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N Perspective - December
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LYNWOOD N’ PERSPECTIVE
MONTHLY CITY NEWSLETTER
OF THE CITY OF LYNWOOD
DECEMBER - VOL.9 - ISSUE 12- 2015
José Luis Solache
Mayor
Jeffery Diaz
Kid Mayor of the Month of November
Maria T. Santillan-Beas
Mayor Pro Tem
Aide Castro
Council Member
Edwin Hernandez
Council Member
Salvador Alatorre
Council Member
Maria Quiñonez
City Clerk
Yolanda Rodriguez Gonzalez
City Treasurer
J. Arnoldo Beltrán
City Manager
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
PG. 2
PREPARE FOR EL NIÑO
PG. 2
COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
PG. 3
SAFETY DURING THE HOLIDAYS
PG. 3
KID MAYORS
PG. 5
YEAR IN PHOTOS
PG. 6
MR. & MISS LYNWOOD
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SANTA FE, SPRINGS
EL 2015 YA CASI TERMINA: PERO PRIMERO, SAQUÉMONOS UNA SELFIE
La llegada de diciembre es agridulce con el 2016 a la vuelta de la esquina,
December’s arrival is bittersweet with 2016 just around the corner, but
pero ver las vías principales de la Ciudad de Lynwood hermosamente decoradas para
seeing the City of Lynwood’s major thoroughfares beautifully decorated for the
las fiestas y anticipar el tiempo que se pasará con familiares y amigos hace que todo
holidays and anticipating time with family and friends makes it all better.
sea mejor.
As 2015 comes to a close, taking a selfie, or a reflection, of the City of
A medida que el 2015 se va terminando, tomarse una selfie o hacer una
Lynwood’s successes is imperative to transitioning into 2016. There is no doubt that
reflexión de los éxitos de la Ciudad de Lynwood es imperativo para hacer la transición
2015 was good to the City of Lynwood. Instead of letting other people define our
al 2016. No hay ninguna duda de que el 2015 fue un buen año para la Ciudad de
great City, let the accomplishments and successes of the year define it for them. In
Lynwood. A pesar de la circulación en línea de una supuesta lista que categorizaba
2015, streets were repaired, trees were trimmed, water was conserved, and two brand
de forma injusta a las Ciudades del Sudeste de Los Ángeles, la Ciudad de Lynwood
new parks were built. The City also treated the community to more than 40 different
ha alcanzado muchos logros como para dejar que esta lista la defina. En el 2015,
special events this year. From a Special Needs Program to a Women’s History Month
se repararon calles, se podaron árboles, se conservó agua y se construyeron dos
Tea Party to a Relay for Life to a Cesar Chavez Celebration to a Community Arts Festival
parques nuevos. La Ciudad también agasajó a la comunidad con más de 40
to a Mariachi Under the Stars Mural Presentation
eventos especiales diferentes este año. Desde una celebracion para niños con
to a Juneteenth Unity Fest to a Teen Parent Summit
Necesidades Especiales a una Fiesta de Té del Mes de la Historia de la Mujer, un
and a MyLynwood 5K/10K Run&Walk, the City of
Relay for Life, una celebración a Cesar Chavez, un Festival de Arte Comunitario
Lynwood kept its residents busy and happy. Along
una presentación de Mural Mariachi Bajo las Estrellas, el Festival de la Unión
with its annual programs such as the Weight Loss
Juneteenth, una Cumbre de Padres Adolescentes y la Maratón/Caminata de
Challenge, the Farmers Market and Movies in the
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5K-10K My Lynwood, la Ciudad de Lynwood mantuvo a sus habitantes ocupados
Park, and Public Safety Community Meetings and
y felices. Junto con sus programas anuales como el Desafío de Pérdida de Peso, el
Keep Lynwood Clean Events, 2015 certainly taught
Mercado de Agricultores y Películas en el Parque, y las Reuniones Comunitarias
us that this community loves to work and play
de Seguridad Pública y el programa que dice que (Mantengamos a Lynwood
together. The City also witnessed the opening of
Limpia), el 2015 ciertamente nos enseñó que esta comunidad ama trabajar y
several new businesses in the community, such as
The City’s 94th Annual Candy Cane
jugar juntos. La Ciudad también presenció la apertura de varios negocios nuevos
a fitness gym, a boxing gym, a health care provider
Lane Parade takes place on Friday,
