Fire On Flower Sends Elderly Neighbor To Hospital

Here is the full breakdown from @lafd and a video from @_joeanna

Update Structure Fire 01/26/2017

Update Structure Fire; 1:10AM; 658 E Flower Av; Patient is elder F resident with severe smoke inhalation but NO burn injury; In serious condition at an area hospital, the woman told Paramedics she was awakened by a functional smoke alarm in her residence, which gave her the critical seconds necessary to evacuate prior to the Fire Department’s arrival; Fire cause under active investigation; Loss still being tabulated; NFD; – Brian Humphrey

KNOCKDOWN Structure Fire 01/26/2017

KNOCKDOWN Structure Fire; 12:44AM; 658 E Flower Av; 36 FF’s took 25 min; Confined to excessive personal storage within rear of 868 square-foot 1 story home built 1923; 1 adult F with (unk severity) burn injury taken to hospital by LAFD Paramedics in undetermined condition; Loss/Cause TBD; NFD; Dispatched LAFD Units: E263 E63 T63 RA63 E62 RA59 E269 T69 BC4 E59 E237 T37; – Brian Humphrey

Structure Fire 01/26/2017

Structure Fire; 12:19AM; 658 E Flower Av;; Venice; PRELIM: 1 story home with fire to the rear; Excessive storage conditions; 1 civilian patient being assessed for unspecified injury; NFD; FS 63; Batt 4; West Bureau; Council District 11; CH: 9; 12; – Brian Humphrey

Westchester! Connect This Sunday At The Community Expo w

This Sunday join others in the Westchester community for a neighborhood expo showcasing opportunities for all ages! Services, sports, education, entertainment, volunteer opportunities and more! 1 Day & 1 Place to discover how to help yourself and your community! will have a booth, where you can meet a law enforcement initiative developed by one of your own local officers that is making a tremendous difference in our community. That might sound generic and boring, but one officer, one of YOUR officers started a non-profit for YOUR community… and if you know of a neighbor or family in need… you can visit , tell their story and take steps towards rallying support that could make a huge difference in the life of a person or family in need. Read some of the stories. An amazing testament to what giving can do.

Sunday January 29th 1p.m. – 6 p.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church

6323 West 80th St in Westchester

This is a free event, and even if you stop by for 15 minutes I guarantee you, you will learn something new and at worst, be smiled at. Can’t make that guarantee for anywhere else in the hood that day. Save an alert and stop by!


LAPD & Your Local Fuzz-O-Claus. A Little Way To Make The Season Bright.

The LAPD Santa’s sleigh has already made the rounds through our local neighborhoods. A lovely tradition that goes a long way in working to make a positive impression on kids in the community. Acosta. I never knew. ūüôā


Move Your Car Saturday Or Enjoy The Tow!

Saturday is the Annual Christmas Run – and if you park your car Friday night on Pacific or part of Venice (see map) your car will be towed as of the wee wee hours Saturday morning. Tell your newb neighbors (or not) – signs don’t elaborate on the impending parking doom. The run is awesome though. Not the running part – but the costumes. 

Homicide Victim Found In Santa Monica – Crime Believed To Have Happened In Venice

Two nights ago Santa Monica PD requested LAPD to respond to 1548 5th St., a low income housing facility – where a male suffering from what are assumed to be gunshot wounds died at the scene. That call came out about 2:30 a.m. Before he died it was determined that the crime happened in Venice, possibly Oakwood. I had several messages that day regarding a number of incidents – which is typical. People see police or hear something, gunshots … screaming…airships… and they want to know what is going on. If you heard gunshots or a crazy fight Tues night / Wed am around midnight to 1 a.m. – LAPD would love to know. Right now I have no info on victim or the rest of the crime. Will try to follow up – but like the other homicide last week on Windward where the suspect lived in our hood – details are few and far between until an arrest is made. This is why it is important that if you see something, say something. Solving a murder can sometimes boil down to an obscure tip. 

TONIGHT! Neighborhood Investment Once A Month At CPAB – Give it a try…


The most enlightening, informative and valuable learning experience I have had as an adult has been getting to know our local LAPD and the Community Police Advisory Board. They have a meeting once per month. Although it has formal protocol as most serious meetings do… it is full of neighbors and the police that patrol our streets, and the command staff that guides them. Sometimes dry? Yes. Always informative? YES!

If you can spend a few hours on a Wednesday once per month at 7 p.m. you will learn a lot about why some things happen and some don’t when it comes to keeping our community safe… and the KEY part to this is the community… which includes you. Tonight is a great time to meet the folks who go, learn about what is coming up for 2017, and the nitty gritty on the LAPD Thanksgiving Potluck dinner.

