Check out this week's CD 14 Boyle Heights newsletter for more info on upcoming events in Boyle Heights!

District Offices

City Hall
200 N. Spring St.
Room 465
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 473-7014
Fax: (213) 847-0680

2035 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone: (323) 254-5295
Fax: (213) 485-8788

Boyle Heights
1870 E. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 526-3059
Fax: (323) 266-7511

El Sereno
4927 E. Huntington Dr.
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: (323) 226-1646
Fax: (323) 226-1644

Boyle Heights Community Newsletter
March 15, 2013

Upcoming Events & Community Bulletin


Boyle Heights Pic of the Week

 Photo of the iconic Jim's Burgers beings used as a set for a scene in an action packed television pilot. 
Have an awesome picture  to share? Please do! Send photos to   Each week a photo will be featured in our week in review. 

In This Newsletter:

New CD 14 Website Now Up and Running!


The Council District 14 Website has been revamped and relaunched. Please visit to learn vital information about the district and the services and resources available to you, as well as issues and projects our office is working on.
If you have a service request or any other City need, you can use the CD14 website to contact our office directly or submit a service-request via email. Let your family and friends know that they can also sign up for the CD 14 eNewsletter at our website.
Check it out when you have a chance and hope you enjoy it. You can visit our new Council District 14 website by going to, or just type in
Website design by Ulisses Sanchez


Neighborhood Purpose Grant

Looking to improve your community? Apply for A Neighborhood Purposes Grant (NPG) through the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council. An NPG should build community and enhance the neighborhood once completed. Any grant issued must be for a public purpose: in short, how will the grant help the community? Projects may encompass a wide range and can include, but are not
limited to:
The Arts
Community Support
Community Improvements.  
Visit the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council Website at or contact Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Funding Program at (213) 485-1360. Deadline to apply is April 1st, 2013.

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre and Danza Floricanto/USA  

March 16, 2013
6 pm Live music and curbside conversation
7 pm performance
Metro TOD site
101 S. Boyle Ave
The Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre and Danza Floricanto/USA will present EXPULSION, an interdisciplinary work that will contribute to East Los Angeles' dynamic social ecology. On three stories of scaffolding on East 1st Street and Boyle Avenue, Artistic Directors Heidi Duckler and Gema Sandoval will animate a vacant lot with bold movement and catalyze community dialog to explore the notion of "home" in Boyle Heights and beyond.
The performance begins at 7:00 pm and is FREE to the community. For more information visit:

The 2013 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute High School Latino Leaders in D.C.  recruitment information is now available!

The FREE six day civic engagement and leadership program for Latino high school students will take place July 14-19th in Washington, D.C. Students must reside in Los Angeles County, Orange County or San Bernardino County and meet the following requirements:

·         Be a current 9th, 10th, or 11th grade student
·         Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

 The program application is due Monday, April 8th at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time and can be found at

If you have any questions, please contact, Aarón Almada, Senior High School Programs Specialist at or 202.548.8781.


      Hollenbeck Division Station Fundraiser
 Wednesday, March 20, 2013
 11 am to 2 pm
Hollenbeck Police Station
 2111 E. 1st St.
Stop by for Lunch at the Hollenbeck Police station for some BBQ from Big Pappas Pit.  Lunch  will include your choice of  ribs, tri-tip, chicken or hotlinks with sides of  beans potato salad and bread. To pre-order your meals please contact: Elisa Torres at (323) 342-8904 or Tony Macklin at (323) 342-4144

Boyle Heights Farmers Market
Every Friday
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Mariachi Plaza Metro Gold Line Station
(1st and Bailey)
Join the Boyle Heights Farmers Market as they team up with  Boyle Heights vendors  who will be on hand to bring you organic fresh fruits and vegetables, hot foods, prepackaged nuts and legumes, and a variety of jewelry by artisans.  The farmers’ market will operate every Friday from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
This fun-filled event is the perfect family destination for families every Friday evening.  Families can take advantage of purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables directly from farmers, enjoy a nice meal, and partake in the live entertainment.

