BLAIR HILLS ASSOCIATION

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VIEW FROM BLAIR HILLS -- Photo courtesy of Kenneth Alexander, Blair Hills resident, 1/2008

CURRENT NEWS

Blair Hills is working with Culver City and County Parks to deal with traffic
issues related to the upcoming Stoneview park and Park-to-Playa trail access.
Periodic meetings are held by the county for community input and by city council at Culver City Hall.

A fast-track process to calm traffic at the north end of Lenawee has been completed (2011).
Information appears here.

 

THE ASSOCIATION

The Blair Hills Association has represented the residents of Blair Hills, Culver City, for many years.  The association:

*     Holds meetings on issues of community interest and safety

*     Coordinates neighborhood action on issues that impact the quality of life of the neighborhood.

*     Provides a roster

Over the years the association has tackled important issues, from community earthquake safety, to (recently) an extended campaign for the Vista Pacifica addition to Baldwin Hills (Kenneth Hahn)     Park.  Blair Hills Association welcomes its new members.  You may also view our bylaws, history notes, historical movie from Pam Turner of the Petti family, general photos, 2006 picnic photos, and 2013 picnic photos.

Association officers and some committee chairs:

*     Bilson Davis, Kerry Lue, and Annie Wilson, Co-Presidents/Vice-Presidents

*     Karen Richter and Barbara Carson, Co-Recording Secretaries

*     Ellen Greif, Treasurer

*     Other committees: Welcoming, Hospitality, Nominating

*     Jonathan Melvin, Web site, Communications, Emergency Preparedness

 

RECENT NEWSLETTERS, MEETINGS, AND EVENTS

*     June 17, 2014 Meeting ** LATEST MEETING ON WEB SITE **

*     August 8, 2013 Picnic ** LATEST PICTURES ** (pictures courtesy of Halford Fairchild)

*     April 2012 Meeting

*     February 2012 Meeting

*     January 2012 Meeting

*     November 2011 Meeting

*     October 2011 Meeting

*     September 2011 Meeting

*     July 2011 Meeting

*     June 2011 Meeting

*     May 17, 2011 Meeting

*     April 8, 2010 Meeting

*     September 24, 2009 Meeting

*     August 8, 2009 Picnic (and links to pictures)

*     April 2007 Newsletter ** LATEST NEWSLETTER **

*     November 2006 Newsletter  

*     August 2006 Newsletter

*     June 2006 Newsletter

*     March 2006 Newsletter

*     September 22, 2005 Meeting

*     September 2005 Newsletter

*     March 2005 Newsletter

*     March 2004 Newsletter

*     November 2003 Newsletter

*     February 2003 Newsletter

*     October 2002 Newsletter

*     May 2002 Newsletter

*     May 15, 2002 Meeting

*     August 2002 Newsletter

*     February 2002 Newsletter

NEWS AFFECTING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

*     Stoneview park traffic study, 2013

*     EIR procedure for oil well drilling near our neighborhood (large file - 1-2 minutes with DSL, 10+ minutes with modem) ** LATEST POSTING **

*     Ballona Creek Renaissance news

*     Conservancy news

*     Beautification Efforts

*     Friends of Baldwin Hills

*     Kenneth Hahn Park Fire, July 7, 2002  (Large files - load slowly.  The  small files will load faster.)

*     Photos

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

*     Citizen Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

*     Culver City Amateur Emergency Radio Service (CCARES)

*     Preparedness Lists and Information

INFORMATION

*     Baldwin Hills Park Contact: Captain Scott Bixby (310)253-6398.  Watch commander (24 hours) (310)253-6202.

*     Culver City's Animal Control Ordinance

*     For nature lovers, click here for information about birds in our area (courtesy of Bobbi Gold, with additional content from Paul Richter).  Also,

LA Audubon Society conducts beginning bird watching tours in Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area on the 3rd Saturday of each month (Feb. 18th). Tours start at 8 AM. The following write-up is from the Audubon website:

"This trip covers landscaped parkland and natural coastal scrub habitats, and is paced for beginning birders and members of the Baldwin Hills community. The park entrance is off of La Cienega Blvd. Between Rodeo Rd. and Stocker St. After passing the entrance kiosk ($3 parking fee), turn left (leading to the “Olympic Forest”) and park in the first available spaces. Meet at 8:00 AM."

Bring binoculars, hat and sunscreen. For more information, go to www.laaudubon.org.

*     LA County area help with flooding problems:

FEMA was present at the following locations until March 17, but are no longer operating out of those centers.  For Individual Assistance (IA), people should call FEMA’s tele-help number to register for assistance or ask questions.  800-621-FEMA.  SBA (SBA 800-488-5323) is still operating out of the following offices:

*  Kenneth Hahn Recreation Center , 4100 S. La Cienega – Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am-6pm, open until further notice (depends on demand)

*  Hollywood Neighborhood City Hall, 6501 Fountain Ave. – Fridays 10am-6pm and Saturdays 9am-2pm, open until further notice

*  Councilmember LaBonge’s field office in Toluca Lake – now closed due to lack of demand

Note: Out of the surrounding 7 counties, LA County has suffered the most damage.  SD 25 and 26 continue to have the most applications by far, with 4255 in Vincent's district, and 3753 in KM’s.

The Blair Hills Association is incorporated as a California non-profit corporation.
Web master: Jonathan Melvin.  Last updated 4/2012.