Are you interested in helping your community in an emergency by becoming a CERT Member? CERT educates citizens in disaster preparedness and provides basic disaster response skills. Using this training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional first responders are not immediately available to help.
To become a CERT Member you must attend the Basic CERT Class, which are going to be held in March. For more information go to www.cityoflapalma.org/cert.
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva is seeking bright, self-motivated, energetic high school sophomores and juniors to serve in the Young Legislator Program!
The Young Legislator program gives students the opportunity to learn the inner workings of state government and the legislative process. Students in the Young Legislator program will meet on a regular basis to discuss issues important to their communities, share ideas on youth-related issues, and explore the possibility of a career in public service.
For more information go to www.asmdc.org/quirk-silva
Residents are invited to attend as La Palma Mayor Gerard Goedhart hosts the 2018 State of the City. The event will highlight the past year’s achievements along with future projects.
Refreshments will be served.
No RSVP is necessary.
Chloe Kim, the 17 year old from La Palma won gold in women’s snowboard halfpipe! If winning a gold medal wasn’t enough, Chloe is the youngest female medalist in Olympic snowboarding history and won the 99th gold medal in winter Olympic history for the US. Congratulations Chloe!
On January 30th at about 10:00 a.m., La Palma police officers responded to the 7500 block of Silverado Lane after a resident reported a suspicious person.
The resident told our dispatcher that a male wearing a backpack knocked on his door and started asking random and strange questions. The male then walked away, last seen on foot in the neighborhood. The vigilant resident felt this behavior was suspicious and was concerned the male could be casing the neighborhood to bre...ak into homes.
The resident called the Police Department and did a great job providing the male’s physical description, clothing and direction of travel. Our officers quickly arrived in the area and located a male with a matching description. After talking to the male and conducting their investigation, officers found a small crowbar, pry bar, and gloves in the male’s backpack. The male was being less than honest about his reasons for being in the neighborhood, but it was not enough to fool the keen eyes of our police officers. The male was arrested for being in possession of burglary tools and taken off the street, thanks to the excellent job by our resident who reported seeing the suspicious activity.
Thank you and great job, La Palma!
This morning around 10:30 a.m. EDCO was conducting trash services when the trash, inside the truck, began smoking and caught fire. The policy, when this occurs, is to dump the trash onto the street and call 911, which is why you may have seen trash on Houston street. The fire was minimal and extinguished quickly.
Please avoid Houston, between Walker and Moody, until approximately 1:00 p.m. while the cleanup is completed.
Weather Update! The first significant Pacific Storm of the season has begun with light rain and showers today, rainfall will peak early Tuesday morning and ends Wednesday morning. In addition to rain, we could have strong winds.
Remember to add extra time to your commute when it rains and if you have items outside that could blow away, secure them. In addition, if it is the day your trash is picked up, please bring your trash cans in as soon as possible.
Stay safe and dry!
The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem will be hosting Office Hours Wednesday’s from 4:00-6:00 pm at City Hall (7822 Walker St.) on Wednesdays. Any resident, business owner, or concerned citizen can come to City Hall, unannounced, to meet with the Mayor or Mayor Pro Tem.
As a reminder, this week and next week services will be interrupted due to the holiday. Trash services will be one day after your scheduled day (as an example, Monday trash will be picked up Tuesday; Tuesday trash will be picked up Wednesday, etc) and there will be no street sweeping between December 25 and January 5.
For more information please visit www.cityoflapalma.org.
This is a reminder that City Offices are closed the week between Christmas and New Year. However, Central Park will be open daily (other than Christmas and New Year’s Day) and the Police Department will remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To report a non-emergency (such as a water leak), please call 714-690-3370. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.