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2019 WeHo Halloween Carnaval Street Closure Information

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — This year Halloween falls on a Thursday and the annual West Hollywood Carnaval starts at 6:00 pm and runs to 11:00 pm.

Per the local tradition, it takes place on Santa Monica Boulevard between N. Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard. Each year, our Halloween Carnaval is one of the largest and most unique Halloween gatherings in the world.

Staged over a one-mile stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard/Historic Route 66, the Halloween Carnaval will feature incredible people-watching for a one-of-a-kind festival.

Halloween Carnaval was launched in 1987 and is rooted in the foundation of the City of West Hollywood’s diverse culture and community. The event has grown year-by-year into an annual gathering of phenomenal costumes, entertainment, culture, and self-expression with a myriad of observers, revelers, exhibitionists, and performers.

This event is open for all to enjoy, but children and pets are not recommended.

The following street closures have been announced:

  1. San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from 12:00 a.m. midnight on Thursday, October 31, 2019, to no later than 7:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019. 
  2. All alleyways between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from 12:00 a.m. midnight on Thursday, October 31, 2019, to no later than 7:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.
  3. Santa Monica Blvd. between La Cienega Blvd. and Croft Ave. / Holloway Dr. from 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 through 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.
  4. Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Blvd. from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019, through 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.
  5. Robertson Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019, through 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.
  6. Almont Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019, through 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.
  7. La Peer Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019, through 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.
  8. San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Cynthia Street from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019, through 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.
  9. La Cienega Boulevard between Holloway Drive and Melrose Avenue from 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019, to 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.
  10. Sunset Boulevard eastbound and westbound turn lanes onto southbound La Cienega Boulevard from 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019, through 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.

For more information, please visit www.weho.org/halloween
(Detailed information will be posted as it becomes available)

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WeHo Welcomes Runners in the 35th Annual L.A. Marathon

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City Welcomes Runners in the 35th Annual Los Angeles Marathon

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Runners in the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon Presented by Asics will be making their way through the City of West Hollywood on Sunday, March 8, 2020 as part of a 26.2-mile Stadium to the Sea course that begins at Dodger Stadium and ends in the City of Santa Monica.

The Los Angeles Marathon route for 2020 will guide runners into the City of West Hollywood along Sunset Boulevard at Marmont Lane, just west of Crescent Heights Boulevard. From the Sunset Strip, runners will turn left (south) onto N. San Vicente Boulevard; then right (west) on Santa Monica Boulevard; then left (south) onto N. Doheny Drive, where they will enter the City of Beverly Hills at Beverly Boulevard. An estimated 24,000 people from all 50 states and more than 63 countries will run through West Hollywood between miles 14 and 15 of the course.

“Experiencing the City of West Hollywood at a runner’s pace is a fantastic way to spend a Sunday morning,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “It’s seems obvious to me that the best 1.5 miles of the 26.2-mile LA Marathon course is the part in West Hollywood. You might want to riff with the music cats on the Sunset Strip or have a two-Bloody-Mary brunch with your gay pals on Santa Monica Boulevard or you might even be tempted to hop on The PickUp and head east for some Chow Fun at the historic Formosa Café. But it’s probably better for you to finish the course and come back later when you’re not so sweaty.”

To ensure the safety of the large numbers of Los Angeles Marathon runners, there will be several street closures in the City of West Hollywood on Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.; crews will work to reopen roads to vehicle traffic as quickly as possible:

  • Sunset Boulevard between Marmont Lane and Clark Street/N. San Vicente Boulevard (the route enters the City of West Hollywood from the City of Los Angeles west along Sunset Boulevard from Marmont Lane, just west of Crescent Heights Boulevard);
  • N. San Vicente Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard and Melrose Avenue;
  • Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and N. Doheny Drive;
  • N. Doheny Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard (the route exits the City of West Hollywood to the City of Beverly Hills south along N. Doheny Drive from Beverly Boulevard).

