Volume 33, Number 3 Summer 2009 ReseRvoiR Reopens It’s been almost five years since the Hollywood Reservoir has been completely open to pedes- Odin at Cahuenga is just one of many streets that sorely need resurfacing trians and cyclists. Though the The Road To entire roadway is not accessible, a significant portion has been reopened for public use. DWP has made substantial efforts to NowheRe reinforce the eastern hillsides and implement measures to reduce the possibility of future landslides. Currently, the public GeTTInG ouR sTReeTs RePaveD is able to use a 4.3 mile sec- tion from the Weidlake to the northern gate on Tahoe Drive. Article on PAge 15 Is easIeR saID THan Done O INSIDE ur neighborhood has a slew of issues that concern us. Traffic, parking, and Moreover, as certain streets languish in a state of disrepair, others that were repaved only a few construction will always raise the ire years back are being ripped up for sewer main- From the President . . 2 of Dell residents, but none aggravates tenance and new construction. These projects more than the condition of our roads. Though serve to send our roads back to their sorry con- dell memories . . . . . . 3 some have been paved in the past few years, ditions before they were repaved. gala Fundraiser . . . . . 6 many are in serious disrepair. Some even suggest Is it even possible to get the city to resurface conditions we would see in third world coun- our roads, or should we assume that the condi- getting together . . . . 8 tries. Potholes abound, and uneven pavement jars tion of Dell streets are fated to be shabby and drivers and ruins car alignments. worn out? Article on PAge 5 From Your President HoLLYWooD DeLL CiviC AssoCiATion BoARD oF DiReCToRs PAtti negri President tAMMy ehrenfeld vice President terri gerger Treasurer M george SkArPeloS e again… Yep, head “cheer- Rudy, Jennifer and countless more of you newsletter editor leader” for the Dell. When who pitched in from gathering the thou- JAckSon hArtSfield I sit down to write this sands of dollars of fabulous auction items, Webmaster column every issue – I have to putting together gift baskets, décor, toM Meredith Hollywood Bowl Rep such a hard time trying not to be just sound design, twinkle light stringing, one big commercial for “I love the Dell” f loral design, clean up and yucky ‘ol trash rudy VAn Zyl DWP Representative – expounding on the joys of living here – detail. And it just keeps getting better, Merle Singer and remarking on how truly lucky we all by the time you read this; we will have secretary are to live here. Well, I will try not to do probably just had our annual summer that this time…. Oh wait, perhaps I just barbecue featuring our own fabulous did. Okay, I just can’t help it… Standing Dell Tones. How many neighborhoods CommiTTee CHAiRs atop the Dell at Tara last month at our can claim their own Namesake band MeMberShiP coMMittee Gala Fundraiser, I truly couldn’t get over after all! Uh oh, gotta go…time for Patti negri Terri Gerger hiStoriAn Jean Marshall standing atop the Dell at Tara last month at beAutificAtion coMMittee Tammy ehrenfeld steven Parker our Gala Fundraiser, I truly couldn’t get over WelcoMing coMMittee Patti negri how fabulous it all was. AlexA ileS SkArPeloS annual Fundraiser Jennifer PArker VAn Zyl Traffic and Roads how fabulous it all was. Neighbors, get- Princess Dora’s walk now. So, watch the ting together to socialize, have fun, get roads when you drive – and remember to HDCA is dedicated to enhancing life in the Dell, to know each other AND raise some be extra cautious due to fire season – and improving Hollywood socially and environmentally, and money for a much needed new little park always remember to take time to smell protecting our unique history as a neighborhood and community. We represent Dell interests in governmen- to benefit the area. Even in these tough the roses – and all the other fabulous tal and commercial issues and actions, and raise funds economic times, we pulled together to plants and f lora in our