WEST HOLLYWOOD –The City of West Hollywood invites residential and commercial property owners and community members who are subject to the City’s mandatory Seismic Retrofit Ordinances to attend the upcoming West Hollywood Seismic Retrofit Resource Fair, a free event featuring design professionals and contractors specializing in seismic retrofit work.
The West Hollywood Seismic Retrofit Resource Fair will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Great Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
The event is free and open to the public; no RSVP is needed. City of West Hollywood staff members and experts — such as structural engineers, contractors, and more — will be on-site to answer questions and offer technical knowledge.
The City of West Hollywood takes a proactive approach to seismic safety. While no building is absolutely earthquake-proof, retrofitting buildings will save lives, protect property, and minimize damage in the event of a major earthquake.
The Resource Fair will provide residential and commercial property owners with a range of information and resources for seismic retrofitting in order to comply with to mandatory strengthening requirements for certain types of existing buildings under the City of West Hollywood’s seismic retrofit Ordinances.
In 2017, the West Hollywood City Council formally adopted two Ordinances establishing a framework for the seismic retrofit of three types of existing buildings: wood-frame buildings with soft, weak, or open front wall lines; non-ductile concrete building; and, pre-Northridge steel moment frame buildings.
In April of 2018, the City uploaded, to its online open data portal, a visual survey of properties subject to the Ordinances. Property owners will be required to demonstrate that their buildings are in compliance with the Ordinances or will be required to seismic retrofit their buildings.
For more information about the City’s mandatory seismic retrofitting program and for a visual survey of properties subject to the Ordinances, please visit www.weho.org/seismic.
For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Seismic Retrofit Ordinances, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Building and Safety Division, at (323) 848-6848 or at SeismicProgram@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.
WeHo Webinar: Loneliness, Isolation, Depression, and Anxiety During Pandemic
WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood will present a free informational webinar called Combatting Loneliness, Isolation, Depression, and Anxieties during COVID-19 at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The City of West Hollywood understands that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing life for everyone. Community members may feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, depressed, lonely, or frustrated during this time. These signs of stress are normal. It is important to take care of mental health and well-being, especially during LA County Safer At Home orders.
In this 60-minute webinar, two of the City of West Hollywood’s Social Services providers, APLA Health and Jewish Family Services (JFS), will talk about the importance of accessing mental health information, resources, and services to combat loneliness, isolation, and depression during COVID-19. If you feel lonely or scared, remember: at the moment we may be distanced, but we are not disconnected. You’re not alone. West Hollywood is a community and we are all here for one another.
Register for the free webinar at https://app.livestorm.co/city-of-west-hollywood/west-hollywood-covid-19-mental-health.
The webinar will also be archived on the City’s coronavirus information page located at www.weho.org/coronavirus for future viewing.
This webinar is for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice; rather, all information, content, and materials available on this webinar are for general informational purposes only.
The City of West Hollywood continues to provide social services and is connecting community members to information and resources during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please call (323) 848-6510 for more information or visit www.weho/org/coronavirus for additional mental health resources.
APLA Health, for the last 35 years, has advocated for health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV.
The Jewish Family Services (JFS) West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center provides activities and social and recreational services to enhance the well-being of older adults and younger people with disabilities who are residents of the City of West Hollywood, as well as their families. Highly professional and caring staff provide support, counseling, resource coordination, care management, crisis intervention, advocacy, and assistance in both Russian and English.
The City of West Hollywood has launched a website area with tips and resources for mental health and well being, which will be updated regularly at www.weho.org/services/coronavirus-covid-19/mental-health-resources. The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 24/7 Access Line can be reached at (800) 854-7771 or TDD/TTY: (562) 651-2549 and is available to provide mental health support, resources, and referrals.
Recreational programming is an excellent tool to help improve mental health and well-being. As part of the City’s response to the coronavirus, our Recreation Services team has launched the #WeRecAtHome series, a virtual Recreation Center that provides fun and educational activities, crafts, tutorials, games, and self-care activities that people of all ages can enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. Programming is designed to assist community members in limiting physical contact and promote social distancing while giving people tools to stay creative, active, and healthy. Access the #WeRecAtHome series online through the City’s website at www.weho.org/recreation.
West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and has suspended all in-person transactions. All public City buildings, playgrounds, and facilities are closed. City Hall will remain accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at www.weho.org.
The City of West Hollywood coronavirus updates are available at www.weho.org/coronavirus and the City encourages community members to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information regarding details in the City of West Hollywood.
Free Advocacy Training Project: How to Write an Op-Ed – Mar 8
WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood has been offering advocacy training for residents. In March, the focus in writing an op-ed.
An op-ed, short for “opposite the editorial page”, is a written prose piece typically published by a newspaper or magazine which expresses the opinion of an author usually not affiliated with the publication’s editorial board.
Sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles’ (NCJW/LA) Advocacy Training Project presents ‘How to Write an Op-Ed,’ an expert-led workshop that will teach participants how to craft an impactful and memorable op-ed and how to get published.
The free workshop will be facilitated by Tom Zoellner, Chapman University Professor, journalist, and best-selling author, who will share his expertise on the purpose of an Op-Ed and how to write one.
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2 p.m. at NCJW/LA, located at 543 N. Fairfax Avenue
Admission is FREE
For details, contact NCJW/LA at (323) 852-8508.
Free Class in WeHo: Threat Response/Active Shooter Training – Feb 13
WEST HOLLYWOOD — Residents are invited to join the City of West Hollywood for a Threat Response / Active Shooter Seminar with Erik Franco of High-Speed Tac Med.
This free community class will provide knowledge about best practices for responding to active threats; “See Something/Say Something;” increasing situational awareness; what to expect when law enforcement responds; an overview of “Run/Hide/Fight/Treat” responses; and basics about how to treat people who are injured.
No RSVP is required. For more information, please contact Kristin Cook at (323) 848-6492 or email@example.com.
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
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