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 affliation 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 INN/WEHOville.


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. Robert Baumanns
  12. Alexander Bazley
  13. Mickey Balestrieri
  14. Julien Bardet
  15. Robert Baumanns
  16. Lisa Belsanti
  17. Dea Benson
  18. Craig Berberian
  19. Rob Bergstein
  20. Charlyn Bernal
  21. Bob Bishop
  22. Cathy Blavis
  23. Larry Block
  24. Assemblymember Richard Bloom
  25. David Bockoff
  26. Chris Bonbright
  27. Ivy Bottini
  28. George Boujie
  29. Christopher Bowen
  30. Jackson Brissette
  31. Lora Brudniak
  32. Bob Burke
  33. Kevin Burton
  34. Andrew Campbell
  35. Chris Carlson
  36. Rogerio Carvalheiro
  37. Robert Cefai
  38. Roy Christopher
  39. Kenneth Chancey
  40. Jim Chud
  41. Joe Clapsaddle
  42. David Codell
  43. Marco Colantonio
  44. Kimberly Copeland
  45. John D’Amico
  46. Robert Davis
  47. Peter De Giudice
  48. James DiGiovanni
  49. Addison Disesa
  50. Pat Dixon
  51. Michael Dolan
  52. Thomas Doherty
  53. Yola Dore
  54. Jonathan Dowling
  55. Paul Dubord
  56. Elyse Eisenberg
  57. Fred Epstein
  58. Marc Femenella
  59. Roy Firestone
  60. Charles Brosseau/Fisher
  61. Thomas Fleming
  62. Brad Follmer
  63. Evan Fong
  64. Jere Ford
  65. Shari Fykes
  66. Steffani Gaines
  67. Martin Gantman
  68. Pam Gates
  69. Robert Geddes
  70. Jim Gentile
  71. Mike Gerle
  72. Alex Gerstenzang
  73. Sam Ghodsian
  74. Ann Goldman
  75. Michael Green
  76. Stephen Guy
  77. Catherine Hahn
  78. Barbara Hamaker
  79. Paul Hanneman
  80. Joel Hecht
  81. Vicki Heitland
  82. Joan Henehan
  83. Gabor Heiligenberg
  84. Lynn Hoopingarner
  85. Ken Howard
  86. Michael Hein
  87. Tara Hotchkis
  88. Cy Husain
  89. Tim Jahnke
  90. Jay Jasper
  91. Walter S. Johnson
  92. Dean Robert Jones
  93. Keith Kaplan
  94. Richard Karliss
  95. Tom Kiely
  96. Don Kilhefner
  97. Mordechai Kirschenbaum
  98. Karen Loewenstern
  99. Josh Kurpies
  100. Dominic LaBriola
  101. Rocky LaFleur
  102. Alison Laurie
  103. Susan Levine
  104. Joel Lichtenwalter
  105. James Litz
  106. Margaret Ludwig
  107. Allan Marion
  108. Woody McBrearity
  109. Max Mehlman
  110. Tony Melia
  111. Barbara Meltzer
  112. John Michael
  113. Vera Mijojlic
  114. Dan Morin
  115. Robert Nankin
  116. Jacob Noonan
  117. Mihail Obogeanu
  118. Karen O’Keefe
  119. Paul Oppenheim
  120. Mark Pine
  121. Drew Pokorny
  122. Michael Poles
  123. Jeffrey Prang
  124. Elizabeth Ramirez
  125. Jennifer Raymond
  126. Diana Redman
  127. Timothy Regler
  128. Andrea Reider
  129. Christopher Rice
  130. Manny Rodriguez
  131. John Ryan
  132. Koren Salajka
  133. Rob Saltzman
  134. Jon Sasinowski
  135. Matthew Schreiber
  136. Brad Scott
  137. Cory Scott
  138. Arthur Scotti
  139. Kevin Seidel
  140. Jeff Seymour
  141. Samantha Shaber
  142. Scott Sigman
  143. David Sobolov
  144. Andrew Solmssen
  145. Steven Solomon
  146. Renee Sotile
  147. Dennis Staff
  148. Frank Stoltze
  149. Alan Strasburg
  150. Robert Swather
  151. Michael Talla
  152. Judy Tanka
  153. Grafton Tanquary
  154. Suzanne Taylor
  155. Jay Trujillo
  156. Rick Ugalde
  157. Guy Vespoint
  158. Owen Ward
  159. Patrick Weinbrecht
  160. Gary Westphal
  161. Peter Wied
  162. Robert White
  163. L.P. Wilder
  164. Matthew Williams
  165. Ruth Williams
  166. David Wood
  167. Michael Zannella