Thursday, October 28, 2010

Skirball Bridge Work

Hello,

 

The Skirball Bridge will remain open tonight.  The following are tonight’s closure information for the Skirball ramps:

 

NB off-ramp - 8:30 pm closure

NB on-ramp – open all night 

SB off-ramp – 7:30 pm closure

SB on-ramp – 10:00 pm closure

 

Ron Macias

Community Relations Officer

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

(310) 846 - 3564

MaciasR@metro.net

 

I-405 Project Hotline 213-922-3665

www.metro.net/I-405

 

Community Message: WLA Police Station Haunted House, 1663 Butler Ave, this Friday and Saturday night 6-10pm. Bring the family and enjoy.

Community Message has been issued by the LAPD - West L.A..

Wednesday October 27, 2010 8:18 PM PDT

WLA Police Station Haunted House,1663 Butler Ave, this Friday and Saturday night 6-10pm. Bring the family and enjoy.

The WLA Police Station at 1663 Butler Ave, is having an awsome Haunted House, complete with spooky characters. It will be open this Friday and Saturday from 6-10 PM. The event is free. Bring the family and enjoy a safe environment of fun, candy and games.

For full details, go to https://local.nixle.com/alert/3892205/?sub_id=138807.


Contact Information:

David Podesta
West Los Angeles
310-444-0743 32305@lapd.lacity.org

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I-405 Construction Notice: NB I-405 Sunset Bl off ramp

 ATTENTION COMMUTERS, RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN THE VICINITY OF THE NB I-405 SUNSET BL OFF RAMP

 

The contractor will remove trees and vegetation (clear and grub) east of the NB I-405 Sunset Bl off ramp in preparation for upcoming wall construction and ramp improvements.

 

What: Clear and grub

 

When: Clear and grub work is anticipated to start on Thursday, October 28, 2010 for approximately two weeks. Anticipated work hours are from 7:00am to 4:00pm for tree cutting and from 9:00pm to 5:00am for loading out of vegetation. This activity is weather permitting.

 

Where: East of the NB I-405 Sunset Bl off ramp at Sunset Bl

 

What to expect:

• NB 405 Sunset Bl off-ramp closures will be required: closures will be coordinated with Caltrans, ramp closures may start at 7:00pm.

• Street parking may be restricted during clear and grub operations along the cul-de-sac.

• Pedestrians will be rerouted to a safe area outside the construction zone.

• Emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

 

NEW MEMBER'S ONLY DISCOUNT VENDOR (Member Benefits Card) - Le Pooch of Brentwood




The Bel-Air Association would like to formally introduce you to one of the Member Benefits Card Program's newest vendors:

LE POOCH OF BRENTWOOD
124 Barrington Place (Next to Brentwood School), Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-4800

We now offer each new vendor the opportunity to write-up a short blog post to introduce themselves and their services to our members! Please take a moment to learn how Le Pooch of Brentwood can help you and your furry loved ones!

To view the Bel-Air Association Members-only discounts provided by Le Pooch of Brentwood, please click the link below. The full list of vendors providing discounts can be accessed from the blog's main page by clicking on the MEMBER BENEFITS CARD on the right side of the page.


http://sites.google.com/site/belaironline/baa-membership-card-list

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We deliver to your home, no service charge if the purchase is over $40. If the purchase is under $40 then the service charge is $3.

Custom ordered dog beds available from small to extra large in over 200 different fabric designs.

We carry a variety of different pet food for dogs and cats, brands including: Orijen, Taste of the Wild, Natural Balance, Stella & Chewy’s raw food, Primal raw food including frozen marrow bones, Ziwi Peak, Party Animal, and many more!

Yappy Hour wine tasting every Wednesday night 5pm-7pm, bring your pet and meet others!

Starting Monday November 8th we will be having obedience classes from 1pm-2pm. Payment of $185 is due at the first session. The course consists of 8 Mondays, but if you miss a session you can always make it up on another Monday.

Grooming available for dogs and cats! Prices beginning at $35 for teacup sizes and up for larger sizes. Appointments are preferred but we also take walk-ins Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm and Sundays 11am-4pm.

