Silver Lake, Los Angeles

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; on the property. The neighborhood is crisscrossed by numerous municipal staircases that provide pedestrian access up and down the neighborhood's signature hills. Among these are the Descanso Stairs, Redcliffe Stairs and the Music Box Stairs. The famous flight of stairs in Laurel and Hardy's film ''The Music Box'' are located between lower Descanso Drive and Vendome Street, as it winds up and around the hill. thumb left Filming location & plaque at site of Laurel and Hardy (File:Music Box steps montage.jpg)'s '' The Music Box'' (1932), as seen in 2010 Beginning in the 1970s, the Silver Lake neighborhood became the nexus of Los Angeles' gay leather subculture, the equivalent of the SoMA neighborhood in San Francisco (SoMa, San Francisco). Townsend, Larry. ''The Leatherman's Handbook''. New York: Other Traveller, 1972. Since 2000, gentrification has intensified in the neighborhood, including the opening of many stylish independent boutiques, coffee shops, fitness studios, and restaurants. As of 2013, Silver Lake is represented by Los Angeles City Council Members Mitch O'Farrell and Tom LaBonge and the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council. "City of Los Angeles Council Directory". Retrieved September 2, 2013. The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council was formed in the early 2000s and certified as part of the City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Council system in February, 2003. Its 21-member Governing Board is elected for two-year terms in September. "Silver Lake Neighborhood Council". Retrieved September 2, 2013. Recent projects have included "Street Medallions" created by artist Cheri Gaulke, "ArtCans", the "Electrical Art Box Project", and the second annual "Make Music LA" amyclarke (June 28, 2013). "Make Music LA: Sunset Triangle Plaza Acoustic Concert, Silver Lake". Gaia Grove. Retrieved September 2, 2013. created by several different artists, groups, and the SLNC Arts & Culture Committee, whose current co-chairs are Charles C. Renn and Amy Clarke. "SLNC Arts & Culture Committee". Retrieved September 2, 2013. The Silver Lake Residents Association, "Welcome to Silver Lake". Retrieved August 1, 2008. Silver Lake Improvement Association, "Silver Lake Improvement Association". Retrieved April 22, 2011. Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy, "Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy". Retrieved April 22, 2011. and the Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce, "Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce". Retrieved April 22, 2011. are all active in the area. Reservoir birth_place Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) residence Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) birth_place Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) residence Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) religion DATE OF BIRTH October 6, 1953 PLACE OF BIRTH Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) DATE OF DEATH '''Redistricting.''' After several attempts at redrawing councilmanic districts in accordance with a U.S. court order to provide for increased Latino representation, the City Council in 1986 adopted a plan that stripped Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles) and adjoining areas from Woo's 13th District but maintained his power base in Hollywood and Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) and also cut north into Studio City. Larry Gordon, "Voters Scramble to Make Sense of New Districts," ''Los Angeles Times,'' September 18, 1986, page GD-1 With map. birth_place Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) residence Echo Park (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) religion Judaism Personal life Garcetti is an avid photographer (Photography), jazz pianist and composer. He lives in Echo Park (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) with his wife Amy Elaine Wakeland. He also serves in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant in the reserve component (United States Navy Reserve). Notes *''Hats Off'' was remade by Laurel and Hardy as ''The Music Box'', utilizing the same steep flight of concrete steps in the Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) district of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California). While a washing machine was delivered in ''Hats Off'', a piano would be delivered in ''The Music Box''. *''Hats Off'' was also remade as ''It's Your Move'' (1945), starring Edgar Kennedy. Los Angeles–Ventura areas The fault continues west to form the hills of Highland Park (Highland Park, Los Angeles, California), the lower eastern Santa Monica Mountains from Dodger Stadium, Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), and Griffith Park through the Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip and Studio City (Studio City, California). Further west the Raymond Fault creates the higher central and western Santa Monica Mountains from Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills, California) and along the southern San Fernando Valley to Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks, California) and Malibu (Malibu, California), and on to Point Mugu at the Pacific Ocean.


