Silver Lake - Around Town
A look at Silver Lake, the community, people, friends and dogs.....from Silver Lake Neigborhood Council, Region 1 Representative Addie Daddio. The thoughts, views and ideas presented here are my personal ones and not those of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Addie Daddio and Erik Kilpatrick are currently in rehearsal for the West Coast premiere of Levy Lee Simon’s award winning play "The Bow Wow Club."
Photos by Amanda Aardsma
“The Bow Wow Club” open’s Friday September 8th through Saturday, October 15th at the
Stella Adler Theatre
6773 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tickets available at www.plays411.com/thebowow
Info: (323) 960-5521
The Bow Wow Club is about friendship, love, responsibility, and survival. After almost 20 years, five teenage friends reunite and are forced to choose between their differences or the power of their lifelong bond.
Levy Lee Simon weaves a riveting tale of what happened to
The Bow Wow Club once they left the security of the insecure streets of Harlem. The show portray’s their hopes, dreams, disappointments, successes and the shocking changes that take place in their lives. Each one of these Dawg's has looked for acceptance and compromise in a modern world that has proven to be as big an adversary as the rival gang's of their youth.
The Bow Wow Club was the recipient of the prestigious Lorraine Hansberry Award for Best Full Length Play awarded by the ACTF and the Kennedy Center.
Directed by Dan Martin
the Los Angeles Cast of The Bow Wow Club also includes:
John Marshall Jones, Nancy Cheryll Davis,Freedom,
Mamie-Louise Anderson, Terry Ellis, Larry B. Scott,Amanda Aardsma,
J.Todd Howell, Lynne Conner-Smith, Lyn Ross
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: LEVY LEE SIMON is originally from Harlem, an award winning playwright, actor, and screenwriter. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa's Playwright's Workshop and is the author of over twenty plays which have been produced and read in theatres around the country. Most notably, his award nominated trilogy FOR THE LOVE OF FREEDOM, about the Haitian Revolution co- produced by Danny Glover's Robey Theatre and the Greenway Arts Alliance, directed by Ben Guillory. Other notable plays by Simon include The Bow-Wow Club, 'Lorraine Hansberry Award' Best Full Length Play, Same Train OBBR Award 2004, the critically acclaimed God the Crackhouse and the Devil, CASELOAD, The Stuttering Preacher, DAD, The Drama That Was Us, The Guest at Central Park West, Wolves Over Hollywood, Letters from the Pen, The Trial of Superfly, The Real Roxanne, and more. As an actor, Levy Lee has performed On Broadway, Off-Broadway, in regional theatres around the country, England, and the Caribbean. He is a former member of Ernie McClintok's African American Studio, The Negro Ensemble Company and Circle Rep.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Did you know that Silver Lake has a Community Garden?
Lora Hall from the Manzanita Street Community Garden has asked me to extend this invite to all......
This Saturday, August 12th from 11-3 the Manzanita Street Community Garden is hosting its annual open house. There will be fresh food from the garden, a plant sale and other activities. Stop by, take a tour of the garden and say hello.
The garden is on Sunset Blvd., next to the lofts under construction just across the street from Jiffy Lube & the 4100 Bar.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
SILVER LAKE NEEDS YOU (YES, YOU)
If you've ever had a great idea
for how to improve our community...
If you've ever thought,
They should do that differently...
If you've ever complained about City services
(tree trimming, street paving, construction schedules, traffic...)
If ANY of these statements applies to you
(and let's face it, who hasn't complained about City services?)
SILVER LAKE NEEDS YOU!
STEP UP AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!
Elections for the 2006-2007 Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Governing Board will be held on Saturday, September 30. Stakeholders like you will elect 11 new members to the Board: one representative for each of Silver Lake's seven regions and three "At Large" representatives, plus an additional representative to fill the unexpired term of late Region 3 representative Robin Dakin.
The SLNC needs candidates. If you have ever thought about getting involved in the grassroots effort to make Los Angeles government more open, more responsive, more representative, NOW is your chance. It's not as hard as it might sound - in fact, it's a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors. And that's really what the SLNC is all about: building an even stronger community in Silver Lake, and the city as a whole.
But you only have two more weeks to file! Candidate Declaration forms can be downloaded and dropped off, mailed or faxed to the SLNC office at 2898 Rowena Avenue, Suite 101. But they must be received by 6:30 PM on Wednesday, August 16. Please note that there is a mandatory candidate orientation that night at 7 PM, so if you plan to run, you or a predesignated* representative should make arrangements to attend.
Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Silver Lake needs YOU.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
CHANGE THE WORLD - RUN FOR THE SLNC
You may think that's a bold statement, but it's true. We can change the world one community at a time. Change begins with individuals and you can make a difference in the world we live in by helping your community and neighborhood.
Think about it - take a run for the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council.