I-405 Widening - CONSTRUCTION NOTICE (I-405 & Ohio Ave)

ATTENTION COMMUTERS, RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN THE VICINITY OF THE SAN DIEGO FREEWAY (I-405) AND OHIO AV

LA DWP will be self performing the relocation of overhead power poles at Ohio Ave, east and west of the I-405 freeway, starting Tuesday, October 26, 2010. Power pole work will occur through Friday, October 29. During the nights of Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31 power lines will be strung across the entire length of the NB and SB 405.

What: Relocating power poles and removing and installing overhead conductors crossing NB and SB 405, at Ohio Av.

When: Day time work will occur from Wednesday, October 27 through Friday, October 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Night time work will be required on Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31, 2010. Night hours will start at 8:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 a.m.

Where: Ohio Ave, east and west of I-405 freeway, and NB and SB 405 at Ohio Av.

What to Expect:
• Ohio Av will have periodic closures from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through Friday, October 29.

• California Highway Patrol will institute rolling closures on NB and SB 405 between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. early Sunday and Monday mornings.

• Rolling closures will stop traffic on the 405 for a five minute clearing while power lines are strung across the freeway. Short traffic breaks will occur approximately six times to allow for the safe crossing of wires.

• Partial closures on Beloit and Cotner, south of Ohio.

• 24 hour no parking signs will be placed on Beloit and Cotner, south of Ohio.

• NB Santa Monica on-ramp and SB Wilshire on-ramps will be closed from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. starting Saturday, October 30 through Monday, November 1, 2010.

• Pedestrians will be rerouted to a safe area outside the construction zone.

• Emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

• Work is weather permitting and subject to change.

• Visit our website for the latest project updates, www.metro.net/I-405

To request further information through an assistive listening device, please call 1-800-252-9040.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ROAD CLOSURE TOMORROW (Oct. 27th): Section of Copa de Oro Road between Bel-Air Rd & Bellagio Rd.



**AS A COURTESY NOTICE FROM THE BEL-AIR ASSOCATION**

Tomorrow, Oct. 27th, LA DOT has approved a road closure for a section of Copa de Oro Rd between Bel-Air Road & Bellagio Road. The hours for this work will between 10 AM and 2 PM.

Right of Way, Inc. will be coordinating the closure.

If/as the Assocation receives more information, we will update you via the blog.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Skirball Bridge Work

Hello,

 

For this week, the work schedule for the reconstruction of the Skirball Bridge has been revised.  Tonight, the contractor will continue with its third night of reconstruction work on the bridge.  It is anticipated that the contractor will need to continue this work and implement the same closures until the end of this week, weather permitting.  This work will require the closure of Skirball Bridge between the hours of 10 pm to 6 am.  In addition, both northbound and southbound Skirball ramps will be closed from 7 pm to 6 am on those nights.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 

 

Ron Macias

Community Relations Officer

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

(310) 846 - 3564

MaciasR@metro.net

 

I-405 Project Hotline 213-922-3665

www.metro.net/I-405

 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Suggested Emergency Preparedness Check-List

by American Red Cross

* Food and Water for 5 Days -
One Gallon of Water / per person / per day

* Evacuation Plan for the Residence

* Designated Place for Family Members to Meet if there is No
Telephone Service... or... if You cannot get back home

* Grab and Go Case Containing Important Documents, List of Prescriptions, and Spare
Cash (Small Bills - It will be hard to find change)

* Sturdy Shoes, Flashlight with Extra Batteries, Land Line Telephone by the Bed

* Well-Stocked First Aid Kit

* Battery Operated Radio with Extra Batteries

* Fire Extinguisher, Rating Type 2A:10BC

* Whistle to Call for Help

* Face Masks for Protection against Dust and Particles

* Gas Shut-Off Valve - Do You have yours? Automatic? if not...you need a Wrench

* Emergency Telephone Number Sheet for Yourself and Family Members

* Car - Have a Mini Survival Kit in the Car

* Tools - Wrench, Shovel, Axe, Screw Drivers, Hammer, and Chainsaw

* Heavy Gloves and Hard Hat

Make sure YOU are Prepared. Make sure those YOU Love are Prepared.

