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The Latest #3: College Expo at JGHS, Fall Youth Sports Leagues Forming, Friends of Library Book Sale E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 03 October 2016 16:16

Annual College Expo at JGHS

Admission representatives from over 50 colleges will offer workshops and information at the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District’s 5th annual College expo.

The event was created by counselors in the district to connect students with college and career readiness.

Topics including financial aid, community college transfer options, admissions and entrance exams, among others, will be covered by specialists to help young people plan to meet their goals.

The expo runs from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday October 19th at John Glenn High School, located at 13520 Shoemaker Avenue. Food will available for purchase from clubs.

Friends Fall Book Sale

Join the Friends of the La Mirada Library at the Fall Book Sale to purchase books at astoundingly low prices. The Friends will have their annual sale on Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the La Mirada Activity Center. The Activity Center is located at 13810 La Mirada Boulevard.

A pre-sale for members only will be held on Friday, October 7 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The $10 annual membership can be paid at that time. A wide variety of books will be available.

For more information, contact the Friends of La Mirada Library at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or look on Facebook for Friends of the La Mirada Library.

Youth Sports Leagues Forming

Register now for fall youth sports leagues offered by the City of La Mirada. Recreational youth sports offered for the fall season includes Friday Night Football, Volleyball, and Volleytennis. Children ages 5 to 17 are invited to participate.

Get ready to spend Friday nights out at the field, with La Mirada’s semi-annual Friday Night Football league.  Open to participant’s ages 5 to 14, the league is played with flags and emphasis is on football fundamentals. Friday Night Football games are played at Behringer Park during the fall season. The league cost is $70, and includes one practice during the week and one game on Friday night.

The City of La Mirada’s Youth Volleyball league is back in swing for the fall season.  Open to ages 9 to 17, the league focuses on the basics of volleyball, including passing, setting, hitting, serving, and defense.  The Youth Volleyball league is held at the La Mirada Community Gymnasium and the cost is $75.

Volleytennis is offered to 7 to 8 year olds who want to play volleyball. The net in this league is lowered to a tennis-level height, and the ball may bounce between each hit. This league is the perfect introduction to the sport of volleyball and allows kids to learn basic passing and serving techniques. Games are played on Saturday or Sunday afternoons at the community gym.

 
La Mirada Soccer Association and Biola Womens Soccer Team Up E-mail
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La Mirada~ Biola University’s Women's Soccer has partnered with La Mirada Soccer Association to host families that participate in the youth soccer league for their match against Menlo College on Saturday September  24th.

The Biola coaching staff invites La Mirada Soccer Association families to come out to the soccer match at a steep discount and enjoy a night of competitive collegiate soccer as the No. 11 Eagles (7-0, 1-0) host Golden State Athletic Conference foe Menlo College (5-2-1, 0-1).

Any La Mirada Soccer Association player will be given free admission to the match, with their family receiving half-priced cash-only admission ($3 per person). Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge.

 
Diverse Group Gathers in La Mirada to Pray and Give Tribute E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 12 September 2016 08:51



La Mirada~Over fifty residents & clergy leaders gathered on a beautiful late summer afternoon in the courtyard at the Civic Center Plaza for the annual La Mirada Prayer for 9/11.

The event had a theme of unity and recognized those we lost from the September 11th, 2001 attacks and also paid tribute to past and current emergency personnel and military members.

Speakers from Temple Beth Ohr, La Mirada Christian Church, La Mirada Masjid, and Living Faith Church were featured.

 
9/11 Remembrances in La Mirada E-mail
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Sunday, 11 September 2016 11:06

La Mirada~Members of the La Mirada area clergy invite congregations and members of the community to take part in the 9/11 La Mirada Prayer gathering today 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Eternal Flame in the civic center courtyard.

Also at 6:00 p.m. an informal Patriotic Rally will be held at the intersection of La Mirada Boulevard and Imperial Highway to honor our fallen heroes of September 11, 2011.

 
La Mirada Independence Day Celebration E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016 14:10

La Mirada Blog recommends to NOT bringing your dog to this event

La Mirada~A spectacular fireworks show will light up the skies over La Mirada on Sunday, July 3 as part of the city's annual Independence Celebration.

Festivities will take place at La Mirada Regional Park starting at 4 p.m. A variety of food will be offered for sale by local community service organizations.  Live music will be played throughout the evening by Eagles tribute band, “Heartache Tonight,” and 80s band “Betamaxx.”

“The Independence Celebration is a favorite event of the year for many,” says Community Services Director Lori Thompson.  “Bring the whole family to enjoy a fun-filled day as we celebrate our nation’s independence.”

The evening will conclude with a patriotic program and fireworks show.

As a reminder to those planning to attend, charcoal bbq's are not permitted at the park. To help prevent trip hazards, rope and caution tape around picnic areas should not be used.

For more information, call (562) 943-7277.

Editors note: The La Mirada Blog does not recommend taking your dogs to this event annually held on July 3rd. It is our belief large crowds and of course the large mortar fireworks in the evening are a recipe for disaster. Many disturbing incidents involving dogs have been witnessed at this event over the years.

Of course, it is not illegal to bring your dog to an open space park, but we strongly discourage it on this day. Over 10,000 people traditionally attend this event. Also, if you live near the park, on this day, make arrangements for babysitters for your pets or stay home with them yourself.

Then, the next day on the 4th, of course, the responsibility continues as La Mirada is STILL a city that allows the sale of safe-and-sane fireworks. The fireworks sales/stands are a fundraising opportunity for many local groups who say they just cannot do without the money-it being one of the largest fundraisers of the year.

Thus, the city becomes a war zone for the night with large sophisticated projectiles detonated by residents, mixing in with the families enjoying their legal fireworks.

Law enforcement is overwhelmed and of course cannot keep up with the dozens of calls and infractions. The deputy city manager doing a ride-along with officers just doesn't cut it. The economic effect is also troubling. The city has to pay an astronomical amount of money to pay for all the deputies and other personnel it has to deploy.

ALL fireworks should be banned in La Mirada, period, just like in other cities, who's non-profits and other organizations seem to get along just fine without selling fireworks.


 
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