Point Fermin Residents Association meeting 5/23

The next Point Fermin Residents’ Association meeting is scheduled for this Saturday, May 23, 9 a.m. at Redmen’s Wigwam Lodge on Shepard Street.

Dr. Allen Franz will do a special presentation about drought resistant local plants to use for your gardens and lawn replacement.

Agenda items include updates on: the 5/13 Point Fermin Park shooting, Gaffey Street Pool construction; Sunken City; and Neighborhood Watch issues.

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Emergency Preparedness Event on Wednesday

Peck Park Emergency Preparedness event.

Free event this Wednesday night.

This Wednesday 5/20, there will be an emergency preparedness event at Peck Park Auditorium. The presentation starts at 6:00 pm and will teach simple skills needed in the event of an emergency and how to build an emergency kit before an emergency occurs.

The event is being put on by the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council, LAPD, LAFD, and COPE Preparedness.

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Phone lines down at Harbor LAPD

FYI, This is an informational message regarding the phone lines at Harbor Division. Due to the construction on the 110 N On-Ramp, our phone lines have been knocked out.

While the landlines are down the following numbers can be used to contact Harbor Division:

Front Desk: 310.484.3257 or 310.484.3227
Watch Commander: 310.484.3217
Detectives 310.484.3204
CRo /SLO 310.484.3188

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Pt. Fermin seepage and White Point landslide meeting

Point Fermin Lighthouse, San Pedro, CA

Point Fermin Lighthouse, Photo by Doug Kerr

A representative from the L.A. Bureau of Engineering (BOE) will be discussing the test results gathered from two new deep wells drilled in front of the Pt. Fermin Lighthouse. The purpose of the wells is to monitor the ground water and land movement.  There will also be updates provided on the White Point Landslide project and a question and answer period following the presentation. Residents welcome.

Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC)
Coastal Risk & Beautification Committee Meeting
Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Marine Exchange Conference Room
3601 S. Gaffey St #803
San Pedro, CA  90731

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Safety Events for the Coast


Senior Lead Officer Eve Wight is hosting a meeting at the LAPD Harbor Station this Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 am. The meeting is for discussing a camera at the bathrooms and park in Wilder’s Annex at Paseo del Mar and Meyler.


The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council is hosting a Public Safety Summit on the same day, Saturday 3/28, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Bogdanovich Recreation Center. Come out to meet your neighbors, LAPD Block Captains and City Officials. This is an opportunity to bring up any community concerns you may have.

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Palisades Neighborhood Watch Meeting 2/18

UPDATE: Meeting will start at 6pm.

LAPD Sr. Lead Officer Eve Wight will be holding a Palisades neighborhood watch meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 7:00pm 6:00 PM at White Point Elementary School at 1410 Silvius Avenue.

She will have the Quality-of-Life car officers there for a brief introduction and will talk about crime numbers and some of the progress that the Neighborhood Watches have made. Special guest Rebecca Nagy will be making a terrorism update presentation.

Officer Wight will aim to be there early if people have questions and want or need to talk.

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Neighborhood News

There’s a lot of news for our part of town this week. Grab your coffee and read on!

New CERT Class to be taught by LAPD Sr. Lead Officer Eve Wight:

The Alma Park Neighborhood Watch has requested a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) class be taught for their group. The class will be held every Saturday starting on Saturday February 7th from 10 am to 12 noon in the Community Room at Harbor Division Station. The Class will be co-taught by Sr. Lead Officer Wight and Officer Garcenila.

The Alma Park Block Captain has asked to extend the invitation to other neighborhood watches to see if anyone is interested. If you would like to join this class please send Officer Wight an email with your contact information to 37814@lapd.lacity.org.

Crime updates from Lower Palisades East Neighborhood Watch Lead Charles Rannells:

Turf destruction at Wilder's Annex.

