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Assemblymember Rendon office hours at Lakewood community center

Assemblymember Anthony Rendon's office will be holding community office hours at the Weingart Senior Center in Lakewood on two Wednesdays each month from May...

What we resist persists!

When negative emotions come up, our tendency is to resist them. We fight them tooth and nail, resulting in feelings of anxiety, worry, anger,...

A time to honor those that sacrificed all at Lakewood’s Memorial...

Lakewood residents are invited to join in the city’s annual tribute to the men and women who have sacrificed their lives while serving in...

Preventing neighborhood crime

Preventing neighborhood crime reduces loss of property and assets and increases your sense of security. One step in prevention is detection. Learning how to...

Food and fun at WRD Groundwater Festival

On Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) will host its 10th Annual Groundwater...

The Pan Am Fiesta kicks off with $1 carnival rides tonight

The Pan Am Fiesta kicks off at Mayfair Park Thursday, May 11 with discounted carnival rides for just $1 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00...

Students have invested in their futures… now it’s time to shine!

Cerritos College will hold its 2017 commencement ceremony to honor its graduating students on Friday, May 19 at 6pm in Falcon Stadium. The College...

Central Basin kicks off water awareness month

Just one month after Governor Jerry Brown declared the drought over, Central Basin is kicking off May Water Awareness Month by encouraging residents and...

Food Finders 7th Annual “Summer to End Hunger”

Local nonprofit food rescue organization Food Finders launches its annual “Summer to End Hunger” Summer Food Drive, collecting food for families with children. The...

Home is where the heart is add a pet and fill...

Shelters fill with animals in the spring, making it a great time to consider pet adoption. Over 25,000 animals per year go through the...

Spring blooms beautiful purple in Lakewood!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and sometimes we need a reminder to take time out of the busy day to open...

Family Camp at Monte Verde Park

Parents and children, ages 3-11, can enjoy an outdoor experience together and spend a night out under the stars at Monte Verde Park May...

Older Adult Volunteer of the Year is…Victor Thompson!

On April 18, 2017 the City of Lakewood hosted an appreciation luncheon to thank all the senior Lakewood volunteers who have given so much...

Farmers Market celebrates one year in Lakewood

A longtime dream of many Lakewood residents came true a year ago when a Farmers Market opened up at Lakewood Center. On Saturday, May 27...

Lakewood business owner is honored as Women of the Year

Senator Tony Mendoza recently honored Dr. Michelle Litzinger, Owner of Back to Life Chiropractic in Lakewood as the 32nd Senate District 2017 Women of...

It’s all about the performance and Mayfair High Choir proves they...

Music in its totality, whether singing or performing, is what the kids that make up Mayfair High School Choir are all about. They wake...

With the pass of a gavel the Lakewood Chamber welcomes their...

The evening began as the sun set, with a beautiful view overlooking the city lights of the Greater Lakewood area. The Lakewood Chamber of...

Big “THANK YOU” for Volunteer Day

“On behalf of my city council colleagues and the residents of Lakewood, I want to thank everyone who helped out on this year’s Volunteer...

‘Lakewood Shreds’ event is coming up this Saturday

Identity theft is a continuing problem and the City of Lakewood and EDCO Waste Services are teaming up again to help. Residents are invited to...

Lakewood City Council Recap: April 25, 2017

At its Tuesday evening meeting, the city council approved a proposal from the city’s trash and recycling contractor, EDCO Disposal, to provide free green...

Mouthwash may be harmful to your child’s health

Many people have become increasingly aware of the hidden toxins in foods, beverages as well as eating and drinking utensils. They avoid high fat...

Traveling with your special needs child

Spring kicks off the season of travel, but for families who have a child with special needs, traveling can seem more like work than...

NBA playoffs feature Lakewood Hall of Famer

Keep your eye on Artesia High School grad James Harden as he leads the Houston Rockets into the first round of the NBA playoffs...

Lakewood family named Ambassadors for the upcoming Walk for Kids

This Sunday, April 23rd, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC) and local residents will join together in support of critically ill children...

Job preparation is the key that opens the door to that...

Teens age 12 to 17 can take advantage of the free Career Builder Series at the Lakewood Youth Center, 4658 Woodruff Ave. Teens can learn...

Traffic Enforcement Operations Plan for Lakewood

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lakewood Sheriff’s Station, will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on May 1, 2017 with focused enforcement...

Family friendly Pan Am Fiesta coming soon

Do you like a family-friendly mix of amusement rides, live music with dancing, crafts for sale, and food trucks and food booths? Then, mark...

Tell the story of your family’s veteran

As a follow-up to the commemorative brick installation at Veterans Memorial Plaza in Del Valle Park, the City of Lakewood created the Veterans History...

Diane DuBois named mayor by city council

The Lakewood City Council completed its annual reorganization on April 11, selecting Diane DuBois to serve as Lakewood’s mayor from April 11, 2017 until...

Last weekend of tax season means crunch time for taxpayers

Whether you’re a third-shift worker, a “night owl” or self-proclaimed procrastinator, you may need tax help beyond regular business hours as the April filing...

Spoil mom in style with a Lakewood Mothers Day Brunch!

Show mom how much you appreciate her with an unforgettable, all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day brunch experience provided by TGIS Catering at The Centre at Sycamore...

Summer camp programs keep children technology-free, active and mentally sharp

Summer should be the time of year when children spend hours outside, enjoying the warm weather, long hours of daylight, and fun activities that...