delightful Dell to support Hollywood projects and charities. really make something special happen. (here I go again…) Thank you all! I want to sincerely thank ‘Til next time, see you ‘round the Annual membership is $35 per household. all of you who worked so tirelessly on ‘hood! the Fundraiser committee, especially our For more information, contact HDCA: fearless leader Alexa Iles Skarpelos. Wow, www.hollywooddell.com Alexa you truly are a superwoman (and HDCA, P.O. Box 93094 one hell of a party and event planner!) Hollywood, CA 90093 Huge thanks also to George, Vallery, Judy, Terri, Tammy, Debra, David, Jim, xox Patti This newsletter is published four times/year. 2 Summer, 2009 Hollywood SpotligHt RevisiTiNg dell MeMoRies While leafing through old Bastille Day celebrations around the pool on Grape copies of the Hollywood Place. They were elaborate and Dell Spotlight, Dell truly “Hollywood.” Every res- ident in the hills surrounding Historian Jeanmarie Ishii the Dell was invited, hence, no police complaints. Several Marshall came across the Bars were set up throughout “Memoirs of Joan Carey the area, and alternating bands provided on-going entertain- Wilkins,” in the June ment. David Street, a well- known singer of some note 1979 issue.We reprint it (ahem!) provided additional here in its entirety. entertainment. There was even a water ballet one year with A swimmers diving through fter 26 years of replicas of the Bastille. And if living in the I remember correctly, Sonny Hollywood Dell, Tufts took a dive from a roof my fondest mem- into the pool. The party grew ories were the galas – the so popular each year that when The Dell’s Johnny Crawford with “Rifleman” Chuck Connors the attendance of invited and mance. Tom Tully at the top uninvited guests reached 800, of upper Rinconia was in a the police put a stop to it. long-running police series, and We’ve had our share of Loring d’Usseau was an NBC celebrities too. Audie Murphy executive and now at KCET. and Wanda Hendrix honey- William Powell’s son had an mooned on Grape Place. Allen apartment on Rinconia and Baxter, a well-known charac- Klaus Landsberg, managing ter actor lived on Rinconia. director of Channel 5 built Bernard Brown who with Leo a beautiful house at Quebec Post helped build many houses and El Contento, across from in the Dell, was head of music the Doris Duke mansion now at Warner’s and recorded the owned by Harry Gorst. first talkie, Al Jolson’s “The Jazz Just below on Rinconia was To sell your home for the highest price, call Singer.” the house (now sadly in dis- Anne Fitzgibbon Mike Stokey who produced the first game show on T.V., repair) of Julian Ritter, the famous artist of clowns and “Stump the Stars” lived on show girls. Mike Douglas also the corner of Rinconia and once resided on Rinconia. Hargrave. Lindsey Crosby We have many new stars Residence: 323-469-9870 (son of Bing Crosby) lived on now living in the area, but that’s Business: 323-671-1237 Hargrave Drive just above me. material for another story. Talk about Hollywood Parties. www.AnneFitzgibbon.com The Crawford boys on Note from HDCA Historian Marshall: El Contento are still well Yes Joan, and we know and remember 1714 Hillhurst Avenue known. Johnny starred in “The you from all those years with the “I Rifleman” and in the movie love Lucy” show and with Mary Tyler Los Angeles, CA 90027 “The Naked Ape.” Bobby won Moore. You’re still the most glamorous an award for his T.V. perfor- person in the neighborhood.” Volume 33, Number. 