Bundy-Mayfield Intersection Survey

Mike Bonin, your Councilmember, wants to hear from you. What are your thoughts about the Bundy-Mayfield intersection? Take the survey. Be heard.

Take the Survey

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Fatal Accident, Police Seek Witnesses

The LAPD West Traffic Detectives of the West Traffic Division are seeking the Public’s help in a fatal hit and run accident that occurred March 18 at approximately 7:35 a.m.

A motorcyclist was riding westbound on Sunset Boulevard at Kenter Avenue. The Motorcyclist was splitting between lanes one and two when he collided with the passenger side of a white moving van.
The motorcyclist lost control and collided with the roadway, sustaining fatal injuries.
The driver of the moving van continued westbound on Sunset Boulevard. He failed to stop and render aid.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and provided immediate medical attention.
Next of kin had not yet been notified of the traffic accident this afternoon.

Anyone with information related to the this collision should contact West Traffic Detectives (213) 473-0234 or West Traffic Division (213) 473-0222.
After hours or on weekends calls may be directed to a 24-hour toll free number: 877-527-3247.
Callers may also text “CRIMES” with cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on “Web Tips.”
When using a cell phone all messages should begin with “LAPD.” Tipsters may remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers: 800-222-8477.

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WLA Crime Report from Feb. 6th to March 6th

ROBBERY:            1

12000 San Vicente Blvd (commercial)
On 2/24/15, at 8:50 am, the suspect walked into business and up to the cashier. Suspect appeared to simulating a handgun while his hand was in a bag. Suspect placed a note on the counter demanding money. The cashier, in fear for their safety, opened the register and complied with the suspect’s demand note. The suspect fled the location on foot.
Suspect: Male, White, black hair 6’00”, 170 lbs, 25 yrs old, dark clothing and sunglasses

ADW (Assault with a Deadly Weapon):            0

BURGLARY:            10

11700 Montana (apartment)
Between 02/07/15 at 1:30 pm and 2/08/15 at 2:00 pm, unknown suspect(s) entered apartment via unlocked front window and removed a cell phone.

1100 S. Bundy (place of worship)
Between 2/11/15, at 9:00 pm and 2/12/15, at 9:00 am, unknown suspect(s) entered the church by prying open the rear door and removed a cordless phone.

11400 San Vicente Blvd (commercial)
On 2/12/15, at 5:30 am, the suspect entered the garage to the business and pried open the window. No property was removed.
Suspect: Male, White, 6’0”, in his 40’s

11900 Mayfield (apartment)
On 2/17/15 between 10:15 am and 1:00 pm, unknown suspect(s) entered an apartment via unlocked front door and removed jewelry.

200 Woodburn (construction site)
Between 2/18/15 at 5:15 pm and 2/19/15 at 6:45am, unknown suspect(s) entered construction site office via unlocked rear door and removed tools.

12200 Darlington
Between 2/24/15 at 8:00 am and 3/01/15 at 4:30 pm, unknown suspect(s) smashed side window, removed cash and jewelry.

12600 Montana
On 3/02/15, between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, unknown suspect(s) entered open side window, removed cash and jewelry.

11900 Darlington
On 3/02/15 between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm, unknown suspect(s) smashed rear window, unknown property taken.

11300 Montana
On 3/06/15 at 7:40 pm, suspect(s) pried rear screen and fled when occupant yelled.

1100 Barrington (commercial)
On 3/07/15 between 5:40 pm and 6:00 am, suspect broke business side door handle and removed cash. Per surveillance cameras: Suspect is Male/White, brown hair, 40/45 years old Continue reading

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LA Marathon this Sunday, March 15th


la-marathon3The Los Angeles Marathon is this coming Sunday, March 15th.  San Vicente will be closed much of the day as the marathon course passes through Brentwood. San Vicente will close for traffic at 5:00am.  Expect intersections to start reopening around 2:30pm.  The Marathon is a festive event with lots of activities, music and opportunities to visit with neighbors.  Come on down to San Vicente in the morning to check out all the fun. Mile 23 is at 26th and San Vicente. You should expect the lead racers to pass through our neighborhood around 9:15am.

Street closure Information: http://www.lamarathon.com/race-weekend/street-closures


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Bundy-Mayfield Stop Sign Issue

The Bundy-Mayfield stop sign removal, the installation of the roundabout there in place of the signs has been put in jeopardy by a collection of proximate homeowners who have petitioned the council office. Please provide your comments to this Post if you support the removal of the stop signs.  If you have time, it would be important to attend a meeting on the issue.  Here are the details:

Tuesday, March 10 – 6:30pm
Tenth Church of Christ
1133 So. Bundy (just north of Wilshire)

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City Attorney Response to DWP Billing Problems

From  LA City Attorney Mike Feuer’s Office:

Today my Office took action on behalf of DWP ratepayers,  who have shelled out more than $70 million for a billing system that has frustrated residents and cost the City untold tens of millions of additional dollars.  These are essential dollars for a utility whose core mission is providing reliable water and power with an infrastructure that desperately needs upgrading.

