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Police to Write More Tickets on Ventura Blvd.

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When LAPD Senior Lead Officer George Aguilar responded to an accident earlier this month on Ventura Blvd., he experienced first hand how unsafe the Valley's popular artery is for pedestrians. Even with a police car next to him, he felt like a "bowling pin." Aguilar, whose area covers most of Sherman Oaks between the 101 Freeway and Mulholland Drive, announced last night at a monthly neighborhood watch meeting that he's upping the traffic enforcement along the street, including ticketing cars that don't yield to pedestrians on marked crosswalks. So you've been warned, come to Sherman Oaks and speed or blow off peds, they're looking for you.