en la comunidad, como un gimnasio, una escuela de boxeo, un proveedor de
and its very own Jamba Juice. New homes were
December 4, 2015 at 7 p.m. along
servicios médicos y su propio Jamba Juice. Habitat for Humanity construyó
built by Habitat for Humanity, utility boxes were
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
nuevos hogares, CalRecyle y los estudiantes de arte de la Escuela Secundaria de
painted by CalRecyle and Lynwood High School
with Special Guests:
Lynwood pintaron cajas de servicios públicos y esto sin mencionar que los delitos
Art Students and not to mention that overall
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bajaron en general, las tasas de graduación son más elevadas y la economía
crimes are down, graduation rates are higher and
Fernando Vargas
está creciendo. Aunque debemos continuar combatiendo los grafitis y el vertido
the economy is growing. While we must continue
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ilegal de desechos en nuestra comunidad, es importante enfocarnos en todas
to fight graffiti and illegal dumping throughout
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las grandes cosas que podemos hacer para mejorar nuestra Ciudad. La campaña
our community, it’s important to focus on all of
See you all at the
“Save Water, Save Us” es una de esas metas. La otra es simplemente amarnos
the great things that we can do to make our City
Christmas Parade!
y respetarnos los unos a los otros. Todo lo demás se pondrá en su lugar como
better. Saving Water, to Save Us is one of those
sucedió en el 2015.
goals. The other, is to just love and respect each other. Everything else will just fall
La historia de selfies de la Ciudad del 2015 aún no ha terminado. Queda un
into place just like things did in 2015.
mes más en el año y miles de familias ya están planeando asistir al Desfile Navideño
The City’s 2015 selfie story isn’t done yet. There’s another month to go
Anual de Calles Decoradas de la Ciudad, que se realizará el viernes 4 de diciembre de
in the year and thousands of families are already planning on attending the City’s
2015, a lo largo de Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. El desfile comienza a las 7 p. m.
annual Candy Cane Lane Parade, taking place this year on Friday, December 4, 2015
en Atlantic Avenue y MLK Boulevard y finaliza en Bullis Road y MLK Boulevard. Se
along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The parade starts at 7 p.m. at Atlantic Avenue
incentiva a las personas que asistan al desfile a apoyar la feria de comida y carnaval
and MLK Boulevard and ends at Bullis Road and MLK Boulevard. Parade-goers are
del desfile, que se montará en la esquina de Bullis Road y MLK Boulevard desde el
encouraged to support the parade’s food fair and carnival, being set up at the corner
viernes hasta el domingo. Con un despliegue de más de 100 entradas que varían
of Bullis Road and MLK Boulevard from Friday through Sunday. Featuring more than
desde fantásticas carrozas, bandas de música, números de baile, vehículos especiales,
100 entries that range from fantastic floats, marching bands, dance performances,
unidades ecuestres, clubs y ligas de deportes locales y por supuesto el Sr. y la Sra.
specialty vehicles, Equestrian units, local clubs, sports leagues and of course Mr. and
Santa Claus, también se espera que el desfile cuente con la participación de una
Mrs. Santa Claus, the parade is also set to feature an array of guest celebrities. The
variedad de celebridades invitadas. El desfile es una tradición anual en la Ciudad
parade is an annual tradition in the City of Lynwood that attracts more than 10,000
de Lynwood que atrae a más de 10,000 personas cada año. La gente ama el Desfile
people every year. People love the Candy Cane Lane Parade and though their pictures
Navideño de Calles Decoradas y aunque sus fotos pueden ser las últimas que tomen
might be the last ones they take before the new year, for the City of Lynwood,
antes del nuevo año, para la Ciudad de Lynwood, esas fotos, o selfies, valen más que
those pictures, or selfies, are worth a thousand words. Let those selfies define our
mil palabras. Dejen que esas selfies definan a nuestra comunidad.
community.
