Posted on March 7th, 2018

​Wed, March 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:45 PM PDT

Palms Rancho Library
2920 Overland Avenue; just north of 10 Freeway
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free parking/Seating limited

Register here: an-active- shooter- seminar-tickets- 43636395634

Being prepared for a disaster today means more than just having a plan
for an earthquake, fire, or flood. We must be ready for man-made disasters that,
unfortunately, include workplace violence, terrorism, and other mass casualty

Find out what YOU need to know and do to increase your chances of survival should
you be faced with one of these situations.

LAPD Officers will instruct us about everything from “situational awareness” at work
and in public places to the concept of “Run-Hide- Fight.” Additionally, they’ll take us
into the minds of first responders as they enter these types of scenes.

​This presentation will be completely interactive, so bring your enthusiasm and your

Posted on February 22nd, 2018


Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:00 – 8:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall
Southwest corner of National and Military
All Westside Village residents welcome.
Refreshments will be served. 
6:00 PM Registration, dessert and coffee

6:30 PM WVHA Business Meeting
Reports by President and Treasurer and Election of Officers and Directors

Comments by
LAPD Senior Lead Officer, Juan Ceja

Questions and Answers for Council Member Paul Koretz, and our Neighborhood Watch team

8:30 PM Closing remarks

Posted on January 15th, 2018

​In a regional emergency such as an earthquake, our communications systems—cell phones, land lines, and Internet— likely will fail.

FRS (Family Radio Service) radios, which are small, portable hand-held devices that function like walkie-talkies, work well for short range communication. They are an important part of your family’s disaster preparedness kit. Anyone who uses a mobile phone can, with a little training and practice (and fresh batteries), become a good FRS radio communicator. Learn how to use your FRS radio and practice your skills in a simulated emergency drill.

Please bring your FRS radios and batteries to our Emergency Communications Training:

Saturday, February 10, 9:00AM to noon
Meet near the flagpole in front of Palms Middle School
10860 Woodbine Street, between Kelton and Glendon
Los Angeles, 90034

Buying your FRS radio
You can buy handheld radios at most hardware and sporting goods stores, disaster suppliers,
and general merchandise stores, as well as online. Both Motorola and Midland have a selection
of moderately-priced models, as do several other brands.

NOTE: FRS radio operators don’t require a license but users of similar, more powerful, GMRS
two-way radios must have an FCC (Federal Communications Commission)-issued license. Some
devices are marketed as "FRS/GMRS" or "dual-service devices" but, if you operate such a radio exclusively under FRS rules, you don’t need a license.

Posted on December 21st, 2017

​You never know when YOU might be the person who can save the life of a loved one or a stranger.

​Class taught by the American Red Cross​.

​When: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:30AM-1:30PM (Bring a brown bag lunch)

Where: Palms-Rancho Branch of the LA City Library
2920 Overland Avenue (just North of National Blvd.)

Seating limited. Sign up at: certification-class-tickets-40159724818

Space will go fast, but there will be a waiting list. NOTE: We will be checking with those who
sign up in the days before the event to BE SURE you are coming and if we fail to get a timely
reply, we will start moving up folks from the wait list.

Important note to LAFD CERT Members: These classes do NOT satisfy your requirement for
CERT Level II status. To qualify, you must take a course that comes with AED & Infant CPR

Posted on November 29th, 2017

​​Santa will be coming to the area on...
Wednesday, December 6, 2016

​Santa Stops:
2:00 PM - 3724 Cardiff Ave (Niko’s Pre-
3:00 PM - 3535 Overland Ave (Golden Manor Independent Living Home)
5:00 PM - N/W Corner of Vinton Ave, behind the Fire Station #43
(Evening of Community Neighborhood Watch)
5:45 PM - Clover Elementary School
(Westside Village Neighborhood Watch)
6:45 PM - 3500 Greenfield Ave

These Stop Times can vary 15 to 30 minutes.

Please listen for sirens, music and flashing police lights.
We are loud! Tell your neighbors so no one is alarmed.

What will appear?
Santa on an LAPD Sleigh!
​Santa will stop for pictures. Bring your camera. (The Sleigh will not be out if it is raining!)

​Additional information call your Senior Lead Officer or Pacific Community Relations Office at (310) 482-6407

Do You Live In Westside Village?
Westside Village Homeowners Association

We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization was founded in 1961. Our annual membership dues are nominal and help support a dedicated group of volunteers who give members a wide range of benefits including preservation & improvement of property values, participation in government and developer meetings, public improvements, contact with elected officials and government agencies, promotion of health and safety measures, Neighborhood Watch programs, publication and distribution of the WVHA newsletters and planning of the Westside Village Fall Festival.
Read More