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  • March 2008 21815 Pioneer Blvd. Hawaiian Gardens CA 90716 tel. (562) 420-2641 | (562) 496-3708

    Easter Egg HuntTheannualEasteregghuntwill takeplaceon Saturday, March 22. The festivities willtake place at Ferguson Elementary Schooland will begin at 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.Entertainment will include an egg hunt,ponyrides,pettingzoo,jumpers,trainrides,coloringcontest,sackraceandpictureswiththeEasterBunny!Forlunch,hotdogs,chips&punchwillbeserved. TheEasterBunnyiswaitingforyouComeandcelebratewithus!!!

    Bsqueda de Huevos de PascuaLa divertida bsqueda anual de huevosde Pascua se llevara acabo el sbado 22de marzo en la escuela primaria FergusonElementarySchool,delas11delamaanaalas3delatarde.Comopartedeladiversin,tambin habr paseos en pony, corral deanimales, paseos en trenesito, concursode colorear, carreras de costales y, porsupuesto, fotosconelConejitodePascua.Tambinhabrsabrososhotdogs,botanas,yponche.Venganacelebrarconnosotros!

    Community Health FairGethealthywithus!TheCommunityHealthFairwillbeheldonSaturday,March1,from12:00pmto4:00pmattheC.RobertLeeCenter.

    Feria Comunitaria de la SaludTodos juntos a mejorar nuestra salud! La FeriaComunitariadelaSaludserelsbado,primerodemarzo,delas12delmediodaalas4delatardeenelCentrodeActividadesC.RobertLee.

    Whats Inside

    EasterEggHunt........1 HealthFair.................1

    Development...............2 DonLupeTires......... 2 LibraryUpdate..........2

    Special Events.............3 YouthWalk................3 Parade&Carnival.....3

    Public Safety...............4 Graffiti Tracker........... 4 CodeEnforcement....4Public Works...............5 Reuse,Recycle.........5Human Services..........6 VolunteerRecognition Dinner........................6 SpringCamps............6 SoccerandTrackField Registration...............6

    Calendar.......................7

    Contact Numbers........8

  • Library UpdateThe City of Hawaiian Gardens moves closer to thecompletion of the Library and Public Safety Center.Upon City Councils direction in November 2007, Citystaff advertised for bids toconstruct and rehabilitate thenew facility located at 11940Carson Street. On January22, 2008 the City awardedthe construction contract tothe lowest responsive bidder,PCN3, Inc. for the amount of$2,325,613. Inpreparation fortheconstructionof thisproject,theCitydemolishedtheinteriorofthebuildingandsitetomakeroom for a new library on thefirst floor, a computer room, offices, community assembly room and Sheriffs offices. Additional funds will be used to purchaseapproximately45computers,newfurniture,anda security system. Construction started February 2008andisanticipatedtobecompletesummer2008.

    Progreso de la Biblioteca LaCiudaddeHawaiianGardensavanzaenelproyectodelaBibliotecayCentrodeSeguridadPblica.DeacuerdoaundirectivodelAyuntamiento,ennoviembredel2007la

    ciudadsolicitofertaspara laconstruccin y rehabilitacinde las nuevas instalacionesubicadas en 11940 CarsonStreet.El22deenerodel2008la ciudad otorg el contratodeconstruccinalaempresaPCN3, Inc., que present lapropuesta ms competitiva,conlacantidadde$2,325,613.En preparacin para laconstruccindeesteproyecto,la ciudad hizo demolicionespara dar espacio a unanuevabibliotecaenel primer

    piso, un saln para computadoras, oficinas, un saln de asambleas comunitarias, y oficinas para el alguacil. Losfondosadicionalesserndestinadosalacomprade45computadoras,muebles,ysistemadeseguridad.Seanticipaquelaconstruccin,quecomenzenfebrerodel2008,concluyaenelveranodel2008.

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    Don Lupe TiresRedevelopment Project TheCityofHawaiianGardensisproudtoannouncethecompletionofDonLupesTireslocatedat22208NorwalkBoulevard. TheformerlyundevelopedpieceofpropertywassoldtoRigobertoRamirezin2005fortheconstructionofapermanent3,000squarefootbuilding.Themoniesreceived from the purchase have been deposited backintotheRedevelopmentAgencyFundwheretheywillbeusedtofundfutureendeavors.

    Proyecto de Reurbanizacin:Llantas Don LupeLa Ciudad de Hawaiian Gardens se enorgullece enanunciarlaterminacindeobradeLlantasDonLupe(DonLupesTires) localizadaen22208NorwalkBlvd.ElqueantesfueraterrenobaldofuevendidoalseorRigobertoRamrezenel2005paralaconstruccinpermanentedeunedificio de 3,000 pies cuadrados. Los ingresos obtenidos porlaventadeesteterrenohansidore-depositadosenelFondodelaAgenciadeReurbanizacin,yeldineroserutilizado para financiar obras futuras.del 2008.

    Development / Desarrollo

  • 44th Anniversary Parade & CarnivalShowyourCitypridebyparticipatingatthe44thAnniversaryParade&Carnival.ThisyearsparadewilltakeplaceonSaturday,April5at11:00am.TheCarnival,a4-daycelebrationwillbeginonThursday,April3andendSunday,April6.Lookformoreinformationnextmonth.

    Programa de Becas del Alcalde: Caminata del xito para La JuventudLa ciudad esta aceptando solicitudes para elProgramadeBecasdelAlcalde:Caminatadelxitopara la Juventud.Esteaoel programaotorgar30,000dlaresenbecasaestudiantesde preparatoria que residan en HawaiianGardensycumplanciertosrequisitos.

