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City Gives Crosswalks Rainbow Treatment for Pride Month

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Rainbow crosswalk on Santa Monica Blvd at San Vicente. (Photo: Joshua Barash/City of West Hollywood)

Throughout the month of June, the City of West Hollywood will emblazon two crosswalks along Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard with the colors of the LGBT rainbow flag in celebration of PRIDE Month.

The decorated crosswalks run along Santa Monica Boulevard between U.S. Bank and American Apparel; and Citibank and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department

As a symbol of PRIDE and as a symbol of LGBT rights, the brick pattern area within the crosswalks has been painted with the colors of the rainbow flag.

“In a world when we are continually reminded, through heart-wrenching teen suicides and public hangings in the Middle East, that being gay is wrong. It gladdens my soul and lifts my spirits to know that the City of West Hollywood embraces its LGBT community so publically, so boldly,” said West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang.

“By painting the crosswalks in rainbow colors on one of the most famous thoroughfares in the country, Route 66, the City of West Hollywood is declaring to the world that we are a City of tolerance and acceptance for all, no matter how you define yourself. Be proud of who you are, we are!” continued Mayor Prang.

“Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard is at the heartbeat of our LGBT community. It is where we come together to celebrate our success and share our setbacks,” said Rodney Scott, President of Christopher Street West/LA PRIDE. “It is fitting that the city paint this historic intersection the rainbow – which represents the diversity of our community.”

This intersection, in the heart of one of the most iconic areas for the LGBT community, serves as the entrance to the Christopher Street West Annual LA PRIDE Festival. The painting of rainbow crosswalks serves as a creative and unique gateway to PRIDE activities in West Hollywood.

Find the City of West Hollywood on Facebook and follow @wehocity on Twitter and Instagram. Use the hashtag #wehopride and show the world how West Hollywood celebrates Pride!

For more information, please contact the Office of West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang, at (323) 848-6460.

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LA traffic Deaths Stay High: Officials Plead ‘Stop Texting’

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As L.A. traffic deaths stay high, officials plead with drivers to stop texting

LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Times) — Advocates staging a “die-in” on the steps of L.A. City Hall in December to protest a lack of progress on the city’s goal of eliminating traffic deaths on city streets by 2025.

In the fourth full year of a program designed to eliminate traffic fatalities on Los Angeles streets, the number of people killed in car crashes stayed stubbornly high, early data show.

Last year, 244 people were killed in traffic collisions on city streets, a decrease of 0.8% compared to 2018, according to preliminary figures from the city. The victims included 134 people who were walking and `19 people biking.

The data may change slightly with additional analysis, officials said. But the early figures suggest another year […]

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City Hall Came to WeHo Park for Pop-Up Community Meetup

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (WeHo Times) — The City of West Hollywood brought City Hall to West Hollywood Park this weekend with the launch of “City Hall to You”, a quarterly series of City Hall community meetups in an effort to increase engagement and accessibility to City Staff.

The community pop-up invited WeHo residents who don’t always have the opportunity to attend council meeting, to speak to City employees who run specific departments in their division.

It was a sunny Saturday afternoon at West Hollywood park on Saturday and the City of West Hollywood provided a festival of information, via tables and interactive booths lined on the walkway alongside the WeHo dog park.

Attendees enjoyed free breakfast burritos and other free giveaways like doggie treats, back scratchers, herb plants and a plethora of reading materials. Photo by […]

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Thousands Turned Out for Women’s March in Downtown LA

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Thousands Turned Out for Women’s March in Downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (LA Times) — Thousands of people, some in costume, turned out for the Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday morning.

Diminished in number but not in spirit, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to advocate for reproductive rights, immigration reform, environmental justice and other issues as part of the fourth Women’s March.

The crowd congregated at Pershing Square and then marched to City Hall for a two-hour program featuring speakers that included Democratic Reps. Maxine Waters and Karen Bass of Los Angeles and Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Similar marches and rallies were being held in Washington, San Francisco, New York, Chicago and other cities and towns across the country. By 9:30 a.m., the crowd gathered at Pershing […]

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