Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sunset Closure for Girder Installation

The Sunset girder installation has been rescheduled.

Work is anticipated to start on Monday, May 2, 2011 for five consecutive
nights between the hours of 10PM to 6AM, with girder installation and
freeway closures occurring between 12AM and 5AM. This work is weather
permitting, and subject to change. This activity will require closures of
the I-405 freeway, Sunset Bl and Sepulveda Bl. This work will be followed
by the demolition and reconstruction of the northern half of the bridge.
Detour maps and closure information are available at

The following ramp closures will be in place Over SB 405 (freeway closed
from 12am to 5am) EB and WB Sunset Bl Bridge will be closed at 10pm-6am
Freeway closed from SB 405 Sunset off-ramp to Wilshire Bl Ramp closures for
Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26 Getty SB 405 on-ramp: currently
closed from 10am-6am EB Sunset SB 405 on-ramp: 7pm to 6am WB Sunset SB 405
on-ramp: 7pm to 6am Sunset NB 405 on-ramp: 7pm to 6am Sunset NB 405
off-ramp: 7pm to 6am

Over NB 405 (freeway closed from 12am to 5am) EB and WB Sunset Bl Bridge
will be closed at 10pm-6am Freeway closed from Montana off-ramp to Moraga
off-ramp Ramp closures for Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 Santa
Monica NB 405 on-ramp: 8pm to 6am EB Wilshire NB 405 on-ramp: 8pm to 6am WB
Wilshire NB 405 on-ramp: 10pm to 6am Sunset NB 405 on-ramp: 8pm to 6am
Sunset NB 405 off-ramp: 7pm to 6am Sunset SB 405 off-ramp: 10pm to 6am

Over Sepulveda Bl (closed from 10pm to 6am) EB and WB Sunset Bl Bridge will
be closed at 10pm-6am Sepulveda closed from - Ramp closures for Friday,
April 29 EB Sunset NB 405 on-ramp: 8pm to 6am WB Sunset SB 405 on-ramp: 10pm
to 6am Sunset NB 405 off-ramp: 7pm to 6am Sunset SB 405 off-ramp: 11pm to

Olga N. Arroyo

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project Metro Community Relations - Sunset

Office: 310-846-2357
Hotline 213-922-3665

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

IMPORTANT: Mountain Lion Sighting

**Please see below a report of a nearby mountain lion sighting**

(Please note, a few minor changes have been made to this report to remove sensitive location, name and contact information.)

While preparing to go off-duty on Sunday night at approximately 9:45 at our shift change location off Palisades Drive, an officer and myself observed a large adult mountain lion, approximately 130-140 lbs., with a 3-3 1/2 foot tail, run down the common area hillside (from the rear yards off of Calle de Sevilla) clear the five foot cinder block wall with ease and trot across all lanes of Palisades Drive, clear a second five foot wall and into the brush just south of the access road to the Santa Ynez Canyon Park. The cat emerged once again on top of the flood basin and walked down the embankment and out of sight into the brush headed West into the flood channel toward the hillside.

As someone who has worked in the Highlands for nearly 10 years now at all times of the day and night, I have never observed this type of activity or actually witnessed a mountain lion first hand. I believe this behavior in such a well lit and noisy area is quite uncommon for this type of cat. I will be notifying the State Park Rangers this afternoon and seeking guidance on who else would be notified. I will put together a bulletin for distribution to the homes around the area where the cat was sighted and post the same information at the entrance to the Santa Yenz Canyon Park.

Please get this information out to as many residents in the area as possible as I know that particular trail is highly traveled by many of our residents, and often times with dogs. I will include safety tips in the bulletin and try to get it out this evening as well as having the Officers distribute verbal warnings to any hikers or dog walkers entering the area. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any suggestions or want more information.

