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    Medical Examiner Identifies Man Who Died in 9080 Santa Monica Blvd. Fire

    Medical Examiner Identifies Man Who Died in 9080 Santa Monica Blvd. Fire

    Sat, May 23, 2015 with 0 Comments

    The L.A. County Medical Examiner has identified the man who died after inhaling smoke during a fire Thursday at 9080 Santa Monica Blvd. as Eric Von Young. Von Young, 53, had no apparent address, and his hometown couldn’t be determined according to Coroner’s Investigator Joyce Kato. Young was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for smoke […]  Read More...




    Sex and the City (Hall): What Ian Owens Alleges John Duran Said

    Sex and the City (Hall): What Ian Owens Alleges John Duran Said

    Thu, May 21, 2015 with 19 Comments

    EDITOR’S NOTE: What follows is actual text from the lawsuit filed Wednesday by City Council Deputy Ian Owens in L.A. Superior Court alleging sexual harassment by his supervisor, City Councilmember John Duran. Duran has admitted to meeting Owens on Grindr, the gay hookup app, and having sex with him, but he has denied Owens’s allegations […]  Read More...



    Man Dies in Fire at Streamline Moderne Building on Santa Monica Blvd.

    Man Dies in Fire at Streamline Moderne Building on Santa Monica Blvd.

    Thu, May 21, 2015 with 3 Comments

    A man who may have been homeless died early this morning after being pulled out of a fire at the Streamline Moderne building at 9080 Santa Monica Blvd. known for having housed the Jones Dog & Cat Hospital. The man was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for smoke inhalation before his death, according to the […]  Read More...



    $20,000 to Quit the City Council Race? Larry Block Says He Rejected Cole Ettman’s Offer

    $20,000 to Quit the City Council Race? Larry Block Says He Rejected Cole Ettman’s Offer

    Wed, May 20, 2015 with 47 Comments

    What would it take to get Larry Block out of the increasingly heated campaign for West Hollywood City Council? Apparently not $20,000. Block told WEHOville tonight that Cole Ettman, another of the four candidates in the June 2 election, offered him $20,000 if he would withdraw from the race. Block said he refused the offer, […]  Read More...



    L.A. City Council Designates Norms La Cienega as a Cultural Landmark

    L.A. City Council Designates Norms La Cienega as a Cultural Landmark

    Wed, May 20, 2015 with 7 Comments

    The Los Angeles City Council today voted to add Norms, the Googie-style diner on La Cienega Boulevard, to the city’s list of historic and cultural monuments. The Council’s approval of that designation by the L.A. Cultural Heritage Commission had been sought by the Los Angeles Conservancy after the new owner of the La Cienega property, […]  Read More...



    No Key to WeHo for Bruce Jenner (Unless He Earns It)

    No Key to WeHo for Bruce Jenner (Unless He Earns It)

    Mon, May 18, 2015 with 16 Comments

    Bruce Jenner may have scored a reality TV show with his coming out as a transgendered person, but that won’t get him West Hollywood’s Key to the City. The idea was raised in an aside by someone attending tonight’s City Council meeting. But City Councilmember John Duran said he wouldn’t support it. “In my mind, […]  Read More...



    Developers, Billboard Companies Throw More Support to Heilman, Shink

    Developers, Billboard Companies Throw More Support to Heilman, Shink

    Mon, May 18, 2015 with 11 Comments

    Real estate developers and billboard magnates have added more support to the candidacies of John Heilman and Heidi Shink for West Hollywood City Council.  Read More...




    Planning Commission to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Ogden Drive Project

    Planning Commission to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Ogden Drive Project

    Mon, May 18, 2015 with 16 Comments

    The hearing is likely to provide a platform for those raising development of new housing as an issue in the June 2 election for WeHo City Council.  Read More...



    WeHo City Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday

    WeHo City Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday

    Sun, May 17, 2015 with 9 Comments

    If reading the campaign mailers filling your mailbox or littering your front steps hasn’t been exciting enough for you, you’ll have each of the four candidates in the June 2 West Hollywood City Council election making his or her own pitch live at a forum on Wednesday. The forum will held from 6:30 to 8:30 […]  Read More...



