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351328_lnp_November 2015
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LYNWOOD N’ PERSPECTIVE
MONTHLY CITY NEWSLETTER
OF THE CITY OF LYNWOOD
NOVEMBER - VOL.9 - ISSUE 11- 2015
José Luis Solache
Mayor
Elizabeth Cortazar
Kid Mayor of the Month of September
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
TREE TRIMMING
PG. 2
COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
PG. 3
TRAFFIC AMNESTY PROGRAM
PG. 5
VETERANS DAY
PG. 5
PARADE ROUND-UP
FEATURE
LYNWOOD
STRONG
UNA CIUDAD FUERTE
Before the year comes to a close, it is important to highlight the successes of
2015 – successes that have catapulted Lynwood from being a City meeting challenges,
to a City that has met those challenges and prevailed. While there is still room for
improvement and progress, 2015 is defined by an array of accomplishments that have
turned the City of Lynwood into a progressive, self-sustaining 21st century City that
continues to fight neighborhood decline, crime and resource cutbacks.
The leadership that has brought the City of Lynwood this far credits the
depth of the City’s roots, and the roots of everyone who lives, works and plays in
Lynwood for its ability to continuously move forward and grow. It may not always be
about thinking outside the box, or doing more with less, but in the current leadership’s
eyes, it’s about how a City responds to a situation.
Thanks to social media, 2015 has brought with it a type of awareness and
community involvement that’s never been seen before. Crime is down 9.5 percent,
streets are cleaner, trees are being trimmed more often, the City is meeting its
water conservation goals and the City’s new Animal Control Division is making a big
difference in the manner our animal control services are handled. Aside from that, our
City streets are being repaved and rehabilitated, potholes are being filled, sidewalks
are being fixed, street lights and traffic signals are being replaced and best of all,
contaminated sites are being cleaned and prepped for new redevelopment projects.
The City has also opened two new parks - the Ricardo Lara Linear Park and
the Civic Center Park. Along with keeping youth busy throughout the year, baseball
fields, tennis courts and basketball courts were resurfaced at Lynwood Park. A new
outdoor fitness zone is in the works, and the City’s Olympic-sized pool received a much
needed makeover. Playground equipment for children with special needs will also be
installed at Lynwood Park for the first time in Lynwood’s history in the next few weeks.
Families and senior citizens are also more involved with citywide events. The City’s
business community this year also grew with 219 new businesses. New technology at
City Hall has also changed the way people pay their utility bills, and it has changed the
way the City responds to service requests from the public. New technology has also
changed the way the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responds to crimes via
our advanced video surveillance cameras.
Making the City of Lynwood a better and safer place to live, work, and
grow has been the ultimate goal for 2015. Through the City’s Healthy Cities Initiative,
Lynwood has been kept healthy and active. Through more than 50 recreational
programs and 20 citywide special events, Lynwood has been reawakened and is
more lively and fun than ever. Involvement and communication are key to making a
community strong. Like the roots of a tree, people may grow in different directions,
but its roots give it a strong foundation.
Antes de que termine el año, es importante destacar los éxitos del 2015 —
éxitos que han catapultado a Lynwood de ser una Ciudad que se enfrenta a desafíos a ser
una Ciudad que ha enfrentado a esos desafíos y ha triunfado sobre ellos. Aunque todavía
hay lugar para mejorar y progresar, el 2015 se define por un conjunto de logros que han
convertido a la Ciudad de Lynwood en una Ciudad progresiva y autosustentable del siglo
XXI que continúa luchando contra el deterioro de los barrios, la inseguridad y los recortes
de recursos.
El liderazgo que ha logrado llevar tan lejos a la Ciudad de Lynwood da crédito
a la profundidad de las raíces de la Ciudad y las raíces de todos los que viven, trabajan y
juegan en Lynwood por su capacidad de avanzar y crecer continuamente. Puede que no
siempre se trate de pensar fuera de lo típico o hacer más con menos, pero en los ojos del
liderazgo actual, se trata de cómo una Ciudad responde a una situación.
Gracias a las redes sociales, el 2015 ha traido consigo un tipo de consciencia
y participación de la comunidad que nunca se había visto. Los delitos han disminuido
un 9.5 por ciento, las calles están más limpias, los árboles se han podado con más
frecuencia, la Ciudad está cumpliendo sus objetivos de conservación del agua, y hay una
nueva División de Animal Control que ha tenido un gran impacto en como los servicios
de Animal Control se manejan. Aparte de eso, las calles se están reconstruyendo y
rehabilitadas, las aceras están siendo fijadas, las luces de calles y los semáforos están
siendo sustituidos y lo mejor de todo, los sitios contaminados están siendo limpiados y
preparados para nuevos proyectos de la reurbanización.
La ciudad también ha abierto dos nuevos parques – el Parque Lineal de
Ricardo Lara y el Parque del Centro Cívico. Junto con mantener los jóvenes ocupados con
programas durante todo el año, campos de béisbol, canchas de tenis y de baloncesto
se han rehabilitado en Lynwood Park. Una nueva zona de ejercicio al aire se encuentra
en las obras de la ciudad y la piscina olímpica recibió una muy necesaria renovación.
Juegos para niños con necesidades especiales también serán instalados en Lynwood
Park por primera vez en la historia de Lynwood en las próximas semanas. Las familias
y los ciudadanos de la tercera edad también están más involucrados con la ciudad.
La comunidad de negocios este año también creció con 219 nuevas empresas. Nueva
tecnología en el vestíbulo de la ciudad también ha cambiado la forma en que las
personas pagan sus facturas de servicios públicos, y ha cambiado la forma en que la
ciudad responde a las peticiones de servicios. Nueva tecnología también ha cambiado
la forma en que el Departamento del Sheriff del Condado de Los Angeles responde a los
crímenes a través de la avanzada de vídeo cámaras de vigilancia.
Hacer que la Ciudad de Lynwood sea un lugar mejor y más seguro para vivir,
trabajar y crecer ha sido la meta máxima del 2015. A través de la Iniciativa de Ciudades
Saludables de la Ciudad, Lynwood se ha mantenido saludable y activa. Mediante más
de 50 programas recreativos y 20 eventos especiales a nivel de la ciudad, Lynwood se ha
vuelto a despertar y es más alegre y divertida. La participación y la comunicación son
clave para fortalecer a una comunidad. Como las raíces de un árbol, las personas pueden
crecer en diferentes direcciones, pero las raíces le dan una fundación fuerte.