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The City of Lynwood’s
emergency weekend and
after-hour hotlines:
Graffiti Removal (877) 444-6044
2015 IS ALMOST OVER: BUT FIRST, LET US TAKE A SELFIE
EVENT
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SANTA CLAUS IS
COMING TO TOWN
Everyone knows that Santa Claus makes his way into town for the
City of Lynwood’s annual Candy Cane Lane Christmas Parade, taking place
on Friday, December 4, 2015. What most people don’t know is that he also
makes time to visit five very special families in the City, preselected from more
than 200 applications received every year for the City’s annual Community
Services Day.
Every December, the City hosts a day called Community Services
Day – a day that provides low-income families with food baskets for the
holidays. Strictly income-based, applications for Community Services Day
may be submitted between Oct. 1 and Oct. 30 only. Community Services Day receives
donations from an array of local vendors from within the City of Lynwood who donate
food and baskets and toys for the families. About 200 families qualify for a basket. Five
of those 200 families are then selected based on their income level and are treated to
a special visit on Dec. 17, 2015 from City officials and from Santa Claus, who personally
deliver the food baskets and toys to the five families. Covered in Christmas lights, one
of the City’s Big Red Trolleys – carrying Santa and City officials – makes its way through
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the City to visit the five families and their neighborhoods. With holiday music in
the background, on Dec. 17, starting at 5:30 p.m., five Lynwood neighborhoods
will be treated to a special visit from Santa. What’s more spectacular is the visual
of Santa riding on the inside of the one of the City’s Big Red Trolley’s waving and
spreading good cheer to all of the on-lookers in their cars, crossing the streets,
or just enjoying the evening from their front yards. The five families are told in
advanced that Santa will be paying them a visit, but neither the children from that
family, nor the children from that neighborhood are completely surprised.
“This event doesn’t just spread good cheer to the neighborhoods, our Santa
visits light up children’s faces,” said Diana Romero, Facility and Program Supervisor.
“The purpose of Community Services Day is the City’s way to make sure that the
families in our community that find themselves really struggling, don’t go without
a holiday dinner, or without presents for their children under their holiday trees. The
City doesn’t do this alone; it’s made possible through a lot of different people. Our
Community Services Day and Santa Home Visits are proof that it takes a village – and
in the end, the smiles on children’s faces, makes it all worth it.”
CITY OF LYNWOOD | NEWSLETTER | DECEMBER 2015 | ISSUE 12 | VOL. 9 | PAGE 1
LYNWOOD
AGENDA
COUNCIL BRIEFS
City Council Meetings
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month
6:00 p.m. - City Hall Council Chambers
Open to the Public
September 15, 2015 Meeting:
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CALM BEFORE THE STORM:
PREPARING FOR EL NIÑO
NOTICE
LA CALMA ANTES DE LA TORMENTA:
PREPARÁNDONOS PARA EL NIÑO
What is El Niño?
When strong El Niño conditions exist, there is a higher
probability of increased rainfall along the coast of California. It is
important for all of us to be aware of the possible impacts from an El
Niño winter, and we all need to plan accordingly.
In an emergency residents and businesses have to be
prepared to take care of themselves for at least 7 days. City
government and public safety personnel will be handling immediate
emergencies so it may be up to you to be prepared to take care of
yourselves and possibly your neighbors. Also, if you have elderly
neighbors or friends who may need assistance in an emergency
make sure you try to help them also.
How to Prepare
• Clear rain gutters and keep other water collection ways clear
of leaves and debris on your property. Check any rain gutters
on the street near your home and make sure there is nothing
blocking the flow of water.
• Make an emergency plan with your family in the event you get
separated in an emergency.
• Make sure you have emergency provisions (stored bottled
water, non-refrigerated food.
• Make sure you have flashlights and good batteries in a place
where you can easily pick them up.
The City of Lynwood has been making sure that it’s ready.
The City’s Public Works Department has been working diligently to
ensure that catch basins throughout the City are free of debris, such
as trash and leaves. The City is making sure that trees are trimmed
as best as possible to prevent tree limbs from falling due to the high
winds coming our way. All of the work is taking place throughout the
City and will continue into the winter months.
With a proof of address, residents may pick up seven
sandbags free of charge at the City’s Public Works Yard, located at
11750 Alameda St., in Lynwood. The City of Lynwood wants to make
sure residents know that they can pick up their sandbags starting
today, without worrying about finding sandbags right in the middle
of a storm.
