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Little Holmby Neighborhood News

May 1, 2014

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

1.  Holmby Westwood Annual Meeting – May 7
2.  Coyote Alert
3.  LAPD Crime Alert
4.  Theft at 701 Warner – Seeking Witnesses
5.  UCLA Events
6.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
7.  Resident Ads
8.  HWPOA Contact Information

Holmby Westwood honors our Supervisor and former City Councilman, Zev Yaroslavsky at our upcoming Annual Meeting.  Zev is termed out in Nov. and has been elected time and again to serve our community for 40 years.  There will also be a special performance by the Warner S.T.A.R. Vocal Ensemble.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
7:15 PM
Fellowship Hall
Westwood United Methodist Church
10497 Wilshire Blvd.
(at Warner Ave.)
Free parking available
In addition to honoring Zev, we will also be electing our 2014-15 Board of Directors.  The slate of nominees includes the following homeowners:
New nominees :
Polly Bamberger, Richard Keagy, Stephen Kolodny
Current Board members :
Eve Marie Bhandari, Jamie Berger, Sandy Bernstein
Sandy Brown, Chip Chasalow, Carole Cohen
Valerie Cohen, Jim De Meules, Jackie Freedman
Phil Gabriel, Harry Green, Dick Greenblatt
Judy Karz, Ken Korman, Kathleen Quisenberry
Susan Reuben, Dennis Rosenblatt, Caron Schwartz
Marilyn Stern, Shirley Talbot, Gail Title
Ellen Turner, Patty Wilson, Jeffrey Wolman
We look forward to seeing our neighbors and friends at the meeting!
Over the last several weeks, we have received numerous reports of one or more coyotes in Holmby-Westwood.  Some of these sightings occurred in the morning hours and some occurred in the evening.  Several residents have shouted at the coyotes but the coyotes didn’t seem scared.
We are in the process of arranging a discussion with several recognized authorities who can help address the issue of coyotes in the neighborhood.  Residents are welcome to participate, and we will let you know when we have more information or a confirmed meeting date.
In the meantime, please use precautions to keep our neighborhood safe.  Be sure to keep your small pets indoors, particularly at night.  Do not leave dog or cat food out or any other food that might attract these animals.
Protect your home from Residential Burglary. A common MO that has been occurring is suspects who typically knock or ring the doorbell to verify if the resident is home. When there is no answer, the suspects enter the side or rear of the residence and force entry by smashing the window or door glass to gain entry. Suspects are targeting the master bed and bath areas of the home and removing Jewelry and small electronics.
If you are home when someone knocks on the door or rings the doorbell, announce yourself to let them know that someone is home but do not open the door unless you verify who they are and you know the person at the door. 
Another Burglary trend that has been occurring is construction thefts and break ins. Items of value being targeted are construction tools, equipment, appliances and building materials. If you observe after hours suspicious activity at a construction site or major remodel location, call 911 immediately!
1000 block Selby Ave. RD: 0828. MO: Between 4/21/14, 1400 and 4/22/14, 0800 hours, suspect(s) removed rear slider door from tracks and removed paint spray guns.
800 block Manning Ave. RD: 0828. MO: Between 4/16/14, 1830, and 4/17/14, 0650 hours, suspect(s) punched hole in wall removed compactor and laptop.
Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:
4-18-14 0800/1400 RD: 0819 10400 block Leconte Ave Street Smash Phone/Charger 
Recently, a very large Italian Ceramic urn decorated with yellow lemons and a large Dracena Margenata which was in the pot were taken from the landing by the front door at 701 Warner Ave.  It probably took two people to carry it down the 23 steps and through the gate.  If anyone observed anything or witnessed this event, please contact .  Also, please be on the look-out for similar thefts. 
There are several Annual UCLA events coming up:
The 29th Annual Pow Wow is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th from 11:00 am- 5:00 p.m. at the North Athletic Field.  Presented by the American Indian Student Association, this event features dancing, singing, drums and the Ms. UCLA Pow Wow Pageant. <
The 28th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 25th 12:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. and Monday, May 26th 12:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. at the IM Field.  Performances include Snoop Dogg, Aloe Blacc, Ky-Mani Marley and Black Uhuru.  In addition to music, there will be various forms of arts & crafts, as well as a diverse selection of cuisines. <
Please direct all comments, questions or issues regarding the HOLMBY NEWS 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
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