Tracy Thrower Conyers is a long-time resident of Westchester 90045. Tracy closely follows local politics, political players and social chatter relevant to Westchester. You’ll frequently find her at Neighborhood Council meetings, as well as on all the social platforms where 90045 peeps hang out. Tracy loves a good conversation about our community, so don't be shy about leaving comments. 😊
Are you following SB 1120? It originally passed out of the State Senate and then started making its way through the Assembly. Last week it passed out of its last Assembly Committee (thankfully, SB 902 died in that committee) and it’s headed for a vote on the floor. With only 9 days left in this session, the vote will happen imminently.
Last Saturday, our neighbors in South LA held a very passionate town hall about this family wealth killing bill. It’s worth 90 minutes of your time to watch the whole video, but absolutely do not miss John Gonzalez’s presentation at the 4:35 minute mark where he explains the bill and shows very dramatic photos of what the result will look like.
Watch the video and email our Assemblywoman, Autumn Burke, to ask her to oppose the bill. Many of our legislators are uninformed about the details of a series of horrible bills that came out of the uber horrible SB 50 we managed to kill last year, and drinking the kool-aid that these bills will help our affordable housing crisis.
This bill will not help our affordable housing crisis. It is solely for luxury units that nobody wants, like the apartments at La Tijera and Sepulveda Eastway that killed our neighbors’ values on Kittyhawk and now they are advertising 8 free weeks of rent.
Don’t kid yourself that it’s about COVID. I sell real estate. People are moving right now. Nobody wants those units.
We’ve scoured our email, and tags on Facebook and Instagram and have the entries below for our Chalk Art Contest for the youngest artists. Please immediately email firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t see a photo you submitted.
We’ve scoured our email, and tags on Facebook and Instagram and have the entries below for our Chalk Art Contest for the teen artists. Please immediately email email@example.com if you don’t see a photo you submitted.
We’ve scoured our email, and tags on Facebook and Instagram and have the entries below for our Chalk Art Contest for the 18 years and up artists. Please immediately email firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t see a photo you submitted.
Do you know about LAPD’s Senior Lead Officer program?
SLO’s are our community interface with LAPD. They have the ability to call in reinforcements when needed, as our SLO did a few years ago when her area (Sepulveda west to the Ocean) experienced an uptick in thefts from vehicles. She asked for support and all available resources from Pacific Division spent an entire night‐time shift in our area.
If you experience a crime, the SLO’s want you to call 911 for emergencies and 877.ASK.LAPD for non‐emergencies, but to please keep them in the loop by sending an email to let them know what happened. Sophie’s email address is email@example.com.
Below is the most recent map of SLO’s for Pacific Division. Sophie Castenada is our long-time SLO and she is very familiar with our community. Please loop her in on any police activity you become aware of. Click the image for a larger view.
Have you heard? LAX is jumping headlong into its modernization project ahead of the Olympics and big changes start before the end of this month.
LAX-it (pronounced LA Exit) is the catchy new name for the new pick up area for taxis and other “ride app” services starting October 29th. Dropoffs will continue to be on the upper/departures level in the horseshoe.
The stated reason to keep taxis and app services out of the “Central Terminal Area” (“CTA”) horseshoe is to address traffic generally until other modernization updates can take that burden. Additionally, construction in the CTA is expected to further congest the area.
For more information and a countdown timer, go here. This page also has an interactive map for each terminal that shows you where to catch your shuttle and how long it will take.
There will also be restrooms, food trucks and charging stations where the shuttle drops you off for the taxis and ride app services.
Other changes to getting in and out of LAX are summarized in the handy cheat sheet below.
Our Neighborhood Council’s Planning & Land Use Committee (“PLUC”) is having its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 15th.
Two important issues are on the agenda.
First is further discussion about LMU’s proposed Master Plan Amendment. PLUC was very hard on them last time they appeared. If you want to see what the hard questions about this project look like, attend the meeting.
NC PLUC Meeting is next Tuesday, October 15th in the Westchester Municipal Building Community Room at 7166 W Manchester Avenue. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm.
Also on the agenda is a presentation by a group seeking to add a preschool at the Methodist Church on Emerson Ave, across from Orville Wright, in the heart of Kentwood. Our understanding is that this project comes up for City approval soon, so if you want to better understand this project and share concerns and/or support with the City, you won’t want to miss the PLUC meeting.
Find the PLUC agenda here. Relevant PDFs are attached at the bottom of the agenda.
Come out and see what’s being built in our community.
I originally wrote this post in June of 2016. Over the years, I’ve continued to point people to this post as they continue to post on NextDoor that they can’t believe they left their car door unlocked….
Last week, I started keeping my car keys in the freezer, and I may be at the forefront of a new digital safety trend.
From Osage to Kentwood, our neighbors have been reporting that their cars are being broken into, even though there are no outward signs of the breakin.
Law enforcement’s response? “Surely you must have forgotten to lock your car.”
As usual, the bad guys are miles ahead of law enforcement.
Turns out that for less than $100, a creep on a bike can can pull your door handle and your car will obediently call out for its key. While generally your car will only call out for a couple of feet, there is a cheap device available that will amplify the call significantly further.
If you’re like me and your key is 50′ away on the kitchen counter, this is bad news for the expensive sneakers I keep in my trunk.
So, what to do? Apparently keeping your keys in the freezer is one answer. I bought one of these instead.
I eventually got tired of wrestling my fob in and out of that little bag and upgraded to a box I could slip my whole purse into.