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TCM Film Festival Returns to Hollywood 4/10/2014
The TCM Classic Film Festival will be held over four days in the heart of Hollywood, showcasing classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world's most iconic venues, with the people who made them! Check out
86th Annual Academy Awards 3/2/2014
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The 86th Annual Academy Awards will be held in Hollywood at the Dolby Theatre. Many street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect for the surrounding areas beginning weeks in advance; please refer to the attached document for details or visit
First Annual Waggy Awards 2/23/2014
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The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will host the first annual Waggy Awards, presented by the Tailwaggers Foundation, on Sunday, February 23 at 5:00 p.m. Honoring Manuel Oteyza & Gabriela Cowperthwaite (producer and director of "Blackfish); Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell; and Chris Hogan (The Hogan Foundation); all proceeds go directly towards the Tailwaggers Foundation.
Valentine's Day in Hollywood 2/14/2014
Hollywood Happenings for Valentine's Day! HOLLYWOOD HAPPENINGS Your friends at the BID take a look at what’s going on in the neighborhood FALL IN LOVE AT LITTLEFORK One of the Entertainment District’s most buzzed-about restaurants is Littlefork (1600 Wilcox Ave.), and they just announced that they have a few open tables for Valentine’s Day, in addition to a few spots at their communal tables reserved for walk-ins. The special chef-created Valentine’s menu includes salmon, oysters, smoked whole-roasted duck, broiled lobster thermidor and more, but their regular menu (featuring their famous poutine) will be available as well! To make a reservation, call 323-465-3675 and visit for more information. #KATSUYAKISSES If you are hoping to get a little something back this Valentine’s Day, then celebrating at Katsuya (6300 Hollywood Blvd.) could pay off! They’ll be raffling off a $200 gift card to those who post their best romantic, funny or flirty kiss pic on Facebook or Instagram now through February 18. Just post your pic, tag @katsuyabysbe and use the hashtag #katsuyakisses to enter. Visit for menu and reservations. CUPID AND SAINT NICK Holidays collide during Christmas in Hollywood’s (6801 Hollywood Blvd.) third annual Sweethearts of Hollywood event. Hollywood’s year-round Christmas Shop located at Hollywood & Highland romances couples with Valentine’s Day contests now through February 17. For more information, visit the store on Level 3 or call 323-467-4600. A DATE FOR THE UNDATEABLE If you’re more into comedy than cupid, check out Second City Hollywood’s “Undateable” – an original sketch show comprised of real online interactions that exposes the science behind dating! After the laughs, enjoy discounts at nearby bars like Pig and Whistle, The Secret, Cabo Cantina and Five O Four just by showing your ticket stub! For reservations, call 323-464-8542 or visit CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS Aiming for the stars this Valentine’s Day? Get that perfect photo op with your celebrity crush at Madame Tussauds Hollywood with special $14 tickets all day on Valentine’s Day! Just say “I Love You” at the box office to receive the special price for up to six people. For more information, visit
Mayor's Budget Forum 1/21/2014 1201 N. Vine Street
Don't miss the Mayor's upcoming budget forum, which will take place from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Taglyan Complex, 1201 Vine Street in Hollywood. This is a great opportunity for you and your organization to hear from the Mayor and his team about performance-based budgeting, and learn more about the relationship between program funding levels and expected results before the new City budget is unveiled. To attend, RSVP to Yeghig Keshishian, Central Area Representative, at 213-978-8376.
MUJI US Flagship Store Coming to Hollywood Boulevard 12/14/2013 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
MUJI US will open its flagship store on December 14, 2013, in the Hollywood Galaxy Shopping Center.  When it opens, MUJI Hollywood will be the largest MUJI store in the US with approximately 8,600 square feet of retail floor space.  MUJI told Racked LA they chose to locate here because the "Hollywood district, the center of visual entertainment, attracts millions of people annually from all over the world. We believe the Hollywood Galaxy Shopping Center location will bring not only visitors but the local people and residents of this dynamic district. We look forward to MUJI establishing its presence in Los Angeles by bringing MUJI's philosophy and products to all people."
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 12/1/2013
The 82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will take place Sunday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m. Originating at Hollywood & Highland, the parade route will proceed east on Hollywood Blvd., then south on Vine Street, and west on Sunset Boulevard. The parade will air on the Hallmark Channel on December 11, and on local KTLA station on December 20. For more details, visit
Ghirardelli Chocolate Comes to Hollywood 11/15/2013 6834 Hollywood Blvd.
In cooperation with Disney, Ghirardelli has opened its first Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop on Hollywood Blvd. in the El Capitan Theatre building, replacing the Disney Soda Fountain.  The Disney Studio Store will remain as a feature of the new Soda Fountain.  The location is open Sunday through Thursday, 9:00 am. to 10:00 p.m., and Friday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.  For more information, call 323-466-0399 or visit the website.
