REMINDER – Emergency Preparedness Meeting Tonight LDRCC

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Posted by Emergency Preparedness | Posted in Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 19-04-2015

Emergency Preparedness Meeting Tonight at LDRCC from 7 – 8PM

Please join us to discuss the latest community efforts involving Emergency Preparedness. Learn about our new communication system and find out ways to get involved!

WHERE: LDRCC, 10409 Scenario Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90077
WHEN: Sunday, April 19th from 7 – 8PM

See you there!

How to prevent flooding if you live on a canyon road in Southern California

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Posted by Editor & Public Communications | Posted in Community Messages, Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 03-12-2014

Beverly Glen Flooding - 1952

Beverly Glen flooding in 1952 (Photo: USC Archives)

If you live on a canyon road, chances are you will experience some mild to severe flooding during heavy rains. This is especially true if you live in Southern California where we either have drought or heavy rains. We have never had an average rainfall ever. It’s all or nothing.

If you live on a canyon road such as Laurel, Benedict, Coldwater, Beverly Glen….you know they drain all the rain, water, mud, debris from the entire mountain down these few main roads. All the top roads such as Mulholland and sides roads lead and drain to these roads. The goal is for the water to drain down the road. You do not want to block the flow of the water down the road. Below are some tips on how to minimize flooding for you and your neighbors.

1. If your trash cans are on the street, bring them onto your property. They block the flow of water going down the hill. They also cause debris to accumulate and block the flow of water. This causes the street to flood. Your cans can also get swept down the road. Legally they should only be on the road from 6 pm the night before trash pickup to 6 pm the next day.

2. If you see debris in your gutter, pick it up and put it in the trash. Otherwise it will block the flow of water causing flooding.

3. If you live near one of the storm drains, keep it clear. Yes, it’s not your trash stuck in there blocking the flow of water but it will cause YOUR house to flood. The key again is to keep the water flowing down the hill and into the storm drains if need be.

4. If your car is parked on the main canyon road, put it in your garage, carport, driveway, anywhere but on the main canyon road. It blocks debris and water flow. Your car can also be hit by a hydroplaning driver. It can even be swept down the road in heavy rains.

5. If after all of this the road is flooding and water is about to go into your driveway then your home, have sandbags ready. They are free at the fire stations or get some at Home Depot. Always have them on hand. You can also have sand on hand. In emergency fill with dirt, rocks, place bricks on top to keep the bags in place.

6. Always have an emergency plan and kit in place. Have an emergency kit with flash lights, water… Have one for your pets as well.

7. You may lose power in a flood. This is where head lamps, flash lights come in handy. Remember you can charge your cell phone in your car. Hopefully the cell tower has not lost power. If it has, you may have to drive down to Sunset to get reception from a tower with power.

Most importantly, keep an eye out for your neighbor. Know your neighbors’ names, numbers… Please do your part to prepare by clearing the street.

RED FLAG PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT

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Posted by President | Posted in Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 13-01-2014

The City of Los Angeles has declared that Red Flag No Parking Restrictions to be in effect starting 8:00 AM on 1/13/2014 and will remain in effect until further notice.
For additional information please visit our website at: http://www.lafd.org/redflag OR call 3-1-1.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Note: The Call Centers operating hours are from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM daily including weekends and holidays.
Ref:notify.lafd.org-47913

RED FLAG WARNINGS

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Posted by ROBGWebsite | Posted in Community Messages, Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 03-10-2013

LAFD issued a Red Flag warning, please read signage and avoid parking in designated red flag areas, let’s leave those areas clear for our firefighters:

  • RED FLAG WARNING in effect from 9 pm Thu to 6 pm Sun for Santa Ana winds and very low RH
    • Fri morning: NE winds 30-45 mph with gusts to 70
    • Fri afternoon: NE winds 20-30 mph with gusts to 45
    • Sat morning: NE winds 25-40 mph with gusts to 60
    • Sat afternoon: NE winds 20-30 mph with gusts to 45
    • Sunday afternoon: onshore winds 10-15 mph with gusts to 25
  • HIGH WIND WATCH in effect from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon
    • strongest winds are expected through favored passes and canyon

For more info, visit http://lafd.org/redflag/.

RED FLAG DAY TOMORROW 5/2

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Posted by Traffic | Posted in Emergency Preparedness, Traffic | Posted on 01-05-2013

SUBJECT: RED FLAG PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT 

It’s going to be hot and dry tomorrow!

The City of Los Angeles has declared that Red Flag No Parking Restrictions to be in effect starting 8:00 AM on 5/02/2013 and will remain in effect until further notice.

For additional information please visit the Fire Department’s website at: http://www.lafd.org/redflag OR call 3-1-1.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Note: The Call Centers operating hours are from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM daily including weekends and holidays.

