I knew the day would come when I would come upon a car with flashing lights on one of my walks. So what if it was just a traffic stop. I attended the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council meeting last night and the head officers in the area always make a report about crime stats. The Officer said violent crime was down from the same month last year, but that home burglaries were up in the area I’m walking right now, mostly during school hours. So if you’re reading this and you live in the neighborhoods directly surrounding San Pedro High, please make sure you take the necessary precautions to secure your home.
I have always been a huge klutz, so I naturally scan the ground in front of me for holes, bumps or anything I can trip on. One of the perks of this learned behavior is finding things on the floor, like money. The most I’ve ever found was a hundred dollar bill in the garden department at a Home Depot with no one in sight. Today was the first time I ever found a perfectly good Blackberry sitting on the side of the road. I picked it up to see if it was still alive and amazingly it was. I only had to try two numbers in the phone before I was able to reach the owner and schedule a pick up. A) I’m glad the phone survived the tuck n roll off the car and B) It felt really great to save someone from the ugliness that comes with losing a phone these days.
On my way back to the car I noticed these markings all over the ground. I’m no Indiana Jones, but I doubt these are tribal asphalt tattoos. Unless the people who work up here are all professional stunt drivers who can do those spins into a parking space, I’m gonna have to say there’s some illegal driving going on up there.
I think I found the compromised area. This patch of fence on Statler has a hole big enough to serve as a point of entry to the Cooper Basin. I’m still waiting to hear back from my contact as to the history of this hole. Why hasn’t this been fixed? Is it a tradition to be able to walk the banks of this gutter?