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West Hollywood, California
Official logo of West Hollywood, California
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Nickname: "WeHo"
Location of Los Angeles County in California and West Hollywood within Los Angeles County
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated 1984
 - City Council John Heilman (mayor)
Sal Guarriello
John J. Duran
Abbe Land
Jeffrey Prang
Area  
 - City  1.9 sq mi (4.9 km²)
 - Land  1.9 sq mi (4.9 km²)
 - Water  0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 35,716
 - Density  18,992.7/sq mi (7,335.1/km²)
  U.S. Census, 2000
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: www.weho.org

West Hollywood (informally known as WeHo), an incorporated city in Los Angeles County, California, was founded on 29 November 1984. The total residential population is just over 37,000; however, the nighttime and weekend population swells to between 80,000 and 100,000, with a high of up to 500,000 during major events such as Halloween or the Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade, acccording to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department which provides police services for West Hollywood. The city is one of the most notable gay villages in the United States. This work is copyrighted. ... // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Robin, Bobby, Rab, Rabbie, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Beto, Bobadito, and Robban (in Sweden), are all nicknames for Robert). ... Image File history File links West_Hollywood_in_LA_County_map. ... Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The political units and divisions of the United States include: the fifty states, which units are typically divided into counties and townships, and incorporate cities, villages, towns, and other types of municipalities, and other autonomous or subordinate public authorities and institutions; and the federal state, which unit is the United... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... John Heilman is a Cleveland native who moved to Southern California to attend the University of Southern California Law School. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 1 km² (100 hectares) and 10 km² (1000 hectares). ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  Areas that have DST  Areas that once had DST  Areas that never had DST For a list of various nations usage of DST, see Daylight saving time around the world. ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the holiday. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


West Hollywood is bordered on the north by the Santa Monica Mountains, on the east by the Hollywood District of Los Angeles, on the west by the city of Beverly Hills and on the south by the Fairfax District of Los Angeles. Santa Monica Mountains The Santa Monica Mountains are a low transverse range in southern California in the United States. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California. ... The Fairfax District is an area of neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles, California, that is roughly bordered by West Hollywood on the north, La Brea Avenue on the east, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills on the west and Wilshire Boulevard on the south. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...

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History

Although most historical writings about West Hollywood begin in the late 18th century, the land was already inhabited when the Portuguese explorer Cabrillo arrived offshore, claiming the land for Spain. Canoeing out to greet him were some of the 5,000 members of the Tongva tribe, a nation of gentle hunters and gatherers, known for their reverence of dancing and courage. These indigenous people were forcibly acculturated by the ever-encroaching Spanish mission system, and were almost decimated by disease by 1771. To add insult to injury, their tribal name was changed to “Gabrielinos”, a reference to the Mission de San Gabriel that ravaged their culture and overtook their land . Cabrillo can refer to: Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, a Spanish explorer who was the first European to explore what is now California Cabrillo National Monument in southern California Point Cabrillo and the Point Cabrillo Light Station in Mendocino County in northern California. ...


By 1780, the now famous “Sunset Strip” was the major connecting road for el Pueblo de Los Angeles and all ranches westward to the Pacific Ocean. The land went through various owners and names in the next 100 years, with names such as La Brea and Plummer in the historical record. Most of the area was part of the Rancho La Brea, and eventually came under the ownership of the Hancock family.


In the last years of the 19th century the first large development in what would become West Hollywood, the town of Sherman, was established by Moses Sherman and his partners in the Los Angeles and Pacific Railway, an interurban line which would become part of the Pacific Electric Railway system. Sherman was the location of the railroad's main shops, yards and carbarns. Many working class employees of the railroad took up residence in the town. It was during this time that the city began to earn its reputation for being a loosely-regulated, liquor-friendly spot for eccentric folks wary of government interference. The town chose not to incorporate into Los Angeles, and was proud to be called “West Hollywood”, borrowing glamour and celebrity from the new movie colony bursting onto the scene one town to the east. Moses Hazeltine Sherman (1853-1932) was a land developer who built a streetcar line and owned property in the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood, California, USA. He also served on the Los Angeles Water Board. ... The Pacific Electric Railway (AAR reporting mark PE), also known as the Red Car system, was a mass transit system in Southern California using streetcars, light rail and buses. ...


