The AIDS Memorial Quilt, which commemorates those who have died of AIDS, will be the centerpiece of a three-day ceremony in West Hollywood beginning Oct. 8 to raise awareness about the disease.
Called "People Do Care," the city-sponsored display will feature 1,488 of the 24,000 handmade panels that make up the quilt. Each 3-by-6-foot panel is a memorial to someone who died of the disease.
The quilt will be displayed at the Pacific Design Center on Melrose Avenue, opening with a ceremony on the center's plaza at 7 p.m. Oct. 8. The display will be open Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New panels will be dedicated on the final day at 4 p.m.
Donations to several local AIDS agencies will be accepted. For more information call the NAMES Project at (213) 653-NAME.
Cable Programs Honored
West Hollywood bested Beverly Hills and a Michigan city to win top national honors for its city cable television programming.
The award for overall excellence is from the National Assn. of Telecommunications Officers and Advisers. West Hollywood won for cities with populations of 50,000 or less.
Helen Goss, who runs the city cable program, attributed the honor to three new shows: "Get Used to It," which focuses on gay and lesbian issues; "Up Front," a talk show on matters affecting women; and "Crime Watch," spotlighting safety.
Channel 10, which broadcasts from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. most days, also offers live coverage of City Council and commission meetings and runs notices on upcoming city events.