Improperly-stored chemicals in construction trash ignites fire on Sarbonne Road

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At approximately 6:00 PM Friday night, August 16, 2019, a security guard at at 755 Sarbonne noticed smoke and smelled chemicals from a large pile of construction trash located on the property’s driveway near the street. A fire ignited and the security guard was quick to act to extinguish the flames.

Station 37 LAFD Arson Section arrived on the scene to investigate and prepare a report. Discovered in the debris was a large quantity of improperly-disposed lacquer in styrofoam cups, rags full of lacquer, a paint brush with a metal tip, and a cigarette in Starbucks coffee cup with a hole burned through it. LAFD theorized that either the cigarette or the sun ignited the lacquer.

Lacquer is suppose to be stored in nonflammable containers. Neighbors complained that work crews at 755 Sarbonne are “constantly doing things that crease fire hazards.” They added they have complained to the owner but nothing is done.

LAFD file report #1395 on 8/16/19.

BAA would like to thank the property’s security guards for their quick action to extinguish the fire, and LAFD for their investigation and report.

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TRAFFIC IMPACT: METRO's Advanced Utility Relocation (“AUR”) on Wilshire and Gayley Avenue

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Advanced Utility Relocation (“AUR”) on Wilshire and Gayley Avenue - August 19-30, 2019

Metro contractors are continuing excavation work to relocate underground water, power and telecommunications equipment in Westwood on Wilshire Blvd. and Gayley Ave. from Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 30, weeknights only. Work hours are 9pm to 6am.

Date: August 19 to August 30 (weeknights only)

Work Hours: 9pm to 6am 

  • Lane reductions on Wilshire Blvd. between Veteran Ave. and Glendon Ave.

  • Traffic restricted on Gayley Ave. between Lindbrook Dr. and Wilshire Blvd.

  • Intermittent turn restrictions at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Gayley Ave.

  • Crosswalk closure on the west side of the Wilshire Blvd./Gayley Ave. intersection.

  • Crosswalk closure on the east side of the Wilshire Blvd./Veteran Ave. intersection.

  • Access to businesses will be maintained.

Changes in voting procedures to commence March 2020: Voter education workshops offered

Next March, Los Angeles will be making a number of changes to our voting system in order to make it easier and more convenient to vote. You will be able to vote at any one of many locations across the County. However, your traditional polling place may no longer be open. The changes will also allow you to vote on any day during an 11-day window.

A voter education workshop conducted by the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for voter education and discussion on the new changes.

For more information, please see links below:

BAA’s Heads up for 2020 elections: Voting procedure will be modernized by LA County

Voting Solution for All People”

Video: Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP): 2020 Vote Centers

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