Longtime Melrose Village Restaurant Maison Richard Closes It’s Doors, New Place Opening Soon.


Melrose Village sadly lost another one it’s eateries recently with the closure of the Maison Richard Restaurant and Bakery located on the 700 block of Stanley Avenue just north of Melrose.  The good news is that the space won’t be closed for long as its new owner, Chef Josette of Normandie Bakery (Farmer’s Market) will open her next endeavor in its place on or around September 1st.

Maison Richard was owned by Huguette Coffyn who opened the Melrose location in 2010 after closing it’s longtime spot at 301 Robertson Blvd.  Huguette’s husband Andre Coffyn was murdered at the Robertson location during a robbery there in July of 1989.

Huguette Coffyn and Chef Michel Richard

The Coffyn’s bought the former location on Robertson in 1986 after world renowned Chef Michel Richard opened the celebrity heavy and wildly popular restaurant Citrus which was located further east on Melrose at Citrus Ave. Richard was also behind the ultra famous Citronella in Washington, D.C that hosted the likes of presidents, the politically famous and celebrities. The restaurant world was stunned when Richard passed away from complications of a stroke in the summer of 2016.

Maison Richard was still under Coffyn’s ownership until just recently.

A Statement from Maison Richards Facebook page reads…

“After 32 years of operations, and an amazing ride, Huguette, the owner of Maison Richard is retiring from the business. The Maison Richard brand and company has officially ended its operation on August 13th 2017. Chef Josette, owner of Normandie Bakery, is taking over the restaurant and french bakery location starting mid-august with her existing Normandie brand and products. Chef Josette’s new concept on the same Melrose and Stanley avenue location will officially launch on September 1st. We would like to thank everyone for having been part of the journey that was started with Michel Richard in 1977. While the original Michel Richard products will no longer be carried past August. The existing location will continue to operate as restaurant and bakery with some similar offerings with Josette’s own French style.”

Huguette and her establishment were a vital part of the Melrose community and supporters of Melrose Action’s efforts.  They will be greatly missed!

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Neighborhood Under Siege : Barricade Situation Paralyses Area For Hours : Suspect Resident of West Hollywood

At around 4 p.m. Wednesday, 911 operators received a call about a man at a home in the 600 N. Blk of Edinburgh Avenue threatening harm to himself and possibly other occupants of the property. Persons at the same address were believed to have been the subject of an FBI investigation the day before.

LAPD Wilshire officers were immediately dispatched to the location. It was established that the incident was a particularly serious one and that LAPD divisions like SWAT, the Bomb squad, and thongs of other assets from LAPD divisions all over the city were consequently dispatched to our area. Melrose Avenue was closed not long after and filled with emergency personnel, a mobile command post, and an endless amount of LAPD vehicles. Additional streets were closed around the area, causing gridlock conditions — at the height of rush hour.

Crisis negotiators and a SWAT team on site attempted communication with the suspect as fire department rescue personnel remained staged close by.

A woman and child who were inside the property with the suspect got out of the building safely about 7:30 p.m. At around 11 p.m. neighbors and the news media reported hearing flash bangs and some detected the smell of tear gas in the air.  It was thought that the stand off at that time was coming to a conclusion. Sirens blared again, police helicopters again circled the area intensely as they had done consistently for over 8 hours. The area was besieged with media helicopters that hovered overhead for hours up until around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Many neighbors specifically complained about the added noise and disruption as a result of the media coverage from the air.

Officials say that the LAPD SWAT officers entered the residence about 2 a.m. Thursday and found the body of Johannes Marlie, who was 32 years of age and a resident of the city of West Hollywood, according to the coroner’s office.

Ironically, just south of the same area, a power outage occurred just after this incident started — knocking out electricity to around 2000 homes and numerous traffic signals — adding to an incredibly challenging situation for residents and police.

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Melrose Action’s National Night Out Neighborhood Event This Tuesday!

Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch together with the L.A.P.D. Wilshire Station and Council member Paul Koretz’ office will bring our community’s participation in National Night Out to Poinsettia Park! The event is Tuesday August 1st, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  In our 9th year –  it will feature all kinds of new surprises! Everyone is invited! Its all free and it’s at Poinsettia Park located at 7341 Willoughby Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Map it here

New to the event is In-N-Out burger! Courtesy of Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch and our generous neighbor contributors like Ana Benko and Neil Loden (Please thank them!) – neighbors will have a chance to get a free burger, chips and a drink (or maybe a grilled cheese sandwich) from the massive “cook out trailer” that will be onsite — while supplies last! They will be in limited supply and only our L.A.P.D. Wilshire station officers and officials will have the coveted tickets to get a burger. So – to get an In-N-Out burger you’ll have to meet and ask a cop!  Tickets will be distributed at random while they last.

Also new — get your photo’s taken at the Melrose Avenue Business Improvement Districts (aka the Melrose BID) cool new Photo Booth that will be stocked with props to get your picture taken with your favorite friends, cops, neighbors, and family!

Pink’s Hot Dogs returns to the event offering up their coveted awesome hot dogs, chili dogs and all the condiments! Also free and while supplies last!

Radio station Jack-FM will be on site offering up some of their great music along with some giveaways. Other participants include sampling booths from our supporters like Blu Jam Cafe, Melrose Umbrella Co., Kimberly Synder’s Glo-Bio Organic Juice store, the new LA Chouquette Bakery Shop, Organic Luscious Lemonade by Molly Bassler, Target, Just Food For Dogs, Starbucks, free water from Trader Joe’s, the Mid-City West Community Council, CERT and many more!!

Free trees!! Help green up our neighborhood or your yard by getting a free tree from City Plants LA! All that’s required is photo i.d. that shows your a resident of the city of Los Angeles!

Adopt a Pet! GRFF – the Ghetto Rescue Foundation will be on site with pets available for adoption! Please help provide a forever home to a wonderful pet!!

RING! – the home security device that can help protect your home will be at the event with special product discounts and demonstrations to answer your questions!

Please join us! This event’s sole purpose is to help build a stronger community and police partnership in a really positive way!

We want to thank everyone for their participation and contributions to this years event! Please feel free to forward this to neighbors and repost on your social media spaces.

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Meeting On Crime Date Set In Response To Recent Sexual Assaults In Area

Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch will hold a Meeting On Crime Wednesday, July 26th 2017 at the Blu Jam Cafe on Melrose at 7 p.m. in response to the recent sexual assaults and other crimes that have occurred in our area. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Station and the office of Los Angeles city council member Paul Koretz and the Mid City West Community Council are all co-sponsors and their respective representatives will be there. Map the location of the meeting here https://goo.gl/maps/8M2gin1qw2F2

Our community cop LAPD senior lead officer Inga Wecker along with a lead detective specializing in sex related crimes will also be there. Our neighborhood prosecutor from the L.A. city attorneys office has also been invited. Seating is limited. Guests are advised to arrive early. Melrose Action would like to thank all involved for coming out to support our neighborhood! A special thank you to Kamil Majer and the staff at the Blu Jam Cafe for their amazing generosity and ongoing support!

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L.A. City Attorney Criminally Charges Genesee Apartment Building Owner For Allegedly Operating “Short Term” Rentals

“In a city with a profound shortage of affordable housing, unlawfully converting rental units to operate hotels has got to stop,” said Mike Feuer – City Attorney for the city of Los Angeles.”

According to a complaint filed by the Los Angeles city attorney’s office — Carol Jean Alsman, the owner of a 4-unit property located at 500 N. Genesee Avenue, was charged with six counts in a criminal case alleging:  failure to comply with an order to comply, zoning violations; illegal use without proper building permits, failure to file notice of intention to re-rent, failure to offer rental to displaced tenants, and renting property within five years after withdrawing from the rental market under the Ellis Act.

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Just how big is the “sharing economy” in our area? Check out the screen shot showing the airbnb’s on the market — See for yourself here http://insideairbnb.com/los-angeles/

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CRIME ALERT: Two Women Sexually Assaulted During Break-in, Police Release Sketch of Suspect

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400 Blk of Ogden Ave. Suspect Armed With Handgun Entered Apartment, While Inside Tied Up Two Female Victims And Sexually Assaulted Them 

Here’s the official L.A.P.D. Statement:

Fairfax District: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, are seeking the public’s awareness and assistance in a case involving a sexual predator that has attacked two adult females.

