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SECOND DISTRICT MOVIE NIGHT IN ROSE PARK – JUNE 22 – A Rose Park Tradition, Sponsored by Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal

Start time – Dusk

Residents are invited to an evening under the stars in Rose Park with watermelon, popcorn and Hugo, which received 5 Oscars out of 11 total nominations.

Movie: Hugo

Storyline: Hugo is an orphan boy living inthe walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn’t work without a special key which Hugo needs to find to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets with a shopkeeper, GeorgeMelies, who works in the train station and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past.

Additional details: Local businesses interested in sponsoring this or our other summer movies in the park may contact Mark Magdaleno at (562) 570-6684.

Look Up! Important Update on the Verizon Cable Issue

The RPNA has been concerned about the visual blight caused by Verizon in the stringing of overhead cables and equipment throughout our neighborhood and much of the city. We brought these concerns to our council office. Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal shared our disappointment over the messy work and unsightly cabling and has been assisting us in contacting Verizon and our State Representatives.

Today Suja provided the California Public Utilities Commission with pictures, locations and information based on RPNA’s letter. Suja Lowenthal has requested a site visit and review from a CPUC staff engineer.  If there is bundling or cabling that’s out of compliance with state regulations, CPUC staff will work directly with Verizon to remedy the situation.  In addition, Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal will be submitting a motion for Council consideration on Tuesday, June 19, asking the City Attorney to identify any remedies at the city’s disposal including, but not limited to land use, regulation, blight and historic district status. The Second District Council Office has assured us that they will continue to engage Verizon in discussion about the community’s concerns.

Thank you to all the Rose Park residents that signed the petition for change in the overhead cables covering our neighborhood! This request/complaint will be sent directly to Verizon executives in an effort to draw attention to their responsibility for these unsightly cables.

Please sign the petition here: Don’t deface our neighborhood

View photos of the cables in our neighborhood by clicking here:!/RoseParkNeighborhoodAssociation