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Lynwood `N Perspective
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LYNWOOD N’ PERSPECTIVE
The City’s 93rd Annual Candy Cane
Lane Parade takes place on Friday,
December 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. along
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
with Special Guests:
Lupita Infante
Carlos Alvarez
Mauricio Ochmann
INSIDE
THIS
ISSUE
FEATURE
PG. 2
HOLIDAYS ARE HERE
PG. 2
COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
PG. 2
RAINY SEASON
PG. 3
CRIME DECLINE
PG. 3
HOLIDAY FIRE PREVENTION
PG. 4
A YEAR IN PHOTOS
Aide Castro
Mayor
Edwin Hernandez
Mayor Pro Tem
José Luis Solache
Council Member
Maria T. Santillan-Beas
Council Member
Salvador Alatorre
Council Member
Maria Quinonez
City Clerk
Yolanda Rodriguez Gonzalez
City Treasurer
J. Arnoldo Beltran
City Manager
SANTA FE, SPRINGS
THAT’S A WRAP - GOODBYE 2014
Like a movie on fast-forward, 2014 passed us by like a bolt of lightning
giving us little time to reflect on the good. But as 2014 comes to a close, let us
take a moment to reflect on all of the good things that have made the City of
Lynwood a better, more progressive, trailblazing community that families are
proud to call home.
Changes and improvements all have to start somewhere and in
Lynwood, it always takes a united City Council to shake things up and get things
done. From reorganizing City departments to amending schedules like that of
the City’s tree trimmer and finalizing plans for the City’s Civic Center, its Linear
Walking Park, a new Community Center at Ham Park and making way for new
big box retailers, we must say that 2014 birthed some pretty incredible changes
City-wide, and not to mention events that united, strengthened and educated the
community to be smarter, healthier and safer.
The City started the year off with its popular Weight Loss Challenge.
The program’s success was catapulted to new heights when it was picked up by
radio personality Carlos Alvarez on 107.1 Super Estrella. His free Insanity fitness
classes caught on like wildfire, attracting hundreds to the City and when the
fitness craze ignited other Cities to jump on the fitness bandwagon, the battle of
the fittest City got real. That momentum set the bar for 2014. From then on out,
2014 got better and better. Not only were stalled projects being completed, and
new businesses like Tierra Mia, Waba Grill, Time Warner Cable, and Smiles West
Dentistry opening, but trees started getting trimmed on a more timely basis, the
trash provider started picking up bulky items dumped illegally more often, and
the City’s new Animal Control Division started cutting down on stray dogs running
amok in our streets. Businesses throughout the City such as Bobo’s also revamped
their storefronts. Let’s face it - the City has never looked better!
The City also learned a few new things about itself. Sure the community
needs the best services possible, including: graffiti removal, public safety, cleaner
streets, synchronized traffic lights, parking problems resolved, crimes reduced,
speeding controlled and parks built and maintained, but it also needs a City that’s
inclusive, that’s empowering and that’s responsive. The City of Lynwood and its
leaders have learned that this community loves its services, but it also loves all of
the community-oriented events it offers. Through the help of sponsors, including
the Lynwood Unified School District, the City has treated the community to
more than 30 different special events this year. From a Special Needs Program
to a Women’s History Month Symposium to a Teen Parent Summit to a Man-Up
Symposium to a Juneteenth Celebration to a Farmers Market and Movies in the
Park to a Mariachi Under the Stars Presentation to a Public Safety Community
Meeting to a Fiestas Patrias Celebration to a Married by the Mayor Ceremony to a
Keep Lynwood Clean Event and an array of youth athletic events; 2014 certainly
taught us that this community loves to work and play together.
Closing out the year is the City’s biggest unifier - its Candy Cane Lane
Christmas Parade. With an expectancy of more than 10,000 people, this year’s
parade on Friday, December 5, 2014 promises to be the best one ever. It has
perfect timing too. It arrives when people are the happiest, when they have time
to reflect on the year past and when they can finally wrap their minds around all
of the good things they accomplished in 2014. There’s no better way to usher in
the New Year than with a hometown parade that reminds us to slow down and
smell the Christmas trees, enjoy family, and value our community because before
we know it, it will be 2015.
