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    Time Warner Cable Boosts Internet Speeds for WeHo Subscribers

    Time Warner Cable Boosts Internet Speeds for WeHo Subscribers

    Tue, Apr 22, 2014 with 3 Comments

    You should be able to get onto WEHOville.com more quickly, and not suffer through those annoying delays when you’re watching Netflix online, thanks to improvements in Time Warner Cable’s web service in West Hollywood. The cable service has announced that network upgrades allow it to now deliver Internet speeds of up to 300 Megabits per […]  Read More




    WeHo’s PickUp Line Campaign Wins Top Award from State Public Information Group

    WeHo’s PickUp Line Campaign Wins Top Award from State Public Information Group

    Mon, Apr 21, 2014 with 9 Comments

    The California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) gave the City of West Hollywood its top award in the marketing and communications category for the city’s innovative launch campaign for The PickUp, the free nighttime trolley service. The PickUp (also known as the WeHo PickUp) is a trolley service that was launched as a pilot […]  Read More



    WeHo Disabilities, Seniors Boards to Host Meeting Wednesday Focused on Affordable Housing

    WeHo Disabilities, Seniors Boards to Host Meeting Wednesday Focused on Affordable Housing

    Mon, Apr 21, 2014 with 0 Comments

    People with questions about affordable housing in West Hollywood are invited to a meeting this Wednesday afternoon. The meeting will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the public meeting room at the City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. north of Melrose. Hosted jointly by the city’s disabilities and senior advisory boards, […]  Read More



    Cultural Resource Designation Sought for Jim Morrison’s Former WeHo Home

    Cultural Resource Designation Sought for Jim Morrison’s Former WeHo Home

    Mon, Apr 21, 2014 with 9 Comments

    The West Hollywood Historic Preservation Commission will be asked next week to declare rocker Jim Morrison’s Norton Avenue apartment as a cultural resource. The Door’s Morrison lived in the building known as Cheri Amour, with his girlfriend, Pamela Courson, in 1970 and 1971. They reportedly had a stormy relationship, with frequent fights at home. Morrison […]  Read More



    WeHo Will Encourage Reading with Book Giveaway Wednesday

    WeHo Will Encourage Reading with Book Giveaway Wednesday

    Mon, Apr 21, 2014 with 1 Comment

    Not everyone has a Kindle or a Nook or a full bookcase. For those folks, the City of West Hollywood and Friends of the West Hollywood Library will be giving away free books Wednesday at the City Council Chambers and at the Plummer Park Community Center. The books are meant for those who are non-readers […]  Read More



    WeHo to Tweet Emergency Preparedness Advice

    WeHo to Tweet Emergency Preparedness Advice

    Mon, Apr 21, 2014 with 0 Comments

    West Hollywood will host a Twitter-based “#Wehochat” discussion Thursday  to focus to engage people to participate in emergency preparedness. The #Wehochat will take place at noon. It is expected to last for approximately one hour. The #Wehochat is part of the city’s effort to be prepared for emergencies. Representatives from  City Hall will join experts […]  Read More



    Narcotics Officers Keep Eyes Open for Dangerous ‘Bath Salt’ Drug in WeHo

    Narcotics Officers Keep Eyes Open for Dangerous ‘Bath Salt’ Drug in WeHo

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014 with 2 Comments

    The narcotics team at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station is trying to determine whether cocaine laced with a particularly dangerous drug known as bath salts might be present in WeHo. Lt. David Coleman of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau said a toxicology examination of Alexander McDonald, arrested April 7 in a knife […]  Read More




    Here’s Some Background on West Hollywood’s New Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem

    Here’s Some Background on West Hollywood’s New Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014 with 5 Comments

    The West Hollywood City Council on Monday will officially inaugurate John D’Amico as the city’s mayor and John Heilman as mayor pro tempore in a ceremony at Plummer Park. D’Amico will succeed Abbe Land, who will retain her seat as a council member. Heilman succeeds D’Amico in the pro tem role. The Council fills those […]  Read More



    WeHo Offers Up Diverse List of Cultural Events for Annual “One City One Pride”

    WeHo Offers Up Diverse List of Cultural Events for Annual “One City One Pride”

