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Sept. 30, 2020  |  "Open for Business" Banners
Let TC know you are open for business! Request a FREE banner here: https://bit.ly/3kTQah4

Sept. 29, 2020  |  Las Tunas Dr. Repaving Project
🚧 REMINDER 🚧 Las Tunas Drive, between Sultana and Baldwin Avenues, will be repaved starting Oct. 1 through Oct. 23 from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. During these hours, there will be no on-street parking available. Expect delays and use alternate routes. More info: https://bit.ly/2S9sitj

Sept. 25, 2020  I  Official Sample Ballot
Check your mailboxes—the LA County Registrar-Recorder has begun to mail Official Sample Ballots this week. The sample ballot identifies the candidates and measures you can vote for on Election Day. If you haven’t received it by Oct. 13, you can request a sample e-ballot here: https://bit.ly/2G9JXi1

Sept. 24, 2020  |  Relay for Life
Cancer doesn't stop, and neither will we. Join the TC Relay for Life event this year. For more info: https://bit.ly/2FYEafd

Sept. 23, 2020  I  Mayor's Message
Learn more in Mayor Chavez's latest message to the community: https://bit.ly/3cq1qyx

Sept. 21, 2020  |  Healthy TC
Feeling stuck inside? We've got something to get you out of the house! Introducing Healthy TC—our new fall Parks and Rec program where each month, we'll challenge you to join us in a different outdoor activity. For more info and to register: https://bit.ly/3iMD9VT

Sept. 14, 2020  |  #SupportTCBiz
We're randomly giving away up to 40 Visa gift cards to those who post that they're supporting TC businesses. Snap a pic and upload to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter along with the #SupportTCBiz hashtag for a chance to win! More info: https://bit.ly/3gUBvzC

Sept. 9, 2020  |  Online Homework Help
Hey parents! Do your kids need a little extra help with homework? Check out our online homework help program, available to kids in the first through sixth grades. One-hour sessions are offered after school Mondays through Thursdays—the cost: $15 per month. To register: https://bit.ly/3k2rRNn

Sept. 8, 2020. |  Free 'Open' Banners for TC Business Community
TC businesses, we’ve got your back! The City is giving out free “Open for Business” banners to help promote your business during the pandemic. Remember, #WeGotThisTC! To request a banner: https://bit.ly/35izVpl

Sept. 3, 2020  |  Excessive Heat Warning
Temperatures are expected to reach 111 degrees this Labor Day Weekend, with an Excessive Heat Warning in effect from Sept. 4, 10 a.m. until Sept. 7, 8 p.m. Stay cool and check here for the nearest cooling center: https://bit.ly/2GssnG6

Sept. 2, 2020 | #SupportTCBiz
Support local retailers by shopping and dining (safely) in Temple City. Snap a pic of you and your purchase with the hashtag #SupportTCBiz for a chance to win a $25 gift card. More details here: https://bit.ly/3gUBvzC

Aug. 27, 2020  |  Star Wars Trivia Night
Are you a Wookiee lover or a secret Jedi? Think you know everything there is to know about a galaxy far, far away? Gather the family for our virtual Trivia Night on September 10 and show off your Star Wars knowledge to win prizes! Register now (for free!): https://bit.ly/3aZpcRq

Aug. 25, 2020  I  COVID-19 Stats
Here are the latest COVID-19 stats for TC. LA County Public Health is reporting good news as the spread of infection is slowing, and guidelines are being developed for children to (eventually) return to in-person learning. Meanwhile, with the countywide moratoriums on evictions expiring Sept. 30, seminars are being offered on housing rights and how to avoid foreclosure. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Yy2drC

Aug. 24, 2020  I  Free Gardening Class
Turnip your gardening skills with an edible garden. Join the Upper SGV Municipal Water District this Wednesday, August 26 for a free virtual course on what to grown and when to start planting. For more info: https://bit.ly/3j8Ikix

