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Residents Above Sunset/La Cienega Protest Project



A proposed eight-story building at the crossroads of Sunset Blvd, La Cienega and Miller Dr brought a group of residents from the area out to a West Hollywood planning commission meeting last week to protest the project, reports Park La Brea News.

Many said that they were caught a bit off guard by the project and how far along it already is.  Concern focused around the additional traffic that would be brought to the already complicated intersection, of which the narrow and problematic Miller Dr., which leads up the hill, is a part.

Rendering of Project at Sunset and La Cienega

Another complication is that the project site spans both Los Angeles as well as West Hollywood, so there are two bureaucracies to deal with for the developer… and for the residents to send their complaints.

The project would replace the apartments directly at the north end of La Cienega, at 8497 and 8499 Sunset Blvd., with 34 residential units – 24 market price condos and 10 affordable housing units – and 9,200 square feet of business space for retail and a restaurant.

Plus, it sounds like there could be a big huge digital billboard at the intersection, at least according to the draft EIR report.  The renderings of the building appear to show a school of fish in the place where advertising would be shown in practice.

The building would be terraced up the hillside, with only the first three levels fronting the street.   Atop that would be a large terrace with a swimming pool, then more residential units would rise along the hillside, set back from the street frontage.

Read the full report at Park La Brea News



  1. Alek F

    September 28, 2010 at 10:07 AM

    I totally support the project!! It’s beautiful, well-planned, and will make the area more vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, and will enhance the area.
    As for the NIMBY protesters – they should move to South Dakota, or to Idaho, if they don’t want those project in their “backyards”. In other words, the selfish opponents should simply be ignored.

  2. samakm

    October 26, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    This project has to be rethought so it does not impact the residential community in terms of views, noise and traffic. I think it would make sense for someone to take a much closer look at the EIR and approvals received thus far.

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Aid for Renters, Seniors, and Community During Emergency



photo by Douglas McLaughlin

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood has updated its website with information and links to resources for a range of programs to assist residents and businesses, and they say they are implementing additional programs to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

For the latest City of West Hollywood information, visit .

The City’s website features information about rental assistance and eviction protections for renters facing economic hardship due to coronavirus; links to resources for workers and businesses; and information for seniors to connect to services from community organizations and find out about basics such as current neighborhood grocery store hours.

There are also details about the Safer at Home LA County Order, which urges all community members to stay at home to reduce transmission of coronavirus. 

As a reminder, West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and is suspending all in-person transactions. All public City buildings and facilities are closed.

City Hall will remain accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at

The City encourages community members to continue to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information.

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LA County Workers Cut Down Beach Volleyball Nets Due to Coronavirus



LOS ANGELES (TMZ) — The coronavirus pandemic is giving new meaning to the March tradition of cutting down nets … beaches across Los Angeles County are making sure no one plays volleyball.

L.A. County workers are busy cutting down volleyball nets across the Santa Monica, this only hours after California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered residents to stay home to help slow down the spread of the novel virus.

The decision to take volleyball off the table makes sense when you think about it … everyone in a volleyball match touches the ball, and they’re usually sweating and perspiring, which is not a good combination when it comes to COVID-19.

Despite the “Safer at Home” order for California residents, people can still go outside to walk and get exercise … officials urged folks not to congregate at the beach, and now there’s no way to get a volleyball game going.

We’re used to seeing basketball players cut down the nets during March Madness … but that’s just another annual tradition suspended due to the pandemic.

Tune in to TMZ on TV weekdays Monday through Friday (check syndicated/local listings)

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WeHo JFS Service Changes For Seniors and Others Due to Virus



WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood is taking every precaution to prioritize community health and well being to respond to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The City is getting the word out about updates regarding services for seniors at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park and services available from Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS)

  • JFS has immediately cancelled all activities at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park until April 10, 2020 as a precaution to safeguard health and safety and JFS will make assessments as the situation evolves;
  • The JFS meal site will provide a frozen meal for each client coming to its meal sites on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and the organization anticipates providing additional meals for clients in order to minimize client contact and support recommendations for social distancing;
  • Additionally, SOVA, the JFS food pantry, located on Pico and Robertson Boulevards, continues to remain open for community members.

The JFS West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center remains a vital resource for seniors and people with disabilities and it will continue to be operational at this time. Operated by Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS), funded in large part by the City of West Hollywood, and located in the community center at Plummer Park, the Center is a one-stop source of support and assistance.

In response to concerns about coronavirus, JFS requests that community members contact the Center by phone instead of in person. Currently, case managers are reaching out to connect with clients and assess needs. For more information, please call (323) 851-8202.

For additional information about social services in the City of West Hollywood, please call (323) 848-6510.

The City of West Hollywood will post updates on its website at The City is updating its calendar and information will be available at

For updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health about Coronavirus, please visit

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