Temporary Street Closures in Hollywood:

 

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Democratic Debate Street Closures

Avoid Highland and Hollywood Blvd. around the Kodak. A demonstration is planned outside the Kodak. The Egyptian is accessible from the south and the east. Hollywood Blvd. is closed between Highland and Orange and there will be heightened security. There is a rumored debate viewing party at the Pig 'n Whistle.

Oscars 2007 Street Closures:

1.  There are a number of no-parking/no-stopping zones that will be implemented this weekend, and you may want to circulate this information to your patrons, neighbors and employees, so they can avoid having their car towed.  That information is attached to this email.

2.  The specific closures for Sunday are outlined below, and you can also access this info, and the maps, on the Academy website at
http://www.oscars.org/

In particular, however, note the following:
On Sunday, Feb 25

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre will require street closures around Hollywood & Highland.

Saturday, July 8, 2006

1.  Sponsoring Organization:  Crispus Attucks Brigade
2.  Name of Event:  Hollywood Immigration Appreciation March and Rally
3.  Logistics:

4.  Other information:  We have spoken with the organizers, and asked them to try to avoid crossing Highland until at least 7:30 p.m., because there is a Bowl event on Saturday night, that begins at 7:30p.m., and perhaps this will help to avoid undue traffic congestion on Highland.   (It is also opening weekend for Pirates of the Caribbean at the El Capitan, with sold-out shows.)  It does not appear that this march will be very large (the organizers estimate 200 walkers), so a "rolling closure" should be OK, and traffic disruption should be minimized, if they can keep to the sidewalks and/or curb lane).  However, it is anticipated that there may be some counter-protesters from ANSWER LA.

5.  For more information about the sponsoring organization: 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1658826/posts

Week of February 27, 2006

Street Closures for Academy Awards: http://www.oscars.org/closures/ Please note that Hollywood & Highland's parking lot will be open as usual until midnight on Sunday, March 5, 2006.

 

ROAD CLOSURES FOR THE 74TH ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE 2005

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 26, 2005
• 12:01 AM Saturday morning Hollywood Blvd. from Orange to Highland.
• Orange from Hollywood Blvd. South to the alley north of Hawthorne.
• Re-open Monday @ 6:00 AM.

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 27, 2005
• Hollywood Blvd. from LaBrea to Orange @ 6am. Re-open @ 9pm.
• Hawthorne Ave., DeLongpre Ave., Fountain Ave. from LaBrea to Highland Ave. @ 2pm. Re-open @ 9pm.
• Lanewood Ave. from LaBrea to Orange @ 2pm. Re-open @ 10pm
• El Cerrito Place from Hollywood Blvd. to Franklin Ave. @ 2pm. Re-open @ 8pm.
• Sycamore, Orange from Franklin Ave. to Fountain @ 2pm. Re-open @ 8pm.
• Sunset Blvd. from LaBrea Ave. to Highland Ave. @ 2pm. Re-open @ 9pm.
• East side of LaBrea from Hollywood Blvd. to Sunset Blvd. @ 3pm. Re-open @ 6pm.
• Highland Ave. from Franklin Ave. to Santa Monica @ 3pm. Re-open @ 9pm.
• Hollywood Blvd. from Highland Ave. to Gower @ 3pm. Re-open @ 8pm.
• Vine Street from Franklin Ave. to Santa Monica @ 3pm. Re-open @ 8pm.
• Sunset Blvd. from Highland Ave. to Gower @ 3pm. Re-open @ 8pm.

FREEWAY CLOSURES: HOLLYWOOD FREEWAY, HWY 101
• Northbound & Southbound off ramps of Cahuenga Blvd. and Highland Ave. will be closed @ 3pm. Re-open @ 10pm.

NO PARKING POSTING
On Thursday, November 24th, 2005 posting will begin on those streets that will be designated "NO PARKING" for Saturday, November 26th, Sunday November 27th 2005 through Monday morning November 28th, 2005.

July  2005

Premiere of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Grauman's Chinese 3 p.m. Sunday, July 10th

Closure (7/10) between Highland and Orange from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM

 

Event:   13th Annual ESPY Awards
Kodak Theatre
July 13, 2005
Sunday, July 10th

1. Hollywood Blvd (Westbound Curb and Lane #2 Only) from  Highland Avenue to Orange Avenue be closed from 10:00pm to 6:00 am on July 11th.  Eastbound lanes and Westbound #1 to remain open. All lanes open from 6:00a.m on July 11th to 8:00pm.

