Holmby News 6-26-15

HOLMBY NEWS
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
hwpoa@aol.com.

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 susanjreuben@yahoo.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 hwpoa@aol.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 hwpoa@aol.com for the Holmby News moderator to review.  Responses to ads should be directed to the ad placer, not to HWPOA.

8.  RESIDENT ADS

BABYSITTER AVAILABLE

Excellent baby sitter available this Summer with flexible hours days or nights.  Please contact me for more information & references.

Thank you!
Sloane Chmara
310-995-4100
sloane@chmara.com

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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

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MEDITATION CLASSES

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 jlsummersb@gmail.com or 310-422-9673

9.  HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION

HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
914 Westwood Blvd. Suite 573
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-470-1785
Email: hwpoa@aol.com
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org

4th of July Parade & Picnic

Less than two weeks away!

HWPOA’s 4th of July Parade & Picnic

Decorate your scooters and wagons; your kids and grandkids; and your homes, especially if you’re along the Loring/ Comstock parade route! Come ready to celebrate the holiday and the treasure of a neighborhood we live in together.  We will kick off at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 4th, at Warner School (on Loring and Holmby).

How can you help? Bring dollar bills!

We will be selling watermelon slices for $1.00 for donation to Special Olympics of Southern California

To lead our parade, we have the

Special Olympics of Southern California

Three World Games athletes:
Luke Rose
Destiny Sanchez

Laura Cook

Our Sponsors:

ACS Security:Pizza and Hot Dog grilling

UCLA Health: Our Platinum Sponsor 

Ralphs: Our Gold Sponsor

City Target: Face Painting and Lemonade

Our local Realtors, each have sponsored the awesome kids activities:

The “Mark Rogo”  Obstacle Course 1

The “Jim Bremner” Obstacle Course 2

The “Larry Young” Toddler Mickey Park Learning Town

The “Jane Gavens” Arts and Crafts Tent

The “Jill Epstein” DJ Booth to fill the park with jamming music

 The “Caron Schwartz” Speed Racer Slide

And, also, ADT Security will distribute balloons and water at the parade start.

Another highlight will be the return of the LA Dance Fit instructors leading a ZUMBA interactive at the park.

Your parade leaders: Esther Magna, Caron Schwartz, Rachelle Guerin, Rochelle Glucksman, Randie Kleinman, Katherine Meyer

 

paradearch

paradeprocession

kidsparadestart

ralphskoretz

ladancefit

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Holmby News 6-19-15

HOLMBY NEWS
June 19, 2015

 

From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.

1.  LAPD Crime Report
2.  Plant Theft
3.  LAX Traffic Survey
4.  4th of July Parade and Picnic
5.  Upcoming Community Events
6.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
7.  Resident Ads
8.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.  LAPD CRIME REPORT

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.

Burglary:
900 block of Westholme Ave (RD 0828): On 06/16/15, between 1:30pm-5:00pm, unknown suspect(s) cut the screen located on the side of the secured front door. No entry was gained or property taken.

2.  PLANT THEFT

A resident on the 300 block of Conway planted some drought tolerant plants in their front yard.  They reported that two nights in a row last week, thieves made off with the plants with surgical precision.  Please be mindful of any suspicious activities and take appropriate measures.

3.  LAX TRAFFIC SURVEY

The City of Los Angeles is in the planning stages of building a connection between LAX and our transportation system, including transporting passengers to a new facility where you can rent a car, catch a bus or hop on a Metro train.  The facility will make it easier for people to get to and from LAX and will get cars off the road.

Please visit http://beatlaxtraffic.com/ and take a few moments to play the new interactive survey game to let them know how you get to and from LAX and about your dream scenario for traveling to the airport.

For more information about the project, please visit http://connectinglax.com/index.html

4.  4TH OF JULY PARADE AND PICNIC

Decorate your scooters and wagons, your kids and grandkids, and your homes, especially if you’re along the Loring/ Comstock parade route! Come ready to celebrate the holiday and the treasure of a neighborhood we live in together.

We will kick off at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 4th, at Warner School (on Loring and Holmby).

We welcome volunteers to help on event day; email hwpoa@aol.com if you’re interested.

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5.  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!

Cheviot Hills Movies in the Park – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – Saturday, June 20.  Seating opens at 7:00 PM.  Movie starts at 8:00 PM.  Rancho Park Lower Field (behind Rec. Center).  Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.  Free raffle prizes after the movie!

6.  HWPOA COMMUNICATION AND AD POLICY

Please direct all comments, questions or issues regarding the Holmby News to hwpoa@aol.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 hwpoa@aol.com for the Holmby News moderator to review.  Responses to ads should be directed to the ad placer, not to HWPOA.

