Friday, January 28, 2011

405 / Sepulveda Construction Alert

ATTENTION COMMUTERS, RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN THE

VICINITY OF SEPULVEDA Bl AND THE GETTY CENTER DRIVE RAMPS

 

The contractor will perform potholing operations along Sepulveda Bl in preparation

of upcoming utility relocation work at a later date. This activity is necessary to

identify and protect existing utilities prior to the relocation of utilities. The work will

be conducted along Sepulveda Bl between the southbound Getty Center Drive

ramps and the area that is approximately 1,000 feet north of the southbound Getty

Center Drive on-ramp between the hours of 9:00pm and 6:00am. During this

operation, Sepulveda Bl traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

 

What: Potholing for utility identification

 

When: Night work is anticipated to start Sunday, January 30, 2011 for

approximately one week between the hours of 9:00pm and 6:00am,

weather permitting.

 

Where: Sepulveda Bl between the southbound Getty Center Drive ramps and the

area that is approximately 1,000 feet north of the southbound Getty

Center Drive on-ramp

 

What to expect:

Sepulveda Bl traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Access to residents and businesses will be maintained.

Access to emergency vehicles will be maintained.

Work is weather permitting and subject to change

For latest updates visit our website at www.metro.net/I405 or follow us on twitter:

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TIP: Fire Safety ~ Electrical Hazards



Emergency Preparedness for Fire Safety ~ Electrical Hazards

from the Community Emergency Response Team Manual

* Avoid the "Electrical Octopus."

Eliminate Tangles of Electrical Cords

Do Not Overload Electrical Outlets

Do Not Plug Power Strips into Other Power Strips

* Do Not Run Electrical Cords Under Carpets

* Replace Broken or Frayed Cords Immediately

* Maintain Electrical Appliances Properly.

Repair or Replace Malfunctioning Appliances

Despite Our Best Efforts...Emergencies occur...

In the Event of an Electrical Emergency:

* Know Where the Power Shutoffs for Electrical Appliances are

* Know Where The Power Shutoff for Circuit Breakers or Fuses is

* Know How to Shut off the Power

* Switch off Smaller Breakers First or Unscrew Individual fuses

PULL The Main Switch or Breaker Switch

* When Turning the Power BACK ON

FIRST Turn on the Main Switch or Breaker

then switch on the smaller breakers or screw in the fuses

* DO NOT Enter a Flooded Basement to Shut Off the Electrical Supply...as

Water Conducts Electricity

COYOTE DETERRENTS and COMMON COYOTE Q&A

COYOTE DETERRENTS

Spray a little ammonia in your trashcan several times a week to cut the odor of food.

Place mothballs or mothball cakes in areas where coyotes sleep or hang out to deter them from staying.

Motion activated devices such as lights, strobe lights and sprinklers can be useful.

Use radios that are set to talk or news stations to help deter the coyotes.

Use a Coyote Shaker: A can containing a few coins which can be shaken and thrown at the coyote.

Throw balls or rocks.

Bang two pans together, blow a whistle, use an air horn or use high pressure water sprayer.

Alternate the deterrents to prevent the coyote from getting used to one method.

REPORT ALL COYOTE ACTIVITY TO THE BEL-AIR ASSOCIATION AT COYOTEREPORT@HOTMAIL.COM

If applicable, file a Wildlife Sighting Report with the West Los Angeles Animal Services at 310-207-3156 AND notify Bel-Air Association of the same.

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COMMON Q & A RE: COYOTES


What should I do if a coyote approaches me?
- Wave your arms.
- Shout in a low, loud tone.
- Throw objects at the coyote while maintaining eye contact.
- Make yourself look as big as possible; if you are wearing a jacket open it up like a cape.
- If possible, go towards active or populated areas but do not turn your back on the coyote.

