Klose By Introduction

You’re sure someone showed you how to do it at one time, but now you’re frantically running around the house and trying to remember. Water! Gas! Electricity! “Where’s the shut-off valve?!” How do I prepare for an earthquake, and what do I do afterwards?
We used to write down our action plans and tape them to the fridge. Times have changed. We now carry mobile devices with us 24/7.  This is where our new action plans should live.
BPPOA is proud to announce the launch of a new emergency preparedness application for our community. The mobile app, for Android and Apple, is called Klose By. Go to Brentwood Park’s Klose By App website HERE
Klose By has all of this information at your fingertips. Prepared by your city and homeowners association, and accessible to residents even when power and primary communication services are both down.
Klose Byhas every contact detail, every survival instruction, and every means for you to stay constantly informed in one application. Klose By gathers municipal, state, and federal content, with links back to the original source.
 Klose Byis the last (and best) resort social network when all else fails.  All emergency preparedness content remains on your mobile device (with backups to the Apple and Dropbox)
In the coming days and weeks we will provide you with an abundance of vital emergency preparedness content that you can add to your Klose By App.
First thing you should do is download the app to your mobile device. Just having the app on your phone or tablet allows you receive important content from block captains and association members after an emergency. Next, go to our Klose By website using you phone or tablet. We have created a great set of Klose By emergency preparedness content for you. Just click on the Klose By Card images to place them into your App. Remember, do this using your mobile device.
In addition, we will be providing YouTube tutorials and How-to articles to make the most out of this powerful app. Check back here frequently.

Adding A Klose By Card to the App From the Website

Using your mobile device (phone or tablet), click on each Klose By Card that is posted on the front page of the Brentwood Park Klose By website. The Card will open in Safari or Chrome (depending which browser is set as default). You can then choose to open your installed Klose By app by tapping the “KB Open” button. Klose By App will open. The App will ask you to “allow” the Card to be imported. Click “allow”. The Card will then appear. Do this for each Card you want that is listed on the website.

Brentwood Neighbors Network Started to Communicate About Crime

Brentwood Neighbors Network is an email network for all Westside Los Angeles residents to exchange information on local crime and report suspicious activity/persons to each other, and law enforcement.

Police resources are limited. They cannot roll a car every time a report is called in and they do not tell us what is happening as it happens. So, we will keep each other informed through our Network.

Basically… The idea is to keep NeighborsNetwork in the loop on what is going on as it happens. If there is a crime, we want the police involved.

If you see anything suspicious:

If there is an emergency or you see a crime:

REGISTER FOR THE NETWORK HERE

President’s Report 2017

  • Safety continues to be the number one problem in Brentwood Park. Thieves seen  on security cameras during the night wearing  black hoods ,face guards, gloves, climb fences, are bold and even open cars parked in driveways behind closed gates. With only a single police car from the 405 to Malibu to protect the residents of the Park, the BPPOA spends over 80% of dues for ACS patrol service 24 hrs/7 day.
  • Maintaining the beauty of the Park is high priority.  Tax-deductible donations to the BBPOA  Beautification Fund, California Community Foundation, 445 South Figueroa, Suite 3400, Los Angeles, CA 90071  pay for spraying of trees to prevent fungus and other diseases, care of coral trees on Findlater Circle, and pear trees on the north side of San Vicente.
  • A most pressing problem continues to be some developers who cut and clear very large and mature trees to build large houses.  The most recent problem is the lack of maintenance of the six Medians/Circles in the Park by the City which did not renew a landscape contract for medians throughout the City.

 

The Anawalt Traffic Island/Circle Dedication Ceremony occurred on May 13, 2017.

HISTORY OF ANAWALT CIRCLE

Many years ago there was a very large intersection at the corner of Hanover and Rockingham. The owners of the North East corner property petitioned the city to take over a portion of the road to attach to their property. Despite objections from Brentwood Park the city allowed them to take over part of the roadway and what you can now see is artificial turf in the area that used to be part of the road. We recognized that there was one large intersection left in the Park which was at the corner of Avondale and Hanover. It would have been very easy for the two houses on the north corners to ask the city also to attach property and end up having the intersection be a tiny intersection such as Avondale and Evanston. We developed a good relationship with the Department of Transportation and requested that they consider putting a traffic circle in the intersection of Avondale and Hanover. They agreed and drew up preliminary plans for a circle to be put in that intersection. However, some members of the Board wanted a private consultant to evaluate the situation and draw up the circle plans. After almost a year delay, the consultant came to look at the intersection and discuss the issues. After another long delay with no response from the consultant we were notified that he had died. By this time, it was 2007 and the city had run out of money because of the financial disasters going on at the time. They no longer were willing to fund the circle but were willing to put up stop signs and painted triangles to maintain the large intersection. Then in 2013 Patty Anawalt decided to dedicate the Circle to her beloved husband Richard. However Patty fell ill a year ago and passed away rather suddenly. Her sons and daughter graciously agreed to fund the circle in honor of their parents’ long residence and love of walking the Park. Annette and Tom took over the responsibility of getting Plans prepared, approved by the city, and constructing the circle. Brentwood Park now has a preserved large intersection and another beautifully landscaped circle. Anita and larry miller

