January 27, 2017
From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.
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1. Street Repair Requests
2. Coyote Sighting
3. LAPD Crime Report
4. LAPD Community Police Academy
5. Support P.A.C.T. (Police and Community Together)
6. LAUSD Candidates Forum
7. Westwood Park Rec. Center
8. Upcoming Community Events
9. HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
10. Resident Ads
11. HWPOA Contact Information
1. STREET REPAIR REQUESTS
The Bureau of Street Services has scheduled a Small Asphalt Repairs (SAR) truck (which is described as 1 small asphalt repair truck, consisting of 2 workers and asphalt), for the Westwood Neighborhood Council area, to perform small asphalt repairs on March 9, 2017.
The type of repairs that can be addressed with this program include the following:
– Potholes and pop outs
– Skin patching of eroded or cracked areas
– Some repairs on concrete streets
The Westwood Neighborhood Council has asked us to submit suggested locations in our neighborhood for small street repairs. The city will only send the SAR truck to a total of 15 locations in the entire Westwood Neighborhood Council area, so Holmby Westwood will only see a handful of repairs.
If you are aware of any spots in our neighborhood that would be particularly good candidates for this program, please send requests to Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, February 6. Please only send street repair requests, not sidewalks or curbs.
2. COYOTE SIGHTING
A resident reported seeing a large coyote last night (Thursday evening) on Lindbrook between Thayer and Warner. Here are a few tips when encountering a coyote:
What should I do if a coyote approaches me?
Wave your arms. Shout in a low, loud tone. Throw objects at the coyote while maintaining eye contact. Make yourself look as big as possible. If you are wearing a jacket, take it off & swing around over your head. If possible go towards active or populated areas but do not turn your back & run from the coyote as that could trigger a chase.
How can I keep my pets safe?
Keep you pets indoors or closely supervised when outside. Do not leave small pets unattended in your yard. Walk your dog on a leash at all times & stay close to high pedestrian traffic areas. Avoid dense brushy areas or paths near abandoned properties. If you notice a coyote when walking your dog, keep your dog as close to you as possible & move towards an active area. Never encourage or allow your dog to interact or “play” with coyotes.
How can I keep my children safe?
Make sure that your children never play outside in the same clothes they just ate food in. Wildlife may be attracted to food odors in clothing. Make sure children wash thoroughly after eating. Provide children with a whistle and breakaway necklace they can blow if an animal approaches. Never let them approach any stray animal. If a coyote approaches, they should face the animal, move slowly to another person or dwelling entrance, raise their arms over their head, clap their hands, stomp their feet, blow a whistle, and call out in a stern loud voice “There is a coyote here.” The best thing to do is avoid leaving children unattended.
Deterrents & Scare Tactics
- Sprinkle cayenne pepper or chili powder in areas where coyotes sleep to deter them from staying. These types of deterrents do not last & will need to be repeated if they become wet. Do not use these methods where children have access & do not use near air ducts.
- Use motion activated strobe lights, sprinklers, or radios that are set to talk or news stations to help deter the coyotes. Use caution as strobe lights can trigger seizures in people or pets with epilepsy.
- Use a coyote shaker can. This is a can containing a few coins which can be shaken & thrown towards a coyote. Throw tennis balls, open & close an umbrella towards the coyote, bang two pans together, blow a whistle, use an air horn, or use a high pressure water sprayer. Alternate the deterrents to prevent coyotes from getting used to one method.
3. LAPD CRIME REPORT
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Incident #: 170804960
600 BLOCK CLUB VIEW DR | 1/21/2017 @ 10:40 AM
BURGLARY – ATTEMPTED
Incident #: 170804832
400 BLOCK LOMOND AV | 1/18/2017 @ 9:40 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)
Incident #: 170804629
800 BLOCK S BEVERLY GLEN BL | 1/15/2017 @ 8:20 PM
Sign up to receive Crime Alerts at www.crimemapping.com. In the upper right corner click “Receive Alerts” and complete the fields and parameters. You will receive notification alerts when crimes are reported.
Christopher Ragsdale, Senior Lead Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
4. LAPD COMMUNITY POLICE ACADEMY
The Los Angeles Police Department invites you to attend our Community Police Academy!
On February 15, 2017, Operations – West Bureau will conduct a Community Police Academy for adults.
The eleven-week course will be held at the Hollywood Community Police Station, 1358 N. Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, 90028 (community room). The class will meet each Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The course will conclude with a graduation ceremony on April 26, 2017.
Through the Community Police Academy, enrolled students will be encouraged to build a lasting partnership with the Department, with the ultimate goal of reducing crime and improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
Each community member must meet the following criteria:
- Must be 18 years or older;
- Live or work within Operations -West Bureau;
- No prior felony convictions;
- No outstanding warrants;
- No pending criminal cases; and
- Must be approved by an Area Commanding Officer.
