Holmby News 7-31-15

HOLMBY NEWS
July 31, 2015

 

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

1.  LAPD Crime Report
2.  2015 Special Olympics World Games
3.  Holmby Park Lawn Bowling Club
4.  National Night Out
5.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
6.  Resident Ads
7.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.  LAPD CRIME REPORT

Current Trending Analysis:
Residential Burglaries: North of Santa Monica Blvd. (0 crimes), North of Wilshire Blvd. (1 crime). North of Sunset Blvd. (2 crimes). Auto related crimes (Break Ins and Stolen Vehicles): North of Santa Monica Blvd. (7 crimes), North of Wilshire Blvd. (5 crimes) North of Sunset Blvd. (4 crimes). Package and mail theft 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 Theft from Motor Vehicle:
600 block Woodruff Ave. RD: 0819. Between 7/14/15, 7:00 PM and 7/15/15, 8:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered vehicle parked in driveway by unknown means and removed unknown property.

2.  2015 SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES

Be a fan in the stands at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. With 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event this year.

For more information please click here: www.LA2015.org

3.  HOLMBY PARK LAWN BOWLING CLUB

In your neighborhood lies the Holmby Park Lawn Bowling Club at the east end of Holmby Park. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to around 1:30 PM, we have a gentle exercise, good for all ages, easy to learn with free lessons and great camaraderie.

This coming Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:30, we are having an Open House, with free instruction, coaching, and refreshments. We extend an invitation for one and all to come and enjoy the day.

For more information, click here: www.losangeleslawnbowling.com

4.  NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

National Night Out is a community police-awareness-raising event in the United States, which is annually held on the first Tuesday in August.  National Night Out was created to increase awareness about police programs in communities.

The West LA Community Police Station will be holding an event on Tuesday, August 4th:

National Night Out
Tuesday, August 4th
5:00 to 8:00 PM
Stoner Park Recreation Center
1833 Stoner Ave.

Activities include:
Free BBQ and Refreshments
Inflatable Rides
Face Painting
Blood Drive

For more information, click here: NationalNightOut2015_1

5.  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.

6.  RESIDENT ADS

ORGANIZER RECOMMENDATION

We had a wonderful experience with a local woman who organizes homes, offices and garages.  We got our home and office reorganized in just a few days of her work.

If you are looking for someone who can go through your things with you quickly, and in very little time help you reorganize, label and box things for storage, find places for things you don’t use often, and conveniently get rid of the deadwood.

She lived with a family in the Holmby-Westwood area for years in the past, and has excellent references.  We always like to recommend to our neighbors special people who help us.

The organizer’s name is Fiona Dunkin. You can reach her at 310-430-4959. Or by E-mail, the hummingbird@me.com.

Marion Solomon
310-475-8300

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SEEKING AIR CONDITIONER REPAIR

Can anyone recommend a good air conditioning company and/or person? I need someone to look at my present system and to make repairs. Please send information to: Leanse@aol.com

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SEEKING CABINET REFACING

I’m hoping to find a resource to reface my kitchen cabinets.
I would very much appreciate any recommendations.
Thanks in advance.
Carole
home: 310-475-9304
drgrmacarole@verizon.net

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SEWER REPAIR RECOMMENDATION

Tree roots penetrated the sewer line running from my house the City sewer at the center of the street. A distance of about 30 feet.
I contacted four different Rooter Services for quotes.

The first charged me $195 for a video inspection of the line and then informed me that they did not have the equipment to perform their recommendations. The second made a video inspection and recommended replacement of the sewer line at a cost of $12,500
or alternatively inserting a “permaliner” at a cost of $11.500 (I declined both options) The third wanted to make a video inspection for which they wanted to make a charge of $200. (I declined)

The fourth NEW PIPE and ROOTER made a video inspection of the pipe at no charge. They fully explained their recommendations and
then did an excellent job over a period of two days at a cost of $6,500 including all permit and LADBS inspection fees.

I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Philip Villalba of NEW PIPE PLUMBING and ROOTER in Sun Valley.
Tel 818 765 2424

Please feel free to contact me for further information
blc99@earthlink.net

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HARDWOOD FLOOR REFINISHERS

Can anyone recommend a good company to refinish the hardwood floors throughout our home?

