Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ALERT - Break-in Attempt on Chalon - PERSON OF INTEREST

On May 26 there was an attempted break-in on Chalon during the daytime (CLICK HERE for a MAP of the general vicinity).

The homeowner allegedly saw the below pictured man (CLICK EACH IMAGE TO ENLARGE) jump their fence and enter their backyard.  On confrontation, the man was said to have become belligerent but ultimately left.

Later, the homeowner noted that their screen door had been cut.

There were many people in the area attending a John Thomas Dye event at the same time.  
One of the attendees was able to capture these photos of this person of interest.

The same man was said to be seen looking into cars.

Please keep your eyes open and let us know if you have any further information or have seen this man around the neighborhood.

Thanks you and as always, stay vigilant and safe. 

Skirball Bridge Closure



The full closure of the Skirball Bridge for this week will now begin tomorrow night, June 1.  The Skirball Bridge will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am.



Ron Macias

Community Relations Officer

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

(310) 846 - 3564



I-405 Project Hotline 213-922-3665



Friday, May 27, 2011

LETTER: Mid-July 405 Closure for Mulholland Bridge

Dear Transportation Partner,

As one of our valued Metro stakeholders, we are including you in a series of email distributions pertaining to the full closure of the I-405 freeway beginning July 15, through July 18, 2011. It is our hope that you can relay the emails to your own contact network so the information reaches the widest possible audience.

As background, Metro is currently improving the I-405 freeway through the Sepulveda Pass to add a northbound HOV lane. Part of the project scope necessitates the demolition and reconstruction of the Mulholland Bridge. The bridge will be demolished one half at a time. The first demolition is scheduled for the weekend of July 16-17, 2011. The second demolition will occur one year later.

The entire 53-hour closure of the 405 freeway will be managed through an incident command post headed by LAFD/LAPD/CHP/Caltrans/Metro. Our outreach to commuters and travelers will have to be local, regional, statewide and even national because the routing of vehicles around the Sepulveda Pass will have impacts on the regional system. Please expect to receive regularly scheduled information including approved routing maps, communications options for up to the minute updates and expected system impacts. It is our intent to provide you with all the critical information necessary leading up to the actual demolition date so travelers on this weekend can make informed choices to arrive at their destination or choose to refrain from unnecessary travel through the affected area.

Your first line for information is the project website: www.metro.net/405. You may also call Jennifer Gill at 213.922.4224 for a referral to your regional lead. Please be advised that our Board of Directors and the agency staff are committed to getting you all the information you and your stakeholders need in advance to facilitate travel on this weekend. In the future, all communications on this very important road closure will be labeled I-405 SEPULVEDA PASS CLOSURE ALERT.


Arthur T. Leahy

Chief Executive Officer

Thursday, May 26, 2011

DATE CORRECTION: Fire Station 71 Pancake Breakfast is SUNDAY, JUNE 5th

(not the 4th)

If you cannot attend, donations can be mailed to the following address:

PO Box 573
914 Westwood Blvd.
LA, CA 90024

checks made payable to: Adopt Fire Station #71

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

POTHOLE FIXED: Cascada & Bellagio Intersection

Through much coordination, the Bel-Air Association's Project Pothole Team was able to help get the terrible pothole and traffic hazard at the Cascada & Bellagio intersection fixed.

A big thank you to the Community Magnet School, Street Services, DWP and the many residents who worked to get the process completed. Running water, and its subsequent elimination, had to be identified and stopped before the roadwork could be completed.

Please see below before and after pictures:

Graffiti REMOVED on Chalon Road

Thank you to all the residents who reported the graffiti on Chalon Road.

Due to the quick coordination of the Bel-Air Association with the City of LA Graffiti Team, it was removed in 24 hours.

Please report any future graffiti.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Water Line Work - 2 Night Closure of Sunset and Sepulveda

> The contractor will install the new water line in the Sunset Bridge. This activity requires the full closure of Sepulveda Bl and the Sunset Bl bridge for two consecutive nights. Closures and detours will be similar to those implemented during the Sunset Bl bridge girder installation. Work is anticipated to start on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 for two consecutive nights, work and closure times are from 10pm to 6am. This work is weather permitting.
> Olga N. Arroyo
> I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project
> Metro Community Relations - Sunset Segment
> Office: 310-846-2357
> Hotline 213-922-3665
> Visit us online:
> Facebook: www.facebook.com/405project
> Twitter: www.twitter.com/I_405
> Web: www.metro.net/I-405

COMMUNITY MEETING: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project -- Thurs. 5/26/11 (6 - 8pm)

Community Meeting


• Construction schedule, milestones, and upcoming activities

• Community Relations updates

• Mulholland Bridge demolition

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Westwood Recreational Center
1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Room #C

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Community Relations at 213-922-3665 or I405@metro.net

For project updates visit our website: www.metro.net/405

Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/I_405

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I-405 Project Upcoming Work Activity



The contractor will perform work to install temporary lighting on the Mulholland Bridge.  This work is being done to prepare for the upcoming reconstruction of the Mulholland Bridge.  Work will begin Monday, May 23, 2011, and will be performed during the day time hours of 9:00 am to 3 pm for an approximate duration of one week.


Ron Macias

Community Relations Officer

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

(310) 846 - 3564



I-405 Project Hotline 213-922-3665



Friday, May 20, 2011

NOTE FROM: Hotel Bel-Air General Manager Tim Lee -- Upcoming Furniture Deliveries

Dear Neighbors:

As we count down the last 21 weeks toward the reopening of Hotel Bel-Air (October 15th), we have scheduled furniture deliveries for the new North Wing guestrooms. We want to continue to be good neighbors by informing you of these dates. Delivery trucks will be more than usual, and we anticipate traffic delays. We will continue to have our traffic control team assisting on the streets.

DELIVERY DATES: Beginning May 31st for 2 weeks

TIMES: 8:00am – 7:00pm

A sincere thank you to all our neighbors who have been so supportive and understanding throughout our renovation.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our magical canyon oasis soon!

Tim Lee
General Manager
Hotel Bel-Air