Community Meeting scheduled to discuss future of Paseo del Mar – POSTPONED

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UPDATE 09/12: The 9/16 meeting has been postponed. Stay tuned for the rescheduling information.

Last week, several community leaders got together for a meeting to discuss the future of Paseo del Mar and the White Point Landslide area. The City of Los Angeles has hired URS/AECOM to design a rebuild of Paseo del Mar in the location where it was previously (not re-routed through the White Point Nature Preserve). The estimated cost of this project is $50 million, among the highest budgeted long-term options announced in June 2012.

URS Corporation and the City of L.A. Bureau of Engineer Geotechnical Division will be holding a Community Briefing on the Paseo del Mar (White Point) Landslide Permanent Restoration Project next week. Continue reading

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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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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Palisades Neighborhood Watch Clean-up and Picnic

Two Palisades area neighborhood watch groups got together this past weekend to clean up the neighborhood, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

Proof of the hard work many residents put into cleaning Wilder's Annex last weekend.

Approximately 80 Palisades residents met at Wilder’s Annex along Paseo del Mar on Sunday. The residents are members of two active neighborhood watch groups, Lower Palisades West and Lower Palisades East (read more about local neighborhood watch groups on our Neighborhood Watch page).

Residents enjoy the potluck picnic after the neighborhood clean-up.

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Recent credit card fraud and motor vehicle burglary

LAPD Senior Lead Officer Eve Wight has a timely message for residents regarding door-to-door magazine sales and reporting suspicious activity:

I am officially back from vacation and back on the job.  I hope that this email finds you all happy and healthy.  I am still trying to get caught up on all of the goings on in Pedro during my absence.  However I do want to share with you a couple recent developments.

Unfortunately one of our South Shores residents was victimized by an individual claiming to be selling magazines.  The suspect managed to get a hold of the victim’s credit card and made an attempt to use it.  This story ends well however, because the individual was stopped, arrested and prosecuted.  He was convicted and will be facing some jail time.

I want to strongly remind everyone, please do not encourage these people.  It is often the most innocuous seeming individuals who can do the most damage.  Never let these people into your homes, you don’t even have to answer the door to them.  These are your homes, and this is your neighborhood.

I know that we all want to be polite and we hate the idea of being rude to someone who has only good intentions.  But I can assure you that 99% of the individuals who are soliciting in this manner, are doing so fraudulently, either trying to get you to give them money, or trying to gain access to your home to steal your money, credit cards and even prescription medications.

They also use magazine sales as a way to get a feel for the neighborhood, see who’s home at what times, and to judge what kind of reactions they get from residents.  I strongly urge everyone to not only not answer the door, but to state to these people, in no uncertain terms, that they are not welcome in your neighborhood and that you are calling the police.  We need to make sure that these people know that the neighborhood is watching them and will not put up with that kind of behavior.

In addition, today 03/30, a radio call was broadcast of a possible Burglary for Motor Vehicle – Suspect in the area of 27th and Patton [Palisades neighborhood].  The neighbors in this area are to be commended.  We received three different radio calls regarding the same individual, all of which had great descriptions and gave us a lot of information.

Unfortunately, the suspect was scared out of the area by a neighbor prior to the arrival of police.  However, the diligent patrol car stayed in the area and luckily came across the suspect a few minutes later as he was climbing out of the bushes and took him into custody.  Fortunately, the timing worked out in this case.

Due to the fact that the residents in the neighborhood were keeping an eye out for each other and for their neighborhood we were able to take a suspect into custody.  This is a really good example of why neighborhood watches are a good thing!

I will be sure to update you all on anything else important as I am made aware.  I wish you all a happy spring as we move into April!

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Reminder: Meeting tonight regarding Clearwater sewage pipe construction.

The outlined area of Royal Palms is a potential sewage outflow construction site for a two year span.

Tonight will be a public hearing to receive comments on both the draft EIR and draft EIS of the Clearwater Program. This program’s purpose is to build a new outflow pipe to move treated wastewater from the Sanitation Districts’ plant in Carson to the ocean.

The recommended site to construct this tunnel is Royal Palms Beach. Other alternatives are Angels Gate Park (at Paseo del Mar and Gaffey Streets) and Terminal Island.

Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 6:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
601 South Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, California

For more information on the Clearwater Program, please read our earlier articles here.

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Sirens in South Shores/Palisades this morning

Are you hearing sirens around the Palisades/South Shores area? The Pacific Heights/Pacific Crest Air Force housing base off 25th Street is conducting testing of the “Giant Voice” from 9AM to 1PM per the Department of Defense.

We have asked them to notify us in the future so we can notify you.

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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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