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Silver Lake Farms owner says goodbye

Grass no longer grows at Silver Lake Farms, a half-acre property that helped establish urban farming in Los Angeles. Farm founder Tara Kolla long ago banished that remnant of residential, pre-drought lawn fashion and replaced it with organically grown plants that were either edible, provided a...

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  • Coffee beer, or how to drink your craft beer and coffee at the same time

    Coffee beer, or how to drink your craft beer and coffee at the same time

    Brewers have been mixing their buzzes with coffee-fueled beers for decades, but nowhere else in the country does coffee beer quite like Southern California. The region is home to many fantastic small-batch coffee roasters, and these bean-loving artisans share the flavor-fanaticism that also fuels...

  • Eagle Rock Brewery's Jubilee a warming spiced old ale

    Eagle Rock Brewery's Jubilee a warming spiced old ale

    The annual wintertime release from Glassell Park's Eagle Rock Brewery, Jubilee is a spiced old ale that finds delicate balance between warming alcohol, sweet malts and festive spices. Nursing a snifter of the complex brew is an ideal tonic for the stresses of the holidays, and the ale makes for...

  • Popular Eagle Rock Brewery faces yet another hearing to continue operation

    Popular Eagle Rock Brewery faces yet another hearing to continue operation

    Pioneering craft brewery Eagle Rock Brewery is heading into yet another public hearing next week in an effort to renew the city license that allows it to continue to operate. While opening a brewery and tasting room anywhere in California requires extensive battles with red tape, the city of L.A....

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  • Back-to-school meets Endless Summer at Irvine Spectrum Center

    Back-to-school meets Endless Summer at Irvine Spectrum Center

    To ease the pain of going back to school, Irvine Spectrum Center is hosting its Endless Summer Festival, showcasing fall fashion trends from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. YouTube vloggers Maddi Bragg and Suede Brooks are scheduled to present style closets filled with back-to-school looks during...

  • Artist Rafa Esparza is using 5,000 adobe bricks to make a building-inside-a-building in Hollywood

    Artist Rafa Esparza is using 5,000 adobe bricks to make a building-inside-a-building in Hollywood

    Step into Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) in Hollywood and you will feel the crunch of dry dirt underfoot. Here and there are bits of straw. All around is the smell of earth. And all of it is emanating from the hundreds of hand-made adobe bricks that are stacked around the gallery,...

  • Roof of Mormon church collapses after Glassell Park fire

    Roof of Mormon church collapses after Glassell Park fire

    A fire in Glassell Park tore through a Mormon church Tuesday afternoon, gutting much of the church and causing the roof to collapse, authorities said. The blaze began shortly after 2:30 p.m. as a small brush fire near the 2 Freeway and Verdugo Road, said Margaret Stewart, a Los Angeles Fire Department...

  • L.A. homes under $500,000, under 750 square feet

    L.A. homes under $500,000, under 750 square feet

    Although multimillion-dollar mansions and homes built on speculation fuel fantasies and headlines, there are plenty of people in the market for something with a lesser footprint. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County built on a smaller scale and priced under $500,000. The two-bedroom...

  • L.A. homes under $500,000, under 750 square feet

    L.A. homes under $500,000, under 750 square feet

    Although multimillion-dollar mansions and homes built on speculation fuel fantasies and headlines, there are plenty of people in the market for something with a lesser footprint. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County built on a smaller scale and priced under $500,000. MOUNT WASHINGTON:...

  • What can you buy in the low $400,000s around Los Angeles?

    What can you buy in the low $400,000s around Los Angeles?

    Not every home in Los Angeles County goes for $1 million-plus. Here's a look at a few single-family homes around L.A. that are available in the low $400,000s. Realtor.com GLASSELL PARK: Built in the 1930s, this refreshed, two-bedroom home features restored wood floors and an updated kitchen. Address:...

  • Flintridge Prep girls' hoops goes cold in third quarter, loses to Ribet Academy
    Flintridge Prep girls' hoops goes cold in third quarter, loses to Ribet Academy

    Basketball: Rebels go scoreless for over five minutes, fall in semifinals, 46-39.

  • Jeremy Renner house steeped in Hollywood history
    Jeremy Renner house steeped in Hollywood history

    A turnkey home owned by actors and home renovators Jeremy Renner and Kristoffer Winters has come on the market in Hollywood at $4.795 million.

