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Thursday's Scoop: Happy Cinco De Mayo!

May 5 marks the un-offical day of Mexican independence, and West Hollywood is celebrating.

Those looking to raise their margarita glass to the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 will find many West Hollywood restaurants and bars offering drink specials through the night. From 2-for-1 drinks at to $5 tacos at , choose your fiesta . 

Watch Out for Heightened DUI Patrols

Los Angeles County Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force will be deploying overtime patrols onto city streets while CHP will be saturating the freeways and unincorporated communities Thursday, said Deputy Daniel Dail of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. So if you are planning to celebrate around town, be safe.

Planning Commission to Discuss New Permit for The Abbey

The Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the West Hollywood Park Auditorium to consider changing  conditional use permit from a restaurant to a nightclub. They will also be discussing a proposal to demolish the building on the southeast corner of Robertson and Santa Monica boulevards and rebuild a 5,212-square-foot bar/nightclub. The agenda is available here.

Cary Grant's Daughter Talks About Good Stuff at Book Soup

Actress Jennifer Grant will present and sign copies of Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant at 7 p.m. at Book Soup. The book chronicles the legend, her father. Buy the memoir for $24.95 on the Book Soup website. Call 310-659-3684 for more information about the event.

Catch Pancho Villa at the Whisky A Go-Go at 7 p.m. Metalachi, the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band, will perform their unique take on songs by the likes of Ozzy Osborne and Metallica at The Roxy at 8 p.m. Same time over at The Troubadour, Danish indie rock duo The Raveonettes takes the stage. For a full roundup of shows in Weho Thursday night, check out this week's .

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