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Hancock Park 
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est. 1948

  • 9 Jan 2013 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to everyone who attended and made the Association’s Annual meeting a great success. We also thank those who gave presentations and we especially thank John Burroughs Middle School Principal Steve Martinez for providing the venue and giving great support for the meeting. The following are some of the highlights.

    The LAPD reported that while crime is down somewhat in Hancock Park from the highs earlier this year, we’re still at risk. So, remember to follow simple safety precautions like locking your car, keeping valuables out of sight, setting your house alarm, if you have one; stopping papers and mail if you’re out of town; putting lights on timers and always being careful before opening your door. To report a crime in progress or a medical emergency call 911 and remember: Never confront a suspicious person.

    School Committee Chair, Joanne Medeiros, who has spearheaded the John Burroughs beautification project, reported that the large sign constructed in the 1970’s has been removed. Designs are now being developed and funds raised for new, more appropriate, signage. The beautification team, which includes neighbors, JB teachers and administrators, is to be congratulated for making JB more beautiful and attractive for students and the neighborhood.

    The City is updating the Transportation Element of the General Plan including a new requirement that streets be accessible to all users. To achieve these goals streets all over the city, including many Hancock Park streets, have had changes proposed to add Bike Lanes and Bus-only lanes. This may involve the removal of Parking and/or Traffic Lanes, as well as STOP Signs. The Association has done a survey of residents’ opinions about the plan and is providing feedback to the city. Our residents are encouraged to join the Associations’ email list, so they can be informed and make their views known. To join email our President Cindy Chvatal-Keane at snorekel@aol.com or include your email when you pay your annual Association dues.
    If you’re planning changes to your house read the Preservation Plan which can be found at: http://www.hancockparkhomeownersassociation.org/ or http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park ) and contact City Planner Vinita Huang (213-978-1216 or Vinita.Huang@lacity.org). Be sure and look at our website for news – http://www.HancockPark.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 Questions regarding filming – contact Filming Committee, Cami Taylor (323-692-1414-Home and 310-659-6220-Office).

  • 11 Oct 2012 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Association’s annual meeting will be Tuesday, October 16th at John Burroughs Middle School at 7PM.  Among many presentations homeowners will hear about security from the LAPD, ADT and SSA and get a report from the Council Office.  There will also be a discussion of the upcoming changes to the Transportation Element part of the General Plan which includes possible new bike lanes and other modifications that will impact our neighborhood’s streets.  And, most importantly, you and your neighbors will have the opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions and find out about projects that can use you as a volunteer.  And, because the meeting is going to be held at John Burroughs, you’ll have a chance to see the wonderful work Board member Joanne Medeiros, along with volunteers and the John Burroughs Staff, has done to beautify the campus.  So plan on attending!

    If you’re a member in good standing, having paid your annual dues, watch your mailbox for your Board of Directors ballot.  Please mark your ballot and return it so your vote counts.  You can either mail the ballot or bring it with you to the annual meeting where the ballots will be counted and results announced.

    Don’t forget to deep water your trees, both in the parkway and on your property.  Also, remember to take simple precautions to protect your property and family by locking your car, keeping valuables out of sight; set your house alarm, if you have one; stop papers and mail if you’re out of town; put lights on timers and always be careful before opening your door.  To report a crime in progress or a medical emergency call 911. If you observe suspicious activity call 1-877-ASK-LAPD and notify your private security service, if you are a subscriber.  Always get details.  Let our LAPD Senior Lead Officer (SLO), David Cordova; (213) 793-0650; 31646@lapd.lacity.org know if you have a question, or just want to introduce yourself.  Crime prevention tips are available at website:  http://www.lapdonline.org .  Remember:  Never confront a suspicious person.

    If you’re planning changes to your house read the Preservation Plan which can be found at:  http://www.hancockparkhomeownersassociation.org/ or http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park ) and contact City Planner Vinita Huang (213-978-1216 or Vinita.Huang@lacity.org).   Be sure and look at our website for news – http://www.HancockPark.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 Questions regarding filming – contact Filming Committee, Cami Taylor (323-692-1414-Home and 310-659-6220-Office).


