Opinion: The WeHo Budget — To Complain or Not Complain. Is that Really the Question?

Opinion: The WeHo Budget — To Complain or Not Complain. Is that Really the Question?

When the city recently released its budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, some residents complained about the spending proposed and about how much city officials and employees were making. But the way the city spends its money, and the...

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Opinion:  LA Pride — the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Opinion: LA Pride — the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Fri, Jun 17, 2016 14 Comments

I’m struggling to put pen to paper. The tragedy at Pulse and the man with explosives on his way to LA Pride in WeHo have changed...

Orlando: The Grief and the Cynicism

Orlando: The Grief and the Cynicism

Thu, Jun 16, 2016 4 Comments

Their faces smiled at us from the front page of the New York Times. On Monday evening their names resonated in the cool air as Lady Gaga...

Nightlife and Your Life: Here’s How to Stay Safe While Having Fun in WeHo

Nightlife and Your Life: Here’s How to Stay Safe While Having Fun in WeHo

Thu, Jun 16, 2016 7 Comments

In the wake of the massacre at Pulse, Orlando's gay nightclub, WeHo Public Safety Commissioner Ben Coleman offers tips on how to ensure...

West Hollywood: Some Reasons for Moving On

West Hollywood: Some Reasons for Moving On

Mon, Jun 13, 2016 4 Comments

Two of my near neighbors, Ted and Alan (not their real names), longtime partners and residents of this block, are selling their house and...

OPINION: It’s Time to Take Radical Action to Stop Gun Violence — Boycott America

OPINION: It’s Time to Take Radical Action to Stop Gun Violence — Boycott America

Sun, Jun 12, 2016 9 Comments

In a country where money matters more than human life, we need to ask foreign leaders to boycott us like South Africa under apartheid until...

Opinion: It’s Time to Take Back Our Streets

Opinion: It’s Time to Take Back Our Streets

Tue, May 31, 2016 15 Comments

Four vicious late night assaults on men perceived to be gay in the last year. Three of the assaults occurred in the last five months. I...

Opinion: LA Pride — Let’s March On

Opinion: LA Pride — Let’s March On

Thu, May 19, 2016 14 Comments

Drop the threats of boycott. Let's enjoy this year's LA Pride and then get to work -- immediately -- on fixing what is broken.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD CAR ACCIDENTS: WHAT TO DO IF IT HAPPENS TO YOU!

WEST HOLLYWOOD CAR ACCIDENTS: WHAT TO DO IF IT HAPPENS TO YOU!

Sun, Jan 31, 2016 1 Comment

It’s summertime in Los Angeles, and drivers are distracted!  The top is down. The music is up. The sun is shining brightly, sometimes...

Opinion: Your Failure to Report Crimes May Put Others at Risk

Opinion: Your Failure to Report Crimes May Put Others at Risk

Mon, May 02, 2016 7 Comments

A pickpocketed cell phone at a crowded nightclub. An overnight auto break-in, with apparently no valuables missing. A robbery on the...

Opinion:  LA Pride Becomes More Expensive and Less Inclusive

Opinion: LA Pride Becomes More Expensive and Less Inclusive

Thu, Apr 28, 2016 65 Comments

Local merchant and civic activist Larry Block objects to the 40% increase in the festival ticket price and focus on music rather than...

Opinion: WeHo Needs to Speak Out on LASD Bigotry

Opinion: WeHo Needs to Speak Out on LASD Bigotry

Thu, Apr 28, 2016 9 Comments

The chief of staff of one of West Hollywood’s largest contractors has forwarded email messages containing insults of Muslims, blacks,...

WeHo Launches Campaign to Promote PrEP Use Among Gay Men

WeHo Launches Campaign to Promote PrEP Use Among Gay Men

Wed, Apr 20, 2016 4 Comments

The campaign includes a YouTube video by Todrick Hall (center in the photo above) as well as public signs, social media efforts and...

Opinion: Celebrating the Anniversary of Mom’s Sobriety

Opinion: Celebrating the Anniversary of Mom’s Sobriety

Wed, Apr 06, 2016 8 Comments

The month of April is significant to me for two reasons. First, because it’s my birthday on the 27th. Second, because this was the month,...

Opinion: WeHo’s Rambling Council Meetings Discourage Public Participation

Opinion: WeHo’s Rambling Council Meetings Discourage Public Participation

Tue, Apr 05, 2016 16 Comments

It is 10:26 p.m., and only 11 people who aren’t employed by the City of West Hollywood are sitting in the City Council Chambers as...

Opinion: Let’s Stop the Profane, Off-Topic Rants at WeHo’s City Council Meetings

Opinion: Let’s Stop the Profane, Off-Topic Rants at WeHo’s City Council Meetings

Mon, Mar 21, 2016 16 Comments

The twice-monthly West Hollywood City Council meeting provides an important forum for residents to raise issues before their elected...

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