If you can… go. It is worth it. Info below:

Tonight’s our annual end of year potluck and election of CPAB Officers!

Come for the food stay for the opportunity to help Pacific CPAB move forward and achieve greater things for our communities!


Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 7pm

Pacific LAPD Community Center, 12312 Culver Blvd, LA CA 90066

Park on the street and go to the Pacific Station Front Desk. You’ll be given access or escorted to the community center. If you have your CPAB ID bring it. Guests are always welcome.

From our Prepare and Serve (Nov. 23, 2016) ‚Äď Chris Williams Memorial Officer Appreciation Dinner Team                 Coordinator РPastor-Hanna            Password РLAPD

In addition, tax deductible donations have also been simplified this year, as the Pacific Division Booster has established a PayPal account. You can donate as little or as much as you’d like. The funds help us fill in the holes, and purchase basic supplies. Here’s the link –¬†…

Please do pass the flyer along to friends, neighbors, and businesses within our community (from West LA to Westchester) to solicit their participation. If you download email the flyer, the links are embedded, so others can easily click and go!


New 85.02 Prohibits Living In Vehicles In Residential Hoods

Good news for those who haven’t had every shred of optimism squeezed out of them when they step outside and look around their neighborhood. Apparently the LA City Council passed a new and improved L.A.M.C. 85.02 on Friday which will prohibit people from living in their vehicles including RV’s between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. in residential areas. The notion brings me back to the days of LAPD enforcing the prior ordinance which effectively removed over 250 RVs that were clogging the streets of Venice, and that was just west of Lincoln.

Then LA’s fave homeless attorney sucked a few more million into her coffers litigating against it and related laws which brought them back in droves. Residents revolted, and were able to petition for OVO signs (Oversized Vehicle Ordinance) which prohibited vehicles over 7′ from parking between 2-6 a.m. – which did little good. Recently after getting messages from several residents about RV’s not getting ticketed on street sweeping days, I left my car parked between a line of 3 RV’s on Strongs Drive behind my apt. I got a ticket. The RV’s did not. Explanation from the Council Office was “They can’t pay the ticket anyway – so we aren’t ticketing them.” I was in shock. If I don’t pay my tickets, I can’t register my vehicle. So why do these fools get a free pass? How does the City know who can and can’t pay, and gives them a pass based on that? Aside from being disgusted over that… setting an alarm and calling Parking Enforcement to get an oversized RV ticketed did ZERO. They rarely if ever responded. There are 16 large vans, trucks and RV’s that park around just my block, have for over a year or more, and move only on street sweeping days, and move right back… violating the 72 hr parking rule.

So, apparently this new 85.02 update which The City believes will shield them from another 9th Circuit ruling is the new cure. That is, if LAPD enforces it. And if you were around in the prior days of the old enforcement of 85.02 … how do you “prove” someone is sleeping in their vehicle or living in their RV if they don’t “answer the door” or open it?

This of course will require LAPD to be trained by the City Attorney on the new ordinance, how to write tickets so they don’t get tossed, blah blah blah. I would suggest letting your local area Captain know this issue is important to you, and ask about what the plan is.

Listen to Councilman Englander comment on the sitch here.

John Hefner, 48, had been living on the street for three years prior to being able to move into an RV last December, parking it in Venice. A federal appeals court on Thursday overturned L.A.'s ban on homeless people living in vehicles. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

John Hefner, 48, had been living on the street for three years prior to being able to move into an RV last December, parking it in Venice. A federal appeals court on Thursday overturned L.A.’s ban on homeless people living in vehicles. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

Help Badge Of Heart Give 500 Turkeys To Local Families In Need


From  where you can also read more & donate!

On November 19, 2016 Badge Of Heart is preparing their 2nd Annual Turkey Drive for 500 deserving low income families from the Communities of Venice, Mar Vista, Palms, Westchester & Culver City.

These families will be identified by Police Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (Pacific Division).  In addition to Officers we have also partnered with our local Schools & Churches to help us identify these families.

However, none of this could be done without the help of our Community and Corporate help.

We are seeking to raise a total of $10,000.

The money raised will buy us¬†500 Turkeys, side items and “It’s¬†for the kids” gift items for this¬†Holiday¬†season.

This wonderful Community event will help those, who need it the most during this Holiday Season.


If you have any questions or want to help Sponsor this event, please contact Officer Ken Lew at

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