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President's Message
Howdy Highland Park! 

There’s a lot going on in the neighborhood, as usual! Here are some highlights: 

El Sereno Historical Society is working with community members, El Sereno Middle School, and Wilson High School for the Eastside’s 50th anniversary of East L.A. Chicano Blowouts in 2018 and they're looking for volunteers to help plan. 

Join National Park Services on National Public Lands Day at the  Audubon Center at Debs Park  on Saturday September 30th (9am-12pm)! They will be doing trail work, so come prepared with some sunblock, sturdy outdoor shoes, and clothes you can get dirty in! Free lunch will be provided. The Audubon Center at Debs Park will also be hosting NEXT100 Coalition: Diversity, Inclusion & Youth Outdoors Forum on September 22nd from 6:00pm-8:30pm. 

HHPNC is happy that we could support  Highland Park Independent Film Festival - HPIFF  with a neighborhood purpose grant. Please make sure you turn out to this great event Oct 5-8 at the Highland Theater. This film festival is a perfect example of creative forces in our neighborhood coming together. And that is just awesome!

And,  City Hall was lit up beautifully for the celebration of El Grito de Independencia y Unidad this past Friday! 

And, our regular monthly Land Use committee meeting is this evening! Read on to learn more about these events and everything else happening in our community. We look forward to seeing you out in the neighborhood soon! 

Peace,
Harvey Slater
Your HHPNC President
HHPNC Committee Meeting
Tonight! Sept. 19, 2017. HHPNC Land Use Committee Meeting , 7:00pm
Highland Park Senior Center, 6152 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
City hall was lit up beautifully for the celebration of El Grito de Independencia y Unidad this past Friday!

Photo by Jamie Tijerina
El Sereno Historical Society is working with community members, El Sereno Middle School, and Wilson High School for the Eastside’s 50th anniversary of East L.A. Chicano Blowouts in 2018 and they're looking for volunteers to help plan.

[La Sociedad Historica de El Sereno esta trabajando con la comunidad, El Sereno Middle School, y Wilson High School para el aniversario 50 de los "East L.A. Chicano Blowouts" en 2018 y buscan voluntarios para ayudar a planear.]
LA OPERA: Brought to you by the
County of LA & Supervisor Ridley-Thomas
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Audubon Center at Debs Park hosting NEXT 100 Coalition on September 22nd.
Audubon Center at Debs Park will be hosting NEXT100 Coalition:

Diversity, Inclusion & Youth
Outdoors Forum on September 22nd from 6:00pm-8:30pm. 


Thursday, October 5, 2017 6-8pm
Sanctuary Town Hall
Los Angeles is on the cusp of creating meaningful legislation to protect our neighbors from the president's cruel and arbitrary immigration policy, but we need your presence to make it happen. Come join us in a forum to show city council and the mayor that Los Angeles must lead in the fight against Trump's bigoted national agenda. 

Special guests at this event include distinguished labor leader Maria Elena Durazo, longtime immigrant rights activist Angela Sanbrano, and City Councilmember Gil Cedillo. 

This event is FREE and open to all Angelenos who want stronger protections for our brothers and sisters in our city." Visit the Facebook Event Link for details.
HHPNC is happy that we could support  Highland Park Independent Film Festival - HPIFF  with a neighborhood purpose grant. Please make sure you turn out to this great event Oct 5-8 at the Highland Theater.

[HHPNC esta orgulloso por tener la oportunidad de apoyar el Festival de Peliculas Independientes de Highland Park con una beca vecinal. Vaya a este evento Oct 5-9 en el Highland Theater].
Guatemalan Day of the Dead K-12 Workshop
This five-hour hands-on workshop will include a discussion on how the Day of the Dead celebration has been observed in Guatemala and how the tradition of barriletes is integrated into the celebrations.  More Details
Los Angeles History: A Mexican Perspective
Tuesday, October 10 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Town Hall members are invited to join this exclusive Members Only Tour of Barbara Carrasco’s mural, L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective, on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The mural was censored for its depictions of Los Angeles’ “controversial” histories and its 40 panels languished in storage for decades.  Read more.
Crossing the Border: Launch Party Reading
November 18, 2017
Avenue 50 Studio in collaboration with Regal House Publishing invites you to join us in celebrating the launch of:

CROSSING THE BORDER by Daniel A. Olivas

From award-winning fiction writer and book critic, Daniel A. Olivas, comes his first collection of poetry, Crossing the Border.

These narrative poems delve deeply into the many ways we cross borders of race, culture, language, religion, and privilege. With humor and pathos, Olivas draws from his own life and from the stories of others to serve as a witness to the great variety of experiences that make us human. With grace and eloquence, he invites readers to cross these borders with him on this intense but necessary journey. 
LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE MAINTENANCE MATCHING FUND PROGRAM

APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 27, 2017
Arroyo Seco Library
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2017 LAFD Community Survey
The Los Angeles Fire Department is in the process of updating the current Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan will guide future operations of the Department and ensure alignment with the needs and values of the communities we serve. We are seeking valuable input from our stakeholders. Please participate in shaping the future of the Los Angeles Fire Department by completing the 2017 LAFD Community Survey. Your participation as a community member is an integral part of developing the plan.
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
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  • https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KBSSZYP
  •  Answer all the questions to the best of your ability, even if you have not had cause to call the LAFD for service
  • The survey should take less than 2 minutes
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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.
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