3 Summer, 2009 3 TROUBLESHOOTING MASTER The one electrician WE ALSO DO: SECURITY CAMERAS who really knows ENTRY SYSTEMS the Hollywood Dell PHONE LINES is Paul Waffen COMPUTER LINES We’re fast, C A LL friendly (818) 469-2360 and fairly 24-Hours a day (323) 634-0830 priced! Paul Waffen Owner/Electrician Lic. #597338 4 Summer, 2009 Hollywood SpotligHt CoveR sToRY PaviNg The way By GeorGe SkarpeloS repaving, including crack sealing and pot- hole repair, which is much cheaper, since street rePair numbers Getting Dell streets repaved is a it normally costs the City around $20 to fix a pothole, depending on its size. These, priority, but making it happen is a however, are merely band-aids. Pothole or Street rePAir (800)-996-CITY long and involved process. The City’s limited resources have a negative impact on hillside streets. More A lane miles can be resurfaced by laying a online SerVice requeSt forM nyone who lives in the Dell slurry seal on currently adequate streets www.lacity.org/Boss/request.htm knows how shoddy many in the flat lands, than it is to completely of our streets are. True, the resurface hillside roads. So once a road councilMAn lAbonge’S office HDCA was able to get a few is resurfaced, the Dell also needs to keep (213) 485-3337 roads repaved several years back, but these streets maintained. many Dell streets still could use some firstname.lastname@example.org resurfacing. Even more galling is how getting the roAdS PAVed new construction, along with sewer and Getting the BSS to repair our streets is not ShAron ShAPiro water main replacement, has torn up our for the faint of heart. They receive approx- CD 4 Housing & Transportation Deputy recently repaved roads. imately 100,000 requests per year. In email@example.com There are many reasons to improve the essence, a request will “go to the back of roads, but none is more important than the line”. However, if the neighborhood is nAZArio SAucedA public safety. Many residents go for walks persistent and focused, the chances of get- assistant Director, in the Dell, with and without pets. There ting the streets resurfaced is increased. Bureau of street services are few sidewalks, so neighbors often use One case in point is Atwater Village.This the roadways. However, the poor condi- area was able to get many of their streets (213) 847-3333 tion of the streets leave us susceptible to repaved and curbs/gutters fixed. A com- firstname.lastname@example.org falls and injuries, whether from a pothole mittee of people canvassed their neighbor- or uneven pavement. Cars also can be hood and had every single homeowner bounced severely, causing accidents, not to sign a letter, put it together in a package mention the need for a new alignment. and delivered it to their councilman. They And let’s be honest, it is just much did this 10 times in a matter of 3 years. prettier and aesthetically pleasing to see a Making just one request to the City will freshly-paved street.There is nothing more not get a street repaved. Both the council- delightful than turning the corner and man and the BSS need to know that the driving on to a smooth road. Dell cares about the roads, and is looking for action. Street conditions need to be city PAVing ProgrAM continually monitored, bringing problems The Bureau of Street Services (BSS) is the to the City’s attention and inquire as to the city agency responsible for maintaining status of street repairs Still, if someone sees our streets. Their’s is an enormous man- a pothole or bad stretch of road, it won’t date considering the 28,000 street lane hurt to report it to the BSS (see sidebar). miles in Los Angeles. Moreover, the City The Dell should also consider other only has money and resources to resurface alternatives. Private/public arrangements some 200 miles a year. The numbers are where the homeowners and the City share clearly against us. the cost of repaving could move neighbor- A full resurfacing entails placing 2” of hood streets to the top of the repaving list. asphalt over a prepared sub base, which, in Alternatively, the City could require effect, is like creating a new road.. developers to pave the entire street in front Other options include a slurry coat of of homes they are building and not just 1/8 inch asphalt or a maintenance blanket to the street’s center. Perhaps additional of 1½ inches of asphalt. These can extend assessments on these developers could be the usability of a road by 7 to 10 years. made to pay for street repaving in the Paving a road is not cheap. It can cost entire neighborhood. Often, construction between $300,000 and $600,000 per mile. vehicles are the culprit in the constant wear Filling in potholes is a short-term The City has alternatives to complete and tear of our streets. remedy for our deteriorating roads Volume 33, Number. 