7.  RESIDENT ADS

DAYTIME HOUSEKEEPER AVAILABLE

Gloria Perez has been my once-a-week housekeeper, friend & adopted family member for over 25 years. She is an extraordinary human being & an incomparable, meticulous house-cleaner. She drives her own car, speaks English & is beyond competent. She currently has 2 extra days available (Thursdays & Fridays). If you’re interested, please contact Carole either by email: drgrmacarole@verizon.net or by phone: 310-475-9304.

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SEEKING RPG GAME PLAYERS

My wife and I are trying to organize tabletop RPG games
for our soon-to-be-teen son. We have located a “game master” and we’re organizing a Dungeons and Dragons game and/or Pathfinder game at our home on Lindbrook. We are looking for several additional players, preferably teen to early 20’s.  Please contact via email: jhirsch@hirschmd.com

Thanks,
Jeff

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SEEKING SUMMER HOUSING

I am 23-years old and a Smith College graduate who is looking for a place to stay for 6 weeks (guest house, extra room, etc.). I will be in Los Angeles from June 22 to July 31, taking a graduate class at UCLA. I would love to find a place to stay that is close to UCLA and where I can easily park my car. Please contact Kianna Mott-Smith at kmottsmith@gmail.com or (425) 281-2592.

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HOLLYWOOD BOWL

July 7, 2015 – Hollywood Bowl Garden Box (4 seats) for YUJA WANG plays PROKOFIEV. Plus, VIP parking pass.

If you are interested, please call Carolyn Janosky, assistant to Diane Paul, at 310-393-9653.

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SEEKING PART-TIME DRIVER

I am looking for a driver to drive me from Westwood to Beverly Hills to run errands.  Hours are approximately 11:00-2:00, 1 to 5 days per week (Monday-Friday).  Must have perfect driving record.  May drive my car if you qualify for my insurance; otherwise may drive your own car if it is safe.  Please contact Marie at (310) 600-4726.

8.  HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION

HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
914 Westwood Blvd. Suite 573
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-470-1785
Email: hwpoa@aol.com
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org

Holmby News 6-12-15

HOLMBY NEWS
June 12, 2015

 

From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.

1.  LADWP Project – Charing Cross at Hilgard
2.  UCLA Commencement Weekend – June 11 -14
3.  Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Committee
4.  4th of July Parade and Picnic
5.  Special Olympics – Volunteers Needed
6.  Upcoming Community Events
7.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
8.  Resident Ads
9.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.  LADWP PROJECT – CHARING CROSS AT HILGARD

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will begin the Charing Cross and Hilgard Regulator Station Bypass Line Project on Monday June 15, 2015.

Phase 1: June 15, 2015 – August 2015
Sunset Boulevard at Hilgard Avenue

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with occasional work until 9 p.m.

Traffic Changes:

  • Sunset Boulevard Eastbound: No turns onto Hilgard Avenue or Copa de Oro Road.
  • Sunset Boulevard Westbound: No left turn onto Hilgard Avenue.
  • Copa De Oro Road Southbound: Right turn onto Sunset Boulevard only.
  • Metro Bus Detours: Lines 734 & 234 and Line 2-302 (westbound only)

Fact Sheet – CharingCrossFactSheetFinal
Website – www.ladwp.com/charingcross

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to Marvin Hermosillo from LADWP at or Jay Greenstein from our City Council office at .

2.  UCLA COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND – JUNE 11-14

UCLA Commencement Weekend will be from Thursday, June 11, through Sunday, June 14. Detailed schedule and more info at:
https://www.commencement.ucla.edu/

3.  DROUGHT-TOLERANT LANDSCAPING COMMITTEE

A number of residents have expressed concern regarding what to do with the grass on their parkways during the drought.  The topic was discussed earlier this week at the HWPOA Board meeting.

We would like to form a committee to research alternatives and to make recommendations regarding drought-tolerant landscaping. If you would like to join the committee, please contact Dana at
hwpoa@aol.com.

4.  4TH OF JULY PARADE AND PICNIC

Decorate your scooters and wagons, your kids and grandkids, and your homes, especially if you’re along the Loring/ Comstock parade route! Come ready to celebrate the holiday and the treasure of a neighborhood we live in together.

We will kick off at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 4th, at Warner School (on Loring and Holmby).

We welcome volunteers to help on event day; email hwpoa@aol.com if you’re interested.

5. SPECIAL OLYMPICS – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Special Olympics World Games are coming this summer!  Westwood and UCLA will be major players in the largest event hosted by Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics, with the campus acting as one of nine major sites, supplying venues for gymnastics, tennis, softball, volleyball, judo, badminton and football, along with two Special Olympics athlete villages.

