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Street sweeping keeps Lakewood’s neighborhoods clean and safe, but does require observance of parking rules to avoid tickets.
Make your reservations early for the popular Mother’s Day brunch at The Centre.
Friends of the Lakewood Libraries (FOLL) is offering scholarships to eligible high school seniors and current college or trade school students.
On Sunday, March 18, Lakewood's website will be down for maintenance for about two hours, starting at 10:00 p.m.
Arbor Week was celebrated in Lakewood with city recreation staff putting on a fun, educational program about the value of trees at 14 schools and parks.
Rain barrels may be pre-ordered for pickup at the Angelo Iacoboni Library parking lot on Saturday, March 17.
Lakewood’s free Bulky Item Pickup program helps residents declutter.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports that “metal theft” is on the rise throughout the region, including in Lakewood.
Lakewood's free Earth Walk event returns Saturday, March 10.
Linyu "Anna" Dong from Saint Joseph High School was honored as the 2017 Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year.
Residents may encounter traffic delays when traveling certain streets on Saturday, March 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Due to network maintenance, some links on the City of Lakewood's website will be unavailable from Friday, February 23 through Sunday, February 25.
Lakewood City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents' Day.
The Lakewood State of the City annual luncheon included the viewing of the city's informative and humorous annual report video.
Ready for a life-long commitment? Find your perfect match at SEAACA's "Have a Heart" $14 adoption special February 10.
The Lakewood Sheriff’s Station is offering its parking lot as a safe location for buyers and sellers to meet to complete online transactions.
Lakewood CityTV's "Walking Lakewood" series explores a one-mile walk around Rynerson Park.
Complete an online survey through January 30 to give feedback on Long Beach Transit's proposed route and service changes.
Lakewood’s After-School Activity Zone is a free drop-in program for school-age children and preteens.
In 2017, Lakewood Education Foundation broke the prior record and fulfilled 114 classroom improvement grant requests from Lakewood schools, giving a total of $54,525.
Lakewood CityTV’s second video in the series recognizes the unique contribution that the late Dennis Lander made to Lakewood’s cherished Veterans Memorial Plaza at Del Valle Park.
Trash pickup will occur one day later than your normal pickup day during the first week of January.
Starting Tuesday, December 26, you can recycle your Christmas tree and have extra holiday trash hauled away by EDCO.
Empty boxes that advertise gifts like “50-Inch 4K TV” are a sign to a potential burglar of the expensive new gadgets in your home.
Assembly Member Anthony Rendon is hosting a free event to teach seniors how to protect themselves from a variety of scams.
Lakewood Meals on Wheels invites individuals and businesses to join the Good Neighbor Sponsorship Program.
During the holidays Lakewood Station is encouraging residents to report anything unusual.
Help someone choose the perfect pet -- surprise them with the gift of an idea to adopt, with help (and a 50% discount) from SEAACA.
A new ADA-accessible elevator, renovated restrooms and expanded space for more recreational activities are in the works.
Lakewood residents are cordially invited to join in the city’s 4th annual tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 30 starting at 4:30 p.m.
Lakewood's tree lighting event will be Thursday, November 30, but City Hall will still be open for business, although parking will be impacted.
Sign-ups for Lakewood Youth Sports basketball will take place November 25 to December 2 at all Lakewood parks.
On Friday, November 24, Lakewood Center will open its doors to eager holiday shoppers at 6:00 a.m.
The Lakewood U2You Portal is currently down for maintenance, but will be back up by 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21.
The Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce hosts the "Shop Small but Win Big!" event on Saturday, November 25 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Teams are forming for the "Turkey Tournament" on Saturday, November 18.
Lakewood Center's “Santa HQ” turns the tradition of visiting Santa into a high-tech, family-fun activity.
Since Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, there will be no interruption to regular weekday city services.
Lakewood CityTV’s video “Honoring Lakewood Veterans Brick by Brick: Miller Family” tells the story of one Lakewood family’s four World War II veterans.
The Bolivar Park stormwater project is scheduled to be completed by April 2018, and a similar project will begin at Mayfair Park.
The final deadline for lunch reservations for the annual Award of Valor luncheon is Wednesday, November 1.
Lakewood has been selected again as a finalist for the L.A. County Economic Development Corporation's Most Business Friendly City award.
