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Wednesday's Scoop: Women in Leadership Awards to Recognize Local Professionals

The 17th annual event honors the achievements of local women in the professional and commercial or industrial business community.

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

17th Annual Women in Leadership Awards

The West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board and Chamber of Commerce will honor local professional women tonight at the design showroom on Robertson Boulevard. Honorees include Dr. Noel Bairey Merz of Cedars-Sinai's Women’s Heart Center, West Hollywood Sheriff's Captain Kelley Fraser, and Vallerie D. Wagner, Director of Education at AIDS Project Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event will benefit the West Hollywood Youth Scholarship Fund. Admission to the event is $15 per person.

Hogan Gorman Book Signing

The ex-model is coming to at 7 p.m. to discuss Hot Cripple: An Incurable Smart-Ass Takes on the Health Care System and Lives to Tell the Tale. The author event description states: "Inspired by her acclaimed one-woman show, this is a bitingly funny and keenly observed account of the cracks in our medical and social welfare system."

Desert Nights

The weekly event at showcases musicians in an intimate “living room” type setting. This week, don’t miss folksy performances by Rachel Goodrich, The Sweet Hurt and Yellow Red Sparks. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Cactus Lounge. Entrance is free.

High Kicks

The new art and music series continues this evening at the hotel's Skybar. Glam-rock talent Justin Tranter of Semi Precious Weapons will man the turntables poolside beginning at 9 p.m. Guests may RSVP to skybarla@morganshotelgroup.com or call 323-848-6025.

The Forecast

The National Weather Service predicts mostly sunny, with a high near 66 and a low around 54. West Hollywood will see calm wind becoming southwest between 5 and 10 miles per hour, with patchy fog after 11 p.m.

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allegra March 28, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I generally don’t see that women in our area, have a tough time with equality. In West Hollywood, with 40 percent gay men, there is only one City sponsored event, for gay men only, while there are seven events for women only. ...eight, if you count Love Your Body Day. I can see that it’s amazing in the Sheriff’s Department for a woman to come up through the ranks to become Captain... Even though I don’t attend women’s events, I want to say hooray for Captain Frazer. She’s a great person & a great Captain.

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