December 3, 2022 - Open as a Webpage

Updates from the December 1, 2022

Board & Stakeholder Meeting

Outreach Committee Announcements:

  1. The Holiday Parade is this Sunday, starting at 1. Starts at Ave 60 and Fig. Get there early.
  2. Toy Giveaway - Toy Giveaway 5-7 December 11, at the Senior Center there will be Santa and real Snow. There is a call for help with the event. Anyone willing to help with the Toy Giveaway please show up to the Senior Center around 4:45pm.

Environmental Committee: This committee has put a call out for more committee members. If you are interested please come to the next committee meeting on Monday Dec. 7th at 7pm.

Youth and Education - Meetings will resume in January.

Housing, Renters, and Homelessness Committee - SELAH's Eagle Rock and Highland Park Outreach are now NENO, North East Los Angeles, Neighborhood Outreach, a volunteer-run organization that distributes food and other necessities to our unhoused neighbors. NENO is partnering with Highland Park Brewery, on York, for a blanket drive. Starting this Saturday, Dec,3rd, there will be a blanket drop-off area in Highland Park Brewery, so bring new or very lightly used blankets and get 15% off your tab. The blankets collected will be distributed by the NENO volunteers to our unhoused stakeholders.

Arts Committee - The Arts Committee meeting will re-convene in the new year. The Garvanza Mural is coming almost finished and looking amazing.

Elections Ad Hoc - HHPNC Elections will be held on May 20, 2023. Candidate filing begins on Jan 20 and ends on March 6th. The Elections Committee is planning robust outreach and plans to ask local businesses to post flyers and posters for Candidate recruitment. The Elections page on the HHPNC website will be updated regularly as the filing period begins.

North East Community Plan Ad Hoc - Rick Marquez and Clara Solis are the co-chairs of the committee. The next meeting is next week on Dec 7th at 7 pm. They will meet monthly on the 1st Wednesday at 7 pm.

Community Impact Statement updates to the Wildlife Protection Ordinance urging the restoration of critical provisions. John Collinson will speak on behalf of the NC at the Dec 8th hearing. Motion passed with unanimous support for the CIS.

Community Impact Statement in support of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for Chulita restaurant at 5929 N. Figueroa. Several board members opposed this CUP because of the proposed size of the restaurant, the parking congestion and late-night noise, and the high cost of the menu.

Speaking for the restaurant was Arminda Diaz, and Shireen Imani. Imani who owns the restaurant plans to offer discounts to teachers and healthcare workers as well as lower-income community members who live close to the establishment. There is also a plan to incentivize public transportation by offering a free margarita to a restaurant patron offering proof. Imani also plans on giving local preference when hiring employees as well as offering to cover public transportation costs. The support for CUP narrowly passed with a vote of 7 - 6, prompting NC President Harry Blumsack to emphasize the need for the Restaurant to follow through on community-building efforts and to do neighborhood outreach.

Community Impact Statement in support of Black Walnut Day. Passed unanimously. Clara Solis will speak at the next hearing in support of more protections for the Black Walnut.

LAFD - Daniel Curry, Battalion Chief reported that THE 'SPARK OF LOVE' HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE has started, and below are the various ways to contribute.

Bring a new unwrapped toy or sporting good to any Neighborhood Fire Station or local Subaru retailer or;

Text the word “SPARK” to 24365. An instant reply provides a link to make a secure credit card donation. This assures the most needed toys are purchased immediately and delivered directly and most efficiently on your behalf to the Toy Central processing center or;

Donate by mail: Make your check payable to the non-profit LAFD Foundation and write SPARK OF LOVE on the memo line. Mail to: LAFD Foundation, 1700 Stadium Way #100, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

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LA Public Library - December 7th is the 150th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Public Library. In celebration of this milestone, there will be 150 days of events starting on Dec 7th.

The Aroyo Seco Branch has a 150th Storytime Event scheduled for Dec.17.

Community Events

Tree Lighting Dec. 11th

Parade tomorrow (Sunday) Dec. 4th

Neighborhood Council Elections

HHPNC Elections will be held on May 20, 2023. Candidate filing begins on Jan 20 and ends on March 6th

If you are interested in running for the 2023-2025 term, or want to know more about being on the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, please reach out to Elections Ad Hoc Committee Chair Theresa Saso at [email protected]

For Election Details visit our Election Committee Page or visit the LA City Clerk's Page on Neighborhood Council Elections

Neighborhood Purpose Grants

On November 3rd, the HHPNC Board approved the New NPG Guidelines.

NPG applications will be accepted from 1/1/23 to 1/31/23. Proposal review and consideration 2/1-2/28. NPG proposals will be heard at the 3/2/23 General Board Meeting. The goal is to fund within the month they are voted upon.

Stay tuned for more details on the NPG process and the new guidelines.

HHPNC Meetings

Want to attend a Committee Meeting or our Monthly Board & Stakeholder Meeting? For All Upcoming Meetings and Events, visit the HHPNC Calendar on our website:


Upcoming Committee Meetings

Visit our website to find links to the agendas and zoom log in information. 

Meetings are subject to change and/or cancellation so check the website prior to attending. 

Apply to fill a current HHPNC Board Seat

Updates from the LA Controller

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  • Improving Cannabis Regulation in L.A.
  • Calling for Better Emergency Response and Preparedness
  • Tracking Audits, Reports and Data


Library Events

Arroyo Seco Library Events

Link to December 2022 Virtual Library Events

Fun On-Line Events from the LA Library

Oxy Events

For Upcoming Oxy Events visit the Oxy Calendar
Help the City Help Our Neighborhood
Use the MyLA311 app to report potholes, graffiti and street light problems! 

City information and services are just a few taps away. Use the app to quickly and easily request the City's most popular services, including graffiti removal, pothole repair, and bulky-item pickup. Other features include access to the City Services knowledge base, map of nearby City facilities, City Social Media feeds, and more.
Covid-19 Resources
The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:
List of public safety contacts:
  • General city services: 3-1-1
  • LA Dept of Mental Health (including mental health emergency): 800-854-7771
  • To assist with outreach services for people experiencing homelessness: LA HOP or 2-1-1
  • Center for Conflict Resolution: 818-705-1090
  • CA Coalition Against Sexual Assault: 661-327-1091
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • Parking enforcement (blocked driveway, parking violation, etc): 213-485-4184
  • Police non-emergency: 877-ASK-LAPD (877-275-5273)
  • Traffic control (signal light out): 213-485-4184
  • Dept. of Water & Power: 800-342-5397
  • Immediate life threatening emergency: 9-1-1

Disclaimer: Acknowledgement of any entity or person(s) in this newsletter does not constitute the neighborhood council’s support or endorsement of it or its products or services.