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"Dubious Claims? Silver Lake is the New Williamsburg" . Curbed LA (Curbed). Retrieved August 13, 2013. thumb Silversun Pickups, musicians from Silver Lake at Coachella in 2009 (File:Silversun Pickups at Coachella 2009.jpg) Silver Lake is the setting of the song "From Silver Lake" by Jackson Browne, "From Silver Lake lyrics". MetroLyrics. Retrieved October 22

, 2013. as well as the song "Sleepless in Silver Lake" by the band Les Savy Fav. "Sleepless in Silver Lake lyrics". MetroLyrics. Retrieved October 22, 2013. The band Silversun Pickups took its name from the liquor store at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Silver Lake Boulevard. Staff (March 7, 2012).


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Charlie Chan movies were filmed, as well as "Hurricane" starring Dorothy Lamour and the camp classic "Johnny Guitar". (The western street from that movie remained until the mid 1980s when KCET razed the set to make way for a much-needed parking structure—but they threw a huge studio-wide party there on its final days.) The neighborhood has historically been home to movie stars, musicians, and the Hollywood elite. It boasts some of the best known residential architecture


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as in the rest of the city. In 2008 the city estimated that the population had increased to 32,890. The median age for residents was 35, about average for Los Angeles, but the percentages of residents aged 19 to 49 were among the county's highest. The neighborhood was highly diverse ethnically. The breakdown was Latinos (Hispanic and Latino Americans), 41.8%; whites (Non-Hispanic Whites), 34%; Asians (Asian American), 18%; blacks (African American), 3.2%, and others, 3.1%. Mexico (26.6%) and the Philippines (15.7%) were the most common places of birth for the 41% of the residents who were born abroad, about the same rate as the city at large. The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $54,339, about the same as the rest of Los Angeles, but a high rate of households earned $20,000 or less per year. The average household size of 2.3 people was low for the city of Los Angeles. Renters occupied 64.3% of the housing stock, and house or apartment owners the rest. The percentages of never-married men (52.6%) and never-married women (38.6%) were among the county's highest. Both stats are likely due to the large numbers of LGBT members of the community and the large numbers of young hipsters (Hipster (contemporary subculture)). Education Thirty-six percent of the neighborhood residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, an average figure for the city. Schools The schools within Silver Lake are as follows: "Silver Lake Schools". Mapping L.A., ''Los Angeles Times''. Retrieved June 5, 2013. "Los Angeles Schools". GreatSchools.org. Retrieved June 5, 2013. * Allesandro Elementary School, public (Los Angeles Unified School District) K–5, 2210 Riverside Drive * ASA Silver Lake School, private K–10, 2772 Rowena Avenue * Ivanhoe Elementary School, public K–5, 2828 Herkimer Street * Kids' World School, private K–12, 2132 Hyperion Avenue * Micheltorena Street Elementary School, public K–6, 1511 Micheltorena Street * St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School, parochial K–8, 1550 Maltman Avenue * St. Teresa of Avila Elementary School, parochial K–8, 2215 Fargo Street Library The Silver Lake District is also served by the Silver Lake Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. It is located in northeastern Silver Lake between the reservoir and the I-5 freeway. "Silver Lake Branch Map". Los Angeles Public Library. Retrieved June 5, 2013. Entertainment and night life thumb Sunset Junction, Los Angeles Sunset Junction (File:Sunsetjunction.jpg) Silver Lake, known as one of "the city's hippest neighborhoods", Khouri, Andrew (July 13, 2013). "In urban L.A., developers are building trendy homes on tiny lots". ''Los Angeles Times''. Retrieved July 14, 2013. has many bars, night clubs and restaurants. Since the 1990s, Silver Lake has become the center of the alternative and indie rock scene in Los Angeles. The neighborhood was home to two major street festivals each year: the Silver Lake Jubilee, "Silver Lake Jubilee". Retrieved April 22, 2011. held in May and the Sunset Junction Street Fair, held in August. The last festival was held in 2010. It was abruptly cancelled in 2011 just days before it was supposed to take place after years of neighborhood controversy. Perpetua, Matthew (August 24, 2011). "Sunset Junction Festival Officially Canceled". ''Rolling Stone''. Retrieved October 22, 2013. The Silver Lake Jubilee, a more recent addition, featured live music by local musicians, local artists