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014 with 7 Comments

    The West Hollywood City Council will be asked to approve Monday a long roster of events as part of the city’s One City One Pride celebration. The events range from a series of vivid video and digital projections onto a cluster of balloons over West Hollywood Park to an evening of musical theatre to an […]  Read More



    Deputies Involved in 939 Palm Ave. Shooting Will Return to Work in WeHo Next Week

    Deputies Involved in 939 Palm Ave. Shooting Will Return to Work in WeHo Next Week

    Wed, Apr 16, 2014 with 2 Comments

    The three deputies involved in the fatal shooting on April 7 of a young man fleeing an assault at 939 Palm Ave. will return to duty in West Hollywood next week. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced the return of the  deputies, who haven’t been identified. They were put on paid leave after the […]  Read More



    John D’Amico Will Assume the Role of WeHo Mayor in Ceremony in Plummer Park

    John D’Amico Will Assume the Role of WeHo Mayor in Ceremony in Plummer Park

    Wed, Apr 16, 2014 with 5 Comments

    West Hollywood City Councilmember John D’Amico will forgo the elaborate City Council Chambers on Monday and instead be installed as the city’s next mayor in Plummer Park. D’Amico succeeds Abbe Land, who has held the position for a year and has served as mayor five times.  The City Council rotates the largely ceremonial position each […]  Read More



    Deputies Make Three Arrests at WeHo Checkpoint on Friday

    Deputies Make Three Arrests at WeHo Checkpoint on Friday

    Tue, Apr 15, 2014 with 3 Comments

    Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested three drivers at a traffic checkpoint in West Hollywood on Friday — two for driving while under the influence of marijuana and one for driving without a license. The checkpoint was staged at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Robertson from 7 p.m. until 3 […]  Read More



    WeHo Beauty Maven’s Alleged  Scheme to Murder a Rival Takes a New Twist

    WeHo Beauty Maven’s Alleged Scheme to Murder a Rival Takes a New Twist

    Tue, Apr 15, 2014 with 0 Comments

    The already convoluted case in which West Hollywood beauty maven Dawn DaLuise has been arrested for soliciting the murder of a competitor has taken a strange new twist. In an interview with ABC News 20/20, Edward Feinstein, a young friend of DaLuise, says it was she who asked Feinstein to post Craigslist ads, send text […]  Read More




    WeHo Residents Rally at 939 Palm to Mourn Two Deaths and Protest Police Conduct

    WeHo Residents Rally at 939 Palm to Mourn Two Deaths and Protest Police Conduct

    Sun, Apr 13, 2014 with 6 Comments

    About 50 people turned out tonight for a rally at 939 Palm Ave. to mourn the deaths of two young men at that apartment building and to demand that the City of West Hollywood hold the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department accountable for one of those deaths. Dr. Kurtland Ma, 34, was found stabbed to […]  Read More



    LA Mayor Garcetti Endorses WeHo’s Jeffrey Prang for county Assessor

    LA Mayor Garcetti Endorses WeHo’s Jeffrey Prang for county Assessor

    Sat, Apr 12, 2014 with 0 Comments

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has joined the long list of prominent political figures endorsing West Hollywood City Councilmember Jeffrey Prang in his campaign to be elected Los Angeles County Assessor. “Jeff and I have worked together for many years on the concerns our neighborhoods share,” Garcetti said in a statement released by Prang’s campaign. […]  Read More



    Family of 939 Palm Victim Praise Him and Express Sympathy for the Deputy Who Killed Him

    Family of 939 Palm Victim Praise Him and Express Sympathy for the Deputy Who Killed Him

    Fri, Apr 11, 2014 with 1 Comment

    The family of John Winkler, who was mistakenly shot and killed Monday at a West Hollywood apartment building by deputies responding to a report of a knife fight, issued a statement today praising Winkler, expressing sympathy for the deputies involved and asking that their privacy be respected. Winkler, 30, suffered a single fatal gunshot wound […]  Read More



    Former WeHo Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Writing Illegal Painkiller Prescriptions

    Former WeHo Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Writing Illegal Painkiller Prescriptions

