Holmby News 9-15-17

HOLMBY NEWS
September 15, 2017

 

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

1.  LAPD Crime Report
2.  Relaxed Parking During the Jewish Holidays
3.  Street Repaving
4.  Focus Group: Alcohol in Westwood
5.  Safe Sidewalks L.A. – Increased Rebates
6.  Metro Purple Line – Community Meeting
7.  Upcoming Community Events

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

1.  LAPD CRIME REPORT

BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Incident #: 170815450
400 BLOCK COMSTOCK AV  |  9/9/2017 @ 10:30 PM

BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Incident #: 170815385
100 BLOCK HILGARD AV  |  9/9/2017 @ 5:00 PM

VEHICLE, STOLEN
Incident #: 170815468
900 BLOCK HILGARD AV  |  9/12/2017 @ 8:42 AM

BURGLARY – ATTEMPTED
Incident #: 170815473
10800 BLOCK LINDBROOK DR  |  8/31/2017 @ 5:00 PM

2.  RELAXED PARKING DURING THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS

The Council Office has notified us that parking will be relaxed in our community during the upcoming Jewish holidays.  For a complete list of dates and locations where the parking rules will be relaxed, please CLICK HERE.

We wish you a happy and sweet New Year! L’ Shanah Tovah!

3.  STREET REPAVING

The City of L.A. has finalized their list of streets to be repaved in the 2017-18 fiscal year.  Although we do not have access to the complete list, we have received word from our council office that Sunset Blvd. west of Hilgard is slated to be resurfaced sometime in the next year (date unknown).

We will continue to work to include additional streets to the approved list and we will let you know if we get more information.

4.  FOCUS GROUP: ALCOHOL IN WESTWOOD

A public health agency (Institute for Public Strategies, www.publicstrategies.org) funded by the LA County Department of Public Health is conducting focus groups and needs 20 Westwood residents to participate. It will be an easy, casual and completely anonymous conversation about alcohol’s impact in Westwood, particularly as it relates to the retail alcohol environment. The focus groups will last 1.5 hours and will be hosted at a convenient Westwood location. Participants will receive a $25 Target card as a thank you.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Text Jennifer Moore at (323) 389-7284 or email her at jmoore@harderco.com by October 3, 2017 to RSVP!

5.  SAFE SIDEWALKS L.A. – INCREASED REBATES

Starting August 1, 2017, the City’s “Safe Sidewalks LA” sidewalk repair program will increase the amount residential and commercial property owners can receive through the City’s Rebate Program. The cap, originally $2,000 for homeowners  and $4,000 for commercial property owners, has been raised to $10,000 for everyone, an amount that the City hopes will encourage more Angelenos to participate in the program. More information can be found at www.sidewalks.lacity.org

6.  METRO PURPLE LINE – COMMUNITY MEETING

Save the Date:
Section 2 Pre-Construction Community Meeting

When:
Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 6pm-7:30pm

Where:
Century Plaza Towers (Conference Room A, on Concourse level D)
2029 Century Park East, Los Angeles, CA 90067

What to Expect:
The Purple Line Extension Transit Project is a critically important rail project that will provide a high-capacity, high-speed, dependable alternative for commuters to travel between downtown Los Angeles and the Westside. Join us for a series of regular meetings to keep the community informed during pre-construction and construction of Section 2 of the Purple Line Extension that will add new stations in Beverly Hills and Century City.

  • Project Overview & Schedule
  • Update on Advanced Utility Relocation: Constellation Ave., Wilshire/Rodeo

Transportation Info:
Century Plaza Towers is served by Metro Bus 728, 28. For more bus info, please call 323.Go.Metro. For more bus info, use the Trip Planner at metro.net or call 323.Go.Metro.

Parking garage entrance located off of Constellation under the building and will be validated.

ADA Accommodations:
ADA accommodations and translations are available by calling 213.922.6934 and requesting services at least 72-hours in advance.

