December 9, 2016
From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.
1. LAPD & LASD CRIME REPORT
2. Notice of Helicopters at UCLA – Sat., 12/10
3. Parking Permits For Sale
4. West L.A. Little League – Register Now
5. Prevent Package Theft
6. Movie Premieres – Street Closures
7. Giving Opportunities
8. Brentwood Glen Holiday Boutique
9. YogaWorks Friends & Family Discount
10. HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
11. Resident Ads
12. HWPOA Contact Information
1. LAPD & LASD CRIME REPORT
From the LAPD:
Motor Vehicle Theft
Incident #: 160819403
800 BLOCK COMSTOCK AV | 12/2/2016 @ 11:00 PM
Vehicle Break-In / Theft
Incident #: 160819527
400 BLOCK LORING AV | 12/2/2016 @ 10:30 PM
From the LASD:
If You See Something, Say Something. We continue to urge the public to remain vigilant and to report activity they consider to be suspicious to the FBI, or by dialing 911.
In addition, the Los Angeles Police Department can be reached as follows:
LA Crime Stoppers is another available option. Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local sheriff’s station or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call LA Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” mobile app for FREE or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
2. NOTICE OF HELICOPTERS AT UCLA – SAT., 12/10
Dear Neighbors and Friends,
I am writing to inform you of some activity taking place on campus this coming weekend. On Saturday, December 10, there will be filming of a commercial involving a helicopter hovering over Royce Quad. The helicopter will be flying at least 1,000 feet AGL (Above Ground Level) from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., but the time frame may be shortened.
We received confirmation that they do not require FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) approval at that level. However, UCLA is working with UCFD and the Ronald Reagan Medical Center to ensure proper notifications and clearances are in place.
Should you have any questions, please contact me at 310-794-6830. We appreciate your understanding.
Community & Local Government Relations
UCLA External Affairs
(310) 794-6830 Office
3. PARKING PERMITS FOR SALE
It has come to our attention that students are looking for parking spaces in Holmby Westwood and are seeking HW residents who are willing to provide such parking in our Preferential Parking Districts (11 and 35).
Every homeowner who buys parking permits from the City of LA has received written information that these permits are intended for visiting a resident only. Usage for purposes other than visiting a resident is prohibited and subject to citation as well as having your preferential parking privileges revoked.
We are asking you to please refrain from using your permits in any way that would cause them to be revoked.
Thank you for your understanding!
4. WEST L.A. LITTLE LEAGUE – REGISTER NOW
West LA Little League – 2017 Season Registration Open Now!
Visit www.wlall.org to register and learn more. Positive coaching environment, divisions based on skill and age. Best fields in West Los Angeles since 1951 – fields located at Sepulveda and Ohio.
Boys and girls ages 4-12: T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Machine Pitch, Baseball, Softball
T-BALL/COACH PITCH/MACHINE PITCH
- T-Ball (coed) – ages 4-5 (2 sessions: February–March and April–June)
- Coach Pitch – ages 6-7 (2 sessions: February–March and April–June)
- Machine Pitch – ages 7-9 (February–May)
- Minors (AA, AAA) – ages 8-11 (February-May)
- Majors – ages 11-12 (February-May)
5. PREVENT PACKAGE THEFT
The days of having your packages delivered to your door stop are over. Of course, if you choose to, you can continue to take the chance of porch deliveries because of the understandable convenience. But if you value your delivery, then you must make the appropriate changes and take new measures to ensure you that you actually receive it.
There are roving teams of people who follow delivery trucks and scoop up the deliveries. They do this every day, all day long, particularly during the holidays, and typically during the day when most people are at work. They’ll take anything that’s not nailed down. They’ll teach their kids to go get the packages. And when it’s not an organized effort, it’s simply a crime of opportunity. It’s sitting right there, within plain sight. And equally important, be aware of the message that a package sitting at your door sends out: there’s a package/packages on the front door stop and so likely NO ONE IS HOME. It’s such an easy crime to master, with little risk of getting caught and typically a very minor penalty.
So have a plan:
- Require someone to sign for the package and if no one is home to sign for it, it will be automatically held for you at the shipper’s facility until you can get there.
- Have your packages delivered to your work place, or delivered to a neighbor who is willing and able and always home. Or have it delivered to a retired relative.
- Have it tracked.
- You can have it delivered to the local store branch closest to you and then pick it up at your convenience.
- Request a specific delivery date and time from the shipper when you know you will be home.
- Provide delivery instructions to the shipper so that the packages can be placed in a safe location at your home that is out of sight from the street.
- Sign up for delivery alerts (emails or texts) and then if need be, have a trustworthy neighbor walk over and pick it up until you get home.
Amazon.com offers ‘Amazon Lockers’ which delivers your package to a secure site at a local convenience store, like a 7-11. Brentwood has Amazon Lockers at the 7-11 at 11656 Wilshire as well as on the UCLA campus. To find the Amazon Locker closest to you, go the Amazon.com website and search ‘locker locations’.
6. MOVIE PREMIERES – STREET CLOSURES
SONY Studios will be holding the Premiere of “Passengers”, at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Regency Village Theater, located at 961Broxton with estimated street closure ending at 10:00 PM.
FOX Studios will be holding the Premiere of “Why Him?” at 7:30 PM on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Bruin Theater, located at 948 Broxton with estimated street closure ending at 10:00 PM.
If have any questions or concerns regarding the either of these events, feel free to contact Michelle Dennis at 310-848-1137.
7. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
There are many ways to give back to your community this holiday season. Here are a few suggestions:
Spark of Love Toy Drive – ABC7 and Southern California Firefighters are celebrating 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.
The Giving Spirit – The Giving Spirit provides aid to these vulnerable and fragile lives by assembling and personally distributing survival kits to the children, women and families living on the streets of Los Angeles. These kits contain over 70 individual items providing sustenance to the homeless in their time of need.
Please join us to be a part of The Giving Spirit’s Winter Out Reach 2016 event! There are various shifts available from December 8 through December 11. All shifts commence at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 12000 San Vicente Blvd, LA 90049.
For more information and to sign up, please click here:
The Giving Spirit Winter Outreach
8. BRENTWOOD GLEN HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
Don’t forget to mark your calendar, December 10th from 1 – 4:30pm for the 2nd annual Brentwood Glen Holiday Boutique and Children’s Farmers Market! There will be a barista and lots of fun things to shop for.
9. YOGAWORKS FRIENDS & FAMILY DISCOUNT
YogaWorks is excited to share an exclusive offer with HWPOA for 20% off retail, regional memberships, and class packages through December 31st! Use promo code CELEBRATE on yogaworks.com, or present this email at a YogaWorks studio. Nearest studios are in Westwood and Brentwood. Check website for more locations (certain conditions apply and can’t be used with other offers).
10. 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.
11. RESIDENT ADS
Flor is a wonderful caregiver who is looking for a live-in or live-out position. She worked for her last position for 11 years. She speaks English, drives her own car and is honest. Contact Flor at (818) 299-2512.
MALIBU HOME FOR RENT – NEW YEARS WEEKEND
Celebrate New Years Eve in Malibu. Beautiful home for rent by the day or week. Completely renovated, all new furniture etc. Sleeps eight comfortably. Fabulous ocean view from all of the coast. Private beach access.
Contact Barbara 310-474-7484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SEEKING CONCRETE VENDOR FOR SIDEWALK REPAIR
Do you have a concrete vendor who has done concrete sidewalk/driveway apron work that you are satisfied with?
If so, please send your suggestions to email@example.com. Your suggestions will be forwarded to a homeowner in the neighborhood.
12. HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION
HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
P.O. Box 49180
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org