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See you all at the
Christmas Parade!
ESO ES TODO –
ADIÓS 2014
Como una película en cámara rápida, el 2014 pasó volando sin darnos mucho
tiempo para reflexionar sobre lo positivo. Pero a medida que nos acercamos al final del
2014, tomémonos un tiempo para reflexionar sobre todo lo bueno que ha convertido a la
Ciudad de Lynwood en una mejor comunidad más progresiva e innovadora que las familias se
enorgullecen de llamar su hogar.
Los cambios y las mejoras tienen que empezar por algún lado, y en Lynwood,
siempre significa que un Municipio unido sacude un poco las cosas. Desde reorganizar
departamentos de la Ciudad hasta modificar cronogramas como que la poda de árboles de
la Ciudad y la finalización de los planes para el Centro Cívico de la Ciudad, su Linear Walking
Park, un nuevo Centro de Comunidad en Ham Park y abrir el camino para nuevos grandes
minoristas, debemos decir que el 2014 trajo algunos increíbles cambios en toda la Ciudad,
sin mencionar los eventos que unieron, fortalecieron y educaron a la comunidad para ser más
inteligente, massana y más segura.
La Ciudad comenzó el año con su Desafío popular de Pérdida de Peso. El éxito del
programa tuvo un impulso a nuevos horizontes cuando fue adoptado por la personalidad
de radio Carlos Alvares en la 107.1 Super Estrella. Sus clases gratuitas de gimnasia Insanity
crecieron vertiginosamente, atrayendo a cientos de personas a la Ciudad, y cuando la locura
por la gimnasia impulsó a otras Ciudades a formar parte de la ola de aptitud física, la
batalla por convertirse en la Ciudad más sana comenzó de verdad. Ese impulso estableció
las expectativas para el 2014. Desde ese momento, el 2014 fue mejorando cada vez más. No
solo se finalizaban proyectos paralizados, y surgían nuevos negocios como Tierra Mia, Waba
Grill, Time Warner Cable y Smiles West Dentistry, se podaron los árboles con más frecuencia,
el proveedor de basura comenzó a recolectar con más frecuencia los objetos voluminosos
arrojados a la basura ilegalmente, y la nueva División de Control de Animales de la Ciudad
redujo la cantidad de perros callejeros. Los negocios en toda la Ciudad, como por ejemplo
Bobo´s, también se han modernizado. Enfrentémoslo: ¡la Ciudad nunca ha estado mejor!
La Ciudad también aprendió algunas cosas sobre sí misma. Seguro, la comunidad
necesita los mejores servicios posibles, incluyendo: eliminación de graffiti, seguridad pública,
calles más limpias, semáforos sincronizados, resolver problemas de estacionamiento, reducir
delitos, controlar la velocidad y desarrollar y mantener parques. Pero también se necesita
una Ciudad que sea inclusiva, responsable y sensible. La Ciudad de Lynwood y sus líderes han
aprendido que esta comunidad ama sus servicios, pero también ama los eventos orientados a
la comunidad que ofrece. A través de la ayuda de auspiciantes, incluyendo el Distrito Escolar
Unificado de Lynwood, la Ciudad ha sorprendido a la comunidad con más de 30 diferentes
eventos especiales este año. Desde el Programa de Necesidades Especiales, un Simposio en
Honor al Mes de la Historia de la Mujer, una Reunión de Padres de Adolescentes, un Simposio
para el Hombre Adulto, una Celebración Juneteenth, un Mercado de Agricultores, Películas
en el Parque, una Presentación de Mariachi bajo las Estrellas, Reunión de la Comunidad
de Seguridad Pública, Celebración de Fiestas Patrias, Ceremonia de Casamientos con la
alacaldesa, un Evento para Mantener Limpia la Ciudad de Lynwood, y una gran cantidad
de eventos deportivos para jóvenes; el 2014 sin duda nos enseñó que esta comunidad ama
trabajar y jugar juntos.
El cierre del año es el unificador más importante de la Ciudad: su Desfile Navideño
Anual Candy Cane Lane. Se espera que asistan más de 10,000 personas, el desfile de este
año se llevará a cabo el viernes 5 de diciembre de 2014 y promete ser el mejor de la historia.
