Holmby News 7-21-17

HOLMBY NEWS
July 21, 2017

 

From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.

1.  HWPOA Security Survey
2.  LAPD Crime Report
3.  Movie Premiere – Street Closures
4.  Military Academy Nominations
5.  Congressional App Challenge

6.  LAPD National Night Out
7.  HWPOA – No News Next Week
8.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.  HWPOA SECURITY SURVEY

Dear Residents,

In our continuing effort to prevent crime in our community, the security committee of the HWPOA has prepared a survey to monitor overall performance of the security companies in our area.  We had a very good response to our last survey, more than 5 years ago, and a new survey would be very beneficial at this time.

Please take a few minutes to answer the following brief questions.  Note that your identities will be strictly confidential, unless you specifically request that a member of the security committee contact you.  To go to the survey, please click here:

HWPOA SECURITY SURVEY – CLICK HERE

2.  LAPD CRIME REPORT

BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Incident #: 170812727
700 BLOCK DEVON AV  |  7/12/2017 @ 11:00 PM

THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)
Incident #: 170813004
500 BLOCK DALEHURST AV  |  7/17/2017 @ 2:00 PM

ARMED ROBBERY IN BRENTWOOD
This past Monday, July 17, at approximately 5:30 pm, a homeowner in Brentwood Park, between San Vicente and Sunset, was walking to her front door. A man with a gun appeared from behind her and demanded her valuables. She gave up her valuables and the man fled. Police and local security arrived but were unable to apprehend the suspect.

It is clear by recent brazen auto and home burglaries there has been a paradigm shift and we need to escalate our caution and preventive measures.

  1. Please be aware of your surroundings and circumstances at all times and use caution when returning home.
  2. Never open the door to a stranger.
  3. Make note of parked vehicles that may look out of place. While you may not need to call police at the appearance of every stranger, noting a license number, color and make of vehicle, and description of the occupant can lead to the apprehension of someone who may have committed a crime nearby.
  4. Do not attempt to confront someone actively committing a crime. Call 9-1-1, from a landline if possible.

3.  MOVIE PREMIERE – STREET CLOSURES

Sony Pictures will be holding the Premiere of “The Emoji Movie”, at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 at the Regency Village Theaters, located at 961 Broxton Avenue in Westwood.  There will be various sidewalk and street closures around the area of Broxton Avenue between Weyburn Avenue and Le Conte Avenue.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this event, feel free to contact Eric Tremble at 323-229-1626.

4.  MILITARY ACADEMY NOMINATIONS

Attention High School Students:
The 2018 application cycle is now open!

The honor of attending a United States Military Academy comes with the obligation to serve in the Military for at least nine years, including four years at the Academy and five years with the Service.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. Military Academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

For more information or to request a Military Academy Nomination from the office of Congressman Ted Lieu, please click here:

Military Academy Nominations

5.  CONGRESSIONAL “APP” CHALLENGE

The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a public effort to encourage kids to learn how to code, through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress for their district.

Students in participating districts code original applications for the chance to be selected for recognition by their Member of Congress, win prizes, and have their work put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The district-wide competitions, now in their third year, take place from July through early November.

Submissions for the 2017 Congressional App Challenge open on July 26, 2017!

For more information, please click here:

Congressional App Challenge

6.  LAPD NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

LAPD National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1st
5:00 to 9:00 PM
at Stoner Park Recreation Center (1833 Stoner Ave., 90025)

National Night Out is a community police-awareness-raising event in the United States, which is annually held on the first Tuesday in August.  National Night Out was created to increase awareness about police programs in communities.

For more information, click here:
National Night Out 2017

For further information, call West Los Angeles Community Police Station, Community Relations Office:  310-444-0730

 

7.  HWPOA – NO NEWS NEXT WEEK

There will be no “Holmby News” report next week while our office manager is on vacation.  The “Holmby News” will resume in August.  Enjoy your summer!

8.  HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION

HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
P.O. Box 49180
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-470-1785
Email: hwpoa@aol.com
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org
Pay Membership Dues: https://squareup.com/store/hwpoa

You Are Invited . . .

  • To attend our monthly Board Meetings*
  • 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.

