Archive for August, 2016

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Hancock Park Homeowners Association est. 1948
Nominee Profiles
October 2016 Election

Patricia Alexander
Patricia Alexander has been a resident of Hancock Park since 2012. She is a block captain and serves on the Friends of Third Board at Third Street Elementary. Patricia is on the Third Street Elementary Beautification Committee, which in the past year implemented a beautification project on June Street funded by a grant from the Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society. Patricia is married to Hani Alexander and they have 3 elementary aged children. Patricia has a BS in Business from the University of South Florida and an MBA from the University of Tampa.
Cindy Chvatal-Keane
Cindy Chvatal-Keane has been a member of the HPHA board for 20 years and she currently serves as the board president. Cindy also co-chairs the Block Captain/Neighborhood Watch, Historic Preservation and Land Use Committees. She is helped formulate a plan for the long-term care and maintenance of Hancock Park’s parkway trees and the Highland Ave Median. Cindy developed and maintains the current block captain email information system, which provides the neighborhood with information about a wide range of issues important to residents such as: crime activity, emergency procedures, lost pets, traffic issues, City meetings that involve Hancock Park, and HPHA meetings. She believes strongly in preserving the residential character of Hancock Park and its R-1 Zoning designation, which protects the status of single family homes. Cindy co- founded the Hancock Park Historic Preservation Advocacy Group and was a key player in the process that culminated in the establishment of an HPOZ for Hancock Park. She currently sits on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Traffic and Transportation Committee, is a member of the Executive Board of the California Science Center and is an Executive Producer of the television series C S I.

Jennifer DeVore

Jennifer DeVore has been on the HPHA board for 14 years and has lived in Hancock Park for 19 years. She is currently the recording secretary of the board and works on historic preservation, emergency preparedness among other committees. In addition to her work in the neighborhood, she is currently a board member on the national board of YaleWomen. Jennifer has previously been on the review board of the HPOZ for Hancock Park and also on the boards of the Ebell and the Yale Club of Los Angeles. She and her husband, Marc Feinstein, are the parents of three teenage boys. Previously, she was director of marketing at the Los Angeles Times. Jennifer received her BA in American Studies from Yale and her MBA from UCLA.

Indy Flore

Indy Flore serves on the Historic Preservation Overlay Zone board as well as the HPHA board. Born and raised in London, Indy lives in Hancock Park with his wife, Julie Buxbaum (novelist), and their two young children who attend Wagon Wheel Nursery and Third Street Elementary. Indy currently works in private equity and has a background in investment banking and law. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Oxford and King’s College, London.

Joel Kozberg

Joel Kozberg is a native of Los Angeles and has lived in Hancock Park for 20 years. He is a trial attorney who specializes in the litigation of complex business disputes. As a board member of the HPHA, he has responsibility for matters implicating legal issues. In addition to his legal training, Joel also has degrees in business and architecture, having received an MBA at UCLA and an AB at UC Berkeley. Joel also serves as a board member of Los Angeles Team Mentoring, an organization that mentors at-risk middle school students, including participants at John Burroughs in Hancock Park.

Joanne Medeiros

Joanne Medeiros was raised in West Los Angeles and is a proud graduate of UCLA for her BA, and Occidental College for her MA in Education. She is currently the Southern California Manager for ELLE DECOR and House Beautiful, two of the leading design titles published by Hearst Magazines. She has a passion for residential design, gardens and architecture developed through her professional career and international travel. She moved to Hancock Park almost 12 years ago, remodeling her 1930 Mediterranean villa. Joanne was an important part of the team that planned and implemented the John Burroughs Middle School beautification project. With the help of HPHA and WSHPHS, over $150,000 in local funds were raised to upgrade the school and surrounding grounds.

Pam Newhouse

Pam Newhouse has lived in Hancock Park since 1992 and has served as a member of the HPHA board since 1996. She is currently the chair of the Graffiti Committee, which works to keep our neighborhood graffiti- free. She is also a member of the Parkway Trees Committee, which works on neighborhood beautification through the restoration of Hancock Park’s parkway tree canopy, and a member of the Traffic and Transportation Committee, which seeks to mitigate traffic issues in our neighborhood. She has previously served as the treasurer and corresponding secretary of the Association and as a member of the Land Use/Zoning Committee. Pam is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and has worked as a finance attorney.

Victoria Vickers
In her nearly 22 years on the Hancock Park Homeowners board, Victoria Vickers has served the community in a variety of positions including Recording Secretary, Membership Records, Traffic Committee, Neighborhood Watch Block Captain, and HPOZ Committee. She currently is the Treasurer of the Association. She looks forward to addressing the concerns of the community and preserving the Hancock Park we all know and love.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Mark the Date for the Annual Meeting

The Association’s Annual Meeting will take place on Monday, October 17th at 3rd Street School, so put the date on your calendar and plan to attend. The Council Office, LAPD and other important organizations will be there giving information and answering questions. Reports from the Association’s committees will keep you up-to-date on what’s going on in street maintenance, historic preservation, crime prevention, filming and safety. And, most important, this will give everyone a chance to ask questions and find out if there’s a committee that could use your help.
The Annual meeting is also when the election of half the members of the Association’s Board of Directors takes place. If you are a member in good standing, meaning you’ve paid your Association dues, you’ll have received information about the upcoming election and a list of the nominees presented by the Board. These nominees are: Patricia Alexander, Cindy Chvatal-Keane, Jennifer DeVore, Indy Flore, Joel Kozberg, Joanne Medeiros, Pam Newhouse, and Victoria Vickers. Visit the Association’s website to read brief biographies. Ballots for the election will be mailed to members in good standing in the next month.
Crime continues to be a problem so don’t forget to keep you and your family safe by locking your house, car and activating your house alarm if you have one. If you are the victim of a crime file a report with Officer Dave Cordova. Dave can take a crime report if you call his cell phone, 213-793-0650 or send him an email, 31646@lapd.lacity.org with all the information, including your name and telephone number.

The Association’s Committees are always looking for new members to so join a committee by visiting our website and be an active part of our community. The HPOZ Preservation Plan -http://www.preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park regulates our HPOZ. Contact our City Planner, Renata Dragland (renata.dragland@lacity.org), and use the online form (http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/initial.screening.checklist) if you plan on making changes to the exterior of your house. 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.