For many years, the area that is now the City of West Hollywood was an unincorporated area in the midst of the City of Los Angeles, but was under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Because gambling was illegal in the city of Los Angeles, but legal in the county, the 1920s saw the proliferation of many nightclubs and casinos along the section of the Sunset Strip that did not fall within the Los Angeles city limits. As a result, these businesses were immune from the heavy-handed treatment by the LAPD. (The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was and still is in charge of policing the area.) Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City  498. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Gambling or Gaming [1] has had many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. ... The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners be merged into this article or section. ... Memorial to fallen deputies. ...


Movie people were attracted to this less restricted county area and a number of architecturally fine apartment houses and apartment hotels were built. Movie fans throughout the world knew that Ciro's, the Mocambo, the Trocadero, the Garden of Allah, the Chateau Marmont and the Formosa Cafe on Santa Monica Boulevard were places that movie stars could be seen. Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ... Ciros was a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, at 8433 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip. ... The Mocambo was a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, at 8588 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip. ... Trocadero entertainment complex Trocadero is the name of several restaurants and clubs throughout the world. ... The Garden of Allah was a famous apartment complex in West Hollywood, California, on Sunset Boulevard between Crescent Heights and Havenhurst, at the east end of the Sunset Strip. ... The Chateau Marmont is a hotel on the Sunset Strip which has served as the backdrop for a number of events in the lives of well_known rock stars and actors. ... The Formosa Cafe is a restaurant and bar in Los Angeles, California that has a long history of patronage from movie stars and movie industry people. ... California State Route 2; the Santa Monica Boulevard segment is highlighted in red, Alvarado Street is highlighted in green, the Glendale Freeway is highlighted in blue, and the Angeles Crest Highway is highlighted in purple. ... A movie star is a celebrity who is well known for his or her starring, or leading, roles in motion pictures. ...


Eventually, the area and its extravagant night spots lost favor with movie people. But the Strip and its restaurants, bars and clubs continued to be an attraction for locals and out-of-town tourists. In the late 1960s, the Strip was transformed again during the hippie movement. Young people from all over the country flocked to West Hollywood clubs such as the Whisky a Go Go and the Troubadour. Dr. Seuss Jean Shepherd Ringo Starr John Steinbeck Gloria Steinem Tom Stoppard Hunter S. Thompson Gore Vidal Peter Vincent Kurt Vonnegut Andy Warhol Alan Watts Bob Weir Brian Wilson Tom Wolfe There were six Olympics held during the decade. ... Singer at contemporary Russian Rainbow gathering Hippie, usually spelled hippy in the United Kingdom, refers to a subgroup of the 1960s and early 1970s counterculture that began in the United States, becoming an established social group by 1965 before declining during the mid-1970s. ... The Whisky A Go-Go is a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, at 8901 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip. ... Elton John -- August 25, 1970 The Troubadour is a nightclub located in West Hollywood, California, at 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard just east of Doheny Drive and the border of Beverly Hills. ...


In the 1960s, a club called Ciro's held the first gay dance nights on Sundays, known as "Tea Dances" [or "T-Dances"]. Men dancing together was illegal in those days, but as with the casinos and speakeasies that had gone before, the laws were not strictly enforced. This tolerance led to more gay clubs after Ciro's closed, as well as the end of the anti-gay laws that prohibited dancing between two persons of the same gender in Los Angeles County. The building that Ciro's occupied is now the home of The Comedy Store.

Pacific Design Center "Big Blue Whale"
Pacific Design Center "Big Blue Whale"

Always friendly to creative folks, the design and decorating industry took root in the 1950’s, culminating in the completion of the 750,000 square foot Pacific Design Center in 1975. The 1960’s brought “hippie” culture and a thriving music publishing industry to town. Emboldened by the Stonewall Riots of 1969, gays from all over Los Angeles flocked to West Hollywood, many fleeing from the homophobic harassment of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Still unincorporated, gays and lesbians found refuge here, patrolled by the markedly less brutal Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. The most recent migration to West Hollywood came about after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, when thousands of Jews spilled over from the Fairfax area in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 846 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): West Hollywood, California Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 846 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): West Hollywood, California Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... The Stonewall riots, which as a whole is often called the Stonewall Rebellion, were a series of violent conflicts between lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer persons and police officers in New York City. ...