RSVP – Click Here

7.  UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Free Bulky Item Drop Off – Saturday, September 16th
It’s time for fall cleaning! Do you have bulky items to get rid of? We have options for you!  You can bring your items to one of five locations around the City, including:

West L.A. District Yard
2027 Stoner Ave.
Los Angeles, 90025

For more information about this event, please click here:
Bulky Item Drop-Off

Free Museum Admission Day – Sunday, September 17.  Free admission: It’s coming for one day to more than 50 museums across Southern California as part of the upcoming Pacific Standard Time exhibitions.  PST: LA/LA, which will explore Latin American and Latino art here and beyond through four months of exhibitions, public events and performances at SoCal museums, has its official launch party on Sept. 14. Dozens of museums will offer free admission on the following Sunday, Sept. 17. They include the Hammer Museum, the Skirball Cultural Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the California African American Museum, all in L.A.; as well as the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

For more information about free admission day, please click here:
http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/en/events/

UCLA Botanical Garden Open House – Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.   Dean Victoria Sork, Division of Life Sciences and Professor Phil Rundel, Garden Director invite you to drop by the public open house showcasing the beautiful new La Kretz Garden Pavilion:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, UCLA
12:00 p.m. – Live music in The Nest
1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – Docent tours
(reservations not required)
4:00 p.m. – Distinguished lecture by renowned botanist,
Peter Raven ’60

Due to limited seating, reservations are required for the lecture

RSVP by Tuesday, September 19, 2017, to Janice Shintaku
collegeevents@support.ucla.edu
(310) 206-6503

8.  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.

9.  RESIDENT ADS

HIGH HOLY DAYS AT HILLEL

Hillel at UCLA (the big stone building on Hilgard between Strathmore and Westholme) is offering two distinct services (one that’s traditional/Conservative and one that’s Reform) for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and EVERYONE IS WELCOME.  No membership is required to participate.  Ticket rates are very reasonable.  College students can attend for free and they offer reduced rates for parents of college students, faculty members and young adults.  Childcare is also available.

Hillel at UCLA
574 Hilgard Ave.

Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 20-22
Yom Kippur: Sept 29-30

More info here: www.uclahillel.org/highholydays2017

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CASEMENT WINDOW REPAIR

We are looking for someone who can repair a few broken casement window panes on our 1930s Spanish style home. If anyone has a recommendation to share, please email it to Michael at msba.rische@gmail.com. Thank you!

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HELP WANTED – PART TIME SALES

If you are interested in a part-time position in sales, please contact Marie at (310) 600-4726.  Thanks!

10.  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*
    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.

Holmby News 9-8-17

HOLMBY NEWS
September 8, 2017

 

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

1.  HWPOA Board Meeting
2.  LAPD Crime Report
3.  Food Truck Regulation
4.  Movie Premieres – Street Closures
5.  Volunteers Needed
6.  Upcoming Community Events
7
.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
8.  Resident Ads
9.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.  HWPOA BOARD MEETING

On Tuesday, September 12 at 8:00 PM, the HWPOA Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting at Belmont Village, 10475 Wilshire Blvd.  Please click here to see the agenda.

Members of the community are welcome to attend, though space is limited. Please let us know if you plan to attend.  Email Dana at hwpoa@aol.com.

2.  LAPD CRIME REPORT

THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)
Incident #: 170815186
700 BLOCK GLENMONT AV  |  9/2/2017 @ 2:00 PM

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.

E-Policing: http://www.lapdonline.org/e_policing
EMERGENCY: 911
NON-EMERGENCY: 1-877-275-5273
All other City Services: 311
Christopher Ragsdale, Senior Lead Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
Office: 310-444-0741
Email: 26690@lapd.lacity.org
Website: www.lapdonline.org

3.  FOOD TRUCK REGULATION

Good news for neighbors who have expressed growing concern over food trucks causing traffic accidents, reducing driver visibility and creating quality of life issues such as property damage and littering. The Los Angeles City Council is adopting more sensible regulations that escalate fines on food trucks operating in residential areas for extended periods of time.

