce long-standing restrictions on rentals.

    Renting out rooms or homes for a few days or weeks is illegal in many residential areas, city...

  • Home of the Day: 672 square feet in Silver Lake for $795,000
    Home of the Day: 672 square feet in Silver Lake for $795,000

    This petite modern home in Silver Lake features a loft-style floor plan, walls of glass and a detached studio.

  • Home of the Day: Petite modern with a studio in Silver Lake
    Home of the Day: Petite modern with a studio in Silver Lake

    The loft-style floor plan of this 672-square-foot home in Silver Lake features a wood-paneled accent wall that can be moved to create an extra bedroom when needed. Paneled glass walls open to a south-facing deck with views of downtown L.A. to Hollywood Hills. Outside, a stairway leads up to detached...

  • Danger adds to drama as couple is pulled alive from L.A. River
    Danger adds to drama as couple is pulled alive from L.A. River

    Churning debris and the rocketing current spiked the danger quotient as rescuers worked to pull two people from the rain-swollen Los Angeles River on Friday.

    Dusty Clark of the Los Angeles Fire Department rescued one of two people from a section of the river with thick, partially submerged trees...

  • Shinola opens West Coast flagship in Silver Lake
    Shinola opens West Coast flagship in Silver Lake

    Shinola -- the brand of watches, leather goods and bicycles that adopted the name of a vintage shoe polish when it sprang to life in 2011 -- opened its first West Coast flagship on Friday.

    The company is known for making its wares in Detroit. As Chief Executive Officer Steve Bock told our Adam...

  • Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday
    Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday

    Each November, on the third Thursday of the month, the French giddily celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. That’s when the fresh, fruity Gamay from the new vintage is rushed from the vineyards into shops and wine bars in Paris and elsewhere across France. On that day, it’s almost obligatory to pick up...

  • A year after Joseph Gatto slaying, LAPD again asks for public's help
    A year after Joseph Gatto slaying, LAPD again asks for public's help

    A year after Joseph Gatto, a local artist and the father of a state assemblyman, was killed inside his Silver Lake home, the 78-year-old's family and LAPD officials repeated their pleas for the public's help in solving the case.

    Gatto, a retired teacher and jewelry maker who was well-known in his...

  • Pedestrian struck, killed on southbound 101 Freeway in Silver Lake
    Pedestrian struck, killed on southbound 101 Freeway in Silver Lake

    Two lanes of the southbound 101 Freeway were shut down Tuesday morning at Silver Lake Boulevard after a pedestrian was struck and killed, the California Highway Patrol said.

    A SigAlert for the No. 1 and 2 lanes was issued about 6 a.m. as authorities investigated the crash. The lanes were expected...

  • Sustainability series at Long Beach Aquarium, CoffeeCon coffee festival
    Sustainability series at Long Beach Aquarium, CoffeeCon coffee festival

    Care about sustainable food? You really should. The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is sponsoring a quarterly series of conversations hosted by L.A. Times Food Editor Russ Parsons on issues of sustainability.

    In the first of these, noted author Paul Greenberg will discuss and sign copies...

  • Michael Hannon dies at 77; LAPD officer joined '60s rights protests
    Michael Hannon dies at 77; LAPD officer joined '60s rights protests

    Michael B. Hannon, who caused an uproar and nearly lost his job as a Los Angeles police officer for his off-duty participation in 1960s civil rights and peace protests, has died. He was 77.

    Hannon, who later defended police officers as a lawyer, died Oct. 2 in Los Angeles of complications of Parkinson's...

  • Celebrate 'French Roots' cookbook from longtime Chez Panisse chef Jean-Pierre Moullé and his wife, Denise
    Celebrate 'French Roots' cookbook from longtime Chez Panisse chef Jean-Pierre Moullé and his wife, Denise

    Everybody who enjoyed Jean-Pierre Moullé's cooking at Chez Panisse during his storied 30-year tenure as executive chef at the iconic Berkeley restaurant has been waiting for this book for years. Moullé and his wife, Denise, have written “French Roots: Two Cooks, Two Countries & the Beautiful Food...