PG. 6
KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE
NEWS
24/7
SERVICES 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
SANTA FE, SPRINGS
THE RICARDO LARA PARK IS NOW OPEN
EL RICARDO LARA LINEAR PARK ESTÁ ABIERTO
Humbled and honored, state Sen. Ricardo Lara last month, dedicated his new
namesake park, The Ricardo Lara Linear Park in Lynwood, to his parents Venustiano
and Maria Dolores Lara, saying that “because of them, I am where I am today.”
Hundreds of people joined the Lynwood City Council for the highly anticipated
ribbon-cutting ceremony and inaugural celebration of its brand-new, mile-long linear
walking park, located along Fernwood Avenue, between Atlantic Avenue and Birch
Street. The City of Lynwood’s new linear walking park was made possible by a nearly
$5 million grant that was successfully secured by Sen. Lara exclusively for this park
from the state’s Department of Parks and Recreation Proposition 84 Fund.
In his honor, the City Council of the City of Lynwood last month unanimously
voted to name their brand new park after the young Senator for always advocating
for the City of Lynwood and all of his cities in his 33rd District, and for being one of
Lynwood’s truest champions in Sacramento. “Who would have ever thought that a boy
from East L.A., who used to play in the streets because there were no parks, would one
day have a park named after him,” said Sen. Lara during the ceremony. “I remember
that we [he and his childhood friends] would use some of those orange cones to close
our street so that we could play safely.” Lara also recalled his parent’s work ethic and
struggles to put food on the table and a roof over his and his sibling’s heads. “Without
them, I wouldn’t be here.”
The new Ricardo Lara Linear Park offers residents so much more than just a
mile’s worth of sidewalk for walking and staying active. It features a small dog park, a
community garden, a fitness area, a small playground, drought tolerant plants, solar
security lighting, seating opportunities, and historical signage that tell the history of
Lynwood. At the corner of Fernwood Avenue and Gertrude Drive rests one very special
sign - a plaque that officially makes Ricardo Lara a part of Lynwood’s history.
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Humilde y agradecido, Ricardo Lara, el Senador del estado, dedicó el mes pasado
el nuevo parque que lleva su nombre, el Ricardo Lara Linear Park, en Lynwood, a sus
padres, Venustiano y Maria Dolores Lara, ya que, según comentó, “gracias a ellos, llegué a
dónde estoy hoy en día”.
Cientos de personas se unieron con el Municipio de Lynwood para la tan
anticipada ceremonia de corte de cinta y celebración inaugural de su nuevo parque lineal
para caminar de una milla de largo, ubicado a lo largo de Fernwood Avenue, entre Atlantic
Avenue y Birch Street. El nuevo parque lineal de la Ciudad de Lynwood fue posible gracias
al subsidio de casi $5 millones obtenido con éxito por el Senador Lara exclusivamente para
este parque de la Propuesta 84 del Departamento de Parques y Recreación del estado.
El mes pasado, el Municipio de la Ciudad de Lynwood votó con unanimidad
bautizar al nuevo parque con el nombre del joven Senador por siempre luchar por la Ciudad
de Lynwood y por todas las ciudades en su Distrito 33, y por ser uno de los verdaderos
defensores de Lynwood en Sacramento. “Quién hubiera pensado que un chico del Este de
L.A., que jugaba en las calles porque no había parques, un día tendría un parque bautizado
con su nombre”, dijo el Senador Lara durante la ceremonia. “Recuerdo que nosotros [él y
sus amigos de la infancia] encontrariamos esos conos de color naranja para cerrar nuestra
calle y así poder jugar seguros.” Lara también recordó la ética laboral de sus padres y la
dificultad de llevar alimentos a la mesa y de tener un techo sobre su cabeza y la cabeza de
sus hermanos. “Sin ellos, no estaría aquí.”
El nuevo Ricardo Lara Linear Park ofrece a los habitantes mucho más que una
acera de una milla para caminar y estar activos. Incluye un pequeño parque para perros, un
jardín comunitario, un área de bienestar, una pequeña plaza de juegos, plantas tolerantes
a la sequía, iluminación de seguridad solar, lugares para sentarse y una señalización
histórica que cuenta la historia de Lynwood. En la esquina de Fernwood Avenue y Gertrude
Drive hay una señal muy especial —una placa que convierte oficialmente a Ricardo Lara
parte de la historia de Lynwood.
CITY OF LYNWOOD | NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2015 | ISSUE 11 | 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
NOTICE
TRIMMING OUR TREES ON TIME
PODAR NUESTROS ÁRBOLES A TIEMPO
A recent overhaul of the City’s tree trimming schedule will
ensure that all 9,000 of the City’s trees are trimmed every two years.
Years ago, trees in the City were being trimmed every
four years. But times have changed, and while the current drought
is affecting the City’s tree population, it has been found that trees
need to be trimmed more frequently than once every four years.
From now on, each tree will be trimmed every other year. Half of
the City’s trees will be trimmed one year, and the other half will be
trimmed the second year. The City has gone through several cycles of
tree trimming schedules in the last 10 years, but hopefully this one
will work the best.
For this new tree trimming schedule, the City’s 4.9 square
miles has been divided into two sections: the north and the south.
Both sections consist of six grids, for a total of 12 grids.
The north section’s six grids are located between Alameda
Street and Atlantic Avenue west to east, and from Abbot Road to
the 105 Glenn Anderson Freeway, north to south. Trees in the north
portion of the City were trimmed in fiscal year 2013-14 and will
be trimmed again in the 2015-16 year, and then again in 2017-18,
and so on. Two grids are currently being worked on in the northern
section of the City.
The southern section of the City consists of six grids as
well, but they are located south of the 105 Glenn Anderson Freeway
all the way to the southern end of the City at Orchard, Palm and
McMillan streets. One grid between Imperial Highway and Fernwood
Avenue, and Atlantic Avenue and the 710 Freeway is included in the
south section of the City. This section has been trimmed along with
the rest of the southern section this fiscal year 2014-15, and will be
trimmed again in the 2016-17 year, and then in 2018-19 and so on.
