Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ACTIVATION: Red Flag No Parking Restrictions in EFFECT Tomorrow (Until Further Notice)


The City of Los Angeles has declared that a Red Flag No Parking Restrictions will be in effect starting 8:00 AM on 12/1/2011 and until further notice.

For additional information please visit:

www.keepbelairsafe.com

LAFD Wind Safety Tips

Hi CD 5,

Here are some great wind safety tips.

Thanks to Valorie Keegan, Hollywood Hills West Nc, Public Safety Leader extraordinaire.

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November 30th, 2011Emergency Services, Police and Fire


Click here :http://www.hhwnc.org/node/2346

Los Angeles Firefighters Offer Wind Safety Tips

With the resumption of seasonal winds, the Los Angeles Fire Department reminds Southern Californian's to use caution at home, in the workplace and on the road.

Strong winds compound wildfire danger. We therefore ask residents - especially those in foothill and wildland communities, to use caution with flame, heat and spark producing equipment, including vehicles, barbecues and power tools.

Those living near flammable vegetation should remain vigilant to the possibility of brush or structure fires, and report nearby smoke and flames immediately to 9-1-1.

Additional preparation, such as a fire safety survey of your property and a review ofhousehold emergency and neighborhood evacuation plans can help remove the apprehension that many of us feel when winds begin to blow.

With the possibility of downed power lines causing local power outages, drivers should use extreme caution when approaching darkened traffic signals. Whether driving on a main thoroughfare or a side street, motorists should treat all non-functioning traffic signals as a four way stop.

If you encounter downed wires, assume them to be energized and potentially lethal. Be careful that such wires haven't electrically charged puddles of water, chain link fences or other conductive sources.

In many circumstances, but especially during high winds, firefighters discourage the use of candles, lighters, fire pits and fuel-powered lanterns.

Now is a good time to fully charge your cell phone, check your flashlights, portable radios and spare batteries. Place these items strategically, and make sure others know how to find them. Before you activate a portable generator, make certain you know how to use a generator legally and safely.

And finally, please take a moment now to secure household items, such as outdoor furniture, that could cause harm or damage if catapulted by a wind gust, and to remove flammable items from around your home.

When outdoors, be careful for toppling trees, wind-blown debris or high profile vehicles buffeted by turbulent wind. If you must get behind the wheel, Los Angeles Firefighters remind you: "
Heads Up, Easy on the Throttle and Expect the Unexpected!"

LAFD Wind Safety Tips: Click here

Jeffrey Ebenstein
Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz
15760 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1020
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: (818) 971-3088, Fax: (818) 788-9210
jeffrey.ebenstein@lacity.org
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Revised Full Directional Freeway Closure Schedule

Hello,

 

Please see attachment regarding a revised schedule for the upcoming full directional freeway closures to support work activities related to the reconstruction of the Mulholland Bridge.

 

 

 

 

Ron Macias

Metro Construction Relations

(310) 846 - 3564

MaciasR@metro.net

 

I-405 Project Hotline 213-922-3665

www.metro.net/405

 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bel-Air Association Holiday Food Drive: Drop-Off Canned Goods at BAA Office - Paper Bags Available to pick-up and fill to drop-off


The Bel-Air Association will be handing out bags to drivers exiting Bel-Air at the three main entrances over the next several weeks. Be on the look-out for us, grab a bag, fill it and simply drop it at the BAA office at 100 Bel-Air Road.

Donations can also be made via check or cash. The Bel-Air Association will pass all donations directly to the LA Food Bank in December. Checks can be made to LA Food Bank or Bel-Air Association. BAA will cut one big check from all donations made directly to BAA.

Thank you in advance for all your support!





Over one million people in Los Angeles County are at risk of going hungry.

This year appears as though it may be the toughest the LA Foodbank has ever seen. The skyrocketing cost of living and record poor economy has sent many working families into food pantries for the first time. Most of the charitable agency sites in the LA Foodbank network of 640 agencies have seen record increases in the number of new, first time clients looking for emergency food assistance. Here's your chance to help those facing empty food cupboards this year!

Please support

The Bel-Air Association

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

November 21 through December 19, 2011

Food can be dropped off at 100 Bel-Air Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077 between the hours of 9am to 5pm or please call 310.474.3527 for more information.

The Food Bank needs non-perishable food items such as canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruits and peanut butter. Thank you for your support!

Bel-Air Association's PROJECT POTHOLE: Completed Another Sweep in the Bel-Air Road-area on 11/19




The Bel-Air Association is excited to announce a recent Project Pothole sweep.

The City Street Services team was out Saturday 11/19 to fill the holes specifically requested on-and-around Bel-Air Road.


Even more exciting, the Project Pothole team will be back out for additional days in the coming weeks to fill as many holes as we can.

A BIG THANK YOU is due to the many Bel-Air Road-area residents that supported the Project Pothole program through generous donations.

Please stay tuned for more reports, and contact us at the office
(310-474-3527 or baa@belaironline.org) to request Project Pothole in your area.

