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Echo Theater's 'Dry Land' pulls no punches in tale of an unwanted pregnancy

Playwright Ruby Rae Spiegel’s “Dry Land,” presented by the Echo Theater Company at the Atwater Village Theatre, confronts the effect of unwanted pregnancy on a tough but terrified teenage girl.We can almost smell the chlorine wafting off the tile floor of Amanda Knehans' locker room set, where...

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  • 10 great places for food lovers in Atwater Village

    10 great places for food lovers in Atwater Village

    Atwater Village, that almost two-square-mile neighborhood of Los Angeles between Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Glendale and the Los Angeles River, is getting a jolt of energy from new businesses moving onto Glendale Boulevard. Just come on a Sunday for brunch at Canelé or All’ Acqua, maybe a capuccino...

  • Review: All'Acqua has bright Italian flavors with a lively atmosphere

    Review: All'Acqua has bright Italian flavors with a lively atmosphere

    All'Acqua is a buzzy place on a weekend night, cars spilling out of the parking lot, crowds milling, the soaring, open-kitchen restaurant, once the local branch of Acapulco, suffused with a happy roar. On cool nights, you can smell garlic, rosemary and wood smoke from more than a block away. All'Acqua...

  • Wild at Canele: A lunch menu with hyperseasonal, thoroughly L.A. flavors

    Wild at Canele: A lunch menu with hyperseasonal, thoroughly L.A. flavors

    One of the best, most leisurely weekday lunches in town these days can be found at Canelé, the cozy rustic California-French restaurant tucked on a corner next to a crystals shop in Atwater Village. That's right, lunch: If you live in the neighborhood, you likely already know that Canelé has always...

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  • Homicide suspect shot by LAPD in Atwater Village dies

    Homicide suspect shot by LAPD in Atwater Village dies

    A man who police say shot and killed a woman in Atwater Village before being shot by Los Angeles police died at a hospital overnight, officials said Thursday.Coroner's officials identified the man as Carlos Joseph Wilhelm, a 39-year-old Los Angeles resident. The woman killed inside her home was...

  • 'American Falls' at Atwater Village Theatre grapples with damage from the implosion of the American dream

    'American Falls' at Atwater Village Theatre grapples with damage from the implosion of the American dream

    Dreams deferred and roads not taken infuse Echo Theater Company’s production of “American Falls” at the Atwater Village Theatre. A first play for actor-turned-playwright Miki Johnson, “Falls” has been likened to a modern-day “Our Town.” Indeed, the play, which is set in a tiny Idaho town “a few...

  • Covered parking

    Covered parking

    For photographer Carla Richmond Coffing, inspiration comes in all forms. Coffing’s professional photography is a reflection of her field notes from her evening walks around her Atwater Village neighborhood. The picture she made of this car with her iPhone is a glimpse into that notebook. The photograph...

  • 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...

  • Mark Duplass slides into Silver Lake with second-highest-priced sale

    Mark Duplass slides into Silver Lake with second-highest-priced sale

    Mark Duplass and his wife, actress Katie Aselton, have entered a new league with the purchase of a Barbara Bestor-designed contemporary in Silver Lake. At about $4.4 million, the sale represents the second-most-expensive residential transaction recorded in the L.A. neighborhood. Formerly owned...

  • Business allies cool to Garcetti's minimum wage plan
    Business allies cool to Garcetti's minimum wage plan

    Atwater Village businessman Luis Lopez used to be a big fan of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

    Lopez, who owns an auto repair shop on Fletcher Drive, gave $100 to Garcetti's 2013 campaign for mayor. He spread the word about Garcetti's candidacy on the Facebook page of the local Chamber of Commerce,...

  • 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...

  • Atwater Village restaurant launches dog menu -- for your dog, that is
    Atwater Village restaurant launches dog menu -- for your dog, that is

    Imagine going to a restaurant and ordering a meal for yourself, then one for your dog. Because if your dog is going to watch you eat a bowl of mac and cheese, or a burger, shouldn't she get a little something too? 

    The Morrison Pub in Atwater Village has launched a new doggy menu, designed to feed...

  • Where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in L.A.: Corned beef, green beer, green cookies
    Where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in L.A.: Corned beef, green beer, green cookies

    Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish at heart celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Here in the States, it's an excuse to go to your favorite Irish pub, drink green beer and eat a corned beef sandwich. But there's a little more history behind it. 