**A big thanks to Janie for pulling this blog post together!**

SUCCESS: Bel-Air Association Hosts & Sponsors City Services Summit - Wed. Oct. 20th @ Marymount High School



Services provided by the Angeles City Service Departments impact our lives and properties every day.


In partnership with the City of Los Angeles, the Bel-Association sponsored a City Services Summit at Marymount High School on October 20, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm.

At this event, various City Department officials participated on a panel and offered updates on Street Lighting, City Planning, Building & Safety, Water & Power and a special update on UCLA community affairs, events and programs. Discussions were relevant to Bel-Air and how we as neighbors can survive and thrive in these challenging economic times. In addition, Bel-Air residents were able to participate in a question and answer session where City Officials assisted and answered top-line questions and issues pertinent to our community.


A BIG THANK YOU to all who participated and attended!


If you would like to address additional questions to any of the panelists from City Planning, Street Lighting, Building & Safety, DWP or UCLA Community Relations, please contact us at the office via 310-474-3527 or baa@belaironline.org. We're happy to help you get your questions answered or put you in touch with the panelists directly!


Here are a few pics for you to enjoy:
























Thursday, October 21, 2010

KITTEN FOUND - Near Chalon & Roscomare Intersection

A wonderful resident called this afternoon to report she found a small, very young kitten. If you are missing a kitten or know someone who is, please call us here at the office to identify it. We can help put you in contact with the wonderful people who found him/her. She thinks it may have come up from the golf course.


BAA Office line: 310-474-3527


E-mail: baa@belaironline.org

Notice of Day Work & Night Work Activity - Thurston Area

ATTENTION RESIDENTS IN THE VICINITY OF THURSTON AV AND THURSTON PLACE


The contractor will be inspecting the condition of the underground storm drain through the use of a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) on Thurston Av.

What: Storm drain CCTV inspection

When: Work is anticipated to start on Thursday, October 21, 2010 between the hours of 9:00AM to 3:00PM and the night of Friday, October 22, 2010 between the hours of 10:00PM to 5:00AM

Where: Thurston Av and Thurston Place

What to Expect:

-Access to thru traffic will be maintained.

- Street parking may be temporarily restricted during work hours.

- Driveway access to 139 Thurston Av may be temporarily restricted from Thurston Av during asphalt removal. Driveway access from Thurston Place will be maintained at all times.

- Access to emergency vehicles will be maintained.

- Work is weather permitting and subject to change.

To request further information through an assistive listening device, please call 1-800-252-9040.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I-405: NOTICE OF DAY WORK ACTIVITY

ATTENTION COMMUTERS, RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN THE VICINITY OF THE SAN DIEGO FREEWAY (I-405) AND THE SUNSET BRIDGE

The Contractor will begin driving steel pile at the Sunset Bridge, using a crane mounted hammer. This activity is necessary for the reconstruction of the bridge.

What: Driving steel pile using a crane mounted hammer

When: Day time work is anticipated to begin on Monday, October 25, 2010, for approximately six weeks at four different locations of the bridge: westside and eastside of the bridge, middle of the freeway, and between Sepulveda Bl and the freeway. Anticipated work hours are from 7:00AM to 5:00PM, weather permitting.

Where: Sunset Bl Bridge at the I-405 San Diego Freeway

What to Expect:

• This activity is anticipated to generate noise.
• Sepulveda Bl traffic may be reduced to one lane in each direction during non-peak work hours.
• Freeway lane closures will be implemented on some nights for delivery of equipment; lane reduction may start as early as 10:00PM.
• Visit our website for the latest project updates, www.metro.net/I-405
• Emergency vehicle access will be maintained.
• Work is weather permitting and subject to change.

To request further information through an assistive listening device, please call 1-800-252-9040.

I-405 Project - Sunset Bridge Pile Driving

ATTENTION COMMUTERS, RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN THE VICINITY OF THE SAN DIEGO FREEWAY (I-405) AND THE SUNSET BRIDGE

The Contractor will begin driving steel pile at the Sunset Bridge, using a crane mounted hammer. This activity is necessary for the reconstruction of the bridge.

