Originally called Sherman, named after the railroad magnate, that built lines between Hollywood and the Beach Cities, the City of West Hollywood wields enormous influence over the L.A. lifestyle and is home to world-class art galleries, fashion boutiques, restaurants, nightclubs, and theaters. The iconic stretch of Sunset Boulevard between Doheny Drive and Crescent Heights Blvd is known as The Strip and is only in West Hollywood. The club scene, with many legendary establishments such as The Roxy, Whisky a Go-Go, Viper Room and Rainbow Bar, have a long history of hosting performances from rock ‘n’ roll’s finest. The Comedy Store continues to showcase the leading names in stand-up as well as emerging stars.” Santa Monica Boulevard– called a reflection of its residents and their values, and recently designated by the American Planning Association (APA) as one of 10 Great Streets under the organization’s Great Places in America program – is essential to the identity of West Hollywood.
Join CivitasLA in conversation with Councilmember John Erickson; longtime resident and community activist Estevan Montemayor; and Genevieve Morrill, President and CEO of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, celebrating its 100th anniversary, as we discuss how this city of under two square miles, with fewer than 36,000 residents occupies such outsized importance to the region.