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Jerry Jambazian

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20 Tons of Fun
Temple City will once again feature Lights On Temple City on December 6. Thousands of lights will illuminate Santa’s path to Temple City Park. Several trucks of ice will be delivered to the park and then transformed into snow for young and old to enjoy playing in and sledding on.
This fun filled event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. with a grand parade led by the Pride of Temple City Marching Band at 7 p.m.. The parade is on Las Tunas between Cloverly and Kauffman with Santa making his grand entrance to light up the 100-foot redwood tree along with Mayor Cynthia Sternquist and Council Members.
There will also be performances by the Temple City High School Brighter Side Singers. Featured children’s activities include snow play areas including sled runs, balloon art, food for purchase throughout the evening, and free take-home holiday crafts. Free photo opportunities will also be available with Saint Nick at the Santa House. No one produces family fun events like Temple City and the Parks & Recreation Dept.
Temple City Tweets:
• Temple City was recently designated as the 41st safest city in the United States. An organization that tracks the safest cities in California ( is on a mission to help create a safe environment for your family. They recently designated Temple City as the 5th safest city to live in California. Cities in order of safest were Saratoga, Rancho Santa Margarita, Los Altos, and Aliso Viejo. stated “A free citizen’s academy, strong Neighborhood Watch program and the comprehensive “Connect-ed” community magazine help the government and citizens work in tandem to keep Temple City’s streets safe. We weren’t surprised to learn that even though Temple City is located in populous Los Angeles County, it earned a respectable fifth place ranking on the SafeWise safest cities in California. In addition to a safe environment, newcomers to Temple City can also expect to enjoy an assortment of community-wide events and programs. The ever-popular Camellia Festival, sport clinics for youth, educational programs geared toward seniors, and activities specifically for little ones, fill the list of things your family will love about Temple City. If you’re looking for boundless recreation, and a city with small-town appeal, you may have just found your new home.”
• A report was just released to the Council by Tracey Hause, Administrative Services Director indicating that Temple City had a 15.38% increase in the median sales price of residential units from 2012 to 2013. Temple City surpassed its residential median sales price at the height of the real estate market in 2007. There are only four other cities in Los Angeles County (out of 88 cities) that have also surpassed median sales: Arcadia, Bradbury, San Marino, and Santa Monica. The entire Los Angeles region still remains 25.8% below the height of the 2007 market.
• On November 30 I will have reached an important milestone in my life’s journey. I married my sweetheart, Pat, in Pasadena 50 years ago. Life has been good with 2 wonderful daughters and sons-in-law and 5 of the best grandchildren. I am one lucky guy. God has blessed us so much.
I am happy to announce my new website dedicated to everything Temple City. It captures the spirit and community of a great city. Check it out at: to see recent photo and video events. You can also like us on Facebook. I would welcome your comments at

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Jerry’s Journey