August 22, 2023 - Open as a Webpage

Updates from the August 3, 2023

Board & Stakeholder Meeting

Updates from the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council:

  • On August 3rd, HHPNC held the first meeting of the new term, celebrating its past and new board members and stakeholders!
  • HHPNC passed three motions regarding a Community Impact Statement outline the questions for the Northeast Area Police Division on York Blvd’s Cruise Night, to LADOT in support of a roundabout at Avenue 56 and Meridian, and regarding an Ad Hoc Committee on City Governance Reform and in reference to the Council File 21-1472. More information on our website.
  • HHPNC is looking forward to having volunteers fill 5 open positions for a Business Director, Homelessness Director, Youth Director, Housing Director, and Senior Director. If you or know anyone that would be interested, please get in touch with us at

Updates from our City Council Representative

  • On Wednesday, CD14 sponsored the DJ for the Senior Dance at the Highland Park Senior Center. There were over 130 seniors in attendance, enjoying the music and dancing. CD14 sponsors a DJ monthly for these dances for the seniors to enjoy!
  • They will be hosting a Business Watch meeting and a Movie Night (flyers attached). 
  • Highland Park Pool Improvements Update: Public works is finalizing the work to get the project consultants on board, soon after they will work on a detailed analysis of the Pool area and this will provide us with more information of what the scope of work could look like and the cost estimate of the project.
  • Keeping CD14 clean, the Fuego tech cleaning team continues to address locations in Highland Park that need attention. For areas or locations that are in need of maintenance please contact CD14’s office to get those locations scheduled for clean up

  • CD1 reported on their focus to prioritize high-quality neighborhood services, investing in people and place, and advancing a Care-First agenda. Some highlights include safety improvements on Figueroa Street in Highland Park, a new approach to constituent services, fixing the streetlights at Highland Parks’ Veterans Square, and improving city services, which will address the backlog of 311 cases
  • North Figueroa Bookshop: Children’s storytime, Mental Health Workshop, Knitting Circle, Poetry Open Mic HERE.
  • The Arroyo Seco Regional Branch Library: An array of youth and adult-friendly events  CLICK HERE 

Resources for Renters

Jobs and Opportunities

Summer Night Lights ends Aug. 25th

RSVP for the 2023 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods: HERE

If you rent a commercial space for your business, this webinar is for you!

On August 24 at 12:00 PM, please join the Know Your Rights Training for Commercial Tenants. You’ll learn about common issues in commercial leases, legal protections for commercial renters, and commercial rent debt arising from COVID-19.


On August 29 at 5:00 PM, please join the webinar, All About Contracts, to learn practical pointers for handling contracts and common scenarios business owners face. You’ll learn about important basics like how to draft a contract, how contracts are enforced, and what happens when a contract is broken.


Click here to register – and bring your questions! 

Interpretation in Spanish, Chinese, and Korean will be provided.

Arts and Community Events

Resources for Youth & Students

Other News

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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

Disclaimer: Acknowledgement of any entity or person(s) in this newsletter does not constitute the neighborhood council’s support or endorsement of it or its products or services.