Wiseburn Watch Meeting – Wednesday March 20th @ 7PM!

Join us for what promises to be a very informative meeting! Hollyglen Elementary School (formerly Cabrillo), 5309 W 135th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Agenda & discussion topics will be posted here before the start of the meeting and it is our hope you will attend as there are many things going on right now! If you cannot attend in person, we will be live-streaming the meeting on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4jU0i9mCc8.

WHAT:   Wiseburn Community Watch Meeting
WHEN:  Wednesday 03/20/2024 @ 7pm
WHERE: Hollyglen Elementary School
5309 W. 135th St.
Hawthorne CA 90250

Visit the Wiseburn Watch YouTube channel for an archive of our previously broadcast Watch meetings!

Storm damage? Misfortune and Calamity Tax Relief info

From LA County Assessor Jeff Prang’s office:

In the wake of recent storm events, property owners facing damage may be eligible for Misfortune and Calamity Tax Relief. This relief is designed to provide financial support to those affected by natural disasters, alleviating the burdens brought about by unforeseen circumstances. 

To qualify, applicants must file an Application for Reassessment: Property Damaged or Destroyed by Misfortune or Calamity (ADS-820), with the Assessor’s Office within 12 months from the date the property was damaged or destroyed and the loss must exceed $10,000 of the current market value.

More details can be found at www.assessor.lacounty.gov/disaster or you can call Assessor’s Office at 213-974-3211 with any questions.


Rain alert: stay safe and stay informed!

Sign up for emergency alerts: http://alert.lacounty.gov

Learn tips on how to staying safe: http://ready.lacounty.gov/rain

From the offices of Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell:

As we’ll experience heavy rain in the next few days, please feel free to visit the following website to see any updates at LA County-level.

The website below has been activated for the February 2024 winter storm and you can also see alert tools and social media accounts to learn recent updates.


For our unhoused communities, LA County will partner with LAHSA and other agencies to provide winter shelters.

Click below to navigate more information on winter shelters and support that are provided. To connect people in need, you can share LAHSA winter shelter number at 213-683-3333 or 211.


Thank you and please share this to your networks and anyone who might benefit from this information. Stay warm and dry, and please take care during this rainy season.

Wiseburn Watch Meeting – Wednesday January 24 @ 7PM!

Happy New Year to all of you!

We apologize for the short notice but our next Wiseburn Watch meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 01/24 @7PM! Agenda & discussion topics will be posted soon and it is our hope you will attend as there are many things going on right now! If you cannot attend in person, we will be live-streaming the meeting on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4jU0i9mCc8.

WHAT:   Wiseburn Community Watch Meeting
WHEN:  Wednesday 01/24/2024 @ 7pm
WHERE: Hollyglen Elementary School MPR
5309 W. 135th St.
Hawthorne CA 90250

L.A. County solicits input on draft ADU ordinance

The draft of the proposed ADU Ordinance is available for review at https://planning.lacounty.gov/long-range-planning/adu-ordinance-amendment/. Deadline for submittal of comments is February 1st. You can provide comments to kwarner@planning.lacounty.gov.

Original email notice:

Dear Stakeholders,

We are excited to announce the availability of draft amendments to the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance for unincorporated LA County. An ADU, often known as a granny flat or second unit, is an independent living space located on the same property as a single-family home or apartment building. ADUs can be offered as rental housing or provide space for family members or caregivers. A Junior ADU (JADU) is a smaller version, with a maximum size of 500 square feet, located within a home.

Since the adoption of the County’s ADU Ordinance in 2019, State law has been amended to increasingly emphasize ADUs as a key strategy to address the housing crisis. These changes simplify the review process and expand the potential for both ADUs and JADUs. The proposed changes to the ADU Ordinance ensure that the County’s ADU regulations comply with State law.

We highly value your input and encourage you to review the draft ordinance. Your feedback will help fine-tune the ADU Ordinance, ensuring it is both effective and implementable.

The draft is available for review at https://planning.lacounty.gov/long-range-planning/adu-ordinance-amendment/. Please direct your comments and suggestions to Ken Warner (kwarner@planning.lacounty.gov) by February 1st, 2024. Stay tuned for more updates. We anticipate scheduling the ordinance for a public hearing before the Regional Planning Commission in Spring 2024. The Commission will consider recommending the proposed changes to the Board of Supervisors, which will provide another opportunity for public comment on the ordinance.

Thank you for your engagement and contributions toward shaping our housing policies. Your insights are essential in our ongoing efforts to provide much-needed housing across unincorporated LA County.

Warm regards,

LA County Planning

kwarner@planning.lacounty.gov (213) 974-6425

Santa Claus is coming!

Santa Claus is
Saturday, Dec. 23rd!
Join us!


Come one Come all, under the moonlit ball!… Bring the Kiddies, Neighbors, Dogs and Cats it does not matter, as Santa is coming and he wants to get fatter!…

Old Kris Kringle who’s eyes they a twinkle, will be rollin from the North into our hood CODE 3!… Best of all, he is doin it for free!…

Old St. Nick is droppin by to say “Hey” and to show off his Big Red Fire Sleigh!… So please don’t worry run or hide, as Santa will have Sheriff and CHP escorts by his side!…

His mission will be to greet and pass out toys and treats and to bring smiles of joy to every single Girl and Boy!…

So, listen for the Sirens, look for the Flashing lights – As this will alert you to the coming of these Awesome Sights!…

You now have been told and heard the News!… So get on out there and don’t forget your coat and shoes!…

Wiseburn Watch Meeting – Wednesday November 15th, 2023 @ 7PM

Join us for what promises to be a very informative meeting! Hollyglen Elementary School (formerly Cabrillo), 5309 W 135th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

    1. Welcome Law Enforcement and County guests
    2. Q&A for Law Enforcement
    3. Crime Statistics Update
    4. Updates from LA County
    5. Ara An, Deputy for Constituent Engagement 2nd District
    6. Department of Economic Opportunity – Ordinance Update from May 17th meeting
    7. 15th Annual Santa Parade – donations and logistics
    8. Open Forum

This meeting can also be watched live on our YouTube channel.

Wiseburn 15th Annual Santa Parade T-shirts available now!

Wiseburn Watch will incur approximately $300 to cover our Annual Santa Parade and Toy Drive costs, the majority to cover the the small gift Santa will give every child he greets. We usually ask for donations but wanted to do something special for our 15th year, so we’ve created a special “15th Annual Wiseburn Santa Parade” souvenir T-shirt to raise money for the parade on December 23, 2023. We need to sell at least 50 T-shirts to meet our goal. Please help us if you can!

If you prefer to make a donation you can always send a check payable to Wiseburn Neighborhood Watch (we’re a 501(c)(3) organization; 45-2862927) to:

Wiseburn Watch
P.O. BOX # 1284
Hawthorne, CA 90251 

Online donations via PayPal and credit card can be accessed at our website (https://www.wiseburnwatch.club)


Santa Claus is coming to Wiseburn December 23rd!

Marek your calendars for Saturday, December 23rd: it’s the 15th Annual Wiseburn Santa Parade and Toy Drive! Sirens & lights will alert you that Santa is coming starting at 4:45 pm (see route map below)!

Wiseburn Watch is proud to join with LACO Fire Department to collect toys along our Santa Stop route. Please bring your donation of a new unwrapped toy or sporting good for the LACO “SPARK OF LOVE” TOY DRIVE! Donation is not required to see Santa. Santa will give each child a small gift.

Brought to you by Wiseburn Watch in coordination with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles County Sheriff Department. We look forward to seeing along the parade rout on December 23rd!