West Hollywood Patch has learned that one of its writers plagiarized an obituary of John Chase from another website, Gelatobaby.com, and ran it without attribution. John Chase served as the city of West Hollywood's urban designer for 14 years. Patch regrets the plagiarism, which we do not condone. We have removed the obituary and apologized to the original author, Alissa Walker.
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