Holmby News 7-14-17

HOLMBY NEWS
July 14, 2017

 

From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.

1.  HWPOA Security Survey
2.  Egging Vandalism Incident
3.  UCLA Faculty Center – Now Open to Neighbors
4.  Earthquake Safety
5.  Westwood Village – Cinema Under the Stars
6.  Pop Up Used Book Sale – Westwood Library
7.  SB 649 – Cell Tower Legislation
8.  Upcoming Community Events

9.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
10.  Resident Ads
11.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.  HWPOA SECURITY SURVEY

Dear Residents,

In our continuing effort to prevent crime in our community, the security committee of the HWPOA has prepared a survey to monitor overall performance of the security companies in our area.  We had a very good response to our last survey, more than 5 years ago, and a new survey would be very beneficial at this time.

Please take a few minutes to answer the following brief questions.  Note that your identities will be strictly confidential, unless you specifically request that a member of the security committee contact you.  To go to the survey, please click here:

HWPOA SECURITY SURVEY – CLICK HERE

2.  EGGING VANDALISM INCIDENT

On Wednesday, July 12 around 3:30 PM, a home on Loring near Warner School was “egged” by what looks like 3 young teenage boys walking from Holmby Ave..  The homeowners have video surveillance footage of the incident, which can be seen here:

EGGING VANDALISM VIDEO

If you recognize these vandals or have any other helpful information, please contact scsinco@gmail.com.  Thank you.

3.  UCLA FACULTY CENTER – NOW OPEN TO NEIGHBORS

Dear Westwood Neighbors,

In order to serve our neighbors, the UCLA Faculty Center Board of Governors is delighted to open membership to all of you.

SERVICES: During the summer, we are open M-F for lunch, coffee, afternoon drinks & small bites, Taco Tuesdays, and Thursday night barbecues. During the school year, there are a number of other options, such as full breakfast in the Playa Lounge.

Try us for your private events, with a new 15% members’ discounts on room rentals and AV. We also have a play reading group and book group.

The Faculty Center is ideal for special life-cycle events, hosting out-of-town guests or clients, or coming with your family for our delightful Thursday night summer barbecues on the Rose patio (featuring a make-your-own-sundae bar). Our members can also attend sumptuous buffet meals for Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day, and other holidays.

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION: If you attend an event after 4:30 during the week or all day on weekends, you can request parking in Lot A (next to the Faculty Center back door) at one of the parking kiosks. UCLA parking fees apply: $12/day, disabled $7/day, pay-by-space (Structure 2) $1 for every 20 minutes. If you host a personal event, the Faculty Center can purchase parking for you and your guests and add it to your bill.

But one big plus for many of our neighbors: You can walk to the Faculty Center! And you can also come by bicycle or motorcycle and park at no charge!!

JOINING & MEMBERSHIP: The Faculty Center requires no initiation fee, and membership is only $25/month. Upon joining, you will provide a credit card on file for monthly billing for membership, food, & drink. Our food and beverage prices are below market, and there is no tipping. To join, stop by the desk at the Faculty Center, 480 Charles Young Drive, or call 310 825 0877. Please identify yourself as a Westwood neighbor.

For more information about membership, please go to
http://facultycenter.ucla.edu/Membership/Membership-Types.aspx
Other information can be found at http://facultycenter.ucla.edu

IN CONCLUSION: We hope many of you will enjoy our delicious cuisine, beautiful patios, and unique mid-century modern architecture. We are excited to be able to reach out to our surrounding community! On behalf of our Board of Governors, we look forward to welcoming you as members of the UCLA Faculty Center!

Best wishes,
Patricia Greenfield
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology
President, UCLA Faculty Center Board of Governors

4.  EARTHQUAKE SAFETY

State officials Thursday released new maps outlining the locations of earthquake fault lines that run under Westwood.  For the complete story, please CLICK HERE.

It is a good reminder that everyone should be prepared for a major earthquake or disaster.  Below, you will find links to a number of websites that may be helpful with earthquake preparedness and safety:

SURVIVAL CHECKLIST

For a list of important supplies that will be needed during an emergency, please click the link below.  This list includes items such as first aid supplies, non-prescription drugs, pet supplies, food, sanitation items, and much more.

