Woman struck by car at Lincoln and Fiji
A woman who was struck by a vehicle while crossing Lincoln Boulevard at Fiji Way in Marina del Rey has survived her injuries, according to police.
The victim was struck while using a crosswalk at about 3:35 p.m., Sgt. Clifford Frazier of LAPD’S West Traffic Bureau said.
The incident prompted police to close off northbound lanes on Lincoln below Fiji for about an hour.
Details about the victim have not been released, but LAPD officer Robert Kim said she sustained minor injuries.
At press time, no charges had been filed related to the incident, according to Kim.
— Gary Walker
Officer hurt in drum circle skirmish
A Los Angeles police officer received a minor leg injury on Sunday during a confrontation at a Venice Beach drum circle, according to police.
Officers from the LAPD’s Pacific Division responded at about 7:30 p.m. to what they described as an unlawful assembly on Ocean Front Walk. Numerous people among a crowd of about 400 who had gathered to watch a drum circle did not follow orders to disperse, LAPD officer Rosario Herrera said.
Gatherings on the beach are prohibited after sunset.
The officer received the minor leg injury during a skirmish with members of the crowd.
A man and a woman were detained during the confrontation, cited for obstructing a police officer and later released, an LAPD spokesman said.
— Gary Walker
Ballona Creek Cleanup set for March 29
The group Ballona Creek Renaissance is calling for volunteers to help remove trash that has collected in and around the creek during recent rains.
The group is hosting the cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 29. Volunteers of all ages are asked to gather at the Ballona Creek Bike Path entrance between Culver Boulevard and the Marina (90) Freeway.
The event has obtained city permits but volunteers — and in the case of children, their parents —must sign liability waivers, according to organizers.
Bags, grabbers, gloves and other tools will be made available, but participants are encouraged to wear closed-toed shoes and sunscreen.
The event is cosponsored by Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin, the Del Rey Neighborhood Council, Culver City High School and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps.
For more information, email email@example.com.
— Joe Piasecki
Eat a sub, fight cancer
Jersey Mike’s Subs is donating 100% of sales proceeds on Wednesday to the Talbert Family Foundation, a nonprofit that supports local families in which parents or children are battling cancer.
Restaurant locations, including those in Marina del Rey, Culver City and Santa Monica, are also taking small donations, foundation spokeswoman Julie Talbert said.
For more information, visit talbertfamilyfoundation.org.
— Joe Piasecki