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Month: March 2012
Carnival Time for Pacific LAPD youth programs
Bicycle Lane added on Washington Place
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation and City Planning took my suggestion and added .77 miles of a Bicycle Lane on Washington Place in SoMar recently. It connects to a Culver City bike lane starting at Washington Boulevard to the east that had ended at the Los Angeles City border at Albright Avenue.
Now all we need is Culver City to continue their bike lane from the city border at Grand View Boulevard and stripe it to the west on Washington Place and Washington Blvd and connect it back up in Los Angeles where the LA bike lane starts again just to the west of Lincoln headed to the beach.
So if you know anyone in Culver City government please lobby them so we can comfortably ride our bikes in the “safety” of a marked Bicycle Lane from SoMar to their Costco and Albertson’s. Our sales tax dollars spent in Culver should reimburse them handily for the expense of installation!
Distraction Robberies Warning from LAPD
Thursday March 8, 2012, 1:11 PM
LAPD – West L.A.
Alert: Distraction Burglaries in West LA. Suspect Poses As City Inspector, Tricks Victim into their backyard, suspect-2 entered house, steals.
THE WEST LOS ANGELES AREA HAS BEEN PLAGUED YEAR TO DATE WITH SIX RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES WHERE A MALE INDIVIDUAL POSES AS A CITY INSPECTOR, CONSTRUCTION WORKER OR DWP EMPLOYEE IN ORDER TO COERCE RESIDENT OUT OF THEIR HOUSE WHILE A SECOND INDIVIDUAL ENTERS THE RESIDENCE AND STEALS PROPERTY,
MOSTLY JEWELRY. THESE CRIMES HAVE OCCURRED IN THE 2700 BLOCK BAGLEY AVE, 1800 BLOCK BARRY AVE, 1600 BLOCK COMSTOCK AVE, 1900 BLOCK ARMACOST AVE, 10300 BLOCK KEWSICK AVE AND 1500 BLOCK KELTON AVE.
THESE INDIVIDUALS WORK IN GROUPS OF TWO OR MORE AND MOST TIMES THE INDIVIDUAL DISTRACTING THE RESIDENCE’S OCCUPANT WILL BE TALKING ON A CELL PHONE OR WALKIE/TALKIE, MOST LIKELY TO THE SECOND SUSPECT. BE AWARE OF ANY UNFAMILIAR INDIVIDUAL IN YOUR RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD KNOCKING DOOR TO DOOR AND ATTEMPTING TO ENGAGE YOU IN CONVERSATION REGARDING POSSIBLE HOME REPAIR, TREE TRIMMING OR BROKEN WATER PIPES. ALWAYS ASK ANY INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFYING THEMSELVES AS A CITY OR UTILITY WORKER FOR IDENTIFICATION.
CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY IF YOU SUSPECT AN INDIVIDUAL AT YOUR DOOR IS FRAUDULENT. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THESE INDIVIDUALS OR DISTRACTION-TYPE ACTIVITIES, PLEASE CALL THE WEST LOS ANGELES BURGLARY DETECTIVES AT THE NUMBER LISTED BELOW.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT WEST LOS ANGELES BURGLARY DETECTIVES AT (310) 444-1524 OR (310) 444 -1522.
CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY IF YOU SUSPECT AN INDIVIDUAL AT YOUR DOOR IS FRADULENT. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THESE INDIVIDUALS OR DISTRACTION-TYPE ACTIVITIES, PLEASE CALL THE WEST LOS ANGELES BURGLARY DETECTIVES AT THE NUMBER LISTED BELOW. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT WEST LOS ANGELES BURGLARY DETECTIVES AT (310) 444-1524 OR (310) 444 -1522.
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Moderate – Possible threat to life or property
Expected – Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Observed – Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
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Ten Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You
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Ten Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You
Convicted burglars in North Carolina, Oregon, California, and Kentucky shared their personal knowledge with security consultant Chris McGoey, who runs http://www.crimedoctor.com/ and Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book “Burglars on the Job”.
1. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.
2. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.
3. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)
4. Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms.
5. You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.
6. I’ll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he’ll stop what he’s doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn’t hear it again, he’ll just go back to what he was doing. It’s human nature.
7. I’m not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for an alarm system and leave your house without setting it?
8. I love looking in your windows. I’m looking for signs that you’re home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I’d like. I’ll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.
9. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address.
10. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it’s an invitation.
Small Truck Crushed
A few weeks ago this small truck was crushed when the windstorm knocked over the aging sign post. The post was removed but the truck is still there!!!!!
If your eating a slice at Piece O’ Pizza, doing your laundry at Sun Light, or picking up a six pack at Quick Pick ask the proprietors when it will be removed!
Give Input on Mobility Plan
Different Los Angeles City departments are using a user friendly website called MindMixer which allows them to have virtual Town Halls to gather citizen input.
For this survey there are also two more public outreach meetings where City Planning and LADOT are presenting evolving mobility plans. Also sign up and give input on bus, auto, bicycle and pedestrian modes of travel. http://ideas.la2b.org
“Climate Reality” coming to SoMar
This is not an endorsement by SoMar but for your information our friends from Open Neighborhoods are doing a “Climate Reality” presentation at Mar Vista library at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 8th, 2012. See info and links below:
More information at www.openmarvista.net/climatereality.
LAUSD Secondary School Science Advisor John Zavalney will be highlighting the growing incidence of extreme weather events and their connection to greenhouse gas pollution. We’ll also be screening a 35-minute version of FUEL, a fast-paced Sundance Award winner exploring our clean energy future.
And we will be sharing details of a new solar program that was just approved by LADWP to let homeowners access $75 million in funding from Google and Clean Power Finance to install solar panels on residential rooftops.
Sherri Akers will be giving an update on the Mar Vista Community Council Green Committee activities in the neighborhood.
All the best,
James Brennan Open Neighborhoods http://www.openneighborhoods.net/