I was on the road this afternoon and had to make a detour around one side of some unnamed major studio. There was a police barricade, flashing lights and a cop directing traffic away.
Rumor has it, someone got a personal package delivered to the security gate there – but it was just left there and the security personnel didn’t know what it was and there was no return address on the box. So they called it in to the LAPD. They evacuated the buildings near that side of the lot. And there were helicopters in formation overhead, too.
In another part of town, my friend who works in Encino told me that there was a shooting & robbery a few blocks from her office (a TV production company) and the suspect has not yet been caught. She’s been staying inside, just in case.
Within a two block radius of her workplace, my friend also said that they also had a police shoot out at IHOP, a homicide/suicide at a marriage counselor’s office, and arson on the temple next door, all within the last year. I know what part of Encino I’m staying away from.