Win Tickets to an AFI Fest Premiere 11/7/2013
The American Film Institute is offering a chance to win two tickets to an AFI Fest presented by Audi premiere by clicking here.  The film festival will be taking place at the TCL Chinese Theatres from November 7-14.
Hollywood Not Hosting Halloween 10/31/2013
Halloween night in Hollywood is intended to be a "non-event" in the public realm.  Clubs and restaurants do a robust business that night, but if people are looking for a festival atmosphere, they are encourage to head to West Hollywood.  Both the LAPD and the LA County Sheriff will have a strong presence that night and there will be little tolerance for mayhem.
Live Love Shop LA 10/1/2013
Check out the piece on Hollywood at the blog Live Love Shop LA by clicking here.  In September, HPOA hosted a "Day in the Life of Hollywood" blogger tour, in cooperation with our media relations consultants, Haines & Co.  The write-up was a result of that tour, which took bloggers around Hollywood to see both old and new sights, and some hidden gems.
Check out the Construction on BLVD 6200 9/25/2013
The BLVD 6200 development is rapidly going up over at the corner of Hollywood and Argyle, and now you can check out the action in real time!  Click here to go to the EarthCam Construction Cam view, and find out more about the project at
TCL Chinese Theatre: Bigger and Better! 9/20/2013 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
After extensive renovations, The world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood has reopened it's doors and now proudly features the world's largest IMAX® auditorium in the world!  The new theatre seats 932, and hosts the third largest commercial movie screen in NOrth America.  For movie show times or more information, visit
Meet Your Favorite Celebrities In Person! 9/12/2013
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In Person, Inc., is a new business located at the famed intersection of Hollywood and Highland, and is the best known spot to meet your favorite celebrities in person!  Offering celebrity appearances along with a fantastic gallery of one-of-a-kind autographs, memorabilia, and authentication services, In Person is one stop you have to make when visiting Hollywood!  For a schedule of upcoming celebrity appearances, visit
Back Lot Barbecue 7/15/2013 6737 Hawthorne Avenue
Adam Perry Lang is an author ("Serious Barbecue"), grand champion chef, and restaurateur.  Now, he's bringing his signature barbecue to Hollywood with a two-month pop-up join on Jimmy Kimmel Live's back lot.  It will be open to the public Tuesdays through Thursdays until September 5 for lunch (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.), take-away (4 - 5 p.m.) and nightly cooking demos and tastings.  Menu items range from $15 - $35; Lang will also donate food to local non-profits L.A.C.E.R. and P.A.T.H.  Go there for lunch to get the details on the rest of the program!
Looking for Mercy 6/25/2013 1708 N. Las Palmas
Opening June 25 at Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue is a new nightclub/restaurant called Mercy.  The dark, sleek space features red leather couches, velvet curtains, exposed brick and round portholes where the good stuff (liquor) is kept.  Come for the ambiance, stay for the beer and pizza!  For a sneak peak, check out the slideshow on
Cho Oishi Now Open at Hollywood & Highland 5/27/2013 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Cho Oishi is a new 5,600 square-foot sushi and shabu shabu restaurant and bar now open on the upper dining deck of Hollywood & Highland.  Come in and sit at the 30-foot long sushi bar to experience their custom rolls such as Sex on the Moon or Snow White.  The owners have two similar restaurants, Oishi Sushi, in Florida.  For more information, visit
Solo Tapas Now Open 5/21/2013 6250 Hollywood Blvd.
Solo Tapas is a new take on tapas-style dining.  Their tapas sandwiches are made with imported Spanish bread served hot with fresh tapas toppings such as Jamon Serrano, Queso Iberico, Olives and many other varieties.  Their mission is to introduce the flavors of Spain at an affordable price.  For more information, visit
Late Night Board Retreat 5/18/2013
As a continuation of the HPOA Board’s increasing focus on night-time safety issues in the District, the directors have decided to see for themselves the state of Hollywood in the late hours of the evening and early morning.  The weekend of May 18, the board members will be taking to the streets in teams to witness various parts of the District from a new perspective.  Starting at midnight, the teams will embark on several missions to examine the nightlife and experience what it’s like to be a visitor to the BID long after most businesses have closed and the nightclubs are in full swing.  The next morning, they will gather for a debriefing and visioning session to determine priorities for the coming months.

Create Nightclub to Showcase Dance Music 5/11/2013 6021 Hollywood Blvd.
