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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - June 13, 2018
President's Message
Happy Wednesday Highland Park Community!!

This is Rocio Rivas, the new President of the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council! I am honored and elated to extend my service to Highland Park by taking on this new community leadership role! I have been an Angeleno all my life and living in Highland Park for almost 14 years now. Two years ago, I joined HHPNC to be of service to my community and Los Angeles by using my skills, experience, and knowledge in areas in need. Having served as secretary, I have learned a tremendous amount from my interactions with various community stakeholders, Councilmembers Huizar and Cedillo and their respective staff, and city hall staff members. All in all, I have gained community leadership skills that enable me to further my service to Highland Park as President of HHPNC.

Please join me in welcoming FIVE new board members in the positions of Director-at-Large: Mary Pickert, Joe Tarr, Ross Ufberg, Clinton Schaff and Jeffrey Rex. HHPNC is very excited to have the perspectives, motivation and energy that our new members bring to the board. Our neighborhood council cannot exist without the community volunteers that compose the board. My deepest gratitude to all who decided to apply for the positions and joined the endeavor of being at the service of our community and city.  Please visit our website to learn more about the new board members.... READ MORE
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Environmental Mural Is Being Restored
A huge mural of classic cars and people at a Highland Park car show, painted in 2004 on a wall facing the parking lot of Pep Boys (now the Auto Zone) on Figueroa St, is being restored by Rich Raya, the artist who first painted it 14 years ago.

Entitled “Used Oil Recycling Mural,” it was commissioned originally with funding by the City of L.A. Sanitation, the L.A. Regional Water Quality Control Board and the local community. Mr. Raya was selected from among 200 artists to paint the mural, which was meant to raise  awareness about the importance of properly disposing used motor oil. Read more about this on the website:

Youth Swim Passes
Gratis Almuerzos Verano
Free Healthy Lunches
Free Legal Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic
Taller Gratis para Cambio Legal de su nombre y género  
Metro Career Opportunities
All Out for Centroamérica
March and Rally June 16, 2018 3pm-5pm
Central Americans, Chicanxs, activists, allies, human rights leaders, clergy, COMUNIDAD, spread the word and join us this Saturday, June 16th at "The Lady of The Lake Statue" in Echo Park as we March and Rally to uplift our communities!

Centroamericanxs, Chicanxs, activistas, aliadxs, líderes de derechos humanos, clero, COMUNIDAD, hagan correr la voz y únanse a nosotros este sábado 16 de junio en "La Estatua de la Dama del Lago" en Echo Park mientras marchamos y marchamos para elevar nuestras comunidades!
March for Stolen Children
Thursday, June 14 at 5 PM - 7 PM
2230 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, California 90057
Day of Compassion - June 16th
City Council Committee Meeting on Excide Cleanup
Oxy Presents Movie screenings 'On the Green'
The Office of Student Life proudly presents the 2018 Summer Screen on the Green Series

WHEN: June 21, July 12, July 26
TIME: 8:15 p.m., (or dark enough..)
WHERE: JSC Lawn, Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041

These events are free and open to all. Bring a blanket and grab a friend. See you there!
June 22, 2018
L.A. stand-up showcase Horribly Funny will deliver a night of over-the-top comedy at The Lodge Room in Highland Park!

This months line-up features:
Iliza Shlesinger (Netflix)
Natasha Leggero (Another Period)
Theo Von (MTV)
Erik Griffin (Workaholics)
Andrew Santino (I’m Dying Up Here)
Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, Looking)
Brian Monarch (Comedy Central)
Amir K (MadTV)
Graig Agop (Horribly Funny)
Jake Leos (The Improv)
Host Jessica Keenan (Stand Up & Deliver)
And a special guest to be announced soon!

Tickets are on sale NOW use promo code “HORRIBLE” for $15 tickets at  HorriblyFunny.com .

Guests who dine next door at Checker Hall (named “Favorite new place in L.A.’s Hottest Dining Neighborhood” by Food & Wine Magazine) will be granted early entry to the venue.
Budget Day at City Hall - June 23rd.
All Los Angeles residents and stakeholders (those people who do business of any kind in the city) are cordially invited to the Budget Advocates’ 2018 Budget Day at City Hall on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Absolutely free, including parking and a chance to see our beautiful City Hall.
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm, 7:30 am for breakfast  
Community Meeting - June 26th.
Cypress Park Homeless Connect Day - June 26th.
Are you experiencing Homelessness?
Do you want help getting off the streets? Join us Tuesday, June 26 from 10AM to 2PM and connect with an outreach worker that can assist you through the housing process and can connect you with the services you need to get off the streets. At Cypress Park Recreation Center located at 2630 Pepper Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90065.
Community Campfire- Neighborhood Nights
at the River Center - June 28, 2018
Summer is here which means longer days and shorter nights...but why is that? Learn about Summer Solstice and the effects on plants, animals, and you! Open to all. Marshmallows provided. FREE EVENT

El verano está aquí, lo que significa días más largos y noches más cortas ... ¿pero por qué? ¡Aprenda sobre el solsticio de verano y los efectos sobre las plantas, los animales y usted!
Independence Day Festival
Independence Day Fireworks Show 
An Arroyo EDventure - Summer Camp 2018
A nature and place-based exploration for ages 7-12!
*REGISTRATION COMING SOON!!!*
The Audubon Center at Debs Park and  Panther Ridge Farm  have partnered to present: An Arroyo EDventure Summer Camp 2018! Each week, children ages 7-12 will explore within the 282 acres of grasslands, woodlands, and coastal sage scrub that make up Ernest E. Debs Park. With more than 140 bird species and over 100 native plant species, there’s never a dull day at Debs!

Summer Reading Challenge 2018
Youth Football & Cheer
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National Night Out - Aug. 7th
SAVE THE DATE
for
2018 Northeast LA National Night Out!
August 7, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Northeast LA Youth Benefit and Car Show
Latina Writers Conference in September
Highland Park Independent Film Festival
The 5th annual independent film festival is coming OCTOBER 4-7 to the Historic Highland Theatre in the heart of Highland Park. CALL FOR ENTRIES are now live. 20% off to the first 20 submissions. Visit www.hpifilmfest.com to submit your film today! #nela #hpiff2018 #supportindiefilm #shorts #features #filmfreeway
Arroyo Seco Library Events Calendar
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Metro is restructuring its bus system after 25 years for the Next Generation. They are listening to input from stakeholders throughout the County, please make your voice heard.


Metro is reimagining its bus system for the next generation. The NextGen Bus Study will redesign a new bus system that is more relevant and attractive to the residents of LA County. Metro believes this will improve service to current customers, attract new customers and win back past customers. Read more.

Take the  NextGen Bus Study survey  and make your voice heard.
eResources at the Los Angeles Public Library
The library has many of these eResources available to its library card holders, which means you can access the library anytime from anywhere and can even be a library power user without ever setting foot in an actual library building Read more here.
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