How can I keep my dog safe?
- If you live in coyote country, closely supervise your dog.
- Walk your dog on a leash at all times and stay close to high pedestrian traffic areas.
- Try not to establish a regular routine and route to avoid setting up a pattern for the coyote to detect.

- Avoid bushy areas or paths near abandoned properties.
- If you notice a coyote when walking your dog, keep your dog as close to you as possible and move towards an active area.
- Never encourage or allow your dog to interact or “play” with coyotes.

How can I keep my cat safe?
- Keep your cat indoors at all times.
- If your cat must be outside, consider constructing an outdoor six-sided enclosure that is made of heavy gauge wire or chain-link with an enclosed access way to the house.

REPORT ALL COYOTE ACTIVITY TO THE BEL-AIR ASSOCIATION AT COYOTEREPORT@HOTMAIL.COM

If applicable, file a Wildlife Sighting Report with the West Los Angeles Animal Services at 310-207-3156 AND notify Bel-Air Association of the same.

3 COYOTES SIGHTED ON ST. CLOUD ROAD

Please see a note from a Bel-Air neighbor:


10:30 Friday night. January 21.

3 coyotes at the bottom of a driveway near the 650 block of St. Cloud.

They were heading West.

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Please continue to contribute to the monitoring program by emailing all sightings tocoyotereport@hotmail.com.Information is power when it comes to how we will address the coyote problem in Bel-Air & West L.A.


PLEASE VIEW THIS LINK TO A PAST BLOG POSTING TO LEARN TIPS ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND DETER COYOTES.


http://belaironline.blogspot.com/2010/07/coyote-sighting-in-bel-air-today.html


http://belaironline.blogspot.com/2010/06/coyote-update.html

Thursday, January 27, 2011

COYOTE MEETING RECAP & FOLLOW-UP LETTER



On Wednesday, January 19, over 100 residents gathered together with government representatives, including Department of Fish and Game, Los Angeles Animal Services, Councilmember Paul Koretz, L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel, representatives from Assemblymember Mike Feuer and Congressman Brad Sherman's offices and LAPD Senior Lead Officer Chris Ragsdale to discuss what could be done to eradicate this problem. The meeting was a true show of Bel-Air residences banding together as a community--truly inspirational and a model example of what community really means.

A follow-up letter sent to all attendees is included below. We know there were many residents who were not able to attend the meeting, and we thank everyone for their continued support.

As a reminder, coyote reports should be sent to coyotereport@hotmail.com.

LETTER:

Hi Everyone!

Thank you soooo much for attending the Bel-Air Association coyote meeting! As a result of the large turn out, we are now a part of the Wildlife Watch Program ("WWP") and will be monitored by the Department of Fish and Game. Through the WWP, we are directly linked to the Dept of Fish and Game, the City Wildlife Services and the LAPD. Especially right now, we need to report all coyote encounters so that we may help identify the habituated coyotes--the coyotes that have lost their natural fear to human interaction. These coyotes pose a far greater threat to human safety than coyotes that are not habituated.

As explained at the meeting, there is a predictable sequence in the change of coyote behavior that indicates an increasing risk to human safety. These stages are as follows:

1. Increase in coyotes on streets and in yards at night.

2. Increase in coyotes approaching adults and/or taking pets at nights.

3. Coyotes on streets and in parks and yards in early morning/late afternoon.

4. Coyotes chasing or taking pets during daytime.

5. Coyotes attacking and taking pets on leash or near owners; chasing joggers, bicyclists, and other adults.

6. Coyotes seen in and around children's play areas, school grounds, and parks in midday.

7. Coyotes acting aggressively toward adults during midday.

At the meeting, Lt. Smirl stated that based on his investigation of our area, we are somewhere in between Stage 5 and Stage 7.

In addition to reporting, it is imperative that we have everyone in the community participate in minimizing attractants and employing scare tactics. Please do what you can to educate others and contact us if we can be of assistance.

