Archive for 'Sidewalks' Tag

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The Sidewalks of Hollywood

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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Homeless Encampments FAQ

The number one topic lately that we hear about is concerning the homeless population here in Hollywood and the rest of Los Angeles, which as we recently reported, has been increasing. Thankfully, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell offers this information concerning encampments,… read more

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District Maintenance: Walking the Walk

As a part of the Streetscape & Planning Committee’s ongoing dedication to maintaining a clean and attractive Hollywood, stakeholders contributed nearly eight hours of their time walking the Hollywood Entertainment District and Sunset & Vine BIDs. The walk-thrus, conducted in… read more

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When News Racks Become Trash Receptacles

More than 10 years ago, a coalition of business improvement districts (BIDs) and neighborhood organizations, banned together to seek changes to the city’s news rack ordinance.  The group called itself CLEAN, which stood for Coalition for LA’s Enforcement Applied to… read more

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Should I give money to panhandlers?

Eighteen years working on Hollywood Boulevard, and I have struggled with this question myself. I have run the gamut from renting motel rooms for people, to finding jobs, to paying cell phone bills.  However, here is the spot I have… read more

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What San Diego is Doing About Homelessness

  This is the third in a three-part series written by HPOA executive director, Kerry Morrison, following two conferences in two different cities, on urban districts and place management.  This first part is here. In San Diego, I prepared a “master talk”… read more

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$1000 Reward For Identification of Tree Vandal

UPDATE: The Larchmont Buzz has just covered our vandalized trees.  Click here to read. Recently, the Sunset and Vine Business Improvement District (BID) planted 50 trees along Vine Street, between Santa Monica Blvd. and Sunset Blvd., in partnership with the… read more