What: Driving steel pile using a crane mounted hammer

When: Day time work is anticipated to begin on Monday, October 25, 2010, for approximately six weeks at four different locations of the bridge: westside and eastside of the bridge, middle of the freeway, and between Sepulveda Bl and the freeway. Anticipated work hours are from 7:00AM to 5:00PM, weather permitting.

Where: Sunset Bl Bridge at the I-405 San Diego Freeway

What to Expect:
• This activity is anticipated to generate noise.
• Sepulveda Bl traffic may be reduced to one lane in each direction during non-peak work hours.
• Freeway lane closures will be implemented on some nights for delivery of equipment; lane reduction may start as early as 10:00PM.
• Visit our website for the latest project updates, www.metro.net/I-405
• Emergency vehicle access will be maintained.
• Work is weather permitting and subject to change.

Postponed Work on the Skirball Bridge

Hello,

 

Once again, the work for tonight on the Skirball Bridge has been postponed due to rain.  It is anticipated that work will resume tomorrow night, Thursday, October 21, 2010.  This work will require the Skirball Bridge to be closed for three nights between the hours of 10 pm to 6 am.  In addition, both northbound and southbound Skirball ramps will be closed from 7 pm to 6 am on those nights.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 

 

 

Ron Macias

Community Relations Officer

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

(310) 846 - 3564

MaciasR@metro.net

 

I-405 Project Hotline 213-922-3665

www.metro.net/I-405

 

Participate WITH the Bel-Air Association in THE GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKE OUT -- Thursday, Oct. 21 @ 10:21am




The Bel-Air Association Office & Staff will be participating in The Great California Shake Out on Thursday, October 21 @ 10:21am. Join us by registering your family or business to participate, too! Learn what REALLY to do in the event of an earthquake...NOT what you've HEARD to do!

Also, prepare yourself for a tsunami, especially if you have family members, friends, other properties or work near the coastline!

Visit www.shakeout.org for an abundance of information!


a
lso, see below a quick summary of WHAT NOT TO DO and WHAT TO DO!



What NOT to do:

DO NOT get in a doorway! An early earthquake image of California is a collapsed adobe home with the door frame as the only standing part. From this came our belief that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. In modern houses and buildings, doorways are no safer, and they do not protect you from flying or falling objects. Get under a table instead!

DO NOT run outside! Trying to run in an earthquake is dangerous, as the ground is moving and you can easily fall or be injured by debris or glass. Running outside is especially dangerous, as glass, bricks, or other building components may be falling. You are much safer to stay inside and get under a table.

DO NOT believe the so-called "triangle of life"! In recent years, an e-mail has circulated which has recommends potentially life threatening actions , and the source has been discredited by leading experts. Read our special report to learn more.



WHAT TO DO:


Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. The ShakeOut is our opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes. This page explains what to do-- and what not to do.

PROTECT YOURSELF. SPREAD THE WORD.

Official rescue teams who have been dispatched to the scene of earthquakes and other disasters around the world continue to advocate use of the internationally recognized "Drop, Cover and Hold On" protocol to protect lives during earthquakes:

+ DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),
+ Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
+ HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.


If there isn’t a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not try to run to another room just to get under a table.

These are general guidelines for most situations. Depending on where you are (in bed, driving, in a theater, etc.), you might take other actions, as listed in Step 5 of the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.

The main point is to not try to move but to immediately protect yourself as best as possible where you are. Earthquakes occur without any warning and may be so violent that you cannot run or crawl; you therefore will most likely be knocked to the ground where you happen to be. You will never know if the initial jolt will turn out to be start of the big one. You should Drop, Cover, and Hold On immediately.

In addition, studies of injuries and deaths caused by earthquakes in the U.S. over the last several decades indicate that you are much more likely to be injured by falling or flying objects (TVs, lamps, glass, bookcases, etc.) than to die in a collapsed building. Drop, Cover, and Hold On offers the best overall level of protection in most situations.