We can’t stress enough the importance of reporting during these next few months. Please encourage all homeowners to report—it is critical to dealing with this issue—as it is our log and our direct reporting to the West Los Angeles Animal Services that will be used as part of the analysis by the Department of Fish and Game to determine how to best proceed.


Thank you!

Jamie Meyer

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

INFORMATIONAL WEBSITE: Proposed Project to Replace UCLA Faculty Center Building with Conference Center, Hotel & New Faculty Center




UCLA is proposing a project to replace the current 1959 Faculty Center building with a 300-room Conference Center, Hotel & New Faculty Center.

The university has established a link on their Capital Programs website that will be updated with all communications and relevant information about the project.

www.capital.ucla.edu

The Bel-Air Association encourages all residents to visit this site frequently to keep abreast of all information, progress and updates.

Bel-Air Association Get's Vandalized ELECTRICAL UTILITY BOX PAINTED at West Gate




For many, the constantly vandalized electrical utility box at the West Gate has been an eyesore for quite some time.

After much effort and many phone calls, the Bel-Air Association got the box painted to cover up the unsightly tagging and vandalism.

We hope it makes your entrance into Bel-Air through the West Gate a little more pleasant each day!

COYOTE ON NEIGHBOR'S LAWN (Acanto Place): Shows little fear

Please see a note from a Bel-Air neighbor:


A coyote was on our lawn about 10pm last night when we opened the door to take our dog for a walk. My husband had us go back in and wait inside. He yelled, had a stare down with the coyote and flashed a large flashlight at it. The coyote calmly walked up the cul-de-sac.


This neighbor lives in the 1000 Block of Acanto Place.

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Please continue to contribute to the monitoring program by emailing all sightings to coyotereport@hotmail.com.Information is power when it comes to how we will address the coyote problem in Bel-Air & West L.A.


PLEASE VIEW THIS LINK TO A PAST BLOG POSTING TO LEARN TIPS ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND DETER COYOTES.


http://belaironline.blogspot.com/2010/07/coyote-sighting-in-bel-air-today.html


http://belaironline.blogspot.com/2010/06/coyote-update.html

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bel-Air Association's PROJECT POTHOLE Conducted a Sweep This Past Sunday



The Bel-Air Association's

Project Pothole Program

conducted a sweep this past Sunday.


It hit parts of upper-Stradella Road, Savona Road & Roberto Lane.


We hope the neighbors of these streets have noticed the repairs and felt a little smoother ride during their travels.


The Pothole Patrol will be out again in early to mid-February to work on other Stradella area streets. Again, a big thank you to those Stradella-area neighbors who donated to this new program in order to make it a success!


Here are a couple quick pictures/examples of the great work done by our City Street Services partners to smooth out some of the dips and bumps.













Monday, January 24, 2011

NEW: View LIVE Los Angeles Traffic Conditions Right From the Bel-Air Association Blog



Anyone who visits the Bel-Air Association Blog can now view:

LIVE Los Angeles Freeway Traffic Conditions

Simply click the NAVTEQ link on the right side of the page. With one easy click, you can be updated on just how "slow" traffic is moving on any of your "favorite" freeways!

We hope you enjoy this new feature by allowing us to help simplify the way you get traffic updates.

But, we do ask that you don't check traffic on your mobile phones while driving! Safely pull over first!


Los Angeles Police Department Community Police Academy

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH NEWS

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Community Police Academy

January 21, 2011

 

 

The Los Angeles Police Department encourages you to attend our Community Police Academy!

Operations-West Bureau will conduct a Community Police Academy for all community members.

Take part in an informative 11-week free course designed to teach community members how to build a rewarding partnership with the Department, help reduce crime, and improve the quality of life in your own neighborhood!

Course Meets Weekly on Wednesday Evenings

Starts Wednesday, March 9

th to May 18h, 2011

Course will conclude with a Graduation Ceremony on May 18

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Special Guest Speakers Each Week!

