INDUSTRY EFFORTS COMBAT CRIMENov. 1-7 has been set as the first “Jewelry Industry Crime Awareness Week” by a coalition of major jewelry industry firms, associations, and publications. Industry members are requested to write their legislators during the week to request more help from federal law-enforcement agencies.Richard M. Kern of Churchill’s Jewelers in Santa Barbara, Calif., developed the idea and spearheaded the effort to organize a special week dedicated to seeking increased law enforcement. Kern is a member of the Jewelers’ Security Alliance board of directors, a past president and current board member of the California Jewelers Association, and a former board chairman of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co.In another crime-prevention effort, more than 75 representatives of the jewelry industry in Los Angeles and surrounding areas recently met with representatives of the Los Ang

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