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By Lourdrie McNamee, MRP | Agent in Lakewood, CA

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Lakewod in March

Book-Off opening soon at Lakewood Center
The sound of whirring power tools is giving way to ribbon cuttings and open doors as more “Shop Lakewood” opportunities arrive. The Book-Off “Used Superstore” is next in line to open. The grand opening is set for Saturday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. Their new Lakewood Center location covers 8,504 square feet. It's located at Lakewood Center near Costco and Forever 21. Japanese-based Book-Off is expanding in the United States as a high-end specialty reseller of Kindle and iPad related items, DVDs, CDs, games, used books, comics, and magazines. Book-Off will buy unwanted electronic gadgets which are then reconditioned prior to resale.

Vote for your favorite Lakewood businesses
Press-Telegram and Lakewood Community News polls

 The Press-Telegram newspaper has launched their “2013 Reader’s Choice Awards.” If you have a favorite Lakewood business, restaurant, service provider, or place that YOU think is special, help promote them by clicking here and answering their survey. Deadline for submissions is March 21.

And, an ongoing poll of favorite Lakewood businesses is at the Lakewood
Community News website at www.lakewoodnews.org. Answer the current question now, and check back regularly to see what new questions the LCN is asking and learn the results of recent polls.

“From The Centre at Sycamore Plaza, to the stores and restaurants of Lakewood Center, and to all the independent businesses around town-–Lakewood has so much to offer,” says John Kelsall of the Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. “Why not toot the Lakewood horn by taking both polls! We have a wonderful city in which to live, work and play. Shop Lakewood…stay Lakewood Loyal.”
Nominate a neighbor!

The Lakewood Beautiful Home Awards program is asking Lakewood residents to nominate their neighbors or themselves for accomplishments in landscaping and maintenance. Nominations can be made by calling the Community Relations Office message line at City Hall at 562-866-9771, extension 2160, or by using the online nomination form.
Lakewood Beautiful Home Awards  


Blood drive coming to Lakewood Center

The Lakewood Sheriff's Community Safety Center, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, is holding a blood drive on Friday, March 29, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. All participating donors will receive two tickets for an LA Galaxy soccer game ($10 Processing fee per ticket,) and discounted tickets to the Sesame Street Show at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. The Lakewood Sheriff’s Community Safety Center is located near Target at 15 Lakewood Center Mall.

CERT training runs for three Saturdays this month

Lakewood residents wanting advanced disaster-prep training will join FEMA-certified instructors and Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel this month for three days. “CERT” training is an in-depth, 21-hour program and is part of the county-wide Community Emergency Response Team effort.


This month on CityTV

In March tune in to lakewood Youth Hall of Fame, Café 5050 and Community Digest. CityTV Channel 31, on Time Warner Cable and FiOS TV, produces programming each month ranging from local news and entertainment to sports and special events.



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Lourdrie “Lou” McNamee 

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