Thank you to the City Street Services team that partners with us to get this accomplished for the neighborhood.


Coyote spotted near 400 Block of Cascada Way - 7:30pm on 11/27

Please see below a note from a Bel-Air neighbor:

We were coming home last night at 7:25 p.m. and saw a coyote in the middle of Cascada Way. It then ran on several lawns in the lower 400 block of Cascada. We shined our brights on it and it ran up a nearby alley. It only ran part of the way up, so we drove up the alley with our brights and pushed it all the way up the alley, so we could get into our garage without worrying that the coyote would follow us in.

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In addition to notifying our Bel-Air resources at coyotereport@hotmail.com, please report ALL coyote or aggressive wildlife sightings to the below authorities. It is imperative they receive this information as it clearly depicts the serious issue facing Bel-Air and its neighboring communities.


You MUST immediately contact the West Los Angeles Animal Services at 310-207-3156 and file a Wildlife Sighting Report. If they say that they do not accept reports over the phone, say that you were told by Officer Randall (the Wildlife Officer in charge of our area) that they are supposed to accept phone reports. You would file this report whether it was a mountain lion or a coyote.

Also, please file a report with the Dept of Fish and Game at 562-596-3885.

We need to keep notifying the appropriate wildlife authorities about this serious problem that threatens human safety.


Please continue to contribute to the monitoring program by emailing all sightings tocoyotereport@hotmail.com.Information is power when it comes to how we will address the coyote problem in Bel-Air & West L.A.


PLEASE VIEW THIS LINK TO A PAST BLOG POSTING TO LEARN TIPS ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND DETER COYOTES.


http://belaironline.blogspot.com/2010/07/coyote-sighting-in-bel-air-today.html


http://belaironline.blogspot.com/2010/06/coyote-update.html

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bel-Air Area Sewer Project Information - "Capping" Work

This week, MNR Construction will be “capping,” which means making the trenches flush with the existing street on the repairs we have completed. That will take place in various locations throughout the project (Orum, Linda Flora, Casiano). We will be capping on Bellagio Terrace on Wednesday. In terms of next week, we intend to work on Moraga Drive Right-of-Way all week.

Closure Updates - Revised Schedule of Full Directional Freeway Closures

Hello,

 

The full directional freeway closures regarding construction near the Mulholland Bridge has been postponed.  The full directional freeway closures will begin tomorrow night instead.  See below for more details. 

 

The closure of the Mulholland Bridge will not occur tomorrow night, as was previously scheduled.  The closure of the bridge will be determined at a later date

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Macias

Metro Construction Relations

(310) 846 - 3564

MaciasR@metro.net

 

I-405 Project Hotline 213-922-3665

www.metro.net/405

 

Bel-Air Association Holiday Food Drive: Drop-Off Canned Goods at BAA Office - Paper Bags Available to pick-up and fill to drop-off


The Bel-Air Association will be handing out bags to drivers exiting Bel-Air at the three main entrances over the next several weeks. Be on the look-out for us, grab a bag, fill it and simply drop it at the BAA office at 100 Bel-Air Road.

Donations can also be made via check or cash. The Bel-Air Association will pass all donations directly to the LA Food Bank in December. Checks can be made to LA Food Bank or Bel-Air Association. BAA will cut one big check from all donations made directly to BAA.

Thank you in advance for all your support!





Over one million people in Los Angeles County are at risk of going hungry.

This year appears as though it may be the toughest the LA Foodbank has ever seen. The skyrocketing cost of living and record poor economy has sent many working families into food pantries for the first time. Most of the charitable agency sites in the LA Foodbank network of 640 agencies have seen record increases in the number of new, first time clients looking for emergency food assistance. Here's your chance to help those facing empty food cupboards this year!

Please support

The Bel-Air Association

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

November 21 through December 19, 2011

Food can be dropped off at 100 Bel-Air Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077 between the hours of 9am to 5pm or please call 310.474.3527 for more information.

The Food Bank needs non-perishable food items such as canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruits and peanut butter. Thank you for your support!

Friday, November 18, 2011

405 Project: Sunset Segment Activities

Pile driving operations will continue at the Sunset Bridge this weekend. Work is schedule for Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 8am to 5pm. Monday through Friday work hours are from 7am to 5pm, weather permitting. There will be no pile driving operations from November 24-27.

Southern California Gas company (SCG) will perform pothole operations to investigate underground utilities in advance of the relocation of their line on Sepulveda Bl between Montana Av and Sunset Bl Bridge. Preliminary work is anticipated to start on Monday, November 28, 2011 through Friday, December 2, 2011. Anticipated work hours are from 9pm to 5am, weather permitting.

The contractor will perform potholing operations at the Sunset Bl cul-de-sac with local access maintained to residents only. This work is in advance of a relocation of a sewer line. Work is anticipated to take place on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 for one day only. Anticipated work hours are from 7am to 5pm, weather permitting.

Olga N. Arroyo

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

Metro Construction Relations - Sunset Segment

Office: 310-846-2357

Hotline 213-922-3665

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