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

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 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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Rainy day filming scheduled for today

Mark Seliger's photograph for Ray-Ban's 75th Anniversary advertising campaign. (click to view larger)

It’s a rainy day but two shoots are scheduled for Carolina Street and 37th today and tomorrow. Mark Seliger’s Seliger Studios will be shooting for Ray-Ban’s 75th anniversary advertising campaing “Legends.”

Uber Content will be filming CVS. I couldn’t find out much information about that shoot. Perhaps it’s a commercial for the drug store?

Location: S Carolina St & W 37th St
Dates: 11/8 and 11/9
Times: 5am-7pm
Description: Smoke machine, 90′ Monster picture crane on truck. Talent on bicycle rigged from cherry picker, suspended in air. Cranes and generator. (pending community survey)
Crew Parking: 3601 S Gaffey Street
Parking restrictions: No parking anytime North side of W 37th St from S Carolina St to S Pacific Ave; East side of S Carolina St from W 36th St to W 38th St

Location: 3900 S Carolina St
Dates: 11/9
Times: 7am-12pm
Description: Exterior Dialogue.  Walk & talk.  Generator.
Crew Parking: Ports O’Call
Parking restrictions: 7am–10pm East side of Carolina St from 38th to 40th St; north side of 39th St from Carolina St to 250′ east.

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Filming scheduled for today

Chelsea Pictures is scheduled to be filming in two locations in our coastal neighborhood today.

807 Paseo Del Mar
Times: 7am-10pm
Description: Exterior dialogue.
Parking: South side of Paseo del Mar, Gaffey – East 400′ until end

3727 S Leland St
Times: 7am-10pm
Description: Exterior backyard.
Parking: West side Leland St, 37th – Paseo del Mar and North 200′; North side 37th, Leland to Almeria St.; North side Paseo del Mar from Leland St to 200′ East and West.

There are no planned lane closures at either location.

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On the Road with P-Rod filming tomorrow

Dragonfruit Studios are scheduled to film “On the Road with Paul Rodriquez” at 3601 S Gaffey Street on Wednesday, May 23, from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. There will be no street closures, however there will be a helicopter flying above 500 ft.

AT&T and Wayfinder.TV ran a contest for a young adult to win a chance to work as part of a professional film crew to help create a video featuring professional skateboarder Paul “P-Rod” Rodriguez. The grand prize winner, Andrew L. Olathe of Kansas, also won a stipend, wireless AT&T device, and round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations.

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Filming on Paseo del Mar & Gaffey tomorrow

Tomorrow, First Shot Productions will be filming an Acura commercial at Paseo del Mar and Gaffey St. and 1000′ feet North on Gaffey. Set up will start no sooner than 7:00 am and everything will be wrapped up by 10:00 pm.

The northbound shoulder and adjacent lane may be intermittently closed for about two minutes at a time will vehicles are being filmed.

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‘90210’ filming on Paseo del Mar Friday

The CBS series 90210 will be filming on W. Paseo del Mar, Roxbury, and Gaffey Streets this coming Friday, February 17, 2012. Filming will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

There will be intermittent traffic control with approximately two minute waits as the show films exterior dialogue and an actor crossing the road. Thirty picture cars will be lined up along the road and driving. Lane closures may occur on Shephard St, S. Gaffey St, Paseo del Mar and Roxbury.

Crew parking will be at Angels Gate Park.

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Filming in Pt. Fermin and the Palisades this week

Today, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation will be filming Awake at 570 W. 24th Street in Pt. Fermin from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The scenes will consist of interior dialogue with intermittent pedestrian and traffic control for approximately two minutes at a time.

Awake will also be filming at 224 Whalers Walk not far from the Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club tonight and tomorrow from 4:00 pm until 3:00 am.

On Friday and Saturday January 13 and 14, 2012, Photoplay 434 will be filming their first feature film Targeting at 807 West Paseo Del Mar in the Palisades from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm.

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Franklin & Bash filming at Angels Gate Monday

Franklin & Bash, a television series on TNT staring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, will be filming at Angels Gate and Paseo del Mar on Monday, January 9. Filming will be from 7:00 am –10:00 pm.

The scenes will include gunfire activity at pistol range at the South Bay Young Marines Facility, marching military personnel, and driving shots with military vehicles on W. Paseo del Mar.

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Filming on Warmouth this Saturday

LOCATION:                         2317 Warmouth St
FILMING DATE(S):               Saturday, 12/10/2011
FILMING HOUR(S):              7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
DESCRIPTION OF SCENE:  Interior models against scenery, Exterior models against scenery. 14 total in cast/crew.
PARKING:                            All Vehicles Must Be on Parked on Private Property.

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