Friday, April 30, 2010

Weekend Property Gossip - Largest Sale in Los Angeles Pending in Bel~Air


The Real Estalker reports that this spectacular Bel~Air home, originally listed for $85,000,000, is under contract. If it sells anywhere near that stratospheric number, it will be the highest price home sale in recent memory - both for Los Angeles or anywhere else we can imagine!

[By comparison, the biggest sale of 2009 appears to have been that of the Beverly Hills home of Simon Ramo, co-founder of the aerospace and defense company TRW, to DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, for $35 million.]

LANE CLOSURE: Bellagio Road between Bel-Air Road & Copa de Oro Road - May 3 - 6

The Bel-Air Association received word from LADOT's Western District office that a temporary one-lane closure has been permitted on Bellagio Road (between Bel-Air Rd & Copa de Oro) for Monday, May 3rd through Thursday, May 6th. In order to avoid disruption during peak traffic times, operations will not exceed LADOT approved hours of operation -- 9:00am - 3:00pm.

Champion Crane will use a stinger crane to place miscellaneous trees and landscaping materials at a property on Bellagio. The contractor is coordinating with Right of Way Incorporated to process The Public Right of Way Use Permit for the lane closure.

Right of Way Inc. can be reached at (626) 930-9292. As always, please feel free to contact us here at the Association office with any questions or concerns. Our phone is (310) 474-3527, and our email is baa@belaironline.org.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Night work - Southbound 405 restriping


Notification of Pending First Amendment Event - May Day March

NOTIFICATION OF PENDING
FIRST AMENDMENT EVENT



The following information pertains to an upcoming Special Event Permit Application
recently filed with the Los Angeles Police Department Board of Police Commissioners.
This notification is provided in an effort to minimize the impact the event(s) may have on
your neighborhood and/or business. If you have any questions concerning the details of
this event, please contact the applicant (below) or the Los Angeles Police Department,
Special Events Permits Unit, at (213) 847-1640.


5/1/2010 Celebrate Revolutionary May Day 2010 OWB/West LA
(Westwood)

TIME 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

ASSEMBLY: Kinross & Westwood Blvd

ROUTE: W/B Wilshire, N/B Gayley, E/B on Le Conte, S/B on Broxton, E/B on Weyburn, N/B on Westwood, W/B on Le Conte, S/B on Broxton to Kinross.

CONTACT: Committee to Celebrate May 1st
Tokeshi, Carol 323-445-9923

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sunset Bridge Improvements - Community Meeting May 3, 2010


Sunset Bridge Improvements Community Meeting

Metro and LADWP will present the improvements scheduled to start May 2010.

Join us and learn about the Sunset Bridge demolition and reconstruction and the water line improvements on Church Ln.

Date: Monday, May 3, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
11461 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

West Los Angeles Blood Drive

West Los Angeles Blood Drive

On May 6, 2010, between 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM the West Los Angeles Police Community Station will be hosting a Cedars Sinai Blood Drive. Our officers as well as our civilian staff will be participating in this worthwhile cause. Our goal is to provide 70-100 donors at this event, which will be held at our station, 1663 Butler Ave. The building is located one block south of Santa Monica Blvd. just west of the 405 Freeway.

Please join us in giving. If you are on tight schedule and need a specific time to donate your blood without waiting, you can pre-designate a time by contacting Sergeant Podesta at (310) 444-0743.

Each participant will receive a free BBQ meal cooked right in front of the station by our officers and a coupon from Baskin Robbins for a free pint of ice cream.

I will send one last reminder the day before the event. Thanks to those who have already committed to come.

Notice of Construction - I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project

ATTENTION COMMUTERS, RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN
THE VICINITY OF THE SAN DIEGO FREEWAY (I-405) AND
SKIRBALL CENTER DRIVE.

The Contractor will be conducting an inspection of the Skirball Bridge to test for the
existence of hazardous materials. While the center median lanes will be closed during this
activity, the Skirball Bridge will remain open to thru traffic in both directions.

What: Inspection of Skirball Bridge.

