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LYNWOOD N’ PERSPECTIVE
MONTHLY CITY NEWSLETTER
OF THE CITY OF LYNWOOD
MARCH - VOL.10 - ISSUE 3- 2016
Edwin Hernandez
Mayor
Aide Castro
Mayor Pro Tem
Maria T. Santillan-Beas
Council Member
José Luis Solache
Council Member
Salvador Alatorre
Council Member
Maria Quiñonez
City Clerk
Gabriela Camacho
City Treasurer
J. Arnoldo Beltrán
City Manager
“Where there is no struggle,
there is no strength.”
- Oprah Winfrey
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“Anything’s possible if you’ve
got enough nerve.”
- J.K. Rowling
“Doubt is a killer. You just
have to know who you are
and what you stand for.”
- Jennifer Lopez
| A Woman’s Worth
El valor de la mujer
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
PG. 2
COOL CALIFORNIA INCENTIVE
PG. 2
COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
PG. 3
C.E.R.T. TRAINING CLASSES
PG. 5
EASTER EGG HUNT
PG. 5
ART WALK
PG. 6
CESAR CHAVEZ DAY
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City SERVICE HOTLINES
The City of Lynwood’s
emergency weekend and
after-hour hotlines:
Graffiti Removal (877) 444-6044
Street Services
(310) 466-4611
Water Services
(310) 466-9381
Animal Control
(424) 373-1790
Bulky Item
(888) 467-7600
Pickup Services
líneas directas de servicio
CITY CALENDAR PREVIEW
MARCH 29
LYNWOOD UNION ART GALLERY
FEATURING ARTIST FELIX F. QUINTANA
LYNWOOD LIBRARY
5:30 P.M.
MARCH 31
CESAR CHAVEZ DAY
CITY HALL CLOSED
SANTA FE, SPRINGS
omen have moved history and changed the world. From ancient times
to contemporary society — in ways large and small, boisterously and
quietly — women have shown an unrivaled ability to shape events.
The source of that extraordinary power extends well beyond
women’s tremendous intellectual prowess; it’s also a result of their limitless
capacity for duality. It is impossible to limit people who can be lovers and
fighters — and who are at once uncompromising yet forgiving, traditional yet
rebellious, vulnerable yet invincible.
While textbooks tell the empowering stories of trailblazers who
made their mark in ages past, who is writing women into the history our
children will study tomorrow? And where
do the achievements of local women
— whose accomplishments, because of
their proximity to our own lives, have the
greatest power to influence and inspire —
fit in? They should be at the center, because
the legacy and spirit of the past lives on in
people all around us today.
In the City of Lynwood, there
are countless women who are making history every single day — leading
our institutions, fighting for equality and justice, acting as a voice for the
voiceless, educating our young people, and healing the sick.
It’s one thing for our children to know household names like Oprah
Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, J.K. Rowling, Jennifer Lopez and Abby Wambach.
But it’s quite another to ensure that they have an equally deep awareness of
women who are leading the way in politics, medicine, education, business,
and technology. And it is that much more empowering to realize that many of
them are living right next door. Because for every Nancy Pelosi, there’s a local
politician fighting to better the quality of life in her community. Where there’s
a Sojourner Truth, a grassroots community activist isn’t too far behind. And
if you know what Sonia Sotomayor has done, you should also know why local
businesswomen are just as important.
These women are role models — quite frequently standing right
next to us, and playing a direct role in our lives and the future of our children.
They are advocates, elected officials, educators, and thought leaders. Their
history deserves to be told. It should be documented and shared, because it
exemplifies how anyone can change history one moment at a time. Women
have been and are many things: diverse, driven, strong and just all around
amazing. As we celebrate the indelible impact that women have made on
our world this Women’s History Month, let us resolve to recognize those who
surround us every day. We go through life wishing Martin Luther King Jr.
and Cesar Chavez were still alive so they could be our voices, but if we took
just a moment to look around and open our minds, we will see that there are
women – and men – around us who are the voices we’ve been looking for all
along.
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as mujeres han avanzado la historia y transformado el mundo.
Desde la antigüedad hasta la sociedad contemporánea — en gran
escala o en pequeña escala, de manera bulliciosa o sigilosa — las
mujeres han demostrado una capacidad incomparable de transformar
acontecimientos.
La fuente de ese extraordinario poder se extiende más allá de la
gran habilidad intelectual de las mujeres; también es el resultado de su
capacidad ilimitada de dualidad. Es imposible limitar a las personas que
pueden ser amantes y luchadoras — y que son intransigentes y a la vez
saben perdonar.
Si bien los libros de texto cuentan historias motivadoras de
pioneras que han marcado la diferencia desde la antigüedad, ¿quién
escribe hoy la historia que nuestros hijos estudiarán mañana? ¿Y dónde
se ubican los logros de las mujeres locales, cuyos logros, debido a la
cercanía con nuestras vidas, tienen mayor influencia e inspiración?
Deberían estar en el centro, ya que su legado y espíritu del pasado vive
en las personas en todos nosotros hoy en día.
En la Ciudad de Lynwood, tenemos innumerables mujeres
que marcan la historia cada día — mujeres que lideran nuestras
instituciones, pelean por la igualdad y justicia, actúan como voz para los
que no la tienen, educan a nuestros jóvenes y cuidan de los enfermos.
