Wednesday, January 28, 2015

UPDATE: LA DWP Bel-Air Road Project - Slight Changes to This Week's Work Plan

On  Thursday, 1-29-15 at Bel Air Rd and Bellagio Road, they will have a partial closure, down to one lane and will have flag men out to assist with traffic. This will be from 8am to about 2pm.

On Friday, 1-30-15, they will have a closure from St. Pierre to St Cloud from 8am to about 2pm.

Monday, January 26, 2015

BAA Team Works to Get Flagmen on Bellagio Road @ Tree Cutting Site

The BAA Team was notified there was a large tree cutting job happening in the 10400 Block of Bellagio Road. It was blocking half of the road without any flagmen or traffic control present.

Within 20 minutes, we worked with the project's foreman to get two flagmen out and supporting safe traffic flow through the area.

Friday, January 23, 2015

In Case You Missed It: 2015 SAG Award Nominations - THIS SUNDAY

2015 SAG Awards Nominations

UPDATE: LA DWP Bel-Air Road Project


The DWP team has provided the following update:

"This is what we have planned for next week. Continue to work on St Cloud and St Pierre. 

St Cloud is to be paved on Monday. 

The crew will be moving east on St Pierre to St Pierre rd. That will take place January 26, 27 and 28.

January 29 the crew will be on Bel Air and Copa De Oro.

January 30 the crew will be paving St Pierre pl and Bel Air and Bellagio, by the entrance."

Thursday, January 22, 2015

LAPD: Community Crime Report

West Los Angeles Area, Basic Car 8A29

An automobile is never a safe or secure place to leave any valuables whether locked or unlocked. If any property is left unattended in the car, even for just a few minutes, IT WILL BE STOLEN! Even something as simple as a small sun glass case, an empty backpack or gym bag will cause your car window to be smashed resulting in hundreds of dollars in damage alone.
Car burglars are stealing a variety of small electronics and valuables. The top items being taken in most car burglaries are back packs, portable GPS systems, IPODS, cellular smart phones, lap top computers, IPADS, purses, wallets and money.
The West Los Angeles Area continues to be a target rich environment. Based on the history and information from arrests that have been made, we know there are a variety of car burglars that canvass the west side neighborhoods of Los Angeles to commit their crimes. Although many arrests have been made, the crimes continue occur. This tells us there are numerous suspects that are targeting the area.
The Los Angeles Police Department is making every effort to combat this problem. Community awareness and involvement is instrumental to the prevention of these crimes.
If valuable property is not left inside cars, eventually thieves will seek out other areas to commit their crimes. Please do not leave ANY personal property visible in the car!
Remember to Lock It, Hide it, Keep It!
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Current Trending Analysis:
Residential Burglaries: North of Santa Monica Blvd. (4 crimes), North of Sunset Blvd. (1 crime). Auto related crimes (Break Ins and Stolen Vehicles): North of Santa Monica Blvd. (4 crimes), North of Sunset Blvd. (2 crimes). Package Thefts appear to be trending throughout the area. Packages being delivered and left unattended in accessible areas are being stolen. Please arrange to have packages dropped off in a secure location or receivable location.

Protect yourself from becoming a victim and crime statistic. Ensure that you remove all visible items and valuables from inside of your vehicle. Your car, regardless of whether it's locked and secured or not, is not a safe or secure place to leave ANYTHING! Remember, Lock It, Hide It, Keep It!
Follow Home Robbery:
9700 block Elderidge Drive. RD: 0808. On 1/18/15, at 11:00 PM, the victim was returning home and had pulled into her garage. When she exited her vehicle, she was approached by the two suspects who were wearing bandannas and armed with handguns. The suspects demanded the victim's property and victim complied. The suspects fled taking the victim's property.
Suspect-1: Male, unknown, 200 lbs, no further description armed with a Handgun.
Suspect-2: Male, unknown, no further decription, armed with a Handgun.

Street Robbery:
1100 block Glendon Ave. RD: 0817. On 1/18/15, at 11:55 AM, the victim was walking while holding her cellphone in her hand. The suspect grabbed the victim's phone and the victim and the suspect struggled for possession of the phone until the victim was overpowered by the suspect. The suspect fled with the phone on foot.
Suspect-1: Male, Black, black hair, 6' tall, 160 lbs, 20's.

