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 A Community of Pride
JUNE 2008
David M. SilvaMayor
CUDAHY OPENS NEW BASKETBALL COURT:7 basketballs were given away to Cudahychildren at the Grand Opening of the new Basketball Court at Cudahy Park.
YOUNG CUDAHY RESIDENT WINS FREE BIKE:Kids, Parents joined the Cudahy City Council along with Supervisor Gloria Molina’sofce to ofcially open Cudahy’s section of the new “Waterfront Bike Path.” 4 bicycles were given-away to lucky winners.
Healthy Living
A Message fromGeorge Perez,Cudahy CityManager
ummer has arrived inthe City, and Cudahy isready for you and yourfamily with improved recre-ational facilities, safe parks,and family-focused eventsall summer long.At Cudahy Park, a brandnew, modern basketball courtis already a favorite with kidsand adults, and a new bikepath following the LA Rivernow connects Cudahy withGrifth Park in Los Angeles.Cudahy is celebrating ourNation’s 232nd Birthday, In-dependence Day, on Thurs-day, July 3rd at Cudahy Parkstarting at 3PM with ponyrides, jumpers, a pettingzoo, game booths, and food.Then our fabulous reworksdisplay will begin at 9PM.But as always, Cudahy isconstantly improving ourcity and bringing new shop-ping opportunities to ourresidents.I’m proud to announcethat as part of our on-goingpublic safety program, Cuda-hy will be installing state-of-the-art ash warning lightsin several crosswalks nearour schools and parks.The ashing lights are in-stalled just below the pave-ment and will signal to driv-ers over 100 feet away thatpedestrians are crossing.Triggered wirelessly, all a pe-destrian does is start crossi
Cudahy Dedicates and Opens New Basketball Courtsand Urban Bike Path As Part of New City Initiative
Outdoor Recreation AreaDeveloped In PartnershipWith Supervisor GloriaMolina’s
Ofce andCalifornia Prop A Funds
Hundreds of Cudahy chil-dren and parents joined theMayor and City Council to ded-icate the new basketball courtsat Cudahy Park and “Water-front” Bike Path.Cudahy Park’s new basket-ball courts and Bike Path arepart of the city’s effort to pro-vide spaces that promote phys-ical activity.As part of the celebrationCudahy kids, Ages 4-17 whoattended were entered into adrawing to win a bicycle and basketballs. Safety helmets weregiven to bicycle winners.“I’m very excited that I won,”said [name of winner] who waslater interviewed by Channel 52.Representing Los AngelesCounty Supervisor Gloria Molina’s
Cudahy News City of Cudahy5220 Santa Ana StreetCudahy, CA 90201
Frank GuruléVice MayorRosa M. DiazCouncil MemberOsvaldo CondéCouncil MemberJuan RomoCouncil Member
Cudahy FamilyFirework Festival
inside on Calendar, page 4
Residents Participate in TownHall & Neighborhood Watch
Cudahy Police Chief and Ofcers meet with Cudahy kids at Town Hall meeting.
Cudahy Boxing Club Fights to Keep Kids Off Streets
The Cudahy News is published by the City of Cudahy. It is mailed to every residence in the City of Cudahy for free. Non Residents who wish to subscribe should contactWe welcome comment, press releases, and community interest stories and will make every effort toinclude all appropriate material.For Comments and Story Ideas, please contact:City of Cudahy5220 Santa Ana StreetCudahy, CA 90201(323) 773-5143Mayor David M. SilvaVice Mayor Frank GuruléCouncil Member Rosa M. DiazCouncil Member Juan RomoCouncil Member Osvaldo CondéCity Manager George A. Perez
The Cudahy Youth Foundation issponsoring two young men withpart-time summer jobs. Residentswill see Manuel Buenrostro Jr., 21,and David Contreras, 16, at cityevents and meetings as they as-sist city staff and work on projectsthroughout Cudahy. Just recentlythey repainted rooms at Clara andLugo parks.
Every Month, over a hundredCudahy citizens, young and old,participate in the Town Hall &Neighborhood Watch meetingheld at Clara St. Park.Conveniently held the 4thThursday of every month, themeeting offers residents an in-formal opportunity to ask ques-tions about their city and to getinformation.The City Council, city staff,and the Police Chief are alwayson-hand to discuss the needs of Cudahy residents.The May Town Hall meetingfeatured presentations from theCoalition for Clean Air, LatinoBehavioral Health Institute, andthe Los Angeles Vector ControlDistrict.As always, a rafe was held atthe end of the meeting.
Gessner Named...
“Woman of the Year”
Cudahy resident MicheleGessner was named 2008 Wom-an of the Year by State Assem-blyman Hector De La Torre. At aluncheon hosted by De La Torreat the Downey Country Club,Gessner was recognized for her“outstanding work in the com-munity.”“I was so surprised by the hon-or,” remarked Gessner, but any-one who knows here would notbe surprised.A 48 year resident, Gessner hasspent countless hours volunteer-ing to make our city a great placeto live. A Planning Commissioner,Parks & Recreation Commissioner,and Volunteer on Patrol, MicheleGessner can be seen at almost ev-ery city event. She’s a regular vol-unteer at the Food Distributionprogram, and has given her timeto youth and senior programsthought the years.Most recently, Michele Gess-ner took on the responsibility forCudahy’s senior programs.“I’ve never won an award likethis my entire life,” said Gessner,“all of the awardees before meare great people…it’s such andhonor to be included with them.”