As with anything, practice makes perfect. To be ready to protect yourself immediately when the ground begins to shake, practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On as children do in school at least once each year.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

REMINDER: RSVP for the Bel-Air Association CITY SERVICES SUMMIT



A CITY SERVICES SUMMIT

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

6 - 8pm

Come meet and hear Los Angeles City Representatives provide an update on the status of current services, programs and resources. This is YOUR optimal opportunity to ask questions and learn what we need to do as Bel-Air residents to survive and thrive in these difficult times.

THIS IS A BEL-AIR RESIDENTS ONLY EVENT!


Please RSVP to the Bel-Air Association office at 310-474-3527.


THE LIST WILL CLOSE AT 1:00pm ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20th.

Postponed Work on the Skirball Bridge

Hello,

 

The work for tonight on the Skirball Bridge has been postponed due to rain.  It is anticipated that work will resume tomorrow night, which will require the Skirball Bridge to be closed for three nights between the hours of 10 pm to 6 am.  In addition, both northbound and southbound Skirball ramps will be close at 7 pm on those nights.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 

 

Ron Macias

Community Relations Officer

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

(310) 846 - 3564

MaciasR@metro.net

 

I-405 Project Hotline 213-922-3665

www.metro.net/I-405

 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Donate Candy for Halloween




COMMUNITY ALERT
NOTIFICATION

Friday and Saturday, October 29th and 30th, WLA Community Police Station will be hosting a free Haunted House in the Parking Lot facing the station at 1663 Butler Ave. The hours are 6pm to 10pm.

If you would like to donate candy/chocolate for distribution to the community children for this event we have set up containers at our front desk, at 1663 Butler Ave. You can stop by anytime and drop it off.

Your generosity and support last year ensured that every child visiting our station and Haunted House had some candy to take home.

We had over 300 families come by last year and we expect many more this year as it was such a resounding success.

Thank you in advance for your support.

LAPD - West L.A.
1663 Butler Ave Los Angeles, CA 90025

Please do not respond to this email, replies are not monitored
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CITY-WIDE DIRECTORY 311 | NON EMERGENCY 1-877-ASKLAPD
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Friday, October 15, 2010

UCLA / Sunset Blvd.-Area Congestion Today & Tonight - October 15, 2010



As a courtesy announcement, please avoid the UCLA area (especially Sunset Blvd.) today and this evening. An event in the area will cause major traffic delays.

UPCOMING Bel-Air Association City Services Summit





A CITY SERVICES SUMMIT


Come meet and hear Los Angeles City Representatives provide an update on the status of current services, programs and resources. This is YOUR optimal opportunity to ask questions and learn what we need to do as Bel-Air residents to survive and thrive in these difficult times.


Please RSVP to the Bel-Air Association office at 310-474-3527.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Skirball Bridge Update

Hello,

 

It is anticipated that tonight, Thursday, October 14, 2010, will be the final night of the Skirball Bridge demolition activity for the north side of the bridge.  The schedule of work for the demolition activity is ending early because the contractor has been able to finish work more quickly than planned.

 

The closures for tonight's work are as follows:

 

  •  Full northbound directional freeway closure from 12 am to 5 am from Getty Center Drive to Ventura Blvd.
  • The Skirball Bridge will close from 10 pm to 6 am.
  • The northbound Skirball off-ramp will close at 7:15 pm
  • The southbound Skirball on- and off-ramps will close at 9 pm

 

 

Please note, the northbound Skirball on-ramp will remain open throughout the night.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

 

 

Ron Macias

Community Relations Officer

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

(310) 846 - 3564

MaciasR@metro.net

 

I-405 Project Hotline 213-922-3665

www.metro.net/I-405

 

Halloween Haunt and Open House Events




West Los Angeles Community Police Station Invites You to an Evening of Haunt and Fun!

Halloween Haunted House on Friday, October 29th and Saturday, October 30th from 6pm - 10pm.

Open House Event on Saturday, October 30th from 12pm - 5pm.

Where? West Los Angeles Station 1663 Butler Ave., Los Angeles, Ca.

Enjoy: Entertainment, Food & Drinks, Games, Music, Candy, Raffle and much more! We will see you there!