The poster collection, now available online, tells the story of the innovative building and mall through text and historic photos.
Join the celebration and raffle honoring the 65th anniversary of the opening of Lakewood Center and its anchor tenant, the Macy's building, on Saturday, October 21.
The statewide “Great California ShakeOut!” exercise is Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 a.m.
Mayfair Park will come alive with over 100 crafters offering handmade, affordable holiday gifts on Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Learn about the benefits of rainwater collection and purchase a rain barrel at a discounted rate.
More information for residents interested in the decision to change contractors for billing and customer service.
Get information on admissions, testing, transcripts, transfers, enrollment registration, fees and deadlines.
Beginning October 23, 2017, the City of Lakewood will begin issuing utility bills with the assistance of Fathom, the city's new billing and customer service contractor.
Low-to-moderate income residents may apply for grants and interest-free deferred-payment loans to repair and rehabilitate their homes.
From romance novels to large-format books, the Friends of the Lakewood Libraries sale returns October 5 through October 7.
Easy ways to promote safer communities and support crime prevention efforts all year round.
City-authorized inspections of every water meter in the city will be done by Fathom staff from September 18 through mid-October.
Teachers must apply by September 29 for classroom grants of materials and technology of up to $500.
This year is the 65th anniversary of the opening of Lakewood Center and its anchor tenant, the Macy’s building.
Sign-ups for this year’s Lakewood Education Foundation (LEF) charity golf tournament are underway.
Lakewood High School 2013 alumnus J.P. Crawford made his major league baseball debut with the Philadelphia Phillies on September 5.
September marks the first month on the job for Lakewood’s new city manager, Thaddeus McCormack.
Original Lakewood resident Alleen Cooper has been writing letters of thanks to U.S. troops for more than 70 years.
Lakewood's Bolivar Park refurbished playground equipment has been installed in Matapalo, Costa Rica to the delight of the entire community.
Special commemorative concert set for Monday, September 11, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Del Valle Park.
Thousands of residents enjoyed the evening concert and all-day events at the August 19 Summer Fest at Lakewood Center.
You can vote on the name for the new STEM high school in Lakewood.
The chamber's 20th Annual Summer Stampede Car Show is set for Sunday, August 27 at Mayfair Park.
Drivers and students need to take care as Lakewood’s school districts open their doors again for the new school year.
Sign up for LYS flag football or volleytennis at all city parks from August 12-19.
Free workshop at Weingart Senior Center helps residents create beautiful water-wise yards.
EDCO is now the direct point of contact for Lakewood residents.
The 2017 Concerts in the Park series concludes August 10 with Journey tribute band, Escape.
Join others on your block to strengthen neighborhood spirit and crime prevention awareness.
The Concerts in the Park featured artist for Thursday, August 3 is Gold Rush Country.
The Lakewood City Council has chosen Thaddeus McCormack, currently the city manager of Santa Fe Springs, to be the new city manager for Lakewood.
Try dancing in the water at this fun zero-impact workout that really burns calories.
In 2016, 111 Lakewood school projects received grants totaling $51,830. Your help is needed again this year.
Watch Lakewood CityTV's video for tips on how to keep pets safe at home and around town.
Shop Lakewood...and donate backpacks and school supplies for Lakewood kids in need by August 10.
Make an appointment now to donate life-saving blood at the August 10 blood drive.
Mosquitoes can quickly breed in water left standing for just a few days, leading to the spread of diseases like West Nile virus and the new threat of the Zika virus.
Howard Chambers served 41 years as chief executive of Lakewood.
Celebrate the Fourth of July safely by not using illegal fireworks and not tolerating those who do.
City Hall will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
The Sephora store held a grand re-opening to celebrate.
California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon honored World War II veteran and Lakewood resident Sam Sachs as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 63rd Assembly District.
Family fun, a rockin’ good time and professional fireworks return to the Lakewood Civic Center Saturday, June 24.
The public is invited to share stories of Lakewood-connected veterans by submitting a photo and completing a short online form.
City hall will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.
On Saturday, May 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Lakewood Center will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Farmers Market.
Get a head start on summer at Mayfair Pool.
Unsupervised water play can lead to tragedy. Share these tips to keep children safe.
Eleven Lakewood students honored for academics and service.
Lakewood is one of only 31 cities in California and 258 cities nationwide honored by KaBOOM!