  • 19 Jul 2012 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Christine Bubser

    Christine Bubser has lived in Hancock Park since 2001. She has been quadrant leader for Quardrant One and a member of the HPHA board for one term. She was previously a board member of the Hancock Park HPOZ board and worked very hard with the other board members, the City Planning department and applicants to make sure the implementation of the plan went smoothly. Chris has served on the HPHA graffiti committee, traffic committee, tree committee and the HPOZ committee. Chris and her husband, David have two children in elementary school.

    Cindy Chvatal-Keane

    Cindy Chvatal-Keane has been a member of the HPHA board for fifteen years and she currently serves as the Board President. Cindy also co-chairs the Block Captain/Neighborhood Watch, Historic Preservation and Land Use Committees. This year she is helping formulate a plan for the long term care and maintenance of Hancock Park’s parkway trees. 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, and City meetings that involve Hancock Park, and HPHOA meetings. She believes strongly in preserving the residential character of Hancock Park and it’s 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 serves as an alternate director on Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, is a member of the Executive Committee of the California Science Center and an Executive Producer of the television series C S I.

    Jennifer DeVore

    Jennifer DeVore has been on the HPHOA Board for eight years. She is currently Recording Secretary of the Board and works on historic preservation, emergency preparedness among other committees. She also serves on the Hancock Park HPOZ board reviewing proposed remodels and additions in our neighborhood and is on the board of the Ebell and the Yale Club of LA. She is a stay-at-home mother to 3 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.

    Joel Kozberg

    Joel Kozberg is a native of Los Angeles and has lived in Hancock Park for over 15 years. He is a trial attorney who specializes in the litigation of complex business disputes. As a board member of the HPHOA, 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 seven 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 HPHOA and WSHPHS, over $150,000 in local funds were raised to upgrade the school and surrounding grounds.

    Renee Mochkatel

    Renee Mochkatel, who has lived in Hancock Park since 1994, is an attorney with Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, representing clients in employment-related matters.  She graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona, in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude.  She then attended Pepperdine University receiving her Juris Doctorate in 1982.  Renee sits on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment section of the L.A. County Bar Association, where she has also served as a guest lecturer.  She has authored several articles for the Daily Journal on topics dealing with employment law and sits on the Board of Temple Israel of Hollywood.   Renee is married to Stefanie Hall and their daughter, Sophie, attends Marlborough School.

    Gary Nelson

    Gary Nelson has been a Hancock Park resident for 23 years and has served on the Board for over 10 years.  He has worked on traffic, street lighting and trees working closely with Hollywood Beatification Team on recent tree plantings. Currently maintains membership roster. Earned his BSME from Kansas State and MBA from USC. He is president of Churchill Mortgage, a commercial mortgaging firm.

    Pam Newhouse

    Pam Newhouse has lived in Hancock Park since 1992 and has been a member of the HPHA Board of Directors since 1996.  She is currently Corresponding Secretary of the Association and a member of the Parkway Tree Committee, which works on neighborhood beautification through the restoration of Hancock Park’s parkway tree canopy.  She also co-chairs the Graffiti Committee and has been active on the Land Use/Zoning Committee and Traffic Committee.  Pam is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and has worked as a finance attorney.

    Victoria Vickers

    In her over ten 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.

  • 18 Jun 2012 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On May 31st our Councilman, Tom LaBonge, hosted a public safety meeting at John Burroughs Middle School.  He was joined by LAPD Captains Robert Arcos of the Olympic Division and Eric Davis of the Wilshire Division.  Captain Davis confirms that there has been an increase in crime in our area this year.  In particular there is a sophisticated group of criminals operating in areas like Hancock Park.  They often work during the day, knock on doors and if no one is home break in.  The LAPD put together a task force, Operation Knock-Knock, to better focus on breaking up this group and there have been some arrests. 

    The LAPD reminds us that the best defense against crime is to take some simple precautions:  1) Keep your car locked and valuables, including CPSs, telephones, chargers, money, documents and mail, out of sight; 2) Set your house alarm, if you have one; 3) When out of town have papers stopped, mail picked up, keep a car in the driveway and put timers on lights; 4) If anyone comes to the door make them identify themselves before opening the door; and if not opening the door, make it clear someone is at home. 

