LA City Murders down in 2009

According to LA Weekly via LAist:

By LA Weekly’s count of every murder within Los Angeles city limits, we are at 168 as of yesterday when a taxi driver stabbed earlier this month died of his wounds. Compare that to last yearJuly 18th, there were 208 compared to the 162 this year as of that date. That’s a 22.1% decline in murders so far. Add to that, the murder rate has declined over the last few years. The LAPD’s consent decree ended last week, which in theory should let officers be more productive in some aspects, but some oppose the lifting of the decree. The ACLU contends that there are still problems within the department in regards to racial bias.

As for the SGV. There were several shootings over the weekend, none fatal. But Pasadena’s homicide rate seems to be well above last year’s.

Here’s the latest stats from our homicide map:

Homicides by City

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Back from Spring Break

Looks like crime in the Valley soared over Easter Week. Shootings in La Puente, Rosemead and a guy in West Covina beat and sliced up his wife, according to the cops.

Ladies getting ready for Easter even had to be careful in a Rowland Heights nail salon.
Oh, and apparently Centinelhas returned to the Foothill Cities Blog.
Such is life in the SGV. I wouldn’t trade it for any thing else though.
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SGV 211 update

I found this among today’s comments. It’s from Mike Alerich, our resident bank robbery expert:

Rumored that “S&P Bandit” has been seen casing several banks in
the San Gabriel Valley, same appearance and same “lucky” jacket, sorta
hard to miss.
AND a new bandito popped-up again;”Yosemite Sam”, White male, 30s, huge
full beard (fake?), hitting 1st Bank, again, on Valley Bl., Alhambra
Mon. 1-26 at 1000hr.
AND possibly Another serial bandit hit Another Citibank in La Cresenta Mon..
AND,in Riverside County Calimesa, the same serial bandit did violent
Take-Over at same WAMU, second time this month, same scary disguise
& big gun, assaults and pepper sprays innocent customer &
employees as they lay on the floor.
For longer list click ‘Bank Terrorism Alerts” on sidebar>

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Speaking of food …

There’s an elaborate hoax making the rounds in the SGV  regarding In-N-Out’s 60th birthday coming up later this month. An e-mail received by many boldly proclaims all-time low prices:

In-n-Out’s 60th Year Anniversary is Wednesday, October 22nd. All hamburgers will be sold for 25 cents, Cheeseburgers 30 cents, Fries 15 cents, and drinks are 10 cents!!! So mark your calendars!

Responding to the hoax, In-N-Out issued a statement late Thursday:


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