Interested community members should email the Community Relations Office, Sergeant II Justin Scott, at email@example.com by February 1, 2017.
5. SUPPORT P.A.C.T. (POLICE AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER)
In September of 1991, a partnership was formed between the West Los Angeles Community Police Station and a group of civic-minded citizens, resulting in the formation of “Police and Community Together” (P.A.C.T.), a non-profit corporation.
P.A.C.T. is involved in fundraising to provide funding and equipment for the West Los Angeles Community Police Station that are either underfunded or not provided by the City of Los Angeles, enabling the Officers to better serve the community. In addition, P.A.C.T. also subsidizes the Law Enforcement Youth Program and provides scholarships for the Cadets.
If you would like to make a donation to P.A.C.T., volunteer or would like more information, please click here: http://lapdpact.com/
6. LAUSD CANDIDATES FORUM
On Thursday, February 2 there will be a candidates forum to learn about the 4 candidates for Los Angeles Unified School District Board, representing District 4. The incumbent candidate is Steve Zimmer. He is being challenged by three candidates, Nick Melvoin, Allison Holdorff-Polhill and Gregory Martayan. All will be present at the forum.
LAUSD District 4 Candidates Forum
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Paul Revere Charter Middle School & Magnet Center
1450 Allenford Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
7. WESTWOOD PARK REC. CENTER
Winter classes have begun at the Westwood Recreation Center, but there’s still room in some classes!
- Gymnastics & Ninja ( 3 spots left on waiting list to open a new class!)
- Karate (3 spots)
- Water World Fun
- Kids N’ Clay
- Parent & Me
- Musical Theater
- Self Defense
See the Winter Class Schedule for all details as well as other activities and events!!
8. UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Free Museum Day – Sunday, January 29, 2017. We are fortunate to live in the arts and entertainment capital of the world, with many extraordinary museums right in our own backyard. This Sunday, January 29, more than 30 local museums will offer free admission all day. Visit SoCalMuseums.org to see participating museums.
Many of the museums are near Metro stations, so check out Metro.net for public transportation options. Special thanks to SoCal Museums and LA Metro for sponsoring this great community event. We hope you can take advantage of it!
L.A. Musical Salon Dinner-Concert – Saturday, February 11, 2017 at The Bel-Air (formerly The Bel Air Bar & Grill). Our 10th season kicks off tunefully with “An Evening of Chopin,” featuring concert pianist, composer and L.A. Musical Salon favorite Marek Zebrowski in concert with cellist Lars Hoefs, who was a member of our original Artists in Residence, the Blue Rose Trio, coming to us from Brazil.
Your ticket includes the concert and a 3-course dinner with wine, tax and tip included, which the musicians also join us for. Reservations are required. The 2017 flyer with reservation/membership form is at: www.lamusicsalon.org/2017Flyer
Cinema Under the Stars: Valentine’s Day Double-Feature – Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in Westwood Village (1031 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles). The Westwood Village Improvement Association, in partnership with UCLA Housing, invites you to a special FREE outdoor Valentine’s Day double-feature screening of Disney’s Moana and fan favorite, The Princess Bride!
Moana: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Princess Bride: 8:30pm-10:30pm
Doors open at 5:00pm, show starts at 6:00pm
Moviegoers are invited to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the screenings in this unique outdoor setting. Attendance is FREE and open to the public, and moviegoers are encouraged to show up ahead of time to stake out a prime spot for the show. Tickets are not required to attend. First 100 people at each showing will receive a special UCLA & Westwood Village blanket!
Arrive early to stop at one of our many dining options to grab takeout before the show. There’s plenty of parking across the street in the Broxton Public Parking Structure, which is a flat rate of $6 after 6pm!
9. 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.
10. RESIDENT ADS
Can anyone recommend an honest, reliable handyman with references? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
We are seeking a good electrician for a number of jobs in our home. If you have a recommendation, please let me know. Thank you.
EXCHANGE STUDENT NEEDS HOUSING
David Quistid is an exchange student from Australia. He’s studying in the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA through June of this year. He is a student of jazz performance. Unexpectedly, his housing fell through and he needs to find another room quickly. He’d prefer to board in someone’s home, and is prepared to pay $850 a month. He would also be able to help with household chores. I can totally vouch for his character. He attends St. Alban’s Church and both of his parents are Anglican clergy.
My cell is: 310-804-5580
WORTH NEW YORK TRUNK SHOW
Little Holmby area trunk shows featuring Worth New York Spring clothing collection. January 31-February 2 AND February 14-February 20.
Over 300 tops, dresses, skirts, jackets, and accessories featuring gorgeous European fabrics (including leather and suede) from the most casual to dressy. The designs are exclusive to Worth, so you won’t see yourself coming and going! You can view the line at www.worthnewyork.com.
Call or email Denise Barta for an appointment or details: (310) 721-2500; email@example.com
11. HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION
HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
P.O. Box 49180
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org