“Neighborhood Councils for Business” Workshop June 29th

The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the Mid City West Community Council are hosting an important free workshop for the business community. “Neighborhood Councils for Business” is an opportunity to learn about how the City of Los Angeles’ Neighborhood Council System and city agencies can help local businesses thrive. Board members from the Mid City West Community Council will speak and be available for questions.

This program is Thursday, June 29th at 9:30 a.m. at The Parlor, 7250 Melrose Ave.

Speakers include: Steve Kramer, President of the Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce, and former board member of the Mid City West Community Council; and, staff from the City of Los Angeles’ Economic and Workforce Development Department.

[Click on the picture below for a printable flier.]NC-Business_Workshop

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LAPD Wilshire Community Townhall Meeting at Fairfax High Thursday, June 29th

The LAPD Wilshire Community Police Station invites you to a Community Townhall Meeting on Thursday, June 29, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairfax High School Auditorium. Representatives from several L.A. City departments will be there to discuss a wide range of subjects including LAPD social media, Travel safety for cyclists and pedestrians, Metro’s Purple Line, Homelessness, Quality of life, and more. See the flier below for more details.

[Click on the picture below for a printable flier.]
LAPD Wilshire Meeting at Fairfax High June 29



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L.A. Pride and Other Activities In and Around Melrose Village This Weekend

June is LGBTQ+ Pride month, and this weekend – June 9 through June 11 – the center of events is in our area. For each event below, use the link to find out more about that event.

LA-Pride-LogoThe Christopher Street West L.A. Pride Festival takes place in West Hollywood all weekend. San Vicente Blvd. will be closed between Melrose Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd., from Thursday evening through early Monday with some impact on adjacent streets.

DykeMarchLogoOn Friday evening, the Dyke March and related activities take place starting at the Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial on Santa Monica Blvd. east of La Cienega Blvd. starting at 6 p.m. The Dyke March starts at 8 p.m., proceeding west on Santa Monica Blvd. to San Vicente Blvd. and back to the Veterans’ Memorial, where activities continue.

AIDS-LifeCycleAIDS/Lifecycle will be finishing Saturday morning, June 10th, 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. From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. eastbound Santa Monica Blvd. will be reduced to a single lane of traffic between Doheny Dr. and Ogden Dr. 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.

#RESIST_logoAnd then on Sunday, June 11th, instead of a “Pride Parade,” there will be the #RESIST March starting at Hollywood and Highland at 8 a.m., proceeding west on Hollywood Blvd. to La Brea Ave.; south on La Brea to Sunset Blvd.; east on Sunset to Fairfax Ave.; south on Fairfax to Santa Monica Blvd.; then west along Santa Monica Blvd. through West Hollywood. Streets in Hollywood and in West Hollywood east of La Cienega Blvd, are expected to start opening by 1 p.m. Santa Monica Blvd. from La Cienega Blvd. to Doheny Dr. will be closed from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the closures for the #RESIST March route, streets will be restricted a block or two from those streets.

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Honey Whiskey Trio and John Zipperer at City Roots Concert — Saturday, June 17

City Roots logoOne of the many activities at the Hope Lutheran Church is a series of folk-song (or at least “folk-ish”) concerts called City Roots.

Hope Lutheran ChurchHope Lutheran Church is “the little hippie church” on the southeast corner of Melrose Ave. and Mansfield Ave., here in Melrose Village.  (As it happens, the Melrose BID holds its Board of Directors meetings there.)

On Saturday, June 17th at 7 p.m. two amazing musical acts will perform in the June City Roots Concert.  But it’s not just a concert.  There is also a delicious home-cooked dinner, drinks and desserts.  And then after the concert, a song circle takes place where yon can join in and even play.  All this for a $15 donation or whatever you can give for the musicians.  Enter at the main door at the Melrose/Mansfield corner.  And there you can pick up parking passes to park in the permit parking spaces in the area.

Honey Whiskey TrioOne of the two musical acts is Honey Whiskey Trio.  With them you get love, murder, whiskey, trains, stomping and laughter. Spanning the genres of Americana, folk, jazz and bluegrass, the Honeys tell stories and strive to preserve the folk tradition while still giving the songs a “honey twist.” With a foundation of vocal harmony, enhanced by guitar, banjo, mandolin and body percussion, Honey Whiskey Trio has an inherent flexibility to their sound, captivating from the first breath to the last note.

John ZippererAlso performing will be John Zipperer & Friends delivering a unique and refreshing blend of rock, folk, country and blues. John Zipperer’s clear voice, infectious melodies, and heartfelt lyrics reach fans in places that they didn’t know existed. Soon everyone is singing along, swaying, chair dancing, head bobbing, and clapping. Fans remark over and over about the joy that is evident when the band is on stage – joy in their playing, joy for their audience, joy from their audience.

Information is also available at the Facebook page for this event.

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MCWCC 2017 GreenFest and Sustainable Garden Tour this Sunday 5/21

The Mid City West Community Council and the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants are co-organizing, the 2017 GreenFest and Sustainable Garden Tour being held at Pan Pacific Park from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This is a FREE community festival with food, music, activities for the whole family, and programming on topics of sustainability. Visitors can also embark on a garden tour through the neighborhood (including Melrose Village) showcasing landscapes which are California Native, drought tolerant, edible, and/or sustainable.

[Click the image below for a pdf version of the flyer.]GreenFest 2017

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April is Earthquake Preparedness Month

With April being Earthquake Preparedness month, our Los Angeles County Supervisor, Sheila Kuehl, posted a quick guide for you to share with your family and friends on what to do before, during and after an earthquake.

And you can find a list of links to emergency preparedness resources on the Neighborhood Team Program website.

[Click on the guide to access a pdf file to print and share.]

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Melrose Action Meeting At Your Corner next Thursday April 27th

The first outdoor Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch meeting of the year will take place on Thursday, April 27th at 7 p.m.  As in the past, this “Meeting At Your Corner” will include representatives from the LAPD Wilshire Station as well as others from the City of L.A.  And on what corner is this meeting happening?  It will he at corner of Curson Ave. and Waring Ave.  Just look for the people gathering there.Curson Waring

These meetings provide an opportunity for people in the neighborhood to connect with LAPD and other City representatives and to share your safety/crime concerns and nuisance issues.

[Click on the flyer below for more details.]

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