Category Archives: Crime/Police

CRIME: Pacific Palisades and L.A.

According to a November 23 L.A. Daily News story (“Homicides in L.A. Top 300, most since 2009”), Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore had warned of a possible increase in crimes because budget cuts at the LAPD, passed by … Continue reading

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LAPD Budget Cuts ($150 million) Could Produce a Dire Situation

L.A. Police Chief Michel Moore and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Jeff Gorell were guests at a “Crime and Public Safety” Town Hall held virtually on Monday night, hosted by Councilman Mike Bonin. Although Moore tried to be optimistic about … Continue reading

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Crime: Pacific Palisades through November 14

PACIFIC PALISADES CRIME: Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore has released the following crime report, with those that have been reported through November 14. BURGLARY November 6, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the 700 block of Muskingum. The suspect entered … Continue reading

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Catching Up with Readers: LAPD, Recycling and Emergency Alerts

LAPD STORY: BONIN TO HOST TOWN HALL ON PUBLIC SAFETY NEXT MONDAY In a November 11 Circling the News story (“In Light of LAPD Budget Cuts, Will Pacific Palisades Retain One Patrol Car and a Beach Detail?”), one reader wrote: … Continue reading

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In Light of LAPD Budget Cuts, Will Pacific Palisades Retain One Patrol Car and a Beach Detail?

In July, as the Covid-19 pandemic began to impact the City’s budget outlook, the L.A. City Council voted 12-2 to reduce the police department budget by $150 million. The city council aims to reduce the LAPD workforce to 9,757 officers … Continue reading

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LAPD’s “Rusty” Redican Back on Beach Patrol; Offers Assistance to Transient

After reporting on an early morning fire in Temescal Gateway Park on November 1, which Station 69 Firefighters rapidly put out, LAFD Captain Robert Bates expressed concern about the homeless that are living here in the very high fire severity … Continue reading

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LAPD Captain Tom Addresses Crime, Upcoming Election

(Editor’s note: The following letter, dated October 30, was sent from Captain Jonathan Tom, West Bureau of the West Los Angeles LAPD. He addresses year to date CRIME, LARGE GATHERINGS/HOUSE PARTIES, ELECTION ISSUES and COMMUNITY SUPPORT.)   CRIME: The good … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patch Vandals Identified

Three high school freshmen have been identified as the vandals who did $500 worth of damage at the Palisades YMCA Pumpkin Patch last Saturday night. The male teenagers posted themselves on Instagram after the Y’s Pumpkin Patch was closed in Temescal … Continue reading

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Rumor of Bonin Moving: Beach Patrol Threatened

Circling the News wrote in October 23 Musings: COUNCILMAN MIKE BONIN MOVING TO PACIFIC PALISADES? Yesterday a reader asked if I heard that Councilman Mike Bonin was moving to Pacific Palisades. I had not heard that, but it makes perfect … Continue reading

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Vandals Damage Pumpkins at YMCA  Pumpkin Patch

When Palisades-Malibu YMCA employee Oscar Rodriquez opened the Y’s Pumpkin Patch on Sunday morning, he discovered that about 20 large pumpkins had been broken open and empty Coors beer cans were scattered about. “Whoever it was may have been playing … Continue reading

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