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HPNA Comment Letters on Marijuana Cultivation CUP Applications

HPNA submitted the following comment letters to the City of Sacramento on July 21, 2017.  We appreciate the neighborhood participation in providing input on this important issue, both to the HPNA and to the City.  HPNA has not received any more information on the conditional use permit review process, but will share any updates once the hearings are scheduled for these permit applications.

HPNA Comment Letter 4080 24th Street

HPNA Comment Letter 4701 24th Street

Annual Hollywood Park 4th of July Parade

July 4, 2017 Parade Schedule
9:00 a.m.: Gather at LDV for refreshments and meeting/greeting your neighbors
9:30 a.m.: Parade leaves from LDV going South on Joaquin Way (map below)
Return to LDV for more meet and greets!

Come meet your neighbors and enjoy refreshments in front of Leonardo da Vinci School (4701 Joaquin Way) at 9:00 a.m. The parade leaves at 9:30 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to walk in the parade. Bring your kids, your friends, and your four-legged buddies. Decorate your bike, trike, unicycle, wagon, or stroller. Wear your favorite red, white & blue clothes or come dressed in Uncle Sam regalia. Proudly wave your
flag. Bring noise makers, kazoos, drums, or other musical instruments to let your neighbors know we’re having a great time in Hollywood Park!

Want to show your patriotism from the sidelines? Not a problem! Line the parade route from your favorite spot in your front yard and cheer your neighbors as they parade by.

If you have a vintage car that you’d like to showcase in the parade, we’d love to include it. Please contact the parade coordinators ASAP (see contact below) so we can arrange your place in the parade lineup.

Volunteers are needed – Help Us Get the Neighborhood Ready for the Annual Fourth of July Parade!
The time to plan Hollywood Park’s annual Fourth of July Parade is here! Volunteers are a must to make this the best parade yet. We will need neighbors to help with being parade marshals, bringing donations of homemade treats and other refreshments, and to help with setup and cleanup. Also, if you have a creative talent or ideas to increase the neighborhoods patriotic spirit, we’d love your help!

To volunteer or for more information contact: July 4th Parade Coordinators
Patty Turner | (916) 451-6263 | 920sac@gmail.com
Jannelle Rattigan | (916) 455-1510 | jwrattigan@aol.com

Parade Route
(same as last year)
– Start at da Vinci School, south on Joaquin
– Left on Shielah Way to Harte Way
– Left on Hollywood Way
– Left on Irvin, left on 23rd St.
– Left on 22nd Ave
– Left on Larson Way
– Right on Meer Way
– Left on Joaquin Way, and
– Back to da Vinci School

Proposed Marijuana Cultivation Businesses on 24th Street: Hear from the Developers at June 21 HPNA General Meeting

UPDATE: Notes compiled by HPNA at the meeting are now posted at the bottom of this post.

Two different businesses (Paradigm Farms and Prime Strategies LLC) have submitted applications to legalize commercial marijuana cultivation at two locations on 24th Street. The applicants will attend the June HPNA General Meeting to present their projects and answer questions. Please review the materials about the proposals that are posted on this site and bring your questions and comments to the meeting.  The June 21 meeting will begin at 6:30pm, with social time and refreshments at 6:00.

The proposed businesses would be located at 4701 24th Street (Paradigm Farms, CUP Z17-063) and 4080 24th Street (Prime Strategies, CUP Z17-046). The applications submitted to the City of Sacramento are requests for a conditional use permit for eventual commercial marijuana cultivation. At 4080 24th St., the property owners do not plan to operate the cultivation business and there is currently no tenant for the space.  At 4080 24th St., the grower would be Paradigm Farms. The proposals are to use the existing buildings, not for new construction. The properties are zoned as light industrial (4701 24th St.) and heavy commercial (4080 24th St.).

In addition, we are aware of two other proposed commercial marijuana cultivation businesses that have submitted permit applications around our neighborhood. There may be more that are submitted before the City’s June 30 permit application deadline for marijuana cultivation businesses. One is located at 3752 W. Pacific Avenue (CUP Z17-049) and we have attached the materials from the City for that project as well. The other is located at 6400 Freeport Blvd. and we do not have any materials to share for that project.

Representatives for the two 24th Street projects presented at the HPNA General Meeting on June 21.  Their materials are posted below.

The HPNA Board plans to submit a comment letter regarding these applications and anyone is free to submit their own comment letter. We look forward to hearing your opinions and comments on the two proposed business developments in our neighborhood, either at the meeting or by email to hpna95822@gmail.com. The HPNA Board plans to submit a comment letter to the City no later than June 28.  The developers will also be attending the HPNA Board meeting on June 12 at 7:00 p.m. to present about their projects.

