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President's Message
Happy Eclipse Day Highland Park! 

Did you get a chance to see any part of the eclipse yesterday? Was it totally cool? I missed it, due to a huge work load, but I did enjoy snippets of social media posts from friends and neighbors enjoying the historic event, both around the neighborhood and from various points of totality. 

But let’s be honest. The amount of creativity, culture, and commitment to community here in Highland Park far outweighs the thrill of an eclipse, in my humble opinion. With that, we have some awesome new stuff to share from the HHPNC this week! 

Our Sustainability committee is up and running again, with their first meeting being scheduled for Monday, August 28th. Our newest appointed board member SuzAnn Brantner will head up the first committee meeting. Please consider joining the committee and helping make a difference in your community. Sustainability is an important issue that concerns the quality of life for all of us, and for future generations. I know that you probably want to leave Highland Park in better condition for your kids and grandkids than how you found it. One way to help ensure that, is by being a steward of sustainable planning policies, green infrastructure, clean transportation, and other sustainability initiatives. The committee will be formed and committee leaders will be appointed at this meeting, so come over and put your hat in the ring with us! 

There will also be a joint meeting of the Land Use and Public Safety committees on Thursday the 31st, to discuss the future of safety on N. Figueroa St. and what that will look like in terms of lane configuration and other safety enhancements. Please come and give your input on this, as this is a very important matter that concerns all of us, with Figueroa being a main street that everyone counts on to carry out their daily activities. 

Read on to learn more about these meetings and more happening in the neighborhood this week. We look forward to seeing you at a meeting or event soon! 

Peace,
Harvey Slater
Your HHPNC President 

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
HHPNC Committee Meetings
HHPNC Sustainability Committee
Meets August 28, 2017, 7pm
Arroyo Seco Public Library

HHPNC Land Use and Public Safety Committee will hold a joint meeting on Thurs., August 31
(Agenda to be announced)
Alicia in Arroyoland Photos
We would like to congratulate everyone involved with Alicia in Arroyoland on creating such an amazing show and having a successful run in its presentation at the Audubon Center at Debs Park! HHPNC is happy that we could provide a Neighborhood Purpose Grant to help bring this to the community.
Candidate Forum for the California State Assembly District 51 Special Election
Free Movie Night
Play Music on the Porch Day
Go Ave 26 Summer Block Party
August 26, 2017, 11:00am-3:00pm
Come out for a family-friendly neighborhood summer block party to celebrate the launch of the Go Ave 26 installation! 

* Free + open to the public!
* Tacos + paletas
* Music
* Interactive Art Workshop + Raffle
* Community Booths
* Go Ave 26 Feedback Station

Get Certified to Defend Human Rights
Organizing for Action  invites you on August 26, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for a free legal observer training and discussion that will prepare you to monitor and document police and ICE activity at raids, protests, and arrests. No prior experience is necessary.
Indivisible Highland Park: Sanctuary Forum - August 31, 2017, 6pm - 8pm.

Join us for an inspirational and educational gathering to support an ordinance that will finally make L.A. a Sanctuary City, where we are all treated with the equality, respect, and dignity we deserve. Featured speakers will include distinguished labor leader Maria Elena Durazo, long-time immigrant rights defender Angela Sanbrano, and City Councilmember Gil Cedillo. View event on Facebook.
National Drive Electric Week Event       
Planning 101 Workshops
scheduled through August 28th.
El Grito (de Independencia) 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017, 5:00 pm-12:00 am. Los Angeles City Hall.

A FREE celebration with music and activities for the entire family in observation of the Independence Days of Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Chile. View Facebook Page here.
Latin Jazz Festival : "Councilmember Gil Cedillo's 4th Annual Latin Jazz & Music Festival is coming to  #LACD1  Sept. 23rd & 24th at  Sycamore Grove Park ."
Preserve the Lummis Home! 
You can still Sign the Petition.
The Highland Park Heritage Trust, its members, and the Northeast Los Angeles public demand that City leaders do everything in their power to preserve this National Historic Register Landmark, the Lummis Home.  READ MORE

LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE MAINTENANCE MATCHING FUND PROGRAM

APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 27, 2017
Arroyo Seco Library
Arroyo Seco Library
Events Calendar
YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES
Summer Night Lights
Summer Night Lights (“SNL”) operates at  32 locations  across the City of Los Angeles, keeping recreation centers and parks open and adding extended programming between the hours of 7 pm – 11 pm during the summer. Highland Park Recreation Center is participating in this program. 
CITY RELATED ITEMS
Take the Survey
The County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles are seeking input on what is existing and what is needed for the quality of life for older adults. Input can be provided to them via a electronic survey (to be done between August 14 and September 14). Assuming we have a desire to age within the Los Angeles region, this is our opportunity to give input to public policy officials. The goal is to develop an action plan for the region to share with our cities and the county in the coming months. For more information and to access the survey, click here.
OurLA2040 Open Space Working Group Summary
For the first time in a half-century, the City of Los Angeles is undertaking a comprehensive update to its guiding vision, the General Plan. This initiative, OurLA2040, will result in a new 20-year citywide plan to be adopted in 2020, putting in place strong and visionary policies to help create a more prosperous, livable, and sustainable Los Angeles. READ MORE


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HISTORIC HIGHLAND PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL.  Visit our website.