Category Archives: Crime/Police

Crime in the Palisades: LAPD Crime Report from June 6 through July 2

This past weekend, once again rumors were rampant in town as one version of a crime was compounded with what “someone thought they heard” and “then other crime tales were added to the narrative.” When in doubt, go to the … Continue reading

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Discretionary Funding: Transparency Sought: Bonin Uses His for Homeless

(Editor’s note: The Pacific Palisades Community Council asked Councilman Mike Bonin to use discretionary funding to keep the “Beach Patrol” intact.  The patrol is LAPD officers that work with the nonprofit, all-volunteer Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness to prevent … Continue reading

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How and When to Report Crimes: Card Explains

  About 10,000 post cards were sent to every home in the Pacific Palisades this week. The cards have valuable information about the correct venues and steps for reporting various crimes. Ronald Reagan American Legion Post 283 Commander Jim Cragg … Continue reading

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Westchester Neighborhood Council Asks Bonin to Look out for Seniors

The Westchester Neighborhood Council sent a June 20 letter to Councilman Mike Bonin asking him to clear the parking lot by the public library and the senior center.  His office is located in the same area, but Bonin has a … Continue reading

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Buscaino Asks City to Pass Motion to Ban Camping at Libraries

Pacific Palisades residents will be happy to hear about a new motion (LAMC 41-.18 and 56.11) submitted by Councilmember Joe Bucaino on June 3 that would prohibit lying, sleeping and storing personal property within 500 feet of a library. A … Continue reading

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Venice Residents Living in Constant Fear of Crime

Venice Street performer John Gavert, 70, was singing and dancing last June, when he was sucker-punched by Marco Harger, a homeless man, who lived on the Boardwalk. Gavert fell to the ground and lost consciousness. He was hospitalized with serious … Continue reading

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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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