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October 29, 2013

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

1.  Arts ReSTORE Kickoff – Friday, Nov. 1
2.  I-405 Project Community Meeting
3.  Halloween Safety Tips
4.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
5.  Resident Ads
6.  HWPOA Contact Information

1.   Arts ReSTORE Kickoff – Friday, Nov. 1
From the Hammer Museum:
Join us for a fun evening of art, shopping and festivities as we kick-off Arts ReSTORE Westwood!  Music and performance curated by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA
Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a month-long initiative that aims to re-energize Westwood Village with the creative force of local Angeleno artisans and craftspeople.
Opening Celebration
Friday, November 1, 2013 
5:00–8:00 PM
1028 Westwood Boulevard
Westwood, CA 90024
No-host bar and snacks by fundamental LA.  Music by Steve Weisberg and His Orchestra.  Center for the Art of Performance Poetry Bureau, KCHUNG Radio, and other happenings!  Parking available beneath the Hammer Museum for $3
Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is an initiative of LA2050 and is supported by a grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation. Arts ReSTORE received significant funding from UCLA.  Additional support has also been provided by the Diane and Dorothy Brooks Foundation.  Special thanks to Topa Management Company and Indivest, Inc.
2.   I-405 Project Community Meeting
From Metro (LA County Metropolitan Transit Authority):
Join us for project updates regarding the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project.  Meeting agenda includes construction schedule, milestones and upcoming activities as well as Community Relations updates.
Thursday, November 7
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Westwood Recreation Center, Room C
1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90025
For more information or if you have questions, please contact Community Relations at (213) 922-3665 or

3.  Halloween Safety Tips
From the LAPD:
If your house is one of the many homes participating in the Halloween festivities, turn on your porch light so children will know it is all right to visit your home.  If you are placing a Jack-O-Lantern on your porch, place a glow stick inside instead of a candle.  Hand out only commercially wrapped candy.  Never invite children into your home and ensure that your pets are secured and can’t charge little ones at your door (even if you believe they won’t bite there is still the potential for it.  Besides, some kids are scared of dogs).  Also, maintain clear walkways that are free from obstruction.  And if using candles, keep them far away from the path of children.  Finally, immediately notify law enforcement of any suspicious activity.  But most importantly, enjoy all the fun!! 

Please direct all comments, questions or issues regarding the HOLMBY NEWS to and not to
Residents have complained about too many HWPOA emails during the week so I, as Moderator, try to limit HWPOA messages during the week, ads in particular, to posting in the weekly NEWS.  Emergency type situations such as coyote sightings, lost and found pets, traffic alerts and similar emergency type situations will continue to be published during the week as received.
This policy will be published each week preceding the Resident Ads section of the HOLMBY NEWS as a reminder of the policy, how to place the ads and why the policy was established.  There is always an exception considered if needed for an emergency type ad situation.
When placing an ad, please send to for the HOLMBY NEWS Moderator to review.  The receipt of the ad will be confirmed.  Responses to ads should be directed to the ad placer, not to HWPOA.  Do not respond to the holmbywestwood Yahoo email address.
Thank you,Dana, HOLMBY NEWS moderator/editor
Part-time sales of womens accessories.  Responsibilities will include driving my car to charity events, and moderate to heavy lifting and bending.  Must have a valid Drivers License, insurance and a perfect driving record.  Marie 310-600-4726
1994 Ferrari – 348 Spyder.  Triple black, low mileage
Marie (310) 600-4726
Our housekeeper has moved cities, so we are looking for a new housekeeper to help us with typical cleaning (two times per week – preferably Tuesday/Friday but we are flexible).  If you know if anyone we would appreciate you forwarding their contact information.
We would like recommendations from our neighbors for a good plumber to deal with bathroom fixtures, toilets, and water pressure. Many thanks, Andrea Smith,
On Friday Oct. 25 at about 9 pm we discovered a skunk rooting up the turf in our backyard (on Loring between Warner and Thayer). Our lights were on thus we got a good view. It was a beautiful animal with a fluffy extended tail and a snow white back. After watching it about 5 minutes we pounded on the window and it went away.  The next morning we found considerable damage to our turf. There was no noticeable skunk odor.  Because of its beauty and the absence of odor we speculate that it was a pet skunk.
For more information, please contact

914 Westwood Blvd. Suite 573 
Los Angeles, CA  90024
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Holmby -Westwood Survey



We are assembling information about Holmby-Westwood to help the researchers who will be studying our community during the Survey LA project, which is now scheduled for our area this November.

We need the following important and factual (not rumored) information from you as soon as possible (Deadline: October 30th):

1.  The architect who designed your home

2.  The year your home was built

3.  The names of celebrities, famous or prominent people who resided in your home prior to your ownership

4.  Factual information about famous people who lived in another house on your block or in our community or prominent architects who designed particular homes - we need the details and addresses of those homes as soon as possible

5.  If your home was featured in a movie or a magazine, give us the details

6.  Your name

7.  E-mail

8.  Address

9.  Phone number (in case Survey LA researchers have additional questions for the study)

Susan Reuben, Vice President, HWPOA
or call 310-271-6700

Thank you so much for your help.
Holmby-Westwood Property Owners’ Association
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271 Mapleton Ave- $65 Million


Workers put the finishing touches on the massive gate of "IL MAGIONE"

For those of you that have been wondering about the little Holmby adjacent, massive Spanish style property going up on the corner of Charing Cross and Mapleton....

"Il Magione"  is about to hit the market at a breathtaking $65 million.

This new construction manse sits on approximately 1.5 acres and features apx. 38,000 sf of living space including a 4 lane bowling alley, putting green and every imaginable bell and whistle.

Furnished by Fendi Casa, the property can be purchased turnkey.

The address is 271 Mapleton Drive, but it should be noted that the lot is street to street with the back of the house sitting on  S Beverly Glen Blvd. 

One cant help but think this should have a positive impact on Little Holmby values .

For More info, contact Jane at 310-497-5166

271 Mapleton Drive
Holmby Hills, 90024

Market Update


Inventory remains low with only 32 total listings in Westwood and only 8 in Little Holmby.
with list prices ranging from $2,695,000-$5,495,000

There have been 16 closed sales in Little Holmby in the past 6 months with prices ranging from  $1,765000-$5,300,000
There are 4 pending sales with list prices of 1,576,000-$1,899,00