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October 29, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom of details. Nightlife iconoclast Simon Hammerstein has come to Los Angeles to act as the first artistic director of a new club in West Hollywood called DBA. The club is located in the former Voyeur space and will be as much a performance space and art gallery as it will be a dance club and drinking den. For the project, Hammerstein collaborated with the club's owners, Beau Laughlin and...
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April 10, 2014 | By Joseph Serna, Cindy Chang and Ruben Vives
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot two hostages, killing one, earlier this week as the men fled a knife-wielding captor in West Hollywood, officials said Thursday. John Winkler, a 30-year-old TV production assistant who had recently arrived from Washington state to pursue a career in entertainment, was hit once in the chest when three deputies opened fire on him Monday night at an apartment complex, officials said in a statement. UPDATES: Death toll rises in deadly bus crash He died at a local hospital.
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March 13, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Marisa Gerber
With a clientele of Hollywood celebrities including Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Silverstone, Dawn DaLuise was well-known as the skin-care guru of the stars. The 55-year-old former model ran a West Hollywood "skin refinery" that used electrical muscle stimulation instead of the typical steam-and-cream facial. Vogue and InStyle magazines have featured her, and she's the go-to beauty expert for national publications. So last year, when esthetician Gabriel Suarez moved in a couple doors down and started offering facials and male body waxing, the competition created tension.
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April 6, 2014 | By Ingrid Schmidt
Dee Dee Penny has a real penchant for black vintage garb, such as high-waisted glamazon shorts and sheer mesh tops, and second-skin leather jackets and mini-dresses. It's a gothic-meets-go-go-girl look that signals a readily identifiable aesthetic for Penny - and one that might work well for an indie pop band. Enter the Dum Dum Girls. Penny (born Kristin Gundred in San Leandro, Calif.) created the Girls as a solo project in 2008. Now she's the fashionable frontwoman of a five-member group, comprising drummer Sandra Vu, bassist Malia James and guitarists Jules Medeiros and Andrew Miller, on tour to promote their third studio album, "Too True," released on Sub Pop Records in January.
WORLD
June 5, 2013 | By Mery Mogollon
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres of Venezuela confirmed Wednesday that West Hollywood filmmaker Timothy Tracy had been expelled from the country earlier in the day, six weeks after he was arrested on espionage charges. Tracy was put on an American Airlines flight bound for Miami. The documentary filmmaker was arrested April 24 by operatives in the SEBIN intelligence agency on accusations of "gathering information" including video and photographic images for what Torres described as the April Connection, an alleged conspiracy to overthrow the government.
TRAVEL
November 19, 2010
If you go The Charlie , 819 N. Sweetzer Ave., West Hollywood; (323) 988-9000, http://www.thecharliehotel.com . One- and two-bedroom cottages in a garden setting, from $400 to $600 a day, $5,000 to $10,000 a month.
NEWS
January 14, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
Gino Angelini, chef-owner of Italian favorite Angelini Osteria, and Innovative Dining Group, the partnership behind swank steakhouse BOA and Sushi Roku, home of the spicy tuna crispy rice, open a Tuscan-farmhouse-inspired restaurant in West Hollywood. RivaBella , an 8,000-square-footer located on Sunset Boulevard, starts serving dinner tonight.  Dishes from RivaBella chef-partner Angelini include: housemade saffron tagliatelle and prosciutto ragu; squid ink crab ravioli with sea beans and lobster sea urchin sauce; crostino with chicken liver pate and marinated cannellini beans; and grilled cuttlefish salad with arugula and pomegranate.
NEWS
December 19, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Luxury watch retailer Westime celebrated the opening of a new flagship store in West Hollywood last week with three days of festivities. It all began Thursday with a cocktail party sponsored by Los Angeles Confidential magazine. On Friday, Westime threw a whiskey tasting for VIP clients, including a scotch master class taught by Martin Daraz, brand ambassador for Macallan and Highland Park Scotch whiskeys. On Saturday, Haute Living magazine hosted another cocktail party featuring a display of art by Marcello Pozzi, a line-up of luxury automobiles provided by O'Gara Coach and a silent auction benefiting After School All Stars.
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June 5, 2012 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
Well before the national gay-rights movement sprang from the Stonewall riots, West Hollywood Presbyterian Church started Los Angeles' first gay men's rap group. The year was 1965. The congregation launched the Lazarus Project in 1977, sending gay men and lesbians into Presbyterian churches across the country to share their stories of faith and family at a time when the denomination was poised to declare that "homosexuality was not God's wish. " The small church just off the Sunset Strip was the faith's first to hire an openly gay pastor — 27 years before the Presbyterian Constitution allowed homosexuals to be ordained.
