Yes, just a five minute drive from the million dollar beachfront condos and alleyway stench of homeless urine by the sea is CD11′s very own “projects”. City owned low-income housing that breeds gang members and is a constant firehose of police calls.
Last night at 3:30 a.m. two male Hispanics beat up and robbed a resident in the Mar Vista Projects. LAPD responded and engaged two suspects in a foot pursuit. At first one evaded the cops, but a trusty airship flew in and nailed the sucker as he was trying to hide – and he was subsequently hooked and booked. Yes, it sucks to be woken up by an LAPD airship at 4 in the morning… but it is even worse to be robbed at your home and have the bad guys get away. This time – they didn’t. Listen to the LAPD radio audio of the call and hear how hard it is to be a cop sometimes. It ain’t all donuts folks. FYI – “211″ (two-eleven) means robbery. It gets good at about 2 minutes in when one of the officers is hauling ass after a fleeing suspect.
As a note, Mar Vista Projects doesn’t just breed gang members… according to Wikipedia it was the youthful home to such notable celebs as
- Tito Valenzuela (born 1957) owner of Tito’s Tacos
- Art Alexakis (born 1962) lead singer of the band Everclear
- Yolanda del Río (born 1976) rancheras singer
- Todd Bridges (born 1964) actor