West Hollywood, therefore, was a community of persecuted and creative citizens, ripe for the political organization which began in earnest in 1984. Still governed by the County of Los Angeles, there arose a great revolt when L.A. began planning to dismantle rent control. This area was a densely-populated area of renters, many of whom would not be able to afford the skyrocketing prices in the rental market of that time. Greatly assisted by the Community for Economic Survival (CES), a tight coalition of seniors, Jews, gays and renters swiftly voted to incorporate as the City of West Hollywood, immediately adopting one of the strongest rent control laws in the nation. The CES continues to hold much favor among the city’s voters, with 20 out of 24 council members (thus far) being CES-endorsed.


Social Services

West Hollywood, with a gay population approaching 40%, has been disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic which has ravaged the gay male population since the early 1980’s. Always in the vanguard of services to its residents, the city funds or subsidizes a vast array of services for those living with HIV or AIDS. Aids Healthcare Foundation parks a Mobile HIV/STD testing van outside of the city’s busiest nightclubs on Friday and Saturday nights, and again on Sunday afternoons. This outreach attempts to intervene with those young people most at-risk for HIV infection. Another organization receiving city funding is Project Angel Food, which prepares and delivers hundreds of fresh lunches and dinners daily, specially prepared under the supervision of a registered dietician who tailors the meals to meet individual client’s nutritional needs. AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) provides assistance to clients navigating the maze of available public benefits, and is a national leader for AIDS policy and advocacy issues. APLA also provides free dental, psychotherapy and pharmaceutical services. AID for AIDS[1] provides direct financial support, assisting clients with paying rent, utility and pharmacy expenses. With the ever-growing arsenal of anti-retroviral therapies, the City also subsidizes agencies that help clients train for a return to the workforce. West Hollywood subsidizes programs for its growing population of children through a partnership with the USDA and local schools. “Healthy Start West Hollywood”, a program of the city’s Social Services division, introduces pre-Kindergarten through High School age kids to the benefits of good nutrition through such activities as collective vegetable gardens and yoga. The special needs of senior citizens are addressed through a variety of programs. The City either funds or subsidizes agencies that offer adult day care, a roommate matching service, and nutritious meals. The West Hollywood Senior Center is not only a place for recreation, excursions and socializing, but also offers counseling and case management as needed. The City of West Hollywood also seeks to address the health needs of residents who might not have adequate insurance by subsidizing the LA Free Clinic and The LA Gay and Lesbian Center. Between these two sites, residents can access free medical, dental, legal and mental health services. The City’s Women’s Advisory Board publishes guides on sexual assault prevention, nightclub safety, and how to access rape services.


Politics


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The City is nationally known as a frontrunner in social justice legislation. A comprehensive Domestic Partnership Ordinance, one of the first in the United States, allows those couples that are currently prohibited from marrying (same-sex), and those that can marry, but choose not to (heterosexual), to register their union with the City. These unions are treated on an equal basis with legal marriages in regards to city-level benefits and services. Legislation prohibiting discrimination in the workplace, on the basis of sexual orientation, is widely recognized as the toughest in the nation. Prohibitions against Harassment on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status or mental condition offer further protections to vulnerable residents. Religious discrimination is banned within the City. Liberal city legislation also bans the sale of handguns, prohibits smoking in public places, prohibits cats from being de-clawed for non-medical reasons, and restricts the City from doing business directly, or indirectly via vendors, with any country known to violate human rights. Residents of the City vote overwhelmingly Democratic, and regularly pass ordinances geared toward reducing discrimination, and protecting the health and dignity of all living things. Onychectomy is the act of surgically removing the claws, most often of a household cat, though occasionally of other animals such as circus lions or dancing bears. ...


West Hollywood was the first city in the USA to enact a law banning cat declawing, though the ban was eventually struck down as the result of a 2006 ruling by The Los Angeles Superior Court [2]. Also, the city is one of 19 in California that has banned the use of gas-powered leaf-blowers [3]. On February 19, 2001, West Hollywood became the second city in the United States (after Boulder, Colorado) to change the term pet "owner" to pet "guardian" in their municipal codes [4]. The City of Boulder (, Mountain Time Zone) is a home rule municipality located in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. ...


