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Los Angeles Council District 4 Candidate Forum at the Autry February 2nd. The Los Feliz Improvement Association will present a forum to which all of the candidates seeking to replace Tom LaBonge have been invited. The event will be held at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park on February 2, 2015 beginning at 7 p.m. Channel 7 reporter Elex Michaelson (Pictured) has been selected to moderate the proceedings.
The public is invited and admission is free. The Autry National Center is located at 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

I am extremely proud to announce that my new book, "Silver Lake Chronicles: Exploring an Urban Oasis in Los Angeles" continues to be presented in a variety of public venues; the next events will be power point presentations followed by a Q&A at the Edendale Library on January 28th and Skylight Books in Los Feliz on February 15th. In the meantime, please "LIKE" us on the Silver Lake Chronicles FACEBOOK page . Event details will be posted in the Community Calendar section of this website on a regular basis. Pictured is a portrait of Armand Monaco and his family. Monaco was a brilliant architect who designed many important residences, churches and low-income housing in Los Angeles but has been largely ignored or forgotten. The tragic story of his family's fortunes are brought back to life in the book, "Silver Lake Chronicles".

For our readers with an appreciation for architecture, Los Angeles is a treasure trove, however due to its vast size (469 sq. miles!) it could take a lifetime to explore! The City of the Angels has over 1025 officially-designated historic-cultural monuments in addition to the many architectural wonders that have no official designation. It is my pleasure to share my personal discoveries with you, our readers on my page "Treasures of Los Angeles Architecture". Many of the images shown here are well-recognized, however, I hope that you will "find something new'" every time you return for a visit. Pictured is an English Storybook style house designed by Architectural Designer Burton Schutt in 1926. Burton Schutt and Denman Scott were brothers that made up the architectural firm of Schutt & Scott. Because of the anti-German sentiment in the first half of the 20th Century, Denman changed his last name to Scott. In Southern California, the firm designed the Hotel Bel-Air and the Innes Company Shoe Store as well as the English Tudor style house next door at 855 Old Mill Road. They also designed a Spanish Hacienda style house for oilman Everett L. DeGolyer and Nell Goodrich in Dallas, Texas in 1940. The house and gardens later became the Dallas Arboretum, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Silver Lake News takes great pride in being a resource for the exploration of Los Angeles' built environment, especially SILVER LAKE. Historians, vacationers, curiosity seekers and everyday Angelinos have found THE SILVER LAKE NEWS architectural pages a great go-to guide for learning more about our architectural heritage. Want to learn more? "Silver Lake on the Map" is a virtual map giving an overview of the communities built environment complete with driving directions; the SILVER LAKE ARCHITECTURE is a showcase of Silver Lake in high resolution photos; the SILVER LAKE ARCHITECTURE tells the story of Silver Lake's built environment and "Treasures of Los Angeles Architecture" explores the City of Los Angeles in stories and pictures. For further edification, you may also want to visit my FLICKR pages for stories and high quality images.

A final reminder: The"Silver Lake News" is a community-minded “newspaper" offering free advertising and promotion deemed of interest to the Silver Lake community. If you would like to add your business or community event to our pages, simple look for the “add-your-submission" icon in the upper right-hand corner of any MENU item. You will be prompted to add your information. Questions? Call the Editor, Michael Locke (323) 644-3338.

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