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Carleton Cronin

About Carleton Cronin

Carleton Cronin and his wife, Toby Ann, have lived in West Hollywood since 1974. They have raised four sons here, and Cronin has long been an astute observer of civic life.

OPINION:  Keep ‘Em Moving? How About Diverge and Re-Direct?

OPINION: Keep ‘Em Moving? How About Diverge and Re-Direct?

Sic transit Gloria For much of recent history the mantra of traffic management has been “keep ’em moving!” One envisions an...

Fri, Oct 13, 2017 with 4 Comments
It’s Going to Happen!  Now What Are You Going to Do About It?

It’s Going to Happen! Now What Are You Going to Do About It?

Only 3.6? Few people in West Hollywood felt the 3.6 tremor at 11:30 p.m. Monday night. It was a small one on the dreaded San Andreas fault,...

Tue, Sep 19, 2017 with 0 Comments
Opinion: Hurricane Harvey Is a Reminder That We Need to Wake Up About Earthquakes

Opinion: Hurricane Harvey Is a Reminder That We Need to Wake Up About Earthquakes

This is a subject I cannot leave alone … …. not only because of its current relevancy but because of my past intimate experiences...

Wed, Aug 30, 2017 with 16 Comments
Opinion: When Water Is Currency — and You Are Broke

Opinion: When Water Is Currency — and You Are Broke

September each year is National Preparedness Month, and our city dedicates its activities to preparing for the emergencies we are likely to...

Thu, Aug 17, 2017 with 2 Comments
Opinion: What’s Up about the Surge in Assaults on WeHo Streets?

Opinion: What’s Up about the Surge in Assaults on WeHo Streets?

My evil Uncle John was a “police reporter” early in his long journalism career and filled a column every day with the criminal antics...

Thu, Apr 27, 2017 with 10 Comments
Opinion: I Recall When It Seemed to be A Lot More Fun

Opinion: I Recall When It Seemed to be A Lot More Fun

Election day, that is. The exact years are lost in the fog of my memory, but much else of the occasion remains. The day before election...

Sat, Mar 11, 2017 with 2 Comments
Opinion: Politics — Doing the People’s Work in the Best Game in Town

Opinion: Politics — Doing the People’s Work in the Best Game in Town

East Coast politics have been the target of much dismay by those who believe that we can have a government – at any level –...

Mon, Mar 06, 2017 with 4 Comments
Opinion: Politics, Ice Cream and the Milkman’s Horse

Opinion: Politics, Ice Cream and the Milkman’s Horse

It’s easy to get endorsements from other politicians. That gesture is motivated by a desire to acknowledge others in the club, show the...

Sat, Feb 25, 2017 with 8 Comments
Dick Blons: Short in Stature But Large in Character

Dick Blons: Short in Stature But Large in Character

This will be a short appreciation for a man who was not large in stature, but was large in character. Dick Blons was an old-fashioned...

Thu, Feb 23, 2017 with 13 Comments
Opinion: Money and the 2017 City Council Election

Opinion: Money and the 2017 City Council Election

“Money is the mother’s milk of politics…” said Tip O'Neill. Carleton Cronin says what we can do about that in WeHo.

Fri, Feb 17, 2017 with 6 Comments
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