June 26, 2015
From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.
1. Valet Ordinance Amendment
2. Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Committee
3. July 4th is Almost Here!
4. Calling All Ham Operators
5. Recent Thefts in HWPOA
6. Upcoming Community Events
7. HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
8. Resident Ads
9. HWPOA Contact Information
1. VALET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
GOOD NEWS! Homeowners’ living on the north east streets of our community have been plagued by valet companies using this section of the neighborhood as a parking lot for Bel Air events for the last three years are finally going to get some relief.
Working with Councilman Koretz and his staff, in particular Katherine Hennigan, Jeffrey Ebbenstein, and the Police Commission, LA City Council today, passed an amendment to the valet ordinance which will now permit the police commission to require that valet companies servicing these events seek authorization and submit a parking plan. We will keep you informed as to the specifics of the plan.
For those of you who don’t know, this has taken almost three years to see to completion and was done with the work and support of the board of your homeowners’ association. The frequency, safety issues and disruptions caused by the valet companies, makes this a most welcome victory for our neighborhood and we look forward to it’s implementation going forward.
2. DROUGHT-TOLERANT LANDSCAPING COMMITTEE
A number of residents have expressed concern regarding what to do with the grass on their parkways during the drought. We are forming a committee to research alternatives and to make recommendations regarding drought-tolerant landscaping. We already have several volunteers, but are looking for a few more people to join the committee.
If you would like to join the committee, please contact Dana at
3. JULY 4th IS ALMOST HERE!
The countdown has begun!!! Everyone has her/his orders, manual, and instructions. Weather lookin’ great. Fire trucks in a holding pattern. Families are finding their red, white, and blue attire. Bikes, strollers, dogs, and scooters are about to turn into those great American 4th of July colors!
Strike up the band! Esther (the great) Magna and her amazing team, Caron Schwartz, Rachelle Guerin, Rochelle Glucksman, Randie Kleinman, and Katherine Meyer declare the parade is about to start!
What a fantastic job!!!
Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!
Thank you to every one of our generous donors!!
Best of luck and enjoy the day!!!
The Holmby Westwood residents!!!
4. CALLING ALL HAM OPERATORS
HWPOA would like to know which Holmby Westwood residents have an FCC license. We need this list of licensees to develop an EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM for our community. If you have a license, please respond to email@example.com with your name, address, cell number and call sign. Thank you.
5. RECENT THEFTS IN HWPOA
HWPOA received two reports of crimes in the neighborhood last week:
Purse stolen from car on Comstock – A resident on Comstock reported that on Thursday, June 18 at 2:30 PM, she parked her car in the driveway and left her purse on the front passenger seat while she ran inside for 5 minutes. The car was unlocked at the time. This is a reminder to never leave a purse or wallet in your car, even when the car is parked on your own property for a very short period of time. In addition, cars should always be locked and never left open.
Plant theft on Conway – A resident on Conway reported that in the middle of the night on June 24, three more fresh plantings were removed from their front lawn, dug right out of the ground.
6. UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
American Band Music Concert @ Westwood Library – Sunday, June 28 at 2:30 PM. Get a head start on the 4th of July with this fun concert of American band music by the Brass Pacifica Quintet! Fun for the whole family, the program includes a potpourri of Americana, patriotic and Jazz favorites—Gershwin, Copland, Sousa, and more!
The Majestic Crest – June 26 & 27. The Crest Theater on Westwood Blvd. is a city of Los Angeles historic landmark that our neighbors, the Westwood Homeowners Association were instrumental in saving for the Westwood community. Movies are now being shown again and this weekend they will have a special multimedia presentation by Composer, Producer and Beatles Expert, Scott Freiman: “Deconstructing the Beatles.” Friday’s show is “A Trip Through Strawberry Fields” and Saturday will be “Tomorrow Never Knows: Deconstructing the Beatles’ Revolver.”
Sanitation Open House – Saturday, June 27. LA Sanitation is hosting a series of Open Houses at your local district refuse yard from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come join the dynamic duo “Mr. Recycle” and sidekick “Robo Blue” as they jump into action to serve family fun, food and prizes for kids. For more information, please click here
7. HWPOA COMMUNICATION AND AD POLICY
Please direct all comments, questions or issues regarding the Holmby News to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com for the Holmby News moderator to review. Responses to ads should be directed to the ad placer, not to HWPOA.
8. RESIDENT ADS
Excellent baby sitter available this Summer with flexible hours days or nights. Please contact me for more information & references.
SEEKING PART TIME HELP
Part time sales position available, requires heavy lifting to help sell women’s accessories at charity events. Marie (310) 600-4726
My friend and teacher Bhikkhuni Vimala, has returned to Los Angeles to teach meditation classes. American-born, Buddhist nun Vimala, is a monastic on staff at Blue Lotus Temple outside of Chicago. www.bluelotustemple.org. Mindfulness meditation is a practice that brings clarity and a sense of well being to one’s life. Join us for a time of discovery and insight for all who show up. These sessions are donation only.
Meditation & Easy Yoga with Vimala and Judy – Sunday, June 28, 2:00 – 4:30 PM, Easy Yoga & Meditation. Location: Village Church (343 S Church Lane, LA 90049) Bring a mat if you have one! RSVP is appreciated!For more information contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-422-9673
9. HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION
HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
914 Westwood Blvd. Suite 573
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org