Saturday, August 27, 2011

Welcome to the Westwood Gardens Civic Association website.

P.O. Box 642001, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Updated 11-06-15
(scroll down for crime and expo updates)


FOUND: Silver ring on Glendon Ave, Oct.30.  Please call 310-441-9992 to identify.

FOUND: A pair of reading glasses was found after the Annual Meeting last month. They are reading type, 1/2 glass with a purple frame. Let us know if they are yours and we can get them to you.

FOUND: Also a white dinner plate was left at the Annual Meeting…..Let us know if it’s yours and we can it to you.

The Alzheimer's Association will be holding a "Walk to End Alzheimer's" this Sunday Nov. 8, 2015. Staring at 8:30 AM streets will be closed in the Century City area, including Avenue of the Stars. Streets will re-open around 10:30am to 10:45am on Sunday. 

You’re Invited . . .
The Riddick Center is Hosting
A 70th Anniversary Celebration!
Not many communities have their own youth center. Ours does!
On May 31, 1945, the Marshall P. Riddick Youth Center opened its doors. Since
then, from Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts to Sock Hops to Sewing Classes, the
Riddick Center has been the place. And it still is today!
This Fall, the Riddick Center will celebrate its 70th birthday and we are inviting
YOU to celebrate with us.
What: Ice Cream / Dessert Social
When: Sunday, November 15, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Riddick Center – 2634 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles
This event is open to all of our Riddick Center Community – all our
current and past Riddick Center users and neighbors will be warmly
welcomed. We anticipate celebrating with many local West Los Angeles
community groups, clubs, businesses, neighbors, parents and children.


Town Hall Meeting:
West LA Senior Lead Officers are hosting a Town Hall Meeting on November 12th at 6:30 pm. The event will be located at LAFD Station 59, 11505 W. Olympic Blvd in the Community Room. We will discuss Crime Trends and Prevention as well as the I-Watch Program. In addition, we will have an open forum Q&A that will conclude the meeting.

West LA Police Station - 1663 Butler Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025
NOVEMBER 22, 2015 10am to 3:00pm
Collection Site with be directly across the street from West LA Station
Our goal is simple... To collect as many non-perishable food items for donation.
What we need?
- Canned fruit and juice
- Breakfast items, such as cereal, oatmeal and pancake mix
- High protein foods such as peanut butter, canned meats, canned beans and stews
- Canned vegetables
- Infant formula and baby food
- Dinner items such as pasta, macaroni & cheese and potato mixes
- Lunch items such as canned soups or canned pasta items
How to do it?
Host a food drive of your own. Collect food at work, school or places of worship.
Bring your collection on the day of the food drive
We can supply you with collection bins and other resources to help make your event a success.
Call 310.444.0735 for more information.
Visit for more information

2015 City of Los Angeles
Regional El Nino Town Hall Meetings
City officials and department representatives will help you understand risks and answer questions related to the predicted wet winter weather. This town hall is designed to help you, your neighbors, and your business prepare for El Nino, and to learn more about what the City of Los Angeles is doing to prepare for this winter.
If you are unable to attend, information on El Nino preparedness for Los Angeles can be found at and this Los Angeles Times story:
28 things to do to prepare for El Nino rains this season
Attend any of the regional meetings at the locations listed below. Space is limited.
This event is sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department in coordination with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Fire Department, Police Department, Department of Public Works, Animal Services, Department on Disability, Department of Transportation, Department of Building and Safety, Department of Water and Power, and Los Angeles County Public Works.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Glassell Senior Center
3750 Verdugo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Peck Park Recreation Center
560 N Western Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90732
Thursday, December 3, 2015
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Granada Hills Recreation Center
16730 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Westchester Recreation Center
9100 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Metro Safety Concerns:

Stacy Yamato-Jasmin Community Relations Manager,  Transit Safety Program:
LA County Sheriff Deputy Keith Johnson: Phase 1 and 2
LA County Sheriff Supervisor Lt. L. Bauer:


Many thanks to all of our residents who were able to attend our Annual Westwood Gardens Homeowner’s meeting on Sat. Oct. 24, 2015. As you know from the flyers and emails it was a filled agenda. Your strong presence helped show that we are very concerned about our community and everything that is happening in the area.

