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Thursday, June 11, 2009

3rd Phase of Silver Lake's "Art Cans" Are In!

The 3rd Phase of Silver Lake's famed "Art Cans Project" unfolded this past Sunday, June 7, 2009 as the first "Art Can" adoptions were delivered, first to Trader Joe's Silver Lake, then off to Prestige Motors on Silver Lake Blvd., followed by the placement of a can at the Silver Lake Dog Park.

Here's a few photos that I enjoyed taking at the event; more to come and more details next week, as the second "leg" of adoptions will be delivered on June 14th. Look for updates next week.

Silver Lake Improvement Association Celebrates 20 Years

I had the good fortune to attend the Annual Meeting of the Silver Lake Improvement Association last evening, held at Silver Lake's Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Cathedral. SLIA President Genelle LeVin has done an outstanding job in revitalizing the organization; a near-capacity crowd was on hand to celebrate the organizations' 20th anniversary.

Headline speakers, Los Angeles Council Member Tom LaBonge (CD-4) and Council President Eric Garcetti (CD-13)extolled the crowd for their community activism, and reported on council matters, especially the effects of the budget crisis. Long-time SLIA Board Member Ruth Faydich was honored for serving the organization for 17 years as the group's Treasurer.

A highlight of the evening, Councilmember LaBonge led the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" to long-time community activist Lucy Jones, who turns 92 this month.