Connect Magazine - Summer 2023 Edition

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Temple City | Summer 2023 TC Time Capsule Photos of historical Temple City 6 RecConnect Full guide of what to do this summer 9
Park Play by Gabriela Macias (@geeimage_)

Summer Concert Series

Concerts in the park

Wednesdays 7–9 p.m.

Temple City Park

The Temple City Summer Concerts in the Park series returns for a full 10 weeks. The concert series begins on June 14th and runs for 10 weeks on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:00pm. The concerts are free to attend and are for all ages.

JUN 14

JUN 21

JUN 28

JUL 5

JUL 12

JUL 19

JUL 26

AUG 2

AUG 9

AUG 16

Phat Cat Swinger

Country Nation

Surf’s Up

Disco Diva

Neon Nation

Suave the Band

Duh 90s

Electric Vinyl

Blue Breeze Band

Who’s Zepplin

More info: templecity.us/concerts

From the City Manager Welcome to 100 Years of History and Traditions

It’s finally summertime in Temple City and we are all ready for some much-needed warmer weather. This spring brought a lot of unexpected rain. As Californians, we “survived” over 10 rain storms this season and we can all agree it felt like we had teleported to the gloomy and wet Pacific Northwest. Nonetheless, the rain was good for the California drought as we enjoyed some much-needed indoor time with our families.

This summer Temple City will be celebrating its 100th founding year. City Staff is working with the Historical Society of Temple City to commemorate and organize a day of celebrating our past and history. I invite you all to stay tuned for more details as we put together something special for our community. However, the celebrations will not stop there! I hope to see you and your families at all the events Temple City has to offer this summer like our concert series, movies in the park, Camp-A-Palooza, or even at a Neighborhood Watch Meeting. I encourage you to get involved with your community and show your camellia pride!

In this issue of Connect you may notice a few changes to say the least. We decided that Summer was the perfect chance for a fresh start and compile our Rec Connect Issue with our “Big” Connect Full issue. Our residents can now enjoy one whole magazine, a one-stop shop for everything Temple City. We would love to hear your feedback on this small rebrand and let us know your thoughts at pio@templecity.us or by phone at (626) 285-2171 ext. 4122.

As we begin to enjoy the upcoming warmer weather, we hope you stay cool and indulge in all the wonderful summer activities Temple City has to offer. See you all at our upcoming city events, council meetings, and community events!

Cordially,

Hello From the City
Manager
Issue Temple City Connect Summer 2023 From the City Manager Welcome to 100 Years of History and Traditions RecConnect Guide to this Summer’s Activities and Classes 1 9 Temple City Connect is the City of Temple City's biannual magazine that connects the community to City Hall. EDITOR Bryan Cook MANAGING & COPY EDITOR Iliana Flores DESIGN Kilter CITY COUNCIL William Man Mayor Tom Chavez Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia Sternquist Councilmember Fernando Vizcarra Councilmember Vincent Yu Councilmember
In This

Summer Calendar

Archival photos from historical Temple City 4 LA County Assessor Hosts Resource Fair in Temple City Residents received the latest on property tax savings, ADUs, Prop 19 2 3 More info: (626) 285-2171 templecity.us MAY 18 Neighborhood Watch Meeting 29 Memorial Day JUNE 1 Summer Sessions Registration Starts 12 Summer Day Camp Program begins Summer Mini Sports Blitz begins 14 Summer Concerts in the Parks begin, Wednesday evenings (for 10 weeks) 15 Neighborhood Watch Meeting 19 Juneteenth JULY 4 Independence Day 20 Neighborhood Watch Meeting 25 Committee on Aging 21–22 Camp-A-Palooza AUGUST 17 Neighborhood Watch Meeting 18 Summer Day Camp Program ends SEPTEMBER 8 Movies in the Parks Series begins, Fridays (for 4 weeks) 21 Neighborhood Watch Meeting 23 First Day of Autumn
TC Time Capsule
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Residents Received the Latest on Property Tax Savings, ADUs, Prop. 19
Los Angeles County Assessor Hosts Resource Fair in Temple City

The Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang hosted an in-person Resource Fair in Temple City where residents received the latest information on vital County services such as property tax savings for those with damages from the latest slate of torrential rainstorms, among numerous other services.

The fair was free and open to the public at the Live Oak Park Community Center on March 4, 2023. The Resource Fair was designed to connect homeowners with various services available to them, with perhaps the timeliest being a tax savings program for those property owners experiencing damage from the rainstorms. Attendees also discovered how property taxes would be treated when an ADU is added to a property – the small granny flats you find behind homes, to name just a couple of the County services offered.

This in-person Resource Fair attracted hundreds of visitors eager to learn about the vital County Services available to them. Although this was the first Fair of 2023, they are growing in popularity from the two hosted in 2022.

For more information and to view future events hosted by the Los Angeles County Assessor, Jeff Prang, please visit assessor.lacounty.gov or call (626) 258-6001

Office of L.A. County Assessor Jeff Prang

TC TIME CAPSULE

In honor of Temple City celebrating its 100th founding year, here is a virtual capsule of our city’s history. To learn about our Town’s history, visit the Historical Society of Temple City Museum every second Sunday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

For more information visit: www.historicalsocietyoftc.com

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Camp-aPalooza!

July 21–22

Live Oak Park

$87 per family (up to 4 people)

Enjoy all the fun of camping, just minutes away from home at Live Oak Park. This is a wonderful introduction for anyone new to camping or looking to sleep under the stars in the City!

More info: templecity.us/camping

Rec

Summer 2023

IN THIS SECTION

Sports Galore!

Five weeks of fun with the Summer Youth Sports Blitz.

A New Groove

Take Line Dancing to learn a couple new moves!

Pacific Party

Celebrate the summer at the Senior Luau Event.

Photo by Gabriela Macias (@geeimage_)
Youth Programs Register Online templecity.us Register In-Person Live Oak Park Community Center 10144 Bogue St. More Information Parks & Recreation Department (626) 579-0461 More info: (626) 579-0461

Youth Sports

SUMMER MINI SPORTS BLITZ

Sports, Summer and fun, all in one! Learn and explore an exciting variety of sports in this upbeat program led by Recreation staff! Each 5-week session will focus on the fundamentals of each sports and highlight skill development and sportsmanship. In Session 1, participants will cover basketball, t-ball (ages 3.5-5 years old)/Gaga ball (ages 6-7), flag football, and more! In Session 2, participants will play soccer, flag football, basketball and track and field and more!

PICKLEBALL

Learn the rules and skills of pickleball for beginners. For the advanced players, learn techniques to further improve your skills.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center (Tennis Court 7); 10144 Bogue St.

TENNIS CAMP

Match up to others for sets and tie breaks. Learn foot work and better your conditioning.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center (Tennis Court 1); 10144 Bogue St.

YOUTH SPORTS BLITZ

Sports galore! Explore a fun variety of popular sports in this exciting program led by Recreation staff! Each 5-week session will focus on leaning the fundamentals of each sport, skill development, scrimmaging and highlight sportsmanship. In Session 1, participants will cover basketball, Gaga ball/handball, tennis and flag football and more! In Session 2, participants will play soccer, volleyball, kickball, basketball and pickleball and more!

TENNIS

Grab your racket and tennis shoes to get ready to hop out on the court. Learn fun drills and games to improve on your skills whether it’s hitting more consistent or moving better.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center (Tennis Court 1); 10144 Bogue St.

BEGINNING FENCING

In the program participants will learn proper techniques, conditioning exercises, footwork, and drills of the Olympic sport of fencing. No prior knowledge necessary.

Location: Fortune Fencing, 139 W. Maple Ave.

Youth Music

BEGINNING VIOLIN

Students will learn the correct, basic techniques, including how to play fun and simple songs.

Location: Arcadia Music, 32 E Duarte Rd. | $25 materials fee

Rec Guide Youth Programs
DAY M/W T/Th M/W T/Th DAY T/Th T/Th AGE 3.5–5 6–7 3.5–5 6–7 AGE 8-12 8-12 DATES 6/12–7/13* 6/12–7/13* 7/17–8/17 7/17–8/17 DATES 6/12–7/13* 7/17–8/17 FEE $62 $62 $62 $62 FEE $62 $62 TIMES 5–6:30 P.M. 5–6:30 P.M. 5–6:30 P.M. 5–6:30 P.M. TIMES 3:30–5 P.M. 3:30–5 P.M. DAY T W Th Sa AGE 11–15 6–10 11–15 6–10 LEVEL Beginner Beginner Beginner Beginner DATES 7/11–8/1 7/5–7/26 7/6–7/27 7/8–7/29 FEE $185 $185 $185 $185 TIMES 4:30–5:30 P.M. 4:30–5:30 P.M. 4:30–5:30 P.M. 10–11 A.M.
not meet on July 4
*Does
DAY M-Th AGE 12+ LEVEL All DATES 7/10–8/17 FEE $1,450 DAY T T AGE 10+ 12+ LEVEL Beginner Advanced DATES 7/11–8/15 7/11–8/15 FEE $190 $190 TIMES 9-10 A.M. 10-11 A.M. DAY T Th AGE 10+ 10+ LEVEL Beginner Advanced DATES 7/11–8/15 7/13–8/17 FEE $200 $200 TIMES 8-9 P.M. 8-9 P.M. TIMES 1:20-3:20 P.M. (4 days)
DAY Sa Sa AGE 5–17 5–17 LEVEL Beginner Beginner DATES 7/8–8/5 8/12–9/9 FEE $110 $110 TIMES 1–1:50 P.M. 1–1:50 P.M.

Youth Dance

HIP HOP & BREAKDANCING

Beginner Hip Hop and Breaking will introduce you to the incredible dance styles of Hip Hop and Breaking and give you an introduction to the culture! You will learn basic Hip Hop party dances and Breaking top rock, go downs, footwork, and freezes. Learn to dance, make friends, explore your creativity, be active, and have fun!

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St.

ANIMATION STUDIO CAMP

Create amazing movies with stop motion animation using LEGO© bricks. Children will work in teams to produce their very own movie complete with dialogue and sound effects. Movies are uploaded to a secure site for family and friends to see how cool they are!

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St.

KIDS LOVE CHINESE

Beginning level for students, they will learn to speak, read, write Chinese in simplified Pinyin. Classes will be conducted in Chinese and English.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St. | $25 materials fee

Youth Enrichment

SUMMER DAY CAMP PROGRAM

Ready to have some fun in the warm summer sun? Make new friends and make this the best summer ever at Summer Day Camp! Campers ages 5-12 will enjoy a variety of fun and engaging activities including arts and crafts, games, and sports–plus special bi-weekly field trips to amusements parks, the aquarium, and more! This year’s program will run from June 12 through August 18, in 2-week sessions. Camp will run Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration includes a camp t-shirt.

SCIENCE OF SUPERPOWERS CAMP

In this program you will learn about the science behind your favorite heroes’ powers. Participants will learn about gravity, aerodynamics, forces, motion, and much more as they learn about flight, super villain fights, and superhero vehicles.

Taught by Snapology of Arcadia.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St.

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DAY M–F AGE 5–10 DATES 7/24–7/28 FEE $210 TIMES 8:30–11:30 A.M. DAY M–F AGE 7–12 DATES 7/31–8/4 FEE $210 TIMES 8:30–11:30 A.M. DAY Sa Sa AGE 6–7 8+ LEVEL Beginner Beginner DATES 7/8–9/9 7/8–9/9 FEE $390 $390 TIMES 2–5 P.M. 2–5 P.M.
DAY M–F M–F M–F M–F M–F AGE 5–12 5–12 5–12 5–12 5–12 DATES 6/12–6/23 6/26–7/7* 7/10–7/21 7/24–8/4 8/7-8/18 FEE $270 $244 $270 $270 $270 TIMES 7 A.M–6 P.M. 7 A.M–6 P.M. 7 A.M–6 P.M. 7 A.M–6 P.M. 7 A.M–6 P.M.
DAY T F AGE 5–13 5–13 LEVEL Beginner Beginner DATES 7/11–8/29 7/7–8/25 FEE $120 $120 TIMES 6–7 P.M. 6–7 P.M.
*Does not meet on July 4

Neighborhood Watch Meetings

Hosted every 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Free dinner is provided.

Neighborhood Watch meetings are held annually in 10 designated areas to facilitate a discussion between residents and law enforcement. Topics include area-specific crime trends, statistics and preventative measures.

More info: templecity.us
To receive the Crime Blotter, text TCAREAWATCH to 888777
Classes Register Online templecity.us Register In-Person Live Oak Park Community Center 10144 Bogue St. More Information Parks & Recreation Department (626) 579-0461 Space is limited, so reserve your spot early! Class schedules and prices are subject to change.

Adult Dance

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING

International Folk Dancing class will incorporate a variety of dances from different countries around the world. Explore rhythmic dances from the United States, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St.

TAI CHI FAN

Tai Chi fan is one of the typical equipment for practicing Tai Chi. Movements are graceful but also can be powerful. This Tai Chi fan class will teach fan form 36, which combines both Yang and Chen style movements.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St.

Adult Fitness

STRONG NATION

Combines body weight, muscle condition, cardio, and plyometric training moves synched to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more. This is a fast-paced workout class.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St.

CHEN STYLE TAI CHI

Chen style Tai Chi is a Northern Chinese martial art and the original form of Tai Chi. Chen style is characterized by silk reeling, alternating fast and slow motions, and bursts of power. Beginner class will focus on basic techniques and Chen 18. Intermediate class will review Chen 83 and Chen 71. For those who have no prior experience in Tai Chi, please start with Beginner Yang style.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St.

YANG STYLE TAI CHI

Yang style Tai Chi in its many variations is the most popular and widely practiced style of Tai Chi in the world today. Beginner class will focus on basic techniques and forms such as Yang 8, Yang 16, and Yang 24. Intermediate class will review Yang 48 and Yang 42.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St.

ZUMBA

We connect our body with the rhythm of cumbia, merengue, salsa, and bachata. The 3 levels are Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. We learn to move our body and enjoy exercising while dancing.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St.

PICKLEBALL

Learn the rules and skills of pickleball for beginners. For the advanced players, learn techniques to further improve your skills.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center (Tennis Court 7); 10144 Bogue St.

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DAY Sa DAY Th AGE Adult AGE Adult DATES 7/8–8/26 DATES 7/6–8/24 FEE $35 FEE $90 TIMES 10 A.M–12:15 P.M. TIMES 5–6 P.M. DAY M M DAY W M DAY W DAY Th AGE Adult Adult AGE Adult Adult AGE Adult AGE Adult LEVEL Beginner Intermediate LEVEL Beginner Intermediate LEVEL Intermediate DATES 7/3–9/18 7/3-9/18 DATES 7/5–9/20 7/3-9/18 DATES 7/5–9/20 DATES 7/6–8/24 FEE $160 $160 FEE $190 $160 FEE $190 FEE $120 TIMES 6–7 P.M. 7–8 P.M. TIMES 7–8 P.M. 8–9 P.M. TIMES 6–7 P.M. TIMES 6–7:30 P.M.
DAY T T AGE Adult Adult LEVEL Beginner Advanced DATES 7/11–8/15 7/11–8/15 FEE $190 $190 TIMES 9-10 A.M. 10-11 A.M.

Movies in the Park Series

Friday evenings

Approx. 15 min after sunset

Temple City Park

SEP 8

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

SEP 15

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

SEP 22

Minions: The Rise of Gru

SEP 29

Community Choice Movie Night

More info: templecity.us/movies

Scholarship Programs

Youth Scholarship Program

The City of Temple City’s Youth Scholarship is funded by the Community Development Block Grant Program to provide financial assistance to children from low-income families who wish to participate in City-sponsored recreational activities. To qualify for the program, families must complete an application, prove residency, and provide income documentation.

If approved, a 50% or 75% scholarship discount will be applied toward recreation programs offered through the City of Temple City’s Parks and Recreation.

Camellia Trust Fund

In the mid-1980s, Gerald Fitzgerald willed his entire estate to the City, which was made into a trust fund to allow underprivileged children to participate in various activities and programs. The interest on the principal is used to fund expenses that improve a child’s quality of life.

Temple City’s Camellia Trust Fund is available to provide funding for underprivileged/disadvantaged youth to participate in non-City sponsored organizations. Applications will only be considered to meet an immediate need. Funding is limited to the calendar year applied in.

For further information contact: Jennifer Venters, Parks and Recreation Secretary by calling (626) 285-2171 extension 4515 or by email at jventers@templecity.us.

Rec Guide Scholarship Programs
Adult
Senior Programs All programs are held at Live Oak Park Community Center. Adult Excursions Registration is accepted at Live Oak Park Community Center. More info: (626) 579-0461
Programs

Adult Excursions

CATALINA ISLAND

Date: June 15, 2023 | Time: 7:30 A.M.–9:45 P.M. | Fee: $40

Come enjoy the day in Catalina. We will meet at Live Oak Park bright and early in the morning, then take the bus down to the Long Beach terminal where we will then catch the ferry to go over Catalina Island. We will depart from Long Beach on the 9:50 a.m. boat and return on the boat that leaves Catalina at 7:45 p.m. Enjoy the island with your friends and family. You will have the whole day to do whatever you want.

FRENCH FESTIVAL

Date: July 15, 2023 | Time: 8:45 A.M.–7:30 P.M. | Fee: $20

Spend the day at the French Festival in Santa Barbara Festival located at Oak Park for their Bastille Day Weekend. Enjoy the sights and sounds of folk music, can-can dancing, Cajun bands, Jazz music, food vendors, Poodle parades, and more! Meals are on your own and we will also visit Stearns Wharf before returning home.

FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

Date: July 27, 2023 | Time: 8:30 A.M.–5:30 P.M. | Fee: $25

Spend the day in Indio at the Fantasy Spring Casino. You will arrive at 10:45a.m for check in. The day is yours to enjoy as you please whether it’s slot machines, tables, and matinee bingo. Bingo starts at 2:30 p.m.

Senior Database

The City of Temple City and Committee on Aging are working together to create a database of residents 50-years of age and older to ensure our aging adult population receive emergency notifications in a timely manner, to offer a channel of communication for the City to share information on critical resources, especially in times of crisis, and to assist in keeping aging adults connected. Stay informed of emergency notifications and community updates by requesting your form today.

When you complete and submit the form, your contact information will be added to the database to provide critical community updates. Email Parks & Recreation Coordinator Rubi Ramos-Ruiz at rruiz@templecity.us to request your form or call the Live Oak Park Community Center at 626-579-0461.

SPANISH FESTIVAL

Date: August 3, 2023 | Time: 8:45 A.M.–7:30 P.M. | Fee: $20

Spend the day at the Old Spanish festival in Santa Barbara. For almost 100 years this festival has been continuing its tradition of colorful Mexican markets, Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts, and souvenirs, their annual parade, live entertainment and more.

SAWDUST FESTIVAL

Date: August 17, 2023 | Time: 9:30 A.M.–5 P.M. | Fee: $25

Art enthusiast, collectors, and novice artists have come to the Sawdust since 1966 for a mix of fine art and crafts. Walk through the festival to see the hand-blown and fused glass instructors, paintings, jewelry art, surf art, ceramics, clothing and textiles, wood, and metal sculptures, and much more! Lunch will be on your own and we will also visit downtown Laguna Beach for browsing and shopping on your own.

DODGER GAME

Date: September 1, 2023 | Time: 3:30–11:30 P.M. | Fee: $45

Join us as the Boys in Blue take on the Atlanta Braves!

Enjoy the game and a firework show immediately following the game. Join us before we depart for some hot dogs and snacks. Bus will depart at 4:00 p.m.

Rec Guide Adult Programs

Temple City Older American of the Year

Senior Programs

ZUMBA GOLD

We connect our body with the rhythm of cumbia, merengue, salsa, and bachata.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St.

LINE DANCE

Step into this old western dance with a twist! Learn basic line dancing set to country and non-country music. Level I for beginners, level II and III for experienced dancers.

Location: Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St.

JAMES (JIM) ROBUCK

Jim has been a member of the Temple City Kiwanis since May 30, 1984. During that time, he has served as President for four (4) non-consecutive years. He has volunteered with Cub Scout Pack #156 for many years, leading “hands on” skills in building things. Jim works with the Builder’s Club at Oak and Key Club at Temple City High School in building Camellia Parade floats. He is the “go to” person to fix everything and anything. He is truly an outstanding senior and the community is grateful and thankful for his contributions to Temple City.

Summer Sessions registration starts June 1, 2023

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DAY Th/F DAY M T W Th F AGE 45+ AGE Adult Adult Adult Adult Adult DATES 7/6–8/25 LEVEL 1 2 2 1 2 DATES 7/3–9/4 7/11–9/12 7/5–9/6 7/6–9/7 7/7-9/8 FEE $110 FEE $90 $90 $90 $90 $90 TIMES 9–10 A.M. TIMES 10:30 A.M–12 P.M. 7:40–9:10 P.M. 10:30 A.M–12 P.M. 10:30 A.M–12 P.M. 10:30 A.M–12 P.M.

Senior Activities

Senior Meal Program

Attention seniors ages 60 and older: Get a hot lunch, participate in activities, and socialize with friends and neighbors. Monthly menus are available at Live Oak Park Community Center and online at templecity.us/lunch. Hot tea and coffee are available for just 25 cents per cup- the best price in town! Reservations are required 24 hours in advance; call (626) 579-0461. A $3 donation for lunch is requested.

Dial-A-Ride

All programs are free!

Dial-A-Ride is a transportation service for community members 60 years and older, or under 60 years of age with a physical, psychological or developmental disability. Services are available to residents of Temple City and adjacent unincorporated areas. This service operates 7 days a week and makes point to point trips around town and designated medical facilities outside of Temple City. We are now allowing same day sign-up for Dial-A-Ride (dependent on ridership volume). Senior residents can call in to the reservation line at 626-286-2456 to reserve. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 626-579-0461 or visit www.templecity.us/dialaride.

Service times:

• Monday through Friday: 7:00am–8:00pm

• Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am–5:00pm

Rec Guide Adult Programs
ACTIVITY DAYS TIME LOCATION Arts & Crafts 2nd W 1–2 P.M. Camelia Room Bingo 1st/3rd Th 1–2:30 P.M. Live Oak 1 Fitness Club T/Th 8–9 A.M. Stairs behind Community Center Movie Matinee F 1–3 P.M. Live Oak 1 Pickleball Open Play Th/F 8 A.M–12 P.M. Tennis Court 7
City of Temple City 9701 Las Tunas Dr. Temple City, CA 91780 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID San Gabriel, CA Permit No. 10016 ECRWSS Temple City Farmers Market Sundays 7:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Temple City Park More info: (626) 422-1419 | templecity.us/market Fresh and regionally sourced produce.
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