Archive for September, 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

See you at the Annual Meeting!

The Hancock Park Homeowners’ Association, est. 1948, annual meeting will be held on Monday, October 20th at Marlborough School. The meeting is an opportunity for you to hear from your Council Office, the LAPD, ADT and SSA security services, the LADOT on traffic and the DWP on the drought and water conservation. A representative from the California Nevada Concrete Association will be presenting options for street repair/resurfacing. The Association committee chairs will be giving presentations on areas such as Historic Preservation, Traffic, Safety, Street Maintenance, Trees and many other topics, so come and ask questions and find out how you can participate.

The annual meeting is also when the election of half of the Board of Directors takes place and the results announced. The candidates submitted by the Association are: Patricia Alexander, Christine Bubser, Cindy Chvatal-Keane, Jennifer DeVore, Joel Kozberg, Joanne Medeiros, Pam Newhouse, Susan Roth and Victoria Vickers. Visit the Association’s website to read brief biographies. If you’re a member in good standing (those homeowners who have paid annual dues), you should have received your ballot. If you haven’t please contact the Association. So be sure and put the Association’s Annual Meeting on your calendar and we’ll see you there!

Don’t forget to be safe and to not make yourself a target for crime. Never leave anything visible in your car; Lock the doors of your house; Set your alarm system; and never open your door to a stranger. Call 911 if you see a suspicious person and contact our Acting Senior Lead Officer Art Gallegos with any questions. His cell phone number is 213-793-0708 and his email address is: If you’re considering any changes to the street visible portion of your house, contact our City Planner, Kimberly Henry ( and fill out the online form – to start the process. The Preservation Plan for Hancock Park can be found at: or ).

Report street light outages to the city at: Report potholes by submitting an online request at sure and look at our website for news – . Report graffiti sightings by calling 311 or at the City’s Anti-Graffiti Request System – and by calling Hollywood Beautification, 323-463-5180 Questions regarding filming – contact Filming Committee, Cami Taylor (323-692-1414-Home and 310-659-6220-Office).

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

strong>Join the WSHPHS Garden Tour and Beautify John Burroughs!

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 The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society’s fifth annual Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 from 12:00-5:00PM.  Every year the tour opens historic private gardens to the public just at the height of the spring blooming season.  Featured will be six private estate gardens, including a historic walled castle on a stream in Brookside; a spectacular courtyard garden and a garden featuring drought-tolerant plantings.  The Garden Party closes with a reception including a silent auction, light supper and opportunity drawing.    This year the Society is honoring the community work for Margy Hudson who was one of the leaders of the Windsor Square HPOZ initiative, a member of our Neighborhood Council and has served on the Board of the Windsor Square Homeowners Association. 

 The money raised by the tour will be used to fund the beautification project planned for John Burroughs Middle School.  Neighbors to JB, including Schools Committee co-chair Howard Hart, have worked with the school to come up with a beautiful and ambitious beautification plan that will provide tree plantings, landscaping, fencing and other features making the campus more inviting to the staff and students and putting a better face to the community.  For more information visit the Society’s web site:  59fifty hats; email: or 213-243-8182.

 Don’t forget, if you haven’t already, mail in your dues!  Your dues support efforts like the JB Beautification and let you vote in the election for Board of Directors.  Just click on CONTAN