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Official publication of the Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
Volume 27 Number 1
Lakewood Chamber’s “Year at a Glance”
If you’re a business owner, you may want to partner with your local Chamber of Commerce as an integral part of keeping your business successful. Get involved in the Chamber’s many business opportunities. Such as: Networking… From breakfast in the morning to appetizers and cocktails in the evening, a variety of networking opportunities are available for busy Chamber Members. Business Connections… The Chamber also hosts several special events that bring together community leaders as well as business professionals. The Annual Business Forecast Luncheon addresses issues that are most likely to affect
the business community. The Business Expo brings the business community together at the Lakewood Center. Businesses are given the opportunity to display information about their products and services for the community to view. The Chamber also assists new local businesses with Ribbon Cutting ceremonies in order to help get the word out about the business within the community. Events… Aside from networking opportunities, in 2010, the Lakewood Chamber held many great events including the Lakewood Chamber’s Golf Tournament. Chamber Members as well as the golfer’s in the community come out to have
a great time. Another much anticipated Chamber event is the Annual Car Show. Car lovers from all over California come together to display their old cars for the community to admire. The Chamber also provides the opportunity for the community to attend a yearly trip to China. The start of a New Year is the perfect opportunity to get involved, what are you waiting for? Become a member of the Lakewood chamber of Commerce. Give us a call at (562) 531-9733 to learn more about how your local Chamber of Commerce can help your business grow and prosper.
Lakewood’s Mae Boyar park and public works director receive awards
The Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has honored Lakewood’s new Mae Boyar Park activity building as one of the top recreation projects in Southern California and Lakewood’s Public Works Director Lisa Rapp, as the top public works leader in the public sector in Southern California for 2010
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sector in Southern California for 2010. The awards were made at the Southern California Chapter’s annual luncheon at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza in Lakewood on December 9, 2010. The new Mae Boyar Park Building was recognized for its early 1900’s Craftsman style, environmentally sustainable design and materials, connection to the West San Gabriel River trail system and its on-time and under-budget project management. Lisa Rapp was honored for her 30 successful years in the public works profession, including 14
City has two Council seats open for March election The community is invited to get to know the candidates With two open Lakewood City Council seats, Larry Van Nostran’s term is up, and Mayor Joe Esquivel is retiring after his term, now is a critical time for Lakewood citizens and businesses to meet and hear the candidates running for those open City Council seats. With that in mind, the Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a “Get to Know the Candidates Forum” from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm on January 19, 2011 at the Sycamore Center Weingart Ballroom. This is our invitation to you to participate in this informative neutral forum. The Forum will be taped and will be televised before the March 2011 election. The Chamber will be promoting the forum via articles in the Lakewood Community News (distribution 30,000), notices to our Chamber Members, and on the Chamber website. The following candidates have qualified for the March City Council Election and are listed in ballot order: Lawrence H. “Larry” Van Nostran 5435 Pearce Avenue Lakewood, CA 90712 (562) 866-0880 firstname.lastname@example.org Joy Janes 5710 Harvey Way Lakewood, CA 90713 (562) 221-4464 Jljanes33@gmail.com Jeff Wood 4528 Albury Avenue Lakewood, CA 90713 (562) 754-1285 jeff@electJeffWood.com
years as Lakewood’s Director of Public Works. Her work includes overseeing the renovation of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station and an award-winning repaving program that has repaired over 95% of Lakewood’s residential streets since 2000. “Lakewood staff has once again brought pride to our city with these awards,” said Lakewood Mayor Joseph Esquivel. “The new Mae Boyar Park Building will be a beautiful resource to Lakewood residents for decades to come. Lisa Rapp has also been a valuable resource for the people of Lakewood for many years, as I know she will continue to be in the future. She manages our public works efforts extremely well, and also enhances the public works profession to the benefit of all of Southern California.” Twenty-seven projects and
Marisa Perez 6416 Del Amo Boulevard, #298 Lakewood, CA 90713 MarisaP73@yahoo.com Marc Titel 5531 Harvey Way Lakewood, CA 90713 (562) 301-9801 Marc.Titel@gmail.com
Get to know your candidates! professionals received APWA “BEST awards” at the luncheon. BEST stands for Building Excellence/Shaping Tomorrow. Lakewood was the only city in southeast Los Angeles County receiving awards this year. Other award-winning agencies included the Port of Los Angeles for its 22nd Street Park in San Pedro and the City of Buena Park for its new police headquarters.