The City’s 9,000 trees do not include all of the trees that
are on private properties. Hoping that the recent rains impact the
three-year drought just a little bit, City officials are continuing to
monitor the City’s dwindling tree numbers.“Tree issues that are
happening here are also happening in other Cities and the drought
isn’t helping,” said a City official. “This new schedule will ensure that
our trees get trimmed in a timely manner, and at the same time, it
can help us to keep better track of the state of our tree population.”
While the City takes care of the City’s trees as best as possible,
City officials remind homeowners/property owners that it is their
responsibility to upkeep and trim the trees that are on their own
private properties.
NOTICE
La reciente revisión del calendario de poda de los árboles de
la Ciudad garantizará que todos los 9,000 árboles de la ciudad sean
podados cada dos años.
Años atrás, los árboles en la Ciudad eran podados cada
cuatro años. Sin embargo, los tiempos han cambiado y aunque la
actual sequía está afectando a la población de árboles de la Ciudad,
se ha descubierto que los árboles necesitan ser podados con mas
frecuencia que una vez cada cuatro años. De ahora en adelante, cada
árbol será podado cada dos años. La mitad de los árboles de la Ciudad
serán podados un año y la otra mitad serán podados en el segundo
año. La Ciudad ha atravesado varios ciclos de cronogramas de poda de
árboles en los últimos 10 años, pero con suerte este será el que mejor
funcione.
Para este nuevo calendario de poda de árboles, las 4.9 millas
cuadradas que tiene la Ciudad han sido divididas en dos secciones:
el norte y el sur. Ambas secciones constan de seis cuadrículas, que
conforman un total de 12 cuadrículas.
Las seis cuadrículas de la sección norte se encuentran entre
Alameda Street y Atlantic Avenue de oeste a este, y de Abbot Road a
105 Glenn Anderson Freeway, de norte a sur. Los árboles en la porción
norte de la Ciudad fueron podados en el año fiscal 2013-14 y volverán
a ser podados en el año fiscal 2015-16, y luego otra vez en 2017-18 y
así sucesivamente. Actualmente se está trabajando en dos cuadrículas
en la sección norte de la Ciudad.
La sección sur de la Ciudad también consiste en seis
cuadrículas, pero se encuentran al sur de 105 Glenn Anderson Freeway
hasta el extremo sur de la Ciudad en las calles Orchard, Palm y
McMillan. Una cuadrícula entre Imperial Highway y Fernwood Avenue,
y Atlantic Avenue y 710 Freeway está incluida en la sección sur de la
Ciudad. Esta sección se podo junto con el resto de la sección sur este
año, fiscal 2014-15, y nuevamente en el año 2016-17 y luego en 201819 y así sucesivamente.
Los 9,000 árboles de la Ciudad no incluyen todos los árboles
que se encuentran en propiedades privadas. Los funcionarios de
la Ciudad esperan que las recientes lluvias impacten un poco en la
sequía que ya lleva tres años y continúan controlando la cantidad
decreciente de árboles de la Ciudad. “Los problemas que tenemos
aquí con los árboles también suceden en otras Ciudades y la sequía no
ayuda”, comentó un funcionario de la Ciudad. “Este nuevo cronograma
garantizará que nuestros árboles sean podados a tiempo y al mismo
tiempo, puede ayudarnos a mantener un mejor control sobre el estado
de nuestra población de árboles”. Aunque la Ciudad cuida los árboles
de la Ciudad de la mejor manera posible, los funcionarios de la Ciudad
recuerdan a los propietarios de viviendas/propiedades que es su
responsabilidad cuidar y podar los árboles que se encuentran en sus
propiedades privadas.
LOWER L.A. RIVER TO BE RESTORED
Gov. Jerry Brown last month approved Assembly Bill 530, a
proposal authored by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood)
to create a comprehensive restoration plan for the Lower Los Angeles
River.
“I’ve been kayaking on restored portions of the Upper L.A.
River and seen the development of trails, walkways and parks,” said
Rendon in a media advisory released by his office. “Residents along
the Lower River deserve the same opportunities to reconnect with the
river that flows through their neighborhoods.”
AB 530 establishes a local working group tasked with
updating the L.A. River Master Plan to develop a revitalization plan
for the Lower River. Substantial work has already been done to restore
the Upper L.A. River within the boundaries of the City of Los Angeles.
“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.” The Rivers and Mountains
Conservancy will staff the working group, which will be eligible for
state funding from Proposition 1, the 2014 water bond authored by
Rendon. “Our rivers, creeks, and lands do not recognize political
jurisdictional boundaries,” wrote a coalition of 20 park advocacy,
environmental justice, and water quality organizations supporting
AB 530. “A collaborative master plan leverages much needed funding
for the revitalization of the Lower L.A. River, which travels through
many disadvantaged communities in the Southeast.”
Assemblyman Anthony Rendon is serving in his second
term representing the 63rd Assembly District, which includes
the cities and communities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens,
Lakewood, North Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, and
South Gate.
