Call for Wiseburn Watch Board members

Wiseburn Watch is an organization run entirely by volunteers and a 501c(3) nonprofit under IRS guidelines.

Our purpose:

  • The goal of Wiseburn Watch is to maintain, protect and enhance the value of the community.
  • To create and maintain productive relationships with law enforcement, county officials, and other groups with common interests in order to reduce crime, provide for the needs of the community, and increase disaster preparedness.
  • To promote community improvement and beautification projects, as well as encourage “good neighbor” habits within the community.
  • Assist in the training, equipping, and maintaining a community (CERT ) Community Emergency Response Team.

Every two years we hold a board election, we hope that some additional community members will be inspired to join the Board of Directors, and make the next two years even better than the last. The time has come to call for all those interested in becoming candidates for the Wiseburn Watch Board of Directors.

The deadline for submitting your name or nominating someone for the Board is Sunday, July 25th at 5 PM. If interested, please email watch@wiseburnwatch.club

How the voting process works:

  • There will be a 1-week email voting period (between July 19th and July 26th). Candidate info & voter link will be sent out to all current watch members.
  • Each member will get one vote. Voting is done through the email addresses used for the watch list.

How the new Board comes in:

  • Mid-August – Joint meeting with both current and new board members.
  • August – Transition period, information transfer from old to the new board. Members stay on in different roles, so this can be easy.
  • September – New Board takes over operations. The new board elects a president from the group. The President will then assign different positions on the Board to the other members. You will get a chance to submit 3 choices for the job you wish to do.

We hope that you’ll consider joining the Board of Directors. It really is a great organization with hard-working neighbors, all getting stuff done for the good of the Wiseburn community.

WE ASK PLEASE ONLY CONSIDER RUNNING FOR THE BOARD IF YOU HAVE THE TIME AND ENERGY TO COMMIT TO DOING THE WORK – We need your help! 😁

LA County Public Health – Masks required indoors starting 11:59 PM July 17th

Masks will be required indoors starting this Saturday July 17th at 11:59 p.m. regardless of vaccination status, please see announcement:

LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) tweeted at 3:31 PM on Thu, Jul 15, 2021:
Wearing a mask indoors with others reduces the risk of both getting & transmitting the virus. We’re requiring masking for everyone while indoors at public settings & businesses, regardless of vaccination status so that we can stop the increased level of transmission we’re seeing. https://t.co/xmr77qsmBv
(https://twitter.com/lapublichealth/status/1415801207151493123?s=03)

 

Event Notification: HPD at Dana Middle School on Thursday, July 15

Dear Wiseburn Community,
The Hawthorne Police Department’s SWAT team will be conducting a training exercise at Dana Middle School on Thursday, July 15 from 10am to 4pm. During the training, there will be a police presence on campus and the Hawthorne Police Department’s helicopter will land and take off on the Dana Middle School field throughout the day.
As Wiseburn is currently on summer break, students nor staff should be on campus and traffic will not be impacted due to the training. Per Hawthorne Police Department’s request and to enhance the safety of our community, please avoid the field area at Dana on Thursday, July 15.
Please note that this training exercise is not related to safety efforts for Wiseburn. Hawthorne Police Department is utilizing this field to have ample room for the exercise.
This is part of a continued partnership between Wiseburn and the Hawthorne Police Department. We want to also thank the residents in the area ahead of time for their patience and cooperation.
Should there be any questions regarding this, please contact Sgt. Moulton at 310-349-2731.
-Wiseburn Unified School District & Hawthorne Police Department

DRP Safety Element Update – Community Input Session (Meeting Notes)