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There’s reason for optimism in Lakewood
By Mayor Joseph Esquivel
The year 2010 was an eventful one in Lakewood. It was a rough year economically. While experts determined that the economy technically rebounded this year, the recovery in jobs was spotty. Nationwide, the unemployment rate as of mid-December was 9.5%, with California’s rate at 12.4%. Lakewood families shared in that pain. In a recent public opinion survey, 38% of Lakewood residents reported that a member of their household had experienced unemployment over the past year. That hurts to hear, and I feel for those families and their loved ones. Fortunately for Lakewood city government, we’ve been able to balance our books in
this recession without cutting services to residents or laying off workers, many of whom live in Lakewood. I’m relieved that we haven’t added to the economic difficulties of our state. Our tradition of careful and frugal financial management has proven itself during this past year as other cities around us weathered the tough times with layoffs, furloughs and program cuts. A major development in Lakewood in 2010 was the implementation of our new recycling and trash collection system. EDCO trash trucks began emptying blue recycling carts and taking the mixed recyclables to a “materials recovery facility.” There, recyclables were pulled out and saved from going to landfills. Lakewood residents are responding well to the new system, with 88% of Lakewood residents giving it positive ratings in the recent opinion survey. I extend my thanks to Lakewood residents for cooperating with your city to make this new system work for everyone. Public safety in Lakewood saw improvements in 2010. Crime rates to date this year have declined overall by 13%, with
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thefts from vehicles down 34%, and thefts of autos down 22%. The city’s traffic enforcement and roadside speed monitors saw real results with accidents dropping by over 7%. And while some nearby cities had to cut back on crossing guards, Lakewood’s 30 crossing guards and school safety program remained strong in the cause of protecting our city’s youngest residents. Business activity is showing signs of recovery in Lakewood. A new Nordstrom Rack opened in October and is doing very well. The popular Henry’s Market chain is continuing to build a new store set to open early next year at Carson St. and Woodruff Ave. And, WinCo Foods is beginning plans to open a large supermarket at South St. and Downey Ave. Shopping in Lakewood got better in 2010, with more commerce and more jobs coming in 2011. So, there was plenty of positive news in Lakewood in 2010. But I know we’ll all be hoping for better economic results nationwide in 2011 so that more people can regain jobs and we can really start putting this recession behind us. That will be one of my biggest New Year’s wishes.
Afterschool Activity Zone begins in January Lakewood parks offer afterschool activities beginning the week of January 3. Fun activities include cooking, crafts, and sports instruction. Students will have a variety of activities to participate in while parents can be assured that their children are properly supervised in a safe and creative environment. Each Lakewood park has its own schedule of programs and activities. Program schedules can be picked up at Lakewood city hall and all parks. Supervision at all city parks beginning on January 3 will be: • Monday to Friday: 3pm to 5pm. • Saturdays: 9am to 5pm • Sundays and holidays: 12noon to 5pm. Parks are open additional hours for scheduled programs and permits. Call your local park for more information regarding supervision hours and the Activity ZONE program. Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame tickets on sale Tickets for the 30th annual Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame banquet will be on sale at Lakewood City Hall starting February 1. The awards banquet is scheduled for Monday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza and will honor the 2010 Athlete of
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the Year and more than 25 other deserving athletes and coaches. If purchased by February 15, discounted tickets are $26 for adults and $16 for students; if purchased between February 16 and 22, ticket prices are $32 and $22 respectively. Call 562-8669771, extension 2408 for more information or to purchase tickets. Adult sports registration Information packets and roster forms are now available at Lakewood City Hall for: • Adult Softball, Men’s Slow Pitch, Men’s Fast Pitch, Women’s Slow Pitch, Ko-Rec Slow Pitch and Senior Slow Pitch. Registration dates for the spring season are January 10 to January 20. League dates are February 21 to May 7. Summer registration begins May 3. • Women’s Volleytennis is on Monday nights. Registration dates are January 10 to January 20 and league dates are February 27 to May 13. • Teen and Adult Volleyball play at Mayfair High Gym is offered on Thursdays for teens at from 6:30pm to 9pm from January 6 to May 19 and on Tuesdays for adults from 6:30pm to 9pm from January 4 to May 17. • Adult Indoor Soccer Free Play at Mayfair High School Gym is on Mondays from 6:30pm to 9pm from January 3 to May 16, and Adult Basketball free play is on Saturdays from 5pm to 7pm from February 5 to May 14 Call 562-866-9771, extension 2408 for more information. Spring recreation catalogs are ‘in the mail’ A new season of recreation programs is highlighted in the new Lakewood recreation catalog coming to homes with the New Year. The new Lakewood catalog lists over 600 programs and classes planned for February through midJune and includes many new adult classes. New offerings include: Beginning Pilates Workshop, Kickboxing, Aerobic Tennis, Cooking Chicken Cordon Bleu and Slow Cookin’, Drums for Fun, and a trip to the Grammy Museum and the Old Town Music Hall. New children’s classes include: Conversational Spanish, Junior Chefs, Reader’s Theater and Round Table Readers and Kenpo Karate. Registration Resident mail-in registration and online registration starts when catalogs go out in the mail. General registration, including phone-in and walk-in registration, begins Tuesday, January 18 at 7:30am. Most classes and activities begin the week of Monday, February 7. Registration is also available at www.lakewoodcity.org/eCatalog. Online registration is fast, easy and convenient. Participants can preview the catalog at www. lakewoodcity.org/catalog. Call Lakewood City Hall at 562-866-9771, extension 2408 for additional information.
