The December 21st issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal featured an article about the City and its efforts to reinvigorate and redesign downtown Paramount.
Entitled "Minding Stores," it was in the newspaper's Real Estate section and focused on the new retailers and dining chains joining the mix along Paramount Blvd., as well as the City's project to unify the district aesthetically.
With El Niño predicted to fuel storm systems bringing the potential for lots of rain in the next few months, the City wants residents to know that sand bags are available for them at the City Yard, 15300 Downey Ave.
You can get bags and the sand to fill them Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You need proof of Paramount residency (utility bill, California driver's license, etc.). There are ten bags available for free per address on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (562) 220-2020.
The Paramount Fire Station also provides sand bags, but no sand. The Station is located at 7521 E. Somerset Blvd., (562) 634-6559.
Local police departments have reported that a phone scam targeting residents financially in relation to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has again been on the rise in the area.
According to the IRS, this aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targets
If you are a current college student or live in Paramount but do not attend a Paramount Unified School District school, can get an application for the PEP college scholarship in the following places:
Hard copies are at Paramount City Hall, the Paramount City Yard/Recreation Office, the Chamber of Commerce, the Paramount Library, and the Paramount Petroleum Community Learning Center at Spane Park. Or you can download a copy by clicking here.
Photographs taken at City events and gatherings are now available for viewing on the website SmugMug. You can find the Paramount "gallery" at www.cityofparamount.smugmug.com.
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!
Southern California is expecting lots of rain in the next few months thanks to El Niño, the weather condition that, it has been predicted, could fuel storm systems in late fall and winter. Heavy rainfall can produce a number of issues when it comes to our homes and neighborhoods. Here are some things to consider in the lead-up to this El Niño season.
(Keep in mind that, according to the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management, even if we get above-average rainfall this winter it will not erase the severe drought conditions resulting from four years of below-average rainfall. So keep conserving water, Paramount!)
For Your House
* Before wet weather hits, inspect your roof from the ground for warning signs of damage, sagging, and aging. If you see anything, call a roofing professional. (If you do need to replace your roof, please make sure and get the proper permit from City Hall.)
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.
Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.
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.
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