6.16.17

6.16.17

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Greetings,

City Hall was busy this week. We celebrated Boy Scout Troop 121’s 100th Anniversary, celebrated the life of Adam West and of one of our own, Firefighter Kelly Wong, and Philippine Independence Day.

The field was busy attending community meetings in Pico Union and William Mead, and providing fresh produce to the Lincoln Heights community. Join us tomorrow for the Normandie Park playground grand opening.

It’s going to be a hot one. Have a nice weekend.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo
Councilmember, First District


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Boy Scout Troop 121

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(Photo Credit: Prop Fredy Ceja)

On Tuesday, Councilmember Cedillo welcomed Boy Scout Troop 121 to City Council. The troop celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. It was founded by J.O. Smith, who served as the director of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles and president of the California Christian Endeavor Union. Today, Troop 121 is a multi-ethnic troop comprised of 30 Boy Scouts that meet every week at the Central City Action Committee in Echo Park, and is led by Ruben Hueso.

Batman Sign Lights Up City Hall

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(Photo Credit: Mayor Eric Garcetti/Rosanna MJ Alulema)

Last night, City Hall shined the Batman sign on City Hall to honor the life of Adam West, the original Batman. Thousands turned out in costume to pay tribute to the caped crusader, who died June 9 at the age of 88 after a short battle with leukemia.

Remembering Firefighter Kelly Wong

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Today, Los Angeles remembered the life of Firefighter Kelly Wong, who died in a training exercise.

Philippine Independence Day

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Today the City Council honored Philippine Independence Day, which was declared on June 12, 1898 after 300 years of Spanish rule.   

Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan (Happy Independence Day)!


FIELD UPDATE
Pico Union Quality of Life Committee

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(Photo Credit: Luis Gonzalez)

Last Tuesday, Team Cedillo hosted the Pico Union “Quality of Life Committee” at St. Thomas School. Different themes came up in the discussion, including: public safety, clean communities and cultural events. The Pico Union Quality of Life Committee meets the first Tuesday of each month at St. Thomas School. Feel free to join us. 

Project Access at William Mead

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(Photo Credit: Luis Gonzalez)

Last Wednesday, Team Cedillo joined Worksite Wellness and the William Mead Residential Advisory Committee to launch “Project Access” at William Mead Homes. This project focuses on educating the community on healthy lifestyles through a series of informative sessions including financial literacy, understating food labels, diabetes prevention and managing stress. Project Access will continue every Wednesday until July 19th.

Fresh Produce at Lincoln Heights Farmers Market

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(Photo Credit: Steve Weingarten)

Wednesdays are Market Day in Lincoln Heights and shoppers are enjoying farm-fresh fruit and produce from two new vendors, and a series of Healthy Cooking demonstrations by Occidental College nutritionists.

The market welcomes Divine Harvest Family Farms of Castaic, where they grow a broad range of vegetables, berries and eggs. Summer is the peak of the stone-fruit season, and shoppers are also finding luscious peaches, nectarines and apricots at the YNT Farms table.

Families are also learning healthier ways to prepare meals through free cooking lessons by Occidental College’s Urban and Environmental Policy Institute. The series is scheduled for July 12, 19 and 26, and Aug. 9, 16 and 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.

WIC and EBT cards are welcome, and shoppers can double their dollars (up to $10) with Market Match dollars.

The market is open every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and is located in the parking lot between Daly and Workman streets, just east of North Broadway. For more information, contact Manager Bea Felix at (323)437-0203.


NEWS UPDATE
Normandie Park Playground Grand Opening

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(Photo Credit: Team Cedillo)

Councilmember Gil Cedillo and the Department of Recreation and Parks invite you to attend the grand reopening ceremony of the new playground and outdoor fitness equipment this Saturday, June 17th at 10 am. This community celebration will also include informational booths from Councilmember Gil Cedillo’s office, Pico Union Neighborhood Council and the Department of Recreation and Parks.

Glassell Park Flash Clean Up

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ICE Out of CD1 Event

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Join us on Saturday, June 24th for our ICE Out of CD1 campaign launch, featuring a free legal and resource fair. The ICE out of CD1 Coalition was sparked by the arrest of Romulo Avelica Gonzalez, just after dropping off his daughter at Academia Avance. 

RSVP here: bit.ly/ICEJune24


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