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Congresswoman Linda Sanchez endorses Joy Janes
Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, representing California’s 39th Congressional district, has endorsed Joy Janes for Lakewood City Council, asking Lakewood voters to cast their vote for Janes on March 8, 2011. Janes has campaigned on a platform of accessibility to constituents and honoring values making Lakewood a great place to live. Sánchez, who is recognized by her colleagues and the national media as a leading voice for working families, recognized Janes’ background of community relations and voluntary community service. Currently Janes serves as chair of the Lakewood Planning and Environment Commission, on which she has served for 11 years. Experience Janes is a strong supporter of Lakewood residents as the Community Consultant for State Assemblymember Warren T.
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Furutani. A 29-year Lakewood resident, she is committed to reducing crime, making schools safe, providing quality education and cleaning up the air and water in Southern California. Janes has played key volunteer roles in numerous local community organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Lakewood Relay for Life; Chairman of the Board, Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce; current Board Secretary/Treasurer, Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce; Board member, Soroptimist International of Lakewood/Long Beach; former Board Member Pathways Volunteer Hospice; and former Board Member of the Lakewood Pan American Association. “As your City Councilmember, I will listen to you, work hard and honor the values that make Lakewood such a great place to live. Vote for Joy Janes: Our Neighbor, Our City, Our Choice! 562- 396-5691 www.joyjanes. org.
Know your Legislators U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer 112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-3553 501 I Street, Suite 7-600 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 448-2787 Fax: (202) 228-3865 Website: http//boxer.senate.gov U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-3841 Fax: (202) 228-3954 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915 Los Angeles, CA 90025 Phone: (310) 914-7300 Fax: (310) 914-7318 Website: http://feinstein.senate. gov U.S. Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez Honorable California Congressional Dist 39 1007 Longworth Building Washington, DC 20515 17906 Crusader Ave Ste. 100 Cerritos, CA 90703 Phone: (562) 860-5050 Fax: (562) 924-2914 Website: www.lindasanchez. house.gov
State Senator Alan Lowenthal Honorable State Capitol, Room 2032 Sacramento, CA 95814 Website: http//dist27.casen. govoffice.com 16401 Paramount Blvd. Paramount, CA 90723 Phone: (562) 529-6659 Fax: (562) 529-6662 State Assemblymember Warren Furutani Honorable State Capitol P.O.Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249-0055 Website: http//democrats. assembly.ca.gov/members/a55/ 4201 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 327 Long Beach, CA 90807 Phone: (562) 989-2919 Fax: (562) 989-5494 State Assemblymember Tony Mendoza Honorable State Capitol P.O.Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249-0056 Website: http//democrats. assembly.ca.gov/members/a56/ 12501 E. Imperial Highway, Suite 210 Norwalk, CA 90650 Phone: (562) 864-5600 Fax: (562) 863-7466 County Supervisor Don Knabe Honorable 822 Kenneth Hall of Administration 500 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Phone: (213) 974-4444 Fax: (213) 626-6941 Website: www.knabe.com
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Being a dental professional can give you a lifetime reward in caring for people. From alleviating pain to changing smiles, the profession gives an amazing sense of gratification. Once you decide upon a career in dentistry you may wonder what education is required. The first educational hurdle after high school is to earn a bachelors degree, typically four years. After the bachelors degree one attends dental school, for four additional years, to earn a doctoral degree in dental science. An additional one to six years after dental school can be spent in training for one of the many dental specialties. Lakewood Dental Arts in coordination with Cal State Long Beach will be hosting students who are considering a dental career. The students will be observing all aspects of dentistry such as orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics and oral surgery. We will be answering questions the students may have regarding the educational process and the profession as well. If you or someone you know is considering a career in dentistry and has any questions, please feel free to contact our office.
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Marc Titel is running for City Council Experience Counts!