Monday July 11th  to Thursday July 14th   
1. Hollywood Blvd (All Lanes) from Highland Avenue to Orange Avenue  from
8:00pm on Monday, July 11th to 6:00am on July 14th

 

June  2005

BET Awards

held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at the Kodak Theater

Closure of Hollywood Blvd. between Highland and Orange noon on Tuesday, June 28 to 4:00 AM on Wednesday, June 29

 

February 2005 - Oscar Street Closures

The information below is only for full street closures. For details see:

http://www.oscars.org/closures/index.html


1.  Sunday, Feb 20 2005 (7 days prior to show)

2.  Monday, Feb 21 2005 (6 days prior to show)

3.  Friday, Feb 25 2005  (2 days prior to show)

4.  Saturday, Feb 26 2005 (1 day prior to show)

5.  Sunday, Feb 27 -- day of show

The closures listed above, plus


Sept. 20, 2004

El Capitan's special event: "Ladder Co #49"   which will make its world premiere a week from Monday, September 20, 2004.

Because of the scope of the event, this will require a full closure of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to Orange beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday,  9/20/04.  The Blvd. would reopen that evening at 11:00 p.m.

Sept. 9, 2004

"John Wayne Stamp Reveal" street closure

Taking place at Grauman's Chinese @ 9 AM on Thursday, September 9, 2004.

Orange to Highland closed from 4:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

 

July 14, 2004

The ESPY Awards, a televised awards show, will be held next week at the

Kodak theatre on Wed, July 14, 2004.

The main closure (Hollywood Boulevard, both directions, from Orange to

Highland) will commence at 1 p.m. on Tues. July 13, and will re-open at

6 a.m. on Thur, July 15.

In preparation for this,

1. Sun July 11

Westbound lanes of Hollywood Blvd will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

the next morning, Orange to Highland

2. Monday July 12

Hollywood Blvd., both directions, Orange to Highland, will be closed

from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning.

3. Tues July 13

Hollywood Blvd., westbound, from Orange to Highland, closed beginning at

6 a.m..This will also include the westbound left turn lane, and one

eastbound lane. The complete closure will then begin at 1 p.m., as

mentioned above.

July 10, 2004

Premiere of Cinderella Story @ Grauman's Chinese @ 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2004.

Closure from Orange to Highland effective from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. of July 10th.

May 1, 2004

Premiere of NEW YORK MINUTE at the Grauman's Chinese Theater @ 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2004

Temporary closure of curb lane on north side of Hollywood Blvd, from Orange Avenue to mid-block east (to crosswalk) from 4:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Temporary closure of curb lane on east side of Orange Avenue, from Hollywood Blvd to mid-block north (just south of the Orange Court entrance at Hollywood & Highland) from 4:00 AM on Saturday, May 1 to 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 2, 2004.  This closuer is requested for installation of equipment and for limousine arrivals.

East sidewalk of Orange Avenue, closed to pedestrian traffic from Hollywood Blvd to mid-block north (just south of Orange Court entrance at Hollywood & Highland) beginning at 11:00 AM and re-opening at 11:59 PM.  Pedestrians will be redirected to the crosswalks on either side of the limousine arrival area.

Temporary closure of the crosswalk at Orange Avenue and 6933 Hollywood Blvd. on Saturday, May 1 2004 beginning at 2:30 PM and re-opening at 6:30 PM

April 22, 2004

The premiere of "Godsend" at the Grauman's Chinese Theater @ 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2004.

Temporary closure of curb lane on south side of Hollywood Blvd., from Orange Avenue to mid-block east to crosswalk from 4:00 p.m to 11:30 p.m.

 

March 20, 2004

This Saturday (3/20/04), ANSWER LA has secured a permit to conduct a march in Hollywood. 
You can consult their website for more information: 
www.answerla.org

Warner Brothers will be holding the premiere of "Scooby Doo 2" at the Grauman's Chinese Theater, located at 6925 Hollywood Blvd @ 11 AM on Saturday, March 20, 2004

Temporary closure of curb lane on north side of Hollywood Blvd, from Orange Avenue to Highland Ave. from 4:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Temporary closure of curb lane on south side of Hollywood Blvd, from Orange Avenue to mid-black east to crosswalk, form 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

North sidewalk of Hollywood Blvd, closed to pedestrian traffic from 6925 Hollywood Blvd west to the northwest corner of Orange Ave and Hollywood Blvd, beginning at 4:00 AM and re-opening at 3:00 PM. Pedestrians will be redirected to the crosswalks on either side of the theatre.

February 23 - March 1

Upcoming closures related to the Academy Awards, which is slated for a live broadcast at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 29 at the Kodak Theatre.

The complete details, along with maps, are available on their website at www.oscars.org.   (Note:  the maps will be uploaded next week.)

Also, beginning February 12, there will be a hotline you can contact for more information or to report problems or special needs that you might have:   323-308-6900.  The hotline will be staffed by a live body on the day of the show.

