Monday's Scoop: Historic Preservation Commission to Review Plummer Park Project

Also today: rain or shine, the West Hollywood Farmers' Market is on today, plus a slew of great shows and a book signing on the Sunset Strip.

Greetings, and welcome to today's City Scoop. Here's what's happening Monday in West Hollywood:

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Commission is meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 6 at to review input on the Plummer Park Capital Improvement Project, as well as discuss subcommittee appointments, according to the agenda.

Head to 's north parking lot between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and stock up on ingredients for one of Jennifer Brody's . Choose between or , or tell us your favorite recipe.

Book Soup Event

Richard Sparks—author of Milt Okun’s memoir, Along the Cherry Lane—will be signing copies of the book at at 7 p.m. With a title based off of the music publishing company for Elvis and DreamWorks among many other household names, the book is rich with music history and run-ins with stars like Elvis Presley.

Live Shows:

  • Felix Martin Trio, Noise of Rumors, Deer Park Ave. - at 6 p.m.
  • Potluck - , Original Room at 7 p.m.
  • Comedy Madness with Michael Q - at 8 p.m.
  • Jodi Miller and Iliza Schlesinger present The C-Word - , Belly Room at 8 p.m.
  • Jackyl, Kore, Angeles, Stonebreed - at 8 p.m.
  • Club With No Name presents Blackbox, Scattered Hamlet, Kemble Walters & The Black Faces, The Krank Daddies - at 8 p.m.
  • Steel Panther - at 9:30 p.m.
  • The Ding Dong Show - , Belly Room at 10 p.m.

Reminder: DineLA Restaurant Week

For the next two weeks, more than 28 local restaurants will offer three-course meals at bargain prices. This is the fifth year of the festival, in which participating restaurants offer three-course lunches for $16, $22 or $28, depending upon their usual price range. Dinners are offered for $26, $34 or $44.

The Forecast: Rain and a High of 60

The National Weather Service predicts rain before 10 a.m, and possibly a thunderstorm through the rest of the day The high will be near 60 in West Hollywood, dropping to around 49 by the evening. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent, says the weather service.

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Sheila Lightfoot January 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Many commenters on recent articles and blogs have focused on the corrupt nature of an entrenched City Hall “process.” If you’d like to dive into the weeds of how the City’s corrupt process is managed, I’d recommend reading 10.D. on the Historic Preservation Commission’s meeting agenda tonight (Monday, Jan 23). Go to http://www.weho.org/index.aspx?page=878 - and click on 10.D. Review of City Projects. You’ll find a transcript and minutes of the 2 Historic Preservation Commission meetings in which the Park Plan, in general, and the historic buildings in the Park, specifically, were allowed virtually “no” critical consideration by the Commission. As you’ll see, the Commission was not only limited in the scope of their input, but the EIR presented facts in a way that were overwhelmingly biased toward a pre-determined outcome for the Plummer Park design desired by City staff and Council. It clearly exposes the shameful maneuvering that has been used to thwart any community opposition to a plan for Plummer Park that virtually everyone hates. This shows what kind of input was actually allowed in all those meetings in which they like to boast the community had a voice. For those of you without the stomach for reading endless details, suffice it to say… it demonstrates how the process is rigged. It is a perfect example of “business as usual” at City Hall… they pre-determine what they want and steer the entire process toward their desired outcome.
joninla January 24, 2012 at 01:45 AM
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