Holmby News 10-13-17

October 13, 2017


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

1.  Post Office Delayed Opening
2.  Helpful Phone Numbers
3.  Pet Laws
4.  UCLA E-Waste Disposal Service
5.  Upcoming Community Events

6.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
7.  Resident Ads
8.  HWPOA Contact Information


Sandy Brown attended a Westwood Neighborhood Council meeting at which was announced the “delayed” opening of the United States Post Office to be located at 1001 Gayley in Westwood Village. Free 2 hr. parking is located one block away at the Broxton garage, just south of Weyburn on Broxton. There will be a formal press statement from the Office of Congressman Ted Lieu. The post office should be open at the end of October or early November.


Here are a few important phone numbers for a variety of issues:

  • Emergency (immediate life threatening police, fire or medical emergency): 9-1-1
  • Parking enforcement: (blocked driveway, parking violation, locate impounded vehicle): 213-485-4184
  • Police non-emergency: 877-ASK-LAPD (877-275-5273)
  • Sanitation (missed trash pick-up, broken container): 800-773-2489
  • Traffic control (signal light out): 213-485-4184
  • Dept. of Water & Power: 800-342-5397
  • Other City issues: 3-1-1


From L.A. Animal Services:

If you are a dog owner or are thinking about adding a dog to your home, you know or can’t wait to enjoy the loyal companionship and excitement they bring to your life. Along with the fun, dogs rely on us to care for them, give them food and water and keep them safe. Part of keeping your four-legged friend safe, means following City and State pet laws created to protect you, your dog and your community.

By following the below pet laws under the City of Los Angeles Municipal Code (“LAMC”) you can be responsible, protect your pet and avoid possible fines.

License your dog (LAMC 53.28)
Dogs are required to be licensed after the age of four months. To obtain a license, dog owners must show proof of spay/neuter and rabies vaccination. The cost for an annual license is $20 per year/per dog. There are a few exemptions for dogs that are not spayed or neutered, but the fees jump from $20 to $100 and can rise to $335 with a breeding permit.

You can license your pet online at anionlinelicense.lacity.org. To get an intact dog license, you can go to your nearest City shelter and provide proof of the exemption and microchip information. To learn more about the exemptions, visit LAAnimalServices.com.

Prevent unwanted litters – Spay or Neuter your dog (LAMC 53.15.2)
Dogs (and cats) are required to be spayed or neutered after the age of four months, with some exemptions allowed. Free spay and neuter vouchers are available at your nearest City shelter for low-income residents. Applications for the vouchers are also available at City of Los Angeles Council field offices.

Obey the Leash Law (LAMC 53.06)
Dogs must be on leash unless they are in your fenced yard or at a dog park that allows off leash exercise.

Do not tether your dog (LAMC 53.70)
Tying up your dog to any stationary object for more than three hours in a 24 hour period or denying them proper food, water and shelter for long periods of time is against the law and can be harmful to your pup’s life.

Scoop your dog’s poop (LAMC 53.49)
Dog owners are required to clean up after their dogs when taking them out in public. Don’t forget the poop bags when you leave your house for a walk.


UCLA has a FREE e-waste disposal service on Saturdays, so that means you don’t have to leave your old electronics, paint, batteries, etc. . . on the sidewalk (or in the trash).  You can simply take it to them and they DISPOSE of or RECYCLE them safely and in an environmentally friendly manner.

E-waste collection is only on Saturdays, but you can take the following materials on Thursday-Saturday:
Paint  and  solvents;  used  motor  oil  and  filters,  anti-freeze,  and  other  automotive  fluids;  cleaning products;  pool  and  garden  chemicals;  aerosol  cans;  all medicine;  auto  batteries;  household  (alkaline)  batteries; fluorescent tubes and bulbs, thermostats, and other mercury-containing lamps.

E-waste (Saturdays only):
Computers, monitors, printers, network equipment,  cables,  telephones,  televisions,  microwaves, video games, cell phones, radios, stereos, VCRs, and electronic  toys.

*Residents  are  limited  to  a  total  of  six pieces  of  electronic  waste  per  visit  to  a  SAFE  Center and will be accepted on Saturdays only.

For more information, please click here:
UCLA S.A.F.E. Center Flyer


Free Bulky Item Drop Off – Saturday, October 14th
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

L.A. Musical Salon – Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:30 PM.  Join us for the third concert in the 2017 Season of our popular FREE Concert Series @ Westwood Library, featuring the Fiato String Quartet, Westwood Library’s Quartet in Residence, who will be joined by guest violist Travis Maril. We’ll be upstairs in the library on a Sunday afternoon when the library is not open for regular business.

The FIATO STRING QUARTET presents a wonderful program from the romantic era, joined by violist Travis Maril for the Brahms Quintet:

  • Alexander Glazunov – Five Novelettes, Op. 15
  • Johannes Brahms – String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111 (the “Prater Quintet”)

Library garage and doors open at 2:00 p.m.  Concerts last approximately one hour, with no intermission.  After the concert, meet the musicians and enjoy a complimentary reception hosted by JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS and DIDDY RIESE, and the Friends of Westwood Library.

TO DOWNLOAD the FLYER, go to: http://www.lamusicalsalon.org/LibraryConcertFlyer10-22-2017

UCLA Veterans Day Ceremony – Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh invites you to the UCLA Veterans Day Ceremony, honoring all members of the UCLA community who have courageously defended our freedom through their military service.

 Thursday, November 9, 2017
10:30 a.m.
Wilson Plaza, UCLA

Please register by Friday, November 3, 2017
(310) 794-6241

Parking is available for $12 in Parking Structure 4
Information fair with campus and community resources immediately following.

Halloween Happenings – From the Westwood-Century City Patch:  We’ve rounded up the best Halloween and autumn events going on throughout the region, including the spookiest haunted houses, Oktoberfests, harvest fairs, craft shows and Day of the Dead celebrations, along with those very charming, small-town, trick-or-treat carnivals.

Happy Halloween, from Patch!  CLICK HERE to see the Patch list of Halloween Happenings.


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I am in need of a housekeeper to do weekly cleaning.  English speaking and references preferred.

Contact 310.991.9052 Lani



We have lost our once-weekly housekeeper.  Referrals would be greatly appreciated.

Marianne (310) 570-4721 – office; (310) 614-9269 – cell.
Thank you.



Seeking a live in cook-light housekeeping.

Must drive.

We have other help for cleaning.

(310) 475-8300


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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.