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Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council June Newsletter

An update from the HHWNC outreach chairperson on June 4, 2012.

[The following information was provided by the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council.]

June 2012 Newsletter

JOIN HHWNC AT OUR JUNE BOARD MEETING
General Board Meeting
Date: Wed, June 20, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Woman's Club of Hollywood
1749 N. La Brea Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90046

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DON'T FORGET TOMORROW, TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012 IS AN ELECTION DAY!!!

For your polling location visit:http://www.lavote.net/LOCATOR/  

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You're Invited! HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST HOSTS A COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR!
Date: Friday, June 29, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Hollywood United Methodist Church
6817 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028

Please come out for a FREE Community Health Fair! Far too many Californians are either uninsured or lack proper healthcare. To help stakeholders in the Hollywood area access information on health and wellness HHWNC has teamed up with local electeds and healthcare agencies for the Hollywood Community Health Fair.  The fair will take place on Friday, June 29th from 10:00am-2:00pm. Participants will be provided with free healthcare screenings and health related information. Participants of all ages, income levels, and health backgrounds are encouraged to attend. There will be a host of Social Service/Nonprofit Organizations in attendance providing assistance as well.

Free Snacks & Drinks - Fun Activities for Children - Entertainment & Prizes! 

Co-Sponsors: Councilmember Tom LaBonge (CD4), Councilmember Eric Garcetti (CD13), Assemblymember Mike Feuer (AD42), Hollywood United Methodist Church, LA County Department of Public Health, Walgreens, LA City Farm and Dion the Trainer.

Public Transit and Parking Available at Hollywood & Highland Center

Free Screening: Anemia, Blood Pressure, BMI Testing, Glucose Screening, and HIV/STD AIDS Testing.

Free Information: Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention, “Ask a Doctor” General Physicians Booth, Bike & Helmet Safety, CalFresh Information, Cancer Prevention, Dental Hygiene, Healthy Kids Programs, Local Health Resources for the Uninsured, Low-Income Housing Information, Mammogram Appointments, Medi-Cal Information, Senior/Disability Services, WIC (Sign up), and much, much more! 

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Hollywood Community Plan Update 

For the most recent updates check out the Department of City Planning (http://cityplanning.lacity.org/). Hollywood Community Plan update as of May 18, 2012: http://cityplanning.lacity.org/CPU/HollywoodAddFINAL.pdf.  Please contact Hollywood Community Planner, Mary Richardson if you have any questions (mary.richardson@lacity.org). 

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HHWNC Supports Local Community Programs 

HHWNC voted to support the Hollywood High School Drumline/L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program. The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs Mission is to provide underserved middle and high school youth with an arts and literacy based after-school program which includes visual art, music, dance, film, academic support, enrichment activities and a variety of sports in a safe and caring environment.  HHWNC recently brought equipment for the Drumline.  Hollywood High School's Drumline is unique because they are the sole entertainment at football games, school assemblies, and prep rallies.  HHWNC is proud to support the efforts of the Hollywood High School Drumline and the L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program 

HHWNC also voted to support an educational garden at the Yucca Community Center.  The new garden aims to teach the children the importance of healthy eating as well as the basics of gardening.  HHWNC is excited to see what great fruits, vegetables and herbs the children will grow! 

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Lock It - Hide It - Keep It!
 

ALERT!  Car break-ins "Theft From Motor Vehicles"  is still a big problem in our area.  You can prevent becoming a victim by Not Leaving Anything Visible in Your Car!  Items left visible on the seat or console and a few seconds is all a thief needs to smash your car window and steal your possessions. Cell phones, GPS, lap tops, Ipads, cell phone chargers, Ipods, brief cases, money, personal mail and even a pair of sun glasses. Lock it - Hide it - Keep it!

When parking with a valet, at a shopping mall, theater, in your driveway or underground parking structure at home, please stash your stuff in the trunk, locked glove box, other compartments or at least under the seat and out of sight.

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Attention hikers!  Runyon Canyon Park continues to be a prime spot for cars being broken into. Stash your possessions and Lock Your Cars!

For information on locating lost or stolen cell phones visit http://www.hhwnc.org/node/2350

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A Pride Parade Traffic Advisory - Sunday, June 10, 2012 

LA PRIDE Parade, is set to begin this year on Sunday, June 10, at 11:00 a.m. The parade is held in the City of West Hollywood, the route travels along Santa Monica Boulevard between Crescent Heights Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard.  With over 400,000 participants, spectators and marchers, this emotionally charged experience, gathers together a colorful and diverse community.  Attendees should plan to arrive early.  

**Traffic will be closed on Santa Monica Blvd. between Fairfax Ave. and Doheny Dr. starting at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 10. Santa Monica Blvd. will re-open immediately at the end of the end of the Parade, which may be as late as 4:00 p.m.**

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Neighborhood Council Elections Will Be Held This Fall 2012

HHWNC will hold board member elections on Sunday, September 16, 2012.  We encourage YOU to participate in the process.  If you would like more information on the election or are considering a board member position please contact Elections Chair, Robin Moreno at area3chair@hhwnc.org. Filling deadline will be in late July/early August. 

