Weekly Newsletter - December 7, 2018
President's Message
Greetings Highland Park!

I want to report that last night’s board meeting was attended by many Highland Park stakeholders, who wanted to make their voices heard and to let us, the board members, know that they are unhappy and disturbed by the amount of alcohol licenses issued and demanded to cease any further letters of approval for any additional liquor licenses. In addition, several stakeholders from N. Avenue 66 were present to protest the illegal actions of the removal of protected trees during the construction of a 13-unit small lot subdivision on a vacant site designated as a Historic-Cultural Monument taking place on 616-620 N. Avenue 66, which was not part of the proposed development plans. The meeting went over an hour, but every person who filled out a public comment card was able to speak.  READ MORE
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Jobs and Education Program for the Rodriguez Gang Injunction Settlement
The City of Los Angeles is funding a Job Training and Readiness Program available exclusively to Settlement Class Members in the case of “Rodriguez vs. City of Los Angeles.”

The program, administered by the Economic and Workforce Development Department, will allow class members to take advantage of job training services preparing them to enter the workforce, apprenticeship programs for jobs in today’s economy, as well as vocational and job training opportunities to connect them with available employment in high demand industries.

The program will be reviewed annually by a third-party evaluator from the California State University of Northridge to ensure it is providing appropriate services to class members.

The program is exclusively for the approximately 6,000 Settlement Class Members. Class members who are unable to participate in the program, or who do not have a need for this program, may transfer said benefit to a close relative (i.e. child, parent, sibling, or spouse).

All eligible class members will be pre-approved through a court designated claims administrator. Class members will be eligible for training and education stipends up to $1,000, pursuant to the completion of education and training milestones, and up to 400 hours of subsidized employment at the City’s minimum hourly wage for participants lacking a work history.

Program participants will receive career counseling, case management, support services, employment readiness, vocational training and education, training and education stipends, subsidized employment, employment services, and tattoo removal services through 22 contracted job assistance centers from the WorkSource Center System and the Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE).

Expanded Transitional Kindergarten
Buchanan St. Elementary and Magnet center needs more people to enroll their children in the ETK program next year. If they don't, they could be forced to shut it down. Please spread the word. (Click on image to view larger version).
La primaria y Centro Magnet de Buchanan St necesita más estudiantes para el programa ETK para el año que entra o lo van a tener que parar. Por favor comparte esta información.
12 Nights of Christmas ends Dec. 10th.
The OffBeat - A Bar On York is hosting 12 days of Christmas Toy Drive to collect gifts to give to children all year long for kids going through chemotherapy, surgeries and other painful and uncomfortable procedures.

The gifts will bring comfort and joy to these strong children experiencing tough medical conditions. 

Consider donating an unwrapped toy or items from the list and spend time with your neighbors in service to the kids! 💜🎁🎄
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San Pascual STEAM Magnet
Instagram Auction closes at 9pm tonight!
San Pascual PTA Instagram Auction
💥FUNDRAISER for San Pascual STEAM Magnet
💥AUCTION IS LIVE! Rolling close 9pm on FRI Dec. 7th - BID by commenting your email (spell out!) & amount! Click here.

Las Fotos Project presents Faces & Phases,
a Youth Photo Exhibit begins Dec. 8th
During the fall of 2018, 12 Las Fotos Project students were immersed in a three-month-long project to explore the phases of their adolescence through an introspective look at how their private and public lives shape the face of who they are today. Faces and Phases features self-portraits that reflect each girls’ individuality and photographic creativity.
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Board of Animal Services Meeting - Dec. 11
Councilman's Holiday Party
FHS Moonlight Rollerway Fundraiser - Dec. 14th
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Moonlight Rollerway , 5110 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, California 91204

The communtiy is invited to our “Let’s start the Christmas Break off right” with a fundraiser at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale. All proceeds support our Franklin Panthers and it’s a fun way to get together as a communtiy for a good cause! Tickets are $20 included Free skate rental and a chance to will some fun prizes!

NELearn Financial Empowerment - Dec. 15th
Puppets in the Park - Dec. 16th
LA River Park Planting
Voting Solutions for All People
Community Meeting January 10th
Registration Now Open
Cross Cultural Expressions Now Showing at Biscailuz Gallery
Library Events - December 2018
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