September 29, 2017
From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.
1. LAPD Crime Report
2. OurLA2040 General Plan – Community Meeting
3. Westwood Library – October Happenings
4. Olympic-Style Archery Range Now Open
5. Westwood Village Improvement Association
6. Free Mulch For City Residents
7. HWPOA Contact Information
1. LAPD CRIME REPORT
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Incident #: 170815971
200 BLOCK LORING AV | 9/23/2017 @ 1:30 AM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)
Incident #: 170815989
1000 BLOCK HILTS AV | 9/22/2017 @ 9:00 PM
If anyone knocks, calls, emails, texts, or approaches, unsolicited by you, DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR, DO NOT ENGAGE! Respectfully and politely indicate that you are not interested. If the solicitors become persistent or refuse to leave, advise them you are notifying the police and report the details to the Non-Emergency Dispatch at 1-877-275-5273.
Be aware that another trend has been Distraction Burglaries. In these incidents a person posing as a utility worker, roofer or tree trimmer knocks on your front or side door and states they need to access your back yard. The suspect will lure you into the back of your residence while a second suspect will enter through the front door and quickly ransack areas inside the home seeking jewelry, cash and small valuables. In most cases the suspects stay in contact and communicate by cellular telephone or two way radios. Other methods of operation have been female suspects who claim their pet or small child went into your backyard.
Whenever receiving emails from financial institutions or retail stores advising you “click here” or providing a direct link to follow in the email, NEVER CLICK ON THE LINK! This is a phishing scam!
Another recent scam has been persons calling and claiming to be from the power company or other utility. The caller demands immediate payment or the power or other utilities will be shut off. In most of the scams, the caller directs the resident to purchase cash debit cards at a retail location and provide the card numbers and pin number as payment.
Just to reiterate, if you receive anything from anywhere, unsolicited, DO NOT RESPOND!
- Solicitors, regardless of if they are selling a product, offering a service, seeking a donation or, political in nature, should be turned away.
- If someone knocks on your door and says you have to step out of your home, especially to go to your back yard, CALL 911 Immediately!
- When logging into online accounts always use the saved link on your browser or type in the web address on your own.
- When making wire transfers, ALWAYS verbally verify and confirm the wire instructions prior to completing the wire transfer.
- You may report Internet scams and crime to www.ic3.gov
2. OurLA2040 GENERAL PLAN – COMMUNITY MEETING
For the first time in nearly fifty years, the City of Los Angeles is undertaking a comprehensive update to its guiding vision, the General Plan. This initiative, OurLA2040, will result in a new 20-year citywide plan to be adopted in 2020, which will put into place strong and visionary policies to help create a more prosperous, livable, and sustainable Los Angeles.
To launch the OurLA2040 public engagement program, a series of Community Conversations will be taking place throughout the City in a neighborhood near you! This is an opportunity to share your perspective on the topics included in the General Plan update. The first phase of this series will take place in the month of October, focusing on the topics of Open Space and Community.
Join your neighbors and friends to help spark new ideas and shape a better future for Los Angeles:
Monday, October 2, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Westwood Presbyterian Church
10822 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
3. WESTWOOD LIBRARY – OCTOBER HAPPENINGS
The Westwood Branch Library has a busy month of events and activities for adults, teens and children. Some of the programs include:
- Friends of the Library Book Sale on Oct. 7
- Fiato String Quartet on Oct. 22
- Celebrating Oaxaca with Food!
- Theatre Forty Halloween Show
- Creative Writing Workshop
For a complete list of upcoming events, please click here:
4. OLYMPIC-STYLE ARCHERY RANGE NOW OPEN
From the Westwood Patch:
The city’s parks department Saturday unveiled a state- of-the-art archery range for enthusiasts of the sport and future Olympic athletes as L.A. prepares to host the Olympic Games in 2028.
The Easton Rancho Park Archery Range — located at 2459 Motor Ave. in the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center — underwent an extensive $2 million renovation to replace a smaller, outdated facility with soaring pavilions and four levels of shooting lanes.
The archery range is available for public use, free of charge. Normal park hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week for those who bring their own equipment. Beginners’ classes and equipment are available on weekends on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To see the complete story, please click here.
5. WESTWOOD VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
WVIA ANNUAL MEETING
JOIN US FOR A REVIEW OF THE LAST YEAR
What: Evolving Communities: A Discussion on Change, Conflict, and Progress
Who: Mott Smith, Principal, Civic Enterprise Associates
Where: UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 *
When: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 8:30AM – 10:30AM
Park: UCLA’s Structure 8, Level 4, 719 Hilgard Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90024
RSVP To: Westwood Village Improvement Association at 310 470 1812 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited. To assure your seat, please RSVP by October 6, 2017.
Please note in your RSVP if you require parking in the Parking Structure 8. Parking code and arrangements will be sent prior to the meeting.
6. FREE MULCH FOR CITY RESIDENTS
LA Sanitation is now offering free home delivery of mulch! Choose from a load size of 2.5 yards or 5 yards. The driver does not have shovels or other equipment, so please be prepared to move the mulch around your property yourself. Residents must sign a waiver prior to delivery and must be home to accept delivery. Each address is limited to a maximum of two free mulch deliveries per calendar year, and mulch may not be used for commercial or industrial purposes.
For more information, please click here:
7. 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 – OCTOBER 10
- 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.