Hidden Gems In Jewish 90035

I asked friends and they responded:

* The closest thing that comes to mind, that not everyone knows about, is Global Kindness (Nouriel & Yael Cohen).

* How could I forget Beit Chayim Chadashim!!!
The shul with the most closets.

* Pico Shul?
The 3-4 minyanim at the 770 building
The Chassidisha minyan on Pico and Crest
The Shuls with over 300 ppl are not “hidden”

Benny’s minyan maybe
The downstairs minyan at BethAm
Tomchei Shabbos
Harvey Weinstein’s casting couch
Rabbi Shoff’s shul near crescent heights

* There are reportedly a couple of minyanim that are more “equal” that take place at Workmans Circle. Contact them. One is called “The Shtiebel Minyan”.
Knesset Israel on Robertson Blvd (The Soro area) is the oldest shul in the area – and has Rabbi Jason Weiner who is a gem and was just elected head of the Board of Rabbis of So Calif. He is the up-and-coming superstar of the PicoRob Rabbinate. They reportedly have the best bourbon in town at the Kiddush. The memorial plaques on the walls go back to the late 1800’s.
Chabad of Beverlywood also on So Robertson has by far the best equipped children’s playground in the area. A big hug from Rabbi Dov is a free benefit to those men who attend.

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The Dangerous Driving Of TheMoneyTeam.com

Around 7:15 this evening, as I was driving east on Olympic Blvd just passed Beverly Drive, I was repeatedly cut off and endangered by the reckless driving of half a dozen minibuses carrying the logo TheMoneyTeam.com. I saw several of them run red lights, including at the intersection of Olympic and Doheny (by Beth Jacob and Hillel day school).

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Mentally Unstable Woman seen again on South Wooster

Post: Last September, my boyfriend and I found a middle aged mentally unstable woman sleeping on our front porch multiple times. We called the cops a dozen times in a month but they weren’t able to do anything because our building didn’t have the appropriate signage to arrest her for trespassing (even though she used our door as a restroom and would use very violent language when she was found). In speaking with neighbors on Wooster, I found out that she has been found in dozens of other buildings in the neighborhood and even attempted to assault a landlord. He got a restraining order against her and she eventually went to jail. Sadly she was released recently and her elderly mother (a resident of Wooster near Whitworth) has taken her in once again. Her name is Reyna Woodruff, she is 65 years old, 5’4″, 100 lbs, dark hair with gray streaks. She is a repeat offender with many charges, even an unrelated felony. She is not someone we want roaming around in the neighborhood. It’s clear she is most likely mentally unstable and gets confused easily but she can get aggressive and angry. I wasn’t able to get a proper picture of her while she was yelling at me this evening as we found her again in our garage, using it as a restroom. We told her this was not her property and she yelled but eventually went away. When we first encountered her last year, we tried to help her but she would yell at us. Normally I would feel badly for someone in her situation but it makes me feel unsafe to know that she is back, and the police are unable to do anything about it. If you see her, stay away and stay safe. If anyone has any advice about how to properly handle this, we would love to know.

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Rental Scam

Post: House rental scam here at 8917 Cattaraugus Avenue

Description of person involved – Other details: The house at 8917 Cattaraugus Avenue sold a few weeks ago after sitting in Escrow for awhile. The tenants are long gone and Dan May was the agent who sold it. This afternoon an asian woman with a thick accent pulled up in a nice new car and looked at the house, then asked me about “the rental.” She had contacted someone from an ad for a cheap rental property ($1000/month), was told the rental cost was First and Last Month Rent, and $500 cleaning deposit ($2500). She was told not to bother the current tenants because they are still living there. She said she was ready to send them the money. I told her to go to the Police. My wife left a message with Dan May on his service. There is a largish sign on the bay window on the front of the house that says NOT FOR RENT!! IT’S A SCAM … I don’t know what else to do. Anybody?

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Apartment Break-In On Bedford Near Olympic

Post: I live on Bedford Street. My apartment was broken in and I was robbed last night. If anyone who lives in the area…saw or heard anything suspicious near my building please contact me. I believe it was a 2 person job, one helped the other break into my bedroom window. In the alley way. It was a quick robbery.
I called Police.

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Thirty bed hostel in Carthay Circle

Posts: * Paul Koretz’s office was instrumental in having an illegal hostel on San Vicente in the middle of Carthay Circle closed down. Because of neighborhood activism it seems to have only taken a few weeks.

* The address was 6207 San Vicente. The house was being rented by two women who then turned it into a hostel, advertising on numerous sites including air bnb and hosting up to 30 people per night in the 3 bed 2 bath single family home.

