What’s Your Top Quality of Life Priority for 2013?

The question will be coming to you sometime in the New Year—from the LAPD.

If you could make one change to quality of life issues in Eagle Rock—a change not necessarily related to crime—what would it be?

It’s something that the Los Angeles Police Department’s northeast station plans to ask residents in an online survey sometime early this year as part of its community policing strategy, according to LAPD Capt. Bill Murphy.

Murphy mentioned the idea at last month’s Community Police Advisory Board meeting. “If we could solve one quality of life issue, what would it be?” he asked CPAB members and others in the audience at the LAPD Northeast Community Station on San Fernando Road. “Is it transience, is it graffiti, what is it?” He added: “We’re not talking crime—we’ll handle that.”

Generally, so-called “quality of life” crimes, such as auto theft, are more widespread in Eagle Rock than violent crimes. What Murphy said he’s interested in knowing about is how the LAPD might help resolve other chronic problems of a social nature that impact community life.

Patch asks: If you could make a New Year resolution for the LAPD aimed making 2013 a happier year for Eagle Rock than was the case in 2012, what would it be?

And Happy New Year!

nonoise January 01, 2013 at 07:49 PM
I am not asking for advice. I am asking for LAPD to do their job and enforce the noise laws. It is sure ignorance to ask someone to move. And, who said I lost the battle? I would advise you to move.
nonoise January 01, 2013 at 07:59 PM
John, let's blast some unwelcome noise into your home 6 times a day every day starting at 7:55AM and if you don't like it you move. How would you feel about that? You want to encourage bad behaviour?
nonoise January 01, 2013 at 08:00 PM
How about Patch write a story about CPAB? When and where those secret meetings are held at and when.
Tim Ryder January 01, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Hey 'nonoise', let's meet and resolve your issue. You sound adequately intelligent in your posts so I'm sure that we can come to some resolution or compromise but as intelligent creatures we need to all come to the table and discuss the issue like adults. DSCC is not in Eagle Bock but you keep bringing it up and it irritates people like me who want to help you out. What are the "facts" in your issue with church? What has been the real story here? Are you the only one complaining or is there a petition signed by other residents near the church? Let's get to the nuts and bolts so we don't have to hear the same thing from you for a another year and then you can change your psuedonym to 'happynoise' or something like that. Just saying....
John Goldfarb January 01, 2013 at 08:24 PM
I don't have a problem with noise; you do.
John Goldfarb January 01, 2013 at 08:25 PM
Enjoy your problem, as some people "enjoy poor health" because they derive secondary gain from complaining about it.
nonoise January 02, 2013 at 12:01 AM
John, you have no quality of life issues right? No illegal dumping in your area right? No illegal street vendors, right? No trash on the streets, right? No, loud parties, right? No homeless people sleeping on sidewalks, right? No crime, right? You live in the perfect neighborhood. So, you have no complaints, right?
AFG January 02, 2013 at 01:00 AM
Six times a day everyday? Is it music played during mass or are they hosting other activities? Our church in ER only has music at Sunday mass (also Sat. evening) and only has one a.m. mass each weekday morning. Can you fill me in on Divine Savior's schedule?
nonoise January 02, 2013 at 01:26 AM
I don't know their schedule. But yes, they do play their amplified sound system 6 times a day, every day. There is no mass or event going on. They simply think it is fine to disturb the peace and quiet of others. Most of the people that attend the church do not live in the neighborhood but they think it is alright to dicatate what we are forced to hear from their church. The amplified sound system starts at 7:55AM. The times are 7:55AM, 8:00, 9:00, 12:00, 3:00 and 6:00 and sometimes in between if there is a wedding or funeral. Every day, all day long. Yes, it is excessive. And, even though not a soul around from the church but they bang it anyways. No respect. I am glad that other churches are more considerate.
nonoise January 02, 2013 at 01:32 AM
nonoise January 02, 2013 at 01:38 AM
Tim, I would love to sit down and discuss the issue. Father Marco Oritz has refused city attorney's office mediation. He refuses to negotiate. He even took me to court. to take away my first amendment rights (he lost, I won). It is too long of a story to discuss here. Anyone want to have some coffee to discuss this I am open to it.
Marcus January 02, 2013 at 02:47 AM
NoNoise: you sound like you have a genuine problem with noise. What do your neighbors think of this? Are they homeowners? Is your neighborhood surrounded by apartments? Is this where a petition of complaint can be made?
nonoise January 02, 2013 at 03:06 AM
No apartments. The only noise comes from Divine Saviour Catholic Church. A petition cannot be made the neighborhood is 99%catholic. Neighbors call me bad names. And, race comes into play because I am not their nationality so I am called racist too along with a lot of other nasty names. These are churchgoers thinking they are going to make it to heaven. Go figure.
AFG January 02, 2013 at 03:11 AM