Una cosa es que nuestros niños conozcan nombres conocidos
como Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, J.K. Rowling, Jennifer Lopez
y Abby Wambach. Pero es muy distinto asegurarse de que tengan un
conocimiento profundo de las mujeres que lideran en política, medicina,
educación, negocios y tecnología. Y resulta mucho más inspirador que
muchas de ellas viven al lado nuestro. Porque por cada Nancy Pelosi,
hay una mujer política que lucha para una mejor calidad de vida en su
comunidad. Donde hay una Sojourner Truth, hay una activista de raíces
comunitarias cerca. Y si sabemos lo que Sonia Sotomayor ha hecho,
también debemos saber por qué son tan importantes las mujeres de
negocios locales.
Estas mujeres son ejemplos a seguir — muy frecuentemente
justo al lado nuestro, con un rol directo en nuestras vidas y en el futuro
de nuestros hijos. Son defensoras, funcionarias electas, educadoras y
líderes de pensamiento. Sus historias merecen ser contadas. Se deben
documentar y compartir, porque sirven de ejemplo de cómo alguien
puede transformar la historia en un momento. Las mujeres han sido y son
muchas cosas: diversas, impulsadoras, fuertes y realmente maravillosas.
A medida que celebramos el impacto intachable que las mujeres han
tenido en nuestro mundo en el Mes de la Historia de la Mujer, hagamos
el esfuerzo de reconocer a las mujeres que nos rodean todos los días.
Transcurre nuestras vidas y deseamos que Martin Luther King Jr. y Cesar
Chavez estuvieran vivos para que actúen como nuestras voces, pero si
nos tomamos solo un momento para mirar a nuestro alrededor y abrir la
mente, veremos que hay mujeres – y hombres – a nuestro alrededor que
son las voces que estábamos buscando.
It’s your business
s one of his first agenda items of the year, the City of Lynwood’s
2015-16 Mayor has initiated a new program that recognizes
one business or business owner in the City every month. As
a longtime advocate of local businesses, the Mayor said that it’s
important to him to shed a brighter light on the City’s abundance of
small business owners. “Small businesses hold our
community together,” said the Mayor. “Not only is it
important for our residents to shop local for economic
purposes, but it’s also important for residents to know
what our small business community has to offer.”
The year’s February Business of the Month is
Fiesta Taxi Company. The recognition was received by
Marcos Soto, Vice President of Fiesta Taxi. Fiesta Taxi
has provided its services to Lynwood residents since
2001. Based in Gardena, Fiesta Taxi also serves the
cities of South Gate, Huntington Park and Compton.
There will be 12 businesses or business owners recognized
as Business of the Month throughout the year. Business owners
selected have committed to donate an amount between $250 and
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“Be kind to one another”
- Ellen DeGeneres
“A surplus of effort could
overcome a deficit of
confidence.”
- Sonia Sotomayor
$500 to the City of Lynwood for a Scholarship Fund created specifically for
this program. The Mayor and the Businesses of the Month will contribute to
the scholarship fund, so that at the end of the year, 12 scholarships can be
awarded to 12 seniors from the school district’s 3 high schools.
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH: FEBRUARY
WHO: Marcos Soto, Vice President of Fiesta Taxi Company
WHY: Fiesta Taxi has been serving our community for many, many
years and they have done so with excellent customer services, said
the Mayor. The community is very happy with Fiesta Taxi, who not
only provides a service here, but they make sure that residents
are happy with their service. They are big believers in community
engagement and they give back to this community – a City that
many of their drivers call home. I believe that is why Fiesta Taxi is very
community oriented – because this is their home, too.
CITY OF LYNWOOD | NEWSLETTER | MARCH 2016 | ISSUE 3 | VOL. 10 | PAGE 1
LYNWOOD AGENDA
COUNCIL BRIEFS
Incentivo CoolCA: “GANE” un
paquete familiar a Disneylandia
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CoolCA Incentive: “WIN”
a “FREE” Family Pack to Disneyland
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esidents in the City of Lynwood have one month left to sign
up to participate in the CoolCalifornia Challenge, a friendly
competition that engages thousands of households in cities
across California to save energy, reduce their carbon footprints
and help build more vibrant and sustainable communities. As an
incentive to encourage Lynwood residents to sign up and earn
as many points as possible, Energy Upgrade California, part of
the Center for Sustainable Energy of the State of California, has
purchased a Family Pack (two adults, two children) to Disneyland
for the household who signs up and earns the most points
between March 7, 2016 and March 18, 2016.
This mini-challenge will run for two weeks only. The
household who earns the most points, which will be monitored by
Energy Upgrade California, will win the Family Pack to Disneyland.
The CoolCalifornia City Challenge is a fun, innovative
competition between California Cities who pledge
to reduce their energy use. Each household can earn
100 points just for signing up and tons of additional
points for simple tasks like filling out an online
survey, uploading a photo and inviting friends to
register. The City that can motivate the most people
to do the most verifiable low carbon behaviors will
win.
The City of Lynwood is competing against
the cities of Claremont, Long Beach, Burlingame,
Indio, Martinez, San Mateo, Elk Grove, South
Pasadena, Huntington Beach, El Cerrito, Benicia,
Fairfax, Buellton, Larkspur and a few others. The City
of Claremont is in first place with 402 registrants,
and 530,000 points. Long Beach is in second place with 138
registrants and 260,000 points. Lynwood has 8 registrants
and close to 6,000 points. With over 70,000 residents in our
community, we could do better than this - we could at least be in
the Top 10. We can do it.
The CoolCalifornia City Challenge ends on March
30, 2016. Residents can sign up to participate at www.
energyupgradeca.org and begin tracking their household energy –
natural gas, electricity, and motor vehicle emissions.