Course Will Be Conducted At:

Pan Pacific Park*

7600 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles 90036

(Enter from Beverly - East of The Grove - Onsite Parking Available)

How do you apply? Contact Sgt. David Podesta at 32305@lapd.lacity.org

Each community member must meet the following criteria:
Must be 18 years or older;
Live or work in Operations-West Bureau;
No prior felony convictions;
No outstanding warrants;
No pending criminal cases; and
Must be approved by an Area Commanding Officer.
Interested community members should contact the West Los Angeles Community Relations Office at 310-444-0743.
For any additional information please contact the Operations-West Bureau, Community Police Coordinator, Officer Ray Arnold at (213) 473-0277.

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MEETING TODAY: 4 - 6pm - Discussing Replacement of UCLA Faculty Center with Conference Center & Hotel


** The below meeting has been brought to our attention. Any interested residents are encouraged to attend.

Additionally, the Bel-Air Association requests and welcomes comments regarding the project. Please email thoughts and comments to baa@belaironline.org. **


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The 1959 UCLA Faculty Center Building is slated for

demolition in 2012, to be replaced with a 6-story, 300 room hotel and conference center.

A MEETING to discuss the project and to save the faculty center, is set

for 4:00-6:00pm in the California Room of the UCLA Faculty Center,

at 480 Charles E. Young Dr. East. (Corner of Hilgard and Westholme).

Friday, January 21, 2011

100 Bel Air Road ~ One Step Closer to Historical Monument!


Bel Air, take two

Joined by Bel Air Association Director Paulette DuBey and her assistant, Cameron, Councilmember Koretz holds the letter requesting Bel Air Road and the Association facility to be declared a historical landmark.

After the Bel Air meeting about coyotes ended, Councilmember Koretz presented Paulette DuBey, Executive Director of the Bel-Air Association, with a copy of a letter he had earlier sent to Ken Bernstein, Principal City Planner for the City of L.A.’s Planning Department.


In this letter, Councilmember calls for designating 100 Bel Air Road as a historical monument. Such status, if and when designated, affords various protections and advantages in order to best ensure the longevity and vitality of the site.


In addition to housing the Bel-Air Association, the building has served as the focal point of the community’s history and neighborhood activities. For more than half a century, 100 Bel Air Road has represented the cultural, political, economic and social history of the Bel Air community.The designation sought both by the Bel-Air Association and Councilmember Koretz will add to the rich history of Los Angeles and will ensure that future generations can enjoy the historical surroundings and heritage of Bel Air.

Paul Koretz Hi 5 Newsletter - Bel~Air Coyote Meeting Highlighted


Who’s wily now?


A community meeting held in Bel Air on Jan 19th addressed the issue of coyotes in our midst. Meeting organizer Jamie Meyer helped bring together numerous residents. She also created and presented a board on which were pinpointed the locations of related incidents and sightings in Bel Air involving coyotes. During the forum, many residents described personal experiences and expressed worries about their pets, as well as overall public safety concerns. Experts then discussed an action plan.



Councilmember Koretz was in attendance, as were members of the Bel-Air Association, City Controller Wendy Greuel, LAPD Senior Lead Officer Chris Ragsdale, staffers from the offices of State Assemblymember Mike Feuer and U.S. Congressmember Brad Sherman, representatives of the California Department of Fish and Game, and Officer Gregory Randall, the wildlife expert with the Los Angeles Animal Services Department.
We share our land, water and air with many different living creatures, but coyotes certainly can be dangerous to our pets and, on rare but real occasion, to human beings. Coyotes have been known to be spotted in the very center of urban life, but typically are more likely to be seen in hillside and adjacent communities – which of course include many areas of the 5th Council District. Coyotes are more likely to come into a local neighborhood during a drought season, or when they’ve figured out that food supplies are readily accessible. Many coyotes will flee or hide when they see a person, but can and do become habituated to life in local neighborhoods, especially if enticed and not discouraged.


