The New Law Against Vehicle Dwelling

After years of being in limbo following civil rights litigation, the City of LA is making another attempt at regulating vehicle dwelling with the passage of LAMC 85.02 in January 2017. This ordinance is by its terms temporary and expires on July 1 2018, unless extended.

Under the law, vehicle dwelling is prohibited at all times within 500 feet of licensed schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities and parks. Vehicle dwelling is allowed anyplace other than near schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities and parks during daytime hours (6am-9pm) and during nighttime hours in non-residentially-zoned areas that are not otherwise prohibited by Continue reading The New Law Against Vehicle Dwelling

Coyotes Are In The Neighborhood

There have been many reports of coyote sightings and animal attacks in Kentwood and the surrounding neighborhoods, as can be seen on this map set up by some concerned neighbors.

Coyote Sightings Attacks

Residents are being warned to keep their animals inside. Even small animals using doggy doors for access to your backyard are at risk. Coyotes can reportedly jump six foot fences from a standing position and eight foot fences with a running start.

Attacks are being reported at all times of the day and night.

If confronted by a coyote, it is advised that you don’t turn your back and run, as they will give chase and attack. Experts advise that you should face the coyote head on, waving your arms, yelling and/or blowing a whistle.

Under no circumstances should you feed coyotes. Feeding them lowers their fear of humans and is illegal. Please don’t leave pet food unattended and available.

To add sightings to the map, email Animal services can be contacted at 888.452.7381.

For more information about coyotes, this collection of resources has been put together by neighbors.


Volunteers Needed!

KHG runs on a super thin budget and relies on volunteers for almost all aspects of our operations.

We need you!

The following committees are recruiting members:

Joining a committee is a great way to Continue reading Volunteers Needed!

Reminder! KHG Safety & Security Event Is This Week!

KHG is hosting a Safety & Security Forum on Tuesday evening. Featured speakers include LAPD, LAFD and Neighborhood Watch. Topics include getting ready for El Nino, recent crime stats and how we can work together to make our neighborhoods safer. Home security vendors will be on hand to answer questions.

Everybody is welcome. Please share with your networks.

Bring your questions! See you there??

Kentwood Home Guardians Safety & Security Forum








Agenda for Feb 17th Board Meeting

Kentwood Home Guardians Agenda

Monthly Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.
Fire Station #5 • 8900 S. Emerson Ave

1. Call to Order

2. Secretary’s Report – Approval of the January Board Minutes

3. Treasurer’s Report

a. Comparison of Budget to 1/31/15 Actuals
b. Present 5 year budget projections with dues increase & without dues increase
c. Recommend dues increase

4. Operation Manager’s Report – Assessment update

5. New Business – Call for Candidates & Election Volunteers

6. Open Forum – Comment Cards

7. Business Meeting Adjournment

7 pm Community Gathering for Coffee and Cookies!

Minutes From Recent KHG Board Meetings

Minutes have been posted for the July and August board meetings. Find them on this page. Happy reading! If you have questions, please join us at our next meeting on December 16th.

REMINDER: Instead of our regularly scheduled November meeting, we are hosting an Emergency Preparedness workshop. Details to follow.

Neighborhood Watch Basics – The 5 House Rule

One of the foundations of a successful Neighborhood Watch program is the Five House Rule – and it works like this: get to know the neighbors on either side of you, and the three across the street for a total of five. This creates a cushion of safety and security around your home, because now you know your neighbors, and they know you. The benefits are tangible.

It’s important to exchange cell phone, email and home phone info, and to get to know each other’s general daily routine: find out who works from home, who is gone all day, who is retired, who is a stay-at-home parent, and get to know each other’s vehicles as well. If you’re going out of town, send an email or text message to your “five” letting them know when you’re leaving, when you’ll be back, and whether or not you’ll have a house-sitter/pet-sitter while you’re gone and what they drive.

You will be amazed at how this changes the safety dynamic around you. Suddenly, everyone is looking out for each other. See a strange vehicle? Send a Continue reading Neighborhood Watch Basics – The 5 House Rule