May 26, 2017
From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.
1. LAPD Crime Report
2. Garbage Collection – No Schedule Change
3. A Note About Our Parkway Trees
4. Beverly Hills Traffic Detours
5. Security Meetings – SSA & Moore Protection
6. Holmby Park Update
7. Postponed: Mulholland Resurfacing
8. UCLA Post Office on Wilshire
9. Volunteers Needed – Westwood Library Book Sales
10. HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
11. Resident Ads
12. HWPOA Contact Information
1. LAPD CRIME REPORT
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Incident #: 170810313
700 BLOCK WESTHOLME AV | 5/18/2017 @ 3:15 AM
You may access crime mapping at www.crimemapping.com to review recent crimes in your area. Sign up to receive alerts when crime is reported in your neighborhood.
All other City Services: 311
Christopher Ragsdale, Senior Lead Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
2. GARBAGE COLLECTION – NO SCHEDULE CHANGE
Hello LA! Please note, there is NO CHANGE to our collection schedule this week due to the Memorial Day holiday. Please put out your bins as you normally would on your regularly scheduled collection day.
The holidays with delayed collections are as follows: New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
You can learn more on our website at www.lacitysan.org or you can call our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489. That’s the fastest way to get questions answered.
Have a safe and sustainable Memorial Day weekend!
3. A NOTE ABOUT OUR PARKWAY TREES
You may have read the recent article in the LA Times regarding insects and disease which are killing an unprecedented number of Southern California trees. An estimated 27 million trees are at risk of infestation in LA, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, which represents approximately 38% of the 71 million trees in that area. Two borer beetles are transmitting fatal fungal diseases in 64 different species of trees across Southern California, including willows, avocados, palo verdes, birch, sycamores, Japanese maples, oaks, olives, purple leaf plums, oleanders and liquid ambars. According to the article and Ron Tull of the Urban Forestry Department of Street Services, a huge part in the problem occurred because many homeowners stopped watering their trees during the drought. Stressed out trees are much more vulnerable to disease and infestation. Mature trees still need water to survive.
There are no new recommendations at this time for a change to parkway trees which are more resistant to infestation, but the problem is being studied at several universities. We will keep you informed of any changes to our current recommended and LA approved parkway tree list included herewith.
For more information, please click here:
Parkway Trees and Landscaping
4. BEVERLY HILLS TRAFFIC DETOURS
Detours are coming for N. (Big) Santa Monica Boulevard starting June 3 for about seven weeks. Starting June 3 , traffic on North (Big) Santa Monica Boulevard will be limited to two westbound lanes and eastbound traffic will be rerouted to S. (Little) Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards starting at Century Park East. For more details about this project and additional detours, please click here:
5. SECURITY MEETINGS – SSA & MOORE PROTECTION
Thursday, June 1st and Thursday, June 8th
A number of our residents have asked SSA Security Group and Moore Protection to hold more meetings for Holmby Westwood homeowners concerned about the rise in residential and motor vehicle burglaries here in our community. SSA and Moore Protection will explain their unique approach to home security issues.
Residents can attend either meeting at Belmont Village Senior Living, 10475 Wilshire Blvd., just east of Warner Avenue. Free parking is available at Belmont. The meetings will begin at 7:00 PM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-773-5600 to attend either meeting.
Please note, HWPOA is not associated with SSA Security or Moore Protection in any way and does not endorse or recommend any security company.
6. HOLMBY PARK UPDATE
We are happy to report that security in the park has recently been improved. Trespassers have been damaging the lawn bowling greens and vandals have burned the tables in the patio. After hours, unknown people have been using the patio for smoking ‘unmentionable’ stuff. They came in from three easily accessible open approaches to the patio. Now, two of these entries have been fenced off as well as the lawn bowling green. The lawn bowling club paid for all materials and the DRP provided ‘in house’ labor.
The lawn bowling club is now inviting all able and willing residents of our neighborhood to try this healthy, sociable sport. Details are in the following flyer:
7. POSTPONED: MULHOLLAND RESURFACING
The Resurfacing Division has postponed resurfacing of Mulholland Drive from Nicada Drive to Beverly Glen until next Saturday, June 3rd, 2017.
There was a permit pulled out 4 days ago that we just found out about an hour ago to have LADWP come in to connect water to a property. LADWP is coming in tomorrow at our request to connect the property so that the road can be repaved next week. LADWP will have flagmen out on site tomorrow with a one lane closure. Traffic will also be routed to Nicada Drive and Beverly Glen. The working hours for LADWP are 8:00am – 4:00pm.
We understand that this is an inconvenience to drivers and we are truly sorry.
Thank you for your time and feel free to contact Gurmet Khara for additional information 818-971-3088 or the resurfacing division 818-756-8651.
8. UCLA POST OFFICE ON WILSHIRE
Did you know that UCLA operates a U.S. Post Office in the Wilshire Center building at 10920 Wilshire (the white building on the south side of Wilshire between Westwood and Gayley)? Many people that work in the area patronize this post office as it’s so convenient, with a friendly staff that has been there for years. But not for long.
UCLA has announced that this post office will close as of July 1. The only way we are aware of this is that a small sign was posted inside the post office.
UCLA has been asked to reconsider the closing. If you use this post office and want to continue to use it, please consider sending a brief email to UCLA Community Relations:
Assistant Director, Community & Local Government Relations
9. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – WESTWOOD LIBRARY BOOK SALES
Friends of Westwood Library Needs Your Help! For years the Friends of Westwood Library have held used-book sales every three months at our Westwood Branch library. These sales are popular community events which raise money to buy additional books for the Branch and to increase the number of programs it offers.
The Friends are seeking volunteers to assist our book sale team. If you are organized, enjoy sorting books, and can supervise and work with others, this is a wonderful opportunity to assist us. The minimum time commitment: one day (Friday or Saturday) four times a year, about four hours each day.
Compensation: hanging out with bibliophiles; seeing joy in the faces of children buying books. For more information, get in touch with Teresa Castelli at email@example.com.
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
We have an orange tree and a sweet olive tree in need of attention. Any recommendations? Thank you.
12. HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION
HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
P.O. Box 49180
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org
Pay Membership Dues: https://squareup.com/store/hwpoa
You Are Invited . . .
- To attend our monthly Board Meetings*
NEXT MEETING – JUNE 13
- To let us know your concerns about our community and your ideas about how we might work to improve it
- To become involved in our Association.
*Board Meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 pm at Belmont Village (10475 Wilshire Blvd.). Please confirm prior to attending.