Nightlife group SBE is partnering with Insomniac, the producers of the Electric Daisy Carnival, to bring a new nightclub experience called Create, in the spot formerly occupied by Vanguard.  Having recently renovated the space, the new venture will feature "some of the world's highest-profile dance music talent" and serve "as a laboratory for emerging artists to explore their sound."  For more information and a schedule of events, visit
Spice Up Your Life at Spice Alley 4/7/2013
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Beginning with a grand opening on April 7, the EaCa Alley will become "Spice Alley" each Sunday, in conjunction with the Hollywood Farmer's Market, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  “We envision ‘Spice Alley’ almost like a mini Moroccan spice bazaar attached to the Hollywood Farmer’s Market,” said David Gajda, property owner of the Café Etc. and St Felix buildings. “After a morning spent shopping at the Farmer’s Market, visitors can pick up some exotic spices to flavor their meals—then sit in one of EaCa Alley’s restaurant patios, enjoy some live music, have a spicy cocktail and try new dishes that’ll zing their palates.”
Candidates for CD13 Respond to Questionnaire 3/5/2013
The Hollywood Entertainment District sent out a questionnaire covering topics of interest to BID stakeholders to all twelve candidates for City Council District 13.  The primary election will be held on March 5, 2013.  Take a look at the candidates' responses by clicking here.
Vine Street Garage Open 2/25/2013 1627 Vine Street
Conveniently located just south of Hollywood Blvd. on Vine Street, the brand new Vine Street Garage is a city-owned parking structure with 457 parking spaces.  The facility is fully automated and will be open 24/7.  Pricing is $2 each 20 minutes with a $12 daily maximum; $10 flat rate between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.  Monthly parking is also available starting at $100 per month.
Tinhorn Flats Now Open in Hollywood 2/1/2013 1724 N. Highland Ave
New to Hollywood is Tinhorn Flats, a 190-seat restaurant with a western theme featuring a variety of hamburgers and a full bar.  Located just across the street from the Hollywood & Highland Center, it is within easy walking distance of the METRO Red Line and is open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday.  For more information, read the article on Hollywood Patch or visit
Hollywood 4WRD Seeking Volunteers for Count 1/31/2013
Hollywood 4WRD, a grassroots coalition determined to end homelessness in Hollywood, is currently seeking volunteers for the 2013 Hollywood Homeless Count.  The count will take place the evening of January 31 from 9:00 p.m. until about 1:00 a.m.  Sign up here:
Carmageddon II 9/29/2012
Metro encourages Angelenos to Eat, Shop, and Play locally during “Carmageddon II” on September 29 & 30th (when the I-405 will be completely shut down between the I-10 and the I-110). Check out find local discounts for the weekend in your region. Click on the “Eat, Shop, and Play Locally” banner and check out featured businesses and events. Please share the info about this special weekend discount with your employees, your friends and your patrons.
Joe's Pizza Expanding 8/30/2012 6504 Hollywood Blvd.
Joe's Pizza currently has two LA locations, including one at 6504 Hollywood Blvd., serving up delicious, New York-style pizza pies.  The company has now announced it is expanding, with three new LA locations on the way, plus a mobile food truck.  “There’s no doubt that Joe’s Pizza has become the ultimate go-to spot for New York pies in LA. Our secret? It’s all about having the perfect ratio between three basic ingredients: dough, marinara sauce, and cheese,” says owner Giuseppe (Joe) Vitale. “We are beyond thrilled to expand the brand into new locations and share our traditional pies with even more customers in Southern California,” says Joey Vitale Jr., who will be operating the Joe’s Pizza Truck. via Hollywood Patch
HollywoodHQ now on Instagram and Tumblr 8/8/2012
Hello, social media fans!  In addition to our Hollywood HQ channels at Facebook and Twitter, we are now on Instagram and Tumblr!  We will be sharing lots of photos of Hollywood, so check us out and "follow" us!  Our Instagram account is "hollywoodhq" and our Tumblr is
Hide it, Lock it, Keep it! 7/18/2012
LAPD Hollywood would like to remind everyone to use caution when visiting Hollywood to avoid theft from vehicles.  If you have valuables in your car, please remove them if possible when leaving your car.  If you have to leave them in your car, make sure they are hidden from site, and that your windows are up and doors are locked.  This will go a long way to preventing theft from your vehicles! 
Metro Extends Late Night Service 7/13/2012
All Metro Rail train lines and the Orange Line will now run until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights starting the weekend of July 27-28, 2012.  The Metro Orange Line will run until 2:40 a.m. in order to meet the last trains at the North Hollywood Metro Rail Station.  Trains will run every 20 minutes between midnight and 2 a.m.