Marion Solomon
(310) 475-8300
DrMarionSolomon@Gmail.com

7.  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 7-24-15

HOLMBY NEWS
July 24, 2015

 

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

1.  2015 Special Olympics World Games
2.  Check Your Sprinklers
3.  USPS Survey
4.  Mail Package Theft
5.  Light Fixture Theft
6
.  Helpful Phone Numbers
7.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
8.  Resident Ads
9.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.  2015 SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES

With 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event this year.

For more information please click here: www.LA2015.org

2.  CHECK YOUR SPRINKLERS

Most of our sprinklers rightfully go on at night, so we don’t really know if there are issues. In this major drought, it is wise to ask your gardener or landscaper to take the time one day to momentarily run the sprinklers and make sure you are not needlessly watering hardscapes and sidewalks. If you walk on your grass, and it is wet even on off days, you’re probably watering too much. And please make sure you are conforming to the LADWP guidelines for watering.

3.  USPS SURVEY

Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey regarding the local USPS issues.  We have forwarded all survey responses to Congressman Ted Lieu’s office, which will be meeting with USPS representatives next week.  We will let you know of any follow-up information when we receive it.

4.  MAIL PACKAGE THEFT

A resident on Loring reported that he saw through his window that mail was delivered, including a couple of small packages to his front door. The next thing he knew, he saw a 10ish year old boy leaving the front of his house with those packages. The resident went outside and stopped him, at which point the boy’s “father” drove up in a grey SUV, gave an excuse about being on the phone and made his “son” apologize.

If you see this son/father trailing closely behind the mailman in a grey SUV, get the license plate number and call 911.

5.  LIGHT FIXTURE THEFT

A resident in the area of Hilts/Lindbrook reported that seven of their outdoor landscaping light fixtures were recently stolen from their yard.  The theft has been reported to the police.

6.  HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS

For immediate assistance, please call the following numbers:

  • Immediate life threatening police, fire or medical emergency: 9-1-1
  • Parking enforcement (blocked driveway, parking violation, locate impounded vehicle): 213-485-4184
  • Police non-emergency: 877-ASK-LAPD (877-275-5273)
  • Sanitation (missed trash pick-up, broken container): 800-773-2489
  • Traffic control (signal light out): 213-485-4184
  • Dept. of Water & Power: 800-342-5397
  • Other City issues: 3-1-1

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

SEEKING GUEST HOUSE OR ROOM TO RENT

I know a wonderful caregiver who is looking for a guest house or room to rent. She is reliable, responsible,and just plain lovely. She would be more than happy to watch over your home should you be out of town. Should you wish any references they will gladly be submitted.

If anyone has a rental,please,contact Karen at kblackfield01@gmail.com

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HAVE I GOT A HANDYMAN FOR YOU!

Reasonable, smart, honest, hardworking, kind, strong. I have used him to hang paintings, fix a sink, build a cement deck to hold my new pool cover, relocate a heavy statue, lay bricks, etc.

William Parrish 818 220 1573.

Reference: 310 344 0300.

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

USPS Problems in Westwood – Survey

The following survey is being conducted by the Office of Congressman Ted Lieu.  To respond to the survey, please copy and paste the questions into an email, and send your responses to Dana at hwpoa@aol.com.  We will forward all responses to the Congressman’s office.

Dear Westwood and Westside Constituents with Postal Problems:

Lisa Pinto, District Director for Congressman Lieu and I will be meeting with the regional manager for Los Angeles USPS and supervisors for West Los Angeles Post Offices on July 27.

We would like to give USPS a report card.  Could you please fill out this short survey:

In the last month has your mail delivery improved?
— Are you getting your mail at a reasonable time?
— Are you getting your mail every day,  Mon – Sat?
— If you used vacation hold did it work?

Has your experiences at the Post Office improved?
— Does your post office have an ambassador?
— Are the clerks at the window helpful?
— If you have a PO Box, are you getting your mail in a timely fashion?

