Use 24-hour Graffiti Hotline to Report Vandalism
The City of La Mirada provides a 24-hour Graffiti Removal Hotline as part of its aggressive graffiti abatement efforts. In most cases, graffiti on public property or within the right-of-way can be removed within one day of notice.
Graffiti vandalism is unsightly and may encourage further vandalism or other criminal activity. Residents and businesses can assist the La Mirada Public Safety Team by reporting graffiti immediately. A $1,000 cash reward may be given for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a graffiti vandal.
The 24-hour Graffiti Removal Hotline is: (714) 522-5858 and to report graffiti online, click here to submit a report.
To report a crime in progress, call 9-11 or the Community Sheriff's Station at (562) 902-2960. Be a good witness and gather as much information as possible, such as
|BEFORE AND AFTER: Patrick Perez of Boy Scout Troop 919 shows the playhouse he built to replace the old one at Hoover Elementary as part of his Eagle Scout Project|
a description of the suspect, license plate information, and direction of travel. Never put yourself in danger by intervening with a crime in progress. For graffiti prevention tips, visit www.cityoflamirada.org.
Boy Scout Troop 919 Whittier/La Mirada Produces Another Eagle Scout
Scouts, Leaders and Committee Members of Troop 919 recently announced with great pleasure that Patrick A. Perez has been found worthy of the rank of Eagle Scout.
For his project Patrick removed a dilapidated log cabin playhouse at Hoover Elementary in Whittier and built a new larger and safer "one room schoolhouse" play house to replace it.
Patrick’s Eagle Ceremony took place this past May at the Community Presbyterian Church of La Mirada.
District Graduation Rate Increases
The Norwalk-La Mirada unified School District is reporting the district graduated 93.9 percent of its 1,599 high school seniors last year, a 1.5 percentage-point increase over 2011-12, according to data released by the California Department of Education. Dropout rates also fell to 3.1 percent, as opposed to 8.8 percent in 2009-10.
Student From La Mirada One of Five Recepients
Denny’s, one of America's largest full-service family restaurant chains, and the Magic Johnson Foundation, one of the most recognizable philanthropic organizations in the world aimed at empowering underserved communities, today announced the recipients of their 2014 Shami Sall Memorial Scholarship.
Three high school students – Malanna Wheat (Los Angeles), Alexis Lorenz (La Cañada) and Philip Thompson (Oxnard) – and two college students – Zoey Cigar Hodge (Los Angeles) and Micah Earley (La Mirada) – will each receive a $2,500 scholarship on behalf of the restaurant chain and non-profit organization. The winners will also be publically recognized by representatives from Denny’s and the Magic Johnson Foundation this fall.
All five winners submitted an essay depicting his or her life story and how one can live by Shami Sall’s personal mantra – “give a hand up instead of a handout.” Applicants also submitted two letters of recommendation from a community leader, teacher or principal along with a copy of his or her most recent GPA. Essays were reviewed and judged by the Magic Johnson Foundation.
The eponymous scholarship was started in 2013 to honor the memory of Shami Sall, a much-loved and admired senior director of operations at Denny’s who passed away in 2012. The scholarship is part of Denny’s Hungry for Education program, which will provide more than $200,000 in scholarships to deserving high school and college students in partnerships with eight leading non-profit minority advocacy organizations this year.