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TO VOTERS IN UPCOMING
Asthma Awareness Before you can vote in the 2016 Presidential Primary election on ple ballot booklets.
June 7, you must make sure you are registered to vote before On Election Day, polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. How-
Page 4 May 23. Registering is the first step in the voting process. If you
have relocated since the last time you voted, you must re-register with ever, there are now more convenient options. Voters can vote 29
Miss Commerce your new address. Registration must take place at least 15 days prior days before Election Day at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Miss Cinco de Mayo to an election in order to vote in that election. building located at 12400 Imperial Hwy, 3rd Floor, Room 3002 in
the City of Norwalk. Voters may also sign up to vote by mail for just
Page 5 YOU MAY REGISTER TO VOTE one election or as a permanent vote by mail voter.
IN LA COUNTY IF YOU ARE:
Rakken Tacos Return a completed application which can be found on the Los
• A citizen of the United States Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk’s website at
Page 6 • At least 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day www.lavote.net. Once on file, you will no longer have to apply for fu-
• Not found mentally incompetent by a court of law ture elections. A ballot will automatically be mailed to you for each
Supervisor Visits • You are not: election.
1.Serving a state prison term for a felony conviction in a County jail DID YOU KNOW
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2.On parole/probation for a felony conviction as a condition of your that voting is compulsory in 22 countries
Calendar release from prison/jail in the world? Those who are eligible and
do not vote may face fines or community
Facebook:ci.commerce.ca.us The Los Angeles County Multilingual Services program was estab- service. Did you know that some coun-
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Twitter:@CityofCommerce Voters with limited English proficiency can receive assistance in their Ecuador allow voting at age 16? Voting
Instagram:cityofcommerce language, on Election Day, at most polling places throughout the is a right our US Military fight to protect.
www.ci.commerce.ca.us County. Voters may also call 1-800-481-8683 to request that trans- It’s your right, exercise it.
lated election materials are mailed to them every election. You can
also receive information about or request poll place locations, bilingual
voter registration cards, translated vote-by-mail applications and sam-
From The Desk of Jorge Rifa CITY OF COMMERCE COUNCIL ACTIONS
CITY ADMINISTRATOR REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 5 nologies Battery Recycling Facility matter from the
County Department of Public Health and the State De-
Iwant to start by congratulating newly crowned Miss Com- Introduced Miss Commerce Jazmin Diaz, the 2016 partment of Toxic Substances Control.
merce 2016 Jazmin Diaz, her Royal Court and Young Royal Court: Miss Dodgers Kiana M. Hernandez; Miss Approved a Sheriff’s Department Deployment and Pub-
Man of the Year Mark Jimenez. I have every confidence Clippers Melissa Avila-Briones; Miss Fourth of July Ca- lic Safety strategy.
that these young ladies and gentleman will serve the City as rina Rodarte; Miss Cinco de Mayo Kassandra Carva- Approved a $10,000 in exchange for information lead-
our goodwill ambassadors with distinction and dedication. jal; Miss Friendship Georgie Antioneett Rosales and ing to the apprehension and/or conviction of the per-
We look forward to getting to know them in the months the Young Man of the Year Mark Jimenez to the com- son(s) responsible for three deaths during a collision on
ahead. munity. the Santa Ana Freeway on February 28, 2016.
Recognized Commerce resident Joseph Valvarde for Received and filed a status update regarding the Gage
Speaking of upcoming events, the annual Cinco de Mayo his commitment to community volunteerism and Avenue Landfill site, authorized site access to the State’s
Celebration will be held at Bristow Park on May 1 from 1 human rights education. CalRecycle Department and approved the installation of
p.m. to 5 p.m. As always, the celebration will feature local Recognized Commerce Senior Services Supervisor a landfill gas monitoring system at Veteran’s Park.
entertainment, sports events like the Commerce boxing and Ann Cruz-Berroteran for being selected Commerce Authorized staff to enact the Rosewood Park School
Hot Shots Tee Ball exhibitions and a wide variety of Mexi- Woman of the Year by Assemblymember Cristina Gar- Traffic Control Implementation Plan.
