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Leaders Excited About CicLAvia Coming to ‘the Hollywoods’

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CicLAvia Map for 2019

There’s plenty to be excited about exploring along the 6.5-mile CicLAvia route on August 18. Streets will be closed and transformed to open space for human beings to enjoy (instead of the normal soul crushing vehicle traffic).

The communities along the way are home to a diverse collection of historic and cultural sites, great bars and restaurants, and unique street art. To help us all get ready, four elected leaders shared what they’re most excited for us to explore in their communities.

These are great suggestions of things to keep an eye (and ear) out for on CicLAvia Sunday. Make a plan for the day by using the Interactive Digital Map, and make sure to tag @CicLAvia in your photos as you explore on August 18th.

“As you enter our City from Los Angeles and ride through our beautiful urban village along Santa Monica Boulevard, take a moment to savor the diversity of our community. Take a break and grab a Russian delicacy on the east side of the City and head over to Plummer Park for lunch under the trees. Little known fact: the City of West Hollywood’s Russian-speaking community represents approximately 8 percent of the City’s population.”City of West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico

“I’ve always loved CicLAvia and it has been a long-held dream to bring it to the City of West Hollywood. As you reach the turnaround point on the west side of our City, be certain to take a moment and celebrate the vibrant LGBTQ culture that surrounds you. Grab a selfie at our rainbow crosswalks on San Vicente and Santa Monica Boulevards and then head into one of the many bars and restaurants and enjoy a refreshing break from your cycling trek through our amazingly diverse city.”City of West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Lindsey P. Horvath

“One thing you can’t miss is the mural by Eduardo Kobra on North Highland Avenue. It’s a beautiful, 4,300 square foot mural, but the story behind it is even better. Kobra makes the mural of famous Nobel laureates, people who have changed the world for the better like Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa — but he intentionally focuses on just their eyes. It’s an evocative mural, seeming to ask all who see it what they are doing to make the world a better place. I think the fact that the mural covers the former LGBT Center’s Youth Center is even more fitting.” — Los Angeles Councilmember David Ryu, 4th Council District
“As CicLAvia participants arrive in Hollywood via this car-free route, I am excited for Angelenos to experience all the landmarks that make this such an iconic area. Whether it’s the Hollywood Boulevard National Historic District, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or the communities of Thai Town and Little Armenia, this route features one-of-a-kind neighborhoods and attractions. On the eastern end of the route, at Hollywood Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, is one of the great public amenities in our City: Barnsdall Art Park, the proud home of the Hollyhock House, which recently became Los Angeles’s first-ever UNESCO World Heritage site. This historic designation comes just in time to celebrate it with CicLAvia and thousands of Angelenos as we gather to ‘Meet the Hollywoods’ and celebrate our City’s unique cultural fabric and resources.”Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, 13th Council District
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Ahmanson Releases Statement on Suspending 60 Year LACMA Relationship

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LOS ANGELES — The Ahmanson Foundation is suspending its 60-year funding relationship with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) pending a clear understanding of how the works acquired over that time at a cost of more than $130 million will be displayed in the proposed new building.

Over the past few years Ahmanson has sought information about future display plans from LACMA.

“The museum has chosen to not address these concerns,” said the Foundation. “If an understanding is not met, the suspension will become permanent and The Ahmanson Foundation may need to deepen its relationship with other museums if art acquisition is to remain a funding interest.”

“It is with great sadness and much contemplation that the Foundation decided to suspend LACMA. In January 2019, we denied a purchase request because we could not resolve the issue of when or if the painting would ever be displayed.”

“It’s a regretful end to a trusted partnership where the Foundation worked closely with museum curators to acquire 114 European Old Master paintings and 15 sculptures, including one of the museum’s crown jewels, Georges de La Tour’s, The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame,” the foundation said in a statement. “The Foundation’s giving history with LACMA was guided by the museum’s mission and expressed commitment to build a world class encyclopedic museum to be enjoyed by the public at the Wilshire location.”

Despite public outcry, the existing buildings where the permanent collections have been shown are scheduled to be razed for a new building designed by Peter Zumthor. The new one-story building will replace three multi-story buildings and will have less square footage and less space for LACMA’s expansive permanent collection, including European Old Master’s. Without space to exhibit existing works, collection growth will be limited as well. The Ahmanson Foundation believes past commitments have been breached.