Are they renting it out for others to use? Why are they playing music if no mass is going on? Sounds pretty inconsiderate! Try calling the Archdiocese, maybe they will help.
John Goldfarb January 02, 2013 at 03:44 AM
I would certainly move.
Marcus January 02, 2013 at 06:56 AM
So your neighborhood likes this constant noise? When you approach your neighbors, have you had good relations with them in the past?
Tim Ryder January 02, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Nonoise, do you have any video we all can see and hear? I can go down there and check it out but it might be worthwhile if you provided your evidence so everyone can see it here. We are all rational people here and all have to suffer sacrifices in the modern world our in order to 'live and let live' so I think we understand your situation somewhat. Our St; Dominic's doesn't do what you are saying the DS does with amplified chimes that I know of. Sometimes we choose to fight battles we can't win and let's face it, we can't win every battle but at least you brought the issue to the forefront for comprehensive discussion and that is victory in itself.
nonoise January 03, 2013 at 12:45 AM
Here is the link to the ABC news story. I did an interview with ABC7. http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/whats_bugging_you&id=7334604 After that Father Marco Oritz took me to court to shut me up. (he lost, I won).
AFG January 03, 2013 at 01:55 AM
So those bells ring at those hours every day? What does their ringing signify if not the start of mass? Why can't Fa Ortiz compromise and just ring them on Sunday? I would definitely call the Archdiocese!
nonoise January 03, 2013 at 03:10 AM
Yes. Fa. Oritz refuses to compromise. I called the Bishop Wilkerson and he said the priest are allowed to do whatever they want. He would do nothing. No respect. No consideration.
AFG January 03, 2013 at 03:36 AM
That is not true that the priest can do whatever he wants! Can you get any of your neighbors on board? Why is he ringing the bells at those times if not for masses? Doesn't make sense at all. When you called Wilkerson was that at the Archdiocese?
Tim Ryder January 03, 2013 at 04:11 AM
What did Fr. Oritz take you to court for? Did he /the church sue you for slander or defamation or something like that. Did you have a lawyer? Did they have lawyers? What was the written judgement? Sorry 'nonoise' I'm just trying to get the details if you don't mind.
Kat Guinness January 03, 2013 at 05:30 AM
Sounds like the bells are for the Angelus (traditionally said at 9 am, noon, and 3 and 6 pm). Don't know about the 7:55 and 8 a.m. bells. Also, I watched the video and it really didn't sound that bad but I realize it might be different in person.
AFG January 03, 2013 at 07:49 AM
Isn't the Angelus rung three times (6, 12, and 6)?
Tim Ryder January 05, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Just curious if you can put doubled paned windows in your house and have the church to pay for it? Also have you brought this up to your own neighborhood council? They give you 2 minutes Public Comment at each meeting to express your opinion on situations like this. We're here in Eagle Rock so we have our own issues to debate (if you know what I mean...)
nonoise January 06, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Tim, I wish the church would pay for sound proof windows. They won't. Some years ago when I complained to Father Marco about their noisy carnival he said, "are you going to pay my bills?". A sentence I will never forget. It is all about the money. He will not pay for sound proof windows or anything else that cuts out the noise. I was on the board of the neighborhood council. I asked the board for a letter to the church, a letter to Councilmember Ed Reyes, a no noise committee. Everything was voted down time after time. The board did everything possible to protect the church. They were all biased. Kat, you do not have to live with it. It could be heard over the shower and over the television. And, they even wake you up if you want a nap. And, the awful banging noise goes up and down the hill and echos. So, if you or anyone likes it, take it home with you. Do not enforce your intrusion into other peoples home. It is a form of rape, forced and uncontrolled.
John Goldfarb January 07, 2013 at 02:38 AM
If, as she describes her situation, it's "nonoise" against the Catholic Church, a block full of devout Catholic neighbors, and her neighborhood council, I'm thinking she's lost the battle. There is wisdom in knowing the difference between the things one can and cannot change, to paraphrase a famous prayer.
nonoise January 07, 2013 at 03:54 AM
Bishop Wilkerson is from the Archdiocese. He is in the valley in charge of that division. He refused to get involved and said church decisions are left up to the priest. End of story. John, there is some truth to what you said. But the battle has to come from the courtroom. And, this battle was gone to court and the church lost in other cities and states and judges have ordered bells or amplified sound systems turned off. Tim, thanks for the kind words and to everyone else that gave kind suggestions. It is very welcome and heartwarming and a relief from all the meaness and rudeless that I usually get. Thanks.
nonoise January 07, 2013 at 03:55 AM
And, I am not even getting into the meaness that Father Marco Oritz took me to court for no reason. (he lost, I won. ) That was cruel.
nonoise January 07, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Top priority is no noise.


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