Holmby News 10-27-17

October 27, 2017

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

1.  Halloween Safety
2.  LAPD Crime Report
3.  Warner Ave. Carnival – Festivities & Street Closures
4.  Movie Premiere – Street Closures
5.  Westwood Library – November Happenings
6.  Veterans Town Hall
7.  DWP Work in Century City

8.  Upcoming Community Events
9.  HWPOA Contact Information


In order to assist the Los Angeles community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, the Los Angeles Police Department has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips for children and their parents.

To keep all trick-or-treaters safe, please read and take heed of these important safety tips:

  • Drivers should look for children walking on the street, running and darting in between parked vehicles;
  • Especially when in or near neighborhoods, avoid using cell phones and texting while driving;
  • Keep houses and driveways well lighted so children know they can approach your homes;
  • When inspecting candy, if in doubt, just throw it out;
  • Be sure to follow all traffic signals and laws and walk only on sidewalks, not the street; and
  • Adults should always accompany children, trick-or-treat in groups or have children be accompanied by a trusted adult.

And don’t forget about the four-legged members of the family. Pets can be confused and spooked by strange sounds and sights, and unfamiliar people in costumes, so keep pets indoors and away from the front door. As always, make sure your pets also have up-to-date identification.

Have a safe and enjoyable Halloween weekend!  Happy Halloween!


THEFT-GRAND (plain theft-grand) $950.01 & over
Incident #: 170817293
900 BLOCK HILGARD AV  |  10/20/2017 @ 8:30 PM

BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Incident #: 170817503
10500 BLOCK LE CONTE AV  |  10/24/2017 @ 10:30 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
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


Warner Avenue Elementary School will hold its annual Halloween Haunt Carnival on Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  As in past years, a portion of the carnival attractions will be located on Warner Avenue, between Woodruff and Loring.

The Department of Transportation will officially close this block of Warner Avenue from Saturday, October 28th at 8:00 am until Sunday, Oct. 29th at 7:00 pm.  However, in order to minimize your inconvenience, we will allow access on one side of the street throughout the day on Saturday.  All vehicles need to be removed from the street by 8:00 am Sunday.  No traffic will be allowed to enter or exit between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm Sunday.   The Tow Away / No Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced during these hours.

Please come by and enjoy the festivities!! There will be carnival games, arts n crafts, inflatables, a pumpkin patch and delicious food!

Thank you for your continued support of our neighborhood school!


STX Entertainment will be holding the Premiere of “A Bad Moms Christmas”, at 6:30 PM on Monday, October 30th, 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 this event, feel free to contact Talia Shnaider at 310-742-1064 or 818-926-8319.


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

  • Theatre Forty Halloween Show
  • Pop-Up Book Sale on Nov. 4
  • Classic Movie Night (“It Happened One Night“)
  • Screen Time for Kids – What’s Right?
  • Building Bricks Club – Lego Fun

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



Dear Friend,

I would like to invite you to attend a Veterans Town Hall on November 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wadsworth Theatre, which is on the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Campus, to listen to veterans tell the community their experiences about going to war.

This unique event, inspired by Sebastian Junger, is a community forum that aims to establish a greater understanding between local veterans and the friends and neighbors for whom they fought. In the tradition of warrior storytelling, veterans are invited to describe the pride, grief, rage, or quiet appreciation of life that war bestowed upon them. The role of non-veterans will be to attend, to listen, and to learn.

A gathering like this town hall will allow members of our district to learn about the complexities of war and acquire a better appreciation for our veterans who served. I would be grateful if you, your friends, and family would join me for this special event. To RSVP, please go to http://bit.ly/VetsTownHall

Ted W. Lieu
Member of Congress


The Department of Water and Power (DWP) will be relocating power utilities on Constellation Blvd. between Solar Way and Avenue of the Stars from October 20th through Thanksgiving 2017 from 7pm to 6am, Mondays – Thursdays and from 7pm, Fridays continuously until Mondays at 6am.

Work will require lane reductions on Constellation and turn restrictions from Avenue of the Stars.


Westwood’s Willy Wonka Experience – October 27-28 from 4-8PM at Westwood Rec. Center.  This Halloween, journey through our Chocolate River experience at the Westwood Pool!  Sing along with our Oompa Loompa’s, view our Whipple-scrumptious fudge mellow delights and meet Willy Wonka for an amazing experience!  For more information, please click here:

Haunted House – October 28-29 from 6-9PM.  Sponsored by the WLAPD Cadets.  Frightfully fun and free admission.  Located at the West LA Civic Center (1645 Corinth).  For more information, please click here:
WLA Cadet Haunted House

Art Tour of Metro Rail Stations – Saturday, November 4 at 10:00 AM in Hollywood.  Meet at the street level entrance of Hollywood/Highland Station.  Go underground for Hollywood’s best kept secret! Join Metro Art for a free behind-the-scenes art tour with a spotlight on the artworks found within the Metro System.  For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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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Los Angeles, CA 90049
Email: hwpoa@aol.com
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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.