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Holmby News

July 15, 2014

From the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, serving the Holmby Westwood community since 1960.
1.  Wilshire Bus Lane Project Update
2.  HPOZ Article
3.  Know Your Community Police Station
4.  Westwood Library Programs
5.  HWPOA Communication and Ad Policy
6. Resident Ads
7. HWPOA Contact Information
The Wilshire BRT Construction Project is expected to begin in September 2014 on Wilshire Boulevard between Bonsall and Federal Avenues. Construction will take approximately 7 months to complete the full project and will be divided into three phases:
  • Phase 1 – North side of Wilshire Boulevard between Bonsall Avenue to Federal Avenue (approximately 2 1/2 months)
  • Phase 2 – South side of Wilshire Boulevard between Bonsall Avenue to Federal Avenue (approximately 2 1/2 months)
  • Phase 3 – Center median work (approximately 2 months)
The community will be notified with more details prior to construction via email. For those located immediately adjacent to a construction area, a door to door notice will be distributed.
Don’t forget to visit for the latest information and updates.
Thank You,
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
Wilshire BRT Construction Project Team
Please read this important article from the LA Conservancy (on p. 1 and 6) regarding Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs) in Los Angeles and how it will positively affect our community.
Click link below:
All LAPD divisional community police stations are open 24 hours/7days a week. We never close. Not for holidays nor any other reason. Please file that away in the back of your head as a source of safety and security during certain transactions or other circumstances that may come up.
Most of us already know we should drive to a well-lit location or to a police station if you believe you’re being followed in your vehicle, etc., but many don’t know that we also have a 24-hour ATMavailable in the lobby. We also have public restrooms. And if you’re needing a safe drop off spot for a date that isn’t going quite as well as you hoped, or you’re in a taxi/Uber ride that feels sketchy and wrong, feel free to utilize the police station as a drop off/pick up spot. Our police station is also an ideal spot to meet for Craigslist transactions and/or other types of situations where you’re meeting a stranger, especially for the first time.
Do you know the address of our LAPD West LA Station? –or even just the cross streets?  Learn it yourself, teach your children, tell your friends, our address is:
1663 Butler Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca. 90025
Or simply,
Butler Avenue, one block south of Santa Monica Blvd
This month, the programs at Westwood Library include a screenwriting class,  a teen cooking program and a puppet show for kids.  For more information and to see the schedule of events, please click here:
Please direct all comments, questions or issues regarding the HOLMBY NEWS to
Ads for plumbers, housekeepers, garage sales, etc. will be posted in the weekly NEWS. Emergency situations such as coyote sightings, lost and found pets, traffic alerts and similar situations will continue to be published during the week as received.
When placing an ad, please send to for the HOLMBY NEWS Moderator to review.  Responses to ads should be directed to the ad placer, not to HWPOA.
Wanted: a twice a week gardener who cares about plants and flowers and who will keep a garden neat and healthy. Prefer a two-person team, with references, please. Please phone Ms. Landa 310 279-1615 for an appointment
Our handyman, Byron Pardo, is looking for work and a place to stay. He has worked in construction, and is truly quite capable. For us he has done many kinds of jobs, including repaving our cement driveway, power washing the brick patio, and more recently repairing a faulty BBQ gas line, laying bricks, polishing hardwood floors, and painting the interior. He can repair almost anything. He is also good in the garden and can clean. He is honest and trustworthy. We have known him many years. His telephone number is 818-917-6145. My telephone number is 310-283-7613.
Adrienne Rubin on Beverly Glen
914 Westwood Blvd. Suite 573 
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Web site: 



Ellen DeGeneres sells trophy home to tech billionaire Sean Parker

WOW- From 15 to 55mill in just 3.5 years! The Brody House at 360 Mapleton, it originally sold for 14.88 mill in December of 2011 to an investor that flipped it to Ellen for 39 mill in January of  2014.  15 mill profit in 7 months-not bad. 

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Ellen DeGeneres has sold the A. Quincy Jones-designed Brody House on Los Angeles' Westside to Napster co-founder Sean Parkerfor $55 million in an off-market deal.
Built in 1950 for real estate developer Sidney Brody and his wife, modernist art collector Frances Brody, the property was sold four years ago for close to $15 million to an investor-owner who spent three years restoring the Midcentury Modern home. Daytime talk show host DeGeneres bought the trophy home last winter for nearly $40 million.
Set on 2.3 acres, the house features the floor-to-ceiling glass walls typical of the Midcentury style and a central atrium/living room. There were nine bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms in 11,511 square feet of living space when the residence last appeared in the Multiple Listing Service.
A swimming pool, a pool house/guesthouse and a tennis court also are on the grounds.