Aug. 20, 2020  I  Crime Stats
Recent stats from Temple Station show that Part I crimes are down by nearly 10% based on year-to-date comparisons. The bad news: There's an uptick in reported burglaries and thefts—like stolen packages and vehicle break-ins—which reflect national trends as shelter-in-place orders continue. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2QflnxG

Aug. 19, 2020  I  TC Library
Check it out—pun intended! The west exterior wall at Temple City Library is gone, paving the way for a new community room, expanded children's area and family reading place. Expect a grand opening in late 2021. To view the library's new layout: https://bit.ly/2E5QIR2

Aug. 18, 2020  |  Proposed Legislation on Housing
State lawmakers are proposing a number of bills to further densify single-family neighborhoods. Learn what this means to TC neighborhoods: https://bit.ly/2CFnh7W

Aug. 17, 2020  |  LA County Rent Relief
Now through Aug. 31, applications are being accepted for LA County's relief program. Income-eligible renters who've suffered financial setbacks because of the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for up to $10K in assistance to help with past due rent. For more information and to apply: https://bit.ly/3g4DC3D

Aug. 12, 2020  |  2020 Census
TC, 72.6% of you have responded to the 2020 Census. Let's get that number even higher! If you haven't completed the survey, take a few minutes to make sure you're counted. All information is confidential: https://bit.ly/2XQ70nZ

Aug. 11, 2020  |  Virtual Neighborhood Watch Meeting
We’re taking our Neighborhood Watch Meetings online! Join our public safety team on Aug. 20 for timely tips on how to keep your family and neighbors safe. For more info and to register: https://bit.ly/2FbNZFX

Aug. 10, 2020  |  Drive-In Movies at Live Oak Park
We've got your golden ticket to a world of pure imagination! This Friday, Aug. 14, bring the family to Live Oak Park for a drive-in experience featuring Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Please make sure to pack snacks and pre-register your vehicle online: https://bit.ly/2XnfeDR

Aug. 5, 2020  |  Voter Registration Status
We're three months out from Election Day. Not sure whether you're registered to vote? Find out here: https://bit.ly/39WS8sP

Aug. 4, 2020  I  Drive-In Movies at Live Oak Park
Slide on over to Live Oak Park this Friday and enjoy a drive-in movie experience with the whole family in tow. This week, we'll be screening Sonic the Hedgehog. Make sure to pack snacks and pre-register your vehicle online: https://bit.ly/2XnfeDR

Aug. 3, 2020  I  COVID-19 Statistics
Here's the latest COVID-19 status report for TC. Meanwhile, figures released over the weekend by LA County Public Health show 192,000 reported cases and just over 4,600 deaths. Nearly 70% of reported cases are from individuals under the age of 50. More info: https://bit.ly/2XrqAXw

July 30, 2020  I  Video Contest Winners
We held our held very first video contest last month. And all of the winners have one message for Temple CIty: Wear a face mask! Check out all the winning videos here: https://bit.ly/2D3TAgV

July 27, 2020  I  Camp-A-Palooza At Home
Gotta catch em' all! Join us this Saturday, Aug. 1 for a one-of-a-kind Pokémon-themed campout experience at home! Registration is $10, which includes a "Trainer's Kit" with craft activities, a scavenger hunt list, camping-inspired giveaways, s' mores ingredients, and Zoom login information. More info: https://bit.ly/2WYWVoa

July 21, 2020  I  Virtual Summer Day Camp
Camp is still in session! Register your kids for our Virtual Summer Day Camp, and we’ll be sure to keep them away from the video games—at least for a little while! From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, our day camp offers Zoom activities, virtual excursions, and even s’mores! Cost is $35 per week, which includes camp materials that can be picked up via drive-thru. More info: https://bit.ly/2ND4Anf

July 20, 2020  I  New Guidelines 
Gov. Newsom announced that hair salons and other beauty services may continue to operate if services are provided outdoors. More info: https://abc7ne.ws/2WzkpAb

