The Association’s Schools Committee, John Burroughs neighbors, led by Joanne Mederios, JB administrative staff, led by the new principal Mr. Martinez, and the Hancock Park Windsor Square Historical Society have worked together to transform the landscaping at John Burroughs Middle School! This is part of a multi pronged effort led by the Schools Committee, and in particular Board member Howard Hart, to address long standing issues with students intruding on neighboring properties. Besides the beautiful landscaping the school is keeping facilities open after the end of school hours so that students can wait for their rides on school property, (in the beautiful new reading garden) and is contributing along with the Association for a neighborhood trash pickup service.
Unfortunately reports of break-ins and prowlers continue. Don’t forget to call 911 immediately to notify the LAPD as well as contacting your Security Company (if you use one), if you suspect a problem. It is very important that a report for every suspected crime be made to the LAPD. Even if, a prowler runs away and there is no break-in. The LAPD allocates valuable patrol resources based on the number of crime reports. For questions and follow-up contact our Senior Lead Officer, Dave Cordova or call the LAPD Wilshire Division front Desk. Their numbers are:
The Annual meeting of the HPHOA, est. 1948, will be held on Tuesday, October 19th, 7PM at 3rd Street School. There will be committee reports, security updates and presentations about drought tolerant gardening. This is also the time to bring your questions and concerns and discuss the future of Hancock Park.
If you’re planning changes to your house visit the HPHOA’ 48 web site, www.hancockpark.org, or the Los Angeles Planning Department web site http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park and read the Preservation Plan. 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 CoChairs, Ruth Marmelzat or Cami Taylor. Ruth can be reached at 323-934-0138 and Cami at 323-692-1414 (Home) and 310-659-6220 (office)