    Losformulariosdesolicitudestarndisponiblesen las escuelas preparatorias de la ciudad apartirdel3demarzode2008.Losestudiantesdepreparatoriaquedeseenpresentar susolicituddeben ser residentes de Hawaiian Gardens, ytener calificaciones con un GPA mnimo de 2.5. Lassolicitudes,quedeben iracompaadasdeunensayo,tienenqueentregarsealaciudadamstardarelviernes,18deabrilde2008.Parainformacin adicional favor de llamar a AlmaReyesaltelfono562.420.2641,extensin201.

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    Special Events / Eventos Especiales

    Mayors Youth Walk ofAchievement Program TheCityisacceptingapplicationsfortheannualMayorsYouthWalkofAchievementProgram.This yearsprogramwill award$30,000 inscholarshipstoqualifyinghighschoolstudentsthatresideinHawaiianGardens.

    Applications will be available at local high schools beginning March3,2008. Highschoolstudents thatwish toapplymustbeHawaiianGardens residents with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applications andessays must be submitted into the City no later than Friday,April18,2008.ForfurtherinformationpleasecontactAlmaReyes@562.420.2641ext201.

    Desfile y Carnaval para Celebrar Nuestro 44 AniversarioCelebre el aniversario de nuestra ciudad participando en el Desfile y Carnaval por nuestro 44 aniversario. El desfile se llevar a cabo elsbado,5deabrilde2008,a las11delamaana.ElCarnaval,que tendrunaduracinde4das,empezarel jueves,3deabril,yterminaraeldomingo,6deabril.Busquemsdetallesennuestroboletndelmesprximo.

    April3,from5:00p.m.to10:00p.m.April4,from5:00p.m.to11:00p.m.

    April5&6,from12:00noon-11:00p.m.

    PresaleticketswillbeavailableatCityHallduringthemonthofMarch.FormoreinformationontheHawaiianGardens44thAnniversaryParadeandCarnival,pleasecall(562)240-2641ext.229.

    NOTICE OF STREET CLOSURE DURING THE CITYS 44th ANNIVERSARY PARADEThefollowingstreetswillbeclosedonSaturday,April5,2008

    andnoparkingwillbeallowedbetween10:00a.m.to2:00p.m.

    -CarsonStreet-VioletaAvenue-NorwalkBoulevard-214thStreet-CivicCenterDrive-221stStreet-ArlineAvenue-223rdStreet-ClarkdaleAvenue

  • Public Safety / Seguridad Pblica

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    Public Safety Graffiti Tracker Graffiti has been one of the greatest problems that the City ofHawaiianGardenshasfaced.Recently,ourCityalongwith the ABC Unified, local schools and the Lakewood SheriffsDepartment joined forces to combat this issue.Like many of our neighboring Cities, we have recentlycontracted the Graffiti Tracker Company to assist us and the Sheriffs Department to reduce graffiti vandalism.

    With a click of a button, we are capable of accessingthe most updated information, which will assist LawEnforcement in identifying thevandals. The informationobtainedthruthetrackerwillholdupincourt,enablingtheCitytotakelegalaction.

    PursuanttoGovernmentCodeSection53069.5,theCityCouncil may establish a reward for information leadingto the identification, apprehension or conviction of any person who places graffiti upon any public or private propertyintheCity.Furthermore,theCitymayrequirethattheconvictedoffenderreimbursetheCityforanyrewardpaid,andmayplace responsibility for reimbursementofsuchrewardupontheparent(s)orlegalguardian(s)ofanyun-emancipatedminor.(Ord.4142(part),1993).

    Acabemos con el graffitiEl graffiti ha sido uno de los mayores problemas que la Ciudad de Hawaiian Gardens ha enfrentado.Recientemente,nuestraciudadunifuerzasconelDistritoEscolar ABC Unified, escuelas locales, y el Departamento delAlguacildeLakewoodparacombatirestasituacin.Aligual que muchas de nuestras ciudades vecinas, hemoscontratado recientemente a Graffiti Tracker Company, empresa especialista en rastreo de graffiti, para ayudar a la ciudad y al Departamento del Alguacil a reducir elvandalismo de graffiti.

    Con el sencillo clic de un botn tendremos acceso ainformacin actualizada que permitir a la polica identificar alosvndalos.Lainformacinobtenidaporelrastreadorseradmisibleeneltribunal,loquepermitiralaCiudadtomaraccinlegalpertinente.

    ConformealaSeccindelCdigodelGobierno53069.5,el Ayuntamiento puede establecer una recompensapara obtener informacin que lleve a la identificacin, aprehensinoconviccindecualquierpersonaquepongagraffiti en cualquier propiedad pblica o privada en la ciudad.Msan,laciudadpuederequerirqueelconvictoreembolse a la ciudad cualquier recompensa pagada,e incluso extender la responsabilidad del reembolso dela recompensa al padre o tutor (o padres o tutores) decualquier menor de edad no emancipado. (Ord. 414 2(part),1993).

    Code Enforcement How to File a ComplaintThereare3waystoreportacodeviolation:inpersonatCityHall,bymailorbytelephone.Whenreportingaviolation,provideyourname,addressand telephone number.Giveadetaileddescriptionof the code violations andprovide the address and/or the home or businesswhere the code violationsexists.Theindividualeffortsof residents and propertyowners to help identifycode violation in the Cityis gre