También se lleva a cabo en el momento perfecto. Se lleva a cabo cuando las personas están
más felices, cuando tienen el tiempo para reflexionar sobre el año que pasó y cuando
finalmente pueden concentrarse en lo positivo que han logrado en el 2014. No hay mejor
manera que dar comienzo al Año Nuevo que con un desfile local que nos recuerda a frenarnos
y oler los árboles de Navidad, disfrutar de la familia y valorar nuestra comunidad porque
antes de que nos demos cuenta, ya estaremos en el 2015.
CITY OF LYNWOOD | NEWSLETTER | DECEMBER 2014 | ISSUE 10 | VOL. 8 | PAGE 1
COUNCIL BRIEFS
CITY
HIGHLIGHTS
FEATURE
HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go. The
holidays are finally here and families are trying to figure out how
to fit in shopping, visiting with friends and family, planning dinner
menus and more shopping into December’s busy days. While there
are a lot of days throughout the year that bring families together,
December might just be everyone’s favorite.
Between all of the family parties, outings and shopping,
the City of Lynwood would like to invite families from all over to get
into the holiday spirit. Major thoroughfares have been covered with
the City’s traditional ornaments and lights to usher in the holidays,
but it’s the City’s down to earth annual Christmas festivities that
people look forward to every year.
For starters, the City is hosting its annual Tree Lighting
Ceremony on Thursday, December 4, 2014 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
for the public and who knows, Santa might stop for a quick visit.
Families are encouraged to bring out their folding chairs,
warm blankets, hot cocoa and cozy hats for the City’s 93rd annual
Candy Cane Lane Parade on Friday, December 5, 2015 at 7 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.
Parade goers are also encouraged to stay after the parade and enjoy
a holiday carnival that will be set up at the corner of Bullis Road and
MLK Boulevard. The parade will feature an array of fantastic floats,
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 an array of special celebrity guests,
including this year’s Parade Marshals: Mauricio Ochmann, fresh off
of the set of the famous telenovela “El Señor de Los Cielos”; Carlos
Alvarez, world-wide renowned radio personality from Super Estrella
107.1; and Lupita Infante, grand-daughter to the late-great Pedro
Infante. 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 families love it.
Later on in the month, on December 22, 2014, some of the
City’s neediest families will receive a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa
Claus as part of the City’s Santa Home Visits Program. Thanks to the
generosity of local businesses, elected officials and partners, Mr. and
Mrs. Santa Claus can visit families and treat them to food baskets and
gifts for the children. No family should go without food this holiday
season. The City of Lynwood wishes everyone a happy holiday season.
NOTICE
RAINY SEASON
T he rainy season in California is a little late this year, well
maybe a lot late, but it will get here soon enough and it
is expected to continue through March 2015. During this
pending winter rainy season, not only can the City of
Lynwood face the risk of flooding and mudflows that can
damage homes and businesses, but waterways and beaches
can become heavily polluted due to storm water.
Storm water pollution is caused when the first rains
flush items directly into storm drains. However, California
is in a severe drought with consecutive dry years and no
immediate relief in sight. During all of these months of dry
weather, various pollutants have been accumulated in the
gutters or on the streets. Among them are cigarette butts,
dog waste, food wrappers and oil stains from leaky cars. All
of these elements will eventually make their way to rivers,
creeks and the ocean endangering marine and people’s
health.
What can we do in Lynwood to help prevent
stormwater pollution and help the drought condition at the
same time? Let’s start with re-considering the way we use
water. A little change could make a big difference.
Empieza a verse mucho como la Navidad, a donde sea que uno
vaya. Las fiestas finalmente han llegado y las familias tratan de ver
cómo acomodar las compras, las visitas a amigos y familiares, la
planificación de los menús de la cena y más compras en los ocupados
días de diciembre. Aunque hay muchos días a lo largo del año que
reúnen a las familias, diciembre es probablemente el favorito de
todos.