4701 24th Street

Z17-063-routing Z17-063-SUPP Z17-063-PLANS Z17-063-app

4701 24th St – Presentation Materials

4080 24th Street

Z17-046_photos Z17-046_routing cover sheet Z17-046_application Z17-046_plans

4080 24th St – Presentation Materials

3752 W. Pacific Avenue

CUP Z17-049-Routing Package 

UPDATE as of July 12:

HPNA Notes from June 21 General Meeting regarding discussion of marijuana cultivation permits

Harvest Hollywood Park

By Christina Maradik-Symkowick
Have an over abundant citrus tree with excess ending up on your lawn, then the yard waste bin? Or unable to harvest your citrus tree? Or excited to help your Hollywood Park neighbor harvest a fruit tree? Lets make an effort not to let all that wonderful citrus go to waste this winter! Mark your calendar to come out and join your neighbors in our annual Hollywood Park neighborhood harvest, and to welcome the Land Park Community Association into the fold. We will meet at Centennial United Methodist Church in the morning for coffee and some nourishing treats and fan out through the neighborhood to harvest citrus trees. Afterward, we will return to the church to enjoy a hearty vegetarian lunch and share stories. We’ll set our fruit out for the taking by anyone who will use it and donate the rest to local food banks.
Harvest Hollywood Park, a neighborhood affiliate of Harvest Sacramento, a project of Soil Born Farms, is focused on redistributing the bounty of the neighborhood to those neighbors that will use it and donating the rest to those without enough food in our greater Sacramento community. If you would like to join one of Harvest Sacramento’s larger city-wide picks, please visit soilborn.org and click the volunteer button for more information.
What? Hollywood Park Neighborhood Harvest
When? February 18th, 2017, 9AM
Where? Centennial United Methodist Church, 5401 Freeport Blvd.
Where can I sign-up to bring a nourishing morning treat? Please send an email to harvesthollywoodpark@gmail.com
How do I register for the event? Please follow this link
How do I donate fruit from my tree for the harvest? Please follow this link

Make Your Voice Heard: New Raley’s Store & Shopping Center Project Will Be Voted on By City Council at 11/22 Meeting


Hilary Moise (HPNA Board Member)

By Hilary Moise

The project is called “The Park” and will include a 55,000 square-foot Raley’s store and six smaller buildings for retail stores and restaurants.  The proposal includes changes to Freeport Boulevard to create an entrance/exit into the shopping center and a new traffic signal at Meer Way and Freeport.  HPNA has a web page with current updates on the project, which can be found at: http://www.hollywoodpark95822.org/raleys-project-info/.

The City Planning Commission voted 12-1 to approve the project at its October 20 meeting, after three hours of comment by the project developers and local residents speaking both for and against the project.  HPNA President John Maradik-Symkowick spoke at the meeting to present HPNA’s position of suppoting the project with some recommended changes. The recommendations were that the buildings on Freeport Blvd. should be re-oriented to face and open up to the street and sidewalk, bicycle and pedestrian safety and access should be improved with wider sidewalks and a passenger loading zone, and the bus stop in front of the current Raley’s should be moved to the new shopping center location.  Read the full HPNA comment letter to the Planning Commission on our website: http://www.hollywoodpark95822.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/HPNA-The-Park-P15-048-10.19.16.pdf.  

Now, the last step for the project to be approved is a vote by the City Council.  The project proposal will be considered and voted on by the City Council on Tuesday, November 22 at 6:00pm.  Any Hollywood Park residents who want to share their opinions for or against the project can comment by attending the meeting or by submitting a written comment to the Assistant City Clerk before November 22.  More information on City Council meetings, agendas, and public participation is at: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Clerk/Meetings-and-Agendas.

HPNA Holiday Social & General Meeting


Hilary Moise (HPNA Board Member)

December 14th at 6:00pm

We invite all neighbors to join us to share a meal and some holiday cheer at the December meeting.  We will share some announcements about the new Raley’s development and the neighborhood sign and hold an election for the HPNA Board of Directors (see article in this newsletter for details).  But we want the focus to be on neighbors getting to know each other and enjoying a sense of community spirit.

The Holiday Social will be a potluck.  Please sign up to bring a hot dish, side dish, dessert or drink by going to this link HERE!  

HPNA will provide plates/napkins/utensils and is also arranging some festive additions like live music and holiday decorations. With your help this will be a wonderful opportunity for neighbors to get together!

