The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council will hold a Town Hall on Thursday to address concerns about crime in the southern portion of the neighborhood, including the recent robbery and stabbing of a sidewalk fruit vendor. “In light of the significant rise in home burglaries in the past 18 months in the [Silver Lake] area, the gunshots on Sunset and elsewhere, car break ins, it is something whose time has come,” said neighborhood council board member Rusty Millar. Officers from the Rampart Division have been invited to come to the meeting as well as representatives from the Bureau of Sanitation and Parking Enforcement.
The town hall will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Cathedral at 650 Micheltorena St.
Also, a Silver Lake resident said a neighborhood watch group – Plata Neighborhood Watch – was started six months ago in the southern portion of the neighborhood.