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New Years Eve Celebrations Tonight in Los Angeles

by The Apples Team

L.A. Zoo Lights 2015 Presents Family New Year's Eve for All Ages on December 31

FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE on Thursday, December 31, 6 pm, provides an opportunity to celebrate the coming of 2016 in style with "skip-the-line" express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, dinner buffet, soft drinks, complimentary champagne for adults, sparkling apple cider for kids, dessert, a ride on the Zoo's hand-crafted conservation carousel, crafts for youngsters, DJ dance party, cash bar and live broadcast of New York's Times Square ball drop at 9 pm, after which guests are welcome to experience L.A. Zoo Lights until closing.  FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE tickets are $65 for adults and $40 for children, or $60 (adults) and $35 (children) for GLAZA members.

L.A. ZOO LIGHTS is sure to top the "holiday tradition" destination list once more, with a trove of new lights and displays for an even brighter atmosphere of wonder and delight.  Captivating guests for an ideal family outing, meet-up with friends or date night, L.A. ZOO LIGHTS' self-guided 60- to 90-minute walking tour through select areas of the Zoo - while most L.A. Zoo animal residents are asleep -- offers a unique visitor experience that features the only opportunity in Los Angeles to see real reindeer; visits with Santa Claus on select dates; and steaming hot chocolate, irresistible churros and other holiday treats and goodies for sale.

The Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.  5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90027.  Free parking is available.  For additional information, contact (323) 644-4200 or visit


New Year's Eve Fireworks Show

Guests are invited to watch a live outdoor broadcast on a jumbo screen of CNN's New Year's Eve Live from Times Square in New York City proceeded with a 60-second countdown at 8:59 p.m. and fireworks show at 9:00 p.m.

Admission: Free


New Year's Eve Celebration in DTLB!

The DLBA will not only once again host the largest party in town, it has shifted gears to one-up itself as it welcomes a plethora of SoCal's finest musicians to take part in a three-stage, three-block festival in the heart of Downtown located on Pine Avenue between 1st and 4th Streets. Headlining this year will be SAINT MOTEL, ZZ Ward Houndmouth, and Vintage Trouble, each bringing guests to perform throughout the evening. Those guests include a special DJ set from OK Go's Dan Konopka and Tim Nordwind's project Xia Xia Technique, FMLYBND, Miles Tackett & The 3 Times, and DJ Sovern-T. The festivities will kick off at 8PM on Thursday, December 31 and culminate with a midnight countdown, followed by celebration and dancing until 2AM.

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Lakewood City service changes for December/New Year

by The Apples Team


Lakewood City Hall will be closed on Thursday, 12/24; Friday, 12/25; Thursday, 12/31; Friday, 1/1/16; and Monday, 1/4/16. DASH Transit service will not be available 12/24 and 12/25. DASH will also be closed on 12/31 and 1/1.

For trash pickup and residential street sweeping, the following schedule applies for the two weeks of December 21 and December 28:

• Trash pickup AND residential street sweeping will occur as normal Monday through Thursday (December 21-24 and December 28-31).

• No trash pickup AND no residential street sweeping will occur on Friday (December 25 and January 1).

• Trash pickup for Friday will be delayed by one day and occur on Saturday.

• There will be no makeup day for the missed day of sweeping on Friday; no residential street sweeping will occur on Saturday.

• Trash and street sweeping will return to normal on Monday, January 4, 2016, even though city hall will be closed that day.

For other emergency service requests, like downed tree limbs or water main leaks, please phone 562-866-9771 and follow the recorded instructions to page a city emergency staff member. For any life-threatening emergency dial 9-1-1 on your phone immediately.

Online service when city hall is closed: Residents can make a non-emergency service request by calling 562-866-9771 and listening to the recorded instructions, or by clicking to the online service request form.

RV/Trailer permits: If you would like to obtain an RV/Trailer permit when city hall is closed, you can contact the Lakewood Sheriff's Safety Center at 562-623-3583. For questions or requests regarding trash and disposal services, you may contact EDCO Disposal at 562-531-3054.

We also offer 24/7 online services and information: You can email a service request or call us at 562-866-9771, extension 2140. After business hours, you can leave a voice mail at extension 2140 that will be acted upon the next business day.


This article is courtesy of The City of Lakewood

Safety tips for the holidays

by The Apples Team

The holiday season is a time when busy people get busier. It’s easy to become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. Lakewood’s Neighborhood Watch team and Lakewood Station offers some holiday-focused safety tips to thwart thieves and stay safe.

When traveling...

  • Make your home look “lived in” while you are away. Your home will be less vulnerable to burglary. This is a good habit even when you are just away for the day at work.

  • Use timers on a few lights in the house. And put a timer on a radio and set it on a talk-radio station, so it sounds like people are inside your home.

  • Have your mail/newspapers held (or ask a close neighbor to do that).

  • Consider having a friend or family member “house sit” if you are gone for more than a few days.

  • Ask your Neighborhood Watch Block Captain and close neighbors to be on the lookout for unusual activity while you’re away.

  • Call the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station at 562-623-3500 for a “vacation check” at least a week before you travel. When you call, give the deputy some telltale items they should look for while patrolling, such as how many cars should be in your driveway, lights that should be on, etc.

When shopping…

  • Don’t leave shopping bags or valuable items in your car when you go shopping.

  • Lakewood shoppers can feel safe while shopping during the holiday season. Extra law enforcement is always provided during this time at Lakewood Center Mall. And if you ever need assistance to your vehicle, escorts are available by calling Lakewood Center security at 562-634-3497.

  • The theft of mail packages left on doorsteps rises during the holidays. Consider requiring a signature at delivery or having packages sent to your work.

When at home…

  • If you see unusual or suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call the Sheriff’s Station at 562-623- 3500. And if you see a crime in progress, call 9-1-1. n Remember, if you “see something, say something.” Maybe that’s strange people peeking into a window or down a driveway; or maybe it’s someone unfamiliar carrying a package away from a doorstep right after a mail delivery.

  • Solicitors must obtain a business license from the City of Lakewood to go door-to-door. They should have a copy of the license and company identification with them at all times, and upon request, present it. If they do not, call the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station. L.A. County licenses are not valid in Lakewood.

For pets…

  • Don’t feed bones to them, especially poultry bones. They can splinter, easily causing pain and even death.

  • Many holiday plants are toxic if pets chew or eat them. Examples include holly, mistletoe and poinsettias. It’s wise to keep all such plants out of a pet’s reach.


This article was originally posted on The Lakewood City website. 

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Apples Team
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
11409 E. Carson Street
Lakewood CA 90715
562-884-1863 / 562-221-2794
Fax: 562-809-0841

Angie BRE# 01292393, Kathy BRE# 00853237, Cathy BRE# 01255708

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