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Monterey Park Seeks Volunteers for City’s 100th Birthday Events
Help celebrate the city’s centennial by volunteering at fun and festive events planned for 2016 and beyond. We are seeking community volunteers to hel p staff and organize some of the many special events planned in 2016 that will celebrate the city’s 100th birthday.

In preparation for this 100th anniversary, the city has organized a Centennial Committee to organize, plan and fund events. The city is seeking individuals who may be capable of undertaking such tasks and staffing events. The Events include:

• The Lunar New Year Celebration
• Cherry Blossom Festival
• Earth Day Bike Ride
• Cinco de Mayo
• Centennial monument and time capsule
• Library Foundation Gala
• Lions Club Coming Home Breakfast
• Summer concerts
• Fourth of July
• Geranium Festival
• A celebration dinner
• 5K run/walk
• Veterans Day
• Holiday Snow Village
• Rose Parade Float

Persons who are interested in joining the committee and being a part of these extraordinary events can contact Recreation and Community Services at or 626-307-1388. Monthly committee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m, at Garvey Ranch Park in the activity room near the observatory.

Garvey Ranch Park is located 781 S. Orange Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755. For more information visit

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Dan Costley, Director of Recreation and Community Services

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Seeking Volunteers to Assist with Property Maintenance
The City of Monterey Park Code Enforcement Division is seeking
individuals who have a strong pride in- and are willing to volunteer to
improve- the community. The Code Enforcement Division is inviting
all interested residents to participate in the Code Enforcement
Volunteer Program.
The Code Enforcement Volunteer Program’s mission is to provide
assistance and support to Code Enforcement personnel in performing
a wide range of routine, non-technical and non-hazardous functions
in the field and office.
The duties of a volunteer include the monitoring and removal of
illegal signs, removal of items in city streets, field surveys, monitoring
existing code violations, distribution of educational literature,
documenting evidence (photography), typing, filing, mailing,
copying and other duties as assigned. All duties will be under the
direct supervision of a code enforcement officer.
Volunteer qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age; general
office knowledge; use of office machinery and equipment, display
abilities and qualities of working under difficult situations, willingness
to work independently with minimal supervision, good public
relations skills, possess a valid California Driver’s License, ability to
work well with staff, volunteers and residents of the community. All
volunteers are subject to a background check and interview prior to
acceptance. A one-year commitment is required, working a minimum
of at least 8 or more hours a month.
Training will be provided on an on-going basis regarding field
investigations, techniques, routine office functions and Department
policies and procedures. An initial two-hour orientation class on city
and department operations will be provided and is mandatory.
This division also offers a Code Enforcement Ride-A-Long
Program which is open to any resident interested in obtaining
firsthand experience relative to how code enforcement officers
effectively handle code violations. Typical violations include:
property maintenance, land use, zoning, housing and building issues,
business license violations and other public nuisance investigations.
If you are interested in being a volunteer or participating in the
ride-a-long program please contact the Code Enforcement Division
at 626-307-1415 for an application.
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Monterey Park City Clerk's office

The Monterey Park City Clerk is an administrative position responsible to the electorate. As a part time elected official, the city clerk is responsible for establishing policies, guidelines and procedures for the operation of the city clerk's office. The city clerk serves as the filing officer for candidate campaign finance statements and conflict of interest statements by elected, appointed officials and key city employees. The city clerk is also supported by a full-time staff consisting of a deputy city clerk, secretary, elections clerk, and minutes clerk.

The city clerk's office is responsible for maintaining an accurate record of city council proceedings, maintaining official city records and conducting municipal elections in accordance with federal and state laws. The city clerk administers the oath of office to all elected officials, city commissioners and key employees.

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over 3 years
Langley Senior Center Bazaar & Craft Fair
Join us for a free community event to start the fall season.
Blood pressure readings
Health screenings
Healthcare information and services
Community resources
Free giveaways, prizes an d much more
For more information, or to reserve a booth, call Langley Senior Center at 626-307-1395.
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over 3 years
Geranium Festival and ArtWalk
For a “Dog Gone Good Time,” come on down to Barnes Park Saturday, October 14 from 5-10 p.m. for the Fourth Annual Geranium Festival and ArtWalk.

This year’s family-friendly activities include trai n rides, sack races, a rock climbing wall, dog costume contest, Day of the Dead costume contest (for humans), an internationally themed Day of the Dead art walk by local community artists, Day of the Dead altar contest, interactive STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities, police and fire demonstrations, games, food and more.

Or, just come out to the park and enjoy a fall evening with your Monterey Park family, friends and neighbors. Whatever your interests, the Geranium Festival has something for you.