Survival Checklist Link:
SURVIVALLIST2

5.  WESTWOOD VILLAGE – CINEMA UNDER THE STARS

TONIGHT – Friday, July 14
Cinema Under the Stars: The Incredibles

Located in the surface parking lot located at 1031 Broxton Ave. next to Barney’s Beanery.  With the Westwood Village Fox Theatre in the background, fans can enjoy films completely free on a big screen under the stars.

Moviegoers are invited to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the screening in this unique outdoor setting. Attendance is free and open to the public, and moviegoers are encouraged to show up early to stake a sweet spot and grab some snacks.  Tickets are not required to attend.

  • Friday, July 14, 2017 ~ The Incredibles
  • Friday, August 25, 2017 ~ Moana

Doors open at 6:00pm
Live DJ set with DJ Chantz at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Movie starts at 8:30pm
Prizes, giveaways, & snacks!

To see a recap of the recent screening of The LEGO Batman Movie, please CLICK HERE.

6.  POP-UP USED BOOK SALE – WESTWOOD LIBRARY

Friends of Westwood Library
are proud to host our very first

POP UP BOOK SALE!

Don’t want to wait three months for the next big one? Fully loaded carts of carefully curated books (including kids books) will be for sale at the usual GREAT PRICES!

THIS SATURDAY
July 15th
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In front of the library
1246 Glendon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Come and purchase some wonderful books for family and friends!  We have a great collection of Coffee Table books, Children Books and DVD’s.  We’ll also be selling bookplates to add to the collection of our Library books.

This is a great way to increase your personal library while raising money for your public library.

Visit our website at
Friends of Westwood Library

7.  SB 649 – CELL TOWER LEGISLATION

SB 649 – the bill eliminating local control over large cell towers – passed unanimously in another Assembly committee last week.  Assuming passage in the Appropriations Committee, it will then go to the full Assembly for a vote, likely in July.

Christina Spitz, Pacific Palisades Community Council Chair/ President Emeritus, submitted the following to the Palisades Post at the request of the editor:

To the Post:

Some committee members claimed to be concerned with local control – and the bill’s author promised to somehow strengthen local governments’ ability to regulate for design and location – yet SB 649 passed with no such amendments.

Members were clearly more swayed by the telecom lobby than by the extensive opposition, including major newspapers (e.g., the LA Times and its venerable columnist George Skelton); respected statewide organizations such as the League of CA Cities and the American Planning Association; LA Mayor Garcetti, Councilmembers Bonin and Koretz and numerous other public officials; and over 200 cities and counties (including LA County).

SB 649 is an unprecedented, unnecessary attempt to strip local governments of control; they will be required to allow the telecom industry to install large towers on public property (including parks and arguably even schools) for a minimal fee (market rate leasing is prohibited); and local discretionary authority will be eliminated (including in residential zones), resulting in thousands of new poles with refrigerator-sized equipment installed next to homes and in other sensitive areas with no public input.

It appears that only a huge public outcry or a Governor’s veto can now stop this bad bill.  Simply put:  “People should not be forced to stare at ugly refrigerators dangling outside their homes.” (G. Skelton)

8.  UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

LAPD Street Carnival –  The West LAPD is holding a Street Carnival on July 14, 15 and 16th.  The event will be held on Pico between Barrington & Bundy.

This event is going to benefit our at risk youth in WLA and support some much needed station improvements and equipment for your hard working men and women who Protect and Serve your community.

Jewish Film Festival – Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda. Free parking.  Tuesday, July 18, at 7 pm.  $5.00 per ticket. Purchase at door. Light refreshments.

Come join us to watch “Infidel” – A hilarious, ribald, satirical film that will have the audience laughing out loud!

The set up of the movie. Mahmud (wonderful Iranian comic actor Omid Djalili) is a loving husband, doting father and something of a “relaxed” Muslim. He may not be the most observant, but in his heart he is a true Muslim. After his mother’s death, Mahmud finds his birth certificate which reveals that he was adopted at birth and HE’S JEWISH.

He turns to Lenny (Richard Schiff of the WEST WING), a drunken Jewish cab driver to help him with this life crisis. So many plot twists so much to laugh at and so much fun. A satirical send up of almost every group and religion.