Entre todas las fiestas familiares, salidas y compras, la
Grandes Ciudad de Lynwood desea invitar a las familias que entren
en el espíritu navideño. Las vías públicas mas grandes se han cubierto
con las luces y los adornos tradicionales de la Ciudad para recibir a las
fiestas, pero son las humildes festividades navideñas anuales lo que
más espera la gente cada año.
Para empezar, la Ciudad celebrará su Ceremonia anual de
Encendido del Árbol el jueves 4 de diciembre de 2014 a las 5:30 p.m.
frente a la Municipalidad. La Ceremonia reúne a docenas de niños
para cantar villancicos, bailar y encender las luces del árbol de la
Ciudad. El evento es gratis y abierto al público e incluirá bebidas
navideñas y dulces para el público y quién sabe, Santa podría pasar a
visitar.
Se anima a las familias a que traigan sillas plegables,
cobijas calientitas, chocolate caliente y cálidos sombreros para el
93º Desfile anual de Candy Cane Lane el viernes 5 de diciembre de
2015 a las 7 p.m. a lo largo del Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. El
desfile comienza en Atlantic Avenue y MLK Boulevard y finaliza en
Bullis Road y MLK Boulevard. También se incentiva a las personas que
asistan al desfile a que se queden luego del desfile y que disfruten
del carnaval navideño que se realizará en la esquina de Bullis Road
y MLK Boulevard. El desfile incluirá un despliegue de fantásticas
carrozas, bandas de música, 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 una variedad
de invitados famosos especiales, incluyendo el Marshal del Desfile
de este año: Mauricio Ochmann, recién salido del set de la famosa
telenovela “El Señor de Los Cielos”; Carlos Alvarez, personalidad
internacional de la radio Super Estrella 107.1; y Lupita Infante, nieta
de Pedro Infante. El desfile es una tradición anual que atrae más
de 10,000 personas cada año. Es uno de los dos únicos Desfiles de
Navidad de noche en el área de L.A. y a las familias les encanta.
Más adelante en el mes, el 22 de diciembre, 2014, algunas
de las familias más necesitadas de la Ciudad recibirán una visita
del Sr. y Sra. Santa Claus como parte del Programa de la Ciudad de
Visitas a Hogares de Santa. Gracias a la generosidad de los negocios
locales, oficiales electos y socios, el Sr. y la Sra. Santa Claus pueden
visitar familias y agasajarlos con canastas de alimentos y regalos
para los niños. A ninguna familia debería faltarle alimento en estas
navidades. La Ciudad de Lynwood les desea a todos felices fiestas.
Here are a few tips on ways to conserve water and reduce
pollution in the coming months.
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Sweep more instead of hosing down sidewalks and patios
Clean out leaves from the roof or gutters
Do not leave dog waste on your lawn
Properly dispose of household hazardous waste and
recycle beverage containers. Visit www.888cleanla.com for
recycling centers near you.
Recycle used motor oil and filters free of charge at
certified centers such as Autozone or Jiffy Lube
Water the lawn, not the sidewalk
Landscape with drought tolerant plants
Do not apply pesticides or chemicals to lawns or gardens
before watering or before a storm
Water early in the morning or evening to limit evaporation.
