P.O. Box 642001, Los Angeles, CA 90064
UPS CRIMES ARE INCREASING………
Be aware that the criminals are out this holiday season, and in particular are targeting the packages left on porches by UPS and other delivery services. In the last few days the remnants of packages including names and addresses from Clarkson and Glendon have been found along the sides of the 10 Freeway in the little Selby area. If you are missing a delivery you should contact your retailer and UPS about this. The West LA Police have been notified by one of our residents who found the packaging. If you are expecting packages this holiday season, take extra precautions by arranging to be home for the delivery, or having it made to your place of business.
Here is the latest news from the Big Blue Bus regarding all of the proposed route changes that were presented a few months ago. You can find further information at:
Expo.bigbluebus.com They have listened to the feedback from all of you and are now keeping the #8 Route along Westwood and continuing it along National west to Santa Monica. However the Route #12 along Westwood, rather than turning west at National, will continue on down Overland Avenue to Motor and Washington. You can see all of these and other proposed changes at their website.
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.
PERMIT PARKING UPDATE FOR SOUTH OF EXPO:
These past few months, as we circulated interest signups, over 80% of the residents south of Expo to Coventry indicated their desire for Permit Parking on their block, and for the entire area from Overland to Midvale. Because of such positive support, we have submitted to the Council Office #5 a map and descriptions for the 5 different Temporary Parking Districts that could be created. Our neighbors to the west of us have submitted an additional 8 different districts. Each of these have been limited to a 5 block maximum, a definite dividing challenge to all of us. All of this has come about because of no parking at the Westwood station, inadequate parking at Sepulveda, and the loss of over 170 open street parking spaces north and south of Expo/tracks due to street widening, drop off driveway, transit plaza and other situations all related to the Expo Light Rail Project. At present these different districts’ preliminary designs have been forwarded on to the Department of Transportation for review. This is a very long process, and many of you are now beginning to feel the effect of these open parking spaces being removed forever and those cars moving onto your streets south of Expo. We are still pressing hard with the City for one large permanent permit parking district, to be implemented ASAP………to have the rules changed to accommodate this most serious impact on our community. Stay tuned, we haven’t given up……
The Next Westwood Gardens Civic Association Regular Meeting
Wednesday January 21, 2015
Westside Pavilion 10800 W. Pico
Meeting Room B
(Theatre side ... 3rd floor)
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Current Crime Status updated Dec 16, 2014