    Won’t Vote for Heilman? Then Heilman Recommends Block

    Won’t Vote for Heilman? Then Heilman Recommends Block

    Fri, May 15, 2015 with 29 Comments

    Who would get John Heilman’s vote for West Hollywood City Council if John Heilman weren’t running? Apparently Larry Block. According to several people who were there, Heilman introduced Block at his campaign fundraising event last night at Flaming Saddles bar. Heilman told those in attendance that if for some reason one of them wouldn’t vote […]  Read More...



    Sunset Strip Business Association Asks WeHo for Major Subsidy

    Sunset Strip Business Association Asks WeHo for Major Subsidy

    Fri, May 15, 2015 with 9 Comments

    The financially troubled Sunset Strip Business Association (SSBA) is asking the City of West Hollywood to fund 22 percent of its proposed operating budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The request for a $140,000 contribution to the SSBA’s $492,000 budget is included in a report that will be presented to the City Council at its […]  Read More...



    WeHo Hosts Bicycle ‘Pit Stop’ on Thursday for Commuters

    WeHo Hosts Bicycle ‘Pit Stop’ on Thursday for Commuters

    Tue, May 12, 2015 with 2 Comments

    The City of West Hollywood is celebrating the benefits of bicycling in this National Bike Month by encouraging community members to leave their cars at home and hop on a bicycle to get to work. On Thursday, the city will host a “WeHo Bike Hub” bicycle pit stop from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the […]  Read More...



    Postal Service Says It’s Working on Doheny Branch Problems

    Postal Service Says It’s Working on Doheny Branch Problems

    Tue, May 12, 2015 with 7 Comments

    The U.S. Postal Service has acknowledged problems at its Doheny branch in West Hollywood and a spokesperson said it is working on them. In an email to WEHOville, Richard Maher, the spokesperson, said: “there were several major issues caused by the relocation and staffing and management changes that occurred last year, and some issues have […]  Read More...




    WeHo Council Candidates Answer Questions on Bicycle Safety, Sharing, Access

    WeHo Council Candidates Answer Questions on Bicycle Safety, Sharing, Access

    Tue, May 12, 2015 with 25 Comments

    The West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition, a bicycle advocacy organization, asked candidates in the June 2 special election for the West Hollywood City Council to respond to its questions about bicycle sharing and safety and bicycle lanes. The questions and responses are as follows: LARRY BLOCK 1. Have you been involved in any efforts to promote […]  Read More...



    WeHo’s Doheny Drive Post Office Branch Criticized for Poor Service

    WeHo’s Doheny Drive Post Office Branch Criticized for Poor Service

    Mon, May 11, 2015 with 30 Comments

    The Doheny Drive branch of the U.S. Postal Service, open not quite 10 months, is the subject of growing complaints by West Hollywood residents for its poor management and lack of customer service. The customer service desk at the post office was closed for more than a week in February because of what a Postal […]  Read More...



    Lawsuits and Fines Pending in New York Against WeHo Council Candidate Cole Ettman

    Lawsuits and Fines Pending in New York Against WeHo Council Candidate Cole Ettman

    Sun, May 10, 2015 with 46 Comments

    The N.Y. Board of Elections says 13 lawsuits were filed against Ettman for violating campaign finance laws during his unsuccessful 2004 race for a state Senate seat.  Read More...



    Man Who Died While Hang Gliding Was West Hollywood Resident

    Man Who Died While Hang Gliding Was West Hollywood Resident

    Sun, May 10, 2015 with 8 Comments

    A man who was killed on Saturday while hang gliding in the Kagel Canyon area above Sylmar has been identified as Markus Michael Albert Schaedler, a resident of West Hollywood. The L.A. County Coroner’s Office today publicly identified Schaedler. He was with a group of four who descended from a mountain peak known as Hang […]  Read More...



    Water Main Break Floods North Formosa Avenue

    Water Main Break Floods North Formosa Avenue

    Sun, May 10, 2015 with 7 Comments

    UPDATE: Water service was restored about 6:45 p.m. Sunday, and a “slurry” compound was used to fill in the excavation, the LADWP reported. However, the compound must cure before the roadway surface can be repaired, and the street could remain closed until Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. As many as 27 apartments and homes in West Hollywood are without […]  Read More...



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