The new regulations prohibit food trucks from parking at any residential location for a period that exceeds 30 minutes, and also prohibits them from parking within two blocks they had been parked at said residential location within a four-hour period. Further, a food truck moving out of a location momentarily and then returning within the four-hour limitation does not reset the clock; the time and distance requirements still apply. Failure to comply will be treated as separate and distinct offenses and each subsequent violation will be subject to escalating parking penalties of $73 for a first violation, $123 for the second violation, and $173 for the third.

At this time, it is unclear whether Holmby Park is considered at “residential location” (the regulations may only apply to the residential side of the street).  We will let you know when we get more information.

4.  MOVIE PREMIERES – STREET CLOSURES

Warner Bros will be holding the Premiere of “Lego Ninjago”, at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at the Regency Village Theaters, located at 961 Broxton Avenue in Westwood.

Fox Searchlight will be holding the Premiere of “Battle of the Sexes”, at 8:00 PM on Saturday, September 16th, 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 either of these events, feel free to contact Eric Tremble at 323-229-1626.

5.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Several organizations are currently in need of volunteers:

Stand Down 2017 – October 27, 2017.  The Greater Los Angeles Veterans are in need of 100 volunteers for the Stand Down 2017.  The Stand Down is an all day event providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling.  To register, please go to: www.bwscampus.com/standdown.

LA Waterway Cleanup –  October 19, 2017 at Santa Monica Beach.  United by Blue is an outdoor apparel brand with a commitment to waterway conservation. For every product UBB sells, we pick up 1 pound of trash from oceans and waterways through community organized cleanups. This October, United by Blue is teaming up with REI stores in SoCal, and other local conservation groups for 4 cleanups in the Greater Los Angeles area. We are currently looking for volunteers to help.  For more information and to sign up, please click here:  Santa Monica Beach Cleanup

6.  UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Walker Cup Golf Tournament – Sept. 9-10 at the Los Angeles Country Club.   One of the most iconic men’s amateur golf tournaments in the world is happening this weekend at Los Angeles Country Club, The Walker Cup.  It is the United States team against the Great Britain & Ireland team.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here:  2017 Walker Cup .   This event is free for kids under 16 with a parent and free for active military too.

Westwood Neighborhood Council Meeting – Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7:00 PM.  Meeting will be held at Westwood Presbyterian Church (10822 Wilshire Blvd., next to IPIC).

The WWNC (Westwood Neighborhood Council) is a certified advisory board to the City of Los Angeles City Council. The WWNC is an elected council within the LA Neighborhood Council system. Our role is to make a difference in Westwood through outreach, grants to non-profits, and representation of our stakeholders to the Los Angeles City Council. We strive to represent the views of our stakeholders who live, work, or own property within our neighborhood boundaries.

Free Bulky Item Drop Off – Saturday, September 16th
It’s time for fall cleaning! Do you have bulky items to get rid of? We have options for you!  You can bring your items to one of five locations around the City, including:

West L.A. District Yard
2027 Stoner Ave.
Los Angeles, 90025

For more information about this event, please click here:
Bulky Item Drop-Off

Free Museum Admission Day – Sunday, September 17.  Free admission: It’s coming for one day to more than 50 museums across Southern California as part of the upcoming Pacific Standard Time exhibitions.  PST: LA/LA, which will explore Latin American and Latino art here and beyond through four months of exhibitions, public events and performances at SoCal museums, has its official launch party on Sept. 14. Dozens of museums will offer free admission on the following Sunday, Sept. 17. They include the Hammer Museum, the Skirball Cultural Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the California African American Museum, all in L.A.; as well as the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

For more information about free admission day, please click here:
http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/en/events/

UCLA Botanical Garden Open House – Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.   Dean Victoria Sork, Division of Life Sciences and Professor Phil Rundel, Garden Director invite you to drop by the public open house showcasing the beautiful new La Kretz Garden Pavilion:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, UCLA
12:00 p.m. – Live music in The Nest
1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – Docent tours
(reservations not required)
4:00 p.m. – Distinguished lecture by renowned botanist,
Peter Raven ’60

Due to limited seating, reservations are required for the lecture

RSVP by Tuesday, September 19, 2017, to Janice Shintaku
collegeevents@support.ucla.edu
(310) 206-6503

7.  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.

