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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:

Happy New Year Highland Park! 

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, spending time with family and friends. 2017 is off and running in the neighborhood, and we have already rolled up our sleeves and gotten to work. In our first meeting of the new year, we officially installed Joan potter as our board treasurer, as well as granting a couple neighborhood purpose grants to Garvanza Elementary and Arroyo Seco Science Magnet. We reviewed and weighed in on plans for the Blind Barber to open their barbershop-restaurant concept on the Figueroa Corridor, and heard public comments both for, and against their request for a conditional use permit to serve alcoholic beverages.

What’s on the docket? The first meeting of the brand new Culture and Equality committee will be held this week, and we approved a motion to organize, or co-organnize a local forum for the upcoming Council District 1 candidates. Read on to learn more of what is happening with the HHPNC this week. We look forward to seeing you at a meeting for event soon! 

Peace,
Harvey Slater
Your HHPNC President

January 10, 2017 Highland Park-Garvanza HPOZ Board Meeting
6pm, Arroyo Seco Library.  Click here for details

January 12, 2017 HHPNC Culture and Equality Committee Meeting
6pm, Arroyo Seco Library.  View agenda here.
"Do you have an opinion about the LADWP Bill of Rights? You can submit comments as a stakeholder until January 17th to commission@ladwp.com.

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
 Arroyo Seco Library -  January 2017
This week's events:

Teen Program on Tuesday (1/10) at 3:00
Toddler Storytime on Wednesday (1/11) at 10:30
STAR Reader on Wednesday at 3:00
Baby Storytime on Thursday (1/12) at 10:30
STAR Reader on Thursday (1/12)  at 3:00
Drop in Computer Lab on Friday (1/13) at 3:30
STAR Reader on Saturday (1/14) at 2:00


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