Your contribution makes a difference!
Membership dues benefit our community in many ways: security concerns, beautification, doggie bags, sponsored events, and the website.
Read about our history and see what stars made the Hill their home on our user-friendly website. Enjoy the numerous old photographs we compiled. Tim Street-Porter’s timeless photography reflect the charm of Whitley Heights. Forums allow residents to post anything from suspicious activity to promoting events. Residents have the ability to opt-in/out to receive notifications from the Forum of your choosing.
We have a Facebook page managed by Greg Orson. Michael Wiesinger edits our monthly newsletter.
We campaigned for better infrastructure. In 2017 DWP invested $1.2 million to replace 90 year-old water pipelines on Whitley Terrace. In 2019 the Bureau of Street Services began repaving the worst sections of our streets. Concrete work continues in 2020.
Whitley Heights has built strong relationships with LAPD, LAFD, Assemblyman Nazarian, CALTRANS, Parks Bureau, County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, and CD4. Ethan Weaver, our neighborhood prosecutor, calls Whitley Heights a "model community".
A Safety Subcommittee joined forces with the Hollywood Heritage Museum to activate the picnic areas. Our goal is to get more lights in the park. WHCA sponsored a Bob Baker puppet show. We held a graffiti removal workshop. Shakespeare in the Park was fun for all age groups.
Commercial locks were installed on the Emmet and Las Palmas gates, better known as the Starbucks Stairs. WHCA replaced the Bella Vista lock and Holly Hill lock. We urged neighbors to install motion sensors and surveillance cameras.
Lynn Grijalva, WHCA President, keeps a steady hand on the wheel. Vice President, Carl Ripaldi, is in constant communication with CALTRANS and city agencies regarding popup encampments. We work with Post Patrol and other security companies for community safety.
We partner with Hollywood Bowl Operations, Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council, and Area 3.
The board spent the better part of 2017 reviewing and updating our bylaws. The last revision was in 1992.
WHCA organizes Clean Sweeps. We have a gardener who maintains seven public gardens.
The lamppost holiday garlands get a nip-tuck every year.
We organize fundraisers. A few years ago we raked in $6,000 at Hamburger Mary's.
New neighbors are presented Welcome Packets. Steven Wolfe and Mike Margolin serve on the HPOZ board.
Our Civic Association originally started as a garden club in the 1920’s. We are the oldest continually operating civic association in Los Angeles.
All the efforts above are supported by your neighborhood dues. Thank you for helping to make our Hill the wonderful place that it is.