September 26, 2018
HHPNC Committee Meetings Tomorrow
  • Beautification Committee Meets at 3:00pm
  • Housing, Renters & Homelessness Committee Meets at 3:45pm
  • Outreach Committee Meets at 4:50pm

These committee meetings are being held at Coco's Bakery, 6040 York Blvd, Los Angeles.
A Conversation About Prop 10 - Sept. 27
LA City Hall will be colored Teal for Ovarian Cancer
CA Legalizes the sale of Homemade Food
Home cooks looking to make a little extra money just got a boost from California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has signed a bill recognizing and regulating “microenterprise home kitchens,” or MHKs, also referred to as the cottage food industry. Assembly Bill 626  defines what qualifies as a MHK and provides several restrictions for enterprising home cooks. No raw oysters. Food must be cooked and sold on the same day. No more than one full-time equivalent employee. Proprietors can earn no more than $50,000 a year from the enterprise. Read more.
Why the legalization is a game changer for talented home cooks: 
Whether you're selling homemade tamales as a primary source of income or peddling gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats to your coworkers, you've probably been doing it illegally — until now.

This week, California governor Jerry Brown signed the Cottage Food Bill, officially  known as AB-626 . The new law allows cooks who have prepared food in their home kitchens to legally sell those items. Up to now, that had been outlawed because of health concerns. Read more.

City sets timeline for election to fill L.A. school board seat
The Los Angeles City Council has formally approved a March 5 special election to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education. Candidates must file to run by November 13.  
Credit Freezes are Now Free Nationwide
Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law. A credit freeze restricts access to your credit file, essentially halting anyone from opening any new credit in your name. The rules used to vary by state, but previously it could cost up to $10 to put a freeze in place. Read full article

6 Steps to Applying for Urban Agricultural Incentives

Do you have a vacant property that you want to turn into an urban farm or garden? Applications for the City’s Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone (UAIZ) Program close on October 15!

Visit  to learn more about UAIZ’s in Los Angeles.
Job Skills Workshops
Recruiting Event for 2020 Census - Oct. 1st
The 2020 Census is less than two years away and the work to prepare begins NOW. The Van Nuys Area Census Office and Build WorkSource invite you to their recruitment event on Monday 10/1/18 to fill jobs for the upcoming 2020 Census. Pre-register to attend by calling 1-855-314-6664. #2020Census #Jobs #LACounty #lacodpss
Chicken Run at Audubon Center - Sept. 28th
Jazz Festival - Sept. 29 & 30
Summer Film Series:
Born in East L.A. (1987) Rated R | Saturday, September 29 | 6pm | 21+
Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair 2018
LA Phil 100 & CicLAvia - Free Event - Sept. 30th
Join the LA Phil this Sunday, Sept 30 for Celebrate LA! (FREE)! A massive 8-mile street party connecting Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, where you’ll be free to walk, run, skate, scoot, bike, and wander through the car-free streets. Six hubs will play home to performance stages, art installations, food trucks, screen printing, family-friendly activities, and more.

And that’s not all – the evening ends with a free concert at the Hollywood Bowl, where Gustavo Dudamel will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic and welcome very special guests – including Katy Perry, Herbie Hancock, Kali Uchis, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), and more to the Bowl stage. *Free tickets no longer available for the concert but I'm giving away a pair here:

#LAPHIL100xCiclavia #CelebrateLA

Tlatelolco '68- Is not Forgotten panel presentation
Tlatelolco '68- No se Olvida una plática
Tuesday | October 2nd \\ martes 2 de octubre. 7pm
Choi Auditorium: Occidental College

In collaboration with  Avenue 50 Studio, the  Mexican Cultural Institute , the Latino/a and Latin American Studies Department, and the Center for Community Based Learning this panel will revisit the student massacre that happened in 1968 in  Tlatelolco, Mexico City. Panelists include: Jose Antonio Aguirre, Dolores Trevizo, Denise Lugo and more to be announced. There is also an art exhibit at Avenue 50 Studio from September 8th-October 6th to commemorate this pivotal historical event 50 years later.