The summary is as follows:

Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive for six days beginning at 11 p.m. on Monday, February 23, for construction of press risers, fan bleachers and pre-show stages for the 76th Annual Academy Awards red carpet.

The boulevard will reopen by noon on Monday, March 1.

Additional streets will be closed on the day of the show, Sunday, February 29, including Highland Avenue from Sunset Boulevard to Franklin Avenue, and Hollywood Boulevard from Cahuenga Boulevard to La Brea Avenue.

Also closed on the afternoon of the day of the show will be the southbound Highland Avenue off-ramp from the 101 Freeway.

MTA subway trains will by-pass the Hollywood and Highland station following the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday, February 28, to the first train on Monday morning, March 1.


Also on the day of the show, north/south streets between Cahuenga and La Brea that cross or dead-end on Hollywood Boulevard will be restricted to residents and local business traffic for the block north and south of Hollywood Boulevard.

Franklin Avenue will remain open in both directions from La Brea Avenue to Highland Avenue, and the northbound Highland Avenue on-ramp to the 101 Freeway will be open.


Between Monday, February 23, and the day of the Academy Awards Presentation, some additional streets and sidewalks will be closed for various periods:

Orange Drive from Orchid Alley to Hollywood Boulevard will be closed from 6 a.m. Saturday, February 28, through 6 a.m. Monday, March 1, except for residents, local business access and emergency vehicles.

Hawthorn Avenue will be closed from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive from 12:01 a.m. Friday, February 27, until 6 a.m. Monday, March 1, except for school buses on Friday. The sidewalks will remain open on Friday.

Orchid Street between Franklin Avenue and Orchid Alley will be closed to all but residents and hotel loading traffic from 6 a.m. Saturday, February 28, to 6 a.m. Monday, March 1.

On Saturday and Sunday, February 28 and 29, sidewalks will be closed on Hawthorn Avenue from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive and on the west side of Highland Avenue from Johnny Grant Way to Hollywood Boulevard. On Sunday, show day, the sidewalk on the north side of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to Orange will be closed.

The north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard will be closed in front of the entrance to Awards Walk from 10 p.m. on Monday, February 23 until noon on Monday, March 1. Pedestrian traffic will be re-routed but emergency access will be available.

In addition, there will be some short-term street closures, and sidewalk and curb lane closures before February 23 and after February 29:

Hollywood Boulevard will be closed from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive for eight hours beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 22.

The north and south curb lanes of Hawthorn Avenue from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive will be closed, except for school buses, from 10 p.m. Sunday, February 22, until 6 a.m. Monday, March 1.

The north curb lane of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to 230 feet east of Orange Drive will be closed from 6 a.m. Sunday, February 15, until 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2.

The east and west parking lanes on Orange Drive from Hollywood Boulevard to Orchid Alley will be closed for two weeks prior to the show.

The north curb lane of Hawthorn Avenue from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, March 1.

Hollywood Boulevard from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue will be closed for eight hours from 10 p.m. on Monday, March 1, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 2.

February 5, 2004

Snow White Hand & Footprint Ceremony @ Grauman's Chinese Theatre @ 6925 Hollywood Blvd, at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 5, 2004.

1. Temporary closure of curb lane on north side of Hollywood Blvd. from Orange Avenue to mid-block east (to crosswalk) from 12:01 AM to 3:00 PM

2. Temporary closure of curb lane on south side of Hollywood Blvd, from Orange Avenue to mid-block east to crosswalk, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

3. North sidewalk of Hollywood Blvd, closed to pedestrian traffic from 6925 Hollywood Blvd west to the northwest corner of Orange Avenue and Hollywood Blvd, beginning at 12:01 AM an re-opening at 3:00 PM. Pedestrians will be redirected to the crosswalks on either side of the theater.

February 11, 2004

Against the Ropes at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre, located at 6925 Hollywood Blvd, at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, February 11, 2004.

1. Temporary closure of curb lane on north side of Hollywood Blvd., from Orange Avenue to mid-block east (to crosswalk), from 1:00 PM to 11:30 PM.

2. Temporary closure of curb lane on south side of Hollywood Blvd., from Orange Avenue to mid-block east to crosswalk, from 4:00 PM to 11:30 PM.

3. North sidewalk of Hollywood Blvd, closed to pedestrian traffic from 6925 Hollywood Blvd. west to the northwest corner of Orange Avenue and Hollywood Blvd, beginning at 1:00 PM and re-opening at 11:00 PM. Pedestrians will be redirected to the crosswalks on either side of the theatre.

