Thursday, March 31, 2005

News From Around the District: Silver Lake

The Silver Lake Gateway will be the local gold standard in underpass and median beauty before we're done with it. $10,000 in neighborhood matching funds will go towards planting more native plants at this already-impressive location.

We have requested a neighborhood traffic management study to analyze safety and traffic patterns and reduce “cut-throughs” between Glendale Boulevard, Silver Lake Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard.

The Silver Lake/Sunset underpass continues to receive focused attention Street Services and Senior Lead Officers confiscated 15 shopping carts and towed four abandoned cars from the area. Officials made sure not to confiscate any personal belongings, and LAHSA and PATH continue to provide regular outreach to homeless men and women who gather there.

Thanks go out to the Silver Lake Improvement Association for their clean-up last month.

Eager to volunteer? Pilar Reynaldo is leading the installation of a beautiful mosaic at Mayberry Elementary School, to be completed by June. (The fabulous mosaic tiles, by the way, were funded by neighborhood matching funds.) Tile cutting happens from 9:00 to 11:00 am every Saturday with the exception of rain and Easter week (March 18th through the 27th). Just walk on through the front door and head for the cafetorium or at the outdoor lunch area. If you want to work with the kids, Fridays are available too, during the school day from 8:30-3:30. An hour or two can make a big difference, and the results are already astounding. E-mail Pilar for more details.

Resurfacing has been completed on Effie Street between Bates and Fountain and on Manzanita between Fountain and Wit Place.

Noah is the small one.

Noah is the small one.

And lastly, a shout-out and hurrah go to Noah David Lyon-Hartley, born 12/14/04 at 8:52 AM, 8 lbs., 7 oz. And 21 inches long—though not for long, says his father about Noah's propensity to pack on the pounds and inches since then.