Briefly describe any other problems you have experienced recently.

Best,
Janet Turner
Field Representative & Constituent Services
Congressman Ted W. Lieu, CA 33

TO RESPOND TO THE SURVEY
Please copy and past the questions into an email, and send responses to Dana at hwpoa@aol.com

Holmby News 7-17-15

HOLMBY NEWS
July 17, 2015

 

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

1.  DWP Trunk Line Project – Phase 2
2.  LAPD Crime Report
3.  Movie Premiere – Street Closures on July 22
4.  Special Olympics World Games
5.  Upcoming Community Events
6.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
7.  Resident Ads
8.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.  DWP TRUNK LINE PROJECT – PHASE 2

Regarding the Sunset/Hilgard trunk line project, the DWP will transition next Tues., July 21 from Phase 1 to Phase 2.

The lane closures and turn restrictions at the intersection of Sunset and Hilgard will end at that time, but there will be lane closures on Hilgard for the duration of the second and third phases.

2.  LAPD CRIME REPORT

To sign up for E-Policing, simply click here and enter your address and your email address. You will receive crime updates and Community Alert information from the Los Angeles Police Department. You may also view recent crimes that have occurred in the area on the LAPD website.

To receive text alerts when critical information is sent, sign up for Nixle. Send text to 888777 and type WESTLA8A29 in message.

Burglary/Theft from Motor Vehicle:
500 block of Beverly Glen (RD 0806): On 07/01/15 between 5:00pm and 1:30am, victim parked vehicle in the driveway. Unknown suspect(s) removed spare wheel cover from Mazda vehicle.

3.  MOVIE PREMIERE – STREET CLOSURES ON  JULY 22

Awesomeness TV will be holding the premiere of “Awesomeness TV Smosh” at the Regency Village Theater, located at 961 Broxton Avenue, at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

Portions of Broxton Ave. and Weyburn Ave., including street, curb lane and sidewalks will be closed to pedestrian and street traffic on the day of the event.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Erica Jean Pacheco or Marguerite Pellegrin at Entertainment Lighting Services at 818-769-9800.

4.  SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES

Special Olympics World Games Torch Run – July 23
The official torch of the Special Olympics World Games will be making its way to Westwood Village on Thursday, July 23rd at 2:00pm, two days before the World Game Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Runners and volunteers will run with the torch down Westwood Blvd and make their way to the Westwood Village Farmers’ Market for a brief ceremony.

Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony – July 25
For a limited time, Opening Ceremony tickets are being offered at a discount.  For more information and to purchase tickets: www.LA2015.org

5.  UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Westwood Village Cinema Under the Stars – “Independence Day”.  Monday, July 20th, 8 pm.  Screenings will take place in the surface parking lot located at 1031 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, behind Barney’s Beanery.  Moviegoers are invited to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the screening in this unique outdoor setting. Attendance is FREE and open to the public — moviegoers are encouraged to show up early to stake an out a prime spot for the show. The Regency Fox Village and Bruin Theatres will be on-site selling affordable popcorn, and snacks.

For more information about the movie screenings, please click here

Events at Westwood Library -For a complete list of events, please click here.  Amongst the upcoming events:  July 25 (from 1 -3p.m.,) Master Gardener Emi Carvell presents a hands-on demo “Ten Beginning Steps for Every Organic Home Garden” Soil, Soil and Soil and how to improve it. Water, Water and Water but MUCH less to get high yield/production. Plus sowing seeds by Eco-Pot. This is a family friendly event where ALL ages are encouraged to attend. Please bring a senior who might not get out often if you can! A healthy, veggie snack will be provided.

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

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

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

July 4th Event – Thank You!

A huge thank you to our residents and sponsors!!!

It was our 11th annual event…..and we grew by hundreds of attendees. It was a large and festive 4th of July celebration! See the pics below—it was a ton of fun! Over $600 was raised for the Special Olympics of Southern California. Thanks for sharing your holiday with us!