  • Datebook: Baroque works, samurai armor, amateur dancing, skid row arts
    Datebook: Baroque works, samurai armor, amateur dancing, skid row arts

    The flamboyant armor of Japanese warriors, theatrical religious paintings, wild choreographies full of untrained dancers, a painter of the Harlem Renaissance, street signage reconsidered and an old East German guardhouse repurposed as art installation site. There is a lot going down in El Lay and...

  • Zach Pollack turns Italian food upside down at Alimento
    Zach Pollack turns Italian food upside down at Alimento

    If you've been to a party in Silver Lake lately, gulped sulfite-free Grenache on a back porch lighted year-round with votive candles and strings of Christmas lights, you know certain things to be true. The neighborhood is not on the Eastside, no matter how passionately some of its residents insist...

  • Ease into the weekend with a leisurely brunch
    Ease into the weekend with a leisurely brunch

    Ease into the weekend with a leisurely brunch at Lucky Duck, Fifty Seven or Superba Food + Bread. Mimosas and eggs not your thing? The chef had you in mind too with heartier options.

  • Critic's Choice: New brunch spots
    Critic's Choice: New brunch spots

    Brunch has quietly gone sophisticated, and at some restaurants it can be the best meal of the week. Because the meal bridges lunch and dinner, brunch menus tend to have something for everyone. Here are a few newish spots to brunch.

  • Schools in Silver Lake, O.C., Northridge close amid threats
    Schools in Silver Lake, O.C., Northridge close amid threats

    A Silver Lake elementary school was put on lockdown early Tuesday after a person dialed 911 and said armed gunmen were at the school -- the third such call from the same number in recent weeks, police said.

    “Operators get the call, they try to call back…and the number is disconnected,” said Los...

  • Scouting Report: Eric Park's new comfort food at ROOTS at Black Hogg
    Scouting Report: Eric Park's new comfort food at ROOTS at Black Hogg

    Name of restaurant:  ROOTS at Black Hogg.

    Chef/Owner: Chef Eric Park originally opened Black Hogg in Silver Lake back in March 2012. After closing his gastropub for a remodel in July, he recently opened a temporary popup called ROOTS at Black Hogg.

    Concept: Heartfelt comfort food. The dishes are...

  • 7 super L.A. cheese shops and what they have to offer
    7 super L.A. cheese shops and what they have to offer

    Rows of milky-white triple crèmes, mold-ripened fromage with rumpled rinds, logs of tangy young goat cheese, wedges of luxurious creaminess surrounded by bloomy crusts. These are a few of the splendors of a new wave of neighborhood cheese stores that opened recently across L.A.

    There's DTLA Cheese...

  • Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies
    Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies

    The stars as seen through African eyes, a new space grows in Larchmont and shows in garages. Here’s what’s going down in L.A. and beyond:

    “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” at the L.A. County Museum of Art. More than three dozen objects made from wood, gold, beads, stone and silver look at the topic...

  • A modern, beautiful interior in Silver Lake that goes great with kids
    A modern, beautiful interior in Silver Lake that goes great with kids

    When Debra Chow chose to update the interiors of her 1929 Spanish house in Silver Lake, she knew she wanted a livable, contemporary space that was family-friendly for herself, her husband, Josh Huang, and their two young daughters.

    "I want my home to be beautiful," Chow said, "but I don't want...

  • Sit down for family-style dinners at Alimento, Pot, Tar & Roses
    Sit down for family-style dinners at Alimento, Pot, Tar & Roses

    Pass the platter, please. At one point in its long history, the late, great Campanile introduced family night on Mondays, one three-course menu served family-style from platters. At the time, when plated food ruled in restaurants, the idea seemed radical. More importantly, a good time was had by...

  • Datebook: Beastly dinner, calligraphy art, sonic pieces at Schindler
    Datebook: Beastly dinner, calligraphy art, sonic pieces at Schindler

    A dinner and performance that channel Jacques Derrida and a bestiary, a series of sound pieces at Rudolph Schindler's historic home in West Hollywood, and art made from Arabic and Farsi calligraphy. Plus, YouTubing in a parking lot and a book party for a new tome that captures the people of the...

  • Free Blaze pizza, Haché LA opens in Silver Lake, Crossroads brunch
    Free Blaze pizza, Haché LA opens in Silver Lake, Crossroads brunch

    Peter Koral, founder of 7 For All Mankind premium denim company, is opening a Blaze Pizza in South Gate today. To celebrate, the restaurant will offer free build-your-own pizzas on Friday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. For a free pizza, just follow Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. If...