Adjust your irrigation schedule using the water index at
www.bewaterwise.com
August 5, 2014 Meeting:
• Approved a Celebrating Independence: Fiestas Patrias 2014
Event at Bateman Hall for the Greater Lynwood Chamber of
Commerce
• Approved a Request from Be Social Productions for a
Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles and Univision 34
“Back to School Health Fair,” at Plaza Mexico on August 23,
2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Approved a Special Permit Request from Oliver. B. Ramos to
Conduct the Ramos Bros. Circus
• Approved a Permit for a Used Car Tent Sale for August 27-31,
2014
August 19, 2014 Meeting:
• Approved Request from Grid Alternatives to Conduct Public
Outreach for Their Affordable Housing Solar Program
• Authorized the Appropriation of $188,955 from the Art in
Public Places Fund to Support Artistic Elements Designed for
the Lynwood Linear Park Project
• Authorized a 3-Year Agreement with Government Outreach
to provide Citizen Request Tracking, Manage Cases for
Public Works, Code Enforcement, Parking and Other InterDepartmental Requests
September 2, 2014 Meeting:
• Approved the City’s Civic Center Comprehensive Plan
• Adopted Work Hour Restriction Policy on Major Arterials
• Approved the Purchase of an Articulated Wheel Loader to
Clean Alleys, Repair Streets and Perform Various Maintenance
Activities
• Approved a Request for Community Outreach and
Promotional Sponsorship for a Southeast Cities Financial Fair
at South Gate Park
• Approved Extension Agreement for Crossing Guard Services
• Approved a Car Seat Inspection Event on September 20,
2014 at Lynwood City Hall Conducted by the CHP, State Farm
Insurance and the Latino Peace Officers Association
• Authorized a Negotiation of a Memorandum of
Understanding with the National Resource Network for Its
Economic Revitalization Assistance
Asamblea del 05 de agosto de 2014:
• Se aprobó una Celebración de la Independencia: Evento
Fiestas Patrias 2014 en el Bateman Hall para la Cámara de
Comercio del Gran Lynwood
• Se aprobó una Solicitud de Be Social Productions para el
Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles y Univision 34
para la “Feria de Salud Back to School, en Plaza México el 23
de agosto de 2014 de 10 a.m. a 3 p.m.
• Se aprobó una Solicitud de Permiso Especial de Oliver. B.
Ramos para conducir el Ramos Bros. Circus
• Se aprobó un Permiso para la Venta de Automóviles Usados
del 27 al 31 de agosto de 2014
Asamblea del 19 de agosto de 2014:
• Se aprobó una Solicitud de Grid Alternatives para alcanzar el
público para su Programa de Vivienda Asequible Solar
• Se autorizó la Asignación de $188,955 del Fondo de Arte
en Espacios Públicos para apoyar los Elementos Artísticos
designados para el Proyecto Lynwood Linear Park.
• Se autorizó un Acuerdo de 3 años con el Servicio
Gubernamental para realizar Seguimiento de Solicitud de
Ciudadanos, gestionar Casos de Obras Públicas, Cumplimiento
del Código, Reglas de Estacionamiento y otras solicitudes
inter-departamentales
Asamblea del 02 de septiembre de 2014:
• Se aprobó el Plan Integral del Centro Cívico de la Ciudad
• Se adoptó la Política de Restricción de Horas de Trabajo en
Arterias Principales
• Se aprobó la Compra de un Tractor de Pala Articulado para
limpiar callejones, reparar calles y realizar varias actividades
de mantenimiento
• Se aprobó una Solicitud de Alcance a la Comunidad y apoyo
promocional para una Feria de Recursos Financieros de las
Ciudades del Este en South Gate Park
• Se aprobó la Extensión del Acuerdo para los Servicios de
Guardia de Cruces
• Se aprobó un Evento de Inspección de asiento de vehículo el
20 de septiembre de 2014 en la Municipalidad de Lynwood
realizado por el CHP, State Farm Insurance y la Latino Peace
Officeres Association
• Se autorizó una Negociación de un Memorando de
Entendimiento con la Red Nacional de Recursos para asistir
en la revitalización económica
For more information on the City’s environmental programs, call
(310) 603-0220 Ext. 500.
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CITY
SAFETY
SAFETY
LT. TODD DEEDS: CRIMES DECLINE IN 2014
NOTICE
REDUCCIÓN DE DELITOS EN EL 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, Lynwood’s Service Area Lt. Todd Deeds can’t help to feel bittersweet
about the year-to-date crime statistics he just received. Crimes have declined across the board,
from aggravated assaults, which are down 22 percent to the most problematic – auto thefts –
which are down by 5 percent. It isn’t much of a decrease, but it is a positive decline considering the
sheer number of vehicles in the City’s 4.9 square mile radius making it a target rich environment.
Last year between January and November, there were 523 auto thefts. This year, there were 497.
“Year to date, our stats show that we did better than last year - a lot better. The numbers
are down across the board,” said Lt. Deeds. “There are still some areas that we have to continue to
work on, but for the most part, I’m happy with our numbers.”
