Category Archives: Crime/Police

County Supervisor Candidates Spar in CD3 Forum

By ANGELA MCGREGORA A fast-paced forum to find Sheila Kuehl’s replacement for L.A. County Supervisor was held live (and live  streamed) in Venice, on Thursday, May 19. Hosted by The Westside Current, Circling the News, the Santa Monica Daily Press … Continue reading

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Hillside Task Force Examines Restricted Areas

A surfer drove by the Will Rogers County Beach Headquarters around 9:30 a.m. on May 18. There were numerous police cars and a community sub-station set up. He asked LAPD Captain Jonathan Tom what was going on. “We’re looking in … Continue reading

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LAPD K-9 Dogs Sniff out Explosives

The Los Angeles Airport has one of the largest canine units in the United States.  Members of American Legion Post 283, who held an April meeting at the Flight Path Museum at LAX, met Officer Nori, a German short-hair pointer … Continue reading

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Uncle of Woman Killed in Venice Home Says “Enough is Enough”

By JAMIE PAIGE It’s a troubling story –two people shot in the head while sleeping in their Venice home last Thursday night. And, although specifics are not yet being released by the Los Angeles Police Department, the uncle of one … Continue reading

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Proof of Mike Feuer’s Attendance at December 2017 Meeting Damning

  Until now L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer, who is running for Mayor, has maintained “I don’t know nuthin about nuthin” about his office and its response to the DWP overbilling. Feuer has denied any knowledge of wrongdoing by people … Continue reading

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Residents Concerned about Crime Invited to April 21 Forum

  There will be a community discussion with L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva “Solutions for Crime and Homelessness with Law Enforcement” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th Street. … Continue reading

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Captain Tom Reports on Suspect in Custody/Drugs

  LAPD West L.A. Commanding Officer Captain Jonathan Tom sent the following information to several residents and Circling the News today, April 14. A suspect involved in the March 28 robbery of the Palisades High School students in the Methodist … Continue reading

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Woman’s Nightmare Relived: Convicted Santa Monica Rapist Gets Four Consecutive Life Sentences

(Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Westside Current on April 8 and is reprinted with permission.) It was a moving day in the Airport Courthouse in Westchester Friday when sentencing was handed down to convicted rapist Dylan James … Continue reading

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Homeless Woman Attacks Visitor with Vile Substance along RV Row in the Ballona Wetlands 

An oversized porta-potty, paid for by Councilman Mike Bonin, has been placed adjacent to the environmentally sensitive Ballona Wetlands for those living in a long line of illegally parked RVs on Jefferson Boulevard. A woman who lives in one of … Continue reading

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PaliHi Students Robbed in Alley by Methodist Church

A resident wrote Circling the News that a “couple of Palisades High School students” were robbed around 5 p.m. on March 21, in the alleyway next to the Methodist Church. According to the teens, a car with three black males stopped … Continue reading

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