Watch and Ring Meet | Alphabet Streets
The embryo neighborhood watch covering the Alphabet Streets, established after a blitz of burglaries last month, held its first large-scale meeting at the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club on Monday, March 19.
Around 250 attended for presentations by Ring, the Palisadian-originated, Amazon-owned home security company, and its “Neighborhood” app, which coordinates blocks of Ring owners.
Group founder Saswati Ramaswami said that around 250 Alphabetians have, at $25 per month, committed to pool-fund a dedicated patrol vehicle provided by Valley-based Mara Security Solutions, which will start nightly patrols for a 30-day test period from April 1.
If another 150 sign up, this coverage can be increased to 16 hours per day, said “Sash,” who hopes this initiative will grow into a watch organization covering 1,000 people in the Alphabet Streets, including dog owners coordinating their “doggy walks” to boost security
Former Honorary Mayor Dies | Pacific Palisades
Nanette Fabray, American actress, singer, dancer and honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades, died at the age of 97 on Feb. 22 in Palos Verdes. Fabray served as mayor in the 1960s. A full story about her life will appear in next week’s edition of the Palisadian-Post.
Pali High Raises Money for Security | El Medio Bluffs
Palisades Charter High School is ramping up security efforts as part of its “Campus Safety and Security Campaign.” The school seeks to raise funds for things like “central pedestrian entry and exit point,” fencing along Temescal Canyon, surveillance cameras, and increased mental health care for students. The campaign will last from March 19 until April 8.
Seasoned Bandit Faces Upcoming Sentencing | The Village
James Allen Hayes, the “Seasoned Bandit” who was accused of stealing $3,700 from Union Bank in The Village last year and pled guilty to four counts of bank robbery, has a sentencing set for June 7 at 3 p.m., according to court documents. He currently faces 20 years and a $250,000 fine per violation.
Station 69 Gets a New Truck | Alphabet Streets
Los Angeles Fire Department Station 69 added a new fire truck to its garage in late February. The truck came as an upgrade to an older truck that has been decommissioned. The hook-and-ladder truck will be one of four vehicles at the station ready to save a life at a moment’s notice.
Education Gap Revealed | Pacific Palisades
According to a new study by Latasha Buck, principal of George Washington Carver Middle School in South Los Angeles, 3.2 percent of adults in her area have a four-year degree. This compared with, she highlighted in the latest issue of “LA School Report,” more than 70 percent in Pacific Palisades and Brentwood.
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