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September 26, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
A West Hollywood retailer filed suit Thursday against the city over its first-in-the-nation ban on fur apparel. In the filing, Mayfair House , a specialty clothing and accessory store on Beverly Boulevard, said that the city overstepped its authority in banning fur apparel sales and that such trade should be regulated by state authorities. The ban, Mayfair House said in the five-count complaint, violates the state and U.S. constitutions. “It is crystal clear that California's constitution grants the state Legislature the only authority to enact legislation relating to the protection of wildlife, including the exclusive power to pass laws regulating the market for products of wildlife, such as fur,” Michael O'Connor, an attorney for the store, said in a statement.
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March 30, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Candidates competing to be the next Los Angeles County assessor tangled in their first public debate Sunday over tax policy and the best way to reform the office after a scandal that led to the arrest of the current assessor. But they were largely united in their criticism of one candidate who was not present: Jeffrey Prang, a West Hollywood councilman and special assistant in the assessor's office, who is so far the front-runner in fundraising and endorsements. Twelve candidates are running to replace Assessor John Noguez, who is on leave and fighting charges that he had property values reduced for campaign contributors.
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March 23, 2014 | By Nita Lelyveld
One day, David Harwell's car will come. An industry bigwig will drive by the corner of La Cienega and 3rd. He'll be discovered. He'll live his Hollywood dream. Harwell feels it in his bones as he moonwalks in front of a mini-mall. He knows it as he swivels his arrow-shaped sign that reads: "CHECKS CASHED, MoneyGram, CURRENCY EXCHANGE. " When a Starline Tours bus barrels down the boulevard, passing the Beverly Center and heading his way, he steps into the street and shimmies toward the people holding up cellphones on the upper deck.
NEWS
March 20, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported Thursday evening six miles from Universal City, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:17 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Beverly Hills, California, eight miles from West Hollywood, California and eight miles from San Fernando, California. In the past ten days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2014 | By Robert Abele
Sensitively observed, the indie drama "A Birder's Guide to Everything" concerns a gangly 15-year-old birder prodigy named David (Kodi Smit-McPhee) with a timely distraction on the eve of his widower father (James Le Gros) marrying his girlfriend: the sighting of a supposedly extinct duck unseen since the 19th century. Spurred by a local ornithology legend (a sublimely eccentric Ben Kingsley) to find it before it migrates, David, his Young Birders Society chums (Alex Wolff, Michael Chen)
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March 19, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Joseph Serna
A West Hollywood skin care expert who allegedly tried to hire a hit man to snuff out the competition pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles County courtroom Wednesday. Dawn DaLuise, 55, who boasted a celebrity clientele including Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Silverstone, is charged with one count of solicitation of murder and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. The allegation has stunned neighbors and associates, who said they knew about the rivalry between DaLuise and esthetician Gabriel Suarez but never thought it would go so far. Suarez moved in a couple doors down from DaLuise's business last year and started offering facials and male body waxing; the competition created tension.
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March 17, 2014 | By Richard Winton, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
One of the leaders of the "Bling Ring" burglary crew, which made headlines for breaking into celebrity homes, has been arrested for allegedly violating his parole, officials said. Nicholas Prugo -- a member of a ring of teens and 20-somethings accused of nabbing more than $3 million in jewelry, designer clothes and accessories -- was arrested Friday morning. He was being held without bail, police said. The alleged parole violation comes as his friend was arrested in connection to a murder-for-hire plot involving rival skin-care gurus in West Hollywood.
NEWS
July 25, 1985
A public hearing to discuss cul-de-sacs at several locations in West Hollywood will be held tonight at 7 in West Hollywood Park. Cul-de-sacs have been proposed for Huntley and Westbourne drives (north of Beverly Place) and Westmount Drive (east of Huntley and Westbourne). The meeting will convene in the park auditorium, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
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February 26, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, This post has been updated. See note below for details
If you're a state legislator from Arizona or Kansas, there's a good chance you're banned from one popular West Hollywood gay bar. The Abbey Food and Bar this week banned “every legislator in any state that votes for bills to allow for discrimination against LGBT people,” adding the lawmakers to a Deny Entry List, according to a statement from the bar. The ban at the Abbey comes on the heels of proposed legislation in Arizona that would...
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March 13, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Marisa Gerber
With a clientele of Hollywood celebrities including Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Silverstone, Dawn DaLuise was well-known as the skin-care guru of the stars. The 55-year-old former model ran a West Hollywood "skin refinery" that used electrical muscle stimulation instead of the typical steam-and-cream facial. Vogue and InStyle magazines have featured her, and she's the go-to beauty expert for national publications. So last year, when esthetician Gabriel Suarez moved in a couple doors down and started offering facials and male body waxing, the competition created tension.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By David Pagel
Jacob Hashimoto's installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center is a lot like the weather: all around us and bigger than everyone. Made up of thousands of small paper-and-wood sculptures that resemble miniature kites, Hashimoto's sprawling piece also puts visitors in mind of massive gatherings, whether they're made up of people crowded into stadiums or represented by numbers too big to wrap your head around - like the national debt or the amount of Twitter followers celebrities have.
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