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EJAF Oscar Night News

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The high-profile Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar event, which moved to West Hollywood Park in 2012, will remain there at least through the 2016 party.

The City Council voted on Monday night to continue co-sponsoring the bash for the next three years, with the next one set for March 2, 2014. The city has been a co-sponsor of the party, previously held at the Pacific Design Center, since 2004.

The gathering, which attracts lots of A-listers and media attention, moved across the street to the park when it outgrew the PDC courtyard area. The EJAF wants to close off the northern section of the park from Friday, Feb. 21 through Wednesday, March 5 for event setup and breakdown. The city’s agreement with the foundation also includes waiving $2,812 in fees. The party will also mean closing of a section of San Vicente Boulevard, between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, from about 2 p.m. on Oscar Sunday until about 5 a.m. the next day.

On the same day, there will be a partial lane closure on Sunset Boulevard because of the annual Vanity Fair party at the Sunset Tower Hotel from 2 p.m. until 3 a.m. The Vanity Fair post-Oscar party has been held at the Sunset Tower for the past four years.

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