* Just last night, I was standing outside of Starbucks at the crossroads of Fairfax/Olympic/San Vicente and a young lady dragging a large suitcase asked me if I knew where the hostel at 6207 San Vicente was located. She had either a British or Australian accent. I told her I wasn’t aware of any hostels being located in the immediate vicinity but good luck finding it. She was very young and seemed really nice. If anything, I feel somewhat bad for the those kids, I guess. Coming from foreign countries on holiday and to get caught up in this shady illegal scheme.

* There are hostels in areas zoned for that. With parking. And enough bathrooms. These 30-35 guests were told to park on Del Valle at night. Del Valle has parking on one side of the street, 44 houses, 40 parking spaces in front of houses. My daughter saw a couple having sex in their car at 8:30am just around the corner from the hostel, which is how I got involved and mentioned it to my neighbors, who had more stories. Children walk to school that way. Another neighbor saw a couple having sex in the tiny park at the corner one evening. I guess 8 beds to a room was less romantic than our block. Used condoms and weed implements appeared. Thirty-five people living in a three bedroom home makes it a flop house. These are not homeless people. These are travelers wooed by ads. It was a lucrative profit making business, not a shelter.Over 500 non-vetted individual stayed there in a six month period. Some could have been sex offenders that were temporary guests so they wouldn’t need to register…visiting two blocks from an elementary school.

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Accident On La Cienega/Olympic Blvds Snarls Traffic This Evening

All roads nearby are congested for more than a mile away.

Apparently, before 6pm, a car hit a motorcyclist and it resulted in a fatality. Cops were directing traffic through the intersection.

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Construction Boom In 90035

Posts: * Some of you may be aware that many of the new construction sites in this neighborhood are owned and being developed by orthodox Jewish land owners. Some of them may even be first timers. They are sure to honor Shabbat (Friday from sundown until Saturday at Sundown), but they think absolutely nothing of paying their construction workers to work all day Saturday, not even taking into consideration how the disruption and unbearable noise impacts everyone else around those construction sites including other Orthodox Jews who, they themselves, look forward to a peaceful and quiet Shabbat. Does anyone see the hypocrisy in this beside me? Does anyone realize how dishonest this makes the developers?

* The problem is the developers are not doing better. Many of the contractors they work with hire the most unskilled laborers at the cheapest wages they can get away with. I have witnessed 3 residential construction projects erect on my block alone and the quality of the construction is shoddy to say the least. They use the cheapest labor possible, the cheapest, low quality building supplies, and cut as many corners as possible to avoid spending money. And the majority of people who rent the units in these new, so called delux apartments, are young singles with multiple roommates because most families and single hard working folks cannot afford the rents which, on average, are 3000.00 to 4500.00 plus per month. The only way most people can afford any of the new housing is to have at least a 6 figure income. The fairly new town home style building next door to us has never rented to a family, only singles with 2-3 roommates. The rents are over 4500 per month.

* Involvement is paramount in voicing our concerns. Over the years I have attended some of these meetings but the problem is, for the most part, not enough people attend. Also, the area I am located in has a very high concentration of Orthodox Jews. Most are very nice and are good neighbors, but they do not usually get politically involved, unless it has something to do with Israel. It’s unfortunate. The other problem also is that these meetings are usually during the day and I can’t take time off work to attend. My husband and I are very politically active and truly believe in being able to exercise our right to express ourselves and our opinions. I wish more people would do the same.

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The Right To Pee Publicly

Daniel Greenfield writes:

The official alternative name for Assembly Bill 5 is the “Homeless Bill of Rights”, but a real alternative name for it might be the “Make California Towns and Cities into Public Toilets” bill.

Assembly Bill 5 sets out to support the right of crazy people to engage in such vital activities as public urination. And no, that isn’t a joke. It may actually be the first law ever that turns public urination into a right.

(f) The right to engage in life sustaining activities that must be carried out in public spaces because of homelessness, including, but not limited to, eating, congregating, possessing and storing personal property, urinating, or collecting and possessing goods for recycling

Just think, we went from Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion to the right to urinate in public in under 250 years. Has any civilization collapsed this fast? And one more thing to remember, Texas is an illegal alien amnesty or two away from turning into California.

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, framed Assembly Bill 5 as an attempt to create a statewide baseline of homeless civil rights. “Today numerous laws infringe on poor peoples’ ability to exist in public space.”

Fascist laws like bans on urinating in public that the gay rights activist, standup comedian and San Francisco politician think need to be torn down.

