Following a sudden interruption in the publication of online newspaper WeHo News, editor Ryan Gierach (pictured) is back on the job. After posting the May 8 issue, he has further explained the reasons for his absence to LA Weekly’s Patrick Range McDonald:

“I went into a residential rehab to quit drinking and learn the skill set needed to remain sober… I not only feel better, but lost almost 10 pounds in two months — just by not drinking 16 beers a day…

West Hollywood mayor Jeff Prang, when I told him how much I’d been drinking, said, ‘Anything over 13 is a little excessive.’”

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