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Monday's Scoop: National HIV Testing Day

People of all ages are encouraged to "Take the Test, Take Control."

Greetings, and welcome to today's City Scoop. Here's what's happening Monday in West Hollywood:

Main Event: National HIV Testing Day

According to the National HIV Testing website, "National HIV Testing Day" is an annual campaign coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS to encourage people of all ages to "Take the Test, Take Control." Free HIV rapid testing and testing for other STDs, including gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis, will be available at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Out of the Closet thrift store, LA Gay & Lesbian Center, and at the nearby Saban Free Clinic. Click here for a list of HIV testing locations in and around Weho.

Runner-Up: 

Grinding on Westmount Drive and Palm Avenue will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Sherbourne and Shoreham drives from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the construction work, there will be temporary no street parking and very limited access for cars in and out of driveways, so plan ahead Monday. For a schedule of street paving through Thursday, click .

Other Happenings:

  • If you are heading to the  today (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) in 's north parking lot, stock up on ingredients for Jennifer Brody's . This week, it's a grass-fed burger with jalapeno cheese for July 4th.
  • Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, featuring nine short plays by some of America’s greatest playwrights in support of marriage equality, has its final performance tonight at 8 at The Renberg Theatre. Find out more information .
  • The city's Historic Preservation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in Room 6 of Plummer Park. Public hearings will be held on 1264 N. Harper Ave. and a Zone Text Amendment: Rehabilitation Incentive Change. Click here for the agenda.

The Forecast:

  • Pump up the AC. The National Weather Service predicts a high near 86 for West Hollywood today. The city should cool down by the evening, with clouds rolling and temperatures dropping to the high-50s, according to the NWS. Chance of precipitation after 11 p.m. is 20 percent.

(Go here for more events happening today.)

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