Keep your cell phone out of your hand while driving or...

April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In California, the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, CHP, local...

Trash your toxics this Saturday at EDCO in Signal Hill

Every 2nd Saturday of the month from 9am to 2pm, Lakewood residents can take their hazardous and e-waste to EDCO’s large transfer facility at...

I Made A Difference campaign wraps up

As Ron Piazza ends his term as mayor of Lakewood on April 11, 2017, the I Made A Difference campaign that he initiated is...

Original resident celebrates 104th birthday

  Original Lakewood resident Freda Mandel recently celebrated her 104th birthday at the Weingart Senior Center, surrounded by friends and family. Council Members Jeff Wood, Todd...

Get your rain barrel and start saving water for a rainy...

Water-saving rain barrels will be on sale at the next "Lakewood Shreds" event behind the Iacoboni Library on Saturday, April 29 from 9am to...

Now’s the time to prepare for warm weather water safety

As the weather gets warmer, you can't help but stare at your backyard pool, anxious to begin a new season of memories with friends...

Lakewood student gets dream gig as beat writer for the L.A...

As any good writer knows, you must have passion to pursue the art of formulating words into meaningful, albeit, heartfelt sentences. Amy Wesselman of...

There’s no time like the present to get started on strengthening...

As the President & CEO of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, it’s an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to support, encourage...

Get in shape for summer at Core Fitness Boot Camp

Looking for a fun way to get in shape? Register now for the new Core Fitness Boot Camp that meets near the fitness equipment...

Spring-clean the outdoors for warm weather fun

Your backyard might be looking a little neglected after winter. That’s normal for any backyard, but the urge to freshen it up comes right...

Kids get visit from Zootopia characters

Arbor Week was celebrated in Lakewood in mid-March, with city recreation staff putting on a fun, educational program about the value of trees at...

Youth Hall of Fame video and photos online

At the Hall of Fame's recent 36th annual induction banquet, Montana Dixon from Lakewood High School was honored as the 2016 Lakewood Youth Hall...

Over 1,000 take part in Lakewood Run to help local charities

The women of Soroptimist International of Lakewood/Long Beach and the women and men of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station are expressing a huge “thank you”...

Nature is making its spring debut in Lakewood!

Thanks to the winter rains and recent warm days, the California native landscape of the San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood is...

Local business rounds-up volunteers to cleanup the beach

Over fifty volunteers participated in LBS Financials recent Adopt-a-Beach event. More than a dozen employees of LBS Financial made a commitment to come to Junipero...

Disconnect from all distractions and reconnect with your teen

Every parent of a teenager needs to ask the question; how connected am I to my kid? Technology keeps moving forward giving kids more...

Pick up a new book and begin your next adventure!

From romance novels to large-format books, visitors will find low-priced deals on used books at the Friends of the Lakewood Libraries (FOLL) sale on...

Volunteer Day program still seeking project sites

Lakewood's Volunteer Day program is still looking for project homes for the Saturday, April 22 community-wide cleanup and fix-up event. You can help over...

History gallery reveals “footprints” of early Lakewood

Much of Lakewood was built all at once between 1950 and 1954, although newer tracts of homes continued to be built well into the...

Need to get rid of an old mattress?

There are two ways that Lakewood residents can dispose of and recycle unneeded mattresses. About 80% of a mattress can be recycled, which is...

It’s the season for tax scams… don’t become a victim!

According to the Internal Revenue Service, aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers during the...

Todd Rogers, Steve Croft and Diane DuBois lead in city council...

  With 100% of precincts reporting as of 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, unofficial results show that existing Lakewood City Council Members Todd Rogers,...

Take advantage of free tax help in Lakewood

Trained volunteers are available at the Weingart Senior Center and other sites in the Lakewood area to assist people of all ages in preparing...

Honor your veteran with a brick at Veterans Memorial Plaza

Lakewood residents and others who order a commemorative brick in honor of military service members by March 31 will have it installed at the...

Lakewood Councilmember Jeff Wood appointed to Earthquake Insurance Board

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) has appointed Jeff Wood of Lakewood to serve on the Governing Board of the California Earthquake Insurance Authority. Wood, whose...

Put the brakes on car crime… don’t be a victim!

No community, including Lakewood, is immune to crimes of opportunity such as vehicle burglaries. Eliminating the opportunity is the best defense against these types...

Hot or Not? Discover this year’s most in-demand jobs

Whether you just entered the career world or have been in the workforce for years, if you’re hunting for a new gig, it’s time...

Lakewood’s Volunteer Day

One of Lakewood’s enduring traditions is Volunteer Day, where residents help their neighbors in need and make their community a better place. The Volunteer Day...

Giving used Lakewood play equipment “a second life”

The Rotary Club of Lakewood and the City of Lakewood are teaming up on an effort to refurbish, transport and install the old city...

Lace up your running shoes… it’s time for the Lakewood Run!

The Lakewood Run returns the morning of Saturday, March 4, 2017 when Sheriff’s deputies, recreational runners, families and kids will gather at the starting...

Lakewood husband-and-wife wedding team receive prestigious award

Lakewood team Michael and Marni Farmer are pleased to announce that they have been selected as 2017 winners in The Knot Best of Weddings....

Be aware of coyotes in urban environments

Like possums and raccoons, coyotes have adapted over the years to suburban life throughout California and the nation. While Lakewood doesn't have the level of...

Softball Opening Day

Wednesday, February 22 5:30 San Martin Park