Teaching kids discipline andhard work, Coach Daniel Cordonvolunteers his time teaching thefundamentals of Boxing to Cuda-hy children and young adults.With over 20 years experience,Coach Cordon provides an posi-tive alternative to gangsThe Cudahy Boxing Club meetsat Lugo Park Monday throughFriday 4:30PM to 6:30PM and6:30PM to 8:30PM. Anyone inter-ested may sign up at Cudahy CityHall.Pictured: Cudahy residentsAdrian Hernandez 18 and Ray-mond Diaz 16 spar at Cudahy’sBoxing Club located at LugoPark.
Grafti Hotline(323) 771-7867Cudahy Police Department4835 Clara Street (next to Turner Hall)24Hr Emergency: (323) 562-5005 Cudahy Parks & RecreationClara Street Park (323) 562-2660Lugo Park (323) 562-5679Cudahy Park (323) 773-5143 x233 
C-Mart Grocery:
Selling Convenience
Local Business ProvidesDMV Services in Cudahy
orge Ramirez and hiswife Estela have alwayswanted to open theirown business in Cudahy,and a year and a half ago theRa
mirez family took overC-Mart Grocery on thecorner of Wilcox Ave. andSanta Ana Street.“Having lived in Cudahy formany years, we just wantedto bring convenience to localresidents,” said Ramirez.And convenience is whatyou get.Open Monday throughSunday from 8:30 AM to9:30PM to “accommodateour customers,” C-Martoffers products from Mexico,Guatemala, El Salvador, andmany other Latin Americancountries.The Mexican chips “Takis”are very popular with kidssaid daughter JasselynRamirez, while adultspurchase International CallingCards.The neatly arrangedshelves offer products foundin larger stores. Milk, eggs,cheese, bread, beans, rice, andmany name brand productsare just a short walk fromhome. Many customers stopby on their way home fromwork to pick up items fordinner.Ramirez is thankful forthe “nice people” who shophis store and to the City of Cudahy for their support of small businesses in the city.
otor Vehicle Regis-tration &
InsuranceServices is yourone-stop for yourdriving needs.When Cudahy residents needDMV ser
vices, they don’t have towait in long lines. A short visitto Motor Vehicle Registration &Insurance Services on AtlanticBoulevard will get them on theirway.For over 11 years, Rosa andAdan Melendez have offeredmotor vehicle services for theconvenience of Cudahy residentsand out-of-town visitors.Auto registration, title trans-fers, VIN verication, and autoinsurance are just a few of theservices they provide. With manycommercial truck drivers livingin Cudahy, the Melendez familyspecializes in truck permits, ap-portion plates, and out of stateOfce was David Vela.“We’re proud to be partneringwith the City of Cudahy on
thisriver revitalization project,” Vela
when it’s safe to do so...the lightsautomatically ash.Tentatively we are targeting thewarning light installations on Eliza-beth Street, Santa Ana, and LiveOak.Providing our children excel-lent school facilities is importantto our City Ofcials. Supportingthe School District, Cudahy wason hand at the groundbreakingof a new Elementary School andEarly Education Center at Live Oakand Cudahy. Set to open in sev-eral years, the new school will serveCudahy children and promises tokeep class sizes smaller…making fora better learning environment.Attracting new shopping andbusinesses is a City priority as wellas improving and supporting ourexisting businesses.In the near future, the city islooking at a new 74 acre retailshopping development coming tothe Atlantic Ave. and Patata Streetarea.And, a facelift for the shoppingcenter on the corner of AtlanticBlvd. and Hartle Ave. will bringthose existing businesses into themodern look developing along Cu-dahy’s Atlantic business corridor.Enjoy the summer in the City,and always come to your City Hallfor any assistance. Our door is al-ways open.
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truck permits.“We’re helping to keep theroads safe,” said Adan Melendez,referring to the truck services.When truck drivers come fromout-of-state, they need permitsin California, permits they canget at Motor Vehicle Registration& Insurance Services.Along with daughter Pauly-na, the Melendez family makesit their business to help Cudahyresidents.Located at 7910 Atlantic Blvd.,Unit L, Motor Vehicle Registra-tion & Insurance Services is open9AM to 6PM, Monday throughFriday, and 10AM to 3PM on Sat-urday. Phone (323) 773-5500.
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said. “Cudahy is situated in oneof the most densely populatedsections of the county, whereresidents—especially apartmentdwellers—often rely on publicparks to take the place of privatebackyards. So it’s important thatwe take advantage of opportuni-ties like this one, where the countyand the city leverage each other’sdollars to create park space that isdirely needed.”The City is supporting thecommunity of Cudahy and itsyouth by creating spaces wherechildren can play and be healthy.Other aspects of the City’s healthinitiative include new parks to be

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