P.O. Box 642001, Los Angeles, CA 90064
CONFUSING STREET SIGNAGE AT WESTWOOD AND EXPOSITION
A number of you have inquired about the confusing no right turn sign at the northwest corner of Exposition Roadway North and Westwood Blvd. (on the southbound side) It seems to indicate that a legal right turn cannot be made, but that is incorrect. The no right turn sign is only for trucks, as shown in the sign directly below this no right turn sign. It’s only for those trucks, not cars. So you can make that turn safely and legally. We are trying to work with the city and their engineers who are in charge of these signs, and also Expo/Skanska to find another sign that is much, much clearer……
POST OFFICE NEWS
The post office in the Westside Pavilion has now been closed permanently. It looks like it occurred over the New Year holidays.
PERMIT PARKING NEWS
Many thanks to all who attended our meeting last week, and started the important signing of the official permit parking petitions for the five districts/areas south of the Exposition train tracks to Coventry Place. Our volunteers who are going door to door on your block will be doing so for the next few weeks/weekends. We hope that if you want permit parking, you will open your door to them. We are hoping to get all the needed qualifying signatures within the next few weeks, so that they can be submitted to the city for their review and verification, and on to the next step. It’s still a long process, and remember that by signing this petition you are just authorizing the setting up of the individual district. You are not obligated to buy a permit at this point in the process.
Remember, everyone will need to be signing these petitions in person with the volunteer who is circulating them. It cannot be done by email, or snail mail……….at least 67% of the residents of a block will need to sign the individual petition for the process to move forward.
If you have not yet been contacted and your block is in one of the districts on the east side of Westwood Blvd. north of Coventry, and you want permit parking, please, please reply to this email and we can arrange for a time to meet you at your convenience. We realize it is difficult to catch everyone at home at the same time, as everyone’s schedules are different. So please reply to this email address:
Our next meeting will be March 18, 2015 at the Westside Pavilion. However if one is needed sooner on this permit parking subject it may be arranged. Please keep connected through these eblasts and thank you all for your involvement in helping our neighborhood.
And another important note to consider as you decide……….Ashby Avenue from Overland to Westwood is now officially part of Permit Parking District #26 north of the tracks, and the signs were installed last week. If you want to park there over two hours you will need a permit or visitor permit or guest pass………….please read the signs.
EXPO ROAD CLOSURES THE NEXT FEW WEEKS
Please find enclosed our latest notice regarding full closures of Military Avenue for storm drain installation.
What: Full Street Closures for Storm Drain Installation
When: Monday, February 2, 2015 through Saturday, February 21, 2015
Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays
Where: Military Avenue, between Greenfield Avenue and Tilden Avenue
- CLOSURE #1: February 2 - February 7, 2015
Ø Westbound Exposition Boulevard will be closed between Military Avenue and Tilden Avenue
Ø Military Avenue will remain open to all through traffic
Ø Parking along Exposition Boulevard will be restricted during work hours
- CLOSURE #2: February 9 - February 21, 2015
Ø Military Avenue will be temporarily closed to all through traffic at Exposition Boulevard
Ø Westbound Exposition Boulevard will be closed between Greenfield Avenue and Military Avenue
- Closures will not be implemented concurrently.
- Local access around the closure area will be maintained at all times.
- Electronic message boards, directional signage and flaggers will be used to direct vehicles and pedestrians around the construction zone.
Related Activities: Late February - Mid-March
- Following storm drain work, crews will implement additional lane closures to install curb and gutter and street lights ahead of the roadway improvements. A supplemental notice will be issued for the roadway improvement closures anticipated in Mid-March.
· Noise levels will be monitored to ensure work performed is within the necessary compliance levels.
· Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced at all times and signage with specific restrictions will be in place in all construction areas.
· Please obey all posted construction signs and do not enter the construction work zone.
(Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons including but not limited to: weather conditions, unforeseen emergencies and other acts of nature.)
To view the construction notice – please click here.
IMPORTANT LATEST CRIME UPDATES
FREE SMOKE DETECTORS - WITH BATTERIES
Our local Fire Station #92, 10556 West Pico Blvd. 310-840-2192 has free smoke detectors available for you. If you are in need of one, or know of someone who is, please avail yourself of this free service.
Palms Rancho/Park Library News:
The Library will be closing at noon on Dec. 24th Christmas eve.
If you walk your dog without a leash in Los Angeles you can be given a fine of $100 or more. The Pilot Program ACE (Administrative Citation Enforcement) is in effect now! This new program gives the Police Dept. and Animal Services the tools to issue immediate citations, no more warnings for ‘quality of life’ infractions such as unleashed dogs, drinking in public, noise, using fireworks and smoking using fireworks and smoking in prohibited areas.
WESTWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAY NEWS:
WGCA has been in full support of this revitalization of the city-owned land on either side of the tracks between Westwood Blvd. and Overland Ave. for a number of years now. This Greenway will daylight the Brown Canyon Creek that runs into the storm drain underneath Overland, providing needed open park space, ecological educational opportunities, a beautiful home for an array of California native plants, and a place all can enjoy, including a bike/pedestrian path. WGCA has been fully involved in helping make this a reality, and three of our residents volunteer on the Greenway Steering Committee. There are still important details to be worked out and funding to find. We have the full support of our Councilman Paul Koretz and his staff who are helping us move this forward.
In the past few months a number of local politicians (including Mayor Garcetti) and their staff, and environmental groups have toured the site and indicated their interest and support for this project. The Westside Neighborhood Council voted unanimously to support it as did the Palms Neighborhood Council.
We are now working with the Mayor, Councilman, and various city departments to coordinate the engineering and infrastructure work along with the Expo II construction staff to avoid any unnecessary duplicate work in the area and to be more efficient in making our Greenway vision a reality.
The Next Westwood Gardens Civic Association Regular Meeting
Wednesday March 18, 2015
Westside Pavilion 10800 W. Pico
Meeting Room B
(Theatre side ... 3rd floor)
Please check your email in case of a last minute cancellation or relocation
Get the latest update on THE EXPO TRAIN click here
Current Crime Status updated Dec 16, 2014