Marc Titel’s Community Service: • Member of the Lakewood City Council for 17 years • Lakewood Mayor for three terms
• Lakewood Planning Commissioner • First Chairman of the Lakewood Cable TV Commission • Board member of the Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce • Member of the Executive Board of the Long Beach Area Council of the Boy Scouts • Member of the Governing Board of the Lakewood Regional Medical Center • Member of the Los Angeles County Commission on Insurance Marc Titel’s priorities for Lakewood: • Protect Lakewood’s economic base • Continue to provide innovative and effective public safety services that make Lakewood a safe place to live, work and shop. • Continue the world-class recreational services • Continue to strive to improve the quality of education for
Lakewood children • Maintain the unique residential nature of Lakewood Lakewood will face many challenges in the coming years. This is not the time for on-thejob training for City Council members. We need City Council members with proven leadership. With Marc Titel’s unique civic, business, and professional experience the choice is obvious. Vote for Marc Titel on March 8.
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Marisa K. Perez to run for Lakewood City Council
Marisa K. Perez
Environmental policy advisor Marisa Perez files her Declaration of Intent to become a candidate for Lakewood City Council. “I have over 14 years of experience working on behalf of taxpayers in areas that impact our daily lives transportation, health care, education, and air quality. I have experience developing budgets and am committed to balancing residents’ needs with fiscal responsibility,” says Perez on why she is filing today to become a candidate for Lakewood City Council. Ms. Perez’ top priorities as a candidate include public safety, community improvement, and jobs. “My years of work advocating for better resources, and my relationships with county and state leaders, will ensure that I can implement improvements for Lakewood residents,” added Perez. “As a homeowner and parent raising my children in Lakewood, I plan to focus on building on existing accomplishments and improving areas vital to
raising a family in a healthy community,” says Perez. Perez currently serves as a policy advisor to a South Coast Air Quality Management District Governing Board Member. She is a former director of transportation for the Mayor’s Office in the City of Los Angeles, and policy manager for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. She is also a former White House advisor. She holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from the University of Southern California.
Incumbent Mayor Joe Esquivel is not seeking reelection. Perez lives in Lakewood with her husband Rudy and their three young children Rudy III, David and Vanessa. Please join Marisa as she kicks off her campaign on Saturday, January 8 at 9 am at Del Valle Park. Visit her website at www. MarisaforLakewoodCouncil. com for more event details.
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Ring in some New Year’s financial resolutions Article provided by Marjorie Anderson, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments, Lakewood
Now that 2011 is here, you may want to make some New Year’s resolutions. Planning to volunteer? Go to the gym more often? Learn a new language? All worthy ambitions, of course, but this year, why not add some financial resolutions as well? Which resolutions should you make? Here are a few ideas to consider: • Boost your retirement accounts. No matter how old you are in 2011, one thing is certain — you’re a year closer to retirement than you were in 2010. And that’s why you’ll want to increase your contributions to your retirement accounts. • Look for opportunities. With the uncertainties in the economy and the volatility of the financial markets, many people decide to head to the investment “sidelines” for a while. Yet, this environment may actually
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Frank Croes The Boeing Company 2401 E. Wardlow Road Long Beach, CA 90807 562-593-2937 Fax 562-982-6199 Frank.Croes@boeing.com
Dianne Pfau Lakewood Regional Medical Center P.O. Box 6070 Lakewood, CA 90712 562-602-0083 Dianne.Pfau@tenethealth.com
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“silver lining” in that many people, concerned about overspending, have shed some of their debt load. The less money you have to spend on your debts, the more you’ll have available to invest for your future, so do what you can to cut down on what you owe. • Maintain adequate cash levels. As an investor, you’ve got at least two good reasons for maintaining enough cash in your portfolio. First, having adequate cash available means you’ll be ready to act quickly to take advantage of good investment opportunities. And second, by having a cash cushion, you won’t be forced to liquidate long-term investments to pay for short-term needs such as a major car repair, a new furnace, a big doctor’s bill, and so on. By following these suggestions, you can position yourself to make progress toward your longterm goals in 2011.
