Stolen car filled with fireworks taken care of by LAPD; Helicopter noise brought to you by KTLA

 

I just talked to the LAPD for an update on the incident near West Vernon and 9th avenues - stolen car - illegally parked - reported by a good vigilant neighbor - fireworks found. Surrounding homes evacuated for a few hours in case the fireworks were bombs. All clear.

 

We were awakened by helicopters around 6 a.m. so I called 213-485-2600 (LAPD chopper dispatch - friendly and helpful) to find out why. But they didn't dispatch a helicopter. So I have lodged a complaint with the FAA against the KTLA in hopes that they should be forced to fly higher.

Views: 109

Comment

You need to be a member of Leimert Park Beat to add comments!

Join Leimert Park Beat

Comment by Mark on February 12, 2013 at 9:47pm

Granada Hills Neighborhood Association is enlisting the assistance of representative Henry Waxman to federally regulate helicopter noise. See website.

http://ghsnc.org/2013/02/l-a-may-get-federally-legislated-relief-fr...

Incidentally, I drive to Leimert Park from Westwood every night around 5:30. Tonight I did not see any helicopters until went east on Exposition and in the distance all of the helicopters ( I counted six) were east of Crenshaw.  I can't say they are LAPD. I thought Chris Dorner was hiding in the mountains. Why is our 2 square miles the focus for all of this helicopter activity?

Comment by Crystal on February 9, 2011 at 4:24pm

Yes I did, from my Samsung Intercept.  I work in Burbank and no one heard about a thing.  And thanks for adding me to FB.  I can keep up with the new blogs now, because the go straight to my facebook page.  I missed out on the tree give away.  Looking for other friendly events to attend/ support. 

Comment by enhager on February 8, 2011 at 11:38pm
Everybody at work asked me about the story because it was all over TV, Radio and the Internets. Did you take that picture - Nice Shot!
Comment by Crystal on February 8, 2011 at 9:25pm
Thank you enhager,
I was awakened by the helicopters and the sirens, and had a momentary flash back of the 1994 earthquake, rushing around looking for shoes and car keys. The police came by banging on the doors but by the time I got my shoes on and jacket, etc. they proceeded further down the street to alert the rest of the block.

Once I looked out the window, it took a minute to figure out that THE car was located smack dab in front of me. The next thought was what were the odds of a terrorist or someone trying to make a statement by trying to blow up something up in Leimert Park? That statement would have been in the news for a while but fade behind the latest news of Lindsay Lohan. So, I decided to stay put, and if anything did happen the only thing that would be damaged in the explosion would be the windows.
I took a chance but if anything were to happen I could escape through the alley, which coincidentally, was partially blocked by the media.

I think what made the noise unbearable was that the helicopters just hovered in one spot and then periodically swoop, causing the walls to tremble.

But this story made an interesting conversation at work today. Hope your day went well overall.
Comment by enhager on February 8, 2011 at 5:54pm

wow really Crystal? Can you share what happened?

I didn't mean to be insensitive. I'm glad you're safe. It sounded like precaution was taken for your safety though it's very scary to think about leaving our house in the middle of the night.

 

I live about 6 blocks away I think from you. And still the noise was thunderous. kept us up the whole time. When it's a police helicopter what can you do? But a TV helicopter, can't they fly higher or come back later?

Comment by Crystal on February 8, 2011 at 3:59pm

I was told the same thing, and thought it was odd that the media was up there instead of LAPD.  But as soon as the thought entered my brain there was a knock at the door.  

Leimert Park Beat is the news and social network for Leimert Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Stay informed. Join now!

 

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.

• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of your business or the school play? Upload them.

WHAT STORIES WOULD YOU SUGGEST? Let me know.

With your help, LeimertParkBeat.com raised money to hire reporters, graphic artists and community members to cover our area.
Read the stories - Urban Economy 411, Redevelopment Hell and One of these don't belong.

Latest Activity

DojO- commented on DojO-'s event [New Location] THE World STAGE Saturday _]azz \/\/orkshop w/ Coordinator Billy McCoy ♪ May '16
"MICHAEL SESSION Sextet @ Roscoe's Seabird Jazz Lounge w/ Michael Session, Band Leader - sax, Maia - vocal, Steve Smith - trumpet, Jamal Dean - piano, Trevor Ware - bass, Mekala Session - drums  Sat. May 21st 9PM - 1AM"
1 hour ago
DojO- posted blog posts
1 hour ago
DojO- might attend Baldwin Hills Crenshaw's event
Thumbnail

Free Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw! at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Center Court

