March 10, 2023 - Open as a Webpage

Updates from the March 2, 2023

Board & Stakeholder Meeting

March East Area Outreach Calendar from the Mayor's Office DOWNLOAD IT HERE


LA Public Library - From now until April every Saturday there are free tax preparation services from 9:30am to 12:30 pm. Walk-ins are available but appointments are recommended. Appointments can be made on the website or by calling 323-255-0537. Please email, if you have any questions.

Approved Community Impact Statements and Neighborhood Purpose Grants

Community Impact Statement requesting improvements to the Highland Park Swimming pool to be sent to Jimmy Kim, General Manager for the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Council Member Eunisses Hernandez Council District 1, and Kevin de León Council District 14 was approved by a unanimous vote of a quorum of the HHPNC Board.

The following NPGs were approved by a majority vote:

Neighborhood Purpose Grant #1 Oxy Arts NPG request of $2500 to fund an adult art education program series throughout the Highland Park area.

Neighborhood Purpose Grant #2 Homes Fur All $2,500 NPG Request: "IT PAYS TO SPAY" Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic in Highland Park event

Neighborhood Purpose Grant #3 Speaking for Yourself $2.500 NPG request to fund Advance Care Directive workshops for Highland Park seniors.


Congratulations Angela Gonzales-Torres on being appointed to the 2nd Vice President position on the Highland Park NC Executive Board.

Neighborhood Council Elections

HHPNC Elections will be held on May 20, 2023. The candidate filing period is now closed.

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

Upcoming Events at Highland Park Recreation Center

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March 11 Playground opening 1-3pm

March 25 Spring Event 11-2pm

April 3- 7 Spring Camp

April 15 Baseball/Softball Opening Day 9:30am-11:30am


Upcoming HHPNC Committee Meetings

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

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

Potential Rate Increase in SoCal Gas

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (CPUC) PUBLIC FORUMS re: SoCal GAS PRICE INCREASE that will review an additional gas increase via the upcoming California Public Utilities Commission Public Forums. The CPUC holds Public Forums (also called Public Participation Hearings or PPHs) to give the public a chance to learn about and express their opinions on issues before the CPUC. The CPUC will be hosting a virtual public hearings on Wednesday, March 15th at 6pm. No registration needed. 


Visit to find the virtual meeting information or visit the public docket at to submit a public comment. Language interpretation can be available by emailing or calling 1-866-849-8390

Click on above images to review the FACT Sheets in PDF format with clickable links.

The Gas Assistance Fund

The Gas Assistance Fund is a joint effort between SoCalGas and United Way of Greater Los Angeles, working with non-profit organizations throughout our service territory, to help income-qualified customers pay their natural gas bill with a one-time grant, not to exceed $400, per household. If the eligible applicant is age 55+ or has an older adult (55+) living in the household, an additional $100 is available for a maximum grant of $500. Eligibility Requirements: 

  • The natural gas bill must be in the name of the applicant requesting assistance.
  • The bill address must be the applicant’s primary residence.
  • The applicant must not apply for more than the maximum GAF allowance for the current program year.
  • For more information, please visit or call (877) 238-0092.

Career Fair March 16th

Events at the LA Library

MARCH 2023


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.

Free Covid-19 At-Home Tests

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Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of free at-home tests from Here's what you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests ( has more details about at-home tests, including extended shelf life and updated expiration dates)
  • Orders will ship free starting the week of December 19, 2022
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.