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August 18, 2015 Meeting:
• Adopted the Second Reading of an Ordinance of the City
Council Repealing Chapter 3-34 of Chapter 3, Public Safety
Regulations, of the Lynwood Municipal Code
• Approved a Comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding
Between the City and the Lynwood Employees Management
Group which sets forth all Wages, Hours and Other Terms and
Conditions of Employment
• Adopted a Resolution of the City Council Authorizing the
Appropriation of Funds from the Refuse Fund Reserves to
Cover Waste Hauler Payments through June 30, 2016
• Adopted a Resolution Urging the State to Provide New
Sustainable Funding for State and Local Transportation
Infrastructure
• Adopted a Resolution Supporting the Efforts of the City of
Carson to Attract one or More NFL Teams to Relocate to the
City of Carson
• Approved a Request from Sen. Ricardo Lara’s Office to Host
a Series of Small Business Workshops at Bateman Hall at no
cost on these dates: September 9, 23, 2015 and October 14,
28, 2015
• Approved the Acceptance of a Donation from El Rey
Restaurant in the Form of Adaptive/Accessible Playground
Equipment Valued at $5,000
September 1, 2015 Meeting:
• Adopted the Plans, Contract Documents and Working
Details for the Olanda Street and Virginia Avenue Street
Improvement Project
• Adopted the Plans, Contract Documents and Working Details
for the Josephine Street Improvement Project
• Approved the Purchase of Three Video Surveillance Cameras
for the Lynwood Linear Park to be Located at Fernwood
Avenue and Gertrude Drive, Fernwood Avenue and 1st Street,
and on Fernwood Avenue and Fir Street
• Approved the Linear Park Project Completion Alternatives,
and Authorized the Modification of the Lynwood Linear Park
Project Plan and Specifications to Amend the Use of Space
on Block No. 3, Originally Designated for a Public Restroom
Facility and Change the Use to a Sitting Area, and Approved
the Allocation of $220,000 to Complete the Project
Junta del 18 de agosto del 2015:
• Aprobó la segunda lectura de ordenanza; por tituló y
renunciar a la lectura, del Municipio de la ciudad que
derogue el capitulo 3-34 del capituló 3, reglamentaciones de
seguridad publico del código municipal de Lynwood
• Aprobó el memorando de entendimiento de un año con el
Grupo de Administración de Empleados de Lynwood del 1 de
julio de 2015 al 30 de junio de 2016
• Autorizo al administrador de la ciudad o persona designada
a asignar fondos de las reservas de fondos de residuos para
cubrir los pagos de transporte de desechos hasta el 30 de
junio de 2015-2016
• Aprobó que la ciudad de Lynwood pida al Estado proporcionar
nueva financiación sustentable para la infraestructura de
transporte estatal y local
• Aprobó una resolución del municipio de la ciudad de
Lynwood, que respalde los esfuerzos para atraer uno o más
equipos de la NFL a la ciudad de Carson
• Aprobó el uso del salon No. 1 del Bateman Hall y renuncio
a las tarifas de alquiler por el monto de $560 para el Sen.
Ricardo Lara para talleres de negocios
• Aprobó una donación de aproximadamente $5,000 para
equipos para el área de recreación accesible/adaptativa
ubicada en el noroeste del Lynwood City Park
Junta del 1 de septiembre del 2015:
• Aprobó los planos, documentos de contrato y detalles de
trabajo para el proyecto de Mejora de Olanda Street y Virginia
Avenue
• Aprobó los planos, documentos de contrato y detalles de
trabajo para el proyecto de Mejora de Josephine Street
• Autorizó la compra de tres cámaras de video de vigilancia
para el nuevo Lynwood Linear Park donde serán encontrados
por la Fernwood Avenue y la Gertrude Drive, por la Fernwood
Avenue y la Calle Primera, y por la Fernwood Avenue y Fir
Street
• Autorizó la modificación del plan y las especificaciones del
proyecto del Linear Park de Lynwood para modificar el uso del
espacio en el bloque No. 3, originalmente diseñado para la
instalación de baño público y cambiar el uso para un area de
descanso que incluye, entre otros, bancos, estacionamiento
para bicicletas, un bebedero y arboles de sombra, y también
la asignación de $220,000 para finalizar el proyecto
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LYNWOOD
NOTICE
WATER CONSERVATION
EFFORTS NEED TO CONTINUE
TRAFFIC/INFRACTION AMNESTY PROGRAM
AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY
NOTICE
HONOR
KID MAYOR FOR
SEPTEMBER IS
A NATURAL
Mark Twain Elementary School
might have a future politician on their hands
with 11-year-old Elizabeth Cortazar, who
was nominated by the school’s 6th grade
teachers to be the month of September’s
Kid Mayor for the City of Lynwood.
The 6th grader is the City of
Lynwood’s ninth Kid Mayor this year and
according to her mother, Gloria Cruz, the
title is a perfect fit for Elizabeth. “She’s a
natural born leader, she loves to talk and is
an excellent public speaker,” said Cruz. “The
teachers at her school have always selected
her to read to the classes or in front of the
school. She’s good at it and to top it off,
she’s good with people. It hadn’t dawned
on me before, but I can see her running for
City Council one day. It’s something that
she now talks about all of the time.”
Being named Kid Mayor has
changed Elizabeth, said her mother. “She’s
a different kid now,” she said. “She’s happier
and more excited about school and believes
now that she can make a difference in her
community. She sees politics in a different
way now too. She pays more attention to
the news when there’s talk about council
members or mayors – people she hadn’t
really thought about before.”
Elizabeth said she feels honored
to have been named the City of Lynwood’s
September Kid Mayor. Speaking before
the actual City Council and their audience
during September’s first City Council
meeting was the “greatest moment of my
life,” said Elizabeth. “I can see myself as
Mayor of Lynwood one day.”
The Kid Mayor Program was
designed to give 12 star Lynwood Unified
School District students the opportunity to
serve as the junior Mayor of the City for an
entire month. One Kid Mayor is nominated
every month by each of the school district’s
12 elementary schools.
Elizabeth was presented with
a proclamation, a name plaque, a name
badge and a $400 scholarship that will go
into a savings account for college. Asked if
she talks about college, Elizabeth’s mother
said, “absolutely, all of the time.” “She
really wants to go to UCLA,” she said.
“She’s an excellent student and
loves reading and writing. The Kid Mayor
Program has inspired her to believe in
herself more and now she’s certain that one
day she will graduate from UCLA.”
PROGRAMA DE AMNISTÍA DE INFRACCIONES/TRÁNSITO
DISPONIBLE PARA AQUELLOS QUE CALIFICAN
NOTICE
California drivers with outstanding infraction tickets originally due on or
before January 1, 2013, and those seeking to have their driver’s license reinstated
may benefit from the new 18-month Traffic/Infraction Amnesty Program which began
on October 1, 2015 and will run through March 31, 2017.
By enacting Senate Bill 85, the California Legislature mandated a onetime statewide program for traffic and infraction tickets that reduces bail and fine
amounts for Vehicle Code and non-Vehicle Code infractions meeting certain eligibility
requirements. Only tickets due to be paid before January 1, 2013, are eligible for
discounts. The discounts are either 50 percent or 80 percent, depending on income;
all civil assessment penalties are waived. Other limitations apply. The Program also
provides a process whereby drivers in good standing for installment payments on a
ticket, and drivers whose license is suspended because they failed to pay an infraction
fine or failed to appear in court, can commit to payment, pay a fee, and apply to get
their driver’s license back, if they meet eligibility requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: Parking and other local ordinance violations, such as driving under the
influence (DUI), and reckless driving violations are NOT eligible.
THE PROGRAM SERVES MULTIPLE GOALS:
• Provides relief for qualified individuals who have found themselves in default of
a court-ordered obligation because they have unpaid bail or fines for traffic and
non-traffic infractions.