and community businesses. It moved out of the neighborhood to private grounds near the Los Angeles River and changed its name as of 2013. Staff (March 1, 2013). "Music Festival Coming to Arts District". ''Los Angeles Downtown News''. Retrieved October 22, 2013. Since the indie rock music scene is particularly prominent in this neighborhood, comparisons are often drawn between Silver Lake and New York City's Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Brooklyn) district. As a result, it is sometimes referred to as the "Williamsburg of the West". JT (May 31, 2011). "Silver Lake California and Williamsburg Brooklyn: Two ends of a secret hipster worm-hole?". Flying North. Retrieved August 13, 2013. Broverman, Neal (October 8, 2009). "Dubious Claims? Silver Lake is the New Williamsburg". Curbed LA (Curbed). Retrieved August 13, 2013. thumb Silversun Pickups, musicians from Silver Lake at Coachella in 2009 (File:Silversun Pickups at Coachella 2009.jpg) Silver Lake is the setting of the song "From Silver Lake" by Jackson Browne, "From Silver Lake lyrics". MetroLyrics. Retrieved October 22, 2013. as well as the song "Sleepless in Silver Lake" by the band Les Savy Fav. "Sleepless in Silver Lake lyrics". MetroLyrics. Retrieved October 22, 2013. The band Silversun Pickups took its name from the liquor store at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Silver Lake Boulevard. Staff (March 7, 2012). "Silversun Pickups Announce 3rd Album". AtlasJAMS. Retrieved October 23, 2013. Dangerbird Records was founded in and is currently located in Silver Lake. Villand, Kiino (January 2, 2010). "A Rare Bird". Style Section L.A. Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2013. Silver Lake has also been the home of independent record label Epitaph Records for many years now. "Epitaph Records: Employees". Epitaph.com. Retrieved October 22, 2013. Since 2004, Avatar Records has been headquartered in Silver Lake on Hyperion Avenue and UK indie Beggars Group moved next door to Avatar in 2011. "Contact". AvatarDigi (Avatar Records). Retrieved October 22, 2013. "Offices". Beggars Group. Retrieved October 22, 2013. Notable residents birth_place Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) residence Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) birth_place Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) residence Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) religion DATE OF BIRTH October 6, 1953 PLACE OF BIRTH Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) DATE OF DEATH '''Redistricting.''' After several attempts at redrawing councilmanic districts in accordance with a U.S. court order to provide for increased Latino representation, the City Council in 1986 adopted a plan that stripped Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles) and adjoining areas from Woo's 13th District but maintained his power base in Hollywood and Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) and also cut north into Studio City. Larry Gordon, "Voters Scramble to Make Sense of New Districts," ''Los Angeles Times,'' September 18, 1986, page GD-1 With map. birth_place Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) residence Echo Park (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) religion Judaism Personal life Garcetti is an avid photographer (Photography), jazz pianist and composer. He lives in Echo Park (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) with his wife Amy Elaine Wakeland. He also serves in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant in the reserve component (United States Navy Reserve). Notes *''Hats Off'' was remade by Laurel and Hardy as ''The Music Box'', utilizing the same steep flight of concrete steps in the Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) district of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California). While a washing machine was delivered in ''Hats Off'', a piano would be delivered in ''The Music Box''. *''Hats Off'' was also remade as ''It's Your Move'' (1945), starring Edgar Kennedy. Los Angeles–Ventura areas The fault continues west to form the hills of Highland Park (Highland Park, Los Angeles, California), the lower eastern Santa Monica Mountains from Dodger Stadium, Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), and Griffith Park through the Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip and Studio City (Studio City, California). Further west the Raymond Fault creates the higher central and western Santa Monica Mountains from Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills, California) and along the southern San Fernando Valley to Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks, California) and Malibu (Malibu, California), and on to Point Mugu at the Pacific Ocean.


