Important Fire Safety Program for Brentwood

Our last major wildfire in Brentwood was 37 years ago in October 1978. Those who lived through that experience know how scary rapidly moving  such events are. The fire started on Mulholland near the 405 and became a major emergency within 40 minutes. We were lucky no homes burned in many Brentwood hillside communities, but Mandeville was not as fortunate-30 houses were lost there and more in the Palisades were destroyed. Given our ongoing dry conditions, this will be a particularly timely and important event for our community.

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WLA Crime Report for Jan 20th – Feb. 5th


11600 Chenault St

On 1/30/15, at approx. 12:50 am, the victim was exiting a taxi when he is approached by the suspect. The suspect pushes the victim causing him to drop his backpack. The suspect then demands the backpack. The victim and the suspect struggle for possession of the backpack at which time punches are thrown. The suspect is able to overpower the victim and take the backpack using bodily force, no weapon seen.

Suspect: Male/White, brown hair, 6′ tall, 200 lbs, 30 yrs old

ADW (Assault with a Deadly Weapon): 0


100 S Barrington (school)

Between 01/18/15 at 4:00 pm and 01/19/15 at 6:30 am, unknown suspect(s) smashed rear glass door and removed computers.

1700 Westridge

On 1/30/15 between 2:40 pm and 5:25 pm, unknown suspect(s) possibly used a key to enter residence and displaced interior items, no property loss.

11700 Kiowa #

On 2/01/15 at 12:20 am, suspect entered apartment via unlocked front door and fled when confronted.  Suspect: Male/Hispanic, 5’04”, 150 lbs, 40’s, facial hair


700 Moreno Avenue

Between 2/02/15 at 6:30 pm and 2/03/15 at 8:30 am, while parked in a driveway, a 2011 Range Rover was stolen.

BFMV (Burglary and/or Theft from Motor Vehicle): 4

700 Barrington

Between 1/20/15 at 10:00 pm and 1/21/15 at 5:30 am, while parked in a parking lot, the vehicle window was smashed and a purse and wallet were stolen

11600 Chenault

Between 1/20/15 at 6:00 pm and 1/21/15 at 5:00 am, while parked in a subterranean garage, a dress was stolen

12200 Darlington

Between 1/21/15 at 10:00 pm and 1/22/15 at 10:00 am, while parked on the street, a catalytic converter was stolen

12600 Sunset

On 1/30/15, at approximately, 4:00 am, while parked in a driveway, a wallet and house key was stolen.


11600 Barrington (commercial)

On 1/24/15, at 9:00 am, an unknown suspect removed the victim’s unsupervised property and fled. Cash and cell phone stolen valued at $600.00

100 Barrington (commercial)

On 1/25/15, at 4:30 am, the suspect selected a sandwich and left the store without paying. Suspect: Female/Black, 30-35 years old.  Sandwich valued at $10.64

11900 Montana # (apartment complex)

On 1/26/15, between 2:15 pm and 3:00 pm, an unknown suspect removed a package containing a purse from the victim’s front porch. Purse valued at $200.00

All the best,

Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray

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21 Cool Events this Week in LA

From  Here are 21 of our favorite events happening in Los Angeles this week. We’ll be back on Thursday with our Weekend Planner column to help you plan—what else?— the weekend ahead. And check out the February Guide for other events.

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Draft Expo Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan Release

The Los Angeles Department of City Planning is pleased to release the first draft of the Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan. A copy of the Draft Plan, in addition to high resolution maps of the project area, can be downloaded at

Attached for your convenience is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and a comment form. We look forward to your feedback. Please direct any comments or questions to Lameese Chang at

Please stay tuned for future notices on the release of additional Plan materials and upcoming public meetings. The associated draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will also be released soon.

Expo Corridor Plan_FAQ

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Battle of the Badges: Blood Drive

LAPD Blood Drive

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Fierce Santa Ana Winds Blowing Through Socal This Weekend


“Hold onto your hats! There’s a major windstorm heading to the Southland tonight with some pretty gnarly Santa Ana wind gusts of up to 70 mph in the mountainous regions.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said that these areas will also be affected by the fierce winds: San Fernando Valley, coastal beach communities, metropolitan L.A. areas including downtown, and the Hollywood Hills, City News Service reported. The wind gusts will be the strongest in these areas on Saturday from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m., potentially hitting speeds of 40 to 50 mph.”

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Weekend Traffic Alert: UPDATE

The Vice President will be leaving Los Angeles to attend the funeral of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia.  Therefore, the traffic interruptions previously communicated will be averted.

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West LA Crime Report for Jan. 6th – Jan. 19th

ROBBERY:     0

ADW (Assault with a Deadly Weapon):            0

BURGLARY:            4

0 Oakmont Dr

Between 01/10/15 at 2:30 pm and 01/12/15 at 7:00 am, unknown suspects(s) pried rear garage door and removed tools.

200 Chadbourne

On 01/13/15 at 7:30 pm, unknown suspect(s) attempted to pry construction site office door, activating alarm. No property loss.

11600 Mayfield

On 01/15/15 at 4:30 pm, unknown suspect(s) entered apt building subterranean garage and removed a bike.

400 Bundy

On 01/16/15 at 2:00 am, suspect (family member) entered with key and removed clothing.

GRAND THEFT AUTO:            2

2200 Mandeville

On 01/11/15, while parked in a driveway, a 2012 Mercedes 350 was stolen

11600 Dunstan

On 01/16/15 between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm, while parked in apartment parking lot, a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle was stolen

BFMV (Burglary and/or Theft from Motor Vehicle):                        3

1100 Granville

On 01/11/15, at approx. 10:25 pm, while parked in an apartment garage, gift cards were stolen

11700 Wilshire

Between 01/11/15 at 6:00 pm and 01/12/15 at 10:15 pm, while parked in a parking structure, door was pried. No property loss.


11600 Kiowa Ave

On 01/05/15, between 8:30 am 7:00 pm, an unknown suspect removed the victim’s electric car charger valued at 950.00 from the parking garage. Continue reading

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Traffic Alert for this Weekend

In an effort to avoid possible traffic congestion during the visit by the Vice President of the United States, the following areas of the City should be avoided when possible:

Friday, January 23rd from 8:30am to 10am

  • Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive
  • Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard
  • Santa Monica and the South 405 Freeway

Friday, January 23rd from 10:30am to Noon

  • Westwood Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard
  • Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive

Saturday, January 24 from 7:30am to 9am

  •  Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard
  •  Santa Monica and the 405 Freeway
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Westside Small Business Survey Results

Today we released the results of our Westside Small Business Survey, and we are very excited about it. By a 2-1 margin, our CD-11 small business owners support raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles. Please see the following link for particulars:



Norman Kulla
Senior Counsel
Councilmember Mike Bonin
City of Los Angeles
310-575-8461 |

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