Rapes are down 36 percent; residential burglaries, 37 percent; robberies, 8 percent; grand theft, 13
percent; and theft from vehicles, 23 percent.
The only number that has risen is that of homicides – that alone makes hearing about
the decline in crimes bittersweet. This time last year, there was only 1 homicide. There have been
four homicides in the City this year. (December numbers for 2013 and 2014 have not been included
in the current YTD statistics). “Considering that six years ago we were averaging 20 homicides a
year, I would say that four is still a low number, and it’s a drastic decrease, but even one is too
many,” said Lt. Deeds. “One homicide is too many. I would like for us to have a year where there are
zero homicides. That’s our goal.”
One number he’s proud of is the 5 percent decrease of auto thefts. Lt. Deeds credits his
deputy’s thoroughness, but also the community’s policing. In January, there were 55 auto thefts
and in November there were 22, so they are on a decline, he said. “A lot of problems continue
because people see them happening, but never saying anything about them,” he said. “That silence
has changed this year. The community is coming forward more often. When something looks
wrong or illegal, we encourage people to call the station. That’s what we’re here for. If something
is bothering them we want to know because if it bothers them, then it’s most certainly going to
bother us, too.”
While there are areas that need improvement, Lt. Deeds wants to build on the positives.
“I feel really good about the decline in the crime stats,” he said. “I know the numbers can be better,
so they will be. We have a great community here who wants to live in a safe community. We have
a great Block Watch Organization, we have a great working relationship with the City, our deputies
interact well with the community and we have a gang unit that’s very active. I’m optimistic about
this trend, it’s going to continue. Our ultimate goal is to make sure residents feel safe in their
community. The City Council wants that, residents want that, the school district wants that, and
we want that too. That is our goal everyday of the year.”
A medida que nos acercamos al final del 2014, el Tte. Todd Deeds del Service Area de Lynwood no
puede evitar tener un sentimiento agridulce sobre las estadísticas anuales de delito que acaba de
recibir. Los delitos se han reducido en todos los ámbitos, desde agresiones agravadas, que bajaron
un 22 por ciento a las más problemáticas – robo de automóviles – que se redujeron un 5 por ciento.
No se trata de una disminución considerable, pero es una reducción positiva si consideramos la
gran cantidad de vehículos que existen en el radio de 4.9 millas cuadradas de la Ciudad, lo que
pone a la ciudad en un blanco perfecto. El año pasado entre enero y noviembre, hubo 523 robos de
automóviles. Este año, hubo 497.
“En lo que va del año, nuestras estadísticas demuestran que hicimos un mejor trabajo que
el año pasado, mucho mejor. Los números se han reducido en todos los ámbitos”, dijo el Tte. Deeds.
“Todavía hay algunas áreas por mejorar, pero en general, estoy contento con nuestros números.”
Las violaciones se redujeron un 36 por ciento; los robos a viviendas, un 37 por ciento; robos, un 8 por
ciento; grandes robos, un 13 por ciento; y robo a vehículos, un 23 por ciento.
El único número que ha aumentado es el de homicidios, solo por esto la reducción de
delitos nos deja un sentimiento agridulce. A esta altura el año pasado, solo hubo 1 homicidio. Hubo
cuatro homicidios en la Ciudad este año. (Los números de diciembre para el 2013 y el 2014 no se
han incluido en las estadísticas anuales actuales). “Considerando que hace seis años teníamos un
promedio de 20 homicidios por año, yo diría que cuatro es aún un número bajo, y se trata de una
reducción drástica, pero incluso un homicidio es demasiado”, dijo el Tte. Deed. “Un homicidio es
demasiado. Me gustaría que tengamos un año con cero homicidios. Ese es nuestro objetivo”.
Un número que lo enorgullece es la reducción del 5 por ciento de robo de automóviles. El
Tte. Deeds atribuye esto al trabajo minucioso del ayudante del sheriff, pero también al patrullaje
comunitario. En enero, hubo 55 robos de automóviles y en noviembre hubo 22, lo que muestra un
declive, dijo. “Muchos de los problemas continúan sucediendo porque las personas los ven pero
nunca los reportan”, dijo. “Ese silencio ha cambiado este año. La comunidad reporta los delitos con
más frecuencia. Cuando algo parece incorrecto o ilegal, alentamos a que las personas se comuniquen
con la estación de policía. Para eso estamos aquí. Si hay algo que los está molestando, queremos
saberlo porque si les molesta a ellos, con toda seguridad nos molestará a nosotros también.”
