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

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

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Jim Roberts
· July 15, 2017
La Palma is darkened by it's support of it's sister city Hanam South Korea. Hanam is a city filled with vile monsters who prey upon dogs and cats in their antiquated belief that the pain, suffering a...nd violent death of dogs and cats is delicious (to eat) and a tonic (believed to make a man more "potent.") La Palma, until you decide not to support the abhorrent dog and cat meat trade, you are guilty of contributing to unimaginable suffering and death. See More
Sadie Brisky
· November 27, 2016
La Palma will always be home to me. Great schools. Best place to raise family. You know it's a safe neighborhood If you see people jogging, walking and riding bikes. Parents are very involved in elema...ntry, Jr. high and high school. Love the park activities(dancing classes, computer classes, senior citizen activities) Halloween, etc! My 20 yr daughter loves la Palma so much she wants a tatto of palm tree to represent La Palma living-good times! See More
Keith Nelson
· May 22, 2015
The city council is eliminating La Palma Days, Fit N Fun, PIY, Volunteer Recognition, concert in the park and other community programs. Come tell them what you think.....get involved...get concerned, ...our citys heart and soul are at stake. See More
Steve Shanahan
January 23, 2013
Mayor Pro Tem Steve Shanahan: The City Council is holding a special meeting at 7:00pm on Monday January 28th to talk about the 2013-2014 budget. This budget will affect all citizens as we have do have... a $2 million deficit due to the loss of revenue from BP/Arco leaving us. There are going to be some difficult decisions and the City Council wants your input about services that are important to you. Please join us See More
Bren Stiger
· June 17, 2014
The City of La Palma is great! However, the camp counselors and volunteens at "Club La Palma Camp" just aren't as together has they were in years past (2010-2012). Example: Ask a volunteen a question ...and you get I DON"T KNOW ask a camp counselor... Ask a camp counselor and you get I DON"T KNOW ask the camp counselor in the morning! It use to be like an extended family, the staff said hello and went out-of-their way to get to know you... Now it's just a lousy job. See More
Justin Gallego
October 2, 2012
I grew up all my life in this little town and I would do anything to keep it safe, clean and fun for every family including my own. To help the fun, I recommend having holiday contests like drcora
Victor Perrin
· October 8, 2013
La Palma is the greatest little city in Orange County.
Asher Mathew
August 25, 2012
Sunday watch live from Angels stadium, Anaheim. Starts from 4 p.m.
Ellen E Evjen
· November 26, 2014
I was born in La Palma it rocks. Yep. :-)
Lisa Grube Sambrano
April 5, 2013
Why is the power out?
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December 28, 2011
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McDonalds is open and ready to serve La Palma!

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.

Thu 7:00 PM PDTCity of La PalmaLa Palma, CA

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!

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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!


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Former Mayor Richard Thomas Polis, who served on the La Palma City Council from 1984-1992 passed away January 30, following an extended illness. Mayor Polis’ family members informed city officials of his passing.

The press release is available at

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The community is invited to a book signing at Walker Junior High School on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. by local author Max Brunner and illustrator Dustin MacKay!

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Learn how to potentially save a life! The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course is being offered on Saturday, January 20 at the Community Center! Space is limited, so register today by going to

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.

Dance classes begin soon for kids of all ages! Classes include Ballet, Hip Hop Tumble, musical theater, Hip Hop Funky Jazz, and more!

Register online by going to!

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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.

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The City of La Palma wishes everybody a safe and joyous New Year!

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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

Holiday Hours-
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.