As the event approaches, UCLA is recruiting more than 11,000 volunteers to assist with the proceedings. To help with the volunteer effort, visit www.la2015.org/volunteer/functional-areas.

More than 7,000 athletes from over 170 countries will compete. The Special Olympics Torch Run will stop by Westwood on July 23rd, and athletes are set to arrive on July 24th, with competitions taking place from July 25th through August 2nd. All competitions are open and free to the public.

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!

Cheviot Hills Movies in the Park – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – Saturday, June 20.  Seating opens at 7:00 PM.  Movie starts at 8:00 PM.  Rancho Park Lower Field (behind Rec. Center).  Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.  Free raffle prizes after the movie!

7.  HWPOA COMMUNICATION AND AD POLICY

Please direct all comments, questions or issues regarding the Holmby News to hwpoa@aol.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 hwpoa@aol.com for the Holmby News moderator to review.  Responses to ads should be directed to the ad placer, not to HWPOA.

8.  RESIDENT ADS

COMPUTER/IT HELP

Every now and then we need help with our home computers. (e.g. maintenance, upgrades, slowdowns, replacement, connecting).  We don’t like to get passing students. Does anyone know of someone trustworthy who does this as his/her formal occupation?

Thanks,
Nora
rozengurt@hotmail.com

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LOOKING FOR A HANDYMAN

We are looking for a good handyman for general work/repairs in our house. Please have them contact me at
pburnettmarcus@gmail.com or they can call Pamela at 310-270-5720.  Thank you!

9.  HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION

HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
914 Westwood Blvd. Suite 573
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-470-1785
Email: hwpoa@aol.com
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org

4th of July Parade & Picnic

Are you getting ready?

HWPOA’s 4th of July Parade & Picnic:
It’s on a Saturday this year!

Decorate your scooters and wagons, your kids and grandkids, and your homes, especially if you’re along the Loring/ Comstock parade route! Come ready to celebrate the holiday and the treasure of a neighborhood we live in together.

We will kick off at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 4th, at Warner School (on Loring and Holmby).

Let us welcome this year, leading our parade:

The Special Olympics of Southern California

Presenting three World Games athletes:
Luke Rose
Destiny Sanchez
Laura Cook

The event team is pleased to announce that our generous sponsors will return to make our parade & picnic the best event ever. 

ACS Security:  Pizza and Hot Dog grilling

UCLA Health: Our Platinum Sponsor 

Ralphs: Our Gold Sponsor

City Target: Face Painting and Lemonade

Our local Realtors, each have sponsored the awesome kids activities:

The “Mark Rogo”  Obstacle Course 1

The “Jim Bremner” Obstacle Course 2

The “Larry Young” Toddler Mickey Park Learning Town

The “Jill Epstein” DJ Booth to fill the park with jamming music

 The “Caron Schwartz” Speed Racer Slide

And, also, ADT Security will distribute balloons and water at the parade start.

Another highlight will be the return of the LA Dance Fit instructors leading a ZUMBA interactive at the park.

We welcome volunteers to help on event day; email hwpoa@aol.com if you’re interested.

Your parade leaders: Esther Magna, Caron Schwartz, Rachelle Guerin, Rochelle Glucksman, Randie Kleinman, Katherine Meyer

paradearch

paradeprocession

kidsparadestart

ralphskoretz

ladancefit

acsbb1

Holmby News 6-5-15

HOLMBY NEWS
June 5, 2015

 

From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.

1.  LADWP Project – Charing Cross at Hilgard
2.  Pancake Breakfast – Fire Station #71
3.  HWPOA Board Meeting
4.  Helpful City Info.
5.  LAPD Crime Report
6
.  Postal Service Issues
7.  UCLA Commencement Weekend – June 11-14
8.  Upcoming Community Events
9.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
10.  Resident Ads
11.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.  LADWP PROJECT – CHARING CROSS AT HILGARD

From our City Council Office:

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will begin the Charing Cross and Hilgard Regulator Station Bypass Line Project on Monday June 15, 2015. The project will take place at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Hilgard Ave.

Our Council Office has been working diligently with LADWP, LADOT, UCLA, METRO and all the various community leaders to ensure that all major concerns of this project have been addressed. LADOT Traffic Officers will be on Sunset Blvd. to manage the traffic flow and to make sure the traffic signals are timed accordingly. Message boards will be placed this week in areas surrounding the project location and also on the 405 freeway to advise drivers. Work hours will be Monday -Friday 7:00am-6:00pm, with some work days until 9:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am-4:00pm. Work days are extended until 9:00pm during the week, so that the project can be completed before the anticipated finish date.

Please see the following fact sheet of the project and the details of the (3) phases.

