Paul Frank Academy of Awesome Tour at PDC

Paul Frank kicks off the “Academy of Awesome Mobile Tour 2011” this Saturday from 5-9pm at the Pacific Design Center. The national tour, with over 50 stops, features the brand’s newly designed Winnebago where fans of all ages will have a chance to engage in interactive experiences that bring the fun and joy of Paul Frank to life. This family fun event will include games, photobooth activations, food trucks, and a puppy prom contest! Julius the monkey will be in attendance with special guest appearances by Bella Thorne, Zendaya Coleman, Niecy Nash, Amanda Garrigus, and Debi Mazar. Headlining the night will be teen heartthrob Drake Bell, along with performances by Kiev, Jackie Thon, Hello Vegas, and the Shakers!

Hide your Cats and Dogs! Coyote Sightings Increase

There have been coyote sightings in the area of West Hollywood, Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills. In response, the City of West Hollywood has notified Los Angeles County Department of Agricultural Weights and Measures and urges residents to take preventative measures. While these sightings can bring about moderate alarm, and there is a genuine need for concern, simple precautionary measures can be taken by residents to help reduce risk. Coyotes are considered a widely adaptable and opportunistic animal. In order to reduce the potential danger attributed to the presence of coyotes, residents are encouraged to reduce what these animals are seeking, which is primarily food and water.

German Shepherd Mix Puppy in Urgent Need of Home

UPDATE: We’ve been informed by Animal Advocates that a home has been found for Byron! by Brian Watson, Co-Owner, Posh Pet Care

We’ve had great results in featuring pets in need here on Weho Daily, and the latest dog that is in urgent need of a loving home is Byron. One of the rescue organizations we work with, Animal Advocates, says he has been at the shelter way too long, and the need for him to find a home is “beyond urgent now as the Baldwin Park Shelter is getting way too many owner turn-ins and needs kennel space. Please save him!” Byron is an exuberant one year old tricolor neutered male German Shepherd mix puppy found stray on May 16th and brought to the Baldwin Park shelter.

Fashion’s Night Out Returning for Second Annual Event

West Hollywood’s cutting edge fashion community will participate in the world’s largest fashion celebration, Fashion’s Night Out, on September 8. This will mark the return for a second year of the event in the city. Businesses all over West Hollywood, including many in The Avenues and several on The Sunset Strip, will participate by extending hours and hosting events. Attendees can expect celebrity appearances and designer showcases along with an abundance of food, wine and fashion. The City of West Hollywood will run free shuttles throughout the evening.

Over 1,000 Dogs at Weekend Super Adoption Event

by Brian Watson, Co-Owner, Posh Pet Care

Dozens of rescue organizations are holding a SUPER adoption event at the La Brea Tar Pits this weekend. Over 1,000 dogs from Los Angeles area shelters and various rescue groups are going to be at the event. The rescue organizations range from those that normally hold events in our area to specialized rescues, such as the California Bulldog Rescue Group.  Check out the extensive listing of participating groups below and visit their websites to see some of the wonderful companions you might meet at the event. The event will be held both Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, from 11AM to 4PM at the La Brea Tar Pits Park. PoshPetCare will be at the event so please be sure to say hello if you see us!

Weho Set to Become Fur and Cruelty Free Destination

The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved an item directing the City Attorney to draft an ordinance prohibiting the sale of fur apparel products. The effort will encourage the promotion of West Hollywood as a destination for cruelty-free and animal welfare events and establishing West Hollywood as the Humane Capital of the United States. The West Hollywood City Council also directed staff to work with the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the West Hollywood Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Sunset Strip Business Association and the Avenues – Art, Fashion and Design District as well as local businesses and non-profit organizations to develop a strategic plan to establish and promote West Hollywood as a destination for the humane movement including cruelty-free fashion shows and conferences. “In 1989, the City Council passed Resolution 558, which proclaimed our City to be a cruelty-free zone for animals,” said West Hollywood Councilmember John D’Amico, who initiated the item. “West Hollywood now has an opportunity to both uphold the tenets of Resolution 558 and to continue to provide policies and practices that would lead the way in how animals are treated in our society today.”

4 Pets Saved in Laurel Canyon Home Fire, Others Lost

A structure fire broke out at a residence on Laurel Canyon Blvd tonight and while there were no human victims, two dogs and three cats died as a result of the blaze. Four other pets rescued by the Los Angeles Fire Department did survive.  That count included two cats and two dogs. Initial reports indicated that the fire may have started around 10PM in a garage of the home, located on the 2700 block of Laurel Canyon Blvd.  A later report by the fire department said it was mostly confined to the kitchen area. The LAFD reported a knockdown of the fire at about 10:30PM.  32 firefighters took just 22 minutes to put out the blaze, which was confined within a single story home. Laurel Canyon Blvd was closed to traffic in both directions around the scene of the fire until about 11:20PM when a single lane was opened and traffic was allowed in alternate bursts for each direction.

La Cienega Design Quarter Hosts ‘Celebrate Art’ Events

Los Angeles’ La Cienega Design Quarter (LCDQ), one of the west coast’s leading design districts, announced the impressive list of sponsors and activities today for its annual Legends of La Cienega event scheduled to take place on May 12 – May 14, 2011. Legends of La Cienega is an annual celebration of design that brings together VIPs and tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, décor, art, fashion, and architecture for two days of receptions, keynote panel discussions, cocktail parties, book-signings, personal appearances, trunk shows, and special exhibitions. In its third year, the 2011 Legends event is presented by the LCDQ’s 50 member businesses which include the city’s most prestigious design showrooms, antiques dealers and home furnishings retailers located along La Cienega Boulevard (from Santa Monica to Beverly Boulevards), Melrose Avenue and Melrose Place. This year’s calendar of events is produced in association with the nation’s most prestigious shelter publications including ELLE DECOR, House Beautiful, Traditional Home and VERANDA. Local media sponsors include Angeleno, Angeleno Interiors, California Homes, California Home & Design, and Luxe Interiors and Design, with additional support provided by Flavorpill.com.

Pink Taco Draws Boycott with Pink Donkey Promo Stunt

Century City’s Pink Taco held a promotion for Cinco de Mayo that has many animal lovers up in arms. They painted a donkey pink and chained it up at their location in the Century City mall.  The company is working on opening up a restaurant on the Sunset Strip. The incident was first reported by vegan blogger QuarryGirl when she came across a photo of the stunt and became outraged. A Facebook page encouraging a boycott was soon established and word spread across other social media platforms such as Twitter. Celebrities such as Pink, Stephanie Pratt, Lo Bosworth, and Lea Michele tweeted their disgust at the restaurant’s promotion.  On the other hand, KTLA caught up with Vanna White near the restaurant and she didn’t understand what the big deal was. “Maybe he liked it, maybe he thought he was getting a massage when he was getting painted,” White said.

Rescue Dog of the Week: Meet Young Puppy Marco

by Brian Watson, Co-Owner, Posh Pet Care

We are so excited that rescue dogs we feature each week have been finding wonderful homes. Please help us keep up our record by with this week’s featured rescue, Marco. Marco is a playful three month old brown and white male American Staffordshire mix puppy who was found on March 24th and brought to the Baldwin Park shelter. He has quickly become a staff favorite, however he has still not found a “forever” home and he is running out of time. Weighing thirty-two pounds, this frisky puppy will probably grow up to be seventy pounds – he’s a big boy!