    Rich in Hollywood history, the 1926 Traditional-style two-story was once the home of early filmmaker Preston Sturges, who was known for directing screwball...

  • Datebook: The art of Riot Grrrl, L.A. Zine Fest and Friday the 13th
    Datebook: The art of Riot Grrrl, L.A. Zine Fest and Friday the 13th

    There's a show of all things Riot Grrrl, as well as a series of manipulated New York Times covers going on view in Orange County. Farther north, in balmy Los Angeles, we've got sculptures of mountaintops, vintage typewriters, the L.A. Zine Fest plus PowerPoints in honor of Friday the 13th. It's...

  • Campaign ads shine spotlight on L.A.'s struggle to enforce sign laws
    Campaign ads shine spotlight on L.A.'s struggle to enforce sign laws

    Outdoor advertising company Lamar went big last week in its bid to drum up publicity for Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, putting up 100 free billboards supporting his March 3 reelection campaign.

    The billboard blitz — carried out in Boyle Heights, Glassell Park, Highland Park and elsewhere...

  • La Cañada High boys' basketball gets classic win over Ribet

    La Canada High boys’ basketball got back to winning at its host tournament, defeating Ribet Academy, 64-43.

    The Spartans received a balanced scoring attack Friday to pick up a pool-play victory in the La Cañada Holiday Classic.

    Sean Estes paced the Spartans with 14 points and teammates Ben Choi...

  • Scout Regalia goes for a well-traveled look, and shares it too
    Scout Regalia goes for a well-traveled look, and shares it too

    Makoto Mizutani and Benjamin Luddy are both devoted to the outdoors.

    "When we're not working, we try to spend as much time outside as possible," Mizutani said. "We love to go camping, backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding and road tripping all across the country."

    Inspired by this,...

  • Home of the Day: Twin moderns in Mount Washington
    Home of the Day: Twin moderns in Mount Washington

    The cedar-lined modern home in Mount Washington mirrors its neighbor to the left, and for good reason. Architect Simon Storey designed the two homes, known as “Brother and Sister,” in collaboration with his sister, Anna Gregory. Twin floor plans emphasize a meticulous use of space while sporting...

  • Tapping into the craft beer trend
    Tapping into the craft beer trend

    Jeremy Raub of Eagle Rock Brewery learned brewing in his family's kitchen.

  • Four LAPD officers injured in crash released from hospital
    Four LAPD officers injured in crash released from hospital

    Four Los Angeles police officers who were injured in a traffic collision Monday while responding to a call for backup were released from the hospital later in the day, officials said.

    "One of them suffered a broken rib, and that's all we have,"  LAPD spokeswoman Wendy Reyes said, referring to the...

  • Seven injured, including officers, in LAPD traffic collision
    Seven injured, including officers, in LAPD traffic collision

    Seven people were injured -- four of them seriously -- in a traffic collision Monday morning involving a Los Angeles Police Department vehicle, authorities said. 

    An LAPD spokeswoman said that the collision occurred at 8:47 a.m. in Glassell Park at the intersection of North San Fernando Road and...

  • Activists seek 11th-hour reprieve for 1927 bridge
    Activists seek 11th-hour reprieve for 1927 bridge

    The Figueroa-Riverside Street Bridge is scheduled to be demolished as a new bridge is being built, but advocates want to turn it into elevated green space instead.

  • True Christmas spirit, from a slain man's grieving parents
    True Christmas spirit, from a slain man's grieving parents

    Amid their agony, James Marcus Howe's parents express compassion for the people who killed their son.

  • Leads sought in reality TV director's killing; $75,000 reward offered
    Leads sought in reality TV director's killing; $75,000 reward offered

    Police detectives Monday announced a $75,000 reward in the killing of a reality television director at his Glassell Park home in hopes of drumming up more leads in the case. James Marcus Howe, 42, and his wife were in their home shortly before 11 a.m. the day before Thanksgiving when a person posing...

  • $75,000 reward offered in fatal shooting of reality TV director
    $75,000 reward offered in fatal shooting of reality TV director

    Los Angeles police and city officials will announce a $75,000 reward for information in the fatal shooting of a reality TV director and writer who was killed in a home-invasion robbery at his Glassell Park home the day before Thanksgiving.

    James Marcus Howe was attacked Nov. 27 when he answered...

