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Grassroots Community Meeting to discuss Walnut Canyon / Abode Development 2/9/17 @ 7pm


A local group of grassroots community activists together with NELA GreenSpace, who want to preserve Walnut Canyon as greenspace are meeting on Thursday evening, 2/9/17 @ 7pm to discuss next strategies and, specifically, receive professional advice about how to most effectively critique & object to the DEIR (draft environmental impact report) that the Abode developers have submitted with the intention of going forward with their project. Because this meeting is in a private individual’s living room, if you’d like to attend, you’re asked to email to get the address. Information is on the flyer (click here to view). **if you’re viewing this text directly from the homepage, that link is not active, so click the blue Read More button to go to the post page where this link is actually clickable

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Town Hall: 2/7/17 Homelessness – How to Be Part of the Solution


H O M E L E S S N E S S HOW TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION… Where can you volunteer to have a meaningful impact? How do you interact safely and compassionately? What are common myths and misconceptions? How is the face of homelessness changing? Who should you call—and not call? FEATURED GUEST SPEAKERS: Lycia Naff, Drive-By Do-Gooders Martin Schlageter, CD14 Policy Director Anthony Alvarado, LA County Dept of Mental Health Monica Alcarez, Recycled Resources/Winter Homeless Shelter If you would like to help, service providers will be accepting donations of coats, sleeping bags, blankets, socks, and toiletries at the event. This event will be held at Glassell Park Community & Senior Center 3750 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065 February 7th, 2017 – 7:00pm

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CD1 Candidate Forum 2/16/17 @ 7pm


GPIA (Glassell Park Improvement Association) presents a Candidate Forum between the candidates who will be running for City Council in Council District 1.  Please attend if you’d like to hear from the candidates before you cast your vote next month!  The outcome of this election could have a major impact on all of Northeast Los Angeles!!! Candidates Joe Bray-Ali, Gil Cedillo, Giovany Hernandez, Jesse Rosas Moderated By Gabriela Teissier of Univision Location Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies 2050 N. San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065 Co-Sponsored by Glassell Park Neighborhood Council, Mt. Washington Homeowners Association, Arroyo Arts Collective, Uptown Gay & Lesbian Alliance, LAUSD, HIstoric Cultural Neighborhood Council, Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Echo Park Neighborhood Council, NorthEast Youth Council

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Community Meeting – 1/28 at 10am – Walnut Canyon Threatened with Abode Development!


The GPNC is co-sponsoring a community meeting on Saturday, January 28th at 10am with the GPIA. The developers of the Abode project will be present to provide a presentation and will be accepting questions from the public. It will be, like all GPNC meetings, at the Glassell Park Community & Senior Center at 3750 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065 (behind the Public Storage building). An announcement from our local grassroots neighborhood greenspace advocacy group, NELA GreenSpace: For some time, NELA GreenSpace has been fighting to save natural open space in the neighborhood of Glassell Park — fighting to save beautiful canyons and hillsides that have no legal protection against development. We want to preserve these spaces for the benefit of everyone who lives in Northeast Los Angeles. Today, there is an urgent need to protect Walnut Canyon, a beautiful hillside with mature walnut trees and native wildlife, which faces complete destruction by a proposed development of 32 new homes. This large development is called Abode at Glassell Park. The Abode developers have completed ...

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BONC (Board of Neighborhood Commissioners) Meeting Tonight! 6pm!

Message from our East Area BONC rep: The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment would like to extend a special invitation to all Glassell Park NC and East Area Neighborhood Council board members, past and present, to attend the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (BONC) meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 6 pm at the Glassell Park Community & Senior Center (3750 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065) During the meeting, BONC will dedicate a portion of their meeting to recognize the 15 Year Anniversary of the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council. It would be such an honor to see everyone again. Together we accomplished the GPNC to reach its 15 year anniversary! Please join the Commissioners, Department Staff, Board Members, Stakeholders, and Community Partners on this special occasion. We look forward to seeing you! If someone you may know has served in the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council, please extend an invitation. Respectfully, Maggie Darett-Quiroz East Side Commissioner Department of Neighborhood Empowerment 323-788-1323

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Be Prepared for a Disaster with a Financial First Aid Kit


Click the image below for the full-size flyer or scroll past the flyer for content reproduced in text-only form. City Controller Ron Galperin’s Financial Planning Program Join Controller Ron Galperin & Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell A FREE EVENT Wednesday, December 7th, 6 – 7 pm Silver Lake Library 2411 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039 Be Prepared for a Disaster with a Financial First Aid Kit Are You Financially Ready? In the event of a natural disaster, you’ll need to have a plan to… pay your bills access your accounts locate important documents safeguard your records protect your credit For ADA accommodations, call 213-228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.

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Protect City Trees!


TreePeople, an organization that helps bring trees to Los Angeles to increase our urban canopy, has asked us to share something with you.  The content below is copied and pasted from their website. Have you heard? Last summer, TreePeople championed the protection of our urban trees as the City of LA prepared to launch its 30-year sidewalk repair program. Now, LA is starting to roll out steps to repair sidewalks across the region. That’s right–  over the next 30 years, the City plans to spend $1.4 billion dollars after a city settlement to make our sidewalks more accessible for all Angelenos. A large piece of this effort will likely involve removing many street trees– trees that provide shade and cool spaces. We at TreePeople fully support repairing our city sidewalks so they’re accessible for all Angelenos– but we also know the public health impacts if we sacrifice our trees. Without proper protections in place for our street trees when we roll out sidewalk repairs, LA could be trading one challenge, inaccessible sidewalks, with ...

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Eagle Rock Tree Lighting


Hello Glassell Parkian Parents!  Can your kids not get enough of the holiday, and tree lighting events?  Well, we wanted to share this one with you that’s taking place next door in Eagle Rock.  Click on the image below to see the full size flyer.

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FLASH Clean-Up: This Saturday!


There’s a flash clean-up happening at the North Glassell Park monument in the median on Eagle Rock Blvd, put together by the GPIA (Glassell Park Improvement Association).  The text of the flyer is copied/pasted below, and you can also click on the image below the text to view a larger copy of the flyer. The Glassell Park Improvement Association invites you to help clean up and replant around the North monument in the median on Eagle Rock Blvd. at Lincoln Avenue (1 block south of York Blvd.) The “Flash Cleanup” idea is to give a short time–45 minutes–that won’t get in the way of our busy weekends. We come together, care for our community, finish and go. The more people who show up the more we can accomplish. Please join us at the North monument, and don’t forget to bring your own sun protection, work gloves and water. Contact Jim Kiehl ( to RSVP or to join our team for future clean ups. We are working with CD14, to arrange for pickup of ...

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