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Fall 2014 • September 2nd

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Green Committee


Interested in getting to know your neighbors? Want to encourage walking in the neighborhood? Want to celebrate our beautiful stairs and help keep them in good condition?  

The Green Committee is working to build a "stair culture" as a way to build community, promote pedestrian life and celebrate some of what makes Silver Lake special.  The committee envisions people organizing regular walking events, neighbors adopting stairs, and who knows what? If you'd like to get involved or know more,
Click Here to contact the Green Committee.

FIRST UP: REGION 7 STAIR WALK/PARADE:  On Saturday, September 27th from 9:00 am to 2:00pm SLNC representatives from Region 7 will meet on the Cove Avenue Stairs to clean up and beautify the Cove Ave. stairs.  Please join them to celebrate the region 7 stairs where Harry Hay founded the Mattachine Society. 

Google map and directions (see stairs highlighted in red)


Town Hall Meeting
With Frost Chaddock, The Silverlake Conservatory Of Music, The SLNC And You 

Join Frost Chaddock/Junction Gateway, The Silverlake Conservatory of Music, Flea and the SLNC in a discussion as they explore ideas for the land use and development of Sunset Junction. 
Thursday, September 4th | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Micheltorena Elementary School Auditorium

1511 Micheltorena Street | LA, CA 90026

Join the discussion!


Silver Lake Picture Show
Free Outdoor Summer Cinema Celebration

Thursday, September 4th
Free Screening of Chinatown

Thursday, September 18th
Secret Flick TBA

Sunset Triangle Plaza 
Griffith Park Blvd. and Edgecliffe Dr. | 90026
Around 6:00 pm

Click Here to find out more.

Silver Lake Picture Show screens great, classic and popular feature films and introduces the features with short films made by Los Angeles filmmakers. Bring Your Own Chair (BYOC) and Bring Your Own Picnic (BYOP) to the Sunset Triangle Plaza every other Thursday night through the whole summer and enjoy the warm summer nights with your friends and family while watching great films and celebrating the work of the local artists in your neighborhood. The films start at sundown, but the fun begins even before the sun sets. Come by the Sunset Triangle Plaza at around 6:00pm and you’ll see the smartest audience members grabbing the best seats and enjoying snacks or an early dinner to prepare for the night of festivities. Did we mention that it is completely free?  

4 Community Forums
With City of Los Angeles Housing +  Community Investment Department

Please join various city departments for a discussion on how investments made in the city can help create more vibrant and healthy neighborhoods where our families can thrive. Find out why the Consolidated Plan is so critical to our community and how it improves our neighborhoods by funding affordable housing, human services, street improvements and more.
Tuesday, September 9th 
6:00 pm-7:30 pm 
Central City Neighborhood Partners
501 Bixel Street | 
LA, CA 90017

*3 more dates and locations available

For additional information contact 213-744-9078

The Griffith Park Adult Community Club
Join The GPACC For Their First General Meeting Of The Fall

The Griffith Park Adult Community Club was established in 1999 and has been affiliated with Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Federation of Senior Citizen Clubs since 2000.

The GPACC will be holding their first annual meeting of the fall at Friendship Auditorium.  Lunch is available starting at 12:00.  Program at 1:00pm: "What are the specifics of the LA River Revitalization Plan?" A presentation by Carol Armstrong from the LA River Project of LA City and Mitch O'Farrell, CD13 Councilmember and Chair of the LA River Committee.

Wednesday, September 10th 
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friends Auditorium

3201 Riverside Drive  | LA, CA 
Click Here to find out more.

Griffith Park Lions Club
Update On The Glendale Hyperion Bridge Project 

Join Gary Benjamin from Mitch O'Farrell's office for an update on the Glendale Hyperion Bridge Project.
Thursday,  September 16th  
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
At Tam O'Shanter
2980 Los Feliz Blvd. | LA, CA  90039

Lunch is available for $25 at 1:00 pm 

Keys to Success 
Presented By The Neighborhood Councils Of The City Of LA 

Join The Neighborhood Councils of the City of Los Angles for a variety of "how to" sessions that cover both BASIC information and more ADVANCED topics. The event is free and  includes breakfast, lunch, networking and more.
Saturday,  September 20th  
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
City Hall
200 N. Spring St. | LA, CA 90012

Click to Register 


National Public Lands Day
Come Volunteer & Help Clean Up Bellevue Recreation and Park 

As Part of National Public Lands Day, Toyota is sponsoring a "Clean Up Day" at Bellevue Recreation and Park.  Come join us as we work together to keep our neighborhood beautiful.
Saturday,  September 27th  
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bellevue Recreation and Park
826 Lucile Ave. | LA, CA 90026


Silver Lake Improvement Association Potluck
Come Raise Money for the 17th Annual Music Box Steps Day

The Silver Lake Improvement Association is having a potluck to raise money for the 20th Annual Music Box Steps Day. The Music Box Steps are where the famed comedy team of Lauel & Hardy filmed their 1932 Oscar-winning short, "The Music Box."  Music Box Steps Day will be held Saturday, October 18th from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  

