You Can Support the News You Need and Want

Believe in local journalism? With the sad decline of Patch and even the Los Angeles Times and L.A. Weekly, remains your only source for real news about West Hollywood.

Now there are two ways that you can help us help you by continuing  to give you the news you need and want:

  • You can make a tax-deductible donation to WEHOville, simply by clicking the Donate button below. WEHOville recently joined the Institute for Nonprofit News, an organization whose members include prestigious media outlets such as KPBS, CalMatters and WitnessLA. That affiliation gives us tax-exempt status
  • You can subscribe to a morning email blast that will alert you to all stories published by WEHOville in the previous 24 hours. Those who don’t subscribe will still have full access to the site online but will not receive the alerts.

Again, click here if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation:

Here are you subscription options:

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If you want to pay for a subscription by check, please make it to WHMC LLC, and mail it to WHMC LLC, 1138 Hacienda Place, No. 211, West Hollywood, CA 90069. For a tax-deductible donation, the check must be written to Institute for Nonprofit News, with WEHOville noted on the check as the purpose of the donation.


More About Us

I have been a reporter, editor and media business executive for more than 40 years, with a career stretching from the 1,200-circulation weekly Butner-Creedmoor News in my home state of North Carolina, where I did pretty much everything as a one-man band, to The New York Times, where my last position was vice president for new media/new product development.

I moved to West Hollywood in October 2011 with the intent of continuing my lucrative media consulting practice. But I quickly fell in love with this city and discovered it lacked the professional and objective news coverage every community needs to grow and thrive.

So I launched In terms of readership, it has been a success. Google Analytics, an objective data source, shows we have had a monthly average of 95,000 readers this summer, a number that grew to 101,000 in October.

But given that 60% of digital advertising goes to Google and Facebook, a hyperlocal online news site isn’t an easy way to make money these days. In fact, as I tell my friends, I’ve never worked harder and made less money in my adult life. But at the end of the day, it’s doing what you love that matters, not what makes you rich. And if you’ve read this far, it’s clear you love West Hollywood as much as I do.


Questions? Suggestions? We Want to Hear Them

If you have questions or concerns or story suggestions, please let me know. I consider you, our readers, to be partners in this venture as we move forward, and I welcome your insight and feedback — email me at  All communication me about possible stories will be confidential unless you agree otherwise.

You can click here to see the names of our board of directors. And we will publish an annual report that shows how the money you have donated has been spent.


Supporting Members

Here’s a partial list of our current 220 subscribers, some of whom asked that their names not be disclosed:

  1. Linda Agin
  2. Steve Afriat
  3. Mathea Allen
  4. Allegra Allison
  5. John Altschul
  6. Anthony Andaloro
  7. J.T. Anderson
  8. Zane Anderson
  9. Adam Bass
  10. Lenny Bauer
  11. Julien Bardet
  12. Alexander Bazley
  13. Mickey Balestrieri
  14. Robert Baumanns
  15. Lisa Belsanti
  16. Dea Benson
  17. Craig Berberian
  18. Rob Bergstein
  19. Charlyn Bernal
  20. Bob Bishop
  21. Cathy Blavis
  22. Larry Block
  23. Assemblymember Richard Bloom
  24. David Bockoff
  25. Chris Bonbright
  26. Ivy Bottini
  27. George Boujie
  28. Christopher Bowen
  29. Jackson Brissette
  30. Lora Brudniak
  31. Bob Burke
  32. Kevin Burton
  33. Andrew Campbell
  34. Chris Carlson
  35. Rogerio Carvalheiro
  36. Robert Cefai
  37. Roy Christopher
  38. Kenneth Chancey
  39. Jim Chud
  40. Joe Clapsaddle
  41. David Codell
  42. Marco Colantonio
  43. Kimberly Copeland
  44. John D’Amico
  45. Robert Davis
  46. Peter De Giudice
  47. James DiGiovanni
  48. Addison Disesa
  49. Pat Dixon
  50. Thomas Doherty
  51. Yola Dore
  52. Jonathan Dowling
  53. Paul Dubord
  54. Elyse Eisenberg
  55. Fred Epstein
  56. Marc Femenella
  57. Roy Firestone
  58. Charles Brosseau/Fisher
  59. Thomas Fleming
  60. Brad Follmer
  61. Evan Fong
  62. Jere Ford
  63. Shari Fykes
  64. Steffani Gaines
  65. Martin Gantman
  66. Pam Gates
  67. Robert Geddes
  68. Jim Gentile
  69. Mike Gerle
  70. Alex Gerstenzang
  71. Sam Ghodsian
  72. Ann Goldman
  73. Michael Green
  74. Stephen Guy
  75. Catherine Hahn
  76. Barbara Hamaker
  77. Paul Hanneman
  78. Joel Hecht
  79. Vicki Heitland
  80. Joan Henehan
  81. Gabor Heiligenberg
  82. Lynn Hoopingarner
  83. Ken Howard
  84. Michael Hein
  85. Tara Hotchkis
  86. Cy Husain
  87. Tim Jahnke
  88. Jay Jasper
  89. Walter S. Johnson
  90. Dean Robert Jones
  91. Keith Kaplan
  92. Richard Karliss
  93. Tom Kiely
  94. Don Kilhefner
  95. Mordechai Kirschenbaum
  96. Karen Loewenstern
  97. Robert Kraft
  98. Josh Kurpies
  99. Dominic LaBriola
  100. Rocky LaFleur
  101. Alison Laurie
  102. Susan Levine
  103. Joel Lichtenwalter
  104. James Litz
  105. Karen Loewenstern
  106. Margaret Ludwig
  107. Allan Marion
  108. Woody McBrearity
  109. Tony Melia
  110. Barbara Meltzer
  111. John Michael
  112. Vera Mijojlic
  113. Tony Morales
  114. Amanda Morck
  115. Dan Morin
  116. Robert Nankin
  117. Jacob Noonan
  118. Mihail Obogeanu
  119. Karen O’Keefe
  120. Paul Oppenheim
  121. Mark Pine
  122. Drew Pokorny
  123. Michael Poles
  124. Jeffrey Prang
  125. Elizabeth Ramirez
  126. Jennifer Raymond
  127. Diana Redman
  128. Timothy Regler
  129. Andrea Reider
  130. Christopher Rice
  131. Manny Rodriguez
  132. John Ryan
  133. Koren Salajka
  134. Rob Saltzman
  135. Jon Sasinowski
  136. Matthew Schreiber
  137. Brad Scott
  138. Cory Scott
  139. Arthur Scotti
  140. Kevin Seidel
  141. Jeff Seymour
  142. Samantha Shaber
  143. Scott Sigman
  144. David Sobolov
  145. Andrew Solmssen
  146. Steven Solomon
  147. Renee Sotile
  148. Dennis Staff
  149. Frank Stoltze
  150. Alan Strasburg
  151. Robert Swather
  152. Michael Talla
  153. Judy Tanka
  154. Grafton Tanquary
  155. Suzanne Taylor
  156. Jay Trujillo
  157. Rick Ugalde
  158. Guy Vespoint
  159. Owen Ward
  160. Patrick Weinbrecht
  161. Gary Westphal
  162. Peter Wied
  163. Robert White
  164. L.P. Wilder
  165. Matthew Williams
  166. Ruth Williams
  167. Kimberly Winick
  168. David Wood
  169. Michael Zannella