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Opinion: 5 Deaths in Our WeHo Community Are a Reason to Mourn and Reflect

Opinion: 5 Deaths in Our WeHo Community Are a Reason to Mourn and Reflect

There is still so much that is unknown about the deaths in the past two weeks of Kurtland Ma, 34, and John Winkler, 30. It will take time to determine whether, as some have alleged, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies overreacted...

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Heilman and Land: Lonely Figures in Campaign for WeHo Political Reform

Heilman and Land: Lonely Figures in Campaign for WeHo Political Reform

OPINION: Oh the irony! The 'establishment' council members support reform measures while the 'reformer' opposes them.

As a ‘Creative City’, WeHo Should Have More Women in Leadership Positions

As a ‘Creative City’, WeHo Should Have More Women in Leadership Positions

Opinion: Heidi Shink says West Hollywood can, and should, do more to engage women in local government and support to its female residents.

The West Hollywood City Council Kicking the Can? I Don’t Think So

The West Hollywood City Council Kicking the Can? I Don’t Think So

Opinion: Rather than "kicking the can down the road," Jeffrey Prang says the council was smart not to raid the city's $100 million cash...

Opinion: The West Hollywood City Council Needs to Stop Kicking the Can Down the Road

Opinion: The West Hollywood City Council Needs to Stop Kicking the Can Down the Road

Campaign reform, fixing the Gay Pride festival, improving traffic flow: when it comes to major issues our elected leaders demur rather than...

Opinion: West Hollywood Needs to Deal with Secondhand Smoke

Opinion: West Hollywood Needs to Deal with Secondhand Smoke

Smokers cluster in areas outside bars on Santa Monica Boulevard, exposing passers-by to the fumes from their cigarettes.

OPINION:  WeHo’s Rainbow Flag Represents Inclusion in a City That Was Founded on That 30 Years Ago

OPINION: WeHo’s Rainbow Flag Represents Inclusion in a City That Was Founded on That 30 Years Ago

Duke Mason argues that the City Council's refusal to hoist the rainbow flag permanently above City Hall shows it no longer represents the...

OPINION:  Cooley’s May Be Beautiful, But It’s a Bad Idea for WeHo’s Boystown

OPINION: Cooley’s May Be Beautiful, But It’s a Bad Idea for WeHo’s Boystown

EDITOR’S NOTE: Alfredo Diaz is the co-owner of Revolver, a bar at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Larrabee that he and his...