Weekly Newsletter - December 21, 2018

Happy Holidays
from the
Highland Park
Neighborhood Council
Santa's Workshop Winter Holiday Festival - Dec. 22nd
Holiday Hazards for Your Pets
LA Animal Services Offers Safety Tips to Keep your Pets Healthy and Happy this Holiday Season
The holiday season is a joyous time of year when everyone is decorating, cooking and coming together to celebrate and create memories with their family, including their furry family members. With all the hustle and bustle during this time of year, we can easily forget about the potential dangers that may come along with all the festivities... READ MORE
Neighborhood Council Elections Are Here
Candidate Workshop for
2019 Neighborhood Council Elections
January 5, 2019
501 South Bixel Street, Los Angeles, California 90017
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

Neighborhood Council Election News
Ryu’s Reforms Nix “Starbucks Stakeholder” But Maybe Too Late for 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections
Rules for who can vote in the city’s neighborhood council elections — and presumably run for board seats — were made stricter by a Los Angeles City Council committee Tuesday, but it is unclear if such a change can take place for nearly half of the city’s 2019 neighborhood council elections, due to a timing glitch. READ MORE
Library Launches Discover and Go Program
The library has launched a new program that will let you use your library card to “check out” free or discounted passes to many local cultural institutions. Just go to Discover & Go ( https://lapl.discoverandgo.net/ ) and log in with your library card.

Some specifics…
  • This program is open to Los Angeles residents 18 and over with an LAPL card in good standing.
  • To get started: Log in with your library card to browse available passes by date or attraction.
  • Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. Note: You cannot cancel your reservation once you have printed or downloaded your pass.
  • Bring your printed pass with you. The pass is only valid for the name and date on the pass, and valid photo ID is required.

Keep in Mind:
  • You can have up to two reservations at a time.
  • You can make reservations up to three months in advance.
  • All passes are first come, first served.
  • New passes are released at the beginning of each month.
  • Passes for the Los Angeles Zoo and Kidspace are limited to select zip codes within the City of Los Angeles.
  • Find more details on the library’s website at https://www.lapl.org/explorela

Fox 11 News Article - Avoid Email Scams
Avoid email phishing scam by scammers posing as Netflix!
Evite estafa de correo electrónico por alguien posando como Netflix.

Temporary Rent Stabilization Ordinance
(Ordenanza de Establizaci ón de Alquilar Temporaria)
Metro will offer free rides on
Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
Los Angeles transit riders will be able to climb aboard Metro’s trains and buses free of charge on key evenings this holiday season.
Metro announced this week that it will waive the $1.75 fare for rides on its vehicles December 24 and December 31, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Read Full Article Here
The Budget Advocates want your input.
LA River Park Planting
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
Voting Solutions for All People
Community Meeting January 10th
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
Cross Cultural Expressions Now Showing at Biscailuz Gallery
Library Events - December 2018
Calendar Below:
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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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