The California Department of Fish and Game and their surveys estimate a population range of 250,000 to 750,000 coyotes throughout California, most of which spend their lives out of sight of humans, and in secluded parts of places like Griffith Park.Still, coyotes are extremely adaptive and will brazenly approach people and human habitats, especially if food and water are left easily accessible – or worse, if people feed the coyotes, as unfortunately happened in the more heavily patronized recreational areas of Griffith Park.


A representative from Fish and Game talked at length about the history of wildlife in and around Bel Air, and about the importance and limits of coexistence in a shared ecosystem – coyotes do eliminate vermin that spread disease, but when in close quarters with us can harm humans and especially our companion animals. He explained that the costly past practice of trapping wildlife is not normally considered an effective solution addressing the real problems at hand: imperfect removal can actually lead to population explosions when competition for food, etc., within a species is diminished. California Code of Regulations section 465.5 actually prohibits the relocation of trapped mammals. (People may contract with Fish & Game-permitted pest control companies that follow specific code guidelines for removal of mammalian predators.)


Officer Randall, the City’s wildlife expert, discussed specific mitigation methods, including the use of tracking techniques and sight-logs to best identify where coyotes are, and to determine if incidents are to be blamed on many coyotes or on a solitary repeat offender – vital information for identifying the best and most appropriate solutions. He discussed possible “next steps” to be taken in Bel Air, including use of paint pellets to scare interloping coyotes, thereby manipulating their behavior so that they will distance themselves from areas frequented by human beings and their pets.


Councilmember Koretz said that, “I’m sure most of us are happy for the coyotes to thrive on this planet, just as long as they’re not close to where humans congregate, are not walking down our streets or hopping into our yards, and as long as they’re not raiding and taking dogs and cats that we love. My office and I are here for you and are committed to assisting in every way we can.”


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TIPS REGARDING SAFETY AND COYOTES:
* Put garbage in tightly closed containers that cannot be tipped over.
* Remove sources of water, especially in dry climates.
* Bring pets in at night, and do not leave pet food outside.
* Put away bird feeders at night to avoid attracting rodents and other coyote prey.
* Provide secure enclosures for rabbits, poultry, etc.
* Pick up fallen fruit and cover compost piles.
* Ask your neighbors to follow these tips.



Coyotes are incredibly adaptive – able to figure out what people are doing and to take advantage whenever food and water is left within range – so if you make sure they can’t find food or drink on your property, they are far less likely to hang around. Coyotes are also capable of recognizing patterns of human behavior – if they get used to seeing you walking your dog at 5pm each afternoon, they will expect to see you there tomorrow, and may be inclined to show up then. This is why it is very smart to mix up such patterns, if you’ve seen a coyote in the general neighborhood.


If you have a sighting with a coyote and are concerned, please make a "Wildlife Incident Report" to Animal Services at (888) 452-7381.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coyote Task Force - Information and Link

In preparation of tonight's meeting concerning the coyote dangers in our community, this BLOG has added a new feature to the right side column of this page: a Link to report Coyote Activity in Bel~Air.   Simply click on the Coyote Picture and a new window will open allowing you to send an email providing the time, date, location and any other relevant details concerning your sighting.  This information is vital to help our representatives and the Fish & Game Department develop an appropriate action plan.




Below you will find some helpful information concerning pet safety in coyote populated areas such as our own. 


Most of you have read about the recent sightings of and attacks by coyotes in our backyards and streets. While some may consider them a nuisance, many of us know first hand that coyotes can be extremely dangerous.

Coyotes are skilled hunters and opportunistic feeders. While they are known to eat berries, vegetation, small animals like squirrels, rabbits and cats, some dog-owners forget that their beloved pet can be an easy meal for coyotes. 

