WEST HOLLYWOOD — As the holiday shopping season moves into full swing, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (WHCC) and the City of West Hollywood are encouraging people in the community to “shop small” by supporting locally owned businesses.
West Hollywood’s Small Business Saturday will take place on Saturday, November 30. Residents and visitors are encouraged to join millions of consumers across the nation and “shop small” on the first shopping Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 in response to independent business owners’ challenges to compete with big-box stores’ advertising budgets to drive customers through their doors during the holiday shopping season.
Shoppers in West Hollywood can stroll the streets of the City’s Design District, Robertson Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, Santa Monica Boulevard, or the Sunset Strip, among other prime retail spots in the City.
West Hollywood will also welcome a number of television personalities to the City in support of Small Business Saturday:
At 12 p.m., Wendy Burch, KTLA 5’s Emmy®-winning journalist, will be at Gelato Festival, located at 8906 Melrose Avenue. Hang out with Wendy and grab some midday gelato.
At 1:30 p.m., Robert Kovacik, NBC4’s award-winning reporter will be at the first West Coast location of Dogpound, located at 627 N. Robertson Boulevard. Come check out this exclusive by-appointment-only gym for yourself when it opens its doors for Shop Small.
At 2:30 p.m., Broadway star and Emmy®-winning writer Bruce Vilanch will have Shop Small covered at Rounderbum, located at 802 N. San Vicente Boulevard to help round out wardrobes with shapely essentials.
A list of participating businesses is available on the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce website at www.wehochamber.com/shopsmall.
For more information, please visit www.smallbusinesssaturday.com.
WeHo Calendar: Changes to City’s Upcoming Scheduled Events
WEST HOLLYWOOD– The city has announced that due to safety concerns, a number of events sponsored by WeHo will be cancelled until further notice. The City urges people to practice social distancing as much as possible, keeping exposure to crowds to a minimum.
Sunday, March 15
Monday, March 16
6:30 PM City Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 17
Wednesday, March 18
Thursday, March 19
Friday, March 20
No events scheduled
Saturday, March 21
For a look at the entire month visit our website calendar.
WeHo JFS Service Changes For Seniors and Others Due to Virus
WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood is taking every precaution to prioritize community health and well being to respond to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The City is getting the word out about updates regarding services for seniors at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park and services available from Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS)
- JFS has immediately cancelled all activities at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park until April 10, 2020 as a precaution to safeguard health and safety and JFS will make assessments as the situation evolves;
- The JFS meal site will provide a frozen meal for each client coming to its meal sites on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and the organization anticipates providing additional meals for clients in order to minimize client contact and support recommendations for social distancing;
- Additionally, SOVA, the JFS food pantry, located on Pico and Robertson Boulevards, continues to remain open for community members.
The JFS West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center remains a vital resource for seniors and people with disabilities and it will continue to be operational at this time. Operated by Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS), funded in large part by the City of West Hollywood, and located in the community center at Plummer Park, the Center is a one-stop source of support and assistance.
In response to concerns about coronavirus, JFS requests that community members contact the Center by phone instead of in person. Currently, case managers are reaching out to connect with clients and assess needs. For more information, please call (323) 851-8202.
For additional information about social services in the City of West Hollywood, please call (323) 848-6510.
For updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health about Coronavirus, please visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus.
Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation – Mar 24
WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation is an active on-going program for residents.
It offers activities that provide engaging opportunities for participants to learn something new, contribute their talents and experience, and deepen their connection to the West Hollywood community.
Refreshments will be served. Presented by the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center in collaboration with the City of West Hollywood and its Senior Advisory Board.
Attendance is free and open to the public; RSVPs are not necessary.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
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