Esther Magna, Caron Schwartz, Rachelle Guerin, Rochelle Glucksman, Randie Kleinman and Katherine Meyer made a great team this year, and they appreciate their volunteer crew, including Mark Magna, Phil Gabriel, Polly Bamberger, Chris Fernicola, Dennis Rosenblatt, Hedy Magna, Andrew Meyer, Katherine Meyer’s mom, Samantha Gabriel, Jessica Ezor, Jane Gavens, and of course, Dana and Sandy. Special thanks to Adam and Victor at the park who allowed us to take it over for the day.

THANK YOU SPONSORS:

ACS Security has been feeding us for many years. They happily and swiftly cooked for the entire crowd. Their BBQ dedication was endless and fantastic. To James Tate and his volunteer staff, your dogs and pizza were delicious!

UCLA Health returned for the second year as our Platinum sponsor with a generous contribution that covered most of our expenses. Thank you, UCLA Health for your support of Holmby Westwood. All enjoyed the fans and football giveaways.

Ralphs returned for the second year as our Gold Sponsor and their generosity was seen through their sponsorship of our event, abundant raffle prizes facilitated by a big team from the Westwood store and also the presence of their iconic Ralphs antique Delivery Truck in our parade. The water was appreciated too. Thank you Ralphs!

City Target in Westwood kept kids smiling with face painting and lemonade. Thank you to Stephanie and her friendly Target team.

Our local realtors also deserve our appreciation for their sponsorship. Their sponsorship covered all the kids activities, including the DJ and crafts.

Jim Bremner

Mark and Lynn Rogo

Larry Young

Jill Epstein

Jane Gavens

Caron Schwartz

We also appreciate ADT for the water and balloons at Warner School.

The firemen from Station #71 were outstanding and so gracious to stay at the park while kids admired them and their truck.

LA Dancefit Studio rallied participants of all ages to Zumba away!

SPREAD THE WORD about the good work our association does for the benefit of its residents. Community building, constant email communication among 800+ residents and advocacy in City Hall are just a few of the activities our Board undertakes. We must work together for our shared concerns of architectural integrity, greenscape preservation, emergency preparedness and crime watch. Residents pay $75 annually to join HWPOA. You must pay the dues to be a member; being a resident alone won’t do it. Email Dana to sign up at hwpoa@aol.com.

Please send your business to our main sponsors,
as they dedicated their time for goodwill and exposure. These sponsors ensure our event takes place with food and activities for all!

ACS Security
-Main Office: (310) 475-9016
-Major Issues: Debbie Allen, (310) 475-9016

UCLA Health
http://www.uclahealth.org/

Our local realtors:

Jim Bremner: http://www.jamesbremner.com/

Mark and Lynn Rogo: http://www.markrogo.com/

Larry Young: http://www.larryyoungwestside.com/

Jane Gavens: https://www.coldwellbanker.com/agents/Jane-Gavens-90210

Jill Epstein: http://www.nourmand.com/agents/bio/32

Caron Schwartz: http://www.caronschwartz.com/

Ralphs on Le Conte

City Target on Weyburn

Chris Fernicola of Kringle Displays Making Creativity Visual www.kringledisplays.net 310.625.0118

LA Dance Fit for ZUMBA and more
http://www.ladancefit.com/

Photos courtesy of Ronald C. Wanglin and Esther Magna

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Holmby News 7-3-15

HOLMBY NEWS
July 3, 2015

 

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

IT’S TOMORROW!
HWPOA’s 4th of July Parade & Picnic
Saturday, July 4th
Meet at 10:00 am –  Warner School

Bring dollars: The picnic will feature a watermelon stand to raise funds for
Special Olympics of Southern California (SOSC).

1.  Fireworks and Pet Safety
2.  LAPD Crime Report
3.  Robinsons/May Development
4.  Westfield Century City
5.  Fireworks Shows in Los Angeles
6.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
7.  Resident Ads
8.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.  FIREWORKS AND PET SAFETY

Pet Safety Tips for 4th of July — provided by City of Los Angeles Animal Services.  Make this Independence Day fun and SAFE for your pets! Some people love big gatherings and loud noises – but that can be very frightening for our pets.

PLAN AHEAD
Make sure your dog is wearing a license tag. This will help us reunite families if a pet does get lost.