  • Five L.A. spots nominated for America's best new restaurants
    Five L.A. spots nominated for America's best new restaurants

    Bon Appetit has come out with its annual list of nominees for the best new restaurants in the country. This year, five Los Angeles restaurants made the cut. 

    It's actually a food court, but the ever-evolving Grand Central Market, with its growing number of vendors, earned a spot on the list. Highlighted...

  • Chef tracking: 'Top Chef Duels,' new chefs at Firefly and Culina, Black Hogg makeover
    Chef tracking: 'Top Chef Duels,' new chefs at Firefly and Culina, Black Hogg makeover

    If you're tracking chefs, here's what several Los Angeles toques are up to and/or which restaurants they've moved on to. In addition, several L.A. chefs will be appearing in a new Bravo reality series. And a few restaurants have recently closed, or are in the midst of a transformation.... 

    Four...

  • To make wine glasses look perfect, try this microfiber polishing cloth
    To make wine glasses look perfect, try this microfiber polishing cloth

    While sitting at the bar of Zach Pollack's new Alimento in Silver Lake, you might notice wine manager Ryan Wenger polishing stemware. As he finishes each glass, he holds it up to the light: perfect.

    What's that he's using to polish the delicate glasses to such good effect?

    Turns out it's a special...

  • Italian sisters' Gioiello captures honey's character in a glass
    Italian sisters' Gioiello captures honey's character in a glass

    Before the cocktail craze, before the tequila and mescal craze, there was the grappa craze. Bars and primarily Italian restaurants routinely stocked dozens of high-priced bottles. Some bore the label of prominent winemakers. Some came in eccentric glass bottles that mimicked perfume bottles. Some...

  • Chandelier Tree is a twinkling star in Silver Lake
    Chandelier Tree is a twinkling star in Silver Lake

    Not every century-old tree has its own Facebook and Yelp pages –– not to mention a short documentary.

    A stately sycamore along West Silver Lake Drive attained that status after 30 vintage chandeliers were strung among its branches.

    "Everyone went nuts. They loved it," said Adam Tenenbaum of neighbors'...

  • West Coast meets Eastern Bloc in 'Competing Utopias' exhibition
    West Coast meets Eastern Bloc in 'Competing Utopias' exhibition

    When California Midcentury Modernism confronts its Eastern Bloc Cold War counterpart, are they really so very different?

    "Competing Utopias: An Experimental Installation of Cold War Modern Design From East and West in One Context," which opens Saturday at the Richard Neutra VDL Studio and Residences...

  • At Night + Market Song, just eat, don't ask
    At Night + Market Song, just eat, don't ask

    If you want to understand Night + Market Song, Kris Yenbamroong's new Thai restaurant in Silver Lake, you could do worse than to look at the luu suk, a puddle of warm pig blood, strewn with feathery Southeast Asian herbs, served in a shallow bowl. The herbs are fragrant, pungent and fresh; the...

  • Zach Pollack's Alimento opens in Silver Lake
    Zach Pollack's Alimento opens in Silver Lake

    Zach Pollack hopes to add to Silver Lake's already burgeoning restaurant scene with Thursday's opening of his first solo restaurant, Alimento.

    Pollack’s style is regional Italian with a twist. In past projects, Pollack formed his menus by relying on strict southern Italian traditions. With Alimento,...

  • Vans reissues rare, retro-style Peanuts prints from 1983
    Vans reissues rare, retro-style Peanuts prints from 1983

    If you're a fan of both Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" characters and Vans' skate-influenced kicks, prepare to pop a full-on Snoopy happy dance because the footwear brand is about to reissue some rare  '80s-era prints featuring Charlie Brown and company.

    The Vault by Vans X Peanuts collection, which...

  • DNA links inmate to 1980 homicide of Silver Lake woman, LAPD says

    More than three decades after a woman was sexually assaulted, beaten and stabbed to death in a Silver Lake apartment, Los Angeles police cold case detectives Friday said they have arrested the man responsible.

    Harold Anthony Parkinson was taken into custody Wednesday at Chuckawalla Valley State...

