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    Independent Expenditure Committee Emerges to Support Heilman

    Independent Expenditure Committee Emerges to Support Heilman

    Fri, Apr 17, 2015 with 6 Comments

    “WeHo United for John Heilman for City Council 2015″ is the first of the so-called “independent expenditure” committees to have emerged in the June 2 race for a seat on the City Council. As of April 14, the committee had amassed donations of $40,012, with the majority of that from real estate interests. The biggest […]  Read More...




    New Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem Installed in WeHo Monday Night

    New Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem Installed in WeHo Monday Night

    Fri, Apr 17, 2015 with 2 Comments

    West Hollywood residents are expected to turn out in droves Monday night for the installation of new Mayor Lindsey Horvath and Mayor Pro Tem Lauren Meister. Horvath and Meister were both successful challengers in the March 3 election for West Hollywood City Council, which also saw the re-election of John D’Amico, who currently holds the […]  Read More...



    WeHo City Council Will Be Asked to Form Ethics Task Force

    WeHo City Council Will Be Asked to Form Ethics Task Force

    Fri, Apr 17, 2015 with 3 Comments

    Mayor John D’Amico and Mayor-elect Lindsey Horvath will ask the West Hollywood City Council on Monday to form an ethics task force. The goal of the task force is to develop a plan to implement ethics policies covering elected officials, appointed officials, City Hall staff and those who do business with the city, including lobbyists […]  Read More...



    WeHo Hosts Its Annual Kids Fair on Saturday

    WeHo Hosts Its Annual Kids Fair on Saturday

    Fri, Apr 17, 2015 with 0 Comments

    For kids and kids-at-heart, the City of West Hollywood will host its 20th annual West Hollywood Kids’ Fair on Saturday. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. south of Santa Monica. Admission is free. The Kids’ Fair will include family-friendly activities and […]  Read More...



    Get the Dope on Weed at The Standard

    Get the Dope on Weed at The Standard

    Wed, Apr 15, 2015 with 0 Comments

    If you’re looking to get the dope on weed, a popular pleasure for many West Hollywood residents, consider attending a conversation about the subject at The Standard hotel tomorrow night. “Dank Tank: A High Minded Conversation with Industry Experts about Post-Cannabis Prohibition,” is being staged by The Standard in collaboration with Paper Chase Press and […]  Read More...



    “100 Walkers” to Stimulate Talk and Thought in WeHo

    “100 Walkers” to Stimulate Talk and Thought in WeHo

    Mon, Apr 13, 2015 with 0 Comments

    California’s most walkable city will be full of walkers on Saturday as part of project by L.A.-based performance artist Richard Kraft. For Kraft’s “100 Walkers, West Hollywood” 100 people, each wearing a suit and bowler hat, will walk along a pre-determined route carrying sandwich boards with thought-provoking words and images. The walk will begin at […]  Read More...



    When Lightning Strikes in WeHo: A Rainstorm or the Wrath of God?

    When Lightning Strikes in WeHo: A Rainstorm or the Wrath of God?

    Sat, Apr 11, 2015 with 3 Comments

    Should thunder and lightning make us nervous in West Hollywood? Bill Maher suggested as much in a hilarious “Real Time” episode on HBO Friday during which he lampooned Indiana’s “religious freedom” law and Orange County lawyer Matthew Laughlin’s controversial effort to put on the ballot a proposition that calls for killing gay people. “Our gay […]  Read More...




    Gay Playgirl Model Dirk Shafer Will Be Interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    Gay Playgirl Model Dirk Shafer Will Be Interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    Fri, Apr 10, 2015 with 2 Comments

    Dirk Shafer, a well-known figure in the gay community who was found dead in his car last month, will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. There will be a private memorial service for Shafer on April 19 that will include his parents, who live in Oklahoma. A Hollywood Forever spokesperson stressed that the service is […]  Read More...



    WeHo Apartments: Expensive, Yes. But Then There’s Santa Monica!

    WeHo Apartments: Expensive, Yes. But Then There’s Santa Monica!

    Thu, Apr 09, 2015 with 9 Comments

    It could be worse. According to Zumper, the apartment rental site, the median rent for a one-bedroom in West Hollywood in March was $1,800 a month. But the median rent for a one-bedroom in downtown Santa Monica was $3,000. Indeed, pretty much every community west of West Hollywood had higher prices, with a one-bedroom in […]  Read More...



