HHPNC Upcoming Zoom Meetings
Budget & Finance Committee Meeting - Dec. 1, 2020, 7:30pm
Zoom Meeting Online at  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82880687709
or By Telephone Dial (669)900-6833 to Join the Meeting Then Enter This Webinar ID: 82880687709 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,,82880687709# or +13462487799,,82880687709#


Regular Board & Stakeholder Meeting - Dec. 3, 2020, 7:00pm
To enter this Zoom meeting by telephone, you can dial (669)900-6833, and enter 92516137833 and then press # to join the meeting. Or, you can also join the meeting by clicking on this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92516137833
Instructions on how to sign up for public comment will be given to listeners at the start of the meeting.
President's Message
Dear Highland Park Neighbors:

We are wrapping up 2020. This year has taken many difficult turns, but what keeps my hope alive are the signs of community around our neighborhood that we have witnessed this year. From seeing groups rally to get food out to community members to the large Black Lives Matter March along the boulevards, these signs and more have made me so grateful to be a part of this beautiful community and serve on your board. This season of holidays may be the hardest one yet for our neighborhood members, myself included. As we enter into this particularly challenging season, let us extend grace, kindness, and a friendly hello through our masks as we pass one another, shop for our groceries, or wherever you may encounter a fellow Angeleno. Our Neighborhood Council board is here for you as well.  

Our board worked this past month to get food and supplies to our community. We partnered with CD1, CD14, the Arroyo Seco NC, and Foursquare Church to put food and PPE in the hands of people from our communities. Thanks to the joint effort between the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council and the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, we were able to give out 700 meals and about 200 boxes of food from the LA Regional Food Bank. Just days later, we secured turkeys for 50 families from Highland Park donated by CD14. Our board is working to continue to meet community needs through food distribution and other means during these critical times. We encourage those non-profit organizations in the community with ideas and capacity for meeting needs in the community to apply to a Neighborhood Purpose Grant. 
In addition to the many holidays starting up soon, December is significant for World AIDS Day on December 1. Let us remember this December 1st those who live with HIV, those who have lost their lives to HIV, and those who support people living with HIV. Ending the HIV epidemic requires us to recognize and address the social challenges that block marginalized groups from equally accessing services. See the graphic below noting the Virtual Event sponsored by The Wall Las Memorias Project. This reality affirms our need to address social challenges as an NC.

Neighborhood Council Elections for the 2021-2023 term are starting up. The date to file for candidacy is December 12 and goes until January 26. We encourage you to join a candidate info session (see info below) to learn more about what it means to be a candidate with the NC and to also check out our elections page to learn more. 

With the year coming to an end, we thank you for being involved with the Neighborhood whether through sharing our newsletter and social media posts with others or participating in our Neighborhood Council meetings and events. We miss seeing you in person, but we are adapting with what we have and are just a phone call, email, or meeting away. Enjoy the newsletter and share what inspires you. 

Warmest regards,
Estrella Sainburg
Your HHPNC President

Join @TheWallMemorias for 27th Annual Noche de las Memorias, a virtual event, December 1, 2020 at 6 pm
An evening of community, remembrance, prayer, & music in commemoration of World AIDS Day. Live on Facebook & Zoom, Spanish translation available. Visit thewalllasmemorias.org/ndlm2020
Urban Heat Seminar
Learn About the Threats of Extreme Heat!

Click here to RSVP for the English Webinar Dec. 8th

Click here to RSVP for the Spanish Webinar Dec. 11th  
Council Candidate Seminars
Neighborhood Council Candidate Seminars
Dec 5th and Dec 12th
Celebrate Highland Park Traditions
with Arroyo Seco Library
The library is putting together a free book for the neighborhood. Share your holiday recipes, photos and stories by emailing: ayosco@lapl.org by December 12th
Gun Buyback
Covid - Restaurant and Small Business Safety
Board Vacancies
Join the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council and be a voice for your community! We currently have openings for the 1st Vice President and a Director at Large. More info here: 
Stay Safe
Recuerde que las reuniones con personas que no pertenecen a su hogar no están permitidas y ponen a todos en riesgo de COVID-19. #COVID-19
Please remember that gatherings with people not from your household are not permitted and put everyone at risk of COVID-19. #COVID19 
Celebrate the Season: LA Made at the Los Angeles Public Library

LA Made is a cultural series featuring free music, dance, theater, crafts and conversations with local entertainers at libraries throughout the city.

December 3, 2020, 6:00pm
Join expert paper crafter Sarah Neill in making your own greeting card, repurposing materials you have at home to create a unique card this holiday season. Together, we will create a background for your card, add a focal element, and a sentiment. Everyone’s card will be different, as we will bring together materials that we have in our own homes.

LA City Planning Newsletter
Additional Resources
The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:
List of public safety contacts:
  • General city services: 3-1-1
  • LA Dept of Mental Health (including mental health emergency): 800-854-7771
  • To assist with outreach services for people experiencing homelessness: LA HOP or 2-1-1
  • Center for Conflict Resolution: 818-705-1090
  • CA Coalition Against Sexual Assault: 661-327-1091
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • Parking enforcement (blocked driveway, parking violation, etc): 213-485-4184
  • Police non-emergency: 877-ASK-LAPD (877-275-5273)
  • Traffic control (signal light out): 213-485-4184
  • Dept. of Water & Power: 800-342-5397
  • Immediate life threatening emergency: 9-1-1