February 17, 2004

Euro Trip at Grauman's Chinese Theater @ 7:30 PM on Tuesday, February 17, 2004

1. Temporary closure of curb lane on north side of Hollywood Blvd, from Orange Avenue to mid-block east (to crosswalk), from 1:00 PM to 11:30 PM.

2. Temporary closure of curb lane on south side of Hollywood Blvd, from Orange Avenue to mid-block east to crosswalk, from 4:00 PM to 11:30 PM.

3. North sidewalk of Hollywood Blvd, closed to pedestrian traffic from 6925 Hollywood Blvd west to the northwest corner of Orange Avenue and Hollywood Blvd, beginning at 1:00 PM and re-opening at 11:00 PM. Pesdestrians will be redirected to the crosswalks on either side of the theatre

 

February 18, 2004

1.  Temporary closure of curb lane on north side of Hollywood Blvd., from Orange Avenue to mid-block east (to crosswalk), from 5:00AM to 2:00 PM.

2.  Temporary closure of curb lane on south side of Hollywood Blvd, from Orange Avenue to mid-block east to crosswalk, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

3.  North sidewalk of Hollywood Blvd. closed to pedestrian traffic from 6925 Hollywood Blvd. west to the northwest corner of Orange Avenue and Hollywood Blvd., beginning at 5:00AM and re-opening at 2:00 PM.  Pedestrians will be redirected to the crosswalks on either side of the theatre.

Gumball 3000 @ Grauman's Chinese Theatre @ 6925 Hollywood Blvd, at 8 PM on Thursday, February 18, 2004.

1. Temporary closure of curb lane on north side of Hollywood Blvd. from Orange Avenue to mid-block east (to crosswalk) from 1:00 PM to 11:30 PM

2. Temporary closure of curb lane on south side of Hollywood Blvd, from Orange Avenue to mid-block east to crosswalk, from 4:00 PM to 11:30 PM

3. North sidewalk of Hollywood Blvd, closed to pedestrian traffic from 6925 Hollywood Blvd west to the northwest corner of Orange Avenue and Hollywood Blvd, beginning at 3:00 PM an re-opening at 10:00 PM. Pedestrians will be redirected to the crosswalks on either side of the theater.

Sunday, October 12, 2003

All questions about this event should be directed to the Mayor's hotline at 213-978-2633
Latino Heritage Festival noon to 7 p.m.
Location:  Hollywood Boulevard, between Vine and Highland  (Vine and Highland will remain open.)
The closure will commence at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, 10/12 in order to accomodate the set-up of stages, rides and booths.

This is the culmination of a month-long series of events coordinated by the Mayor's office to celebrate Hispanic culture and contributions to L.A.    More details will follow, but at this point, the festival calls for the installation of at least two performance stages, and rides and 60 booths.  The festival is anticipated to draw between 20,000 to 25,000 people.  Entertainment includes Juan Gabriel and Conjunto Primavera.  The event will not be gated and admission is free.  Residents who live along side streets will be allowed access to and from their homes.

Sept. 28, 2003

Answer-LA Coalition protest against American occupation in Iraq and Palestine. www.answerla.org
They will be marching from Hollywood and Vine (10 AM) to Sunset Bl, west to LaBrea and then north to Hollywood Bl.  They will have a rally on Hollywood Bl, just west of Highland Ave.  The rally will end at 6PM. 

 

Wednesday, September 17

Two movie premieres
El Capitan:  "Cold Creek Manor" at 8 p.m.
Chinese:  "The Fighting Temptations" at 7 p.m.
In preparation for these premieres,  the following will occur:  Westbound Hollywood Boulevard lanes will close between Orange and Highland, beginning at 6 a.m. on 9/17.    The entire Boulevard will be closed between LaBrea and Highland beginning at 1 p.m.  Lanes re-open at 2 a.m. on 9/18.

Sunday, September 7, 2003

The Los Angeles Triathlon will go through a portion of Hollywood Boulevard.

According to the website (www.latriathlon.com), our section will be
impacted from approx. 6:40 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.  It appears that the
bicycle route (which originates in Venice) comes up Highland at Beverly,
then turns right on Hollywood Blvd and continues down to Western. 
According to the website, there are various intersections where cars
will be able to cross when safe (e.g., Highland/Sunset, Hollywood/Vine).

Event:  ESPY Awards at Kodak Theatre, broadcast live by ESPN.
Time:  5 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Closures involved:

1.  Sunday 7/13
10 p.m. -- westbound lanes of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Orange closed

2.  Monday 7/14
 6 a.m.  Hollywood Blvd. will temporarily open during rush hour.
 11:00 a.m.  -- Westbound lanes of Hollywood Boulevard and one eastbound lane, between Highland and Orange, will close.

