A community meeting aimed at spreading awareness about the new K-12 Common Core Standards as well as the Local Control Funding Formula is scheduled today, Tuesday, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Eagle Rock High School auditorium located at 1750 Yosemite Dr. Organized by the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, in conjunction with the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, the meeting is an opportunity for parents to find out how the two new changes will affect their children's education. Translation in Spanish will be available.
Among those scheduled to attend the meeting are Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Bennett Kayser, Los Angeles County Office of Education Member Della Larimore, United Teachers Los Angeles President Warren Fletcher, LAUSD funding expert Edgar Zazueta, and Lydia Gutierrez, teacher and candidate for California State Superintendent for Public Instruction. Pre-submit questions for the panel by emailing them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Highland Park Old L.A. Certified Farmers' Market & Outdoor Fair
Highland Park's weekly Farmers' Market is scheduled on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Avenue 57 and Marmion Way, adjacent to the Metro Gold Line. This is a special kind of market: Proceeds go to the North Figueroa Association, a nonprofit group that will use the money for the security, cleanliness and improvement of the North Fig corridor and community. And this month, for the whole of October, Mardy's Munchies, the Montecito Heights bakery, will be donating 10 percent of all its proceeds from sales at the farmers' market to Aldama Elementary School. Questions? Call (323) 255-5030 or visit www.oldla.org.
3. Food Truck Feast
Highland Park’s weekly food truck feast unfolds at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the parking lot in front of the former Figueroa Produce building, located at 6312 N. Figueroa St. Food trucks from across Los Angeles are expected to be there until 9 p.m. Stay tuned for details.
4. ASNC Montecito Heights Local Issues meeting
The Arryoy Seco Neighborhood Council Montecito Heights Local Issues Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday Oct. 16, starting at 8 p.m. at the Senior Center at 4545 Homer St. Public safety issues are likely to be at the forefront of the meeting's agenda.
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