Prize money is awarded to all participating cities based
on the number of new registered households at the end of March
2016. On April 22, 2016, the City with the most points will be
crowned the “Coolest California City.” Residents may register
anytime within the month of March. The winner of the Disney pack
will be determined by what people do within the two weeks of the
mini-challenge – March 7-18, 2016.
Residents can register to participate in the Challenge by
logging onto www.energyupgradeca.org under the City Challenge/
Lynwood. In addition to providing an incentive for Lynwood
residents to register, every City in the Challenge earns cash for
every resident who signs up, takes a survey and enters a few
details about what he or she is doing at home to save energy. It
takes five minutes to register and in the end, you will have helped
save energy. Registering is easy, but what you do within our very
own CoolCalifornia Mini-Challenge, can make you a winner of a
Disney Family Pack for four.
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os residentes de la Ciudad de Lynwood tienen un mes más para
inscribirse para participar del Desafío CoolCalifornia, una competencia amistosa que involucra a miles de viviendas en ciudades en toda
California para ahorrar energía, reducir el impacto ambiental y ayudar a
desarrollar comunidades más vibrantes y sustentables. Como incentivo
para alentar a los residentes de Lynwood a que se inscriban y obtengan la
mayor cantidad de puntos posible, Energy Upgrade California, parte del
Centro para la Energía Sustentable del Estado de California, ha comprado
un paquete familiar (dos adultos, dos niños) a Disneylandia para la vivienda
que se inscriba y obtenga la mayor cantidad de puntos entre el 7 de marzo
de 2016 y el 18 de marzo de 2016.
Este mini desafío durará únicamente dos semanas. La vivienda
que obtenga la mayor cantidad de puntos, que será monitoreado por Energy
Upgrade California, ganará el Paquete Familiar a Disneylandia. El Desafío
CoolCalifornia de la Ciudad es una competencia divertida e innovadora
entre las Ciudades de California para generar un compromiso para reducir
el uso de energía. Cada vivienda obtendrá 100 puntos solo por inscribirse
y muchos puntos adicionales por simples tareas como completar una
encuesta en línea, subir una foto e invitar a amigos para que se registren.
Ganará la Ciudad que pueda motivar a la mayor cantidad de personas a
conductas verificables de bajo consumo de carbono.
La Ciudad de Lynwood competirá
nuevamente con las ciudades de Claremont,
Long Beach, Burlingame, Indio, Martinez, San
Mateo, Elk Grove, El Cerrito, Benicia, Fairfax,
Buellton, Larkspur y algunas más. Claremont se
encuentra en primer lugar con 245 inscriptos
y 530,000 puntos. Long Beach se encuentra
en segundo lugar con 138 inscriptos y 260,000
puntos. Lynwood tiene 7 inscriptos y cerca de
6,000 puntos. Con más de 70,000 residentes
en nuestra comunidad, podemos superarnos podríamos al menos estar entre los 10 Mejores.
Podemos hacerlo.
El Desafío CoolCalifornia comenzó en
octubre de 2015, pero finaliza el 30 de marzo de
2016. Los residentes se pueden inscribir en www.energyupgradeca.org para
participar y comenzar a controlar la energía en su vivienda – gas natural,
electricidad y emisiones de los vehículos a motores.
Se otorgará premio en dinero a todas las ciudades participantes
según la cantidad de nuevas viviendas registradas al finalizar marzo de
2016. El 22 de abril de 2016, la Ciudad con la mayor cantidad de puntos será
coronada la “Ciudad de California más Genial”. Los residentes se pueden registrar en cualquier momento en el mes de marzo. Se determinará el ganador
del paquete de Disney según lo que hace la gente durante las dos semanas
del mini desafío – del 7 a 18 de marzo de 2016.
Los residentes se pueden registrar para participar en el Desafío
en www.energyupgradeca.org en el Desafío de la Ciudad/Lynwood.
Además de proporcionar un incentivo para los residentes de Lynwood que
se inscriban, cada Ciudad que participa en el Desafío obtiene dinero en efectivo por cada residente que se inscribe, completa una encuesta e ingresa
algunos detalles sobre lo que hace en su vivienda para ahorrar energía.
Toma solo cinco minutos registrarse y, al final, habrá ayudado a ahorrar
energía. La inscripción es fácil, pero lo que hace en su propio MINI Desafío
CoolCalifornia puede hacerlo el ganador del Paquete Familiar a Disney para
cuatro.
Moving Classroom
nstead of sending over boxes of learning materials,
coloring books or crayons to hundreds of early education
students currently learning about public transportation,
the City of Lynwood’s Public Works Department sent over the
big kahuna, or in this case the Big Red Trolley.
The City’s Public Works Department received a
request from the Lynwood Unified School District’s Early
Education Program asking if the City
could provide a few of their classes
with learning materials about public
transportation. While the City could
have responded with the typical
boxes of coloring books and crayons
for the kids, the City’s director
instead directed staff to contact the
City’s transportation provider, MV
Transportation, to see if they would be
willing to provide elementary school
children with tours of the big red trolleys and with rides
around the City.
“What better way to teach kids about public
transportation than to let them learn about it hands on
while riding a trolley throughout their hometown,” said
Raul Godinez, director the City’s Public Works Department.
