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WeHoNews.com Editor Gets Clean and Sober

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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SoCal Struggles at AltWeekly Awards

For the first time this Fishie can remember the LA Weekly picked up only one first place award at the annual AltWeekly Awards. The paper cleaned house at the awards for years under Laurie Ochoa. But this year only Patrick Range McDonald got the nod in the Advocacy Journalism category. Jonathan Gold may have been a Pulitzer finalist this year, but his efforts somehow earned him only second place in the Food Writing category.

Also surprising, no first place awards for the OC Weekly.

Both papers did pick up a number of second and third places, however–as did the Pasadena Weekly and the San Diego CityBeat. Full list of winners here.

LA Weekly’s Patrick Range McDonald to Ghostwrite Richard Riordan Memoir

Fresh off being named “Journalist of the Year” at the recent LA Press Club Awards, LA Weekly‘s Patrick Range McDonald is taking a six-month leave of absence from his paper to ghostwrite the memoirs of former LA mayor Richard Riordan.

“It’s going to take a serious look at his life,” McDonald told The Informer. “He knows a lot of people, and he’s been through a lot of different things — and he’s done well for himself.”

McDonald says despite being a “liberal Democrat openly gay man,” he has no qualms about working on the book with LA’s last Republican mayor. “[H]is stands on lots of issues have been largely liberal, and that’s why I’m comfortable working with him,” McDonald explains.

LA Press Club Award Winners Announced

The LA Press Club held its annual awards gala last night, where they announced the winners of their annual journalism awards in 80-some-odd categories.

LA Weekly‘s Patrick Range McDonald was named “print journalist of the year,” while LA Times Pulitzer Prize winners Ruben Vives and Jeff Gottlieb earned the Press Club’s first public service award.”

This Fishie was up for a couple awards and somehow managed to finish second place to Drew Carey… in a journalism competition… sigh.

We kid the Carey.

Full list of winners after the jump:

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Gay Republican Radio Host Ready for Increased Media Attention

Formerly with KABC 790 AM and now a weeknight fixture on 870 KRLA AM, a.k.a. “LA’s Conservative Talk Radio Station,” Kevin James is by his own admission an anomaly: an openly gay Republican working for a right-leaning radio outlet.

That discrepancy is set for much more media scrutiny now that James has announced his intention to run for mayor of Los Angeles. He tells LA Weekly staff writer Patrick Range McDonald that he is ready for the challenge, and also shows a flair for understatement:

Now that he’s declared his run for LA mayor, James expects more media attention will be given to the fact that he is a gay registered Republican who is featured on a conservative radio talk show station. James says his bosses at KRLA know that he’s gay.

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Donald Sterling Taking Out Ads in the New York Times: He’s Gonna Need ‘Em

Perhaps sensing that bad news was about to break about his certain predilection for turning the post-game showers of his black basketball players into a spectator sport, Clippers owner Donald Sterling took out some… Well, Donald Sterling advertisements in the New York Times last week.

Sterling has purchased similar ads in the LA Times for years, which the LA Weekly‘s Patrick Range McDonald has called him out for repeatedly. Again, McDonald caught this one too.

Previously on FishbowlLA:
Clippers Owner Racks Up Another Flagrant Foul

LA Corners the King of Cool

At the beginning of the week, LA Weekly reporter Patrick Range McDonald was unimpressed by the potential choice of the intersection of Highland Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd. as “Steve McQueen Square.” But thanks to a City Council vote on Tuesday, it’s now official: the end-point of Route 66 is also the beginning of an attempt by municipal politicians to kickstart the Hollywood Media District.

An official dedication is set for Sunday, the 30th anniversary of the iconic actor’s death. Ahead of another special McQueen event Thursday, November 11th at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood (which FBLA will be attending), the Jules Verne Festival is co-sponsoring a 30-year mark automotive parade.

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POTUS Comes to LA, Gets Yelled at By Gays

President Barack Obama gave a speech at a fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer last night at the California Science Center. Members of Get Equal, the same folks who have been handcuffing themselves to the gate of the White House, heckled the president. We’ve seen those who want Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repealed heckle former President Bill Clinton recently. This is not new. It’s that Obama appeared to be thrown off by it, that’s the notable thing.

It’s also weird to see a politician get screamed at in LA. We’re not really yellers here, we’re more ignorers.

LA Weekly’s Patrick Range McDonald wrote a very informative piece on last night.

The Prop-8 Trial Re-Enactments Coming Soon

Patrick Range McDonald (don’t call him a blogger) at LA Weekly’s Queer Town sent us this. Above is a preview of filmmaker John Ireland‘s re-enactment of inside the courtroom of the Prop 8 trial.

McDonald writes:

Screen Actors Guild actors, who are not being paid for their work, portray the real life participants of the gay marriage ban trial.

Ireland Productions asks for donations to help defray the costs to produce the re-enactments.

Previously on FBLA:

  • Cameras Aren’t Allow at Prop 8 Trial, But Tweeters Are

  • LA Weekly Debuts Their Own iPhone App

    LAWapp.png The LA Weekly’s app is pretty neat. No news. Just listings of events and restaurants. Generally helpful if you’re the kind of person who does stuff.

    You can download it for free at the app store. Always a plus. Not like the dim two buck CNN app.

    Of course, if we were building an LA Weekly iPhone app, it would be much much different. It’d be a map with honing dots where ever Patrick Range McDonald or Jonathon Gold were hanging out. We are super lazy stalkers. Plus we’d want a constantly updated emoticon for the mood of editor Drex Heikes. “I feel like pitching a series of articles about the plight of parking enforcement hybrids, I’ll just check to see if Heikes isn’t already bored.”

    Is there an app for that?

    Previously on FBLA: FBLA Goes Fanboy on Jonathan Gold

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