• Provides relief to individuals who have had their driving privileges suspended
under Vehicle Code section 13365.
•
Encourages payment of old debt that has remained unpaid, allowing court and
county collection programs to resolve older delinquent cases and focus limited
resources on collecting on more recent cases.
EFFECTIVE NOW, OCTOBER 1, PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING
IN THE AMNESTY PROGRAM SHOULD CONTACT THE SUPERIOR COURT IN THE
JURISDICTION(S) WHERE THEY RECEIVED THE TICKET(S) TO DETERMINE THEIR
ELIGIBILITY. COURT LOCATOR: WWW.COURTS.CA.GOV/FIND-MY-COURT.HTM
MORE INFORMATION: Frequently asked questions in English and Spanish and
an introductory video are available on the California Courts website: www.courts.
ca.gov/trafficamnesty
Los conductores de California con multas por infracciones pendientes que
debían pagarse originalmente antes del 1 de enero de 2013 y aquellos que buscan la
revalidación de sus licencias de conducir pueden beneficiarse del nuevo Programa de
Amnistía de Infracciones/Tránsito de 18 meses que comenzó el 1 de octubre de 2015 y
continuará hasta el 31 de marzo de 2017.
Al comenzar el Proyecto 85 del Senado, la Legislatura de California ordenó
un programa de única vez a nivel estatal para las multas de tránsito e infracciones
que reduce los montos de fianzas y multas para infracciones que correspondan o
no al Código Vehicular y que cumplan con determinados requisitos de elegiblidad.
Solo las multas que debían ser pagadas antes del 1 de enero de 2013 son elegibles
para los descuentos. Los descuentos son el 50 por ciento o el 80 por ciento, según el
ingreso; todas las multas por contribuciones civiles son dispensadas. Se aplican otras
limitaciones. El Programa también establece un proceso por el cual los conductores
en buenas condiciones para los pagos de cuotas de una multa y los conductores cuya
licencia está suspendida porque no han pagado una multa por una infracción o no
comparecieron ante el tribunal, pueden comprometerse al pago, pagar una tarifa y
solicitar la revalidación de su licencia de conducir, si cumplen con los requisitos de
elegibilidad.
TENGA EN CUENTA: Las infracciones de estacionamiento y otras violaciones de
ordenanzas locales, como conducir bajo los efectos del alcohol u otras sustancias
(DUI), y las infracciones por imprudencia temeraria al conducir NO son elegibles.
EL PROGRAMA CUMPLE CON VARIOS OBJETIVOS:
• Brinda alivio a individuos calificados que se encontraron en mora ante una
obligación ordenada por un tribunal por tener fianzas o multas impagas por
infracciones de tránsito e infracciones no relacionadas con el tránsito.
• Brinda alivio a los individuos a quienes se le suspendieron los privilegios de
manejo en virtud del artículo 13365 del Código Vehicular.
• Fomenta el pago de deudas antiguas que nunca fueron pagadas, lo que permite
a los programas de cobro del condado y tribunales resolver casos antiguos de
morosidad y dedicar los recursos limitados en el cobro de casos más recientes.
A PARTIR DEL HOY, LAS PERSONAS INTERESADAS EN PARTICIPAR EN EL
PROGRAMA DE AMNISTÍA DEBERÍAN CONTACTAR AL TRIBUNAL SUPERIOR EN
LA JURISDICCIÓN (O JURISDICCIONES) EN LA QUE RECIBIERON LA MULTA (O
MULTAS) PARA DETERMINAR SU ELEGIBILIDAD. LOCALIZADOR DE TRIBUNALES:
WWW.COURTS.CA.GOV/FIND-MY-COURT.HTM
MÁS INFORMACIÓN: En el sitio web de los Tribunales de California se encuentran
disponibles las preguntas frecuentes en inglés y en español y un video introductorio:
www.courts.ca.gov/trafficamnesty
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LOS ESFUERZOS DE CONSERVACIÓN DE
AGUA DEBEN CONTINUAR
Despite exceeding our water conservation goals this
summer, the City of Lynwood and all of its water users must
continue to conserve water.
The state of California is continuously monitoring every
city’s water usage and it is crucial that the City of Lynwood’s water
users continue with their water conservation efforts. The City of
Lynwood was among 273 cities last month congratulated by the
State Water Resources Control Board for exceeding the Governor’s
25 percent water conservation mandate throughout the summer
months, but it doesn’t mean that water conservation should not
still be everyone’s priority. The congratulatory email was received
on the heels of the launch of a new water conservation campaign
in the city called, “Save Water, Save Us.” With this campaign, water
users in the City of Lynwood are being asked to use water wisely,
to monitor their own water waste, and water their lawns twice a
week between certain hours.
Along with new water conservation rules and
regulations, the City of Lynwood’s Save Water, Save Us campaign
will serve as an encouragement tool to remind and educate every
water user in the City to use water as wisely as possible. After all,
water conservation is not something that we should only talk about
in the summer; water conservation in the fall and winter months
is vital too, especially when it comes to trying to keep warm by
taking long, hot showers. Another example of saving water during
the cool, winter months – if they ever arrive – is to use a bucket
to catch the cold water after turning the shower on so that you
can use it to water plants or to flush the toilet. Look online for
other examples, such as winterizing your pipes or insulating hot
water pipes. The bottom line is that even though the months are
going to start to get cooler, water conservation needs to continue
to be at the top of our priority list. The state of California is still in
a drought and whatever the case, we can’t afford to let what we
need the most wash down the drain wastefully. Let’s continue to
Save Water, Save Us.
To see a detailed description of the City’s new
rules and regulations on water conservation, go to www.
lynwood.ca.us.
A pesar de sobrepasar nuestras metas de conservación
de agua este verano, la Ciudad de Lynwood y todos sus usuarios de
agua deben continuar ahorrando agua.