“Our staff were joined by the driver and by a specialist from
MV Transportation in guiding the students on this very unique
field trip around their own City and learning about public
transportation in the process. This tour will let kids see the
trolley from the inside, and how it feels to ride the big red
trolley they see around their community, ask questions and
instill in them the desire to use public
transportation in their future, helping to
ensure a more sustainable world for all of
us.”
More than 500 early childhood
education school children participated in
these mini-field trips. “This was a great
experience for the children,” said Elisse
Davis-Young, an office assistant at the
Lindbergh Elementary School’s Child
Development Department. “We asked the
kids if they have ever taken a trolley ride in the City, and they
all said that they had not, so they were super excited. We
can’t thank the City enough for bringing this experience to the
children.”
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City Council Meetings
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month
6:00 p.m. - City Hall Council Chambers
Open to the Public
December 22, 2015 Special Meeting:
• Authorized the Approval of the Disposition and Development
Agreement for the Senior Citizen Housing Project on City
Property Located on Atlantic Avenue between Agnes and
Lavinia Avenues
• Received and Filed Mayoral Appointments for Various
Organizations and Committees
• Received and Filed Annual Local Appointment List for Boards
and Commissions
• Received and Filed Appointments for Commissioners to Serve
on the City’s Board and Commissions
• Approved Amendment No. 2 between the City and APA
Engineering Inc. for Bifurcating the Project into Two Separate
Phases and Complete the Design for the Long Beach Boulevard
Improvement Design Project
• Approved the Awarding of an Agreement to Stetson Engineers
Inc to Prepare the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan
January 5, 2016 Meeting:
• Approved a One-Year Extension to the Agreement with
Legislative Advocacy Group Inc. to Provide Professional
Lobbying and Advocacy Services to the City
• Authorized Amendment of the Contract with Urban Associates
Inc. for Planning, Building and Safety, Enforcement, Housing
and Grant Related Activities
• Authorized the Extension of the Agreement for the Professional
Services from Dapeer, Rosenblit and Litvak to Provide Code
Enforcement Attorney/City Prosecutor Services
• Tabled a Resolution to Amend the Classification Plan, for the
Position of Chief Deputy City Clerk At-Will
• Approved a Resolution to Amend the Classification and
Compensation Plan for the Position of Planning Manager of
the Department of Development Compliance and Enforcement
Services
• Tabled a Resolution to Authorize an Agreement with
MuniTemps for Temporary Staffing Services for a Temporary
Planning Manager for the Department of Development
Compliance and Enforcement Services
Asamblea Extraordinaria del 22 de diciembre de 2015:
• Se autorizó la aprobación del Acuerdo de Disposición y Desarrollo
para el Proyecto de Viviendas para Ciudadanos de la Tercera Edad
en la Propiedad de la Ciudad ubicada en Atlantic Avenue entre
Agnes Avenue y Lavinia Avenue
• Se recibieron y registraron nombramientos del Alcalde para
varias organizaciones y comités
• Se recibió y archivó la lista anual de nombramientos locales para
Juntas y Comisiones
• Se recibieron y archivaron nombramientos para Miembros para
servir en la Junta y Comisiones de la Ciudad
• Se aprobó la Enmienda No. 2 entre la Ciudad y APA Engineering
Inc. para dividir el Proyecto en dos fases separadas y completar
el diseño para el diseño de proyecto de mejora de Long Beach
Boulevard
• Se aprobó la adjudicación de un Acuerdo a Stetson Engineers Inc.
para preparar el Plan 2015 de Manejo de Agua Urbana
Asamblea del 5 de enero de 2016:
• Se aprobó una extensión de un año para el Acuerdo celebrado
con Legislative Advocacy Group Inc. para brindar servicios
profesionales de cabildeo y defensa a la Ciudad
• Se autorizó la enmienda del Contrato con Urban Associates
Inc. para las actividades relacionadas con la planificación,
construcción y seguridad, cumplimiento, viviendas y subsidios
• Se autorizó la extensión del Acuerdo de los servicios
profesionales de Dapeer, Rosenblit and Litvak para proporcionar
servicios de abogado de cumplimiento de Código/Fiscal de la
Ciudad
• Se aprobó una Resolución para modificar el plan de clasificación
y remuneración, para el puesto de Administrador de Seguridad
Pública del Departamento de Servicios de Cumplimiento de
Desarrollo
• Se pospuso una Resolución para modificar el plan de
clasificación para el puesto de Secretario Adjunto de la Ciudad a
Cargo contratado a voluntad
• Se aprobó una Resolución para modificar el plan de clasificación
y remuneración, para el puesto de Administrador de
Planificación del Departamento de Servicios de Cumplimiento
de Desarrollo
• Se pospuso una Resolución que autoriza un Acuerdo con
MuniTemps para prestar servicios de dotación de personal
temporario para el puesto de Administrador de Planificación
Temporal para el Departamento de Servicios
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LYNWOOD NOTICE
| Community Emergency
Response Team Classes Offered
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he Los Angeles County Fire Department’s
popular and proactive approach to preparing
and training Community Emergency Response
Teams prior to disasters is being brought to the
Lynwood Community Center throughout the month
of March to provide basic training in safety and
life-saving skills for the general public starting on
Saturday, March 12, 2016.
Open and free to the public, the class takes
place on three consecutive Saturdays, March 12, 19
and 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals who wish to
enroll in these classes will be required to wear closed
toed shoes and wear long pants. In order to receive
their CERT Certification, participants must attend all
three sessions.
