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White Point Landslide Report now available

After months of galvanizing. collaborative community and neighborhood leadership by Terry Miller, Dave Behar, Mike Browne, Richard Havenick and the Coastal Neighborhood ad hoc Landslide Committee, the City’s Engineering Team and related agencies, including Council District 15, have released the report we have been waiting for.

Department of Engineering committed to completing the Palisades Residents Association initiated “turnarounds” at the ends of Paseo Del Mar, within the next few months for the needed temporary traffic flow and crime mitigation solution.

The White Point Landslide Report is now available at: http://eng.lacity.org/whitepoint/whitepointlandslide.htm

Preliminary (new) FAQ form the City:
1. Is the land currently stable?
Yes. No movement has been detected since the November landslide.

2. What are the causes?
Water and gravity. Precipitation, irrigation, and to a lesser extent, coastal bluff erosion may have contributed to the development of the White Point Landslide. Residential development in the area may have also contributed to the landslide because of its influence on groundwater infiltration.

3. What needs to be done immediately to protect the area around the slide?
Dewatering, ground anchors, and grading should be done before the next rain season. This will cost $6 to $7 million and will be undertaken immediately by the City.

4. What are the options for long term remedies?

1) re-routing the road around a landslide buffer zone ($4 to $8 million)
2) partially re-grading the landslide debris and adjacent area to restore the road to its previous alignment across the existing landslide ($4 to 8 million)
3) supporting the road at its previous alignment with a soil buttress ($42 to $50 million)
4) supporting the road with a retaining wall ($22 to $27 million)
5) or spanning the landslide with a bridge ($57 to $62 million)

These 5 options have obvious financial concerns and some legal implications that will need to be considered in the upcoming months. Most importantly, the public will be consulted to come up with the best solution for the immediate neighborhood and the community at large.

Thursday Police Log, 11/17/11

There was one item from the Palisades neighborhood in today’s Daily Breeze police log:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8, 3000 block of South Leland Street. Black two-door 1999 Ford Ranger.

Our neighbors, South Shores, had an unusual incident occur on Tuesday, November 8th:

Assault. 11 p.m. Nov. 8, street/parkway, 25th Street and Anchovy Avenue. An unknown number of assailants, all with brass knuckles, attacked a 28-year-old man. The extent of his injuries, if any, was not in the report.

11.21.11 POLICE BLOG UPDATE FROM SENIOR LEAD OFFICER EVE WIGHT:

“…it appears to be an isolated incident, and does not appear to be the beginning of a crime trend.”

Thank you Officer Wight!

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Special Palisades Residents Meeting, Monday 11/7

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Live at the Corner Store Auditorium… Monday at 6:00.

SLIDE TO THE TIDE
It’s time to reconvene to get the latest update on where we are on our “Slide to the Tide.” Some very interesting developments that up until now may have been shared via e-mail chatter. You’ll hear it all from the horse’s mouth as we have all levels of government now called to action and reporting consistently, from County Hall to City Hall, Public Works, DWP, DOT, Rec and Parks and PVPLC – all engaged and ready to give us the lowdown on all the “moving” parts – the real deal. Get your questions answered now.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
Please join your fellow residents in welcoming new LAPD Senior Lead Officer Evening “Eve” Wight for an interactive visit.

DINE & WHINE @ CORNER STORE
Let’s show Peggy + Bruce how grateful we are for the Corner Store and hospitality. Plan to have a bite or two and a few sips… Better yet – dinner and drinks! If asked, as a bonus, I would imagine Peggy would break out her very authentic witches laugh she was able to attract so many with on Halloween night.

VOTE!
Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday – for one of many “Pedro Boys & Girls”

Neighborhood Watch Meeting Postponed

Due to an event conflict, we will be postponing tomorrow’s Palisades Neighborhood Watch meeting. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Stay tuned for the new date!

Thursday Crime Report

The Palisades made the Thursday Daily Breeze crime report an unusual three times this week.

  • Residential burglary. 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 28, single-family dwelling, 1000 block of West 27th Street. A 41-year-old man reported a burglary, but at the time of the report hadn’t made a list of what was missing.
  • Residential burglary. 11:17 a.m. Sept. 26, garage/carport, 900 block of West 26th Street. A 51-year-old man reported that someone was seen via video surveillance walking through an alley and entering a garage by prying a hole in the door. Unspecified property was taken.
  • Stolen Vehicle Sept. 29-30, 3600 block of South Leland Street. Silver 2003 Toyota 4Runner.

 

Recent Area Crimes

Two Palisades-area crime reports showed up in Thursday Police Log in the Daily Breeze this week:

Robbery. 8 p.m. Aug. 25, park/playground, Paseo del Mar and Meyler Street. An unknown number of people approached and surrounded a 19-year-old man. One simulated a handgun and took unspecified property.

Residential burglary. Aug. 25-26, single-family dwelling, 700 block of West 25th Street. Someone forced open a window at a residence, breaking a lock, then entered and took miscellaneous items.

Keep your eyes and ears open. Let’s watch out for each other.

Crime Report – June 12–16

LAPD Sr. Lead Officer Joe Buscaino updates us on crime:

Neighbors:

In reviewing this week’s crime maps dated June 12 to June 16, I am pleased to report that not one crime was reported in your neighborhood.  Continue to follow our crime prevention measures that have been discussed at our meetings and most importantly lets continue to come together as a community and look out for each other.  Please be reminded to “lock it or lose it.”

Many thanks to each and every one of you and to our police officers and specialized units who continue to strive to make our neighborhoods safe.

Stay safe,

Joe Buscaino

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