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Say 'Happy Birthday Lakewood'!
April 16 was city’s incorporation date 60 years ago

Newspaper 1954On March 9, 1954, the voters of several newly-built unincorporated communities north of Long Beach voted by a 3-to-2 margin to boldly create their own city. At the same time, they elected five fellow residents to serve as their first city council.

A little over a month later the election had been certified and the legal paperwork was finalized. Then on the evening of April 16, 1954, the five new council members met for the first time and officially inaugurated California’s newest city--Lakewood.

“While Friday, March 21 was picked as a good convenient date this year for a community-wide celebration of our 60th anniversary, consider giving Lakewood a little birthday toast or shout-out today,” said Mayor Todd Rogers. “Sixty years ago, our founders got our city off to a great start. We’ve benefitted from their boldness and good planning ever since. They provided us with attractive neighborhood parks spread around our city, the Lakewood Plan for affordable city services, and a legacy of resident volunteer involvement.”

“Lakewood is a great place to live in 2014, just like it was in 1954,” said Rogers. “Let’s all work to keep it great for another 60 years and more! Happy Birthday Lakewood!”

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Sometimes, boring can be good!
Del Amo Blvd. at Mae Boyar ParkLast week, the real estate website Movoto came out with its latest top 10 cities list. Most of its lists are off-beat or humorous, like “nerdiest cities in America” or “worst dressed cities in America.” The latest list was of the 10 most boring cities in California. Movoto’s “winner” as our state’s most boring city was...Lakewood.

Well, Lakewood residents have a sense of humor, but they also stand up for their city.
KCBS-Channel 2 news interviewed several residents and Mayor Todd Rogers, all defending their city, with a smile. And Mayor Rogers wrote an op-ed piece that ran today in the Press-Telegram newspaper, explaining why, given the factors Movoto was rating, boring can be a good thing.
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Say 'Happy Birthday Lakewood'!
Newspaper 1954On March 9, 1954, the voters of several newly-built unincorporated communities north of Long Beach voted by a 3-to-2 margin to boldly create their own city. At the same time, they elected five fellow residents to serve as their first city council.
A little over a month later the election had been certified and the legal paperwork was finalized. Then on the evening of April 16, 1954, the five new council members met for the first time and officially inaugurated California’s newest city--Lakewood.
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Free paper shredding after taxes!
The tax season is a time of pay slips, old tax forms and a potpourri of other sensitive personal documents. In the wrong hands, they can be a windfall to anyone wanting to steal your identity.

The City of Lakewood and EDCO Waste Services are teaming up again to help. Residents are invited to safely dispose of documents containing sensitive information like old bank statements and tax records at "Lakewood Shreds!" on Saturday, April 26. The free shredding event has added "green" features like a mulch giveaway and e-waste drop off.

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Mother/Son Date Night coming soon, RSVP now
“Young Knights” ages 5 years and older are invited to ask their fairest lady to attend Mother/Date Night. The royal-theme event gives mom, grandmothers, aunts, or other special ladies a chance to participate in the medieval games with their squires. This affordable family-fun event includes dinner, dancing to a popular area D.J and prizes.

Attendees can put on a coat of armor and show off their skills as a young Knight in jousting and other contests. A young squire and queen will be knighted and all guests will receive a keepsake mother/son photo.
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Get rid of household hazardous waste and e-waste
EDCOEvery 2nd Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Lakewood residents can take their hazardous and e-waste to EDCO’s large transfer facility at 2755 California Avenue in Signal Hill. The facility is only 10-15 minutes from the Lakewood Civic Center.

The next free event is Saturday, May 10 and will accept household toxics like paints, insecticides, chemicals, e-waste, sharps and used cooking and motor oil.
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Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at The Centre
This Mother’s Day, show mom how much you appreciate her with an unforgettable, all-you-can-eat brunch and dining experience provided by TGIS Catering at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza on Sunday, May 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Centre’s in-house caterer prides itself on being one of the premier catering and event-planning teams in Southern California.
In addition to a delightful brunch buffet, there will be live entertainment, a complimentary photo booth, complimentary face painting for children, and each mom in attendance will receive a special tote bag with gifts inside. Guests can also surprise their mother with a special personalized greeting that will be displayed on the big screen during the brunch.
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Tue., April 22, 2014
7:30  PM
  City Council Meeting
Wed., April 23, 2014
9:00  AM  -  2:00  PM
  Development Review Board (DRB) Meeting
Thu., April 24, 2014
5:00  PM  -  8:00  PM
  All-City Track & Field Meet



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