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For the next few months, I will be taking a brief hiatus from editing the SILVER LAKE NEWS to work on the completion of my upcoming book tentatively titled, ""A Brief History of Silver Lake: an Urban Oasis in Los Angeles"." due for completion in the fall of 2014. In the interlude, please feel free to use the site to promote ANY item of interest to the community through SELF-POSTING your Community News, Classified Ads and Calendar Events! Pictured are Frank A. Garbutt and one of his daughters, Theodora standing next to the family car, a 1940 Buick. Frank built the estate which later became known as the Hathaway Estate, one of the fascinating stories to be featured in the book.

Local opportunities abound this month for aficionados of modernist architecture as the Neutra VDL Research House opens a new installation, "Competing Utopias", an experimental installation that presents Cold War modern design from East and West in one context accompanied by fictional narratives by Katya and Alexi Tylevich. On August 21st the Neutra Office Building will open a new chapter in its storied life with the addition of a new museum and gallery. For details, please visit the SILVER LAKE AREA NEWS page.

The ghosts of Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett must have stirred on Saturday, June 28, 2014, as Jesse Rogg, president of the Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake joined hands with CD-13 Council Member Mitch O’Farrell to jointly celebrate their first anniversary. The studio, one of the few remaining physical reminders of the Silent Screen era. For more details, please visit the SILVER LAKE AREA NEWS page on this site.

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 Ross House designed by Eric Lloyd Wright in 1957."

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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