Close out your weekend with a recap of the newsiest and most popular Patch articles from last week. Here are the five stories that topped the headlines on Westside Patch sites:
- Rock star Alice Cooper’s Los Angeles archives were reportedly broken into a year ago and among the items stolen was a jacket he wore in the movie Wayne’s World, reports Cooper’s official website. Fast forward a year and the Los Angeles Police Department reportedly contacted Cooper in early March to let him know that the jacket had been found and turned in. Cooper’s website states that “an anonymous gentleman claimed to have found it in good condition behind a dumpster in Culver City and immediately took it to the LAPD in Culver City.”
- Rihanna's home in Pacific Palisades was visited by several police officers Thursday after a caller falsely reported two armed men were at the singer's home and a maid had been shot. Multiple Los Angeles Police Department cruisers responded to the 900 block of Rivas Canyon Road to investigate two crime reports that turned out to be "swatting," or false reports of crime in which celebrities are targeted.
- An 18-year-old who had been reported missing from Colorado has been found safe in Venice, police said Friday. Raven Cassidy Furlong, who left Aurora, Colo., on Feb. 5, was found Friday night, questioned by police and released, according to a desk officer at the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Station. Furlong did not want to return to Colorado and police had no reason to hold her since she is an adult, the officer said.
- Stylish hotelier Avi Brosh is putting his touch on Santa Monica's historic Embassy Hotel Apartments, a small Spanish-style hotel two blocks north of the Third Street Promenade. But his dream is one woman's nightmare. Her apartment's bedroom window overlooks the front courtyard, which leads to the lobby's entryway where drinks will be served at night. An attorney by trade, Laura Wilson said she is it making her full-time "job" to tell her neighbors. she said.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger posed in front of a new Venice mural of himself this week that was painted on the side of 1809 Ocean Front Walk in late March. Earlier this week, Schwarzenegger posted a photo of himself on Instagram riding a bicycle in front of the mural and tagged it “Then and now - great mural here in Venice.”
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