WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - August 2, 2018
HHPNC Board & Stakeholder Meeting Tonight
HHPNC Board & Stakeholder Meeting - August 2, 2018, 7:00pm
Highland Park Senior Center
6152 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Rent Strikes
Rent Strike Wave Comes to Highland Park in Los Angeles
Back to School Events
Community Conversation on Homelessness
A direct and compelling headline
El Mercado at the York Village
Solar Movie Night - Aug. 16th
Solar Movie Night: Watch The Lorax with GRID GLA & Audubon!
Thursday, August 16 at 6 PM - 10 PM
In the News
L.A. school board's Ref Rodriguez pleads guilty to conspiracy and resigns
Los Angeles school board member Ref Rodriguez pleaded guilty Monday to a felony count of conspiracy and resigned from office, marking a dramatic fall for a widely admired educator who became the first charter schools executive elected to the Board of Education.

Urban Forest Management Plan Survey
The City of Los Angeles is in the initial stages of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) funded by a grant from CAL FIRE. The goal of the UFMP is to help guide the planting, care, protection, and sustainability of the City’s urban trees.
To ensure this plan considers and incorporates resident priorities, the following survey is provided for your voice to be heard. We want to know where focus should be placed as the UFMP is developed. This survey will be collecting responses through August 10, 2018.
Photo Credit: UFMP
LAPD Cadet Leadership Program
The next  Cadet Leadership Academy  starts on August 11, 2018! You can head over to your nearest  LAPD Police Station  and ask to speak with a Youth Services Officer (YSO) for more information. If you really want to be prepared, download and complete the  Cadet Application  so you can give it to your YSO when you meet!
Power Outage at Dodger Stadium

Mylar Balloon Causes Two-Second Power Flow Disruption, Delaying Game 20 Minutes While Stadium Equipment and Field Lighting Reset. Read article here.
LADWP Increases Clothes Washer Rebate to $400 to Help Customers Achieve “Heroic Savings”
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) recently announced an increase to its high-efficiency clothes washer rebate from $300 to $400. The clothes washer rebate is just one of the many LADWP programs offered to residential and commercial customers to encourage continued water conservation. READ MORE
New Walk-In Tutoring Service at Arroyo Seco Library
August approaches. With it comes the start of school and the realization that 2018 is already more than half way gone. Take a look at the August schedule so you can make plans to attend the things that look good to you. You'll note that the library has a new service, Walk-in Tutoring (for adults), every other Thursday evening and a Minecraft Workshop for kids that requires registration.
No Matter How Hot It Gets Outside, the Library Is Always Cool
Free Healthy Lunches
Summer Night Lights 2018
National Night Out - Aug. 7th
2018 Northeast LA National Night Out!
August 7, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Youth Benefit Car & Bike Show - Aug. 19
Puppets in the Park - August 19th.
Play Music on the Porch Day - Aug. 25
Latina Writers Conference in September
Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair 2018
Highland Park Independent Film Festival
The 5th annual independent film festival is coming OCTOBER 4-7 to the Historic Highland Theatre in the heart of Highland Park. CALL FOR ENTRIES are now live. 20% off to the first 20 submissions. Visit www.hpifilmfest.com to submit your film today! #nela #hpiff2018 #supportindiefilm #shorts #features #filmfreeway
Legal Assistance for Immigrants
News from the Mayor
Learn to Swim
LA City Seasonal Pools are officially open for the summer?

Splash into a fun and healthy sport this summer with SwimLA! As a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks program, SwimLA offers affordable swim lessons for kids ages 4-17 at all City pools, all summer long. Swimming not only beats the summer heat – it teaches kids a lifesaving skill. Morning, afternoon and evening lessons are offered from June 18 – August 31. Space is limited. Encourage your family members, colleagues and community to sign up today!

The Swim LA program ensures that everyone is given an opportunity to learn how to swim by offering lessons at a low cost. Scholarships are available for qualified patrons, on a first come, first served basis. You can sign up today at www.SWIMLA.org , or in person at designated swimming pools or call (323) 906-7953 .
"Don't Flush That" Campaign
Our sewer system carries wastewater to one of four plants, where it is highly treated and discharged into the river or ocean. Flushing anything but human waste and toilet paper can cause blockages, back ups, and sewer line breaks. When this happens, untreated sewage can enter the storm drain system and impact our beaches.You can help protect our waterways, beaches, and the environment. Please don't litter, and never use your toilet as a trash can. Unused medicine and sharps such as needles and lancets can be dropped off at SAFE Centers across the city. #DontFlushThat
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