September 22, 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. Westwood Post Office – Location Change
4. HWPOA Security Survey Results
5. Speed Hump Program Now Accepting Applications
6. Action Needed – Cell Tower Bill
7. Westwood Village Block Party
8. HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
9. Resident Ads
10. HWPOA Contact Information
1. LAPD CRIME REPORT
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Incident #: 170815852
300 BLOCK LORING AV | 9/20/2017 @ 3:21 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.
All other City Services: 311
Christopher Ragsdale, Senior Lead Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
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.
Please note that portions of Strathmore and Westholme near Hillel will not have relaxed parking, per Hillel’s conditional use permit.
We wish you a happy and sweet New Year! L’ Shanah Tovah!
3. WESTWOOD POST OFFICE – LOCATION CHANGE
Several weeks ago, we reported that the U.S. Post Office had secured temporary storefront space on Broxton Avenue. We recently learned that the lease agreement fell through and a lease for a different location is being finalized. We apologize to the residents who went to the Broxton location in search of a post office that was non-existent.
The new temporary location in Westwood Village is scheduled to open mid-October, and we will let you know more information when it is up and running.
4. HWPOA SECURITY SURVEY RESULTS
Thanks to those members who completed the HWPOA security survey. Over 120 residents replied and the responses are summarized as follows:
- 57.6% were satisfied or very satisfied with their respective security companies for their private patrol service.
- 76.92% were satisfied or very satisfied that the security companies met their expectations for alarm monitoring.
- 62.64% were satisfied with repair and installation services provided by their companies.
Furthermore, many of you stated that you are utilizing additional security measures to protect your homes. Keep up the good work.
According to Officer Ragsdale of the LAPD, we are doing “pretty darn good” with regards to crime in our area.
We will be passing along the results of the survey to the various security companies, so that they can address the issues raised by customers who are not satisfied.
5. SPEED HUMP PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Starting Sept. 22, 8:00 am the L.A. Department of Transportation will begin accepting a new round of applications for its Speed Hump Program. This is the second year in a row that LA will offer this program across the city.
During the 2018 program cycle, LADOT will accept 30 applications from each Council District. For more information about how you can apply for a speed hump in your neighborhood, speed hump guidelines and frequently asked questions, visit ladot.lacity.org/how-do-i/request-speed-humps.
6. ACTION NEEDED – CELL TOWER BILL
The state legislature has just passed a bill (SB 649) that would strip local jurisdictions of control over placement of cell towers (despite “no” votes by our local elected reps, Assemblymembers Bloom and Ridley-Thomas, and Senator Allen).
This means that the city of LA cannot stop cell companies from locating their towers in any public right of way (even in residential areas, like the grass strip between our sidewalks and streets) or other public property.
SB 649 is opposed by the California Dept. of Finance, the City and County of Los Angeles, Mayor Garcetti, Councilmembers Bonin and Koretz, and the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC).
PLEASE WRITE GOV. BROWN ASAP to urge him to VETO THIS BILL. Individual constituents and groups are encouraged to write to Gov. Brown ASAP – email via the Gov.’s Legislative Secretary Tom Dyer, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 916-445-2841, or fax 916-558-3160.
7. WESTWOOD VILLAGE BLOCK PARTY
UCLA Westwood Village Block Party!
Sunday, September 24, 2017
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Westwood Village Improvement Association and UCLA invites you to the First Annual Block Party on Sunday, September 24th at 5:00 PM as part of UCLA’s True Bruin Welcome Week. Enjoy an outdoor movie screening, a petting zoo, and a roller rink as KCRW DJs spin records for the next generation.
- Full Street Closure, 1:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Broxton Ave – Le Conte Ave to Weyburn Ave
Broxton Ave – Weyburn Ave to Kinross Ave
- Streets and sidewalks will be open to pedestrians
8. HWPOA COMMUNICATION AND AD POLICY
Please direct all comments, questions or issues regarding the Holmby News to email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the Holmby News moderator to review. Responses to ads should be directed to the ad placer, not to HWPOA.
9. RESIDENT ADS
SEEKING TEMPORARY RENTAL
A mature couple visiting from England would like to rent a small, self-catering facility for two months starting February 2018. They have excellent references and are very reliable.
Please contact us if you have such a place available or know of one. Contact: Brian Carter 310-889-4692 or email@example.com
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.
Please respect our neighbors:
No parking on Strathmore or Westholme
Yom Kippur: Sept 29-30
More info here: www.uclahillel.org/highholydays2017
10. 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.