1400 block Selby Ave. RD: 0834. On 1/16/15, between 4:30 PM and 8:15 PM, unknown suspect(s) smashed rear glass door to gain entry and ransacked bedrooms removing coins and jewelry.
9700 block Elderidge Drive. RD: 0808. Between 1/15/15, 10:00 PM and 1/16/15, 8:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered residence open garage door and entered two unsecured vehicles removing purse and a laptop.
10600 block Pandora Ave. RD: 0829. On 1/15/15, between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) forced open rear door to gain entry and removed property.
10300 block Eastborne Drive. RD: 0829. On 1/14/15, at 8:10 PM, suspect(s) smashed residence side window in an attempt to unsuccessfully gain entry.
10700 block Ashton Ave. RD: 0834. On 1/14/15, between 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) pried side window to gain entry and removed jewelry.
Grand Theft Auto:
10400 block Eastborne Ave. RD: 0829. Between 1/17/15, 9:00 PM and 1/18/15, 8:45 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered a subterranean garage and stole a 2010 Infiniti G37.

Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:
Muholland Drive/Coldwater Cyn. RD: 0809. On 1/19/15, between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Unknown suspect(s) smashed side window and removed cellular phone.

1300 block Kelton Ave. RD: 0833. On 1/16/15, between 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked vehicle in subterranean garage and removed a Laptop and Checkbook.
1600 block Camden Ave. RD: 0855. On 1/16/15, between 2:00 AM and 7:50 AM, unknown suspect(s) smashed side window of vehicle parked in carport and removed shoes and clothing.
10700 block LeConte Ave. RD: 0805. Between 1/14/15, 9:00 PM and 1/15/15, 7:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered vehicle parked in driveway and removed money.
10900 block Rochester Ave. RD: 0833. On 1/13/15, between 4:30 PM and 9:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered vehicle parked on street and removed money and sunglasses.
Grand/Petty Theft:
10500 block Eastborne Ave. RD: 0834. Victim responded to an ad on Craigslist for an apartment rental. Suspect scammed victim into renting apartment unit which was not for rent taking victim's money.

1500 block Veteran Ave. RD: 0855. Between 1/15/15 and 1/19/15, unknown suspect removed victim's bicycle from unsecured outdoor balcony.
10200 block Clematis Ct. RD: 0807. Between 1/16/15 and 1/17/15, unknown suspect(s) removed a metal post from victim's rear fence.
1600 block Camden Ave. RD: 0855. On 1/15/15, unknown suspect(s) entered victim's unlocked underground parking area and cut and removed the victim's bicycle lock. Suspect took victim's bicycle and fled in unknown direction.
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Bel-Air Bar and Grill -- Superbowl Sunday!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FROM A CONCERNED NEIGHBOR: Bel-Air 76 Station's Zoning Permit Application for Off-Sale Beer & Wine-Republication of Mitigated Negative Declaration

From a concerned neighbor who has been working on this for over a year:

Dear Neighbors who submitted protests to ABC and others who may be interested,

The MND on the Bel-Air 76 station’s application to the City for a zoning permit for off-sale beer and wine is being republished tomorrow. The republication is now available online at http://planning.lacity.org/eir/publication/Pub_012215.htm#2203.  The revised and republished proposed MND is available at http://cityplanning.lacity.org/staffrpt/mnd/ENV-2014-2203.pdf.

The republication was apparently necessary because of an error in the earlier publication (on December 25), where the project was incorrectly described as an application for the sale and dispensing of beer and wine for on-site consumption. This new publication corrects this error and now describes the permit as being for off-site consumption.

Comments from the public on the proposed MND are due by Wednesday, February 11 (3 weeks from today). As with the last publication, comments may be emailed to darlene.navarrete@lacity.org or faxed to 213-978-1343, with a reference to either or both “Mitigated Negative Declaration NG-14-454-PL” and “Case No. ENV-2014-2203-MND”.

All who previously submitted comments on the proposed MND should submit them again by the deadline.  In addition, this offers the community a new opportunity to submit comments on the proposed MND, and gives those who previously submitted comments an opportunity to submit revised or expanded comments.