When: Night time work will be conducted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, for one night
only from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., weather permitting.

Where: Skirball Bridge at Skirball Center Drive.

What to Expect:
 Traffic will be reconfigured with one lane in each direction.
 Local access to businesses and residences will be maintained.
 Pedestrians will be rerouted to a safe area outside the construction zone.
 Emergency vehicle access will be maintained.
 Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates: twitter.com/I_405

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Evacuation In Westwood




Just got evacuated from Westwood Medical Building. Suspicous package
found. No doubt more to follow in regular news.

WILSHIRE IS CLOSED from Westwood Blvd. to Gayley Avenue.
Expect some MASSIVE delays along Wilshire until this is cleared.

West LAPD Community Crime Notice

COMMUNITY ALERT
NOTIFICATION

To sign up for E-Policing, simply go to the link below and enter your address and your email address. You will receive crime updates and Community Alert information from the Los Angeles Police Department. You may also view recent crimes that have occurred in the area on the LAPD website. To receive text alerts when critical information is sent sign up for Nixle. Share this information with your neighbors, neighborhood watch groups and business organizations.
EMERGENCY: 911
NON-EMERGENCY: 1-877-275-5273
All other City Services: 311
Christopher Ragsdale
Senior Lead Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
Office: 310-444-0741 
Cell: 213-305-5895
Email: 26690@lapd.lacity.org 
Website: www.lapdonline.org
ROBBERY:
STREET ROBBERY:
1000 block Westwood Blvd. RD 817. MO: 4/19/10, at 1330 hours, Victim walked northbound on west side of Westwood Bl. She talked on phone with her headphones on head. Suspect #1 approached from front and grabbed the phone, caused her to fall to ground. Suspects #1 & 2 fled on foot southbound on Westwood Bl. Suspect #1 dropped some sunglasses as he fled. Suspect #1: Male Black Blk Blk 6-0 200 20-30 years, red hat, white shirt, and blue pants. Suspect #2: Male Black Blk Blk 6-0 200 20-30 years, white hat, brown shirt, and white pants. Weapon: Bodily Force. Property Taken: Cell phone worth $350
STREET ROBBERY:
Westholme & LeConte (RD 828). MO: On 4/13/10, at 2120 hours, the victim was walking on the west side of Westholme when she was approached by the suspect. The victim was wearing her headphones and the suspect grabbed the headphones off of her head. The suspect was armed with a blue steel revolver and pointed it at her face. The suspect asked the victim, "What else do you have?" The victim said she only had books and she gave the suspect her I-Pod. The suspect told the victim to turn around and walk back southbound on Westholme towards Wilshire. The suspect ran northbound on Westholme and entered a vehicle and fled southbound on Westholme, then eastbound on Wilshire. Suspect: Male White or Hispanic Blk Bro 5-10 190 27-30 yrs , black T-shirt, black beanie and belt, and blue jeans.
Weapon: Blue steel revolver. Vehicle: Older 80's Chevy Prism 2-door Red. Property Taken: Apple I-Pod worth $200
ATTEMPTED STREET ROBBERY:
Wilkins East of Veteran (RD 833). 4/13/10, at 2115 hours, The victim was walking southbound on Westwood Bl to westbound Wilkins. As the victim was just east of Veteran, the suspect ran up to him and grabbed his left forearm. The suspect stated, "Money" and brandished a firearm in his right hand. When the victim attempted to unzip his jacket to get his wallet, the suspect struck him on the left side of the head with the gun. The victim yelled out in pain and was possibly struck a second time. Someone from a nearby apartment yelled down about the noise and the suspect fled on foot. Suspect: Male White or Hispanic dark hair 5-7/5-9 125-145 16-25 yrs, medium or dark colored shirt, pants, and shoes. Weapon: Black semi-auto handgun Property Taken: None (Attempted Robbery)
STREET ROBBERY:
Ohio Ave/Westwood Blvd. RD 0833. MO: On 04/04/10, 0300 HRS, The suspects approached the victim on the street. Suspect-one demanded the victim's property, at which time he punched the victim with a closed fist. Suspect-one pulled out a knife and placed it on the victim's neck. Suspects 2, 3 and 4 proceeded to remove the victim's property from his pocket. The suspect fled the location with the victim's property. Suspects 1 to 4: Male WHITE AGE: 20/22 yrs. SUSP'S VEHICLE: HONDA-CIVIC 2DR BLK
WEAPON: KNIFE. PROPERTY TAKEN: WALLET, CELLULAR PHONE
BURGLARY:
1200 block Angelo Dr, RD 0807Construction Site. MO: Between 04/17/10 at 1400 and 04/19/10 at 0700, suspect(s) cut lock off of construction site office door, removed tools.
1700 block Comstock, RD 0829. Deft: transient. MO: On 04/19/10, at 1150 hours, suspect walked to rear of SFR, attempted to lift overhung rear windows to gain entry. Apprehended by patrol. Area transient.
10300 block Santa Monica Blvd. RD 0829. Business. MO: Betwn 02/29/10 and 04/19/10, suspect entered office building gated subterranean parking structure, removed medical files. Files were found to be in Suspect Gary Peterson's possession at time of arrest.
1700 block Franklin Dr. RD 0809. MO: Between 04/02/10 at 0800 and 04/04/10 at 1600, suspect(s) entered the SFR via an unlocked side door, removed a computer.
10500 block Wilshire Blvd. RD 0828. MO: On 04/18/10, between 1420 and 1715, suspect(s) gained entry into the apartment by unknown means, removed jewelry.
1300 block Westwood Blvd. RD 0833. Business. MO: On 04/08/10 at 0800, suspect(s) entered the business by unknown means, activating the alarm. At 1200 hours the manager entered the business and found that an I-pod and cash from the register had been taken. The register was not forced, and is opened only by computer code.
800 block N. Beverly Glen. RD 0807. MO: On 03/26/10, between 0800 and 1800, suspect(s) entered SFR via unlocked door, removed jewelry.
1600 block S. Beverly Glen. RD 0829. MO: Between 03/26/10 at 1430 and 03/27/10 at 1030, suspect(s) attempted to pry the apartment side balcony door. Entry was not gained.
1600 block Tower Grove. RD 0808. MO: On 03/30/10, between 1300 and 1445, suspect(s) smashed SFR front glass door, removed a laptop, vid camera, & gaming system.
10700 block Stradella Ct. RD 0806. MO: Between 03/31/10 at 1300 and 04/01/10 at 0100, suspect(s) smashed the SFR rear window, ransacked several rooms. No identified loss.
AUTO CRIMES-Grand Theft Auto:
04-23-10, Unk time. RD 0805 11800 block Bel Terrace Garage Unk 1959 Chev Impala 2dr green
04-12-10, 1200/0930 RD 0816 600 block Kelton Ave Street 2006 Honda Acc 4DR Sil
04-11-10, 0050/1345 RD 0833 Kelton Ave/Rochester Ave.Street 1993 Honda Civ Wht
04/01/10, 1000-1015 RD 828 10500 block Lindbrook Dr.Street 03 Lexus ES300
03/30/10-03/31/10,1700-0300 RD 815 600 blk Loring AveDriveway 04 BMW X5 UT
03-17-10, 2350/0330 RD 0828 900 block Hilgard Ave. Street 10 BMW 320I
03-25-10, 1915/0855 RD 0834 10500 block Santa Monica Bl.Sub Garage 03 Audi A4
Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:
04-19-10, 0940/1110 RD 0833 10900 block Wilshire Blvd.Gym Smash Purse
04-16-10, 2230/0845 RD 0855 1600 block Veteran Ave.Garage Smash Laptop
04-19-10, Unk RD 0833 10900 block Wilshire Blvd. Unk Unk Unk
04-15-10, 1800/0800 RD 0807 10500 block Clearwood Ct.Drive Wy. Unlock Money, Jewelry
04-13-10, 2115/1700 RD 0833 1200 block Veteran AveCarport Smash None
04-10-10, 2000/1000 RD 0829 1300 block Warner Ave Street Pried Cash, glasses
04-07-10, 1900/0900 RD 0834 10600 block Rochester AveStreet Smash Laptop
04-10-10, 0005/1030 RD 0816 400 block Veteran Ave Street Unk Car stereo
04-12-10, 2230/1000 RD 0834 10600 block Eastbourne AvePkg lot Smash Laptop, glasses
04-08-10, 2200/1730 RD 0829 1300 block Beverly Glen Sub Gar Susp removed CDL
04-09-10, 1640 RD 0809 1500 block N. Beverly Driveway Susp removed camera
03-29-10, 0830/2030 RD 0828 800 block Hilgard Ave Sub. Garage GPS
03-29-10, 1930/1400 RD 0828 800 block Hilgard Ave Sub. Garage Thos Guide, Maps
03-26-10, 1900/1200 RD 0855 1600 block Camden AveCarport Lap Top
03-29-10, 2310/0200 RD 0828 1000 block Hilgard Ave Sub. Garage Passport, Papers
GRAND/PETTY THEFT:
Market-10800 block Le Conte Ave RD 0818 Beer, meat $43. Male Hispanic 36 Arrested.
Street-10700 block Wilshire Blvd. RD 0834 Laptop $6200
Street-Midvale Ave/Landfair Ave. RD 0837 Cellphone $600
Sidewalk-Lindbrook Dr/Westwood Blvd. RD 0817 Bike $800
Sidewalk-600 block Veteran Ave. RD 0816 Bike parts $60
Business-1000 block Broxton Ave RD 0817 Clothing $875
Business-2900 block N. Beverly Glen Circle RD 0807 Cash/Cks $200.00
Business-10900 block Weyburn Ave RD 0817Wallet/Cash/CCards $21.00
Business-10800 block Wilshire Blvd. RD 0833 Printer toner $1921
Business-1100 Westwood Blvd. RD 0817 Coffee, snacks $28
Residential-10500 block Wilshire Blvd. RD 0834 Earrings $250,000.00
Residential-1300 block S.Beverly Glen RD 0829 Watch $20,000
Business-1100 block Glendon Ave RD 0817 Sign $800
Residential-1000 block Selby Ave RD 0828 Laptop $1114
Business-1100 block Gayley Ave RD 0817 Wallet $525
Residential-10300 block Wilshire Blvd. RD 0819 Ipod, shoes $870