Numerous items of interest and importance were discussed including permit parking, the homeless in our community, Expo of course, crime in our area and the doorbell ring video program, upzoning of Pico Blvd., the Westside Pavilion’s proposed changes, graffiti, alleys and more. Too many issues to elaborate on in this email, but please, come to our next meeting or email us with your questions.

One important presentation was given by Metro and the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. on safety along the Expo line, and especially how it relates to our immediate area around the Westwood/Rancho Park Station at Westwood. All of our presenters had very informative brochures to pass out, and we hope that all you did avail yourselves of them. We do have extras, especially on crime prevention and Expo/Metro safety around the trains. If you come to our next Board Meeting on Nov. 18 we will have them available along with others on crime and safety. We urge you to attend our next meeting to find out more if you were not able to attend our Annual Meeting.

A very special thank you to all of our guest speakers from Councilman Koretz’s office, Joan Pelico, Jay Greenstein, and Philip Bennett; Sean McMillan our neighbor and representative on the Westside Neighborhood Council; LAPD Lead Officer Eric Swihart; Randy Brant, Steve Spector and Chris Elliott from Macerich/Westside Pavilion; Stacy Yamato-Jasmin, Metro Rep. on Safety and Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff Keith Johnson from the Sheriff’s Dept. and the Deputy in charge of both Phase 1 and 2 of the Expo line.

And an extra special thank you to our many local realtors, Westside Pavilion, Landmark Theatres and others who graciously contributed those wonderful door prizes at the end of the meeting. We had over 25 excited winners of these prizes which included a beautiful bicycle, Congratulations to all who helped make this a very successful meeting, and who were able to stay and help close up.

More information on the homeless and the LA homeless vets program can be found at:

More information on the Ring Video program:


Westwood Greenway News Update..........

If you go by the Expo Line construction in Rancho Park/West LA you’ll see test trains, new crossing gates, and lots of construction vehicles and workers between Overland Ave. and Westwood Blvd.  This wide swath of public land has been a staging area for the Phase 2 construction and is now a dumping ground for extra asphalt, unused catenary poles, and broken-down equipment.

However, a group of dedicated community members has been looking beyond the construction and envisioning the Westwood Greenway:  there will be neighborhood-friendly open space with a constructed stream using dry weather flow from the Overland storm drain, low maintenance native plant communities, a walking path and an outdoor learning center on the north side of the tracks, and the Expo bike/ped path on the south side.  Throughout it all will be interpretive signs to educate students and the public about watersheds, drought tolerant landscaping, water quality, and reclaimed water use.  Students from Overland Elementary and from Expo-adjacent schools like Dorsey High School and Foshay Learning Center will be able to use the Greenway for field trips and research projects in conjunction with groups like LA Audubon.  A video showing our vision for the space is on our website.

And the Greenway is not just the vision of a few neighborhood volunteers.  The Department of Sanitation and its Watershed Protection Division have developed the Greenway’s conceptual plan for water treatment which will reduce the pollutants entering the Santa Monica Bay.  The Greenway is included in their draft Enhanced Watershed Management Plan for the Ballona Creek Watershed, which aims to meet Clean Water Act compliance deadlines coming in 2021.  Former Mayor Villaraigosa included the park in his 2012 50 Parks Initiative, and funding for the landscaping of the park is still included in the Recreation and Parks budget.   Ground was broken in 2013 when the City spent $100,000 to install culverts under the Expo Line tracks to carry the stream from one side to the other.
Since 2012, Greenway proponents have been encouraging our elected representatives to combine the LA City land and Metro land at the site into one unified park.  Using the $750,000 currently set aside for the Greenway in the 50 Parks Initiative, they could have moved ahead to design and landscape the space so that it would be completed at the same time as the Expo Line.  This opportunity has been lost, but we are still hopeful that the Greenway will be built in the near future.
Currently, Expo is moving ahead to finish the bike path and landscaping on the Metro land and to remove their construction materials and trailers from the City land by the end of 2015.  So, on the 200-foot-wide piece of land between Overland and Westwood there will be 100 feet in the middle with the Expo line, the bike path, and two landscaped beds.  North and south of this strip, there will be 50 feet of City land left fallow.  Are two long vacant lots what you want to see in the middle of our neighborhood?    We have accomplished much in moving the Greenway vision towards reality.  We will need broader support to push for its completion.   Please join us on our website and like our Facebook page and pass this on to all of your friends and neighbors.  Together we can make this great project happen! and