can/American cuisine offered by Commerce civic organi- cia. Approved a Professional Services Agreement (PSA)
zations. This is a wonderful, colorful celebration of culture Proclaimed April 22, 2016 as Earth Day in the City of with Gibson Transportation Consulting, Inc. to conduct
and community and we hope you will bring the whole fam- Commerce and recognized the Sanitation Districts of traffic studies associated with improvements to the Tele-
ily to celebrate with us. Los Angeles County in appreciation of their 10th an- graph Road Corridor.
nual Earth Day community event. Approved a PSA with Blodgett Baylosis Environmental
Last month, the City hosted the Commerce Relay for Life Proclaimed the Month of April 2016 as Autism Aware- Planning to conduct environmental studies associated
at Veterans Park. The Relay has become a new Com- ness Month. with improvements to the Telegraph Road Corridor.
merce tradition, celebrating the memories of those who lost Proclaimed the week of April 10-16 as National Li- Approved an Agreement with Sialic Contractors Corpo-
the fight against cancer while also inspiring great hope for brary Week. ration for Roadway Maintenance and Repair Services.
one day finding a cure for this terrible disease. On behalf Received and filed a presentation by non-profit or- Authorized staff to participate in two grant programs of-
of the City Council, I want to thank the American Cancer ganization, Human-I-T. fered by the Central Basin Municipal Water District.
Society as well as the volunteers and participants for mak- Received and filed a circuit reliability review from Authorized the commission of an updated manuscript
ing this event a great success. Southern California Edison. of City of Commerce: An Enterprising City.
Proclaimed April 2016 as Child Abuse Prevention Approved a series of mayoral outreach meetings
Another Commerce tradition happening in May is the Pre- Month in the City of Commerce. throughout the community.
school Graduation Ceremony in Veterans Memorial Park Proclaimed April 2016 as Sexual Assault Awareness Approved an appointment to the Measure AA Advisory
on May 21 at 10 a.m. I know I speak for the City Council Month and April 27 as Denim Day in the City of Com- Committee.
when I say how much we enjoy this annual celebration of merce. Approved the first reading of an ordinance amending
early childhood learning. Congratulations to all the young Approved a scope adjustment for structural retrofit the Municipal Code pertaining to commercial recycling.
Commerce residents who are taking their first steps to- and tenant improvements to the Central library admin-
wards a brighter future. We look forward to seeing all the istration area. REGULAR MEETING OF MARCH 15
wonderful things they will accomplish in the years to come. Approved a Service Agreement with Davis Farr LLP Recognized Ani Samuelian and Brenda Sandoval as
for audit services. Recipients of 2016 Woman of the Year Award (Senate
On behalf of the City Council, I want to wish everyone a Approved the renewal of addition civic organizations District 32)
happy Mother’s Day, which is on Sunday, May 8. Let’s take for the year 2016. Proclaimed April 20 as Arbor Day in the City of Com-
time to appreciate our mothers, grandmothers, aunts and Approved the installation of a back-up generator by merce
other women in our lives who do so much for us. NorthStar, Inc. Approved the project plans and specifications for the
Finally, May marks the celebration of Memorial Day, so let Approved changing the title of “Director of Safety and Slauson Avenue Sidewalk Improvement and Tree Plant-
us all remember the brave men and women who sacrificed Community Services” to “Director of Public Safety and ing Project.
their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Community Services.” Authorized Elie Farah, Inc. to conduct 2016 citywide
The City of Commerce is proud to serve as home to many Approved a resolution accepting the work performed engineering and traffic survey.
