Weekly Newsletter - January 8, 2019
President's Message - January 2019
Greetings Highland Park!

Happy New Year! I hope you all find yourselves safe and well this day. HHPNC is looking forward to all that 2019 has in store for Highland Park and its stakeholders. The board meeting last Thursday focused on a few items, one of which was rescinding support for two alcohol licenses due to various stakeholders expressing concern for the influx of on and off sale applications of liquor licenses in Highland Park. READ MORE
Voting Solutions for All People
Community Meeting January 10th
SCI-Arc is hosting an interesting mix of programming about Homelessness
SCI-Arc Hosts a Public Presentation on Homelessness
January 11 - 14, 2019
The four-day all-school workshop culminates in a public charrette on January 14.
Take your kids to the Recreation Center during the teachers' strike if you need (lleve sus niños al centro de recreación durante la huelga de los maestros si necesita)
Borrowers In NELA Seek Advice On Student Debt
NELearn, a series of workshops to provide people in Northeast Los Angeles with information they can use in their daily lives, held its third meeting on Dec. 15 at the Arroyo Seco Public Library.
Ten people, most of them young Latinos, attended to learn more about the featured topic – Coping with Student Debt. The need for the information was quickly apparent. At the start of the workshop, each attendee was invited to anonymously write the amount of their student debt on a card. Five participants turned in cards, revealing total student debt of $204,500 — an average of nearly $41,000 per person... read full article
NELearn Community Learning Series Events for January and February:
  • January 24th, 6pm, Arroyo Seco Public Library (6145 N. Figueroa Street, 90042): Neighborhood Councils 101 presented by John Darnell of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment
  • January 26th, 3pm, Art in the Park (5568 Via Marisol, 90042): Renter's Rights presented by Rene Moya of the LA Tenants Union
  • February 9th, 10am, Glassell Park Recreation Center (3650 Verdugo Rd., 90065): Health and Wellness

Power to the Youth Wellness Fair - Jan 26th
Neighborhood Council Elections 2019
Highland Park NC Election Schedule:
Candidate Filing begins 12/29/18 and ends 1/28/19. Election 4/13/19
For all the details, visit the City Clerk's Election site

DMV Informs Public of New Laws
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform the public about several new laws or changes to existing law that, unless otherwise noted, take effect January 1, 2019. Read more here.
Temporary Rent Stabilization Ordinance
(Ordenanza de Establizaci ón de Alquilar Temporaria)
Las Fotos Project presents Faces & Phases,
a Youth Photo Exhibit Now Open
During the fall of 2018, 12 Las Fotos Project students were immersed in a three-month-long project to explore the phases of their adolescence through an introspective look at how their private and public lives shape the face of who they are today. Faces and Phases features self-portraits that reflect each girls’ individuality and photographic creativity.
2658 Pasadena Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90031
Students 10 - 17 years old will have an opportunity to learn how to make, manage and multiply their money, how to think like, and act like, a person who values financial freedom over stuff, how money can be used to give back and help their communities.
Registration Now Open
Library Events - January 2019
Calendar Below:
One Degree
One Degree, is a technology-driven nonprofit organization that helps low-income families access the resources they need to achieve social and economic mobility, and ultimately, improve their lives. Visit the website
Board Representative Vacancy for LAUSD Board District 5
On March 5, 2019, a special election will be held to elect the next school board representative for Board District 5. LAUSD board members establish policy, processes, and practices that directly impact your school and student(s). LAUSD Board Members also vote on critical decisions around LAUSD’s $7.5 billion budget. This upcoming election will have a real and direct impact on your school community.

The Alliance for a Better Community (ABC) and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles (UWGLA) are working together to uplift the voices of students and parents during the upcoming LAUSD Board District 5 (BD5) school board election, which includes the areas served by your neighborhood council. ABC and UWGLA have developed a survey that will provide a clearer picture of the issues that matter most to Board District 5 families. Data from the survey will then be used to create questions and comments for Board District 5 candidates to respond to during a candidate forum that will be held in the northeast part of Board District 5 on February 13, 2018 in the evening (location TBD).

View Survey in English | Ver Encuesta en Español

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