Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
11:38 AM No comments
Please support Fire Station #71 and our Firefighters who put themselves on the line everyday at their
Annual Pancake Breakfast on
Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am
at the fire station located at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Beverly Glen.
Breakfast is free!
Enjoy Antique Cars and Fire Trucks
T-Shirts and Caps
A special raffle will be held for three lucky families to win dinner at the Fire Station!
If you are unable to attend, please consider making a
tax-deductible donation to:
Adopt Fire Station #71
PO Box 573
914 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
11:20 AM No comments
Dorchester Collection’s iconic Hotel Bel-Air announces a new wellness initiative with intuitive counsellor Susan King at their Forbes Five Star Spa by La Prairie. The first of Susan’s two week-long visits is scheduled from June 3 to 8, 2015, and the following specialty packages combining counselling services and therapeutic treatments have been created exclusively for this occasion:
Intuitive Counseling Sessions: $500
60-minute Intuitive Counseling session with Susan will heal the mind and reduce stress levels, leaving one refreshed, lighter and happier.
· Mind, Body & Spirit Package: $725
75 minute Massage with focus on the scalp and head; to deeply relax and rejuvenate the body. This will be followed by a 60-minute Intuitive Counseling session with Susan.
· Renewal Package: $1,075
Two hour Ultimate Indulgence Body Therapy with two spa therapists for a full body relaxation experience. This will be followed by a 60-minute Intuitive Counseling session with Susan.
Intuitive counselling helps participants see clearly and look at their life in a new and different way. It is ideally combined with any type of massage or holistic therapy, allowing this unique partnership to heal the mind, body and spirit alike. Susan will return to the iconic hotel November 5 to 9, 2015, and the same packages will be offered.
Susan King has over 25 years of experience in intuitive counselling, nurturing deep feelings, and helping clients find new perspective on what may be troubling or confusing in life. With a particular strength on relationships, she assists people in navigating today’s relationship problems, which can include dealing with difficult partners or understanding what may be causing angst.
Susan has shared her reputable expertise as a columnist for leading publications such as US Elle and Marie Claire, and has hosted her own TV show in the UK. She has also been a regular guest on the David Fortune show in Monaco, France. Susan has a dedicated international following, including celebrity endorsements by Oprah Winfrey and Donna Karan. Ms. Karan has remarked “I often rely on the guidance of motivational speakers, life coaches and healers to help me work and live efficiently. Sometimes that means thinking outside of the box and using modern methods to find the balance in such a busy life. The one person who has been able to help me with this is psychic Susan King. For over a decade, I have considered her not just a guiding light in my life…the vision, support and guidance she has for me and my future have been crucial in decisions that I have had to make over the years. Decisions that have had a great impact on my personal, and professional life.”
Hotel Bel-Air’s Spa by La Prairie showcases a spacious guest relaxation lounge, elegantly designed women’s and men’s facilities, each equipped with steam, and seven treatment rooms including a private couples’ room with an outdoor patio, as well as a 24-hour fitness studio. It one of only 48 spas in the world to have earned the prestigious Forbes Five Star rating, and has been named Best Spa by Robb Report Magazine.
To reserve a package or request additional information, please contact Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie at 310-909-1681.
Advance reservations are required, and a 24-hour cancellation policy applies.
Monday, May 18, 2015
4:19 PM No comments
Dear Bel-Air Association Neighbors,
On Wednesday of last week I attended a meeting of the Community Police Advisory Board to continue our dialogue on the impacts of the LADWP trunk line project and again advocate for additional coordination and transparency.
While infrastructure improvement such as this is critical, I have ongoing concerns that the true impact of this first phase of work is not being properly accounted for.
This portion of the trunk line upgrade will be located underneath Sunset Boulevard and as such it will force the closure of two-lanes of Sunset from June through August.
Our city continues to discuss the work and mitigation in general … it is time for specifics.
The Bel-Air Association, along with fellow neighbors and community members, identified three critical items that need answers immediately:
1) When is the construction actually going to start?
