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Sixth Annual La Mirada Olive Fest Slated for September 19th PDF Print E-mail
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Community
Written by Tony Aiello   
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 16:51

The La Mirada Blog in association with the La Mirada Community Foundation, will host the 6th annual La Mirada Olive Fest on Saturday, September 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at La Mirada Regional Park.

The festival began when a group of La Mirada enthusiasts got together in August 2010 at Regional Park and celebrated living in La Mirada with food, some art and a band playing on the grass. The talk was to bring important cultural and inspirational events, similar to the Fiesta de Artes and Celebration in the Park, back to La Mirada.

Now in its sixth year the free one-day event features live entertainment, a craft fair, local food vendors, a car & motorcycle exhibit, a silent/live auction, raffle prizes, 50/50 contest, art walk, kids activities and many community organizations and local businesses.

The craft fair has been expanded with over 80 vendors expected at this year's event. For booth information contact Diana at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The kids activity area has also been expanded with craft kits donated by the Home Depot in La Mirada.

Now in its fourth year, the Olive Fest Art Walk presented by the Arts Colony of La Mirada, is expanding and this year will feature over 50 exhibitors.

Along with an added silent and live auction this year, Fest organizers have also added a night concert to the already existing live entertainment lineup. "Flashpants" will be featured as the headline band this year, performing from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

New this year is the inaugural La Mirada Olive Fest 5k Run/Walk with proceeds benefiting the La Mirada High School Aquatics and Cross Country programs. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. the morning of the Fest with the course meandering through Regional Park. Sign-ups and pre-race activities begin at 8:30 a.m. For more information and to sign up for the race visit the 5K website.

Parking is free. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Dustin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information on the Fest call (562) 483-3574 or (714) 655-7340 or visit the Fest website here.

 
The Dave Clesceri Real Estate Team Serves All Your Needs PDF Print E-mail
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Living
Written by Tony Aiello   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:44


The La Mirada Blog welcomes the Dave Clesceri Real Estate Team as our exclusive real estate sponsor.

They provide service for the Las Angeles and Orange County areas and specialize in La Mirada, Whittier, Cerritos, Hacienda Heights, La Habra Heights, La Habra, Buena Park, Fullerton, Brea, Placentia and Yorba Linda.

At Dave Clesceri Realty, their primary goal is to take care of their clients even if that means traveling to where their clients need them.

As a buyer, there are several benefits to working with a real estate team. It is however, important to choose the right team. With over 65 years of licensed real estate experience, The Dave Clesceri Team is both experienced as well as cutting edge.

All licensed team members are members of both the National Association of Realtors and the California Association of Realtors. They have members that manage a real estate office, coach and train other real estate professionals, and manage income properties. Combined, their agents have been involved In several hundred real estate transactions. To better represent their Clients, team members actively seek out training and legal updates for the ever changing Industry. Al l these before you even meet them!

They provide you with a licensed agent that best suits your personality or needs. They have bilingual agents that speak Spanish, Korean, and Tagalog. They negotiate aggressively yet fairly for all of their clients.

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West Nile Virus Activity Confirmed in La Mirada PDF Print E-mail
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Written by News Services   
Saturday, 22 August 2015 19:16

La Mirada~The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed West Nile virus activity for the first time this year in La Mirada.

GLACVCD encourages residents to take the following safety precautions to protect against mosquito-borne diseases:

Eliminate or manage all sources of standing water to discourage mosquito breeding every week. The work residents do now will make a big difference.

If you are outdoors when mosquitoes are biting, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts and use an insect repellent containing EPA-registered active ingredient such as DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, and Oil of lemon eucalyptus (PMD). Always apply according to label instructions. Make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or holes.

Contact GLACVCD at 562-944-9656 or visit glacvcd.org if there is a significant problem or potential mosquito breeding source where you live or work. West Nile virus is transmitted to people and animals through the bite of an infected mosquito.

There is no cure for West Nile virus. One in five persons infected with West Nile virus will exhibit symptoms. Symptoms usually occur between five and 15 days, and can include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, or a skin rash. These symptoms can last for several weeks to months.

One in 150 people infected with the virus will become extremely ill. Severe symptoms include high fever, muscle weakness, neck stiffness, coma, paralysis, and possibly death.

