INSIDE COMMERCE SET TO
CELEBRATE, REMEMBER, FIGHT BACK AT ANNUAL EVENT
The City is once again partnering with the American Cancer Soci- One of the most poignant moments during the 24 hour event is the
How to Stop ety to bring Relay for Life of Commerce to Veterans Memorial Luminaria Ceremony. As the sun sets, luminaria bags lining the
Street Racing Park on April 9th – 10th. Relay for Life is an organized, overnight track light the pathway for participants. Each luminaria is person-
community fundraising walk where teams of people camp out around alized with a name, photo, message or drawing in memory or in
Page 3 a track and members of each team take turns walking around the track honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer. A
for 24 hours. luminaria can also be dedicated in support of a Relay participant.
View the World
Via Periscope This year’s event theme is “Relay in Wonderland” and participants are ACS estimates in 2016 there will be 1,685,210 new cancer cases
encouraged to dress up and decorate their team booths in the “Alice in diagnosed and 595,690 cancer deaths in the US. While these are
Page 4 Wonderland” theme. There is still time to join a team, register your own estimated numbers, they are serious indicators of the impact can-
team or donate. Visit relay.acsevents.org to find the Commerce page cer has on our lives. These numbers are also a reminder that the
Meet YMOY and choose how you would like to support this event. fight is not over and through public awareness, education and
Mark Jimenez fundraising individuals can fight back against cancer.
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise
Page 5 much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through For more than 65 years, the American Cancer Society has been
the Relay for Life movement. During a Relay event, participants and finding answers that save lives - from changes in lifestyle to new
Make a Difference, survivors celebrate what they’ve overcome, remember people lost to approaches in therapies to improving patients’ quality of life. No
Volunteer the disease and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer single nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization in the US has
and inspire each other to take action against a disease that has taken invested more to find the causes and cures of cancer.
Page 6 too much.
Be A Crime
From The Desk of Jorge Rifa CITY OF COMMERCE COUNCIL ACTIONS
CITY ADMINISTRATOR REGULAR MEETING OF MARCH 1 •Approved the addendum to the Environmental Impact
•Approved an agreement with Harvey Capital Corp. Report for Washington Boulevard Improvement Project
Spring is in air, which means that baseball fans are for the installation, maintenance and possible removal and modifications to the plans.
getting ready for another season full of excitement of an LED sign indicating bus arrival times in the Com- •Received and filed an update regarding the Neighbor-
and competition. For the Commerce City Council merce Shopping Center. hood Fix-Up Grant Program.
and City staff, spring means preparing for budget season. •Approved an agreement with Pyro Spectaculars, Inc. •Authorized the refurbishing and reinstallation of the
Fortunately, due to an improving economy and the hard for the 4th of July pyrotechnic display at Rosewood civic organizations welcome sign.
work of all Commerce stakeholders, this budget season will Park. •Received and filed the 2015 Annual Report presenta-
be less about what we can’t do and more about what we •Authorized Swinerton Builders to prove construction tion.
can do. management services for the Transportation Depart- •Approved appointments to Education Commission.
ment Dispatch Office Improvements Project.
While the end of Redevelopment meant that many proj- •Continued a Resolution accepting the work per- REGULAR MEETING OF FEBURARY 16
ects were posponed for years, we are proud to say that we formed by Sialic Contractors Corporation for the East- •Approved a Resolution establishing the salary level for
have made up for the loss of investment capital thanks to ern Avenue Rehabilitation Project. a Part Time Library Literacy Assistant.
the Measure AA ½ cent sales tax. Measure AA has gener- •Adopted a Resolution accepting the work performed •Approved a letter of support to the LA County Board of
ated almost $8 million annually and approximately $7 mil- by Sialic Contractors Corporation for the Emergency Supervisors for the adoption of the Pharmaceutical and
lion has been allocated by the Council to make necessary Pavement Repair at the Provisor Building. Sharps Collection and Disposal Stewardship Ordinance.
infrastructure improvements, including the Eastern Avenue •Authorized the City Administrator and Director of •Approved City Civic Organizations for the 2016 calen-
Resurfacing Project, Slauson Avenue sidewalk improve- Public Works and Development Services to execute dar year.
ments and many others still under construction. These right-of-way certifications for federally funded projects •Continued a Resolution approving the First Amend-
funds also allow us to do minor but much needed mainte- with Caltrans. ment to the Development Agreement between the City
nance to city facilities. •Adopted a resolution reviewing and adopting the pol- and Morley Justman for the development of property.