3 Summer, 2009 5 HoW ‘BouT THeM Gala appleS oveR $14,000 RaIseD FoR PaRk sPaCe By alexa IleS SkarpeloS o n July 25th, 150 guests walked cards or cute kids things. Also new this hdcA 2009 or pulled up to the valet year was the first edition of the neighbor- station on La Punta Drive hood cookbook DELL-ICIOUS! It’s gAlA /fundrAiSer coMMittee anticipating a memorable Dell filled with recipes as eclectic, interesting Judy kass Dowden event. At the top of the path they were and fabulous as the people who submitted Tammy ehrenfeld welcomed into the party by HDCA Prez them – and all live in the Dell. Terri Gerger Patti and her merry band of greeters. The various “unique experiences” Everyone was eager to enjoy a night of which had sign-up sheets for a chocolate Debra Gainor celebration “CLOSE TO HOME” and tasting party, vegetarian Indian dinner and Lisa katz raise money to keep and beautify valu- holiday cocktails all to be hosted by Dell vallery kountze able green space in our community. neighbors were so popular that in some cases, they were oversold! Patti negri Who WAS there The HDCA event planning committee alexa Iles skarpelos The night honored Ira Handelman, David had modest expectations due to the cur- Nix and George Abraham for their efforts rent economy, but were delighted at the eVent SPonSorS to convert the Franklin/Ivar lot to green- enthusiastic response from both donors space. Also there were Deputy District and bidders. Of the over 175 auction items, k&L Wine Merchants Director Stacy Marble from councilman only a few went unsold! at the end of LaBonge’s office, at least 4 former HDCA the night we had raised over $14,000! presidents Terri Gerger, Peter Barnett, Ray With the sun setting and buffet tables Schuldenfrei and George Sunga. laden with comfort foods, diners were outside, a nice mix of the usual Dell treated to charming chanteuse and Dell suspects mingled with new arrivals to the resident pamela Clay Magathan and a neighborhood, enjoying wine or Dell- surprise performance by rowan katz. www.klwines.com tinis while listening to the cool jazz of As guests piled their plates high with Kenny Warfield Quartet as they took in what seemed like an endless supply of food, the spectacular view. Guests were offered no one anticipated needing to save room kaI vodka sumptuous platters of fresh shrimp, assort- for the fantastic “waffle” bar! Sponsored ed cheeses and habit-forming deep fried by the WAFFLE on Sunset, and staffed by stuffed mushrooms. We were fortunate to 3 cheerful and enthusiastic “waffle girls,” have sponsors K&L Wine Merchants sup- the mini waffles topped with ice cream ply the all wines, and KAI vodka for the and fresh strawberries were the perfect refreshing Dell-tinis. culinary cap on a night of good eats! Inside, the auction hawks circled the Auctioneer Wenzel Jones charmed silent auction tables selecting their prey and and cajoled the crowd during the live auc- planning their attack. With over a dozen tion, and bidders walked away with over works of art, almost 30 restaurants, an entire a dozen amazing deals on stay-cation and section devoted to “green products and vacation packages, culinary experiences, practices,” and everything from in-home and in one instance, a murder mystery massage and Botox to organic hand-made party! An especially lively group of ladies dog food, bidders had a variety of items snagged the “boy’s night out” package and www.kaivodka.com and a range of prices to choose from. rumor thoroughly enjoyed their evening The boutique was a popular new addi- of ale tasting and debauchery! The WaFFLe tion and a big hit with the instant gratifica- All in all, it was a stellar night under the tion crowd. At least a dozen ladies cleaned stars. The Ivar / Franklin Park Project and out the supply of colorful