Northeast Community Newsletter
August 9, 2013
Upcoming Events & Community Bulletin
Northeast Pic of the Week
One of the designs created by the community for the future park at Avenue 50 & York Boulevard
In This Newsletter:
Avenue 50 & York Boulevard Park Planning Workshop Is a Success!
Over 50 community members came out to Burbank Middle School on Thursday for the first York Park Planning Workshop. After listening to a presentation by Council District 14 and the Department of Recreation & Parks (RAP), attendees broke out into 10 groups to develop basic concepts for the future park.
Per the state grant's requirements, the park must include a playground, adult fitness zone, seating/community space, landscaping & irrigation, a restroom, security lighting, decorative fencing, and green space/walking path. While all of these features must be included, there are no specific requirements for how big each feature should be or where it can be placed.
In addition to the required features, community members came up with many things to add to the park, including:
a water play pump for kids
craftsman-style play equipment
an outdoor classroom
movable chairs and tables (similar to those found in Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles)
At the end of the workshop, attendees voted on the top three basic concepts. RAP will be drawing these basic concepts and presenting them at the next meeting. The community will then be able to flesh out the details for each, modify features, and more.
US Courthouse Subcontracting Seminar
Meet the Project Team and Get Involved!
Thursday, August 15th
12:30PM – 3:00PM
(Registration begins at 12:30PM)
Los Angeles City Hall, 3rd
200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
All interested firms, especially Small Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, Women-Owned Small Businesses, HUBZone Small Businesses, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, are cordially invited to learn about subcontracting opportunities for the U.S. Courthouse-Los Angeles. Come meet the team and learn about the project, schedule, subcontracting opportunities, and Small Business goals.
• Project Overview
• Project Small Business Goals
• Potential Subcontractor Opportunities
Bring photo identification for security clearance.
The Parking Structure is located at 201 N. Los Angeles Street (under City Hall East), just south of Temple on the west side of the street, directly across from Parker Center. Enter underground parking structure heading south on Los Angeles St., check-in at the security kiosk. After parking, take elevators to 3rd floor. Follow the signs to the Pedestrian Bridge. See the security officer (show your ID), walk across Bridge to the Rotunda and then the Public Works Board Room on 3rd Floor, just north of Rotunda.
Hosted by the US General Service Administration’s Office of Small Business Utilization, Clark Construction Group - California, LP, and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.
Get Involved with the 15th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival!
The Center for the Arts Eagle Rock and the Eagle Rock Music Festival are celebrating 15 years in the community!
Councilmember José Huizar and the City of Los Angeles are proud to support this community festival that celebrates the diversity that is Northeast Los Angeles. This year the festival will take place on Colorado Blvd on Saturday October 5, 2013 from 4pm-10pm.
The Eagle Rock Music Festival is a nationally noted community street festival showcasing a variety of innovative, multicultural and local music every October since 1998. The festival hosts Los Angeles based acts at a various locations along its ³main street², Colorado Boulevard, in the progressive and multi-generational Eagle Rock neighborhood.
The festival¹s intention is to celebrate Eagle Rock and support local business, community and culture. This all-ages festival has set itself apart by showing a commitment to booking emerging artists who live and work in the community.
Recognized for fostering a unifying community atmosphere while maintaining a commitment to groundbreaking music the Eagle Rock Music Festival is a local event with citywide appeal.
For more information on how to sponsor this event or get involved, please go to:
Swim For Health!
Keep Glassell Pool Open Year Round!
The Glassell Pool is due to close as a year-round pool after Labor Day in 2014. Due to city budget cuts, starting in 2014, the pool will be operated on a seasonal schedule, open only during the summer. For years, swimmers from all over the Northeast Los Angeles community have enjoyed this pool, which offers lap swim, lessons for swimmers of all ages, and swim and water ballet teams. It also provides life guard training to youths and hosts the Marshall HS swim team during practice and meets against teams like ERHS.
Friends of Glassell Pool have launched a SWIM FOR HEALTH fundraising effort. The group is looking for local corporate and community partners to help maintain and improve this neighborhood gem. The money raised will be used to supplement and enhance the Recreation and Parks budget. Your donation to the LA Parks Foundation, the City of LA Department of Recreation and Parks' fiscal agent, is 100% tax deductible. For more information on LAPF, please visit the website at www.laparksfoundation.org
. Checks are made payable to LA Parks Foundation and should be mailed to the LA Parks Foundation at 11973 San Vicente Blvd, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90049 and earmarked for the Glassell Pool on the memo line.
For more information, please contact Ronnie Solman at (323) 246-5653
Los Angeles releases MyLA311 Mobile App!
Eagle Rock Farmers Market
Every Friday, 5PM - 9PM
Caspar Ave & Merton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90041
For its 16th birthday, the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce and local gardeners are recruiting more farmers, artisans and food vendors. Produce is farm-fresh, picked that morning. The Locals Only music program spotlights homegrown talent. Nearby shops are encouraged to stage pop-ups, salons and promos.
For more information, you can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EagleRockFarmersMarket
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