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  • 13 Aug 2020 3:56 PM | Anonymous

    A  citywide opportunity for individual artists to reimagine public art, applications accepted until September 1, 2020, or until 600 applications are received. 

    The Citywide COVID-19 Emergency Response Program will focus on individual artists with the greatest risk of hardship. Artists must demonstrate financial need and the detrimental impact of COVID-19, such as the ability to pay rent, utility bills, loss of employment, etc. 


    About the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)

    As a leading arts and cultural agency, DCA empowers Los Angeles’ vibrant communities by supporting and providing access to quality visual, literary, musical, performing, and educational arts programming; managing vital cultural centers; preserving historic sites; creating public art; and funding services provided by arts organizations and individual artists.

    Formed in 1925, DCA promotes arts and culture as a way to ignite a powerful dialogue, engage LA’s residents and visitors, and ensure LA’s varied cultures are recognized, acknowledged, and experienced. DCA’s mission is to strengthen the quality of life in Los Angeles by stimulating and supporting arts and cultural activities, ensuring public access to the arts for residents and visitors alike.

    DCA advances the social and economic impact of arts and culture through grant-making, public art, community arts, and strategic marketing and development. DCA creates and supports arts programming, maximizing relationships with other city agencies, artists, and arts and cultural nonprofit organizations to provide excellent service in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles.

    For more information, please visit

  • 13 Aug 2020 10:12 AM | Anonymous

     Bulky Item Round-up & Flash Clean-up

    This Saturday Morning 8/15! BULKY ITEM ROUND UP event, with item pick-up available! Please notify us of items you would like to get rid of at your home (contact details below)

    To get rid of items, send an e-mail to Jim Kiehl to be put on the pick-up list. Then have your items out in front of your home before *8:00AM on 8-15-20.

    No Electronics, household chemical waste, or tires can be taken. 

    Find any abandoned Bulky items out on the street? Note the location and a description of the items so we can add them to the pick –up list.

    *Pick-up will be between 8am & 11am. 

    Rather drop off your items? There will be 3 bins in Glassell Park to bring your bulky items to:

    1) 4126 Verdugo Road (north of York, east side of street). 

    2) Avenue 33 (between Verdugo Road and Eagle Rock Blvd).

    3) 3361 Portner St. (near Estara).

    Flash cleanups are quick-and-efficient street cleanups of specific locations in Glassell Park, designed to be completed in 45 minutes. In, Out, Done! In a few focused minutes our energy and efforts create cleaner streets for all. 

    For questions and to be put on the pick-up list, email

  • 7 Aug 2020 1:07 PM | Anonymous


    FREE COVID-19 walk-up testing  & Census Canvass in Cypress Park on Saturday, August 8th at the Cypress Park Recreation Center 2630 Pepper Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065.

    There will also be FREE COVID-19 walk-up testing with no appointment necessary from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

  • 5 Aug 2020 12:41 PM | Anonymous

    The GPIA’s Wednesday evening “At Home With...” series continues with LAPD Captain Arturo Sandoval from the Northeast Station in Glassell Park. Captain Sandoval is a Los Angeles native and became a police officer in 1989.

    Zoom information will be posted here, and go to to recommend someone we should invite.

  • 2 Aug 2020 10:56 AM | Anonymous

    Interested in Glassell Park having their own Dog Park?? The Exploratory Committee is forming soon! Interested people and pups, please (virtually) join us Tues. evening, 6:30 - it would be great to "meet" neighborhood pups!

    More information and the meeting link can be found on the event page. Please click here.

  • 31 Jul 2020 10:15 AM | Anonymous
    Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2020 Glassell Park Chalk Art Festival.

  • 30 Jul 2020 10:40 AM | Anonymous

    August 4, 2020
    6:30 pm
    Zoom (join meeting via

    • Welcome and Introductions (pups & people)
    • Discussion - Dog park in/ around Glassell Park
    • Form committee
    • Set date for next meeting
  • 27 Jul 2020 5:27 PM | Anonymous

    The County of Los Angeles, through Los Angeles County Public Works, is starting the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process for the 2020 LA River Master Plan and is soliciting public and agency input on scope, methods, content, and alternatives which will be considered for the proposed Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). Please participate in the virtual meeting this Wednesday, July 29, 2020 to learn more about the CEQA process for the Draft PEIR, and click here for more details on the Notice of Preparation.

    Meeting Details
    Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Location: The hyperlink to the online meeting will be sent via email and made available at before the meeting.
    Please click here to register for the meeting. Registration is not required for attendance, but participants who register will receive an email reminder and instructions for the meeting.
    If you cannot attend the meeting, the presentation will be available at and questions can be sent to on what you’d like to see in the PEIR should be submitted no later than August 6, 2020 in writing to the physical address or e-mail address shown below. If sending an e-mail, please include “NOP Scoping Comments” in the subject line and include a return address or e-mail address and a contact name in your agency with your comments: 

    The Draft PEIR will be released for public review when it is ready and you will receive another email notification at that time.

  • 27 Jul 2020 1:38 PM | Anonymous

    The GPIA’s Wednesday evening “At Home With...” series begins with Jackie Goldberg, former City Councilmember, former California State Assemblymember, and now our representative on the LAUSD School Board.

    Reply to with any questions and/or to recommend someone we should invite. 

    Click Here for information on how to join the Zoom meeting.

  • 20 Jul 2020 8:56 PM | Rick Bolton (Administrator)

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The GPIA is a 501(c)3 volunteer nonprofit community organization in operation since 1968. All memberships and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. 

Annual memberships (and community improvement grants) allow us to host events and improve our community. If you're not already a member or your membership has expired, please consider joining or renewing your membership.

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Glassell Park C/S Center
3750 Verdugo Road,
Los Angeles, CA 90065

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Glassell Park, CA 90065

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