Here are some tips if you see a coyote when walking your dog especially in the morning hours:
  • If you do see one, do not approach it, but rather leave the area while maintaining eye contact with the coyote. Don’t run!
  • Since coyotes appear to be comfortable around us, move your legs and arms in aggressive gestures to appear larger and throw rocks.
  • Refrain from off-leash adventure as dogs love snooping around bushy and weedy areas, where coyotes generally lurk.
  • Keep your dog indoors during dusk to dawn hours.
  • DO NOT feed coyotes. Don’t leave dog food in the backyard, instead feed your dog inside.
If your dog has been bitten by a coyote, please contact your veterinarian immediately as coyotes do carry rabies, canine distemper, parvo and mange. If you see one at your home or on your street, please REPORT your sighting and, if there is any danger, contact your local emergency service or call 911.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sunset Bridge: Driving Pile on January 15

The contractor will be driving pile on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 7am to 3pm as part of the Sunset Bridge reconstruction.

 

To view the construction notice for this activity please visit the following link: http://www.metro.net/projects/I-405/

 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Robbery Alert-Westwood Hills, Bel Air residents

Please see and share the attached Community Alert regarding Robbery which occurred over the weekend.  Share this with your neighbors and friends.  Any information regarding this Robbery should be directed to the West Los Angeles Robbery Detectives at 310-444-1538.

Should you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Christopher Ragsdale
Senior Lead Officer
West Los  Angeles Community Police Station
Office:   310-444-0741 
Cell:   213-305-5895
Email:    
26690@lapd.lacity.org  
Website:
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COMMUNITY ALERT

                                              
       WEST LOS ANGELES AREA           
LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE WEST LOS ANGELES AREA CRIME ANALYSIS DETAIL
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PERSON OF INTEREST - ROBBERY



ON 1/08/11,  (SAT), AT 2:30pm, ON SEPULVEDA BLVD AND CASHMERE ST., A MALE USED A HANDGUN AND ROBBED A 40-YEAR OLD FEMALE OF HER PURSE AND PHONE.

THE SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS A 35 to 40-YEAR OLD MALE WITH LIGHT-COMPLEXION OF UNKNOWN DESCENT. HE IS APPROXIMATELY 5’10” AND WEIGHS 180 POUNDS.
HE WORE A BLACK JACKET, BLUE JEANS, AND BLACK SHOES.

AS THE VICTIM PLACED ITEMS IN HER TRUNK, THE SUSPECT (SEE PHOTOS BELOW) APPROACHED, POINTED THE WEAPON, AND ROBBED THE VICTIM.







FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT WEST LOS ANGELES
ROBBERY DETECTIVES AT (310) 444-1538.

        Prepared by: West  Los Angeles Crime Analysis Detail                              Date: 1/13/10                                           CAS#: 08110113-1CC

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I-405 Project Sunset Segment - Potholing Operations

The contractor will perform potholing operations at Montana Av, Sepulveda Bl
and the northbound I-405 Sunset off ramp. This activity is necessary to
identify and protect existing utilities prior to starting construction
improvements. Please see below notice for additional information. Thank you.


ATTENTION COMMUTERS, RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN THE VICINITY OF SEPULVEDA
BL BETWEEN MONTANA AV AND THE NB I-405 SUNSET OFF RAMP

The contractor will perform potholing operations at Montana Av, Sepulveda Bl
and the northbound I-405 Sunset off ramp.
This activity is necessary to identify and protect existing utilities prior
to starting construction improvements.

What: Potholing for utility identification

When: Night work is along Sepulveda Bl and the NB I-405 Sunset off ramp is
anticipated to start Wednesday, January 12, 2011 for approximately two weeks
between the hours of 9:00pm and 6:00am, weather permitting.

Where: Sepulveda Bl between Montana Av and the NB I-405 Sunset off ramp

What to expect:

.Sepulveda Bl traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
.Nightly closures of the NB I-405 Sunset off ramp will be implemented; ramp
closures will be coordinated with Caltrans and may start as early as 7:00pm.
.Access to residents and businesses will be maintained.
.Access to emergency vehicles will be maintained.
.Work is weather permitting and subject to change.