El estado de California controla continuamente el uso
de agua de cada ciudad y es fundamental que los usuarios de
agua de la Ciudad de Lynwood continúen con sus esfuerzos de
conservación de agua. La Ciudad de Lynwood se encontraba entre
las 273 ciudades que fueron felicitadas en el último mes por la
Junta de Control de Recursos de Agua del Estado por exceder el
mandato del 25 por ciento impuesto por el gobernador durante
los meses de verano, pero esto no significa que la conservación
del agua no debería ser la prioridad de todos. El correo electrónico
con la felicitación se recibió justo antes del lanzamiento de una
nueva campaña de conservación de agua en la ciudad llamada
“Save Water, Save Us” (Salve el agua, sálvenos a todos). Con
esta campaña, se les pide a los usuarios de agua en la Ciudad de
Lynwood que utilicen el agua de forma prudente, que controlen su
propio desperdicio de agua y que rieguen sus céspedes dos veces a
la semana entre horas determinadas.
Junto con las nuevas reglas y reglamentaciones sobre la
conservación el agua, la campaña de la Ciudad de Lynwood “Save
Water, Save Us” servirá como una herramienta de aliento para
recordar y educar a cada uno de los consumidores de agua en la
Ciudad sobre el uso del agua de manera consciente. Después de
todo, la conservación del agua no es un tema que solo se debe
discutir en el verano; la conservación del agua en los meses de
otoño e invierno, especialmente cuando se trata de mantenerse
calentitos con duchas largas y calientes. Otro ejemplo de ahorro
de agua en los meses fríos de invierno —si alguna vez llegan—
es utilizar un balde para juntar el agua fría luego de abrir la
ducha para poder utilizarla para regar las plantas o descargar el
inodoro. Busque otros ejemplos en línea, como acondicionar sus
tuberías para el invierno o aislar los caños de agua caliente. Lo más
importante es que aunque los meses van a comenzar a volverse
más fríos, las necesidades de conservación de agua continúan
siendo la prioridad principal en nuestra lista. El estado de California
sufre aún una sequía y en cualquier caso, no queremos ver cómo lo
que más necesitamos se desperdicia por el desagüe. Continuemos
salvando el agua y salvándonos a nosotros mismos.
Para ver una descripción detallada de las
nuevas reglas y reglamentaciones de la Ciudad sobre la
conservación del agua, diríjase a www.lynwood.ca.us.
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LYNWOOD
FEATURES
3RD ANNUAL MY LYNWOOD HEALTHY CITIES 5K/10K RUN AND WALK
undreds of people took time out of
their busy schedules to participate
in the third annual MyLynwood
Healthy Cities 5K/10K Run&Walk, which
took place on September 19, 2015.
Created to bring out members of the
community who love to run, walk, jog
or fast walk so that they can join avid
runners from all over the Southland for
a morning full of exercise, fun and unity,
the 5K/10K Run&Walk benefits the Los
Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department’s
Century Station and the Greater
Lynwood Chamber of Commerce every
year. Participants from the Sheriff ’s
Station and the Chamber of Commerce
were joined by over 200 people in the
race, including running teams from
both of the local high schools, business
owners, school board members, elected
officials, walking clubs, elementary
school teams and by awesome people
who were not even from Lynwood. The
3rd annual 5K/10K was better than
ever and it couldn’t have been a huge
success without the support of local
businesses such as Jamba Juice, Vida
Sana, Warehouse Shoe Sale, Starbucks,
Papa Johns Pizza, H-Fit, Force12
Training Center, Anthem Blue Cross
and CareMore. The 3rd annual 5K/10K
Run&Walk also wouldn’t have been
successful without the assistance of the
Century Station deputies and explorers.
H
STATE OF THE CITY 2015
RICARDO LARA LINEAR PARK INAUGURAL CELEBRATION
T
he Mayor’s 2015 Annual State of the City was a huge success
last month. With hundreds of people in attendance, the annual
State of the City gives the sitting Mayor an opportunity to recap
all of the successes and challenges encountered throughout the year.
Themed “Rooted in Lynwood,” this year’s State of the City Address
focused on all of the changes that the City has undergone in only one
year. From improving streets, to tree trimming, to building two new
parks, this year’s State of the City Address also focused on the many
City programs and projects and events – all created to keep Lynwood
active, involved and informed. This year’s Mayor, also known as the
King of Social Media, gave a lot of credit to City staff for making sure
that residents’ needs have been met throughout the year. He also
gave credit to the City’s residents and to all of the stakeholders in the
community for staying rooted in Lynwood and making sure it continues
to move forward.
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LYNWOOD
COMMUNITY
HONORING OUR VETS
City of Lynwood’s Veterans Day Event takes
place on Wednesday, November 10, 2015
at 11:00 a.m.
While Veterans should be honored
every day of the year, Veterans Day is a day
set aside every November to honor America’s
veterans for their patriotism, love of country,
and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the
common good. Many Americans mistakenly
believe that Veterans Day is the day America
set aside to honor American military personnel
who died in battle or as a result of wounds
sustained from combat, but that’s not quite
true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor
the heroes we’ve lost. Veterans Day, on the
other hand, honors all American veterans, both
living and lost. Veterans Day is largely intended
to thank living veterans for their dedicated and
loyal service to their country. America sets aside
every November 11th to ensure that veterans
everywhere know how much their sacrifices are
appreciated.
The City of Lynwood is proud to honor
and remember all military veterans who have
served around the world with a special 21-Gun
Salute and Presentation of Colors on Wednesday,
November 10, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon on
the front lawn of City Hall, 11330 Bullis Road,
Lynwood, CA 90262.
Free and open to the public, the City
of Lynwood’s Veterans Day Ceremony also gives
members of the community an opportunity to
share personal stories about their loved ones
and their sacrifices. We hope you can join us
on this very special day in honor of all of our
veterans.
HEALTH
FEATURE
CANDY CANE LANE PARADE SET FOR DEC. 4, 2015
EL DESFILE NAVIDEÑO SE REALIZARÁ EL 4 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2015
As of November 1, 2015, the City of Lynwood’s annual Candy
Cane Lane Parade is only 34 days away. If a few emoticons could be
inserted right here, it would be the shocked one, followed by the anxious
one, followed by a happy one.
While the shocked emoticon represents the fact that 2016 is
just around the corner, the City of Lynwood’s Recreation and Community
Services Department is ecstatically working hard on piecing together
the annual holiday parade on December 4, 2015. And even though the
weather keeps telling us it’s not winter yet, the calendar is telling us to
get into the holiday spirit.
For starters, the City is hosting its annual Tree Lighting
Ceremony on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in front of City
Hall. The Ceremony brings together dozens of kids to sing carols, dance
and light the City’s giant Christmas tree. The event is free and open to the
public and will feature holiday refreshments and sweets and who knows,
Santa might stop by for a quick visit.
