Opinion:  LA Pride Becomes More Expensive and Less Inclusive

Opinion: LA Pride Becomes More Expensive and Less Inclusive

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

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Opinion: WeHo Needs to Speak Out on LASD Bigotry

Opinion: WeHo Needs to Speak Out on LASD Bigotry

Thu, Apr 28, 2016 5 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...

Opinion: Beware the Unintended Consequences of a WeHo Minimum Wage Increase

Opinion: Beware the Unintended Consequences of a WeHo Minimum Wage Increase

Sat, Mar 19, 2016 6 Comments

On Monday, the West Hollywood City Council is set to consider adopting a $15 local minimum way, following the City of Los Angeles. When...

Opinion:  And the Oscar Goes To …

Opinion: And the Oscar Goes To …

Fri, Feb 26, 2016 22 Comments

For best supporting actor in a farce, the Oscar goes to City Attorney Mike Jenkins in his brilliant performance in so convincingly...

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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

Car wrecks happen in West Hollywood daily. With the prediction of a wet California winter courtesy of El Nino, Los Angeles roads are more...

Opinion:  With the Ian Owens Settlement, We Got a Deal!

Opinion: With the Ian Owens Settlement, We Got a Deal!

Tue, Feb 23, 2016 17 Comments

We got a deal! Yes, the idea that Ian Owens, former deputy to Councilmember John Duran, will be paid $500,000 to settle his lawsuit against...

Opinion:  Moderating Our Drinking Can Curb Other Crimes in WeHo

Opinion: Moderating Our Drinking Can Curb Other Crimes in WeHo

Fri, Feb 12, 2016 8 Comments

Ben Coleman argues that stronger efforts to moderate -- not stop -- nightlife drinking will reduce the incidence of serious crimes such...

Opinion:  Try Talking to Your Neighbors About Noise

Opinion: Try Talking to Your Neighbors About Noise

Mon, Feb 08, 2016 8 Comments

“Milkman, keep those bottles quiet!” That was the title of Ella Mae Morse’s big song hit in 1944. In that time milk was delivered to...

Update: WeHo Apartment Building Break-ins and Mail Thefts Now at 26

Update: WeHo Apartment Building Break-ins and Mail Thefts Now at 26

Fri, Jan 29, 2016 37 Comments

Opinion: It's time for the West Hollywood City Council to take official action to press the U.S. Postal Service to act on this matter.

Opinion:  ‘Love No Hate?’ Needs to Get Real about Homelessness

Opinion: ‘Love No Hate?’ Needs to Get Real about Homelessness

Thu, Jan 28, 2016 14 Comments

Founder Nir Zilberman makes unsubstantiated allegations about the lack of resources in WeHo for the homeless rather than steering them to...

Opinion: Transients Are a Serious Eastside Issue, and the City Isn’t Doing Enough

Opinion: Transients Are a Serious Eastside Issue, and the City Isn’t Doing Enough

Mon, Jan 25, 2016 39 Comments

Roxanne McBryde, a 25-year resident of WeHo's Eastside, chronicles the experiences she and her neighbors have with homeless transients.

Opinion: A Path of Reason and Moderation to Serve the Homeless

Opinion: A Path of Reason and Moderation to Serve the Homeless

Fri, Jan 15, 2016 24 Comments

City Councilmember John Duran says the city is on that path as he calls out the array of services it already provides and argues that...

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