Veterans and military families and we are forever grateful by Sialic Contractors Corporation for the Eastern Av- Authorized Stantec Consulting Services Inc. to conduct
for their service and sacrifice. In observance of this special enue Rehabilitation Project. traffic study to provide one-way vehicular access and
holiday, Commerce City Hall and libraries will be closed on Approved an agreement with Wold Amusements Inc pedestrian path from the City Hall West Parking Lot to
Monday, May 30. for carnival services for the Independence Day cele- the Villa Aquatic Center.
bration at Rosewood Park. Authorized Transtech Engineers to prepare contract
Sincerely, Approved proposed budget discussion dates. documents for traffic calming measures on Astor Avenue.
Received and filed the Single Audit Report on Federal Authorized BKF Engineers to prepare contract docu-
Published Monthly and Mailed to Commerce Residents Awards for Fiscal Year 2014/2015. ments and engineering design of the Atlantic Boulevard
Continued an amendment to the Development Agree- Corridor Improvements Project.
Deputy City PIO Staff: ment between the City and Justman Packaging for de- Authorized Transtech Engineers to prepare contract
Administrator Marie Hovik velopment of property. documents of Garfield Avenue/Washington Boulevard
Fernando Mendoza Edward Torres Authorized the Mayor to sign a letter of opposition Multi-Modal Intersection Project.
Adriana Torres against Senate Bill 876. Authorized general landscaping and construction proj-
Editing/Writing: Darryl Leyden Received and filed a Water Conservation Update. ect management services for the I-5 Freeway and Wash-
Herlinda Chico Joe Sandoval Received and filed a status update on the Exide Tech- ington Boulevard Gateway Beautification Project.
Daniel Larios Received and filed a status update on the Exide Tech-
nologies Battery Recycling Facility matter.
Graphics Design Approved a letter to be included in the public comment
Anthony Aguilar portion of the proposed Draft Environmental Impact Re-
port prepared for Exide Draft Closure plan.
Please call (323) 887-4453 Approved the new bus wrap design for the Citadel Ex-
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. or press buses.
visit us online at www.ci.commerce.ca.us. Approved council assignments to outside boards and
Facebook:ci.commerce.ca.us Approved appointments to I-710 Local Advisory Com-
2 • May 2016 • Report to the People
BIKE SAFETY ride, May has been designated as Bicycle Safety Month in the City of Commerce.
The most basic advice in bicycle safely is to always wear a helmet every time you ride. Bi-
Whether you want to cut down on pollution or get in shape, riding a bicycle is a great
way to get around. However, every year about 494,000 people go to the emer- cycle helmets reduce the risk of head and brain injuries in the event of a crash. All bicyclists,
gency room because of bike accidents and at least 10,000 kids have injuries that regardless of age, can help protect themselves by wearing properly fitted bicycle helmets
require an overnight stay in a hospital. every time they ride. Helmets must meet the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Just like driving a car, cyclists must observe the rules of the road and watch out for what’s
around them at all times. In order to help Commerce residents enjoy their safe daily bike By California law, anyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet while riding a bicycle,
includes children who are sitting in restraining seats or are being towed in a trailer behind the
bicycle, even if it’s during a short ride. The law also requires anyone under 18 to wear a hel-
met when riding a scooter, skateboard or when using inline skates.
Helmets must be worn the right way for maximum protections and should be fitted prop-
erly, neither too small nor too big. It should be worn level and covering the forehead, with the
straps always fastened.
Here are some safety tips and guidelines to help ensure your ride goes smoothly.
• Check your bike before heading out: check all equipment and parts for proper fit and
function, including tires, brakes, handlebars and seats.
• Always travel in the same direction as traffic.
• Obey traffic signs, signals and lane markings; use hand signals at all turns; and
follow local laws.
• Be visible: wear bright colors, reflective materials and lights on your bicycle at night.
• Ride focused and alert: don't use electronic devices and never ride impaired by alcohol or
In addition, car drivers also must respect the rights of bicyclists to be on the road.
Here are some tips on how to share the road:
• Respect designated bicycle lanes.
• Allow at least three feet clearance when passing a bicyclist on the road.
• Look for cyclists before opening a car door or pulling out from a parking space.
