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Howdy Neighbor! 

Welcome to your weekly email digest of all things HHPNC! 

This week we are excited to announce that there is an opening for a sought out seat on our board of directors! This position opens up from time to time and when it does, YOU have a chance to step up and serve your community. 

It is also BUDGET TIME on the HHPNC, so the Executive Committee will be meeting this week to draft up a budget for our new fiscal year, that is starting this month. If you are curious about, or have input regarding how the neighborhood spends its little chunk of cash from the city of Los Angeles, you are more than welcome to come, listen to the discussion, and provide a public comment to articulate your concerns and thoughts. 

Read on to learn more about what else is going on in the neighborhood this week. We look forward to seeing you at a meeting or event soon! 

Harvey Slater
Your HHPNC President
HHPNC Director-At-Large Application
The Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council is looking to fill 1 vacant At-Large Director seat. If you would like to join the board and work to improve Highland Park and make it a better place to live for all of its residents, please fill out this application to be considered as a candidate for the At-Large Director Position.   More info & link to application,

HHPNC Meetings
Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 7:00pm
Highland Park Senior Center
6152 N. Figueroa Street, LA 90042

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  Avenue 50 Studio invites you to participate in Trees of Life!  June 21-25, 2017  
From Avenue 50 through Avenue 60 
Trees of Life is an Avenue 50 Studio production in collaboration with L.A.N.I., and supported by the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation and Community Arts Resources as part of Vision Zero.

“Vision Zero is a city(nation)wide initiative that makes safety the highest priority of our streets. Every year, more than 200 people are killed while trying to move throughout our city. Nearly half the people killed on our streets are those who were walking or bicycling, and an alarming number of them are children and older adults. In fact, traffic collisions are a leading cause of death for children in Los Angeles.”
Vision Zero: zero traffic deaths on our streets by the year 2025!

  Support Families Affected By Border Patrol Raid!

Early in the morning of Thursday, May 19th, Border Patrol agents conducted a raid in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, abducting 7 community members and deporting four of those taken almost immediately.

  Fourth of July doesn't need to rock the animal world.

Fireworks scare our furry friends and "pop pop pop" will send your pet running away.

Please make sure your pets have their id tags and are microchipped. Keep them inside at night from now until after the Fourth of July holiday. We know Highland Park likes to rock their fireworks way before the 4th holiday.

And do report illegal fireworks anonymously with Crimestoppers!

Click here for more details.

  Unpermitted Dwelling Unit Ordinance (UDU) Approved
The UDU Ordinance has been adopted by City Council and is now effective.

To assist property owners, a web site has been created with resources and direction in terms of the UDU process and procedure. You can find it here . There is a handy 5 step process embedded at that site as well.

On behalf of the Latino Arts Network, and the LWG Planning Committee, we invite you to join us on 

Saturday, June 17th from 10am to 3pm 
at Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center! 

We are hosting a series of platicas, including: a survey of genres, publishing/self-publishing, identity and community/marketplace, all designed to prompt conversation and discussion. Each platica will be hosted by guest speakers. Informal, informative sessions will inspire larger topics and more issues that will be part of an upcoming larger Southern California Latina Writers Conference. We will also host a luncheon in between the morning and afternoon sessions for all attendees. 

June 17th - Los Angeles River Nature Walk at The Frog Spot

Join Frog Spot’s Naturalists on our weekend guided tour along the Los Angeles River Bike Path launching from the Frog Spot. This is your chance to start exploring the hidden ecosystem that runs through the heart of Los Angeles. Learn about native plants and trees, wildlife and the colorful history of the Los Angeles River. 

This event is FREE!

Changing Communities | Cambiando Comunidades (May-September)

6th Annual Make Music LA Registration is Open
Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action).

Create a great offer by adding words like "free" "personalized" "complimentary" or "customized." A sense of urgency often helps readers take an action, so think about inserting phrases like "for a limited time only" or "only 7 remaining!"
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
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

Arroyo Seco Library
Events Calendar
Occidental Children’s Theater registration open for the Summer Institute of Fun


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.


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