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Kindness of Strangers Dept.: WGA Discounts and Donations

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We’re compiling an ongoing list of who’s giving discounts to WGA members and who’s provided food and drink to strikers.

If you’d like to let us know about a WGA discount or donation, please email the Scribe Vibe.

— Dana Harris

DISCOUNTS FOR WGA MEMBERS (with card)

Skin Solutions Medspa, Brentwood: Special writers strike prices, plus $50 off any $100 treatment.

Gaucho Grill, Studio City: 10%

Kay & Dave’s Mexican restaurant, West LA: Free dessert

Cardone’s Italian Deli, Silverlake. 15%

The Griffin, Atwater Village: $1 drinks 5 pm-8pm, Mon.-Fri.

Custom Hotel, LAX: First drink free

Silverlake Yoga, Silverlake: 15%

Artisan Cheese Gallery, Studio City: 10%

Apple store, the Grove: 5%-15% (not strikecentric; has always offered this discount to WGA members)

Swingers, Beverly Boulevard: 50% (thanks to an anonymous donor)

EYEXAM, Sherman Oaks Mall: Up to 30% 

Malo, Silverlake: 15%

Chandara, West LA: 25%

Jack Sprat’s Grille, West LA: 15%

Two Tomatoes, Sherman Oaks: 10%. Home decor and gift store; owner’s husband is a WGA member. “We can’t do much more than the 10%  because we are a very very new store just trying to get on our feet, but we hope it helps a little!”

Restaurants that have donated food and drink to the picket lines:

Red Bull
Otis Spunkmeyer
Food
Alex’s Catering
French 75 Bistro
Taco Bell
Starbucks
Jamba Juice
Hard Times Pizza
VitaminWater

Also:

TotalBeauty.com came to the line at Warner Bros. with care packages: Travel sizes of Kleenex, hand lotion, sunscreen and hand sanitizer, plus a Chapstick.

“For pure support, thanks to Beverly Hills Cab drivers for the consistent waves and honks.”

Free beer for WGA writers at the Irish Times bar, this weekend only: NOV 16th from 9pm -2 am and NOV 17th from 12- 7pm.

From the barkeep who brought you the above free beer: Her boyfriend has a song of interest, “One Big Union.” Can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/redsmear

“The Mobil station across from NBC is letting strikers use their restroom and grab a free soda. And a Bristol Farms market near Raleigh Studios is allowing strikers to park in their lot all day.”

On the other hand, an Office Depot threatened to tow strikers’ cars — even if they made a purchase.

The ROXY is giving free admission to anyone with a WGA card for the length of the strike.

“Wild Oats Cafe on Melrose and Gower is offering the use of their bathroom and a $5 breakfast special for WGAers (with card or red shirt). They even let me use the restroom a half-hour before they were technically open.”

Matt Sherman Management hosted WGA members for two hours Nov. 14 at Hollywood’s VICE Wedneday evening. 

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