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By Lourdrie McNamee, MRP | Agent in Lakewood, CA

Good Morning Lakewood

Your 5-Day Weather Forecast

  Lakewood, CA

Low clouds, then sunshine


Low clouds, then sunshine

High 73°

Increasing cloudiness


Increasing cloudiness

Low 56°

Low clouds break for some sun


Low clouds break for some sun

High 71°
Low 56°

Low clouds, then sun


Low clouds, then sun

High 68°
Low 55°

Low clouds, then sunshine


Low clouds, then sunshine

High 70°
Low 55°

Low clouds break for some sun


Low clouds break for some sun

High 69°
Low 53°

The ocean starts at your front door . . .


Surfers and swimmers sick with the sniffles, and anglers with angst over contaminated fish are all too common complaints that follow rain storms, when the pollution and debris of nearly 10 million Los Angeles County residents wash out to the ocean and our nearby beaches.

Controlling that “urban runoff” or “storm water runoff” is something cities throughout California are facing as ever-stricter storm water mandates are imposed from state and federal agencies. From used oil to lawn clippings, from pet waste to power washing -- if it hits the gutter, it’s heading out to the ocean -- something state and federal laws seek to regulate. More . . .

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Affordable family fun: Mark Twain and the ‘Animal Guys’

 Friday, April 5 and Friday, May 31

Spring has almost sprung and family fun is at the forefront. The first of two impressive live family programs is set for Friday, April 5. Actors will bring the classic American tale of Tom Sawyer and his friends alive in the intimate small venue of The Centre at Sycamore Plaza. The Family Fun event offers Lakewood families an affordable meal and the timeless stories of Mark Twain as performed by “Will and Company.”
‘Volunteer Day’ is looking for a few good project sites
For Saturday, April 20

On Saturday, April 20, 2013, hundreds of Lakewood residents will fan out across the city to spruce up the yard or home exterior of fellow Lakewood residents in need. Volunteer Day has been making a positive difference in the city every spring for 16 years.

Help locate qualifying sites in Lakewood. They need to be private homes in Lakewood owned by a Lakewood resident. Recipients can be seniors or persons of any age who, because of disability or limited economic means, need some neighborly help to make their yard or home exterior a little nicer. Work can include gardening, yard clean-up or minor painting.

Lakewood Youth Job Fair seeks employers
The Lakewood Youth Job Fair is planned for Thursday, April 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Youth Center.

The fair brings the resources of the city, local high schools, and local employers together to help young people between the ages of 16 and 20 years looking for full-time or part-time employment. For additional information or to reserve a free booth for your business, call the Lakewood Youth Center at 562-429-7472 daily after 3:00 p.m.

Daddy/Daughter Date Night
This year’s Daddy/Daughter Date Night is Saturday, April 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza. The 22-year tradition gives dads and daughters a special night out in Lakewood at a unique event that’s planned just for them. This year's theme is a Mardi Gras-style Masquerade Ball.

Mother/Son Mayhem at Monte Verde Park
Saturday, April 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Mothers, grandmothers and aunts can invite their son(s) or special young men, ages five and older, to a fun night of mayhem at Monte Verde Park on Saturday, April 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This year’s event will be a team oriented boot camp theme where participants will test their mental and physical skills. Put on your camouflage and participate in an array of obstacle courses and puzzle challenges. Participants will receive a keepsake mother/son photo. Registration is $15 per person and must be received by April 11.

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If you feel you are ready to start the home buying process, give me a call.  It would be my pleasure to offer you my services and have the opportunity to serve you. 


Lourdrie “Lou” McNamee 

Coldwell Banker    






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