Thank you all who have already sent in their Westwood Gardens annual dues for 2015…..your participation, support and interest is greatly appreciated.

However we are quite surprised that the response to our newsletter a few months ago has not resulted in hearing from a greater number of our residents who were so anxious to obtain permit parking, especially those blocks of Glendon, Malcolm, Selby, Overland and Westwood. We worked very hard to get your signatures to the proper agency in the city and continue to monitor that complicated process as it winds its way through the various stages and become a reality. Many long hours continue to be spent lobbying the City of Los Angeles and the Expo Authority to maintain the quality of life and enjoyment of our homes that all of us deserve.

Please don’t forget about us, your homeowner’s association. Your participation shows how much you care about our neighborhood. Your Board are all volunteers donating their own time and energy on your behalf. Our dues are $15.00 per calendar year, and can be mailed to:

Westwood Gardens Civic Association, P.O. Box 642001, LA 90064

Nordstrom Leaving the Westside Pavilion -The anchor tenant at one end of the Westside Pavilion mall is leaving after 30 years. Nordstrom announced that its Westside Pavilion store will be relocating to a new space in the renovated Westfield mall in Century City. The new three-level, approximately 149,000-square-foot store is expected to open in 2017 as part of an $800-million redevelopment of Westfield Century City that includes a near doubling of specialty retail square footage. Nordstrom will continue serving customers at its current location at Westside Pavilion until it relocates.
Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan Draft has been released please check out this draft at: There is a section for comments with currently no deadline.
This is the plan that changes the zoning along Pico from Bentley to Overland on the north side and from Military to the Westside Pavilion on the south side to permit 4 stories of residential over the commercial first floor, definitely increasing density, traffic and parking problems.


Thank you all who helped to gather the necessary signatures for the streets south of Exposition and north of Coventry between Overland and Midvale Avenues. We have now submitted all five of these Temporary Preferential Districts to the city’s preferential parking office for their review and verification. Almost all of the individual blocks within each of these five separate districts met or greatly exceeded the required percentage of signatures needed for this effort to move forward. This process still has a great number of steps that need to be taken by the city, council office and full city council before it will become a reality. The best guesstimate is early 2016, so please have patience. We will keep you updated as we hear more from the city. It was a huge task that was accomplished in record time, less than six weeks from the day we started the signature gathering to their submission.


DWP Customer Service Saturdays – 2nd Saturday of Each Month – 9am – 1pm

Free giveaways of CFLs and water saving devices, or pay your bill………

1394 S. Sepulveda Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025


Sign up for EXPO Construction Updates:
Contact Glenda at to get upcoming construction notices directly.
The hot line for EXPO and construction problems, anytime 24/7, is always manned: 213-922-3976. Torri D. Hill is the Community Relations Manager for Skanska Rados, the Contractor for the Expo line. You can also contact her at: or 310-500-1485 for any construction issues.



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.

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.


The Next Westwood Gardens Civic Association Regular Meeting

Wednesday Nov 18th, 2015
7:30 P.M.
Westside Pavilion 10800 W. Pico
Meeting Room B
(Theater 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
Updated 3-28-2015


Current Crime Status updated Mar 28, 2015


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Expo Line Updates

 For EXPO Construction Updates:

sign up with Glenda at to get upcoming construction notices directly

The number for EXPO and construction problems,
anytime day or night

Torri Hill is the Community Relations Manager for the contractor Skanska and can be reached at: 310-500-1485 or for any problems or questions relating to the construction activities and graffiti removal.