icy for the investments of the City of Commerce funds. •Approved a Weed Abatement order directing the
As of the writing of this Report, we do not yet know results •Authorize the sale of City surplus vehicles at auction County to clean up public nuisances.
of this year’s Miss Commerce Pageant. I’d like to wish the via City’s website. •Continued the item regarding deployment of Sheriff’s
best of luck to all contestants. It takes a lot of courage to •Continued a Resolution approving the first amend- Department personnel at Bristow Park.
undergo the pageant process. The fact that they face the ment to the Development Agreement between the City •Received and filed a presentation on the results of the
challenge head on is admirable and worthy of the title Miss and Morley Justman for the development of property. City of Commerce Homeless Count 2016.
Commerce. The Report will have a full story next month to •Authorized a letter of support to Supervisor Hilda •Approved the Settlement Agreement with Key Dis-
introduce our 2016 Miss Commerce and her Court. Solis requesting Metro funding to undertake an envi- posal, Inc. granting them probationary status until 2017.
ronmental study of the planned I-5 Reconstruction •Continued a Resolution amending the Annual Operat-
I’d like to congratulate our new Young Man of the Year Project. ing and Capital Budgets for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.
2016 Mark Jimenez. I wish him nothing but the best for the •Requested the Department of Toxic Substances Con- •Approved the refunding of outstanding bonds issued
upcoming year and expect young men all over the City to trol to test for Exide related lead contaminated soil at by the former Commerce Community Development
look up to his example. all four City parks. Commission in 1998 and in 2003.
•Received and filed a presentation on the Compre- •Received and filed a status update on the Fiscal Year
Council continues to monitor the closure of the Exide re- hensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2015- 2015-2016 Capital Improvement Program.
cycling plant. Thanks to $177 million allocated by the State, 2016. •Approved the purchase of one Ford Expedition from
the process to test and clean up the areas affected by the •Received and filed the California Water Service Sys- Downtown Ford.
lead contamination is currently gaining steam and will hope- tem and Facility Status Report. •Authorized a relocation payment to FleetPride, Inc. as
fully bring much needed relief to Commerce and surround- •Approved the purchase of benches under the Pre- part of the Washington Boulevard Reconstruction Proj-
ing cities. If you believe your property is affected, please serving Commerce History initiative. ect.
sign up to get your soil sampled with the Department of •Received and filed a presentation on the Annual Op- •Received and filed a status update on the City’s partic-
Toxic Substances Control. erating and Capital Budgets for Fiscal Year 2015-2016. ipation in the Exide Technologies Battery Recycling Fa-
•Approved an agreement with Martinez Concrete In- cility matter.
The 2015 Annual Report is now available to the public. corporated for sidewalk repairs and improvements.
Last year was a very good year for the City, and the Report •Authorized the installation of “No Truck Parking (over
breaks down all the major achievements made by the city 3 tons)” signs and remove/modifying existing red and
by each department. Check out your local library to view a white curb markings along Eastern Avenue.
copy. •Authorized Elie Farah, Inc. to proceed with a traffic
Finally, don’t forget to fulfill your patriotic duty and file your study to address street racing issues on various City
taxes before April 15. streets.
Published Monthly and Mailed to Commerce Residents MUNICIPAL NOTES
Deputy City PIO Staff: CITY EXPLORES OPTIONS
Administrator Marie Hovik TO COMBAT STREET RACING
Fernando Mendoza Edward Torres
Adriana Torres In an effort to end street racing within the City, the cities all over southern California. Law enforcement of-
Editing/Writing: Darryl Leyden Commerce City Council approved a traffic study ficials state that social media plays a big part in coor-
Herlinda Chico Joe Sandoval to address the illegal practice at its March 1 coun- dinating “matches” and staying ahead of authorities.
Daniel Larios cil meeting. Not only is it a nuisance to local neighborhoods and
businesses but it is also a deadly activity that can have
Graphics Design The study being conducted by Elie Farah, Inc. tragic consequences. In February, two street racers
Anthony Aguilar would provide a brief history of street racing, factors caused a UPS truck to collide with two other vehicles
contributing to it, racing data, response and enforce- on the 5 Freeway, killing 3 people including the UPS
Please call (323) 887-4453 ment from law enforcement, ways the City and stake- driver, a college student and the son of a Sherriff’s de-
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. or holders can combat the practice and other solutions. partment detective.
visit us online at www.ci.commerce.ca.us.
