BALDWIN HILLS ESTATES
LA's Hidden Gem in the Hills
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Topic: HOA GENERAL MEETING
No August meeting, please participate in our Walk the Dons Event
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Board of Directors
BOD meeting September 6th
BOD meeting October 4th
BOD meeting November 1st
September HOA meeting 9/23
HOA meeting October 28th
HOA meeting November 17th
December- Community Engagement Event- December 16th details TBD
Presenting BHE Photo Contest
We are thrilled to announce the inaugural "Baldwin Hills Neighborhood Photo Contest," where we invite all residents to showcase the incredible beauty and uniqueness of our beloved neighborhood through the lens of a camera. Whether you are a seasoned photographer or simply enjoy taking snapshots on your phone, this contest is for you!
Theme: "Baldwin Hills: A Slice of Paradise"
Submission Deadline: September 8, 2023
Prizes: The top three winners will receive Amazon gift cards, respectively, and their winning photos will be featured in our community newsletter and displayed at bhehoa.org.
How to Participate: Upload your high-resolution photo(s) or short video clips to https://forms.gle/EQrVRnMyNfD3U4Ht5 Please include your name, contact information, and a brief description of your photo(s) and the location where they were taken.
Links from our May General Meeting
Neighbors, please refer to our meeting notes for details.
From April Johnson, Supervisor Holly Mitchell's Office:
Budget Townhall: https://mitchell.lacounty.gov/2nd-district-budget/
County DEO grants: https://go.smallbizla.org/recovery
Racial Justice Learning Exchange: https://mitchell.lacounty.gov/racialjustice/
To join the We Are The Second District Volunteer Coalition: https://mitchell.lacounty.gov/volunteer-opportunities/
From Naomi Riley (Rep. Kamlager-Dove):
Environment Justice Convening https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-environmental-justice-funding-convening-tickets-635517238167
Naomi Riley's contact information:
Candidate for LA County District Attorney
Deanna Hardemion, Audobon Middle School Principal
Lika Dozier - USC NAI:
USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative (USC NAI)
Lika Dozier, Program Manager SWLA
Wednesdays at the Crenshaw YMCA
Crenshaw Family YMCA, USC Room
3820 Santa Rosalia Dr
Los Angeles CA 90008
We need to support each other!
Even if you didn’t have extensive property damage due to the severe winter rains, we need everyone to tell their stories to the City. Let them know how you felt, what you saw, and what your neighbors experienced. Let’s face it, some of the hills in our neighborhood are unstable, and all of our properties are at risk. Please take a moment to complete the City survey and tell the story. Everyone in your house can take the survey.
Our community is counting on you!
County Damage Assessment Survey Link
Also, please report any damage to the county and city that YOU have had.
City Claims – Your property – CLERK.LACITY.GOV/CLERK-SERVICES/CPS/FILE-CLAIM
County of Los Angeles – outside of your property line -BOS.LACOUNTY.GOV/CLAIMS-FOR-DAMAGES/
Special Announcement from the
Board of Directors
Emergency Management Department has provided an update for our residents
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Another storm is forecasted for this week. The Emergency Management Department has provided an update for our residents. Below, you will find a situation overview and links to resources. Please know City and County Officials are working to mitigate problems in areas that have been impacted or might be affected by incoming rain.
Let's stay safe together,
The residents of Los Angeles have started off this 2023 year with unusually high levels of rainfall. January, February, and early March rainstorms have saturated hillsides Citywide. During the most recent storm, which began March 14, City and County operational departments worked together to respond to the immediate impacts of the storm and to address areas of the community which experienced slope failures or debris flow. While initial assessments have taken place at the request of local officials, hillsides that continue to be compromised are being reassessed before the upcoming storm. Both City and County Officials are working together to ensure residential concerns are addressed.
In the Baldwin Hills/Baldwin Vista area of South LA, a small number of homes have been tagged by the Department of Building and Safety (DBS) for limited access.
