Hello, people of Los Angeles; today is international day of laughter! It’s me again, Sylvia, your host for the Los Angeles Daily.
Gang members plagued on people leaving stores. As well, thieves at home knocked down a fleeing victim. Finally, there was a structure fire at Las Posas and Ventura Boulevard.
First, today’s weather forecast:
Quite sunny. High: 71 Low: 51.
Here are the top five stories in Los Angeles today:
- Did you know there is at least 17 gangs in LA? According to authorities, they are “behind a sudden spike in brazen thefts in which thieves follow people home from high-end locations and make off with expensive jewelry or other possessions”, we learned on Tuesday. In some cases, “up to five carloads of people followed certain targets.” (Patch)
- In possibly related news, a woman was run over on Tuesday while fleeing from thieves “around noon near the intersection of 8th Street and Francisco Street.” After leaving a jewelry store, a Silver Dodge Challenger followed her. The altercation happened at the intersection and “she left her vehicle and ran down the road as she called for help, but was followed by the Challenger, which sped up and ran her over. hit while she was running”. (KTLA)
- Have you been caught in the smoke on the 101 Tuesday evening? Around 7 p.m., the VCFD responded “to reports of a massive structural fire in the area of . The structure fire involved “a four-story hotel under construction, with heavy smoke and fire on the second and fourth floors.” (CBS)
- Last weekend, 458 people have been rescued from the ocean by LA County lifeguards. “In addition to sea rescues, lifeguards performed 283 medical aids and 465 emergency vehicle responses countywide.” (Patch)
- Mark your calendars! Saturday is the blessing of the animal in Olvera Street! Since the 1930s, local archbishops had offered a blessing for the good health of animals. “It happens from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Bishop Jose Gomez will deliver the blessings of the beasts, and the line will be located before the Pico House.” All are invited and it’s free. (NBC)
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Today in Los Angeles:
- West Hollywood Pride City Council Subcommittee Online Meeting (8:30 a.m.)
- City of Los Angeles’ Tsunami Webinar with Canoga Park Ward Council (9 a.m.)
- Thursday story time in the garden at Malaga Cove Library (10:15 a.m.)
- Valley Vineyard Pop-Up Pantry at 6642 Reseda Blvd (12 p.m.)
- the knitting circle meets at Woodland Hills Branch Library (4:00 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- You never know what the workday will bring. Yesterday, LAFD station 84 helped a baby owl return to its nest at a Woodland Hills home. (Instagram)
- the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department asks for the public’s help in locating missing person Howard Owens Harris. (Facebook)
- Join Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and Board Member Dr. George J. McKenna III for a Town Hall to learn more about the Superintendent’s vision and share how the next strategic plan can support success students. (Instagram)
- A West Adams West the neighbor lost his dog. Have you seen him? (next door)
- Our Brentwood Center neighbor lost a Porsche key in Brentwood. (next door)
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— Sylvia Cochran
About Me: Sylvia Cochran has been working in sunny Southern California and writing freelance full-time since 2005. Loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don’t judge), embraces social justice and try to live Micah 6:8.