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Silver Lake Home Burglarized -- and it was Councilman Tom LaBonge's
After a series of street robberies in 2009, Tom LaBonge hit the streets to let residents know himself (Tom Andrews/LAist)
Councilmember Tom LaBonge got a taste of what its like to be burglarized, something local residents in the Silver Lake area have been worried about over the past couple of months. “There has been a surge in crime in the Los Feliz/Silver Lake/Franklin Hills area," he said in a statement this afternoon. "I encourage all residents to enhance their neighborhood watch programs. I plan to hold another community meeting within the next two weeks to discuss the problem of crime in our area.”
LaBonge said no one was home when the burglary happened last Friday afternoon and a neighbor got the description of the two apparent burglars, described as teenagers. A laptop computer and $3,000 worth of jewelry were taken, according to the LA Times, which notes that the area has seen a 52% increase in burglaries, compared to this time last year.
“Our hearts go out to anyone who has been a victim of violent crime or has experienced the sense of violation that comes with being a victim," he said.
[For the record: an earlier version of this post said robbery, not burglary]
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.