Following a major disaster, police, fire and
medical professionals may not be able to fully meet
the demand of emergencies that could follow. People
will have to rely on each other to meet the immediate
life saving and life sustaining needs of their
neighborhood, particularly in isolated neighborhoods
that may be cut off from the main roads for a period
of time. CERT training meets that purpose and teaches
people about disaster preparedness, fire safety,
emergency medical operations, light search and
rescue operations, disaster psychology, terrorism, fire
extinguisher training, and about CERT organization
during an emergency.
To enroll, please call Ramon Galindo at (310)
603-0220 Ext. 200. Students must be at least 18 years
of age and attend all three sessions in order to receive
a certificate of completion.
Durante todo el mes de marzo, el
Departamento de Bomberos del Condado de Los
Ángeles dictará su curso popular y proactivo para
preparar y capacitar a Equipos de Respuesta a
Emergencias de la Comunidad antes de que ocurran
desastres, a fin de proporcionar capacitación básica en
seguridad y habilidades necesarias para salvar vidas
para el público en general a partir del sábado 12 de
marzo de 2016.
El curso gratuito y abierto al público se
dictará durante tres días consecutivos los sábados
12, 19 y 26 de marzo, de 9 a.m. a 4 p.m. Las personas
que desean inscribirse en estas clases deberán usar
zapatos cerrados y pantalones largos. Para recibir su
Certificado CERT, los participantes deberán asistir a las
tres sesiones.
Luego de un desastre importante, es posible
que la policía, los bomberos y médicos no puedan
satisfacer por completo la demanda de emergencias
que pueden surgir. Las personas dependerán unas
de otras para satisfacer las necesidades urgentes de
salvar vidas y supervivencia del barrio, especialmente
en los barrios aislados que puedan ser inaccesibles
por rutas principales por un período de tiempo. La
capacitación CERT cumple ese fin y capacita a las
personas con respecto a preparación ante desastres,
seguridad contra incendios, operaciones médicas
de emergencia, operaciones básicas de búsqueda
y rescate, psicología de desastre, terrorismo,
capacitación para manipular extintores de incendio, y
la organización CERT ante una emergencia.
Para inscribirse, llame a Ramon Galindo al
(310) 603-0220 Ext. 200. Los participantes deben tener
al menos 18 años y deben asistir a las tres sesiones para
recibir el certificado de finalización del curso.
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drought | Do Not Count on El Niño to End Drought: Keep Conserving Water
E
ven though forecasters predicted heavy storms and
heavy snow in the early months of the year, especially
during the month of January, El Niño was pretty
much a no-show during the month of February. Now
meteorologists are promising that the wet weather will
return in March with more rain, storms, and snow - oh my!
So much talk about heavy rains coming our way possibly
enough to put a dent in the state’s worst drought in history,
but we all know the drought is far from over.
While the El Niño rains have been above normal for
the rainy season in northern California, they remain below
normal in southern California. Unless it rains for 40 days
straight, the drought is here to stay and it is why California
has ordered cities across the state to conserve water every
which way possible. Like every city in the state, the City of
Lynwood was ordered to meet water conservation targets
every month. Every city’s target is different – Lynwood
needs to reduce its water usage by 16 percent every month.
Right now, residents have reduced water usage by 12
percent.
“We’re doing good, but we can do better,” said
a City official. “Our goal is to save water by 16 percent so
we’re short. People save more water during the summer
months because they tend to use more water in the
summer, but in winter it’s different. People don’t think they
use a lot of water, but they’re still not doing enough to
save. Across the board, we all need to start thinking of out
of the box ways to save water.”
Experts have said that Californians cannot depend on El
Niño to save us from the drought – it’s something that’s going to take
effort. Four cities in California last October were fined $61,000 apiece
because they missed their mandates by wide margins, according to
the State Water Resources Control Board. “They weren’t making a
strong enough effort, and the customers in their districts were not
responding to the effort that they were making,” said Cris Carrigan,
the state’s board’s enforcement director, during a conference call with
reporters.
This is a scenario that we don’t want Lynwood to go
through – ever. Key in the City of Lynwood’s water conservation
efforts is a campaign called “Save Water, Save Us.” The campaign
currently consists of median signs, street banner signs, mailers, fliers
and billboards. A grant was awarded to the City of Lynwood by the
Metropolitan Water District to purchase 40 pole banners that will be
going up within the next couple of months.
The campaign has been designed to encourage residents
to help save water. Along with new water conservation rules and
regulations such as watering your lawns on certain days between
certain hours, the City of Lynwood’s “Save Water, Save Us” campaign
serves as an encouragement tool to remind and educate every water
user in the City to use water as wisely as possible. Let’s look at it this
way: some cities were asked to reduce their water usage by 36 percent
a month, or 26 percent a month – Lynwood’s mandate is 16 percent
a month. Three words: Piece of Cake! Just remember that every drop
counts.
event | Hazardous Household Waste Collection, March 19
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ynwood residents looking for a way to safely dispose of
old cans of paint, batteries, pesticides, used oil and oil
filters, car batteries, old computers, and television sets
that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash are invited
to bring these items and other household hazardous waste
materials to a City, County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles
County Sanitation District sponsored collection event on
Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., this “Too Toxic
to Trash Hazardous Household Waste Collection Event” takes
place at the corner of Butler Avenue and Bellinger Street in
the City of Lynwood. There is no cost to residents to take advantage of
this program and drop off any unwanted household hazardous waste
that should not go in regular trash cans.