Thank you for the small group that attended yesterday evening’s workshop on the safety element update (see the attached flyer or  15-minute video ) focusing on how the Department of Regional Planning (DRP) can help unincorporated areas deal with hazards of climate change and resiliency that will be new updates to the existing safety element updates of flood, fire, emergency response, and seismic and geological hazards.
To summarize the ideas discussed around the questions posed by the Department of Regional Planning (what climate hazards affect our community?, what can we do?, and how can LA County help us?) the group came up with the following four items:
  1. Senior wellness checks during periods of extreme heat
  2. Increase in tree cover as part of a General Plan for unincorporated areas (helps with resident wellness, water runoff, smog reduction, CO2 sequestration, reduction of greenhouse gases)
  3. Increase of green space area (our particular area has 1 utility-owned lot utilizing 15,000 sq. ft.  and our request for green space use was rejected by the utility in the past)
  4. Scaling up the water recapture efforts by the County (rain barrel capture even in periods of drought often exceed capacity during light rainfall) to recapture rainwater
Have any ideas that you don’t see reflected above?  We need your inputs.
 
Please do let us know by July 6th so we can officially send the DRP our comments for their climate adaptation workshop scheduled on July 15 from 6 PM-7 PM –
Pre-register here: bit.ly/3fETNXk

LA County Public Works Resources

  • LA County Public Works Resources
    • Public Works 24/7 report hotline (Traffic controls maintenance & repair, report graffiti, hazardous spill, street light outages, tree damages): 626-458-4357
    • Public Works dispatch (for emergencies, afterhours, or urgent request): 800-675-4357
    • For all constituent requests related to Public Works you can fill out an inquiry here: https://dpw.lacounty.gov/contact/. We also have an app called “The Works” that can be downloaded by iPhone and Android users.
    • Immediate waste management contact:
      • Phone: 8888DUMPING or 88883867464 (*Please note that this hotline has eleven numbers. Your call will be directed to the hotline.)
      • Text or Email: dumping@pw.lacounty.gov
    • Street sweeping online request form: Request: Street Sweeping (lacounty.gov)

Wiseburn Watch Spring Meeting – May 12th @ 7PM

Please keep an eye out in your email and on NextDoor for the Wiseburn Watch Spring Meeting invite.

  • Date: Wednesday May 12, 2021
  • Time: 7PM
  • Place: Google Meet and Phone details in email invite and on NextDoor – ask a neighbor
  • Agenda
    1. Welcome and Introductions  (5 mins)
    2. Questions for Law Enforcement –  LASD and CHP (10 mins)
    3. Treasurer’s Report and Call for new Watch Board Members (10 mins)
    4. WUSD News – (10 mins)
    5. Wiseburn Clean-up Day in June and Next Meeting (5 mins)
    6. Open Forum (15 mins)

Keeping Wiseburn Clean – links

With the change of seasons, you may have noticed an increase in the amount of trash/dumping in the Wiseburn neighborhood.
What can you do?  Inform your friends and neighbors of how to get help from our County and Utility service providers.
Here are 6 resources on keeping the community clean by requesting service and disposing properly and legally of large items, carts, graffiti, animals, and pests, please help avoid blight in the neighborhood:
  1. Bulk-item Pickup  Waste Management provides FREE unlimited items pickup twice per year all you have to do is schedule it 48 hours in advance of our Monday pickup day and have it on the curb by 6AM on Mondays
    • simple online form you don’t even need to know your account number – Request Bulk Pickup Form – Waste Management
      • Acceptable items include furniture, mattresses, rugs, appliances and electronic waste, such as TV’s, computers and VCR’s
        • Ten (10) 32 gallon resident-generated trash/yard waste bags allowed in lieu of one bulk pickup.
      • Non-acceptable items include construction debris, haz waste, auto parts, industrial discards, liquids and excessively large items.
  2. Illegal Dumping?  Report it to the Department of Public Works via the The Works app (often use this for items left on La Cienega – it works!)
  3. Abandoned shopping cart? – call California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation at (800) 252-4613, by email, or online.
  4. Graffiti  Call the Graffiti Hotline at 800 675-4357 (HELP) or Graffiti Report page
  5. Stray or confined animals including dead animal pickup and non emergency dog bites – Count of LA Animal Care – Service Request
  6. Mosquito, bee, or red fire ants? – LA County West Vector Control District – call (310) 915-7370 or Service Request – West Vector Control District