LAPD National Night Out – Tuesday, August 1st, 5:00 to 9:00 PM at Stoner Park Recreation Center (1833 Stoner Ave., 90025)

National Night Out is a community police-awareness-raising event in the United States, which is annually held on the first Tuesday in August.  National Night Out was created to increase awareness about police programs in communities.

For more information, click here:
National Night Out 2017

For further information, call West Los Angeles Community Police Station, Community Relations Office:  310-444-0730

9.  HWPOA COMMUNICATION AND AD POLICY

Please direct all comments, questions or issues regarding the Holmby News to hwpoa@aol.com.

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 hwpoa@aol.com for the Holmby News moderator to review.  Responses to ads should be directed to the ad placer, not to HWPOA.

10.  RESIDENT ADS

BABYSITTER AND/OR MOTHER’S HELPER AVAILABLE

I am a 14-year-old girl seeking work as a babysitter this summer, and possibly continuing into the school year. I am going into 8th grade at Wildwood School and am a straight-A student. I have been working as a counselor at elementary school summer camp, and I love being with kids. I live in the neighborhood, so if you’re interested please contact me. Thanks!

-Ella K.
(310)-592-5326
ellak22@wildwood.org

11.  HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION

HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
P.O. Box 49180
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-470-1785
Email: hwpoa@aol.com
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org
Pay Membership Dues: https://squareup.com/store/hwpoa

You Are Invited . . .

  • To attend our monthly Board Meetings*
  • 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.

Holmby News 7-7-17

HOLMBY NEWS
July 7, 2017

 

From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.

1.  July 4th Event – Thank You!
2.  HWPOA  – July Board Meeting Cancelled
3.  Westwood Village – Cinema Under the Stars
4.  LAPD Carnival
5.  Jewish Film Festival – Leo Baeck Temple

6.  LAPD National Night Out
7.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.  JULY 4th EVENT – THANK YOU!

A huge thank you to our residents and sponsors!!!

It was our 13th annual event…..and we grew again by hundreds of attendees. It was a large and festive 4th of July celebration! See the pics below—it was a ton of fun!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

ACS Security has been feeding us for many years. They happily and swiftly cooked for the entire crowd. Their BBQ dedication was fantastic. To Debbie Allen and her volunteer staff, your dogs were delicious and the line was so super efficient. Amazing!

Chris Fernicola of Kringle Displays: Making Creativity Visual. The July fourth decorations in Holmby Park were designed and installed by Chris Fernicola owner of Kringle Displays Los Angeles. Personalized seasonal, Holiday and Promotional Displays for: Retail Centers, Private Homes and Estates, Premium Hotels, Corporate Offices and Public Spaces.

UCLA Health returned for the 4th year as our Platinum sponsor with a generous contribution that covered many of our expenses. Thank you, UCLA Health for your support of Holmby Westwood. All enjoyed the fans and beach ball giveaways.

Ralphs returned for the 4th year as our Gold Sponsor with their iconic Ralphs antique Delivery Truck in our parade.

Target in Westwood kept kids smiling with face painting and lemonade. Thank you to Rudy and his friendly Target team.

Whole Foods was new this year with their 365 guessing game

Our local realtors also deserve our appreciation for their sponsorship. Their sponsorship covered all the kids activities, including the DJ, obstacle courses and crafts.

Mark Rogo
Jim Bremner
Jordana Leigh
Larry Young
Jane Gavens
Caron Schwartz

The firemen from Fire Station #71 were outstanding and so gracious to stay at the park while kids admired them and their truck. Thanks to the LAPD too.

Thank you to Stan’s Doughnuts for donating treats for the LAPD, LAFD and event volunteers!

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM:

Esther Magna, Caron Schwartz, Rachelle Guerin, Dennis Rosenblatt, Phil Gabriel, Rochelle Glucksman,  Randie Kleinman, Katherine Meyer, Jessie Ezor made a great team with the help of Dana and Sandy. Special thanks to Victor and Lorenzo at the park who allowed us to take it over for the day.