On Monday, July 3, 2017, around 11:50 p.m., Wilshire Area officers responded to a “hot prowl, burglary” radio call around the 400 block of North Ogden Drive in the City of Los Angeles. Officer’s investigation revealed that the suspect was armed with a handgun and entered the victim’s apartment. The suspect tied both of female’s hands and sexually assaulted them. Once one of the victims began to scream the suspect fled the location.

The suspect is described as a 30 to 40-year-old White male, 5 feet 10 inches tall to 6 feet tall. He weighs approximately 160 to 180 pounds and has a short grey beard.

Anyone with information, including any possible additional victims of this suspect, are urged to Detective Daniel Aguirre or Detective John Macchiarella, LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, at 213-486-6910. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call The LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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Disturbing Video Shows Early Morning Assault Along Oakwood Ave, Police Issue Crime Alert

On the morning of Monday, May 22nd, 2017 an elderly man was walking westbound along Oakwood Avenue (west of La Brea) when he was — without provocation — brutally attacked by what police say was a transient. L.A.P.D. detectives issued a crime alert flyer with a description of the suspect. Watch the video by clicking or tapping the window below. Scroll down to see a photo of the suspect. If you have any information about this crime, please contact L.A.P.D. Detective Mayer at (213) 922-8260.

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L.A.P.D. Wilshire Station Issues Crime Alert Tips As A Result of Recent Robberies

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UPDATED Crime Alert:: Be Aware — String of Street Robberies Hit Area

 UPDATED CRIME ALERT: A rash of at least seven street robberies hit our area in the overnight early morning hours on Wednesday, April 12th and on Tuesday, April 11th. One occurred on Thursday, April 13th at 1:30 p.m.  It appears that at least three occurred within a short time frame.  As always: if you have any information about these crimes, please contact L.A.P.D. Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8263. This is a clear reminder to keep aware of your surroundings and your valuables — such as mobile phones — out-of-sight while walking neighborhood streets. LAPD Wilshire officials said that in some of these particular incidents it appears that people were either walking or running alone were targeted.  We will update this story once more info is available from LAPD Wilshire. Two of the robberies were handled by West Hollywood Sheriff’s.

Here’s a list of the recent robberies:

MELROSE AV & FULLER • 4-13-2017 @ 1:30 PM

WARING & SIERRA BONITA • 4-12-2017 @ 2:40 AM – This was an armed robbery committed by two male Hispanics in their 20s. No shots fired and no one was hurt. The victim was walking on the street when the crime occurred. According to LAPD Wilshire — the three incidents on 4/12 appear related.

POINSETTIA & WILLOUGHBY • 4-12-2017  @ 1:45 AM – This was an armed robbery committed by two male Hispanics in their 20s. No shots fired and no one was hurt. According to LAPD Wilshire — the three incidents on 4/12 appear related.

FULLER & WARING • 4-12-2017 @ 1:30 AM – This was an armed robbery committed by two male Hispanics in their 20s. No shots fired and no one was hurt. According to LAPD Wilshire — the three incidents on 4/12 appear related.

FORMOSA & WARING • 4-11-2017 @  10:40 PM

GARDNER ST & ROMAINE ST • 4-11-2017 @ 11:50 PM (West Hollywood) A man was riding his bicycle SB on Gardner Street when 2 men approached him armed with a handgun and demanded his property. The victim complied and dropped the bike. The bike was taken by the suspects but recovered a short time later by responding West Hollywood Sheriff deputies.

LAUREL AVE & ROMAINE ST • 4-11-2017 @ 11:45 PM (West Hollywood)  A woman was walking her dog NB on Laurel Avenue when a man approached her armed with a handgun and demanded her property. The victim complied.

Reminder — there will be a Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch meeting coming up on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the corner of Curson and Waring.  Click here for more info

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First Outdoor Neighborhood Watch Meet-Up With LAPD Wilshire Set

Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch and the L.A.P.D. Wilshire Station will hold it’s first outdoor “Meeting At Your Corner” coming up on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m.  The location to start off this year’s anti-crime initiative — the corner of Curson Avenue and Waring Avenue. Click here for map location.  The outdoor
“meet up” concept allows for neighbors to get together with our law enforcement first responders — specifically the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Station officers and commanders that service our area.  This is a great chance to share your safety/crime concerns and nuisance issues.