Aunque hay áreas que deben mejorar, el Tte. Deeds quiere destacar los puntos positivos.
“Estoy muy contento por la reducción de delitos en las estadísticas”, dijo. “Sé que los números
pueden mejorar, y lo harán. Tenemos una gran comunidad aquí que quiere vivir en una comunidad
segura. Tenemos una gran Organización Block Watch, tenemos una excelente relación laboral con la
Ciudad, nuestros ayudantes del Sheriff interactúan perfectamente con la comunidad y tenemos una
unidad antipandillas muy activa. Soy optimista sobre esta tendencia, continuará en declive. Nuestro
objetivo más importante es asegurar que los residentes se sientan seguros en su comunidad. Eso
es lo que quiere el Municipio, es lo que quieren los residentes, es lo que quiere el distrito escolar, y
también es lo que queremos nosotros. Ese es nuestro objetivo todos los días del año.”
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HOLIDAY FIRE PREVENTION
Who doesn’t love the wonderful pine
scent of a fresh cut Christmas tree in their home
or the sights of holiday lights and decorations
being put up after Thanksgiving? As soon as the
leftovers are put away, families everywhere
are putting up their holiday lights, shopping
for a Christmas tree, or setting up candles. No
matter what holiday tradition you celebrate,
the City of Lynwood wants to remind you to
please be mindful and take precautions when
putting up lights or candles in your home.
What might seem like the simple action of
decorating your home or treating your family
to a live Christmas tree comes with potential
risk.
A live Christmas tree can pose a
serious fire hazard if you don’t know how to
take care of it. If you and your family decide
to purchase a live Christmas tree, try to
shop earlier in the season to get the best of
selection of fresh trees with moist green
needles. Most importantly, please make sure
the tree has water in its stand every single day.
Dry trees are highly flammable. Always make
sure that the tree is at least three feet away
from any heat source, such as the fireplace or
a radiator. One of every three home Christmas
tree fires are caused by electrical problems
from overloaded electrical circuits and one in
six are caused by a heat source too close to a
tree, according to the US Fire Administration.
Sometimes we’re so excited about decorating
for the holidays that we forget to think about
these things until it’s too late.
Holiday lights are made to be used
either indoors or outdoors, but not both. Here
are a few tips to look out for when decorating
SAFETY
NO GUNS ON NEW YEAR’S EVE
Every year dozens of people die or are injured
throughout the country from stray bullets
being fired into the air during New Year’s Eve
celebrations. Randomly shooting a gun into
the air is no way to welcome the New Year. It’s
irresponsible and it’s dangerous and in Lynwood
it’s against the law. Deputies from the Los Angeles
County Sheriff’s Department’s Century Station in
Lynwood will be out in full effect on New Year’s
Eve to ensure the safety and welfare of our
residents and business owners.
While they will be on the lookout for
illegal fireworks, their priority will be finding
individuals shooting guns into the air thinking
that their stray bullets will not affect anyone.
Pinpointing individuals driving under the
influence is also on their lists for the night. What
with lights or candles:
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Always use lights that are Underwriters
Laboratories (UL) approved.
Invest in Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights
that produce very little heat, are cool to the
touch, and consume less energy.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on
how to use tree lights. Do not use strings of
lights with worn, frayed or broken cords, or
loose bulb connections.
Connect no more than three strands of
push-in bulbs and a maximum of 50 screwin bulbs.
Always unplug Christmas tree lights before
leaving home or going to bed.
Never use lit candles to decorate a tree, and
make sure any lit candles in the room are
placed well away from tree branches and
flammable items.
Keep a watchful eye on children when they
are around the tree, and do not let them play
with the wirings or lights. Store matches
and lighters out of the reach of children.
