On March 6, 2012 The Los Angeles Times newspaper reported that Jeff Prang, the mayor pro tempore of West Hollywood, will be sworn in as mayor of the city in April 2012. Prang, 49, was elected to the council in March 1997, he have serve as mayor for the fourth time. On April 16 he will replace John Duran as mayor, and Duran will remain on the council.
Prang born in Detroit in 1962 and raised in Warren, Michigan, Mayor-elect Prang is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University with a B.A. in International Relations. In 2004 he completed the Program for Senior Executives in Local and State Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He played the trombone in the St. Claire Shores Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan State Marching Band
Councilwoman Abbe Land will become mayor pro tem. Land, 56, was first elected to the council in 1986 and has served as mayor four times.
Land, a resident of West Hollywood since 1979, Councilmember Abbe Land has played an instrumental role in West Hollywood since its inception, where she was part of the successful campaign to make West Hollywood an independent city in 1984.
The other City of West Hollywood council members are John J. Duran, John D’Amico and John Heilman.
You can read more about Los Angeles Times story at http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/03/west-hollywood-names-new-mayor.html
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to them again, but the City of West Hollywood really needs new leadership, most of these people have been running the city but not too much changes or action have been taken to make the city safe and better for visitors and businesses.
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered to celebrate on October 31, 2009 in the City of West Hollywood, CA the 2009 Halloween Costume Carnaval. The event gives the opportunity to revelers to express their selves. It was held from 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood.
“I’m to bring honor and dignity to the streets of West Hollywood.” Said Ricki Lake, Actress, personality and Queen of the 2009 West Hollywood Costume Carnaval. She concluded: “Elton John and now me, this is my America, this is our WEHO.”
Actress, Emmy-nominated television personality and independent filmmaker Ricki Lake was crowned the new Queen of the 22nd Annual West Hollywood Costume Carnaval 2009. She received flowers and even the key of the City of West Hollywood from The Mayor Abbe Land. The Coronation of the Queen was held approximately at 8:30 p.m. on the “Arcade Stage” located at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard. The honorary titles of “Queen of the Carnaval” is a highlight at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, with the coronation taking place in front of more than 250,000 anticipated revelers.
Event organizers expected almost a half million of revelers at the 22nd Annual West Hollywood Costume Carnaval 2009. The event is known as largest national Halloween celebration in the world. It attracts all kinds of people from all over the USA and even outside the USA. The event is celebrated by all kinds of revelers with their families, their kids, teens and even their dogs.
While Ricki Lake was receiving her Crown, La Toya Jackson serves milkshakes at store named: Millions of Milkshakes located at 8910 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA. She was serving her milkshake brand drink and ice cream benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles.
Executive hosts for the event were the West Hollywood City Council and it was produced by Authentic, and entertainment and experiential marketing agency. For more information about the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval visit www.weho.org/halloween or the West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau www.visitwesthollywood.com
Display photo by Alex Palomares, Diversity News Photographer. First slide show photos by Alex Palomares, Diversity News Photographer. Second slide show photos by Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Diversity News Staff. Photos can be use with permission from the publisher.
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