Archive for May, 2011

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

New Parkway Trees Have Been Planted

The planting of many of the missing parkway trees in Quadrant 4 has been completed!  The stumps have been removed and the trees are in their new homes.  Thanks go to Susanna Funsten for collecting the necessary signatures and Hollywood Beautification for purchasing and planting the trees.  The Tree Committee is planning the next steps in the reforestation of Hancock Park parkways, including determining disease resistant elm tree varieties for Rossmore, so if you want to join contact the Association.

For the last 3 years Nikki Ezhari served as our community liaison with Councilman La Bonge’s office and the city.  Nikki was instrumental in developing the traffic and beautification solutions now implemented at John Burroughs High School, negotiating with the Wilshire Country Club and the Marlowe apartment owners to rebuild the curbs on Rosewood and many other efforts.  The Association and Hancock Park thank Nikki for all her good work for our neighborhood and we wish her all the best in the future.

The dedication of the bench donated in honor of long-time resident and Board Member Marguerite ‘Chickie’ Byrne’s at John Burroughs Middle School will be Friday, June 3rd at 9:00 AM at the school.  Join us in thanking Chickie for her years of work on behalf of the community.

Don’t forget to check the Hancock Park Preservation Plan (http://www.hancockpark.org or http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park ) to make sure any planned changes to the street visible exterior of your house are in keeping with the HPOZ.   Be sure and contact Matthew Glesne (213-978-1216 or matthew.glesne@lacity.org ) if you have any questions and for assistance in navigating the HPOZ process. If you are the unfortunate victim of a crime or fraud contact the Wilshire Division LAPD station at 213-473-0476 or website: http://www.lapdonline.org/wilshire_community_police_station. You can also contact Hancock Park’s Senior Lead Officer, Dave Cordova (213-793-0650; 31646@lapd.lacity.org). Report graffiti sightings by calling 311 or at the City’s Anti-Graffiti Request System – http://anti-graffiti.lacity.org/welcome.cfm?CFID=1007&CFTOKEN=411CDB4F-0FC3-4EE1-89DE58DCCB435538 and by calling Hollywood Beautification, 323-463-5180 For questions regarding filming, contact Filming Committee Members, Ruth Marmelzat or

Cami Taylor. Cami at 323-692-1414 (Home) and 310-659-6220 (office).