  • What's the secret in Secret Chinese Delivery? Los Feliz, Silver Lake are finding out
    What's the secret in Secret Chinese Delivery? Los Feliz, Silver Lake are finding out

    Just about everybody I know in New York must get takeout of some sort two or three times a week. Most homes have a drawer stuffed with takeout menus. It’s a way of life.

    Not so much here. I know my New Yorker husband misses his Chinese takeout, so when I heard about the new Secret Chinese Delivery...

  • Outdoor dining picks in the L.A. area: Cliff's Edge, AOC, Malibu Farm
    Outdoor dining picks in the L.A. area: Cliff's Edge, AOC, Malibu Farm

    When I lived in the Bay Area, it was warm enough to dine outside only three, maybe four nights a year — and even then I sometimes had to hand out sweaters. L.A., though, is paradise for those like me who'd eat outdoors every night if we could. And restaurateurs are beginning to realize what an...

  • Cliff's Edge anniversary dinner by Nancy Silverton, Walter Manzke, Jeremy Fox and more
    Cliff's Edge anniversary dinner by Nancy Silverton, Walter Manzke, Jeremy Fox and more

    Cliff's Edge in Silver Lake -- the Sunset Boulevard locals' favorite helmed by co-owner Pierre Casanova and its chef, Vartan Abgaryan -- is celebrating its 10th anniversary. And it will be partying with a little help from some very special friends. A 10-course dinner will be prepared on June 26...

  • World Cup beers: Making 'the beautiful game' even better
    World Cup beers: Making 'the beautiful game' even better

    It’s time for another World Cup tournament, and craft beer in Los Angeles has exploded in the four years since the action in South Africa (ah, the vuvuzelas!). The “beautiful game” is often at its most beautiful when you’re watching it with many other slavering, boisterous fans and raising great...

  • Weekend giveaway: Seedlings for making indigo dye
    Weekend giveaway: Seedlings for making indigo dye

    Various plant species can produce natural indigo dye, but 'Persicaria tinctoria,' also known as Chinese or Japanese indigo, is a favorite among Southern Californians who like to grow their own for dyeing.

    With six hours of sun and attentive watering, the plant is “bomb-proof,” says artist-entrepreneur...

  • Man killed in apparent gang-related shooting in Silver Lake
    Man killed in apparent gang-related shooting in Silver Lake

    A man was fatally wounded Thursday morning in Silver Lake during an apparent gang-related shooting, the second homicide this year in the neighborhood, police said.

    Witnesses reported that the victim, whose name and age were not released, was arguing with another man about 10:55 a.m. in the 4300...

  • 6 stress-free picnic boxes to pick up for the 4th of July
    6 stress-free picnic boxes to pick up for the 4th of July

    Red-checkered blankets and wicker baskets may seem like a cliche, but the American picnic is making a comeback in Los Angeles, just in time for Independence Day. Don't be fooled, your childhood picnic favorites aren't on the menu this 4th of July. Many popular restaurants in the L.A. area are offering...

  • Mixologist Matthew Biancaniello pops up at Cliff's Edge with alcoholic oysters
    Mixologist Matthew Biancaniello pops up at Cliff's Edge with alcoholic oysters

    Alcoholic oysters and Surinam cherry cocktails will be showing up at Cliff's Edge in Silver Lake when Matthew Biancaniello, the mixologist known for his experimental drinks, begins his weekly pop-up on the patio for the summer.

    Biancaniello's pop-up will take place starting next week, every Wednesday...

  • 5 new reasons to love eating in Silver Lake
    5 new reasons to love eating in Silver Lake

    A slew of restaurant openings along Sunset Boulevard has brought new dining options to Silver Lake that include homestyle Taiwanese dishes and tea drinks, Northern Thai specialties from Night + Market's Kris Yenbamroong and Indian vegetarian street food from Westside favorite Samosa House.

    So whether...

  • Man held in deadly hammer attack at Silver Lake construction site
    Man held in deadly hammer attack at Silver Lake construction site

    A 21-year-old Los Angeles man was in custody Friday morning on suspicion of using a hammer to bludgeon a fellow construction worker to death.

    Police arrested Christian Valdez on Thursday afternoon at his home, a couple of blocks away from the crime scene on Burns Avenue in Silver Lake, said Los...

