Dodger Stadium Beating Suspect Arrested — A Little Too Close To Home

The apartment complex at 822 N. Mariposa Ave, where Dodger Stadium beating suspect Giovanni Ramirez was arrested on Sunday morning.

I heard the Big News Story Of The Week on Sunday morning while driving. So went the radio:

“There’s been a breaking development in the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow. The LAPD […]

Dude, Where’s My Bike?

It began just like any other visit to the Council District 13 field office on Hollywood and Western. I was there to meet with District Director Marta Segura to talk about ways I can help do  outreach (especially with regard to social media) for their upcoming Los Angeles Neighborhood Dreams (LAND) workshop […]

A Neighborhood On Watch - Hel-Mel Businesses, Police Working Together

Following up on the January 21 meeting of Hel-Mel businesses following the 1/18 drive-by shooting on the corner, I organized a meeting that took place on Tuesday at Scoops between LAPD Rampart Division Senior Lead Officer Matt Zeigler (who was in training during the initial meeting) and the businesses,  to get them to voice […]

All's Not Well in Hel-Mel?

About two dozen businessowners, residents and other stakeholders of the Hel-Mel Bicycle District (a.k.a. the corner of Heliotrope Drive and Melrose Avenue) got together on Thursday morning at Scoops to discuss ways to deal with the drive-by shooting that shook up the corner on Monday afternoon.

According to witnesses, sometime after 4:30 p.m. on […]