Important CD 9 Traffic Announcement

CD 9 TRAFFIC ALERT: Rolling Loud Los Angeles 2018, one of the largest hip-hop festivals in the world, is happening Dec. 14-15 at Banc of California Stadium in Exposition Park. Please plan accordingly and note that heavy traffic + road closures are expected during both days. 

The following streets will be CLOSED to ALL traffic. Please help spread the word to anyone who might be impacted. 

  1. Exposition Boulevard (Vermont to Figueroa) 
    • Friday, 12/14: 9 p.m.–1 a.m.
    • Saturday, 12/15: 8 p.m.–12 a.m.
  2. South Figueroa Street (Exposition Boulevard to West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)
    • Friday, 12/14: 11 p.m.–1 a.m.
    • Saturday, 12/15: 10 p.m.–12 a.m.
  3.   Two Westbound lanes on West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (South Figueroa Street to Bill Robertson Lane)
    • Friday, 12/14: 12 a.m. to Sunday, 12/16: 6 a.m.
  4. Bike Lane on Southbound South Figueroa Street (West 39th Place to West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)

COMMUNITY PHONE LINE

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this information, please reach out to event organizers using the below number during the indicated hours:

Friday, 12/14: 12 p.m.-1 a.m.

Saturday, 12/15: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

Info: (702) 820-3424

Or by email 24/7: info@rollingloud.com

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LA City Council Legalizes Sidewalk Vending, Establishes Permit System

After years of attempts, Los Angeles became on Nov. 28, 2018 the second-largest U.S. City to legalize sidewalk vending by approving a permit system.

Beginning Jan. 1, vendors will have to abide by a series of rules and regulations, including: ensure that they are not impeding the flow of pedestrian traffic or ADA access; be three feet from one another; maintain a clean area around their cart; have all the necessary permits, and much more. Over the next year, the City will work to implement a citywide permit program with the goal to issue permits by January 2020.

In April of 2017, the City of Los Angeles decriminalized sidewalk vending, allowing for only administrative fines to be given for any sidewalk vending violations. However, sidewalk vending remained illegal until most recently.

“This is win for the vending community and a gain for micro-entrepreneurs in pursuit of opportunity and the American Dream. It is justice for tens of thousands of immigrant and low-income Angelenos who work early mornings, late evenings and sacrifice weekends as sidewalk vendors,” said Councilman Curren Price, who introduced a motion to legalize sidewalk vending alongside Councilmember José Huizar. “After years of hearings, compromise and healthy debates, we can finally say, for the first time ever, Los Angeles will have a sensible sidewalk vending policy that is fair, enforceable and inclusive.”

The new rules includes restricted areas where vending is prohibited within 500 feet, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Universal Studios, as well as Staples Center, LA Memorial Coliseum, Dodger Stadium, and the Hollywood Bowl on event days.

To see footage of this historic day, please click here.

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Vermont Square Winter Wonderland Brings Snow and Smiles to South LA Families

The rain didn’t dampen the moods or Holiday cheer of hundreds of children and local families attending the Vermont Square Winter Wonderland on Nov. 29.

The popular community event featured family-friendly activities, including 30 tons of snow, a video game truck, and FREE food. Dozens of bikes were raffled off, and attendees had the opportunity to take pictures with Santa Claus!

“I am dedicated to bringing families together and providing opportunities where our kids can laugh, play and savor their childhood safely,” said Councilman Curren Price, who hosts the event every year. “Up next, Winter Wonderland on Central Avenue! Once again, it’s going to snow in the NEW 9th!”

For more information on the upcoming Central Avenue event, see flyers below. 

To see all the photos from this year's Vermont Square Winter Wonderland, please click here.

Check out the video with this year's footage here

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