May 5, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm
It's a celebration of Cinco de Mayo at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw! Join us in Center Court for free craft activities, and fun for the entire family on Thursday, May 5th at 5pm. #funatbhcSee More
6 hours ago
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event [New Location] THE World STAGE Saturday _]azz \/\/orkshop w/ Coordinator Billy McCoy ♪ May '16
"ERIC REED Quartet LACMA, BP Grand Entrance Friday, May 6, 2016 | 6 pm Free"
6 hours ago
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event [New Location] THE World STAGE Saturday _]azz \/\/orkshop w/ Coordinator Billy McCoy ♪ May '16
"JAMES JANISSE, The Gentleman of Jazz " 65 years young Birthday Jam Session - a'lit'l thanks 4 wha- U'z do " -  "
10 hours ago
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw posted an event
Thumbnail

Free Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw! at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Center Court

May 5, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm
It's a celebration of Cinco de Mayo at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw! Join us in Center Court for free craft activities, and fun for the entire family on Thursday, May 5th at 5pm. #funatbhcSee More
10 hours ago
Terri Dixon posted an event
Thumbnail

Alterraun Verner and Friends Football and Cheer Camp at Victoria Park

May 3, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
Alterraun Verner, NFL cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will host a one-day football and cheer camp.  Free to join, youth, ages 6 to 17, are invited to engage in a day of professional training and development with Verner, as well as other professional players and cheerleaders. Participants are requested to wear proper athletic attire and bring water for hydration. A small meal will be served at the end of the camp for pre-registered participants.  Registration is required at…See More
14 hours ago
Terri Dixon's 3 events were featured
yesterday
Profile IconTamika Williams, A J and Nicole Lawson joined Leimert Park Beat
yesterday
L. Watts's 2 photos were featured
yesterday
enhager promoted L. Watts's photo
yesterday
Sid.Author posted an event
Thumbnail

Sid Author's Church and the Wild: #faithful at Tribal Cafe

May 2, 2016 from 6:30pm to 10pm
Sid.Author’s Church and the Wild is designed to create moments that offer opportunities for growth. It combines elements of a concert and a workshop where people can become their best selves. Sid.Author’s Church and the Wild is an interactive concert that engages the audience in conversation and activity that promotes becoming our best selves.This edition is called ‘#faithful’. It deals with how belief systems impact what is possible in our lives.Church and the Wild champions the idea that…See More
yesterday
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event [New Location] THE World STAGE Saturday _]azz \/\/orkshop w/ Coordinator Billy McCoy ♪ May '16
"CHARLES OWENS Big Band  @ Typhoon  Mon May 16th 8-9:30PM $10 aaJ"
Sunday
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event [New Location] THE World STAGE Saturday _]azz \/\/orkshop w/ Coordinator Billy McCoy ♪ May '16
"CONNIE HAN Trio w/ Connie Han, Band Leader - piano Edwin Livingston - bass Bill Wysaske - drums @ Lock & Key (Koreatown)"
Sunday
DojO- updated an event
Thumbnail

[New Location] THE World STAGE Saturday _]azz \/\/orkshop w/ Coordinator Billy McCoy ♪ May '16 at The World Stage - Art, Education & Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

May 7, 2016 at 12pm to May 28, 2016 at 2pm
The Jazz Workshop: Every Sat. 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm ~Current new Coordinator, Billy McCoy "lucky to have him" - Maestro, Charles OwensDaylight Savings Time, Spring into THE NEW RENAISSANCE WORLD STAGE / El Nino-La Nina / '16 "Year of the Monkey" Plz see COMMENT WALL w/ gig listinz' ~ (click-on to open embedded URLs)allaboutJazzdotcom - …See More
Sunday
Sid.Author posted an event
Thumbnail

Church and the Wild: #faithful at Tribal Cafe

April 30, 2016 from 6:30pm to 10pm
Sid.Author’s Church and the Wild is designed to create moments that offer opportunities for growth. It combines elements of a concert and a workshop where people can become their best selves. Sid.Author’s Church and the Wild is an interactive concert that engages the audience in conversation and activity that promotes becoming our best selves.This edition is called ‘#faithful’. It deals with how belief systems impact what is possible in our lives.Church and the Wild champions the idea that…See More
Saturday
Profile IconLatest Events - Culver City Times

The Last Days of the Dinosaurs

Join us for an interactive and fun presentation with Richard Wade about how dinosaurs lived and died - and even the sounds they made! Includes real fossils, a meteorite, a full scale model of a Tyrannosurus rex skull, a Brachiosaurus thigh bone and more... For ages 5-11.This is the fourth of many exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs that are taking place April through June at the library. This special STEM program is generously sponsored by Second District…

See More
Friday
The Fifth Avenue Times promoted The Fifth Avenue Times's event America's Preparathon, Los Angeles Emergency Management Department Full Scale Exercise
Thursday
The Fifth Avenue Times commented on The Fifth Avenue Times's event America's Preparathon, Los Angeles Emergency Management Department Full Scale Exercise
"April 30, 2016, not the April 28th"
Thursday
The Fifth Avenue Times posted events
Thursday

© 2016   Created by enhager.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service