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Scary Shenanigans at Paramount's Annual Halloween Carnival!


Buy Your Tickets for the New Haunted House

Paramount's annual Halloween Carnival will once again provide a free, fun, safe, and spooky good time at Paramount Park on Monday, October 31.

The carnival itself starts at 6:00 p.m., although the preschool area will open at 5:00 p.m.

This year will be the first to feature The Curse, a haunted house experience inside the Paramount Park Community Center, which will begin at 4:00 p.m. Groups will be escorted through mazes filled with a variety of ghoulish creatures at play, and ultimately pass through to the graveyard.

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Scholarship Fund Gains Generous Support


The Paramount Education Partnership's College Scholarship Fund was recently presented with a donation in the memory of a long-time resident and received a substantial grant from Edison International.

Paramount residents Rick and Charlene DeBie, owners of Pipeline Plumbing, made a contribution of $1,000 to the scholarship fund in honor of the late Dr. Raymond Biel, who passed away this year.

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Vote by Mail Ballots for the November Election Can be Dropped at the Paramount Station


The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is implementing a transparent and accessible program for Vote by Mail voters to securely and easily drop off their Vote by Mail ballot for the November 8 general election.

There are dozens of locations spread throughout Los Angeles County that will ensure voters have a convenient place to drop-off their VBM ballot. In Paramount, starting Tuesday, October 11, this location is the Paramount Sheriff's Station, 15001 Paramount Blvd., open Monday-Sunday from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

To learn more information about Vote by Mail ballots, and other voting questions, please click here.

Get Your Tickets for the Seniors Thanksgiving Dinner


On Thursday, November 17, our senior citizens will gather for the 36th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Paramount Park gym. The party starts with music by Grupo Neblina and dancing, and includes raffle prizes, a singalong and, of course, a delicious turkey feast.

The doors open at 10 a.m., the meal will be served at noon, with the event scheduled to wrap up at 1 p.m. Business leaders from the Paramount Rotary Club, students from Paramount High School's Corsairs, and members of City staff will be serving the food.

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Public Invited to Sheriff's Department Valor Awards


The Department Valor Awards Program recognizes the exceptionally heroic acts performed by members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. These awards signify courage, acts of heroism while saving the life of another, traumatic physical injury while performing their job, preservation of human life, personal commitment, and sacrifice to help others.


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Water Conservation Measures Still in Effect


The City of Paramount has changed its water conservation measures from Stage 2 to Stage 1. This is a return to the cutbacks that were in place at the beginning of the state-imposed move to require that all cities encourage residents to conserve outdoor water usage.

Here are the current measures.

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Download "Paramount Works" to Report Upkeep Items

If you haven't done so already, download the free app "Paramount Works" onto your smart phone to alert City staff about maintenance issues around town so they can be dealt with in a timely manner.

If you see graffiti, potholes, stray shopping carts, burnt-out street lights, furniture or debris in a street or alley, or similar items, Paramount Works is a quick and easy way to report them.

The app is available for free downloading from the App Store or Google Play.

By the way, the City also has a graffiti hotline. Call (562) 220-2233 to report the vandalism so City crews can wipe it clean. Reporting can be done anonymously.

Our graffiti removal team is out on a regular basis patrolling parks, alleys, large walls, and other areas that attract taggers. Our goal is to remove any graffiti within 48 hours (and it usually gets done quicker than that).

Farmers Market on Fridays in Progress Park

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The Paramount Farmers Market is open every Friday at Progress Park from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 15500 Downey Ave.

It features fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of other food items. Vendors also accept EBT.

There is plenty of parking and Progress Park is a stop for the Easy Rider shuttle. For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.


City Photo Gallery Now Online


Photographs taken at City events and gatherings are now available for viewing on the website SmugMug. You can find the Paramount "gallery" at

We have hundreds of photos from the most recent Halloween Carnival and all of the City's holiday events. And they can be downloaded for free. Click on the photo, then hit the download icon at the bottom right part of the screen. Enjoy!

All photographs taken by the City of Paramount at our programs and events may be used by the City for marketing of these programs and events on printed and electronic formats.

Paramount on YouTube


A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit

Assessment of Fair Housing Report Available to View

The City has finalized its 2017-2021 Assessment of Fair Housing report that looks at Paramount's housing and community development needs, including ways to further fair housing choices in the community.

The report - required by the federal government for cities that are eligible to receive grant funds related to housing - has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its review.

The City created the document after gaining public input and comments during a 30-day period of review and through questionnaires provided to residents at a variety of venues. We would like to thank the 264 individuals who completed the survey for giving valuable information and opinions on housing issues in Paramount.

To see a copy of the report, please click here.

Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule

On January 28, 2016, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.


(ROPS 16-17)

(ROPS-January 2016 thru June 2016)


Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website. Logo Clean Water State Revolving Fund Logo California Water Boards Logo

The City of Paramount is a participant in the Los Angeles Gateway Authority Catch Basin Insert project for the Los Angeles River Watershed. Funding has been provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Clean Water Revolving Fund through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board.

Upcoming Events

10/25/16 - 5:00 PM
Paramount City Council Special Meeting

10/25/16 - 6:00 PM
Public Safety Commission

10/28/16 - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Farmers Market

11/01/16 - 6:00 PM
City Council Meeting

11/03/16 - 1:30 PM
Senior Services Commission

Phone Numbers

City Hall
Mon. - Thurs., 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(562) 220-2000

Sheriff's Station
Mon. - Sun., 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily
Holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(562) 220-2002

Code Enforcement
(562) 220-2045

Parks, facilities, sports, classes, senior services
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(562) 220-2121

Building & Safety/Planning
Building permits, inspections, zoning
The Building and Safety Department is closed every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(562) 220-2036

Public Works
Street sweeping, tree trimming, sidewalks, potholes
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(562) 220-2020

Servicio al Cliente en Español
(562) 220-2017

Water Dept.
(562) 220-2010

Graffiti Hotline
(562) 220-2233

Employment Hotline
(562) 220-2080

Business Licenses
(562) 220-2013

Dog Licenses
(562) 220-2018

Yard Sale Permits
(562) 220-2018

Easy Rider Shuttle
(562) 633-2904

College Bound Bus
(562) 220-2121

Paramount Petroleum Learning Center at Spane Park
(562) 220-2250

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