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Monday's Scoop: Independence Day Fun and Fireworks

Choose from patriotic picnics, parades, and the grand finale in town or nearby.

Greetings, and welcome to today's City Scoop. Here's what's happening this July 4th in West Hollywood:

Celebrating in Weho

An old-fashioned patriotic celebration will be taking place in from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event features a game booth, trackless train and arts and craft shows, singers and acoustic guitarists. Fat Burger will be supplying the hamburgers, says Susy Salazar, recreation coordinator with the city.

Need some last-minute snacks for your July 4th bash? Pop into 's north parking lot from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. to stock up on ingredients for Jennifer Brody's , Laura Moss' appropriately named , or this week's recipe—a spiced up take on traditional potato salad.

Since in the city of West Hollywood, locals will have to go elsewhere to take in the July 4th spectacle. An eclectic array of celebrations are planned for America's 235th birthday in nearby Hollywood, Studio City, LA, Pacific Palisades and Burbank. Find a list of celebrations nearby .

Special Holiday Parking

In observance of Independence Day, while permit parking will be enforced, parking meters and associated time limits, as well as peak hour towing restrictions, will not be enforced. In addition, there will be no street sweeping. Visitor permits will be available at the Kings Road Parking Structure or .

July 4th Forecast

West Hollywood can expect a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m., with an otherwise mostly sunny forecast, reports the National Weather Service. Temperatures will reach 94.

(Go here for more events happening today.)

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