Council has allocated $22,000 from Measure AA For details on the traffic study, contact Public Works
Facebook:ci.commerce.ca.us funds to conduct the study, which will result in a com- and Community Services at (323) 722-4805 ext. 2330.
Flickr:commerceca prehensive list of recommendations for Council ac-
Instagram:cityofcommerce Street racing has become a prevalent problem in the
2 • April 2016 • Report to the People
WORLD IS INSTANTLY SMALLER THROUGH THE SNAP OF AN APP
Periscope is a new smartphone application that allows a user to live stream one else’s lens, at any given place, across the globe.
to other Periscope users around the world. That’s right… around the world. Periscope creators wondered what it would be like to see through the eyes of a
At any given time of the day, you can view what is happening through some-
protester in Ukraine or from a hot air balloon in Cappadocia. Simply put, they
wanted to build the closest thing to teleportation. In many ways they have. Users
are able to experience any place in the world “right now” through live video.
Many organizations, including government agencies, are now using Periscope as
a tool to connect with their constituencies and provide immediate news and infor-
mation. For example, the Sacramento Fire Department’s Public Information Office
uses Periscope to stream live from inside fire lines. Not only does this provide in-
formation to residents in the area, but to news outlets as well and it has also become
an educational tool. Fire agencies from around the world are able to share tech-
niques and strategy to enhance public safety by analyzing, through Periscope, the
way fires are fought.
The City of Commerce used Periscope for the first time to live stream the Queen’s
Breakfast. Half of the viewers stayed with the broadcast for the entire three hour
event. With options to comment or ask questions or to simply tap the screen to send
hearts, users at home were able to be part of the event. Periscope was used to give
viewers a behind the scenes look at the Miss Commerce Pageant, something that
has never been done before.
Look for our next Periscope broadcast at the Cinco de Mayo celebration. Don’t
be shy, it’s your chance to represent Commerce and interact with the world.
Periscope is available for Apple and Android devices.
STATE EXTENDS EMERGENCY DROUGHT REGULATIONS
LAKE OROVILLE FOLSOM LAKE
2011 2014 2011 2014
While Californians have collectively made great strides in con- Until the State modifies these regulations, current water budgets and
serving water, the need to continue our conservation effort re- banking will continue for California Water Service customers. Upcoming
mains urgent. The State Water Resources Control Board water budgets can be viewed online at www.usage.calwater.com and in your
extended its mandatory water-use reductions and restrictions through monthly water bill. Customers whose water budget was adjusted through
October 2016 while providing urban water suppliers more flexibility in the appeal process will receive separate correspondence regarding their
meeting their conservation requirements. budgets. If you would like information on the appeal process, please visit
The State has also directed staff to report back on additional flexibility
once more complete water supply information is assessed sometime this The State Water Board will continue to track water conservation efforts for
month. The State will then make necessary adjustments to water-use re- each of the state’s urban water suppliers (those with more than 3,000 con-
duction requirements in areas that meet certain criteria, such as popu- nections) on a monthly basis. Compliance with individual water supplier con-
lation growth and climate. Affected customers will be notified of any servation requirements will continue to be based on cumulative savings
changes made to their reduction requirement. since June 2015. Cumulative tracking means that conservation savings will
be added together from one month to the next, including conservation
“After four years of extreme drought, there is still a need for Californi- achieved under the Board’s May 5, 2015, emergency regulation, and com-
ans to keep up their stellar conservation practices,” said Felicia Marcus, pared to the amount of water used during the same months in 2013.
chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. “This updated regu-
lation acknowledges that need, while making adjustments in response to For more information about conservation efforts, call California Water
feedback from water suppliers and others. If we continue to receive a lot Service Drought Call Center at 844.726.8579.
of rain and snow … we may scale back the conservation requirements
further, drop them, or move to another approach.”
Report to the People • April 2016 • 3
LIBRARY NEWS NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK APRIL 10-16 HERE’S A TIP: The best way to avoid a
mess when removing your tree is to place
a plastic tree bag (available at hardware
The City of Commerce is celebrating the important contributions of our na- Thursday, April 14 stores) underneath and pull the bag up
tion’s libraries and librarians during National Library Week April 10 to 16.
