Friday, December 16, 2011

BAA Holiday Food Drive: A very special thank you from the Executive Director.....


A very special thank you from the Executive Director.....

I would like to personally thank our Bel-Air Association members and the community for their generous support for our charity of choice this year, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.





This was the Association’s first year in partnering with the Food Bank and we went above and beyond our projected goal and raised 900 pounds of food and $470.00 in monetary donations!

Thank you to all of you for making a difference in helping families who are less fortunate this time of year!

Happy Holidays!

Paulette M. DuBey

Executive Director, The Bel-Air Association



Bridge Falsework Extended: Full nightly closure of Sepulveda Bl between Montana Av and Church Ln/Ovada Pl thru 12/23

ATTENTION COMMUTERS, RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN THE VICINITY OF SEPULVEDA BL BETWEEN MONTANA AV AND CHURCH LN/OVADA PL

The bridge falsework installation that started on Monday, December 5, 2011 as been extended an additional week. Full nightly closure of Sepulveda Bl between Montana Av and Church Ln/Ovada Pl will continue through December 23, 2011.

What: Full street closure for bridge falsework installation

When: Full night time closures are anticipated that started on Monday, December 5, 2011 will continue through December 23, 2011. Work hours and closure times are from 9pm to 6am, weather permitting.

Where: Sepulveda Bl between Montana Av and Church Ln/Ovada Pl

What to Expect:

• Falsework is a temporary structure used to support structures in order to hold the component in place until construction is sufficiently advanced to support itself.

• SB Sepulveda Bl traffic will be detoured to SB Church Ln, to EB Montana Av, back to Sepulveda Bl.

• NB Sepulveda Bl traffic will be detoured to WB Montana Av, to NB Church Ln, back to Sepulveda Bl.

• Work is weather permitting and subject to change.

• Access will be maintained to emergency responders.

• Access to local residents will be maintained.


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

Sepulveda Sewer Line Work Notice

ATTENTION RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE VICINITY OF SEPULVEDA BL BETWEEN MONTANA AVE AND BRONWOOD AV

The contractor will perform sewer line work along Sepulveda Bl and the intersections of Homedale St and Bronwood Av. This work requires Sepulveda Bl be reconfigured to one lane in each direction during work hours and the full closure of Homedale St and Bronwood Av.

What: Sewer lines relocation

When: Preliminary work has been completed. Relocation work will take place from December 1, 2011 through April 2012. Work hours are from 6am to 10pm with street closures between the hours of 9am to 3:30pm, Monday through Saturday.

Where: Sepulveda Bl between Montana Ave and Sunset Bl; Homedale St between Sepulveda Bl and Thurston Av; Bronwood Av at Sepulveda Bl

What to expect:

• Access to driveways will be intermittently interrupted. Advance notification will be provided to affected residents.

• Relocation activities at Homedale St and Bronwood Av will take place intermittently during the five month duration.

• Sepulveda Bl traffic will be maintained with one lane in each direction.

• Street parking may be restricted.

• Emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

• Work is weather permitting and subject to change.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2 Coyotes near Kitchen Window: Somma & Stone Canyon Road

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

2 Coyotes were near my kitchen at around 10am Tuesday.

Luckily, my housekeeper was there and then scared them away with the other housekeeper.

Terrible. I am afraid too.
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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