3.  Tuesday 7/15
noon -- Hollywood Boulevard closed between Orange and Highland

4.  Wednesday 7/16 -- event day
Hollywood Boulevard reamins closed between Orange and Highland

5.  Thursday 7/17
6 a.m. -- Hollywood Blvd. opens

For more information about ESPY Awards, you can log onto www.espn.com     

THURSDAY MAY 29
Opening Event – The Producers at the Pantages, Thursday May 29, 2003 at 7 p.m.   Guest arrival is planned fro 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Show ends at 9:45 p.m.   Party at Palladium at 9:50 p.m. which ends at 2 a.m.

In preparation: close Hollywood Blvd. between Vine and Argyle at 3 p.m.  (A soft closure may extend all the way to Argyle for traffic management purposes.)

At 6 p.m., the following will close to allow for guest movement from the Pantages to the after-party at the Palladium: Argyle from Hollywood to Sunset; Hollywood from Vine to El Centro, Selma from Vine to El Centro.

JUNE 18
Premiere: Charlie’s Angeles 2 – Wednesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

In preparation: Eastbound lanes of Hollywood Boulevard closed between Orange and Highland begeinning at 12:01 a.m. June 18 through 2 a.m. June 19.

Hollywood Blvd. closed between LaBrea and Highland beginning at 1 p.m. on June 18 through 2 a.m. on June 19.

JUNE 24
The BET Awards (Black Entertainment Television) – Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at Kodak Theatre.  

In preparation: westbound lanes of Hollywood Blvd. will be closed between Highland and Orange from 12:01 a.m. to noon on Tuesday.

Hollywood Boulevard closed from LaBrea to Highland from noon Tuesday through 4 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25.

Orange closed between Franklin to Hollywood from noon on Tuesday through 1 a.m. on Wed. June 25 (local business and residents exempted).

JULY 16
The ESPY Awards  – live awards show at Kodak Theatre on Wednesday, July 16.

In preparation:  
Sunday July 13, 2003 – Hollywood Blvd., westbound, closed from Orange to Highland.
Monday, July 14 – Hollywood Blvd., westbound, closed from Orange to Highland, and one eastbound lane closed.
Tuesday, July 15 – Hollywood Blvd. closed from Orange to Highland.
Wednesday, July 16 (show day) – In addition to Hollywood Blvd. closure, the following additional streets will be closed to accomodate security and arrivals: Orange Drive from Hwd. to Hawthorn; Hawthorn from Highland to Orange; Orchid Alley.

Saturday May 17 and Sunday May 18

World premiere of "Finding Nemo" at El Capitan Theatre Movie -- 2 p.m. on 5/18 with party at Governor's Ballroom afterwards.

I will provide more details as they become available, but the request has been made to commence closure at 6 a.m., Orange to Highland on Saturday, 5/17 to prepare. Street will re-open at midnite on Sunday, May 18.

 

Monday, April 28

at Grauman's Chinese Theatre Premiere of "X-2" Move is at 8 p.m.

To prepare:

1. Westbound lanes of Hollywood Boulevard closure beginning at 12:01 a.m. 4/28 and reopening 2 a.m. next morning. This affects Highland to Orange.

2. Complete closure of Hollywood Boulevard between LaBrea and Highland from 1:00 p.m. 4/28 to 2 a.m. next morning.This is to accomodate spectator bleachers, red carpet, lighting and media platforms. Sidewalks remain open, except for area immediately adjacent to Chinese Theatre.

 

March 22, 2003

We received information just yesterday about a planned "Protest the War on Iraq" March scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, 3/22/03 at noon. Gathering spot is Hollywood and Vine. Presumably, they will march south on Vine to Sunset, then west on Sunset to the CNN Building.

You can also consult the sponsoring organization's website below. This is the same organization that sponsored the February march down Hollywood Boulevard.

http://www.answerla.org

Oscar Street Closures March 2003

Summarized full street closures below.  There are a variety of sidewalk and/or partial closures associated with the Academy Awards.  Consult this web site for extremely helpful  day-by-day details.  

http://www.oscars.org/closures/index.html


1.  Sunday, March 16 -- 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (8 hour closure)
Hollywood Blvd. will be closed from Orange to Highland.

2.  Monday, March 17 -- 11 p.m.
Hollywood Blvd. will be closed from Orange to Highland.  Will re-open by noon on Monday, March 24.

3.  Thursday, March 20 -- 6:00 a.m.
Orange Drive will be closed from Hollywood Boulevard to 60 ft. south of Franklin until Monday, March 24 at 6:00 a.m.  Residents, and local business access will be allowed.

4.  Friday, March 21 -- 12:01 a.m.
Hawthorn will be closed from Highland to Orange  until 6:00 a.m. Monday, March 24.  School busses are exempt on Friday only.