On December 4, 2015, families are encouraged to bring out
their chairs, warm blankets, hot cocoa and cozy hats for the City’s 94th
annual Candy Cane Lane Parade at 7:00 p.m. along Martin Luther King Jr.
Boulevard. The parade starts at Atlantic Avenue and MLK Boulevard and
ends at Bullis Road and MLK Boulevard. While the lineup is still in the
works, this year’s parade will feature an array of fantastic floats, local
marching bands, dance performances, specialty vehicles, Equestrian
units, local clubs, sports leagues and of course Mr. and Mrs. Santa
Claus. The parade will also feature displays by the Sheriff ’s and Fire
departments and an array of celebrity guests. The parade is an annual
tradition in the City of Lynwood that attracts more than 10,000 people
every year. It is only one of two nighttime Christmas parades in the L.A.
area and in Lynwood, the Candy Cane Lane parade is reminiscent of a
genuine hometown parade.
For more information or to be an entry in the parade, please
call (310) 603-0220 Ext. 319.
SENIOR CITIZEN ACTIVITIES
ZONED FOR FITNESS
The City of Lynwood received a
grant from the Los Angeles County Regional
Park and Open Space District in the amount of
$160,000 for an Outdoor Fitness Zone Project,
slated to be constructed on the south side of
Lynwood City Park.
The new Outdoor Fitness Zone Project
received the stamp of approval from the City
Council on October 6, 2015. Construction is
scheduled to begin in early November and is
expected to be open to the public by March,
2016. The project includes 22 pieces of
exercise equipment, including a large canopy
cover and a new surface area.
The new Outdoor Fitness Zone
will be replacing a sandbox site of an old
playground area that used to be located near
the tennis courts but were removed several
years ago. A new playground was installed on
the north side of the park near the Community
Center. The sandbox site has remained vacant
for a few years, but with this grant, it will be
filled with concrete, resurfaced, covered with
a canopy and filled with 22 pieces of outdoor
exercise equipment for the community to enjoy.
By March, residents looking to stay fit
and active will be able to take advantage of the
new Outdoor Fitness Zone to add to their fitness
regimen, which may also include walking and
exercising at the City’s new Ricardo Lara Linear
Park.
Registration Information for Recreation Department Activities:
• 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.
•
Dede el 1 de noviembre de 2015, faltan tan solo 34 días para el
Desfile Navideño Anual Candy Cane Lane. Si se pudieran insertar aquí algunos
emoticones, sería el emoticón sorprendido, seguido por el ansioso, y seguido
por el feliz.
Aunque el emoticón sorprendido representa el hecho de que ya se
acerca el 2016, el Departamento de Recreación y Servicios Comunitarios de la
Ciudad de Lynwood está trabajando duro con gran entusiasmo para preparar
el megadesfile navideño anual para el 4 de diciembre de 2015. Y aunque el
clima nos sigue diciendo que todavía no es invierno, el calendario nos dice que
entremos en el espíritu navideño.
Para empezar, la Ciudad celebrará su Ceremonia anual de Encendido
de las Luces del Árbol Navideño el jueves 3 de diciembre de 2015 a las 5:30
p.m. frente a la Municipalidad. La Ceremonia reúne a docenas de niños para
cantar villancicos, bailar y encender el árbol gigante de Navidad de la Ciudad.
El evento es gratuito y abierto al público e incluirá bebidas navideñas y dulces
y quién sabe, Santa podría pasar a visitar.
Se alienta a las familias a que traigan sillas, mantas abrigadas,
chocolate caliente y cálidos sombreros para el 94.º Desfile Navideño Anual de
Candy Cane Lane de la Ciudad el 4 de diciembre de 2015 a las 7:00 p. m. a
lo largo de Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. El desfile comienza en Atlantic
Avenue y MLK Boulevard y finaliza en Bullis Road y MLK Boulevard. Aunque el
programa todavía no está definido, el desfile de este año incluirá un despliegue
de fantásticas carrozas, bandas de música locales, números de baile, vehículos
especiales, unidades ecuestres, clubs locales, ligas de deportes y por supuesto,
el Sr. y la Sra. Santa Claus. El desfile también contará con muestras del
Departamento del Sheriff y el Departamento de Bomberos y una variedad de
invitados famosos. El desfile es una tradición anual en la Ciudad de Lynwood
que atrae más de 10,000 personas cada año. Es uno de dos únicos Desfiles de
Navidad de noche en el área de L.A. y en Lynwood, el Desfile Navideño de Candy
Cane Lane evoca un genuino desfile de una ciudad natal.
Para más información o para participar en el desfile, llame al (310)
603-0220 Ext. 319.
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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Food Bank Holiday Date Changes
Attention all Food Bank participants: Due to the
Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the Los
Angeles Regional Food Bank is changing the dates for
their food distribution in the City of Lynwood for the
months of November and December 2015. Instead
of the usual 4th Thursday of each month, the dates
have been changed as follows: Thursday, November
12, 2015 and Thursday, December 10, 2015, the
time for both dates is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This
program takes place in the Lynwood Community
Center Gymnasium and is for senior citizens 60 years
and older. You must qualify for the assistance and be
pre-registered. Contact or visit the Lynwood Senior
Center for more information on registration.
Holiday Shopping – December 3, 2015
The Lynwood Senior Citizens are doing their
Christmas shopping early! Join them from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 as they enjoy
a day of shopping at Ontario Mills Shopping Mall in
Ontario. If you don’t wish to shop, there are lovely
holiday decorations and displays to see and delicious
food to enjoy. The cost for this trip is only $5 per
person, so visit the Lynwood Senior Center to register
yourself and a friend!
Pechanga Resort and Casino - December 8, 2015
Lynwood seniors, perhaps you’ll win some cash to
pay for those Christmas gifts you plan to buy! Try
your hand at the slot machines or game tables at
the lovely Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula.
Enjoy a fun day out with friends and family for only
$15 per person. Our coach bus will depart the Senior
Center at 8 a.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
December 8, 2015.
CHRISTMAS TREE
LIGHTING CEREMONY
Lynwood residents and business
owners are invited to attend the City of
Lynwood’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Ceremony taking place on Thursday,
December 3, 2015 on the front lawn of City
Hall. The City’s annual ceremony represents
the true start of the holiday season and will
feature musical guests singing some of the
holiday’s favorites, a special visit from Santa
Claus, a Christmas candy giveaway, light
refreshments and a tree-lighting countdown.