RED FLAG DAYS TO SATURDAY

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Posted by ROBGWebsite | Posted in Community Messages, Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 25-10-2012

Please heed the following six simple wind safety tips: 
  1. Report nearby smoke and flames immediately to 9-1-1.
  2. Be watchful of toppling trees and wind-blown debris.
  3. Treat all non-functioning traffic signals as a four way stop.
  4. Minimize the use of candles, lighters, fire pits, barbecues, and spark producing equipment.
  5. Secure household items, such as outdoor furniture.
  6. If you encounter downed wires, assume they are energized & contact 9-1-1

BEVERLY GLEN REPAIR/REPAVE

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Posted by Traffic | Posted in Community Messages, Emergency Preparedness, Traffic | Posted on 06-06-2012

DWP will be repairing the damage to Beverly Glen done by the water main break at Corfu Lane on February 17th.

DWP will have a crew on Beverly Glen Blvd to repair 380 feet of damaged roadway starting Monday, June 11 from 9am to 3:30pm and then again on Tuesday, June 12 from 9am -3:30pm to complete the work. Work will be conducted on weekdays because DWP has insufficient funds to employ crews to work overtime hours on the weekend. There will be Traffic Officers at the bottom of Beverly Glen on Sunset Blvd and at the top of Beverly Glen at Mulholland Dive.

There will be a complete closure between Crater Lane and Corfu. Residents who live in the immediate vicinity will be flagged through.

Most of you will recall the scene during and immediately following the water main break in February, and have noticed the significant and continued deterioration of the street in the 3 1/2 months since then.

UPDATED: Tree Trimming on Beverly Glen Begins This Week

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Posted by Traffic | Posted in Community Messages, Emergency Preparedness, Traffic, Uncategorized, Zoning & Development | Posted on 13-04-2012

Neighbors:

Most of the information below is accurate.  Trimming should begin on Thursday, 4/19.  Please abide by the No Parking signs or your car may be towed.

The Los Angeles Fire Department has hired a contractor to trim trees along Beverly Glen.  The scheduled times and a description follows.

Your Traffic Committee Chair has discussed the impact on traffic and LAFD will be asking the contractor to do work on weekends on our side whenever possible, and not to set up in the morning until after 10 am, to avoid disrupting the morning commute.  We believe they will make best efforts to keep traffic flowing when at all possible.

Trimming will be on the weekends starting at Valley Vista on 4/14 and moving up the hill and on week days starting at Parkwood/De Neve Park on 4/16 and moving up the hill.  The Sherman Oaks trimming will be four successive weekends, and Beverly Glen four successive weeks, ending around May 15 (see note above about our having requested weekend trimming if possible).The contractor will keep two lanes of traffic moving whenever possible, but these lanes will be narrowed and the speeds greatly reduced.  When needed, they will stop traffic entirely for up to 3 minutes at a time.  No parking notices will be posted along sections of street before the crews come and although it is a last resort, vehicles will be towed to gain access to trees or to avoid damage to them during trimming.  Morning trimming will be on the east side of the boulevard starting with equipment set-up at 7:00 10:00 am 7:00 am, then switching to the west side.  Work will be done by 2:30 pm each day.  Signs will be placed at Sunset and Mulholland for the duration of the project advising that traffic will be delayed.

The planned segments for work (approx 2 days each) are as follows:

1. Parkwood to Greendale
2. Greendale to Hollybrush
3. Hollybrush to Fernbush
4. Fernbush to Crater
5. Crater to Caribou
6. Caribou to Seabury
7. Seabury to Ravenwood
8. Ravenwood to Nicada
9. Nicada to Beverly Glen Circle
10. Beverly Glen Circle to Mulholland
11. Sunset to Parkwood (fit in as traffic allows)

The trimming will be raising canopy up to 14 feet and in some places bringing the canopy back in places.  There will be lots of raising of small branches and removal of dead wood.  There will also be trimming back of hedges and other thick vegetation that extends into the roadway (e.g., ficus hedges, bamboo, etc.).  The Fire Department has made every effort to accommodate protected tree species (e.g., oaks and sycamores) while cleaning up hazardous situations such as dead wood and peeling bark on eucalyptus trees.  Volunteers from Residents of Beverly Glen have been working very closely with the Brush Clearance Unit to protect our beautiful tree canopy where possible.

For more information about the project, please contact the LAFD Brush Clearance Unit: John Novela, 818-778-4927.

Water Main Break at Corfu Lane – Update

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Posted by ROBGWebsite | Posted in Community Messages, Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 17-02-2012

As an update to the earlier post, according to the Council’s office, DWP estimates repair of the water main to be completed at 10:00pm.

As with all estimates, it is an estimate only, there is a chance of not water overnight, if so, please make alternative plans if you must have water overnight.  DWP is working diligently and our Councilman’s office is applying pressure and monitoring the situation.

There may be a chance of road closures after repair due to road safety so be aware.

We will post updates as they become available, as our Emergency Preparedness chair will tell you, we only have one way in and one way out so be prepared.

Water Main Break at Corfu Lane

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Posted by Traffic | Posted in Community Messages, Emergency Preparedness, Notices, Playgroup, President's Message, Traffic | Posted on 17-02-2012

There’s been a water main break at No. Beverly Glen & Corfu Lane.

DWP is already working on this and Councilman Koretz’s office knows about it.  Do not drive south on the Glen if you can avoid it (if you are north of Corfu) and the same goes for North, if you live south of Corfu).  We will do our best to keep you updated on this problem.