    Application Period Open for WeHo’s Youth Scholarship Program

    Application Period Open for WeHo’s Youth Scholarship Program

    Wed, Apr 08, 2015 with 0 Comments

    West Hollywood has announced its annual call for applications for its youth scholarship program. The program was established in 2007 to encourage and support high-school seniors and recent GED recipients to pursue their education beyond high school. The program is open to all residents of West Hollywood who are graduating from high school or receiving […]  Read More...



    WeHo Increase Maximum Fare Covered by Taxi Assistance Program

    WeHo Increase Maximum Fare Covered by Taxi Assistance Program

    Wed, Apr 08, 2015 with 1 Comment

    The City of West Hollywood recently implemented several enhancements to its taxi subsidy program. The City’s newly reorganized Taxi Assistance Program is designed to provide freedom and mobility to seniors and people with disabilities for a minimal cost. Program enhancements took effect on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. West Hollywood is increasing the subsidy offered to […]  Read More...



    Policing West Hollywood:  Good, But We Can Do Better

    Policing West Hollywood: Good, But We Can Do Better

    Wed, Apr 08, 2015 with 18 Comments

    Opinion: Public safety advocate Ben Coleman argues for increasing Eastside patrols and changing Westside patrol hours to deal with WeHo's increase in crime.  Read More...



    Sheriff’s Department Settles Claim for Damages in 939 Palm Shooting Death

    Sheriff’s Department Settles Claim for Damages in 939 Palm Shooting Death

    Tue, Apr 07, 2015 with 8 Comments

    The family of an aspiring TV producer, who was taken hostage at an apartment at 939 Palm Ave. in West Hollywood and then killed by sheriff’s deputies who mistakenly thought he was a suspect, have settled a federal lawsuit alleging they were negligent and used excessive force, City News Service confirmed today. John Winkler, 30, […]  Read More...




    WeHo to Limit Amplified Sound and Early Bands for the Sunset Strip Half-Marathon

    WeHo to Limit Amplified Sound and Early Bands for the Sunset Strip Half-Marathon

    Tue, Apr 07, 2015 with 3 Comments

    The West Hollywood City Council somewhat reluctantly approved a last minute proposal for aspects of the April 19 Sunset Strip Half-Marathon but made changes to reduce the chance that it will produce too much noise. The 13.1 mile half-marathon race and a separate five kilometer race will be staged by RaceForce, which conducts such races […]  Read More...



    Lauren Meister Makes Board and Commission Appointments to Replace Those of Heilman

    Lauren Meister Makes Board and Commission Appointments to Replace Those of Heilman

    Tue, Apr 07, 2015 with 29 Comments

    Newly elected City Councilmember Lauren Meister last night announced her appointments to various city boards and commissions after taking a hit for dismissing without personal notice many long serving members. Ivy Bottini, a member of the city’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board, said that Meister’s decision to remove all appointees of John Heilman, who lost […]  Read More...



    WeHo Celebrates National Poetry Month with Workshops and Readings

    WeHo Celebrates National Poetry Month with Workshops and Readings

    Mon, Apr 06, 2015 with 1 Comment

    West Hollywood is celebrating National Poetry Month with a variety of events and workshops to celebrate the art of the written word. The city already has installed 22 lamppost banners along Santa Monic Boulevard to highlight poetry and poets. “Public art is consumed by more people than any work at a museum. I want big […]  Read More...



    The ‘Gayest Store on Earth’ Lives On (For a While)

    The ‘Gayest Store on Earth’ Lives On (For a While)

    Mon, Apr 06, 2015 with 8 Comments

    The earth will keep its gayest store for at least two more months. Larry Block, whose The Block Party on Santa Monica Boulevard bills itself as “the gayest store on earth” said the March 31 closing, which was postponed until April 30, now has been pushed until after the June 2 City Council election, in […]  Read More...



    The Sunset Strip Gives Up Sass for Class with Arts Club Replacing Hustler

    The Sunset Strip Gives Up Sass for Class with Arts Club Replacing Hustler

    Mon, Apr 06, 2015 with 4 Comments

    It looks like the southeast corner of Sunset Boulevard at Hilldale is yielding some sass for class. According to the celebrity news site TMZ, Gwyneth Paltrow has purchased the site where the Hustler adult store now stands and plans to turn it into an upscale private club. TMZ says the actor and her business partner, […]  Read More...



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