July 9, 2020  I  Mayor’s Message
In his latest message, Mayor Tom Chavez answers questions from the community: https://bit.ly/2Z8QXTa

July 8, 2020  I  Sgt. Peppers Summer Concert 
🎶Here comes the fun (do do do do)🎵 Tonight Sgt. Peppers kicks off TC’s first virtual summer concert series with a special set of Beatles hits that will have you ready to twist and shout in your own living room. Tune in tonight at 7 p.m. on Facebook and Instagram (@ConnectWithTC); you can also watch it on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/iZ1IWcrms_E

July 7, 2020  I  City Council Meeting
The City Council meets tonight to consider the following items (as identified in the supporting graphic). To view the full agenda: https://bit.ly/3gGeWPH

July 1, 2020  I  Summer Concert Series
Despite the pandemic, the show will go on for Temple City’s popular summer concert series—but with a twist. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ggg0t7

June 30, 2020  I  Crackdown on Illegal Fireworks
With the holiday weekend coming up, this is a reminder that illegal fireworks will not be tolerated in the city, and those caught may be fined between $1,000 and $5,000. "Safe and sane" fireworks may be ignited between noon and 10 p.m. on July 4. More info: https://bit.ly/3im8AXs

June 29, 2020  I  Virtual Summer Day Camp
Register now for our NEW Virtual Summer Day Camp! Children ages 5-14 can enjoy arts and crafts, sports, virtual excursions, and even make s’mores all from the living room! Weekly sessions begin July 6 through August 21. Registration is $35 a week, which includes camp supply materials. More info: https://bit.ly/2ND4Anf

June 23, 2020  I  Enter Face Mask PSA Video Contest
Lights! Camera! Action! 🎥 Enter #TempleCity’s video contest and send us your best videos (up to 30 seconds) showing the importance of wearing face masks.😷 The winners will earn prizes, bragging rights and may help keep Temple Citians safe! Together, #WeGotThisTC. View contest details here: https://bit.ly/3e2JiL2

June 19, 2020  I  Business Reopenings & Required Face Masks
LA County officials have announced that nail salons, bars and other businesses can reopen today, as long as they implement infection control protocols: https://bit.ly/3hHQoXK. This comes on the heels of Governor Newsom’s announcement yesterday that requires all Californians to wear face mask coverings while in public or in high-risk settings: https://bit.ly/37POMGT.

June 18, 2020  I  Economic Relief Grants
Applications open today for our economic relief grant program, intended to provide 30 small businesses with up to $10,000 and 71 households with $3,000 in rental assistance. The grants, which do not have to be paid back, are available to those who meet federal income guidelines and can demonstrate negative impacts by COVID-19. To learn more: https://bit.ly/37ESG5j

June 17, 2020  I  Blazin’ Chicks 
With warmer weather and summer just around the corner, may we suggest turning up the heat even more with a fried chicken sandwich from Blazin’ Chicks? Read all about it in this article written for (the now canceled summer issue of) CONNECT: https://bit.ly/3diTyxX

June 16, 2020  I  Local COVID-19 Response
Up for Council consideration tonight are two proposals that will bring economic relief to TC residents and businesses affected by COVID-19. If approved, the application process for relief grants could start later this week, while implementation of the recovery plan would begin next month. To view the meeting agenda and related staff reports: https://bit.ly/2URg9ei

June 15, 2020  I  Replace Your Ride Program
Receive up to $9,500 to replace your ride with a more fuel-efficient vehicle. To check eligibility requirements and to apply: https://bit.ly/2zAwFrL

June 11, 2020  I  LA County Moves to Reopen Key Sectors
LA County officials are allowing gyms, day camps and other places to reopen with modifications as early as tomorrow, June 12. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2YjEKtg

Nail salons, tattoo shops, bars, theaters, concert halls, gaming facilities and theme parks are still closed countywide. Despite lifted restrictions, parties, gatherings and the mixing of households are still prohibited.