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Delay Already - Church Lane Closure

Just drove by and Church Lane is open. Traffic sign indicates closure
will be for NEXT 2 weekends - 4/30 - 5/3 and 5/7 - 5/10.

Friday, April 23, 2010

CRITICAL NOTICE - Sunset Blvd. Bridge DEMO Project


As part of the I405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, the Sunset Blvd. Bridge will be demolished (in phases) to make way for a new bridge.

This project is nearing commencement and ALL BEL~AIR RESIDENTS should be fully aware of its TRAFFIC implication during the 20 month (estimated) construction cycle.

Above is a FACT SHEET provided by LA Metro that attempts to answer a number of common questions about the project.

In brief: although the Sunset Blvd. bridge is only scheduled to be completely closed for +/- 12 Nights during this process, the bridge, for the vast majority of its 20 month construction cycle, will be limited to ONLY 2 LANES for TRAFFIC in EACH DIRECTION which will DRAMATICALLY INCREASE TRAFFIC on Sunset Blvd. (and surrounding streets) and make it profoundly difficult at times to cross the 405 Freeway.

As such, LA Metro has posted a number of DETOUR routes on its website.

The Bel~Air Association has been working tirelessly in the hope that LA Metro and Cal Trans would incorporate some of the BAA's suggested mitigation ideas (i.e., traffic officers, staged closures, etc. to best keep traffic flowing) -- some of which have been accepted.

We have no doubt that the Sunset Blvd. Bridge Demolition Project will significantly impact our community and its residents, and we continue to work hard to address each concern as it arises.