En  colaboración con   Avenue 50 Studio el Instituto Cultural Mexicano , el Latino/a and Latin American Studies Department, y el Center for Community Based Learning, este panel revisará la masacre estudiantil que ocurrió en 1968 en Tlatelolco, Ciudad de México. Los panelistas incluyen: José Antonio Aguirre, Dolores Trevizo, Denise Lugo y más por anunciarse. También hay una exhibición de arte en Avenue 50 Studio del 8 al 6 de octubre para conmemorar este evento histórico crucial 50 años después.

Other upcoming events at Oxy:
Save the dates // aparten las fechas

Saturday | October 6th- Oxy Arts at the  Eagle Rock Music Festival // 6 de octubre- Oxy Arts en el Eagle Rock Music Festival

Thursday | October 11th-  Showing up for Black Lives IV  // 11 de octubre- Apoyando a las vidas negras IV

Policy at the River - Oct. 3rd
Taylor Yard G2 River Park Project Update - Oct. 4th
The Bureau of Engineering has published the results of the Taylor Yard G2 River Park community survey, conducted this past Spring. The survey aims to capture the priorities of the surrounding communities, as the project team prepares preliminary concepts for the site. The summary report is posted on the City’s Taylor Yard G2 River Park website at 
Opening Night! Highland Park Independent Film Festival 2018
Join us for the 5th Annual Highland Park Independent Film Festival Opening Night - an evening of POWERFUL WOMEN. This year we open with "MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED," a groundbreaking, feature-length documentary film that follows female "ganjaprenueres" as they navigate the highs and lows of the legal cannabis industry in the United States. We will also be presenting Chicana playwright Josefina López (Real Women Have Curves) with the HPIFF Humanitarian Award.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 10 PM, Highland Park Theater

The 5th Annual 
October 4-6, 2018

First Friday Campfire - Oct. 5th
Journey Out 2018 Freedom Walk - Oct. 6th
Save the Date | Apunta la Fecha
  • October 13th, 2018, 3pm-5pm | 13 de octubre 2018, 3pm-5pm
  • Cypress Park Branch Library, 1150 Cypress Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90065 .   
  • Ferias Legales, Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council and Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council present "Naturalize Now: Free Citizenship Clinic" | Ferias Legales, Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council y Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council presentan "Naturalizase Ahora: Clinica Gratuita de Ciudadania"
  • This first installment of the #NELearn 2018-2019 Community Learning Series is focused on helping our immigrant community. To RSVP early, please email . | El primero de una serie de talleres #NELearn 2018-2019 esta enfocado en ayudar nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes. Para su RSVP, mande un mensaje al por correo electronico a
LA River Community Workshop - Oct. 13th
Documentary: Chavela - Oct. 19th
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM
This film chronicles the life of pioneering singer Chavela Vargas, from her birth in Costa Rica in 1919 to her death in Mexico in 2012. Music by Voz Bohemia will open the night. Guest speaker: Daresha Kyi, co-producer and co-director

Puppets in the Park - Oct. 21st
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
Lava Mae Brings Critical Services to the Streets
Showers for the Homeless. See Details below
News from the City of LA
City of LA First Time Homebuyer Programs
The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) is pleased to announce that the City Council and Mayor have approved an additional allocation of $2 million for the Moderate Income Purchase Assistance (MIPA) Homeownership Program, which provides a “silent second” loan of up to $60,000 for down payment, closing costs, and acquisition financing.

They also announced key updates to the Low Income Purchase Assistance (LIPA) (Photo Credit: Google)
Homeownership Program, which increased the maximum loan limit from up to $60,000 to $90,000.

For more information on the MIPA, LIPA, and MCC program features and requirements, please refer to the attached program flyers. You may also contact HCIDLA’s Homeownership Unit General Line at (213) 808-8800 or visit HCIDLA's website at
Library Events - September & October
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