Sunday, August 26, 2007

off-street parking

Hi, everyone --

Thanks to the combined efforts of our group, Busby's management, the Chamber of Commerce, and Councilman LaBonge's office, we have more/safer options for parking in our area than we did just a few months ago. So, as "parking czar" for the MMAC, I'd like to know -- how many of you have taken advantage of the new opportunities? What have your experiences been? I know monthly parking fees can be pricey -- do you think it's worth the cost? Let us know what you think!


LAT article on 911 and cell phones

Saw this item in the Los Angeles Times.

The reporters studied the challenges of the 911 system having to field so many calls many of which come from cell phones.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

10pm-midnight, August 10, 2007 Patrol Report

There were six of us on foot tonight in three teams.

We reported to 311 three street lights that were dark on Cochran and a couple on Hauser.

A bit before 11pm, we came across three people on Cloverdale who were wondering who we were with the yellow jackets. When we explained we were with the volunteer safety patrol, they proceeded to tell us about their neighbor in their apartment building who is using drugs and the parade of people going in and out of that apartment. They had called the police about it and were awaiting a response. Eric called one of his officer contacts and left a message.

They also told us about their Miracle Mile networking group on Yahoo Groups called, The Mile.

A little before midnight hundreds of bicycles streamed down Wilshire Blvd going westbound some of them running red lights. We were told that periodically on Friday nights there is a mass ride of bicyclists. We soon heard a lot of screaming and yelling coming from the intersection of Cochran and Wilshire. We went to investigate and saw that a motorist and bicyclist had collided and the two in the vehicle were engaged in a shouting match with half a dozen bicyclists.

Paramedics were called and the unit on Cochran and 3rd were soon on the scene. The rider appeared to be shaken up but was conscious as the paramedics checked him out. The LAPD had not yet arrived by the time I called it a night.

Feel free to add to this report of the events of the evening.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Smash up on 6th

Hi y'all.
I was wondering if anyone happened to see a car swerving around 6th between Ridgeley and Burnside between 8PM Sunday night (7/30/07) and 8AM monday morning (7/31/07). My car was smashed in a hit and run. If anyone has any info please let me know. Nobody was hurt but I'm really bummed out, and my car needs some serious TLC. Thanks. Erin