The meeting’s purpose gives neighbors the opportunity to personally meet our LAPD Wilshire “community cop” senior lead officer Inga Wecker, welcome our new station command staff, along with our new field deputy from Los Angeles City Council member Paul Koretz’ office — Robert Oliver, plus our neighborhood prosecutor from the L.A. city attorney’s office – Nooshi Zahiri.

Our supporter — the Melrose Umbrella Co. will be on hand to provide free refreshments (while supplies last). Grab a free slice of pizza while you can– courtesy of Melrose Action and our neighbor CVS Pharmacy — again while supplies last.

Please share/forward this with your neighbors and area friends. Repost where applicable.  Download the flyer here.  Sign up to get our crime alerts and newsletter including up-to-date crime information for our area here.

 

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Los Angeles Police Commission Wants You To Weigh In On L.A.P.D. Body Camera Video Policy

Melrose Action heard from the Deputy Director at the Policing Project at NYU Law — that is helping the Los Angeles Police Commission gather input from the community on the LAPD’s Body Camera Video Release Policy. This is very important and your views matter.

As you may know, the LAPD’s current policy is not to release body camera videos after there has been an officer-involved shooting. The Commission is considering whether to change the policy, and is looking for public input on what the new policy should be. 

This is a really important opportunity for people to provide input on a policy that undoubtedly will have a significant impact on both the community and the police. 

We are asking for input in two ways:
– Through an online questionnaire at – (click the link) www.LAPDVideoPolicy.org — the website also has a brief video we put together explaining some of the pros and cons of releasing video, as well as a comment portal in case you would like to submit more detailed comments. 

At community forums across Los Angeles. The West Bureau forum is on April 12 at 6:30pm at the (map it here >) Seoul International Park Recreation Center.

Click here to download the flyer to your desktop.  This is important policy that can shape our future — PLEASE SHARE this post

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Trespass And Squatting Issues Continue To Plague Melrose Area. Does It Contribute To Crime?

If you live in the Melrose/Fairfax district then you’ve probably been affected in some way (or know someone that has) by prolific trespassers and squatters. Some swear that the proliferation of “McMansions” is the chief cause of these encampments. Could the unprecedented amount of homes and apartment buildings sitting vacant for extending periods of time awaiting demolition be harboring unsavory characters in our neighborhood? A majority of neighbors near these properties say resoundingly — yes in fact they are. Some are quick to point out that the new construction of homes — that typically last several months — play a larger role because they offer new, unmonitored premisses, free access to electrical power, portable restrooms, and even brand-new swimming pools,spas, and roof top decks.

Anywhere in the area that a home or building is vacant for a time — chances are — trespassers, transients, squatters etc have either scaled a fence, broken down a door, or smashed a window to gain entry to that property and set up shop.

Neighbors on either side of Melrose Ave say that they’ve seen encampments on top of garages underneath low hanging trees, underneath occupied homes in crawl spaces, behind garages of homes, residing on outdoor furniture at night, living inside vehicles parked along Waring or Willoughby, in the alley ways, hot-wiring electricity in some cases, and so much more.

The bigger question is — are these people dangerous? Are they committing crimes? Using drugs? Having sex on our property? Are they entering our homes when our back doors or windows are open and unattended? Again — the answer more likely is — its very possible. Why? Because this area is a transient urban area and some neighbors have no clue who lives here and who doesn’t. Piling on to the “transient” theme is the phenomenon that so many homes and apartments are now full time Airbnb night-to-night hotel-like rentals and you can see that it only gets more difficult to gain a grip on who’s an actual neighbor and who isn’t.

What can you do to protect yourself?  First and foremostcall the police if you see unusual, repetitive activity around properties that are empty, new or old. Notify our community cop — our Los Angeles Police Department Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker and or our L.A. City Attorney Neighborhood Prosecutor Nooshi Zahiri. Contact the L.A. department of building and safety if homes or buildings under construction are not secured properly when unattended. Always check your property when you return home or before you go to sleep at night. Look for tampering of your door locks, windows or garages. Keep your fences maintained and your trees and shrubs trimmed. Install motion lights in your yards. Have a good security system. Think about a security camera system. Adopt a dog from a shelter for added safety. Try and get to know your neighbors. Keep your car doors locked at all times. Walk the area with your mobile devices hidden. The adage goes “IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING”! Be part of the solution, not the problem.