8.  RESIDENT ADS

SEEKING PLUMBER

I am looking for a good plumber who is trustworthy and honest.  If you have a recommendation, please contact tracypenhas@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

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CHANDELIER FOR SALE

Beautiful Maria Teressa 16 light crystal chandelier, measures 28 inches wide about the same height.  Cost over $2,000 and is in perfect condition.  This is the real thing, not a cheap knock off from China.

We have no suitable place for it in our new home and would like to find a buyer with whom to negotiate a reasonable price.

Buyer to then donate the agreed price to St Judes Children’s Hospital in exchange for the chandelier.  This would effectively make the purchase tax deductible with the purchase price qualifying as a charitable donation.  This way the chandelier finds a new home, and the charity benefits.

If you have an interest I have photographs available that I can email.

Thank you
Brian Carter
blc99@eartlink.net
310 889 4692

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AUDIOLOGIST RECOMMENDATION

If anyone is looking for an excellent, highly qualified audiologist (who’a actually willing to make housecalls, if necessary) I highly recommend this professional.

Melissa Alexander
424-738-3778
1304 15th st   #405
Santa Monica

Thanks,
Jo-Ann Lautman
ohjoey485@icloud.com

9.  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 9-1-17

HOLMBY NEWS
September 1, 2017

 

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

1.  Are You Prepared?
2.  Street Repair Update
3.  Westwood Post Office – Temporary Location
4.  Extreme Heat Warning
5.  Westwood Library – September Happenings

6.  Porto’s Bakery Coming to Century City
7.  Westwood Village Annual Meeting
8.  Upcoming Community Events
9.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
10. 
Resident Ads
11.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.  ARE YOU PREPARED?

Courtesy of Brentwood Homeowner’s Association:

Your safety and security is paramount. As we watch the news in Texas unfold, we are reminded of the importance of emergency preparation. We have been told that first responders will be spread thin and not immediately available to our neighborhood should a major earthquake hit. Specifically, they have said it could be days (or weeks) before damaged power and water lines are restored.

We urge you and your family to spend a little time reading up on the City’s ReadyLA site so you know what to do then and what to do now.

For instance:

  • Do you have a reasonable supply of drinking water in your home?
  • Do you have a reasonable supply of sustainable foods?
  • Do you have flashlights with fresh batteries?
  • Do you have an out of state contact for family to check-in with?

We hope you will never need it, but like insurance, it’s good to have the knowledge and supplies you hope you will never use.

For additional information regarding disaster preparedness, please visit HWPOA’s disaster preparedness page on our website.

2.  STREET REPAIR UPDATE

Thank you to the City of L.A. Bureau of Street Services (BSS), who recently made 8-9 street repairs in the Holmby Westwood neighborhood, filling potholes and fixing other street problems.

Street Resurfacing vs. Street Repair
Many residents have requested repairs on streets where there are numerous bumps and potholes.  These type of repairs are so significant that they fall under the category of street resurfacing rather than pothole repair.  The City of L.A. has already finalized their list of streets that will be resurfaced in the 2017-18 year.  We are in contact with the council office to determine which streets in HWPOA are designated for resurfacing.  Once the information is made available to us, we will let you know.

3.  WESTWOOD POST OFFICE – TEMPORARY LOCATION

The U.S. Post Office has finally secured storefront space on Broxton Avenue, directly across the street from the city’s Broxton Parking Garage.

(This will fill in temporarily for the now closed Village Station, which is closed due to fire damage, until that station is repaired and restored to public service.)

