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Duke's Car Club Collects Toys for La Mirada Families E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 December 2016 09:19

Members of the Dukes Car Club deliver toys to Fire Station 49 who will distribute to families in need in the La Mirada community.

La Mirada~The Duke’s Car Club of La Habra dropped off toys this past Saturday at La Mirada Fire Station 49 after the club’s successful Toy Drive that took place on November 19th in Brea.

The fire station, in cooperation with Duke’s, will facilitate the distribution of the toys to children in need within the La Mirada community.

Sponsors of the event included SoCal Auto Spa, Prime Motivation and PowerAll. EDCO Waste & Recycling Services provided the recyclable cardboard boxes used for trash at the event and Republic Waste & Recycling Services provided the recycle collectives.

Also, Duke’s has partnered with Pastor Jack Miranda and Living Faith Church of La Mirada to help a family in need.

Money was collected at the toy event that will be donated to help a local family in which a grandmother is now raising a family after a 3-year old and 5-year old lost their mother to a tragic automobile incident.

Miranda said via text the club is not stereotypical, “They are a wonderful asset to the community and can often be misunderstood as a bunch of lowriders.”

Last month, Duke’s also participated in the annual Foster Road Elementary Thanksgiving Feast and the Whittier Boys and Girls Club Thanksgiving Feast where over 500 adults and children were fed.

Duke’s has also appeared and contributed to the La Mirada Relay for Life the last two years.

The club’s mission statement reads: “To continually promote the concept and improve the image of low-riding through dedication, commitment and involvement within our organization and within our communities."




 
Time for the La Mirada Chili Holiday Event E-mail
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Thursday, 01 December 2016 19:01

La Mirada~The City's Chili Holiday Celebration and tree lighting will be held Saturday, December 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Splash!

Santa will spread holiday cheer as guests enjoy live entertainment, crafts, and games.  Free chili, hot dogs, warm drinks, and cookies will be served.  Keepsake photos with Santa and train rides will be available for a small fee. 

Families may also participate in the Holiday Wreath auction.  Nonperishable food items and unwrapped toys will be collected to support local families in need.

For more information about the Chili Holiday Celebration, call (562) 943-7277.

 
La Mirada Library Renovations Almost Complete E-mail
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The end of the work is drawing closer as the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and the County of Los Angeles Public Library have announced a dedication and tour event for the remodeled La Mirada Library.

The event is scheduled for Monday, November 21 at 1:30 p.m.

The Library is currently undergoing a $4 million renovation project. The funds for the project were provided by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe as part of the Supervisor’s “Operations Library” campaign. Through the campaign, five libraries in the Los Angeles County 4th district have been upgraded.

Renovations to the 45 year-old library include new flooring, ceilings, paint, lighting, furniture and equipment. The library will also feature a teen work room, study rooms, an extensive children’s area, a conference room, and a space for the Friends of the Library group.

For more information, contact the City of La Mirada at (562) 943-0131.

 
It's Time for Haloweenfest at Neff Estate E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 04:27

The City of La Mirada invites families to enjoy a festive time at the City’s annual Halloweenfest on Monday, October 31 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the historic Neff Estate, 14300 San Bruno Drive.

The free event will feature a haunted maze, a Jack-O-Lantern contest, games and crafts, and food booths. House tours of the historic Neff Estate will also be offered. This family-oriented event is perfect for all ages.

A costume contest for participants and their pets will take place throughout the evening. Arrive early to enter and win!

The costume contest categories and start times are as follows:
Pets, 5:30 p.m; Ages 2 and under 5:50 p.m; 3 to 5 6:20 p.m; 6 to 8 6:50 p.m; 9 to 12 7:20 p.m.; 13 and up 7:50 p.m.

For more information, call the City’s Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277.

 
La Mirada Community Foundation to Host Gala for a Cause E-mail
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The La Mirada Community Foundation is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and Clean Comedians for its Gala for a Cause on Friday, October 14 at 7 p.m. at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.  It is a black tie-optional event featuring live comedy, magic, and music.  There will also be a silent auction, desserts by Simply Irresistible, and a chance to win prizes from local businesses.

The Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money for a variety of programs in the La Mirada community.  It supports services and programs for La Mirada residents, as well as community youth organizations and educational programs.  Its mission is to improve the quality of life in La Mirada.

To purchase tickets, visit LMGala.com. For more information, contact La Mirada Community Foundation President Michael Lord at (562) 397-0921.

 
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