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Monday, November 19, 2007

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Street Closures Announced For Hollywood Parade

Los Angeles: (November 19, 2007)—The City of Los Angeles, Departments of Transportation and Police, anticipate about a quarter-million people Sunday to attend the Hollywood Santa Parade. The new parade planned for Nov. 25 replaces the 79-year-old Hollywood Christmas Parade, following the same route and will be led by game show icon Bob Barker and the cast of "High School Musical." About 35 bands, floats and equestrian units are booked so far for the event. The City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation will be strictly enforcing the restricted no-parking policy for the Hollywood Santa Parade. This will include the citing and impounding of vehicles parked on temporary restricted no-parking streets. Vehicles parked on the following streets will be towed to the Official Police Garage, Hollywood Tow located at 1015 N. Mansfield Ave. in Hollywood at the request of the City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation. Motorists are advised to call 311, or if calling from outside City limits dial 1-866-4LA-CITY; or Hollywood Tow 323-466-8583 to redeem their vehicles.

Cars parked illegally will be towed

Below are street closures to accommodate the festivities:

Saturday, November 24, 2007
"Tow-Away No Stopping, Any Time Saturday"

- Hollywood Blvd. from Orange to Highland
- Orange from Hollywood Blvd. South to the alley north of Hawthorn.

Sunday, November 25, 2007
"Tow-Away No Stopping, Any Time Sunday"

- Franklin Avenue between La Brea Avenue & Vine Street
- Yucca Street between Gower Street and Highland Avenue
- Hollywood Blvd. between Formosa Avenue and Western Avenue
- Hawthorn Ave. between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue
- Selma Avenue between Gower Street and Highland
- Lanewood Avenue between Orange Drive and La Brea Avenue
- Sunset Blvd. between Western Avenue and Formosa Avenue
- De Longpre Avenue between Gower Street and La Brea Avenue
- Fountain Avenue between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue
- Fountain Avenue between Bronson Avenue and Cahuenga Avenue
- Lexington Avenue between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue
-Santa Monica Blvd .between Hobart Blvd. and La Brea Avenue
-Melrose Avenue between Western Avenue and Highland Avenue
-Alta Vista Blvd. between Fountain Avenue & 100' northerly
-Formosa Avenue between Hollywood Blvd. and Sunset Blvd
-La Brea Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Fountain Avenue
-La Brea Avenue between Romaine Street and Melrose Avenue
-El Cerrito Place between Franklin Avenue and Hollywood Bvld.
-Sycamore Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Fountain Avenue
-Orange Dr between Franklin Ave & Santa Monica Blvd
-Mansfield Ave between De Longpre Ave & Fountain Avenue
-Highland Ave between Franklin Avenue & Melrose Avenue
-Cahuenga Blvd. between Franklin Avenue and Melrose Avenue
-Vine Street between Franklin Avenue and Melrose Avenue
- Gower Street between Franklin Avenue and Melrose Avenue
- Bronson Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Santa Monica Blvd.
- Western Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Melrose Avenue
- Sunset Blvd. between Vermont Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue
- McCadden Place between Hollywood Blvd. and 150' northerly
- McCadden Place between Hollywood Blvd. and 150' southerly
- Cherokee Avenue between Hollywood Blvd and 150' northerly
- Cherokee Avenue between Hollywood Blvd and 150' southerly
- Wilcox Avenue between Hollywood Blvd. and 150' northerly
- Wilcox Avenue between Hollywood Blvd. and 150' southerly
- Wilcox Avenue between Sunset Blvd. and 150' northerly
- Wilcox Avenue between Sunset Blvd. and 150' southerly
- Schrader Blvd. between Sunset Blvd and 150' northerly
- Cassil Place between Sunset Blvd. and 150' northerly
- McCadden Place between Sunset Blvd. and 150' northerly
- McCadden Place between Sunset Blvd. and 150' southerly

"Tow-Away No Stopping, Sunday Only, 4p.m. to 11:30 p.m."
- Melrose Avenue between La Brea Avenue & Highland Avenue

Freeway Closures: Hollywood Freeway, HWY 101:
Northbound & Southbound off ramps of Cahuenga Blvd. and Highland Ave. will be closed at
3:00 p.m. Reopening at 10:00 p.m.

No Parking Postings:
On Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, posting will began on those streets that were designated "NO
PARKING" for Saturday, Nov. 24, Sunday Nov. 25 and Monday, Nov. 26, 2007.

For further information about the Observatory Shuttle, DASH Hollywood or other LADOT transit Services affected, call (213, 310, 323, 818) 808-2273 or visit the LADOT website at www.ladottransit.com. Area commuters can visit http://trafficinfo.lacity.org/ for real-time traffic information. Real-time traffic reports are a product of LADOT, innovators of Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control System (ATSAC) technology.

Parade-watchers are urged to use public transit. For more information call Metro at 800-266-6883 or
visit their web site at: www.metro.net.

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