    To report a crime in progress or a medical emergency call 911.  If you observe suspicious activity call 1-877-ASK-LAPD and notify your private security service, if you are a subscriber.  If you are making a report try to be as clear as possible, and collect details, such as descriptions of cars, people, locations and activities.  Use your phone’s camera to photograph license plates, cars or anything questionable.  The police are compiling a list of all surveillance cameras so they can check neighboring cameras if a crime occurs.  Please let our LAPD Senior Lead Officer (SLO), David Cordova; (213) 793-0650; 31646@lapd.lacity.org know if you have a surveillance camera, if you have a question, or just want to introduce yourself.  Crime prevention tips are available at website:  http://www.lapdonline.org .  Remember:  Never confront a suspicious person.

    If you’re planning changes to your house read the Preservation Plan which can be found at:  http://www.hancockparkhomeownersassociation.org/ or http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park ) and contact City Planner Vinita Huang (213-978-1216 or Vinita.Huang@lacity.org).   Be sure and look at our website for news – http://www.HancockPark.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 Questions regarding filming – contact Filming Committee, Cami Taylor (323-692-1414-Home and 310-659-6220-Office).


  • 5 Jun 2012 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HPHOA, est. 1948 board member Joan Medeiros has had another success in improving the look of our public schools.  The fence on the 3rd Street side of the 3rd Street School has been covered with ‘permanent’ ivy called ‘Ivy-It’ which is a 100% recycled polyethylene.  It has a natural variegated leaf pattern and is used by cities and utilities to provide an attractive cover for areas that are heavily graffitied.

    We welcome our new Board member, Renee Mochkatel.  Renee is an attorney with Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, representing clients in employment-related matters.  She graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona, in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude.  She then attended Pepperdine University receiving her Juris Doctorate in 1982.  Renee sits on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment section of the L.A. County Bar Association, where she has also served as a guest lecturer.  She has authored several articles for the Daily Journal on topics dealing with employment law and sits on the Board of Temple Israel of Hollywood.   Renee is married to Stefanie Hall and their daughter, Sophie, attends Marlborough School.

    Crime continues to be a problem so remember to 1) Keep your car locked and  valuables out of sight; 2) Set your house alarm, if you have one; 3) When out of town have papers stopped, mail picked up, keep a car in the driveway and put timers on lights; 4) If anyone comes to the door have them identify themselves before opening the door.  Report crimes or suspicious activity by calling 911 and your security service, if you are a subscriber; the Wilshire Division LAPD station-213-473-0476 or our Senior Lead Officer, Dave Cordova (213-793-0650; 31646@lapd.lacity.org)..  Try and get a description of the person and any identifying vehicle information such as make and model of a car a license plate numbers.  Never confront a suspicious person yourself.


  • 28 Apr 2012 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Your Association has just completed its second series of tree plantings, planting trees in empty parkways throughout Hancock Park. Since summer is almost here now’s a good time to start summer care for all your trees, not just the ones in the parkways.  Water deeply, once or twice a month, fertilize with the appropriate fertilizer and keep lawns cut back from the tree’s trunk, by at least a foot.  If properly cared for and watered your trees will provide shade, water retention, homes for wildlife and beauty to your house and neighborhood.  We’re now planning the next tree planting, so contact Tree Committee Chair, Susan Grossman, SEGrossman@sbcglobal.net , and we’ll get you in the next group.

    Security is on everyone’s minds these days because of the many recent home break-ins.  Security Chair, Peter Gorelick has been working closely with the LAPD and the private security services to monitor the situation and has the following recommendations to help you avoid becoming the victim of a crime:

    • Keep your car locked and keep any valuables out of sight.
    • If your home has an alarm system, set the alarm; even if you’re only going to be out for a few minutes.
    • If you’re out of town have your papers stopped or picked up, have mail picked up, keep a car parked in the driveway and have timers on lights and electronics so that thieves will think someone is at home.
    • If anyone comes to your door ask that they identify themselves before opening the door.

    If you observe suspicious activity or witness a crime call 911 and your security service, if you are a subscriber.  Try and get a description of the person and any identifying vehicle information such as make and model of a car a license plate numbers.  Never confront a suspicious person yourself.

    If you’re planning changes to your house read the Preservation Plan which can be found at:  http://www.hancockparkhomeownersassociation.org/ or http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park ) and contact City Planner Vinita Huang (213-978-1216 or Vinita.Huang@lacity.org).

