Brentwood Community Council: About HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS

You can report homeless encampments through your mobile device with the MyLA311 app, or by calling 311. (Download the City of Los Angeles MYLA311 App from iTunes or Android/Playstore) They will coordinate with LA County to send outreach services.

You can also go to the LAHSA portal to report an encampment or any homeless person you see:

Any dangerous activity or potentially criminal conduct that you personally witness among the homeless population should be immediately reported to:

WLA Transient Unit
Sgt. Anthony Bonner

If you witness illegal activity you can also report to 1-877-ASK-LAPD.

If an emergency, call 911.

Finally, there is a Brentwood Homeless Task Force that is working with all the various agencies to ensure outreach is provided in a safe manner.


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We received this notice from a Carmelina creek dweller this morning:

“The great horned owl has returned to our neighborhood. It was “who who who- ing” in the Sycamore that overhangs my bedroom this morning at about 5:30 am.

I did not hear the screech owl last night, although I was out to dinner and could have missed it. It has been around lately early in the evening. It is interesting that both owls have us on their circuit.

We have a lot of rats. I hope double duty owls can diminish the rodent problem.

Tell your neighbors not to use poison. Snap traps are better. Poisoned rats still run around for a while and will poison the hawks and owls and crows if they eat them.[to say nothing of accidental poisoning of pets and other important animals in the ecosystem such as fish, frogs – poison is indiscriminate.”

The Great Horned Owl’s territory covers the length of our section of the creek because we have heard the same call in early morning hours for the last month up at the Montana boundary for the first time in 30 years. We have not heard the screech owl, though neighbors somewhat south of us have.

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COMING SOON: New all-way stop sign at Amherst Avenue and Gorham Avenue

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Our Department has completed the traffic engineering study for installation of all-way stop sign control at the intersection Amherst Avenue and Gorham Avenue. The installation should take 10 to 12 weeks depending on our field crew’s schedule.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Rudy Guevara, P.E.
Transportation Engineer
LADOT Western District Office

LADOT approved a left turn signal at Barrington and Wilshire

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For the many neighbors who asked for this:
Although the DOT approved a left turn signal at Barrington and Wilshire, they needed to find funding for it….and now they have it. Thank you, Mo!

Happy Holidays!

For your information, the proposed mix-used project at 11660 W. Santa Monica Blvd will fund the installation of left-turn signals at Barrington Av and Wilshire Blvd.


Mohammad H. Blorfroshan
Senior Transportation Engineer
Southern and Western Districts

Volunteers and Donations needed for Veterans requiring ride sharing for surgery

Veterans who are undergoing procedures which require anesthesia need rides. They can use Lyft or Uber but need a companion. They also need financial assistance to pay for this transportation need. Can you help?

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Sr. Lead Officer Maria Gray returns to Brentwood!

A big welcome back to Sr. Lead Officer Maria Gray! She spoke at the BCC meeting last night and gave us some good info:
– We now have a dedicated LAPD patrol car in Brentwood!
– Leave your purse out of sight on the floor when driving…criminals are taking purses from the passenger
– Always lock your car door when you leave the car, even for a minute…and when you are driving.

Officer Gray’s message is attached along with two LAPD events.

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FROM Village for Vets: More ways to help our vets

Many ways to help our vets:
I. Donate furnishings!
Do you have furnishings that are in great condition but you are going to replace them? Donate them to a veteran. That’s what I did with my sofa. A disabled vet whose home was vandalized came to pick it up with his young son. I felt great to see them leave with joy. Why not do the same?
Contact Marcie at

Dear SBRA,

HUD-VASH has limited resources for furniture and many other items. For this reason, the HUD-VASH program is grateful for any donations we can receive to serve our Veterans. We thank you so much for assisting us with giving our Veterans the items they need to live successfully and independently. HUD-VASH can no do it without you. Much appreciated. Thanks again.

II. Volunteer!
From Village for Vets Newsletter:
Friday, October 27, 2017
6:00am 6:00pm
Over 100 Community Volunteers are Needed On Friday October 27 for the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System Stand Down for Homeless Veterans and their Dependents
Sign up now!
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is hosting their 3rd annual Stand Down on October 27, 2017 from 6AM – 6PM.  The Stand Down provides resources and services free of charge to America’s heroes.  The services include Hot Meals, Housing Assessments, Legal Assistance, Disability Claims, and much, much more.
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How you can help our vets: Please consider donating or volunteering

Please consider donating to or volunteering with
Village for Vets as they partner with Meals on Wheels and The Westside Food Bank
as they can continue to provide 50 lunches everyday to homeless veterans

Thank you.

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About Village for Vets

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