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The Del Rey Residents Association
Spring General Meeting
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Transportation Hot Spots in Del Rey


to be held at
Westside Neighborhood School
5400 Beethoven Street
(north of Jefferson Boulevard)
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Come help us prioritize our list of the top problem intersections and streets in Del Rey. Local transportation officials will be in attendance.

We will also have our biennial officers’ election and continue our annual membership drive.

Tis the Season


Yes, it really is the most wonderful time of the year.

Here are two upcoming events that provide Del Reyans a chance to help make the Holidays a little brighter for our less fortunate neighbors.

As they do every year, the LAPD Pacific Division is hosting:

Winter Wonderland Holiday Toy Giveaway
Saturday, December 10, 2016
12312 Culver Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(LAPD Pacific Station back parking lot)

The LAPD is accepting toy donations, which may be dropped off at Pacific Station as late as Friday night.  For further information, contact Officer Darrell Matthews at 310-482-6397.


As he does every year, Councilmember Mike Bonin is hosting The Winter Shelter Donation Drive from now until Friday, December16.

The shelter, which offers 160 beds for homeless people in the Westside community, is currently accepting clothing, toiletries, personal and miscellaneous items. Suggested clothing donations include T-shirts, pants, coats, gloves, and shoes. Suggested toiletries include razors, deodorant, hairbrushes, toothpaste, shower shoes, bath towels and hand sanitizers. Miscellaneous items such as backpacks, reading glasses, coffee, sugar, creamer, board games, books and first aid kits are also welcomed.

Donations may be dropped off at any of the following Council District 11 offices until December, 16:

Westchester Office
7166 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

West Los Angeles Office
1645 Corinth Ave. #201
Los Angeles, CA 90025

City Hall
200 Spring St. #475
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Thank you and may your Holidays be bright.

Safety Tip of the Month, December 2016

Tis the season to follow a few simple suggestions that will make your holidays festive and safe.



Christmas Tree Safety:

  • Make sure your real tree does not dry out. Obviously, a dry tree is more likely to catch fire than a well watered one.
  • Water your tree daily! As a rule of thumb, a tree needs one quart of water for every inch of trunk diameter.
  • Trees should be more than 3 feet from candles, fireplaces, space heaters, radiators, heat vents and other heat sources.
  • Artificial trees are not immune to fire risks.  Fake trees are likely to catch fire when electrical sockets are overloaded.

Lights and Electrical Safety:

  • Only purchase UL-listed lights and extension cords.
  • If you are decorating outdoors, use products that are rated for outdoor use.
  • Before placing your lights (inside or outside) inspect them for any damage that may have occurred in storage.
  • Unplug lights before you change bulbs.
  • If you need to get on a ladder to hang lights, try to use a wooden or fiberglass-reinforced plastic one instead of a metal one.
  • Do not connect too many strings of lights together. The general rule is three, but check with the packaging.
  • Do not overload extension cords or sockets, and do not make a daisy chain (connecting an extension cord to another extension cord.)
  • Check your lights every now and then and make sure the wires are not warm to the touch.
  • Always turn off your lights before going to bed or leaving the house. This is a big one that many of us are guilty of ignoring. We get it! After spending all that time decorating,it’s natural to want to show off your display. But safety experts agree that leaving lights on when you’re asleep or away could create an accident waiting to happen.
  • Please be sure all smoke detectors and CO alarms are in good working order.


The Del Rey Residents Association wishes all members and friends a very happy holiday season.  We hope to see you in 2017.

Del Rey Art Walk, 2016


11:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Every year since 2010, this mini arts district has held a neighborhood-wide open house, allowing the public to see where some of Del Rey’s talented artists live and create.  Paintings, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, music and more can be found along the walk.

For the Artwalk map and other information, visit .

DRRA Fall General Meeting — Housing Affordability and Homelessness in Del Rey


Councilmember Mike Bonin and LAHSA Associate Director Daniel Holt
(photograph courtesy of Ghassan Malek)

The Del Rey Residents Association thanks Councilmember Mike Bonin and Donald Holt, Associate Director of Homeless Services with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), for speaking at our Fall General Meeting on Housing Affordability and Homelessness in Del Rey.

Councilmember Bonin began his remarks by thanking Del Rey for “saying yes” to projects that provide housing for formerly homeless individuals, and voting in favor of Measure HHH, the recently approved $1.2 billion bond measure to build 10,000 units of housing for the homeless.

Both Councilmember Bonin and Mr. Holt reminded attendees that law enforcement measures alone cannot solve the problems of homeless encampments and RV dwellers because homelessness is not a crime.

However, dumping waste, drinking in public, littering, excessive noise or violation of parking laws are enforceable.  Residents are encouraged to download the MyLA 311 app, which makes it easy report these violations.

Mr. Holt informed attendees of LAHSA’s 72 outreach teams for Los Angeles County. Teams of two outreach workers visit the homeless, work to build trust and offer services.  LAHSA also has HOPE teams comprised of 10 LAPD officers and four members of LAHSA’s Emergency Response Team.

Jenny Arevalo is LAHSA’s representative for this area.  Her email is

DRRA thanks the Westside Neighborhood School for providing us with the meeting locale.  We also thank the LAPD Pacific Division’s Explorer Cadets for providing the color guard and performing the flag ceremony.

Finally, thank you to all concerned citizens who attended the event and voiced opinions and concerns on this pressing issue.



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