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    USTA-Sanctioned Same-Gender Couples Tennis Tournament Scheduled for WeHo

    USTA-Sanctioned Same-Gender Couples Tennis Tournament Scheduled for WeHo

    Tue, Mar 31, 2015 with 0 Comments

    One of five same-gender couples tennis tournaments sanctioned by the U.S. Tennis Association will take place in West Hollywood in June. The same-gender couples tournament will be open to same-sex spouses, those in civil unions, domestic partners and spousal equivalents. The first such event sanctioned by the USTA, the sport’s national governing body, was held […]  Read More...




    Apartment Building Sale Shows Strong Value in WeHo

    Apartment Building Sale Shows Strong Value in WeHo

    Mon, Mar 30, 2015 with 2 Comments

    The recent sale of an apartment building on Orlando Avenue offers testament to West Hollywood’s strong real estate market. Marcus & Millichap said it had brokered the sale of the 19-unit apartment building on 526 N. Orlando Ave., between Rosewood and Clinton, for $8.3 million. That’s an average price of $434,211 a unit, substantially more […]  Read More...



    Report Shows Little Growth in WeHo Real Estate Prices In Last Decade

    Report Shows Little Growth in WeHo Real Estate Prices In Last Decade

    Fri, Mar 27, 2015 with 6 Comments

    An analysis of real estate prices in Los Angeles over the past 10 years shows no increase in a large portion of the 90069 Zip zone, which covers part of the Westside of West Hollywood, and modest increases in the 90046 Zip zone, which covers the area from Sweetzer Avenue east and the 90048 Zip […]  Read More...



    ‘Women in Leadership’ Awards Honor Five from West Hollywood

    ‘Women in Leadership’ Awards Honor Five from West Hollywood

    Thu, Mar 26, 2015 with 2 Comments

    Five women were honored last night at the 20th annual Women in Leadership Awards ceremony hosted by the City of West Hollywood, the city’s Women’s Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The awards recognize the achievements of local women in the community. Members of the West Hollywood City Council and members of […]  Read More...



    Obituary:  Scott Edwin Stewart

    Obituary: Scott Edwin Stewart

    Thu, Mar 26, 2015 with 2 Comments

    Beloved brother, partner, uncle, friend and Dodgers fan Scott Edwin Stewart passed away this week, early Monday morning March 23, 2015, in West Hollywood, California, where he lived for the past 26 years. Born on May 31, 1961, and raised in Fort Stockton, the Texas native is survived by his partner, Jorge Adrian Reyes Reyes; […]  Read More...



    Sheriff’s Department Plans Saturday DUI Checkpoint in WeHo

    Sheriff’s Department Plans Saturday DUI Checkpoint in WeHo

    Thu, Mar 26, 2015 with 4 Comments

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s traffic services detail will be conducting a driving under the influence / driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in West Hollywood on Saturday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. In a press statement, the department said: “The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven […]  Read More...



    Politicians, Celebrities to Rally Tomorrow to Protest the (No Longer Planned) Demolition of Norms

    Politicians, Celebrities to Rally Tomorrow to Protest the (No Longer Planned) Demolition of Norms

    Wed, Mar 25, 2015 with 6 Comments

    A group of politicians, preservationists and celebrities will stage a press conference at 10 a.m. tomorrow to call for the preservation of Norms, the Googie-style diner at 470 N. La Cienega Blvd. Speakers will urge people to sign a petition created by the L.A. Conservancy that opposes demolition of the iconic diner, whose new owner […]  Read More...




    Rapper Kendrick Lamar Slows WeHo Traffic with ‘Spontaneous’ Street Concert

    Rapper Kendrick Lamar Slows WeHo Traffic with ‘Spontaneous’ Street Concert

    Wed, Mar 25, 2015 with 4 Comments

    A seemingly spontaneous rave by fans of rapper Kendrick Lamar slowed down parts of Sunset Boulevard last night. Lamar tweeted an invitation to his 4.7 million Twitter followers sometime after 8 p.m. — “9 p.m. meet me here. 8950 Sunset Blvd. 930 pm. meet me here. 8466 Melrose Ave.” At least a hundred responded, following […]  Read More...



    Friends of Anais Nin Discuss Her Work and Life at WeHo Council Chambers

    Friends of Anais Nin Discuss Her Work and Life at WeHo Council Chambers

    Wed, Mar 25, 2015 with 0 Comments

    City Poet Steven Reigns will host a discussion of the celebrated author and diarist Anais Nin at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers on Saturday. Nin, who died in 1977 at the age of 73, documented her personal emotional journey in a daily diary that she began when she was 11 and kept throughout her […]  Read More...



