West Los Angeles

West LA Crime Prevention Notice

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At approximately 10:30pm on Monday, September 15, two people were approached in the Howard Hughes Promenade parking garage by a man posing as a security guard. The man was wearing a light blue security shirt, dark blue security jacket, and a duty utility belt. He told the two individuals that they matched the descriptions of two suspects he was looking for, and he directed them to empty the contents of their pockets and handbag onto the hood of a nearby vehicle. He then asked them to sit on the ground and wait for further instructions. The man then left with their belongings, including their wallets. The suspect has been described as a black male between 20 and 30 years old.

This incident underscores the need for us all to remain vigilant with respect to our personal security and situational awareness. While each situation will be unique and you will have to rely ultimately on your personal judgment, be advised that you are not legally required to surrender your personal belongings to anyone but sworn law enforcement officers.

If you are parked in our campus parking garage and feel unsafe walking to your vehicle at night, the building security team will provide a security escort to your vehicle.

Report any unusual activity to building security, the Department of Public Safety, or, in case of emergency, 911.

If you have questions, or to report suspicious activity, you may contact Public Safety 24/7 at:

Dispatch Emergency line: 310-506-4441
Dispatch Non-Emergency: 310-506-4442
Anonymous Tip Hotline: 310-506-7634

Additionally, West LA Campus Building Security (through Hines Property Management) is available at: 310-665-1800.

This information can also be found on Pepperdine’s emergency information web site at http://emergency.pepperdine.edu.

Red Flag Warning

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Update: The National Fire Weather Service has extended the Red Flag Warning until 8:00pm on Thursday, May 15.

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The National Fire Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning, beginning at 6:00 am Sunday, May 11, and continuing through 8:00pm Monday, May 12, for the mountains and valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. 

Red Flag warnings identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires: gusty winds, low relative humidity, and low fuel moisture levels. During Red Flag warnings it is especially important to:

  • Report any signs of smoke immediately to emergency responders. If on the Malibu campus, call Public Safety at (310) 506-4441. At all other locations, report smoke by calling 911.
  • Smoke only in approved locations.  Use caution when disposing of cigarettes and ensure that they are completely extinguished.
  • Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.

Pepperdine Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires. Additional information regarding Red Flag warnings and Pepperdine’s wildfire response plans is available on the University’s Emergency Information Page, http://emergency.pepperdine.edu, and in the Emergency Preparedness Guide found in WaveNet beginning on page 14.

Red Flag Warning

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The Los Angeles County Fire Department has reported a Red Flag Warning will be in effect in the Santa Monica Mountains beginning at 2:00am on Wednesday, April 30, and continuing through 8:00pm on Thursday, May 1.

Red Flag warnings identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires: gusty winds, low relative humidity, and low fuel moisture levels. During Red Flag warnings it is especially important to:

  • Report any signs of smoke immediately to emergency responders. If on the Malibu campus, call Public Safety at (310) 506-4441. At all other locations, report smoke by calling 911.
  • Smoke only in approved locations.  Use caution when disposing of cigarettes and ensure that they are completely extinguished.
  • Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.

Pepperdine Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires. Additional information regarding Red Flag warnings and Pepperdine’s wildfire response plans is available on the University’s Emergency Information Page, http://emergency.pepperdine.edu, and in the Emergency Preparedness Guide found in WaveNet beginning on page 14.

Red Flag Warning

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FYI – The National Fire Weather service issued a red flag warning which will be in effect from 6 AM until  6 PM, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, for gusty winds and low relative humidity over most of Los Angeles and Ventura County as well as interior San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County.

Red Flag warnings issued by the National Weather Service identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires. During Red Flag warnings it is especially important to:

  • Report any signs of smoke immediately to emergency responders. If on the Malibu campus call Public Safety at (310) 506-4441. At all other locations report smoke by calling 911.
  • Use caution when disposing of cigarettes and ensure that they are completely extinguished.
  • Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.

Pepperdine Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires. Additional information regarding Red Flag warnings and Pepperdine’s wildfire response plans is available on the University’s Emergency Information Page, http://emergency.pepperdine.edu, and in the Emergency Preparedness Guide found in WaveNet beginning on page 14.