Olga N. Arroyo

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project Metro Community Relations - Sunset
Segment

Office: 310-846-2357
Hotline 213-922-3665

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Twitter: www.twitter.com/I_405
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Upcoming bridge demo Information

Constitution Bridge demo – Wednesday, January 12, 2011:

 

              The Contractor will be demolishing the bridge deck and barrier railing on NB 405 freeway, over Constitution Av.  Night time work will begin Wednesday, January 12, 2011, for one night, from 9pm to 6am.    Constitution will have a full closure from Sepulveda to the VA gate.

 

Olympic Bridge demo – Thursday, January 13, 2011:

 

The Contractor will be demolishing the bridge deck and barrier railing on the NB 405 freeway, over Olympic Bl.  Night time work will begin Thursday, January 13, 2011, for one night, from 9pm to 6am.  Olympic will have a full closure between Beloit and Cotner.

 

 

Kasey Shuda

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

Metro Community Relations, Wilshire Segment

6060 Center Drive, 2nd Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90045

 

(310) 846-3563

shudak@metro.net

 

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I-405 Project Hotline 213-922-3665

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

WEST LOS ANGELES DAILY CRIME BRIEFING JANUARY 7-9, 2011 (WEEKEND)

WEST LOS ANGELES

DAILY CRIME BRIEFING

JANUARY 7-9, 2011 (WEEKEND)

THERE WERE NO REPORTED HOMICIDE OR GANG-RELATED CRIMES.

ROBBERY: ( 2 ) STREET & ( 0 ) BUSINESS

Date/Time: 1/7/11 1900 hrs Location: 11600 Kiowa Avenue RD: 0832

Suspect#1: A Male Hispanic 505/507, 150, Age 30-35

Victim: a Male Asian

Weapon: Pistol

Property Taken: Cell Phone & Wallet total value $350.00

Victim was in the rear alley talking on his cell phone. Suspect approached victim and pointed a pistol at his stomach. Suspect stated, “Give me your wallet.” Victim gave the suspect his wallet and cell phone. The suspect fled through the alley to an unknown location. There were no witnesses to the crime.

Date/Time: 1/8/11 1425 hrs. Location: 500 S. Sepulveda Blvd. RD: 0815

Suspect#1: a black male 510, 180, Age 35-40

Victim: female White Age 40

Weapon: A black hand gun

The victim was loading items into her car (located in the parking lot of her business). The suspect approached the victim form the alley and pointed a gun at her. The suspect demanded that the victim get down on the ground. He stated, “I know where you live. Don’t look at me.” Once the victim was on the ground the suspect took her jewelry and purse. The victim gave the suspect the items and the suspect fled back down the alley. A nearby surveillance camera may have taped the incident.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT: ( 2 )

Date/Time: 1/7/11 1945 hrs Location: Corsica Drive and Minorca Avenue RD: 0824

Suspect#1: (Named Suspect 51 years old)

Victim: Light, Cole a male White age 47

Weapon: Vehicle

Victim conducted routine patrol as a security guard. Suspect stopped his vehicle in front of the victim’s vehicle, blocking his forward progress. Both the suspect and victim exited their vehicles and confronted each other. The victim recognized the suspect. The suspect shouted, “You’re dead. You’re dead.” The suspect then jumped back into his vehicle and tried to run the victim down. The victim stated that he and other security personnel have filed numerous reports against Sweet for battery and vandalism

Date/Time: 1/8/11 1725 hrs Location: 8900 Hargis RD: 0898

Suspect#1: (Named Suspect) Weapon: Metal Water Bottle

Victim: female White dob: 12/13/77

The suspect and victim are living together. The victim became upset over the suspect’s living conditions. The two began to argue. The suspect started punching the victim and a fight started. The suspect grabbed a water bottle and hit the victim in the head, causing a 1” laceration. A witness at the location stated that the victim started the fight.