REMINDER - Church Lane @ Sepulveda Closed Tonight Thru Weekend


When: Work is anticipated to last two full weekends, weather permitting: Friday, April 23, 2010 through Monday, April 26, 2010 and Friday, April 30, 2010 through Monday, May 2, 2010. Full street closure is anticipated to start at 9:00 PM Friday night; the street will reopen to full traffic on Monday at 6:00 AM.

Where: Intersection of Church Ln. and Sepulveda Bl.

LAST NIGHT: BABY MOUNTAIN LION SIGHTING -- Lindamere Drive off Stone Canyon



One of our wonderful residents on Lindamere Drive reported a Baby Mountain Lion sighting in their backyard last night. She reported it seemed to be prowling for food!


After the unfortunate loss of one of our Bel-Air dogs to a pack of coyotes this week, we again urge all area residents to be EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS, especially with children and pets. Wild animals can be very dangerous.


---


What You Should Do If You Encounter a Mountain Lion?
(www.southwestwildlife.org)

People rarely get more than a brief glimpse of a mountain lion in the wild. Lion attacks on people are rare, with fewer than a dozen fatalities in North America in more than 100 years. Most of the attacks were by young lions, hunting on their own for the first time and not yet living in established home ranges. Young lions may focus on easy prey, such as pets and small children.
There has been little research on how to avoid mountain lion attacks. But mountain lion attacks that have occurred are being analyzed and patterns of behavior and response are beginning to emerge. The following suggestions may be helpful, however, remember that every situation is different with respect to the mountain lion, the terrain, the people, and their activity.


• Do not hike alone. Go in groups, with adults supervising children.

• Keep children close to you. Observations of captured mountain lions reveal that the animals seem especially drawn to children. Keep children within your sight at all times.

• Stay calm if you encounter a mountain lion. Stop or back away slowly, if you can do so safely.

• Do not approach a lion. Most mountain lions will try to avoid a confrontation. Give the lion a way to escape.

• Do not run from a lion. Running may encourage a mountain lion to chase. Instead, stand and face the animal. Make eye contact.

• If you have small children with you, pick them up so they do not panic and run. Try to avoid turning away from the lion while picking up a child.

• Do not crouch down or bend over, as you will look more like a four-legged prey animal.

• Do all you can to appear larger. Raise your arms. Open your jacket if you are wearing one. If you have small children with you, protect them by picking them up so they won’t panic and run.

• If the lion is aggressive, throw stones, branches or whatever you can get your hands on without
crouching down or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a loud
voice. The idea is to convince the mountain lion that you are not prey and that you may be a
danger to it.

• Fight back if attacked! Lions have been driven off by prey that fights back. People have
successfully fought back with rocks, sticks, caps or jackets, garden tools, and their bare hands.
Remain standing or try to get back up.

Safety information provided by www.SouthwestWildlife.org.

LA Times Festival of Books @ UCLA this Weekend



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Dates & Location

The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held Saturday & Sunday, April 24-25, 2010 at:

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UCLA

405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Click here to see a map of the Festival.

Hours

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets & Admission

General attendance is free!
For information on attending, see our Attendee FAQ.

Tickets are required for all Festival of Books indoor panel and speaker sessions. Tickets for the 2010 Festival of Books will become available on Sunday, April 18, 2010, at noon through Ticketmaster.com for a nominal fee of $1 per ticket. Check back soon for updates.

For best ticket selection, purchase a Panel Pass now.

Please see our Ticket and Panel Pass FAQ for more information.


Parking

Parking on the UCLA campus is $10.
Free shuttle bus services will connect the outlying UCLA parking lots with the main festival entrances. Effective January 1, 2010, visitors to the UCLA campus who use a Department of Motor Vehicles issued disabled person (DP) placard or license plate to park on campus will be required to pay a $3 daily parking permit fee.
More…



Thursday, April 22, 2010

LAST NIGHT: Bel-Air Coyotes CARRY OFF Small Dog



** AS A SAFETY AND COURTESY ALERT, PLEASE SEE THE BELOW INFORMATION ABOUT COYOTES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD **

It is extremely sad to report that a resident on Linda Flora Drive lost their 12lb dog to coyotes last night. According to their pool service manager, there is a large pack that tend to travel from their house down the canyon to the Acanto-area.