    Be sure and look at our website for news – http://www.HancockPark.org .  Also, In the event of a crime contact the Wilshire Division LAPD station – 213-473-0476 or website: http://www.lapdonline.org/wilshire_community_police_station as well as our 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 Questions regarding filming – contact Filming Committee, Cami Taylor (323-692-1414-Home and 310-659-6220-Office).


  • 21 Mar 2012 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hancock Park has been a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) for over four years; helping to preserve our beautiful, historic neighborhood.  The principal purpose of the Hancock Park HPOZ is to 1) Provide clear preservation guidelines for rehabilitation of the street visible facades; 2) Ensure that the height, bulk, massing, lot coverage and architectural design of additions and infill development are compatible with the historic fabric of the neighborhood; and 3) Prevent tear downs and extensive demolition of historic, contributing buildings.  Every HPOZ, including Hancock Park’s, has a specific Preservation Plan that articulates and delineates how the goals of the HPOZ are to be implemented.

    The HPOZ Board, which along with the City Planning office, reviews any changes that the City Planning Office determines fall under the Preservation Plan.  It’s very important that homeowners review the Preservation Plan when planning changes to their properties.  This ensures that you don’t spend a lot of time and money planning changes that may not be approved.  Remember, many changes, such as adding a new pathway or retaining wall, or a new fountain or changing windows and doors, may require review by the HPOZ Board even though they may not require a building permit.

    Some of the areas that are reviewed in the Hancock Park HPOZ are:

    • Size of additions,
    • Changes to the street visible façade of houses, including finishes;
    • Roof lines and windows;
    • Hardscape, including walkways, driveways, patios, and fountains;
    • Fencing and retaining walls in the street visible part of the property

    So, if you’re planning changes to your house read the Preservation Plan which can be found at:  http://www.hancockparkhomeownersassociation.org/ or http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park ) and contact City Planner Matthew Glesne (213-978-1216 or matthew.glesne@lacity.org).

    Be sure and look at our website for news – http://www.HancockPark.org .  Also, In the event of a crime contact the Wilshire Division LAPD station – 213-473-0476 or website: http://www.lapdonline.org/wilshire_community_police_station as well as our Senior Lead Officer, Dave Cordova (213-793-0650; 31646@lapd.lacity.org). Contact the association (or Tree Committee Chair, Susan Grossman, SEGrossman@sbcglobal.net) if you need a parkway tree.  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 Questions regarding filming – contact Filming Committee, Cami Taylor (323-692-1414-Home and 310-659-6220-Office).


  • 22 Feb 2012 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The redistricting process for City Council areas has begun and your Association, along with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC), is asking that Hancock Park and other GWNC neighborhoods be kept together in the same council district.  These districts once established will be in place for 10 years.  Having Hancock Park contained in one City Council district is vitally important for maintaining the integrity of our neighborhood and for getting service and support from the City. The Redistricting Commission is now holding hearings and asking for citizen input so please make your voice heard.  For more information visit website:

    While it has been a relatively dry winter, we have had a couple of big rain storms that have flooded our streets, particularly in the northern part of Hancock Park.  The Association asked the City and our Council Office to see if some kind of long term solution could be put in place.   The Department of Sanitation found that there is a split in the storm drain pipes coming out of the Hollywood Hills at Romaine and Vine. Up until this winter the 60 inch pipe that went south through Hancock Park was the main valve with the overflow going down a 75 inch pipe that went west.  Sanitation has now changed the switching so that the larger, western pipe will be the primary drain; the pipe flowing through Hancock Park will then receive the overflow.  Sanitation believes this will resolve many of the sudden flooding problems that occur when heavy rain storms hit our area.  One thing we can all do is to keep our storm drains as clear as possible.  This not only helps prevent flooding but it also keeps our oceans clean as storm drain water is not treated.  If you see someone dumping liquids or objects down a storm drain, call 800-974-9794 or report it on the web – http://www.lacitysan.org/solid_resources/refuse/SR_IllegalDumping.htm.

