Opinion: Sorry, But You Simply Don’t Make Enough to Live in WeHo

Opinion: Sorry, But You Simply Don’t Make Enough to Live in WeHo

“Sorry folks, but you simply don’t make enough money to live in West Hollywood.” That could have been the message sent by three of our City Council members when they voted Monday night to allow the gross enlargement of the iconic...

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Opinion: Poor Management Is the Apparent Reason Behind WeHo’s Mailbox Thefts

Opinion: Poor Management Is the Apparent Reason Behind WeHo’s Mailbox Thefts

Wed, Aug 12, 2015 9 Comments

The U.S. Postal Service needs to immediately replace the master key locks in buildings for which it can't prove it has those keys in its...

Opinion: Landlords New Water Use Survey and Plan to Raise Rents Is All Wet

Opinion: Landlords New Water Use Survey and Plan to Raise Rents Is All Wet

Wed, Jul 29, 2015 17 Comments

The landlord group, Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA), just released a survey that it conducted that claims that more...

Opinion: WeHo’s Proposed Design Standards Could Stifle Innovative Design

Opinion: WeHo’s Proposed Design Standards Could Stifle Innovative Design

Mon, Jul 27, 2015 9 Comments

The West Hollywood City Council last week adopted a proposal by Councilmembers John D’Amico and John Heilman that asks the city to...

City Council Deputies Union Challenges Elimination of the Deputy Positions

City Council Deputies Union Challenges Elimination of the Deputy Positions

Thu, Jul 23, 2015 16 Comments

The union that represents West Hollywood’s City Council deputies is challenging their dismissal. Nikita Soukonnikov of City Employees...

West Hollywood:  Built to Last, Designed for Change

West Hollywood: Built to Last, Designed for Change

Tue, Jun 23, 2015 18 Comments

Mayor Lindsey Horvath argues that some of the best ideas for WeHo 3.0 may come from outside City Hall.

Opinion: The Best Man Won. And Larry Block Learned How Politics Works in WeHo

Opinion: The Best Man Won. And Larry Block Learned How Politics Works in WeHo

Fri, Jun 05, 2015 31 Comments

It was three years ago when I decided to get into politics. I was sitting with my sister, who had been diagnosed with inoperable lung...

Opinion:  Honesty Should Be Issue No. 1 in the WeHo City Council Election

Opinion: Honesty Should Be Issue No. 1 in the WeHo City Council Election

Mon, Jun 01, 2015 22 Comments

We shouldn't trust candidates with a reputation for dishonesty and illegal activity to do what they have promised us.

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What You Need to Know About Pedestrian Safety in West Hollywood

What You Need to Know About Pedestrian Safety in West Hollywood

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are not uncommon in West Hollywood. All too often the news reports on someone who was hit by a car,...

Opinion:  City Should Do More to Protect Homeless Vagrants

Opinion: City Should Do More to Protect Homeless Vagrants

Sun, May 31, 2015 12 Comments

When a homeless man died from a fire in an abandoned commercial building at 9080 Santa Monica Blvd., the lack of focus and absence of...

Opinion: Let’s Not Shut West Hollywood’s Door

Opinion: Let’s Not Shut West Hollywood’s Door

Sat, May 23, 2015 62 Comments

Our city, founded as a home for all, runs the risk of becoming a gated community for long-time residents and rich newcomers.

Sex and the City (Hall): What Ian Owens Alleges John Duran Said

Sex and the City (Hall): What Ian Owens Alleges John Duran Said

Thu, May 21, 2015 21 Comments

EDITOR’S NOTE: What follows is actual text from the lawsuit filed Wednesday by City Council Deputy Ian Owens in L.A. Superior Court...

Facts Matter: Let’s Get the City Council Election Campaign Focused on Them

Facts Matter: Let’s Get the City Council Election Campaign Focused on Them

Fri, May 15, 2015 61 Comments

Opinion: The facts are there, now voters and City Council candidates need to focus on them.

Opinion: Poor King CO MA DI Cried

Opinion: Poor King CO MA DI Cried

Thu, May 07, 2015 11 Comments

Poor king CO MA DI, slyly, with a Cheshire smile that assures himself we can’t possibly be on to him, vainly tries to place himself...

Opinion: Are You Ready for the Big One?

Opinion: Are You Ready for the Big One?

Wed, May 06, 2015 7 Comments

Some of you know me already as one of your at-large Public Safety Commissioners here in West Hollywood. I want to reach out to you to...

Opinion: WeHo City Council Meetings Not the Place for Campaign Speeches

Opinion: WeHo City Council Meetings Not the Place for Campaign Speeches

Tue, May 05, 2015 25 Comments

At last night’s West Hollywood City Council meeting three of the four candidates in the current race for Jeffrey Prang’s seat for...

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