Friday, June 30, 2006


Get ready to "Speak Out, Silver Lake!" Saturday, July 15, all of Silver Lake can join together and speak their minds!!!! Talk about education, traffic, garbage.....whatever's on your mind.

Our eclectic neighborhood provides us with many spoken, unspoken and out-spoken voices - yeah!!! Tell us what you need, think and maybe even have to share with your community. We wanna know....It's also the SLNC Election Kick-Off - you can toss your hat in the ring!

Here's a great opportunity to get in shape for July 15th "Speak Out, Silver Lake!!!" Join the Silver Lake Council at it's monthly meeting, Weds. July 5th, 7-10pm at Micheltorena School.
Things can get hot but the a/c will be on - meet Dorsay Dujon at the door, fill out a Speaker Card and join your community in working towards a better Silver Lake.

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council meets the first Weds. of the month at Micheltorena School, on Micheltorena and Sunset. The next meeting will be Weds. July 5th, 7-10 pm. Visit for a look at the upcoming meeting agenda and lots of Silver Lake info.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


About the Film
Mark Massi

A remarkable posthumous document, begun by filmmaker Tom Joslin and finished by his associate Peter Friedman, this multi-award-winning documentary traces the last years of Joslin and his lover Mark Massi, longtime companions and denizens of Los Angeles' Silverlake region, as they struggle with the ravages of AIDS in their bodies and everyday lives. An absolutely unique glimpse at the transformations undergone by the subjects and their relation to the world at large, the film also stands as a stirring testament to human resilience and love.

Silverlake Life Watch Clip 1 (High)
Watch Clip 1 (Low)

Unable to complete day-to-day activities, Tom vents his frustration to the camera.

Silverlake Life Watch Clip 2 (High)
Watch Clip 2 (Low)

The Epilogue to Silverlake Life - never before broadcast in the U.S.

Silverlake Life Watch Clip 2 (High)
Watch Clip 2 (Low)

The Epilogue to Silverlake Life - never before broadcast in the U.S.

Peter Friedman listen download

Peter Friedman from his home in France, interviewed by Juan Devis, May 1, 2006


Peter Friedman is the founder of Strange Attractions, Inc., an independent film production company based in New York and Paris. Since 1984 he has directed and produced films which have received numerous awards, including the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, the LA Film Critics Award for Best Independent Film, a Peabody Award, the Prix Italia in Rome for Best Public TV Documentary Worldwide, and the Prix Europa in Berlin for Best Documentary Broadcast in Europe. His work has been nominated for an Emmy and an Academy Award. His films include The Life and Times of Life and Times (1998), There are No Direct Flights from New York to Marseilles (1998), Death by Design (1995; named "One of the 10 Best Films of 1995" by Film Comment), Silverlake Life (1993; named "One of the 10 Best Films of the Year" by The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Boston Globe, and "One of the Best Films of the Decade" by Utne Reader and Village Voice), Fighting in Southwest Louisiana (1991), and I Talk to Animals (1991). Friedman has served on the juries of the FIPA Film Festival in Biarritz, France, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, and the Visions du RĂ©el Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Does the word 'Hollywood' make you think of not just a cool sign but a real neighborhood as well? Do you like to imagine spending an entire day in the city you live in without using your car? Do you own a comfortable pair of shoes?

If any of those are true, join architects, planners, and your neighbors for a fun morning walk to discover just how fabulous the streets of Hollywood are or can be.


A "Walk Audit" of Hollywood

Saturday, June 24, 2006, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Refreshments and Registration

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Presentation of Great Streets Principles and Walk Audit Training

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Walkabouts on the Streets of Greater Hollywood

Location: Council District #13 Field Office
5500 Hollywood Boulevard, 4th Floor
(Southwest Corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Western Avenue, across the street from the Metro Red Line Hollywood/Western Station)


Presentation and Training by Deborah Murphy, Urban Design + Planning and Los Angeles Walks

Participants will train, divide into groups, and wander the streets of Hollywood paying close attention and asking these questions of their environment:

What makes a great street?
Do the streets of Hollywood have what it takes to be great streets?
Does the street have a strong image and sense of place? Is there a sense of enclosure and human scale, interesting places to walk by and visit and easy pedestrian access to shops?

Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sun protection. Water will be provided

For further information or to sign up please contact Jane Berner in my office at 213.473.7013 or via email at

Monday, June 19, 2006


Beans is missing from his home and needs your help to find his way back. Here's his info:

11 months old
All dark gray
Small and skinny
Yellow/green eyes
He has a nub at the end of his tail (like a ball almost) from it being broken
Has all his claws
Is VERY friendly and LOVES food and people

Last seen at a neighbors house on Friday evening
Redcliff and Effie

email if you think you have Beans or have seen him.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Friday, June 16, 2006


Ever wonder how to get "stuff" done around here? Do you have some good ideas on how to improve the quality of life in Silver Lake? What do you think of the schools and education your kids are getting?

Here's your chance to SPEAK OUT, SILVER LAKE!

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council (wonder who they are and what they do? Here's your chance to find out!) is holding a SPEAK OUT, SILVER LAKE DAY on July 15th at Micheltorena School. It's also the official SLNC ELECTION KICK-OFF! So, once you find out who the SLNC is and what they do, you can declare your candidacy! Go ahead, get involved! The fun starts at 10am with breakfast being served and your chance to meet the SLNC Board.

More details to follow - you can learn more about Silver Lake and the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council at

I'll be there, hope you'll be too!

Micheltorena is the offical monthly meeting place of the SLNC on the 1st Weds. of the month, 7PM. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.


There has been an increase in crime throughout all of Silver Lake. In my own neighborhood, attempted child abduction, attempted car jacking at gun point, robbery while walking to the mailbox, break-ins.

I've met and spoken with Rosie from the Positive Energy Group and have information about The Silver Lake Security Association and Select Patrol. For 24.00 a month per household, Select Patrol will patrol your neighborhood Friday and Saturday nights, 9pm to 5am. As membership increases, Select will patrol 7 days a week. They have a special vacation service, 24 hour alarm response, nighttime spotlight service. For those living on a stair street, Select will be walking the stairs.

Select Patrol is a licensed company that has been in business for 13 years. If you'd like to speak with Darin directly, you may call 323.644.1014.

If anyone is interested in being a Block Captain for UNTAG contact Rosie at UNTAG is Uniting Neighborhoods to Abolish Graffiti. You monitor your area and call 311 to report any graffiti. If you see tagging in progress you call the LAPD. Rosie can get you started.

As a reminder, the Positive Energy Group, Silver Lake District, will be having a Community Safety Meeting, Weds. June 21,
6-7:30pm at the Edendale Public Library.

From Rosie:
"Your ideas, concerns, and suggestions are of extreme importance. We can work together to stop the violence in its track. We do hope to see you at the Edendale Library, please let a friend and neighbor know about this gathering of great folks accepting ZERO TOLERANCE in any type of crime."

Remember, Working together we can keep our wonderful neighborhood safe.

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."

Been Awhile!

Sometimes life gets overwhelming doesn't it.....sorry to have been out of touch for so long. Back to basics and I have some important updates!