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Howdy Neighbor!

Welcome to your weekly Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council email!

We had an awesome turnout for the neighborhood clean up with Councilman Huizar and the CD14 team! Thank you to everyone who came to help and put in some of your awesome elbow grease.

Things are a little quiet this week with neighborhood council board and committee meetings, but there is a lot going on around the community, and a couple important events that you might not want to miss out on.


Thank you to all our neighbors who came out to help our neighborhood clean up effort with Councilman Huizar and the CD14 team. Your awesome efforts are making a big difference in our community! 
Here's How to Ride Metro Bikes for Free for the Entire Month of May
Monthly passes typically cost $20, BUT because it is (apparently?) “Bike Month,” Metro is offering them for free. Here’s how to get one:  Sign up online and use the promo code BIKEMONTH17 at checkout.

You can choose to have a new bike share TAP card mailed to you, or you can add it to a Metro TAP card you already have.   Read More  
Lummis Day - Viva Poetry Events
The Lummis Day Viva Poetry program includes four poetry workshops held in Northeast Los Angeles led by four prominent poet in the weeks leading up to the June fes0val. These offerings will provide guidance and feedback for community members from experienced and acclaimed poets.  Read more
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Preserve the Lummis Home!  
Sign the Petition.

The Highland Park Heritage Trust, its members, and the Northeast Los Angeles public demand that City leaders do everything in their power to preserve this National Historic Register Landmark, the Lummis Home.  READ MORE

 Education Town Hall
Board Member Ref Rodriguez & Superintendent Roberto Martinez
MAY 11, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Burbank Middle School, 6460 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles CA

LA SANITATION WELCOMES VISITORS TO ITS SIX DISTRICT YARDS - Community Invited to Celebrate and Learn about LA Sanitation Environmental Services!

Families and children of all ages are invited to attend these free Annual Open House Events.


Save the Date!  LAFD Fire Service Day 2017 - Citywide Open House
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM all Neighborhood Fire Stations in the City of Los Angeles will be expecting your visit during our annual open firehouse celebration.

Along with personal tours of Neighborhood Fire Stations, special displays are planned at locations across the City. Final preparations are also underway for pancake breakfast events at select fire stations. Those sites will be announced here soon!  Read More

 LANI’s 15th Annual Community Forum is a free daylong event designed to give real tools, valuable information, resource sharing and inspiration to individuals committed to rebuilding their neighborhoods one block at a time. Come learn from breakout workshop sessions covering diverse topics relevant to communities!   CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO REGISTER
  City of Los Angeles QuakeSmart Workshop - Thursday, May 18, 2017 
Did you know that 40% of small businesses and organizations never reopen following a disaster?

This Workshop will provide an overview of the QuakeSmart Community Resilience Program for Businesses and Organizations. Participants will be able to review and implement business continuity planning and mitigation project plans through the simple, step-by-step planning tools in the QuakeSmart Program.  The workshop is completely FREE, but registration is required and space is limited.  VIEW DETAILS.


Join Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, The Trust for Public Land, and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks as they share original research quantifying the economic benefits of the city's parks. The morning will include a panel conversation about the role of parks in creating livable communities.

Featured panelists:
Dr. Hanaa Hamdi, Director Public Health, The Trust for Public Land
Cindy Montañez, Chief Executive Officer, Tree People
Mary Lee, Deputy Director, Policy Link

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Tom Bradley Room
26th Floor, City Hall
200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Refreshments provided.

RSVP by May 19 to Jannelle Gonzales at or 323.223.0441, ext. 10.

6th Annual Make Music LA Registration is Open
Everyone needs comforting this year more than ever. We have community members who are living in fear. You can help to alleviate some of the tension in your neighborhoods by embracing the arts. Music is a healer. Make Music LA is an outreach opportunity to bring people out of their homes onto the front porch or into a park or community garden for a concert.  Registration is now open.   READ MORE
Arroyo Seco Library
Events Calendar
Occidental Children’s Theater registration open for the Summer Institute of Fun

  Phases & Faces Exhibit!
April 3, 2017 - May 12, 2017  
Los Angeles City Hall - Bridge Gallery 
200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 
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Mapping the City's (and Your) Real Estate Portfolio
 The City of Los Angeles owns almost 9,000 properties in LA County. But where are they? PropertyPanel.LA is the most comprehensive map ever produced of properties owned by the City of Los Angeles, and issued a call for L.A. to appoint a Chief Asset...... READ MORE