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LYNWOOD N’ PERSPECTIVE
MONTHLY CITY NEWSLETTER
OF THE CITY OF LYNWOOD
JANUARY  VOL.10  ISSUE 1 2016
Edwin Hernandez
Mayor
Aide Castro
Mayor Pro Tem
Maria T. Santillan-Beas
Council Member
José Luis Solache
Council Member
Salvador Alatorre
Council Member
Maria Quiñonez
City Clerk
Gabriela Camacho
City Treasurer
J. Arnoldo Beltrán
City Manager
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
PG. 2
SANDBAGS REDUCE FLOODS
PG. 2
COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
PG. 3
WATER CONSERVATION
PG. 5
PARADE WINNERS
PG. 5
NEW COMMUNITY CENTER
PG. 6
LA HUASTECA PRAISE
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
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SANTA FE, SPRINGS
t’s time to say goodbye to yet another great year, and make room for
a bigger, better one in 2016. We all know that with the start of a new
year, comes new leadership and new ideas that lead to new programs
and new successes to add to the City of Lynwood’s checklist.
It is evident that the City of Lynwood is defined by its people, not
by a single moment of great triumph or by its trials and tribulations. Over
the years, the City of Lynwood
has come a long way from
where it was 25 years ago – and
credit goes to the community’s
newfound power of ownership
and pride they have in loving
their families, their parks, their
streets, their education, their
safety, their health and their City.
The quality of life in our
City has improved immensely
thanks to the community taking ownership of their City over these last
couple of years: crime in Lynwood has continued to be at an all-time low,
new parks have been built, streets have been repaved, new businesses
have chosen Lynwood, and the schools have sent more students off to
college than ever before.
With our brand new Ricardo Lara Linear Walking Park in tow,
a newly refurbished Natatorium, a bigger, better Weight Loss Challenge
starting on January 16, CycLAvia Southeast Cities passing through our City
on May 15, a community center being built at Yvonne Burke/Ham Park,
and not to mention growing our City’s water conservation efforts – there’s
no doubt that the City of Lynwood and the people who live, work and
play here, have taken their City back and turned it into an upward-bound,
forward-thinking, united and strong Southeast City.
Yes, 2015 was indeed a great year. Its Candy Cane Lane Parade
was awesome with Areva Martin, Fernando Allende, Fernando Vargas,
Cheyo Carrillo and CeCe La Mamacita from KDAY as Marshals; the City just
installed two amazing pieces of special needs playground equipment at
Lynwood City Park; and a groundbreaking for the new Community Center
at Burke/Ham Park took place two weeks ago with great success. Perhaps
these events took place at the end of a great year, but they are also signs of
the beginning of a great new one. Remember, great things happen because
of great people. All we have to do is learn from yesterday, live for today
and HOPE for tomorrow. We hope you have a great 2016 City of Lynwood.
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s hora de despedirse de otro gran año y hacer lugar para
uno mejor y más grande en 2016. Todos sabemos que con el
comienzo de un nuevo año, llega un nuevo liderazgo y nuevas
ideas que llevan a nuevos programas y nuevos éxitos para sumar a la
lista de la Ciudad de Lynwood.
Es evidente que la Ciudad de Lynwood se define por
su gente y no por un único momento de gran triunfo o por sus
dificultades y adversidades. A través de los años, la Ciudad de
Lynwood ha avanzado mucho de donde se encontraba 25 años atrás
—y el crédito de ello es del nuevo poder de posesión descubierto
por la comunidad y el orgullo que tienen por el amor a sus familias,
sus parques, sus calles, su educación, su seguridad, su salud y su
Ciudad.
La calidad de vida en nuestra Ciudad ha mejorado
inmensamente gracias a que la Comunidad se encargó de su Ciudad
en los últimos años: la inseguridad en Lynwood se mantuvo en los
niveles más bajos de todos los tiempos, se construyeron nuevos
parques, se repavimentaron las calles, nuevos negocios han
elegido a Lynwood y las escuelas han enviado más estudiantes a la
universidad que nunca antes.
Con nuestro nuevo Ricardo Lara Linear Walking Park, el
natatorio renovado, un Desafío de Pérdida de Peso mejor y más
grande que comienza el 16 de enero, la CycLAvia del Sudeste que
pasarán por nuestra ciudad el 15 de mayo, la construcción de un
centro comunitario en el Yvonne Burke/Ham Park y el crecimiento de
nuestros esfuerzos de conservación del agua de nuestra Ciudad —
no hay duda de que la Ciudad de Lynwood y las personas que viven,
trabajan y juegan aquí han recuperado su Ciudad y la han convertido
en una Ciudad del Sudeste unida, fuerte, proactiva y en progreso.
Sí, 2015 fue realmente un buen año. Su Desfile Navideño
de Calles Decoradas fue maravilloso con Areva Martin, Fernando
Allende, Fernando Vargas, Cheyo Carrillo y CeCe La Mamacita de
KDAY como Supervisores; la Ciudad acaba de instalar dos equipos
de juegos increíbles para niños con necesidades especiales en el
Lynwood City Park; y el comienzo del nuevo Centro Comunitario en
el Burke/Ham Park tuvo lugar hace dos semanas con gran éxito. Tal
vez estos eventos sucedieron al final de un gran año, pero también
son señales del comienzo de un gran año nuevo. Recuerde, grandes
cosas suceden debido a grandes personas. Todo lo que tenemos que
hacer es aprender del ayer, vive para hoy y tener esperanza para el
mañana. Le deseamos un gran 2016 Ciudad de Lynwood.
Weight Loss Challenge: A New Start
ew 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. The
challenge starts on January 16, 2016. In this challenge, when you lose,
you win.
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 Burke-Ham Park on
Atlantic Avenue on Saturday, January 16, 2016
between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Last year’s 2015 Weight Loss
Challenge was a huge success with 184
participants losing a total of 1,775 pounds in
12 weeks with a prize pool of $5,700 – making
it our biggest Weight Loss Challenge prize pool
ever.
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,
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2015 and had a total entry of 48 teams. The more teams who register,
the bigger the prize pool, said Mark Flores, director of the City’s
Recreation and Community Services Department. “The Weight Loss
Challenge was created to help our community lead healthier lifestyles,
be active and be good examples for our youth,” he said. “But with the
cash as an incentive, the challenge has become
a friendly and fun experience that friends and
families and neighbors can participate in to see
who can lose the most weight first. It’s a great
program and our community looks forward to it
every year.”
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.
For more information, call (310) 6030220 Ext. 319 or send an email to [email protected] 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.
CITY OF LYNWOOD | NEWSLETTER | JANUARY 2016 | ISSUE 1 | VOL. 10 | PAGE 1
LYNWOOD AGENDA
COUNCIL BRIEFS
Do you know?
Public Works Staff can deliver
sand and sandbags to your
neighborhood. It’s a great way for
neighbors to meet and prepare for
El Niño. Sandbag Filling Parties are
recommended for neighborhoods
with chronic flooding problems. A
designated neighborhood contact
person can then call Public Works
at (310) 603-0220, ext 829 to
coordinate the delivery of sand and
sandbags.
City Council Meetings
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month
6:00 p.m. - City Hall Council Chambers
Open to the Public
notice | Sandbags reduce flood waters
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or months we’ve been hearing about what El Niño has in
store for us once it hits our shores and how we need to be
prepared at home, in the workplace and while on the road.
Weather forecasters have also been issuing warnings
that this winter season will bring with it the heaviest rains we’ve
seen in years.
As a property owner, or a renter, the City of Lynwood
is encouraging everyone to be as prepared as possible for the
heavy rains predicted. For starters, the City of Lynwood is also
making sandbags available to residents and business owners.
Sandbagging is one of the most versatile of flood fighting
tools and it is a simple, effective way to prevent or
reduce flood water damage. Although sandbags do
not guarantee a watertight seal, they are a proven
deterrent to costly water damage.
When the rains come down hard, residents
this year will also not have to scramble to find
sandbags. The City of Lynwood has sandbags ready for
residents as of now. Residents may pick up 7 sandbags
free of charge at the City’s Public Works Yard, with
proof of residency, located at 11750 S. Alameda St.,
in Lynwood from Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to
5 p.m. The City of Lynwood wants to make sure that
members of the community know that they can pick
up their sandbags starting today, without worrying
about finding sandbags right in the middle of a storm. Residents
with specials need or senior citizens can also call (310) 6030220, ext. 801 or email [email protected] to make special
arrangements for pick-up or delivery of filled sandbags; or receive
the latest information on extended weekend or early evening
hours at the Public Works Yard prior to or during rainy days to
obtain filled sandbags. Quantity of sandbags to be provided to
each resident will depend on available supply.
Residents and property owners can also obtain a
reasonable amount of empty sandbags at Fire Stations 147 and
148. Residents can then stop by the Public Works Yard to have
their empty sandbags filled or exchanged with already filled
sandbags. Lynwood Fire Stations are located at 3161 E. Imperial
Highway, and at 4262 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., both in
Lynwood.
There are a lot of ways that we can prepare for El Niño.
We always wish that there was a way that someone could predict
earthquakes, but no one has found a way yet. Weather forecasters
have ways to predict the weather. While there are times when
they get it wrong, or there are shifts in weather patterns, let’s take
advantage of these weather experts’ predictions, and do what we
can to protect our homes and community now, rather than later.
October 20, 2015 Meeting:
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Approved the Amended 2010 Urban Water Management Plan
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Approved the City Manager’s Denial of a Rate Adjustment to Solid
Waste Hauling Fees
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Approved a Resolution Ratifying the Emergency Sewer Repair at
Long Beach Boulevard and Tenaya Avenue
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Approved the Purchase of One 2016 Articulating Telescopic Aerial
Vehicle
•
Accepted a Bid and Approved the Award of a Construction Contract
to Cal-City Construction for the Construction of the Yvonne Burke/
Ham Park Community Center
•
Authorized an Agreement with MuniTemps for Temporary Staffing
Services in the City Clerk’s Office
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Tabled a Contract with Engineering Design Services for the
Wisconsin Avenue, Sequoia Drive, Cornish Avenue and Michigan
Avenue, from Long Beach Boulevard to State Street Improvement
Project to Next Council Meeting
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urante 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.
Como dueño, o inquilino, de una propiedad, la Ciudad de Lynwood recomienda a todos que se preparen todo lo posible para las lluvias
intensas pronosticadas. Para empezar, la Ciudad de Lynwood también
pondrá bolsas de arena a disposición de los habitantes y de los propietarios
de negocios. Las bolsas de arena es una de las herramientas más versátiles
para combatir inundaciones y es una forma simple y efectiva de prevenir o
reducir los daños por inundaciones. Aunque las bolsas de arena no garantizan un hermetismo a prueba de agua, está
probado que previenen daños costosos por el
agua.
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. Los habitantes podrán recoger
7 bolsas de arena sin cargo en el Terreno de
Obras Públicas de la Ciudad, en 11750 S.
Alameda St., en Lynwood, con constancia de
residencia, de lunes a jueves de 7 a.m. a 5
p.m. La Ciudad de Lynwood quiere asegurarse de que los miembros de la
comunidad sepan que pueden recoger sus bolsas de arena a partir de hoy,
sin preocuparse por conseguir bolsas de arena en medio de la tormenta. Los
habitantes también pueden llamar al (310) 603-0220, ext. 801 o enviar un
correo electrónico a [email protected] para arreglar especialmente
la recogida o entrega de bolsas de arena llenas; o recibir la información más
reciente sobre el horario extendido de fin de semana o primeras horas de la
noche en el Terreno de Obras Públicas antes o durante los días de lluvia para
obtener las bolsas de arena llenas.
Los habitantes y propietarios de negocios también pueden obtener una cantidad razonable de bolsas de arena vacías en las Estaciones de
Bomberos 147 y 148. Los habitantes pueden luego pasar por el Terreno de
Obras Públicas para llenar sus bolsas de arena vacías o hacer el intercambio
con bolsas de arena ya llenadas. Las estaciones de bomberos de Lynwood se
encuentran en 3161 E. Imperial Highway, y en 4262 Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd., ambas en Lynwood.
Hay muchas formas en las que podemos prepararnos para El
Niño. Siempre deseamos que hubiera una forma en la que alguien pudiera
predecir los 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 ahora, antes de que sea tarde.
November 3, 2015 Meeting:
•
Adopted a Youth Employment Plan for the Construction of the
Yvonne Burke/Ham Park Community Center
•
Authorized Staff to Incur Expenditures Exceeding the City Manager’s
$15K Purchasing Authority Limit for Various Vendors
•
Approved a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Lynwood
Fixing the Employer’s Contribution Under the Public Employees
Medical and Hospital Care Act
•
Tabled a Cost Reduction Consulting Services Agreement with
Procure America to Provide Audit Services as Requested by the
Ad Hoc Audit Committee in an Amount to be Determined at Next
Council Meeting
•
Approved the Awarding of a Contract for the Replacement, on an
Emergency Basis, of Two Existing Water Main Lines with One New
Water Main Line
•
Received and Filed Fiscal Year 2016’s Quarter Budget Report
Asamblea del 20 de octubre de 2015:
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Asamblea del 3 de noviembre de 2015:
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| Cool City Challenge
or the second year in a row, the City of Lynwood is
participating in the state-wide CoolCalifornia City
Challenge, a friendly competition that engages
thousands of households in cities across California to
save energy reduce their carbon footprints and help build
more vibrant and sustainable
communities.
While we all need water
to stay cool, we won’t need
it to participate in the 2016
CoolCalifornia Challenge. The
CoolCalifornia City Challenge is
a fun, innovative competition
between California Cities who
pledge to reduce their energy use.
Each household can earn 100 points
just for signing up and more points
for simple tasks like filling out an
online survey, uploading a photo and inviting friends to
join. The City that can motivate the most people to do the
most verifiable low carbon behaviors will win.
The CoolCalifornia City Challenge ends on March
30, 2016. So we have three full months to sign up as
many residents a possible so that the City can be among
the coolest cities in California. Residents can sign up to
participate at www.energyupgradeca.
org and begin tracking their household
energy – natural gas, electricity, and
motor vehicle emissions.
Prize money is awarded to all
participating cities based on the
number of new registered households
at the end of March 2016. On April 22,
2016, the City with the most points will
be crowned the “Coolest California City.”
The Challenge is now a project
of Energy Upgrade California, a state
initiative to help Californians take
action to save energy and conserve natural resources.
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Se aprobó el Plan 2010 de Manejo de Agua Urbana Modificado
Se aprobó el rechazo del Administrador de la Ciudad a un
ajuste de tarifas para la Recolección de Desechos Sólidos
Se aprobó una resolución que ratifica la reparación de
emergencia de las cloacas en Long Beach Boulevard y Tenaya
Avenue
Se aprobó la compra de un vehículo con grúa telescópica
articulada 2016
Se aceptó una licitación y se aprobó la adjudicación de un
contrato de construcción a Cal-City Construction para la
construcción del Centro Comunitario Yvonne Burke/Ham Park
Se autorizó un acuerdo con MuniTemps para servicios de
dotación de personal temporario en la oficina del Secretario de
la Ciudad
Se pospuso un contrato con servicios de diseño de ingeniería
para el Proyecto de Mejora de Wisconsin Avenue, Sequoia
Drive, Cornish Avenue y Michigan Avenue, desde Long Beach
Boulevard a State Street para la próxima asamblea del
municipio
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Se adoptó un Plan de Empleo para Jóvenes para la
construcción del Centro Comunitario Yvonne Burke/Ham Park
Se pospuso una modificación al acuerdo con Contractor
Compliance and Monitoring Inc. para brindar un programa de
cumplimiento de mano de obra de terceros para el proyecto
del Centro Comunitario de Yvonne Burke/John Ham Park para
la próxima asamblea del municipio
Se autorizó al personal a incurrir en gastos que excedan el
límite de compra de $15 mil del Administrador de la Ciudad
para diferentes proveedores
Se aprobó una resolución del Municipio de la Ciudad de
Lynwood que arregla el aporte del empleador según la Ley de
Atención Médica y Hospitalaria de los Empleados Públicos
Se autorizó una enmienda del contrato con Gustavo Lamanna
de servicios de asesoramiento especial con relación a la
anterior Redevelopment Agency
Se pospuso para la próxima asamblea del Municipio un
contrato de servicios de consultoría de reducción de costos
con Procure America para proporcionar servicios de auditoría
según lo requirió el Comité de Auditoría Ad Hoc por un monto
a determinar
Se aprobó la adjudicación de un contrato para el reemplazo de
emergencia de dos tuberías principales de agua con una nueva
tubería principal de agua
Se recibió y se archivó el Informe de Presupuesto del Trimestre
para el año fiscal 2016
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notice
| ORGANIC RECYCLING
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tarting in 2016, businesses, including
commercial or public entities like schools,
hospitals, stores, restaurants, industrial
businesses, for-profit or nonprofit organizations,
residential dwellings with 5+ units*, and others
must recycle their organic waste over time
based on the amount and type of waste the
business produces on a weekly basis, with full
implementation realized in 2019.
*Note: Multifamily dwellings are not required to
have a food waste diversion program.
Organics recycling requirements depend on
the amount of organic waste generated by
the business each week (see chart below). The
minimum threshold of organic waste generation
by businesses decreases over time, so a larger
proportion of the commercial sector will be
required to comply in the new organics recycling
requirements in the coming years.
Date
Threshold to arrange for organic
waste recycling services
Businesses that generate 8 cubic
Apr. 1, 2016 yards of organic waste per week
Businesses that generate 4 cubic
Jan. 1, 2017 yards of organic waste per week
ons of media came out to cover the City of Lynwood’s 94th
Annual Candy Cane Lane Parade last month where about
14,000 parade-goers turned up to see the parade’s 100
entries of marching bands, drill teams, military squads, dance
troupes and Santa Claus. The parade got great coverage.
But one media outlet came out to ask what our Sheriff ’s
Department was doing to make sure that the 14,000 people
were safe during the parade in light of the recent tragedy that
hit the San Bernardino community. It was a great question and
Lt. Todd Deeds of the Century Station was more than happy and
beyond prepared to answer it – by telling the media that not
only was the Sheriff ’s Department invested in participating in
the parade, but the number of deputies on patrol, either by
foot, by horse, by car, had been
increased exclusively for the
parade.
It has been 15 years
since 9/11, but what happened
in San Bernardino recently
was a painful reminder of how
quickly something like that can
happen, anywhere and anytime,
said Lt. Deeds. For that reason,
Lt. Deeds wants to remind the
community that the Los Angeles
County Sheriff ’s Department
takes a very proactive approach
to encourage its deputies and personnel across the board, to
be vigilant at all times. With continuous threat assessment
training on how to respond to terrorist attacks, Lt. Deeds
wants the community to know that all Sheriff ’s deputies
and personnel are mandated to take emergency response
training. “It is part of our mandate to train in how to
respond to emergency disasters and earthquakes, and how
to respond to terrorist attacks. We are always on alert,” he
said. “It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since 9/11.
Unfortunately, these recent incidents have reminded all of
us that there is always a possibility that something like that
could happen – reminding us of how important it is to be
vigilant at all times.”
Lt. Deeds encourages the community to do the
same. “If you see something, we want you to say something;
tell us when you see something unusual,” he said. “If you see
something unusual, we want you to report it right away so
that we can follow up with an investigation.”
The Sheriff ’s Department has its own Homeland
Security Division and Terrorism Early Warning System,
Lt. Deeds added. “Our trainings are continuous in threat
assessment, disaster preparedness and in how to respond
to terrorist attacks,” said Lt. Deeds. “Recent incidents have
reminded us of why our trainings can never stop.”
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mportantes medios acudieron a cubrir el 94.º Desfile Navideño Anual de
Calles Decoradas de la Ciudad de Lynwood el mes pasado, en el cual cerca
de 14,000 personas se acercaron a ver las 100 entradas del desfile con
bandas de música, equipos de baile, escuadrones militares, compañías de
bailarines y Santa Claus. El desfile tuvo una gran cobertura. Pero un medio
de comunicación preguntó qué es lo que nuestro Departamento del Sheriff
estaba haciendo para asegurarse de que las 14,000 personas iban a estar
seguras durante el desfile luego de la reciente tragedia en la comunidad de
San Bernardino. Fue una buena pregunta y el Tte. Todd Deeds de Century Station estaba más que feliz y preparado para contestarla -le comentó al medio
que no solo el Departamento del Sheriff participaría en el desfile, sino que
el número de oficiales de patrulla, ya sea a pie, a caballo o en auto, ha sido
incrementado exclusivamente para el desfile.
Han pasado 15 años desde
el atentado del 9/11, pero lo que
sucedió en San Bernardino recientemente fue un doloroso recordatorio
de lo rápido que puede suceder algo
como eso, en cualquier parte y en
cualquier momento, dijo el Tte. Deeds.
Por ese motivo, el Tte. Deeds quiere
recordarle a la comunidad que el
Departamento del Sheriff del Condado
de Los Ángeles toma un enfoque muy proactivo para que sus oficiales y el
personal en forma generalizada estén en guardia en todo momento. Con una
capacitación continua de evaluación de amenazas sobre cómo responder a
ataques terroristas, el Tte. Deeds quiere que la comunidad sepa que todos
los oficiales y empleados del Sheriff tienen la obligación de capacitarse sobre
respuestas a emergencias.
“Es parte de nuestro mandato capacitarnos sobre cómo responder a
desastres de emergencia y terremotos y cómo responder a ataques terroristas. “Estamos siempre alertas”, comentó. “Es difícil cree que ya han pasado
15 años desde el 9/11. Desafortunadamente, estos incidentes recientes nos
han recordado a todos que siempre existe la posibilidad de que algo como
eso sucedao-lo que nos recuerda lo importante que es estar en alerta en todo
momento”.
El Tte. Deeds incentiva a la comunidad a que hagan lo mismo.
El Departamento del Sheriff cuenta con su propia División de Seguridad
Nacional y Sistema de Advertencia Temprana de Terrorismo, agregó el Tte.
Deeds. “Nuestras capacitaciones son continuas en cuanto a evaluación de
amenazas, preparación ante desastres y respuesta a ataques terroristas”, dijo
el Tte. Deeds. “Los incidentes recientes nos han recordado por qué nuestra
capacitación no puede detenerse nunca”.
Businesses that generate 4 cubic
Jan. 1, 2019 yards of commercial solid waste
per week
Summer/
Fall 2021
*Businesses that generate 2 cubic
yards of commercial solid waste
per week
*Takes effect if CalRecycle determines that
statewide disposal of organic waste in 2020 has
not been reduce by 50% of 2014 levels
The mandatory commercial organics recycling
law (AB 1826) was signed in 2014 to help achieve
California’s aggressive recycling and greenhouse
gas emission goals. California landfills about 30
million tons of waste each year, of which more
than 30% is organic, which could be composted
or used to produce renewable energy. Greenhouse
gas emissions resulting from the decomposition
of organic waste in landfills have been identified
as a significant source of emissions contributing
to global climate change.
The City of Lynwood- Public Works Department
is here to help. If you need help to see if your
business is required to recycle organic waste
or to learn more about this new law, call Lorry
Hempe, Public Works Special Projects Manager,
at (310) 603-0220, ext 500 or email us at
[email protected] You may also call Waste
Resources Inc. at (888) 467-7600 to schedule
a site-visit of your facility and discuss the
appropriate organics recycling for your facility.
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notice
A
| Water Conservation Efforts Must Continue
s you all know, last year the City of Lynwood declared
a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage and per Gov. Jerry’s
Brown’s Executive Order, every City in the state of
California MUST implement Conservation Measures and
Enforcement Provisions to make sure the public conserves
water. While the City of Lynwood in September was notified
by the State Water Resources Control Board that it was one
of half of the state’s cities to exceed its water conservation
goals during the summer, water conservation goals have
dropped a bit and City of Lynwood officials want to remind
residents, property owners, business owners and schools
that water conservation efforts need to continue.
Key in the City of Lynwood’s water conservation
efforts is a campaign released by its Technology & Media
Support Services Department called Save Water, Save
Us. Working in conjunction with the City’s Public Works
Department, the campaign currently consists of lawn signs,
street signs, mailers and billboards. The campaign has
been designed to encourage residents to help save water.
Along with new water conservation rules and regulations such
as watering your lawns on certain days between certain hours,
the City of Lynwood’s Save Water, Save Us campaign serves as an
encouragement tool to remind and educate every water user in the
City to use water as wisely as possible.
According to WaterUseItWisely.com, making small
adjustments can have a big impact on how we can all save water
this winter. Here are a few tips off their website.
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When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run
Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run
When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the
load
Wash dark clothes in cold water to save water and energy
Run dishwashers and washers only when they are full
Replace showerheads and toilets with WaterSense models
Keep showers under 5 minutes
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather
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LYNWOOD PHOTOS
SEASON OF GIVING
I
n the spirit of Thanksgiving this past year,
hundreds of families in the City of Lynwood
received free turkeys during the week of
Thanksgiving. Not only did Plaza Mexico give
away 800 turkeys to families from Lynwood
and nearby cities, but thanks to donations
from dedicated community partners the City of
Lynwood’s Recreation and Community Services
Department was able to distribute more than
375 turkeys to families in need through its Senior
Citizen Turkey Giveaway, its Community Services
Day Program, and Santa Home Visits Program.
Families also received gift baskets and toys for
their children through some of these programs.
Additionally, 22 more families in need were
recipients of turkeys and gift baskets from the
Lotus Group Real Estate Company in Downey.
Joe’s Organization for Youth also donated 500
toys for Lynwood Unified School District. “We
are very appreciative and grateful … with
Joe’s Organization for Youth,” Lynwood Unified
Superintendent Paul Gothold said. “The spirit
of collaboration and giving back are important
to us, and this donation demonstrates those
values and the strong commitment Lynwood
has for the children of this community.” The City
of Lynwood works with amazing community
partners who come together throughout the
year to make things like this happen – and our
holiday season is no exception. Thank you to all
of our Community Partners.
94TH CANDY CANE LANE PARADE
ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Kid Mayors Make History
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
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2015 was a pretty great year in the City of Lynwood
especially for 12 lucky elementary school children who
were named Kid Mayors for 2015. Spearheaded by the 2015
Mayor, the City’s first ever Kid Mayor Program honored
one student from each one of the Lynwood Unified School
District’s elementary schools every month. Prior to being
honored at the City’s annual Christmas Parade Reception,
all 12 of the Kid Mayors were asked to pose together in front
of the City’s Christmas tree in front of City Hall – making
it the first time all 12 of them were together at the same
time, in the same place. After a year of hard work, all 12
of the Kid Mayors also got one last chance to shine as Kid
Mayors together atop of the City of Lynwood’s Kid Mayor
Float in the 94th annual Candy Cane Lane Christmas Parade.
Each Kid Mayor learned how to start a City Council Meeting,
received a name badge, a Proclamation, a name plate for
their desks at home or at school and a $400 scholarship for
college. Perhaps not all of them will want to grow up to
be Mayor, but thanks to this program, they learned that
working hard in school pays off and that leadership skills
can open doors to opportunities like this one.
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LYNWOOD RECREATION
DID YOU KNOW?
The City of
Lynwood would
like to install a
few more pieces
of playground
equipment for
children with
special needs.
To make a
contribution/
donation for
their purchase,
please call Mark
Flores, Director
of Recreation
and Community
Services, (310)
603-0220 Ext. 319.
feature
| Special needs playground arrives
W
ith permission from the Lynwood Unified School
District and parents, students enrolled in a Special
Needs Program classroom at Washington Elementary
School participated in an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held
for the unveiling of a set of two brand new pieces of playground
equipment designed for children with special needs at Lynwood
City Park.
“Now parents of children with special needs will no
longer have to drive out to other cities for their children to
enjoy a park with this type of playground equipment,” said the
City’s current Mayor Pro Tem, who spearheaded the project.
“Now our children can play right here in our own City with their
brothers and sisters.”
The special needs playground equipment has been
made possible through generous contributions/donations
made to the City of Lynwood from various community
business partners. “Every park should feature some type
of special needs playground equipment for children with
special needs,” said the Mayor Pro Tem. “We have a large
special needs community right here in our back yard. Very
few parks in our southeast communities offer special needs
playground equipment for public use.” The installation of this
new equipment marks the City of Lynwood’s first playground
in history to include playground equipment for children with
special needs.
The contributions/donations aided the City in
purchasing an adaptive swing and a mixed-use merry-goround, where children without special needs can play with
those with special needs.
honors and participated in tournaments throughout
the country.
HIGH SCHOOL DRILL TEAM BAND AWARD: Our very
own Lynwood High School Royal Knights Marching
Band was awarded 1st place for Best High School Drill
Team – Go Knights!
MARCHING UNIT AWARD: This year’s 1st Place
Marching Unit went to the Lynwood Youth Baseball/
Softball Program. The City’s Youth Baseball/Softball
Program is only one of several athletics programs
offered by the Lynwood Sports Association, which
consists of boys and girls ages 4 to 15 years who
practice, play, and compete under the Pony Baseball/
Softball League.
event |
Community Center
Groundbreaking
T
he southern portion of the City of Lynwood’s Yvonne
Burke/Ham Park has been fenced off to the public for the
construction of an 8,600-square-foot building that will serve
as a Community Center for the public.
While thousands of kids and adults alike use that
portion of the park to practice or play soccer or flag football
throughout the year, the southern portion of the park will
remain closed off to the public through September 2016.
Families will have to reroute their practice and play-times to
Lynwood City Park through September.
The Community Center is set to be a sustainably
designed 8,600-square-foot building which will include a
reception area, public restrooms, storage area, equipment
room, central game room, three multi-purpose rooms, kitchen,
staff offices, a concession area and a security office. The
Community Center, as designed, once fully constructed will
receive at least a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
(LEED) Silver certificate for being a green building. The project
is made possible by a $5 million State grant from Proposition
84 and a $250,000 grant from the Los Angeles County
Regional Open Space District. Once constructed, the facility
will be open for recreational activities to serve the Lynwood
community.
“The closure of the park will temporarily
inconvenience a large portion of our year-round park
goers,” said Mark Flores, Director of the City’s Recreation
and Community Services Department. “For about the next
10 months, we’re asking our kids and adults to enjoy and
experience Lynwood City Park for their recreational purposes.
It may seem like a long time, but in the end it will be well
worth it. This new Community Center will bring more life to
our park and the east side of town – bringing benefits to our
residents on many different levels.”
For the time being, Flores reminds the community
that the northern portion of the park will still be available
for public use through September despite the southern
portion being fenced off. “People will still be able to enjoy the
northern portion of the park, the basketball courts and enjoy
their walk around the park, and all of the exercise equipment,”
said Flores. “A portion of the park will be closed for a while,
but we’re not completely shutting down the entire park, and
we are going to do our best to accommodate all of our park
goers as best as possible.”
DANCE TEAM SENIOR AWARD: Ritmo y Fuego was
the 2nd Place Winner in the Senior Dance Team
Division. Victor Gomez and Ashley Gomez are the
founders and instructors of this very popular, free
Latin dance group formed in 2012.
honor |
Other 1st Place winners in the parade include:
• Club Guadalajara USA, for Best Civic Float
• Passion Latina, for Best Dance Team Senior
• State Street Elementary School - Woodcraft Rangers,
• for Best Dance Team Junior
• North Valley Military Institute, for Best JROTC Color
Guard, Drill Teams, Marching Unit, Open Band
• Compton Sounders, for Best Drum Squad
• Black Diamonds, for Best Drill Team Senior & Junior
• Norwalk High School Marching Band, for Best
Majorette
• Mayfair High School Marching Band, for Best Tall
Flags & Drum Major Mace
• Centennial High School Marching Band, for Best
Drum Major Military
• John Glenn High School Marching Band, for Best
High School Band - AA
Parade winners
T
he 2016 Candy Cane Lane Christmas Parade featured more than
100 entries that included marching bands, youth groups, nonprofit organizations, equestrian units, floats, celebrity guests,
and a colorful array of local dance troupes. With more than 14,000
people in attendance, the 2015 Christmas parade was a huge success
that ended with a spectacular fireworks show at Lynwood City Park.
The following are a sampling of the best in their category for entries
in the 2015 City of Lynwood Candy Cane Lane Christmas Parade:
FLOAT SWEEPSTAKES AWARD: The City of Lynwood Kid Mayors Float
won for Best Float. Each Kid Mayor represents one LUSD elementary
school in the City of Lynwood and served as Kid Mayor for one
month in 2015. Each of the 12 Kid Mayors were presented with a
proclamation, name plaque, name badge and a $400 scholarship for
college.
MUSICAL SWEEPSTAKES AWARD: This year’s Highest Scoring Band
represented the cities of Lakewood, Bellflower and Cerritos. Mayfair
High School Monsoon Marching Corps took home the top prize in this
category. For the last 15 years, this band has earned sweepstakes
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honor |
A step ahead
T
he Recreation & Community Services Department is
happy to announce that The Lynwood Senior Steppers was
awarded the Hometown Award for Best Local Entry in the City
of Lynwood’s 2015 Candy Cane Lane Christmas Parade. This
energetic group of senior ladies and gentlemen are led by
Instructor, Vanessa Bailey and they all love to Line Dance to
the beat of many styles of music including country, hip hop,
R&B, and Latin sounds just to name a few! The Lynwood Senior
Steppers learn basic dance steps including solo dance steps,
with partners and small groups. All senior citizens age 55
years or older are eligible to partake in this Line Dance Class
held at the Lynwood Senior Citizen Center located at 11329
Ernestine Ave. Stop by to register for this class that promotes
physical activity, fun, and social opportunities. The Lynwood
Senior Steppers also enjoy performing at local community
events throughout the year.
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.
•
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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LYNWOOD FEATURES
The Lynwood Rotary Club
Weekly Meeting Every Thursday
Noon - Bateman Hall Room 1
“Service Above Self.”
Block Watch Captains
Monthly Meeting
4th Tuesday of every month
6:00 p.m. - Bateman Hall
Block Watch is Always Looking for
New Block Watch Captains!
The Greater Lynwood
Chamber of Commerce
3780 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
(310) 713-1428 CALL NOW!
Members and Non Members Welcome!
Important Numbers
• Bateman Hall
(310) 886-0413
• City Hall
(310) 603-0220
• Code Enforcement
(310) 886-0456
• Compton Court
(310) 762-9100
• Waste Resources
(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
Praise
| La Huasteca Honored for Menu
S
t. Francis Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Department
of Public Health (LACDPH), and the City of Lynwood recognized
La Huasteca Mexican Restaurant at Plaza Mexico for its
participation in Choose Health LA Restaurants and its contribution
to the community. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently at
the restaurant to celebrate its enrollment as the first Choose Health
LA Restaurant in Lynwood, in collaboration with St. Francis Medical
Center.
Paul Simon, MD, LACDPH Director of the Division of Chronic
Disease and Injury Prevention; Lynwood City Council Members; and
Mary Eileen Drees, CEO, St. Francis Medical Center Foundation, were
among the city, county, and hospital leaders on hand to honor the
dining establishment and to congratulate Juan Carlos Flores, General
Manager of La Huasteca, for taking this positive step forward.
“I want to thank Juan Carlos for bringing La Huasteca on
board and for his commitment to health,” stated Dr. Simon. “Forty
percent of children are obese or overweight, and 50 percent of
adults,” he stressed. “Today families consume nearly one-third
of their daily calories eating away from home, which means
we have to get out into the community and make it a healthier
environment.”
St. Francis Medical Center Foundation CEO Mary Eileen
Drees stated, “The Choose Health LA Kids grant we received enables
us to go out to grocery stores, parent groups, and community
organizations and establish wellness programs and form
partnerships with restaurants like La Huasteca.” She continued,
“We need to start the conversation and the education so we can
beat devastating diseases and health conditions like diabetes,
obesity, and heart disease.”
For a list of participating Choose Health LA Restaurants in
Los Angeles County, visit www.choosehealthla.com.
Community Calendar
JANUARY 1
NEW YEAR’S DAY
JANUARY 16
COUNTY SUPERVISOR MARK RIDLEYTHOMAS & THE
EMPOWERMENT CONGRESS PRESENT 24TH ANNUAL
EMPOWERMENT CONGRESS SUMMIT
USC BOVARD AUDITORIUM
FREE ADMISSION
8 A.M. TO 1 P.M.
JANUARY 5
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY HALL
6 P.M.
JANUARY 9
LYNWOOD YOUTH BASKETBALL OPENING DAY
CEREMONY
COMMUNITY CENTER GYM
10 A.M.
JANUARY 18
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
CITY HALL CLOSED
JANUARY 11
BACK TO SCHOOL FOR LUSD
JANUARY 19
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY HALL
6 P.M.
JANUARY 12
LYNWOOD TRANSIT AREA STRATEGIC PLAN
COMMUNITY SCOPING MEETING
BATEMAN HALL
6 TO 8 P.M.
JANUARY 26
BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS MEETING
BATEMAN HALL
6 P.M.
JANUARY 16
WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE BEGINS
YVONNE BURKE/HAM PARK
7 A.M. TO 11 A.M.
JANUARY 28
2016 HOMELESS COUNT: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
MEET AT BATEMAN HALL
8 P.M. TO 11 P.M.
Flier Calendar
If you lose, you win. The City of Lynwood’s
Recreation and Community Services
Department is gearing up to launch its
5th annual Weight Loss Challenge, a 12week, City-wide contest that encourages
the community to lose weight by eating
healthy and exercising. The 2016 Weight
Loss Challenge begins on Saturday, January
16 where individuals who are interested in
participating will meet at Yvonne Burke-Ham
Park between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. to register
and weigh in. Participants must register as a
four-person team and weigh-in every Saturday
morning for 12 weeks. Participants must pay
a $25.00 per person entry fee. During the 12
weeks, healthy weight loss and lifestyle tips,
along with fitness workout classes, will be
provided and door prizes awarded. For more
information, email: [email protected] or
call (310) 603-0220, Ext. 319.
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Residents, business owners and community
stakeholders are invited to participate in
creating the City of Lynwood’s first Transit
Area Strategic Plan around the Long Beach
Transit Center. The Lynwood Transit Area
Strategic Plan study will identify and
evaluate ways to transform the area’s busy
Highway from an automobile-oriented
roadway into a “complete street” that serves
all modes of transportation that can include
automobiles, pedestrians, bicyclists and
transit. In order involve the community in the
planning process, the City of Lynwood has
scheduled Community Meetings to provide
the public with information on the new study
and to give participants a chance to share
their thoughts on opportunities, issues,
and concerns related to transportation
and mobility along Imperial Highway. This
month’s Community Meeting takes place on
Tuesday, January 12 at Bateman Hall, 11331
Ernestine Ave., Lynwood from 6 to 8 p.m.
The City of Lynwood has joined the Los Angeles
Homeless Services Authority’s 2016 Greater Los
Angeles Homeless Count, which will take place
countywide over three nights from January 27-29.
“The 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count is a
critical opportunity to gain information about the
size and scope of the challenge we face to house
community residents experiencing homelessness,”
said LAHSA Executive Director Peter Lynn. “We use
this information to better target our homeless
service resources. Volunteers will make a difference
in their community, and the lives of their homeless
neighbors, by committing four hours of their
time.” The Homeless Count in 2013 counted more
than 39,000 men, women and children. The City
of Lynwood’s participation in the 2016 Homeless
Count takes place on Wednesday, January 28 from
8 to 11 p.m. Volunteers can meet at Bateman Hall,
11331 Ernestine Ave., Lynwood at 8 p.m. Volunteers
can register at www.theycountwillyou.org. For
more information, call (310) 603-0220 Ext. 501.
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