pashmina shawls other exciting HDCA projects will have and promptly donned them to ward off the financial support to make the positive the slight chill as the sun set over the hill. contribution to our community that the www.thewaffle.us Others delighted in eco-friendly note Dell is known for. 6 Summer, 2009 Hollywood SpotligHt a million thanks The HDCa would like to thank everyone who participated in making the 2009 HDCa Gala / Fundraiser a success. Dozens of individu- als volunteered and spent hundreds of hours to plan, prepare and execute this event. Many contributed goods and services in ad- dition to their time. The collaboration and effort involved by the people who live and work in the Hollywood Dell is what makes our neighborhood the unique and special place it is. We ask that you make an effort to support the businesses that support us! Be sure to thank them and let them know where you live when you patronize them! VolunteerS indiViduAl donorS buSineSS donorS Liz’s antique Hardware Jim agazzi Martha adams 101 Coffee shop Los angeles athletic Club David Brewer Lita albuqueque ammo Lost & Found Chris Ceppi Rick ayres amoeba Music Loteria Grill Pamela Clay Peter Barnett Bird’s Magnolia Judy kass Dowden Bob Barry Black Rock Massage Mattel Tammy ehrenfeld David Brewer Boho native Terri Gerger angelique Campen Brainbrew entertainment nexus Limo service Rick Gerger erin Cohen Café Wa s Palate Food & Wine Debra Gainor Matthew Curry Calliber Collision Centers Paragon Cleaners sheila Gross Linda Deutsch Capri Hotel Pimai Thai Matt Heenan nancy Dillion Casablanca salon Real Raw Live Wenzel Jones Troy Duffy Catts & Doggs Rise supperclub Dean katz annie Duke Certified Printers s.W.a.n. Yoga Lisa katz adam Fischer Coco Lane sacred Heart Jewelry Rowan katz sara Fraser Counterpoint Records & Books saddle Peak Lodge vallery kountze Debra Gainor Craft katsuya Hollywood Mary Ledding Robert Green Crustfactory solar De Cahuenga Jean Ishii Marshall ellen Grinstein el Floridita spa Luce Lisa Meredith sheila Gross emily Green starbucks Coffee Co. Tom Meredith sharon Harris eModern Dog sugar & spice Dog Grooming Thomas Mikusz alexa Iles essex Public House Tailwaggers Patti negri Jean Ishii Marshall Fabiolus The Conservatory Florist Jennifer Parker Judy kass Dowden Farfalla The Daily Planet susan Polifronio Lisa & Dean katz Get’m Get’m The Dolce Group Chandler Poling Tim Lawlor & Cindy Renie Gordon Ramsay The Foundry Gabrielle samuels Mary Ledding Grub Trader Joe’s alexa Iles skarpelos annie Little Harmony Gallery Twirlygirl athena skarpelos Thos k. Meyer Hennessey + Ingalls victor’s square George skarpleos steve nash Hollywood Bowl village Pizzeria Judy sunga Marla Phillips Hollywood Dental Care Rudy van Zyl karla & David Ravandi Hollywood Heights Hotel Cat ubell Dia & Ray schuldenfrei Hotel London Chaz ubell nicole sullivan Huntington Library and apoorva vishwanath Rudy van Zyl & Jennifer Parker Botanical Gardens srin vishwanath Justin vanGrevenhof Iroha sushi Mary Wagstaff apoorva & srin vishwanath kutting Weight Courtney Watkins La Poubelle Marilee & Ted Werfhorst LaCMa Le Petit Greek Little Lubbaloo Volume 33, Number. 3 Summer, 2009 7 let’s get together Gala FundraISer At the gala fundraiser 1) Dell-Tini and View of Hollywood 1 2 2) Debra Gainor & Lisa Katz at the Boutique 3) Srin & Apoorva Vishwanath with Debra Gainor 4) Kimberly Fletcher and Jenniifer Van Zyl 5) Bassist Latif & Saxophonist Kenny Warfield At the labor day bbq 6) Michael Ackerman & Rowan Katz 7) Landon Ackerman 8) Athena Skarpelos 9) Pamela Clay Magathan 10) Enjoying a parked scooter 11) Parker Van Zyl & Georgie Harris 12) Pet Parade onlookers 13) Jillian Gainor 14) Billy Harris, David Brewer, Mary Ledding & Wenzel Jones Photo credits Michel Ceppi, 1 3 Sharon Harris 6,7,8,9,15 Judy Kass 2,3,4,5,10,11,12,13,14 5 4 8 Summer, 2009 Hollywood SpotligHt & laBor day BBQ 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 9 13 14 Volume 33, Number. 