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 THE SUNSET BL BRIDGE

As part of the reconstruction of the Sunset Bridge, the contractor will remove the
abutments from the westside and the eastside of the Bridge. This work will be
followed by the driving of piles.

What:
Sunset Bridge abutment removal

When:
Work is anticipated to start on the eastside of the Bridge on Friday,
October 15, 2010 for approximately two consecutive nights, followed
by approximately two consecutive nights of work on the westside of the
Bridge starting on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. Anticipated work hours
are from 9:00pm to 6:00am, weather permitting.

Where:
Sunset Bridge at the I-405

What to expect:
• Access to Sunset Bl between Gunston Dr and Thurston Av will be maintained
with one lane on each direction.
• Pedestrians will be rerouted to a safe area outside the construction zone.
• Emergency vehicle access will be maintained.
• Work is weather permitting and subject to change.
• Daytime pile driving on the eastside of the Bridge is anticipated to start on
Thursday, October 21, 2010 for approximately two weeks between the hours
of 7:00am and 5:00pm.
• Daytime pile driving on the westside of the Bridge is anticipated to start on
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 for approximately two weeks between the
hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm.
Closures for the eastside of the bridge October 15 and 16:
• Nightly –NB Sunset Bl ramp closures may be required: closures will be
coordinated with Caltrans, ramp closures may start at 7:00pm.
• Sepulveda Bl between Montana Av and Church Ln will be closed in both
directions.
• NB Sepulveda Bl traffic will be detoured to EB Montana Av, to NB Veteran Av to
WB Sunset Bl to Sepulveda Way, back to Sepulveda Bl.
• SB Sepulveda Bl traffic will be detoured to WB Church Ln to EB Sunset Bl to SB
Veteran Av, to WB Montana Av, back to Sepulveda Bl.
Closures for the westside of the bridge October 19 and 20:
• Nightly – WB Sunset Bl to SB 405 on-ramp closure may be required: closures
will be coordinated with Caltrans, ramp closures may start at 7:00pm.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Skirball Bridge Construction Update

Hello,

 

The schedule and associated closures for the Skirball Bridge Demolition and Reconstruction work activity has changed due to the contractor’s early completion of work on the section of the bridge that is located over the southbound I-405 freeway.  The demolition work over this section of the Skirball Bridge has been completed earlier than planned. 

 

For today, Wednesday, October, 13, 2010, the contractor will begin work to demolish the north side of the Skirball Bridge that is located over the northbound I-405 freeway, as the remaining schedule of work has been moved up by one day.  The updated schedule and closures for this work activity for today are as follows:

 

  • Full directional northbound freeway closure from 12 am to 5 am from Getty Center Drive to Ventura Blvd.
  • The southbound HOV and #1 lane will be closed at 11 pm to 6 am
  • Skirball Center Drive Bridge will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am
  • Northbound Skirball on- and off-ramps will be closed from 7 pm to 6 am
  • Southbound Skirball on- and off-ramps will be closed from 7 pm to 6 am

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

 

 

 

Ron Macias

Community Relations Officer

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

(310) 846 - 3564

MaciasR@metro.net

 

I-405 Project Hotline 213-922-3665

www.metro.net/I-405

 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Coyotes Reaching Epidemic Level in Many Los Angeles Neighborhoods

 

Coyotes Kill 20 Pets in Rossmoor, Residents Fight Back

Residents say the coyotes have even attacked humans.

KTLA News



ROSSMOOR ( KTLA) -- Residents in the Orange County community of Rossmoor are waging a war of sorts against coyotes, which they say have killed 20 pets and attacked at least one resident in recent months.

Resident Rebecca Lara says community members have formed the Rossmoor Predator Management Team to better educate the town about the attacks.

Rebecca Lara says 20 cats and dogs have been killed since May, with four of those deaths occurring in the past week.

According to Lara, the Conn family's home on Martha Ann Drive is adjacent to a Cal Trans property where the coyotes have taken refuge. The Conn family's cat was among the animals killed.

In August, a female resident was attacked by a coyote, according to Lara.

Lara says Cal Trans has refused to remove the coyotes and their dens off its property.