Neighborhood Nights at the Pantages 6/19/2012
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Do you live in the 90028?  Take advantage of Pantages Theatre's Neighborhood Nights during the run of Million Dollar Quartet.  For every Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening performance, residents in the 90028 zip code can purchase $28 best-available tickets two hours before show time (must show valid ID with your home address). Then head to Wood & Vine across the street to take advantage of an exclusive menu for neighbors that features $5 specialty cocktails, beer and wine!  More info available at
Marilyn Monroe Film Festival 6/1/2012
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The Marilyn Monroe Film Festival, presented by Playboy and Chinese Theatres, kicks off this Friday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. with a red carpet screening of "Some Like it Hot."  Beginning at 5 p.m., a Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest will take place, and the first 200 "Marilyns" get into the screening free!  See attached flyer for full listing of screenings, or visit the website.  A $30 festival pass gets you into any movie in the series, or tickets can be purchased individually.
EaCa Alley Taking Off 5/18/2012
The EaCa Alley is still one of the newest additions to Hollywood, but it's quickly becoming a very popular destination for dining, drinking and now shopping!  Curbed LA takes a look at the ever-growing popularity of our very first pedestrian alley in a new write-up; click here to read.
Cahuenga Corridor Street Market 5/13/2012
A new independent outdoor street market, created for artists by artists, is now taking place each Sunday along the EaCa Alley from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.  Celebrating fashion, music and art, this unique attraction brings many creative vendors together in one space, adjacent to the ever-popular Hollywood Farmers Market.  For more information, visit
Villas at Gower Grand Opening 4/27/2012
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A Community of Friends and PATH Ventures announced the grand opening of Villas at Gower, Hollywood's first permanent supportive housing complex for our formerly homeless neighbors.  The Grand Opening ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27 with special guest, Councilmember Eric Garcetti.  Refreshments will be available after a short program.  Please RSVP to or (213) 480-0809, ext. 221.
Hollywood HQ Mobile Site Launched 4/23/2012
The Hollywood Entertainment District has launched a brand new, mobile-friendly website, HollywoodHQ (, to make it easier for visitors to find out what's going on, where to eat, drink, and shop, and how to get around in Hollywood.  Optimized to work on all mobile devices including smart phones and tablets, the site functions similarly to an "app" but requires no download.  Simply go to the site, chose an itinerary to follow, or search for whatever you're looking for! 
Pow Wow Coming to Hollywood 4/22/2012 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
The US International Travel Association's annual convention, Pow Wow, is being held in Los Angeles this year, and the opening night party will be hosted by Hollywood & Highland!  Travel buyers and writers for all over the world will be in attendance (estimated to be around 5,000 people).  For more information, visit the WowLA Blog.
Hollywood Expo 4/6/2012
HPOA staff had a great time at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Hollywood Expo last night at the Universal Hilton.  They were on hand to promote both BIDs as well as the Hollywood HQ social media sites and  Be sure to check out the photos at Hollywood HQ on Facebook!
City Council's PLUM Committee Reviewing Hollywood Community Plan 3/27/2012 City Hall, Room 340
Today is a big day for the future of Hollywood, as the City Council's PLUM (Planning and Land Use Management) is set to review the Hollywood Community Plan at 2 p.m.  BID Stakeholders are encouraged to attend and voice support for the Plan.  For more information, view Hollywood Patch's coverage by clicking here.
EaCa Alley Now Open 2/29/2012
The EaCa Alley, Los Angeles' first pedestrian alley, is now open!  Located parallel to the Cahuenga Corridor, on the east side, between Selma Ave. and Hollywood Blvd., the first of its kind project was coordinated through the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services, the CRA, the HPOA, and the individual property and business owners in the vicinity.  Already, several of the restaurants and bars along the alley are taking advantage of the new open space with outdoor dining.
Buffalo Wild Wings Now Open 1/10/2012 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
Now open at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Sycamore, Buffalo Wild Wings (also known as B-Dubs®) is a comfortable place to meet friends, hand out, and have a good time.  Described as a "fun, edgy, high-energy and easygoing restaurant," the menu features items such as wings, chicken tenders, fried shrimp, wraps and "buffalitos", burgers, ribs, and more.  Visit for more info.
Help Shape Your Community 1/9/2012 LA City College Theatre, 855 N. Vermont Ave.
Important public hearings are coming up soon on the redistricting of Los Angeles.  This is your chance to voice your opinion and impact the next ten years of city government.  For information on your council district's public hearing, visit
Urban Masala Now Open 1/3/2012 6554 Hollywood Blvd.
Urban Masala is a new quick, casual Indian restaurant right on Hollywood Blvd. in the heart of the Hollywood Entertainment District.  Open from 11 a.m. daily, they are open late (until 3 a.m.) on Thursday through Saturday; 11 p.m. weeknights.  Visit for menu and more information.

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