1. Playa Vista’s own SLO Javier Ramirez was on hand to answer public safety questions
2. Ginny McMath paints a flower on Ella Braibanti’s face
3. Erin Frigo makes balloon sculptures for tiny tots
4. SLO Delatori gives stickers to little Caleb and Drexel
The safest place to be on Tuesday, Aug. 1, was no doubt Concert Park, where local law enforcement served up hot dogs and mingled with locals while kids got their faces painted and danced on the lawn.
LAPD Sr. Lead Officer Javier Ramirez was on hand to answer public safety questions like how to file a police report and when to call 911 vs. a non-emergency number.
“If someone’s not at risk of injury or death, it’s not an emergency,” he said. (That includes off-leash or barking dogs.) “Anything that
involves public safety, injuries, a crime in progress — that’s an emergency call.”
The most surprising thing about Playa Vista, he said, is that “a lot of people aren’t reporting crime. They don’t have time to come down to the station. It’s easier to just go buy another $100 phone that they left in their vehicle unlocked.”
— Shanee Edwards