In January, I pledged that as aservice to the community, SelectPatrol would work to improve theenvironment of the public parkinglots located on the south side of Sunset Boulevard,between Lemoyne Street and Echo Park Avenue.The lots had become dumping grounds for trash and oldfurniture. At night the lack of proper lighting providedcover for drug sales and prostitution and a haven forhomeless men who built shelters from discarded furniture.With input from the Echo Park Chamber of Commerceand Council District 13, we developed a plan to clean thelots and address the issue of the homeless men who forso long had called the parking lots home. Our daytime
Echo ParkSecurity Association
P.O. Box 26201 Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tel: (323) 860-9914
Select Patrol Report
By Darin Williams Select Patrol Founder/President
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Then and now: Gone are the abandoned furniture and debristhat made the parking lots a haven for the homeless.
EPSA News & Events
Community Safety meetings
are held the secondThursday of every month at 2pm at the LAPD Stop-InCenter on Echo Park Avenue (just south of Sunset Blvd.,next to the Bank of America). All Echo Park residents andmembers of the business community are welcome. Thenext meetings will be held April 10, May 8 and June 12.
The Second Annual Northeast Youth Job Fair
will takeplace May 10, 2008, 10am – 1pm, at the Glassell ParkCommunity and Senior Center, 3750 Verdugo Road (atEagle Rock Blvd.)The Youth Job Fair is open to City of Los Angeles resi-dents ages 16 to 24. Attendees will have a chance tocomplete applications and/or interview for seasonalsummer jobs and permanent positions with approxi-mately 40 local employers, including Vons, UniversalStudios, Jack in the Box, Roto-Rooter and Starbucks.Employers and others interested in participating in theevent should call the Office of the L.A. City Attorney at(213) 847-8045.
Spotlight on Echo Park.
Select Patrol vehicles have beenoutfitted with new spotlights which will be shined atevery member's house at night. You cannot miss theseextra-bright lights. If you don't see them, call us!
Safeguard Your Portable Electronic Devices.
InFebruary, LAPD detectives issued an alert regarding anincrease in burglary and theft of portable electronicdevices such as GPS systems, i-Pods and laptop computersfrom motor vehicles in the Northeast area of the city
LAPD offers these suggestions for safeguarding yourportable devices:
Keep all valuables out of plain view. Never leave aGPS in its cradle or on the dash.
Install an anti-theft device in your vehicle.
Park in a well-illuminated area when possible.
Keep a list of serial numbers for all devices
Inscribe devices with an identifying number suchas a driver’s license number.