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President’s Message 3-21-20

Highland Park Neighbors,

I understand that these are unprecedented times and that the situation has been rapidly changing especially within these past two weeks. Although I am truly in awe of all the wonderful and kind neighbors in our community. I can only hope that we can continue to be kind to one another and remember that we are all in this together. Let us do everything we can to get through this.

Please use verified resources for your information such as: WHO, CDC, CDPH, LACPH, LA City Mayor

Governor Newsom (State) and Mayor Garcetti (City) have issued a Safer at Home Emergency Order. This means that residents of California and the City of Los Angeles are required to stay inside their homes unless they are engaged in certain “essential activities.” On those occasions when you are out of your home for necessary tasks, stay at least six feet away from others. Please visit their sites for more detailed information.

Mayor Garcetti will be providing the City with daily briefings at 5:15pm until further notice. You can watch the Mayor’s briefing on Facebook.

The County Board of Supervisors are having daily briefings every day at 12:30pm until further notice. You can watch the County briefing on the County Channel, Facebook, or on local news stations.

Currently LAUSD and the Red Cross opened 60 Grab and Go Food Centers. These centers will be open on weekdays from 7 am to 10 am. Each child can take home two nutritious meals. Locations of the centers can be found here. Our closest locations are Luther Burbank MS and Eagle Rock HS. Please visit their website for a list of resources you can use from home.

The Department of Aging will be distributing packaged and frozen meals for older adults at several locations throughout the City are being offered at the Highland Park Senior Center located at 6152 N. Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90042. The Department of Aging is currently working on a plan to get those meals delivered. Here is a map with detailed plans for each meal site. Please note that the info is updated frequently.

The County will also be offering meal delivery for seniors through their WDACS program. Click here to learn more. Deliveries are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling the number on the flyer. Attached are flyers for the locations on the Eastside.
The City and other organizations are working diligently to ensure that our unhoused Angelenos are provided with shelter and the resources needed to stay healthy. Hand washing stations have been deployed throughout the City.

I have been working to update our website with our vendor to ensure that the latest up to date information is posted daily. Our Social Media pages are being updated with the latest information as well. Please follow us there for daily updates. Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

A lot of our small businesses are still open for business to provide us with our essentials and I want to encourage our neighbors that can to support our local businesses by ordering from them.

Hoarding has been an issue that has been highlighted during this time and I encourage everyone to only take what they need and leave something for your neighbor.

Although we have a lot of awesome neighbors and such kind stories coming out of this Global Pandemic we also have those taking advantage of others and capitalizing during this time. Please beware of scammers, price gouging, amongst other things. Please use this link to visit the LA City Attorney’s page to report any of this activity.

Please visit our website for more information and resources.

I want to thank everyone that is volunteering, all of our healthcare workers, our teachers, our grocery store personnel, and everyone that is doing what they can during this time.

Stephanie Maynetto-Jackson, President
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council