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La Mirada Kiwanis to Host Grand Opening of New Reading Area at Foster Road Elementary E-mail
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Monday, 30 October 2017 15:57

The Kiwanis Club of La Mirada will host a grand opening of a new reading area at Foster Road Elementary on Wednesday, November 1st from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

The “Reading Oasis” have a new reading area filled with over 1,200 books, bean bags, colorful carpet, a rocking chair, an audio station and decorative walls so that the students of the school will have a fun area to read by themselves or have adults read to them. 

The La Mirada service club partnered with Scholastic Books, the Kiwanis CNH Foundation, the California Jaycee Foundation and Walmart for this project.

Light refreshments will be served. Foster Road Elementary is located at 13900 Foster Road in La Mirada.

For more information or to join Kiwanis please call (714) 670-0186.

 
Free Mulch Distribution, Paper Shredding, and E-Waste Collection Event E-mail
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Thursday, 05 October 2017 16:06

The City of La Mirada and EDCO Disposal will be sponsoring a free mulch distribution event for La Mirada residents on Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. in the parking lot at the La Mirada Community Gymnasium, 15105 Alicante Road.

Mulch is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool, and make the garden bed more attractive. This is a self-serve, self-loading service, and residents must bring their own cans/bags and shovel. There will be a limit of three cans/bags per vehicle. Bring a tarp to cover the material if hauling in an open truck or trailer.

Residents can also protect the security of their confidential information by shredding personal documents. Certified shredding trucks will be present during the event and all items will be shredded on-site. Quantities are limited to three bankers boxes (10”x12”x15”) per household. Unwanted electronics waste (e-waste) will also be collected including TVs, computer monitors, printers, fax machines, VCRs, etc.

This event is limited to La Mirada residents only. Please bring proof of residency (i.e. CA Driver's License or utility bill). Residents are asked to enter the Community Gymnasium parking lot from Alicante Road. Household Hazardous Waste will not be accepted at this event.

For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at (562) 902-2385.

 
Over 300 Attend La Mirada Senior Health Fair E-mail
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Written by Brooklynn Ackerman   
Friday, 29 September 2017 04:25

La Mirada~On Wednesday, September 13th the City of La Mirada hosted a senior health fair at the Activity Center to educate residents on wide array of topics to help maintain good health.

From 9am to 12pm around 300 residents attended the fair and received free health screenings and information, as well as cooking demonstrations to encourage healthier habits.

Several local vendors and organizations contributed to make this event possible. Biola’s Nursing Department provided glucose and cholesterol screenings and New Age Dental provided dental screenings.

In addition to health information, attendees were also offered lunch on behalf of Café on the Green and salsa lessons from Nifty after Fifty. This event is expected to be held again next year on September 12th, 2018.

Continuing their commitment to serving our community, The City of La Mirada, with the help of the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, will also be hosting a flu clinic and providing free flu shots on October 31st from 9am to 11am.

For more information or to register for the flu clinic please contact the La Mirada Activity Center at (562) 902-3160.


 
Coffee With Captain Tatreau Set For September 21st E-mail
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Sunday, 17 September 2017 16:54

La Mirada residents and business owners are invited to meet Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Captain Jim Tatreau at Starbucks located at 15220 Rosecrans Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 a.m. Captain Tatreau serves as the Captain of Norwalk Sheriff’s Station, which serves La Mirada. 

“I invite our community members to join us, and share their ideas and concerns,” says Captain Tatreau.  “By having this event, we hope to build trust and transparency between the La Mirada Community Sheriff’s Station and local residents and businesses.” 

Captain Tatreau will be available to answer questions, provide crime prevention tips, and discuss neighborhood concerns. 

For additional information, call the La Mirada Community Sheriff’s Station at (562) 902-2960.


 
Cub Scouts Expand in La Mirada With New Pack E-mail
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Friday, 25 August 2017 16:36

There’s a new Cub Scout pack in La Mirada and it’s ready for YOU!

Cub Scout Pack 815 recently opened up its’ membership to boys attending Gardenhill, Escalona, and Foster Road Elementary schools.  Although not limited to this area, Pack 815 is working alongside the long running pack, Pack 919, in La Mirada to offer their scouting program to more youth in the area.

“Often as parents, we think the only extra-curricular activity our boys have is sports related.  But my oldest son wasn’t a big sports lover.  He was the kid that loved Legos and building things more so than being part of a competitive team sport,” explained Sandra Green, the new Cubmaster of Pack 815.  “I never imagined that by my son joining Cub Scouts he would be exposed to the rich diversity amongst boys his own age but also learn how to take on challenges as an individual and part of a team.”

Green, who was part of Pack 919 for nearly seven years, took on the challenge herself to start a new pack in La Mirada.  “I volunteered for years in Pack 919.  Whether it was organizing our annual popcorn sales or helping with our Scouting for Food campaign, every aspect of it I loved!  A big part of my heart still lies within Pack 919 as so many good friends are still leaders there."

She continued, "Our Cubmaster, Louis Garcia, inspired me to lead and we will continue to help lead our youth at community events.  When the opportunity presented itself to start a new pack, I couldn’t pass it up.  Pack 919 has over 80 families and we want to continue supporting our local boys so this smaller sized pack seemed the best way to still deliver the scouting program.”

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