West Hollywood was the first city in the country to have a majority-gay city council[5], and in 1985 it was the first city to have same gender domestic partnership registration for its residents, as well as same gender domestic partner benefits for its employees. The city is also one of 92 jurisdictions in the country where it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression [6]. Domestic partner or domestic partnership identifies the personal relationship between individuals who are living together and sharing a common domestic life together but are not joined in any type of legal partnership, marriage or civil union. ... Domestic partner or domestic partnership identifies the personal relationship between individuals who are living together and sharing a common domestic life together but are not joined in any type of legal partnership, marriage or civil union. ...


Council member John Heilman is the city's longest-serving council member (having served continuously since 1984) and is currently serving his sixth term as mayor. This position is mostly a ceremonial post that rotates on an annual basis among the council members. John Heilman is a Cleveland native who moved to Southern California to attend the University of Southern California Law School. ...


Geography

West Hollywood is located at 34°5′16″N, 118°22′20″W (34.087909, -118.372160)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.9 km² (1.9 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 35,716 people, 23,120 households, and 5,202 families residing in the city. The population density was 7,335.1/km² (18,992.7/mi²). There were 24,110 housing units at an average density of 4,951.6/km² (12,821.0/mi²), making West Hollywood one of the most densely populated cities in the US. The racial makeup of the city was 86.43% White, 3.78% Asian, 3.09% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 2.87% from other races, and 3.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.80% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 23,120 households out of which 5.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 16.4% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 77.5% were non-families. 60.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.53 and the average family size was 2.50. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 5.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 48.6% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 123.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $38,914, and the median income for a family was $41,463. Males had a median income of $45,598 versus $35,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $38,302. About 7.3% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


According to the city of West Hollywood's demographic profile, gleaned from the 2000 Census, the 2000 Customer Satisfaction Survey, the 1998 Community Needs Assessment Survey, and the 1994 Community Needs Assessment Survey, gay or bisexual men account for 41% of the population. Of these, 60% are between the ages of 25-44, 27% are living with HIV/AIDS, and 8% are living with a same sex partner/spouse.


Landmarks and interesting spots

The Pacific Design Center building is informally known as the "Blue Whale."
The Pacific Design Center building is informally known as the "Blue Whale."

West Hollywood has a distinctive street design scheme, with postmodern street signs featuring a blue map of the city. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department vehicles that patrol West Hollywood feature the same map of the city, but in the rainbow colors of the gay community. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (812x1024, 362 KB)Carol M. Highsmith Collection at the Library of Congress Carol M. Highsmith Rights and Restrictions Information Ms. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (812x1024, 362 KB)Carol M. Highsmith Collection at the Library of Congress Carol M. Highsmith Rights and Restrictions Information Ms. ... Barneys Beanery is a famous restaurant and bar located in West Hollywood, California. ... The Chateau Marmont is a hotel on the Sunset Strip which has served as the backdrop for a number of events in the lives of well_known rock stars and actors. ... This article is about the club in the United States; there is also a Comedy Store in London. ... The Formosa Cafe is a restaurant and bar in Los Angeles, California that has a long history of patronage from movie stars and movie industry people. ... House of Blues Sunset, in West Hollywood The House of Blues is a chain of music halls and restaurants founded in 1992 by Hard Rock Cafe founder Isaac Tigrett and his friend and investor Dan Aykroyd. ... The Hyatt West Hollywood is a 262-room hotel located at 8401 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California (at Kings Road). ... The Kings Road House, also known as Schindler Chase house: Schindler had long been fascinated by the construction method of tilt up concrete slabs, having done extensive research on them in his early days working for OSR. He was now intent on using this method for the new home he... Lovell Beach House, Los Angeles California Rudolf Michael Schindler (1887–1953) was an Austrian-American architect who worked in Los Angeles during the mid-20th century. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Plummer Park is a park in West Hollywood, California, on the eastern side of the city. ... The Rainbow The Rainbow Bar and Grill is a bar and restaurant on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California, adjacent to the border of Beverly Hills, California is located at 9015 Sunset. ... The Roxy Theatre (sometimes just The Roxy) is a famous nightclub on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. ... // Samuel Goldwyn (July, 1879, Warsaw, Poland – January 31, 1974, Los Angeles, California, United States) was a widely known motion picture producer and founding contributor of several motion picture studios. ... Tail O the Pup is an iconic Los Angeles, California hot dog stand actually shaped like a hot dog. ... Elton John -- August 25, 1970 The Troubadour is a nightclub located in West Hollywood, California, at 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard just east of Doheny Drive and the border of Beverly Hills. ... Sierra Towers is an historical, residential luxury high-rise located at 9255 Doheny Road in West Hollywood, California. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Viper Room is a nightclub located along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Memorial to fallen deputies. ...


