WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - July 24, 2018
In the News
L.A. school board's Ref Rodriguez pleads guilty to conspiracy and resigns
Los Angeles school board member Ref Rodriguez pleaded guilty Monday to a felony count of conspiracy and resigned from office, marking a dramatic fall for a widely admired educator who became the first charter schools executive elected to the Board of Education.

Urban Forest Management Plan Survey
The City of Los Angeles is in the initial stages of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) funded by a grant from CAL FIRE. The goal of the UFMP is to help guide the planting, care, protection, and sustainability of the City’s urban trees.
To ensure this plan considers and incorporates resident priorities, the following survey is provided for your voice to be heard. We want to know where focus should be placed as the UFMP is developed. This survey will be collecting responses through August 10, 2018.
Photo Credit: UFMP
LAPD Cadet Leadership Program
The next  Cadet Leadership Academy  starts on August 11, 2018! You can head over to your nearest  LAPD Police Station  and ask to speak with a Youth Services Officer (YSO) for more information. If you really want to be prepared, download and complete the  Cadet Application  so you can give it to your YSO when you meet!
LADWP Customers Urged to Conserve Energy with Statewide Flex Alert
As Los Angeles prepares for another heat wave this week, the California Independent System Operator Corporation or CAISO has issued a statewide Flex Alert calling on all power customers to save energy on Tuesday, July 24 and Wednesday, July 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. LADWP echoes the call to conserve and urges customers to stay safe and help protect the power grid. Read More
LADWP Increases Clothes Washer Rebate to $400 to Help Customers Achieve “Heroic Savings”
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) recently announced an increase to its high-efficiency clothes washer rebate from $300 to $400. The clothes washer rebate is just one of the many LADWP programs offered to residential and commercial customers to encourage continued water conservation. READ MORE
New Walk-In Tutoring Service at Arroyo Seco Library
August approaches. With it comes the start of school and the realization that 2018 is already more than half way gone. Take a look at the August schedule so you can make plans to attend the things that look good to you. You'll note that the library has a new service, Walk-in Tutoring (for adults), every other Thursday evening and a Minecraft Workshop for kids that requires registration.
Housing Rights Workshop - July 26
Oxy Presents Movie screenings 'On the Green'
The Office of Student Life proudly presents the 2018 Summer Screen on the Green Series

WHEN: Thursday, July 26
MOVIE: Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle
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!
Movie Night at Heritage Square Museum! July 28
On Saturday July 28, 2018 Heritage Square Museum will be screening: Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Gates open at 7:00 pm. We'll have boxed dinners, popcorn, snacks, wine and candy for sale!
Only $10.00 per person.

Art in the Park - Summer Concert Series - July 28
Serie de Conciertos de Verano
Art in the Park


Hermon Park (Arroyo Seco Park)
5568 Via Marisol, LA, CA 90042

Saturday July 28th at 2pm
Sábado 28 de julio a las 2pm


Art in the Park will be hosting a summer concert series on the fourth Saturday of June, July and August. Please come out. All concerts are free and open to the public.

Art in the Park ofecerá una serie de conciertos durante el verano cada cuarto sábado de junio, julio y agosto. ¡Acompañenos! Todos los conciertos son gratis y abiertos a todo el público. El edificio esta ubicado frente a las canchas de tenis traseras

Telenovelas in the Park - July 28
Saturday, July 28 at 10 AM - 12 PM
4700 N. Griffin Ave
Los Angeles, California 90031

Concert in the Park - July 29
Free Healthy Lunches
Summer Night Lights 2018
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
Puppets in the Park - August 19th.
Play Music on the Porch Day - Aug. 25
Latina Writers Conference in September
Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair 2018
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
Legal Assistance for Immigrants
Start a Business
Learn to Swim
LA City Seasonal Pools are officially open for the summer?

Splash into a fun and healthy sport this summer with SwimLA! As a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks program, SwimLA offers affordable swim lessons for kids ages 4-17 at all City pools, all summer long. Swimming not only beats the summer heat – it teaches kids a lifesaving skill. Morning, afternoon and evening lessons are offered from June 18 – August 31. Space is limited. Encourage your family members, colleagues and community to sign up today!

The Swim LA program ensures that everyone is given an opportunity to learn how to swim by offering lessons at a low cost. Scholarships are available for qualified patrons, on a first come, first served basis. You can sign up today at www.SWIMLA.org , or in person at designated swimming pools or call (323) 906-7953 .
OTHER CITY & COUNTY RELATED ITEMS
"Don't Flush That" Campaign
Our sewer system carries wastewater to one of four plants, where it is highly treated and discharged into the river or ocean. Flushing anything but human waste and toilet paper can cause blockages, back ups, and sewer line breaks. When this happens, untreated sewage can enter the storm drain system and impact our beaches.You can help protect our waterways, beaches, and the environment. Please don't litter, and never use your toilet as a trash can. Unused medicine and sharps such as needles and lancets can be dropped off at SAFE Centers across the city. #DontFlushThat
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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