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    $150,000 Gown Is Found at WeHo Hotel, With Questions About Its Pearls

    $150,000 Gown Is Found at WeHo Hotel, With Questions About Its Pearls

    Fri, Feb 27, 2015 with 0 Comments

    The missing pearl-covered $150,000 gown worn by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Academy Awards has been returned to the West Hollywood hotel from which it was taken, apparently by the thief who stole it, authorities said. Investigators were notified about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday of the theft of the pearl-adorned dress from the London West […]  Read More...




    Historic & Cultural Preservation: WeHo Council Candidates Have Their Say

    Historic & Cultural Preservation: WeHo Council Candidates Have Their Say

    Fri, Feb 27, 2015 with 3 Comments

    The West Hollywood Preservation Alliance surveyed candidates in Tuesday’s election for West Hollywood City Council to get their take on historic and cultural preservation issues. Below are the responses from ten of the 12 candidates (Brian Funnagan and Christopher Landavazo did not respond). Q. If you could have been a decision maker on the city’s […]  Read More...



    Today is the Deadline for Mail-In Ballots for WeHo City Council Election

    Today is the Deadline for Mail-In Ballots for WeHo City Council Election

    Fri, Feb 27, 2015 with 0 Comments

    Today is the last day to drop your ballots in the mail for the West Hollywood City Council election. There are 12 candidates on the ballot for three Council seats. Residents who choose not to vote by mail can go to the polling places on Tuesday, which are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. […]  Read More...



    “Friends Of” Committee Is Not So Friendly to Mayor John D’Amico

    “Friends Of” Committee Is Not So Friendly to Mayor John D’Amico

    Fri, Feb 27, 2015 with 9 Comments

    An examination by WEHOville of actual spending by real estate development interests in the West Hollywood City Council election shows incumbent John Heilman and challengers Joe Guardarrama and Lindsey Horvath appear to be ahead of Mayor John D’Amico. Roughly 36 percent of the $622,000 in campaign donations thus far comes from real estate interests, which […]  Read More...



    Sheriff’s Deputies Search for Missing $150,000 Dress

    Sheriff’s Deputies Search for Missing $150,000 Dress

    Thu, Feb 26, 2015 with 3 Comments

    An investigation was continuing today into the theft of a pearl-covered $150,000 gown worn by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Academy Awards ceremony, during which she served as a presenter. Investigators were notified of the theft of the pearl-adorned dress about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nicole Nishida of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said. “It has […]  Read More...



    Rent Control Advocate Attacks City Council Candidates D’Amico and Meister

    Rent Control Advocate Attacks City Council Candidates D’Amico and Meister

    Thu, Feb 26, 2015 with 29 Comments

    With the City Council election only five days away, candidates John D’Amico and Lauren Meister have come under attack by the head of the renters’ rights organization that helped incorporate West Hollywood as a city. In a series of email messages, Larry Gross, executive director of the Coalition for Economic Survival (CES), urges voters not […]  Read More...



    Woman Injured in Crosswalk at Santa Monica Blvd. and Hayworth

    Woman Injured in Crosswalk at Santa Monica Blvd. and Hayworth

    Thu, Feb 26, 2015 with 24 Comments

    A woman was hit by a car last night while in a crosswalk on Santa Monica Boulevard at Hayworth Avenue near Baby Blues restaurant. Lt. William Nash of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene and that sheriff’s deputies are looking for him. Nash said the accident occurred […]  Read More...




    WeHo City Council Will Consider Reforming Its Deputy System

    WeHo City Council Will Consider Reforming Its Deputy System

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 with 7 Comments

    The West Hollywood City Council may act to reform its support system, which has come under fire recently for the behavior and compensation of the Council deputies. On the Council agenda Monday will be a proposal initiated by City Manager Paul Arevalo, Mayor John D’Amico and Councilmember John Heilman to come up with other concepts […]  Read More...



    The Real Estate Money is On D’Amico, Guardarrama, Horvath and Heilman in Tuesday’s Council Election

    The Real Estate Money is On D’Amico, Guardarrama, Horvath and Heilman in Tuesday’s Council Election

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 with 21 Comments

    The real estate development community is throwing its support heavily behind Mayor John D’Amico, Councilmember John Heilman and challengers Joe Guardarrama and Lindsey Horvath in the upcoming West Hollywood City Council election. The most recent campaign finance reports, which cover the period from Jan. 18 to Feb. 14, 2015, show that roughly 36 percent of […]  Read More...