    Turns out, Saint Patrick wasn't even Irish. He...

  • At Trystero Coffee in Atwater Village, bring your own cup
    At Trystero Coffee in Atwater Village, bring your own cup

    Greg Thomas runs Trystero Coffee out of his garage. On a recent morning there, folks drank cups of cappuccino chased with brewed Kenyan coffee. On a couch was a regular who sells wedding dresses and writes poetry in his free time. Several more people dropped by as the morning progressed, to pick...

  • Los Angeles restaurants with special deals on wine and corkage
    Los Angeles restaurants with special deals on wine and corkage

    Wine lovers who bring wine to restaurants are usually happy to pay a reasonable corkage fee for the privilege of drinking their own special bottles. Others bring their own wine because it’s less expensive than buying off a wine list with high mark-ups.

    But not everybody knows that some restaurants...

  • A different kind of fugue state by Echo Theater Company
    A different kind of fugue state by Echo Theater Company

    The creation of brilliant music counterpoints the tormented amorous lives of three prominent composers in “Fugue,” Echo Theater Company’s edgy historically based meditation on genius, sexual obsession and betrayal.

    Playwright Tommy Smith's drama is elegantly geometric in its construction and viscerally...

  • Homeless man's garden of hope blooms on L.A. median
    Homeless man's garden of hope blooms on L.A. median

    Los Angeles has so many scruffy, unmanicured median and parkway strips that I've thought about having a contest to name the ugliest.

    But there's a median in Atwater Village that draws attention for another reason: It's not an eyesore, it's really nice, with constant improvements such as rock and...

  • House fire in Atwater Village extinguished
    House fire in Atwater Village extinguished

    Forty-five firefighters on Monday morning extinguished a dramatic house fire near a shopping center in Atwater Village, KTLA reported. There were no reports of injuries.

    The blaze broke out about 7:12 a.m. near the intersection of Glenhurst Avenue and Glendale Boulevard (map).

    The bulk of the fire...

  • 'Doctor Faustus' sells his soul at a loss
    'Doctor Faustus' sells his soul at a loss

    The cocky protagonist of “Doctor Faustus” may be bored silly by philosophy, medicine, law and theology (and face it, who isn’t?), but selling his immortal soul is a remedy that seems a tad extreme even by today’s jaded behavioral standards.

    The tragic Faustian bargain, dramatized by Independent...

  • John Lautner's Silvertop sells for above asking price
    John Lautner's Silvertop sells for above asking price

    The John Lautner-designed Silvertop, also known as the Reiner-Burchill Residence, has sold in Silver Lake for $8.55 million -- 14% above the asking price of $7.5 million.

    The property was on the market 20 days before it went into escrow.

    Embodying the midcentury architect’s optimistic outlook of...

  • Scotch, wine and tequila! Pairing dinners to try
    Scotch, wine and tequila! Pairing dinners to try

    Now that summer is almost over, restaurateurs are kicking into higher gear with special dinners designed around wine or spirits. Here are three where you can eat well and learn something about tequila or Napa Valley wines or single malt Scotch at the same time.

    On Friday, Fuego at Hotel Maya has...

  • Input sought on Glendale Narrows bridge projects
    Input sought on Glendale Narrows bridge projects

    Community meeting will focus on final phase of ongoing Riverwalk project.

  • Shotgun fired at woman's car on 5 Freeway in Atwater Village
    Shotgun fired at woman's car on 5 Freeway in Atwater Village

    A woman was injured on the 5 Freeway in Atwater Village Wednesday when someone pulled alongside her car and fired a shotgun, police said.

    The woman called police about 6 a.m. to report that someone had opened fire on her as she exited the northbound 5 Freeway at Colorado Boulevard, said LAPD Lt....

  • ACE Center builds an environment for learning at Taking the Reins
    ACE Center builds an environment for learning at Taking the Reins

    One Tuesday morning near the Los Angeles River in Atwater Village, a half-dozen or so girls file into a striking 8-by-10-foot goat pen at Taking the Reins, ready to practice some animal husbandry.

    "You don't need to be gentle with them," says urban farm manager Colleen Hennessey as she encourages...

  • Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb sells home in Silver Lake
    Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb sells home in Silver Lake

    Music video and film director Marc Webb has sold his home in Silver Lake for $1.25 million.

    Set on a hilltop, the home enjoys views of the reservoir and city from its location in Moreno Highlands. Built in 1947, dark hardwood flooring and arched windows run throughout the updated floor plan.

    Found...

  • Mediterranean favorite Momed opens a new location in Atwater Village
    Mediterranean favorite Momed opens a new location in Atwater Village

    Alex Sarkissian, owner of eastern Mediterranean restaurant Momed in Beverly Hills, has opened a second location, this one in the Atwater Crossing development in Atwater Village. The indoor-outdoor restaurant that occupies more than 7,000 square feet of space in an industrial building on La Casitas...

  • Jeremy Carver, Anna Fricke sell Los Feliz home above asking price
    Jeremy Carver, Anna Fricke sell Los Feliz home above asking price

    Jeremy Carver, writer-producer of “Supernatural,” and Anna Fricke have sold their home in Silver Lake for $1,829,500.

    The house had been priced at $1.795 million and sold in a little more than a month.

    The Traditional-style residence, built in 1938, features a living room with a fireplace, a den,...

  • Suspects escape Atwater Village shooting down L.A. River bed
    Suspects escape Atwater Village shooting down L.A. River bed

    Two men were wounded, one seriously, in a shooting in Atwater Village on Saturday evening, police said.

    One victim was shot in the abdomen about 6:35 p.m. in the 2900 block of Ingledale Terrace off Glendale Boulevard, police Sgt. Wayne Guillary of the Northeast station said Saturday night. The...

  • Drink some great ales, help fight ALS
    Drink some great ales, help fight ALS

    Breweries across the country are joining the Ales for ALS project with special brews that help fund research to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease, and several local breweries are participating.

    The project was begun by the hop farmers at Loftus Ranch who’ve partnered with hop supplier Hopunion to provide...

  • Events: Tablas Creek at Tam O'Shanter, Olivi at Chianina, G&Ts at Waterloo & City
    Events: Tablas Creek at Tam O'Shanter, Olivi at Chianina, G&Ts at Waterloo & City

    Anybody have room to slip a special wine dinner into your schedule? These events can be not only fun but educational. Without having to buy an entire bottle, you get to taste wines from a single producer with food that a chef has designed to show them off. And if the winemaker is in attendance,...

  • Singer Chris Brown left his mark in home, moves on
    Singer Chris Brown left his mark in home, moves on

    Chris Brown, the singer whose Hollywood Hills house once drew the ire of neighbors for its graffiti-like artwork, has sold his hillside residence for $1.69 million.

    Although the exterior was repainted before the home went on the market, several interior walls in the four-story home still bore cartoon-esque...

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti sells Silver Lake home to Anthony Gonzalez of M83
    Mayor Eric Garcetti sells Silver Lake home to Anthony Gonzalez of M83

    Anthony Gonzalez of the electronic music band M83 has bought the Silver Lake home of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and his wife, Amy Wakeland. The sales price has yet to be made public.

    The boxy contemporary, built in 2010, was the Garcetti family home before they moved to Getty House, an 8,076-square-foot...

  • Jean Paul Gaultier limited-edition tote to raise money for amfAR
    Jean Paul Gaultier limited-edition tote to raise money for amfAR

    A special editon tote designed by Jean Paul Gaultier is being sold for a limited time as a fundraiser for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.

    The bag became available as of June 1 at selected Bloomingdale’s stores, including those at Century City, Sherman Oaks, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa...

  • Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization
    Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization

    City engineers, public works officials and developers stood on a hilltop just north of downtown on a recent weekday and gazed at a low-lying railroad yard dotted with weeds on the far side of the Los Angeles River channel.

    To the uninitiated, it was a mildly depressing vista of concrete, unwanted...

  • Pots and planters to define an outdoor living style
    Pots and planters to define an outdoor living style

    The garden as extended living room is a concept Southern Californians have always happily embraced. A new generation of stylish planters is the perfect way to accessorize and complete the look of today's cozy outdoor arrangements of cushy couches and chairs, fireplaces and fire pits.

    Some planters...

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