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What’s going on with the Silver Lake Reservoir?

What was once a wide, blue and scenic oasis in the city with a view of the San Gabriel Mountains and the surrounding hilly neighborhood has become an eyesore in the heart of Silver Lake.  The Silver Lake Reservoir, consisting of two bodies called Ivanhoe and Silver Lake, has been drained for quite some time […]

Go Catch Dazed and Confused on the Lawn in Griffith Park

Saturday June 25 at the big lawn outside of the Autry Museum, there will be a showing of the cult classic, Dazed and Confused.  It’s a perfect stage-setter for the Summer– the movie is perhaps the best last day of school movie, ever.   Although the event is professionally put together, it may be a bit reminiscent […]

Great places to enjoy the outdoors around town for free

The area encompassing Silverlandia– Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Atwater Village is rich with countless spectacular natural outdoor sights that you can walk, run, hike, play and Snapchat through.  The strangest thing is– many Angelinos don’t even know the locations to some of their area’s most beautiful natural places. Thrillist just put out a great […]

Where to Strike Vegan Gold in Silver Lake

By Andrew Bagby  Silverlandia Los Angeles is in no shortage of vegan / vegetarian options. Even at local taco trucks, vendors are all to familiar with those seeking-plant based options as opposed to your normal asada taco. Thankfully you can get something more luxurious than a bean and cheese burrito in most corners of the […]

Paella Party Happens every Saturday on Sunset

Every Saturday from 3pm to 6pm, El Cid Restaurant holds a paella party, “Paella in the Patio” in the quiet shady patio located a good floor-or-two down from its entrance.   Meet the Host Paella Chef Chef Juvenal Rodriguez of Venezuela learned his paella craft during his time working in Barcelona at tapas restaurants.  Aside […]

L.A. Weekly profiles Silver Lake’s Mack Sennett Studios

In a May 4 article L.A. Weekly profiled the revival of our neighbor, Mack Sennett Studios and its CEO, Silver Lake resident Jesse Rogg. Located right outside our Silverlandia office, the street outside the studios is often bustling with film crews, catering and the occasional party crowd.  Last weekend in front of Mack Sennett, the […]

Silent Auction and Festival Tonight for a Good Cause

Tonight, right across the L.A. River from Echo Park and Silver Lake, Friends of Mount Washington School will be hosting a silent auction and festival to raise money for Mount Washington Elementary School.  Now in it’s 11th year, past auctions have been a success, covering the costs of the festival and sending all proceeds to […]

Whole Foods 365 Silver Lake opening this month

Whole Foods is finally arriving in Silver Lake on May 25 as the chain’s first ever “365” location, geared towards better affordability for their usual all-organic, GMO-free, small-batch and fair trade offerings. Organic food is in the mode in Silver Lake, and 365 will be a “value offshoot” geared towards millennials according to L.A. Weekly.  […]

A lively turnout at this quarter’s Silver Lake Chamber Mixer

It was another good turnout last Thursday for the heads of small businesses in Silver Lake at the quarterly Chamber of Commerce Mixer.  This time around the theme was keeping everything homemade with the help of the staff of King’s Roost. With the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is having elections on May 14, many of […]

Mayor Eric Garcetti to Speak at Chamber Breakfast Next Week

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will speak at a networking event for businesses on Wednesday, May 4.  The food will be served buffet-style at the Olympic Collection Banquet Hall on the West Side and will be organized by the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. The breakfast runs from 7 a.m. through 9 a.m.  Although West L.A. Chamber members can […]

Take a free runners’ tour this Saturday of Silver Lake’s hidden stairs

Alpha Running is organizing the Silver Lake Stair Climb this Saturday, April 30 starting outside of the Astro Family Restaurant on Fletcher Drive at 7 a.m.  The group run will take participants on a three-hour tour through some of the neighborhood’s longest hidden staircases located east of the reservoir. The “Eastern Silver Lake Mini Loop,” pictured […]

THIS SUNDAY: RAW Film Festival in Echo Park

The underground “Natural Born Artists” from the RAW group will host their first-ever short-film festival at the Bootleg Theater in Echo Park this Sunday. A note for L.A. indie-film fans: a positive turnout could very well make the Raw Film Festival a regular event. RAW is an L.A.-based group made up of artists in film, music, fashion, […]