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Los Angeles Municipal Elections around the Corner: Do You Know What’s at Stake?
With the Los Angeles Municipal Primary Nominating Election just a month away (March 3rd) and General Municipal Election a few short months later (May 19th), have you already made an informed decision on who to vote for? Not only is there an open seat for Council Member Tom LaBonge’s seat on the Los Angeles City Council, but there are important choices to be made on who will serve on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board as well as for the Los Angeles Community College Board. With an expected low voter turnout, your vote can make a critical difference not only in how your taxpayer dollars are spent but who will have the most influence on the direction of not only our city but our schools. Please check out the "Silver Lake Area News”" and “Community Calendar”" section on this website for current information.

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 power point presentation followed by a Q&A at 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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