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Community Corner

Yucca Community Center

Join the Yucca Community Center this summer for some great activities.  To check out their complete list of classes and activities visit, https://raponline.lacity.org/larap/form_activity.cfm?rev_type_id=1 .  


Oscar Outdoors

Bring a blanket and escape to the movies under the stars this Summer!
Oscars Outdoors is a summer screening series at the Academy's new open-air theater, located on the Academy Hollywood campus.  Tickets for June screenings are now on sale.  Ticket prices, $5 for general and $3 students & Academy members.Free parking: Academy Hollywood, 1341 Vine Street, Hollywood. Enter from Homewood Avenue (turn west off Vine Street). Please note: Patrons must have an advance ticket in hand in order to access the Academy's free parking lot on Homewood Avenue. Gates open at 6:30 PM and screenings begin at sunset

For all SOLD OUT films: A standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be distributed at 6pm; available tickets will be sold at 7:45pm. Ticket holders should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to ensure a seat at the venue. Please note: Standby line patrons should utilize street parking (please read the signs) or the nearby city parking garages.

A little about the venue: Permanent 40 x 20 foot screen. 10,000 square-foot plaza. Lawn seating. Be sure to dress warmly, and bring a blanket or low lawn chair. Picnic baskets, beer, and wine permitted. No pets (service dogs allowed). Food trucks will be available to purchase food and drinks on site.

Wine, Jazz & Moonlight Summer Concert Series at Hollywood & Highland Center

The popular Wine, Jazz & Moonlight Summer Concert Series comes back to Hollywood & Highland Center.  Sponsored by kjazz 88.1 FM, the Wine, Jazz & Moonlight Concert Series takes place every Tuesday evening, June 12 - August 28 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Central Courtyard (2nd Level) at Hollywood & Highland Center.  Appealing to music lovers from around the world, last summer’s series broke records by attracting more than 13,000 people throughout the 13-week tenure.

At each concert, guests have the opportunity to enjoy fine wines while nibbling on an assortment of cheeses, fruits and breads prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering. The entertainment is FREE.  Wine tasting (and assorted sampler box) is $10.00.  All proceeds from the wine bar will directly benefit Project Angel Food(www.angelfood.org), a non-profit organization, whose mission is to deliver free and nutritious meals to men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS and other serious life-threatening illnesses. Since the series inception, Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood’s prominent retail and entertainment center and kjazz 88.1 FM have raised nearly $230,000 for Project Angel Food.

Become a fan of Hollywood & Highland Center’s Facebook page and receive concert updates, special promotions and information about the center.  Otherwise, call (323) 467-6412 or visit www.HollywoodandHighland.com or www.kjazz.org for additional information.

Yamashiro Farmers Market Is Now Open! 
Time and Place:

Thursdays from 5PM to 9PM (April thru September)
1999 N. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068

Parking: 
Free PARKING and SHUTTLE at the Mosaic Church Parking Lot on Hollywood & La Brea.  Follow the signs on Franklin Ave. Guests with children or who need assistance will be accommodated with valet parking at Yamashiro Restaurant.  Valet is $10 for all others.Please:
NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL
NO PETS
NO SMOKING
For more information contact: info@lacityfarm.org

 

Outreach Committee Monthly Meetings 

Outreach Committee to meet every month on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:00PM.  Meetings will be held at Komida Restaurant, which is located in the Hollywood & Highland Center.  Address: 1738 Orange Drive, Hollywood, CA 90028.  Meeting topics will include newsletter material and community happenings.  First monthly meeting will be Wednesday, June 27, 2012. 

Member Spotlight

HHWNC would like to welcome our newest board members!

Area 2 Chair
Patricia Weber
Contact Patricia at area2chair@hhwnc.org

Cultural Resources, Entertainment and Public Events Chair
Alwyn Hight Kushner
Contact Alwyn at culturalchair@hhwnc.org 

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Two New Board Positions Are OPEN!
Would you like to be more involved?  

HHWNC is looking for dedicated community members to join the Council.
Make your voice heard while making a positive impact in your neighborhood.  
You can make a difference!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
CHECK OUT THE LINKS BELOW  Youth Development, Education and Recreational Resources Chair Needed

The Youth Development, Education and Recreational Resources Committee aims to successfully address issues which impact youth and recreation in our community.  We work to establish collaborative partnerships with youth, parents, schools, police, community centers, local business and service providers.

Area 9 Committee Chair Needed

Area 9 Boundaries
North- Mulholland Drive
West- Laurel Canyon Boulevard
South- Willow Glen Road
East-Torreyson Place; Flynn Ranch Road and Seattle Drive

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