Tuesday's Scoop: Supervisors to Honor Shervin Lalezary for Arrest in Arson

County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky to recognize the West Hollywood sheriff's volunteer reserve deputy for apprehending L.A. arson suspect Harry Burkhart.

Greetings, and welcome to today's City Scoop. Here's what's happening Tuesday in West Hollywood:

Main Event: Shervin Lalezary Presentation

Reserve sheriff's deputy Shervin Lalezary will be honored at the regular meeting of the county Board of Supervisors in downtown Los Angeles this morning for "his quick-witted and skillful ," according to the agenda. Harry Burkhart, 24, was arrested Jan. 2 following a string of more than 50 fires in the Los Angeles area. The meeting is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. in board hearing room 381B of Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St. Lalezary's presentation is the ninth scheduled.

Other Happenings:

  • is holding DoSomething.org and Aeropostale's fifth annual Teens for Jeans campaign, hosted by actress Kristen Bell at 5 p.m. Teens who donate gently worn pairs of jeans will receive 25 percent off the price of a new pair. Donations will be distributed to homeless shelters throughout the nation. Expected attendees include MTV veejay Damien Fahey, Julianne Hough, Glee's Lauren Potter, and more. 
  • The city's Human Services Commission will receive a report on state services for seniors living with disabilities issued by UCLA's Center for Health Policy and the SCAN Foundation, and consider staff recommendations for funding augmentations to AIDS Project Los Angeles and Friends Research Institute for increased substance abuse treatment services in Weho at 6 p.m. in the Community Conference Room at .
  • The West Hollywood Woman and Books Club meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room. The reading selection for January is The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Admission is free. For more information, call 213-840-4958.

The Forecast:

  • The National Weather Service forecasts sunny weather. Temperatures in West Hollywood are expected to reach near 73 degrees, dropping to a low of around 52. Calm wind will become east southeast, around 5 mph.

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Paul January 10, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Shervin as West Hollywood council member for 2013! We need a REAL honest, responsible, citizen people trust and look up to rather then the bums that are council members presently. How a city can continue to keep reelecting the same A hole for 25 years is mind boggling! That is not progress it is insanity.
David January 10, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Congrats to you Shervin Lalezary for a job well done.It's nice to know you were on the job so early in the morning instead of hob-nobbing with other officers over breakfast at Canter's.
WeHoOne January 10, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Please try to keep the media 'ho "mayor" away from this event
Brian Hamilton January 11, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Before leaving for a New Year's Eve party, I gave my key to a neighbor, asking him to please rescue my dog if the building should be set ablaze. It was nerve-racking; not knowing where the next conflagration would erupt in the neighborhood. Many citizens truly felt terrorized. This is a well-deserved honor for Mr.Lalezary. I am grateful for his vigilance and expertise in spotting and apprehending the perpetrator, just one block from where I live. I'm even more impressed that he is a volunteer deputy working for one dollar a year. Bravo! and thank you.
Brian Hamilton January 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Shervin was interviewed on the Ellen Show on January 9th: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRcduheB0Us


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