Community Alert Message from WLA Law Enforcement

We want to make the neighborhood aware of a community alert being put out by our local law enforcement.

Thank you to all who attended the Crestwood Hills Association Annual Meeting. Among many topics discussed were the concerns of increased crime in our community. Overall crime in our area remains low as clarified by the most recent Brentwood Homeowners Association newsletter, which can be read here. However, we are not without incidents and there has been an uptick of burglaries in a specific area of Brentwood. The following is a Community Alert we received from Officer Brian Espin of the West Los Angeles Community Police Station. While not quite in our area, the information is important and helpful.


Good evening everyone,
I am Officer Brian Espin acting Senior Lead Officer for the Brentwood Area while Maria Gray is out on leave. There is a significant increase in residential burglaries in a specific area within Brentwood. The area affected is Granville Ave East to Barrington Ave. San Vicente Bl North to Sunset Bl ( reporting district 827). Please be vigilant of your surroundings and keep your valuables locked and secured. Along the same note the Brentwood area is still a prime location for auto-related crimes, because of the high density of vehicles. Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicles. The trend we have seen are suspects entering car ports or garage/parking structures where they are hidden from the street. The suspects are looking for anything they think might have value. Even if it is an empty backpack in the back seat. To the suspect this could be a laptop or other valuable item. My contact info is on the attached alert PDF, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
> Community Alert Attachment

Brian Espin #37430
Senior Lead Office
West Los Angeles Community Police Station

P.S. Check in with your neighbors as I have attended a few start up neighborhood watch meetings. It is a great idea since you (the resident) know your surroundings and neighborhood the best.

NON-EMERGENCY: 1-877-275-5273
All other City Services: 311


What you can do.
In addition to reviewing the information and safety tips shared by Officer Espin and the Brentwood Homeowners Association, neighbors have expressed interest in establishing a neighborhood watch—cited by Officer Espin as an excellent idea for community defense. If you are interested in being part of a Crestwood Hills Neighborhood Watch, please email


2017 Annual Meeting set for April 30th

The Crestwood Hills Association Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 3pm in the Crestwood Hills Park Recreation Center.

We invite you to attend and learn what Crestwood Hills Association volunteers have been up to this past year. Included in the discussion will be topics impacting our community such as development and safety. Elections will also be held for board officers whose 2-year terms are up for review.

Please mark your calendars and encourage your neighbors to attend. To be able to vote, dues must be paid for the 2017 calendar year. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please see our Save the Date notice or contact us at

We look forward to seeing you there!


Original Crestwood Hills resident, Jeannette Rubinyi, passes away.

Andrea Miller made the sad announcement on behalf of the Rubinyi family that our long-time community member and neighbor, Jeannette Rubinyi, has passed away. Artist, poet, humanitarian, Jeannette and her musician husband, Benno, were among the original residents of Crestwood Hills.

In addition to her numerous other pursuits, including long-time service on the Election Board, Jeannette had a special fondness for Crestwood Hills Park, envisaged by the founders as the heart of the Crestwood Hills utopian experiment. The Rubinyi family has extended an invitation to the Crestwood Hills community to join them on Sunday, March 5th from 2 to 5pm in Crestwood Hills Park for a service honoring her memory. The family sees this "living memorial" both as a tribute to Jeannette as well as to the community in which all our families thrive—an affirmation of the therapeutic powers of music and the arts in a beautiful natural setting.

Please RSVP to Andrea by Monday, February 20, 2017 by email or by calling (310) 980-9979.

You can read more about Jeannette's legacy in the Los Angeles Times.