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be a good one for investors with patience, discipline and the ability to look beyond yesterday’s headlines. For one thing, many quality securities are now good values. Also, we’re still seeing low inflation and low interest rates. • Don’t over-react to market swings. Over the past few years, we’ve seen plenty of sudden, sharp swings in the financial markets, and you’re likely going to see more of them in 2011. Don’t over-react to either the “ups” or the “downs” of the market. • Rebalance when necessary. At least once a year, review and rebalance your portfolio, as necessary, to make sure it still reflects your goals, risk tolerance and family situation, all of which can change over time. • Reduce your debts. While the sluggish economy of the past couple of years has obviously been a cause of concern for everyone, we have seen one
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What is a hip replacement surgery? Hip replacement, also called arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged hip with a prosthesis (an artificial joint). This surgery may be considered following a hip fracture (breaking of the bone) or for someone who has severe arthritis. Various types of arthritis may affect the hip joint. Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults, may cause the breakdown of joint cartilage and adjacent bone in the hips. Rheumatoid arthritis, which causes inflammation of the synovial membrane and results in excessive synovial fluid, may lead to pain and stiffness. Traumatic arthritis, arthritis due to injury, may cause damage to the articular cartilage of the hip. The goal of hip replacement surgery is to replace the parts of the hip joint that have been damaged and to relieve hip pain that cannot be controlled by other treatments. What happens if I elect not to get the surgery? Hip replacement surgery is a treatment for pain and disability in the hip. The most common condition that results in the need for hip replacement surgery is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is characterized by the loss of joint cartilage in the hip. Damage to the cartilage and bones limits movement and may cause pain. Persons with severe degenerative joint disease may be unable to do normal activities that involve bending at the hip, such as walking or sitting, because they are painful. Other forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis that results from a hip injury, can also lead to degeneration of the hip joint. Also, hip replacement is one method of treating a hip fracture. A fracture is a traumatic event that may result from a fall. Pain from a fracture is severe and walking or even moving the leg is difficult. What are the risks of the Procedure? As with any surgical procedure, complications can occur. Some possible complications may include, but are not limited to, the following: • bleeding • infection • blood clots in the legs or lungs • dislocation • need for revision or additional hip surgery • nerve injury resulting in weakness or numbness After the Procedure In the hospital: After the surgery you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will be taken to your hospital room. Hip replacement surgery usually requires an in-hospital stay of several days.
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What can I expect during the recovery time? It is important to begin moving the new joint after surgery. A physical therapist will meet with you soon after your surgery and plan an exercise program for you. Your pain will be controlled with medication so that you can participate in the exercise. You will be given an exercise plan to follow both in the hospital and after discharge. You will be discharged home or to a rehabilitation center. In either case, your physician will arrange for continuation of physical therapy until you regain muscle strength and good range of motion. This article has been furnished by Lakewood Regional Medical Center. For a physician referral, please call 1-800813-4345
Pictured from l to r: Jeff Woods and Lakewood Mayor Joe Esquivel
Lakewood Recreation and Community Services Commissioner Jeff Wood drew more than 100 enthusiastic supporters to his recent campaign kick-off for a seat on the Lakewood City Council. Among those in attendance were Lakewood Mayor Joe Esquivel and Bellflower Unified School District Board of Education Member Laura Sanchez-Ramirez, who both endorsed Jeff for Lakewood
City Council. Jeff highlighted his plans to keep Lakewood a great place to live, work, shop, and play. Jeff’s goals include strengthening the existing business community and supporting new business development in Lakewood, as well as continuing the recreation, community and senior adult services for Lakewood residents. Jeff currently serves as Deputy Regional Administrator with the California Emergency Management Agency. His professional experience combined with his community involvement shows he is ready to provide responsive leadership to the Lakewood community. Jeff Wood’s strong support of public safety is evident by his membership on the Homeland
Security Advisory Council and past service as a member of Lakewood Station’s Volunteer on Patrol Program, where he logged over 500 volunteer hours. In announcing his endorsement of Jeff Wood, Mayor Joe Esquivel stated, “It is time for Lakewood residents to vote for a new representative on the city council. Jeff Wood is my choice. Jeff won’t just talk about the challenges facing Lakewood, but take steps to solve those problems in ways that will benefit us all. Jeff has the intelligence, the good sense and the respect of the community to provide the leadership we need.” For additional information on Jeff’s campaign or to volunteer, visit www.electJeffWood.com.
