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Week in Review: Former Playmate Sentenced, Go-Go Dancer Day Designated and 9/11

In other news, UNITE HERE workers protest outside the Andaz hotel, City Council votes to ban plastic bags, and a West Nile case is reported in nearby Beverly Hills.

The second week in September saw West Hollywood shoppers dressed in their finest for , a half-dozen employees protesting outside the Andaz hotel, and a reported case of in nearby Beverly Hills.

Sheriff’s deputies blocked off Santa Monica Boulevard between Hayworth and Fairfax for two hours Tuesday night as they investigated a , hunting for suspects believed to still be inside the building.

Also that evening, the SLS Hotel hosted . A portion of the proceeds from the multi-course dinner benefitted art programs at West Hollywood Elementary.

A former was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in state prison after pleading no contest to attempted voluntary manslaughter in the 2010 shooting of her husband in West Hollywood.

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Patch readers, contributors and bloggers reflected on the 10th anniversary of September 11. Weho visitors bureau CEO remembered his brother, a pilot on one of the hijacked flights. Patch contributor wrote about her personal connection with the fatal day. Blogger Tracy Pattin shared the story of , who lost his longtime companion, a NYC detective, on Sept. 11, 2001.  For all of West Hollywood Patch's 9/11 coverage, click here.

During its four-and-a-half-hour meeting Tuesday, City Council voted to ban single-use plastic bags at area businesses, , deny a petition for a modern condo beside the historic Hollywood Riviera building, and allow extra height at the proposed mixed-use development at the Faith Plating site.

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Hundreds of shoppers hit boutiques on Melrose, Robertson and Sunset Plaza to mingle with designers and take advantage of discounts Thursday for the .

Patch editors and Huffington Post editors compiled , from veterans affairs to local firefighters. Images were collected across the country and tell the stories of lives lost on Sept. 11, Ground Zero heroism and the continuing toll from the wars that followed.

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