  • We want to thank Anita Miller and Dr. Larry Miller for their many years of service on the Board of Directors. See earlier Post honoring the Millers for their many years of service to Brentwood Park.
  • Chairs of the six standing committees (Communication/Membership, Film, Land Use, Security, Traffic, and Tree) invite you to volunteer your talents toward  making the Park one of the best places to live in California, and many of us would say the world. Scientific evidence demonstrates that giving makes one “feel good”. Use this therapeutic treatment and join your volunteer Board of Directors in feeling good.

Dr. Lawrence and Anita Miller Stepping Away from the Board of Directors

DR LAWRENCE and ANITA MILLER-LONG TERM BOARD MEMBERS

Larry and Anita Miller have served on the Board of Directors of the Brentwood Park property owners Association for many years. Larry also served for several years as co-president. They moved into the Park on Burlingame Avenue in the spring of 1977. Larry worked as a physician specializing in rehabilitation and geriatrics both at UCLA where he is a clinical professor of medicine and at a large rehabilitation center in the Valley. Anita was busy taking care of six children.

In addition to many accomplishments that they made while members of the Board they were concerned about issues before even joining. After a few years of living on Burlingame they noticed a high rate of car accidents on the corner of Burlingame and Sunset. At that time, there was no traffic light. They worked with the city to put in the traffic light. The next thing they noticed was that there are was no way to walk on Sunset Boulevard between Mandeville Canyon and Cliffwood. They worked with the Council office and had the city install the sidewalk.

In the in the late 1980s a new house was built on Burlingame Avenue and the owners started having frequent movie shoots. All the large movie trucks that we now see on San Vicente were being parked in the Park. Larry joined the film committee and had meetings with the city and film LA. He developed guidelines for movie shooting in the Park. They started the custom of asking the companies doing film shoots to make contributions to Brentwood Park beautification fund. The film companies were required to work closely with the film chair to minimize the impact on the neighbors. Read more

Facts About Brentwood School’s Expansion Plans: A Call to Action

This informative presentation is from the Brentwood Community Council: bws-feir-facts-final

Please review and write an email to the Hearing Officer prior to the Oct 6 hearing. It’s less than 2 weeks away!! Details on how to craft a letter are included inside the deck. Personal letters from you are appreciated. This is all public information.

Thanks,
The BPPOA Board

Preserve LA: Learn More About The Movement

L.A.’s planning system is broken. The process is controlled by deep-pocketed developers and powerful politicians to serve their own self-interests. This rigged system pushes forward luxury mega-projects that cause traffic gridlock, the destruction of neighborhood character, and the displacement of longtime residents, including senior citizens on fixed budgets.

The Coalition to Preserve L.A. and its supporters are saying no more. We believe that the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative is our best hope to ensure that local residents have greater voice in how their communities grow and develop by enacting the following reforms.

This citizen initiative will:

  • Preserve neighborhoods by preventing developers from building as big and dense as they want, no matter how much this harms the community
  • Make the City Council do its job, by creating a rational citywide plan for Los Angeles, called a General Plan, with updated Community Plans tied directly to infrastructure limitations, true population figures and community desires
  • Make city officials prove that each community has enough water, good roads and safety services to handle changes along transit lines and other streets being planned by City Hall
  • Institute a protective 2-year timeout that stops the Los Angeles City Council from its current practice of spot zoning – bending the rules to approve mega-projects and inappropriate development that destroys neighborhood character and displaces longtime residents and businesses. This timeout doesn’t stop development that adheres to zoning, nor does it affect downzoning, for such things as parks. It affects only OVERdevelopment, not Development
  • Protect affordable housing projects by exempting those developments from the 2-year timeout
  • Bans developers from writing their own self-serving “Environmental Impact” reports, an obvious conflict of interest that is used against communities as an unfair tool of overdevelopment

We are not opposed to growth and change; we understand that these are inevitable. But what’s not inevitable is reckless and irresponsible development by a handful of politically connected developers and their army of lobbyists, attorneys and PR consultants.

We believe in development that is responsible and respects the priorities and values of local residents and we urge you to support the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative when it appears on the ballot in March 2017.

Preserve LA FAQ

PreserveLA Letter to Mayor Garcetti
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