Assembly Bill 1250 would make it very hard and very costly for cities, including Lakewood, to contract for services.
Lakewood veteran Sam Sachs recently celebrated his 102nd birthday surrounded by fellow veterans, friends and family.
Victor Thompson was honored at the City of Lakewood's recent appreciation luncheon for all senior volunteers.
Discount tickets are on sale at Lakewood City Hall beginning May 1 and at Mayfair Park beginning May 8.
Residents can pre-order rain barrels by April 28 for pick up at the upcoming shredding event.
Donations are still needed and greatly appreciated to help the Rotary Club of Lakewood refurbish, transport and install old Lakewood playground equipment in Costa Rica.
Two options for Lakewood residents.
Arbor Week was celebrated in mid-March with a fun educational program to teach Lakewood kids about the urban forest.
Lakewood Sheriff’s Station personnel thank Lakewood residents.
Thanks to the efforts of runners and volunteers, Lakewood Run proceeds will help local nonprofit programs.
Watch Lakewood CityTV's video on Montana Dixon, the 2016 Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year.
Mayfair High School students are taking part in a unique and award-winning program to get an introduction to healthcare career fields.
Adopt a pet for only $14 on February 11.
Lakewood Council Member Steve Croft is the new board president of GLACVCD.
Project Shepherd volunteers are recognized with an "I Made A Difference" pin for helping neighbors in need in this Lakewood CityTV video.
For the Lakewood Education Foundation, 2016 was a record-breaking year. They fulfilled 111 classroom improvement grant requests from Lakewood schools, giving a total of $51,830.
Residents can use the safe viewing area to watch the work progress on Bolivar Park.
Lakewood resident Billie Gardiner celebrated her 100th birthday at Weingart Senior Center on Friday, December 2.
Lakewood City Hall will be closed the week of December 26-30 and on Monday, January 2. Read on for service changes.
For the 14th straight year, Lakewood Sheriff's deputies have put Christmas decorations on the home of Deputy Dave Powell's widow, Emma.
Union Pacific Railroad will close the westbound section of Candlewood Street at Paramount Boulevard December 7-9.
On Small Business Saturday, Mayor Piazza visited several small businesses in Lakewood and presented them with an "I Made A Difference" pin.
The Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lakewood are encouraging shoppers to embrace "Small Business Saturday" on November 26.
Many of the 2,000 residents that Lakewood Project Shepherd serves during the holidays are kids who could really use a toy for the holidays.
City Hall will be closed on Friday, November 11. Trash pickup and street sweeping will continue as usual.
In the past year, Mayor Ron Piazza and Lakewood City Council Members have honored over 800 residents and business community members who have made a difference in the community.
Help prevent shortages by conserving energy whenever you can.
When the innovative stormwater-capture project is completed, Bolivar Park will also receive new picnic shelters.
Lakewood Center is hosting a "Community Appreciation Day" on Saturday, October 22 with free food, fun, games and a chance to win a four-pack of Disneyland two-day park-hopper passes.
The Lakewood community is invited to the grand opening celebration of the two new playgrounds on October 15.
Caltrans will close all lanes of the northbound 710 between the 5 and 60 freeways for nine weekends beginning September 23 to 26.
The two newest reasons to “Shop Lakewood” happen Thursday, September 22, when BevMo! and H&M open their doors to the public for special grand opening events.
A gallery of over 30 large Lakewood historic photographs from the city’s archive now lines the main hallway at city hall.
Little ones can learn about and interact with farm friends in this special FUN-Tastic Family Night presentation.
The state government is now sponsoring a program to make basic auto insurance more affordable.
Volunteer coaches are needed for football and volleytennis teams for the fall season.
Sign up at any Lakewood park August 13-20 for flag football and girls volleytennis leagues.
'Hard Day's Night' brings the Beatles experience to Del Valle Park grove Thursday.
Get ready for a wild adventure with John Abrams' Animal Magic show on August 19.
The 19th Annual Summer Stampede Car Show returns on Sunday, August 14.
Lakewood's retailers offer great value, especially to residents.
The Bon Jovi tribute band is the featured artist this week.
The new site tells the stories of Lakewood-connected veterans and active-duty military service members.
Longtime favorite Lakewood restaurant plans to reopen late this summer at a new location.
