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Those in middle school and high school can stop by to pick up a free backpack with school supplies on Sun. July 22 in the UEI College parking lot, 701 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.

This event is sponsored by the Gardena Valley Chamber of Commerce with support from Staples, other businesses, and the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council. Stop by our booth for information about City services and pick up our new tote bag and key chain flashlight.

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Join us 10am-3pm on July 4th at Wadsworth and 118th. Refreshments and community information. Meet your Neighborhood Council and neighbors!

Gardena Elementary School Principal Blanca Cantu, Bryan Davis and Rey Quiroz

135th Street: Bryan Davis, Principal Dr. Pablo Osorio, Assistant Principal Traci Kanemitsu, and Rey Quiroz

116th Street Elementary: Richard Lee, Principal Tyra Brookins-Henderson, School Staffer, and Rey Quiroz

On May 23, 2018 Bryan Davis, the Chair of the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council’s Ad Hoc Homeless Issues Committee, along with other committee members and a stakeholder, delivered 150 backpacks filled with toiletries to the Principals and staff of the Council’s five elementary schools: 116th Street, 118th Street, Figueroa Street, 135th Street, and Gardena Elementary School. This is the second year for this project which was suggested by Bryan Davis, who works for LAUSD and realized that the toiletries for homeless youth attending the elementary schools was a need which local schools were not able to fund.

The evening before, eleven committee members and stakeholders had helped to fill the bags with the toiletries via a well-organized assembly line in just a half hour. The bags also included a brochure about the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council and the types of activities which the Neighborhood Council supports.

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Submit a funding request for the 2018-2019 fiscal year funds; deadline is May 22.

The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council is accepting funding requests for the funds which will be available starting July 1. Please use the attached funding request form and email to treasurer@harborgatewaynorth.org and chair@harborgatewaynorth.org by midnight on May 22. The Finance Committee will be reviewing all received requests at their May 30 meeting before recommending requests which meet HGNNC goals and funding guideline requirements to the full Board for approval.

The total amount of funding for the coming fiscal year is not yet known. Last year’s funds totaled $42,000 plus an additional $2,100 of Clean Streets LA Challenge award funds for clean up-related projects.

Non-profits, schools, community groups, and members of the Neighborhood Council area are welcome to submit proposals which will help further the Neighborhood Council goals which are listed on the funding request form. Non-profits and schools should also submit a completed Neighborhood Purposes Grant form, which is also attached.

HGNNC Funding Request Form 2018-2019

Neighborhood Purposes Grant Application

Mayor Garcetti delivered his State of the City Address April 16 saying that he needs the help of Angelenos to improve our quality of life in Los Angeles. This coming fiscal year, please consider joining the Mayor, the City Council, City departments, and community partners to spur economic growth in key industries, improve regional infrastructure connectivity, and ensure everyone benefits from the progress of the City.

In his address, the Mayor said the word “neighborhood” 25 times, which is a call not just to City Departments to take action, but a partnership opportunity for all Neighborhood Councils to engage in those instances where resources are being planned for neighborhoods. Here are a few objectives for the year:

  • Homelessness – providing emergency shelters, supportive services, parking, and storage
  • Crime – strategically deploying officers, expanding the Domestic Abuse Response Teams, investing in gang prevention and intervention services, and decreasing the number of gun possession
  • Jobs – attracting and supporting filming, innovation and the tech industry
  • Transportation – investing in regional transportation connectivity
  • Community Health – increasing youth participation in Recreation and Parks sports programs

On eradicating homelessness in the City, the Mayor called for a partnership with NCs to help in City Hall’s efforts to provide more long term solutions to the needs of homeless Angelenos, and I quote, “I met with business leaders, service providers, and the 44 Neighborhood Council homelessness liaisons from across L.A. to brief them on our efforts. They all plan to work closely with their Councilpersons to identify sites and build support for safe parking, shelter, and storage for homeless Angelenos. And it starts here at City Hall, where everyone shares in the responsibility of ending this crisis.”

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The CARE Study will assess arsenic, lead, mercury, and other chemicals in your body and provide information on what you and your family can do to reduce your contact with these chemicals.

The goal of the California Regional Exposure (CARE) Study is to measure and compare environmental chemicals in people across the state. This information will support efforts to reduce chemical exposure in Californians and improve public health. Visit the CARE website to take a 2-minute survey at www.cdph.ca.gov/CARE

  • Enroll between 300-500 adults, representing different racial and ethnic backgrounds, income levels, and communities within the study area
  • Collect information from participants to identify potential exposure sources
  • Collect blood and urine samples
  • Measure levels of selected metals and perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances
  • Return individual results to participants
  • Hold community meetings to describe overall study findings
  • Release summary results to the public through our website

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Sign Up

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, Harbor Gateway North received a Clean Streets LA award at City Hall. This is our second win. Thanks go to Saira Cooper, HGNNC Vice Chair and organizer of our Clean Streets effort and all who participated.

March 2018 the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council was nominated for an EmpowerLA Award for this project.

Here’s what we did:

HGNNC worked with the schools in our area to empower youth on community beautification and promote the 311 applications. We collaborated with 3 schools in the area: Alliance J. Skirball MS,EC-MS, Gardena ES.

  • Saira Cooper, HGNNC Vice Chair, created a MY LA 311 power point to use at the workshops so the parents can see first hand how to use 311 online.
  • We used MY LA 311 brochures and flyers in both English and Spanish, sent from Clean Streets of LA Office to give out at every 311 workshop.
  • We sent an email blast to 450 of our constituents to use 311 services for autumn clean ups.
  • We brought guest speakers from LAPD, Councilman Joe Buscaino’s Office, Dept. of Sanitation.

A group of USC students, working to develop a proposal for transportation electrification for the LA Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, is conducting a survey in communities with high traffic and pollution, on electric vehicles.

Please take the survey.

Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council has received news that former Board Member, Ramon Montoya has passed away. We remember and are grateful for his service and share this news with you:

Ramon Montoya Age 67
May 7, 1950 – March 15,2018

Ray went home to be with the Lord the morning of Thursday March 15th, after an extended battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

Ray is survived by his wife of 47 years, Maureen and his three children Raymond Montoya, Ricardo Montoya & Yvonne Muñoz. He was a wonderful Grandfather, Great-grandfather, Uncle, Cousin & Friend.

He was very involved in his church & in the community. He was a deacon at Grace Baptist Church, served on the Harbor Gateway North council and was a member of ILWU local 13 longshore union.

Please join us as we celebrate his life and remember the gift that he was.

~Viewing~
Friday March 23,2018
6:30-8:30pm
Restoration- Life Church
4234 W. 147th St.
Lawndale Ca. 90260

~Funeral~
Saturday March 24,2018
12 noon
GraveSite service 2pm
Green Hills Memorial Park
27501 S. Western Ave.
Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca. 90275

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