Parking will be strictly prohibited along the Los Angeles Marathon route. “No Parking” signs will be posted prior to the event. Vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

Los Angeles Marathon spectators and community members who are searching for alternative parking solutions in West Hollywood during the Los Angeles Marathon are encouraged to visit the City of West Hollywood’s website, where a directory of parking structures and municipal lots with hours of operation and rates is available online at www.weho.org/parkinglots. Members of the public are encouraged to carpool and to use public transportation, taxis, or ridesharing options.

For additional information regarding the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon Presented by Asics, including details about road closures and alternate access routes, please visit www.lamarathon.com. General inquires may also be directed by email to info@lamarathon.com or by telephone to (213) 542-3000. Members of the media interested seeking media credentials for the event should apply directly with Conqur Endurance Group at www.lamarathon.com/media/media-credentials.

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WeHo ‘Homeless Services Connect Day’ Enables Program Access – March 4

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative will host a “Homeless Services Connect Day” March 4 to provide opportunities for people who are experiencing homelessness to access programs and services offered by an array of local and regional organizations.

While the event is free and drop-in, it is aimed at providing connections to service for people who are experiencing homeless; it is not intended for the community at large. The City is working with local homeless services agencies and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to provide information about the event that can be distributed to community members experiencing homelessness.

The City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative seeks to effectively address homelessness with a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency, collaborative response. Homeless Services Connect Day will include programs and services offered by local and regional organizations including: shelter; health and mental health services; job readiness assistance; substance abuse treatment; connection to public benefits; non-profit agencies offering food, showers, clothing, and more.

In addition, there will be no-charge health and wellness services available, such as: flu vaccines; HIV testing; and haircuts.

During the past three years, the City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative, in collaboration with grant-funded community partners, has achieved positive measurable results in addressing homelessness. These results include:

  • Placing more than 80 people into permanent housing;
  • Providing more than 16,700 emergency shelter bed nights to youth and adults;
  • Serving more than 300 formerly homeless individuals with substance abuse recovery programs; and
  • Preventing homelessness for hundreds of West Hollywood residents through a combination of rental assistance programs and intensive case management services for those at risk of homelessness, including formerly homeless individuals and older adults.

A brief video highlighting the efforts of the City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative coordinated outreach teams is available on the City’s WeHoTV YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/JTa4e9R8-SI

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative please visit weho.org/homeless.

If you are concerned about a community member who is homeless, call the West Hollywood Homeless Initiative Concern Line at (323) 848-6590. If your concern requires time-sensitive assistance during nights or weekends, please call the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station at (310) 855-8850. For life-threatening emergencies or criminal activity, call 911.

For more information, please contact City of West Hollywood’s Strategic Initiatives Division Manager Corri Planck at (323) 848-6430 or cplanck@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.


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WeHo HRSS Presents ‘Tsirk (Circus)’ Film Screening & Panel – Feb 28

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series will host a free panel discussion and screening of the feature film Tsirk (Circus) on February 28 at West Hollywood’s Council Chambers.

This Soviet musical comedy, directed by Grigori Aleksandrov and Isidor Simko, tells the story of Marion, an American circus artist, played by Lyubov Orlova, who flees to Russia after being persecuted because of her mixed-race child who is played by James Lloydovich Patterson.

Although billed as a lighthearted circus romance, this complex film explores themes of miscegenation, racism in America, and the rise of global white supremacy in the 1930s.

Opening remarks will take place at 7 p.m. followed by the film screening, and panel discussion.

The panel discussion will feature: Sasha Razor, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages & Cultures at UCLA, Sarah Valentine, Scholar/Author, When I Was White, Rob Adler Peckerar, Executive Director, Yiddishkayt, and will be moderated by Boris Dralyuk, Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books.

The event is free, but seating is limited, but RSVP is requested. Validated parking will be available at the adjacent five-story West Hollywood Park parking structure, limited to availability.

The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series brings together diverse communities to learn about and discuss global, national, and local human rights issues in a supportive environment. The series reflects the City’s commitment to human rights and core value of Respect and Support for People.

Friday, February 28, 2020 at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.


For additional information about the Human Rights Speakers Series, please visit www.weho.org/hrss. For more information, please contact City of West Hollywood Arts Technician Joy Tribble at (323) 848-6360 or at jtribble@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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