There are also chances that power lines can get knocked
down. Residents should immediately call 911, and call Southern
California Edison at (855) 683-9067 to report the power outage or
downed electrical wires. Residents should never approach a downed
electrical wire.
Durante meses hemos estado escuchando sobre lo que nos
deparará El Niño una vez que llegue a nuestras costas y sobre cómo
necesitamos prepararnos en casa, en el trabajo y en el camino. Los
pronosticadores meteorológicos han estado también emitiendo
alertas de que este invierno traerá aparejado las lluvias más intensas
que hemos presenciado en años. Pero, ¿estamos realmente listos para
ello? Es probable que no lo estemos y hasta que la lluvia no comience a
caer, estaremos tomando de forma apresurada todas las precauciones
que hemos querido tomar durante meses pero para las cuales nunca
nos tomamos el tiempo porque creíamos que tendríamos más tiempo.
La Ciudad de Lynwood se está asegurando de estar preparada. El
Departamento de Obras Públicas de la Ciudad, junto con su compañía
de barrido de calles, Nationwide Environmental Services, ha estado
trabajando con diligencia para asegurarse de que los sumideros de
toda la Ciudad estén libres de suciedad, como por ejemplo desechos
y hojas. La Ciudad, junto con su compañía de poda de árboles, TLC,
también ha estado apuntando a los árboles más viejos de la Ciudad y
asegurándose de que los árboles de la Ciudad estén podados lo mejor
posible para prevenir que sus ramas se caigan a causa de los vientos
intensos que se aproximan. Todo el trabajo se ha estado realizando en
toda la Ciudad y continuará en los próximos meses de invierno.
Cuando las lluvias se descarguen con toda su intensidad,
este año los habitantes no tendrán que apurarse a encontrar bolsas
de arena. La Ciudad de Lynwood tiene bolsas de arena listas para
los habitantes a partir de ahora. Con una prueba de domicilio,
los habitantes pueden recoger 7 bolsas de arena sin cargo en el
Terreno de Obras Públicas de la Ciudad ubicado en 11750 Alameda
St., en Lynwood. La Ciudad de Lynwood desea asegurarse de que sus
habitantes sepan que pueden recoger sus bolsas de arena a partir del
día de hoy, sin tener que preocuparse por encontrar bolsas de arena
justo en el medio de una tormenta.
Los habitantes, a partir de este momento, también pueden
limpiar sus canaletas de lluvia y arreglar los techos que tengan
filtraciones. Los céspedes secos también pueden enlodarse y provocar
una intensa escorrentía. Las casas para mascotas al aire libre también
deben trasladarse al interior o a un lugar resguardado o incluso deben
ser levantadas del suelo con ladrillos. También existe la probabilidad
de que el tendido eléctrico sea derribado. Los habitantes deberían
llamar de inmediato al 911, y llamar a Southern California Edison al
(855) 683-9067 para informar apagones o cables eléctricos caídos. Los
habitantes no deben acercarse nunca a un cable eléctrico caído.
Hay muchas formas en las que todos podemos prepararnos para El
Niño. Siempre deseamos que hubiera una forma en la que alguien
pudiera advertirnos sobre terremotos, pero nadie ha encontrado aún
una forma. Los pronosticadores cuentan con formas de predecir el
clima. Aunque hay ocasiones en las que se equivocan, o hay cambios
en los patrones climáticos, aprovechemos a estos expertos en el
clima y hagamos lo que podemos para proteger nuestros hogares y
comunidad y a nosotros mismos ahora, antes de que El Niño esté ante
nuestras puertas.
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October 6, 2015 Meeting:
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HEATLH
2016 WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE
New Year’s Resolutions, here we come! The City of Lynwood
and its Recreation and Community Services Department are getting
ready to host their 6th annual Weight Loss Challenge. Next year’s
Challenge starts on January 16, 2016 and invites members of the
community to start planning on getting fit for 2016 by forming teams
of 4 to participate in this friendly challenge. This race to lose pounds
in exchange for cash prizes at the end of 12 weeks requires that each
team consist of four members. Teams are to sign up at Yvonne BurkeHam Park between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
When you have 184 participants losing a total of 1,775
pounds in 12 weeks with a prize pool of $5,700, you have a winner of
a Weight Loss Challenge Program.
