Shop Lakewood . . . Stay Lakewood Loyal for the holidays!
Keep track of local bargains during the holiday season at Shop Lakewood’s Facebook site at www.shoplakewood.org. Updated 2-5 times a day, the site is an excellent resource to find local deals and discounts.
The Shop Lakewood…Stay Lakewood Loyal effort, run by the Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City of Lakewood, features all kinds of Lakewood businesses--from large chains to local mom-and-pop shops and professional services. Coupons and special deals span the city’s more than 20 shopping areas--from neighborhood plazas to the regional Lakewood Center mall and “Restaurant Row” on Candlewood Street.
The Shop Lakewood mission is to remind residents that buying in Lakewood helps keep sales tax dollars local and supports Lakewood park programs, law enforcement services, beautiful trees, well-maintained streets and more.
Lakewood Center (L.A. County’s second largest mall) also lists local discounts at www.shoplakewoodcenter.com on its “Sales” page. The site highlights specials (including holiday shopping sales and discounts) for both retail establishments and Restaurant Row. More . . .
The City of Lakewood has been able to arrange for the Long Beach VA Hospital to bring its Mobile Medical Bus to Lakewood to provide free health screenings and benefits assistance to local veterans. The bus will be staffed by a VA doctor and other health care and benefits personnel.
The medical bus will be at the Weingart Senior Center (5220 Oliva Avenue) on Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fulfill the holiday wish of a local child in need
Caring Lakewood shoppers filled the Christmas wishes of 934 local kids in need last year. They did it by picking a little paper bear ornament off a "Teddy Bear Tree" and purchasing the affordable gift written on it. The opportunity to make a difference returns to Lakewood Center the weekend of December 7 and 8. The wishes of dozens of local kids will adorn a Teddy Bear Tree in the mall's center court. Rotary Club of Lakewood volunteers, many of them Lakewood business and civic leaders, will help guests choose a paper bear from the tree.
Rotarians will be on hand later to accept the unwrapped gift items returned to the booth. Gifts can also be dropped off at most City of Lakewood facilities during business hours prior to Tuesday, December 10.
Mondays: December 9 and 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The mall’s Center Court features a chance to visit Santa and create a lasting memory with a photo with Santa! Adopt & Shop is doing pictures with pets on Mondays. And, the CHP and Prject Shepherd are running charitable programs at Lakewood Center.
This month on CityTV
In December, tune in to Remembering Lakewood's Athletes, Café 5050 and Community Digest. CityTV channel 31 on Time Warner Cable, FiOS TV and web streaming live 24/7, produces programming each month ranging from local news and entertainment to sports and special events.
Make sure the holidays are safe for pets too
The Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holiday season can be a dangerous time for family pets. It’s a busy time of year, and pet owners need to be extra careful to protect their special, furry family members from unforeseen dangers. By following these guidelines, as well as some common sense, you can keep family pets safe and healthy during the holiday season.
Large Centinela pet supply store open in Lakewood
Residents have another way to "Shop Lakewood" for pet products. The 14th location of family-owned and operated Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies has opened at the Carwood West Shopping Center. Located at Woodruff Avenue and Carson Street, the 8,500-square-foot store is situated between HomeGoods and Smart & Final Extra!