The rumors have abounded for months, that Whole Foods would take over the 2520 Glendale Boulevard location in Silver Lake currently occupied by Ralphs. Today, the Eastsider reports that a company spokesperson for Whole Foods has confirmed that "there is a commitment to occupy the ... location." Timi ... More >>
Ah, Silver Lake. Home of hipsters, celebrities and -- not very many good restaurants. Or, more accurately, a whole lot of pretty bad restaurants. But while Silver Lake hasn't had the food boom you might expect, given the price of housing in the neighborhood (seriously, a tiny Spanish bungalow with a ... More >>
How you think of as the Eastside or the Westside might not necessarily be how Latinos, African Americans, gangs, history or the map of Los Angeles see them.
Yet few crosstown rivalries involve such ingrained and often wrong-headed notions as L.A.'s own Eastside-Westside divide. It's as if self-proc ... More >>
Place: Hyperion Public, 2538 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 761-6440.
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Deals: There is a range of drinks at this Silver Lake gastropub, including three beer-and-shot combos from $8 to $10. Tall glasses of Pabst Blue Ribbon at ... More >>
Silver Lake might have just jumped the shark.
The oldest cliche in the L.A. geographic book has become a headline.
Forbes, that most blue-blood of magazines, has just named Silver Lake "America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhood."
Did you catch that?
The wall seemed to materialize overnight.
Where once there was the pleasantly twee boutique, its offerings of Navajo blankets and denim shorts carefully staged like an anthropological survey of Silver Lake, now there was a cinder block bunker. A sheet of paper taped to the wi ... More >>
Facebook / The Eastsider LACruising for a bruising.If you've ever driven around Silver Lake and wondered what those "no cruising" signs are about, now we know:
They're from a different era, when gay men would drive around looking for prospective casual encounters. Things have changed since t ... More >>
They all play synthsApparently, there are hipsters in the UK (yeah, I know--shocking!). And...they're just like Silver Lake and Williamsburg hipsters!
And now someone's written a funny song about them. It's very funny.
Best line: "We all play synths." 'Nuff said.
Check it out:
Monkey Fish via FlickrThe death of Silver Lake's "Walking Man," Marc Abrams, was ruled a suicide, county coroner's officials said Monday.
"The cause of death was drowning, noted as a suicide," coroner's Lt. Cheryl MacWillie told the Weekly. Abrams was found Wednesday in a hot tub. The lid wa ... More >>
Photo credit: Alison DyerSpend some time around Silver Lake and chances are you recognize Barbara Bestor's office, even if her name is unfamiliar. The SCI-Arc trained architect's practice is based out of a former hair salon on Fountain Avenue, the exterior of which serves as an ongoing changi ... More >>
When the L.A. Weekly offices were located in Silver Lake what seems like a millennium ago, the area could not have been more of a culinary wasteland -- the only place within walking distance was what may have been the single worst Mexican restaurant in L.A. That stretch of Hyperion Avenue is now so ... More >>
The Eastsider L.A. reports that a Caltech seismologist is referring to last night's quake as part of the "MacArthur Park earthquakes." Seems there were four "micro quakes" spread out over a few days. The biggest one was a 2.5 job that came Tuesday, a little after 10 p.m. The jolt, which felt like a ... More >>
By Siran Babayan
Standing in the shower, thinking, what better way for my friends and I to spend the day than on our feet for over 12 hours surrounded by piss, puke, smoke, booze and the biggest douchenozzles in douchebaggery, with only a glimmer of hope of seeing a fully reformed Jane's Addiction. ... More >>
I'm digging these multi-layered pasted posters around Hollywood and Silver Lake of video cameras, radios, and other techno-objects. They tend to be placed really low on walls, just a few inches off the ground, as if they're... well... as if they're lurking.
Also, seen for months up and down ... More >>