Lara's husband, David, told the OC Register that they're looking for "an immediate, temporary fix."

"We'll always have coyotes, we know that, but right now, it's out of balance," he said.

The Rossmoor Predator Management Team holds meetings, passes out fliers and posts warning signs about the coyotes.

The group also reports attacks to government officials and agencies, including Supervisor John Moorlach and the Department of Fish and Game.

In order for an agency to act, there must be a declared risk to public safety, which has not yet happened.
Coyotes Kill 20 Pets in Rossmoor, Residents Fight Back

Monday, October 11, 2010

Earthquake experts see warning for California in new tsunami study on risk to Caribbean

From the LA Times
map of west coast of United States with tsunami waves illustrated
Haiti and Jamaica are at greater risk for destructive tsunami than previously believed, according to a new study of tsunami generated during the catastrophic Haiti earthquake in January.
The study, published online Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience, raises troubling questions about the possibility of high death tolls should a large earthquake hit Jamaica, which could cause populated coastal areas to collapse into the Caribbean Sea, and trigger tsunami that would rebound back to shore.
John Orcutt, geophysics professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego who was not involved in the study, said the report is a reminder that people on beaches or living near the coastline during a quake should be aware of the dangers of tsunami.
After a quake, "if you live along the coastline, you want to be thinking about the potential tsunami hazard and get a couple hundred yards -- a couple football fields up -- just to make sure you’re not going to be in an area that's inundated,” Orcutt said.
He said even a 3-foot-high tsunami could bring in a wall of water coming in at 40 mph. "It's nothing to mess with. It's like being hit by a car," Orcutt said.
Costas Synolakis, director of the Tsunami Research Center at USC, who was also not involved in the study, said Californians need to be better prepared. "The lesson here is, we really need to prepare for this. Even if they are rare events, they are high-impact events," Synolakis said.
Matthew Hornbach, a geophysicist research associate at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, said the study helps explain what was observed during the earthquake of a magnitude 7 or 8 that hit Port Royal in Jamaica in 1692, destroying the hub of British colonial interests in the Caribbean Sea. Jamaica and Haiti both lie on top of the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault.
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Beverly Hills department store property is sold; luxury condos planned

From the LA TIMES
la-fi-wilshire
The site of a former department store in Beverly Hills considered one of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the country sold for $148.3 million last week to investors from Hong Kong and Singapore.
Joint Treasure International, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm, purchased the 8-acre parcel at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards.
The firm intends to develop luxury condominiums on the site.
"This is an incomparable site that cannot be replicated," said Daniel Yiu, senior advisor to Joint Treasure, which specializes in global real estate.
The parcel had been sold in 2007 for $500 million.
-- Roger Vincent

Friday, October 8, 2010

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 begin demolition and reconstruction of the Skirball Bridge. The demolition and
reconstruction will be phased, with the northern half of the overcrossing being demolished and
reconstructed first. This demolition activity will take place over approximately five nights, followed by a
seven-month reconstruction period. The Skirball Bridge will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am during all
nights of bridge demolition. In addition, some nights will entail a full direction freeway closure and
additional freeway lane closures. This phase will be followed by the demolition and reconstruction of the
southern half of the bridge at a later date, approximately seven months from now.

What: Skirball Bridge demolition

When: Work is anticipated to start on Tuesday night, October 12, 2010 for approximately five
consecutive nights, between the hours of 9:00PM to 6:00AM, with bridge demolition
occurring between 12:00AM and 5:00AM. Two nights of abutment demolition will follow a
month later.

Where: Skirball Center Drive at the I-405 freeway

Closure Location Anticipated Night
Southbound I-405 freeway from Burbank Blvd. to Getty Center Drive Oct. 12 and 13
Northbound I-405 freeway from Getty Center Drive to Ventura Blvd. Oct. 14 and 15
Northbound Skirball Center Drive off-ramp Oct. 16

What to Expect:
 Sepulveda Blvd. will remain open during the nights of bridge demolition and be used as a detour
route.
 Ramp closures on the Skirball Bridge will be coordinated with Caltrans, ramp closures may start as
early as 7:00PM and will remain closed to about 6 am.
 Traffic control officers will be on site to direct traffic.
 Emergency access will be maintained on the bridge at all times.
 Pedestrians will be rerouted to an area outside the construction zone.
 Please note that the work is weather permitting and subject to change.

