Elysian Valley News – August 15, 2014

Dear Neighbor:

Please be alert for any suspicious criminal activity and don’t hesitate to call 911 to report.  Better you call a false alarm than to not call what may very well be a crime in progress.  Know that you can contact police and request to remain anonymous.  You too can request that they call you back with a status report on the criminal activity you report.   If a victim of a crime, please remember to file a police report in person at the San Fernando Rd. Station.  The day is coming when we will be able to do so on-line from the comfort of our own home computer.  Know that No report=No Crime, which in turn equals no police resources to EV.  Thank you for doing your part.

Crime Report from 7/9-8/13/2014

Date: 8/5/2014 9:05 PM
Location: DENBY / BLAKE
Description: ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON (ADW) (likely to

Date: 8/3/2014 12:35 AM
Location: 1900 BLAKE AV
Description: ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON (ADW) (likely to produce great bodily injury)

Date: 7/29/2014 9:00 PM
Location: 1000 RIVERSIDE DR
Description: VEHICLE, STOLEN
Date: 7/29/2014 7:00 PM
Location: 3000 GILROY ST
Description: THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)
The above two incidents involved a gun.

Date: 7/22/2014 3:05 AM
Location: 1900 RIVERSIDE DR
Description: BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS

Date: 7/18/2014 8:00 PM
Location: 2700 PIRTLE ST
Description: THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)

Date: 7/14/2014 3:00 PM
Location: 2200 DORRIS PL

Date: 7/13/2014 5:50 PM
Location: 2400 RIVERSIDE DR
Description: BICYCLE – STOLEN

Date: 7/13/2014 7:00 PM
Location: 2400 RIVERDALE AV

Date: 7/5/2014 8:00 AM
Location: 2300 BIRKDALE ST
Description: THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)

Police outside ALLESANDRO school in search of two alleged gun men inside the school and on the run turned out to be a false alarm

Police ask resident to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts

Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. http://news.yahoo.com/police-citizens-careful-tweet-040226538.html

The new bridge pedestrians access is now open

This email is to notify you that as of today, Friday (8/15), pedestrian access on the new Riverside Drive Bridge is open for constituents.   Bus shuttle will no longer be in service as of the end of the day today.
Sergio Infanzon-CD1

Thank you U.S. Department of Education

I made my final loan payment today to the U.S. Dept. of Education.  It’s an amazing feeling to realize a zero balance after a decade of monthly payments on a fixed interest rate of 4.125%.  My loan was a subsidized loan with deferred interest while in school.  Subsidized Stafford loans are the single best source of money you can borrow.  Students should avoid private loans if at all possible.

College Best Wishes from the EVNW 

The NW extends our sincere congratulation and best wishes to the following students, which begin their college experience in the coming weeks.  Felicidades!

Nicolette Victoria Jew

Graduated from John Burroughs High School, and was a National Hispanic Merit Scholar.   She will be attending Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in the fall 2014, majoring in math and minor in computer math.

Adrian Esteban Frausto

Graduated with honors from Artesia High School and will attend Arizona State University in the Fall to pursue a degree in Political Science.

Wendy Xitlali Garibay
graduated from Ramona Convent
Attending Mount St. Mary’s College to pursue a Nursing Degree

Jaquelyn Bonilla
Graduated with honors from Marshall, Jaquelyn will be attending California State University of Los Angeles in the fall of 2014 

Emerald Guzman
Graduated with Honors from Lincoln High School
Attending UC Davis
Councilmember Mitch O’Farrel Report-CD13