Keep insect repellant nearby as the summer progresses.
Lakewood is one of only 30 cities in California and 257 cities nationwide honored by KaBOOM!
A statement from Mayor Piazza.
'Stone Soul' brings Motown to Lakewood on June 30.
The Independence Day holiday will impact normal services on Monday, July 4.
Two of Lakewood CityTV's documentaries took top honors at a California-Nevada video award ceremony on June 9, and another earned third place.
Free crafts and activities for kids June 24 at Lakewood Center, including a visit with furry friends.
The popular 'Taste of Lakewood' features 20 eateries this year.
Project honors veterans by sharing their stories digitally for generations to come.
New LED lights (left) provide more natural light than current style (right).
New campaign recognizes those who 'made a difference' in Lakewood.
The city council asked probing questions about outages and customer service issues.
The opening day ceremony at Del Valle Park is Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m.
Tracking bargains for Lakewood shoppers is what ShopLakewood.org is all about.
More than 450 volunteers from six to 66 turned out on April 16 to help.
Fun, new features and traditional Fiesta activities.
Ninety-five percent of residents rate the city as an excellent or good place to live.
New fitness and play area opens at Rynerson Park.
Creating a disaster plan and working with neighbors will help you survive.
A tip from Lakewood Home & Garden.
Diane DuBois named vice mayor, as the Lakewood City Council completed its annual reorganization on March 22.
City recreation staff celebrated Arbor Week with a fun, educational program at 13 schools and parks.
Photos can be seen here.
Spectacular family outing set for Saturday, April 23.
The Pan American Association scholarship application deadline is Friday, March 18.
Popular community event is March 5.
Grand opening event is February 20.
Mayor Wood details three new park projects at the recent State of the City luncheon.
Lakewood's tree lighting tradition continues this year with a special, expanded evening program outside The Centre at Sycamore Plaza on Friday, December 4.
The opportunity to make a difference in a child's holiday returns to with the sprouting of "Teddy Bear Trees" citywide.
Hard-core deal hunters should know that many mall stores are opening earlier this year on the evening of Thanksgiving Day.
Lakewood area businesses are encouraged to attend a Wednesday, December 2 workshop in Lakewood presented by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.
Congresswoman Linda Sánchez and Senator Tony Mendoza will host an El Niño workshop Sat. Nov. 14 from 9 to 11 a.m.
For the second year in a row, Lakewood is collecting postcards and letters of appreciation to send to U.S. troops serving overseas.
Lakewood takes time to recognize Sheriff's deputies, firefighters, paramedics and residents who have demonstrated heroism and outstanding service.
Take the city survey on city services and issues.
The CHP offers advice if you think you're encountering individuals impersonating officers.
Lakewood is a finalist for the L.A. County Economic Development Corporation's Most Business-Friendly City award.
Congresswoman Linda Sánchez’s office is on site the first Th. of Nov. & Dec.
Drivers should avoid Del Amo Boulevard between Clark Avenue and Downey Avenue if at all possible during the next two weeks.
CityTV continues its series of profiles of local businesses.
During the cooler months of October 1 through May 31, Lakewood's conservation regulations call for city water customers to limit their watering to once per week -- on trash day.
Del Amo Boulevard between Clark Avenue and Downey Avenue will get a fresh repaving and repair of gutters over the next month.
Subsurface irrigation systems put pipes with specialized outlets under your lawn or planting areas, eliminating water loss to evaporation, and providing the most efficient, water-wise means possible for irrigation.
Special commemorative concert set for Friday, September 11, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Two hometown kids (Justin Turner and Travis d’Arnaud) are delivering for their teams in the National League Division Series.
Lakewood's affordable travel program is heading to the Huntington Library for its extraordinary collection of rare books, manuscripts and the library's 120 acres of park-like landscape.
Drivers and students need to take care as Lakewood's school districts open their doors again for the new school year in late August and early September.
Lakewood has come up with a solution to help our trees and landscaping make it through the drought using recycled water.
Lakewood CityTV offers a special in-depth look at the stirring poem, "The Boys of Del Valle Park," as told through historic video footage and interviews.
The Project Shepherd backpacks and school supplies drive runs through August 14. Shop local and help.
The shopping center transformation at South Street and Palo Verde Avenue is ongoing.