2) How many traffic officers will be deployed, at what times,
and at what locations?
3) What is the plan for communication?
While no amount of traffic officers were identified nor a specific plan for communication discussed, LADWP did finally identify a start week. Construction will start the week of June 14th. I am working to obtain additional specifics on all of these items later this week at another update meeting.
The Council Office is aware of the Bel-Air Association's desire that this work not be looked at in a vacuum. But we must all realize that there will be impacts associated with any infrastructure project.
It is my job to continue to ask pointed questions and urge the city to prioritize our neighborhood’s safety and livability as part of that work plan. To do that, the city must not focus solely on the LADWP work, but on all the construction happening in parallel with its stated timeline.
All impacts, from LADWP and private construction (i.e. haul routes, construction traffic, etc.), must be reviewed collectively and balance sought. It is clear that there will be impacts, but as I’ve stated before, it must not be done at the cost of our safety. We must find balance.
As always, we will maintain an ongoing dialogue with the Council Office, LADWP and LADOT to ensure that our local government is hearing our concerns.
I will provide you additional updates after this week’s meeting.
Friday, May 15, 2015
11:59 AM No comments
Thursday, May 14, 2015
11:06 AM No comments
To Neighbors of The Los Angeles Country Club
Please be informed that on the evening of May 30, 2015 around 9:00 p.m., the Los Angeles Country Club will be conducting a fireworks show for approximately 8 minutes to celebrate the 104th anniversary of our Clubhouse. We want to ensure that you have proper notice so as not to startle anybody.
We also hope that you are able to enjoy the fireworks show from your own homes. We appreciate your understanding and hope this will not be an inconvenience for you.
Please feel free to contact Ms. Shannon Dunne at the
Los Angeles Country Club with any questions in regard to this event.
The Los Angeles Country Club Management
Thursday, April 30, 2015
10:39 AM No comments
Dear Bel-Air Association Neighbors,
On Tuesday of this week I met with Noah Muhlstein of Councilman Koretz’s office to continue our dialogue on the impacts of the LADWP trunk line project as well as to discuss additional potential mitigation measures.
The work is broken into three phases, each lasting approximately 2½ months.
Phase 1, the portion of the trunk line that will impact traffic on Sunset Boulevard, will be worked on from June to August of this year.
Phase 2 and Phase 3 will turn the corner and be limited to work on Hilgard.
While the Hilgard work will likely still have impacts on our community, the Sunset Boulevard portion is of real concern.
I continue to express to the Council Office the Bel-Air Association's desire to ensure that the Department of Transportation and DWP have thoroughly considered the fact that Sunset Boulevard could be backed up from Brentwood to Beverly Hills and that it is important to ensure that money is not merely approved, but allocated and spent to provide the extensive traffic control officers that will be necessary to keep traffic along Sunset moving and not spilling into our community looking for short-cuts.
It is clear that there will be an impact, and that traffic will increase. But, while the work must be done, it must not be done at the cost of our safety.
We will maintain an ongoing dialogue with the Council Office, LADWP and LADOT to ensure that our local government is making sure that we have officers at intersections to help ease turns in and out of the community.
The other item I raised was that this gridlock must be taken into account during the review of any Haul Routes for the near term.
The traffic on Sunset, its impact on our livability, and its impact on fire, life safety response times must be considered during this period.
As you know there are already extensive hauling permits in our community and these routes have been reviewed and approved. However, new applications are in the queue and continue to be received by the City of Los Angeles.
The Bel-Air Association always supports conditions being placed on these haul routes to ensure safety on our streets and in our neighborhood.
But, perhaps during the next few months it is worth having LADOT, the Bureau of Street Services, and the Board of Building and Safety Commissioners delay approval of Haul Routes until either after Phase 1 of the LADWP work is complete, or at least until the full extent of the impact of the lane closures are understood. As you are aware, safety is our primary concern in matters of construction and hauling.
To that end, the Bel-Air Association looks forward to continuing its work with Councilman Koretz’s team, LADOT, and LADWP as we prepare for the trunk line project.