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‘Dial-A-Dump’ helps residents get rid of bulky items
Dial-A-Dump starts up again 1/10/2011 and is a help with New Year clutter
Lakewood’s Dial-A-Dump program starts up again Monday, January 10. Following the completion of Christmas tree recycling, Dial-A-Dump will again provide convenient pickups of bulky items and e-waste. The City of Lakewood also strongly encourages residents to consider giving unwanted items a
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second life by having them reused rather than trucked to a landfill. Go to www.lakewoodcity.org/ bulkystuff for a list of local agencies that welcome donations. Some even provide pickup service. There are numerous local shelters, non-profit organizations, repair shops, thrift stores, consignment and second-hand stores that may be willing to take unwanted household items, such as furniture, appliances, linens, clothing, decorative items and equipment. Keep this in mind if your home becomes awash with clutter. This is a convenient way to dispose of unwanted bulky items without adding to the city’s refuse total. If donating an item won’t work, Lakewood residents are always welcome to call the city’s trash collection contractor at 562-531-3054 for Dial-A-Dump service prior to 3:30pm, one day in advance of your regular trash collection day. Dial-A-Dump should be used for large items that can’t be accommodated using your regular trash cart. E-waste should not be put in your regular trash. It can be dealt with through Dial-A-Dump or the many regional hazardous and e-waste collection events. See www.lakewoodcity.org/ specialtrash for more information. Dial-A-Dump is a free service for Lakewood residents and
Pathways Volunteer Hospice celebrates 25 years
Pictured (from left) Lakewood Mayor Joe Esquivel, Pathways Chairwoman Leigh Clausen and Los Angeles County Fire Chief Deputy Daryl Osby
Pathways Volunteer Hospice recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary Gala, the celebration was held at the Los Angeles County Fire Museum in Bellflower. Volunteers, supporters and local dignitaries gathered to commemorate the many years of supportive care offered by the Lakewood-based non-profit. Pathways board chairwoman, Leigh Clausen, proposed a toast to the crowd of over 125 who have generously given their time and greatly contributed to the success of the organization over the past 25 years. designed to help dispose of awkward household items, such as old mattresses, water heaters, sofas and chairs. The service is limited to six (6) free collections per household each year. Some items cannot be picked up. They include: • Old auto parts • Machinery and other industrial discards • Oil, grease, and other liquids • Building materials such as
bricks, lumber, old roofing materials, dirt, and broken concrete • Excessively large items, such as whole tree trunks and large limbs For hazardous waste like paint, oil, and household chemicals, go online to www.888cleanla. com, or call 888-CLEAN-LA for a schedule of County-sponsored household hazardous waste and e-waste collection events.
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Free emergency response team training
Lakewood resident’s receive CERT disaster response training.
Over three Saturdays in January, Lakewood residents have a chance to train with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program at the Weingart Senior Center. Surviving a disaster and being able to help the community during its aftermath is what the 21 hours of “CERT” is all about. The CERT program provides expert instruction and hands-on training. It is taught by FEMA certified instructors in conjunction with Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s Department personnel. It educates residents about disaster preparedness and disaster response skills for dealing with serious crisis situations. Classes include lecture and handson exercises. Topics include light search and rescue, triage, fire safety, team organization, disaster medical operations and orientation about working with public safety personnel during a major crisis. The program is part of the Lakewood’s “Survive for 7” efforts at www.lakewoodcity.org/7days. Their goal is to help residents become more self-reliant and better prepared for the aftermath of a serious emergency like a major earthquake. Trained CERT members will be much better prepared to assist their family members and neighborhoods following an event when professional first-responders are not immediately available to help. Training outline: • Disaster Preparedness • Disaster Fire Suppression • Disaster Media Operation I • Disaster Medical Operations II • Light Search And Rescue Operations • Disaster Psychology And Organization • Terrorism • Course Review and Simulation During each session participants are required to wear closed toed shoes and long pants (for safety purposes). The course will be held on three consecutive Saturdays (January 15, 22 and 29) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You must attend all three sessions to receive your CERT certification. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Pre-registration and a $10 fee for classroom materials and handouts are required. Registration may be done online using course number 24208. Call Karen Plantz with the City of Lakewood at 562-8669771, extension 2404 for additional information.
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WEDNESDAYS • 2/16, 4/20, 6/22, 8/17, 10/19, 12/14 3:00-4:30 P.M. LAKEWOOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CONFERENCE AREA, ROOM B • 3700 E. SOUTH ST. • LAKEWOOD
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Low fat? Low carb? That is the question! by Dr. Larry Olmo, D.C.
Eating fat is bad. Noâ€Ś waitâ€Śitâ€™s carbohydrates that are evil. One expert says one thing and then, another Doctor says something else. Back and forthâ€Śback and forth. Maybe that new infomercial selling the latest miracle weight loss product is the way to go? Who knows? In the meantime, youâ€™re confused and not losing any weight. Well, get ready for some possible answersâ€Ś and a few more questions. The June 19th, 2010 edition of The Endocrine Society
reports, â€œObese women with insulin resistance lose more weight after three months on a lower-carbohydrate diet than on a traditional low-fat diet with the same number of calories...â€? Since the women in this study were all insulin resistant â€“ you might be wondering, â€œWhat is insulin resistance?â€? Insulin resistance is a condition where the body produces insulin but does not use it properly. In other words, even though the pancreas secretes insulin, it is not effective in getting the glucose from the blood into the cells. More insulin is needed so the pancreas works harder and secretes more. Eventually, the pancreas cannot keep up with the increased demand and glucose builds up in the
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blood. This is the beginning of diabetes. There seem to be several contributing factors to becoming insulin resistant. One of those factors may be genetic. But, genes arenâ€™t everything. Lifestyle can have a major impact on your health and there are a growing number of studies showing that exercise, weight loss and proper diet can reverse many cases of insulin resistance and pre-diabetes. Research may not have all the answers yet, but to our knowledge, there is definitely no study that says sitting on the couch eating candy bars and ice cream is good for your health. Dr. Larry Omo, D.C. is a doctor of chiropractic specializing in spinal health care, disc rehabilitation, exercise and nutrition for over 28 years in Lakewood. His office is located at 5220 Clark Ave. #210 and he can be reached at 562-8670993.