Please note that it is extremely important to remain extra cautious even if you don't live in the above mentioned areas. Wild animals are very hard to predict and likely have a tendency to travel wherever food appears to be available.

As you can imagine, the dog's owners are terribly distraught, but most importantly want to make others aware of this situation.

THIS IS ALSO A SITUATION TO BE AWARE OF FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS!


In addition to the below, if anyone has further reports, ideas, tips or questions, please contact us here at the Bel-Air Association office.

We can be reached at:
310-474-3527 or
baa@belaironline.org.


WHAT YOU CAN DO
(Thank you to Director Chris Hameetman for these tips on a previous blog post!)


FENCES
Coyotes are capable of scaling or jumping fences upwards of 5 1/2 feet in height.
They can be deterred by increasing the fence height to at least 6 feet and adding an angle at the top facing outward at 45 degrees and 16 inches wide.
(For fences over 6 feet check local fence height laws, a variance may be required.)
Bury the bottom of the fence at least 12 to 18 inches underground and line the trench with rock to prevent the coyote from digging underneath.
An apron underground at the base extending an additional 18 to 24 inches out from the fence should be added as well.
DO’S and DON’T’S
Keep your pets indoors or secured in an outdoor kennel.
Environmental factors can affect the time a coyote may appear.
Coyotes are active during daylight hours also.
Walk your dog on a leash at all times.
If your yard does not have a fence, use a leash while on your property to keep your pet close to you.
You may carry something with you for protection such as an air horn, whistle, walking stick or cane.
Confine small animals and birds that you cannot keep indoors to covered enclosures constructed of a heavy gauge wire mesh.
Coyotes can break through chicken wire.
Put all trash bags inside the trash cans and keep all outdoor trash can lids securely fastened to the containers.
Place trash bins inside sheds, garages or other enclosed structures.
Pick fruit from trees as soon as it ripens and pick up all fallen fruit.
Cut low hanging branches to avoid the coyote feeding from trees.
Trim ground-level shrubbery.
Vegetable gardens should be protected with heavy duty garden fences or enclosed by a greenhouse.
Check with your local plant nursery to see what deterrent products are available.
If you have access to the Internet, you may find some items on-line.
Keep your property well lit at night.
Close off crawl spaces under porches, decks and sheds.
Coyotes use such areas for resting and raising young.
Share this information with your neighbors.
Your efforts may be futile if someone is providing food or shelter for coyotes. Remember this is a neighborhood effort. Do not feed wild animals. It is illegal to feed predatory wildlife in the City of Los Angeles. (L.A.M.C. Sec. 53.06.5) Do not leave pet food or water bowls outside if your pet is not outdoors. Local law requires that food and water be available to your pet when it is kept outside.However, bring in the dishes when your pet is inside. Do not allow pets to roam from home. Do not set your trash out for pick-up until the day of pick-up to reduce attracting predators in the middle of the night. Do not attempt to pet or otherwise make contact with them. Coyotes are wild animals and should be treated as such.Never leave small children unattended. Do not throw food into an open compost pile.
DETERRENTS & SCARE TACTICS
Spray a little ammonia in your trash can several times a week to cut the odor of food.
Place moth balls or moth ball cakes in areas where coyotes sleep or hang out to deter them from staying.
Motion activated devices such as lights, strobe lights and sprinklers can be useful.
Use radios that are set to talk or news stations to help deter the coyotes.
Use a Coyote Shaker: A can containing a few coins which can be shaken and thrown at the coyote.
Throw balls or rocks.
Bang two pans together, blow a whistle, use an air horn or use high pressure water sprayer.
Alternate the deterrents to prevent the coyote from getting used to one method.
COMMON Q&A
What should I do if a coyote approaches me?
- Wave your arms.
- Shout in a low, loud tone.
- Throw objects at the coyote while maintaining eye contact.
- Make yourself look as big as possible; if you are wearing a jacket open it up like a cape.
- If possible, go towards active or populated areas but do not turn your back on the coyote.
How can I keep my dog safe?
- If you live in coyote country, closely supervise your dog.
- Walk your dog on a leash at all times and stay close to high pedestrian traffic areas.
- Try not to establish a regular routine and route to avoid setting up a pattern for the coyote to detect.
- Avoid bushy areas or paths near abandoned properties.
- If you notice a coyote when walking your dog, keep your dog as close to you as possible and move towards an active area.
- Never encourage or allow your dog to interact or “play” with coyotes.
How can I keep my cat safe?
- Keep your cat indoors at all times.
- If your cat must be outside, consider constructing an outdoor 6 sided enclosure that is made of heavy gauge wire or chain-link with an enclosed access way to the house.

