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Pink’s Celebrates 80 Years by Selling 80 Cent Chili Dogs

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LOS ANGELES — Pink’s Hot Dogs, a Hollywood legend since 1939, is celebrating its 80th year in business by selling CHILI DOGS FOR CHARITY for 80 cents for 80 minutes for 8 days starting November 8th at 8 p.m. and 100% of the proceeds will go to charity. The limit per customer is 8. 

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of this family-owned and operated hot dog stand, the Pink family has invited various celebrities to Pink’s on each night of its 8 day celebration and will be giving 100% of the proceeds of the chili dog sale to the charity of the celebrities’ choice. A few of the celebrities coming to Pink’s are LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Philharmonic Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, both arriving on the night of November 8th, and thereafter on other nights Pink’s has invited other celebrities. 

The Chili Dogs for Charity sale will start Friday, November 8th, and will run for 8 nights at 8 p.m. for 80 minutes until November 15th at Pink’s Hot Dogs is located near the corner of La Brea and Melrose in Hollywood. The corner was recently designated by the LA City Council “Pink’s Square.”

Pink’s is thanking Los Angeles for 80 years. Pink’s was started by Paul and Betty Pink in 1939 with just a pushcart and a $50 loan. In those days, Pink’s offered curb service. Hot dogs were 10 cents and cokes were a nickel. Today Pink’s sells over 1,500 hot dogs a day and is famous for its wide variety of 40 hot dog combinations on the menu and its celebrity wall of fame with over 200 personalities, who have dined at Pink’s over the years. Orson Welles holds the record for the most hot dogs consumed at one sitting – 18. 

To launch the celebration on November 8th at 8 p.m. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Philharmonic Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel will pay tribute to Pink’s 80 year history by greeting Pink’s customers lined up for the 80 cent chili dogs for charity. 

After the 8th, the schedule for the celebration includes: 

November 9 – Entertainment reporter George Pennacchio 
November 10 – Dancer and Singer JoJo Siwa 
November 11 – George Lopez 
November 12 – Justin Turner of the LA Dodgers 
November 13 – Five players on the LAFC soccer team 
November 14 – LA Councilmembers Paul Koretz, Mitch O’Farrell, and David Ryu 
November 15 – The Pasadena Rose Queen and her Court

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‘Junk in the Trunk’ Rummage Sale Returns To WeHo Jan 11

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division will host another traditional Junk in the Trunk rummage sale at Plummer Park.

Admission is free for shoppers.

Sale spaces, which cover two standard parking spots, are available for $15 and must be reserved in advance. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Items can be displayed from car trunks and hatches, or in a parking space sale area using a tarp or table. Sellers are welcome to use one pop-up tent or a canopy in their assigned space, but those must not be bigger than 10’x10’.

Anyone who has yard sale items to sell is invited to register to participate in the event — no vendor goods will be permitted.

Participants may start setting up at 8 a.m. Cars will not be allowed to enter the lot after 9 a.m.

Saturday January 11: Plummer Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the south parking lot at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.

For more information, please contact Michael Gasca, City of West Hollywood Recreation Coordinator, at (323) 848-6546 or at mgasca@weho.org.

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Last Minute Deals: Gift an Experience at the Museum of Dream Space

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by Genevieve Marie

BEVERLY HILLS — If you’re doing some last minute shopping at the Beverly Center this week, you may want to bring a friend or family member who really loves selfies.

The Museum of Dream Space is offering a holiday discount of 20% off GA when guests use code MODSMAS to order tickets online, valid thru December 25th. General admission is usually $32, and military, senior, student, kids and groups have discounted options.

Soul singer Honey Larochelle

In addition to the immense, portrait-perfect art installations throughout the Beverly Center mall, the 6th floor offers an interactive digital art gallery, The Museum of Dream Space, with some holiday-themed bonuses, such as a snow themed projection, and a red carpet-style backdrop, complete with a white Christmas tree.

Everyone who enters is welcome to take selfies and photos, but MODS also offers “VIP” packages that include a professional photo shoot in the art space.

Pierre, Technical Manager at MODS

“The 6-room space was so popular when we opened [in May] that we had to remove some of the design in the ‘infinity hall’ to accommodate the crowds” says Pierre, a technical manager at the museum. “Tickets for the grand opening had a wait list, a time scheduled, and time limits, just so everyone could get in. Fortunately, we don’t have to do that at this time.”

Designed by Chinese artists, the “first digital art museum in the U.S.” opened this year, and expects not only to stick around, but to open more locations with more rooms – in Hollywood and Las Vegas – in 2020.

Actress Naomi Grossman admires from below


Photos by Genevieve Marie
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Metro Bike Share Gifts Free 30-Minute Rides Through New Year’s Day

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LOS ANGELES — This season, Metro Bike Share is gifting free rides from December 24 through January 1. Have a food coma from all the holiday posole and treats? Skip the gym and go solo or grab a friend to take as many free 30-minute rides as you would like during this promotion.

To check out a bike, simply walk up to any Metro Bike Share kiosk, insert your credit card (for identification purposes only, your account will not be charged during the promo period), follow the prompt on the screen, select your bike and start your ride.

This promotion is only available for walk-up users at kiosks. E-bike users are still required to pay a $1 unlock fee and Smart Bike users will be charged for bikes left outside of stations. Metro Bike Share pass holders already enjoy the first 30 minutes of their rides for free.

They have been installing new stations as fast as they can this year, so check this map to see if there is a new one near you. Then grab your loved ones and enjoy the #SeasonOfSharing together with a ride on Metro Bikes!

Need some inspiration? Here are some of our favorite places to ride:

  • On the new Main Street Cycle Track in downtown L.A., take a pit stop at the Main & 1st station to see the holiday lights in Grand Park.
  • For those riding in DTLA, the Olive & 5th station is near the Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square.
  • Pick up a bike at Ocean Front Walk and ride along the Venice Beach bike path.
  • Ride to 7th & Park View in Westlake and enjoy the street vendors at MacArthur Park.
  • Grab a bike from any of the stations in Central L.A. and ride to the new Vermont & Exposition bike share station to visit all the great museums at Exposition Park.
  • Get multimodal and ride to Echo Park from any station in Central L.A. and then hop on a paddle boat.
  • Ride from any North Hollywood bike share station to get to Universal Studios. Maker sure to leave your bike at the Studio City station.

Happy Holidays from your friends at Metro Bike Share! 

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