Wednesday's Scoop: Plastic Bags, Comics and Condos

Weigh in on 1350 Hayworth Avenue and the proposed plastic bag ban, plus go to a Fahrenheit 451 family storytelling hour.

Greetings, and welcome to today’s City Scoop. Today is Wednesday, April 18, the 109th day of 2012.

On this day after Tax Day, there's plenty to do in West Hollywood. including a Big Read family storytelling session, 16 comics performing at the Comedy Store and an author discussing his recovery from addiction. Plus the city will hold a neighborhood meeting about 1350 Hayworth Avenue and focus groups regarding the upcoming plastic bag ban.

1350 N. Hayworth Avenue

The city will hold a neighborhood meeting concerning 1350 N. Hayworth Avenue to get input regarding a new luxury condominium building proposed for that site. for an ultra-modern 4-story, 17-unit building proposed for that site, saying it did not fit in with the neighborhood. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Community Conference Room in City Hall.

Plastic Bag Ban Focus Group

The City will hold a focus group with small businesses to discuss the key components of the proposed plastic bag ban which the City Council will hear later this spring. Two different focus groups will be held, the first from 10-11 a.m., the second from 2-3 p.m. Both will be in held in Great Hall in Plummer Park.

Book Soup Author Event

Author Bill Clegg will sign copies of his new book, Ninety Days: A Memoir of Recovery. Clegg, who previously penned Portrait of An Addict as a Young Man, shares his struggle to stay clean and sober for 90 days, the point at which addiction is believed to loosen its grip. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Book Soup on Sunset Blvd. and is free.

Big Read Family Storytime

As part of the city’s of Ray Bradbury's classic novel Fahrenheit 451, a family storytime will take place in the Children’s Theater at the . Storytime starts at 3:30 p.m. and is open to all.

Comedy Store

Sixteen headlining comics perform as part of the Comedy Store’s 40th anniversary celebration. Among the comics performing are Iliza Shlesinger, Sebastian Maniscalco, Argus Hamilton, Steve Trevino, Chelsea Peretti, Sarah Tiana and Ian Edwards. Showtime is 9 p.m.

Bands Playing in Town

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