    Be sure and look at our website for news – http://www.HancockPark.org .  Also, if you’re planning changes to your house read the Hancock Park Preservation Plan (http://www.hancockparkhomeownersassociation.org/ or http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park ) and contact City Planner Matthew Glesne (213-978-1216 or matthew.glesne@lacity.org).   In the event of a crime contact the Wilshire Division LAPD station – 213-473-0476 or website: http://www.lapdonline.org/wilshire_community_police_station as well as our Senior Lead Officer, Dave Cordova (213-793-0650; 31646@lapd.lacity.org). Contact the association (or Tree Committee Chair, Susan Grossman, SEGrossman@sbcglobal.net) if you need a parkway tree.  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 Questions regarding filming – contact Filming Committee, Cami Taylor (323-692-1414-Home and 310-659-6220-Office).


  • 16 Feb 2012 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us in welcoming our two new Board Members:  Gerda McDonough and Joanne Medeiros.  Both Gerda and Joanne have been involved in Hancock Park improvement projects and we’re excited to have them join the Board of Directors.   

    Gerda McDonough is an eleven year resident of Los Angeles. She has a long record of service to community organizations, including the newly formed Transportation Committee of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council.  Gerda has held senior positions at media companies in the US, Europe, Asia, and her native South Africa. She lives with her husband and daughter and has been a resident of Hancock Park since 2010.

    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 seven 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 HPHOA and WSHPHS, over $150,000 in local funds were raised to upgrade the school and surrounding grounds.   

    Be sure and look at our website for news – http://www.HancockPark.org .  Also, if you’re planning changes to your house read the Hancock Park Preservation Plan (http://www.hancockparkhomeownersassociation.org/ or http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park ) and contact City Planner Matthew Glesne (213-978-1216 or matthew.glesne@lacity.org).   In the event of a crime contact the Wilshire Division LAPD station – 213-473-0476 or website: http://www.lapdonline.org/wilshire_community_police_station as well as our Senior Lead Officer, Dave Cordova (213-793-0650; 31646@lapd.lacity.org). Contact the association (or Tree Committee Chair, Susan Grossman, SEGrossman@sbcglobal.net) if you need a parkway tree.  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 Questions regarding filming – contact Filming Committee, Cami Taylor (323-692-1414-Home and 310-659-6220-Office).


  • 16 Feb 2012 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The recent wind storms felled many of the beautiful trees that make up the urban forest of Southern California.  Now’s the time to ask:  what can we do to maintain our trees and keep them healthy.

    The two major factors in maintaining the health and safety of trees are:  1) Watering and 2) Pruning.   Trees need regular, deep watering, which is unfortunately the exact opposite of what often happens in parkways.  Remember to do a deep watering of established trees at least twice a month, and more in the summer when it’s hot.  Pruning by a licensed arborist is critical to maintaining the health of your trees.  Some of the things to remember are:   1) Prune at the right time of year.  Pines and cedars should be pruned in the winter; 2) Don’t remove center foliage which is necessary to maintain the structure of the tree; 3) Don’t ever ‘top’ a tree.  Instead prune so there are evenly space branches throughout the tree – trees need to move in the wind.  Always ask your arborist to explain what they plan to do and why.

    Check your trees regularly to be sure there is no mounding on the side of the tree and no roots being pulled up.  If a tree is leaning check for cracks on the trunk or dark sap which means the tree is stressed.  If you’ve lost a branch or limb use a sharp, sterilized pruning tool and cut it cleanly back to another branch or all the way back to the trunk.

    Winter is the best times to plant trees and other landscaping.  Be sure and contact the association (or Tree Committee Chair, Susan Grossman, SEGrossman@sbcglobal.net) if you need a parkway tree.  Check out our website for information and volunteer opportunities – http://www.HancockPark.org .  Also, if you’re planning changes to your house check the Hancock Park Preservation Plan (http://www.hancockparkhomeownersassociation.org/ or http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park ) and contact City Planner Matthew Glesne (213-978-1216 or matthew.glesne@lacity.org ).   In the event of a crime or fraud contact the Wilshire Division LAPD station – 213-473-0476 or website: http://www.lapdonline.org/wilshire_community_police_station as well as 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 Questions regarding filming – contact Filming Committee Members, Ruth Marmelzat (323-934-0138) or Cami Taylor (323-692-1414-Home and 310-659-6220-Office).



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