Community Update: Tropical Storm Hilary

Please see below for information from the County regarding Tropical Storm Hilary.
By now, you may have received various calls, text messages, and emails from various public and private organizations issuing emergency alert information for our area.
Be aware that these type of weather events often present unexpected flooding situations which are not common in our area.
Please exercise caution and pay attention to alerts and possible flooding before venturing out.

In preparation for inclement weather that is expected to reach LA County this Sunday due to tropical storm Hilary, I would like to share tips and resources to help you stay safe and prepared.

Sign-Up for Alerts: 

If you haven’t signed up for Alert LA County, you can here. This is a great way to get information on emergency and weather alerts, health notifications, and other updates. Be sure to also follow @ReadyLACounty to stay informed on the latest updates and useful tips.

Report Road Hazards: 

Download The Works App here to quickly report road hazards, including downed trees, potholes, and signal outages in LA County or call the 24/7 Dispatch at 800-675-4375 to report by phone or dial 2-1-1.

For downed power lines, always dial 9-1-1.

Report Power Outages:

Southern California Edison customers can report power outages here or call 800-611-1911. To check the status of current outages, click here.

Department of Water & Power customers can report power outages here or call 800-342-5397. To check the status of current outages, click here.

Sandbags and sand are also available at select fire stations. To find a location near you, click here.

For additional emergency preparedness resources and tips visit Ready LA County at:

Helpful References:

We also ask that residents and boaters stay away from the coast as this storm moves in. Also, as a reminder, please stay away from LA County waterways and river channels during and after storms. Swift-moving water can be dangerous.

Let’s do our best to be careful and considerate of each other on the road and in our communities. My office along with your LA County teams are here to provide support and will keep you posted on updates and resources.


Holly J. Mitchell
Los Angeles County Supervisor, 2nd District

National Night Out is back! Join us on August 1st!

We are thrilled to announce that after a four-year absence, NATIONAL NIGHT OUT in Wiseburn is back! Please join us on Tuesday, August 1st, 4pm to 8pm, for fun, food games & prizes for the whole family. Location is the L.A. County Wiseburn Public Library parking lot, located at 5335 135th Street, Hawthorne.

Brought to you by WISEBURN WATCH in cooperation with LASD, CHP, and LACOFD with generous support from L.A. County 2nd District Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell. We would love your support, either via donations or volunteering to help out at the event. Please contact Harley Hoff via text only at 310.995.8019. Please download our NNO flyer by clicking the picture below and send it to your Wiseburn neighbors! See you on August 1st!

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Help Friends of the Wiseburn & Hawthorne Libraries by shopping for groceries!

Three local businesses (Food4Less, Bristol Farms and Ralphs) recently added Friends of the Hawthorne and Wiseburn Libraries to their list of deserving non-profit organizations. By frequenting these businesses and joining their giving program, you can help our libraries every time you shop for groceries! Click below for instructions on how to easily register at any or all of these participating markets:


Bristol Farms


Hawthorne Quiet Skies neighborhood groups Zoom meeting Saturday July 22

Neighborhood Virtual Meeting by Hawthorne Quiet Skies
Saturday, July 22, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Register here for the free Zoom meeting

Join a free online meeting organized by the Hawthorne Quiet Skies neighborhood groups to learn what people think of the airport’s efforts, examples of what other airports are doing; and ways you can provide feedback to the FAA.

Please share this invite with your neighbors. We look forward to catching up with you on the Zoom meeting. Brief presentations by your fellow neighbors from Hawthorne, Gardena, West Athens, Redondo Beach and more discussing on-going issues. You can share your input and ideas.

Note- this is a Hawthorne Quiet Skies virtual neighborhood meeting. We live here. This meeting is not associated in any manner with the City of Hawthorne, airport or any private airline companies.


Weed Abatement update

You may have noticed that LA County Department of Public Works finally addressed the weed abatement starting at W 142nd and up La Cienega until just before the start of our Wiseburn Walking Path.

In the future if you notice weeds again getting out of control, please call Public Works at (310) 326-3881 and ask for Weed Abatement, specifying the location and be sure to tell them that the Yard 232 crew is assigned to the Wiseburn area.  It may take a couple of weeks but they’ll get to it.

Wiseburn Crime Stats as of 1/31/2023

Wiseburn Crime Stats 1/31/2023

Attached are our current reported crime stats as of 01/31/23. Many of you will notice a big drop in the numbers! Basically a new year starts a new count therefore these numbers will gradually rise as the year progresses.

As always, “see something say something” report any/all suspicious activity to our Sheriff’s Station @ 1-323-820-6700

Coyote Safety Presentation- Wednesday Oct 26, 2022

Hear Rebecca Barboza, a Wildlife Biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife South Coast Region, talk about Coyote Safety and Coexistence.

The meeting can be viewed on our YouTube site here.

Wednesday October 26, 2022
7 PM at Cabrillo Elementary Performing Arts Center (PAC)
5305 W 135th St.
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Come prepared with your questions.

UWS Bins replacement FAQ


I just ran into the UWS Operations manager for our area, Victor Carrillo.

Here are the recommendations for the community to the questions I posed:

  1. What if I am missing bins? (i.e some/all WM got picked but did not receive UWS) Call UWS and say you do not have bins. This will be first priority and often same-day.
  2. What if I still have WM bins and want them replaced with UWS bins? Call UWS and they will schedule bin pickup and new UWS dropoff on a date (not necessarily waste pickup day) where you can safely put WM bins out.
  3. What if I keep my new and old bins? At some point during mid-October UWS will only service UWS bins and it will force you to call for pickup of old bins with replacement being UWS bins.
  4. What if my cart broke or the wheels fell off? UWS Operations Supervisor assures is these Toter 96 gallon buns are top of the line, if anything failed on the bins it may be the 3rd party delivery service not attaching the wheels properly or the truck using too much force on the bin. Both situations are being addressed by UWS with training. If you find yourself with UWS broken or wheeless bin, please call UWS and they will replace the cart .
  • Bin swaps that are being done by one of the methods above happen on customer request. Bin swap checks will continue to happen in service (Monday) and on demand by contacting UWS below.
  • There is a chance that WM did not transfer your account, the best identifier for you as a customer is your physical street address. Please note that they will make you setup an account if they are unable to find your address and name as a WM customer.

UWS is at (800)631-7016 and