Member Spotlight: Bill Baker, Deasy/Penner

April 21, 2017  |  No comments

SLCC Member Bill Baker of Deasy/Penner recently listed hilltop view property.Valley Modern Plans

Rendering, 3401 Alginet Dr, Encino

Here at the top of the Mulholland Corridor abutting the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, award-winning architects Griffin Enright have designed an exquisite new home that responds to the site and takes advantage of panoramic 270-degree city and mountain views. The proposed project combines elegant sculptural representation with state-of-the-art technology in a thoughtfully crafted living space designed around indoor/outdoor living. Tall ceilings, 2-story volumes and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open the home to spectacular views beyond the infinity pool and expansive Ipe deck. High-end finishes include board-formed concrete, basalt tile, steel trowel plaster and stainless steel fixtures throughout. Fully-approved plans are permit-ready, the design/build team is assembled, and construction bids have been obtained – pay City fees and start construction tomorrow. Proposed design: 5 BD, 5.5 BA, 4,600 SF. Existing home: 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 2,400 SF, market rent – $6,500/mo

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Vote for Silver Lake Playground!

April 14, 2017  |  No comments

Meet Me at the ParkThe Silver Lake Park Playground is one of three park projects in the running to win $20,000 through the Meet Me At The Park campaign.

Text silverlake to 35350* or visit to vote daily – and every time you vote, you will be entered to win a tablet.

Voting ends April 30, 2017!

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Breakfast with Councilmember David Ryu

April 13, 2017  |  No comments

David Ryu speaks at Hollywood HotelOn April 6, 40+ members of the business community heard Councilmember David Ryu address various concerns, including traffic and homeless issues. Many thanks to Jeff Zarrinnam, Hollywood Hotel Owner (and new Chairman of the Hollywood Chamber) for hosting breakfast, Adam Miller of CD4 office for all his support, Co-President Ben Lemon for coordinating the meeting and all those who attended for making it a great event!

At the prompting of Anthony Ghidotti of The UPS Store, Councilmember David Ryu shared from his 15 years of experience addressing homeless issues. He outlined reasons for increased numbers of people experiencing homelessness, such as patient civil liberties and our climate. And, he is encouraged that departments from Federal down to local levels are now more cohesive in providing housing and services. He also spoke to traffic concerns and 15 levels of solutions, with the last being a road diet.

About half of Silver Lake lies in City Council District 4. The balance is in CD13 served Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.

Member Spotlight: DJay Brawner of Anthem Films :: Freecast, Inc on Kickstarter

April 13, 2017  |  No comments

SLCC Member DJay Brawner of Anthem Films is launching a new business. We can all be broadcasters, reaching many with our messages. Check out their Kickstarter offers below.Bundles & Kits over $150 off

FREECAST: Broadcast High-Quality Video on the Fly
Wirelessly cast live video to production monitors or iOS devices. Share video in real-time from your camera straight to social.

In just under a week they have reached nearly 50% of the funding goal and Kickstarter has picked it as a “Project We Love”.

They noticed extreme interested in the FREECAST UNIVERSAL KIT, so they have opened up some new exclusive discounts:

Only 4 Super Early Bird Universal Kit’s left (150% off retail)
Universal Kit + Custom Pelican Hard Case ($150 off retail)

Act fast, as of April 11, there are less than 20 units available at this price.

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O’Farrell update – Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Bypass Project

April 8, 2017  |  No comments

Silver Lake ReservoirSince last  fall, I have worked with my Council colleague David Ryu and the community to ensure the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power remained committed to restoring water in the Silver Lake Reservoir.

LADWP recently announced that above average snowpack runoff from the Eastern Sierra region will refill Silver Lake Reservoir ahead of schedule. Utilizing this source, water will begin flowing in mid-April and take approximately two months. This option replaces the originally planned -May refill of the reservoir using local water resources that would have taken approximately 12 months.

Every inch of rain has been a blessing to this City on so many levels, and in this case, it has provided us with an opportunity to restore the reservoir to historic levels. This was a common request at all of the public meetings on the reservoir project. I want to thank residents and stakeholders for the invaluable input over the last several months, but there is still more work to do.

We are about to embark on a much larger discussion on sustainable plans for the future of the reservoir complex. LADWP has agreed to pay for a master plan for the site, and the Bureau of Engineering is collaborating with department staff to come up with the initial scope to frame the community process, which will roll out by the end of summer. This process will consist of a number of interactive charrette meetings.

Thank you for attending these meetings, and for participating thus far in the public process. I look forward to collaborating with you on the future of the reservoir and its grounds in the months ahead.

Warm regards,


Dion Neutra, AIA, son of famed Silver Lake Architect Richard Neutra has expressed his wishes to see the reservoir filled to the brim, beyond the historic levels. This would provide houses at lake level as well as the houses higher up on the hills the beauty of a lake view.
Consider attending future meetings to voice your opinion as well!


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Member Spotlight: Susan North :: Squabblefest

April 6, 2017  |  No comments

Chamber member Susan North, Mediator recently launched her new website,
girl and boy both grab same ice cream cone

After years of frustrating attempts to settle sibling squabbles… after discouraging dilemmas of dealing with divisive pre-school discussions… Susie learned some lessons.
Now she shares vocabulary to help even the youngest children with emotional literacy.
She also speaks to groups about how to parent and teach multiple children… and enjoy it too! Read More…

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