There will be a special event in the West Hollywood area on Monday, September 26, 2011.
Street closures and major traffic delays are expected throughout the afternoon and evening Monday in the City of West Hollywood and surrounding areas. Local access will be restricted in some areas. Residents, businesses, and visitors to West Hollywood are strongly encouraged to plan ahead to avoid any inconveniences.
The following streets will be affected:
Sunset Boulevard (from Doheny Drive to Sweetzer Avenue)
Santa Monica Boulevard (from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard)
Olive Drive (from Sunset Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard)
Holloway Drive (front Sunset Boulevard to La Cienega Boulevard)
La Cienega Boulevard (from Sunset Boulevard to Rosewood Avenue)
Fountain Avenue (from La Cienega Boulevard to Sweetzer Avenue)
Delongpre Avenue (from Fountain Avenue to Flores Street)
IMPORTANT STREET CLOSURE, MONDAY- TUESDAY: In addition, San Vicente Boulevard (from Santa Monica Boulevard to Melrose Avenue) WILL BE CLOSED from 6 a.m. Monday, September 26, to 12 noon on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.
Sgt. James Farrell West Hollywood Sheriff's Station Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 310-855-8850 www.lasd.org
Councilmember Tom LaBonge helped the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Blue September get the word out about Prostate Cancer, by bathing Los Angeles City Hall in Blue Light for a weekend. The Councilman welcomed the PCF and Blue September to City Council on Friday, September 16th, then helped flip the switch to light the iconic City Hall building Blue. Several other LA landmarks went blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness, including the Capitol Records Building and the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.
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Councilmember LaBonge and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lead a procession from Union Station to the Plaza at El Pueblo Historical Monument on September 4th, 2011 to celebrate the City of Los Angeles' 230th Birthday. The procession symbolized the nine mile walk made by a group of 44 settlers or "Pobladores" from the Mission San Gabriel to the banks of El Rio Porciuncula, which we now know as the Los Angeles River on September 4th, 1781. The Pobladores, who were almost as diverse as the city is today, declared their Pueblo in the name of our Lady of the Angels. Their formal name for the new agricultural outpost was El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles sobre El Rio Porciuncula. Perhaps that's why -- today -- so many people simply call it L.A.
City Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and Jose Huizar Thursday encouraged Angelenos to help the City celebrate the 230th anniversary of its founding. On September 4th, 1781, a group of 44 settlers or “Pobladores” walked nine miles from the Mission San Gabriel to the banks of what was then known as the Rio Porciuncula to found El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula. The dusty plots were originally meant to grow crops to feed Spanish soldiers, but the little Pueblo grew to become what is arguably the capitol of the Pacific Rim, a true 21st Century Cosmopolis. The original Pobladores were almost as diverse as the city is today. This year, the City’s birthday falls on Labor Day weekend. On Saturday afternoon, the Queen of Angels Foundation is holding a Procession in honor of Our Lady of the Angels from the “La Placita” church, along Main and Temple Streets to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Marchers will form at the church at 535 North Main Street and 2:30pm and arrive in Cathedral Plaza around 4:30pm for an outdoor public rosary. On Sunday, September 4th, the City of Los Angeles will celebrate its 230th Birthday, starting at 9:45am at Union Station. There will be a ceremonial walk to the El Pueblo Historical Monument, then an official welcome by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. There will be performances by the Xipe Totec Aztec Dancers, the Ballet Mexica and Ramiro Garcia, and representatives from Los Pobladores and the Gabrielino-Tongva Nation, as well as City officials and dignitaries. All Angelenos are invited to enjoy this civic celebration of our history, diversity and identity. Happy 230th Birthday, City of Los Angeles! And many more … Click here to see more photos of this event