• Yield to cyclists at intersections and as directed by signs and signals.
• Look for cyclists when making turns, either left or right.
• Never drive distracted or impaired. Always buckle up.
MAY IS ASTHMA AWARENESS MONTH
An estimated 17.7 million adults and 6.3 milllion children in the United States are affected by asthma. Asthma is a
chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways and causes recurring periods of wheezing, tightness in
chest, shortness of breath and coughing.
Sadly, 8.6 percent of school-aged children have asthma, which is a leading cause of hospital emergency department
visits and school absenteeism. In response to these alarming statistics, the City of Commerce is helping to raise
public awareness of the risks faced everyday by Americans living with asthma during the month of May, which
is designated as Asthma Awareness Month.
Although the exact cause of asthma is unknown and it cannot be cured, it can be controlled with self-man-
agement education, appropriate medical care and avoiding exposure to environmental triggers.
Since Commerce is a transportation hub, it is uniquely perceptive to environmental impacts. The City
has been at the forefront of finding ways to decrease its environmental footprint, such as switching the
City buses to clean energy vehicles, operating a natural gas station and repairing and renovating
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
• Asthma prevalence is higher among persons with family income below the poverty level.
• Almost 12 million people reported having an asthma attack in a recent government sur
• Approximately 3 million Hispanics in the U.S. have asthma and Puerto Ricans are dispro
• Asthma is the third-ranking cause of hospitalization among children under 15.
• 10.5 million school days are missed each year due to asthma.
• The annual economic cost of asthma amounts to more than $20.7 billion annually.
• Triggers that can initiate an asthma attack include allergens such as pollen, dust, animal
dander, drugs and food additives, as well as viral respiratory infections and physical
• Effective asthma treatment includes monitoring the disease with a peak flow meter, iden-
tifying and avoiding allergen triggers, using drug therapies including bronchodilators and
anti-inflammatory agents, and developing an emergency plan for severe attacks.
For more information asthma related programs, visit www.epa.gov/asthma or to find
statistics compiled by the CDC, visit www.cdc.gov/asthma.
LIBRARY NEWS Tuesday, May 3 at Bandini Library at 6 p.m
Wednesday, May 4 at Veterans Library at 6 p.m
In an effort to instill a lifelong love of reading in children, the Commerce Public Library is Thursday, May 5 at Bristow Park Library at 6 p.m
celebrating National Children’s Book Week during the week of May 2-6 with a series of
interactive storytimes and events. Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initia-
The Children’s library staff will be performing stories during the week, bringing tive in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, li-
popular children’s books to life. braries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!
National Children’s Book Week Schedule
Monday, May 2 at Rosewood Library at 6 p.m.
Report to the People • May 2016 • 3
A New Queen Reigns Supreme HERE’S A TIP: The best way to avoid a
More than 300 guests filled the Commerce Hotel and Casino to witness the mess when removing your tree is to place
crowning of 20 year-old college student, Jazmin Diaz as Miss Commerce a plastic tree bag (available at hardware
2016. Diaz was one of 9 contestants competing for the title. Judges scored stores) underneath and pull the bag up
the participants on beauty, Hotel and Casino, clothes and gift caarordusntdo tChietatdreeles,tosrteasn,daalonndg awlilt,haontdhecraitrerymist do-
poise, personality, grooming nated by local Commerce businessoeusts. ide. Obviously, you will want to remove
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said Diaz. “And when I heard and Georgie Antioneett Rosales
my name, I felt like I was was voted by the nine pageant
dreaming; I was in disbelief. participants as Miss Friendship.
When I was presented with my Commerce resident Mark Jimenez
sash and crown I could hear my was named the 2016 Young Man
friends and family screaming for of the Year and will attend the
me and it was all so surreal.” same city events as the Queen
and Royal Court.
