The Show Must Go On-La Mirada Kiwanis Style E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 December 2009 20:54


La Mirada~The 2009 Knabe Katch almost didn't happen this year, but thankfully, last month, it did. The annual fishing derby, in its 13th year, usually takes place in August, but had to recheduled to November this year because of sick ducks and a biologically unhealthy La Mirada Lake.

Trying to Ensure Everyone Has a Merry Christmas E-mail
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Saturday, 28 November 2009 15:43

La Mirada~The City of La Mirada's Annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive will run through December 14. New, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items will be accepted for distribution to local children and families.

All food donations collected will help to prepare holiday food boxes that many families depend on for a wonderful holiday dinner. There are many families throughout the area who would not receive gifts and food for the holidays without the generosity of others in the community.

Donated items will be collected at City facilities including Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center, La Mirada Resource Center, La Mirada Activity Center, the Community Gymnasium, and the La Mirada Community Sheriff's Station.

Toy and food items will be presented to some of the following local organizations for distribution: Beatitudes of Our Lord, the La Mirada Volunteer Center, St. Paul of the Cross, and Interfaith Food Center.



Cerritos College Community Education Offers Motorcycle Classes E-mail
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Saturday, 14 November 2009 17:05

Norwalk~Are you interested in learning to ride a motorcycle? Cerritos College Community Education offers the Basic Motorcycle course on the weekends, all year long.

The 15-hour course consists of three classes over two weekends, which includes one day of classroom learning and two days on the bikes practicing skills. Bikes and helmets will be provided.  A current driver's license or permit is required to sign up for the class. The classes start every week so one can begin any time at one's convenience.

The cost is $250 for those over 21 and $150 for those under 21. Upon successful completion of the course the students will receive a waiver from the driving portion of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) riding test.

Cerritos College Community Education also offers other motorcycle classes such as the Experienced Rider Course for those who have a motorcycle license but would enjoy a safety review. For more information on the motorcycle courses and hundreds of other classes in a variety of areas of interest and information, visit or call 562-467-5050.  


Cerritos College to Host Vocational Programs Informational Fair E-mail
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Monday, 02 November 2009 14:48
Norwalk~Cerritos College’s Career Center and Re-Entry Resource Program will host the first Vocational Programs Informational Fair on Thursday, November 5, 2009.

Attendees can learn about vocational and short-term certificate programs offered at Cerritos College. Representatives from the departments and programs will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about their offering and career opportunities in each field. 

Participating departments include: Computer & Information Sciences, Cosmetology, Court Reporting and Captioning Careers, Culinary Arts, Mental Health Worker, Nursing, Photography, Woodworking and many more.

Hours of the event will be from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Cerritos College Falcon Square, 11110 Alondra Blvd. in Norwalk.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Parking for the event is free in lot C-1 in white stalls ONLY.

For more information, contact Shannon Estrada at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (562) 860-2451, Ext. 2362, Elizabeth Barrera at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Ext. 2365 or Rosie Medina at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Ext. 2365.



Hats Off at the Kiwanis Installation Dinner E-mail
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Friday, 02 October 2009 16:06

La Mirada~On Wednesday, the 23rd of September, members of the La Mirada Kiwanis Club, spouses and friends met for an installation dinner of the new term of the La Mirada Kiwanis Club.   

Longtime Kiwanian Tony Armas with outgoing President, Debbie Scheibel

All in all, the plusses well outweighed any negatives.  The Club enjoyed a membership growth from 34 to 52; and for the math inclined, that’s a 53% increase. 

Kiwanis also hosted the second annual Duck Race, served Tri-Tips at the 3rd of July City fireworks show, sold fireworks, and sold hamburgers at the city Stroll in the Park.  We served pancakes to all comers at many, many youth activities.  We cooked the pancakes for the Knabe Katch and treated some 50 plus children to a Shopping Spree last Christmas at Sears, with breakfast after at Ruby’s.

When everything was totaled, we logged in 1783 hours on 89 projects, spending over $17,000 on service projects.  We gave out $11,000 in Scholarships to local seniors plus over $12, 500 in donations.  Debbie thanked all members for their efforts and singled out some special members for their continuing efforts. 

She called up Tony Armas, Ronnie Knight, John Tovar, Reed Taylor and Lou Piltz, giving them awards for their continuing efforts.  She gave hats to each to signify their specialty, with Tony getting a hot dog hat, Ron, a patriotic hat, John, an umbrella hat, Reed, a Fire Chief hat and Lou, a wizard hat.


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