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Week in Review: Gay Pride Kicks Off, Weho Park Reopens and Historic Preservation Group Forms

The annual Mayors' Reception officially kicks off gay pride in West Hollywood. Weho Park officially reopens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a new historic preservation group holds its first meeting.

Miss some of the headlines last week? Here’s a run down of what happened in West Hollywood last week.

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The annual gay pride festivities kicked off with the at Skybar. About 200 people attended the event hosted by Christopher Street West, the non-profit which produces the annual LA PRIDE celebration. Mayor Jeff Prang told attendees that West Hollywood is the trendsetter for the world in terms of gay politics, gay life and gay culture.

A , saying that citizen advocacy is needed to assure that cultural and historic sites are saved from the wrecking ball. The group intends to bring together several separate groups such as the Protect Plummer Park group and the Save the Pickfair Studios group to work for the common cause.

. The newly opened park features 2.5 extra acres of parkland in the area that once housed the baseball field and the original West Hollywood Library, which was demolished in September.

A on Saturday afternoon, sending a cascade of water shooting skyward. Los Angeles County Fire Department crews shut the water off in about 20 minutes. The cause of the water main burst is not currently known.

City Hall was also . Southern California Edison restored power to all homes and businesses by 5:30 a.m. on Thursday. The cause was an underground equipment failure near Hugo’s restaurant on the northwest corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Kings Road.

Embattled LA County while the LA County District Attorney’s office continues its corruption probe. The West Hollywood connection to the story is that Mayor Jeff Prang works as a special assistant to Noguez, serving as a liaison to the LA County Board of Supervisors.

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Blogger Steve Martin discussed the . He questioned the city’s approving the event which attracted an estimated 6,500 people but left residents angry about noise, parking problems and attendees urinating in their yards. Martin wondered why the city didn’t foresee these problems and asked why the City Council didn’t discuss the event before giving the go ahead.

Dating/relationship blogger Meghann Novinskie discussed She advised that it’s important to have the first meeting between romantic partners and friends be a casual situation so everyone is more relaxed.

Blogger Chloe Ross shared just as the war was winding down. Ross shared a hilarious anecdote about her father trying to find ice for martinis in the country that doesn’t have ice.

With the election coming up on Tuesday, several bloggers shared their thoughts about the candidates for the 50th District Assembly Race. Bloggers and discussed why they support Torie Osborn for the seat while talked about his support for Betsy Butler.

Finally, blogger Heidi Shink talked about why she’s She discussed the importance of that committee along with her qualifications for the job and the fact the Chaz Bono has endorsed her.

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