Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch has posted a video of Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker talking about a range of crime prevention and other safety matters. These include such things asswatching out for the high heat we’re having to preventing theft from vehicles to the Meeting At Your Corner coming up on Wednesday evening and more. Watch the video below to get all of the information.
Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch together with the Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division invite you to a Meeting at your Corner. This will be on Wednesday, June 22nd starting at 7 p.m. at the corner of Waring Ave. and Curson Ave. (Look for the large LAPD vehicle.)
This is Melrose Action’s first Neighborhood Meet Up of the year and the first with our newly appointed LAPD Wilshire Station commanders and Senior Lead Officer. District Director John Darnell from Council member Paul Koretz’ office and L.A. City Attorney Neighborhood Prosecutor Nooshi Zahiri will also be there, plus special guests.
For more information go to melroseaction.com.
We made an error in posting the information for AIDS/Lifecycle this weekend. The ride ends at Fairfax High School on Saturday, June 11th.
The original post has been updated with the corrected information.
Things will be busy on streets in and around Melrose Village this weekend.
AIDS/Lifecycle will be finishing Saturday morning, June 11th, at Fairfax High School. This seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles raises money and awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS. The ride will be coming east on Santa Monica Blvd. through West Hollywood, turning south on Ogden Dr. to Melrose Ave. Cyclists are expected to arrive between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Ogden Dr. and Melrose Ave. will be affected intermittently, especially in the morning. The Finish Line Festival will be at Fairfax High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a Closing Ceremony after 5 p.m.
This weekend is also the Christopher Street West L.A. Pride Festival in West Hollywood. San Vicente Blvd. will be closed late Thursday to early Monday between Melrose Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd., with some impact on adjacent streets. The Pride Parade will be on Santa Monica Blvd. between Crescent Heights Blvd. and Robertson Blvd. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa Monica Blvd. and some nearby streets will be closed between Fairfax Ave. and Doheny Dr. from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
And this is the first weekend of the complete closure of Wilshire Blvd. to install decking in preparation for building the Metro Purple Line subway La Brea Ave. station. This weekend Wilshire Blvd. will be closed from La Brea Ave. to Detroit St. from Friday, June 10th at 8 p.m. thru Monday, June 13th at 6 a.m. This will also affect Wilshire Ave. buses. This work will continue almost every weekend (excluding July 4th and Labor Day weekends) for a total of 22 weeks. Different sections of Wilshire Blvd. will be closed on different weekends. For more details, including detour maps, see the Metro Purple Line La Brea Avenue Decking page.
Two special events — both to bring attention to the issue of genocide — will be held on the next two Sundays.
The first, this coming Sunday morning, April 17th, is the Los Angeles Walk to End Genocide and Awareness Festival. The center of the event is at the La Brea Tar Pits from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The walk will take place on portions of 6th St., Fairfax Ave., and 3rd St.:
• 6th St. will be closed between Curson Ave. and Fairfax Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon.
• Fairfax Ave. will be closed between 6th St. and Beverly Blvd. from 9 a.m. to noon.
• 3rd St. will be closed between Fairfax Ave. and The Grove Dr. from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The following Sunday, April 24th, will be the Rally for Justice, organized by the Committee to remember the Armenian Genocide, near the Turkish Consolate on Wilshire Blvd. The main stage for the ceremony will be at Crescent Heights Blvd. & Wilshire Blvd. with the ceremony at 1 p.m. Thousands of people are expected to attend this event, so a large section of Wilshire Blvd. — between San Vicente Blvd. and La Brea Ave. — will be closed from early morning until evening.
A TV company will be producing scenes from a time traveling adventure comedy TV pilot — Future Man — for Hulu in the Fairfax area tomorrow, March 31st. It is directed by Seth Rogan, who frequents the area often and is well known to the community. He wants to feature Los Angeles prominently in the show.
Fairfax Ave. will be closed between Oakwood Ave. and Rosewood Ave. for some portion of the day and evening..
The production has the necessary permits from the city. The production will include scenes inside Canters Deli during the day and a spectacular special effects stunt outside. Stores and restaurants around Canters will be dressed as stores from the 1960s. The stunt will include a car flipping over after a laser blast. They only plan on doing the effect once, and it should sound like a single aerial firework, probably after midnight.
Nearly a decade after its launch in Boston, the first annual “Run to Remember – Los Angeles” will happen on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Run To Remember Los Angeles is a half marathon that exists to honor fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders.
Run to Remember Los Angeles is a Half Marathon and 10k road race starting and finishing at The Grove. The course highlights the history and glamour of Los Angeles and Hollywood with featured miles through Paramount Studios and Hollywood Blvd. This race is being put on by and for the Los Angeles Police and LA Sheriff’s Department. To donate or participate, go to runtorememberla.org.
Note that the route includes Melrose Ave. east of La Brea Ave., La Brea Ave. south of Melrose Ave. and Beverly Blvd. and Third St. west of La Brea Ave.
Because this is a race and not just a “walk” some streets will not have crossings at least during some times early in the morning. Especially note the “loop” area bounded by The Grove, Beverly Blvd., La Brea Ave. and Third St. Motorists will be allowed to cross La Brea using 1st St. or 2nd St. traveling east toward Sycamore Blvd before 7 a.m. At 7a.m. the race begins and LADOT will implement a hard closure (no crossing points) of the area for approximately 1 hour. At 8 a.m., after all runners have safely started the race, Beverly Blvd will be reopened just to before LaBrea Ave., and motorists can then cross Beverly Blvd. or go west on Beverly towards Fairfax Ave.
The map below shows general road closure times. [Click on the map to access a road closure flyer.]
NO PARKING ZONES:
Areas along the course will be marked as “No Parking – Tow Away Zones.” Please adhere to the dates and times posted; all zones will be enforced.
METRO BUS AND RAIL:
Road Closures along the half marathon route will impact Metro Bus routes. There will be only minor delays to light rail service. For more detailed routing information visit www.metro.net or call Metro Customer Service at 323.GO.METRO (323-466-3876).