Commerce libraries will host a variety of special events throughout the week • 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. – CoffeearaonudnDdotnhuetstrweeith, sthtaenLdibaranrdy aDllir,eacntodr,ciancrrluyditing
a behind the scenes tour of RosewouootsdidLeib. rOarbyv’siobuasclyk, oyfofiucewsi.ll want to remove
to promote library use and support. • 3 p.m.-7 p.m.- Open House at BritshtoewstLaibnrdarbyefore recycling the tree. If some
• 6:00 p.m. at Bristow Library- “ComnpeleedtelleysCdraozysCcarattfet rCrineastiidoen,s”it is better to
To add sweep them up as needles can clog vac-
library stocathveenfugnerohf uNnattiaonndalreLciberiavureyupmWriezceelesk,aulnipbeorransr.ycopmatprloentisonw.ill be able to complete
Patrons will also be able to compete in a photo contest. Winner will receive a $25
gift card to Target. Details will be available on the library’s social media. Visit
www.cocpl.org to follow the library on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.
In addition to celebrating National Library Week, Commerce Libraries will host
adult craft days throughout the month of April. Learn to make your own beautiful
beaded necklace to give to that special someone or keep for yourself. The days
THE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK SCHEDULE are as follows: Tuesday, April 5th at 11:00 AM at Rosewood Library; Wednesday,
Monday, April 11 April 6th at 6:00 PM at Rosewood Library; and Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 PM at
• 10 a.m.-7:00 p.m.- Open House at Rosewood Library. Bristow Library.
• 6:00 p.m. at Rosewood Library- “Completely Crazy Craft Creations”
Tuesday, April 12 Finally, the Rosewood Main Library will host “The Magic of Rafael and Katia” on
• 2 p.m.-6 p.m.- Open House at Veterans Library Monday, April 25 at 6:00 pm for “Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros.” Make sure to
• 6:00 p.m. at Bandini Library- “Completely Crazy Craft Creations” bring the whole family to a night of magic and comedy.
Wednesday, April 13
For more information on Library events and programs, contact the Rosewood Main
Library at (323) 722-6660.
• 2 p.m.-6 p.m.- Open House at Bandini Library
• 6:00 p.m. at Veterans Library- “Completely Crazy Craft Creations”
YOUNG MAN OF THE YEAR
Why did you apply to be Young Man of the Year?
Having grown up in the City of Commerce and volunteering at Rosewood Park, I received encouragement from
both employees and residents to participate in the Young Man of the Year Scholarship. They believe that I
would be a great candidate because I am personable, compassionate and committed to making my city bet-
ter. I took their words into consideration and filled out an application. I had nothing to lose so I gave it a
What do you hope to get out of this experience?
I hope to represent the City of Commerce to the best of my ability. I want to learn how to be resourceful
to the people in our community. I hope to become a positive role model to children in the city and
show them that if you put your mind to it and work hard, anything is possible.
Are you furthering your education/working? Please explain.
I am a freshman at California State University, Los Angeles majoring in Biochemistry. After I receive
my Bachelor’s degree, I plan on continuing my education and obtaining my Masters and Doctorate
degree from a UC school. When I finish school, I plan to become a biochemist and develop new
medication that will prevent and cure diseases. I also plan on opening my own pharmacy, hopefully
in the City of Commerce.
What are your hobbies, extracurricular activities, interests?
I enjoy working out. I attend cross fit twice a week at Veterans Park with Ray Zamora. I love playing and
coaching volleyball. I assist Jorge Ortiz with the City of Commerce Crush Volleyball 18’s team. During my
free time, I enjoy in volunteering at Rosewood Park. I like listening to music, watching movies and spend-
ing time with friends and family.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to finish college within 10 years. When I finish, I plan to fulfill my career goal of becoming a bio-
chemist. I have always been intrigued with medicine, especially the chemical processes that occurs dur-
ing an illness, as well as the recovery stages. In the future, I plan to continue my education and receive
another degree in Business and open my own pharmacy. I know it seems like a lot right now but I am am-
bitious about my plans for the future. I know it will take time but I know I will achieve my goal.
