December 18, 2015
From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.
1. Helicopter Noise Earlier this Week
2. Caution – Aggressive Stray Dog
3. Another Car Break-In
4. “Spark of Love” Toy Drive
5. Christmas Tree Recycling
6. Happy Holidays from HWPOA
7. Reporting Helicopter Noise
8. HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
9. Resident Ads
10. HWPOA Contact Information
1. HELICOPTER NOISE EARLIER THIS WEEK
A number of residents reported significant helicopter noise around midnight on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. One resident also reported that there was a burglary on Thayer Ave. that evening and that a suspect was caught in a backyard. We have contacted the LAPD to find out what was going on and we are awaiting a response.
2. CAUTION – AGGRESSIVE STRAY DOG
On Tuesday, Dec. 15 we received two separate reports of issues with an aggressive stray dog in the neighborhood. The dog is described as a pitbull or pitbull-like, beige in color with white marks around the eyes, and no collar. The stray dog attacked another dog (on a leash) near the corner of Westholme and Le Conte. In the second incident, the stray dog was aggressive towards another dog on a leash near the corner of Thayer and Westholme.
Please take precautions when you are out and about in the neighborhood, particularly if you are walking a dog. To report a stray dog, contact the City of L.A. Dept. of Animal Services at (888) 452-7381.
3. ANOTHER CAR BREAK-IN
A resident on Le Conte near Manning recently reported that their car was broken into while parked on the driveway. They have flood lights and security cameras but that did not deter the person.
Please take appropriate precautions with your own cars and property –it is important for us to be vigilant- especially this time of year.
4. “SPARK OF LOVE” TOY DRIVE
ABC7 and Southern California Firefighters are celebrating the 23rd year of the “Spark of Love Toy Drive.” With love and support of donors and sponsors, kids across Southern California receive a new toy each holiday season. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment at any local fire station. Firefighters will collect the gifts and distribute them to underserved children in our local communities. To make a secure donation online, please click here.
5. CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING
If your family has a Christmas tree and you’re wondering what to do with it once you take it down, recycle is the answer. Every year the City of Los Angeles provides tree recycling after the holidays. Your recycled tree will end up being part of the City’s greenwaste mulching program, which provides fertilizer to help plants grow.
DROP OFF YOUR TREE
The City will have a number of drop-off locations you can bring your “used” tree to when the time comes. The drop-off locations closest to Holmby Westwood are:
Cheviot Hills Recreation Center
2551 Motor Avenue
FIRE STATION #71
107 S. Beverly Glen Bl., 90024 – Holmby Hills/Bel-Air
CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM
The City of LA Bureau of Sanitation has CURBSIDE collection for Christmas trees. If your Christmas tree is too big to cut and place it inside the green waste bin, simply place the tree next to your green waste bin on collection day.
Using your green bin to recycle Christmas tree?
- REMOVE all ornaments, decorations, tinsels, and stand from the tree
- CUT tree in pieces to fit into the green bin, and
- PLACE the tree pieces inside the green bin for regular pick-up on collection day. Collected Christmas trees will be recycled into compost and mulch.
For more information on tree recycling, please visit this website:
In addition, holiday wrapping paper, cartons, cardboard, Styrofoam® and other expanded polystyrene products, plastics and gift boxes are also recyclable and should be placed in the blue bin.
6. HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM HWPOA
The Holmby Westwood Board of Directors would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season! Thank you for your support of HWPOA!
7. REPORTING HELICOPTER NOISE
As previously reported, HeliTracker is a helicopter complaint app for smartphones and mobile devices. It lets you easily submit complaints that go to the FAA’s Automated Complaint System. HeliTracker is so quick that you can submit a full complaint in about 10 seconds.
Go to HeliTracker.org for more information.
8. 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.
9. RESIDENT ADS
SEEKING POOL CLEANER
We are seeking referral for an amazing pool cleaning company!!! I lost the previous recommendations, so please resend if you already responded to my request. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and Happy Holidays.
10. HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION
HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
914 Westwood Blvd. Suite 573
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org