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La Mirada Boys Help Clinch Championship at Notable Soccer Tournament in Texas PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 13 April 2015 17:12

Dallas, TX~Nic Hernandez and Ryan Candelario, both of La Mirada, helped soccer club AC Brea Premier clinch the 2015 Boys Under-14 Championship of the prestigious Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup, held last week in Texas.

After going 3-0 to win their bracket, Brea survived overtime in three consecutive matches before defeating FC Dallas Pre-Academy, 1-1 (4-2 in Penalty Kicks).

Candelario scored three goals in the tournament, while Hernandez helped anchor a defense that allowed only three goals in regulation over the six games played in the tournament.

The Dallas Cup started in 1980 and is an invitation only tournament held Easter Week of every year featuring marquee teams and talented up-and-coming players from around the world, in seven age categories from U-13 to U-19.


Community Carnival at Benton April 24-26th; Pre-Sale Ride Tickets Now Available PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 13 April 2015 17:54

La Mirada~A fun-filled weekend of rides, food, and entertainment is fast approaching at the annual “4 La Mirada Kids” Community Carnival to be held at Benton Middle School.  Volunteers are hard at work making final preparations for the three-day carnival, which will host thousands of families and friends over the weekend.

Entertainment acts scheduled for the carnival include performances by Benton Middle School Band and Cheer, Grey Matter, Royals Cheer, The Groovetones, Squirettes Dance Team, and Glory of Paradise and the Alohi Polynesia dancers.

Editor of the La Mirada Blog, Tony Aiello, will be the MC and Announcer for the entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings.

A number of craft vendors will be selling handmade items and decorative crafts. Several food trucks will be offering a variety of tasty food items for sale.

Exciting rides and amusements will be offered for those seeking thrills and rides for younger children will also be available.

Everybody knows, pre-sale ride tickets are the way to go. You can save substantially by not waiting until the day of event to purchase your ride tickets.

City Reacts to Increase of Massage Establishments; Passes Moratorium PDF Print E-mail
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Written by News Services   
Monday, 13 April 2015 17:33

La Mirada~In October 2011, the State of California enacted a law (AB 619) that eliminated the City’s ability to regulate massage establishments. It also created a new regulatory entity, the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), which was given tremendous oversight authority over these businesses.

Since the creation of CAMTC, many cities, including La Mirada have experienced a significant increase in the number of massage establishments in their communities. The number of massage establishment’s in La Mirada increased from one in 2011 to eight currently operating.

“Instead of professionalizing massage therapists, the legislation unfortunately created a way for massage establishments to proliferate because cities were effectively prevented from regulating them.” says Senior Administrative Analyst Mark Rounds.

In response to local government leaders calling on State Legislature to repeal the 2011 law, the State enacted Assembly Bill 1147, which restored some of the land use used in regulating massage establishments. The bill became effective January 1, 2015.

The new changes must be made in the form of municipal code amendments, which require additional time for consideration. As a result, the City Council recently approved a temporary moratorium, which will expire in approximately 10 months, on the establishment of any new massage business until the necessary code amendments can be made.

Date Set for First Mayor's Prayer Breakfast PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 08:02

La Mirada~Friday, April 17th will mark La Mirada’s first Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at La Mirada Holiday Inn. An estimated 250 guests will gather under the banner of prayer to recognize and celebrate city unity. Doors open at 6:45 a.m. and the program will be from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. All faiths are welcome.

The program will feature keynote speaker, Supervisor Don Knabe as well as a message from La Mirada Mayor, Pauline Deal. Along with breakfast and prayer, there will be performances by Biola University’s King’s Men and Marine Corps Color Guard.  

This year’s event is sponsored by Biola University, La Mirada Chamber, La Mirada Rotary, Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary and Supervisor Don Knabe. Table and event sponsorships are still available ($500 /$1,000).

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online at or by check. For ticket sales or further questions, please contact Rhonda at (562) 903-4728 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . La Mirada Holiday Inn is located at 14299 Firestone Boulevard, La Mirada, CA 90638.

La Mirada Kiwanis Offering Scholarship Funds for High School Seniors Residing in La Mirada PDF Print E-mail
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La Mirada~High School seniors who reside in La Mirada are invited to apply for scholarships to attend colleges, universities or accredited trade schools of their choice.

One of the objectives of the Kiwanis organization is to serve the youth in the community.  La Mirada Kiwanis has provided computers and Ipads to students in need, has served pancake breakfasts as fundraisers for local youth sports groups, supports Kiwanis youth leadership groups in two high schools, two middle schools, two elementary schools, at Cal State Fullerton College, and has raised over $10,000 each year for scholarships for graduating seniors.

