November 23, 2009

Amtrak Train Hits, Kills Woman in North Atwater Village

AN AMTRAK TRAIN struck and killed a woman at 11:30am Monday. The woman had stumbled onto the tracks at Doran Street and San Fernando Road, just 1.5 miles north of the Chevy Chase Drive crossing where a Metrolink train derailment killed 11 in January 2005.

It's Back! Half Price "Groupon" for 55 Degree Wine

The Year for Wine
TODAY ONLY: In a one-up of its sweet July deal, get a "Groupon" for $50 worth of wine, beer, cheese or whatever you desire from 55 Degree Wine, 3111 Glendale Blvd., at the low, low price of only $25. The offer is good till midnight tonight only on the Groupon website.

November 22, 2009

Rumor Alert: Free Cookies at Village Bakery & Cafe?

SUNDAY MORNING report from a tipster, although unsubstantiated by anyone or anything else: "My friend Barbara has a new bakery in Atwater and she is giving a free polenta/raspberry cookie to anyone who comes in today [Nov. 22] and says 'chupacabra.' I just tried one of the cookies and they are ridiculously good. I thought I'd let you know, but you are probably out enjoying your Sunday. I've attached a photo I took of the cookies just in case." Village Bakery & Cafe is at 3119 Los Feliz Blvd. Someone try the password and let us know how it goes.

November 17, 2009

Revo Cafe Opening Soon on Glendale Blvd.

MORE DINING options coming to the southeast side of Glendale Blvd. here in Atwater Village. From a tipster: "Walked past the new cafe that's taken over the old Coldstone building. They finally have their fancy new sign up. Been told that they will be open for business in the next two weeks." (Cold Stone Creamery closed its location at 3134 Glendale Blvd. back in December 2008.)

Does anyone know if this new Revo Cafe is the art-themed coffee, juice and organic food cafe we heard about this summer? Does it have anything to do with the Revo Coffee and Cigarette Cafe in Glendale? New location? Entirely different business?

UPDATE: It's possible Atwater Village's new Revo Cafe has some connection with a similarly-named establishment (Revo Cafe, a.k.a. De-Revolution) formerly of the Adams Hill neighborhood in Glendale. If so, read why Glendale neighbors weren't thrilled.

November 16, 2009

B is for Bubbles; C is for Canele

THIS WEEK'S Friends Cook series brings a genuine TV star to the Canele kitchen, 3219 Glendale Blvd., in Atwater Village. Andre Royo (also known as Bubbles on HBO's The Wire) cooks a $32, 3-course prix fixe menu for dinner Tuesday, Nov. 17, 5:30pm to 10:00pm:
  • First Course: "Eat Your Veggies"
  • Second Course: "Sloppy Andre" and Tater Tots
  • Third Course: Coffee Ice Cream Sandwich

November 14, 2009

Date Confirmed: Atwater Village Tree Lighting is Dec. 4

ATWATER VILLAGE'S tree lighting, in years past one of the biggest and best-attended neighborhood holiday events in Los Angeles, is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4. The 50-foot, 82-year-old California Redwood in the median of Glendale Boulevard will again be the centerpiece of this year's event.
18th Annual Atwater Village Tree Lighting
  • Wells Fargo parking lot
  • 3250 Glendale Blvd.
  • Friday, Dec. 4, 2009
  • 6:00pm ceremony begins
  • 6:45pm Santa Claus arrival (via fire truck) and tree lighting
The event is put together by the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council, the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce and LA City Council President Eric Garcetti (CD13).

November 12, 2009

Workshop Jewelry Store Opens Nov. 21

THIS JUST IN: Workshop is a new jewelry gallery opening in the old Amelia Fitzwater space at 3129 1/2 Glendale Blvd. Grand opening event is Nov. 21, 7:00pm, with refreshments and handmade artist jewelry by Serena Kojimoto. Regular store hours will be Tuesday through Friday, 12:00 noon to 7:00pm and Saturday, 11:00am to 6:00pm.

November 10, 2009

Only $5 an Hour for Neighborhood Theater

GET ONE HOUR of "100% organic acting," in an ensemble of scenes from today's playwrights, from our neighborhood's very own Atwater Playhouse Theater Company -- all for a mere Lincoln.

November 7, 2009

LittleBird Gallery Returns for Silver Lake Art Crawl

BACK IN APRIL LittleBird Gallery closed its Glendale Blvd. location but promised it was "not saying good bye, just see yah later." Well, it's later. LittleBird debuts its new temporary pop-up art show, "My Love For You Is Immense," at a new location tonight:
  • Saturday, Nov. 7
  • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Grain (back studio)
  • 3135 Glendale Blvd.
The show is part of today's Silver Lake Art Crawl, which also includes Black Maria Gallery, 3137 Glendale Blvd., in Atwater Village.

November 5, 2009

Rumor Alert: Jewelry Store Coming to Old Gift Shop?

IT LOOKS LIKE a jewelry store that goes by the name of Workshop or something like that and is from Santa Monica or someplace like that is moving into the old Amelia Fitzwater space at 3129 1/2 Glendale Blvd. Stay tuned as actual facts are gathered.

November 3, 2009

Patternless Crime in Atwater Village

FROM THE LATEST Northeast LAPD crime update: "Atwater Village: No patterns or trends - a few property crimes (car break-ins, residential burglary, etc.)" Of course to victims and neighbors of victims, it only takes one crime to make a pattern.