GLACVCD offers a variety of digital content on their website’resources page.

 
Free La Mirada Fitness Class Continues to Grow PDF Print E-mail
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Living
Written by Miles Aiello   
Monday, 10 August 2015 20:33

La Mirada~Five-year La Mirada resident Robert Paul Adams is spearheading the way for a new free weekly fitness class that meets three times a week at La Mirada Regional Park.

After Marriage, Robert had reached a weight that was intolerable, and made a commitment to change his lifestyle and started a Tuesday night running group at the park.

After joining Herbalife and putting himself on a diet and workout regimen, he met two individuals that would eventually lead to the creation of this free and local fitness class in La Mirada.

Adams joined forces with Loni Tyler and Wendy Biddle and the three quickly realized there was a community interest in fitness, but a lack of free, organized and easily accessible opportunities to exercise in town.

The solution was the creation of a free workout class that is conducted three times a week and twice a day with the primary objective to provide fitness exercises for the community and information for those seeking a healthier lifestyle.

“We provide the opportunity to create relationships with new individuals and by helping the community get fit, were also unintentionally, but happily knitting the community together,” Adams said.

The group continues to grow and regularly draws over two dozen participants and more.

The class meets on Mondays and Wednesday’s at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. the class is usually one-hour long and consists of a full body work out including cardio, upper body, core and legs.

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Healthy Mama Diaries: Choosing the Right Sunscreen PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Denker   
Friday, 07 August 2015 10:26

The Healthy Mama and Jet

Growing up I craved a nice golden glow that the sun gave to my skin.  I loved to layout with a friend or by myself to get a tan.  I knew the best time of day to get a tan and during the summer I would plan my days around these hours.  Although I always applied sunscreen to my face, I have to admit I rarely applied sunscreen to the rest of my body.

As I got older (and somewhat wiser) my views on the sun and it’s beautifully dangerous rays have changed drastically.  Now that I am a mom, it is more important to me than ever that I not only protect myself from the sun but that I also protect my family from the sun.  Choosing a safe and effective sunscreen was my mission.

I hadn’t yet done my research on sunscreens when we took our son to the beach for the first time last year.  I got lucky when my mother-in-law Teresa handed me a tube of Badger® Sunscreen.  She told me that it was the best sunscreen that she had found.  It contained no harsh chemicals, was broad spectrum, and was a non-nano zinc oxide sunscreen.  Knowing that she highly researches products before using them, I trusted that she was right.  That weekend we made lots of fun family memories and both my son and I left sunburn free.

As soon as we got home form the beach I started to explore different sunscreens.  I quickly realized that half of the terms written on the labels were foreign to me.  I then knew that there was more to choosing a sunscreen than picking one with a high SPF.  I now, not only wanted to choose an effective sunscreen, but I also wanted it to be safe for my family as well.

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Trujillo "Taking a Break" at La Mirada High PDF Print E-mail
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Sports
Written by Tony Aiello   
Sunday, 26 July 2015 19:43

Coach retires from La Mirada High after over 40 years of coaching locally; interviews for new coach begin next week

La Mirada~After 17 years as head coach of La Mirada High School Softball, Rich Trujillo has decided to “take a break,“ and will not return next season.

“It’s been a lot of fun and I’m glad to have been part of it. I appreciate the opportunity,” Trujillo told us via telephone,” whoever takes over I wish nothing but success and good luck and if there is anything I can do to help out I will.”

Co-Athletic Director at the school Jimmy Zurn told us the job for new head coach will be posted this week and interviews are scheduled to begin the week of August 3rd.

The school still lists Trujillo as the head coach on their website.

Trujillo said his phone has been busy, “I’m getting lots of calls from (former) players and their families.”

Trujillo’s Lady Mats appeared in three CIF Southern Section Finals, unfortunately falling short each time.

La Mirada won the Suburban League championship 13 of the 17 years with Trujillo at the helm.

Before coaching at La Mirada, Trujillo coached four years at Cypress College garnering a state championship.

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Russian Delegates Enjoy Their Stay at Biola University and La Mirada PDF Print E-mail
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Community
Written by Tony Aiello   
Sunday, 26 July 2015 16:12

Special Olympics athletes from Russia attended a welcome event this past Wednesday at Biola University and chilled with Councilman Larry Mowles.