Pat Ruiz, Chair of the La Mirada Kiwanis Scholarship Committee said, “The deadline for accepting applications for this year’s scholarships is on Monday, April 27. Interested students may receive the application packet by downloading the material at our web site or through the counselors at their school.

Applications can be downloaded here or you may call (562) 941-5779 for more information.

Interview for applicants will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Awards of $1000, $500 or $250 will be sent to the student’s account at the school of their choice for a jump start for their college career.

LM Blog Offers Free Space to all Non-Profits in La Mirada PDF Print E-mail
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The La Mirada Blog offers free ad space to all non-profit organizations based in the city.

Submit your 160 x 600 pixel ad in jpg, png, or gif format along with the URL you would like it forwarded to and we will post on this website.

You can send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and also consider posting a free event on our community calendar here.

From Maddi's Closet Hosts 10th 5K Run/Walk to Fight Cancer PDF Print E-mail
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From Maddi’s Closet is looking forward to their 10th Annual “Mad Dash”, a Competitive and Non-Competitive 5K Run/Walk to be held at La Serna High School on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Everyone is welcome to join From Maddi’s Closet as they press on in the fight against childhood cancer. The event is one of two major fundraisers sponsored by Maddi’s Closet each year to help fund programs and services in the support of the patients and their families struggling with the challenges of this disease.

“Let’s give this event a complete make-over”, stated Donna Holmes, President and Founder, as she met with the “Mad Dash” committee members early in October last year. “The enthusiasm and support has been very gratifying and energizing. It’s going to be amazing!”

The theme for the 2015 5K Run / Walk is “The Year of the Super Hero”, honoring both the little heroes battling cancer and recognizing the special heroes that participate and provide financial support, making it possible continue providing the wide range of programs and services for patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Children’s Hospital Orange County.

Latest La Mirada Crime Report PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 07:57

The La Mirada crime summary for March 30th-April 15th, 2015:

Other Structure Burglary-Copper wiring was reported stolen from a business on the 14600 block of Firestone Blvd.

Vehicle Burglary-A burglary was reported on the 13200 block of Royalcrest Ct. Electronics and jewelry was stolen from the vehicle. A window-smash burglary was reported on the 15900 block of Glazebrook Dr. A bag stolen from the vehicle was recovered nearby. Cash and a checkbook were stolen from a purse in a window-smash burglary reported on the 15500 block of Carrington Dr. A window-smash burglary occurred on the 16300 block of Eagle Ridge Ct.       A cell phone and bag was stolen in the incident.

Grand Theft-Gold rings were reported stolen in a grand theft on the 15400 block of Fairacres Dr. A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported on the 11800 block of Armsdale Ave. Tools were stolen from the vehicle.

Grand Theft Vehicle-A Mercedes sedan was reported stolen from the 14600 block of Biola Ave. The vehicle was recovered the following day in the City of Orange. A Chevrolet sedan was reported stolen from Escalona Rd. and Excelsior Dr. An older model Honda was reported stolen from the 14000 block of Adoree St. A box truck was reported stolen from the 14500 block of Stage Rd. The suspects also attempted to steal two other vehicles and burglarized a third vehicle during the same incident. A vehicle reported stolen from Buena Park was recovered on the 14800 block of Barnwall St.


Vehicles Burglarized on Fairhope; Suspects Arrested PDF Print E-mail
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Written by News Services   
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 07:51

La Mirada~Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies arrested multiple suspects in La Mirada for burglary on Monday evening.

On April 6, the La Mirada Public Safety Team received a call of a possible vehicle burglary in progress. When Deputies arrived, they immediately detained a male on the 15400 block of Fairhope Drive. Shortly after, two other males and a female were detained nearby.

During the investigation, six victims were located. Of the six victims, four were parked on Fairhope Drive, one was parked on Harshaw Place, and one was parked on Bluefield Avenue. Each of the suspects were in possession of property stolen from the vehicles. Deputies also recovered property from the suspects that may have been involved in other incidents. The adults were subsequently arrested and the juvenile was detained.

The arrest is a great example of residents remaining vigilant and calling the Public Safety Team when they see a possible crime in progress. To report crimes against property or a suspicious person in your neighborhood, call the La Mirada Community Sheriff's Station at (562) 902-2960. Call 911 to report an emergency or crimes against persons.


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