Holmby News 1-19-18

January 19, 2018


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

1.  LAPD Crime Report
2.  Street Repair Requests

3.  W.L.A. Community Police Academy
4.  Sanitation Complaints/Disputes
5.  Service Academy Day
6.  Westwood Library – Pop Up Book Sale
.  Upcoming Community Events
8.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
9.  Resident Ads
10.  HWPOA Contact Information


A homeowner on the 200 block of Loring reported an attempted break-in on the evening of Wednesday, 1/17.  At approximately 8:45 PM, the homeowner heard a loud noise at the back of the house.  The homeowner went to investigate but did not see anything.  The next morning he discovered that a glass panel on a French door leading from the bedroom to the back yard had been smashed (though the glass was shatterproof).  He likely scared away the suspect when he went to investigate the loud noise and turned on a light.

BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Incident #: 180804572
700 BLOCK HOLMBY AV  |  1/12/2018 @ 10:00 AM

Incident #: 180804684
600 BLOCK HOLMBY AV  |  1/17/2018 @ 2:30 PM

Do you hike in the local hills?  West L.A. Detectives have noticed a considerable uptick in trail-head car break-ins.  Criminals are targeting trail-heads, knowing that hikers often leave wallets, phones and such in their unattended cars.  Some hikers even leave their key fobs on top of one of the vehicle’s tires, making it even easier for criminals to break in.  Please be careful with your property and take appropriate precautions if you leave your car near a trail-head.


The Bureau of Street Services has scheduled a Small Asphalt Repairs (SAR) truck (which is described as 1 small asphalt repair truck, consisting of 2 workers and asphalt), for the Westwood Neighborhood Council area, to perform small asphalt repairs on February 28, 2018.

The type of repairs that can be addressed with this program include the following:
– Potholes and pop outs
– Skin patching of eroded or cracked areas
– Some repairs on concrete streets

The Westwood Neighborhood Council has asked us to submit suggested locations in our neighborhood for small street repairs. The city will only send the SAR truck to a total of 15 locations in the entire Westwood Neighborhood Council area, so Holmby Westwood will only see a handful of repairs.

If you are aware of any spots in our neighborhood that would be particularly good candidates for this program, please send requests to Dana at hwpoa@aol.com no later than Tuesday, January 30.  Please only send street repair requests, not sidewalks or curbs.


The Los Angeles Police Department invites you to attend the Community Police Academy, beginning on February 21, 2018.

This eleven-week course will be held in the West Los Angeles Area at the Bill Rosendahl Learning Center, 1645 Corinth Ave., Los Angeles, California 90025.  The class will meet each Wednesday evening between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm.  The course will conclude with a graduation ceremony on May 2, 2018.

The ten-week academy is designed to give community members an overview of the Los Angeles Police Department’s policies and procedures. The curriculum and teaching methods are similar to the traditional law enforcement academy.

Through the Community Police Academy, enrolled students will be encouraged to build a lasting partnership with the Department, with the ultimate goal of reducing crime and improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

Each community member must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Live or work in Operations-West Bureau
  • No prior felony convictions
  • No outstanding warrants
  • No pending criminal cases
  • Must be approved by an Area Commanding Officer

Interested community members should contact Sergeant II Justin Scott at 33586@lapd.online or 310-444-0743, or Senior Lead Officer Ragsdale at 26690@lapd.online or 310-444-0741.


Click on the following link to fill out a form about trash pickup complaints and for billing disputes: www.lacitysan.org/recycLA

Once you submit the form, LA Sanitation will create a Service Request Ticket that will be forwarded to your designated recycLA service provider for handling.

NOTE: If you are disputing your bill, you must continue paying it during the dispute process to ensure continued collection service.

If you are experiencing difficulties submitting this form, please call the 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489. For general information about the recycLA program, please refer to the recycLA Home Page (www.lacitysan.org/recycLA).


The office of Congressman Ted Lieu is pleased to announce the Third Annual Bi-Partisan, Multi-District Service Academy Day.

We invite you to listen to speakers from the United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, parents, and current attendees at each of the Service Academies.

In addition to a wonderful speaking program, representatives from multiple Southern California Congressional Offices will be available to answer all of your academy related questions!

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1:00-4:00 pm
Los Angeles Air Force Base
Gordon Conference Center
400 North Douglas Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Students 6th-11th grade, parents and educators are welcome!

Because of the restricted access to the base, you will need to RSVP no later than January 31, 2018.

RSVP – Click Here


Friends of Westwood Library are proud to host our occasional but ridiculously popular


Don’t want to wait three months for the next big one? Fully loaded carts of carefully curated books (including kids books) will be for sale at the usual GREAT PRICES

 THIS SATURDAY – January 20th
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In front of the library
1246 Glendon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Come and purchase some wonderful books for family and friends!  We have a great collection of Coffee Table books, Children Books and DVD’s.  We’ll also be selling bookplates to add to the collection of our Library books.

It’s a great way to increase your personal library while raising money for your public library.


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

Greater L.A. Homeless Count – 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

Museums Free For All Day – Sunday, January 28, 2018. Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of charge.   This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each museum. Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information.

Free-for-All Day

UCLA Film & Television Archive – UCLA Film & Television Archive is the second largest moving image archive in the United States after the Library of Congress, and the world’s largest university-based media archive, committed to the collection, restoration and exhibition of moving images.  The Archive’s public programs can be seen at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village.  For a list of programs and upcoming events, please click here: https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events


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.



My housekeeper of 15 years is seeking work as a caregiver. She is available Saturdays and Sundays. She is experienced and has done this type of work for many years.

Her name is Maria Zelada – 213-926-7887

Reference information is available.

— M. West



Do you know of an amazing cleaning crew who can clean on a weekly basis?  If so, please contact TracyPenhas@hotmail.com.  Thanks!


P.O. Box 49180
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Email: hwpoa@aol.com
Web site: www.holmbywestwoodpoa.org
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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.