    Fri, Apr 11, 2014 with 1 Comment

    A West Hollywood doctor who wrote more than 1,200 prescriptions for powerful painkillers after his authority to prescribe those drugs was revoked was sentenced today to six months in federal prison and a year in a halfway house. James Eisenberg, 73, of Venice pleaded guilty last August to one count of distribution of hydrocodone, the […]  Read More



    NSFW: Rihanna, the (Ex) Queen of WeHo, Leaves Little to Our Imagination

    NSFW: Rihanna, the (Ex) Queen of WeHo, Leaves Little to Our Imagination

    Thu, Apr 10, 2014 with 0 Comments

    You remember Rihanna, crowned Queen of West Hollywood by giddy members of the City Council on Halloween night in 2012. The Barbadian recording artist, actress and fashion designer last Halloween ceded that crown to Queen Latifah (making her “Queen Queen Latifah?”). But she never really left West Hollywood behind. What would our little burg be […]  Read More



    WeHo City Hall Issues Statement on 939 Palm Killing

    WeHo City Hall Issues Statement on 939 Palm Killing

    Thu, Apr 10, 2014 with 13 Comments

    The City of West Hollywood’s Public Information Office issued a statement this evening about the shooting death of John Winkler on Monday at an apartment building on 939 Palm Ave. Winkler was shot by a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputy who was responding to a report that a resident of the building was attacking another […]  Read More




    Man Shot by Deputy at 939 Palm Was a Victim, Not the Assailant

    Man Shot by Deputy at 939 Palm Was a Victim, Not the Assailant

    Thu, Apr 10, 2014 with 42 Comments

    The young man killed by gunfire from L. A. County Sheriff’s Department deputies Monday at 939 Palm Ave. apparently was a victim and not the instigator of the knife attack the deputies were called to investigate. In a press release today, the Sheriff’s Department identified the young man as John Winkler, 30.  Winkler and two […]  Read More



    WeHo Stages First Tennis Festival at Plummer Park

    WeHo Stages First Tennis Festival at Plummer Park

    Tue, Apr 08, 2014 with 3 Comments

    The West Hollywood Tennis Festival attracted 80 people to Plummer Park on Sunday for a tennis exhibition with the former No. 1 player in the world, Mats Wilander, who offered a “Wilander on Wheels” fantasy tennis clinic. There were also clinics in which participants could play with former Australian Open champion Brian Teacher, Stanford All-American […]  Read More



    WeHo Council Grants 3-Year Extension to Modified Plan for The Lot

    WeHo Council Grants 3-Year Extension to Modified Plan for The Lot

    Tue, Apr 08, 2014 with 0 Comments

    The West Hollywood City Council has agreed to let the owner of The Lot extend for three more years its plans to redevelop the 11-acre property, an important part of film industry history and soon to be the home of Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. The Lot’s development history has been fraught, with the Council first […]  Read More



    WeHo Council Extends WeHo West Building Moratorium to Dec. 31

    WeHo Council Extends WeHo West Building Moratorium to Dec. 31

    Tue, Apr 08, 2014 with 6 Comments

    The West Hollywood City Council agreed last night to extend until Dec. 31 the moratorium on construction of new houses and second story additions or additions larger than 500 square feet to existing houses in the West Hollywood West neighborhood. The decision came after a public hearing in which some speakers decried the construction of […]  Read More



    Council Authorizes Modest Replacement for the WeHo Book Fair

    Council Authorizes Modest Replacement for the WeHo Book Fair

    Tue, Apr 08, 2014 with 5 Comments

    A modest celebration of literature, including a reading by a prominent author, a film screening and an event for families with children, will replace the West Hollywood Book Fair this year. The West Hollywood City Council last night declined to endorse a proposal by Councilmember John Heilman that it appropriate $125,000 to relaunch the book […]  Read More



    WeHo Council Oks Plans to Improve Sunset Strip Music Festival and Farmer’s Market

    WeHo Council Oks Plans to Improve Sunset Strip Music Festival and Farmer’s Market

    Tue, Apr 08, 2014 with 3 Comments

    Proposals to move the Sunset Strip Music Festival from August to September and recast the Sunset Strip Farmer’s Market won the support last night of the West Hollywood City Council. In a report to the Council in February, city staffers had suggested putting this year’s festival on hiatus while it was re-evaluated. The report noted […]  Read More




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