Diaz is a sophomore majoring
in business at California State Miss Commerce and the Royal
University, Dominguez Hills. Court will serve as the official am-
After she graduates, she hopes bassadors for the City, represent-
to attend either USC or Loyola ing the community during various
Law School to pursue Family events throughout the year, in-
Law. Diaz volunteers at the LA cluding the Independence Day cel-
Regional Center where she reads to kids with disabilities. ebration, Cinco de Mayo,
Community Dodger Night, Com-
As Miss Commerce, Diaz will receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Commerce munity Clippers Night, and the An-
nual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
PRINCESS PROFILE: Kassandra Carvajal
Miss Cinco de Mayo
It’s only been one month, but how has your experience
been on the court so far?
My experience on the court has been incredible. It has allowed me to see how much our city truly has to offer to
our residents and how it impacts them in a positive way. I am so grateful to be able to serve the city that has given
me so much, and I'm excited for what's still in store for us.
What do you hope to get out of your time serving on the court?
I hope to use this opportunity on the court to be able to give back to my city in any way I can and to be able to
create connections with the people of Commerce. This opportunity has already allowed me to grow so much as
a person and has made me more self-confident and to work hard for what I believe in.
What is the best thing about living in Commerce?
The best thing about living in Commerce is the people and how close everyone is. This City offers us, the resi-
dents, much more in terms of services and programs than any other city I've visited.
Are you furthering your education/working?
I'm currently enrolled at Cal State L.A as a Freshmen where I'm planning on getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Busi-
What are your hobbies, extracurricular activities, interests?
In my free time I enjoy working out with my best friends Arriel Soto and Mark Jimenez. I also enjoy travelling to
new places and experiencing the different cultures, lifestyles and customs. Lastly, I love spending time with my
family and hanging out with my friends.
What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future are to become a talent manager and help launch people's careers in the entertainment
4 • May 2016 • Report to the People
NEW ASIAN FUSION IS ‘RAKKEN’ FOODIES’ FANCY
The community seems to be responding positively to the Vietnamese, Mexican,
Japanese fusion as the eatery has been steadily busy since its soft opening in March.
The popular Taco Plate allows foodies to try all six of their famous tacos. Rakken Al
Pastor is Vietnamese grilled pork, sriracha, mayo, onions and shiso leaves; the Yuzu
Carne Asada is steak, Japanese citrus sauce, onions and shiso leaves; the Pho is
flank steak simmered overnight in pho broth, onions, basil leaves, hoisin-sriracha
drizzle; the Butter Shrimp is a Hawaiin North Shore recipe that uses butter garlic
shrimp, lemon, onions, Rakken house spices; the Mini-Bello is mini Portobello mush-
rooms, onions, shiso leaves, spicy mayo; and the Chicken Curry is Vietnamese in-
fluenced yellow chicken curry with a hint of coconut milk. These taco flavors can also
be made into a burrito which includes rice, beans and a salad. Other popular items
include Shrimp Taquitos and Garlic Crab Fries.
Rakken Tacos is an environmentally-friendly business that is committed to local hir-
ing. Three area youth are currently working at the restaurant and all the disposable
items are made from recycled paper. Located at 2444 S. Atlantic Blvd., Rakken
Tacos serves $1 tacos for happy hour Monday through Saturday, 4pm to 8 pm. For
a full menu, check out their website at rakkentacos.com, or call at 323.318.2588 or
follow them on social media @rakkentacos.
In the summer of 2012, Rakken Tacos started with one booth at the 626 Night
Market in the City of Arcadia. Today, they continue that tradition, but have grown
so much in popularity that they added three more booths to accommodate the de-
mand for their unique cuisine. Rakken Tacos also opened their first brick and mor-
tar location right here in the City of Commerce.
Owner Ken Nguyen grew up in Mid City Los Angeles and used the diverse culi-
nary options to help craft his menu. “For many years we’ve been integrating our
own neighborhood favorites with different types of street food,” said Nguyen. “Our
flavor combinations are a culmination of our love for good food from around the
SPRING COMMUNITY JOB FAIR fortable shoes, bring multiple copies of your resume and prepare to be interviewed
on the spot.