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Authorized Staff, Including the Finance Director and the City
Attorney’s Office, to Negotiate Terms of an Agreement with
the California State Board of Equalization for Collection and
Administration of the Utility Users Tax, for Implementation of the
Local PrePaid Mobile Telephony Services Collection Act
Received and Filed a Quarterly Report for Fiscal Year 2015, 4th
Quarter, and Fiscal year 2016, First Quarter, for Budget Adjustments
Approved By Council
Authorized the Appropriation of $160,000 from the Unappropriated
General Fund for the Outdoor Fitness Zone to be Later Reimbursed
by the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District
Authorized Staff to Issue a Request for Proposal for the Preparation
of the 2015 Urban Water Management District
Asamblea del 15 de septiembre de 2015:
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In its 5th year, the City of Lynwood for 2015 handed over a
check for $3,000 to the 1st Place Winning Team in the annual citywide Weight Loss Challenge – the largest 1st Place Prize in five years.
The 2015 Weight Loss Challenge ran from January 17, 2015 to April
17, 2015 and had a total entry of 48 teams.
Lose Weight, Gain Confidence, consisting of Lynwood
residents Robert Garcia, Julie Garcia, Jeanette Sotelo and Jaime
Valderrama, beat 47 other four-member teams who enrolled in the
2015 Weight Loss Challenge. Garcia, who lost 25.2 percent of his
body weight – winning the Men’s Division’s 1st Place prize of $550 as
well, said the challenge and competition this year was “really tough.”
“All four of us did our part, we all did it together,” said Garcia. “It was
a close race, too.” Each member of the Lose Weight, Gain Confidence
Team received $750 from the $3,000 prize.
Participants in the Weight Loss Challenge must pay $25 per
person and $1 penalty per pound gained at every Saturday weigh in
throughout the 12 weeks. Everything, including entry fees and fines
go directly into the prize pool. The more teams who that sign up, the
bigger the prize money is at the end of the race. For more information,
call (310) 603-0220 Ext. 319 or send an email to [email protected]
ca.us. The City’s Recreation and Community Services Department will
have a booth set up from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Yvonne Burke/Ham Park
on Saturday, January 16, 2016 ready to log in the challenging teams.
The 2016 Weight Loss Challenge arrives just in time for members of
the community to reconsider their New Year’s Resolutions and choose
to get fit. After all, in this race, when you lose, you win.
Approved a Contract with Unifirst Corporation for Uniform Rental/
Laundry Services for Three Years, With Option for Two Additional
Years
Adopted a Comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding
Between the City and the Lynwood Employees Association (LEA)/
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees,
Local 1920 (AFSCME) which Sets Forth All Wages, Hours and Other
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Approved the Transfer of the Youth Center by Grant Deed from the
City of Lynwood to the Lynwood Redevelopment Agency Successor
Agency
Approved a Request Received from the Office of Jerome E. Horton,
Chairman of the California State Board of Equalization for the Use
of Bateman Hall’s Room 1 and 2 on November 3, 2015 and Waiving
the Rental Fees in the Amount of $450
Approved Adjustments to the Bid Limits for Public Contracts
Approved the Design Development for the New Annex Construction
Project
Authorized the Official Naming of the Lynwood Youth Center as the
Robert Henning Youth Center
Authorized the Official Naming of the Lynwood Linear Walking Park
as the City of Lynwood’s Ricardo Lara Linear Park
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Se aprobó un contrato con Unifirst Corporation de servicios de
alquiler de uniformes/lavandería con una duración de tres años y
la opción de dos años adicionales
Se adoptó un Memorando de Entendimiento Integral entre la
Ciudad y la Asociación de Empleados de Lynwood (LEA)/Federación
Estadounidense de Empleados de Estados, Condados y Municipios,
Local 1920 (AFSCME) que establece todos los salarios, horarios y
otros términos y condiciones de empleo
Se aprobó la transferencia del Centro para la Juventud mediante
escritura de la Ciudad de Lynwood a la Agencia Sucesora Lynwood
Redevelopment Agency
Se aprobó una solicitud recibida de la oficina de Jerome E. Horton,
presidente de la Junta Estatal de Ecualización de California para el
uso del salón 1 y 2 del Bateman Hall el día 3 de noviembre de 2015
y la dispensa de las tarifas de alquiler por el monto de $450
Se aprobaron ajustes en los límites de licitación para contratos
públicos
Se aprobó el desarrollo de diseño para el proyecto de construcción
del nuevo anexo
Se autorizó el nombramiento oficial del Lynwood Youth Center
