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City’s Cityline Schedule Changes will Take Effect in New Year

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The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out about schedule changes taking effect on Tuesday, January 2, 2020 for the City’s free transportation service, Cityline.

Cityline Commuter routes will offer new, later-running weekday and Saturday service to Hollywood and Highland for a hassle-free way to get to the Metro Red Line. Service will now run until 8 p.m. from Monday through Saturday, with more frequent arrivals. There will also be minor adjustments to arrival and departure times for both morning and evening Commuter service. In order to accommodate schedule changes that benefit more riders, Cityline will discontinue late-night Saturday ‘Short Line’ service, which ran until 1 a.m. on Saturdays.

Cityline Local routes, which offer a quick and easy way to get around West Hollywood mid-day, will also see minor adjustments to arrival and departure times.

For up-to-date scheduled and detailed timetable information, including a Cityline route map, please visit www.weho.org/cityline or call (800) 447-2189.

Real-time arrival information is available via the ‘Next Bus’ app, as well.

For additional information, please call the City of West Hollywood’s Social Services Division at (323) 848-6510. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.

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City Issue: Should Cars be Banned on Broadway in Downtown LA?

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LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Times)– Councilman Jose Huizar has asked the city to study a ban on private cars along Broadway between 1st and 12th streets in downtown L.A.

Banning cars from downtown streets is beginning to catch on in major U.S. cities, with New York and San Francisco moving to free up space for transit vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. But the trend hasn’t come to Los Angeles — yet.

A proposal introduced by Los Angeles Councilman Jose Huizar could change that. The councilman asked city officials last week to study the feasibility of a ban on driving and parking along a 1.5-mile stretch of Broadway between 1st and 12th streets.

Broadway is “an ideal street to go car-free,” Huizar said, because narrower roadways and expanded space for pedestrians have already begun to transform the iconic corridor. […]

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Metro NextGen Bus Plan Workshop: Westside/Central Feb 12

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — Join Metro at a workshop to lean about Metro’s proposed NextGen Bus Plan and how they propose to create a better bus system that is fast, frequent, reliable and accessible.

Stop by the West Hollywood Advocates for Metro Rail (WHAM) table to learn more about efforts to bring Metro rail to West Hollywood. Attend the workshop for a chance to win a limited edition NextGen Bus Plan TAP card.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Simultaneous translation in Spanish will be offered at all meetings. For more information, please contact David Fenn at (323) 848-6336 or dfenn@weho.org.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 4 p.m. the West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

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DUI Checkpoints Throughout LA and WeHo for Oscar Weekend

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Checkpoints have been announced at the following locations and times for heavy enforcement during Academy Awards weekend and parties. In addition, the Los Angeles Police Department has announced a DUI Saturation Patrol in the LAPD Central area Thursday, February 6, 2020, 5 P.M. to Friday, February 7, 2019, 2 A.M.

Checkpoints will be held:

WEST HOLLYWOOD: Friday, February 7 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Services Detail will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits

HOLLYWOOD: Friday, February 7, 2020, 8 P.M. to Saturday, February 8, 2020, 1 A.M., Sunset Boulevard at Orange Grove Avenue, Hollywood

CENTRAL LA: When: Friday, February 7, 2020, 8 P.M. to Saturday, February 8, 2020, 1 A.M., Western Avenue at Venice Boulevard

DOWNTOWN: Figueroa Street at 9th Street, Downtown – Friday, February 7, 2020, 6 P.M. to Friday, February 7, 2020, 11 P.M.

PACOIMA: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 7 P.M. to Sunday, February 9, 2019, 12 A.M., Glenoaks Boulevard at Montague Street

SHERMAN OAKS: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8 P.M. to Sunday, February 9, 2019, 1 A.M., Ventura Boulevard at Columbus Avenue

Such DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with deputies checking drivers for proper licensing.

Law enforcement agencies wish to remind drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.

Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
 
In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigated 395 DUI collisions which have claimed 21 lives and resulted in another 590 injuries.
 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:

  •  Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
  • See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home
  • Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
  • Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and how they are getting home.

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
 

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