Pacoima

 Neighborhood Watch

Above San Fernando; the Meeting is the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6PM at the Pacoima Community Center

Below San Fernando; the Meeting is the 1st Wednesday? of every month at 6PM? at the Library across from City Hall

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Welcome to the Pacoima Neighborhood Watch.  This is a website managed by Connie Saunders, the Pacoima Neighborhood Watch Captain for the North East section of Pacoima; however the data on this site applies to all of Pacoima and in some cases all of Los Angeles.  The objective of this site is to introduce all in Pacoima, or wishing to come to Pacoima, to learn more about this neighborhood.  It is in the middle of District 7, Los Angeles City, in the North East side of the San Fernando Valley.  It is North of Burbank, Sun Valley and Shadow Hills, North West of Sunland and Tujunga, West of Lake View Terrace, South of San Fernando City; North East  of Arleta and Mission Hills and South West of Sylmar.

 

Pacoima is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the northern San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. It covers an area of 7.14 square miles and has a population of over 81,000 people, with a density of approximately 10,510 people per square mile.

 

A Neighborhood Watch is simply a program of neighbors watching out for each other during the workday, evenings, vacations or any other absence. The purpose of the Neighborhood Watch program is to create an alert neighborhood by using simple crime prevention methods.  Over the years we have accumulated many resources that can be used to keep our neighborhood safe (providing one know s and uses them.  Our objective at the monthly meetings (on the second Wednesday of each month as the Pacoima Community Center  - on Glenoaks Blvd, near Van Nuys Blvd and across from McDonald's) is to inform people of what we can can do about nearly any situation in this neighborhood and to have the entire area prosperous and free from crime, vagrancy and public nuisances.  We are in the process of putting together plans and programs and giving each of our willing neighbors a position on our organizing board, which is being drawn up now.

 

It is a daunting task to even get emails  or calls out to all contacts without some help.  We can begin with signs and people approaching their Church groups with pamphlets that can be handed out to their congregation and perhaps provide people to help with this.  We can get volunteers to help phone those without emails and email those that we can with up to date news and a link to this site and to the blog.

 

The blog is for input, input, input and data, data, data.  We want to know where any trouble is, what's happening in your neck of the woods and what you have tried to do so far about it and any questions you may have.  An answer to one, when organized, can be an answer to many on any issue.  Eventually we hope to rid the neighborhood of crime and route all who are homeless to the proper place, or alert the right people, who will.  Soon this neighborhood will have a volunteer auxiliary police squad of 3 cars which can go out with one of the assigned officers in their car, who will direct them to do 'watch's' for crime in known crime areas.  Cute little BMW's with yellow lights on top and the volunteers will be wearing uniform.  It is hoped that their presence, which has been piloted to be successful, will be successful in this neighborhood in handling complaints that just never got handled by regular Police (from noisy parties to drugs and sex parties in public places and much more.  All can volunteer for this and your responses will show the force how responsive we are.

 

I will be the blog moderator and the rules are shown when you select the Blog button above.  These rules are simple.  We all have human rights (with particular attention to points 18-21 in attached  UN declaration).  Be respectful of each of these rights at our assembly each month and on the blog.

Here is a historical fiction story I wrote in 2012 called the Secret of Hansen Hills.  The information in here is well researched and put into a story, for your enjoyment.  Though the name contains Hansen Hills, much of the history surrounds all of Pacoima.

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