Because of the large gay population and the large numbers of gay-oriented businesses, West Hollywood became prominently known as a gay village. The section of Santa Monica Boulevard from La Cienega Boulevard to Robertson Boulevard, known as "boys' town," is among the most popular gay neighborhoods in the world, with numerous well-known spots such as the nightclubs Rage and Mickys. A gay village (sometimes called a gay ghetto and increasingly gayborhood) is usually an urban geographic location with generally recognized boundaries where a large number of gay and lesbian people, as well as bisexual and transgender people live. ... Map of La Ciénega Boulevard and the unbuilt SR 170 freeway La Ciénega Boulevard is a major north/south arterial road that runs from El Segundo Boulevard in El Segundo, California on the south to Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. ... Robertson Boulevard is a tree-lined street in Los Angeles. ...


Today, West Hollywood contains some of the most exclusive condominium complexes on the West Coast with "name" buildings such as Shorham Towers and Sierra Towers. On the exclusive cul-de sac Alta Loma Road are the popular buildings known as The Empire West and The Park Wellington. Alta Loma Road is the exclusive celebrity-filled cul-de-sac that runs a mere one block. ...


Alta Loma Road is also home to the exclusive hotel "The Sunset Marquis" with its famous 45-person Whisky Bar and a recording studio that has been the home to many hits. Alta Loma Road was one of the main locations for the film Perfect. Actor Sal Mineo lived on this street in the 1970s; he was murdered in his carport just around the corner from Alta Loma Road on Holloway Drive. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Haden-Guest, Baroness Haden-Guest (born November 22, 1958), universally known by her maiden name as Jamie Lee Curtis, is an American film actress born in Los Angeles, California. ... Salvatore Mineo, Jr. ...


The western stretch of Melrose Avenue, between Fairfax Avenue and Doheny Drive, is notable for its trendy clothing boutiques, interior design shops, restaurants and antique stores. The west end of Melrose, near the Pacific Design Center, is especially known for its exclusive furniture. Melrose Avenue is a popular shopping street stretching from Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills to Hoover Street in Silver Lake. ... Fairfax Avenue is a street on the west side of Los Angeles, California, which runs from Culver City at its southern end to West Hollywood on its northern end. ... Doheny Drive is the westernmost of the major north/south thoroughfares east of the West Los Angeles region. ...


The area around Fountain Avenue, Harper Avenue and Havenhurst Drive contains a high concentration of landmark 1920s Spanish Revival and Art Deco apartment buildings by such noted architects as Leland Bryant. This historic district has been home to many celebrities and at one time the Sunset Tower at 8358 Sunset Boulevard was home to Frank Sinatra, Errol Flynn, the Gabor Sisters, John Wayne and Howard Hughes. The Spanish Colonial Revival Style was an architectural movement that came about in the early 20th century after the opening of the Panama Canal and the overwhelming success of the novel Ramona. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and Academy Award-winning actor, often cited as the finest male American popular song vocalist of the 20th century. ... Errol Flynn Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (June 20, 1909 – October 14, 1959) was an Australian film actor, most famous for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his flamboyant lifestyle. ... John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), born Marion Robert Morrison (ref. ... For the Welsh murderer, see Howard Hughes (murderer). ...


The Robertson/West 3rd Street area is another area in West Hollywood with hip shops and cafés.


