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Friday's Scoop: A Flock of Seagulls, Women's Power Breakfast

British New Wave rockers A Flock of Seagulls headline a night of 80s bands at House of Blues while a power breakfast gathering discusses women and equality at the West Hollywood Library.

Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Friday, August 24, the 237th day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood today.

I Ran

Turn the clock back to the 1980s as the hosts a night of “Lost 80's Live.” British New Wave group A Flock OF Seagulls best known for the singles “I Ran (So Far Away)” and “Wishing (I Had A Photograph of You)” headline the night that also includes The Escape Club (“Wild, Wild West”), Gene Loves Jezebel (“Desire”), Boys Don’t Cry (“I Wanna Be a Cowboy”) and Animotion (“Obsession”) plus Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann, formerly of When In Rome (“The Promise”). Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m.

In commemoration of the 92nd anniversary of women getting the right to vote in America, the city’s Women’s Advisory Board hosts a breakfast style gathering, “Understanding Our Power: A Roundtable Discussion about Women and Equality.” Dianne Callister, the head of the Women’s Studies Council in the School of Religion at Claremont Graduate University will moderate the discussion. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Community Meeting Room at

The creative process is never an easy one. That’s what the protagonist in Yuvi Zalkov’s debut novel, A Brilliant Novel in the Works, discovers as the tries to put together his first novel. When work on the novel is going well, his life goes well. But when the novel begins to fall apart, so does his life. All of this is complicated by external factors such as dead parents, an ill brother-in-law, a demanding wife and an editor constantly reminding him of his deadline. Zalkov discuss and sign copies of his novel at 7 p.m. at .

Modified Friday Schedule

Residents wanting to do business in will have limited opportunities to do so. As Patch previously , City Hall operates under a “Modified Friday” schedule every other week of the year, which results in most City Hall employees having those Fridays off. That means, only transactions at the first-floor Permit Parking and Cashier Counters are available. For more information, call 323-848-6392.

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