There's information on the SLNC website - www.SilverLakeNC.org To find your region go to: http://www.silverlakenc.org/map.html
GET READY TO RUN........VOTE......PARTICIPATE.....
It's your community - get involved!
BE PREPARED IN A DISASTER
***Make a difference in your community.
taught by LAFD
The classes will be held at: Betty Plasencia Elementary School
Address: 31321 Cortez St. LA. CA. 90026
Cross St: Temple St.
The training will be held in the auditorium
Date: Every Thursday from August 24, to October 5, 2006
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Parking is available and lighted.
Taught by: LAFD
The course is: Free
It is a small investment of our time, making a huge difference in our lives.
Participation is important so do sign-up.
Contact Darin Williams at 323-644-1014 or email Rosie at firstname.lastname@example.org Check out slsa.blogspot.com for other upcoming events.
SILVER LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL MEETS AUGUST 2, 7PM, MICHELTORENA SCHOOL
It's that time of the month again....the SLNC has its monthly Governing Board Meeting, this Weds. at 7pm. This month the SLNC will disuss many things in our community and highlight it's Governmental Affairs Committee. Check it out, you may want to add your 2 cents and join in the fun!
"The Governmental Affairs Committee acts as a liaison between the SLNC Board and the City Council (and other governmental agencies), oversees the City's budget-making process for the SLNC, and otherwise works to improve the delivery of City services to the Community. The Committee notifies the SLNC Governing Board of pending legislation that may impact Silver Lake's stakeholders, and also reports the actions of the Board to the City Council and other government agencies."
Also, it's going to be election time for the SLNC in September. The SLNC Board is made up of community members just like you.....so get involved, think about becoming a candidate and help get things done around here!
Visit the SLNC website for all the details: www.SilverLakeNC.org
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Silver Lake Resident's Take Control of Their Neighborhood's
Neighbors in Silver Lake are working hard to find ways to make and keep Silver Lake a safer community. We've seen an increase in child safety issues, crime, tagging, drugs. Neighborhood Walks with local officials are giving resident's the tools they need to get more involved in keeping their community and families safe.
Joseph Bernardo, CD 13, Lisa Dinkins, CD 4, Rosie from Select Patrol and several of our neighbors, joined together to walk and talk about the various issues and changing face of one Silver Lake neighborhood. The Neighborhood Walk looks for ways to make changes that would benefit everyone living in the area. It could be an increase in lighting, parking, curb and street repairs. By walking, you get a better understanding of what's needed, what's going and who lives on your block. Neighbors also get the information they need on how to be proactive and get more involved.
There's no easy cure for getting drugs off the street, tagging and other tough issues, but the city has tools in place to help. Neighbors need to get to know one another, work together, join community committee's, speak out and be part of the solution.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Hosts Series of Town Hall Meetings to Discuss Plans to Improve Schools
This summer, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be hosting a series
of town halls with parents to discuss his plan to improve our
schools, cut the bureaucracy, and provide real accountability at
These town halls will provide an opportunity for members of the
community to learn more about AB 1381 -- the Mayor's bill to
reform LAUSD -- and get involved in the fight to fix our
South Los Angeles
Wednesday, July 19, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Victory Baptist Church
4802 S. McKinley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90011
West Los Angeles
Thursday, July 20, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Westwood United Methodist Church
10497 Wilshire Blvd. (Wilshire at Warner)
Los Angeles, CA 90024
San Fernando Valley
Thursday, August 3, 4:30 - 7:00 PM
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401
East Los Angeles
Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Sacred Heart High School Auditorium
2201 Griffin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 9003
Since space may be limited, please RSVP to:
Simply include your name and the number of people in your party,
and we'll be able to make sure we can accomodate everyone
interested in finding out more about the Mayor's plan.
Visit ExcellenceInLASchools.com: www.excellenceinlaschools.com
GET READY TO RUN........VOTE......PARTICIPATE
It's getting close to the time for Silver Lake residents to elect some new members of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Governing Board. If you're thinking of finally putting those ideas into motion, want to keep the face of Silver Lake recognizable or just want to have a voice in what happens to your community - run for the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council.
There's information on the SLNC website - www.SilverLakeNC.org
or contact Genelle Levin directly at email@example.com.
It's your community - get involved.
SILVER LAKE SPEAKS OUT
On Saturday, July 15, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council hosted SPEAK OUT, SILVER LAKE! - A TOWN HALL MEETING. Parents, Teachers, Neighbor's and other's gave their impassioned thoughts about the Mayor taking over LA schools, the condition of our neighborhood schools and how to improve them.
For those of you who weren't able to attend, the SLNC would still like to know your thoughts. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next SPEAK OUT, SILVER LAKE! and TOWN HALL MEETING will be held in September - we hope more of our community members will take time to be part of the solution to what's going on in Silver Lake.
I'll keep you posted.