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It’s Time for our Elected Officials to Publicly Acknowledge the Unintended Consequences of Prop 47

By Kerry Morrison

May 25, 2017

I will confess. I bought into the narrative around Prop 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act. But how many would assert today that our neighborhoods are, in fact, safer than in November 2014 when the measure passed with nearly 60… read more

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Touring Hollywood

By Genie Davis

May 24, 2017

While a tour of Hollywood is a mainstay of visitor itineraries, local residents have much to learn and enjoy from these tours, too. With a variety of tour companies in the Hollywood Boulevard area, here are a few choices that… read more

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Old Hollywood Walking Tour Launches May 26

May 22, 2017

Having moved our office to Hollywood Blvd., halfway between the happening intersections at Highland Avenue and Vine Street, the staff of the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance began to fully understand the historic nature of this section of Hollywood. Indeed, our… read more

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AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts – Music to Hollywood’s Ears

By Genie Davis

May 4, 2017

What does a music, dance, acting and performance art theater have to do with the preservation and rehabilitation of the Hollywood community? Quite a lot, actually. AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts began in Manhattan as the American… read more

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Hollywood History: The TCL Chinese Theatre

By Genie Davis

April 28, 2017

The glitz and glamor of Hollywood is nowhere as present as at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, which opened in 1927. According to Alwyn Hight Kushner, president and C.O.O. of the theater, “This is our 90th anniversary year. The theatre… read more

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Hollywood Wayfinding Signage Program

By Matthew Severson

April 26, 2017

Hunt Design has been engaged by LADOT to design and assist in implementing wayfinding signage elements for digital display parking-related signs as well as unique ‘branded’ signage for identification of public parking structures. The scope includes a parking structure-related pedestrian wayfinding… read more

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The Sidewalks of Hollywood

By Kerry Morrison

April 24, 2017

Last weekend, one of my board members sent me a link to a list: “The Biggest Tourist Traps on Earth.” He was apologetic, but as I read it, I sighed. The Walk of Fame is listed there with the Blarney Stone,… read more

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The Story Behind the Historic Hollywood YMCA

By Richard Bence

April 12, 2017

The YMCA in Hollywood is a huge deal for a number of reasons, but here are two big ones. Firstly, as a Class A building it has major curb appeal. And secondly, it was designed by the legendary and prolific… read more

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QuakeSmart Preparedness Workshop for Businesses and Organizations

April 11, 2017

The Quakesmart Preparedness Workshop for businesses and organizations is being offered on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple Street. The event is co-hosted by FEMA and FLASH. At… read more

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Old Hollywood Locals Night – April 19

April 10, 2017

Come celebrate the historic neighborhood of Hollywood on April 19, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the first Old Hollywood Locals Night, presented by Suaya Properties and the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance. The community is invited to come explore the… read more

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