 Healthy Parenting: Three Workshops (Bilingual)
 Benjamin Franklin Library
2200 E. 1st Street, 90033
Monday March 18, 6-7:30 pm - Child Development for Parents
Understand developmental milestones from birth to age 5. Know when and where to go for additional services for your child.
Monday April 1, 6-7:30 pm - Jumpstart to Good Mental Health
Support your children and protect them from exposure to factors that may negatively impact mental health, well-being and academic success.
Conducted by the Zero to Five Program of VIP Community Mental Health Center.

Pennies and Keys Campaign in Support of Bracero Statue
The Union Binacional de Ex-Braceros is seeking your donations of pennies and keys or other copper materials to help build a statue that will be dedicated to the hard work of Mexican Braceros between 1942 and 1964.
Donations may be dropped off or delivered to the Mexican Cultural Institute at 125 Paseo de La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012. This is an ongoing campaign. For further information please contact Baldomero Capiz via email at


 Special screening of  "Ghost of the Third Reich"

Saturday, March 23rd
Breed Street Shul
247 N. Breed Street
Boyle Heights 90033
Join the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California and the Breed Street Shul Project for a special screening of GHOSTS OF THE THIRD REICH. The thought-provoking documentary “Ghosts of the Third Reich” documents the moving stories of descendants of the Nazis. These individuals, whose family members were supporters, officers, and elite of the Nazi regime, share a common desire to distance themselves from Nazi ideology and to liberate themselves from the guilt they bear seventy years later.
This event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. RSVP’s are recommended via email at: Due to the subject nature of the film, its recommended children be at least High School age.  For more information call  323-­‐881-­‐4850 or visit

Online Safety: Tips to protect you and your family online

10am – 12:30pm
PUENTE Learning Center
501 South Boyle Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Tools and tips to protect  you and your family online National Cyber Security Alliance and AT&T Present In collaboration with the PUENTE Learning Center Whether you are using social media,  accessing banking services or sending a photo, this session will provide tools and tips for getting the most out of the internet while making sure you are protected.  Lunch will be provided Please visit to RSVP. For questions or to request disability-related accommodations please contact 

1st International Farmers Market: A Taste of Mexico
Every Sunday
12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Mariachi Plaza Metro Gold Line Station
The 1st International Farmers Market will be showcasing food from local Boyle Heights restaurants such as-- Santa Cecilia, Yaya's, Las Flautas, Happy Corn, Albanil, and many more! There will also be live performance by our local Mariachis. Don't miss out on some of the best music and food that Boyle Heights has to offer.

LA Business Source Center


The Los Angeles Business Source Center provides local businesses a suite of technical services.  These services are at no charge to businesses owners including strategic and analytical consulting, particularly in business development and engaging in State Enterprise Zones (SEZ). Programs include:

·        Business Training Workshops
·        One-on-One Consulting
·        Small Business Financing and  Loan Packaging
·        Employee Hiring/Work Force Development
·        Licensing and Permit
·        Business Accounting
For more information please contact (323)264-9020 or visit the office to schedule an appointment at 1852 E. 1st   Los Angeles, 90033. 


Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council Meeting

Every 4th Wednesday of the Month
Boyle Heights Senior Center
2839 E. 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Please join the Boyle Heights community for their monthly general board meeting. This is a great opportunity for you to network with board members and learn about community issues and concerns. The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council (BHNC) meets 4th Wednesday of every month.

Road map to High School College Prep Workshop

Thursday, April 18
Robert Louis Stevenson Library
803 Spence St. 
Middle school students: are you college bound? Your path starts in High School! Learn about grade point averages, honor and AP classes, as well as what the College A-G requirements are and which extra-curricular activities to consider. Workshops are hosted in partnership with the Princeton review and are intended for Middle School Students and their parents.

Citizenship Test Study sessions 

Saturday, March 23 @1:00pm
Saturday, March 30 @1:00pm
Saturday, April 20 @1:00pm
Saturday, May 4 @1:00pm

Robert Louis Stevenson Library
803 Spence St

Come to the library and  study with others studying for  the citizenship test in English and Spanish. 

