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Experts to Answer Quake Questions at Seismic Retrofit Resource Fair



Seismic Retrofit

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

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

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Free Advocacy Training Project: How to Write an Op-Ed – Mar 8



Photo by Jacqueline Kelly

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.

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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

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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Sat Feb 8: Recharge for Spring with LVMB Collective



by Genevieve Marie

LOS FELIZ — LVMB Collective presents: Recharge for Spring! Led by  Weléla Mar Kindred of  Löv Yoga, to help you feel energized!

The event includes an Intentional Choreography workshop, Tribal Bellydanse, Spring Women’s Healing Circle and African Sound Ceremony. Guests will want to eat really light, drink some water, and wear clothes you can move in.

There will be a short sound bath which LVMB says will guide you towards a more relaxed state. Weléla will be using Tibetan sound bowls and Koshi wind chimes. Green juice will be given complimentary at the closing of the class. “Let’s heal you!” she says.

Weléla says of the event “Consider this flow to consciously focus on healing the heart and very gentle yoga practice – no harsh movements.  Embracing the affirmation, I forgive all in my path and I will walk with a lighter heart. This flow is a hatha-based flow. For those who are new to yoga, with the intention of being gentle. This is a space where you practice to be aware of your body and those around you.”

“This will be a beautiful ceremony among your El Portal community and friends, we look forward to seeing you there!” – LVMB

Where and When

Sat, February 8, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST

El Portal De Los Feliz 3713 Lowry Road Los Angeles, CA 90027

Please allow extra time for parking.

Space is limited, tickets at

Private Gentle Löv Yoga Sessions are also available, they can come to you or arrange a Skype class. 

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L V M B also offers plant-based culinary services, offering African inspired food meal plans specifically to clients based in Los Angeles.  They travel to global cities for personal meal planning trips as well for clients who desire meals that not only nourish but create smart time saving needs.

Weléla  began preparing plant-based meals in 1997 in her Los Angeles home studio, and in Paris, FR – book a private service here .

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