I was talking to a guy who runs a building-maintenance company last night who knows the neighborhood and we talked a bit about rents–he said that the standard rent for studios now is under $1000–he thought it was around $900-$950.Read More
There are all sorts of bad element, bad gangbangers, thieves and the like hanging out and walking around south of Pico Blvd near Robertson in zip code 90035. These are areas I’ve been checking out to rent a room or a guest house or a studio apartment.
I’ve had friends and acquaintances held up at knife point by gangbangers in Pico-Robertson. Sometimes people are just walking home on Shabbat and they’re assaulted. Cars are broken into by these same scum.
SOUTH ROBERTSON, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — An investigation is under way in South Robertson after a man was found shot in a driveway late Sunday night.
Authorities say the man was found near the 1700 block of Preuss Road just before midnight. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he died.
There’s no word yet on what may have led up to the shooting or whether police have any suspects in custody.
Detectives say the man was not from the area and may have been walking to work.
Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD at (877) LAPD-24-7.Read More
Report: Frummy Traffic Alert: Avoid the Bais Yeduda alley (Oakwood and La Brea) Satmer alter kocker (most likely 100 years old) blocking entire alley with his white mini van. Approximately 6 or 7 vehicles attempting to enter blocking spilling on to Oakwood. — at Congregation Bais Yehuda Inc.
Report: I saw worse last night. A jew with a beard and yarmalkah double parked in front of Munchies, blocking traffic on Pico back for 25 miles.Read More
I’m seeing something new and disturbing in Pico-Robertson. Until now, all the homeless I saw had mental problems and drug and alcohol abuse issues. Now even some of the polite and respectable are homeless.
Unable to pay the rent or to pay their mortgage, some Orthodox Jews I know in Pico-Robertson are homeless. They’re living out of their cars. They have access to somebody’s bathroom where they shower and relieve themselves and charge their cell phones and even cook their food.
For internet access, they hang out beside LA Public Library branches and get the free wifi. For entertainment, they might watch Netflix on their laptops. For $8 a month, they get all the movies and TV shows they can watch. On Shabbat, if they are socially connected, they get invited to homes.
They put their stuff in storage for something like $40 a month. They work where they can, typically part-time. They live and sleep out of their cars.
They don’t live on the streets and they don’t beg. They don’t bother anyone. They’re embarrassed by their position.Read More
Here’s the latest email:
Dear Friends and Fellow Beth Jacob Congregants:
As the Yamim Noraim are approaching, a period of prayer, tshuvah, and renewal for our people, the time has finally come for us to move forward with the next phase in the process to re-engage our Chazan, Nati Baram.
Please be assured we are working totally within the system and following all the rules. The information we are gathering from our friends and fellow members will be presented to Executive Board as evidence of the breadth of the support for our cause. We have every reason to believe that the new Executive Board is composed of fair and open-minded individuals who will be more receptive to the voice of the congregation, providing, of course, we can prove there is significant support from the membership for what we are trying to achieve. Leadership is already talking about conducting a new membership survey covering all the issues and challenges currently facing our beloved shul, and we welcome that as long as it will be conducted in a fair and impartial manner.
The first phase of our process is complete. We now have 136 signatories to the attached letter we are sending out today, including Past-Presidents and significant donors. Please take the time to carefully review all three attached documents. We have been waiting a long time for this opportunity to have our voice heard, so please don’t hesitate with your response so we can move ahead quickly.Read More