The City of Lynwood wants to remind residents not to dispose
of used oil, pesticides or other hazardous waste in the streets, in the
trash or in storm drains. When it rains, storm water washes down our
streets and flows into the storm drains and then flows to the rivers
and oceans. When storm water becomes polluted with chemicals,
pesticides, oil and other litter, it impacts our ocean and rivers directly.
For more information, please call (800) 238-0172.
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LYNWOOD PHOTOS
PUBLIC SAFETY DINNER
T
he Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s
Department’s Century Station recently
held its annual Public Safety Awards
Dinner to honor individuals from its patrol
areas. Invited were representatives from Block
Watch Organizations, community leaders, local
churches and elected officials from both the City
and the Lynwood Unified School District. Guests
also included representatives from the County
Board of Supervisors Office. The annual dinner is
held in honor of all o the individuals who work
in conjunction with the Sheriff ’s Department’s
Century Station. “This event is for all of the
people who do a lot of the behind the scenes
work in community policing, for their efforts
in making and keeping our communities safe,”
said Lt. Todd Deeds. “This is our way of thanking
them for everything that they do.”
5TH ANNUAL GOSPEL BRUNCH
RESTORATION PLANS FOR THE L.A. RIVER
H
undreds of people came out for Senator Ricardo
Lara’s 5th Annual Gospel Brunch on Feb. 6, 2016.
Themed “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African
American Memories,” the event at Bateman Hall brought
together hundreds of dignitaries, community leaders,
activists, church leaders and residents from throughout
the Senator’s 33rd Senate District for an afternoon of
gospel, networking, musical performances, special guest
speakers and an impressive luncheon. Held during Black
History Month in collaboration with the City of Lynwood,
the Greater Lynwood Chamber of Commerce, the Lynwood
Unified School District and the Lynwood Bingo Club, with
this celebration Sen. Lara aims to commemorate the
extensive contributions African-Americans have made to
the United States of America. More than 500 attendees
were treated to performances by the Lula Washington
Dance Theatre, the Greater Emmanuel Temple Choir, Vocies
of the Ghetto, and a Keynote Address by Sen. Lara.
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ssembly Speaker-Elect Anthony Rendon held
an L.A. River Revitalization Informational
Meeting at Bateman Hall last month before 200
people. With elected officials and representatives
from nearby cities such as South Gate and Commerce,
Assemblyman Rendon and a panel of guest speakers
from a County working group tasked with updating the
L.A. River Master Plan, shared with the audience the
process being looked at to develop a Los Angeles River
Revitalization Plan specific to Southeast L.A. County,
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authorized by Assembly Bill 530. Legislation from Assemblyman
Rendon looks to create a comprehensive restoration plan for the
Lower L.A. River – one that will find a way to restore it in much
the same way as the Upper L.A. River has been restored. “The
Lower River runs through communities desperately in need of
open space and recreational opportunities,” Rendon said. “AB
530 kick starts the process for improving the quality of life of
millions of residents along the Lower River.”
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LYNWOOD RECREATION
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| Some Bunny Loves You
C
ity’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt Set for March 26
Thousands of plastic Easter eggs filled with candy will
be scattered across the south side of Lynwood City
Park in the morning hours of Saturday, March 26, 2016 to be
picked up by hundreds of excited children participating in
the City’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Despite a few cloudy days here and there, it is very
clear that spring is around the corner and so is the Easter
Bunny, who is making time in his busy schedule during
Easter weekend to stop by the City of Lynwood, visit with
children, help them find Easter eggs and take pictures.
Hundreds of children and their families are
scheduled to participate in the annual event that’s filled with
loads of family fun, candy galore, free giveaways, an eggcoloring booth and an array of colorful inflatable bouncers.
This year’s annual Easter Program takes place at
Lynwood City Park on Baseball Diamond No. 3 at 11 a.m.
The highlight of the event is the program’s Easter Egg Hunt.
Children who find a golden egg may trade it in for a basket
full of small toys and sweet treats!
Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, or
purchase snacks from a variety of food vendors that will be
available, so that they can enjoy a fun-filled day at Lynwood
City Park during Easter weekend.
rt is in the air this year, and it’s being launched by
the community-based organization The Lynwood
Union who is working in conjunction with the City
of Lynwood and the Ricardo Lara Linear Park Committee
in lining up artists to participate in the City’s first ever Art
Walk, taking place on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Taking place at the Ricardo Lara Linear Park, on the
corner of Fernwood Avenue and Gertrude Drive, the City’s
first Art Walk expects to bring in approximately 30 artists
who specialize in paint, sculpture, photography, chalk,
music and even poetry for an afternoon of conversationworthy art and live music at the park. Open-air Art Walks
all over the country have a magical way of making art
far less intimidating than when it’s exhibited inside of a
museum and they give local artists a place to showcase their
work and not to mention that they give local communities
something fun to do outdoors.
This spring event will be a prelude to the City’s and
the Lynwood Unified School District’s highly anticipated
Festival of the Arts, which will be taking place sometime
in April at Lynwood High School. “We encourage the
community, and art lovers everywhere, to come out and
enjoy a day at the park viewing art, artists at work, listening
to music, and even buying some art,” said Rowland Becerra,
director of The Lynwood Union. “This event will be a small
event that will feature different art displays throughout the
walking trail of the park to give attendees a chance to see
the park through colored, artful lenses.”
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he City of Lynwood’s Recreation and Community Services
Department is seeking instructors to teach its special interest
classes to the community.
