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Good News! My new book ""Silver Lake Chronicles: Exploring an Urban Oasis in Los Angeles"." is out on bookshelves everywhere and also may be ordered online from your favorite vendor. The book explores the fascinating lives of "Mansion builders and movie stars, bohemians, visionaries and just plain folk with colorful anecdotes about early movie magnates William Selig and Mack Sennett and silent screen idols Mabel Normand, Antonio Moreno and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in new and surprising ways. Other lesser know but richly deserving stories are shared perhaps for the first time. Authors Michael Locke and Vincent Brook present a rich tapestry of the unique urban oasis whose appeal only seems to grow." Look for it on bookshelves soon!

Pictured is actor Antonio Moreno on the February 1920 cover of "Motion Picture Magazine"; for whom the Moreno Highlands in Silver Lake is named, and one of the interesting personalities highlighted in the book.

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 event will be a "book launch" at Los Angeles County Store (4333 Sunset Blvd.) followed by power point presentations and Q&A at the Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Edendale Libraries on December 16th, January 15th and January 28th respectively. 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 are the Watson Family of Photographers, who were among the earliest settlers of the Silver Lake area, arriving in 1901; the multi-talented family became known as the "First Family of Hollywood" for their pioneering work in the movie industry.

Music Box Steps Day returned to Silver Lake on Saturday October 18th. The festival celebrated the 1932 Oscar-winning short film The Music Box, starring Laurel & Hardy, and was held across from the 133 stairs that gave the legendary comedy team such a hilariously hard time delivering a player piano to a hilltop house. For more photos, please visit "Neighborhood Pictures: Music Box Steps Day" on this website.

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.

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. "Pictured is the Kawaguchi House, Eugene Kinn Choy 1955-56; Jack Levinson (Additions) 1973; Thomas Michna (Remodel) 2007."

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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