Also, HPNA invites you to participate in our canned food drive to support families in need in our community.  We will be gathering non-perishable food items at the meeting to donate to the Sacramento Food Bank.  Suggested items:

  • Whole wheat pasta
  •  Canned fruits, vegetables, beans
  • Canned meat, tuna, chicken
  • Dry grains and beans
  • Low-sugar/high fiber cereals
  • Snack bars, fruit cups, peanut butter, nuts
  • Soups
  • Juices
  • Baby food


MEGA Yard Sale 2016 – Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Mark your calendars! Our annual HP Neighborhood MEGA yard sale is happening this year on Saturday, October 1st at 7 am


If you plan on having a yard sale that day, and would like to be added to the neighborhood map, please add your info HERE. The neighborhood map lists all the homes that will be having a yard sale that day and is distributed to neighbors to make treasure hunting in Hollywood Park easy and organized.

If you have questions please email hpna95822@gmail.com

Printable Map of participating neighbors HERE

Check out this awesome Garage Sale Guide for Pricing your items that we found online –  Happy selling!yard-sale-price-guide

HPNA Ice Cream Social and Movie Night

Ice Cream Social
Join your neighbors for our end of summer social and outdoor movie! As always, the film (and popcorn!) is being provided courtesy of our fabulous City Council member Jay Schenirer. This year’s feature film will be Disney’s The Jungle Book. Our signature hot dog meal deals (both meat and soy) will begin at 6PM with free ice cream for dessert. Bring a side dish or a salad and the hot dogs are on us (limit 2)!

This year we’ll also have information tables from neighbors and others for everyone to check out. We’ll have ‘Succulent Propagation Basics with Pearl Skelton, Harvest Hollywood Park, an expert gardener in the neighborhood to ans
wer any gardening questions and the Sacramento Public Library. These folks will be at the event from 6-730PM, so there is plenty of time to enjoy your meal, chat with your neighbors and learn something new.
Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chairs because after the ice cream and hot dogs, at sundown, the film will be projected onto a huge portable movie screen.

If you would like to volunteer for a shift helping out, please CLICK HEREIf you plan to bring a side dish or salad, please CLICK HERE

If you interested sharing your gardening know how, please contact maradik@gmail.com

When: Saturday, September 10, 6pm-10pm 

Where: Hollywood Park Elementary School, 4915 Harte Way

National Night Out 2016

NNO SliderNational Night Out (NNO) is Tuesday, August 2nd this year and we can’t wait to get out in our neighborhood and meet all of our fabulous neighbors.

What is NNO you ask?! National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. The National Night Out program culminates annually on the first Tuesday of August and neighbors participate across thousands of communities from all 50 states. Of course Hollywood Park is proud to be a part of this annual tradition.

Every year we put together a map of homes that volunteer in the neighborhood to be “open” or host homes in our community. For people that aren’t hosting you are encouraged to stroll the neighborhood, chat with neighbors you already know and meet new ones in the spirit of NNO. Basically it is a strolling  neighborhood party hop!

In the past some host homes have offered strolling neighbors a tasty treat; such as a root beer float, pulled pork sliders, ice cream, lemonade/refreshments to name a few. Hosts are not obligated to provide anything other than friendliness, but of course the amazing people of our Hollywood Park never cease to amaze us with their generosity!

Be sure to mark your calendars for August 2nd this Summer to meet all the fantastic people out and about for National Night Out!

If you would like to be a host house this year please email hpna95822@gamil.com to be added to the NNO map. 

2016 Annual 4th of July Parade

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Every year Hollywood Park neighbors meet up at Leonardo da Vinci School on the 4th of July to celebrate our countries independence by walking in an annual parade! Here are all the details to make sure you are ready to celebrate with the neighborhood!


9:00 am: Gather at LDV (4701 Joaquin Way) for refreshments and meeting your neighbors

9:30 am: Parade leaves from LDV going South on Joaquin Way.

11:00 am: Parade arrives back at LDV

What you need:

Bikes, trikes, noise makers, wagons, strollers and your red, white, and blue best! All are welcome at the parade!

The Route:


The route is the same as last year: Start at da Vinci School, south on Joaquin, left on Shielah to Harte, left on Hollywood Way, left on Irvin, left on 23rd St, left on 22nd Ave, left on Larson, right on Meer, left on Joaquin, and back to da Vinci School.

Volunteer Opportunities:

We will need neighbors to help with publicity, handing out flyers to houses on the route, and on the day of the parade we’ll need parade marshals, donations of refreshments or homemade treats, and help with setup and cleanup of the refreshments and supplies. Also, if you have creative talents or ideas to increase the neighborhood’s patriotic spirit, we’d love your help!

Feel free to contact Parade Coordinators to lend a helping hand!

Jannelle Rattigan (916-455-1510) jwrattigan@aol.com

Patty Turner (916-451-6263)920sac@gmail.com

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