I don’t watch TMZ, because Weho Daily is my TMZ.
Weho Daily reads like a cross between an old gossip rag and a PTA newsletter. And I love it. It’s not too serious, it doesn’t take itself too seriously, it doesn’t claim to be any more than it is, or any less. It is, to me, one of the best examples of a neighborhood blog: it reports pertinent and not-pertinent news with a tone and sense of humor that embodies its surroundings perfectly, and all of its coverage is useful for everyone reading. The serious stuff (the stories in the Crime and Safety section are no joke) is balanced with the scandalous stuff (“Chris Brown, New WeHo Resident, Becomes Violent in NYC”) and, balancing all of the above, is the unique, only-in-West-Hollywood stuff (“Is That a Rabbit in Your Pocket? Why Yes, Yes It Is”, summed up thusly: “drunk male in camouflage harassing passersby, has a baby rabbit in pocket”).
The only thing that might be better than the site is its Twitter account. Whomever runs that account pays fantastic attention to various police scanners and is a mad genius. Just when I’ve had enough of people tweeting about yet another problem I don’t care about, @WehoDaily tweets something like this:Or this:
If you have awesomely witty tips for Weho Daily, send them using their contact form. Otherwise, send a tweet their way when you see things like a man hitting people when they won’t give him money. This is all for our collective benefit.