Northeast Community Newsletter
October 25, 2013
Upcoming Events & Community Bulletin
Northeast Pic of the Week
LAPD Highland Park Senior Lead Officer Mark Allen and event attendees at the 2013 Hathaway-Sycamores Harvest Festival.
In This Newsletter:
Ride Colorado Boulevard's New Bike Lanes!
Saturday, October 26th
Eagle Rock City Hall
2035 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Have you noticed the new bike lanes and crosswalks on Colorado Boulevard? If you have, then you're looking at a part of the Colorado Boulevard Safety Improvement Plan! To celebrate these new additions to Colorado Blvd., join Councilmember Huizar's Office and a variety of community and bicycle organizations for a day of kids' activities and bicycling! The day will feature a half mile family ride, a five mile group ride, a childrens' bike rodeo, games, and more!
9:30AM - 5 Mile Bike Lane Ride
9:30AM - 1:00PM - Kids' Bike Rodeo
10:15AM - Opening Ceremony
10:30AM - Half Mile Bike Lane Family Ride
1:00PM - Bike-Friendly Business Raffle
For more information, please go to www.ridecolorado.us
or contact Councilmember Huizar's office at (323) 254-5295
York Park Planning Workshop #3
Tuesday, October 29th
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Buchanan Street Elementary School
5024 Buchanan Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Have you been attending the York Park Planning Workshops? If so, you know that workshop #3 will be when the refined community-designed concepts will be shown to the community. Attendees will have the opportunity to further define and shape these designs.
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Councilmember Huizar's Office at (323) 254-5295
Councilmember Huizar Commissions Utility Box Murals
Councilmember Huizar, the leading force on the City Council in adopting the recent mural ordinance, announced today he has commissioned nine top artists to paint murals on utility boxes on East First Street in Boyle Heights. The effort is part of Huizar’s push to utilize available public space, such as the recent bus-bench art project he sponsored, for public art.
“Public Art is vitally important to the life of any great City,” said Councilmember Huizar. “Utility Box Murals are an easy and affordable way to beautify our neighborhoods. I am hoping that this will spur a Citywide movement to promote art and give our talented local artists an opportunity to show the world the amazing artistry that we have here in the City of Los Angeles.”
If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Councilmember Huizar’s Northeast Field Office at (323) 254-5295
for more information.
Northeast LAPD Open House
Saturday, October 26th
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Northeast LAPD Station
3353 N. San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
The Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Division invites you to the Annual Open House and Resource Fair. Come meet your local law enforcement team and learn how to get involved! Additionally, there will be a Halloween Costume Contest for kids 12 and under! Prizes will be given for the funniest, scariest, and most creative costumes.
At the September 21st Glassell Park Pride Day Clean Up, community members noticed that the sprinkler system was not working properly on an Eagle Rock Boulevard median and notified the Council District 14 office. CD14 staff investigated the issue and learned that a brass part called the backflow device had been stolen from two sprinklers on Eagle Rock Boulevard medians. This missing piece incapacitated the sprinkler system on those medians.
This was not just a problem in Glassell Park – as of May 2013, approximately 50 units were stolen from medians throughout LA. At our office’s request, the Bureau of Street Services has reordered the parts and, once the parts are received, repairs will begin immediately.
LA River Ecosystem Restoration Study - A Historic Opportunity
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is studying a plan to restore habitat along 11 miles of the LA River from Griffith Park to Downtown. The Army Corps needs to hear from you, to ensure that we don't squander this unprecedented opportunity to green the City.
Four alternatives are being considered in the study, and the City is united in calling for the Federal government to pursue the most expansive and visionary plan, known as “Alternative 20.” Councilmember Huizar has called Alternative 20 “the best opportunity to fully realize our goals of completely transforming the Los Angeles River.” Unfortunately, USACE has “tentatively selected” an option that creates less habitat and connects fewer areas to the River. The LA River has been neglected and degraded as a result of urban development in the floodplain, pollution, and channelization. A revitalized river would offer lively green space with bike paths, pedestrian trails, parks, and natural habitat areas. It can serve as a bridge to connect urban life with nature.
Councilman Huizar sent his letter of support for Alternative 20 in June. Now it's time for everyone who cares about the river to get involved and be heard! Let the USACE know that you support restoration efforts on the LA River. Mention that you want the Army Corps to pursue the most expansive alternative, one that creates the most habitats and connects the most areas to the River. If you wish, you can mention support for “Alternative 20.”
1. It’s easy to submit your comments online.
2. Join your neighbors in support of a greener River at the USACE Public Hearing on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
at the LA River Center, 570 W. Ave. 26, L.A., 90065.
3. Or email comments to USACE at email@example.com
Find more info at the City's website: lariver.org
Pumpkin Fest 2013 at Eagle Rock Plaza
Thursday, October 31st
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Eagle Rock Plaza
2700 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041
The Radio Disney Road Crew & Local DJ will appear at the Eagle Rock Plaza for Halloween 2013 to entertain families via fun, interactive, Halloween games & activities. The Road Crew will celebrate with families for a two-hour period with Halloween festivities like a costume parade, arts & crafts, the Monster Dance, Halloween trivia and so much more.
Toys R' Us Opens at Eagle Rock Plaza Through January
They will have normal mall hours: 10AM to 9PM, Monday through Friday; 10AM to 8PM, Saturday; and 11AM to 6PM, Sunday. For more information, please contact the Eagle Rock Plaza at (323) 256-2147
Make Your Home Earthquake Ready!
Is your house earthquake ready?A new program in your area may provide up to $3,000 to seismically retrofit your house! If an earthquake happened today, would your house stay on its foundation? What would you be willing to do to strengthen your house to protect it from earthquake damage? The Earthquake Brace + Bolt Pilot Program offers up to $3,000 to Eagle Rock and Highland Park homeowners (ZIP codes 90041 and 90042) to cover costs associated with retrofitting their house to lessen earthquake damage.
Earthquake Brace + Bolt will be accepting applications to participate in the Program Pilot from September 30, 2013 through October 30, 2013
. Complete the Pre-qualification Survey to see if you are eligible to participate in in the Pilot!
or call (877) 232-4300
for more information.
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