Holmby News 1-12-18

HOLMBY NEWS
January 12, 2018

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

1.  LAPD Crime Report
2.  Citywide Emergency Information
3.  Westwood Village Post Office – Now Open
4.  Shop Local – Westwood Village
5.  National Blood Shortage – Donations Needed
6.  Upcoming Community Events
7.  Greater L.A. Homeless Count – Volunteers Needed
8.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.  LAPD CRIME REPORT

A resident reported that an unlocked car was broken into on the 10700 block of Lindbrook Dr. Friday night. They went through everything but nothing was taken.

BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Incident #: 180804304
800 BLOCK GLENMONT AV  |  1/6/2018 @ 7:00 PM

HOME INVASION ON LINDBROOK
On 12/30/17, at 4:30 am, the resident was in the living room watching television when they observed a male, white, 6′, 250 lbs, in his 50’s, standing in the kitchen going through a purse on the countertop. The resident hid and called police. The suspect was gone on arrival. The Investigation revealed that the suspect had entered through one of several unsecured/unlocked side doors in the kitchen area of the home. The suspect went through a purse that was visibly and sitting on a countertop. After removing money from the purse, the suspect fled from the location.

RIDE SHARING  & BURGLARIES
Do you use Uber, Lyft or other services to go to the airport?  It may be possible, as yet unverified, that ride share drivers could be sharing passenger information with potential burglars.  This information may include which of their passengers left with suitcases to the airport or talked about going out of town and for how long; as well as from what address.  Please be advised not to share your trip information with the driver. In fact, implying that you have a family member staying home or house-sitting may not be a bad move.

2.  CITYWIDE EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Are you prepared for wet winter weather in LA? Here are some resources to assist you.  If you have any questions, please dial 3-1-1 or use the MyLA311 app. Be safe, stay dry, and capture some rainwater!

–  LA Sanitation wet weather prep:    www.lacitysan.org/wetweather

–  Citywide information:  www.emergency.lacity.org/blog/wet-winter-weather-how-survive-las-rainy-season

–  To receive emergency alerts: text READY to 888-777 or visit www.emergency.lacity.org/notifyla

–  If the City issues any evacuation notices, LAFD will post on Twitter, Facebook, and their website www.lafd.org/alerts. ReadyLA will also provide notifications on Twitter.

–  If you or someone you know needs overnight shelter from the storms, LAHSA’s Winter Shelters are open 12/1-3/31. Go to www.lahsa.org/winter-shelter for shelter locations and information on free transportation to get there.

–  Sand and sandbags are available across the City, FREE to residents. You can view a list of locations at www.lafd.org/news/lafd-provides-sandbags-homeowners-2

3.  WESTWOOD VILLAGE POST OFFICE – NOW OPEN

Earlier this week was the first day of business for full retail services at the Village Post Office.  Well, almost.  Due to a computer problem, they could not sell stamps.  We are not sure if this problem has been fixed.  The post office is located at:

U.S. Post Office
1001 Gayley Avenue, Suite 105
(at the corner of Weyburn, across from Whole Foods)

Retail hours have not yet been posted but are presumably typical hours for other post offices.  We will confirm more details when we receive them.

4.  SHOP LOCAL – WESTWOOD VILLAGE

We want to encourage neighbors to Shop Local.  Westwood Village has many new businesses and outstanding old favorites in the Village.  We encourage you to try them and thought we would help by spotlighting who’s there and what they are doing.  We welcome you to send us your own hot tip on what is a “must do” in Westwood Village.

One of the newest shops is the Ministry of Coffee, the coffee and espresso bar created by ex-pat Aussies, just south of Trader Joe’s.  Their famous flat-white, espresso and simple but satisfying lunch items, and charming service are drawing folks from all over the Westside.  If you haven’t yet tried it, go in for a g’day cup of coffee and enjoy yourselves in a comfortable and casual space.

5.  NATIONAL BLOOD SHORTAGE – DONATIONS NEEDED

The American Red Cross Greater Los Angeles Region put out an emergency call Monday for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to help address a nationwide winter blood donation shortage.

FIND A BLOOD DRIVE – CLICK HERE

Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations. More than 150 blood drives have already been canceled in January due to snowstorms and frigid temperatures, causing more than 5,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected, the Red Cross reported. Further adding to the diminishing supply, holiday schedules, winter weather and an active cold and flu season collectively contributed to more than 28,000 fewer donations than what was needed in November and December.

Eligible individuals are urged to schedule a blood or platelet donation by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling (800) 733-2767. Donors can help even more people by inviting a family member, friend or co-worker to donate, too.