If you have an artistic, creative or skilled talent and you
would like to share it with the community, then the City needs your
services. The Recreation and Community Services Department is
actively looking for qualified instructors who are willing to teach
creative learning programs throughout the City’s recreation facilities.
Individuals who are hired as instructors to teach special interests
classes are compensated a percentage of the total registration fees
for their classes. Special interest classes include: music, youth ballet,
ballroom and hip-hop dancing. Other special interest classes include:
photography, self-defense, technology, dog training, CPR and first aid,
or various art mediums.
“Special interest classes provide great benefits to our
community,” said Mark Flores, director of the City’s Recreation and
Community Services Department. “Physical and mental
activities provide low-cost fun and entertainment. These
classes can teach adults or children new and exciting
skills, such as learning a new dance, or learning how to
take photography, or how to administer CPR.”
Instructors also benefit from teaching these
classes, Flores said. “Our instructors get to really know our
community, and they get to socialize outside of school or
work in a family-friendly environment.”
Individuals interested in teaching a special
interest class in the City and have a few hours to spare
daily or weekly, may call Diana Romero, Facility &
Program Supervisor for the Henning Youth Center at (310)
603-0220 Ext. 391.
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Lynwood Community Center, 11301 Bullis Road, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. Call (310) 603-0220, Ext. 319 for any questions. Cash & Credit Cards are accepted.
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Lynwood Senior Center, 11329 Ernestine Ave., Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and Fridays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (310) 886-0425 for information. Cash only.
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The Lynwood Regal Red Hatters are excited to announce their
annual Mardi Gras Celebration! This year’s party will be held
on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the
Lynwood Senior Center, 11329 Ernestine Ave. Tickets are only
$10 and just know that whenever our Senior Citizens gather
together, lots of tasty food and tons of fun will follow! A
delicious and traditional dinner of jerk chicken and jambalaya
will be served at 4:30 p.m. All the while, attendees will enjoy
the fusion of sounds stemming from French tunes and Cajun
music mixed with elements from the Caribbean and the Blues
that create colorful Zydeco music.
Senior Center Calendar - March 2016
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Registration Information for Recreation Department Activities:
@LYNWOODPARKS
Senior Center activities
Mardi Gras 2016 – March 11, 2016
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Art Outdoors
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1 - Coffee with the Mayor sponsored by Fiesta Taxi 9
a.m.–10 a.m.
3 - Massage Therapy presented by Care More 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.
10 - Health Presentation by Apple Care 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
15 - Medicare 101 by California Exchange Insurance
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
17 - St. Patrick’s Day Party by Care More 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
21 - Reverse Mortgage Info by American Advisors Group
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
24 - Seniors Easter Program – 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. – Senior Aqua Aerobics, 10:30
a.m.-11:15 a.m., Lynwood Natatorium – 50 yrs. & older
& Special Needs - $1 per session
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LYNWOOD FEATURES
The Lynwood Rotary Club
Weekly Meeting Every Thursday
Noon - Bateman Hall Room 1
“Service Above Self.”
Block Watch Captains
Monthly Meeting
4th Tuesday of every month
6:00 p.m. - Bateman Hall
Block Watch is Always Looking for
New Block Watch Captains!
The Greater Lynwood
Chamber of Commerce
3780 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
(310) 713-1428 CALL NOW!
Members and Non Members Welcome!
Important Numbers
• Bateman Hall
(310) 886-0413
• City Hall
(310) 603-0220
• Code Enforcement
(310) 886-0456
• Compton Court
(310) 762-9100
• Waste Resources Inc.
(888) 467-7600
• Dial-A-Taxi
(855) 545-9595
• Fire Inspection
(310) 603-5258
• Fire Station #147
(310) 603-5255
• Fire Station #148
(310) 603-5270
• Hall of Records
(562) 462-2137
• Health Department, Environmental
(213) 351-5085
• L.A. County, Sheriff ’s Department
(323) 568-4800
• Lynwood Library
(310) 635-7121
• Lynwood Natatorium
(310) 886-0414
• Lynwood Post Office (Atlantic Ave.)
(310) 632-3707
• Lynwood Post Office (Long Beach Blvd.)
(310) 638-9074
• Lynwood Unified School District
(310) 886-1600
• Lynwood Senior Center
(310) 886-0425
• Lynwood Sports Office
(310) 886-0426
• Lynwood Youth Center
(310) 886-0453
• Senior Meals
(310) 886-0416
• Street Sweeping
(562) 860-0604
• Service Request
(310) 603-0220 x. 207
• Trolley, MV Transit
(562) 259-9911
• Used Oil Recycling
(800) 449-7587
• Bulky Item Pick-up
(888) 467-7600
• Animal Control Request
(310) 603-0220 x. 207, 312
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| Taking Time to Remember
arch 31 is a day to celebrate the life of the late labor and civil
rights leader Cesar E. Chavez, to remember what he fought for,
and to honor the legacy he left behind for others to follow.
His birthday, March 31, is now a state holiday in California,
Colorado and in Texas. In these three states, schools are closed,
businesses give their employees the day off, and local municipalities
close their doors for the day to pay respects to all that Chavez stood
for. Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil
rights activist, who with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National
Farm Workers Association, later known as the United Farm Workers
Union (UFW) – the famous organization dedicated to improving the
treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers. His publicrelations approach to unionism and aggressive nonviolent tactics
made the farm workers’ struggle a moral cause that garnered national
support.
Community Calendar
After his death, Cesar E. Chavez became a major historical
icon for the Latino community, symbolizing support for workers based
on grass roots organizing and his slogan, “Si Se Puede,” (Yes, We Can.)
