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Construction of Silver Lake Meadow set to begin

August 2, 2010 | 10:29 am
Sunrise at the Silverlake Reservoir. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Construction on Silver Lake Meadow: The Eastsider L.A. reports the city will begin working on the new park to the east of the reservoir:

Construction ... on the east side of the Silver Lake reservoirs was supposed to have been completed two years ago. The city delayed the project after state funds needed to design and [construct] the meadow were frozen. But those issues were resolved.

Smoking ban in Santa Monica: The Santa Monica Daily Press reports that the city has placed more restrictions on smoking outdoors:

The City Council on Tuesday voted to strengthen Santa Monica's already strict anti-smoking laws, adding a restriction that bars people from lighting up within 25 feet of a door or window in any multi-unit residential building.

Venice lifeguards win relay: The Daily Breeze reports that Venice lifeguards won the annual Intercrew medley relay:

Kicker Vencill powered through the surf in his swim to give Venice a commanding lead in the relay, which consists of two runners, four swimmers, four paddleboarders, a surf ski competitor and four two-man dory teams.

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Photo: Sunrise at the Silverlake Reservoir. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times