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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 18:26

La Mirada Pop Warner Pee Wee Blue Team Recognized  For Achievements 

The La Mirada City Council recognized the La Mirada Pop Warner Pee Wee Blue team for its Athletic achievements while competing at local and championship levels. 

For the past two regular seasons, the Pee Wee Blue team has gone undefeated.  The team has won the Orange Empire Conference and Southern California River Bowl Conference, which include teams from across Southern California. 

After earning the championship title in both conferences, the Pee Wee Blue team advanced to the Wescon Conference where they competed against teams from throughout California. Through their dedication and hard work, the team earned the California Wescon Championship. 

The team composed of players ages 11 and 12 includes 18 boys and one girl.  Players are also taught the importance of academics; each player is required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average.  The majority of players maintain a 3.8 grade point average or higher. Two players, Justin Contreras and Larissa Robles, have earned the All American title, which is the highest scholar athlete acknowledgement within Pop Warner National. 

“La Mirada is proud to be represented by a phenomenal team that excels both on and off the field,” says Community Services Director Lori Thompson.  “The young talent combined with the amazing work of the coaches and parents create an environment of success for these athletes.” 

A Night of Memories at the Father-Daughter Dance 

The popular Father-Daughter candy-themed dance will be held on Friday, February 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the La Mirada Community Gymnasium.  This special event provides the perfect opportunity for fathers to bond with their daughters and enjoy a memorable night out. 

Fathers and daughters will be in for a night of dancing and creating memories. In addition to music and dancing, there will also be crafts, refreshments, and fun activities for all to enjoy. 

Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite party attire.  A photo booth will also be available for souvenir photos to commemorate the event.  The cost is $37 per couple with the cost of each additional daughter set at $17. All girls are encouraged to attend the dance with their fathers and dance the night away. 

For additional information or to sign up, contact Community Services at (562) 943-7277.

Splash! Aquatics Center Now Hiring.

The City of La Mirada is now accepting applications to become a crew member of the award-winning Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center.  The City is looking for high level crew members to fill positions which include Swim Instructor/Lifeguard, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Aquatics Aid I/II, and Guest Services Associate. 

Those interested must submit completed applications by Thursday, March 15 at 5 p.m. Applicants selected to continue in the hiring process must complete a swim test either on Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. or Wednesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m.  Guest Services Associate are not required to complete a swim test. 

To view minimum requirements and apply online visit To view swim test details, visit 

For additional information, call City Hall at (562) 943-0131.

La Mirada Community Foundation Scholarship Now Open 

The annual La Mirada Community Foundation is now accepting applications for their Scholarship Program from qualified high school seniors.  Applications are available at La Mirada City Hall, the Resource Center, and local high schools.  They are also available on the City’s website

The Foundation offers three scholarships: the Bob Jenkins Community Service Scholarship, the Ray Haugh Vocational Scholarship, and Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship. 

The Bob Jenkins Scholarship is available to students who have provided significant community service, reside in La Mirada, and have applied to an accredited college.  Applicants must complete an essay on the value of community service and their involvement in the community. 

The Ray Haugh Vocational Scholarship is available to students who have provided community service and/or volunteered in La Mirada, reside in La Mirada, and are enrolled in a vocational training program or trade school. 

The Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship is available to students who plan to major in Business, Computer and Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering Technology, Natural Resources and Conservation, and Physical Science.  The STEM scholarship is available to students who reside in La Mirada and have applied to an accredited college. 

Scholarship recipients are selected based on meeting academic requirements, the scope and duration of their community service, and their impact in the La Mirada community.  The deadline to submit all required documents is Thursday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. at La Mirada City Hall, 13700 La Mirada Boulevard. For additional information, call (562) 943-0131.

Free Dental Screening at Activity Center

The La Mirada Activity Center will be hosting free dental screen screenings on Wednesday, February 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. 

No insurance is necessary. New Age Dental will be providing a dentist to conduct screenings to seniors ages 55 and above.  The dentist will only be performing check ups.  If there is something of concern during a checkup, patrons will be advised to go to their regular dental care facility for treatment. 

For additional information, contact the La Mirada Activity Center at (562) 902-3160. 

Spring Youth Sports Leagues in La Mirada

Registration for youth sports leagues offered by the City of La Mirada begins on Tuesday, February 20.  Registration can be done in person or by visiting the City’s website at  Recreational youth sports offered for the spring season includes Volleytennis, Volleyball, and Friday Night Football.  Children ages 5 to 17 are invited to participate.  The last day to register is Monday, March 12. 

Youth Volleytennis League is a fun combination of volleyball and tennis.  This is the perfect opportunity for children ages 7 to 8 who want to learn how to play volleyball.  The net is lower and the ball may bounce making it easier for those who are still learning the game.  Youth Volleytennis League games are played at the La Mirada Community Gymnasium on Sunday afternoons and the league cost is $69. 

Youth Volleyball League is for recreational play and coaches emphasize passing, setting, serving, and teamwork.  The league cost is $69 and games are played on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the La Mirada Community Gymnasium.  Practices for Volleytennis and Volleyball begin the week of March 26. 

The popular Friday Night Football League is returning for the spring season.  Friday Night Football promotes the flag football style of play with less contact and limited blocking.  The quick strike, high scoring offensive style of play helps develop players’ skills and allows for a fun and safe environment.  All games are played Friday evenings under the lights at La Mirada High School.  Practices begin the week of March 26 and the league cost is $74. 

“These leagues are the perfect way for youth participants to learn the fundamentals of a new sport or fine tune their athletic skills,” says Community Services Director Lori Thompson. For more information or to sign up, visit the City’s website or call (562) 943-7277.



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