como Robert Henning Youth Center
Se autorizó el nombramiento oficial del Lynwood Linear Walking
Park como Ricardo Lara Linear Park de la Ciudad de Lynwood
Asamblea del 6 de octubre de 2015:
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Se autorizó al personal, incluyendo al Director Financiero y la
Fiscalía de la Ciudad, a negociar los términos de un acuerdo con la
Junta Estatal de Ecualización de California para la recaudación y la
administración del Impuesto a Usuarios de Servicios Públicos, para
la implementación de la Ley de Recaudación de Servicios Locales
de Telefonía Móvil Prepaga
Se recibió y archivó un Informe Trimestral para el año fiscal 2015,
cuarto trimestre, y el año fiscal 2016, primer trimestre, para los
ajustes de presupuesto aprobados por el Municipio
Se autorizó la asignación de $160,000 del Fondo General no
Asignado para la zona de ejercicios al aire libre, para luego ser
reembolsados por el Distrito de Espacios Abiertos y Parques
Regionales del Condado de Los Ángeles
Se autorizó al personal a emitir una solicitud de propuestas para la
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LYNWOOD
NOTICE
SAFETY
HOLIDAY
SAFETY TIPS
HONOR
CITY HALL WILL BE
CLOSED DEC. 28-31
The following Holiday Safety Tips were
compiled to contribute to the safety and
security of people during the holiday season.
The holiday season is always a special time
of year. It is also a time when busy people
become careless and vulnerable to theft
and other holiday crime. We can never be
too careful, too prepared or too aware.
Please share this information with family,
friends and neighbors. We wish you happy
and peaceful holiday season.
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Avoid driving alone or at night.
Keep all car doors locked and windows
closed while in or out of your car. Set
your alarm or use an anti-theft device.
If you must shop at night, park in a
well-lighted area.
Avoid parking next to vans, trucks
with camper shells, or cars with tinted
windows.
Park as close as you can to your
destination and take notice of where
you parked.
Never leave your car unoccupied with
the motor running or with children
inside.
Do not leave packages or valuables on
the seat of your car.
Be sure to locate your keys prior to
going to your car.
Keep a secure hold on your purse,
handbag and parcels. Do not put them
down or on top of the car in order to
open the door.
When approaching or leaving your
vehicle, be aware of your surroundings.
Do not approach your car alone if there
are suspicious people in the area.
Ask mall or store security for an escort
before leaving your shopping location.
Shop during daylight hours whenever
possible. If you must shop at night, go
with a friend or family member.
Do not carry a purse or wallet, if
possible.
Always carry your California Driver
License or Identification Card along
with necessary cash, checks and/or a
credit card you expect to use.
Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
Keep cash in your front pocket.
Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet
or purse. They are the prime targets of
criminals in crowded shopping areas,
transportation terminals, bus stops, on
buses and other rapid transit.
alcohol from your body.
Never drink and drive.
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IMPORTANT
REMINDERS
In an effort to balance the budget, the City
of Lynwood, along with the dedication of the
Lynwood Employees Association, has decided to
close City Hall for the week of December 28-31,
2015. Just in time for the holidays, rather than
spreading out necessary furlough days, the LEA
decided to implement them during the holiday
season. City Hall will be open on Thursday,
December 24, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. City Hall
is closed on Fridays, so it will be closed on Friday,
December 25, 2015. City Hall will remain closed
the following week and will reopen for business
starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016.
Happy Holidays City of Lynwood!
HONOR
KID MAYORS MADE HISTORY IN LYNWOOD
Children will always remember their hometowns for many great things, but for
12 very lucky elementary school children, their memories of Lynwood will include being
the City of Lynwood’s first Kid Mayors ever – and that’s one, or 12, for the history books.
A program that started in January 2015, the City of Lynwood and its Mayor embarked on
an awesome new journey to select 12 star students from Lynwood Unified School District’s
12 elementary schools to serve as a Kid Mayor for every month of the year. Each of the
students, nominated by their principal and teacher, had to be from grades 4 through 6
only, and be a star student at the school, get good grades, be a student leader and have
good manners. The nomination of each of the 12 students came exclusively from the
teachers and principals of each of the schools.