“Pickleball” is a popular addition to Lakewood's Active Plus fitness activities for older adults. It mixes the concepts of badminton, ping pong and tennis on a relatively small court.
Special Olympics delegations from around the world came to Lakewood's Youth Center.
“Jump in! The lack of water is just fine,” jokes Lakewood’s water director Jim Glancy. “The City of Lakewood is helping eliminate the biggest reasons keeping folks from doing a yard makeover: the cost and knowing how to do it.”
This month’s event explores what types of animals live in different parts of the world.
Lakewood’s travel program is heading to the O.C. Fair. The $38 fee includes fair admission, concert and bus transportation on August 1.
Lakewood's Dennis Lander receives veterans award from Assemblyman Anthony Rendon.
Lakewood’s summer pet care tradition returns with an expanded Bow Wow and Meow Day event on Sunday, July 12.
The Chamber of Commerce’s summer tradition is nearly here. It's set for Sunday, August 16 at 9:00 a.m. at a new location.
Six free water-wise "eco gardener" classes will be held in Lakewood to help residents save water and improve their gardens.
You can now compare your water usage in the most recent billing period with the past two years during the same time of year.
Lakewood garners its 6th straight award as a Playful City USA. Lakewood was one of only 28 cities in California to receive the national designation.
Lakewood Youth Sports and the annual Lakewood Public Safety and Bike Safety Expo will be held together on Saturday, June 20 at Mayfair Park.
Lakewood’s tradition of bringing community life to pictures and video was evident at this year’s special Memorial Day.
Lakewood’s pet care tradition returns June 3. An expanded Pet Fair is set for Sunday, July 12 includes on-site spay/neutring.
Lakewood put the airplane back into “Airplane Park” at two special Memorial Day events.
Memorial Day will be extra special this year. The city is organizing two events on Memorial Day in an effort to spread out the audience and try to create the best viewing experience for the most people possible.
Lakewood aquatics signups are ongoing at Mayfair Pool.
The Pan American Fiesta returns on May 7-10 with a new Thursday night of fun including discounted carnival rides.
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens has been completely revamped. Lakewood has an affordable trip going there Saturday, May 16.
The California Highway Patrol's free Start Smart driver safety program for teen drivers is coming soon to the safety center.
Assembly Member Anthony Rendon will host a Legislative Update and Community Coffee on Saturday, June 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Signups for Adult Softball, Kickball and Volleytennis summer league will take place between May 4 and 14
“California Phones” is giving a free hearing screening and special phone demonstration at the Weingart Senior Center. They help seniors and disabled residents maintain their independence by helping them get better connected with free special phones and equipment.
The free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition is coming town Saturday, April 25.
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Lakewood Station deputies are reminding drivers of the importance of staying focused when behind the wheel.
While the initial brick-ordering deadline of April 1 has passed, the city is still taking orders and may be able to install additional orders by Memorial Day, May 25. Any orders not installed by May 25 will be installed later in the year.
Over 900 individuals and groups have already purchased commemorative bricks to honor military service members, their family and the Lakewood community at the new Veterans Memorial Plaza. The new memorial will be dedicated at Lakewood's Memorial Day ceremony on May 25.
The Lakewood City Council completed its annual reorganization Tuesday, March 24, selecting Jeff Wood to serve as Lakewood’s mayor through March 22, 2016, and naming Ron Piazza to the post of vice mayor for the same time period.
“Razzle Bam Boom!” brings a mix of comedy and musical styles to The Centre at Sycamore Plaza on April 17. The evening includes dinner and entertainment.
This is Arbor Week in Lakewood, with city recreation staff putting on a fun, educational program at 16 schools and parks. Always picking a creative theme, city staff this year are playing superheroes from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.
CityTV Channel 31 presents a video profile of student athlete Daniel McArthur. Daniel was honored as the 2014 Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year.
Lakewood High School swimmer Daniel McArthur was honored as the 2014 Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year. A total of 51 athletes and 10 teams were honored before an audience over 350 people.
Work is ongoing around the old playground at Del Valle Park near the corner of Henrilee Street and Woodruff Avenue. A new playground with an airplane theme to match the nearby renovated jet plane is in the works.
The making of the Lakewood community is dramatically illustrated in a new gallery of historical photographs now accessible through the city’s website.
