Board NC Food Distribution Project Update
On October 1, the Neighborhood Council reaffirmed its approval of spending $6000 for the distribution of groceries and ready to eat meals to the community.

The funds were approved as follows: $3000 will go to the company Everytable and $3000 for groceries to be purchased from York Stop Market, Hi-Ho Market, La Tropicana, Uno Produce Market, Ralphs Country Store, and Cali Mex Market.

A team of board members is working together to coordinate the project and ensure that food makes it into the hands of community members as soon as possible. The $3000 dollars for Everytable will purchase 500 meals, including delivery and tax fees. We will need to decide on a distribution location and date and notify the company at least 72 hours in advance.

The funds for grocery stores is equally divided among the 6 grocery stores and must be used for groceries. We are reaching out to non-profit organizations in our community that primarily have food giveaway experience, as to ease the process and avoid further delays. Once a new Treasurer is appointed and trained, HHPNC can start processing payments using the invoices from the vendors and the BAC for encumbered funds.

At the moment, HHPNC is limited to $333 a month for office/operational payments until a new Treasurer is appointed and trained. We invite you to email if you have questions or ideas for this project!

Per our initial vote in July, the food to be purchased is intended for those most in need in our community. Our goal and commitment is to facilitate an inclusive, equitable, and accessible food distribution. 
HHPNC Upcoming Zoom Meetings

October 19, 2020: Sustainability Committee 7:00pm
October 20, 2020: Land Use Committee 7:00pm
October 21, 2020: Special Meeting for Sustainability Committee 7:00pm
October 22, 2020: Outreach Committee 7:00pm
October 29, 2020: Executive Committee 7:00pm

Visit the HHPNC website to view Agendas & Zoom Links

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

Board Seat Openings
Come Be A Voice in Your Community
Join the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council!
Sustainability Seminar on Trees
Come Learn about Trees and how they help our community in this Free Seminar from the Highland Park Neighborhood Council -- Oct 21: 7- 8:30pm

6th Annual Environmental Justice Conference
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:00am-12noon
Free to Attend

This virtual conference brings together community voices that forge solutions to environmental justice and public health challenges.
Esta conferencia virtual reúne las voces de la comunidad que forjan soluciones a los desafíos de la justicia ambiental y la salud pública.

Zoom Seminar on Ballot Measures Oct. 21st
Videos from Ballot Measure Zoom Seminars
If you are 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.
The election is November 3rd - but you can cast your ballot early at one of our local ballot boxes. You can also register ONLINE to vote -- the last day is MONDAY OCTOBER 19th! Check you registration status, register online or find your voting location or ballot box at this link.
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.

Celebrate the Season: LA Made at the Los Angeles Public Library

Learn about Posada's Unknown Calaveras with Gloria Arjona (presented in Spanish). Thursday, October 22nd.
Available online at the LAPL's Facebook and YouTube Channels:
Updates from LA County - Stay Safe!
Social Gatherings
On Friday, the state updated its guidance to allow private gatherings of 3 or fewer households, as long as the private gathering is outdoors, everyone wears a cloth face covering and keeps at least 6 feet of physical distance, food is in single serve disposable containers, and the duration of the gathering is short. 

On Wednesday, the Department of Public Health updated the Health officer Order to align with the change in the state guidance. 

It is recommended that, if you do gather with 2 other households, that you do so with the same households each time, creating a quasi-bubble that can reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

A single household or living unit does not include institutional group living situations such as dormitories, fraternities, sororities, or residential care facilities. Nor does it include commercial group living arrangements such as boarding houses, hotels or motels.

Please note, that also it is so important that you do not attend any private gathering if you are experiencing symptoms of illness, have tested positive for COVID-19 or if you have been exposed or likely have been exposed to someone who is positive.

As a reminder, large public events and gatherings remain prohibited by the Health Officer Order, even when held outdoors, and nothing in the state’s revised guidance changes this.

To read the complete updated Health Officer Order, visit
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