6 WeHo Policy Matters — From Red Light Cameras to Babysitting

Photo by jorizaga via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr They’ve banned the sale of most cats and dogs, doing some business with Arizona, mobile billboards and taken official stances for and against many topics, such as whaling. West Hollywood, or Follywood as the LA Weekly would say, is a unique city no matter how you put it, yet one that goes under the radar often when it comes to politics. Here’s a sampling of…

West Hollywood Gets an Openly-Lesbian Sheriff Captain

When Kelley Fraser was announced as the new Sheriff Captain of West Hollywood, there was no mention about her sexual orientation, only her solid background and career. It wasn’t until she recently appeared in front of the City Council with her family that the news was broke that she was openly gay. “The historic posting places a gay person as a LASD branch commander for the first time in Southern California,” explained the WeHo…

LAist Goes Shopping: Petrossian West Hollywood

Caviar is synonymous with luxury and decadence and the name Petrossian evokes images of posh people eating copious amount of lavish caviar presentations while laughing about their private planes and yachting adventures. But then we walked into Petrossian in West Hollywood and realized that caviar is not always an untouchable indulgence….

Volcanic Ash Strands Viper Room Artists Abroad

The volcanic ash spewing from Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland continues to affect the local music scene. We first heard about it with Coachella, now the smaller venues are feeling the pain, too. The Viper Room today announced that four upcoming shows are canceled: Deluka (4/20, but rescheduled for 5/19), Little Fish & Piney Gir (4/21), The Filthy Souls (4/22) and The Mary Onettes (4/29). “We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and…

The Solution for Mobile Billboards Just Might be Found in WeHo

A mobil billboard found on Woodman Avenue in Sherman Oaks | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist At the end of March, the L.A. City Council finally made a big move to address one of the biggest complaints in the Valley: mobile billboards. The group directed the City Attorney to make up an ordinance banning the street advertisements based a West Hollywood law, which in part says: A. It is unlawful for any person to conduct,…