Week in Review: New Mayor, Old Planning Commissioner and CSW Person of the Year

Also this week, how West Hollywood became a "gay" city. Plus Weho Patch's editor leaves for TMZ.

This week, West Hollywood saw the installation of a new mayor, the return of a longtime Planning Commissioner, Chaz Bono being named Christopher Street West’s Person of the Year and a controversial Melrose showroom building approved. Plus Weho Patch’s editor for the past year said goodbye.

Top Stories

It was a changing of the guard at City Hall as for the next year. Abbe Land was also sworn in as the Mayor Pro Tem. Meanwhile, outgoing Mayor for his year of service as mayor.

John Altschul, a 16-year veteran of the Planning Commission, At that meeting, the Planning Commission intended as a wholesale showroom for home furnishings.

Land and Altschul were on hand for a talk with members of the American Planning Association about how .

West Hollywood resident Chaz Bono, the transgender son of celebrity superstar Cher, was named the organization which produces the annual gay pride parade and festival. Bono will be honored during ceremonies in June.

Local Voices

Blogger Woody McBreairty weighed in with , saying, “what I don't understand is the strenuous objection to the ban by those who say they have never bought or worn real fur.”

Meanwhile, political blogger Marta Evry discussed how 50th Assembly District candidate Betsy Butler sent out her .

Meghann Novinskie explained how , while Tracey Paleo talked about mothers who manage their children’s show business careers) and Cherry Davis confessed to wanting a .

Bittersweet Farewell

Danielle Jacoby, who served as Weho Patch’s editor since March 2011, this week. Jacoby thanked readers for their loyalty and dedication, saying, “this site grew and transformed thanks to your readership. And for that I will always be grateful.” Jacoby has taken a job as an editor/producer at TMZ.

Follow West Hollywood Patch on Twitter and Facebook for more updates, tips and news.

Chloe Ross April 22, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Let's all welcome James to the Patch in his new role. Chapel Hill's loss is our gain. And how gay must we be to be gay. This is a Great City on the whole and in large part because of our Gay residents.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »