LAPD Wilshire Station Open House Sunday, October 5th

Sunday afternoon, October 5th, Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division and West Traffic Division are holding their annual Open House. The event is at the LAPD Wilshire Community Police Station, 4861 Venice Blvd. (east of La Brea Ave.) from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

While this event is not taking place in Melrose Village, this is the headquarters for the police services that serve our area. Admission is FREE for this fun and informative afternoon. There will be entertainment, food, prizes, safety exhibits, and more. Many organizations, such as neighborhood councils and CERT will have booths with information and free items.


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Next Weekend – October 4th and 5th: Melrose Ave. repaving west of Hayworth


The City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street Services has scheduled repaving of Melrose Ave. from Hayworth Ave. west to the city limits of West Hollywood (west of Orlando Ave.) Saturday, October 4th and Sunday October 5th. The area involved is outlined in red on the map above.

This work starts with removing the existing road surface and will be complete upon resurfacing the street. The work is scheduled to be completed within two days, provided no problems arise.

While the project is in progress, “Temporary No Parking Signs” will be posted on the street. The signs will be posted at least 24 hours before the actual work begins to provide notice to residents and business owners.

Vehicles will have access during the surface removal phase. However, it is requested that driving be limited within the project area to avoid possible damage to your vehicle. The only time that access will be restricted within the project area is when the street is coated with liquid asphalt, prior to the resurfacing of the street.

Click the link below for the official City notice (pdf format):
Notice of St Work 10-4-14 thru 10-5-14 Melrose Ave


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Melrose BID “Sidewalk Sale” Saturday 9/27 starting at noon

The Melrose Business Improvement District (BID) has another event coming up this weekend – the “Melrose Sidewalk Sale” on Saturday, September 27th from 12 noon to closing. Dozens of stores along Melrose Avenue from Fairfax to just east of La Brea will be participating, offering various specials. This is one of the BID’s ongoing events promoting Melrose businesses.

Participating stores will have racks and tables with merchandise on the sidewalk and some will have their entire store on sale. Merchandise includes men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, shoes, jewelry, art, hair products and makeup, music, accessories, and much more. In addition, participating restaurants will offer specials all day.

(Click images below for larger view.)

Participating merchants include:
• 7527 Melrose
• American Vintage
Sidewalk_Sale_9-27-2014• Bait Clothing
• Bauhausu: Denim painting & crafts station
• Bliss Clothing
• Cosmo and Nathalia Glamsquad
• Diamond & Gold Exchange
• For The Love of Motorcycles
• Fox That Clothing
• Golden Apple Comics
• Goorin Bros: Carnival theme with games & prizes
• Headline Records.
• John Fluevog Shoes
• Lenceria Boutique
• Live Astro
• London Boots
• Lucky Libra
• Luxury Jones
Sidewalk_Sale_list_9-27-2014• Matchbox
• Maya
• Melrose Lightspace
• Melrose Music & Comics
• Melrose Umbrella Company
• Monster-A-GoGo
• Neveux Artisan Creamer
• The Originators
• Rock Etiquette: In-store styling
• SportieLA
• Stone Malone
• Tatsu Ramen
• Tatyana Boutique
• Tish & Snooky’s Manic Panic NYC
• Vapes of Wrath
• Village Idiot: Hot dog stand out front
• Zephyr Theatre

Check the Melrose Sidewalk Sale Facebook Page for updates and more information.

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Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch starts “Meeting at your Corner” program Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch is starting a new meeting program, “bringing them to a street corner near you.”

Starting next Wednesday, August 27th, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Station and Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch will hold meetings about crime on actual street corners around the Melrose/Fairfax corridor area of Los Angeles. The goal of the “Meeting at your Corner” program is to bring residents out of their homes — almost
spontaneously — to see what’s going on and, hopefully, build stronger community relations
and awareness.

The meetings will be hosted by LAPD Senior Lead Officer Art Gallegos. The LAPD Wilshire Station will have its Mobile Command Post Vehicle there plus special guests.Waring&Curson-map

The first “Meeting at your Corner” will be at the corner of Waring Avenue and Curson Avenue on Wednesday, August 27th at 7:30 p.m.

The Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch area is bounded by Beverly Blvd. on the south, Romaine Ave. on the north, La Cienega Blvd. on the west and La Brea Ave. on the east. This overlaps with the section of Melrose Village west of La Brea Ave., and this first meeting will be in Melrose Village.

Click here for the flyer (pdf format) for this program. More meeting locations will be announced at on the Melrose Action website –



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Overnight closures of Wilshire-La Brea intersection to continue for Five Weeks


The utility relocation work being done by Metro contractors at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and La Brea Ave. will result in the overnight closure of the intersection for five weeks. This will be Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and Friday nights from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday mornings. This is scheduled to continue until 8 a.m. Saturday, September 20th.

As was the case last week, this operation requires the following closures:

  • Wilshire and La Brea intersection closed. (See details that follow.)
  • Wilshire reduced to one lane each direction.
  • Wilshire westbound traffic will only be able to make a right onto La Brea Ave.
  • Wilshire eastbound traffic will only be able to make a right onto La Brea Ave.
  • La Brea southbound traffic will only be able to make a right onto Wilshire Blvd.
  • La Brea northbound traffic will only be able to make a right onto Wilshire Blvd.

 Click here for the notice (pdf file) from the Metro website with more details.

Of course this intersection is not in Melrose Village, though the work there and at Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. can affect us when we’re headed south. With that in mind, and noting that we won’t always be posting these notices, you may want to get the information directly from Metro. Here are several ways to do that:

1) Go to the Purple Line Extension page on the Metro website – – and click on the “Construction Notices” tab.
2) Follow the Purple Line Extension on Facebook FBbutton or Twitter TWbutton.

3) Subscribe to Purple Line Extension email notices. To do this, send an email to requesting to be added to their list.



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Next week Wilshire-La Brea intersection to be CLOSED overnight


With the work going on in preparation for the construction of the Metro Purple Line Extension, there have been many nights where Wilshire Blvd. and/or La Brea Ave. have been reduced to one lane on one or the other of those streets at the intersection. And there have been occasions, as we have noted here, where this work and the necessary lane limitations have occurred during the day.  Next week the work will be overnight, but the intersection will be closed. That is, there will be no lanes that will continue north or south on La Brea Ave. or east or west on Wilshire Blvd.

This work will be happening on the following schedule starting next Monday night:
• Monday, August 11th through Thursday, August 14th from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning
• Friday, August 14th 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday, August 15th

This operation requires the following lane closures:

  • Wilshire and La Brea Intersection closed
  • Wilshire reduced to one lane each direction.
  • Wilshire westbound traffic will only be able to make a right onto La Brea Ave.
  • Wilshire eastbound traffic will only be able to make a right onto La Brea Ave.
  • La Brea southbound traffic will only be able to make a right onto Wilshire Blvd.
  • La Brea northbound traffic will only be able to make a right onto Wilshire Blvd.

So if you’re out in that area those evenings, be prepared to take other streets to get north or south of Wilshire Blvd. or east or west of La Brea Ave.

Click here for Metro pdf file.

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