Want to help next year? Email Esther: emagna@msn.com

SPREAD THE WORD about the good work our association does for the benefit of its residents. Community building, regular email communication among the residents and advocacy in City Hall are just a few of the activities our Board undertakes. We must work together for our shared concerns of architectural integrity, greenscape preservation, emergency preparedness and crime watch. Residents pay $95 annually to join HWPOA. You must pay the dues to be a member; being a resident alone won’t do it. Email Dana to sign up at hwpoa@aol.com.

Please send your business to our main sponsors, as they dedicated their time for goodwill and exposure. These sponsors ensure our event takes place with food and activities for all!

ACS Security
-Main Office: (310) 475-9016
-Major Issues: Debbie Allen, (310) 475-9016

UCLA Health
http://www.uclahealth.org/

Chris Fernicola of Kringle Displays Making Creativity Visual
www.kringledisplays.net
310.625.0118

Our local realtors:

Jim Bremner:
http://www.jamesbremner.com/

Larry Young:
http://www.larryyoungwestside.com/

Jane Gavens:
www.brillgroup.com

Caron Schwartz:
http://www.caronschwartz.com/

Jordana Leigh:
http://jordanaleigh.rodeore.com/eng

Mark Rogo:
http://www.markrogo.com/

Ralphs on Le Conte

Target on Weyburn

Whole Foods on Gayley

2.  HWPOA – JULY BOARD MEETING CANCELLED

There will no HWPOA board meeting in July.  Please join us for our next board meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, August 8.

3.  WESTWOOD VILLAGE – CINEMA UNDER THE STARS

Cinema Under the Stars: The Incredibles – Friday, July 14 in the surface parking lot located at 1031 Broxton Ave. next to Barney’s Beanery.  With the Westwood Village Fox Theatre in the background, fans can enjoy films completely free on a big screen under the stars.

Moviegoers are invited to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the screening in this unique outdoor setting. Attendance is free and open to the public, and moviegoers are encouraged to show up early to stake a sweet spot and grab some snacks.  Tickets are not required to attend.

  • Friday, July 14, 2017 ~ The Incredibles
  • Friday, August 25, 2017 ~ Moana

Doors open at 6:00pm
Live DJ set with DJ Chantz at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Movie starts at 8:30pm
Prizes, giveaways, & snacks!

4.  LAPD CARNIVAL

The West LAPD is holding a Street Carnival on July 14, 15 and 16th.  The event will be held on Pico between Barrington & Bundy.

This event is going to benefit our at risk youth in WLA and support some much needed station improvements and equipment for your hard working men and women who Protect and Serve your community.

5.  JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL – LEO BAECK TEMPLE

Jewish Film Festival
Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda. Free parking.
Tuesday, July 18, at 7 pm

$5.00 per ticket. Purchase at door. Light refreshments.

Come join us to watch “Infidel” – A hilarious, ribald, satirical film that will have the audience laughing out loud!

The set up of the movie. Mahmud (wonderful Iranian comic actor Omid Djalili) is a loving husband, doting father and something of a “relaxed” Muslim. He may not be the most observant, but in his heart he is a true Muslim. After his mother’s death, Mahmud finds his birth certificate which reveals that he was adopted at birth and HE’S JEWISH.

He turns to Lenny (Richard Schiff of the WEST WING), a drunken Jewish cab driver to help him with this life crisis. So many plot twists so much to laugh at and so much fun. A satirical send up of almost every group and religion.

6.  LAPD – NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

National Night Out is a community police-awareness-raising event in the United States, which is annually held on the first Tuesday in August.  National Night Out was created to increase awareness about police programs in communities.

The West LA Community Police Station will be holding an event on Tuesday, August 1st:

National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1st
5:00 to 9:00 PM
Stoner Park Recreation Center
1833 Stoner Ave., 90025

For more information, click here:
National Night Out 2017

For further information, call West Los Angeles Community Police Station, Community Relations Office:  310-444-0730

7.  HWPOA CONTACT INFORMATION

HOLMBY WESTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
P.O. Box 49180
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-470-1785
Email: hwpoa@aol.com
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org
Pay Membership Dues: https://squareup.com/store/hwpoa

You Are Invited . . .

  • To attend our monthly Board Meetings*
  • 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.