4 • April 2016 • Report to the People
Autism is a complex developmental condition that affects a person’s ability to and 3 years of age. Research continues in an effort to find effective methods for ear-
communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of lier diagnosis, as early intervention with proven behavioral therapies can improve
behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and outcomes.
to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but research shows
that with increased awareness, early intervention and appropriate treatments, peo- According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68
ple with autism can lead fuller, more complete lives. American children is identified on the autism spectrum–a ten-fold increase in preva-
lence in 40 years. Careful research shows that this increase is only partly explained
According to Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to raising money for re- by improved diagnosis and awareness. Studies also show that autism is four to five
search and awareness through its “Light It Up Blue” campaign, Autism spectrum dis- times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in
order (ASD) and autism can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States.
motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gas-
trointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, ASD affects over 3 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide.
math and art. There is no established explanation for this continuing increase, although improved
diagnosis and environmental influences are two reasons often considered.
Although autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development, the
most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 For more information about Autism, please visit the autismspeaks.org website.
WE LOVE VOLUNTEERS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER MONTH
Volunteers dedicate their time and efforts towards helping their fellow human For more information on volunteer and internship opportunities, contact the Human
beings without expecting a reward or recognition for their actions. The City of Resources Department at (323) 722-4805 ext. 2266.
Commerce commends the self-
less acts from these community In addition, community members
helpers during the month of April, can volunteer to help law enforce-
which is celebrated nationally as Na- ment make their community a safer
tional Volunteer Month. place to live. The ComCat (Com-
merce Community Assistance Team)
Being a volunteer not only makes a volunteers are an active group of vol-
difference to the community, it also unteers who are cross-trained to as-
benefits the volunteer. Dedicating your sist the Public Safety Division with
time as a volunteer helps you make crime prevention programs and the
new friends, expand your network, Emergency Preparedness Office with
provide career experience, teach valu- disaster responses.
able job skills and boost your social
skills. For more information about the
ComCat Volunteer Program, contact
Volunteering also offers many ben- Public Safety Manager Laura Tilley at
efits to both mental and physical (323) 887-4460 ext. 2870.
health. Volunteering can deliver a
healthy boost to your self-confidence, Finally, residents can also join a
self-esteem and life satisfaction. It number of civic organizations that
also provides a sense of purpose, provide volunteer opportunities that
combats depression and helps you help the community. Civic organiza-
stay physically healthy. tions include:
Asamblea Un Nuevo Comienza, Auld
The City of Commerce grants many Lang Syne Club, Boy Scouts- Troop
opportunities for children, teens and #473, Commerce Aquatics Booster
adults to give back to the community. Club, Commerce Evening Lions Club,
One way is by participating in this year’s Spring Clean Up on April 2 at Veterans Commerce Garden Club, Commerce Senior Citizens Club, Commerce Sister City
Park at 8 a.m. Residents will help beautify the Veterans Park neighborhood by Association, Commerce Social Club, Divina Misericordia, Girl Scouts of Greater Los
cleaning up tree wells, painting red curbs, removing graffiti and bulky items and Angeles, Model City Democratic, Club of Commerce, New Life Family Church, St.
much more. Marcellinus Altar Society, St. Marcellinus Holy Name Society, Society of Our Lady of
Guadalupe of St. Marcellinus Parish, St. Marcellinus Confraternity of Christian Doc-
The City also provides volunteer and internship opportunities with various city de- trine, United Family of Bristow, Woman’s Club of Rosewood Park.
partments, including the Library Literacy Center, Public Information Office, Parks For more information on civic organizations or the Spring Clean Up, contact the
and Recreation, Community Services, Transportation and the City’s Cable TV de- Parks and Recreation Department at (323) 887-4434.
CITY OF COMMERCE
CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO
The Battle of Puebla during the 1862 French intervention in Mexico ended with a victory for the Mexican army against
the larger and better equipped French Army. To commemorate this historical victory, the City of Commerce will host the
Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Bristow Park on Sunday, May 1 from 1 pm to 5 pm.
This annual celebration highlights Mexican culture and heritage, featuring fun activities, events and local entertainment. There
will be a wide variety of Mexican and American cuisine offered by fundraising groups from Commerce’s teen and pre-teen clubs,
competitive sports teams and civic organizations like the United Family of Bristow. There will also be carnival rides, piñatas and
plenty of other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Early afternoon highlights include a boxing show featuring members of the Commerce Boxing Team, wrestling matches and the Hot Shots
Tee Ball exhibition game.
Don’t forget to register when you arrive to participate in the raffles being held throughout the day.
For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (323) 887-4434.