Look for more details in the October issue of the Cascades newspaper and on the city website. For dog costume contest, ArtWalk exhibitor or general event information, please visit the Geranium Festival page at
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over 3 years
Free Oil Filter Exchange
Bring a used oil filter and get a new one free
Do you change your own oil in your car or truck? All Monterey Park Do-It-Yourselfers (DIYers) are invited to recycle their used oil and oil filters:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Silver Star Service, 600 W. Garvey Ave.

In exchange for your used oil and filters, you will receive a free oil filter and oil recycling kit while supplies last. Free filters are limited to two per person.
Funded by a grant from the California Department of Resources, Recycling, and Recovery (CalRecycle), the free filter exchange event will educate Monterey Park residents about responsible used motor oil and filter recycling. Oil poured down the drain or onto the ground can travel down storm drains and contaminate our local waterways. Recycling used motor oil prevents water pollution and conserves a natural resource. Used oil filters are made of steel and can be recycled as well. Drain the filter for 12 hours and seal it in a Ziploc bag.
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almost 4 years
Summer Movie Night Series
Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch these family-favorites on our giant screen.

Free Popcorn provided.

Activities begin at 7:30 p.m. and movies start at sunset (appr ox. 8 p.m.).

Friday, June 9: George Elder Park – "Sing."

Friday, June 23: Garvey Ranch Park – "Rogue One" (PG-13).

Friday, July 7: Cascades Park – "La La Land" (PG-13).

Friday, July 21: Sequoia Park – "The LEGO Batman Movie."

Friday, August 4: Barnes Park Pool (with free night swim) – "Finding Dory."
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almost 4 years
Fourth of July Entertainment & Fireworks
Monterey Park will celebrate our American Independence Day holiday on Tuesday, July 4 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Barnes Park. This community event features concerts, food and fun for the entire family. Free entertainment at the Barnes Park Amphitheater includes the Monterey Park Concert Band; local youth performers Notes for Notes; Caught Looking; as well as local dignitaries and other special guests. Also featured will be recognition of military families and new U.S. citizens. The fun filled day will conclude with the annual free fireworks show at 9 p.m.

A Barnes Park fireworks safety zone will be established in the park’s central area. McPherrin, Harding and Ramona Avenues will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5-11 p.m. and be available for pedestrian use and fireworks show viewing.

Check event schedule here:
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almost 4 years
Concerts in the Park!
Hosted by the Recreation and Community Services Department

Join us for the sweet sounds of summer in the City of Monterey Park, Barnes Park Amphitheater located at 350 W. McPherrin Ave.

The FREE concert series will begin at 6pm

June 11th - Video Star (80’s music)

July 4 – Live entertainment & Firework Show

August 13 – Bulletproof Soul (R&B, Funk & Top 40)
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almost 4 years
Summer Movie Night Series
Hosted by Community Participation and Recreation & Parks Commissions

Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch these family favorites on our giant screen.

FREE Popcorn w ill be provided.

Activities begin at 7:30pm and movies start at sunset (approx. 8pm)

June 9th George Elder Park – Sing

June 23rd Garvey Ranch Park – Rogue One

July 7th Cascades Park – La La Land (PG-13)

July 21st Sequoia Park – Lego Batman

August 4th Barnes Park Pool (Free night swim) – Finding Dory
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about 4 years
Cherry Blossom Festival
This year, the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary at Barnes Park, ushering in spring once again on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23.
The Cherry Blossom Fest ival is a free admission, two-day weekend event that draws people yearly from all over the Southern California area to experience Japanese as well as Asian Pacific culture. The outdoor main stage program is packed with performances that range from classical Japanese dancing to vibrant taiko drumming, from contemporary music groups such as Local Mojo and Kokoro to exhibitions of martial arts and local high school performance groups. Among the exhibits featured in the Barnes Park gym are Ikebana flower arrangements, Japanese Kimekomi dolls, mochi (sweet rice cake) making and sushi making. ... Read more
about 4 years
ASH Wednesday!
The 40 Days of Lent call us to prepare for the celebration of the great mystery of our salvation. It begins on Ash Wednesday with the blessing and distribution of ashes. Ash Wednesday A Day of Fast & Abstinence: One full meal and two smaller meals, if needed, for those 18 to 59 years old inclusive — and abstinence from meat for all 14 & over.

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about 4 years
***ATTENTION*** Lunar New Year Festival 2017
Due to the weather, Lunar New Year Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29, 2017.

Same time and place...
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunda y, January 29, 2017, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Free admission
Seven blocks of entertainment, food, family activities and vendors
Downtown Monterey Park on Garvey Avenue between Ramona and Alhambra Avenues.
View/download the 2017 festival poster (PDF)
Event info, schedules, map, photo gallery, videos, sponsorship information and more at the event organizer's website (external site)
Watch the Lunar New Year Festival press conference (external site).
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