was a full house (courtyard) on Saturday afternoon (January
Captain Beatrice Girmala gave an inspiring presentation.
Having spent most of her life in Hollywood, she now lives in
Whitley Heights (90068) and shares many of our concerns and
challenges living in a hillside community in Hollywood.
generous enough to give us her e-mail. When you have a
concern or need answers about anything in our community,
send her e-mail. Her Blackberry will light up and she will
make an effort to address your concerns. With her extensive
years of service within the L.A.P.D. in Hollywood, she has
made many valuable partnerships with the heads of
departments such as the Department of Transportation, L.A.
Fire Department, Homeless Services, and much more. She can
direct your concerns to the appropriate department if those
issues extend outside the area of law enforcement.
e-mail address is:
Girmala's phone number is 213-972-2900
Feuer outlined many new bills that he is writing and
some that are already being opposed by big business, liquor
sales establishments, billboard companies, etc.
Click here to see the
letter from Mike Feuer to our neighborhood
Here’s his e-mail
effort to make mandatory the installation of breathalyzer
Devices) in cars of repeat drunk drivers
is one of many that we should all get behind. The L.A. Times
did a story on this in last weeks Sunday Issue.
Neighbor, Len Efron shared this info after the meeting:
There is an item titled
"How to Stop Drunk Drivers" in today's Sunday LA
Times Parade Magazine (see page 6, lower left)
discussing the Ignition Interlock.
It requests readers to
express their feelings with respect to making Ignition
There's simply a
Yes/No choice button to click. There is no request for
identity information or your email address. After you click,
it immediately displays the current vote statistics. After
my vote, the score read: YES=94%, NO=6%. (Unfortunately it
does not reveal the number of votes cast.)
P.S. Recently, while at
Office Depot, we saw and
purchased an inexpensive key holder, which consisted of a
ring for the keys and a fob, which was a mini-breathe
analyzer. You press a button; blow and depending on whether
your blood alcohol level is above/below 0.08%, a RED or
GREEN led lights up.
While our Wildlife Officer was unable to attend, we have
text that he sent to address most of our wildlife concerns
along with his contact information:
3201 Lacy St., L.A., CA 90031
Gregory asks that you visit the following webpage as it is
rich with wildlife info:
Heather/Durand Drop off issue:
Efron shared the history of this issue. There may be a
settlement in the future coming from the lawsuit that the
victim (neighbor fell over the drop off and is now
paralyzed) launched against the City of Los Angeles. When
that settlement is complete and official, we will send
another update. The goal is to get this part over with so
that something can happen on Heather at Durand to make that
area safe so no one else falls or drives over that curb.
board just got a little bit bigger – five directors were
reelected and the attendees voted by acclimation to add Kim
Dullaghan (Glen Green) to our board. She is young and
enthusiastic – a great and tireless helper (she was one of
the organizers of this years Trombone Christmas event on
Glen Green). Welcome to the team, Kim.
Neighborhood Meeting: April 9, 2009 at 7:30
p.m. at the Village Coffee Shop