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The Lakewood Sheriffâ€™s 5K/10K Community Run returns and sheriffâ€™s deputies, recreational runners, families and kids will gather at the starting line in front of the Lakewood Sheriffâ€™s Station to run the eventâ€™s 5K/10K course for time, or do the 1-mile â€œFamily Fun Runâ€? or a 5K walk. All participants will be directly supporting Soroptimist International of Lakewood/Long Beach and Lakewood Sheriffâ€™s Station charity efforts while they pursue their personal best in the 5K/10K for time, or run or walk for fun in this familyfriendly event. Lakewoodâ€™s tree-lined residential streets provide the backdrop. The flat, â€œrunner friendlyâ€? course is â€œfastâ€? for practiced runners and comfortable for fitness fans and family members. For participants and spectators the day includes a fitness expo and displays of public safety equipment and programs. There is also live entertainment and special giveaways from Lakewoodarea businesses. Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. The 5K and 10K runs start at 8:00 a.m. with the â€œFamily Fun Runâ€? beginning at 9:30 a.m. Mark your calendar now for the March 5 event. Details on how to register for this event will become available in the weeks ahead at www. lakewoodrun.com. Group rates will be available. To discuss group entries now, please call 562-623-3699 or e-mail info@ lakewoodrun.com.
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picking up the expected surge of post-holiday trash. This year EDCO is running an extra truck to help residents deal with the added trash that is typical during the holidays. The pickups are intended to deal with the overflow of Christmas wrapping and boxes that follow holiday giving. Residents should continue to use their existing carts. But, for this special two-week pickup period, holiday-related trash that will not fit in normal trash carts should be bagged using standard garbage bags and left two feet from the carts. Up to 10 standard size trash bags are allowed. Holiday and appliance boxes may be left for pickup as well. For more information, go to www.lakewoodcity.org/ dialadump or call 562-866-9771, extension 2140.
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Lakewood • Lakewood’s State of the City will be held on January 26 at noon at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza. The luncheon includes presentations on Lakewood’s accomplishments during the past year and developments expected in 2011. For more information call Elizabeth Ruiz at (562) 8669771 ext 3123. • Salon Allure in Lakewood has participated in Project Shepherd for the past 5 years…Donations this year have exceeded all expectations. They would like to thank their clients, coworkers, and friends for all their donations, and for making this a very successful year. • Hearing Loss Association will meet on January 13 at the Weingart Senior Center at 6:30pm. Admission is free. For more information call (562)4380597. • Lakewood Artist Guild presents: Oil painter Plein Air artist Tom Brown on Wednesday, January 19 from 7 to 9pm at Psalms Park in Lakewood. For more information call (562) 4218212. • The Lakewood Women’s Club will meet at the Lakewood Country Club on Tuesday, January 18 at 10:30 for registration and social, 11am meeting followed by lunch. The clubs special guest and speaker will be Kathi McGraw,
President, California Federation of Women’s Clubs. For lunch reservations call Lillian Wiig, (562) 425-0986. For more information call the clubs Membership Chairman, at (562) 429-3601. Cerritos • Banning High School class of ’42 invites all classes to join them for a reunion lunch on Thursday, January 13 at noon at Coco’s Family Restaurant in Cerritos. For more information call Ruth Kupersmit at (562) 425-0771. Long Beach • Join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to learn about their winter session on Saturday, January 8 at 9am in the CSULB Human Services and Design building, room 101. For more information call (562) 985-8237.
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Congratulations to Clifford Friend, Eileen Edgerton, Jane Pentecost, and Sandy Collins! They are the lucky winners of the December Sudoku Puzzle contest. Out of the 125 correct entries, they won a meal. Clifford Friend will enjoy Outback Steakhouse, Jane Pentecost, Foggia Italian Market and Deli, Eileen Edgerton, George’s Greek Café, and Sandy Collins will eat at The Souplantation. What are you waiting for? Pick up your pencil and put your brain to work! To be eligible, print your name, address and phone number on a letter size (8 ½ x 11) piece of paper, tape the puzzle cut out from the newspaper with all the answer boxes completed onto the paper. Mail entries to: Lakewood Community News P.O. Box 160, Lakewood, CA 90714. Or drop it by the Chamber office at 24 Lakewood Center Mall (right next to Sees Candies). One entry per household; the answers must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, January 18, 2010. The winners will be drawn Wednesday the 19th; the call to the winners will be made the same day. If a message is left, the prize must be claimed by return phone call within 48 hours (business days) or a new winner will be chosen. The name of the winners will be published in the February issue, along with a new Sudoku Puzzle.
