Category: WEHO Ville

Public safety advocates Ben Coleman, Jake Lee hang up volunteer hats, blame city politics

Two of WeHo’s most visible advocates for public safety turned down an offer by the city to continue their volunteer efforts this week, accusing city leaders of “playing politics” over prioritizing safety. Ben Coleman and Jake Lee, former block co-captains of the Center City Alliance Neighborhood Watch, were contacted via email by Jasmine Duckworth, Community […]

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The Tower of Power

Tower Records arrived on The Sunset Strip in 1971.  The owner of Tower Records, Russell Solomon, who died at the age of 92 in 2018, realized his vision but Tower Records on Horn and Sunset Boulevard has had to carry on without him.  The Tower Record Building is as much a landmark as the Capitol […]

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The Crown likely to dominate Emmys

Netflix’s “The Crown” is a heavy favorite in Sunday’s 73rd Emmy Awards, considered the strongest contender for the best drama series prize, while Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” is the show to beat among comedies. “The Crown” could collect an array of honors during the open-air, limited-attendance ceremony at L.A. Live — so planned due to […]

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Corruption continues in WeHo over teardown of Viper Room on Sunset Strip

The Viper Room opened in 1993 and was known as “Johnny Depp’s joint”. The world famous club hashosted Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stone Temple Pilots, Bruce Springsteen, LennyKravitz, Courtney Love, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, Iggy Pop and Sheryl Crow. But the history of the site goes back 100 years to 1921 when […]

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From a Stool at Schwab’s

The recent closing of Greenblatt’s was especially sad since the deli was almost the last vestige of this area’s Golden Age. The Chateau Marmont still stands a couple of blocks away, but in past decades there were several pieces of old Hollywood history standing within a walking distance of Sunset and Crescent Heights. Probably the […]

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‘Junk in the Trunk’ rummage sale is back

The City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division invites all treasure hunters to Junk in the Trunk at Plummer Park’s South Parking Lot (off of Santa Monica Blvd. & Martel Ave.) on Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shopping is FREE! Shoppers can rummage through the junk (or yard sale goods) from your […]

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WeHo beauty industry leader sued over racist comments, sexual harassment

Two massage therapists are suing an esthetician/businesswoman with a celebrity clientele, alleging they were exposed to racial comments and sexual harassment in the workplace, not paid for all services performed and forced to do janitorial work. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit filed by Carla Morais and Shirlei Silva against Flavia Lanini and the West […]

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Bobby Newberry and Rhea Litre Let Their “Freak” Out

“Freak,” the new single and music video from Bobby Newberry, is a duet with drag star Rhea Litre about the odd beasts we all have inside.  In it, the duo encourages listeners to let their inner FREAK out and let ‘em fly; be authentic and unapologetic in yourself. The song also motivates listeners to dance, sweat and […]

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Fantom Flower cannabis lounge takes root thanks to new map

Fantom Flower finally got the thumbs up from the Business License Commission this week, two months after the cannabis consumption lounge found itself in limbo after a zoning controversy arose. At their July meeting, the commission took issue with an undercover alteration to the city-drawn map demonstrating which lots could be used for cannabis businesses […]

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GYM Sportsbar re-opens tonight at new location

GYM Sportsbar returns to the Rainbow District tonight, opening its door at a new location after more than a year. The popular gay sports-themed bar had been shuttered since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. Now, GYM Sportsbar occupies the space where Halal Guys was, at 8919 Santa Monica Blvd., on the corner of Hilldale […]

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