The Bureau of Streets Services (BSS) cleared debris from several roads to reduce interruptions to daily activity. Early Wednesday, March 15, a significant portion of northbound South La Brea Avenue - between Stocker Street and Coliseum Street - was closed for approximately 10 hours while BSS crews cleared mud and debris and placed K-rails. One lane remains partially closed, and impacts have been stabilized.
Residents whose properties have been impacted due to slope failures are being contacted directly by the Department of Building and Safety. Follow-up assessments for all affected properties will be conducted by Monday, March 20, 2023.
The City’s Emergency Management Department (EMD) will continue coordinating with Council District 8 and Mayor’s Office staff to provide updates as they arise.
According to the National Weather Service, up to two inches of rain are forecasted between Tuesday (March 21) and Wednesday (March 22), with peak rainfall expected midday Tuesday.
City agencies and utilities crews will be active and available for mitigation throughout the next storm. Angelenos should contact 9-1-1 for possible life-threatening storm-related emergencies. Call 3-1-1 or download the cellphone app for MyLA311 for other impacts, such as mudslides, street flooding, downed power lines, or fallen trees.
Other Storm Information Links
Baldwin Hills Elementary Wins Fight
for Educational Justice!
Thanks to Everyone Who Wrote Letters of Support!
Recently, Baldwin Hills Elementary successfully gained back their campus. The school had been forced to share their campus with a charter school since 2016, which has been a drain on learning space, resources, and Special Education and social-emotional support programs for students. After a very public years-long fight, the charter company decided to leave in search of another space. It was the organizing work and persistence of Baldwin Hills educators, families, and community members that pushed the charter company to relinquish their hold on the campus space.
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We brought Fiber Optics to BHE!
One of our residents contacted the CEO of ATT and asked that Fiber Optics be
made available in our community. With our advocacy and perseverance, the
project was completed ahead of schedule. The kick-off event was held on
March 12th in conjunction with a petition signing to repeal the Prop 19 Death Tax.
We are an active community with a robust HOA whose mission to make sure that we
have a voice in the decisions that impact us.
Access the Homeowners Property Tax Exemption Form
November 2021 In-N-Out Event
Dear Baldwin Hills Residents,
Your BHE Board of Directors in coordination with the City of Los Angeles (CD8) are planning contingencies to address issues that may arise in our community due to the effects of COVID-19.
We're sure that you are receiving information and advice circulated by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) and the State Department of Health and we strongly urge you to heed their suggestions and look for their updates as there are daily changes. www.cdc.gov
Steps we are taking:
Meetings: The CDC has recommended against gatherings of 50 or more. We will provide financial statements that can be viewed online at our website only.
We are communicating with our seniors and addressing community needs.
Updating our website with current relevant information to keep you informed on the state of Baldwin Hills. Please register so that we may email you with urgent city news updates.
Steps you can take:
Social distancing: Maintain roughly a 6-foot distance between other people and limit non-essential travel, avoid public transportation, work from home and skip social gatherings.
Cleaning/Prevention: Handwashing several times daily (20 seconds) and hand sanitizers in-between. Use safe disinfectants to clean high-touch surfaces such as counters, tables, doorknobs, bath fixtures, phones, keyboards and remotes. Avoid sharing utensils, plates, glasses and towels.
Seniors and those with other chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart conditions, chronic lung disease are at highest risk for getting COVID-19. If you exhibit symptoms, contact your medical doctor immediately.
Our Board of Directors are communicating with our Seniors through our block captains so that we can assist with addressing any URGENT needs. We will continue to provide updates at www.bhehoa.org.
Baldwin Hills Estates Board of Directors
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Filming in BHE
Interested in renting your home to production companies for filming?
County of Los Angeles
Referral services for the County's numerous social services can be found at LA County 211, a free service provided to all County residents. There are options to speak with a professional community resource advisor.
The Baldwin Hills Estates HOA is a voluntary neighborhood organization and appreciates all donations to continue its services. Please note, however, that donations are not tax deductible.
Contributions by check may be mailed to:
Baldwin Hills Estates HOA
P.O. Box 561403
Los Angeles, CA 90056