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    Vandals Target WeHo Pride Street Fair Booths During WeHo Pride Weekend

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    Several booths at the WeHo Pride Street Fair were ransacked and burglarized during WeHo Pride weekend on Saturday night, June 1, 2024. According to a source, organizations at and around the Sober Sizzles were told there would be security watching their items. WeHo City commissioner and board booths were also ransacked and vandalized.

    “Many organizations had things stolen,” said a volunteer at the Sober Sizzles area of the street fair. “Some of our vendors got totally wiped out, outside of Sizzle as well.”

    The burglary happened from Saturday to Sunday night on WeHo Pride Weekend. Items stolen include push carts, swag bags, water, and other items. “Folks are mad,” he said. “We were told there would be overnight security, and we’d like to know where exactly these security personnel were if all these booths were allowed to be ransacked.”

    Council member Sepi Shyne brought up the thefts and vandalism at last night’s regular City Council meeting. “There were several at Sizzle and board and commissioner booths that were vandalized in the evening, so we need a better security plan in future years for those booths,” she said during her Council Member Comments. “I’m not sure if other booths that were not part of the city were broken into, but clearly there is an opportunity for better safety there, and I’m sure we can come up with a plan to address that for the future.”

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    Paulo Murillo
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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Jimmy palmieri
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    13 hours ago

    The Tweakers Project booth, part of Sizzle, was robbed of almost every prize we had, a professional bubble machine, boxes of full size bottle of lube, a box of branded baseball caps,over 2000 condoms, a wagon, 2 boxes of city provider guides, 4 boxes of single use lube packets, 50 bags from the black aids coalition and more. They even robbed the plastic ducks from our carnival game. Curiously, they tore down 2 bi and trans decorations, symbolizing all are welcome. I later learned that the trans booth was urinated on. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY THAT WAS PROMISED?… Read more »

    sadbuttrue
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    12 hours ago

    LOL LOL LOL. ‘Security’ promised LOL LOL LOL. If you cannot have security when an event isn’t going on do you really expect anything otherwise?

    sadbuttrue
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    17 hours ago

    Sad what is becoming of the city. The transients are not just homeless anymore.

    Natasha
    Natasha
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    1 day ago

    Most likely perpetrated by the same group of disrupters who are aligned with Hamas.

    hifi5000
    hifi5000
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    1 day ago

    Sorry to hear something like this happening.At least no one was injured or killed.I have read of incidents where shop owners try to intervene in a thieve and they get injured or killed.Grounds security were not on the ball with this one.

    Cy Husain
    Cy Husain
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    1 day ago

    This is so tragic and given the current political environment I’m sadly NOT surprised. It’s probably a hate crime committed by reactionaries supported by their parents out of beverly hells. Given the nature of threats like this the standard unarmed light security that mainly “observes and reports” is completely ineffective. What’s needed is a heavy ARMED (exposed gun permit) security presence that is adequate to counter the very worst threats possible.

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    Gay Guy
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    1 day ago

    “there is an opportunity for better safety there, and I’m sure we can come up with a plan” Laughable statement.

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