The Westwood Gardens Civic Association has always been in favor of mass transit in the city of Los Angeles however, we are firmly opposed to trains running along the Exposition Right-Of-Way at grade due to serious Safety, Traffic, Noise and Quality of life concerns that are impossible to mitigate to acceptable livable levels for our residential community. We have done our best to mitigate these impacts and continue to do so by working with the design teams, our council office and city departments.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Crime Status


(1) One of our residents has reported problems he has encountered at a gas station he has long patronized in our area.

He inserted the ATM card into the card reader, and put in the pin. A message came up: "Please see cashier".
The cashiers there are generally helpful, but this man was rude, evasive, didn't want to get close to the window, and somewhat hostile. "How much gas do you want? An amount." He wanted to fill up the tank, but the cashier insisted on a dollar amount. The customer left without buying gas.
The next day he got an email from his bank that there had been a withdrawal of $300 from an ATM in Wilmington, CA. He immediately called the bank to inform them about the fraudulent transaction on his account, and as he was talking to them, another email came in saying there was an additional $700 taken out of the same ATM, $1,000 total. The bank closed the account and replaced his card.
The owner/manager has not followed up on the complaints.

Our Senior Lead Officer responded:
The gas station incident: it is a common occurrence everywhere in the country. Suspect(s) will put a skimming device in the card reader at the pumps, and once you put your card in, they record your card info. They then make a duplicate card and use it to make purchases. The last
time we had an incident in our area was about 4 years ago at the 76 station on Pico/Overland when a couple
of people had their cards compromised.
My advice is, either get a gas credit card that way it cannot be used for anything other than for purchasing gas, or use cash. Cash is always the best option.
(2) A couple of residents have reported a man and woman going door-to-door in what the police feel are part of knock-knock burglary attempts.
The information reported : Tall, slender African-American woman with long black hair, and a tall, slender African-American man, possibly with closely-shaved head. They may work, separately or together. They ring the doorbell, and knock on the door. If someone comes to the door, they leave quickly. They may be driving a brown truck.
The police said that they fit the description of people who have committed a string of knock-knock burglaries in the area. If you see people going door-to-door, it would be helpful to note descriptions, license plate and car descriptions. You might try to take photos if that does not put you at risk. Your safety is paramount!


Houses and autos continue to be broken into in our area. 

Burglary is a crime of opportunity. Make their work risky and difficult, and you stand a good chance of stopping them. They hide behind fences and shrubbery. The key is to keep trespassers out while keeping your property visible. Keep hedges clipped down around waist level. Burglars try the doors and windows first. If burglars have difficulty here, chances are they will move on to another property. If someone is knocking, you don't need to open, but do let them know you're home. Please remember to always lock and secure your residence when you leave – even if it’s just for a short time. And be a good neighbor and watch out for your neighbors. You know who belongs and who doesn’t. Notify the police if you feel that you are observing something suspicious.
Important Crime Contact Information
Watch Commander (310) 444-0701 West Los Angeles
(310) 444-0738 Office

City-wide Non-emergency Phone # (877) 275-5273

Call 911 if you see anything suspicious. Don't leave anything in your car. Don't leave your mail out. Lock your doors and windows especially when you are away ... Start a neighborhood watch. ... report everything to the police. You can call the Watch Commander at the WLA Police Department.

If you see illegally parked cars, you can contact Parking Enforcement  818-752-5100, and press 2 to be directly connected, also for abandoned cars. The rule is that a car cannot stay in the same spot more than 72hrs.

"Lock It, Hide It, Keep It..... See something, Say Something"  
                   --- WLAPD Capt. Evangelyn Nathan
 Our LAPD Senior Lead Officers

Our Westwood Gardens area is covered by two separate LAPD Divisions, and three different Senior Lead Officers.

