President's Message
Dear Community,

Congratulations again to the incoming board!

I hope that all take a moment to commemorate the important moments this month including Pride and Juneteenth! I am thankful for the activists and organizers across Los Angeles who are ensuring that sexual orientation, gender, and racial equality are embedded in the DNA of this city.

We have vacancies on the incoming board that you can apply for if you are a stakeholder! See our website to learn more about who qualifies and how to apply.

Lastly, it’d be a great treat to get to see many of you on June 27th at the board-sponsored 5K Run organized by the Northeast Business Association right as myself and other board members wrap up our service on the board and help bring in a return to in-person activities.

Have a wonderful June, Historic Highland Park!

Estrella Sainburg
HHPNC President
HHPNC Upcoming Virtual Meetings
  • Tuesday, June 15 @ 7PM - CANCELLED Land Use Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday, June 16 @ 7PM - Housing, Renters + Homelessness Committee Meeting
  • Thursday, June 17 @ 7PM - Rules Committee Meeting
  • Tuesday, June 22 @ 6:30PM - General Board Special Meeting (new board onboarding)
  • Thursday, June 24 @ 7PM - CANCELLED Executive Committee Meeting
  • Monday, June 28 @ 7PM - Sustainability Committee Meeting


PRIDE 2021
Happy Pride!

We are thankful for local non-profit organization The Wall Las Memorias Project who serves Latino, LGBTQ and other under-served populations through advocacy, education and building the next generation of leadership. They took the time earlier this year to help us understand how to support the LGBTQ+ population and recognize their identity on a day to day basis. We thank and commend organizations and leaders in Historic Highland Park working for greater inclusivity, rights, and opportunities for the LGBTQ+ population. We also invite stakeholders to join the LGBTQ+ alliance as a non-NC appointed member!

Email if you’re interested! View the last LGBTQ+ Alliance Meeting Video here.
What to expect on June 15th
Last week, the Cal/OSHA standards board recommended relaxing physical distancing and masking requirements for fully vaccinated workers, and other adjustments to align with the June 15 reopening. If the standards are approved by the Office of Administrative Law in the next 10 calendar days, the standards are expected to go into effect no later than June 15. The revised standards include the following:

  • Face Coverings: Fully vaccinated workers without COVID-19 symptoms do not need to wear face coverings in a room where everyone else is fully vaccinated and not showing symptoms. In rooms where everyone is not vaccinated, face coverings continue to be required for everyone regardless of vaccination status. Both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated workers without symptoms do not need to wear face coverings outdoors except when working at “outdoor mega events” with over 10,000 attendees, which may include events or theme parks.
  • Physical Distancing: When the revised standards take effect, employers can eliminate physical distancing and partitions/barriers for employees working indoors and at outdoor mega events if an employer provides respirators, such as N95s, to unvaccinated employees for voluntary use. After July 31, physical distancing and barriers are no longer required (except during outbreaks) provided all unvaccinated employees are offered respirators for voluntary use.
  • Exclusion from the Workplace: Fully vaccinated workers who do not have COVID-19 symptoms no longer need to be excluded from the workplace after a close contact.
  • Special Protections for Housing and Transportation: Special COVID-19 prevention measures that apply to employer-provided housing and transportation no longer apply if all occupants are fully vaccinated.

Employers will still be required to maintain a written COVID-19 Prevention Program with the following changes:

  • Employers must review the California Department of Public Health’s Interim guidance for Ventilation, Filtration, and Air Quality in Indoor Environments.
  • COVID-19 prevention training must now include information on how the vaccine is effective at preventing COVID-19 and protecting against both transmission and serious illness or death.
Regular Meeting Agenda - Board of Recreation & Park Commissioners of the City of LA - June 17, 2021
MISSION - The Department of Recreation and Parks enhances the quality of life in Los Angeles by providing attractive, safe and well-maintained parks with diverse opportunities to serve and enrich every community.
Celebrate Juneteenth - June 19, 2021
This Saturday we honor and acknowledge the historical struggles of the black community.

Juneteenth, June 19, is a Black American holiday to remember the day when word finally came in 1865 to slaves in Galveston, Texas, that slavery had been ended by President Abraham Lincoln’s Jan. 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.

The annual celebration, also known as Jubilee Day, Freedom Day and African American Independence Day, is celebrated with family and community get-togethers, eating red-colored foods, like red velvet cake and strawberry soda, and sharing family history, music, singing and stories.

Father's Day - Sunday, June 20, 2021
Food Giveaway - June 26, 2021
Recovery of Nature 5K Run - June 27, 2021
Upcoming Oxy Arts Public Programs
Visit the Oxy Arts Calendar for more details.
Apply to be a Highland Park NC Board Member
Join the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council! Come be a voice for your community! If you are a Highland Park stakeholder (if you live, work, go to school, or have an affiliation with a business, church, or community organization in Highland Park, you are eligible to run). 

We currently have the following openings for the next board term, beginning in July: Director at Large, Business Director, Senior Director (age 55 plus) and Youth Director (age 14-17). Find out more and how you can apply here.
What Neighborhood Councils Do...
2020-2021 HHPNC Accomplishments Overview
Take a look at our slide presentation showing the
HHPNC Board Accomplishments for 2020-2021
Summer Programs at the Los Angeles Public Library
Join the Los Angeles Public Library for a unique series of five programs designed to help you revise, recycle, rethink, replant and ultimately reimagine the world and your interactions with it. Programs will cover plant based living, bees + butterflies in Los Angeles, recycling with origami, the human element and potted gardens with CA native plants! And it’s all free! 

For Arroyo Seco Library's June Events Calendar, click here.
Fireworks Are Illegal

Remember fireworks are illegal as well as being a source of trauma for neighborhood pets, the elderly and those who suffer from PTSD. 

The Los Angeles Police Department accepts illegal fireworks without penalty by calling the same number used to report them:

Highland Park Farmer's Market
Neighborhood Purpose Grants
Are you associated with a non profit organization or a LAUSD school -- and looking for financial assistance for a project to help our community of Highland Park? Apply for an NPG (Neighborhood Purpose Grant) today. Details here.
Help the City Help Our Neighborhood
Use the MyLA311 app to report potholes, graffiti and street light problems! 

City information and services are just a few taps away. Use the app to quickly and easily request the City's most popular services, including graffiti removal, pothole repair, and bulky-item pickup. Other features include access to the City Services knowledge base, map of nearby City facilities, City Social Media feeds, and more.
Covid-19 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