3 Summer, 2009 9 voluNTeeR & geT iNvolved “In America, each of us is free to seek our own dreams, but we must how You Can volunteer also serve a common purpose, a higher purpose... Because, when it The HDCa has a myriad of volun- comes to the challenges we face, the American people are not the prob- teer opportunities. There are ongo- lem – they are the answer.” – President Barack Obama W ing needs, as well as one-time or By alexa IleS SkarpeloS becoMe inVolVed in the decision-making hether you sign up for process by running for the HDCA Board event needs. Here’s a sampling of a regular volunteer “job” or joining one of our various committees. typical volunteer possibilities: (serving on the HDCA You can take part in shaping our neighbor- board or committees) or hood. We have the amazing opportunity to • Board Member (office elec- for a one-time event, you make an impact. be involved with an organizational model The quality of life in our neighborhood that is driven by the input of concerned, tions each year) is directly tied to the involvement of a committed and involved residents. • Welcoming Committee variety of individuals in our community. We want you to find the volunteer activi- Volunteering cAn be An outlet for • Beautification Committee ties that suit and inspire you, and hope expressing your own talents and skills. that you see a volunteer commitment as You may have something you love to do, • Roads & Traffic Committee one way you can contribute to improving or discover something you didn’t know your life in the Dell. you could do. Regardless, you will have • annual Gala/Fundraiser Committee There are a lot of great reasons to vol- a receptive and appreciative audience for • summer BBQ and Block unteer, and not just because it’s a good for your efforts. the community. Here are a few: Party Committee if you Are A PArent, being involved in your Volunteer contribution cAn be a your community teaches your children • Hollyween Committee very fulfilling and enlightening experience. an important life lesson about the value • event volunteer (for the above of community service. It is a great way to AS you PArticiPAte in hdcA activities, lead by example. HDCa sponsored events) you will have the opportunity to meet and get to know other Dell residents. Many it’S uP to you hoW you do it! How many • Hosting Monthly HDCa friendships, entrepreneurial ideas and busi- jobs offer that kind of flexibility? 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Call: (323) 469-3442 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or e rm n e fo n! onli tio Go forma i n 12 Summer, 2009 Hollywood SpotligHt THe MIllIon Close to home dollar loo drinking coffee here in Los ange- les is sometimes as much about the place where you drink this caffeinated bever- age as the beverage itself. These three We MaY Love ouR PeTs, BuT coffeehouses offer great libations and cool surroundings. We all know that we can brew a cup o’ Joe at home, but what’s We aRe aLso ResPonsIBLe the point in doing that. These locales are much more fun and “in the ‘hood”. FoR THeIR WasTe bourgeoiS Pig The granddaddy of the cool coffee- houses in the neighborhood, Bour- ellen VInITSky geois Pig offers Dell hipsters a place PrIMrOSE AvENUE to sip your latte with a decent selec- tion of food. With its coffee “bartend- t his morning started out per- unimaginable that people who lived here er” and bar stools, it seems almost like fectly. I had a lovely walk and walked their dogs and never cleaned up a saloon. It is also has a great row of ran into a number of wonderful, after them! tables out front for people watching. friendly, responsible neighbors. Here is my point. I live on a corner in I am one of those lucky people who the Hollywood Dell. I have an entryway oh, and they make a perfect espresso. resides in the Hollywood Dell; a secluded and a little piece of property that parallels Bourgeois Pig enclave nestled in the Hollywood Hills. the street. There is a fire hydrant, some tall I am surrounded by people of all eth- grassy plants, a tiny bit of privacy. But the 5931 Franklin Ave. nicities, religious