5.  Saturday, March 22 -- midnite
MTA subway will not stop at Hollywood & Highland until 6 a.m. Monday, March 24

6.  Sunday, March 23 -- Awards Day
Hollywood Blvd. will be closed from LaBrea to Cahuenga (time will be determined by DOT)
Highland Ave. will be closed from Sunset Blvd. to Franklin (time to be determined)
Yucca will be closed from Wilcox to Highland.
Wilcox will be closed from Sunset to Cahuenga.
101 south Highland exit will be closed (time to be determined by CalTrans)


Saturday 2-15-03

Event: Stop War with Iraq Protest

Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Route: Hollywood and Vine Westbound to La Brea.

Southbound La Brea to Hawthorne -- eastbound. South on Orange to Sunset. West on Sunset to assembly area on the east side of LaBrea. (The goal is to keep LaBrea open during the rally).

Details:

The protest participants will gather at Hollywood and Vine at 12:00 PM. They

will then begin the route between 1-2 PM. The cross street closures will affect

north and south intersections of Hollywood Blvd when the march is in progress.

This is a Rolling Closure, which means that the intersections and streets will

open as the crowd moves to the assembly area Sunset near La Brea. Highland Ave will close

at Hollywood Blvd but should remain open to the Hollywood and Highland parking

structure and to Westbound

Franklin, unless safety becomes an issue for LADOT.

Sidewalks along Hollywood Blvd will remain open. Anticipated attendance is 10,000 to 20,000 people.

2. Sunday Feb-16-03

Event: Run Hit Wonder Nike Run

Time: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Route (note this has changed from my first email): Highland ave and Selma> to Sunset W-Bound and Fairfax

Back >To Northbound La Brea

To Eastbound Hollywood Blvd to Cahuenga

Cahuenga Southbound to Waring Ave

To Northbound Highland

Race Ends at Highland Ave and Hawthorne

Details:

All streets along the aforementioned route will be closed from 7:30 AM until

12:00 PM. The crossing intersections will be closed as well, so alternate access

routes should be taken. Highland Ave will remain open Southbound to the

Hollywood and Highland Parking structure. Southbound Highland will be diverted

to Westbound Franklin or U-turned back up Northbound Highland at JG Way. If

traffic becomes too heavy in that area, Highland Ave will be closed completely

at Franklin Ave.

Sunday – February 9, 2003

There are two events occuring on Sunday to be aware of:  The Lunar New Year Parade and a premiere at El Capitan.

1.  Lunar New Year Parade sponsored by KCSI Television

Parade:  1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Route:  Sunset Boulevard, traveling east from Orange to Argyle.  (This route will cross Highland -- where traffic will be temporarily stopped.  I am told this will take about 45".)
Festival:  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Argyle and Selma, between Sunset and Hollywood, east of Vine.
To accomodate set-up, staging and disbanding, the following closures take effect:

Sunday – February 9, 2003

Closed at 6:00am Re-open at 3:00pm:
	Orange Street from Hawthorn Ave. to Santa Monica Ave.
	Lanewood Ave. from La Brea Ave. to Orange St.
	Sunset Blvd. from La Brea Ave. to Highland Ave.
	De Longpre Ave. from La Brea Ave. to Highland Ave.

Closed at 12:00pm Re-open at 3:00pm
	Sunset Blvd. from Highland Ave. to Argyle Ave.

Closed at 12:01am Re-open at 10:00pm
	Argyle Ave. from Sunset Blvd. to Hollywood Blvd.
	Selma Ave. from Vine St. to N. Gower St.

Closed at 11:00am Re-open at 5:00pm
	N El Centro Ave. from Selma Ave. to De Longpre Ave.
	Sunset Blvd. from Argyle Ave. to N. Gower St.

NO PARKING POSTING

On Friday, February 7th 2003 “NO PARKING” signs will be posted on those
streets designated for closure on Sunday, February 9th.
2.  El Capitan -- temporary lane and sidewalk closure  (Note:  Normally I wouldn't report a lane closure -- but I am adding this to the email, because it occurs at the same time as Lunar New Year Parade, and traffic that otherwise may have travelled via Sunset may be diverted to Hollywood.)
1.  Sunday, Feb 9 -- 1:00 p.m. -- Premiere of Jungle Book 2 at El Capitan.  
2.  7:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Will require parking lane and one east bound traffic lane to be closed between Highland and Orange.  Two way traffic will continue on Hollywood Boulevard.
3.  South sidewalk will be closed in front of El Capitan between 11:30 and 1:30.