Each of the Kid Mayors learned how to conduct a City Council Meeting, lead the
pledge of allegiance for the City of Lynwood’s elected Mayor and Council Members, and
received a name plate, a badge, a Proclamation and a $400 scholarship, donated to each of
the students by the 2014-15 Mayor, who relinquished his monthly health insurance to give
to each of the students. Each of the Kid Mayors was invited to participate in City meetings
and events held every month. The Kid Mayor Program, spearheaded by the 2014-15 Mayor,
gave teachers in Lynwood an opportunity to help their stars shine, said the Mayor who
said that today’s children need for the adults in their lives to remind them to follow their
dreams. “Someone believed in me and my parents always told me to follow my dreams.
My dream was to one day be Mayor of this great City, and here I am. Anything is possible
if you set your mind to it.”
Every Kid Mayor did an incredible job. Whether they led the City Council Meetings,
or opened community meetings, or simply attended grand openings or even the Mayor’s
State of the City Address, each Kid Mayor displayed exemplary behavior, good manners
and overall, excitement in the opportunity to wear the City of Lynwood’s Kid Mayor namebadge. “No one ever asks kids for their opinions or ideas, but the reality is that they’re
always trying to find solutions. What we’re all learning from our Kid Mayor Program is that
as young as they may be, these kids are paying attention,” said the Mayor. “These kids are
our future so why not bring them to the table now rather than later.”
Eleven students have served as the City’s first-ever Kid Mayors. The 12th Kid
Mayor has yet to be named, and he or she won’t be until Dec. 1. The Kid Mayor Program
proved to be a great success by showing kids that hard work pays off. Perhaps not all of
them expressed a real interest in growing up to be an official elected official for their City,
but at least, each student got to see what it’s like to be a leader in your community.
Congratulations to the City of Lynwood’s 2015 Kid Mayors. Thank you for your service. The
City of Lynwood hopes to see you all again one day, giving back to your community, too.
Kid Mayors for 2015
January – February – March – April –
May – June – Eduardo Zuniga
Anastacia Nwosu
Emilio Rueda
Yasmine Sterling
Richard Solis
Angel Rodriguez
For emergency services, please refer to the front
page of the newsletter for hotline phone numbers
or to Page 6 of the newsletter for other services.
Please note, if utility bills need to be paid to the
City of Lynwood, they can be paid ahead of time
by December 24, 2015 at 6 p.m. or online at www.
lynwood.ca.us at your convenience.
FRIDAY TRASH DAYS DURING THE HOLIDAYS
While we are all looking forward to Christmas Day
and New Year’s Day this year because they both
fall on the day right before the weekend, some of
us who have your trash picked up on Fridays might
be a little worried that it won’t be picked up until
Monday. Well, thankfully, that will not be the case
this year. Because both holidays fall on a Friday –
Friday, December 25, 2015 and on Friday, January
1, 2016 - trash and green waste for those days will
be picked up on Saturday, December 26, 2015 and
on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Please call Waste
Resources Inc., if you have any other questions at
(888) 467-7600.
RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES
Be good this year and recycle your Christmas Tree!
A separate Waste Resources trash truck will be
picking up your discarded Christmas Trees for two
(2) weeks after Christmas Day on the same day as
your regular service. Your tree will be reused as
compost or mulch. Help us close the recycling loop
by participating in the service. Remember, trees
will be picked up for two weeks after Christmas
Day. If by chance, you decide to dispose of your
tree after the two weeks, you can cut it and put
in the green bin or you can call WRI and schedule
a pickup of the tree so that it doesn’t sit curbside
longer than necessary. Call WRI at (888) 467-7600
to schedule a pickup.
What you need to do:
•
July – August – September – October – November – December – America Castaneda
Jimmy Gutierrez
Elizabeth Cortezar
Leslie Aguayo
Jeffrey Diaz
To be determined
•
•
•
Place your tree curbside the same day as your
regular service.
Remove all decorations (ornaments, tinsel,
etc.) and metal or plastic plant stands
(wooden tree stands may be left on the tree).
Flocked trees are OK.
Do not place your tree in a bag.
Trees over six feet (6’) tall must be cut in half.