  • Man arrested in bludgeoning death in Silver Lake
    Man arrested in bludgeoning death in Silver Lake

    A man was arrested Thursday in the bludgeoning death of a man in Silver Lake, police said.

    The victim, who was beaten to death with a hammer, has not been identified, said Officer Nuria Vanegas of the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was declared dead at a nearby hospital.

    The attack occurred...

  • Guy who delivered pizza to Oscars is now making pizza at Wood
    Guy who delivered pizza to Oscars is now making pizza at Wood

    When Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizza in the middle of the Oscars, it was Edgar Martirosyan, delivery guy and co-franchisee of Big Mama's & Papa's on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, who showed up with the pies. 

    Now he and his brother Erik have opened pizza restaurant Wood in Silver...

  • Corralitas Red Car land a step closer to becoming a park
    Corralitas Red Car land a step closer to becoming a park

    Deckard Strait knelt in the dirt near a walnut tree and carved a hole in the ground with his small hands. His younger sister sat cross-legged nearby and watched as he dug for worms.

    Their father told them it was time to head home for dinner, but acquiesced to Deckard's plea for five more minutes...

  • Couple builds a Silver Lake hillside home with views
    Couple builds a Silver Lake hillside home with views

    For Cleo and McShane Murnane, building a house for their family wasn't just a labor of love. It was an exercise in patience and perseverance.

    The couple first began their home search in the middle of the real estate boom, in 2006, when Cleo was pregnant with their first child, Emerson.

    They were...

  • Tour of Schindler-designed homes in Silver Lake to benefit MAK Center
    Tour of Schindler-designed homes in Silver Lake to benefit MAK Center

    Six private Silver Lake-area homes designed by R.M. Schindler and rarely open to the public are being featured in a May 18 tour benefiting the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.

    A highlight of the tour is the redwood-and-concrete How House, which includes a landscape designed by Richard Neutra....

  • After seeing the film 'Chef,' you're going to want to eat: here's where
    After seeing the film 'Chef,' you're going to want to eat: here's where

    Oh, man. I didn't eat dinner before rushing crosstown to a screening of "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau's new film "Chef." What a mistake. Talk about food porn.

    The director, who also stars in the film as hot-headed chef Carl Casper, moves in close for shots of his character making hash browns...

  • Los Angeles County Store keeps it local with artisan-made goods
    Los Angeles County Store keeps it local with artisan-made goods

    At 4,084 square miles, Los Angeles County can present a formidable challenge for those looking to uncover creative finds from local artisans. MaryAnne LoVerme just made it a lot easier. She's opened Los Angeles County Store, which offers goods made exclusively within the Los Angeles County area.

    ...

  • Blake Griffin pays $9 million for new home in Pacific Palisades
    Blake Griffin pays $9 million for new home in Pacific Palisades

    The L.A. Clippers forward buys a 9,100-square-foot Cape Cod-inspired house with six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

  • Hot Property | Eric Garcetti
    Hot Property | Eric Garcetti

    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and his wife, Amy, have sold their Silver Lake home.

  • Eric Garcetti puts Silver Lake house up for lease at $8,500 a month
    Eric Garcetti puts Silver Lake house up for lease at $8,500 a month

    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and his wife, Amy Wakeland, have put the home they own in Silver Lake up for one-year lease at $8,500 a month.

    Built in 2010, the boxy contemporary features an open living room, dining room, media room, office/gym, six bedrooms and five bathrooms in 4,000 square feet of...

  • From Matjames Metson's cluttered studio, objets d'art emerge
    From Matjames Metson's cluttered studio, objets d'art emerge

    The Artist's Studio: The treasure-trove of objects Matjames Metson keeps in his Silver Lake studio become diverse collages, sculptures and furniture.

  • Pine & Crane for when you crave beef rolls and 'three cup chicken' in Silver Lake
    Pine & Crane for when you crave beef rolls and 'three cup chicken' in Silver Lake

    Name of restaurant: Pine & Crane Noodle Co.

    Chef: Chef-owner Vivian Ku and "old school" Taiwanese chef Allan Lai.

    What dish represents the restaurant and why? "Three cup chicken" (sanbeiji). It's a chicken dish that's a specialty of Ningdu in the southern Chinese province of Jiangxi, whose name...

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