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Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, Long Time Bel~Air Resident, Passed Away Friday Morning

Leonard Nimoy sits in the living room of his home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, in front of a large format photograph by Thomas Struth. He bought the home in 1987. 'I was single at the time—my marriage of 33 years had just ended—and I had been looking at modest places within a specific price range,' he says.

Leonard Nimoy sits in the living room of his home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, in front of a large format photograph by Thomas Struth. He bought the home in 1987. 'I was single at the time—my marriage of 33 years had just ended—and I had been looking at modest places within a specific price range,' he says. STEPHANIE DIANI FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL



Leonard Nimoy, our Bel~Air Friend and Neighbor, who became famous as the half-alien, half-human Mr. Spock of "Star Trek," passed away Friday morning at his home.  We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Mr. Nimoy's family and friends.

BAA INFRASTRUCTURE NOTIFICATION: City Planning CNC Report




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BEL-AIR ASSOCIATION 

INFRASTRUCTURE NOTIFICATION
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(Subsequent pages of notice do not appear hear as they do not include Bel-Air area projects.)

Upcoming Area DWP Project - Hilgard Ave & Sunset Blvd - Starting Summer 2015

The Bel-Air Association received this notification yesterday. Please review in full below.

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Water Distribution Division
Charing Cross and Hilgard Regulator Station Bypass Line Project
Fact Sheet - January 2015
Project Description
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will installing approximately 300 feet of 36-inch welded steel pipe along Hilgard Avenue.  The steel pipe will have two connections to existing infrastructure at the intersections of Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue and at Charing Cross Road and Hilgard Avenue.  This project is in support of LADWP’s Water Quality Improvement Project to meet Federal and State water quality regulations.

Project Objective
 In relation to the Water Quality Improvement Project, LADWP will be removing and/or covering all open reservoirs.  The Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir located in the Beverly Glen area currently services the adjacent communities and UCLA campus.  The proposed bypass line will provide redundancy in the system and supplement the water loss in the removal of the Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir.  Additionally, the new bypass line will assist LADWP in planning and construction of future Water Quality Improvement Projects.

Project Limits
Please see attached Project Construction Map.

Project Schedule
Construction along Hilgard Avenue will occur in three phases as shown on attached sketch.
Work Area
Scope
Dates
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Hot tap connection to the Stone Canyon Trunkline at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue.
6/17/15 - 8/22/15
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36-inch steel pipe installation along Hilgard Avenue.
8/23/15 - 9/19/15
3
Connection to existing 36-inch Trunkline on Charing Cross Road and Hilgard Avenue.
9/21/15 - 1/15/16



Traffic Impacts
LADWP will install LADOT approved traffic control plan for each dedicated work area.  Access will be maintained for residents of the neighboring communities.

Notifications
Residents and UCLA will be notified of the construction progress.  Community meetings will be held to prior to the start of construction. 

Contact Information
Emergencies                           LADWP Call Center                             (800) DIAL-DWP

Construction Inquiries
   Robert Smith                        Construction Superintendent (818) 771-6237
   Marvin Hermosillo               Construction Engineer                        (213) 367-1089






Thursday, February 26, 2015

UPDATE: LA DWP Bel-Air Road Area Project: ON HOLD


We received word this morning from the LA DWP Project Supervisor overseeing the Bel-Air Road Area project that work in our area will be put on hold from approximately one month. A crew is tentatively scheduled to be back in our area in late March/early April to resume and finalize the project.

The remaining work will take approximately 5-weeks.

All equipment from DWP has already been removed from the area, with the exception of the steel plates necessary for the road. Those will remain at least til the project resumes, and likely throughout the remainder of the the work.

DWP thanks you for your patience and support.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

TODAY: West Los Angeles Station Blood Drive

West Los Angeles Blood Drive

LAPD West LA Blood Drive
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 8:00 am - 8: 00 pm
Location: Bloodmobile parked on Butler
Give life, give blood! To make your appointment call 310-444-0753 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code BADGESoCal.
All participants will receive a Battle of the Badges T-shirt, 2 complimentary VIP tickets for the Laugh Factory, 1 free Clippers ticket with a purchase of a $20 ticket, a discounted ticket offer to an Anaheim Ducks game at the Honda Center & an LA Kings game at the STAPLES Center!
Identification is required to donate.
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BAA INFRASTRUCTURE NOTIFICATION: City Planning CNC Report




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BEL-AIR ASSOCIATION 

INFRASTRUCTURE NOTIFICATION
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Monday, February 23, 2015

*Bel~Air Under Attack* Your Action Is NEEDED TODAY!



Unfortunately, some in our community have received a very misleading email from a group supporting the ICO [see previous blog posts for ICO details], which group appears more concerned with attacking the Bel~Air Association than addressing the dire construction related problems facing our community.

But rather than "telling you what to think," as this group tends to do, the BAA will provide you with the actual facts so you can make up your own mind.

The ICO as it applies to Bel~Air (which the BAA opposes) states as follows:

You will note, the ICO says NOTHING about dirt haul trucks, construction traffic or the like. Instead, it only limits exempted "grading," which is the movement of earth on a property's own site (NOT the haul away of earth materials).  Now having the real facts, we ask that you come to your own conclusion if you are being treated honestly, or if perhaps this other group is misleading you in order to advance their own position.

The Bel~Air Association seeks real regulation to deal with dangerous construction truck traffic, project coordination and oversight and infrastructure maintenance. As we understand the proposed ICO:

  • The ICO completely fails to address the actual construction issues facing Bel~Air today, such as dangerous construction truck traffic.

  • The ICO will damage the iconic character and nature of Bel~Air, and dramatically impact the property rights and property values of Bel~Air residents.

  • The ICO attacks the “Foundation Grading Exemption” in the BHO, which benefits Bel~Air by motivating subterranean garages as well as estate development versus subdivision of large lots into multiple homes.

  • The ICO is a “one size fits all” regulation that fails when applied to the unique nature of Bel~Air and the different qualities of each parcel in our community.

We hope that this information and our actions illustrate to you that the Bel~Air Association is acting in the best interest of our entire Bel~Air Community.

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY

Please share this post with all your Bel~Air Friends and Neighbors, and join us in defending the unique quality of our community while fighting for real regulations to protect Bel~Air from dangerous construction traffic and reckless development by emailing your opposition to the ICO to the LA PLUM COMMITTEE TODAY. 

FORM EMAIL TO Los Angeles PLUM COMMITTEE
To:
councilmember.huizar@lacity.org
councilmember.englander@lacity.org
hannah.lee@lacity.org
councilmember.cedillo@lacity.org
gerald.gubatan@lacity.org
paul.koretz@lacity.org
shawn.bayliss@lacity.org
Sharon.gin@lacity.org


Re:  OPPOSITION to Item Number#2 / Council File#14-0656
February 24. 2015 PLUM Committee Hearing
Ordinances: 181480; 179883 (“ICO”)
City Attorney Report: R15-0033; R15-0041


Members of the Los Angeles PLUM Committee:


As a resident of Bel~Air, I disagree with the Interim Control Ordinance (“ICO”) and object to its adoption for the Bel~Air Community.


The ICO fails in every respect to address the real construction issues facing Bel~Air, such as dangerous construction truck traffic, and instead will result in the destruction of the iconic character of Bel~Air while dramatically impacting the property rights and property values of all Bel~Air residents.


I urge the PLUM Committee to reject the ICO as it applies to Bel~Air, and ask that our City Council’s Office continue to work with the Bel~Air Association to find real solutions to the dire construction problems facing our community today.


Sincerely,


[YOUR NAME]