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Weekly News & Updates

Hello Highland Park! 

Welcome to your weekly digest of what’s happening with the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council. What a great week we had celebrating the holiday season with our neighbors and community stakeholders! The Santa Giveaway and Photo Op on Saturday, the Lummis Home Holiday Noise, and the Highland Park Christmas Tree lighting on Sunday were all a big success. I had a chance to address the crowd at the tree lighting and seeing all the faces lit up with happy, hopeful holiday spirit was definitely the highlight of my holiday season so far! 

With exception to a couple committee meetings, the neighborhood council is pretty much done with our official business and events for the rest of the year. As always, we continue to be available for inquiries and questions, and you can always reach us through our website if you need anything at all. 

Our next regular board meeting is Thursday, January 5th. 2017 promises to be awesome for our wonderful community. Until then, read on to enjoy some recaps of recent events, and other helpful links and articles. 

Harvey Slater
Your HHPNC President

Holiday Noise at the Lummis Home (El Alisal)
HHPNC participated in the Lummis Home Holiday Noise event! This event honored the authentic history of the Arroyo Seco communities. Charles Lummis used to refer to his parties as a “noise” hence the name of this event. Thank you to the Highland Park Heritage Trust, Occidental College, and other historic preservation champions for including us in this event.
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Community Christmas Tree
Thank you to everyone who came out to help us light up the Highland Park community Christmas tree! We had so much fun, and Santa Claus paid us a visit! He showed up in an LAPD squad car! For a minute we thought the police had arrested Santa, but they actually dropped him off with a super huge bag full of presents for all the kids. We can’t wait to do this again next year!

Special thanks to Council Member Huizar’s office for leading the production of this event.  (see photo below - click on image to see a larger version.) 
Skip the lines with express VIP entry to L.A. Zoo Lights and enjoy an exclusive lounge featuring gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and specialty holiday cocktails. Appetizers and drinks included in ticket price. Limited tickets available. Age: 21+ 

The theme for the party is a '60s cocktail party, so feel free to come decked out in your retro finest to celebrate the decade when the L.A. Zoo opened 50 years ago!  E ntry at 6 p.m. & Happy Hour from 6:30-8:30 p.m. MORE DETAILS
 Arroyo Seco Library

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