KEEP PETS INDOORS
Keep your pets inside. If you are having guests over, keep pets in a room that is off-limits to guests, with plenty of water and food.

CREATE A CALMING ENVIRONMENT
Surround pets with their favorite toys and other familiar objects. Play soothing music and keep the room as quiet as possible by closing doors, windows and blinds.

KEEP AWAY FROM FIREWORKS
Even if your pet does not seem obviously upset by fireworks, they can still cause harm to pets. Avoid potential burns, injuries, or possible ingestion by keeping all pets out of the vicinity of fireworks.

2.  LAPD CRIME REPORT

Because it’s a holiday weekend, more people are active by going on hikes, shopping and barbequing at family gatherings. Consider, are we are the only ones active? Criminals are on the prowl and one of the easiest, low-risk crimes is vehicle burglaries.

To thieves, property left in cars provides a wide variety of merchandise.

-Laptop computers
-Cell phones
-GPS devices
-Purses and wallets

All these things just scratch the surface of the variety of “window shopping” goodies criminals feast upon. It takes less than a minute to break a vehicle’s window, unlock the door, and remove items left inside. Most of the time, there are no witnesses to these offenses because of the ease and speed it can be done and there’s a higher likelihood of it happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Like LAPD says, “Lock it, Hide it, Keep it.”

Grand Theft Auto:
Le Conte Ave/ Hilgard (RD 0817): On 06/30/15 between 5:40pm and 9:30pm victim parked their vehicle on the street. Unknown suspect(s) took a 2013, Ford Mustang.  2013 Ford Mustang was recovered in Wilshire Division and an arrest was made.

3.  ROBINSONS/MAY DEVELOPMENT

Many HW residents have expressed interest in the pending development at the site of the Robinson’s/May dept. store at Whittier and Wilshire. We hope this will update you on the most recent plan!

http://m.la.curbed.com/archives/2015/06/9900_wilshire_one_beverly_hills.php

4.  WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY

Take a tour through the majorly overhauled future of the Westfield Century City Mall:

http://m.la.curbed.com/archives/2015/06/westfield_century_city_renovation.php

5.  FIREWORKS SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES

Going to a professional fireworks show is truly the safest way to celebrate the 4th of July. The following is a list of show locations and schedules for 2015 fireworks shows in the Los Angeles County area.

http://www.safejuly4th.org/fwshows.htm

HAPPY JULY 4TH!!

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

SEEKING TEMPORARY HOUSING

Older couple (friends of HWPOA residents) with their older Goldendoodle dog are looking for a home or second unit to rent for up to three months while their home, which caught fire, is being repaired. Couple, both working, can be reached at (310) 717-4357.

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PART-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE

I have two part-time positions available:

P/T Sales position –  I need occasional assistance to help sell women’s accessories at charity events. Requires moderate-to-heavy lifting.

P/T Driver – I am looking for a driver to drive me from Westwood to Beverly Hills to run errands.  Work hours are approximately 2-4 hours per day, 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.

If you are interested in one or both positions, 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

July 4th Event – Saturday at 10:00 AM

This Saturday, July 4th
Meet at 10:00 am –  Warner School

HWPOA’s 4th of July Parade & Picnic

Bring dollars: the picnic will feature a watermelon stand to raise funds for Special Olympics of Southern California (SOSC).

We welcome the SOSC World Game athletes to lead our parade!

Also, a special message from our sponsor, Ralphs:
Ralphs Grocery Company is proud to be back in Holmby Westwood Annual July 4th Parade. Riding in the company’s 1926 Ford Model T is Don Jansen, Store Manager at Ralphs Fresh Fare Westwood, and other talented Members. This Ford Model T is similar to the delivery trucks used by Ralphs more than 75 years ago, and features a Huckster truck body and Ford Planetary transmission. The truck is powered by four cylinders and can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour on the open road. Don and his staff extend their thanks to the community for their continued support and hopes you will stop and say Hi the next time you visit Ralphs Westwood.

Be sure to thank our sponsors who are spending their holiday with our neighborhood:

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

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