Sgt. Aaron Sias
ADT/Bel-Air Patrol
(310) 619-2311

Tuesday, April 26, 2011




Los Angeles, CA (April 7, 2011) -- The Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, already known for being an urban retreat in Bel Air, is now even more of a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation with the opening of its Luxe Hotels Sanctuary Spa, in partnership with The Body Sanctuary Spa and Wellness Center.

The Body Sanctuary owner Kelly Towry will serve as the Spa Director at the Luxe Hotels Sanctuary Spa, designing the programs and overseeing the operations. According to Kelly, “We are excited to be at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel. Their motto of ‘All that you want, more than you expect,’ aligns perfectly our philosophy at the spa, which is to provide a healing place for mind, body and spirit, where the goal is to learn and teach how the body works, how it heals and how it feels best."

Hotel General Manager Reginald Archambault notes, “It’s wonderful to have Kelly onboard at the Luxe Hotels Sanctuary Spa. The new spa programs that she's designed, along with all of our hotel amenities and our special spa packages allow guests to leave their every day life's stresses behind and enjoy a truly relaxing getaway at our beautiful urban retreat."

The Luxe Hotels Sanctuary Spa offers an impressive array of beauty and body care treatments for relaxation, revitalization and stress relief. Kelly, who has over 25 years of experience in the spa and beauty industry and holds a certification in Holistic Nutrition and licenses as a Esthetician LE, Medical Esthetician and Massage Therapy, designs treatments that are rooted in the healing effects of nature, using only the highest grade natural and holistic skin and body care products with no parabens or other harmful ingredients.

The spa menu features a wide range of massage, facial, body and beauty treatments, and even offers doggy massages for their four-legged guests. Signature Spa treatments include:

Squeeze Me, Wrap Me, Make Me Wine — a heavenly combination of warm wine mask and Champagne oil gently brushed on the entire body, which is then wrapped in warm blankets to promote absorption of the grape's vital nutrients and vitamins, leaving skin with a natural glow and feeling like silk.

The European Escape — which includes a French Manicure, Swedish Massage, Chianti Wine Wrap, English Rose Garden Foot Treatment, Hungarian Hydrating Facial, and Vichy Hydrotherapy.

The Sanctuary Wellness Bio Organic Facial — Which uses the soothing aromas of citrus and bergamot to gently enrich the skin while providing immediate and long-lasting hydration for a purely radiant complexion.

Two special packages are being offered to celebrate the new Luxe Hotels Sanctuary Spa.

Doggie & Me Package, priced from $599 + tax, includes:
Executive Junior Suite ($289 value)
30-minute Doggie massage & one-hour Me Massage ($240 value)
Glass of select California Wine or Cappuccino
Daily Continental Breakfast for Two ($35 value)
Pet Amenity ($25 value): Organic Dog treats and Fido Magazine. Along with the use of Luxe logo dog bowls.
Pet Fee ($250 value)
Complimentary Wi-Fi

To book The Doggie and Me Package, click here.

The Spa Package
, priced from $699 + tax, includes:
Signature Vista Suite ($500 value)
1 hour Aromatherapy Massage for two ($240 value): A soothing body massage using custom blended
luxurious body butter, with soft music and flowing fountains to melt away stress.

$50 Food & Beverage Credit
Overnight Valet Parking ($28 value)
Glass of select California Wine or Cappuccino
Complimentary Wi-Fi

To book The Spa Package, click here.

The Luxe Hotels Sanctuary Spa is open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

To request an appointment to experience Luxe Hotels Sanctuary Spa please contact Susie Dobson at


The Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, Bel-Air is located on seven acres of lush, pristine property perfectly perched at the intersection of Brentwood and Bel- Air. With 160 spacious non-smoking guest rooms and suites, complimentary wireless Internet, an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, fitness suite, The Luxe Hotels Sanctuary Spa, On Sunset Restaurant, and the Luxe Lounge, this pet-friendly hotel is just 12 miles from LAX Airport and the perfect choice for business or pleasure stays in Los Angeles. For information and reservations, call 1-800-468-3541 or visit