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Ring in the New Year at Drug and Alcohol-Free Party #BOOM!

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — This New Year’s Eve, join in the fun and celebrate the first moments of 2020 at the seventh-annual #BOOM!, West Hollywood’s premier alcohol- and drug-free New Year’s Eve event. This year’s celebration will bring hundreds of people together for a fabulous celebration and an alcohol-free midnight toast. There will be a costume contest for those wearing the most fabulous costume representing legendary icons past or present.

#BOOM! will take place on the evening of Tuesday, December 31, 2019, starting at 8 p.m. and will run until 1 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard. #BOOM! is a free event. Attendees must be 18 or older to attend. Advance RSVP is encouraged, as #BOOM! has limited capacity. RSVP at www.boom2020.eventbrite.com.

“The City of West Hollywood provides a wide variety of nightlife options every day of the year,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “On New Year’s Eve, I encourage everyone who wants a safe space to celebrate without the presence of alcohol and drugs to join in the fun at #BOOM!, West Hollywood’s premier sober holiday event.”

The holiday season can be a particularly challenging time for people with substance abuse or mental health issues. #BOOM! is a safe space for anyone who wants to celebrate the New Year without the presence of alcohol or drugs. The event is spearheaded by the West Hollywood Project, an initiative funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, to reduce alcohol and drug-related harms in West Hollywood.

Limited parking for #BOOM! will be available in the adjacent West Hollywood Park five-story parking structure, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. #BOOM! is sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, the Institute for Public Strategies, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the West Hollywood Project, the West Hollywood Recovery Center, and APLA Health. Admission is free but capacity is limited. For more information, please visit boom2020.eventbrite.com.

For additional information, please contact Cynthia Nickerson at the Institute for Public Strategies at cnickerson@publicstrategies.org or at (310) 215-9924, extension 138. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email

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‘Sobar Lounge’ Coming to WeHo in Time for a Drug- Free Valentine

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (WeHo Times) — Specialty recovery gift and bookstore, My 12 Step Store, joins next door neighbor, Locali eatery, to create Sobar Lounge, a mixture of late night shopping, music, food, desserts, coffee, and sophisticated mocktails, launching on Valentines Day, Friday, February 14, from 8pm to 12am.

Locali Sober Lounge will host a live DJ in a lounge atmosphere at 8730 Santa Monica Blvd., every Friday night.

Attendees will have a safe space to eat, drink and socialize without the need for alcohol or other mind altering drugs.

“This is a great way to have a community social setting without the presence of alcohol and the growing cannabis environments this city is now so associated with.” RJ Holguin, the owner and founder of My 12 Step Store told WEHO TIMES. “Over the more than 16 […]

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WeHo Recovery Center May Take Over Lease of Lions Club Log Cabin

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (WeHo Times) — The City of West Hollywood is making an offer to the City of Beverly Hills, to have the West Hollywood Recovery Center (WHRC) take over the lease at the Lions Club Log Cabin in the hopes to save the sober space that is home to several 12 step meetings of recovery.

The City is not considering to purchase the Log Cabin building as it has been falsely reported by a local media outlet.

The City is proposing WHRC pay the rent and run the day-to-day operations of the Log Cabin, located on 621 North Roberson Boulevard.

In addition, the WHRC will Pledge $150,000.00 dollars and the City of West Hollywood will match that amount with a pledge of $150,000.00 dollars for a total $300,000, to clean up and give the […]

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Fate of WeHo Log Cabin Is at a Confusing Stalemate

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Fate of WeHo Log Cabin is at a confusing stalemate

WEST HOLLYWOOD (LA Blade) — For decades the building known as the “Log Cabin” located at 621 N. Robertson Blvd has served as an oasis for the Los Angeles sober community with 29 meetings held each week at the site.

But the property, while technically within the jurisdiction of West Hollywood, belongs to the City of Beverly Hills. And Beverly Hills wants it gone.

The building’s complicated history is murky at best. The Historic Architecture Database lists the date of construction as 1936, although other sources have given dates ranging from 1928 to 1939.

The Log Cabin happens to sit on top of a water well that serves Beverly Hills and the western edge of West Hollywood. According to West Hollywood Council member John Duran, it was this well that motivated Beverly Hills to purchase the property. They […]

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