Neighborhood News

Pedestrian Fatality Identified Castellammare

The man who was fatally struck on Pacific Coast Highway near Topanga Canyon Boulevard at 5 a.m. on Friday, May 25, has been identified as 21-year-old Antonio Mundo-Hernandez from North Hills. He was hit by a Toyota Prius, driven by a 62-year-old Calabasas woman, while crossing the street and died at the scene from injuries.

 —TRILBY BERESFORD


Graffiti at Bluffs ParkVia Bluffs

On Wednesday, May 30, in the evening, Bluffs Park was tagged with graffiti at the intersection of Mount Holyoke and Via De Las Olas. The bench and fence were spray painted with tags, and a homophobic slur was written on the road.

Due to some of the tags being crossed out with a different color spray paint, residents suspect two separate gangs were vying for attention and ownership. The incident was reported to the city through the MyLA311 app.

—TRILBY BERESFORD


Mysterious Man Captured on Ring DeviceThe Highlands

On Wednesday, May 30, a man walked up to a residential property and took photographs of the exterior. His visit was captured on their Ring device, and a neighbor identified him as someone who misuses an app, hacked by thieves to map out break-ins. If you have witnessed similar activity outside your property, contact local law enforcement.

—TRILBY BERESFORD

Photo courtesy of Ring

New Offering at Local TheatrePacific Palisades

“Write Me A Murder” by Frederick Knott opens at Theatre Palisades on Friday, June 8. The production is directed by Michael-Anthony Nozzi and produced by longtime collaborators Martha Hunter and Sherman Wayne. There are 18 dates through July 15, and tickets can be purchased at theatrepalisades.com.

—TRILBY BERESFORD


Caruso Elected Chair of USC Board of TrusteesPacific Palisades

Palisades Village developer Rick Caruso was elected chair of the USC Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 31. He will succeed John Mork after serving out his five-year term.

“I did not seek this position, but I accept this responsibility with humility and resolve,” Caruso said in a press release.

The developer takes over as reports of misconduct at the university’s health center continue to cloud its reputation.

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA


Locals Inducted into Phi Kappa PhiPacific Palisades

Palisadians Katie Thomson and Barbara Thompson were both inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Southern California, according to a press release.

“These residents are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter,” the release said.

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA