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

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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

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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

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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!

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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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TARGET in Glassell Park – Community Meeting Jan 12th at 7pm

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There has been much discussion about the proposed Target store at the site of the old Fresh & Easy location at 4211 Eagle Rock Blvd. The Glassell Park Improvement Association has arranged to have representatives of Target Corporation come from Minneapolis to attend their meeting this Thursday, January 12th. They, along with staff from Council District 14, will do a presentation about this proposed project and answer audience questions. Please come and bring your ideas for what you’d like to see!

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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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Planning & Land Use Meeting

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The Glassell Park Neighborhood Council’s Planning & Land Use Committee (PLUC) is meeting tonight (12/8) @ 7pm. Developers for properties at 3564 Kinney Street and 3553 E. Lavell Drive are confirmed to attend; however, they have not confirmed that they followed committee instructions to notify residents within 500 feet of properties to be discussed. There will also be someone from CD14 to share what is currently known (not much, yet) about the very recent application (by Target) to move in to the Fresh & Easy lot.  Your feedback on this matter is very much welcome and encouraged! If you live near these sites, or just want to participate in discussions about land use in Glassell Park, please join us at 7pm for tonight’s meeting. As always, GPNC & committee meetings are held at the GP Community & Senior Center – 3750 Verdugo (behind Public Storage, driveway near GP pool). View the agenda here.

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Town Hall – “How to: Get Stuff Done” – December 6th 7:30pm

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  Come out to the Glassell Park Community Center (3750 Verdugo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065) on December 6th, 2016 at 7:30pm for our 1st GPNC Town Hall! “How to: Get Stuff Done” Tired of driving over potholes? Sick of the graffiti? Want to help but don’t know how? This is for you! Come meet and talk directly with your elected officials. Tell us your thoughts, complaints, suggestions… anything! We’re here to help. Change starts at the local level. Come learn how.  

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