January 11, 2003

Hollywood Boulevard, Highland to LaBrea will be closed on Saturday, January 11, 2003 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

November 13, 2002

There will be a closure beginning tonite, at about 8 p.m. to prepare the Boulevard for a special fundraising event tomorrow evening in front of the Roosevelt Hotel. The main event will be between Orange and Sycamore, but the Boulevard will have a soft closure at Highland to mitigate westbound traffic. During the event tomorrow night, there will also be a soft closure at LaBrea.

The Boulevard will open again around 2 a.m. on Friday morning -- so Friday will be free and clear.

Apparently, there is going to be a huge chalk drawing of Audrey Hepburn on Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Roosevelt. After midnite, Friday, it will be washed away.

November 4-8, 2002

Closed for filming of "Charlie's Angels" II

The area affected is Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to Orange.

This is a night-time shoot -- commencing each night at 7 p.m., ending by 6 a.m.

Will start Monday night, November 4th and be done by Friday morning, Nov. 8.

Sidewalks will be open to pedestrians.

Halloween 10/31/02

1.  First closure:  Wednesday 10/30/02 -- 12:01 a.m..  Wilcox (west side) to Highland (east side).  This is to set up carnival rides (e.g., ferris wheel, helium balloon, carousel, etc.) , stage and booth areas.  Sidewalks are open and all sidestreets are open so shoppers can park on sidestreets and/or in parking lots.

2.  Second closure:  Thursday 10/31/02 -- 12:01 a.m.  Wilcox (east side) to Vine (west side).  Sidewalks are open etc.  Cahuenga and Wilcox to stay open for north/south traffic until approx. 2:30 p.m. on Halloween.  Then, fencing and ticket areas will be created at Cahuenga.  

3.  What stays open on Halloween?  Sidestreets are open up to Hollywood Boulevard -- so people can enter parking lots and businesses on side streets.  Also open:  Vine, Highland, La Brea and Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to La Brea (i.e., in front of Hollywood/Highland, El Capitan, Roosevelt, etc.).  In the past, the sheer volume of people has forced the closure of Hollywood Boulevard all the way to La Brea.  This year, LAPD and DOT are attempting to keep Highland open -- the only reason it would close on Halloween night is if public safety was compromised because of the number of people spilling off the sidewalks into the street.

We are making signs to install on the side streets that say "All Hollywood Blvd. Stores are Open for Business" that will be strategically placed tomorrow and Thursday.

4.  Where are the ticket entrances:  There are four:  one at Highland, one at Vine and two at Cahuenga.  People who are already "in the festival area" (e.g., workers, shoppers, etc.)  on Halloween night at 6 p.m. are automatically in the party.  However, people clearly arriving for the party early will pay to come in.

Oct. 30 and Halloween Night (Oct. 31):

There will be closures in preparation for and during a street fair. Entrance is $10. To get around it you should enter the theatre off Las Palmas (south) of Hollywood Blvd. Walk through the Grant Parking lot and use the side/back entrance.  Or, Park at Hollywood & Highland and walk down Highland (south) past Hollywood Boulevard. Turn right at the Mel's Diner Parking lot (or on Selma Ave.) and come in the back of the theatre off of Las Palmas Avenue. There will be a lot of cars coming into the area so allow plenty of time to park. Some of the lots may be full. Hollywood & Highland has the biggest lot and is $2 for 4 hours. Prestige Parking is closed on Oct. 30 for a private event.


The following streets will be closed for filming (Two Cops Productions will be filming a movie (still untitled) starring Harrison Ford and  Josh Hartnett):

Monday and Tuesday, October 21,22


Hollywood Boulevard from Sycamore to Highland.
time -- from 5:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. (possibly earlier, if shooting is completed)
Orange closed from Franklin to Hawthorn (open to local access and deliveries)
Sidewalks open to pedestrians.

one scene will involve a car accident in front of the Chinese Theatre -- at the intersection of Orange and Hollywood.

Wednesday, October 23

Hollywood Boulevard closed between Cherokee and Highland
9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sidewalks open to pedestrians.

Film Production on Hollywood Boulevard: Monday (Sept 30, 2002) and Tuesday (October 1) - closure along Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to Orange. ("soft closure" from LaBrea to Orange). Time: 5 a.m. to dark.

Wednesday (October 2) - closure along Hollywood from Highland to Orange from 5 a.m. to dark. On this day, there will be a simulated explosion of an armored car in front of the Chinese Theatre. So - not to worry when you hear this!

Thursday (October 3) - closure along Hollywood from Highland to Orange from 5 a.m. to dark. On this day, there will be a helicopter scene (involving three helicopters) over the Chinese Theatre, Kodak Theatre, Fries Building and Roosevelt Hotel. This will occur from approx. 9 a.m. to noon.

Friday (October 4) - reprieve - no filming this day.