Click on the video (or link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OCpmcYzmho&t=26s) below to see what’s been prowling around yards and homes in the 700, 800, and 900 blocks of Vista St. Be sure to attend our first Meeting on Crime this Tuesday, March 21st at 7:30 p.m. at the Blu Jam Cafe. Click here for more info

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Trader Joe’s Returns…

Melrose area neighbors will get their Trader Joe’s location back — soon — finally.  Trader Joe’s is slated to re-open it’s long standing (East) West Hollywood location this coming April.  The brand-new store will be located in the massive Avalon-West Hollywood mixed use development just wrapping up construction at Santa Monica Blvd and Poinsettia Pl.  Three bedroom apartment units are ready for occupancy March 17th for the tony price of around $6000/month.

Studio, one and two bedroom apartments go live this summer starting around $2400/month.  A new Wells Fargo Bank is also said to be a tenant of the complex. Trader’s was hoping to open March 31st but ran into some last minute issues and now are setting their sights on a mid-April grand opening.

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First Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting of 2017 Date Set

Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch is back in action for 2017!  Join us for our first meeting  on Tuesday, March 21st at 7:30 p.m.  Crime and issues of transient incursions onto properties and into businesses will be the topic, along with serious squatter problems involving vacant homes — some awaiting demolition, under construction, or on the market for sale. Also, some properties that are listed on popular Airbnb have been creating some nuisance issues as well.  The meeting will be held at the Blu Jam Cafe located at 7371 Melrose Ave. (Map it here)

Our area’s local community cop — Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker will be there and introduce the  new L.A.P.D. Wilshire Division Commander to our neighborhood.  Also, L.A. City Council member Paul Koretz’ District Director John Darnell along with the City Attorney’s Neighborhood Prosecutor Nooshi Zahiri will be there.  For neighbors with concerns about crime, nuisance, trespassing, and other quality of life issues – this is your chance to be heard by our local officials.  Please join us. Let your neighbors know.

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Crime Alert: Armed Robbery at Gardner & Waring May Be Linked To Two Others That Same Night


manwcrimealertLAPD Wilshire is investigating — what may be a string of street robberies — that occurred late friday/early saturday morning this past weekend.

A female victim was walking in the area of Gardner/Waring late Friday evening August 12th, when 2 male Black suspects approached her and grabbed her purse. The victim struggled with the suspects to retain her purse and was struck by one of the suspects in the face. The suspects ran to a red hatchback and fled. There were two additional robberies (Clinton/Genesse and 800 block of Orange Grove Ave) that occurred within 15 minutes of the Gardner/Waring robbery. LAPD Wilshire detectives are investigating and need your help.  If you have any information about these crimes or have surveillance video of the streets near or at these sites, please contact LAPD Wilshire detectives at (213) 922-8205.

As a reminder, this is an urban area. When walking any street anywhere  always  keep your valuables (phones etc) out of sight and try not to walk alone if leaving an establishment late. Keep aware of your surrounds at all times.  Please join us for our next neighborhood crime meeting called “Meeting at your corner” on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the corner of Rosewood and Stanley.  Hear directly from our local Los Angeles Police Department personnel how to better protect yourself and how not to become a victim. Click here for map location of meeting.

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Date And Location Set For Next Neighborhood Crime “Meeting At Your Corner”

Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Station invite you to our next Meeting At Your Corner on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 7 p.m. set up at the corners of Rosewood Avenue and Stanley Avenue.  Click here for map location.   Everyone is invited to attend.  Come out and meet your local community cop – Los Angeles Police Department Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker, our local LAPD Wilshire commanders, special guests District Director John Darnell from Council member Paul Koretz’ office and L.A. City Attorney neighborhood prosecutor Nooshi Zahiri.

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Also — come sample free pizza and giveaways from our newest supporter The Pizza Press (while supplies last) and grab a free refreshment.  This neighborhood meet-up with our local police helps building stronger community/police partnerships and we encourage you to participate.  The discussion is about crime or quality of life issues that you’d like help with — this is your chance to speak up.  The format is question and answer and the meeting lasts about 1 hour.  See the flyer below. If you have any questions, please send us an email at moc.n1503400210oitca1503400210esorl1503400210em@su1503400210-tcat1503400210noc1503400210.