And if you’re wondering what the definition of a “public space”, the new toilet/bunk bed of the state is, the bill helpfully explains.

“Public space” means any space that is predominantly within the public domain or that is held open to the public, including, but not limited to, plazas, courtyards, parking lots, sidewalks, public transportation, public buildings and parks.

So yes. There will be a right for homeless people to urine on buses and trains. And apparently in public buildings, like Assemblyman Tom Ammiano’s office. While the bill mentions a right to public restrooms, it makes no mention of limiting the newly forged right of public urination only to those restrooms.

California businesses are about as supportive of a bill that legalizes homeless people sleeping and urinating and trashing up their areas as you might expect.

The proposed bill amends civil and government codes to create a new protected class, ultimately providing unlimited access for homeless individuals in public spaces, parks, streets, transit infrastructure, and even entrances of office buildings. The bill would prohibit property and business owners, DSP’s clean and safe team, and public safety officers from enforcing local ordinances that limit nuisance activities including public urination, sleeping, congregating and other behavior.

Instead of offering services and housing, this measure enables our most at risk and chronic homeless individuals to remain on the streets.

Well yes, obviously. Homeless people are protected class and protected classes must be perpetuated by keeping them homeless and making more homeless people while disrupting the ability of normal economic activity to function as much as possible. Also known as liberalism.

And the bill also expands the definition of homeless to include as many people as possible, including those living in “substandard apartments, dwellings, doubled up temporarily with friends or families, or staying in transitional housing programs. “Homeless” means any person staying in a residential hotel without tenancy rights, and families with children staying in a residential hotel whether or not they have tenancy rights.”

And a close reading of the bill actually suggests that it legalizes public urination for everyone, as it specifies these rights, including the right to drag around shopping carts full of bottles and cans and urinate in public to “Every person in the state, regardless of actual or perceived housing status.”

So if it is finally made law, Assembly Bill 5 would legalize public urination for every person in the state regardless of actual housing status.

And it also adds the right to panhandle and the right to welfare

The right to access income sufficient for survival, regardless of employment status or criminal justice background, including, but not limited to, the right to receive funds through public welfare programs, private donations, collecting recyclable goods, or soliciting donations in public spaces.

Utopia is almost here.

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Drone with video camera Flying Out Of 1915 S. Crescent Heights Blvd

Posts: * A drone with a video camera attached was seen flying over homes and backyards at about 11:15 a.m. today. The Drone landed in the backyard of a house at 1915 South Crescent Heights Boulevard. I attempted to contact the resident there but they were not cooperative.

I went to the offeding neighbor’s home in attempt to speak with them but the home owner was uncooperative and rude. At that point I had no alternative but to contact the police to register a complaint. The police went to the home and attempted to speak with the resident but the home owner would not answer the door. The police came back and informed me that they are compiling a list of complaints about such issues for the city council who is preparing to pass an ordinance soon to address such complaints. Hence, I don’t think it was a waste of resources to contact the police about this and I encourage all neighbors to register complains about such drones IF the drone owners are uncooperative in respecting neighbors privacy concerns.

* Several months ago I was walking to the gym. At the corner of Garth and Guthrie a drone was hovering in the air above me as I walked. I thought it was strange and an invasion of my privacy.

* My girl was sunbathing in the backyard and she heard a weird noise and looked up and saw a drone hovering a couple hundred feet overhead. She called for me and said she felt like it was recording her and she felt uncomfortable. I felt the same vibe. I got my AR-15 out the safe, pulled back the charging handle and trained the sights on the thing. Before I could fire, it took off. Guess it WAS watching us.It got ghost ina about 3 seconds after it saw my weapon. Had to be looking at us. Homie….. IF I SEE IT AGAIN I WILL SHOOT IT DOWN. THAT IS MY WORD. I don’t care what your hobby is, what the law is, or if you are within your legal right….you spy on my girl and fly over my yard and I’m gonna take your shit out. Some shit just aint fair dawg. And if I find out where you live I’ll come by and beat your ass too and break your drone, and if you call the cops I’ll lawyer the fuck up and have my homies beat your ass till you realize it’s too painful and you drop the charges against me. Don’t fuck with my bitch and don’t go looking in my yard homie. I don’t like that shit. Why does my girl deserve to be sexuslly harrassed by you and your robot while she is home in her own yard? Thats bs. Learn to respect peoples space. And get a hobby that might actually GET you some pussy (basketball, car building, working out) and you wont have to jerk off to my girl sunbathing , alone, with your toy robot. Respect earns respect. Please show me and my girl the respect we deserve and I’ll do the same. No hard feelings, just don’t do it again.

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