Student Zone at Stevenson Library
Monday - Thursday
Robert Louis Stevenson Library
803 Spence St. 
Visit your local study zone! Free printing for homework, access to Live Homework Help online tutoring, computers reserved just for homework, and other resources to help students be successful!

Rexlace Craft for Teens
Friday, April 19, 2013

Robert Louis Stevenson Library
803 Spence St
Make lanyards, keychains, or bracelets using Rexlace (vinyl craft lace). All materials will be supplied. Fun and free activity! 

Teen Council
First Friday of the month

Robert Louis Stevenson Library
803 Spence St. 
Do you want to hang out with other cool teens? Do you want to help decide what new books/movies to get? Do you want to help plan what awesome programs the library should have? Join the R.L. Stevenson Branch Teen Council! Council meets once a month. Looks great as an extracurricular. Snacks provided.

Thursday Night Movies at the library
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @5:00pm
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @5:00pm
Thursday, April 25, 2013 @5:00pm
Thursday, May 09, 2013@5:00pm

Robert Louis Stevenson Library
803 Spence St

Come watch a movie at the library! Its free and fun for the entire family. 

Family Story Time at Robert Louis Stevenson Library

4:00 PM
Robert Louis Stevenson Library
803 Spence St.
Join the Stevenson Library staff in their weekly family story times featuring engaging story telling and reading for kids and their families.
For more information please contact: 323.268.1349


Boyle Heights Parent College Program 

 March 16th
 April 20th
May 18th
9am – 12:30pm
Hollenbeck Middle School
2510 E. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
The Partnership for LA Schools will kickoff its Boyle Heights Parent College Program at Hollenbeck Middle School. The Partnership invites parents and families of Stevenson Middle School, Mendez Learning Center, Roosevelt High School, Hollenbeck Middle School, and Sunrise Elementary School to take part in this free program to learn about college readiness and access for our youth. Free childcare and breakfast will be provided, for further information, (213) 201-2000 X 234, (213) 201-2000 X 211.

Dispute Resolution Program

Community members can benefit from mediation by saving time, money and emotional distress trough the mediation of disputes. DRP offers free mediation services and mediation training for any Los Angeles County resident, or person who has conducted business in our community, and is involved in a dispute. Mediation is a confidential, voluntary process in which a neutral third party facilitates communication between people to resolve their disputes. For more information please contact office of the City Attorney at 213-485-8324.

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Commodity Supplemental Food Program

If you or someone you know is a senior (60 years and older) and meets the Senior Income Guidelines of $1,180 per month (1 person) or $1,594 per month (2 persons), they may qualify to participate in the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Commodity Supplemental Food Program. This program will provide seniors with a FREE Food Kit once a month, prepared with specific nutritional needs in mind, and will include meats, canned fruits and vegetables, dry milk and related products, cereals and other grain products, plus much more!
Program Requirements are as follows:
Seniors (60 years and older)
*Picture ID with Date of Birth
* Proof of Income – Social Security, SSI or Pension 
(Bank Statement, Check Stub, Benefit Award Letter) OR
*Medi-CAL Card
You can authorize someone to pick up your food every month! Note: Please make sure to bring that person with you at the time of your first visit.
To find your local Multipurpose Senior Center, please call 1-800-510-2020. For Los Angeles Regional Food Bank information

Department of Aging Programs

The Los Angeles Department of Aging offers free help to family caregivers and seniors.  Programs include family caregiver workshops and free legal assistance to help protect your older loved one.  For more information on programs offered by the Department of Aging please contact Veronica Sanchez Perez at (213) 252-4097 or email her at
FREE Conference Call Information & Resources
for Seniors &  Family Caregivers Seminar
If you are a family caregiver for a senior 60 years or older and would like to know about programs that can help you care for your loved one, please participate in the next "Infonar" that best meets your schedule.  In only 30 minutes you will learn about the many programs that can help your loved one and reduce some of the stress you might be dealing with in juggling care giving especially if you are also working. For more information please contact: Veronica Sanchez Perez at (213) 252-4097 or email her at
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