Post Office customers will be able to park for two hours free on Broxton Avenue, and walk directly across the street to the Post Office.

4.  EXTREME HEAT WARNING

Dear Friends,

Extreme heat is NO joke.  With both day and nighttime temperatures remaining near record-highs, the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department, LADWP and LA Animal Services have asked us to share some tips to keep you, your family, and your pets safe.

Yesterday’s Electricity Demand was the Highest of 2017 and New Highs Are Expected as Extreme Temperatures Persist

LADWP is asking customers to continue conserving electricity during the heat storm.

Yesterday, there were nearly 1,930 customers without power. LADWP crews will continue working around the clock throughout the heat storm to restore customers’ lost power as quickly and safely as possible. In order to decrease strain on the electric grid, we urge customers to do what they can to help conserve energy.

Some energy-saving measures that customers can take include keeping their thermostats set at 78 degrees; keeping curtains, blinds and drapes closed to keep sunlight out and keep home interiors cool; avoiding the use of major appliances at peak usage hours during the day; and opening doors and windows at night to allow cool air to circulate.

To report any loss of power, call 1-800-DIAL-DWP. To monitor outage status, see www.ladwp.com or follow @LADWP on Twitter.

Cooling Centers Extending Hours of Operation

If you need to cool off, the City of LA offers cooling centers where you can beat the heat. Due to extreme heat, cooling center locations are offering extended hours.   You can call 3-1-1 or go to emergency.lacity.org/heat for a full list of cooling center locations throughout Los Angeles and for updated hours of operation.

In addition, follow these simple tips to stay cool:

  • Drink plenty of cool water! Stay hydrated.
  • Wear loose, light-colored clothing that will keep you cool. Wear sunscreen and a hat for protection.
  • Check on neighbors who might be vulnerable to the heat, especially those without air conditioning.
  • Never leave children or pets in a car – not even for one minute. Temperatures inside a car can quickly skyrocket to deadly levels.
  • If you work or play outside, take frequent breaks to hydrate and cool off in the shade.  Symptoms of heat-related illness include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps, and increased thirst. If you experience these symptoms, seek medical attention.

Remember, when it is hot for you, it may be even hotter for your four-legged friends.

Dogs and cats do not sweat through their skin. They cool themselves by panting or rapid breathing, which means dogs and cats must work extra hard to stay cool.  Too much heat can be extremely dangerous or even fatal for companion animals.

LA Animal Services reminds pet owners about the hazards of hot weather and how to keep your furry loved ones healthy and comfortable. Here are some pet safety tips:

Never leave your pet alone inside a vehicle
If your pet cannot go inside at every stop with you, they are safer at home on hot days. Car interiors heat very quickly, even with the windows open. If it is 90 degrees out, temperatures can top 160 degrees faster than you can walk around the block. In fact, it’s against the law to leave an animal in a vehicle if doing so endangers the health or well-being of the animal.

Give your pet extra water
Always make sure that your dog or cat has plenty of fresh water to drink. A bucket that holds a gallon or more of water will stay cool longer than water in a shallow pan. Some dogs consider ice cubes a treat, and you can add a few to the water bowl.

Care for your pet’s coat
Longer coated dogs and cats who are brushed regularly have natural insulation from the heat. However, if the coat has gotten matted, a clip will make your buddy much more comfortable. But, be aware, that newly clipped and lighter coated pets, especially white ones, are at higher risk for skin cancer and they are more susceptible to sunburn.

Don’t leave your pet outdoors for a long time
If your dog has to be left outdoors for awhile, make sure they have plenty of access to shade such as trees, a covered patio or cool spot under the porch.  Apply a pet specific or hypoallergenic sunscreen on sensitive areas like the nose, tips of ears and belly especially if they have light or thin fur.

Avoid hot ground surfaces
While walking your dog outdoors, play particular attention to the pavement, sidewalks or sand. Check the temperature with your hand, if it’s too hot to touch then it’s too hot for your dog’s paws.