and sexual affiliations home’s entryway is a urinal for numerous and backgrounds.There are many aesthetic neighborhood dogs and that little strip of groundWork cAfe sensibilities, gorgeous atypical architec- land, including a pathway to my door, a kitty-corner from amoeba Records tural styles, flora and fauna. I live in a Los dog-toilet. Angeles haven. I walk these streets often and the sits Groundwork Cafe, a La-based As a group, we are generally well- amount of dog waste is outrageous: in group of coffee shops. The set- educated or over-educated; we are middle the grass, on the streets, in the ivy, on the ting is light and open with exposed to upper middle class; some downright rock pathways. For the decade that I have brick and communal tables. Food wealthy. We are artistic, creative, sophisti- lived in the Dell, I have regularly noticed cated, intellectual, liber- this distressing situation is decent, but the coffee here is a l l y m i n d e d , g re e n , around my lovely home. the real star. Its Black Gold blend ecolog ically aware, friendly and generous. ... the I know there are many in our neighborhood that was highlight by the Los Angeles Quite frankly, some of us are just a little too groovy. amount of are as appalled as I am. I know they even clean up Times for the quality of the roast. Groundwork Cafe A little too entitled. Lack- ing a little too much per- dog waste is after other people’s dogs, being uber-responsible in 1501 Cahuenga Blvd. sonal responsibility. One of my neighbors is outrageous: order to make up for the few who aren’t. SolAr de cAhuengA a dear friend who moved into the neighborhood a in the grass, So I beg you. Please pick up after your dog. of the three coffee establishments number of years ago from Silverlake. At first, she on the Stop talking on your cell phones and ignoring featured here, solar de Cahuenga clearly has the best food. Their crepe was enchanted with our neighborhood for most streets, in what your dog is doing. And if you see others and panini selections are terrific, but many have a particular fondness for of the reasons aforemen- tioned. But then she the ivy, on doing these things, please, say something! their argentine pastries. and there is started noticing the mess: dog feces everywhere the rock These are our homes; it is our neighborhood, always an interesting cast of char- acters walking through the doors. (both bagged and not), trash, abandoned and pathways. our community. If we don’t care for it, surely no Solar de Cahuenga stored cars. To her it was one will. 1847 Cahuenga Blvd. Volume 33, Number. 3 Summer, 2009 13 ROSE WARE & Terry Canfield Schmidt E s tat e & A r c h i t e c t u r a l D i r e c t o r s Chairman’s Circle To p 1 % o f a l l P r u d e n t i a l Te a m s N at i o n w i d e Repres ent ing a p or tf o lio o f u niq ue E st at e and A r chi tect ur a l hom es . From M o d ern to Me d i te r r a ne a n, we mar ket you r ho m e f or a ll it ’s wor t h. Serving your community since 1986. P RUDENTIAL C ALIFORNIA R EALTY 213.369.9171 or 323.854.4607 An independently owned and operated member of the Prudential Real Estate Afﬁliates, Inc. Terri Gerger, GRI email@example.com www.talktoterri.com 323.466.3875 9200 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 200 Los Angeles, California 90069 310.205.0305 socalsir.com Interior designer’s home 6226 Rodgerton Dr. $1,249,000 www.6226rodgerton.com 14 Summer, 2009 Hollywood SpotligHt ReseRvoiR ReoPeNs PuBLIC GaIns aCCess To easTeRn seCTIon aFTeR MoRe THan FouR YeaRs By GeorGe SkarpeloS t he road along the Hollywood schedule permits access from 6:30 AM to slope out there,” according to DWP’s Steve Reservoir has long been one 7:30 PM, though this will adjust as the Cole. In addition, surface drainage on the of Los Angeles’ most popu- days get shorter. east side of the Reservoir needed to be lar walking and jogging trials. “Lake Hollywood is one of those much- addressed and portions of the roadway However, record rainfall in the winter loved, hidden treasures of Los Angeles