La Mirada~The City partnered with Biola University to host a welcome event earlier this week at Biola University for 2015 Special Olympic World Games athletes from Russia and Macau.

The event was held this past Wednesday on the Metzger Lawn with lunch provided by Chick Fil-A. Athletes and other attendees socialized and participated in games on the lawn.

Welcome speeches and presentations were given by La Mirada Mayor Pauline Deal, Whittier Mayor Fernando Dutra, Biola President Barry Corey, and delegates from Russia and Macau.

“La Mirada is honored to serve as a Host Town for the 2015 Special Olympics,” said La Mirada Mayor Pauline Deal. “It was a great experience meeting with athletes and delegates from Russia, and we hope they enjoyed their stay in our wonderful City.”

La Mirada served as the host town for Russian athletes and Whittier hosted athletes from Macau. Biola University provided housing for 240 athletes, coaches, and support staff Wednesday through Friday last week in campus dorms. The City hosted two welcome events including the summer concert on Thursday where athletes enjoyed activities including a "mini-oympics."

Athletes had access to train at City facilities, and the City also provided in-town transportation during their stay.

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games is one of the largest events hosted by Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.  About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries will compete in 25 sports during the event.  Opening ceremonies took place yesterday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

La Mirada was one of about 100 Cities throughout Southern California selected to serve as a Host Town.

Community Services Director Lori Thompson, told us on our Periscope broadcast, that with close to 250 athletes, the City had the prestigious honor of hosting the largest delegation of the Special Olympics, “We could not have been a Host Town without Biola’s help, they were essential in the partnership.”

Thompson said La Mirada and Biola University were sought after by many of the delegations after the City was named as a Host Town in May of last year.

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games continue through August 2nd at venues in Long Beach and Los Angeles.

 
La Mirada Crime Report: Cars Ransacked at The Villages PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 08:52

La Mirada Blog Facebook fan Jann Rodriguez reported two cars got ransacked in the early morning hours of July 21st at The Villages gated community in La Mirada.

The following is the crime report for La Mirada July 13th-19th 2015:

Aggravated Assault-A domestic assault was reported on the 14200 block of Gagely Dr. A male adult was arrested in connection with the incident.

Residential Burglary-A burglary was reported on the 15300 block of San Ardo Dr. Electronics and jewelry were stolen from the residence.  A burglary to a garage was reported on the 14700 block of San Feliciano Dr. Various power tools were stolen from the residence.  A bicycle was reported stolen from a garage on the 15200 block of Borda Rd. A burglary to a hotel room was reported on the 14400 block of Firestone Blvd.

Other Structure Burglary-An attempted burglary was reported on the 15700 block of Pescados Dr. A burglary was reported on the 14100 block of Rosecrans Ave. Medical equipment was taken in the incident.

Vehicle Burglary-A burglary was reported on the 14500 block of Cortina Dr. Third row seats from the vehicle were stolen in the incident. A vehicle burglary and an attempted burglary were reported on the 13300 block of Beach Blvd. An burglary was reported on the 14900 block of Firestone Blvd.

Grand Theft-Batteries from a cell tower were reported stolen on the 13800 block of La Mirada Blvd. A metal ramp was reported stolen on the 15800 block of Imperial Hwy. A shoplifting incident was reported on the 12300 block of La Mirada Blvd. A male adult was arrested in connection with the theft.

Grand Theft Vehicle- A truck was reported stolen from the 16500 block of Trojan Way. The vehicle was recovered several days later by the Whittier Police.A truck reported stolen from Buena Park was recovered on the 14900 block of Gagely Dr.

 
La Mirada Music Celebrating 18-Year Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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NEWSFLASH
Written by Tony Aiello   
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 19:30

La Mirada~Come by and grab a bite and shop for a great deal as La Mirada Music will be celebrating their 18 years in town this Saturday, July 25th from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hot Dogs, Burgers and live music will greet guests and merchandise will be priced to move at this clearance event.

La Mirada Music is located at 14928 Leffingwell Road (just west of La Mirada Blvd) in La Mirada.

For more information call (562) 941-4495.

 

 
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