President's Message
Greetings Historic Highland Park!

October was a full month for the board in a really positive way! Two committees got off the ground this month, Public Safety and Outreach. We held a webinar titled “How trees can help foster a greener & more inclusive Highland Park” during which we learned from leaders in our region that work hard to protect our local trees in action and advocacy! If you were not present with us, I invite you to watch the recording. It is always truly great to hear from many of you through our committee meetings and to work with several stakeholders as fellow committee members. We are thankful for stakeholders volunteering their times on committees. Thank you! 

With the holiday season here, and perhaps, some virus fatigue kicking in, please remember that our actions save lives. Our County remains in the purple tier, meaning we have more than 7 daily new cases per 100,000 residents or higher than 8% positivity rate. Try to remember that you are not alone and that we can save lives by keeping our distance, wearing face coverings, and being mindful of hosting or attending gatherings. Let’s have a spooky and safe Halloween, as well as a wonderful time observing Dia de Los Muertos and remembering those that have come before us!

Lastly, elections are also here! There is an in-person voting location at Occidental College and, in our neighborhood, there are official drop-off boxes at Arroyo Seco Regional Library and Garvanza Park. If you are not able to vote, you have an important role too in our democracy! Consider helping someone else get to a voting center or box safely or simply reminding them that we have a few days left to participate in our country’s democracy! 

Thanks for tuning in to the neighborhood happenings by opening this newsletter. We hope that you will also join us at our General Board meeting next Thursday, November 5, where we will hear a report on the food distribution project plans and voting on various other initiatives to support neighborhood needs! I hope that we can all work together this November to bring in a joyful holiday season for all with true warmth, community, and joy. 

Estrella Sainburg
HHPNC President

HHPNC Upcoming Zoom Meetings

November 5, 2020: Monthly Board Meeting 7:00pm
November 11, 2020: Public Safety Committee 7:00pm
November 12, 2020: Outreach Committee 7:00pm
November 16, 2020: Sustainability Committee 7:00pm
November 17, 2020: Land Use Committee 7:00pm

Visit the HHPNC website to view Agendas & Zoom Links

(Note: Agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting)

Sustainability Seminar on Trees
Learn about Trees and how they help our community in this Free Seminar from the Highland Park Neighborhood Council ... and also learn how you can get FREE trees.

Videos from Ballot Measure Zoom Seminars
If you were not able to attend the Zoom Meeting on Oct. 21st, you can watch the video from recent Zoom webinars by the League of Women Voters held by the Echo Park NC. See below.
  • Election day is almost here! Don't forget to mail in your ballot or return it to a Vote by Mail drop box. By mail, remember no postage is necessary
  • In-person at any Vote by Mail drop box location (click here  to locate)
  • At any Vote Center in L.A. County (click here  to locate)

Celebrate the Season: Dias de los Muertos
Learn to create your own shoebox altar filled with paper flowers, papel picado, and keepsakes of your loved ones in celebration of Dia de los Muertos.

Watch the workshop soon on the Selfhelp Graphics Youtube page @SHGTV.

As the holiday approaches, please remember to follow guidelines and take precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here are some fun ideas to keep spooky and safe this Halloween season:
Ready to celebrate? Check out our Halloween Guidance for more suggestions!
Film in LA - Have you been affected by Filming?
If you were recently affected by filming in Highland Park or ever are, residents and neighbors are welcome to call Film LA at (213) 977-8600 to receive support or contact the production company directly whose information is on your local notice.
Celebrate the Season: LA Made at the Los Angeles Public Library

LA Made is a cultural series featuring free music, dance, theater, and conversations with local entertainers at libraries throughout the city. On Thursday November 12 at 4PM, join Ilona Glinarsky, a 25-year veteran dancer, educator, and life coach in exploring the true history, culture, and philosophy behind Argentine Tango, often called The Dance of Life and Love. You will also get a taste of the "building blocks" upon which this dance is structured. Be prepared to learn, move, and have some fun. No partner or dance experience needed!

Covid 19 - Stay Save - Be a Hero
Updates from LA County and LA City
LA Housing Element Webinars
LA City Planning is hosting 3 webinars to gather feedback on the next phase of The Plan to House LA. These concepts will guide how LA’s housing decisions are made for the next eight years. Webinars will also be broadcast on Facebook on the Los Angeles City Planning Facebook page. 
  • November 10th 12pm - 1:30pm click here to register
  • November 18th 5pm - 6:30pm click here to register

Get Involved with Metro
Metro is seeking 15 community members and 3 alternates to join their new Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC). If you are interested in participation, applications are now being accepted until November 13, 2020. Click here for more information.
LA Covid-19 Child Care Provider Grants
Applications for the LA COVID-19 Child Care Provider Grant Program are still being accepted through 12pm on October 26. Licensed centers and agencies experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19 can receive $10K, $25K, and $40K grants. Click here for application information
LA vs. Hate
LA vs Hate is a community-centered creative campaign to encourage and support all residents of Los Angeles County to unite against, report, and resist hate.

On this page you will find resources for everyone and anyone to help build community and remind your friends and family of the importance of standing up to hate in our county. If you are the victim, or witness of, a hate incident or hate crime you can report the incident/crime with 211 LA. Your report is confidential and 211 is not affiliated with law enforcement.

We encourage you to use the free artwork across social media, text, and email to unite your friends and family in the effort to recognize, report, and resist hate. No matter the neighborhood you live in or the job you have, the diversity of Los Angeles makes us stronger. The core message of the campaign is that the unity of all Angelenos, is what will allow us to overcome hate.

To view and use artwork for Los Angeles vs Hate click here.
Los Angeles County
Office of the Assessor
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang has published the 2020 Annual Report; an in-depth look at the real estate market, tax savings programs, city-by-city information and more! 
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