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Register for free ‘Survive for 7' disaster planning program

Recent earthquakes in Southern California are a reminder to residents to get their homes and families prepared for disasters that can strike locally. To help, Lakewood’s “Survive for 7” program returns with a one-evening “jump start” for emergency preparedness efforts. The workshop educates residents about actions they can take to protect their family and teaches skills needed to survive in the first week following a catastrophe. Learn more at www.lakewoodcity.org/7days.

The free program is scheduled for Monday, May 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lakewood Youth Center at Del Valle Park (
Woodruff Avenue and Arbor Road).Register at www.lakewoodcity.org/eCatalog. The program is course #34197, “Survive for 7 Disaster Planning Program.” Call 562-866-9771, extension 2408 for additional information.  More...

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Adult sports registration starts soon
Signups for Lakewood's Adult Softball and Volleytennis summer league will take place between May 5 and 15. Softball leagues play on various evenings (Tuesday through Friday) and Sunday afternoons. Volleytennis plays Monday evenings. All ability levels are encouraged. Signups are taken at City Hall. Registration packets including fees and further information are available now at www.lakewoodcity.org/sports or by calling 562-866-9771, extension 2408.
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Participate in Relay For Life
The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 24-hour “Relay For Life” returns to Lakewood on Saturday, May 17 at 9:00 a.m. at Mayfair High School at 6000 Woodruff Avenue. Friends, neighbors, families, co-workers, service clubs, local businesses, schools and church groups are forming teams that will keep at least one member walking the course during the entire 24-hour relay because “Cancer never sleeps!”

Spectators are invited to gather to celebrate survivors and caretakers, and remember those lost to cancer. In addition to relay information, the event website lists times of scheduled activities,
www.relayforlife.org/lakewoodca.
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Free 'smart' gardening programs
Two free educational programs can help would-be “green thumbs” make water-wise plans. Both programs are ideal ways for homeowners to learn how to improve their yards or learn water-wise basics they can use to consider applying for the city's water conservation rebates. Rebates—up to $915—are offered for water-wise irrigation and turf removal. See www.lakewoodcity.org/WaterRebates.
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Free paper shredding, e-waste dropoff returns Saturday
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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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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