Fact Sheet – CharingCrossFactSheetFinal
Website – www.ladwp.com/charingcross

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to Marvin Hermosillo from LADWP at 213-367-1089 or Jay Greenstein from our City Council office at 323-866-1828.

2.  PANCAKE BREAKFAST – FIRE STATION #71

Fire Station # 71 will hold is Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, June 7 from 8:00-11:00 AM (at the corner of Sunset and Beverly Glen).  Breakfast is free but donations go for station improvements.  For more information, please click here : 2015Flyer

Even if you are unable to join us for pancakes, please consider supporting the firefighters who put themselves out for us every day.  Kindly send your tax-deductible donation to:.

Adopt Fire Station #71
914 Westwood Blvd., #573
Los Angeles,  CA  90024

3.  HWPOA BOARD MEETING

Next week, on Tuesday, June 9 at 8:00 PM, the HWPOA Board of Directors will hold it’s monthly meeting at Belmont Village (10475 Wilshire Blvd.). Members of the community are welcome to attend, though space is limited. Please let us know if you plan to attend, by emailing Dana at hwpoa@aol.com.

4.  HELPFUL CITY INFO.

The City of Los Angeles has put together a flyer with laws and contact info. particularly useful to residents. It includes information such as noise laws, garage sales and trash collection.  To access the flyer, please click here:
Good Neighbor Laws

5.  LAPD CRIME REPORT

Current Trending Analysis:
Residential Burglaries: North of Santa Monica Blvd. (4 crimes), North of Wilshire Blvd. (4 crimes). North of Sunset Blvd. (4 crimes). Auto related crimes (Break Ins and Stolen Vehicles): North of Santa Monica Blvd. (7 crimes), North of Wilshire Blvd. (3 crimes) North of Sunset Blvd. (4 crimes). Package Thefts appear to be trending throughout the area. Packages being delivered and left unattended in accessible areas are being stolen. Please arrange to have packages dropped off in a secure location or receivable location.

Protect yourself from becoming a victim and crime statistic. Ensure that you remove all visible items and valuables from inside of your vehicle. Your car, regardless of whether it’s locked and secured or not, is not a safe or secure place to leave ANYTHING! Remember, Lock It, Hide It, Keep It!

Burglary:
700 block Glenmont Ave. RD: 0828. On 5/20/15, between 9:00 PM and 10:05 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered residence by forcing attached garage window and removed jewelry.

6.  POSTAL SERVICE ISSUES

The office of Congressman Ted Lieu recently met with the L.A. District manager of the Postal Service to discuss issues and concerns that have been raised recently by local residents.  Please see the attached letter from the Postal Service District Manager in response to the meeting:  Postal Response

7.  UCLA COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND – JUNE 11-14

UCLA Commencement Weekend will be from Thursday, June 11, through Sunday, June 14. Detailed schedule and more info at:
https://www.commencement.ucla.edu/

8.  UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Friends of Westwood Library Used Book Sale – Saturday, June 6, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm .  Don’t miss the Westwood Library Used Book Sale. Presented by Friends of Westwood Library.  Westwood Branch Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue. Validated Parking.

Shred Your Documents – June 6th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Emerson Community Charter Middle School (1650 Selby Avenue) is holding another free shredding event for all members of the surrounding community. Sponsored by Kelly Aluise of Keller Williams Realty and Ciaran Kelly of Luther Burbank Mortgage. Watch your documents be shredded at a rate of 8000 pounds per hour!

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!

9.  HWPOA COMMUNICATION AND AD POLICY

Please direct all comments, questions or issues regarding the Holmby News to hwpoa@aol.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 hwpoa@aol.com for the Holmby News moderator to review.  Responses to ads should be directed to the ad placer, not to HWPOA.

10.  RESIDENT ADS

HOUSEKEEPER AVAILABLE

Our housekeeper, Marya, is looking for new clients as we will be moving away soon. She has worked for us for many years and we love her. We were originally connected with her through this newsletter, so she has a long history of working in this neighborhood. She is primarily Spanish-speaking, but communicates just fine in English as well. She can be contacted at (323) 736-8543, or feel free to contact me at eliselawson@gmail.com or (415) 990-9799. Thanks!!

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HOUSEKEEPER AVAILABLE

Our housekeeper, honest and reliable, has been with us for seven years and works three days a week. She is looking for an additional one or two days work.

She is not only a fabulous cleaner, but also has a green thumb with all our house plants. She makes our home feel like a garden.

Marion Solomon
(310) 475-8300
sollymar2@aol.com

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SEEKING LANDSCAPER

I am looking for a landscape person…I need more brick and less grass due to the water shortage…I can be reached at joeylautman@icloud.com.  Thank you!

11.  HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION

HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
914 Westwood Blvd. Suite 573
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-470-1785
Email: hwpoa@aol.com
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org