For latest updates visit our website at www.metro.net/I-405 or follow us on twitter:
twitter.com/I_405
Detour maps are available at www.metro.net/I-405

Monday, October 4, 2010

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 begin demolition and reconstruction of the Skirball Bridge. The demolition and
reconstruction will be phased, with the northern half of the overcrossing being demolished and
reconstructed first. This demolition activity will take place over approximately five nights, followed by a
seven-month reconstruction period. The Skirball Bridge will be closed from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am during
all nights of bridge demolition. In addition, some nights will entail a full directional freeway closure and
additional freeway lane closures. This phase will be followed by the demolition and reconstruction of the
southern half of the bridge at a later date, approximately seven months from now.

What: Skirball Bridge demolition

When: Work is anticipated to start on Tuesday night, October 12, 2010 for approximately five
consecutive nights between the hours of 9:00 pm to 6:00 am, with bridge demolition
occurring between 12:00 am and 5:00 am. Two nights of abutment demolition will follow a
month later.

Where: Skirball Center Drive at the I-405 freeway
Closure Location Anticipated Night
Southbound I-405 freeway from Burbank Bl to Getty Center Dr Oct. 12 and 13
Northbound I-405 freeway from Getty Center Dr to Ventura Bl Oct. 14 and 15
Northbound Skirball Center Dr off-ramp Oct. 16

What to Expect:
 Sepulveda Blvd. will remain open during the nights of bridge demolition and be used as a detour
route.
 Ramp closures on the Skirball Bridge will be coordinated with Caltrans, ramp closures may start as
early as 7:00PM and will remain closed until about 6:00 am.
 Traffic control officers will be on site to direct traffic.
 Emergency access will be maintained on the bridge at all times.
 Pedestrians will be rerouted to an area outside the construction zone.
 Please note that the work is weather permitting and subject to change.

For latest updates visit our website at www.metro.net/I-405 or follow us on twitter:
twitter.com/I_405
Detour maps are available at www.metro.net/405

Friday, October 1, 2010

BEL-AIR ASSOCIATION MEMBER BENEFIT CARD VENDOR Bel-Air Auto Care Receives Rave Review from Bel-Air Resident

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Bel-Air Auto Care, Inc., located at the Union 76 gas station at Sepulveda and Moraga, is a great friend to have in the neighborhood! With all the gas stations that do nothing but dispense gas and snacks, it’s so nice to have one that actually works on cars so close by. I have gone there countless times to get air in my tires, tires repaired or replaced, the oil checked, washer fluid filled, and to have potential problems checked out when a warning light goes on. It feels good to know before you get on the 405 that your car is going to be fine. Pablo, who runs the place, and all of the other workers are incredibly nice and thoughtful, and really seem to know what they’re doing. And they’re members of the Bel-Air Association! Pablo, who runs the place, recently launched a car wash and detailing service there, and he said he will give a discount to anyone who goes in there with their Bel-Air Association card. He did a great job detailing my daughter’s car, which was a mess. He not only detailed it, but did some minor work to fix it up so it looks way better than it did before! And all for a very reasonable price. I like patronizing our commercial neighbors who run fine businesses and support the Association.

Colleen Hanlon

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Bel-Air Auto Care is one of the Bel-Air Association's Member Benefit Card vendor participants*. They currently offer 10% off any repair over $100 to any Bel-Air Association Member who presents their Member Benefit Card. To view a list of the growing number of participating vendors and their offered discounts, please click this link:

http://sites.google.com/site/belaironline/baa-membership-card-list

It appears Pablo, the owner, will offer a discount on auto detailing services now, too! We'll check into this for you and let you know via the blog and above link.


*Please note that, although the below vendors have been used by various Bel~Air Association Members, the Bel~Air Association makes no representation, express or implied, as to the goods or services provided by such vendors.

Each vendor is a third party unaffiliated with the Bel~Air Association.