Events

West Hollywood Halloween Carnival

The West Hollywood Halloween Carnival is an event that takes place annually on October 31. The largest Halloween street party in the United States (spanning over one mile of Santa Monica Boulevard from La Cienega Boulevard on the East to Doheny and the Beverly Hills border on the West), the 2005 Carnival was reported to have more than 350,000 people in attendance, with some traveling from other countries specifically for this event and has already been estimated to have peaked over 500,000 this year where pop diva Tiffany performed and was named honorary mayor of the city. West Hollywoods logo illustrates the citys borders. ... This article is about the holiday. ... The carnival is a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus and public street party, generally during the carnival season. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... This article is about the holiday. ... Map of La Ciénega Boulevard and the unbuilt SR 170 freeway La Ciénega Boulevard is a major north/south arterial road that runs from El Segundo Boulevard in El Segundo, California on the south to Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. ... The carnival is a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus and public street party, generally during the carnival season. ... Tiffany Renee Darwish (born October 2, 1971 in Norwalk, California; sometimes mistakenly reported as being born in Oklahoma, where she has some relatives), professionally known as Tiffany, is an American singer who had a number of teen pop hits during the late 1980s. ...


Christopher Street West ("CSW")

CSW is a Gay Pride parade and festival that was first held in June 1970 in Hollywood to commemorate the first anniversary of Stonewall riots in New York. After incorporation, the event moved to West Hollywood and is typically held the second weekend in June so as not to conflict with the larger celebrations in San Francisco and New York City, and with Father's Day (because many deputies request that day off and do not want to work overtime on that day). Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is a human rights organization based in New Malden, Surrey specialising in religious freedom. ... Image:.jpg Six color rainbow gay pride flag flying over Castro Street, San Francisco, June 2005 The gay pride or simply pride campaign has three main premises: that people should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity, that sexual diversity is a gift, and that sexual orientation and... ... The Stonewall riots, which as a whole is often called the Stonewall Rebellion, were a series of violent conflicts between lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer persons and police officers in New York City. ... West Hollywoods logo illustrates the citys borders. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City... Fathers Day is a primarily secular holiday inaugurated in the early 20th century to complement Mothers Day in celebrating fatherhood and parenting by males, and to honour and commemorate fathers and forefathers. ...


Frontrunners GLBT Pride Run is a 5k/10k run/walk held on the Sunday morning of GLBT Pride. LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Same-sex relationships Opposition · Persecution Violence Frontrunners is a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex running/walking club that started in California and is now in many of the larger cities around the world. ... LGBT (or GLBT) is an acronym used as a collective term to refer to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people. ... LGBT (or GLBT) is an acronym used as a collective term to refer to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people. ...


Education

A small portion of West Hollywood is jointly zoned to Hollywood High School (pictured) and Fairfax
A small portion of West Hollywood is jointly zoned to Hollywood High School (pictured) and Fairfax

West Hollywood is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District [7]. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 753 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Los Angeles Unified School District Fairfax High School (Los Angeles) List of Los Angeles Unified School District schools... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 753 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Los Angeles Unified School District Fairfax High School (Los Angeles) List of Los Angeles Unified School District schools... Fairfax High School is a Los Angeles Unified School District high school located in Los Angeles, California, USA, near the border of West Hollywood in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 728 KB)Hollywood High School mural. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 728 KB)Hollywood High School mural. ... Hollywood High School mural. ... The Los Angeles Unified School District (the LAUSD) is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. ...


Elementary schools that serve sections of West Hollywood include:

  • West Hollywood Elementary School
  • Rosewood Elementary School
  • Laurel Elementary School
  • Melrose Elementary School
  • Gardner Street Elementary School
    • Some areas are jointly zoned to Rosewood and West Hollywood

Most of West Hollywood is zoned to Bancroft Middle School. Some portions in the south are zoned to John Burroughs Middle School. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... John Burroughs Middle School is a middle school in Los Angeles, California. ...


All of West Hollywood is zoned to Fairfax High School; some areas are jointly zoned to Fairfax High School and Hollywood High School. Fairfax High School is a Los Angeles Unified School District high school located in Los Angeles, California, USA, near the border of West Hollywood in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles. ... Hollywood High School mural. ...


External links


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