    Final WeHo City Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday

    Final WeHo City Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday

    Mon, Feb 23, 2015 with 13 Comments

    The last candidate forum before the March 3 City Council election will take place Wednesday at Plummer Park. The forum, to which all 12 of the candidates for three open Council seats are invited, will be moderated by Cary Harrison of PRN Radio. It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in Rooms 1 […]  Read More...



    Hollywood Celebs, and WeHo Council Candidate Heidi Shink, Are Back at the Beverly Hills Hotel

    Hollywood Celebs, and WeHo Council Candidate Heidi Shink, Are Back at the Beverly Hills Hotel

    Sat, Feb 21, 2015 with 23 Comments

    Almost a year after Hollywood celebrities joined leading LGBT and women’s rights groups to call for a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the boycott seems to be easing according to various celebrity news sources. Among those celebrities seen frequenting the hotel recently are Russell Crowe, Sean Pitt, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie according to […]  Read More...



    WeHo’s Doheny Drive Post Office Is Fully Operational

    WeHo’s Doheny Drive Post Office Is Fully Operational

    Fri, Feb 20, 2015 with 1 Comment

    West Hollywood’s Doheny Drive post office is up and running. Richard Maher, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal service, said the branch at 458 N. Doheny Dr., south of Santa Monica, was one of a small number that were affected by a glitch after a national hardware upgrade. The Doheny location was largely inoperative from […]  Read More...



    WeHo’s Doheny Drive Post Office Branch Has Been All But Closed for a Week

    WeHo’s Doheny Drive Post Office Branch Has Been All But Closed for a Week

    Thu, Feb 19, 2015 with 7 Comments

    The Doheny Drive branch of the U.S. Postal Service has been all but closed since last Thursday because of a computer malfunction. The area where postal workers served customers is shut down. There is a postal clerk in the area that houses post office boxes, who on Wednesday was helping a long line of people […]  Read More...




    New Meningitis Infection in North Hollywood Rekindles Debate Between AHF and County

    New Meningitis Infection in North Hollywood Rekindles Debate Between AHF and County

    Thu, Feb 19, 2015 with 3 Comments

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation demands L.A. County Department of Public Health increase its efforts to alert gay men to the disease  Read More...



    WeHo Council Recommends MTA Not Extend Negotiation Contract with Charles Cohen

    WeHo Council Recommends MTA Not Extend Negotiation Contract with Charles Cohen

    Wed, Feb 18, 2015 with 8 Comments

    The West Hollywood City Council last night endorsed the recommendation of city staffers that it petition the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to not extend its contract to negotiate with developer Charles Cohen on the use of the MTA’s bus storage lot on Santa Monica Boulevard. In 2013, the MTA signed an agreement with Cohen Brothers […]  Read More...



    Doheny Drive Condo Project Gets a ‘Go’ from WeHo City Council

    Doheny Drive Condo Project Gets a ‘Go’ from WeHo City Council

    Wed, Feb 18, 2015 with 5 Comments

    A new condominium project proposed for Doheny Drive is a go. The West Hollywood City Council last night approved demolition of two existing houses on the 1.2-acre site and approved a development permit for the 50-unit building. The building, at 702-714 N. Doheny Dr., is a project of Jason Illoulian’s Faring Capital. It include 38 […]  Read More...



    Ian Owens Alleges His Boss, WeHo City Councilmember John Duran, Made Unwanted Sexual Advances

    Ian Owens Alleges His Boss, WeHo City Councilmember John Duran, Made Unwanted Sexual Advances

    Tue, Feb 17, 2015 with 62 Comments

    The Council deputy says Duran refused to act on Owens' allegations of improper behavior by fellow deputy Fran Solomon because he wouldn't have sex with Duran.  Read More...



    WeHo Half-Marathon Set for April 19

    WeHo Half-Marathon Set for April 19

    Tue, Feb 17, 2015 with 2 Comments

    West Hollywood will have its own version of the L.A. Marathon (albeit a shorter one) in April. RaceForce LLC, an event production company, has announced it will stage the Sunset Strip Half Marathon on April 19. Mayor John D’Amico, who with Councilmember John Duran proposed that the city authorize the race, said the event will […]  Read More...



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