The Social Services/Employment Referral Services Division is inviting job seek-
ers to its annual Spring Community Job Fair on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at The Employment Referral Services Division, which is under the auspices of the
3 p.m. at Rosewood Park. Public Safety and Community Services Department, offers job preparation classes,
Companies are currently looking to fill positions in various fields, including retail, employment events, job referral services and other resources for potential job seek-
clerical, warehouse transportation and much more. Potential employers include ers throughout the year.
local companies, such as S. Bravo Systems, Dolphin Trucking School, the Citadel
Outlets and National Polytechnic College. For additional information, please contact Liz Chavez in the City of Commerce’s
Public Safety and Community Services Department at 323.887.4461.
Those interested in attending are encouraged to dress professionally, wear com-
PARKS DEEMED SAFE BY STATE
Preliminary reports from the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) shows no significant lev-
els of lead in soil in Bandini and Bristow Parks due to possible emissions from the now-defunct Exide Battery Plant
So far, DTSC has sampled and tested 519 total properties, 81 of which are located in Commerce. Out of the 81
properties, 15 are classified “Priority One” and one property is scheduled for clean up this week.
“I’m very pleased with the numbers,” said Peter Ruttan, Senior Engineering Geologist for the Legacy Landfills
Office in DTSC. “These parks are located in between the 5 and 710 Freeways and the Railroad yard, so I was
very surprised and pleased that the lead levels are so low.”
However, to ensure that residents and visitors of the two parks are safe from lead contamination, DTSC have
performed follow up examinations on April 14 in order to verify the results from the soil samples taken on March
11. Results are still pending.
The City is working with DTSC to provide the necessary resources and bring awareness and education to Com-
merce residents as to the dangers of lead contamination. Commerce residents, especially in the Bandini and
Bristow Park neighborhoods, are encouraged to allow DTSC to conduct soil testing on their property, free of
charge. Sampling and clean up agreement forms can be requested by calling (844) 225-3887 or can be found
at DTSC’s website at dtsc.ca.gov/exide.
Residents concerned that the soil on their property may be contaminated with lead can sign up for a free and
confidential blood lead test by calling the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health at (844) 888-2290,
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. County officials will also be testing blood during the Cinco de Mayo celebration.
For more information about testing and clean up, please contact the Department of Toxic Substance Control at
(844) 225-3887 or visit dtsc.ca.gov/exide.
Report to the People • May 2016 • 5
WOMAN OF THE YEAR COMMERCE LOVES TO READ
Senior Center Supervisor Ann Berroteran was honored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia as Author and Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez was one of 15 authors featured in the
a “Woman of the Year” for the 58th Assembly District. Commerce Library’s inaugural “Commerce Loves to Read” book festival.
SUPERVISOR VISITS SENIOR CENTER COMMERCE CLEANS UP
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 Commerce residents spruced up the Veterans Park area during the Spring Clean Up event, planting flowers, re-
moving bulky items and picking up litter.
MAY IS NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH
The City’s facilities maitnenance staff worked in the The Bristow Park Pre-Teen Club works closely with Penny Lane, a Commerce nonprofit that helps foster children
early hours of the morning to give the Bristow Park find homes. The Club made Easter baskets that were distributed to foster children at the organization’s Easter
Boxing Gym some much needed TLC. Luncheon.
County Supervisor Hilda Solis stopped by the Commerce Senior Center and prepared meals
for homebound residents.
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SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
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Cinco de Mayo Celebration Video Game Day Hecho a Mano Senior Citizens Video Game Day Video Game Play Poetry Workshop
Boxing Show Commission 12:30 p.m. Bandini Library 3 p.m. Rosewood Library 3:30 p.m. Bristow Library 11 a.m.
Bristow Library 4 p.m. Rosewood Library 11 a.m.
Bristow Park 1 p.m. Children’s Parks & Recreation Mother’s Day Party
Book Week Show Commission 6 p.m. Bandini Library 11:30 a.m.