Along with Huerta, the two also fought against the Bracero
Program, which ensured a constant supply of cheap immigrant labor
for growers, immigrants who could not protest any infringement on
their rights lest they be fired. Chavez’ and Huerta’s efforts contributed
greatly to Congress ending the Bracero Program in 1964.
Pieces of his legacy are closer than you can imagine. There
are 10 parks in California, six streets , along with the City of Lynwood
naming the street that borders the northern part of Lynwood City
Park, Cesar E. Chavez Lane. Also, according to Wikipedia, 29 schools
in California are named after Chavez, along with the Lynwood Unified
School District’s Board of Education’s recent vote to name its newest
middle school after the late, great leader.
MARCH 1
COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR
SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER
9 A.M.
MARCH 12
FREE COMMUNITY EMERGENCY
RESPONSE TEAM (CERT)
TRAINING – 1ST CLASS
COMMUNITY CENTER
9 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
MARCH 1
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY HALL
6 P.M.
MARCH 15
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY HALL
6 P.M.
MARCH 2
RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER
PERCENTAGE OF PROCEEDS AFTER 6 P.M. GO
TOWARDS RELAY FOR LIFE
PANDA EXPRESS ON ATLANTIC AVENUE IN
LYNWOOD
6 P.M.
MARCH 19
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
ROUNDUP
BUTLER AND BELLINGER STREETS
IN LYNWOOD
9 A.M. TO 3 P.M.
MARCH 5
LYNWOOD ART WALK
RICARDO LARA LINEAR WALKING PARK @
GERTRUDE AND FERNWOOD STREETS
11 A.M. TO 2 P.M.
MARCH 19
FREE COMMUNITY EMERGENCY
RESPONSE TEAM (CERT)
TRAINING – 2ND CLASS
COMMUNITY CENTER
9 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
MARCH 26
EASTER EGG HUNT
LYNWOOD CITY PARK/BASEBALL
DIAMONDS
PROGRAM STARTS AT 11 A.M.
MARCH 26
FREE COMMUNITY EMERGENCY
RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING –
3RD CLASS
COMMUNITY CENTER
9 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
MARCH 29
LYNWOOD UNION ART GALLERY
FEATURING ARTIST FELIX F.
QUINTANA
LYNWOOD LIBRARY
5:30 P.M.
MARCH 31
CESAR CHAVEZ DAY
CITY HALL CLOSED
Flier Calendar
Winter
Beginning
February 1, 2016
Date:
Monday - Sunday
5:00 p.m. Pick-Up
Pick-up Location:
City of Lynwood
Long Beach Blvd. (North East Corner)
In front of Green Line Station Park & Ride
(Near the Eastbound I-105 Fwy.)
Shelter:
Need
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Shelte
Please
Help!
Testimonial Community Love Center
5701 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles
Phone: (323) 291-6753
Dinner will be served to all participants.
All participants are allowed to bring one (1) bag.
A warm environment, hot shower, food & comfort
for homeless individuals during the cold and
wet weather season.
Homeless Shelter Pick-ups
The City of Lynwood is partnering with several homeless
service providers this year to offer homeless individuals
in our community a warm environment, hot showers and
food. Working in conjunction with HOPICS, Our Place
Housing Solutions and PATH, the City of Lynwood is also
working with the Testimonial Community Love Center
in Los Angeles who will be offering homeless shelter
pick-ups in the city throughout the month. Testimonial
Community Love Center has voluntarily agreed to bring
their bus to several locations in the City of Lynwood to
pick up homeless individuals who need shelter or food
or a hot shower. Working in conjunction with the City’s
Public Relations Department, the Testimonial Community
Love Center selects a location in the City amid its major
thoroughfares to await homeless individuals in need.
Fliers will be distributed throughout the community in
hopes that people see that this service is available for
them. The service will be available 7 days a week and
will be ongoing. For more information about this new
program, interested persons may call (310) 502-0220
Ext. 501.
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Mayor’s Business Roundtable
The City of Lynwood’s Mayor is
spearheading the return of early
morning meetings for business
owners called the Mayor’s Business
Roundtables, starting on Tuesday,
March 1, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 9
a.m. at Bateman Hall, 11331 Ernestine
Ave., Lynwood, CA 90262. The Mayor’s
Business Roundtable, which will
encompass the City’s Greater Lynwood
Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to
promote businesses, will feature a
light breakfast and guest speakers
that will focus on a different business
topic every month. The Mayor’s
Business Roundtables will be held on
the first Tuesday of every month. This
Roundtable is open and free to the
public to attend, network and meet
members of the business community.
Keep Lynwood Clean;
Spring Clean-up Event
The City of Lynwood’s solid waste provider,
Waste Resources Inc., will be hosting its
first CityWide Spring Clean-Up Event for
Unwanted Waste & Bulky Items where
residents will have a chance to dispose
of oversized, bulky items free of charge.
Taking place on Saturday, April 16, 2016
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Waste Resources
Inc. will be on hand to receive any type of
oversized, bulky items and excess trash,
such as old furniture, appliances, yard
waste, e-waste, televisions, computers,
wood waste and fluorescent light tubes
and bulbs. Waste Resources Inc. will be at
the corner of Butler Avenue and Bellinger
Street in Lynwood with several large-sized
trash containers to haul away the public’s
unwanted bulky items – a lot of which are
left curbside or dumped in alleys illegally.
For more information, call (888) 467-7600.
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