Message To South Brentwood residents:

Note: It has become a common and unfortunate practice for some folks that live in apartments or condominiums to leave their keys inside their vehicle in cases where tandem parking is necessary (parking directly behind another car when space is limited). Although it makes it a bit more convenient to switch around cars, it’s a . . . → Read More: Message To South Brentwood residents:

How to Co-Exist with Coyotes

How to Co-Exist with Coyotes TIPS from Los Angeles Animal Services

Dear Angelinos,

Some neighborhoods feel they are seeing more coyote visitors this year. If accurate it may be reflective of the drought, but I’m starting to think that either people are making it easier for them to get food or the coyotes may have . . . → Read More: How to Co-Exist with Coyotes

Living with Coyotes in South Brentwood

Photo taken by a neighbor on Wellesley

GREGORY RANDALL, WILDLIFE SPECIALIST FOR CITY OF LOS ANGELES Notes from his presentation at June 2012 BCC meeting

In response to requests for information regarding coyotes in Brentwood:

There are deterrents to help discourage the presence of wildlife foraging near homes. Trapping and killing is not the . . . → Read More: Living with Coyotes in South Brentwood

New Commitment to Homeless Veterans at VA West Los Angeles campus

New Commitment to Homeless Veterans at VA West Los Angeles campus

January 28, 2015 11:12 pm by: Jeff Hall

Attorney Ron Olson, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald and Bobby Shriver of Santa Monica announce a new approach to helping homeless veterans in the area.

Read more here:

http://westsidetoday.com/2015/01/28/new-commitment-homeless-veterans-va/

. . . → Read More: New Commitment to Homeless Veterans at VA West Los Angeles campus

LA Helicopter Noise Initiative

There’s a new website where you can track active helicopters in flight over Los Angeles and register a noise complaint. The legislation to regulate the private air traffic over neighborhoods is shockingly stalled in Congress, but maybe charting complaints is a step forward.

“First Dog of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave” by Ron Grant

http://1600firstdog.com/

First Dog of 1600 Pooch’lvania Avenue

My First Year in Arf! Arf! Office!

…is now on Internet bookshelves everywhere.

Critics herald new book as “Best in Show” among First Dog books!

First Dog of 1600 Pooch’lvania Avenue: My First Year in Arf Arf Office! a book about the First Family’s dog, Bo, . . . → Read More: “First Dog of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave” by Ron Grant

Award winning poet Judith Pacht

PEN Texas, a chapter of the writers association PEN USA, announced the other day that Judith Pacht has won the 2011 PEN Southwest Book Award for her collection Summer Hunger from Tebot Bach. The winners in the poetry, fiction and nonfiction categories each win a $500 prize. This is a great victory . . . → Read More: Award winning poet Judith Pacht

Casey Forgy, Santa Monica College student and advocate