  1. On January 25th at 10:15 p.m. a dark colored raised double cab pickup was seen repeatedly doing spin outs on the grass by the Wilder Annex bathrooms. It tore up an area of turf the size of a football field.
  2. On January 25th a bunch of dark colored Hondas raced up and down Paseo del Mar and through the stop sign at Barbara and Pasel del Mar;
  3. Three thefts from vehicles, two on upper Emily, one on W. 37th near Leland;  two were from unlocked vehicles;
  4. The destruction of a garage door padlock on upper Cabrillo;
  5. Repeated sightings of a hooded young man on a bike suspiciously eyeing properties on Roxbury;
  6. A grey fairly recent model Mustang speeding westward down the center lane of PDM at ca. 70 mph at 10:30 in the morning, then through the Barbara Street stop sign without slowing down, then up a side street; too fast to get a description or license plate number. Any leads on who this might be are most welcome and will be treated confidentially of course.
  7. Recently a vehicle was broken into on the 3600 block of Emily near W. 37th.

Officer Wight has been asked by the Auto Detectives to put out a quick alert about a new trend being seen mostly in the Point Fermin neighborhood. Work trucks and vans with external locking mechanisms (padlocks, etc.) are being targeted. Thieves are prying off the external locks and raiding the vans for heavy equipment (compressors, power tools, etc.). If you or someone you know brings their work home with them, encourage them to park in a gated driveway or garage. If you can manage it, try backing your van up against a wall or some other item to block access to the rear doors.

The burglary of garages and carports continues to be a problem as well. Detectives are working hard to identify any suspects that might be responsible. If you see someone cruising alleys late at night, on a bike or in a car, passing by multiple times, pausing in front of different homes or alley garages, try to get a good description and a license plate (if it’s a car) and don’t be afraid to call it in!

New stop signs at Paseo del Mar and Roxbury

Be careful when driving down Paseo del Mar. At the request of the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council and local residents, new stop signs have been installed on Paseo del Mar at Roxbury.

USMC Training Exercises at Warehouse One between April 11–13, 2015

Be forewarned…the United States Marine Corp (USMC) will be conducting dynamic training exercises at Warehouse 1 (Berth 69 at the southern end of Signal Street in the Port of Los Angeles) between April 11–13, 2015 in order to evaluate and certify forces preparing from deployment overseas.

Members of the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) will conduct a raid of the target site and they will approach from the sea during hours of darkness.  The exercise force will use blank-fire ammunition, flash-bangs and smoke generating devices for added realism.  Helicopter operations will be included in this event (including people rappelling from a rope).  There may also be sniper live-fire and small explosions.

Filming by Korean Friendship Bell

There is a scheduled film shoot by the Korean Friendship Bell on Monday, February 2. From the looks of the description, it looks like there will be some barbecuing for a Target commercial, but I could be wrong. :-)

Point Fermin Residents’ Meeting

The next Point Fermin Residents meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, February 7 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Redmen’s Hall, 543 Shepard Street.

Tentative Agenda:
9:00 a.m.  LAPD Sr. Lead Officer Eve Wight. Officer Wight will have to leave no later than 9:30, so if you have issues you wish to discuss with her, you must be at the meeting early.

9:30 a.m.  Updates on Sunken City, the Lighthouse ownership, Hey Rookie Pool renovations, Angels Gate, and Port activity

Adjourn by 11 a.m.

If you have specific issues, please email them to June Burlingame Smith at burling102@aol.com ahead of time so she can try to make sure your concerns are addressed by the proper people.

That’s all for now. Enjoy your day!

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Crime alert

The following information was forwarded to us by Neighborhood Watch Captain Charles Rannells:

Our Senior Lead Officer Eve Wight needs our help:

On 01/02/2015 around 12:30  p.m. at 26th Place and Patton, an elderly woman out walking was shoved from behind by a guy who grabbed her purse, jumped into a waiting dark colored or black SUV, and fled. He was short, heavy set and was wearing a black and white jacket. The victim was unharmed but shaken.

At about the same time at 20th Street and Walker three male Hispanics trying to break into a home were scared off by neighbors and jumped into a dark colored or black SUV which fled the area.

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Sign up for Point Fermin CERT class starting 1/6!

[This article has been updated on January 6, 2015]

TheSanPedroCoast.com is organizing a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class being held in the Point Fermin at the Wigwam Lodge at 543 Shepard Street. The class will be one 2.5-hour class per week for seven consecutive weeks. There is no fee, just your time and commitment.

In the CERT training, residents learn to:

  • manage utilities and put out small fires,
  • treat the three medical killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock,
  • provide basic medical aid,
  • search for and rescue victims safely,
  • organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective,
  • and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.

The class is being taught by LAFD Firefighter Alex Butler. The current (updated) schedule for the class is:

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