Related Link: http://www.fundwildlife.org/coexist/coyotes.html

Critical Closures - I405 Project

 

Please see attached notice regarding upcoming work at the Church Ln./Sepulveda Bl intersection.  Please post and distribute.

 

 

ATTENTION RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN THE VICINITY OF SEPULVEDA BL. AND CHURCH LN.

 

In preparation for the SunsetBridge reconstruction, the Contractor will widen the intersection of Church Ln. and Sepulveda Bl.  This temporary improvement will add an additional traffic lane to southbound Church Ln.

 

What:     Full street closure for widening of Church Ln. at Sepulveda Bl.  

 

When:     Work is anticipated to last two full weekends, weather permitting: Friday, April 23, 2010 through Monday, April 26, 2010 and Friday, April 30, 2010 through Monday, May 2, 2010.  Full street closure is anticipated to start at 9:00 PM Friday night; the street will reopen to full traffic on Monday at 6:00 AM.

 

Where:    Intersection ofChurch Ln. and Sepulveda Bl.

 

What to expect:

·        In preparation for the full closure of the intersection, pre-construction activities will take place on adjacent sidewalks starting the week of April 19, 2010 for 3 weeks between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM.  Access to thru traffic will be maintained.

·        The northern sidewalk will be temporarily relocated to the southern side and will reopen on May 3rd.

·        Full closure of the intersection of Church Ln. at Sepulveda Bl.

·        During the full closure onChurch Ln. local access only will be maintained for businesses and residences.

·        Access to Church Ln. from Sepulveda Bl. will be restricted during the full closure.

·        Detour:  Southbound Sepulveda Bl. traffic to southbound Church Ln.  will be detoured to continue southbound on Sepulveda Bl. to Sepulveda Way to westbound Sunset Bl. back to Church Ln.

·        Detour: NorthboundChurch Ln. traffic to Sepulveda Bl. will be detoured to eastbound Sunset Bl. to southbound Veteran Av. to westbound Montana Av. back to Sepulveda Bl.

·        Pedestrian access will be maintained on the south side of Church Ln.

·        Bus detoured: Westbound Metro bus line 2/302 will be temporarily detoured at Montana Ave.and Sepulveda Blvd.  It will continue via Montana Av. toChurch Ln., to Sunset Bl. back to regular route.

·        Big Blue Bus connections with Metro at Sepulveda will not be possible on these weekends.  Connections can be made along Wilshire Blvd.  Layover will be onBarrington south ofBrentwood Village at bus stop in front of the post office.

·        Emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

  • At the completion of this activity, there will be an additional lane for northbound Church Ln.traffic.

 

 

Olga N. Arroyo

 

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project

Community Relations

6060 Center Drive, 2nd Flr.

Los Angeles, CA 90045

310-846-2357

ArroyoO@metro.net

 

www.metro.net/I-405

http://twitter.com/I_405

www.facebook.com/405project

 

I-405 Project Hotline 213-922-3665

 

 

 

California’s Appliance Rebate Program begins TODAY

Cash For Appliances Rebate Program

California’s Appliance Rebate Program begins TODAY -- April 22, 2010.

The appliance rebate program is funded from the larger national program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which has set aside some $300 million nationally for states to utilize. The Golden State was allocated $35.2 million which is to be disbursed by the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program.


CLICK HERE for the FACT SHEET