 

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Free Neighborhood Event This Tuesday!

nationalnightoutsolicitlogoMelrose Action together with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Station and Los Angeles Council member Paul Koretz office will host our 8th Annual National Night Out event at Poinsettia Park Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Click here to map it

This years event will feature lots of great safety related exhibits and services plus food sampling from our awesome neighborhood supporters like Spartina LA, The Parlor, Melrose Umbrella Co., Just Food For Dogs and more!

Come down and meet and greet your L.A.P.D. first responders and share your appreciation for their service to our neighborhood and community.

Event Highlights include:

– Surprise Special Live Performance!

– Live DJ

– Free Giveaways from various exhibitors and activities for kids from City Target!

– Get a free tree if you are a resident of the City of Los Angeles (I.D. Required – While supplies last)

– Grab a free hot dog grilled up from one of our LAPD Senior Lead Officers!

– LAPD Classic Cars

– Los Angeles Fire Department

– Pet Adoptions!

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Latest Melrose Action Digital Crime Report Video

Check out the latest Melrose Action Digital Crime Report Video featuring our L.A.P.D. Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker.  Click in or tap the window below to watch.

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Melrose Village Monthly Real Estate Report

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June 2016 Area Real Estate Report

Properties on the market…

AddressNumber of BedroomsBathsHome SqFtList PriceLot Size
630 N GENESEE AVE 845,032$1,875,0006,373
829 N MARTEL AVE 531,942$1,450,0007,012
714 N GENESEE AVE 321,405$1,250,0005,552
741 N VISTA ST 453,980$2,995,0006,204
736 N CURSON AVE 564,200$3,190,0006,500
637 N GARDNER ST 553,836$2,895,0005,836
849 N CURSON AVE 565,142$3,475,0006,505
611 N MARTEL AVE 453,979$2,799,0006,999
7714 WARING AVE 22908$799,0001,419
610 N STANLEY AVE 444,000$3,325,0006,506
616 N POINSETTIA PL 574,369$2,949,0006,946
612 N FULLER AVE 564,669$2,980,0007,334
721 N VISTA ST 45$2,799,0005,585
7194 W Formosa Fusion CT 341,586$1,149,0001,157
833 N GARDNER ST 564,857$3,375,0006,502
613 N GARDNER ST 332,935$1,999,0005,845
546 N MARTEL AVE 221,431$1,355,0004,730
848 N CURSON AVE 564,758$3,395,0006,507
715 N SPAULDING AVE 231,861$1,575,0005,216

Properties sold in the last 60 days..

AddressBedroomsBathsSize of HomeList PriceSold PriceLot Sz
822 N STANLEY AVE 422,451$1,450,000$1,480,0006,501
612 N SIERRA BONITA AVE 432,085$1,625,000$1,580,0006,500
635 N GARDNER ST 453,362$2,900,000$2,900,0005,838
7264 WILLOUGHBY AVE 32873$729,000$710,0001,793
717 N FULLER AVE 443,096$2,238,888$2,225,0008,242
7660 ROSEWOOD AVE 11744$769,000$851,0002,332
7463 WARING AVE 22804$975,000$1,050,0002,469
822 N SIERRA BONITA AVE 554,409$3,195,000$2,950,0006,500
600 N STANLEY AVE 211,284$1,250,000$1,200,0004,006
531 N STANLEY AVE 321,449$1,299,999$1,220,0006,354
900 N VISTA ST 321,540$1,295,000$1,200,0006,407
7216 Waring AVE 21729$799,900$750,0002,475
630 N Stanley AVE 211,032$1,099,000$1,310,0006,508
538 N FULLER AVE 454,600$3,495,000$3,325,0007,333
751 N OGDEN DR 321,480$1,399,000$1,460,0004,478
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Shooting Reported At Stanley and Melrose

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BREAKING LAPD Wilshire reports that a shooting occurred on the southwest corner of Stanley Ave at Melrose Avenue last night (Saturday, June 26th) at around 10 p.m..  Shots were reportedly fired into the Urban Outfitters store, smashing a glass pane (Picture below). Thankfully no one was struck or injured and police are investigating. A neighbor who asked not be identified said police on the scene suspect it may have been gang related but that has not been confirmed. Melrose at Stanley was cordoned off and was closed to traffic for a time while the incident was being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205.

