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Beverly Hills Police Seeks Chief’s Advisory Panel Members



BEVERLY HILLS — The Beverly Hills Police Department is seeking community members to join the Chief’s Advisory Panel. 

The Chief’s Advisory Panel was formed by Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli in 2018 and is designed to expand BHPD community outreach, in support of the well-established, 20-year Police and Community Together (PACT) initiative. 

The panel was created as a community resource for the Chief in the development of strategies, policing concepts and increasing public awareness. The Panel is intended to provide a forum for discussions regarding community concerns; the goal is to represent broad spectrum of viewpoints. 

The rotating membership of the panel is comprised of 20 citizens from throughout the community who represent a range of interests and experience. There are currently three (3) vacancies.

Applicants must live, work or attend school in the City of Beverly Hills to be eligible to participate on the Panel. New members will be selected based on their background, experience and involvement in the community.

Members are selected to serve a one or two year term and are expected to attend monthly meetings held on a weekday evening. 

The application period will close on Monday, September 23rd. 

For more information about the Panel and to submit your application, please visit: 

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WeHo Invites Community Input on 2020 Hart Park Improvements



WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood invites community members to take part in shaping the future of site improvements coming to the William S. Hart Park. Community members are encouraged to share ideas about improving pedestrian and vehicular accessibility into the park as well as discuss possible upgrades to existing park amenities.

Beginning in early 2020, a variety of community outreach events will be held at various locations in West Hollywood including Hart Park, West Hollywood Park, and Plummer Park.

A landscape architect will be present at the first community pop-up which will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hart Park, located at 8341 De Longpre Avenue.

A full list of outreach events and more information about Hart Park can be found on the City’s website at

There will also be a series of facilitated community meetings where the City’s selected landscape architect will present renderings that represent how the park may look based on feedback and consideration of the community’s comments and ideas.

The final concepts will be presented for approval to the West Hollywood City Council at a regular scheduled meeting in mid-2020.  These pop-ups and community engagement events will provide opportunities for everyone to learn more about Hart Park, share ideas and comments to improve the park, and meet City staff and other community members who are interested in shaping the future of Hart Park.

The primary focus of the improvements is to provide access to the park for all park patrons by updating existing parking and ramps, improving the dog park surface and amenities, and enhancing security features such as lighting. 

The park currently has amenities available to the public including a fenced-in off-leash dog area, AIDS Memorial, and a water fountain.

The park is surrounded by trees and landscaping. There is also an historic house and a theater used and operated by The Actors Studio. Improvements and upgrades to the existing buildings will be performed in a separate phase of work.

The City of Los Angeles owns the property, but its grounds and structures are long-term leased and maintained by the City of West Hollywood.

For more information, please call the City of West Hollywood’s Senior Project Manager, Christina Sarkees, at (323) 848-6571, or

For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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Join WeHo Elementary MLK Jr. Day of Service Event – Jan 20



WEST HOLLYWOOD — To commemorate his life and work, the 2020 City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event will take place on Monday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Hollywood Elementary School, at 970 N. Hammond Street.

Volunteers are needed to help perform various landscaping, clean-up, painting, and other beautifying tasks at the school. All tasks involve physical labor and volunteers are expected to be available to work a six-hour shift.

Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age to take part and participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and lunch. Space is limited and advanced registration is required to volunteer.

As part of this year’s MLK, Jr. Day of Service, local volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Jewish Family Service’s SOVA Food and Community Resource Program, as well as collecting donations of new and used clothing and shoes for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center on Highland.

Donations will be collected curbside at West Hollywood Elementary School. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day federal holiday as a National Day of Service. Each year, the City of West Hollywood participates in this call to action.

Community partners for this year’s event include Friends of West Hollywood Elementary, West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Anawalt Lumber.

For more information about the 2020 City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event, or to register as a volunteer, please call (323) 848-6885 or email

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WeHo Celebrates Transgender Awareness Month



WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board commemorate Transgender Awareness Month every year with programming throughout November.

The Transgender Awareness Month Official Kick-Off Celebration took place on Saturday, November 2 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Flaming Saddles, located at 8811 Santa Monica Boulevard.

The televised Transgender Advisory Board Meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance event will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Early Education, located at 563 N. Alfred Street.

For additional details, as well as information about other Transgender Awareness Month events, please visit

For more information, please call Bonnie Smith at (323) 848-6371.

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