SLIA Potluck
Saturday,  September 27th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Home of Gale Jaffe

Kindly RSVP to Gale Jaffe for address and further info by Wednesday, September 24th.  
Bring a dish to share 

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Council for Watershed Health
Transportation and Heavy Industry In An Era Of Low Impact Development

Join leading players in transportation and industry to discuss their challenges, cases of success and how current and upcoming projects can drive regional sustainability.  
Tuesday, September 30th 
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
California Endowment
1000 N Alameda St. | 
LA, CA 90012

Seating is limited!
Google map and directions

Click Here to contact Margaret de Larios and find out more or call 213.229.9948

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Silver Lake Meadow Native Plant Garden
Come Volunteer & Learn All About California's Amazing Natural Heritage

We weed, mulch, water, and learn all about California's amazing natural heritage. Meets the last Saturday of every month 9:00 am-11:00 am. BYO picnic afterward.


Upcoming Events
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  • September 2 | 6:30 pm – Joint Community Liaison and Outreach Committee Meeting 
  • September 3 | 7:00 pm – Governing Board Meeting
  • September 4 5:30 pm – Town Hall – Frost Chaddock, The Silverlake Conservatory of Music and the SLNC
  • September 4 | 6:00 pm – Silver Lake Picture Show:  Chinatown
  • September 6 | 9:00 am – Meadow and Native Garden Volunteer Maintenance Day 
  • September 9 7:00 pm – Public Safety Committee Meeting
  • September 10 12:00 pm – The Griffith Park Adult Community Club General Meeting 
  • September 10 6:30 pm – Urban Design & Preservation Advisory Committee Meeting
  • September 16 12:15 pm – Griffith Park Lions Club Update on Glendale Hyperion Bridge Project
  • September 16 7:00 pm – Green Committee Meeting
  • September 18 | 7:00 pm – Education, Youth & Family Committee Meeting
  • September 18 | 6:00 pm – Silver Lake Picture Show: Secret Flick
  • September 20 | 7:30 am – 2014 Congress of Neighborhoods 
  • September 27 | 9:00 am – National Public Lands Clean Up at Bellevue Recreation and Park
  • September 27 | 9:00 am – Silver Lake Meadow Native Garden monthly work day
  • September 27 | 6:00 pm – Silver Lake Improvement Association Potluck
  • September 30 | 8:30 am – Transportation and Heavy Industry in An Era Of Low Impact Development
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Free Wifi At 6 LA Parks
Thanks to Los Angeles Officials and Toyota

Visitors to Cabrillo Beach, Echo Park Lake, Griffith Observatory, Pershing Square, Reseda Park and Venice Beach will be able to access a free public WiFi at designated hot spots. Click Here to find out more. 

O'Farrell Funds $75k to Help with Homeless
In Echo Park and Silver Lake

According to a recent article in the Los Feliz Ledger Echo Park and Silver Lake may get two-year $75,000 contract that can be used to help the homeless in the area.

"People Assisting the Homeless, or PATH, and Council Member Mitch O'Farrell's office entered into an agreement for homeless outreach in Echo Park and Silver Lake in July" --Los Feliz Ledger

To learn read the entire article visit:

The Greater Silver Lake Homeless Coalition is also working to bring services to local homeless.  Click Here  to contact Dorit Dowler-Guerrero and find out how you can get involved. 

SLNC History Collective Award  
Awarded To Long Time Resident Genelle Le Vin

The SLNC founded the History Collective in 2005 with the goal of preserving the photographic and oral histories of Silver Lake.

The SLNC awarded this year's History Collective Award to Genelle Le Vine.  Le Vin's award was inscribed: "To honor your contribution to  the preservation and history of our community.  With gratitude."--Los Feliz Ledger

To read the full article visit:

LADWP Water Conservation Response Unit Takes to the Streets To Curb Water Waste
What You Can Do To Comply With Mandatory Water Conservation Ordinance

LOS ANGELES—As California continues to weather through the drought, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Water Conservation Response Unit (WCRU) is stepping up public education and enforcement of the water conservation ordinance with three additional staff members and specially marked vehicles. The additional staff has already begun patrolling the city of Los Angeles for water waste and responding to tips provided by phone, email and through social media.

LADWP’s General Manager Marcie Edwards says, “The WCRU will help remind customers about our watering restrictions, the importance of saving water, and enforce the ordinance in a friendly yet firm way.”  She adds, “They are also great sources of information on how to become more water efficient in your home and outdoors, where about half of all water is used.”

L.A. is currently in Phase 2 of the mandatory water conservation ordinance. This phase prohibits the following uses of water in Los Angeles:

  • Watering more than 3 days a week. Odd addresses may water with sprinklers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Even addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Absolutely no watering on Saturdays.
  • Watering between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Watering more than 8 minutes per station.
  • Watering of any hard surfaces such as sidewalks, walkways, driveways or parking areas, except for sanitary purposes.
  • Outdoor watering during periods of rain.
  • Allowing runoff onto streets and gutters from excessive watering.
  • Allowing leaks from any pipe or fixture to go unrepaired.
  • Washing vehicles without using a hose with a self-closing water shut-off nozzle.

