Overall Crime Continues To Decline In Communities Policed By The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

As of July 31, 2010, preliminary crime data shows that criminal homicides in Sheriff’s patrol areas have decreased by 21.43 percent, compared to the same year-to-date period last year (127 homicides last year compared to 98 this year). This follows a five-year continuous decrease, resulting in a 53.52 percent decrease in homicides as there were five years ago and the lowest homicide rate since 1975. Most notable were decreases in homicides in the Compton Station area (including the city of Compton and nearby unincorporated areas) and Century Station area (which includes the city of Lynwood and nearby unincorporated areas). Compton Station homicides have reduced by 41.96 percent, with 31 homicides last year compared to 18 this year. Century Station had 24 homicides during the same period last year, as compared to 16 homicides this year, for a 33.33 percent decrease.

Reported incidents of violent crimes (Part I) have declined 3.76 percent, and serious property crimes (Part I) have declined by 3.75 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas countywide, compared to last year at this time. These numbers combine to show a 3.75 percent decrease in overall Part I crimes. Sheriff’s stations experiencing the most significant decreases in overall violent crimes (Part I) over the same period last year included Marina Del Rey Station at 41.5, percent, Walnut Station at 34.2 percent, San Dimas Station at 25.3 percent, and Lomita Station at 19.5 percent.

Crime prevention information, as well as reported crime statistics, can be found on the “Crime Prevention and Information” page of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website, These include specific statistics for each city and unincorporated community patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Rekindling The Bond: Reflect Respond Renew

Rekindling The Bond

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010 (6:00 pm)

Testimonials from Freedom Riders and Civil Rights Activists.
Private docent tour of the museum including the exhibits After 1968 and An Idea Called Tomorrow 2.

California African American Museum
600 Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037
(parking available in adjacent lot)

Complimentary hors d’ oeuvre and cocktail reception.
RSVP to or 310-282-8080 x332
or Elise Woodson at or 213-744-2024.


AJC – American Jewish Committee
Brotherhood Crusade
CORE-CA Congress of Racial Equality of California
FAME – First African Methodist Episcopal Church
SCLC – Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Los Angeles Urban League
Wilshire Boulevard Temple

It Is Not Too Late To Quit Smoking!

The L.A. Quits program works. Note the following email from a constituent:

“Dear Supervisor Ridley-Thomas,

I would like to personally thank you for the nicotine patches. It has been 2 weeks now and I don’t even have an urge. Thanks for helping to save my life after 30 years of smoking.”


To date, we have distributed only 25% of our 30,000 two-week stop-smoking starter kit supply. And now we are holding the following outreach events in the community to make it easy to get started on quitting!

Thursday, July 23, 2009
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
280 E. Compton Blvd.
Compton, CA 90220

Saturday, July 25, 2009
11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
HIV TestFest
Ted Watkins County Park
1335 East 103rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90002

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Los Angeles
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
1730 W. Manchester Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Visit the L.A. Quits website

Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor Community Meetings

harbor subdivision
You are invited to attend a Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor Alternatives Analysis (AA) project update meeting. In September 2008, Metro held four Early Scoping meetings to obtain community input on the alternatives and environmental issues to be studied in the AA. Based on feedback received at those meetings and more detailed technical analysis, a set of modal and routing alternatives has been developed for further study.

Please join us to receive a status update and a schedule for future project milestones for the Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor.

April 21, 2009 (6 p.m.)
Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor
100 W 5th St
San Pedro, CA

April 22, 2009 (6 p.m.)
Redondo Beach Main Library
303 Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA

April 27, 2009 (6 p.m.)
Inglewood City Hall, Community Room
One Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA

April 30, 2009 (11:30 a.m.)
Metropolitan Water District, Room 2145
700 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA

May 2, 2009 (10 a.m.)
Augustus Hawkins Nature Park
5790 Compton Av
Los Angeles, CA

For more information, visit: or call 213-922-4004.