Good morning, Hollywood. Here is a roundup of news, tips and neighborhood happenings.
Weather: Today there is a chance of drizzle before 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Expect early clouds, then mostly sunny skies with a high near 71 degrees. Tonight we'll have a chance of drizzle after 11 p.m. and patchy fog. Lows will be around 58 degrees.
Improvement projects: Councilman Eric Garcetti is seeking project ideas on his Facebook page for consideration in UCLA's Volunteer Day. Anyone who lives in Council District 13 is invited to submit ideas. Selected project sites will recieve donated supplies, materials and volunteers to help with the work. Work could include restoration, murals or service. Submit a one line idea and the neighborhood it's in on Garcetti's Facebook page and someone will reach out to you for more information.
Proposed rate hike: The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is considering a plan to increase utility rates at least 15 percent over the next three years, reports KPCC. The minimum rate hike in the first year would add about $2.25 to an average household monthly water bill and $4 a month to the energy bill. Officials say the increase will cover replacing water pipes, electric wires and some existing expenses. The increase would also help pay to protect the utility's credit rating, which helps DWP borrow to meet mandates. In the upcoming weeks DWP will host public meetings around the region to explain its priorities and its pricing for power and water.
Anniversary celebration: Hard Rock on Wheels stops by the cafe's location today. The stop is part of the cafe's 40th anniversary celebration that is bringing historic and iconic music memorabilia pieces on tour across the country in an outfitted big rig truck. Doors open today at 10 a.m. See Jimi Hendrix' Flying V, Brian Jones' Vox teardrop, Freddie Mercury's Spandex stage outfit, handwritten John Lennon lyrics, the jacket from the cover of Rubber Soul, Peter Framptton's outfit and talkbox from Frampton Comes Alive, Michael Jackson's Beat It jacket, Tony Iommi's SG that recorded every classic Sabbath riff and more.
Road closed: Due to the Hard Rock on Wheels event, all lanes of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive, will be closed between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pedestrians, be aware: The north sidewalk will be closed.