May10, 2023 - Open as a Webpage

Updates from the May 4, 2023

Board & Stakeholder Meeting

  • CD1 shared updates on the FY 23-24 Proposed Budget released by Mayor Karen Bass. Updates to the budget hearing schedule can be found on the homepage of the City Clerk’s website, under Current and Upcoming Meetings. Public comments will still be heard on Friday, May 12th.

  • Councilmember Hernandez has partnered with the Youth Development Department to host a rally at her alma mater, Franklin High School, to connect the students to City resources, engage in some Civics 101, and announce a special competition with a $10,000 prize to fund the winning community project proposal created by the students!

  • CD14 shared updates on the Heart of Historic Highland Park (HHHP) Project to improve safety, increase transit connectivity, and ridership, etc. They will be holding a forum to hear feedback on what improvements the community would like to see on Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 from 6-8pm at the Highland Park Senior Center.
  • Mural Dedication Celebration with Joe Bravo’s “Water is Life” will be Saturday, May 13, 2023 2-6pm at Garvanza Park!

  • The Arroyo Seco Regional Branch Library shared the array of youth and adult-friendly events upcoming that can be found: HERE 
  • The board unanimously voted to support the Congress of Neighborhoods with $500.00 towards their goal to host an event supporting neighborhood councils at City Hall planned for September 23, 2023.

  • In support of drafting a Community Impact Statement (CIS) regarding the illegal dumping at the Historic Arroyo Seco Parkway (I-110) South exit at Bridewell, the board unanimously voted to support this.

  • Regarding SB411 Open meetings: teleconferences for neighborhood councils, the board unanimously voted to support a virtual option for meetings.

Art & Opportunities

Grand Performances announced the line-up for the 37th Summer Season of Free Concerts at California Plaza in DTLA! View the calendar: HERE 

California Arts Council Opens Its 2023 Grant Season is here! Statewide arts grant opportunities fund arts engagement and infrastructure to bolster well-being, resilience, and vitality of California’s arts workforce. All application submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on June 6, 2023: HERE 

Nimrod International Journal is accepting general submissions until October 1st! Send in your unpublished poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction! We look forward to seeing Highland Park submissions represented. To apply: HERE

Support Locally

Arroyo Art Collective and Checker Hall/Lodge Room present Artapalooza! This pop-up gallery has been extended until May 14 at 5577 North Figueroa St! Check out this limited time pop-up installation of LA’s finest artists and craftspeople, Wednesday-Sunday, 2-8pm

Join Tofu Scramble Run Club for this month’s caffeinated rituals and morning miles in Highland Park. Links to routes will be posted: HERE 

If you are interested in a backyard trail, some sidewalk yoga, and a coffee hang afterward at Kindness & Mischief, they meet Fridays at 6:30am for a 4-5 mile run. Dates: 5/12 • 5/19 • 5/26

Debt No More: A college skateboarding educational foundation fundraiser at the Lodge Room in Highland Park, May 18 at 6pm. CSEF (College Skateboarding Educational Foundation) believes that everyone should have the chance to pursue higher education and skateboarders are no exception. Come out and support a great cause! $20 tickets on sale now: HERE

North Figueroa Bookshop is presenting an exciting talk with their monthly Los Angeles Political Economy reading group on May 15th at 7pm at the Skid Row Museum, 250 S. Broadway with Malcolm Harris, Hamid Khan and members of the Los Angeles Tenants Union K3 Local!

For more exciting book talks such as for CITY OF INMATES by Kelly Lytle Hernandez on May 9, 2023 at 7pm! Or events like Scott Branson SURVIVING THE FUTURE: ABOLITIONIST QUEER STRATEGIES on May 14, 2023 at 7pm! Visit: HERE 

Youth & Student Investment

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice invites high school and undergraduate students to apply to the 2023 Madeline Gardea Social & Environmental Justice Scholarship! Scholarships will be awarded in amounts of $250 to $1,000. The application due June 30, 2023 by 5pm PST can be found: HERE

Chinatown Teen Council Present: Rejection Party on May 13, 2023 12-1:30pm! Must have a printed rejection letter to be admitted and RSVP’d by May 10, 2023: HERE

Volunteers and Job Opportunities with LA Commons! Interested in attending festivals, engaging with community, and uplifting youth and artists across Los Angeles or joining the team as a Cultural Organizer or Community Arts Program Intern? Find more information: HERE

Angeleno Corps is now accepting applications! Priority deadline for applications is May 26th, 2023. Are you 18 to 30 living in Los Angeles and interested in gaining valuable experience serving your community? You can earn up to $1,000 a month and a one-time $1,000 education award to help with educational expenses. To apply: HERE 

Summer Fellowship

Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez and California Volunteers under the Office of the Governor have partnered to offer the Summer Fellowship Opportunity. If you are interested in taking action on climate change in Council District 1, apply to be a Fire Resiliency Organizer: HERE

Mother's Day Events

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MAY 2023


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