Tag: Studio city

Firefighters Extinguish Fire At Baked Potato Jazz Club

March 20, 2024 ·

Firefighters battled a blaze at the iconic Baked Potato Jazz Club on March 19. Photo by Tolga Ahmetler via Unsplash.

STUDIO CITY—The Los Angeles Police Department disclosed that the Los Angeles Fire Department battle a blaze at the famed Baked Potato Jazz Club on Tuesday, March 19.

It was posted on Facebook that the blaze erupted at 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. near the rear portion of the businesses audio/visual equipment room. The fire was reported at 5:28 a.m., with firefighters responding to the one-story commercial building with smoke emerging from the rear.

Crews quickly deployed hose lines to the rear and extinguished the flames, keeping them from extending inside the main portion of the business. It took 34 firefighters 17 minutes to extinguish the flames. There were no reports of any injuries during the fire.  The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

“As firefighters, we take our task to protect property seriously, whether fighting fire in a shed or a mansion. But sometimes there’s a little extra pride and joy that comes with saving a building as iconic as the Baked Potato, founded 54 years ago. We hope the community continues to enjoy this local Studio City venue for years to come, and we are happy to now be a part of the history of this famous Jazz Club,” the LAFD noted on Facbeook.

The jazz club is located at 3787 Cahuenga Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. All ages are welcome and the establishment is open for business nightly from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. The kitchen is open till 11:30 p.m.

“The Baked Potato Jazz Club has been the home venue for some of the greatest musicians since 1970. The world famous Baked Potato Jazz club offers stellar music nightly and great food. We invite you to buy tickets to one of our upcoming events and experience the LA Jazz Music Scene for yourself, and see some of the greatest musicians since 1970. The world famous Baked Potato Jazz club offers stellar music nightly and great food. We invite you to buy tickets to one of our upcoming events and experience the LA Jazz Music Scene for yourself,” the Baked Potato Jazz Club website states.

By Trevor

Blaze Ignited At Studio City Commercial Building

March 19, 2024 ·

Firefighters battled a commercial building fire in Studio City. Photo by Anna Popovic via Unsplash.

STUDIO CITY—The Los Angeles Fire Department announced on Tuesday, March 19 that they extinguished a fire that occurred at a commercial building. The fire was reported at 5:28 a.m. at 3787 N Cahuenga Blvd.

Firefighters responded to a 25’ x 100’ one-story commercial building with smoke emerging from the rear. Firefighters found a detached A/V room with fire inside behind the main building, with flames threatening the commercial structure.

Crews quickly deployed hose lines to the rear and extinguished the flames, keeping them from extending inside the main portion of the business. It took 34 firefighters 17 minutes to extinguish the flames. There were no reports of any injuries during the fire.  The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

By Trevor

Cara Delevingne Studio City Home Destroyed By Fire

March 18, 2024 ·

An early morning fire has destroyed the home of actress and model Cara Delevinge. Amador Loureiro via Unsplash.

STUDIO CITY—The home of model and actress Cara Delevinge, 31, was destroyed by a fire on Friday, March 15. The Los Angeles Fire Department noted they responded to the blaze at 6:13 a.m. at 3265 N. Oakdell Lane in Studio City.

Firefighters arrived to find a 6,650 square foot two-story home built in 1971, with heavy fire in the rear, which consumed one room in the rear and developed into a deep-seated attic fire. Crews confirmed all occupants were out of the home, and then pulled back into defensive mode due to the long duration of heavy fire exposing the structure. The house subsequently sustained a roof collapse, as firefighters continued to apply hose streams from the exterior.

It took 94 firefighters two hours and 16 minutes to access, confine, and extinguish the flames. One firefighter was transported in fair condition, and one occupant sustained minor smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by officials.

It was reported earlier that both of Delevinge’s cats died as a result of the fire, but the model later clarified via social media that those reports were inaccurate.

Delevingne was not home at the time of the fire. She posted the following message on her Instagram page:

“My heart is broken today. I cannot believe it. Life can change in a blink of an eye. So, cherish what you have.” She also posted on her page. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the firefighters and people that have showed up to help…”

The actress has appeared in the films “Paper Towns,” “Suicide Squad,” “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” and “Tell it Like a Woman.” She has walked in fashion shows for Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Dolce and Cabana and Louis Vuitton.

By Trevor

Pedestrian Killed In Fatal Hit-And-Run In Studio City

March 11, 2024 ·

The LAPD are investigating a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian in Studio City. Photo by David Von Diemar via Unsplash.

STUDIO CITY—On Sunday, March 10, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that they are searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead.

Valley Traffic Detectives indicated on February 7, around 6 p.m., a red sedan was traveling westbound on Ventura Boulevard near Fruitland Drive, when it collided with a pedestrian who was crossing the street west of Fruitland Drive. The driver of the sedan fled traveling westbound on Ventura Boulevard, failing to stop, identify themselves, or attempt to render aid to the pedestrian, as required by law.

Paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. The pedestrian was described as a White female in her 30s. Her name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

LAPD Valley Traffic Detectives are investigating and seeking the public’s help in locating the driver of the vehicle. If you were driving in the area of Ventura Boulevard and Fruitland Drive around 6 p.m., on February 7 or witnessed the collision they should contact Valley Traffic Detectives.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves. The public is informed that as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets, obey traffic lights, cross within marked crosswalks, and obey the rules of the road.

On April 15, 2015, the Los Angeles City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit-and-Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members that provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with details about the accident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Reyes at (818) 644-8114 or Detective Ortega at (818) 644-8035. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

By Trevor

Mudslides Wreak Havoc In Los Angeles County

February 8, 2024 ·

SHERMAN OAKS—February 6 brings reports of the aftermath of torrential rains that hit Southern California including landslides and mudslides across much of the coverage area. The mud flowed downhill into the neighborhoods in Beverly Crest and on Caribou Lane in Beverly Glen in Santa Monica, Lockridge Road in Studio City, and in Sherman Oaks bringing with it trash and debris.

The Los Angeles Fire Department rescue teams were ready to help residents who were essentially getting buried in the mud. Vehicles stuck in the mud left Los Angeles County residents stranded.

As residents were being evacuated from their homes, firefighters were there to help them escape the constant mudflow.

According to the LAFD website, La Tuna Canyon Road was under an evacuation order that was not lifted until Tuesday, February 6.

As of February 6, LAFD reported 475 mudslides, 38 buildings requiring inspections due to the mudslides, four buildings red-tagged for no entry, and nine buildings yellow-tagged for possession collection only. Several buildings located along Lockridge Rd. which had previously been tagged, were reassessed as safe for entry.

The following came directly from the LAFD website:

“The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has reported that as of 4:00 PM PT. Tuesday, approximately 6,600 customers remain without power. Due to crews around the clock, 59,000 have had their power restored since the start of the storm.”

The Department of Public Works reported 390 downed trees/branches, 441 potholes, and “963 catch basins and stormwater conveyance systems [were] cleared.”

The Los Angeles Emergency Management Department also shared the following information update on February 6 at 4:00 p.m.:

“Periods of rain, mountain snow, and possible thunderstorms will continue through this evening. A few hours of moderate rain are possible later Wednesday afternoon and night. Snow levels each day with mountain snow issues increasing. Gusty west to northwest winds will form Wednesday and continue into Thursday. Saturday through at least Tuesday will be dry and warmer.”

There are a reported 1,000 firefighters with boots on the ground to work through the storm and its aftermath.

By Sharon

U.S Postal Service Offering $50K Reward For Robbery Suspects

July 14, 2023 ·

STUDIO CITY— The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $50,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest of three suspects responsible for robbing a mail carrier at gunpoint, which occurred on Tuesday, July 11. Suspects were later caught on surveillance footage entering into a Studio City apartment complex with a key and ransacking tenants’ mailboxes.

At around 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, near 5522 Vineland Avenue, one suspect – described as a Black male, approximately five foot, eleven inches to six feet tall, 25 to 35-years-old, wearing all black clothing and black sneakers and armed with a black semi-automatic handgun – followed a USPS mail carrier into a business, brandished his gun and stole the carrier’s master keys, Officer Madison told Canyon News. 

The suspect then fled the scene with two other suspects – one described wearing a white face mask, grey hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and white sneakers and the second was the driver of the vehicle who’s description is unknown at this time –  in a black BMW SUV heading northbound on Vineland Avenue. 

Later on that day, a Studio City apartment complex at 12946 Valleyheart Drive was broken into twice and robbed of its mail. Surveillance footage shows a suspect – wearing a black hoodie and white sneakers –  entering the apartment complex with a key around 10 p.m, and robbing mail from tenants boxes. Several hours later, at around 3 a.m., the man can be seen returning with a second suspect to steal more mail. 

The U.S. Postal Service will be replacing the locks on the community’s mailboxes and until then residents will be inconvenienced to pick up their mail directly from local post offices, ABC 7 reported. 

It has not been confirmed if the two incidents, the robbery and the apartment burglarizing, are connected. 

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the: U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 (say “Law Enforcement”), reference Case No. 4074202. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

By Lacy

Nova The Dog, Ingests Drugs At Woodbridge Park

April 13, 2023 ·

STUDIO CITY—A dog named Nova was transported to a 24-hour veterinarian after ingesting drugs at Woodbridge Park located at 11249 Moorpark Road in Studio City. The pet’s owner, Andrew Epstein noticed the dog wasn’t okay after their daily jaunt.

Epstein told reporters, “She was out of it. Her eyes were dark,” and Nova was not up and around like usual.

The dog had to stay overnight at the clinic where THC and cocaine were found in Nova’s bloodstream. She accidentally ingested the discarded drugs.

Epstein mentioned that Studio City does have an ever-growing homeless population along the 101 Freeway, not far from Woodbridge Park. It is not clear who left the drugs at the establishment. 

Woodbridge Park

The Woodbridge Park website indicates areas of the park are under renovation, and that it is family and pet friendly. There is a playground, picnic area, and children’s sporting events held at the park.

By Sharon