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birth_place Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) residence Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) birth_place Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) residence Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) religion DATE OF BIRTH October 6, 1953 PLACE OF BIRTH Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) DATE OF DEATH '''Redistricting.''' After several attempts at redrawing councilmanic districts in accordance with a U.S. court order to provide for increased Latino representation, the City Council in 1986 adopted a plan that stripped Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles) and adjoining areas from Woo's 13th District but maintained his power base in Hollywood and Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) and also cut north into Studio City. Larry Gordon, "Voters Scramble to Make Sense of New Districts," ''Los Angeles Times,'' September 18, 1986, page GD-1 With map. birth_place Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) residence Echo Park (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) religion Judaism Personal life Garcetti is an avid photographer (Photography), jazz pianist and composer. He lives in Echo Park (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) with his wife Amy Elaine Wakeland. He also serves in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant in the reserve component (United States Navy Reserve). Notes *''Hats Off'' was remade by Laurel and Hardy as ''The Music Box'', utilizing the same steep flight of concrete steps in the Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) district of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California). While a washing machine was delivered in ''Hats Off'', a piano would be delivered in ''The Music Box''. *''Hats Off'' was also remade as ''It's Your Move'' (1945), starring Edgar Kennedy. Los Angeles–Ventura areas The fault continues west to form the hills of Highland Park (Highland Park, Los Angeles, California), the lower eastern Santa Monica Mountains from Dodger Stadium, Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), and Griffith Park through the Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip and Studio City (Studio City, California). Further west the Raymond Fault creates the higher central and western Santa Monica Mountains from Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills, California) and along the southern San Fernando Valley to Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks, California) and Malibu (Malibu, California), and on to Point Mugu at the Pacific Ocean.


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work Los Angeles Times date February 24, 1994 accessdate September 20, 2010 first Richard last Cromelin * Richard Neutra, architect "Neutra VDL Studio and Residences". Neutra VDL. Retrieved April 12, 2014. * Anaïs Nin, author Valerie (January 18, 2011).home "Anaïs Nin's Silver Lake Home". Take Sunset. Retrieved


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. Retrieved June 5, 2013. * Allesandro Elementary School, public (Los Angeles Unified School District) K–5, 2210 Riverside Drive * ASA Silver Lake School, private K–10, 2772 Rowena Avenue * Ivanhoe Elementary School, public K–5, 2828 Herkimer Street * Kids' World School, private K–12, 2132 Hyperion Avenue * Micheltorena Street Elementary School, public K–6, 1511 Micheltorena Street * St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School, parochial K–8, 1550 Maltman Avenue * St. Teresa of Avila


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, Matthew (August 24, 2011).music news sunset-junction-festival-officially-canceled-20110824 "Sunset Junction Festival Officially Canceled". ''Rolling Stone''. Retrieved October 22, 2013. The Silver Lake Jubilee, a more recent addition, featured live music by local musicians, local artists and community businesses. It moved out of the neighborhood to private grounds near the Los Angeles River and changed its name as of 2013. Staff


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; on the property. The neighborhood is crisscrossed by numerous municipal staircases that provide pedestrian access up and down the neighborhood's signature hills. Among these are the Descanso Stairs, Redcliffe Stairs and the Music Box Stairs. The famous flight of stairs in Laurel and Hardy's film ''The Music Box'' are located between lower Descanso Drive and Vendome Street, as it winds up and around the hill. File:Music Box steps montage.jpg thumb left Filming location & plaque

at site of Laurel and Hardy's ''The Music Box'' (1932), as seen in 2010 Beginning in the 1970s, the Silver Lake neighborhood became the nexus of Los Angeles' gay leather subculture, the equivalent of the SoMA neighborhood in San Francisco (SoMa, San Francisco). Townsend, Larry. ''The Leatherman's Handbook''. New York: Other Traveller, 1972. Since 2000, gentrification has intensified in the neighborhood, including the opening of many stylish independent

as part of the City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Council system in February, 2003. Its 21-member Governing Board is elected for two-year terms in September. "Silver Lake Neighborhood Council". Retrieved September 2, 2013. Recent projects have included "Street Medallions" created by artist Cheri Gaulke, "ArtCans", the "Electrical Art Box Project", and the second annual "Make Music LA" ref


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Politician Herman Silver '''Silver Lake''' is a residential and commercial neighborhood (Neighbourhood) in the central (Central Los Angeles) region of Los Angeles, California, built around a city reservoir which gives the district its name. The "Silver" in Silver Lake is not because of the water's color, but named for the local engineer who built the reservoir. It's known for its restaurants and clubs (nightclub), and many notable people have made their homes

Silver Lake, Los Angeles

'''Silver Lake''' is a residential and commercial neighborhood (Neighbourhood) in the central (Central Los Angeles) region of Los Angeles, California, built around a city reservoir which gives the district its name. The "Silver" in Silver Lake is not because of the water's color, but named for the local engineer who built the reservoir. It's known for its restaurants and clubs (nightclub), and many notable people have made their homes there. The neighborhood has three public and four private schools.

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