Lakewood’s family-fun series continues Friday, March 6 with Annie Banannie’s one-of-a-kind experience. The program combines comedy, storytelling and extraordinary balloon twisting. Audience volunteers will help Annie tell fabulous stories with lots of balloon surprises along the way.
CityTV Channel 31 is offering two looks at the city shot 10 years apart. The segments tell the story of “everyday” Lakewood as crews shot genuine slices-of-Lakewood-life.
Tickets are available for Lakewood's 38th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 a.m. The theme of this year’s program is “Appreciating What We Have in Life." Reservation deadline is Monday, February 9.
Over 10,000 Christmas trees are typically collected from Lakewood residents. They create more than 100 tons of useful recycled mulch.
Lakewood residents wanting advanced disaster-prep training should join FEMA-certified instructors this weekend.
Starting Friday, December 26 Lakewood residents can recycle their Christmas trees and get extra post-holiday trash hauled away with assistance from the city’s waste hauler.
Lakewood City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, 12/24, Thursday, 12/25, Friday 12/26 and Thursday, 1/1 and Friday, 1/2. Special trash pickup, street sweeping and parking rules will be in force.
Lakewood’s new 26-foot-tall, decorated holiday tree remains on display each evening through January 4. A special feature is the animated light show on the tree that changes color to music every half hour from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Due to the likelihood rain may continue into this evening, tonight’s Holiday Tree Lighting event is cancelled.
Due to the likelihood rain may continue into this evening, tonight’s Holiday Tree Lighting event is cancelled. We are hopeful about Saturday night’s event. We will be monitoring the weather and will update Lakewood’s website. Subscribers to our eMagazine will also receive notification.
The weather has cleared and Lakewood is looking forward to holding our Holiday Tree Lighting Event on Saturday, December 13.
A photo gallery and CityTV video highlight the fun at Lakewood Center's “Santa HQ.” The interactive Santa's village is one of 10 nationwide.
Due to the likelihood rain may continue into this evening, tonight’s Holiday Tree Lighting event is cancelled. We are hopeful about Saturday night’s event and will monitor the weather and update Lakewood’s website.
See photos and video of the Lakewood City Council joined with hundreds of Lakewood residents on December 5 to celebrate the inaugural lighting of the city’s new 26-foot-tall holiday tree. Carolers, dressed in Dickens’ costumes, filled the Civic Center Plaza with “Deck the Halls” to kick off the event.
HGTV has arranged a special "Meet & Greet" with the hosts of their hit show “Flip or Flop” at Lakewood Center this Saturday, December 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Christina and Tarek El Moussa will be available near the “Santa HQ.”
Lakewood residents of all ages joined in a community ribbon-cutting for the renovated “pumpkin playground” on Saturday, November 22. A real-life Cinderella and Prince Charming joined hundreds of residents for two hours of family-friendly festivities. Click for photo gallery. Click for video.
The Lakewood Education Foundation gave 106 grants to Lakewood teachers for classroom improvements and other educational enhancements.
The opportunity to make a difference returns to Lakewood Center the weekend of December 6 and 7. While shopping for their own families, residents can fulfill the holiday wish of a child in need.
No need to water your lawn this week! A few days of rainfall will not change our drought status overnight--keep conserving. Also, read on for severe weather links.
Lakewood residents of all ages are invited to join in a community ribbon-cutting for the renovated “pumpkin playground” when it re-opens on Saturday, November 22 at 9:00 a.m.
Celebrate the holiday season at the Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade. Cost is only $36 and includes bus travel and boat ride.
Mayor Todd Rogers and the City of Lakewood have launched a “Thank a Soldier” campaign. Through December 5, postcards and letters of appreciation from Lakewood residents to our nation’s troops are being collected citywide.
Residents are being asked to get on base with Project Shepherd this fall by playing in or sponsoring a first-ever softball tournament.
One of AT&T’s first new concept stores in Southern California will open in mid-December at Lakewood Center. Construction is currently underway.
Lakewood Center is one of just 10 locations nationwide to offer a new multimedia Santa’s village experience. The center turns visiting Santa into a high-tech, family-fun activity.
The flu season is here and a walk-in flu shot clinic is set for Tuesday, November 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Weingart Senior Center. The clinic is free.
