November 20, 2014
From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.
1. UCLA Bonfire and Rally – TONIGHT!
2. House Fire on Lindbrook
3. LAPD Security Tips
4. Westside Winter Shelter Donation Drive
5. Quartet in Residence @ Westwood Library
6. HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
7. Resident Ads
8. HWPOA Contact Information
1. UCLA BONFIRE AND RALLY – TONIGHT!
Dear UCLA Neighbor:
As we approach the end of the UCLA Football season, we are excited to inform you about this year’s Beat ‘SC Bonfire and Rally. This annual tradition will take place on Thursday, November 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Wilson Plaza. Please join students, alumni, faculty, and friends in this Bruin tradition as we get ready to take on our crosstown rival.
We are looking forward to the energy that will surround the campus. In consideration of our neighbors, we are taking the necessary steps to prevent any disturbances.
Below are details for the Bonfire and Rally:
BEAT ‘SC BONFIRE and RALLY:
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
5:30 p.m. Get the Red Out T-shirt exchange
6:00 p.m. Rally begins: Will include student performances
6:30 p.m. Spirit portion begins:
UCLA Women’s Tennis National Champions tribute
UCLA Spirit Squad and UCLA Band
Coach Mora and the UCLA Football Team
7:00 p.m. The Bonfire will be lit
Location: Wilson Plaza
Details: Approximately 5,000 students, faculty, and alumni will gather at Wilson Plaza. The event will include performances by student groups and speeches by the football team and Coach Jim Mora. There will be amplified sound between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Noise and light levels have been taken into consideration, and staff does not anticipate any visual or sound spill into the surrounding neighborhoods.
Parking & Directions: Wilson Plaza can be found at the bottom of Janss Steps in between the Glorya Kaufman building and the Student Activities Center. Parking is $12 cash or pay-by-space, with credit card, in Lot 4.
We invite you to come onto campus to show support for the UCLA community. Should you have any questions, please contact Marco Perez at 310-794-6830 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more event information please visit: http://alumni.ucla.edu/events/beat-sc/2014/
We appreciate your support and hope to see you at the event!
UCLA Community and Local Government Relations
2. HOUSE FIRE ON LINDBROOK
On November 14 in the late morning, there was a house fire on the 10400 block of Lindbrook Dr. Approximately 80 firefighters worked to put out the fire, which is believed to have started in the attic. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
3. LAPD SECURITY TIPS
The Los Angeles Police Department recommends the following tips to help secure your home and harden the target.
• ALARMS: Ensure that security alarms are in good working order and set when not at home whether leaving for 10 minutes or 10 hours.
• ALARM RESPONSE: Consider a private patrol alarm response to enhance your current alarm and security system. In many cases private patrols are already contracted in many neighborhoods or associations.
• SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS: Web based surveillance camera systems will allow homeowners to view and monitor activity from any smartphone or computer which are motion sensor activated and will alert your device when there is activity. They also lend valuable information and clues to the investigation.
• MOTION SENSOR LIGHTING: Install motion sensor lighting around your home to illuminate normally dark areas around the home. This will also alert residents to outside activity around the home when motion lights are activated.
• GATES: Ensure that all gates and access points to the side or rear of the residence are locked and secured.
• DOOR AND WINDOW LOCKS: Ensure that all doors and windows are locked and secured with sturdy secured locks and that there are second locking mechanisms securing all doors and windows as a second line of defense.
• MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU’RE HOME…Even when you’re not.
• NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Monitor suspicious activities in your neighborhood and alert your neighbors. Should the activity escalate to a crime about to occur, crime in progress or crime that just occurred, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!
• SECURITY PATROLS: Consider after hours on site security at construction sites or major remodel projects. Many neighborhoods contract with private security patrols which monitor neighborhoods and can quickly respond to burglar alarm activations or reports of suspicious activity when they occur.
4. WESTSIDE WINTER SHELTER DONATION DRIVE
The Westside Winter Shelter Program offers hundreds of homeless people on the Westside a warm bed. The Shelter will be open from December 1, 2014 – March 1, 2015 and we need your help to ensure the program has the supplies it needs to operate.
Requested Items Include:
Razors; Soap (bar and shower gel); Hand sanitizer; Toothpaste; Feminine hygiene products; Foot spray; Deodorant; Combs; Hairbrushes; Nail clippers; Shower shoes; Bath towels.
Men’s underwear; Women’s underwear; Socks; T-shirts; Coats; Jackets; Hats; Scarves; Gloves; Men’s pants; Women’s pants; Shoes; Adult diapers.
Backpacks; Reading glasses.
Misc. items for shelter:
Coffee; Creamer; Sugar; Books; Magazines; Board games, Cleaning items (i.e. brooms, mops, scrub pads, bleach, disinfectant, and trash bags).
ITEMS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT ANY CD11 OFFICE
UNTIL DEC. 20
West LA Office
1645 Corinth Ave. #201
Los Angeles, CA 90025
200 N. Spring St. #475
Los Angeles, CA 90012
7166 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
5. QUARTET IN RESIDENCE @ WESTWOOD LIBRARY
The last concert of the year for the popular Quartet in Residence series at the Westwood Library will be held:
DATE: Sunday, December 7, 2014
TIME: 2:30 pm
PLACE: Westwood Branch Library (1246 Glendon Avenue)
COST: Free! Open to the public.
PARKING: Free with validation in the library parking lot.
REFRESHMENTS after the performance!
Our Quartet in Residence, the Fiato String Quartet, has planned a potpourri of fabulous music to finish out the year, ranging from the second Mozart “Prussian Quartet” to selections from Tchaikovsky’s beloved “Nutcracker” ballet, and much more!
For a quick peek at the last concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84oB6KmBOb8
6. HWPOA COMMUNICATION AND AD POLICY
Please direct all comments, questions or issues regarding the Holmby News to email@example.com
Ads for plumbers, housekeepers, garage sales, etc. will be posted in the weekly News. Emergency situations such as coyote sightings, lost and found pets, traffic alerts and similar situations will continue to be published during the week as received.
When placing an ad, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org for the Holmby News moderator to review. Responses to ads should be directed to the ad placer, not to HWPOA.
7. RESIDENT ADS
AMAZING HOUSEKEEPER AVAILABLE
Our housekeeper, Maria, is amazing. We’ve had her two days a week for many, many years. Our kids are older now and we only need her once a week.
You can choose either Tuesday or Friday. We’ll take the other day. She has her own car, she speaks English and Spanish, she is very dependable, very nice, and very, very hardworking. You can call me or my wife for her contact info and a reference: Susan or Rick Colby – cells 310-993-4178 or 310-990-3491.
Can anyone recommend a veterinarian close by in west LA?
Westwood resident looking for reliable housekeeper 4-5 days per week. Lovely home. Competitive salary.
Please call Marshall at (310) 407-0770 or email email@example.com.
8. HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION
HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
914 Westwood Blvd. Suite 573
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org