The City of Lynwood wants everyone to have a
safe and joyous holiday season with or without
a live Christmas tree, but most of all, we want
you and your family to have a fire-free holiday
season. While temperatures in California are
far from taking a plunge like they do on the
east coast, keeping home heater safety in mind
while turning up the heat in your homes is also
paramount to preventing home fires. Home
heaters are a temporary source of heat to keep
a room or a home warm, but please don’t leave
them on for hours at a time.
some might now remember is that Lynwood
deputies also have eyes in the skies – meaning
the City’s video surveillance camera system
which features over 30 real-time video cameras
being monitored by deputies at Century Station
24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Sheriff’s
Department utilizes these cameras as real-time
intelligence to equip deputies on the road to more
safely and effectively fight crimes. The cameras
have been instrumental in addressing prostitution
problems, graffiti, gang activity, street racing and
other quality of life issues in the community. On
New Year’s Eve, those cameras become highly
instrumental for the deputies on the ground.
In the United States, celebratory gunfire
is illegal. Its practice can result in random death
and injury from stray bullets. If you’re caught
doing it, you could face some serious jail time and
charged with a felony. Bullets fired into the air
can climb up to two miles. But because what goes
up must come down, a falling bullet can reach a
velocity of 300 to 700 feet per second – enough to
penetrate the human skull.
Century Station will be joining law
enforcement agencies everywhere this month
on promoting a public awareness campaign to
educate people on the dangers of shooting into
the air. “New Year’s Eve is our busiest time of the
year,” said Service Area Lt. Todd Deeds. “We will
be conducting a public awareness campaign to
educate the public, but at the same time, we also
want the public to know that we will be out in full
force on New Year’s Eve. We’re going to be diligent
and we will be monitoring the area. We want
everyone to have a Happy New Year’s Eve, but we
want them to be safe, too.”
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CITY
CALENDAR
DECEMBER 18
COMMUNITY SERVICES DAY
10 A.M. TO NOON
LYNWOOD NATATORIUM
RECIPIENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER AND
PRE-QUALIFY
DECEMBER 4
CITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
CEREMONY 5:30 P.M.
CITY HALL FRONT LAWN
DECEMBER 5
CANDY CANE LANE PARADE 7 P.M.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BOULEVARD
DECEMBER 10
SENATOR RICARDO LARA’S AND
ASSEMBLYMAN ANTHONY RENDON’S
LATINO HEALTH SYMPOSIUM:
9 A.M. TO 1 P.M.
BATEMAN HALL
DECEMBER 22
SANTA’S HOME VISITS
5:30 P.M. LYNWOOD FAMILIES GET
SURPRISE VISIT FROM SANTA
DECEMBER 25
CHRISTMAS DAY
CITY HALL CLOSED
JANUARY 1, 2015
NEW YEAR’S DAY
CITY HALL CLOSED
INFORMATION
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MAKE IT EASY ! SET UP YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT TODAY.
JANUARY 17
CITY-WIDE WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE KICK-OFF
7 A.M. TO 11 A.M.
TEAMS OF FOUR TO MEET AT BURKE-HAM PARK
TO REGISTER
11832 ATLANTIC AVE.
JANUARY 19
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
CITY HALL CLOSED
JANUARY 24
KEEP LYNWOOD CLEAN
9 A.M. TO NOON LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
NEIGHBORHOOD VOLUNTEERS MEET AT
LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 11031 STATE ST.
ONLINE
PAYMENT
SERVICE
GO TO:
https://ecommerce.
lynwood.ca.us
For more information call:
(310) 603-0220, ext.300
The Lynwood Rotary Club Weekly Meeting
Every Thursday Noon - Bateman Hall Room 1
“Service Above Self.”
Block Watch Captains Monthly Meeting
4th Tuesday of every month
6:00 p.m. - Bateman Hall
Block Watch is Always Looking for New Block Watch Captains
The Greater Lynwood Chamber of Commerce
3780 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
(310) 307-9826 CALL NOW!
Members and Non - Members Welcome!
CITY RESOURCE PHONE NUMBERS | NUMEROS DE RECURSOS EN LA CIUDAD
• 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
(310) 603-0220 x. 207, 312
• 10844 S. Atlantic Ave. Lynwood, CA 90262 •
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