In 2006, Michael Govan, who had just been appointed LACMA’s director, made assurances to the foundation that if a new building were to be built “the Ahmanson Collection will be displayed with equal, and likely much better, space and galleries than today…” Govan has yet to divulge how much of the collection purchased or donated with Ahmanson assistance will be on view in the new museum and has yet to provide the Foundation with any confirmation or promise for the collection’s future display.

Georges de La Tour’s, The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame. The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame Georges de La Tour (1593, Vic-sur-Seille-1652, Lunéville) France, circa 1635-37 Paintings Oil on canvas Canvas: 46 1/16 × 36 1/8 in. (117 × 91.76 cm) Frame: 57 1/4 × 47 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (145.42 × 120.65 × 11.43 cm) Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (M.77.73) European Painting Not currently on public view
Georges de La Tour’s, The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame. The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame Georges de La Tour (1593, Vic-sur-Seille-1652, Lunéville) France, circa 1635-37 Paintings Oil on canvas Canvas: 46 1/16 × 36 1/8 in. (117 × 91.76 cm) Frame: 57 1/4 × 47 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (145.42 × 120.65 × 11.43 cm) Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (M.77.73) European Painting Not currently on public view

William Ahmanson, President of The Ahmanson Foundation, said, “It is with great sadness and much contemplation that the Foundation decided to suspend LACMA. In January 2019, we denied a purchase request because we could not resolve the issue of when or if the painting would ever be displayed.” In a 60-year history of giving, this was the first denial. Over the years The Ahmanson Foundation purchased at least one work a year. The last work acquired with funds from the Foundation was January 2017, Alessandro Algardi’s Baptism of Christ for $2,500,000.

The Foundation’s greatest concern is that the public will have limited or no access to works carefully curated and collected over decades and that these works will be removed from the Wilshire Boulevard site which was championed by The Ahmanson Foundation founder Howard F. Ahmanson Sr.

For more information about Ahmanson gifts of European art, visit www.lacma.org/publications to view the 3-volume electronic catalog.

THE AHMANSON FOUNDATION — The Ahmanson Foundation serves Los Angeles County by funding projects in the arts and humanities, education at all levels, health care, programs related to homelessness and underserved populations as well as a wide range of human services. By supporting non-profit organizations that demonstrate sound fiscal management, efficient operation, and program integrity, the Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life and cultural legacy of the Los Angeles community

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The Strange Reality of a WeHo Without a Queer Nightlife Scene

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The Strange Reality of a WeHo without a Queer Nightlife Scene
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WEST HOLLYWOOD (Los Angeles Magazine) — It was an epidemiologist’s worst nightmare set to the new Justin Timberlake/SZA collab from Trolls World Tour.

L.A. was hours away from shutting down all bars due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you wouldn’t have known it from the typical Sunday chaos on Santa Monica Boulevard, as throngs of people (some shirtless) crammed into West Hollywood gay bars like Mother Lode, Mickey’s, and Rocco’s for one last ungloved hurrah.

At Rocco’s, a drag queen in a black latex leotard bravely swooped her hand down to grab a dollar bill from a customer.

Another performer did the splits, touching the floor ever-so-quickly as she pulled herself up. Go-go dancers valiantly kneeled on bar tops, accepting cash in their […]

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LA Mayor to Order Citywide Lockdown of Bars and Dine-In Restaurants

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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Will Soon Order Citywide Lockdown of Bars and Dine-In Restaurants

LOS ANGELES (Eater LA) — LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said in an interview on CNN this afternoon that the city of Los Angeles will order a shutdown of bars by today, adding that dine-in restaurants will likely be ordered to close very soon, pending orders from governor Gavin Newsom.

Last week Garcetti cautioned against dining in at restaurants , encouraging the public instead to order take-out in order to support local LA businesses. This shut down order today for bars comes amid guidance from the CDC to reduce interaction and mitigate the spread of coronavirus .

Many bars were already struggling to stay remain in operation in light of last week’s orders for the public to avoid crowded spaces, resorting to increased sanitation protocols and capacity […]

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