Know the signs of overheating
If your dog or cat begins very rapid, noisy breathing, has trouble swallowing and looks very distressed, they could be having a heatstroke. Get the animal out of the heat. Apply cold, wet towels to the back of the head. Place cold packs wrapped in towels or plain wet towels between the back legs and on the belly. Cool off your pet and take them to the veterinarian immediately.

Stay cool!

Sincerely,
Paul Koretz, Council Member – 5th District
City of Los Angeles

5.  WESTWOOD LIBRARY – SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS

The Westwood Branch Library has a busy month of events and activities for adults, teens and children.  Some of the programs include:

  • Pop-Up Book Sale on Sept. 9
  • Mug Painting
  • Mystery Book Club
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Day of the Dead Art Lab

For a complete list of upcoming events, please click here:

https://www.lapl.org/branches/westwood

6.  PORTO’S BAKERY COMING TO CENTURY CITY

Courtesy of LAIST.com author Tim Loc:

Porto’s pop-up bakery will arrive at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City in September. As noted at Eater, the Cuban bakery will crop up as a café called Doña Dulce. It will dole out Porto’s classic cheese rolls and raspberry besitos, among other items. There will also be coffee from F. Gaviña & Sons, which was founded in Cuba in 1870.

The Cuban connection is not a coincidence—the pop-up will be part of an exhibit that focuses on photography in Cuba. Titled CUBA IS, the exhibit builds up to an intimate portrait that reveals the humanity taking place behind the island country’s colorful walls. There’ll be over 120 photos that touch on subjects ranging from El paquete, an underground system of sharing digital content, to the Cuban punk rockers dubbed “Los Frikis.” The exhibit includes works by Leysis Quesada, Raúl Cañibano, Tria Giovan, and Elliot Erwitt.

CUBA IS will kick things off with an opening celebration on September 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be food, cocktails, music, and dance performances. The exhibit, which is free, will run from September 9 to March 4.

The Porto’s Doña Dulce pop-up will be in place from September 9, 2017 to March 8, 2018, and will only be open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Annenberg Space for Photography is at 2000 Avenue of the Stars #10, Century City. (213) 403-3000. Admission is free for exhibits and public programming.

7.  WESTWOOD VILLAGE ANNUAL MEETING

Mark Your Calendars!

On Thursday, October 26th from 8:30am to 10:30am, the Westwood Village Improvement Association is having its Annual Meeting to highlight the progress of the past year. There will also be a special presentation from Mott Smith, co-founder and Principal of Civic Enterprise Associates.

Seating is limited. To assure your seat, please RSVP by September 29, 2017.  To RSVP, send an email to info@thewestwoodvillage.com.

8.  UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Free Bulky Item Drop Off – Saturday, September 16th
It’s time for fall cleaning! Do you have bulky items to get rid of? We have options for you!  You can bring your items to one of five locations around the City, including:

West L.A. District Yard
2027 Stoner Ave.
Los Angeles, 90025

For more information about this event, please click here:
Bulky Item Drop-Off

Free Museum Admission Day – Sunday, September 17.  Free admission: It’s coming for one day to more than 50 museums across Southern California as part of the upcoming Pacific Standard Time exhibitions.  PST: LA/LA, which will explore Latin American and Latino art here and beyond through four months of exhibitions, public events and performances at SoCal museums, has its official launch party on Sept. 14. Dozens of museums will offer free admission on the following Sunday, Sept. 17. They include the Hammer Museum, the Skirball Cultural Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the California African American Museum, all in L.A.; as well as the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

For more information about free admission day, please click here:
http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/en/events/

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

AUDIOLOGIST RECOMMENDATION

If anyone is looking for an excellent, highly qualified audiologist (who’a actually willing to make housecalls, if necessary) I highly recommend this professional.

Melissa Alexander
424-738-3778
1304 15th st   #405
Santa Monica

Thanks,
Jo-Ann Lautman
ohjoey485@icloud.com

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*
    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.