Lakewood’s newest park went to the dogs last Saturday. Mayor Todd Rogers officially cut the ribbon to open the park, surrounded by U.S. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Lakewood residents and council members, and lots of dogs eager to play inside.
Lakewood’s Douglas F-3D2 jet lifted off for a flight up the 605 Freeway this week as restoration efforts continue.
The restoration of the Douglas F-3D2 jet fighter at Del Valle Park moves ahead in earnest this week with the arrival of the work crew from Fighting Classics Aircraft Restoration, Inc.
The Korean War-era jet fighter sitting on a pedestal overlooking the park is being restored.
Sign-ups for this year’s Lakewood Education Foundation (LEF) charity golf tournament are underway. Proceeds directly support classroom improvement projects at Lakewood schools.
Lakewood’s water conservation rules, passed this summer, call for yard watering to be limited to two days a week for 10 minutes a session from October 1 through the end of May.
The Lakewood Beautiful Home Awards program marked its 33rd year on October 2 with city council members and 150 people gathering at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza. A gallery of homes is online.
Outdoor activities are being cancelled for Tuesday, September 23 due to air quality concerns. This includes outdoor Lakewood Youth Sports programs and adult programs. Activities and fitness classes held outside are cancelled. (Image courtesy of Press Telegram)
New law requires drivers to maintain a distance of three feet when passing cyclists on the road. It says drivers must allow three feet of distance when overtaking or passing a bicyclist.
Lakewood residential water customers can combine over $1,600 in rebates from the Metropolitan Water District with up to $915 in rebates from the city for turf removal and water-wise re-landscaping and using water-wise devices.
The installation of a new “pumpkin playground” for San Martin Park is underway. A protective fence is going up around the playground, with construction and equipment installation expected to last until November when the playground will re-open.
Lakewood has commemorated Patriot Day every year since the tragic events of 9/11/2001. This year’s Patriot Day commemoration will take place on Thursday, September 11 in the concert grove at Del Valle Park.
Lakewood’s affordable travel program is offering a trip exploring the culture and history of San Juan Capistrano and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Expert guides will provide the details of California’s early development and the birthplace of Orange County. The trip is set for Saturday, September 13.
Lakewood has been selected as one of five finalists for cities over 65,000 in population by the L.A. County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) for its 2014 Most Business-Friendly City in L.A. County award. The winner will be announced at the 19th Annual Eddy (as in “economic development”) Awards on November 13.
Ways to save water are brought to life in entertaining and informative ways on Lakewood’s CityTV channel. Programs like “300 Gallons” help residents find practical ways to save.
Getting 15,000 Lakewood students back to school safely each fall is a big job that the city has assisted with since the 1950s.
The Summer Stampede Car Show’s theme of “A Salute to the Military & Veterans - Show Your Colors!” is enhanced this year with a 4-day visit of the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
Lakewood Project Shepherd is collecting “Back to School” backpacks and school supplies for low-income families with school-age children in Lakewood through August 14. The start of school is only weeks away and many kids in the community could use some help.
Lakewood welcomed a new commander to the Sheriff’s Station on Clark Avenue on June 29. Captain Keith Swensson will command 314 sworn and civilian personnel who protect Lakewood and the four other cities served by the station.
Summer’s longer days and warmer nights mean more outdoor activities for you and your family. It also means more exposure to mosquitoes potentially carrying the West Nile virus. Reports show 20 communities around Los Angeles County have had mosquito samples test positive for the virus so far this year.
In support of California’s water conservation efforts, this year’s Summer Splash event in Lakewood has been re-imagined to become the “Lakewood Summer Fair” with no water activities but lots of carnival games, inflatable amusements, face painting and free pizza and snow cones. The fun happens at San Martin Park on Friday, August 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The classic film “The Wizard of Oz” will be shown under the stars at Monte Verde Park Friday, August 8. The event will also feature The Grilled Cheese Truck to help the Teen Board raise funds.
Dinner and refreshments will be sold at each concert. Sales benefit Lakewood non-profit group. Also, at each concert, 60th Anniversary collector’s pins will be available for a modest cost, including a special pin of Giganta, the playground robot that was a Lakewood park favorite for decades.
These are easy one-stop events for pet licensing, vaccinations at a discount and micro chipping. Flea control products and information regarding low-cost spaying/neutering and health care for dogs and cats will be available.