Saturday (Oct 5) and Sunday (Oct 6) - closure along Hollywood from Highland to Orange, and Highland, from Hollywood Blvd. to Sunset, 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. (on Sat) and until 8 p.m. on Sunday. THIS IS PENDING FINAL APPROVAL FROM CAL TRANS.

On Sunday, there will also be another helicopter scene involving one helicopter over the Chinese Theatre.

A traffic plan is being worked out which will allow cars heading southbound on Highland to make a left turn on Hollywood to head east.

However, everything possible is being done to encourage cars leaving the Hollywood freeway to use an alternate exit that weekend to come into Hollywood (e.g., Cahuenga or Vine).

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September 17-18, 2002 -- Street Closure for Latin Grammy Awards at the Kodak Theatre (6 p.m. on Wednesday, 9/18). Highland to LaBrea. Full closure will be in effect from 6 a.m. on 9/17 to midnite on 9/18.

September 19 - Thursday - 7:30 p.m. Premiere of "The Tuxedo" at Chinese Theatre. Partial street closure commencing at 8:00 a.m. on 9/19. Full street closure between Highland and LaBrea from noon to midnite.

 The following is information about Hollywood street and sidewalk closures over the next few weeks for the Academy Awards. This information was released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A map of area closures is available on their website at http://www3.oscars.org/closures/index.html.

For a printed packet with street closure listings and a map for each day they will be in effect, stop by the Chamber offices at 7018 Hollywood Blvd. Please note that we cannot mail or fax this packet and can only give out one per person.

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Street closure plans to facilitate the production needs of the 74th Academy Awards, as well as security strategies and public safety, have been finalized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles.

While the closures will have impact on business owners, residents and commuters, the Academy hopes that by making these closures known well in advance, those who will be affected will have time to plan ahead for any inconveniences.

Numerous agencies, including the L. A. Department of Transportation, Caltrans, and the Los Angeles police and fire departments, were consulted in the planning process and agree that the finalized plan is the best way to accommodate the numerous involved parties.

Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive for five days beginning at 11 pm on Tuesday, March 19, for construction of the press risers, fan bleachers, and pre-show stages for the 74th Annual Academy Awards red carpet.

The boulevard will reopen in time for rush hour traffic at 6 am on Monday, March 25.

Additional streets will be closed on the day of the show, Sunday, March 24, including Highland Avenue from Sunset to Franklin, and Hollywood Boulevard from Cahuenga to La Brea

Also closed on the afternoon of the day of the show will be the southbound Highland Avenue off-ramp from the 101 Freeway.

MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood and Highland station on Academy Awards show day from the last regularly-scheduled train on Saturday, March 23, to the first train on Monday morning, March 25.

Also on the day of the show, north/south streets between Cahuenga and La Brea that cross or dead-end on Hollywood Boulevard will be restricted to residents and local business traffic for the block north and south of Hollywood Boulevard.

Franklin Avenue will remain open in both directions from La Brea Avenue to Highland Avenue, and the northbound Highland Avenue on-ramp to the 101 Freeway will be open.

Between Tuesday, March 19, and the day of the Academy Awards Presentation, some additional streets and sidewalks will be closed for various periods:

Orange Drive from Franklin Avenue to Hollywood Boulevard will be closed except for local residents and local business access from 6 am Thursday, March 21, through 6 am Monday, March 25.

Hawthorne Avenue will be closed from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive from 12:01 am Friday, March 22, until 6 am Monday, March 25, except for school buses on Friday. The sidewalks will remain open on Friday.

Orchid Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Orchid Alley will be closed to all but residents and hotel loading traffic from 6 am Wednesday, March 20, to 6 am Monday, March 25.

On Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, sidewalks will be closed on Hawthorne Avenue from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive and on the west side of Highland Avenue from Johnny Grant Way to Hollywood Boulevard. On Sunday, show day, the sidewalk on the north side of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to Orange will be closed.

In addition, there will be some short term street closures, and sidewalk and curb lane closures before March 19:

Hollywood Boulevard will be closed from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive for eight hours beginning at 10 pm on Sunday, March 17.

The north and south curb lanes of Hawthorne Avenue from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive will be closed, except for school buses, from 10 pm Sunday, March 17, until 6 am Monday, March 25.

The north curb lane of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive will be closed from 6 am Sunday, March 10, until 6 pm Tuesday, March 26.

The west parking lane on Orange Drive from Hollywood Boulevard to Orchid Alley will be closed for two weeks prior to the show.

The north curb lane of Hawthorne Avenue from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue will be closed from 6 am to 2 pm on Monday, March 25.

Hollywood Boulevard from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue will be closed for eight hours from 10 pm on Monday, March 25, to 6 am Tuesday, March 26.