required reconstruction and repaving. of 2004/2005 wrought havoc on this and so this day is particularly welcome to recreational area. The resulting landslides people who love coming here and getting WeSt Side rePAirS forced officials to close most of the popu- away from the hustle and bustle of the Work continues on the West Side Road. lar walkway in 2005. After much work city,” said Councilmember Tom LaBonge DWP completed the construction of an and expense, DWP has finally opened at the official reopening. access road to bring equipment and mate- one section of the path. “Today is a great day because we get the rials to the affected areas. DWP now needs On Thursday August 6, Hollywood east side of the Lake Hollywood Reservoir to reinforce the hillsides in that area using Dell residents along with Councilman back,” said LaBonge. cast-in-place piles to support failed sec- LaBonge, Representatives from DWP and According to DWP, landslides threat- tions of slopes below Lakeridge Drive. the media celebrated the reopening of the ened the operations of the water system. After these piles are in place, DWP will East Perimeter Road of the Reservoir, a The hillside below the 750,000 gallon build retaining walls and restore the slopes 1.4 mile path from the Weidlake Gate to Mulholland tank had shifted, so the slope with engineered fills. The entire West Side the Tahoe Gate in the Hollywood Knolls. was repaired and stabilized. project is estimated to be completed by Along with the opening of the eastern “We set up a very big, very large retain- spring of 2011. Until then, no portion side, DWP reinstituted regular hours of ing wall that’s going to retain that in the of the West Side Road will be open for public access to the trail. Currently, the future and it increases the stability of that public access. UPPER North Gate HOLLYWOOD RESERVOIR tahoe Gate West Side Road Closed Due to East Side Road Landslides Reopened August, 2009 Scheduled to Reopen Spring, 2011 HOLLYWOOD RESERVOIR Weidlake Gate HDCA President Patti Negri and Councilman LaBonge at the A 1.4 mile portion of the East Perimeter Road is now open. reopening of the Hollywood Reservoir East Side Road The West Side Road is still closed due to construction Volume 33, Number. 3 Summer, 2009 15 coMMUnitY ImportaNt NumbErS corner city councilman county Supervisor State Assemblyman tom labonge Zev yaraslovsky Mike feuer district 4 district 3 9200 Sunset Blvd, PH15 WeLCome!!! 200 N. main St, #430 Hall of Administration West Hollywood, CA 90069 Did you know that the Dell has a Welcoming los Angeles, CA 90012 #821 500 West Temple St voice: (916) 319-2042 Committee? If you know of anyone who has voice: (213) 485-3337 los Angeles, CA 90012 recently moved into the neighborhood call fax: (213) 624-7810 voice: (213) 974-3333 Patti negri at 323.465.8407 or e-mail her at fax: (213) 625-7360 Pinkkaire@aol.com. LaPD Hollywood (213) 485-4302 e-mAiL ALeRTs! our e-mail broadcasts keep residents in- LaPD Community Rep officer Mike shea (213) 793-0710 formed of upcoming events and shared L.a. Dept. of Transportation (213) 485-4282 neighborhood incidents. sign up for e-mail alerts at www.hollywooddell.com and click Hollywood Beautification Team (213) 243-9601 on “subscribe” link. valley Council office (818) 755-7630 DeLL meeTings! Bulky Item Trash Pick-up (call day before) (800) 773-2489 Help us prioritize where we focus our time and money. The HDCa meets regularly, usu- Parking enforcement (213) 485-4184 ally the second Wednesday of each month. street use Inspector (213) 485-3711 WRiTe An ARTiCLe! abandoned Cars (800) aBanDon send a letter to the editor (hdca@mediaart. com), post a notice on the HDCa website Lake Hollywood Footpath Hotline (323) 463-0830 Bulletin Board, or contact a government of- DWP Hollywood Water Quality Improvement Project (HWQIP) Hotline (213) 367-4373 ficial. We welcome your input. HDCA, P.O. BOx 93094 HOllyWOOD, CA 90093 WWW.HOllyWOODDell.COm Joining the HDCA... A great way to meet your neighbors and improve your neighborhood.