    Alleged WeHo ‘New Year’s Eve Arsonist’ is Indicted on 49 Charges

    Alleged WeHo ‘New Year’s Eve Arsonist’ is Indicted on 49 Charges

    Tue, Mar 24, 2015 with 2 Comments

    A man who allegedly set fire to 46 buildings, including nine in West Hollywood, during New Year’s 2012, has been indicted on 49 charges of arson, arson of inhabited buildings and possession of flammable materials. Harry Burkhart, 24, was arrested on Jan. 2, 2012, by a deputy from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station who found […]  Read More...



    Hilfiger Store Sale Sets Record for WeHo Retail Space

    Hilfiger Store Sale Sets Record for WeHo Retail Space

    Tue, Mar 24, 2015 with 16 Comments

    It’s not only residential real estate prices that are climbing in West Hollywood. The LA Business Journal reports that the Tommy Hilfiger store on the southwest corner of Robertson and Beverly boulevards, recently sold for a record $2,815 a square foot. The store opened in 2013. The 11,000-square-foot retail space was purchased by real estate […]  Read More...



    LA Gay Techies Will Hold Inaugural Meeting in  WeHo

    LA Gay Techies Will Hold Inaugural Meeting in WeHo

    Tue, Mar 24, 2015 with 1 Comment

    Gay techies from across Los Angeles will gather Wednesday for the inaugural meeting of “Gay Geeks.” The “Gay Geeks” group is being organized by Joel Simkhai, creator of Grindr, the most popular mobile phone app for gay men. Grindr is headquartered on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Simkhai will be present for the meeting. “It’s […]  Read More...



    WeHo-Area Home Prices Up 21 Percent, Condos Up 11 Percent

    WeHo-Area Home Prices Up 21 Percent, Condos Up 11 Percent

    Mon, Mar 23, 2015 with 0 Comments

    Sale prices of single-family homes in and near West Hollywood rose 21 percent in the three months ending in February over the same period last year while sale prices of condo rose 11 percent according to a report by Sotheby’s International Realty. The report said 32 single-family homes were sold between December through February at […]  Read More...




    Former NFL’er Darren Sharper Gets 9-Year Sentence in WeHo and Other Rapes

    Former NFL’er Darren Sharper Gets 9-Year Sentence in WeHo and Other Rapes

    Mon, Mar 23, 2015 with 0 Comments

    Former NFL safety Darren Sharper, who pleaded no contest today to charges of drugging and raping two women he met in a West Hollywood nightclub and also struck plea deals to resolve similar charges in two other states, is expected to serve up to nine years in federal prison in Louisiana. Sharper, 39, reached deals […]  Read More...



    PDC’s Westweek Brings Interior Designers to West Hollywood

    PDC’s Westweek Brings Interior Designers to West Hollywood

    Mon, Mar 23, 2015 with 0 Comments

    Interior designers from across the country will converge in West Hollywood this week for the Pacific Design Center’s annual Westweek. The two-day trade event begins Wednesday and will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the PDC, which sits on 14 acres on bounded by Melrose Avenue and San Vicente Boulevards. Its Cesar Pelli-designed Blue and Green […]  Read More...



    With New City Council, Changes Loom on WeHo Boards and Commissions

    With New City Council, Changes Loom on WeHo Boards and Commissions

    Mon, Mar 23, 2015 with 10 Comments

    The changes in West Hollywood’s City Council are likely to also mean big changes in the 16 advisory boards and commissions that advise the Council on everything from development to transgender issues. With a few exceptions, each board and commission has seven members. Five are direct appointments by individual Council members; two are “at-large” members appointed by […]  Read More...



    WeHo-Headquartered Tinder Hits Lovelorn Over-30s with Higher Fees

    WeHo-Headquartered Tinder Hits Lovelorn Over-30s with Higher Fees

    Mon, Mar 23, 2015 with 1 Comment

    Could it be that Tinder, the West Hollywood-headquartered dating app, isn’t interested in linking up “seniors,” “daddies” or “cougars”? Earlier this month Tinder launched a service called Passport. It lets users view potential romantic or sexual partners in other cities and also reconsider potential partners they might have rejected with an impulsive “swipe left.” Tinder is […]  Read More...



    Opinion: Why I Support John Heilman for City Council

    Opinion: Why I Support John Heilman for City Council

    Mon, Mar 23, 2015 with 43 Comments

    I was proud to be a candidate for City Council in the election we held here in West Hollywood on March 3rd. Although I didn’t win, it was incredibly rewarding to meet the voters across West Hollywood, to listen their stories, to hear about their needs and concerns. From the Russian seniors to the LGBT […]  Read More...



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