August 18, 2017
From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.
1. LAPD Crime Report
2. Congressman Ted Lieu’s Office Can Help
3. Student Newsletter – from Congressman Lieu
4. UCLA Happenings
5. Upcoming Community Events
6. HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
7. Resident Ads
8. HWPOA Contact Information
1. LAPD CRIME REPORT
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)
Incident #: 170814260
300 BLOCK COMSTOCK AV | 8/15/2017 @ 1:37 AM
Even when an alarm is in place and activated Burglars know that they will have several minutes to complete their work. An alarm in and of itself is no longer enough! It is important to have other technologies in place that will immediately detect and notify the homeowner/resident to verify the activity and then notify 911 of a crime in progress.
Watch as these burglars run through the house to commit the crime while the alarm can be heard sounding in the background: http://abc7.com/news/lapd-warning-public-about-rash-of-knock-knock-burglaries/1918163/
Immediate Detection is key to prevention and apprehension. The Los Angeles Police Department recommends the following tips to help secure your home and harden the target:
SURVEILLANCE/SECURITY CAMERAS: Web based surveillance and doorbell camera syste ms will alert and allow homeowners to immediately view and monitor activity from any smartphone or computer which are motion sensor activated and will alert your device when there is activity. They will also lend valuable information and clues to the investigation.
ALARMS: Ensure that security alarms are in good working order and set when not at home whether leaving for 10 minutes or 10 hours. Accessible upstairs doors & windows should have alarm sensors and upstairs rooms should have motion sensors to include the master bedroom.
ALARM RESPONSE: Consider a private patrol alarm response to enhance your current alarm and security system. In many cases private patrols a re already contracted in many neighborhoods or associations.
MOTION SENSOR LIGHTING: Install motion sensor lighting around your home to illuminate normally dark areas around the home. This will also alert residents to outside activity around the home when motion lights are activated.
GATES: Ensure that all gates and access points to the side or rear of the residence are locked and secured.
DOOR AND WINDOW LOCKS: Ensure that all doors and windows are locked and secured with sturdy secured locks and that there are second locking mechanisms securing all doors and windows as a second line of defense.
MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU’RE HOME…Even when you’re not.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Monitor suspicious activities in your neighborhood and alert your neighbors. Should the activity escalate to a crime about to occur, crime in progress or crime that just occurred, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!
SECURITY PATROLS: Consider after hours on site security at construction sites or major remodel projects. Many neighborhoods contract with private security patrols which monitor neighborhoods and can quickly respond to burglar alarm activations or reports of suspicious activity when they occur.
2. CONGRESSMAN TED LIEU’S OFFICE CAN HELP
FROM Congressman Ted Lieu:
If you are a resident of the 33rd district and are seeking help in resolving a matter with a Federal agency, contact my Los Angeles district office. My capable staff is ready to assist you. We will do our best to help you receive a fair and timely response to your issue by acting as an intermediary between you and Federal agencies.
Common Federal agencies include (but are not limited to):
- U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- U.S. Customs & Border Protection
- U.S. Department of Labor
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Internal Revenue Service
- .U.S. Social Security Administration
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- U.S. Postal Service
Residents of the 33rd Congressional District of California can contact my district office for assistance with Federal agencies at (323) 651-1040, Lieu.email@example.com , or via walk-in at 5055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90036 from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
3. STUDENT NEWSLETTER – FROM CONGRESSMAN LIEU
Congressman Ted Lieu’s Student Newsletter contains information regarding:
- Congressional App Contest (for grades K-12)
- Service Academy Nominations
- Congressional Art Contest
- Congressional Internships
To see the newsletter, please click here:
4. UCLA HAPPENINGS
UCLA Happenings is a collaboration between the UCLA Events Office and UCLA Communications and Public Outreach. They maintain a master calendar of all events at UCLA, including exhibitions, performances, film, conferences, workshops and lectures.
For a calendar of all events coming up at UCLA, please click here: http://happenings.ucla.edu/
5. UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Pop Up Book Sale at Westwood Library – Saturday, August 19 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 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. Come and purchase some wonderful books for family and friends! We have a great collection of Coffee Table books, Children Books and DVD’s.
Cinema Under the Stars: Moana – Friday, August 25, 2017. 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.
Doors open at 6:00pm
Live DJ set with DJ Chantz at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Movie starts at 8:30pm
Prizes, giveaways, & snacks!
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 APARTMENT IN MANHATTAN – NYC
I am looking for a 1 BR apt in NYC ( Manhattan) for two to three weeks in September.
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
PEST CONTROL – HELP NEEDED
We just discovered that we have bedbugs.
We are looking for a recommendation for a great debugging company.
SEEKING BEE REMOVAL SERVICE
We are in need of a bee removal service. Please send recommendations to email@example.com. Thank you.
8. 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 – SEPTEMBER 12
- 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.