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Please Tell The County We Need A Safe Parking Program

Comments to the County are due by Monday. I’ve made it super simple to comment by sharing the link and a proposed comment for you below. As you might know, the City was sued a few years ago by a group of homeless people who had been prosecuted under the City’s “no vehicle dwelling law.” […]

New Laws For 2017

Put Down That Cellphone! Drivers are no longer permitted to hold a cellphone or electronic wireless communications device while driving a motor vehicle. The device must be mounted in the 7-inch square in the lower corner of the windshield farthest removed from the driver or in a 5-inch square in the lower corner of the […]

Big Conversations In 90045 This Week

90045 Chatter This is a weekly roundup of the 90045 online chatter that catches my eye. I tend to hang out mostly on NextDoor and the Moms’ Facebook Group, although I do loosely follow other neighborhood-related platforms. After each blurb below, I reference which platform the conversation is happening on and how you can find it. […]

Big Conversations In 90045 This Week

As I mentioned when I started this column, this is a weekly roundup of the 90045 online chatter that catches my eye. I tend to hang out mostly on NextDoor and the Moms’ Facebook Group, although I do loosely follow other platforms. After each blurb below, I reference which platform the conversation is happening on […]

Big Conversations In 90045 This Week

In the last couple of years, social media has become a huge means of communication for us. Facebook has been that way for a number of years. It was only a matter of time before social media became a means for meeting strangers … like your neighbors. In Westchester, we have a super engaged, active […]

Keeping Your Car Safe From Electronic Thieves

Last week, I started keeping my car keys in the freezer, and I may be at the forefront of a new digital safety trend. Source: Keeping Your Car Safe From Electronic Thieves From Osage to Kentwood, our neighbors have been reporting that their cars are being broken into, even though there are no outward signs […]

Public Safety Community Meeting

Join Councilmember Mike Bonin, LAPD Deputy Chief Terry Hara, LAPD Pacific Area (that’s us) Captain Brian Johnson and NCWP (Neighborhood Council Westchester Playa) Public Safety Chair Cyndi Hench for a community meeting to discuss safety issues. Monday, March 24th at 7 pm LAPD Ahmanson Recruit Training Center (just east of Airport & Manchester) RSVP See […]

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Prevents Crime

By Cyndi Hench, NCWP president and Neighborhood Watch captain: Opinion: In recent weeks and months, the communities of Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista have experienced a number of crimes and what seems like an uptick in burglaries. According to the L.A. Times’s crime statistics, a spike occurred in November 2013 and has been coming back down […]

Los Angeles steps up pot clinic crackdown

Medical marijuana dispensaries operating outside the letter of the law beware: Los Angeles City Attorney Michael Feuer has you in his sights. Since taking office a little more than half a year ago, Feuer has filed misdemeanor charges against operators of 70 cannabis clinics throughout the city, won a court order to keep another from […]

A Hero In Our Midst

A taco stand cook has become a local hero after saving a four-year-old boy from a violent Feb. 26 kidnapping attempt in Westchester. Jesus Delgado, 35, was enjoying a short break in the parking lot of T2 Tacos at Manchester Avenue and Loyola Boulevard when he heard a cry for help. Rushing out to the […]

Safety & Security In The Neighborhood

Kentwood Home Guardians HOA recently hosted a safety and security meeting with LAPD. 60 guests were expected. Over 300 turned out. If you missed the meeting, here is a recap penned by Cyndi Hench, President of our Neighborhood Council. The Kentwood Home Guardians HOA hosted a Safety and Security meeting this evening with the LAPD. […]

LADWP Issues Scam Alert

LADWP has issued a Scam Alert warning customers to beware of fraud involving energy efficiency programs. The Scam: Someone asks for money in advance of providing energy efficiency equipment. LADWP recommends the following steps to protect yourself: Don’t pay in advance – LADWP does not charge for rebates or direct installation of efficiency upgrades Check […]

We’re Back, Westchester!

After a prolonged absence, Living90045.com is back, reporting on what matters to families in Westchester 90045. It’s going to take more than a %@&$’ing hacker to keep us down!