Report to the People • April 2016 • 5
PARKS SOIL SAMPLES TESTED READING IS FUNDAMENTAL
Department of Toxic Substances Control workers tested soil samples in Bristow and Bandini Parks for possible Community Services Commissioner John Soria celebrates Read Across America by reading
lead contamination due to emissions from the now closed Exide Battery Plant. “The Napping House” to Rosewood Park School students.
COMMERCE PRODUCES CHAMPIONS QUEEN’S FAREWELL
The City’s facilities maitnenance staff worked in the The City’s facilities maitnenance staff worked in the
early hours of the morning to give the Bristow Park early hours of the morning to give the Bristow Park
Boxing Gym some much needed TLC. Boxing Gym some much needed TLC.
LIBRARY STAFF ALWAYS LEARNING
Miss Commerce 2015 Diana Lopez and the Royal Court share memories at this year’s Queen’s Breakfast.
LIONS AND TIGERS AND TEENS, OH MY!
The City’s facilities maitnenance staff worked in the Teen Center Adventure Club visited the Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Phelan, California and fed lions,
early hours of the morning to give the Bristow Park tigers, cougars, panthers, foxes, monkeys and more!
Boxing Gym some much needed TLC.
Resident Boxer Wilhelm Arellano celebrates his win with Commerce Boxing Gym volunteer
Steve Viesca at the Commerce Boxing Show held in February at Veterans Park.
6 • April 2016 • Report to the People
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
May 2016 1 2
SMTW T F S Spring Clean Up
12 34 567 Veterans Park area
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 a.m.
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
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Albert Bandini Library 6 p.m. Rosewood Library 11 a.m. Commission 12:30 p.m. Commission 6 p.m. VETERANS PARK
Youth Advisory City Council/Successor Hecho a Mano
Commission 7 p.m. Agency 6:30 p.m. Rosewood Library 6 p.m.
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
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Week Begins Rosewood Library Bandini Library Veterans Library Bristow Library Senior Center 9:30 a.m.
2 p.m. – 6 p.m. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. 3 p.m.-7p.m. 22
RELAY FOR LIFE 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 23
VETERANS PARK Measure AA Committee Task Force Coffee Break and
Crazy Crafts for Kids 6 p.m. Committee 3 p.m. Backstage Pass Baby Show
17 Rosewood Library 6 p.m. Rosewood Library Rosewood Park
Crazy Crafts for Kids Crazy Crafts for Kids 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
“AAcutahcItmweiecspaDahmSotsgoutpauitiinnpncsracoceuernea.setionif.it”ste. Education Commission Bandini Library 6 p.m. Veterans Library 6 p.m
6 p.m. Community Services
Traffic Commission Commission 6 p.m.
18 19 6:30 p.m.
Crazy Crafts for Kids
Library Embajadoras 20 Bristow Library 6 p.m.
READs Center 6 p.m.
Agency 6:30 p.m. Scholarship Applications
All Commerce Libraries
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Día de los Niños o“innmTihetshaeetewvreheethies;nenatwg;rvmehiiartewolulirsnteeoumtfaaahellulellnst Planning Commission Student Government Day
Magic Show share.” 6:30 p.m. 8 a.m.
Rosewood Library 6 p.m. Lady Bird Spanish Reading Club
Johnson Rosewood Library 6 p.m.
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Important Phone Numbers
City Hall (323) 722-4805
Aquatorium (323) 887-4404
Code Enforcement Ext. 2293
M-F 8 am to 6 pm (323) 887-4460
Weekends/Evenings (562) 940-6898
Mayor Ivan Altamirano E.L.A. Sheriff’s Office (323) 264-4151
Mayor Pro Tem Tina Baca Del Rio
Councilmember Hugo A. Argumedo Graffiti Hotline (323) 887-4444
Councilmember Lilia R. Leon FREE Bulky Item Pick-up call
Councilmember Oralia Y. Rebollo
CalMet Services (562) 259-1239
Vector Control (562) 944-9656
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Commerce Public Affairs Show
Mondays at 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 11 a.m., Wednesdays at 3 p.m., Thursdays
at 2 p.m. Fridays at 8 a.m., Saturdays at 5 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m.
Commerce Handball Court Dedication
Mondays at 6 p.m., Tuesdays at 12 p.m., Wednesdays at 8 a.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m.
or after City Council Meeting, Fridays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.,
Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
8 • April 2016 • Report to the People