MYLENA CHRISTINA | WeHo can be our forever haven again

If you don’t know yet, I’m the “Queen of Kings.” I live just over there on Kings Road and have lived there for many, many years. I chose to live and work in WEHO over 20 years ago because of what the city offered to me as a resident and, at the time, a small business owner: being able to walk around freely without the fear of being in danger and being able to thrive in a business-friendly environment.

Now, I’m questioning if that is still the case.

Back then, I was newly divorced, had two little doggies that I walked every single day twice a day and a business called TRAIN West Hollywood. I put the city’s name on my business because I was proud to have MY city as part of my business’s name. I closed that business about seven years ago but I still work here in WeHO as a local realtor.

Now, I have to be so guarded whenever I walk my dog checking the time of day and being so hyper-alert to potential danger just on my block. My girlfriends, all of us in our 50s, are starting to think about where we could retire and grow old. We used to think that WeHo was our forever haven where we could live and conduct our business but now we have so much uncertainty…it’s scary.

WEHO for the People is now calling upon all WEHO residents, small business owners, and concerned voters to join us in this campaign to tell our leaders they need to serve the people and community they were elected to serve.

They must act now to protect the freedoms and restore the vitality, safety, strength and promise that once attracted vibrant, contributing residents and creative businesses that put WEHO on the map.

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Joebolgna
Joebolgna
23 days ago

I have a feeling there are many Queens of/on Kings. (Can a gay man use the word “queen” any more or have the woke police eradicated the term from the world vocabulary? Just kidding I use words that I’m comfortable with.)

No Labels Please
No Labels Please
22 days ago
Reply to  Joebolgna

It would be good if people were dedicated to being a person(s) rather than a label. 🙄 Have respect for yourself and for all and act accordingly.😊

Rolanda Woods
Rolanda Woods
24 days ago

This woman is dangerous to black, brown, trans, and indigenous people. She makes no mention of the danger we face with regard to global warming. West Hollywood is going to be under water in 5 years. She had zero plan for that. Sepi is the only one to save our space.

concern
concern
23 days ago
Reply to  Rolanda Woods

The sole supporter of Sepi Shyne! I’ll go buy some rain boots just in case.

Eric
Eric
23 days ago
Reply to  concern

Do me a favor, please get me a pair too.

Rolanda Woods
Rolanda Woods
22 days ago
Reply to  Eric

The fact you can’t take global warming serious is concerning. We can’t even keep the power on, ac on, or power our electric cars. You are personally killing black, brown, trans, and indigenous people.

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
24 days ago

Thank you, Mylena! I watched you speak with passion and true love for the community you call home, and have for many years. Your experience in West Hollywood matters as we decide who will hold positions on the council dais. Will they speak for long-time residents, or will they perform for interests outside our borders. It’s clear to me that the five-minute crowd (Byers and Wright) combined with the defund crowd (Oliver) are not representative of people who have lived and experienced West Hollywood. We need to elect councilmembers who have the residents’ interests at heart. #wehoforthepeople.

Suzanne Taylor
24 days ago

Food for thought is that the tenor of the city getting worse conforms to the degradation of the country, This is end-stage capitalism that has led to the oligarchy that runs things in their favor and the outrage and upheaval that produces. The only way to deal effectively with the surface is to deal with what’s underlying, and my advocacy is for some version of UBI where everyone comes out of survival by getting food, shelter, education, and health care. It would be swell if there were local fixes and we need to do our best on that front, but… Read more »

Farimah Milani
Farimah Milani
24 days ago

Copy that! Not only WeHo has become dangerous with crime and theft of designer bags and Rolex watches, but we also have crazies who roam the streets and vandalize cars and garages with gold clubs and harass people. I myself witnessed one person walking down Croft Ave breaking car windows looking inside for any packages to steal and on another occassion probably the same person, broke into my building’s garage and broke the car windows of several neighbors before the police got to him. The problem is that they get arrested and on the streets the next day. Something needs… Read more »

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
24 days ago
Reply to  Farimah Milani

“The problem is that they get arrested and on the streets the next day. Something needs to change otherwise people will start packing up and leaving WeHo and L.A altogether.”

No city council member would have the power to change this.

JF1
JF1
23 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Let them draft one of their holier than though proclamations condemning the current laws and vow to the community to help push for a change in the laws….that’s what they can do. They could also stop antagonizing the sheriffs department and start building back the relationship we had with the department and lastly, they could refund the police. That’s what they can do with their power.

Eric
Eric
24 days ago

Yes, come everyone, lets make this happen and get a sane CIty Council. NO OLIVER, NO WRIGHT and NO CHELSEABEE!

Social Injustice
Social Injustice
24 days ago
Reply to  Eric

The “Social Injustice Trio”.

Maxine
24 days ago

Thanks, Mylena, for giving voice to what so many of us feel. I also moved to WeHo for the safety afforded a single woman living in LA. I used to walk around at night without fear, but that has changed. Just yesterday, at 8:00 am in the morning – I saw a man trying to get into our garage. I’ve also been awakened by someone yelling in my building, “he has a knife,” and a friend of mine woke up to someone in her apartment at the foot of her bed. She lives right by Craig’s. I live up the… Read more »

Gay Maga Wasp.
Gay Maga Wasp.
24 days ago

You are so right. During the last few years, under the leadership of Horvath and the SHE this city has been totally devastated and ruined. Anyone the SHE (Horvath, Shyne and Erickson) endorse or are part of their cabal cannot be put :into office. This includes Oliver and the anti-Semitic woman !

Peter L
Peter L
22 days ago
Reply to  Gay Maga Wasp.

The racism on this site is insane. The women running our city have made it safer. I’ve never felt safer walking our streets. Seeing those ambassadors in polos reassure me in a sea of racist cops ready to kill me because I’m black.

Teresa
Teresa
24 days ago

100% agree! I moved to WeHo so I could walk everywhere and enjoy the best of what this city has to offer. I no longer walk everywhere. I’m always looking over my shoulder even in the daytime… even in the WeHo library parking lot where someone was recently robbed at gunpoint before 6 pm! Our condo has increasingly been the target of mail thieves and trespassers in recent months despite multiple attempts to secure our building, reports made to WeHo Sheriff, and expensive security cameras installed. Bravo, Mylena, for your eloquence here and for the time you have invested in… Read more »

JF1
JF1
24 days ago

Yes! Time to act!

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