Category Archives: Crime/Police

LAPD Senior Lead Officer Report: Uptick in Crime

Many residents were concerned about the notice that was posted on Nextdoor about an armed robbery on Rimmer Avenue on December 3. “I had a holiday party last night on upper Rimmer,” the homeowner said. “Two guys entered my home … Continue reading

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Former L.A. City Attorney Lawyer Pleads Guilty

L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer, a mayoral candidate, is in a difficult position after a former attorney in his office, Paul Paradis, pleaded guilty in federal court. Paradis, a lawyer who represented the City of Los Angeles while simultaneously representing … Continue reading

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Battalion 9 Firefighters Are Nearly All Vaccinated; Action by One Firefighter Was an Aberration

Los Angeles City has mandated that all City workers must be vaccinated by December 18 – if they are not, they may be placed on unpaid leave. Circling the News spoke to L.A.F.D. Battalion Chief Joseph Everett on Saturday. He … Continue reading

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Palisades Crime Update: November 7 to 13

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin reminds residents that if they are victims of crime, it should be reported. The number of police cars assigned to an area of the City is dependent on the number of recorded crimes. … Continue reading

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Trouble with Blatant Teen Theft at CVS

  A recent posting on Nextdoor Palisades said: “I was buying a few things at CVS in the village this morning around 8:15 a.m. I noticed that several groups of high school-aged kids entered the store, walked around and left. … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Crime Report October 28 to 30

A transient was arrested for breaking into 146 Entrada in Santa Monica Canyon on November 8. This is the second time over the past two weeks that a transient has broken into that location. Last week, drug-making paraphernalia was found. … Continue reading

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Crime Report for Pacific Palisades, October 17 to 23

In this week’s Crime Report, Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin writes, “I encourage everyone to get a security system that will give you instant notification if someone is on your property.  This helps us (LAPD), if you can see that someone … Continue reading

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Villanueva Visits Westchester Park, Bonin Pushes Back On Twitter

(Editor’s note: Circling the News received the following letter from a Westchester resident, which was sent to the the Recreation and Parks Commissioners and RAP General Manager Michael Shull on October 22: “I drove by the park yesterday and saw … Continue reading

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Suspected Wrongdoing at the DWP and City Attorney’s Office Is Uncovered

The following tale, which has more turns than a mystery novel, involves the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, misconduct at the City Attorney’s Office and the increasingly high utility rates paid by residents. The story begins in 2013 … Continue reading

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Letter: Officer John “Rusty” Redican Writes about His New Position with the LAPD

  Sorry that I have been a bit silent as of late. Many of you have asked for updates, but the way my department works, I had to remain silent until my new position was secured. I will be leaving … Continue reading

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