Holiday time – mail thefts

November 22nd, 2015

Mail thefts at holiday time are a serious problem. From one of our security companies and the USPS Postal Inspectors we have description of the crimes and advice:

Install a locking mail box on your property.  Ensure the type mail box you choose is solid and the top cannot be easily removed so the mail is accessible.
Collect your mail from your mailbox everyday as soon as possible after delivery.  Do not allow mail to accumulate even in a locked mail box.
Deposit out going mail into the blue USPS collection boxes before the final pick up on the same day of the deposit.  Check pick up schedules posted on the box to ensure your mail will not sit in the box overnight or over the weekend.
When expecting packages monitor tracking at or company websites so you know when to expect shipment/delivery.  A new USPS service feature provides email and/or text alerts to notify customers of package delivery.  Sign up at
Arrange with the delivery company to have it only dropped at your home if someone is there to sign.  If no one is there, have them take the package to Customer Service and alert you it is there for pick up.
Select an alternate address to have the package delivered.  This can be your business or a neighbor who is always home.
Security companies can be asked to arrange to pick up or meet deliveries.

If you see suspicious activity call 911 with a description or photographs including license plate numbers. If you cannot call immediately please use 1-877-ASK-LAPD.
Recently people have placed a sticky substance on the inside of chutes of the US Postal Mail Boxes.  This causes a letter to not drop inside but to remain stuck on the chute. Please be careful to check the box – and your checks to see if the amount and payee are correct. Criminals using check washing, like this “mail snatcher,” can erase the ink on a check and then rewrite the checks to themselves, increasing the amount payable as well. From SSA the advice is that only one type of ink, the kind in gel pens, has been found to be counterfeit proof to acetone or any other chemical used in “check washing.” Most ballpoint and marker inks are dye based, meaning that the pigments are dissolved in the ink.

Annual Town Hall Meeting

October 18th, 2015

Please join us for our



November 12, 2015

7:00 PM

The Ebell

743 South Lucerne Boulevard

Featured Speaker LA City Councilman, 4th District

David Ryu


Our meeting agenda will include a review of Association activities during 2015, block captains, public safety, coyotes, land use issues and other community concerns. We are honored to present our City Councilman, David Ryu, as the key speaker.

Association directors for 2016 will be elected and the 2015 Squeaky Wheel award will be presented to a neighbor whose efforts improved the quality of life in Windsor Square.

Our annual meeting is a good opportunity to meet, socialize and discuss issues of mutual concern with Association directors, block captains and Windsor Square residents, and to meet civic officials and others who provide services to our neighborhood.

Please attend the Windsor Square Association annual “Town Hall” meeting and support the Windsor Square community.

Coffee and cookies will be served.

Some Coyote advice from Officer Dinh, LA Animal Services

October 14th, 2015

windsor square coyote“Please keep in mind, this is the time of year where all the wild babies born in spring are now juveniles and learning the terrain. It may seem like more, but it is temporary (67% mortality rate for coyotes naturally) unless there is enough food to sustain them.  The most important thing to realize is this is also a very impressionable state, which we “Humans” should take advantage and haze without harming them.  If the juveniles want to learn, teach them that your residential area is no place for them.  Do not provide any source of food, such as access to garbage, uneaten fruits, pet food left outside and unfortunately even small pets left unattended, clutter and dense brush (the latter 2 harbors rodents).  Make sure if you all have holiday guests, to advise them to do the same. This is also a very good time to walk your pets with other people. Have at least one person carry a good size stick, to even throw towards the coyotes.

Let’s give them little reason to hang around and remind them to stay Naturally afraid of us.”