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Fix-Up, Paint-Up help for low-income homeowners
Lakewood homeowners of modest means can get help from city hall to make their home more comfortable, safe and attractive. Grants and no-interest loans are available from the city for $3,000 to $18,000 to repaint exteriors, repeat windows, doors, roofs and retroﬁt interiors.
Lakewood homeowners of modest means can get help from city hall to make their home more comfortable, safe and attractive. Grants and nointerest loans are available from the city for $3,000 to $18,000 to repaint exteriors, repair windows, doors, roofs, and retrofit interiors. The programs use restricted housing funds pursuant to federal and state rules and can only be made available to low and moderate income families. Household income limits range from $46,400 for a oneperson household to $76,850 for a family of six. The Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Loan Program helps homeowners afford bigger ticket projects like the replacement of a roof or replacing old windows and sliding glass doors with dual-pane, energy efficient windows. Other projects have included water heater replacements or conversion to energy efficient tank or tankless water systems, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, and electrical system repairs. The program provides up
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Makeup Artistry Discover the skills necessary to be a professional & successful makeup artist. Gain inside secrets and cutting-edge techniques designed to give students an advantage in an exciting and lucrative career. - Classes beginning January, 2011 - Day and Evening Classes Available - Register by Phone: 562-938-5051 or online at: http://econdev.lbcc.edu/Communityed.aspx
Marjorie L Anderson Financial Advisor .
5536 South Street Lakewood, CA 90713 562-804-7994
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PRESENTER: Jayson Sanchez - Professional Makeup Artist View his work: http://geishastudio.carbonmade.com/
“An affordable alternative to a professional makeup school”
COMING JANUARY 2011
(South St./Bellflower - Next to Denny’s)
to an $18,000 zero percent interest, deferred payment loan. It is intended for seniors, the disabled and families of low and moderate income who own and occupy their homes and need financial assistance to make repairs and other minor improvements. The Fix-Up Paint-Up Grant Program helps qualified
residents maintain their home’s exterior look and complete long-term maintenance jobs. Typical projects include light stucco patching and painting. They may also involve replacement of damaged exterior wood (minor work) and painting of trim and doors. Grants of up to $3,000 can be made, and funds do not have to be repaid. This program is also intended for seniors, the disabled and families of low and moderate income who own and occupy their Lakewood home and need financial assistance to make minor exterior repairs. Other income and asset restrictions apply. Additional information on both programs, along with PDF applications, are available on the city’s website at www.lakewoodcity.org/ fixup or by calling city hall at 562-866-9771, extensions 2320 and 2321.
Long Beach City College in Partnership with Boston Reed College presents:
12 Mixed Donuts
Pharmacy Technician Training
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Please present this coupon with purchase
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Pharmacy Technician Class Schedule: Tues. & Thurs. 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Starts January 25, 2011 To reserve your seat & for more information call :
(562) 938-5051 Available online information sessions http://bostonreedcollege.com/infosession
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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL Re-Elect
LARRY VAN NOSTRAN
Lakewood Sheriff’s Station has been expanded and modernized without a new tax, a tax increase, or special assessment to better protect the citizens of Lakewood
Public Works Improvements
▪ 92% of all residential streets in Lakewood have been resurfaced since 2000 accounting for over 132 miles of residential streets being resurfaced with rubberized asphalt, which kept nearly one million old tires out of the landﬁll. ▪ 1,368 trees were planted, and 5,800 trees were trimmed.
L a r r y Va n N o s t r a n
LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MARCH 8th
I have a proven record of public service that is based on my commitment to serve each of you to the best of my ability. In doing so, I have never lost focus on those issues you, the residents of Lakewood, say are important. I have worked endlessly to keep Lakewood a safe, family-oriented, business-friendly, ﬁscally sound community that maintains and promotes your values.
“A MAN YOU CAN CONTINUE TO TRUST.”
Lakewood Rotary Club The Best Club
Come share fellowship, meet new friends, hear great speakers, make a difference, make dreams real, and have some fun… all at the Lakewood Rotary. The 4-Way Test of things we think, say, or do… First...Is it the TRUTH? Second...Is it FAIR to all concerned? Third...Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIP? Fourth...Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Join us at the Lakewood Rotary Club The Rotary Club of Lakewood P.O.Box 367 Lakewood, CA 90714 562-531-9733
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Published on Feb 28, 2011