  • Police hunt for clues in deadly shooting of reality TV director
    Police hunt for clues in deadly shooting of reality TV director

    Two Los Angeles police detectives went door-to-door Friday in a search for clues in the shooting death of TV writer-director James Marcus Howe at his Glassell Park home.

    Howe's wife was wounded in the attack that occurred the day before Thanksgiving after a man posing as a salesman knocked on their...

  • Reality TV director shot dead at Glassell Park home; leads sought
    Reality TV director shot dead at Glassell Park home; leads sought

    Police say a home invasion shooting in Glassell Park that left a reality TV director dead and his wife wounded the morning before Thanksgiving appears to be a random act of violence.

    James Marcus Howe, who worked on "America's Next Top Model" and "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila," was shot dead...

  • Suspects sought in killing of Glassell Park man, wounding wife
    Suspects sought in killing of Glassell Park man, wounding wife

    Reality TV writer and director James Marcus Howe and his wife were inside their Glassell Park home when a salesman knocked on the door.

    It was the Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving. Within minutes, Howe was dead and his wife seriously wounded. 

    When Howe and his wife approached the front door,...

  • Vehicle fatally strikes man, 73, in crosswalk in Glassell Park
    Vehicle fatally strikes man, 73, in crosswalk in Glassell Park

    A 73-year-old Los Angeles man died Sunday after he was struck by a vehicle while walking across a street in Glassell Park.

    Jeremias Bergus Ignacio was walking in a crosswalk on Avenue 41 at Eagle Rock Boulevard just before 6 p.m. when he was struck, said Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman. 

    ...

  • Man killed, woman seriously wounded in shooting in Glassell Park
    Man killed, woman seriously wounded in shooting in Glassell Park

    Los Angeles police are investigating a shooting Wednesday in Glassell Park that killed a man and seriously injured a woman.

    The shooting occurred about 10:50 a.m. in the 2900 block of Sagamore Way, according to LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera.

    Herrera said police had not identified a suspect in...

  • Gift pick No. 21: Community Woodshop for the DIYer
    Gift pick No. 21: Community Woodshop for the DIYer

    We're pausing the parade of pottery, coasters and ornaments in our Handmade Holidays gift guide to offer up a different idea: crafting something handmade yourself.

    For those who have the will but not the way, take note of the workshops that seem to be proliferating around L.A. -- professionally...

  • Fight breast cancer, drink pink beer
    Fight breast cancer, drink pink beer

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Eagle Rock Brewery is helping to raise funds for the Keep a Breast Foundation with a special edition of its monthly Women’s Beer Forum on Oct. 16 that will feature a flight of seven pink beers.

    The brewery’s co-founder, Ting Su, has been organizing...

  • Los Angeles Beer Week is coming: Time to get organized!
    Los Angeles Beer Week is coming: Time to get organized!

    L.A. Beer Week is just around the corner, and the celebration of craft beer culture features events from the South Bay to the Valley, with more being added daily. In the past it’s been difficult to visualize just how widespread the LABW events are, but this year the organizers have added a fancy...

  • Kids play Cage with a little help from Southland Ensemble
    Kids play Cage with a little help from Southland Ensemble

    Thursday is not, like Sept. 5 last year, a big day for John Cage. That day had been the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth in Los Angeles, and the world celebrated. But if no one thought of the obvious Cagean celebration this year of performing the composer’s orchestra piece  “101,” at least...

  • Firefighter injured battling blaze at Eagle Rock market
    Firefighter injured battling blaze at Eagle Rock market

    One firefighter was injured fighting a huge fire at a commercial market building in Eagle Rock, officials said Monday.

    The fire in the 3300 block of North Verdugo Boulevard was reported at 8:58 p.m. Sunday, and by the time the first fire companies arrived, flames were shooting through the building’s...

  • Authorities battle large blaze at Eagle Rock market
    Authorities battle large blaze at Eagle Rock market

    More than 100 firefighters are battling a fierce fire at a large commercial market building in Eagle Rock late Sunday night, authorities said.

    The fire in the 3300 block of North Verdugo Boulevard was reported at 8:58 p.m., and by the time the first companies arrived, flames were shooting through...

  • Sneak peek at new Scandia Way houses in Glassell Park
    Sneak peek at new Scandia Way houses in Glassell Park

    A cluster of four Glassell Park houses wrapping up construction and opening to the public for the first time this weekend will be another indicator of how much modern design can help move L.A. real estate in a recovering market.

    The hillside houses, on a part of Scandia Way that The Times classifies...

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