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Melrose Video Crime Report

Here’s the latest Melrose Action Video Crime Report from our Los Angeles Police Department’s Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker. Officer Wecker is our “community cop”. Contact her about non-emergency neighborhood crime or nuisance issues. Here, in her first report, Officer Wecker discusses our upcoming “Meeting At Your Corner” neighborhood meet-up on Wednesday, June 22nd at 7 p.m. with her and L.A.P.D. Wilshire Station commanders. Other subjects touched on include how to prevent home and auto burglaries, fireworks on the 4th of July, our National Night Out event planned for this August. Check it out.

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How Did We Vote? Neighborhood Results of Democratic Presidential Contest

We did our own basic analysis of the 2016 Democratic Presidential Contest results of voting in our area (to date*) – bounded by Beverly Bl. on the south, Romaine St. on the north, La Cienega Bl. on the west and La Brea Ave. on the east. *These results are as of 6/8/2016 – these numbers are likely to change as mail-in ballots, provisional, etc have not been fully counted and reported as of this posting. 

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Crime Focused “Meeting At Your Corner” Announced

mayc622_bakMelrose Action Neighborhood Watch together with the L.A.P.D. Wilshire Station have set our first “Meeting at Your Corner” date for Wednesday, June 22nd. The location will be at the corner of Curson and Waring Avenue and start at 7 p.m. This neighborhood “meet-up” will focus on the increase in crime in our area as well as traffic related issues.

Our newly appointed commanders from our Wilshire station will be on hand to meet with neighbors and share data on crime trends as well as hear and learn about your concerns relating to public safety.  Also present — our “community cop” Senior lead officer Inga Wecker, our Los Angeles city attorney neighborhood prosecutor Nooshi Zahiri, and John Darnell, Senior Deputy from Los Angeles City Council member Paul Koretz’ office.

The goal of these “meet-ups” is to help make our area safer by shedding light on issues that concern us all. Additionally, the mere presence of our police and neighbors gathering at a corner in our area can on it’s own be a deterrent to crime.

Tell your neighbors to join us. If you’re on Facebook please hit the share button below to help get the word out. This is the first in a series of  “Meetings at Your Corner” planned over the course of the summer.  If you’d like a future meeting to be considered at a corner near you or you’d like to help, just email us here.

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Melrose Village Monthly Real Estate Market Update

RealEstateMarketUpdatePhotoBy Thomas Hilel, Realtor

The real estate market in Los Angeles as a whole has been quite strong as of late, continuing on a multi-year trend that started in mid 2012 when the market as a whole bottomed out and the activity in our neighborhood is providing some of the best evidence of that. Between developers looking for projects, investors on the hunt for rental properties and owner/users; demand remains quite strong.

The overall level of transactions is up compared to this time last year with no indication of a decline in the near future.  For those looking to sell or trade up, this represents a fantastic time to make a move.  Whether you are looking to cash out or simply use your equity to trade up into a larger property, your timing couldn’t be better, it seems that almost every transaction I am involved in has multiple offers and ends up selling at over the asking price.

For those looking to enter our market, excitement about all the new happenings has never been more pronounced, inventory remains tight, but serious buyers who are working with great agents (naturally) are still finding wonderful homes.  Historically low interest rates continue to make ownership affordable (relatively speaking), and the opening of Spartina and Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron’s Wolf add two more very exciting restaurants to the mix.

ADDRESSSOLD PRICEBEDBATHS.FLOT SIZE
7722 CLINTON ST$820,000228102,251
7216 Waring AVE$750,000217292,475
7412 WARING AVE$982,500211,1203,626
735 N STANLEY AVE$1,279,500321,5006,298
506 N GARDNER ST$1,350,000211,4236,103
7514 CLINTON ST$1,295,000221,4362,846
439 N MARTEL AVE$1,500,000321,7866,999
724 N SPAULDING AVE$1,634,000321,7346,501
734 N GENESEE AVE$1,585,000231,4486,490
612 N SIERRA BONITA AVE$1,580,000432,0856,500
741 N ORANGE GROVE AVE$1,750,000321,9506,043
748 N DETROIT ST$2,650,000565,3216,666
635 N SIERRA BONITA AVE$2,800,000563,8105,851
635 N GARDNER ST$2,900,000453,3625,838
534 N STANLEY AVE$3,000,000454,3056,499
607 N CURSON AVE$3,210,000564,3396,500
538 N FULLER AVE$3,325,000454,6007,333

Contact Thomas Hilel via email here

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