6.  UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Paderewski and World Politics Lecture – Saturday, January 13, at 3:00 PM at the Palms-Rancho Branch of the LA Public Library (2920 Overland Ave.)  Those of you who have attended the Los Angeles Musical Salon Dinner-Concerts over the past ten years are sure to recall Marek Zebrowski, pianist, composer and audience member, who has graced many of our events with his talent, charm and great knowledge. Marek is giving a fascinating, FREE, lecture with plenty of visuals about virtuoso pianist (the “rock star” of his era) Ignacy Jan Paderewski and his less-known role in early 20th century world politics.

Car Seat Safety Event – Sunday, January 21 at Century West Car Wash (9500 Pico Blvd.).  Assemblymember Richard Bloom and City Councilmember Paul Koretz are hosting a car seat safety event to have your child safety seat inspected by certified technicians representing the California Highway Patrol. This free event is open to all ages and will include Child ID Kits with fingerprints and a photograph – one of the most important tools used by authorities to aid in the recovery of a missing person.  Advance reservations for car seat inspections are highly recommended.  To make a reservation, please click here:

Make a Reservation – Car Seat Safety Check

7.  GREATER L.A. HOMELESS COUNT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

All across Los Angeles every January, we embark on a three-day mission to count our homeless neighbors.  The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count enables us to gather important data that is key for us to bring about an end to homelessness in Los Angeles.

The West L.A. Homeless Count will take place on Wednesday, January 24.  If you would like to volunteer, please click here:
2018 Greater L.A. Homeless Count

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*
    NEXT MEETING – FEBRUARY 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.

Holmby News 1-5-18

HOLMBY NEWS
January 5, 2018

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

1.  HWPOA Board Meeting
2.  LAPD Crime Report
3.  Weekend Street Closures – Golden Globes
4.  Westwood Library – January Happenings
5.  Greater LA Homeless Count – Volunteers Needed
6.  IgniteLA – Leadership Program for Young Women
7.  Movie Premiere – Street Closures

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

1.  HWPOA BOARD MEETING

On Tuesday, January 9 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

BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Incident #: 170820255
MALCOLM AV & WILSHIRE  |  12/26/2017 @ 10:15 AM

BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Incident #: 170820408
10400 BLOCK LINDBROOK DR  |  12/30/2017 @ 4:25 AM

BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Incident #: 180804021
10600 BLOCK LE CONTE AV  |  12/29/2017 @ 2:00 PM

BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Incident #: 180804039
BEVERLY GLEN DR & WILSHIRE BL  |  12/28/2017 @ 6:00 PM

THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)
Incident #: 180804064
10500 BLOCK WYTON DR  |  1/1/2018 @ 12:05 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.

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.  WEEKEND STREET CLOSURES – GOLDEN GLOBES

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

In order to facilitate appropriate security for this event and to minimize the impact of traffic on adjacent residential streets, street closures and parking restrictions will be implemented.

Street closures include portions of Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica Blvd., and other streets near the Beverly Hilton.

For more information, please click below:

4.  WESTWOOD LIBRARY – JANUARY HAPPENINGS

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

  • Black & White Classic Movie Night
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Vision Board Workshop
  • Tiny Terrariums
  • Building Bricks Club – Lego Fun

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

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

5.  GREATER L.A. HOMELESS COUNT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

All across Los Angeles every January, we embark on a three-day mission to count our homeless neighbors.  The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count enables us to gather important data that is key for us to bring about an end to homelessness in Los Angeles.

The West L.A. Homeless Count will take place on Wednesday, January 24.  If you would like to volunteer, please click here:
2018 Greater L.A. Homeless Count

6.  IGNITE LA – LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR YOUNG WOMEN

The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is excited to announce IgniteLA, a program for young women that builds civic knowledge and leadership skills to bolster civic engagement.

IgniteLA is a non-partisan program whose mission is to empower every young woman interested in public service with the political and practical skills she needs to be a successful civic leader.

Angelenas who complete the IgniteLA program will be ready to EmpowerLA by joining their Neighborhood Council Boards and Committees.

Young women between the ages of 14-24 who are interested in government and public service are encouraged to participate.  The application deadline is January 15.

For more information about this program, please click here:
IgniteLA Program for Young Women

7.  MOVIE PREMIERE – STREET CLOSURES

Warner Bros. will be holding the Premiere of “Paddington 2”, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at the Regency Village Theater, located at 961 Broxton in Westwood Village.

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 any of this event, feel free to contact Talia Shnaider at 310-742-1064 or 818-926-8319.

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

MACBOOK COMPUTER TRAINING

Need kind & patient student to teach older lady to use MacBook & basic internet/emailing. Close to campus. Good pay.

mark@markestinc.com
310-963-0749

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*
  • 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.