January 29, 2016
From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.
1. Dealing with Solicitors
2. Movie Premiere – Street Closures
3. Please Take Down Signs
4. Library Overdue Fines Forgiven
5. Upcoming Community Events
6. HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
7. Resident Ads
8. HWPOA Contact Information
1. DEALING WITH SOLICITORS
From the LAPD:
Door to door solicitors are the perfect example of when to call the LAPD non-emergency dispatch number, 1-877-ASK-LAPD (or 1-877-275-5273). This number is ideal for occasions that you need the police to check something out, but it doesn’t rise to the level of an emergency (which of course is 911).
The ‘Knock, Knock’ burglary MO is to knock on a door to see if anyone is at home. If they don’t hear anything in response, they may assume it’s an empty home and a good opportunity to burglarize it. Then they slither to the back and either break a window or door to get inside or, unfortunately in too many cases, simply enter through an unsecured door or window. So again, you don’t have to answer the door, but make sure they know someone is home by yelling through the door, in plural— ‘We can’t come to the door right now’. Then call the non-emergency dispatch number to have the police come check them out. If you are able to, watch them as they traverse the neighborhood. If you see them looking in windows or walking to the sides of your neighbor’s home, then call 911 immediately.
If the solicitor is aggressive in any manner, refuses to leave, seems to be under the influence, bullies you or anything similar, call 911. Also be aware that if you are dealing with someone like that at your door, he or she may have a partner that is going around to the back or your house while you are distracted.
Some solicitors may be legitimate e.g. seeking charitable donations, etc. Others should be checked out by the police. Even if it turns out that they are legitimate, at least you will have had a police car in the neighborhood, and that’s always a good thing. Also, make sure you teach your children and home staff what to do and be aware of.
2. MOVIE PREMIERE – STREET CLOSURES
On Monday, February 1, 2016 Universal Pictures is planning the “HAIL CEASAR” premiere to be held at the Regency Village Theatre, located at 961 Broxton Ave, at 7:30 PM. There will be various sidewalk and street closures around the area of Broxton Avenue between Weyburn Avenue and Le Conte Avenue.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this event, please contact Erica Jean Pacheco or Marguerite Pellegrin ELS/4Wall directly at 818-769-9800.
3. PLEASE TAKE DOWN SIGNS
Throughout the neighborhood, there are a number of signs posted for garage sales, Christmas light installation, school events, etc. They are unsightly and many times, the event is long past.
If you post any signs to advertise garage sales and the like, please remove them immediately after the event has occurred. Thank you.
4. LIBRARY OVERDUE FINES FORGIVEN
From February 1-14, return your overdue Los Angeles Public Library materials with no overdue fines. With love in the air the two weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) is asking you to play cupid by helping to rekindle the love between overdue books, the people that have them, and our library shelves. For more information, please click here.
For a complete list of upcoming events at the Westwood Branch Library, please click here.
5. UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
All of Me, All of You: Lesley Wolman in Concert – January 28-31 at the Pico Playhouse (10508 W. Pico Blvd.). Backed by a 5 piece orchestra, singer/actress and HWPOA resident Lesley Wolman performs her newest cabaret act, “All Of Me, All Of You.” Autobiographical in nature, Lesley performs love songs from The Great American Songbook, such as “Body And Soul,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” among many others. To purchase tickets, please click here.
UCLA Spirit Squad Reception -Saturday, Feb. 6, 4-7 p.m. at the Pavilion Club in Pauley Pavilion. The UCLA Spirit Squad invites you to an afternoon filled with entertainment, prizes and all-around fun.
- Stay tuned for this year’s celebrities. Last year’s meet and greet included: Five-star QB recruit Josh Rosen, Jerry Neuheisel, Myles Jack, Paul Perkins, Norman Powell, Tony Parker, Tyus Edney ’95, baseball coach John Savage and members of the men’s water polo national championship team
- Mix and mingle with the Spirit Squad
- Silent auction on highly-valued items
- VIP Kids’ Zone that includes an inflatable obstacle course
- Hosted Bar and Appetizers
This annual fundraiser goes a long way to support the team, while thanking you for all your support. A portion of your registration is tax deductible. Click here to RSVP.
Service Academy Day – Sunday, February 21 from 1p-4p at the Los Angeles Federal building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd, Room C-206, Los Angeles, CA 90024. The Office of Congressman Ted Lieu is hosting their First Annual Bi-Partisan Multi-District Service Academy Day for students 8th-11th grade.
This event is open to students, parents, and community members. A representative from the United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy, and United States Naval Academy will be present. Additionally, there will be a student panel and parent panel. Finally, every congressional office in Southern California has been invited to attend and participate.
For more information, please click here: 2.21.16flyer
6. 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.
7. RESIDENT ADS
SEEKING DOG/HOUSE SITTER
We would appreciate any recommendations that our neighbors have for a good a dog/house sitter or alternatively for someone who boards dogs.
I have a friend who is looking for 24 hour in-home care for his parents, who live on the Westside. If you have referrals, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION
HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
914 Westwood Blvd. Suite 573
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org