Nestled high in El Sereno, by Ascot Hills Park, shaded by towering pines, is Woodrow Wilson High School, with 1600 students and, now, three LAUSD magnet schools.
One is for police, one is for law, and – maybe most appropriate given our new normal year-round wildfire season – a brand new magnet school for firefighters … and as I discovered Thursday, just three days into the new school year, its students are startlingly focused for high school freshmen.
15-year-old Matthew Ruiz, one of the 28 kids in the firefighting magnet, says he’s been watching wildfires burning around LA. “Yeah, those fires look kind of crazy, and I want to get out there, but I’m not old enough. I can’t wait til I’m older so I can actually do something.”
Genesis Williams, 14, says her friends ask her, “Is it hard? And even though we’ve barely started class, I told them that we’re putting a lot of effort in this. It’s not like something little; to train to be a firefighter in the future is not a game. You have to be really serious about it.”
14-year-old Israel Quinillo says his classmates say the same things to him, and he says, “It’s not something to fool around with. It’s really important because you see the mountains right now, some of them are burning down.” And without firefighters, “we would have no one to control it.” Continue reading
Join us, Los Tigres del Norte and Ezequiel Pena for a very special and FREE City of Los Angeles’ El Grito celebration on Friday, September 16th from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the L.A. City Hall steps and Grand Park.
Also performing will be Emilio Ortega Jr. and Cristian Felix. Along with recognizing Mexican Independence Day, we’ll also be celebrating the September Independence Days of Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. This will be a family friendly festival with arts & kids’ activities, plenty of food options and much more!
For more details and to RSVP, please visit josehuizar.com/grito2016
Wednesday, August 24
5 PM – 9 PM
2410 Lillyvale Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Amanda Mejia, the North East Representative of LA Mayor Garcetti, will be giving a presentation on opportunities for LA32 NC Board directors to become more involved and resourceful to our neighborhoods as community leaders.
5pm is check in
6pm Welcome and we begin
Beverages and appetizers will be provided FREE (paid by LA32NC)
9pm we finish training
The community is welcomed! This will be open to the public!
WE NEED to provide Grifols with an RSVP list, so if you would like to join us…. Please RSVP to this event: click on this link https://www.facebook.com/
If you should have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Michelle Corzantes, the LA32 NC Board Workshop chair.
- Saturday 8/20 1pm-2pm: Robert M. Wilkinson Multi-Purpose Center, 8956 Vanalden Ave, Northridge, 91324
- Monday 8/22 12pm-1pm: Caltrans Bldg., Conference Rm. 01.037, 100 S Main St, LA, 90012
Monday 8/22 6pm-7pm: Constituent Service Center, 8475 S Vermont Ave, LA, 91324
Tuesday 8/23 6pm-7pm: Glassell Park Senior Center, 3750 Verdugo Rd, LA, 90064
Wednesday 8/24 6pm-7pm: Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, 90025
Monday 8/29 6pm-7pm: San Pedro Library, Community Room, 931 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, 90731
Tuesday 8/30 6pm-7pm: Hollywood Recreation Center, 1122 Cole Ave, LA, 90038
Wednesday 8/31 6pm-7pm: Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, Rm. 1A, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, 91401
You are cordially invited to “Beyond Neighborhood Councils – How to Run for Higher Office, Get Appointed to a City Commission, or Find a Job with the City”. Featured speakers include Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, Board of Public Works Commissioner Joel Jacinto, and Personnel Department representatives.
Beyond Neighborhood Councils – How to Run for Higher Office, Get Appointed to a City Commission, or Find a Job with the City
Tuesday, August 23
5:30 pm – Registration/Networking
6:00 pm – Workshop