This morning we filed suit against Price Waterhouse Coopers, whom we allege misled the City of Los Angeles by claiming it was capable of designing and implementing a state of the art billing system.  But we allege that they did not deliver.  As a result, ratepayers have suffered from a dysfunctional billing system and the City is out of a lot of money.

DWP Press Release

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Brentwood Beautiful is sponsoring a Water-Wise Garden Tour

Did you know that over fifty percent of residential water is used to maintain landscaping?

Homeowners can significantly slash that amount by making simple and inexpensive changes to their gardens. Educational speakers from a variety of disciplines will help you transition to a low-water landscape.

Become familiar with drought-tolerant plants and see which ones you think are beautiful and colorful.

Learn why California Natives are so helpful in terms of their ecological benefits.

We will tour the Brentwood School campus, University Synagogue and several private homes in the Brentwood area. The tour begins at Brentwood School, 100 S. Barrington Place, 90049. 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Donation of $25.00 to Brentwood Beautiful.

Please get tickets through http://waterwistgardentour.eventbrite.com, or call 310-476-7234.


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Important Fire Safety Program for Brentwood

Our last major wildfire in Brentwood was 37 years ago in October 1978. Those who lived through that experience know how scary rapidly moving  such events are. The fire started on Mulholland near the 405 and became a major emergency within 40 minutes. We were lucky no homes burned in many Brentwood hillside communities, but Mandeville was not as fortunate-30 houses were lost there and more in the Palisades were destroyed. Given our ongoing dry conditions, this will be a particularly timely and important event for our community.

Fire Safe Meeting_0304

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WLA Crime Report for Jan 20th – Feb. 5th


11600 Chenault St

On 1/30/15, at approx. 12:50 am, the victim was exiting a taxi when he is approached by the suspect. The suspect pushes the victim causing him to drop his backpack. The suspect then demands the backpack. The victim and the suspect struggle for possession of the backpack at which time punches are thrown. The suspect is able to overpower the victim and take the backpack using bodily force, no weapon seen.

Suspect: Male/White, brown hair, 6′ tall, 200 lbs, 30 yrs old

ADW (Assault with a Deadly Weapon): 0


100 S Barrington (school)

Between 01/18/15 at 4:00 pm and 01/19/15 at 6:30 am, unknown suspect(s) smashed rear glass door and removed computers.

1700 Westridge

On 1/30/15 between 2:40 pm and 5:25 pm, unknown suspect(s) possibly used a key to enter residence and displaced interior items, no property loss.

11700 Kiowa #

On 2/01/15 at 12:20 am, suspect entered apartment via unlocked front door and fled when confronted.  Suspect: Male/Hispanic, 5’04”, 150 lbs, 40’s, facial hair


700 Moreno Avenue

Between 2/02/15 at 6:30 pm and 2/03/15 at 8:30 am, while parked in a driveway, a 2011 Range Rover was stolen.

BFMV (Burglary and/or Theft from Motor Vehicle): 4

700 Barrington

Between 1/20/15 at 10:00 pm and 1/21/15 at 5:30 am, while parked in a parking lot, the vehicle window was smashed and a purse and wallet were stolen

11600 Chenault

Between 1/20/15 at 6:00 pm and 1/21/15 at 5:00 am, while parked in a subterranean garage, a dress was stolen

12200 Darlington

Between 1/21/15 at 10:00 pm and 1/22/15 at 10:00 am, while parked on the street, a catalytic converter was stolen

12600 Sunset

On 1/30/15, at approximately, 4:00 am, while parked in a driveway, a wallet and house key was stolen.


11600 Barrington (commercial)

On 1/24/15, at 9:00 am, an unknown suspect removed the victim’s unsupervised property and fled. Cash and cell phone stolen valued at $600.00

100 Barrington (commercial)

On 1/25/15, at 4:30 am, the suspect selected a sandwich and left the store without paying. Suspect: Female/Black, 30-35 years old.  Sandwich valued at $10.64

11900 Montana # (apartment complex)

On 1/26/15, between 2:15 pm and 3:00 pm, an unknown suspect removed a package containing a purse from the victim’s front porch. Purse valued at $200.00

All the best,

Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray

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21 Cool Events this Week in LA

From LAist.com:  Here are 21 of our favorite events happening in Los Angeles this week. We’ll be back on Thursday with our Weekend Planner column to help you plan—what else?— the weekend ahead. And check out the February Guide for other events.

Link to LAist.com Article

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