President's Message
Dear Community,

Our board recently held a special meeting where we reflected on accomplishments from the past year. We shared highlights such as being able to secure tree plantings for the neighborhood, starting several new ad hoc committees, completing a gift card grant for local families facing hardships, hosting a wide breadth of webinars with local government officials for them to hear our concerns directly, and advocating the community’s stance on planning permit applications, among many others. We will share a summary of these and more board accomplishments at our last general meeting later this week (Thursday @ 7PM), and will also post the list on our website soon. We invite you to visit our website and attend our meeting if you are able. 

With the term coming to a close, I have felt particularly privileged and grateful to have gotten to serve alongside so many talented individuals and thankful to each and every board member and stakeholder serving on committees. I am thankful for the trust placed in me to chair the board and to serve as the president. We have been working hard the past couple of months to complete our goals and support a successful transition to the incoming board. I am confident that the new board will continue to lead the community toward bringing about the neighborhood it envisions through our democratic, grassroot platform that is the Neighborhood Council.

Thank you for staying engaged by pulling up this newsletter to read it, whether today was your first time or hundredth. I invite us all to share with others about the Neighborhood Council and continue to build constructive relationships with one another across the neighborhood. I hope that everyone has a safe summer and enjoys the beautiful places in Southern California that the summer brings. Stay well, Historic Highland Park, and thank you.

Estrella Sainburg
HHPNC President
HHPNC Upcoming Virtual Meetings
  • Thursday, June 3 @ 7PM - Regular Board Meeting
  • Thursday, June 10 @ 7PM - Outreach Committee Meeting
  • Tuesday, June 15 @ 7PM - Land Use Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday, June 16 @ 7PM - Housing, Renters + Homelessness Committee Meeting
  • Thursday, June 17 @ 7PM - Rules Committee Meeting
  • Tuesday, June 22 @ 6:30PM - General Board Special Meeting (new board onboarding) - to be confirmed
  • Thursday, June 24 @ 7PM - Executive Committee Meeting
  • Monday, June 28 @ 7PM - Sustainability Committee Meeting


Apply to be a Highland Park NC Board Member
Join the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council! Come be a voice for your community! If you are a Highland Park stakeholder (if you live, work, go to school, or have an affiliation with a business, church, or community organization in Highland Park, you are eligible to run). 

We currently have the following openings for the next board term, beginning in July: Director at Large, Business Director, Senior Director (age 55 plus) and Youth Director (age 14-17). Find out more and how you can apply here.
HHPNC Bylaws Review
The Rules Committee members are each receiving, reviewing, and synthesizing feedback on sections so as to share the board and community’s experience with the bylaws and recommendations for any improvements. The committee will vote on the annotated bylaws at our June Rules committee meeting to submit to the following board for review and consideration. We welcome and invite specific and constructive comments on the bylaws from the public. Please email the committee member directly to whom the section pertains. Please contact Nicholas the chair if you have any questions about the process. 

It’s Never Been Easier to Get Vaccinated!
It's never been easier to get vaccinated and protect yourself and your loved ones. For more information, visit
Nunca ha sido más fácil vacunarse y protegerse usted y a sus seres queridos. Para obtener más información, visite
Summer Programs at the Los Angeles Public Library
Join the Los Angeles Public Library for a unique series of five programs designed to help you revise, recycle, rethink, replant and ultimately reimagine the world and your interactions with it. Programs will cover plant based living, bees + butterflies in Los Angeles, recycling with origami, the human element and potted gardens with CA native plants! And it’s all free! 

For Arroyo Seco Library's June Events Calendar, click here.
Learn about Composting!
Did you miss the May 24th HHPNC workshop on compositing with LA Sanitation & Environment? We recorded the webinar so you can learn about how, why, and where to turn your table scraps into so much more! 

Fireworks Are Illegal

Remember fireworks are illegal as well as being a source of trauma for neighborhood pets, the elderly and those who suffer from PTSD. 

The Los Angeles Police Department accepts illegal fireworks without penalty by calling the same number used to report them:

Highland Park Farmer's Market
Neighborhood Purpose Grants
Are you associated with a non profit organization or a LAUSD school -- and looking for financial assistance for a project to help our community of Highland Park? Apply for an NPG (Neighborhood Purpose Grant) today. Details here.
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