Children’s Children’s Book Week Show Veterans Library 6 p.m.
Book Week Show Bandini Library 6 p.m. Children’s Book Week Show
Rosewood Library 6 p.m. Teen Book Club Bristow Library 6 p.m.
City Council/Successor Rosewood Library 6 p.m.
English Book Club Agency 6:30 p.m.
Bandini Library 6 p.m. Hecho a Mano
Rosewood Library 6 p.m.
Commission 7 p.m.
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Mother’s Day Introduction to Social Media Day Camp Registration Task Force Community Services Video Game Play Garden Show
Computer Class 8 a.m. Committee 3 p.m. Commission 6 p.m. Rosewood Library 3:30 p.m. Rosewood Park
Bandini Library Community Center
Measure AA Committee Video Game Day Hecho a Mano A mother is the
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. Veterans Library 4 p.m. Bandini Library 6 p.m. one who fills your 12 - 3 p.m.
Education Commission Introduction to Microsoft Traffic Commission Introduction to the Internet heart in the
6 p.m. Excel Computer Class 6:30 p.m. Computer Class first place.
Rosewood Library 5:30 p.m. Veterans Library Amy Tan
7:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Respect for the Library Embajadoras Introduction to Social Media Video Game Day Video Game Play Preschool Graduation
rights of others READs Center 6 p.m. Bandini Library 3 p.m. Rosewood Library 3:30 p.m. Veterans Park 10 a.m.
is peace. City Council/Successor
Benito Juarez Agency 6:30 p.m. Bristow Library
4 p.m.–6 p.m.
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Library Commission Video Game Day Community Job Fair Spanish Reading Club Video Game Play
6 p.m. Veterans Library 4 p.m. Rosewood Park 3 p.m. Rosewood Library 6 p.m. Rosewood Library 3:30 p.m.
Oversight Board 5 p.m. A hero is someone
who has given his
6:30 p.m. or her life to
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dents of all ages can sign up on June 4 to partake in an unfor-
gettable experience. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (Live every 1st and 3rd Tues.) Mondays 8 a.m. Wednesdays
Nestled amongst the towering pines of Lake Arrowhead, Camp Com- at 10 a.m., Thursdays at 5 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m.
merce has been the perfect get away. No other City in Southern Cali-
fornia offers their residents an amenity like Camp Commerce at such “In A Council Minute”
a low cost, with meals, transportation, supervision and activities in- A Recap of the City Council Meeting in One Minute
The friendly and highly-qualified staff will lead campers in a variety Mondays at 4 p.m., Tuesdays at 9 a.m., Wednesdays at 1 p.m., Thursdays at 4 p.m., Fri-
of activities. Camp Counselors are trained in CPR and First Aid and are days at 3 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m., Sundays at 5 p.m.
knowledgeable about local wildlife providing an educational and safe
experience for all age groups. Camp Commerce offers something for Commerce City News
everyone: a four-day trip during the week or a three-day weekend get-
away for specific groups like teens, active adults and families, all year Mondays at 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 8 a.m., Wednesday at 3 p.m., Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.,
round. Friday at 5:30 p.m., Saturdays at 5:30 p.m., Sundays at 3:30 p.m.
In fact, Camp Commerce is hosting a Women’s Getaway Weekend
on May 13-14. This weekend will be full of fun themed activities, such Cheap Eats
as crafts, games, zumba, aerobics, yoga, hiking, dancing and shop-
ping. There will even be a Saturday Night Luau. Mondays at 6 p.m., Tuesdays at 12 p.m., Wednesdays at 8 a.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m. or
Residents interested in signing up for Camp Commerce can contact after City Council Meeting, Fridays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at 11:30 a.m., Sundays at 5:30
the Parks and Recreation Department for available dates at (323) 887- p.m.
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Mondays at 5 p.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Wednesdays at 5 p.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m.,
Fridays at 3:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.