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HHPNC Meeting
Reminder - HHPNC Culture & Equality Committee Meets tonight!
El Huarache Azteca
5225 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Message from the Outgoing President
Howdy Highland Park! 

This is going to be my final opportunity to say hello and greet you on the HHPNC weekly email message. At last week’s board meeting, I officially stepped down as your neighborhood council President. The Los Angeles City Council recently moved to extend our current neighborhood council term by a year, and unfortunately, I am unable to serve for an additional year. I am sad to be saying goodbye to this very rewarding role, but also very happy to be re-entering the civilian world, and I look forward to focusing on stuff where I can contribute my skills and knowledge to my neighbors in positive, creative, and meaningful ways. 

Anyway, that’s definitely enough about me. A handful of other board members also stepped down as part of an organized effort for a smooth transition, allowing board members to step away at this time if needed. And it went great! We now have 5 new Directors at Large, a new First Vice President, and we are narrowed down to 2 candidates for President, who will be selected at the next public board meeting. 

You can visit our website to learn more about some of the new incoming board members. And, I’d like to thank the board members who are also stepping down at this time, for your awesome work and collaboration over the past several years:

Susanne Huerta
Daniel Andalon
Elizabeth Andalon
Liz Amsden
Diego Silva
Gabriel Chabran

We really have a great group of people serving on the board, and everyone made my experience the most, by bringing their passion and willingness to take action to the table. We have come a long way and accomplished a lot over the past few years, and naturally, there is still a lot more to learn, do, and improve in order to preserve and celebrate Highland Park as a great place for people of all walks of life to live, work and play. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity to be of service. I look forward to seeing everyone out in the neighborhood, and seeing what kind of trouble I can get into next! 

Adios for now! 
Harvey Slater, Your former HHPNC President 
Welcome New Board Members
SuzAnn Brantner has been appointed to the position of 1st Vice President

The Appointees for the 5 Director At-Large Seats arere:

  • Mary Pickert
  • Jeffrey Rex
  • Clinton Schaff
  • Joe Tarr
  • Ross Ufberg

Register to vote before May 21st
Last Day to Register in order
to Vote in the June 5th Pimary is May 21st.
Poetry Contest
Poets and creative writers, submit your original poetry about California native plants to LA Stormwater’s Native Plant Poetry Contest for the chance to win...
An Arroyo EDventure - Summer Camp 2018
A nature and place-based exploration for ages 7-12!
The Audubon Center at Debs Park and  Panther Ridge Farm  have partnered to present: An Arroyo EDventure Summer Camp 2018! Each week, children ages 7-12 will explore within the 282 acres of grasslands, woodlands, and coastal sage scrub that make up Ernest E. Debs Park. With more than 140 bird species and over 100 native plant species, there’s never a dull day at Debs!

More Summer Camps
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Arts Writers Grant Program
The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program opened its 2018 grant applications today for both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs. 
Application deadline: May 21, 2018
Disaster Preparedness Neighborhood Meeting
This is your community response plan, be part of it.
Highland Park Heritage Happy Hour
Thursday, May 17, 2018 6PM-8PM
Come join HPHT and Blind Barber Highland Park for our first ever Happy Hour fundraiser event collaboration. Stop by after work, relax, and talk local HLP with your neighbors!
Become A Citizen Workshop
Saturday, May 12, 2018 8:00am-4:00pm
Come celebrate birds and the beauty of biodiversity in Los Angeles! Did you know that Los Angeles is one of the "birdiest" cities in the country?! Well it's true! Each year, LA is both a permanent and temporary home to over 400 resident and migratory bird species!
Free Museum Day May 20th.
Free Museum Day at Museums of the Arroyo Sunday May 20th
Six museums in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors for a free day of art, architecture, culture and family-fun. Free shuttles connect all the museums, so you can see them all.

Participating museums include: Autry’s Southwest Museum, Gamble House, Heritage Square, Los Angeles Police Museum, Lummis Home, Pasadena Museum of History.

Last museum entrance is at 4 PM.

Visit   to see full event details.
Youth Football & Cheer
Magnet Capstone Night - May 24th
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Lummis Day - June 1, 2 and 3
With music and movies, puppets and poems, Lummis Days offers a rainbow of arts, community activity and history by and for Northeast Los Angeles as the 13th annual event is presented, June 1, 2 and 3 at four NELA locations: Occidental College, York Boulevard & Ave. 50, Lummis Home, Sycamore Grove Park. There are also two complementary exhibits at the Southwest Museum. Admission to all Lummis Days events is always free. The full schedule is posted at the Lummis Days website   and on the  Lummis Day Facebook page .
National Night Out - Aug. 7th
2018 Northeast LA National Night Out!
August 7, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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 to submit your film today! #nela #hpiff2018 #supportindiefilm #shorts #features #filmfreeway
Arroyo Seco Library Events Calendar
NextGen Metro Bus Study

Metro is restructuring its bus system after 25 years for the Next Generation. They are listening to input from stakeholders throughout the County, please make your voice heard.

Metro is reimagining its bus system for the next generation. The NextGen Bus Study will redesign a new bus system that is more relevant and attractive to the residents of LA County. Metro believes this will improve service to current customers, attract new customers and win back past customers. Read more.

Take the  NextGen Bus Study survey  and make your voice heard.
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eResources at the Los Angeles Public Library
The library has many of these eResources available to its library card holders, which means you can access the library anytime from anywhere and can even be a library power user without ever setting foot in an actual library building Read more here.
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