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Title BulletNo Street Sweeping Enforcement on City/Federal Holidays
There will not be any street sweeping enforcement on:
- Monday, February 16th for President's Day
Please remember that all other parking restrictions may still be in effect, such as no parking at red curbs or handicapped parking restrictions, etc. (1.5.2015)

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Title Bullet Community Emergency Response Team Training, Jan 17-31
Would you like to be more prepared for a disaster? Become a CERT member. See the attached flyer for upcoming, local training in Hawthorne.(12.8.2014)

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Title Bullet FREE Zero Waste Workshop on Monday, January 26th

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Title Bullet Join Your Neighboors and Deputies for Coffee and Conversation on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at Spires Restaurant in Lawdale.

Title Bullet Free Tax Preparation – VITA Program
Does your household earn $53,000 or less? You may qualify for free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, also known as VITA.
Family Resource Fair Events – job preparation, free and low-cost medical services, food and nutrition service, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index screenings are available at these Fairs. Upcoming events are free and open to the public.(1.15.2015)

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Title BulletThe Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has a web page with information and updates about Ebola. Information can be found at the following web site: (11.04.2014)

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Title Bullet Beautification Committee – Vacancy
There is one vacancy on the Beautification Committee. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Click the heading above for information about the committee. For a copy of the application, Click here. (7.14.2014)

Title Bullet General Plan Safety Element Update and Local Hazard Mitigation Plan - Be Part of Making Your Community Safer
The City of Lawndale is taking steps right now to protect our community from earthquakes and other hazards to prepare for emergencies, and to provide adequate fire and police services. Your input is important to help the City develop and update its safety plans.  (10.20.2014)
Did you receive notice of an upcoming electrical outage in your neighborhood? If you receive notice of a maintenance outage, it usually means important upgrades are coming to your neighborhood. Southern California Edison isolates the smallest possible area and provides advance notice so you can plan and enjoy your day. For more information, call the Outage Hotline at 800-611-1911 or go to the Outage center site at to get real time information on planned and unplanned outages. (9.22.2014)

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lkNew Bicycle Safety Law – In Effect from 9/16/14
The Three Feet for Safety Act took effect on September 16. Know the rules of the road when passing a bike and riding a bike! (9.17.2014)

Title Bullet Lawndale Launches into Social Media
In an effort to reach Lawndalians where they are, the City of Lawndale is announcing the start of two social media advances via the platforms of YouTube and Nixle. Lawndale's new YouTube page is now showing recent Lawndale Living episodes, as cwell as important Public Service Announcements. The community can look forward to even more programming as Fall sports begin in September. The Mayor's Cup is just around the corner! Furthering Lawndale's steps into social media will be its use of Nixle for emergency preparedness and public safety information. Make sure that you sign up today to ensure you receive up-to-date bulletins and information on community happenings. (7.29.2014)
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Title BulletLAWNDALE CITY TV – Original City Programming Now Available on the Web
Follow this link to the Lawndale City TV web page for original City programming such as Lawndale Living, The Safety Zone with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Lawndale Lifestyle, and public service announcements. (8.4.2014)

Title BulletState Issues Emergency Regulations for Statewide Urban Water Conservation
Residents are urged to take steps to reduce water consumption by 20%. This link will take you to a Resolution from the State Water Resources Control Board. Click the heading above for more information. (7.21.2014)

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Title BulletGolden State Water Issues Emergency Regulations for Outdoor Urban Water Use
Regulations prohibit each of the following:

  • Watering of outdoor landscapes that cause runoff to adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures.
  • The direct application of water to any hard surface for washing.
  • Using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle.
  • Using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated.
  • For additional information or to report water waste in your community, please contact Golden State Water's 24-hour Customer Service Center by calling 800-999-4033.(7.29.2014)
Title BulletReceive $2 per square foot for replacing your water wasting turf. (9.9.2014)

Title BulletChanges to the California Building Code Effective Jan. 1, 2014

Title BulletATTENTION - Individuals who may have performed work on the Lawndale's Playground Equipment Replacement Project
If you or anyone you know had worked for a contractor that assisted in the construction of the Lawndale's Playground Equipment Replacement Project from March 2014 to June 2014, you or they may qualify for unpaid wages. To review the list of affected contractors that have workers that may qualify for unpaid wages, please CLICK HERE. This notice will remain posted on this site until September 30, 2017. (9.4.2014)
Title BulletATTENTION - Individuals and Contractors who may have performed work on the Lawndale Community Center
If you or anyone you know had worked for a contractor that assisted in the construction of the Lawndale Community Center project from October 2010 to November 2012, you or they may qualify for unpaid wages. To review the list of potential contractors that have workers that may qualify for unpaid wages, please CLICK HERE. This notice will remain posted on this site until November 5, 2015 (1.16.2014)
Title Bullet Business and Multi-Family Waste Services Rate Calculator
You might be eligible to save money on your business or multi-family property trash services. By clicking the heading above, use our electronic CalRecycle Climate Calculator with your current trash bill to determine eligible savings! (10.31.2013)
Title BulletKeep Pet Waste from Reaching the Los Angeles Harbor
Failure to properly dispose of pet waste can result in pollution of the harbor and the ocean beyond. Please pick up after your pet. Click the heading above for more information about this serious problem. (4.23.2013)
Title Bullet Commodities Free Food Program
Nutritious food is distributed once a week to people who are income eligible. To participate, come to the Community Center Annex on Wednesday morning. Click the heading above for more information. (10.27.2011)
Title Bullet You May Qualify for a Utility Users Tax Exemption
If you are a Lawndale resident senior 65 years or older, or meet the Social Security Administration criteria of a blind or disabled person, or income does not exceed the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) established income limits for very low income families, you may qualify for a Utility Users Tax (UUT) exemption. For more information, or to download an application, please click here.(3.4.2014)
Title Bullet South Bay Metro Green Line Extension Through Lawndale
Metro is considering an extension of the Green Line from the Marine Avenue Station south to Torrance using existing railroad tracks. This could generate noise and disrupt cross traffic in Lawndale residential neighborhoods. Share your opinions with Metro or have your name added to its mailing list by signing on to:
Title BulletResidential No-Burn Alerts – click here to check on today's status
Visit the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) website for no-burn notices and air quality updates. (3.6.2014)


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