Those North of the Santa Monica Freeway and West of Overland Avenue including the West side of Overland:

West Los Angeles Division      
1663 Butler Avenue           
Los Angeles, CA 90025           

Senior Lead Officer
Rashad Sharif

If you live on the East side of Overland and in Dunleer Place (Ponty Tract):  

West Los Angeles Division      
1663 Butler Avenue           
Los Angeles, CA 90025           
Senior Lead Officer
Mario Gonzalez

Those of you South of the Santa Monica Freeway and North of National Blvd., on Westwood Blvd. and Midvale Avenue:

Pacific Division               
12312 Culver Blvd.           
Los Angeles, CA 90066           

Senior Lead Officer
Juan Ceja
Houses and autos continue to be broken into in our area.

Burglary is a crime of opportunity. Make their work risky and difficult, and you stand a good chance of stopping them. They hide behind fences and shrubbery. The key is to keep trespassers out while keeping your property visible. Keep hedges clipped down around waist level.  Burglars try the doors and windows first. If burglars have difficulty here, chances are they will move on to another property. If someone is knocking, you don't need to open, but do let them know you're home.
Scam Alert
These are crimes generally perpetrated via phone. Scammers represent themselves as bill collectors for utilities such as DWP, or as collectors for the IRS, traffic citations, etc.
request that the victim purchase a pre-paid re-loadable debit card (eg. Green Dot/Money Pak) but also Visa, MasterCard, Vanilla Card, etc. for the specific amount of the bill charge. They threaten that the utility will be shut off immediately, or that the citation will go to warrant if the victim does not do so. The person is then instructed to call the scammer back with the PIN (account number) of that card. Once the scammer has the PIN, he is able to transfer the funds to any other credit card. This becomes a convenient and untraceable method of transferring money. There is no recourse for the victim.

Tips to Help You Avoid Falling Victim to This Scam
Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

Remember that anyone who has the number on a pre-paid re-loadable debit card has access to the
funds on the card.

Never give out personal or finncial information to anyone who emails or calls you unsolicited.

Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers or Green Dot/Money Pak numbers to someone
you do not know.

Utility companies and government agencies will not contact you demanding payment by pre-paid
reloadable debit cards.

Scammers sometimes send false IRS emails to victims before calling them to scam them. If you think
you may owe taxes call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

(from our friends in the Beverlywood Community)

I have received a large number of e-mails regarding door to door solicitations...

It is not against the law, as long as they have filed with the Police Commission for a " information Card"...
Every city is governed by its own set of ordinances, the Los Angeles City Municipal Code (LACMC) Number 44.00 sets forth the criteria needed to solicit within the City limits.
Regardless of where the organization is based (even out of state charities) an application must be filed with the City of Los Angeles if the charity plans to solicit within the City.
The application must state the intent of the charity and where the funds raised will be dispensed.
A background check is conducted to gather information on the organization.
A permit or " information Card" is then given to the organization to proceed with any solicitation method they chose.
After the solicitation is completed the organization must file a report of results of activity with the City of Los Angeles.

Door to Door

If you don't want to buy a magazine, candy or anything else "Say No thank you, and close the door"...

If you are a person who has a hard time closing the door on a solicitor, do not open it in the first place...

Do not give cash

Take the time to learn about the charitable organization you support or considering supporting.

Tell the solicitor that you would like to do some research on the charity/organization.

Ask every charity solicitor who solicits money from you where and how your contribution will be used.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK, research the organizations, and do follow-ups with the city on these organizations. Don’t expect that every organization has all the proper paperwork they are supposed to have.

Post a sign, stating No Trespassing and No Solicitors.. But be prepared to back up the sign with an arrest if needed...

If they do not have an " information Card" Call 877- ASK LAPD (877 275-5273) and request an unit to respond to the area, please write down an description of the solicitor.

When the solicitor is stopped by a unit and they don't have an information card ....

They will be asked to leave the area and stop soliciting until they obtain one, they can be cited and or arrested if the officer doesn't receive any compliance...

Below is some information on the Give Wisely campaign is intended to assist the public in making informed decisions when donating money or personal time to non-profit organizations. The goal is to regulate charitable activity by encouraging the public to use common sense and research any solicitation before donating.


