When Los Angeles County began planning to discontinue rent controls, West Hollywood was a densely populated area of renters, many of whom would not be able to afford to keep up with the generally rapid raises in rent in the Los Angeles area.A tight coalition of seniors, Jews, gays and renters were greatly assisted by the Coalition for Economic Survival (CES) Alta Loma Road is home to the Sunset Marquis Hotel with its famous 45-person Whisky Bar and Night Bird Recording Studios, an underground music production facility.Many working-class employees of the railroad settled in this town.It was during this time that the city began to earn its reputation as a loosely regulated, liquor-friendly (during Prohibition) place for eccentric people wary of government interference.These businesses were immune from the sometimes heavy-handed law-enforcement of the L. Many interior designers, decorators and "to the trade" furnishing showrooms located in West Hollywood dating back to the middle of the century.Eventually, the area and its extravagant nightclubs fell out of favor.Residential neighborhoods in West Hollywood include the Norma Triangle, West Hollywood North, West Hollywood West, West Hollywood East, and West Hollywood Heights, all of which are only a few blocks long or wide.Major intersecting streets typically provide amenities within walking distance of adjacent neighborhoods.
Actor Sal Mineo lived on Holloway Drive in the 1970s; he was murdered in his carport just around the corner from Alta Loma.
By 1780, what became the "Sunset Strip" was the major connecting road for El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and all ranches westward to the Pacific Ocean.
This land passed through the hands of various owners during the next one hundred years, and it was called names such as "La Brea" and "Plummer" that are listed in historical records.
A majority of the 5,000 to 6,000 Russian Jews settled in two major immigration waves, 1978––92.
In 1984, residents in West Hollywood organized to maintain rent control.