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YEAR IN
PHOTOS
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LYNWOOD
FEATURES
IMPORTANT NUMBERS
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!
HONOR
2015-2016 MISS LYNWOOD CROWNED
Earlier this year the City of Lynwood implemented the Miss
Lynwood Scholarship Competition to provide the opportunity for
motivated young women to compete for scholarship money to assist them
in reaching their personal goals of furthering their education. Twelve
applications were received, and in October three finalists were selected.
The first runner-up is Katia Zubieta-Caballero and the 2nd runner-up is
Valery Garcia, both accomplished young women in their own right, each
receiving $500 and $300 scholarships, respectively. The winner of the
2015 Miss Lynwood Scholarship Competition is Miss Kenia Avalos! Along
with her $1,200 scholarship prize, Miss Avalos will represent the City of
Lynwood at various community events throughout the coming year. Miss
Lynwood and her court will reign at Chamber of Commerce Grand Openings
as well as the Candy Cane Lane Christmas Parade. Miss Avalos is currently
a junior at Cerritos College studying Communications. Despite her studies
she finds time to volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House and Relay for
Life organizations. Miss Avalos is sure to be positive role model for young
FLIER CALENDAR
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
The City’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Ceremony takes place on Thursday, December
3, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. on City Hall’s front lawn,
11330 Bullis Road, Lynwood, CA 90262. Along
with Christmas carols, hot chocolate and
candy stockings for the children, Santa Claus
will be available for pictures and to spread his
good cheer.
CANDY CANE LANE PARADE
With more than 100 entries, this year’s 94th
annual Candy Cane Lane Christmas Parade is
set to take place on Friday, December 4, 2015
at 7 p.m. Taking place all along Martin Luther
King Jr. Boulevard, the parade starts at Atlantic
Avenue and MLK Boulevard, and end at Bullis
Road and MLK Boulevard, where a holiday
carnival will be set up for the weekend. Food
trucks will also be set up at the corner of Bullis
Road and MLK Boulevard ready to sell food
to parade goers starting at 5 p.m. on Friday,
December 4, 2015.
FOOD BANK
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
DECEMBER 1
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
6 P.M.
DECEMBER 3
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
CITY HALL
5:30 P.M.
DECEMBER 4
94TH ANNUAL CANDY CANE LANE PARADE
ALONG MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD.,
BETWEEN ATLANTIC AVENUE AND BULLIS ROAD
STARTS AT 7 P.M.
DECEMBER 4-5
TELETONUSA FOUNDATION TELETHON
PLAZA MEXICO
ALL DAY
DECEMBER 4-6
HOLIDAY STREET CARNIVAL
ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BOULEVARD,
AT BULLIS ROAD
DECEMBER 10-11
SENIOR HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER
9 A.M. TO 2 P.M. BOTH DAYS
DECEMBER 15
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
6 P.M.
DECEMBER 17
SANTA’S HOME VISITS
STARTS AT 5:30 P.M.
DECEMBER 25
CHRISTMAS DAY
CITY HALL CLOSED
Attention all Food Bank participants: Due to the
Christmas holidays, the Los Angeles Regional
Food Bank is changing the date for their food
distribution in the City of Lynwood for the
month of December 2015. Instead of the usual
4th Thursday of the month, the date has been
changed as follows: Thursday, December 10,
2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This program
takes place in the Lynwood Community Center
Gymnasium and is for senior citizens 60 yrs.
& older. You must qualify for the assistance
and be pre-registered. Contact or visit the
Lynwood Senior Center for more information on
registration.
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The Greater Lynwood
Chamber of Commerce
DECEMBER 28-31
CITY HALL CLOSED
JANUARY 1, 2016
NEW YEAR’S DAY
CITY HALL CLOSED
JANUARY 16, 2016
WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE BEGINS
YVONNE BURKE/HAM PARK
7 A.M. TO 11 A.M. SIGN-INS
JANUARY 18, 2016
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
CITY HALL CLOSED
3780 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
(310) 307-9826 CALL NOW!
Members and Non Members Welcome!
• Bateman Hall
(310) 886-0413
• City Hall
(310) 603-0220
• Code Enforcement
(310) 886-0456
• Compton Court
(310) 762-9100
• Waste Resources
(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
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