As the world continues to deal with natural disasters and societal concerns, Americans have been incredibly generous. For example, after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Americans donated over $2 billion; and when the tsunami crashed ashore in Southeast Asia on December 26, 2004, donors contributed $1.54 billion to charity. Even more amazing was the philanthropic response to Hurricane Katrina that generated $4.2 billion in donations.
Every year, hundreds of millions of dollars are donated to organizations for various causes, but a large percentage of funds are lost to deceptive individuals and organizations posing as legitimate charities. Questions frequently asked are “How do I know a charity is legitimate?” and/or “Where does the money go once donated?”

The Key To Wise Giving

Be an informed giver. Ask questions before you give. Find out how much of your donation will actually go to the charity.
If you don’t know who is asking, don’t give. When a stranger asks for donations, do not assume money is honestly being raised for charitable causes.
Call the charity. To avoid falling victim to a fraudulent solicitor, contact the charity directly before giving a donation and verify the solicitation is authorized and legitimate.
Refuse high-pressure appeals.
Do not allow a caller to intimidate you
to give “right now”. Legitimate charities won’t rush you to donate.
Watch out for similar sounding names. False charities often use names that closely resemble the name of a well-known organization.
DO NOT send cash. Always make contributions by check payable to the organization and insist upon a receipt.
Protect your identity. DO NOT give credit card or personal information over the phone.
Avoid “Instant” charity web sites.
The Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments DO NOT solicit donations over the telephone, by mail or door-to-door. Call the agency directly to ensure actual fundraiser participation.
What To Do About…

Direct Mail Solicitations:

Many individuals complain about the large quantities of direct mail received from charitable organizations and seek advice
on how to have their names removed from
a mailing list.
The easiest method to handle unwanted
mail is to destroy and discard. DO NOT feel obligated to support all groups writing to you; charitable organizations do not expect a donation from every person solicited.
For more information on ways to handle unwanted mail, write to:
Philanthropic Advisory Service of the Council of Better Business Bureau, 4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203

Door-to-Door and Street Solicitations:

DO NOT feel pressured to give a donation.
If interested in donating, do your research. Request to review a copy of the required Information Card and proper identification
from the solicitor.

Telephone Solicitations:

Be assertive on the telephone with callers. If you do not want to receive calls, request that your name be removed from the list. However, if you choose to donate, ask the caller where and how your contribution will be used. Request written information, including financial statements, before making a decision to donate. Be wary of an organization that thanks you for a pledge you do not remember making.
In the City of Los Angeles, no person shall solicit a charitable contribution unless an Information Card has been issued per the
Los Angeles Municipal Code, Section 44.02. Any person soliciting contributions is required to display the Information Card or present it upon request. A copy of the card should be included in any direct mail solicitation.
The Los Angeles Police Commission’s Investigation Division, Charitable Services Section, issues the Information Card. The card provides information to the donor in order to assist in making an educated decision about whether to contribute to an organization.

Methods of Solicitation:

Direct mail or telephone requests
Direct in-person requests
Fundraising events
Internet websites and email
Newspaper and magazine advertisement
It is easy to place faith into a “charity” that seems to be providing a great service for an organization in need. However, it is up to you, the individual “contributor”, to research where your money is going.
Please Give Wisely!
The following resources are available to provide searchable databases to learn
about specific charities in the state or to
report fraudulent activity:

General Resources

Los Angeles Police Commission
Charitable Services Section
(213) 978-1144

Los Angeles Police Department
Community Liaison/Crime Prevention Unit
(213) 485-3134

California Attorney General
(800) 952-5564 or

California Secretary of State
(213) 897-3062 or

(888) 687-2277 or

Better Business Bureau
(909) 825-7280 or

(757) 229-4631 or

National Do Not Call Registry
(888) 382-1222 or

National Fraud Information Center
(800) 876-7060 or

Wise Giving Alliance
(703) 276-0100 or

Los Angeles Police Commission
Charitable Services Section
200 North Spring Street
Room 1513
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 978-1144


The "I'm Your Neighbor Down The Street" Scam:

Many folks are being hit by a variety of scammers with this one. They may pose as a neighbor or as a Gas Co employee. In some cases they ask for money. In some cases they may be casing the property. Remember that you don't have to open your door.