CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1985 |
In their brief political careers, the members of West Hollywood's first City Council have generated more than their share of controversy and endured more than their share of abuse. But early Friday morning, they outdid themselves. They canceled Christmas.
July 4, 1987 |
Marilyn Northcott usually bathed Cherie, her 5-year-old apricot-colored poodle, at home in a washtub. But this week she decided to take the dog to the pet store for a flea bath "because it's that time of year and she deserved really good treatment." But the tiny dog never got the special treatment Northcott had planned. Instead, the outing proved fatal for the miniature poodle.
June 16, 1985
The Times article on June 2 reported the vote on an amendment offered by (West Hollywood) Councilman Alan Viterbi and confused the amendment with the main motion. The Viterbi amendment called for the city to send a letter of strong protest to the county indicating extreme displeasure with the resolution of the issue and suggesting that the city would begin exploring how to get rid of the sheriff and all other county contract services unless the county accedes to our demands in the future.
May 16, 1985 |
The West Hollywood City Council has tentatively approved a measure that would require political lobbyists to register with the city. The measure was approved unanimously by the council last week, but still requires a final vote before becoming law. It mirrors laws passed by Congress, the state Legislature and the Los Angeles City Council. Lobbyists would have to provide their names, business addresses and telephone numbers and give information about the business or organization they represent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1985 |
To its devoted patrons, Barney's Beanery has always been a place of refuge, a barroom where the troubles of the outside world can be forgotten among fellow regulars, sympathetic bartenders and fast-drained mugs of beer.
August 6, 1987 |
West Hollywood has picked five semifinalists in an international competition to design a $24.5-million civic center for the 2-year-old city. Among the ideas chosen Monday from the 292 entries was one inspired by the movie "Singing in the Rain" and another offering skyline views of the Hollywood Hills from an outdoor performance garden. The civic center will be built at West Hollywood Park on San Vicente Boulevard.
June 18, 1987 |
Prompted by a wave of concern after the death of a municipal employee, the West Hollywood City Council declared Monday that the city will not discriminate against AIDS victims in hiring or granting health benefits. The City Council also agreed to match employee contributions toward a $12,000 emergency fund that is intended to help city workers stricken by the disease.
October 3, 1985 |
The West Hollywood City Council has agreed to give $24,000 to local business groups to install winter holiday lights on Santa Monica Boulevard, provided that the lights do not form stars, trees and other "religious symbols." The council voted unanimously to fund lighting projects by the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the West Hollywood Community Alliance in hopes of promoting local businesses during the winter holiday season.
December 10, 1987 |
Two California Craftsman-style houses in Highland Park have been saved from demolition by preservation enthusiasts who bought the homes from a developer last week and plan to restore them. Ted Kitos, a West Hollywood official who says restoring old houses is his passion, bought the homes on North Figueroa Street jointly with West Hollywood Mayor Alan Viterbi after reading about them in newspaper articles.
May 23, 1985 |
The West Hollywood City Council, in the latest round of decisions on the city's rent control law, has voted to require landlords to change carpets and drapes every seven years and to pay interest on security deposits. Last week the council asked that these concepts and others be written into the rent ordinance. The latest decisions provide for: - Rental increases for utilities. Landlords will be allowed to raise rents 0.