Save the date, dress warm and stop by City
Hall on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to sing a few Christmas
carols, drink some hot chocolate and witness
the sparkle in children’s eyes when they see
Santa Claus for the very first time
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LYNWOOD
FEATURES
IMPORTANT NUMBERS
The Lynwood Rotary Club
Weekly Meeting Every Thursday
Noon - Bateman Hall Room 1
“Service Above Self.”
SAFETY
KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, as long as you
stay safe. Be sure to follow these top 5 tips you will need in order to fully
enjoy the season.
1. Keep your travel plans offline.
If you are planning to travel during the holiday season, be sure to keep
your travel plans off your social media networks. This is prime information
for a thief because they will know your house will be empty.
2. Notify a neighbor.
If you are planning to go out of town during the holiday season, be sure
to notify a trusted neighbor. Ask the neighbor to keep an eye on your
house and report any suspicious activity. Make sure your house looks like
somebody is home to deter a burglar.
3. Hide any Christmas gifts.
You probably want to keep gifts out of sight from children, but you also
want to make sure gifts are hidden from a potential burglar as well. Try
to keep your Christmas tree, with gifts underneath, away from windows or
other places with a view.
4. Watch your Christmas lights.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, December is the deadliest month
for electrical fires. Before you string lights on the house or the tree, be sure
to inspect the strands to make sure there aren’t any frayed cords or cracked
lamps. Replace any broken lamps and throw away strands with frayed cords.
This will help prevent any accidental fires. Also, be sure to turn any holiday
lights off when you go out for the evening or when you go to bed. Try using
an outdoor timer to switch lights on and off.
5. Inspect the furnace and the chimney.
Heating-equipment, like furnaces and chimneys can cause many deaths
every year in the United States. In fact, in 2008, the U.S. Fire Administration
reported approximately 2,650 people were killed by house fires. Take
the time to have a professional come inspect your furnace and clean the
chimney before you need to heat your home.
FLIER CALENDAR
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
UTILITY BOX ART
The City of Lynwood has partnered with
Lynwood High School to help promote
the City’s Beverage Recycling program.
Funded in part by CalRecycle and the City
of Lynwood, art students will be painting
two utility boxes with art that reflects the
importance of recycling beverage cans and
bottles on Saturday, November 7, 2015
and on Saturday, November 21, 2015.
This Art Project aims to bring awareness
and education to the community about
the importance of recycling. The studentart covered utility boxes will also help to
beautify the community.
LOW-COST PET CLINIC
WEIGHT LOSS
CHALLENGE 2016:
IF YOU LOSE, YOU WIN
The Society for California Veterinary Vaccine Care
and the City of Lynwood’s Animal Control Division
are calling on all pet owners to attend a Low-Cost
Vaccination & Microchip Clinic on November 11, 2015
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lynwood Community Center,
11301 Bullis Road, in Lynwood. The Clinic will be held
on a first-come, first-served basis. Pet owners must
be at least 18 years of age to participate, and all pets
must be on leashes or in carriers to be treated. Only
healthy and non-pregnant animals will be vaccinated.
Pet owners are advised to bring their pet’s licensed tag,
a license renewal notice, or prior rabies certificates to
receive a 3-year rabies vaccine, otherwise, the vaccine
will only be good for 1 year. All veterinary services
can be paid in cash or by credit card. The City’s Animal
Control Division will also be on hand to answer any
pet licensing questions, along with assisting residents
with all of their pet licensing needs.
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
Saturday, 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 annual challenge. This friendly 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
Burke-Ham Park between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on
Saturday, January 16, 2016. The entry fee is $25
per person. A weigh in will be conducted every
Saturday for the 12 week challenge and a $1
penalty per pound gained will be collected at
each weigh in. Entry fees and fines go directly
into the prize pool. For more information, call
(310) 603-0220 Ext. 319 or send an email to
[email protected]
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NOVEMBER 3
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
6 P.M.
NOVEMBER 4
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER FREE SEASONAL FLU CLINIC
3180 E. IMPERIAL HIGHWAY, LYNWOOD
10 A.M. TO 2 P.M.
NOVEMBER 7
UTILITY BOX PAINTING PROJECT
ATLANTIC AVENUE AND IMPERIAL HIGHWAY
7 A.M. TO 2 P.M.
NOVEMBER 10
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
CITY HALL FRONT LAWN
11 A.M.
NOVEMBER 11
VETERANS DAY
CITY HALL OPEN
NOVEMBER 11
LOW-COST PET CLINIC
LYNWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER
6 TO 8 P.M.
NOVEMBER 17
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
6 P.M.
NOVEMBER 21
UTILITY BOX PAINTING PROJECT
ATLANTIC AVENUE AND MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BOULEVARD
7 A.M. TO 2 P.M.
NOVEMBER 26
THANKSGIVING
CITY HALL CLOSED
DECEMBER 1
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
6 P.M.
DECEMBER 3
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
CITY HALL FRONT LAWN
5:30 P.M.
DECEMBER 4
CANDY CANE LANE CHRISTMAS PARADE
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BOULEVARD
7 P.M.
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) 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
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• Senior Meals
(310) 886-0416
• Street Sweeping
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• Service Request
(310) 603-0220 x. 207
• Trolley, MV Transit
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• Used Oil Recycling
(800) 449-7587
• Bulky Item Pick-up
(888) 467-7600
• Animal Control Request
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GAME ON, CALIFORNIA!
T
he CoolCalifornia Challenge is here, pitting 22 California cities in a battle to see
which city does the best job of lowering their carbon footprint. One city will prevail,
but by reducing our energy and water use, everyone wins! Do your part, join the
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The CoolCalifornia Challenge runs from October 1, 2015, to March 30, 2016. The
cities participating in the Challenge include Benicia, Buellton, Burlingame, Claremont,
Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Elk Grove, Fairfax, Huntington Beach, Indio, Larkspur, Long
Beach, Lynwood, Martinez, Mill Valley, Redwood City, Richmond, San Carlos, San
Mateo, San Pablo, Sausalito and South Pasadena. All participating cities will earn prize
money based on the points that households earn. Prize money will support a
community sustainability project.
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