BURGLARY: ( 4 ) RESIDENTIAL & ( 1 ) COMMERCIAL

2200 Betty Ln, RD 0809

MO: Between 12/29/10 and 01/07/10, suspect(s) entered the SFR via an unlocked side door, removed cash, TV, and jewelry.

10600 Rochester, RD 0834

MO: On 01/04/11, between 0215 and 0615, suspect(s) entered vehicle parked in driveway and entered SFR garage by unknown means, removed cash, a bike, backpack, and wallet.

1600 Federal, RD 0853

MO: On 01/08/11, between 1315 and 1630, suspect(s) entered the apartment via bathroom window, removed a laptop.

3000 Robertson , RD 0898

MO: Between 01/07/11 at 2100 and 01/08/11 at 0800, suspect(s) entered the apartment by unknown means, ransacked the interior. No identified loss.

Restaurant 8500 Olympic, RD 0849

MO: Between 01/07/11 at 2230 and 01/08/11 at 0940, suspect(s) pried the business front door, removed cash from register and office.

AUTOS: ( 3 ) GTA & ( 17 ) BTFV

GTA’S

01-04-11 1200/1900 0842 Barrington/Wilshire Street 2006 Suzuki M/C

01-06-11 1700/0615 0806 600 Stone Canyon pkg lot 1984 Trailer

01-07-11 2000/1000 0853 1700 Sawtelle Sub Gar 2008 Suzuki M/C

BFMV

01-06-11 1930/0845 0841 1200 Wellesley Sub Gar Smash Clothing

01-06-11 2330/1000 0851 1600 Bundy Sub Gar Smash IPOD

01-07-11 0200/1330 0853 1600 Federal Alley Unk Purse, $$

01-07-11 0030/1130 0886 2800 Forrester Street Smash GPS

01-07-11 1915/1200 0892 2400 Barrington Sub Gar Smash GPS

01-07-11 1800/1030 0897 3300 Oakhurst Sub Gar Smash multi 4 - gps

01-08-11 0030/0800 0805 100 Thurston Dwy Smash Purse, $$

01-08-11 1200/0600 0811 16900 Bollinger Dwy Smash Purse, camera

01-08-11 2300/0500 0822 16000 Temecula Dwy Smash Purse, IPOD

01-08-11 2300/1000 0831 1100 Gretna Green Street Smash Wallet, cell

01-08-11 1200/1400 0841 12200 Santa Monica Pkg Lot Smash Laptop, Camer

01-09-11 1330/1500 0831 San Vicente/Bundy Street Smash Bag, clothing

01-09-11 0700/0830 0857 9000 Alcott Dwy Smash Check, docs

TFMV

01-06-11 2000/1600 0895 9800 National Dwy Susp removed rear lic plate

01-07-11 1400/1400 0832 11800 Goshen Street Susp removed laptop

01-07-11 2200/1000 0832 Kiowa/Westgte Street Susp removed laptop

01-08-11 2100/1100 0813 12200 Canna Dwy Susp removed GPS

THEFT: ( 2 ) GRAND & ( 8 ) PETTY

GRAND THEFT:

Gar/Apt- 11500 Iowa 0853 Bike $1800

Bus- 11700 San Vicente 0827 Purch fake laker tkts $1720

PETTY THEFT:

Gar/Condo- 1800 Selby 0835 Documents $50

Carport/Apt-1200 Barry 0842 M/C cover $50

Temple- 10500 Santa Monica0834 Bike $600

Unk Rest.- 1000 Gayley 0838 Iphone $600

Unk Gym- 10200 Constellation 0839 I phone $500

Res- 10700 Rochester 0834 Cash, pills $200

Res- 8700 Cattaragus 0899 Checks $0

LA Fitness-10900 Wilshire 0817 Cash , ATM $80