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Sunset Repaving (Veteran to N. Thurston Ave.) June 10 & 11
The Bureau of Street Services has scheduled resurfacing of Sunset Blvd from Veteran Ave to N Thurston Ave this upcoming weekend. The Department will be profiling the segment on Saturday and repaving on Sunday. Message boards have been placed along Sunset Blvd. alerting drivers of the upcoming repaving project. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction during the scheduled working hours. The public is advised to use Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica Blvd. or other alternate routes.
Hollywood Road Closure, Sunday, June 11
Major streets in West Hollywood and the surrounding areas will be closed this weekend for LGBTQ pride events and a "Resist" protest march that will replace the iconic L.A. Pride parade. The Department of Transportation is notifying Hollywood-area residents and visitors to be aware that a scheduled Resist March will take place on June 11 starting at Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, turn south onto La Brea Avenue, then head west on Sunset Boulevard before turning south onto Fairfax Avenue. From there, walkers will make a westbound turn onto Santa Monica Boulevard heading into West Hollywood to reach the final destination of the LA Pride festival.
Sunday’s march isn’t the only Pride event requiring traffic diversions. In West Hollywood, San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica and Melrose will be closed from Thursday at 7pm until Monday at 10am. On Saturday, Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny and Ogden will be reduced to a single eastbound lane from 9am to 5pm.
Organizers anticipate thousands of people in attendance.The Resist March route is posted on LADOT's Traffic Info website.
The following streets will be closed between the hours of 6 a.m. and 12 noon:
Hollywood Boulevard, between Highland and La Brea Avenues
The following streets are anticipated to close starting at 9 a.m.until the end of the march, but may close earlier if necessary to support the safety of the marchers:
La Brea Avenue, between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards
Sunset Boulevard, between La Brea and Fairfax Avenues
Fairfax Avenue, between Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica Boulevard, between Fairfax Avenue and the City of West Hollywood
Other associated closures:
Sunset Boulevard, between Highland and La Brea Avenues
Westbound Franklin Avenue, between Highland and La Brea Avenues
Impacts to Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, east of Highland Avenue.
Metro Purple Line Extension Weekend Construction
The Purple Line Extension Subway Project has been engaged in construction activities along Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave since May 2014. Beginning Friday, June 9 at 8pm through Monday, June 12, at 6am there will be a full closure of Wilshire Blvd. between Fairfax Ave. and Crescent Heights Blvd. Lane reductions will start at 10am on Friday, June 9 to accomplish nosier activities during daytime hours. In addition, there will be intermittent lane reductions on southbound Fairfax and a sidewalk closure on the west side sidewalk of Fairfax Ave. (southbound side) to support decking of an appendage structure.
The concrete street decking will create a temporary roadway to allow work to proceed underground while traffic is maintained on the street. This operation requires full closures to safely remove and replace the street with new concrete panels within the intersection. Sidewalk access will be maintained on the north side of Wilshire, with intermittent sidewalk closures and pedestrian detours for the south side.
Pet Adoption at Fire Station 83, Saturday June 11
Save a Life - Bring home a new Family Pet. Los Angeles City Fire Station 83 and LA Animal Services are hosting Pet Adoption this Sunday, June 11, 11 am - 3pm. I look forward to seeing you there!
Balboa Strawberry Festival, Sunday June 11
Held in June of each year, this Sunday is the Balboa Strawberry Festival, a celebration of summer, food and fun, held in Encino on Ventura Blvd. The Festival is centered around local residents’ love for delicious, California grown strawberries. Featuring tons of strawberry themed food and drink, plus live music, dancing, rides and games for the whole family, this is the PERFECT way to celebrate summer! A free family event in Encino on June 11, 2017. Event will take place on Ventura Blvd from Balboa to Amestory from 10am-6pm. Street parking will be available near the festival. See you there!
June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month
Save the Date: The Stop Senior Scams Acting Program will perform a free, 30-60 minute Senior Fraud Awareness presentations that inform older adults about senior fraud and ways to prevent it on Thursday, June 22 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) at the Westside Pavilion, 10800 West Pico Blvd. Suite 312, Los Angeles, CA. 90064.
Three common types of elder abuse are physical, psychological and financial. According to Tobie Stanger, Senior Editor of Consumer Reports, Seniors and their families lose $3 billion a year to con artists.
A Reminder About Mylar Balloon Related Outages
LADWP is reminding the public, especially during graduation (and Father’s Day) season when the purchase of Mylar balloons is commonplace, that careless handling of these balloons can lead to extensive power outages. The silvery metallic coating of Mylars is a conductor for electricity. When these balloons float into the sky and make contact with power lines, they can short transformers and melt electrical wires, leading to power outages. In fact, a recent power outage in the valley involving a Mylar balloon resulted in an outage to more than 5,600 LADWP customers for more than an hour. So far this calendar year, LADWP has already recorded 161 outages attributed to Mylar balloons, 57 percent of the 2016 total of 281.
Councilmember Koretz helped celebrate the reopening of Beverly Park Senior Apartment's, formerly known as Beth Am Manor, that promotes affordable housing and assists senior citizens with 49-low income units in CD 5.