To learn more about the mandatory water conservation ordinance visit

Bag Ban SB 270 Passes
Thanks To Grassroots Pressure From Environmental Advocates

The state legislature just passed a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, SB 270! The Final vote was a late-night concurrence vote in the Senate, 22-15. 

Senator Padilla states that: "Single-use plastic bags not only litter our beaches, but also our mountains, our deserts and our rivers, streams and lakes. SB 270 strikes the right balance  It will protect the environment and it will protect California jobs as the state transitions to reusable bags."

Once again, California is leading the way on environmental progress -- with the governor's signature, we'll be the very first state to pass a law banning the plastic bag! -- Sarah Rose CEO, CLCV The Sivler


  • The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Voted August 6 to support SB 270
  • The Council also voted in August to ask the City of LA to expand the Water LA program, which provides water conservation tools to city residents.And in July, the Council voted to urge the LADWP and the City of LA to support and expand the Feed-in-Tariff program, which encourages businesses to convert to solar energy.

To learn more about other critical environmental protections the League of Conservation Voters is working on visit

Materials & Applications Current Exhibit
La Cage Aux Folles By Warren Techentin

M&A is an outdoor exhibition space that is visible from the street 24 hours a day.  Entry is free of charge and donations are appreciated!

M&A is a non-profit organization that produces installations right here in Silver Lake twice yearly and hosts open air discussions, workshops, performances and other public events. They also create outreach programs to educate and inspire property and business owners to make choices that increase the sustainability of their buildings and properties.  M&A was created by founder Jenna Didier in 2002 to experiment with public space at a scale proportional to the neighborhood.

To learn more about M&A visit

The Frog Spot
Come Check Out This Great New Community Gathering Space

The Frog spot is located at 2825 Benedict Street, LA 90039, along the breathtaking Elysian Valley Bike path.  The Frog Spot is FoLAR's brand new gateway to the L.A. River and is open weekends through October 5, 2014. It serves as both a community gathering space and a as launching pad for excursions into the river whether by kayak, bike or on foot.

At the Frog Spot, visitors to the river can take a break for poetry reading or a acoustic music show, learn a lesson about the river's history and ecology, and enjoy a cup of coffee and maybe even take home a FoLAR t-shirt.  

Saturdays 5-8 enjoy an evening of live music and culture by the riverside with two beverages (beer, wine, soda and a light snack.  Minimum donation is $15  and benefits The Friends of Los Angeles River.

To learn more about The Frog Spot visit

Kayak The LA River
Book Your Ticket Today

Sounds Crazy, but it's true.  You can Kayak the LA River (or at least part of it) this summer.  LA River Kayaks is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support public awareness and access to the LA River.  They rent kayaks and provide guides (if desired).  Half of your ticket price goes to the Mountain Recreation Conservation Authority, which helps preserve and maintain the LA River recreation zone.  Click Here to book your ticket today.


80% by 2050
O'Farrell Acts On Climate Change Now

City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell seconded City Councilmember Paul Koretz's motion asking the city council to set a target to cut its emissions to 90% below its 1990 levels by 2050. "The climate crisis is no longer out there in the future," Koretz said.  "It's here.  It's now." 

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You can get involved! All of the committees are looking for volunteers.
Please see below to find out who to contact to join.

Participate in local government by joining one our committees. Our committees have influenced neighborhood development, addressed public safety & crime issues, hosted local cultural events, and much more! All are welcome. Subscribe to the City's Early Notification System. Click Here to have SLNC Committee agendas sent to you. 
ARTS AND CULTURE COMMITTEE – Co-Chairs: Amy Clarke & Garry Ventura –
BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE - Chair: Georgene Smith-Goodin, Treasurer –
EDUCATION, YOUTH and FAMILIES COMMITTEE – Co-chairs: Teresa Sitz – Education; Helen Dion – Families; Audrea Gomez – Youth -
GREEN COMMITTEE - Chair: Lisa Hart –
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - Co-Chairs: Paul Neuman, Anne Marie Johnson –
HISTORY COLLECTIVE COMMITTEE - Co-Chairs: Michael Masterson and Cheryl Revkin -
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE – Co-chairs: Karina Andrade and Joe Malone
OUTREACH COMMITTEE – Co-chairs: Kinoka Ogsbury and Frances Tran –
PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIME PREVENTION COMMITTEE - Co-chairs: Seamus Garrity and James Bigelow -
RESERVOIR COMPLEX COMMITTEE  - Co-chairs: John Wingler and Hope Taylor Arnold –
TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE – Co-chairs: Rusty Millar and Barbara Ringette
URBAN DESIGN and PRESERVATION COMMITTEE – Co-chairs: Scott Plante, AIA, and Joe Ferrell –
Visit Our Website To Read About All SLNC Committees



The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council will work to honor diversity, build community, forge bonds with neighboring communities, and promote participation in city governance and decision-making processes to improve the quality of life for all of Silver Lake’s Stakeholders.  
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Elementary School Auditorium
1511 Micheltorena St.
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