June 10, 2020  I  Face Mask PSA Video Contest
Are you a budding filmmaker? A TikTok master? A whiz with your smartphone’s camera? Enter the City of Temple City’s first video contest! Send in videos (30 seconds or shorter) on the importance of wearing facemasks. Not only are there prizes at stake, but your video might help save lives. Remember, that together, #WeGotThisTC. Details here: https://bit.ly/3e2JiL2

June 9, 2020  I  COVID-19 Summary Report
Check out our latest summary report to see how COVID-19 is affecting TC: https://bit.ly/37h3m9Y. Stay tuned as County officials could announce further reopenings later this week.

June 5, 2020  I  Online Voting Begins for People’s Choice Award
New this year to Temple City’s Got Talent, viewers at home can vote for their favorite performance to receive the People’s Choice Award. Online voting closes Sunday, June 7 at 11:59 p.m.: https://bit.ly/2Y5QAqH

Want to rewatch the show or take it in for the first time? Visit templecity.us/talentshow.

June 5, 2020  I  Reminder: Temple City’s Got Talent
T minus 3 hours until our virtual Temple City’s Got Talent competition! You don’t want to miss it! To watch: https://bit.ly/2UehxYk

P.S. We got a sneak peek and our jaws are still on the floor.

June 4, 2020  I  Temple City’s Got Talent
We have your Friday night entertainment sorted. Log in TOMORROW at 7 p.m. to templecity.us/talentshow for our virtual Temple City’s Got Talent showcase! We’ve got a fantastic lineup of performers vying to become TC’s next big star! And new this year: A People’s Choice Award, so be sure to watch and cast a vote for your favorite act!

June 3, 2020  I  County Imposes Fourth Night of Curfew
LA County officials have imposed a fourth night of curfew. Tonight’s curfew, which applies to Temple City, will begin later than previous nights as the County assesses public safety needs on a daily basis. More info: https://bit.ly/3gQZQrq

June 2, 2020  I  County Officials Extend Curfew
The countywide curfew, which applies to Temple City, will continue tonight, June 2, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3. More info: https://bit.ly/3dvvkRG

June 1, 2020  I  County Officials Extend Curfew
The countywide curfew, which applies to Temple City, will continue tonight, June 1, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2. More info: https://bit.ly/3gLJ64C

May 30, 2020  I  Countywide Curfew In Effect Tonight at 6 p.m.
LA County officials have declared a 6 p.m. curfew beginning tonight through 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. Residents should remain in their homes and only go out to seek medical care or go to an essential job: https://lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/Curfew-order.pdf

May 30, 2020  I  Reopening of Salons and On-Site Dining
Dine-in restaurants and hair salons can now reopen countywide with restrictions. To view guidance documents:

Onsite Dining:
https://bit.ly/3expaR7

Hair Salons/Barbershops:
https://bit.ly/2AsREg7

Modified Health Order:
https://bit.ly/36KJprW

May 28, 2020  I  Rocket League
E-sports is coming to TC this summer! Join the city’s very first e-gaming league—form a group of three and play Rocket League, a competitive virtual soccer game featuring rocket-powered cars: https://bit.ly/3dephRk

May 27, 2020  I  LA County Issues Modified Health Order
LA County officials have released a modified health order allowing churches, stores, pools and other uses to open with restrictions: https://bit.ly/2ZHVrB5

May 20, 2020  I  TC’s Got Talent
The show will go on! This year’s TC’s Got Talent will be held virtually to feature the best and brightest in our community. If you have a hidden talent to showcase, it’s not too late to audition—and you can do it right from your living room! The deadline for submissions is May 29: https://bit.ly/2WBOL4m

May 20, 2020  I  LA County Reopening
Supervisor Kathyrn Barger announced yesterday a July 4 goal for the full or staged reopening of retail, restaurants and malls countywide: https://bit.ly/2WO2Nkr