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4/5/2013
WeHo Debuts 'Temple of Folly' Art Exhibit
The city of West Hollywood has debuted its latest “Art on the Outside” exhibit, showcasing the works of Los Angeles sculptor Liz Craft. The Los Angeles Nomadic Division, LAND, presented a collection of new outdoor art at a reception that was held on Sunday, April 7, at the West Hollywood Park.The collection of sculptures, entitled “The Temple of Folly,” features a hard-to-miss large-scale creation that’s part-teepee and part-creature. Find it at West Hollywood Park’s concrete stage area on San Vicente Boulevard, across the street from the Pacific Design Center. The collection also includes the “Hairy Guys” series, which showcases ...
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3/29/2013
WeHo Library Honored With 'Best of Year' Award
    The West Hollywood Library continues to receive accolades for its architecture and design. The LEED Gold-certified 32,000-square-foot structure has been awarded “Best of 2012,” and it's the winner of the Ralph B. McClure Craftsmanship Award by the Woodwork Institute.  Woodwork Institute’s Archetype magazine announced the award in its most recent issue.    The West Hollywood Library’s interior design was recognized for its notable millwork. The handmade bamboo-coffered ceiling features floral patterned leaves, petals and vines. Another notable millwork is the Children’s Theatre, which reflects one of Michelangelo’s Renaissance design concepts. The millwork was fabricated by SMI Millwork.    Established ...
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3/12/2013
West Hollywood Launches New, Free Cityline Route
Also, concrete repairs in effect along SMB
March 1 was proclaimed Cityline Day by the West Hollywood City Council to celebrate the launch of new routes and free shuttle services that went into effect in early March. The proclamation took place on Feb. 19 at the West Hollywood Library auto court, where councilmembers and Cityline bus drivers stood in front of a Cityline mini-bus for photos. Cityline has been West Hollywood’s own shuttle bus since it was first established in 1992, with a current estimate of 200 riders per day and 64,000 per year.  Following analysis of city-supported transit, the new free route aims to improve alternative, ...
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8/19/2011
CDC to Launch New Campaign Targeting Young Black Gay/Bi Men
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held a conference Aug. 15-16 in Atlanta that included new research on HIV’s impact on men who have sex with men in the black community. They also previewed a new campaign aimed at increasing HIV testing and awareness since the CDC estimates that a very high percentage of MSM are unaware of their HIV status. The “Testing Makes Us Stronger” campaign is part of a $45 million, five-year initiative launched by the White House in 2009. On Aug. 3, the CDC released its new estimates of the annual number of new HIV infections ...
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5/31/2011
Gay LAPD Sargeant Wins Discrimination Case
A jury awarded openly gay LAPD Sgt. Ronald Crump $1.16 million May 19 in his civil case against the city of Los Angeles. Crump claimed job discrimination and retaliation by his LAPD management superiors.Crump, who had been rising through the ranks as a highly regarded officer, was once the poster boy for the LAPD’s LGBT recruitment efforts. Crump alleged that when he was an LAPD spokesperson with the media relations department, his superior, Lt. John Romero, harassed and humiliated him—and when he complained, he was transferred in retaliation to an undesirable position while Romero was promoted.Ironically, during the ...
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4/14/2011
Duran and Prang to be Sworn in as WeHo Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore
Mayor Pro Tempore John J. Duran will be sworn in as the new Mayor of West Hollywood, and Councilmember Jeffrey Prang will step up as Mayor Pro Tempore at the annual City Council Reorganization and Installation on Monday, April 25, starting at 5 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park auditorium. Duran insisted to keep it simple. “This is my third time being mayor and I specifically asked the city manager to not make it an event,” he told Frontiers. “Normally there is a huge ceremony with celebrity politicians swearing you in, followed by entertainment and a lavish party. I asked ...
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3/30/2011
The City of West Hollywood calls for joined efforts to help those in the Japan disaster
Mayor John Heilman released a statement sending heartfelt sympathies to those affected by the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11. He also sent his condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the disaster on behalf of the City of West Hollywood. The 2011 Tohuku earthquake had a 9.0 magnitude that was followed by a 7.1-magnitude aftershock. The quake triggered a tsunami with waves up to 33 feet. The disasters have left an estimated death toll up to 10,901 as of Monday, March 27, a rise from 10,668 the previous day, according ...
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2/17/2011
Departing Kors addresses EQCA gala
Outgoing Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors addressed the group’s annual Equality Awards and Gala for the last time Feb. 12, LGBTPOV.com reports. The event, held at San Francisco City Hall, honored new Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris and Vicky Kolakowski, the nation’s first elected openly transgender judge. Kors, who has headed EQCA for almost nine years, spoke about some of the organization’s legislative victories during his tenure, as well as two bills EQCA is sponsoring this year—one a comprehensive anti-bullying measure, the second to make California the first state in the nation to require public schools to teach about ...
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2/17/2011
WeHo man nabbed on drug charges on cruise
A West Hollywood man was arrested in St. Thomas for allegedly selling drugs to fellow passengers aboard the Allure of the Seas cruise ship chartered by West Hollywood-based Atlantis Events, the AP reported Feb. 14. Federal customs agents allegedly found more than 140 ecstasy tablets, nearly three grams of meth, ketamine and more than $50,000 in cash in the cabin of Steven Barry Krumholz, 51, of West Hollywood, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Jeffrey Quinones said. While agents waited for Krumholz to return to his cabin, two passengers dropped by, allegedly to purchase drugs. Krumholtz was held on charges ...
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2/17/2011
Hawaii passes civil unions bill
The Hawaii State Senate passed SB232 on Feb. 16, a civil unions bill that confers all the rights and responsibilities associated with marriage. The bill now heads to pro-gay Gov. Neil Abercrombie. For two years, a coalition of groups beat back scores of political tactics to pass the previous civil unions bill, only to have the state’s Republican Gov. Linda Lingle veto it. There was an immediate call to boycott Hawaii. “We were able to turn it around so quickly because of one factor—the governor,” Van Law of Pride Alliance Hawaii told Frontiers. “He made this bill his priority.”
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