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Hacienda Heights Improvement Association

HHIA is the Heights advocate to the  County of Los Angeles to address quality of life issues in your Community.  If you have a problem related to the community, contact us or come to our meetings.  Each month there is a public comment period to address public issues.  You can also hear from local law enforcement and government representatives and ask questions of them.

Browse the important notices to the community below, our menu above or the sidebar to the right. Our sidebar contains a Document Categories menu where you can easily find particular types of documents. You will also find important links to other offsite resources pertaining to our community. We have provided a Contact Us page above where you can contact us by U.S. mail, by filling out and submitting our private contact form, or by submitting a potentially public comment.

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 NEXT MEETING: October 17, 2016

Agenda for Sept. 19, 2016 meeting

JUNE 2016 NEWSLETTER

HHIA CALENDAR FOR 2016

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Public Notice!
(Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Public Comment Period: September 20, 2016 to November 4, 2016
See: Notice
See Also: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report

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Rendition of Hacienda Beautification Project as it matures!

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COOLING CENTER OPEN ON HOT DAYS–STEINMETZ SENIOR CENTER:If anyone is in need of a cool place during our hot days, Steinmetz Center is open and is located at 1545 S Stimson Ave, Hacienda Height, CA 9174.  Phone:(626) 934-7041

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A NEW HEALTH CARE CENTER OPEN IN THE HEIGHTS–WESLEY HEALTH CENTER–NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY DUE TO LACK OF ABILITY TO PAY.

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QUEMETCO LEAD AND ARSENIC POLLUTION IN THE HEIGHTS!

SEPT. 21–MEETING ON NEW PROPOSED TESTING PROGRAM  7 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Andrews Elementary School 1010 S Caraway Dr, Whittier, CA 90601  Information from USC Keck study of metals in the area near Quemetco will be presented.

Latest news:  Part of Quemetco shut down by DTSC

Arsenic emissions pose cancer risk!  

12,000 residents near plant to be notified by AQMD

 The Quetmetco Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Facility located at 720 S. 7th Ave. in   the City of Industry.  Although this plant is in City of Industry, it is adjacent to Hacienda Heights and lead/arsenic extends into our community.  Testing of soils within 1/4 mile began in late May.   Public right-of-ways (streets etc.) will be tested first with testing on residential properties to follow.  Residents with in the 1/4 mile radius are asked to sign a permission agreement for testing at their residence.  Los Angeles County and Quemetco are offering free blood tests for lead.  Contact Los Angeles County Health for information on this program.

This plant is the only plant recycling lead/acid batteries in the U.S. west of the Rockies and also receives batteries from other foreign countries including, for example, from Columbia, Nigeria, Guam.  Our community has been affected by pollution from this plant for many years.  Extremely high levels of lead have been measured in soils around the plant in the past. Click for “Fact Sheet” for more information

The company is requesting an extension and expansion of permits. The California Dept. of Toxic Substance Control will be testing residences in Hacienda Heights close to Quemetco.  This plant has been guilty of polluting areas around its plant over the years.  Testing for lead, arsenic and other cancer-causing substances will be conducted at residences, commercial schools and industrial facilities.    Visit the Clean Air Coalition of Avocado Heights website for more information

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                 HACIENDA LIBRARY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION

The Hacienda Heights Library Renovation project schedule has been moved up and thus construction should begin sometime in March.  Therefore, the HH Library will be relocating temporarily to Steinmetz Park on February 21st. Students that currently utilize the library after school and are in need of a place to go to should check with Steinmetz Park.  They may be able to provide an after school program for these students.  

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A PROFILE OF HACIENDA HEIGHTS

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JOIN US TO FIGHT FOR THE RESIDENTS OF HACIENDA HEIGHTS! 

THE COMMUNITY CENTER IN HACIENDA HEIGHTS 

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1234 Valencia Ave, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

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