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Day of Service is First Event for New Community Group E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:46

The first “Love La Mirada” day of service event will be held on April 30. Projects include painting and cleaning up local parks, improvements at schools, letters to veterans, visiting with seniors and other creative ways to serve.

The event day will begin at 8 a.m. with a launch rally at La Mirada First Church of the Nazarene, 15575 Foster Road. At the launch rally, volunteers will provide t-shirts, coffee, official wristbands, and further instructions on service projects. Projects will finish around noon and teams will return to the First Church of the Nazarene for lunch and a time of celebration with music, a bounce house and other activities.

Inspired by the Love Our Cities movement started in Modesto, California, Love La Mirada began with the support of a dozen local church leaders who decided to partner with La Mirada organizations, businesses and residents for the benefit of the community.

To sign up for a service project, visit lovelamirada.org.

UPDATE 20:01 5/2/16: Over 250 people showed up for the inaugural event organized by Greg Stump, Executive Pastor at Redeemer Church.

Pastor Jack Miranda of Living Faith Church told us Stump has achieved a great accomplishment, "We have been trying for 15 years to bring the different faiths and the community together, and he did it."

 
La Mirada Carnival at Benton Now Open Through Sunday E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 04:23

La Mirada~The annual "4 La Mirada Kids" Community Carnival to be held at Benton Middle School is fast approaching. Guests can expect a fun-filled weekend with family and friends enjoying amusement park rides, food, and entertainment.

Entertainment acts include performances by Benton Middle School Band, The Oaks Sisters, The Grey Matter, Royals Cheer, Glory of Paradise, and Alohi Polynesia dancers.Craft vendors will be selling handmade items and decorative crafts. A variety of food trucks will be offering food items for sale. Tony Aiello of the La Mirada Blog will MC the festivities on Saturday.

Exciting rides and amusements will be available for those seeking thrills. Milder rides for younger children will also be offered.Tony Aiello of the La Mirada Blog will MC the entertainment on Saturday.

The La Mirada Community Foundation sponsors the carnival to raise funds for youth groups and community organizations that provide educational, cultural, and extracurricular opportunities in La Mirada. Carnival days and hours are Friday, April 22, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, April 23, noon to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, April 24, 1 to 6 p.m.

 
Progress Continues on La Mirada Library Renovation E-mail
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Thursday, 24 March 2016 20:06

La Mirada~As part of Supervisor Don Knabe’s “Operation Libraries” project, over $45 million is being invested into the restoration of County libraries in the Fourth Supervisorial District, including $4 million to renovate the La Mirada Library.

The City is managing the design and construction of the renovation project and the library will be returned to the County following completion of the work.  Emar Studio for Public Architecture is the architect on the project and Citadel CPM, Inc. is the construction management firm.

The project will be completed in two phases, a demolition phase and a construction phase.  The project team has completed the first phase of the project which


The library renovation team completes the first phase of the project which includes the removal of the interior walls and fixtures. The $4 million dollar project is expected to be completed at the end of this year.

included the removal of the majority of the interior walls and fixtures.

The architect also prepared plans and specifications for the second phase. Work includes modifications to the lighting and ceiling; new carpet, paint, and service desks; improvements to electrical, mechanical, and telecommunications infrastructure; installation of new furniture, fixtures, equipment, and signage; replacement of all existing window framing and panels with energy efficient dual glazing; and required ADA upgrades.

The City Council recently awarded the contract to The Nazerian Group. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-April.

The temporary library is located on the lower level of the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Boulevard. The library operates at the following hours:

Monday – Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday – noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday – Closed
 
Easter Egg Hunt at La Mirada Regional Park E-mail
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The City of La Mirada invites community members to attend the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. at La Mirada Regional Park.

The free event is perfect for the whole family to enjoy and features crafts, games, music, and the popular Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Egg hunt is for children ages 10 and under and begins promptly at 10:15 a.m.

The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance at the event and is available for photos for a small fee.

Support the La Mirada Kiwanis Club as they will be serving a pancake breakfast before the egg hunt. After the egg hunt, the Kiwanis club invites everyone to join them at Splash! for the annual Duck Derby, which raises funds to support various community causes.

For more information, call the La Mirada Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277.



 
Splash Into the 6th Derby Duck Race Saturday E-mail
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Monday, 21 March 2016 18:49

La Mirada~The 6th Annual Going Quackers for Kids Derby Duck Race is this Saturday, March 26 immediately following the Easter Egg Hunt. This fun–for-all-ages event will take place at Splash!  Enter the back gate of Splash! by following the duck prints!  Bring a blanket, and enjoy some family time.  All kids’ games and activities are FREE!

The Duck Race is sponsored by La Mirada Kiwanis and benefits multiple La Mirada community groups. Fifty percent of duck sales go directly to the selling groups.  With $3,500 in cash prizes, and many other prizes, your odds are better than the lottery, and more fun!  There is a corporate race, the main race with 5,000 ducks and a kids’ race.  Kids participating in the activities, get a FREE duck entered into the kids’ race!

Individual ducks for main race are $5.00 or 6 for $25.00, visit the Duck Race web site for more information including how to purchase a duck corporate sponsorship.

We’ll see you and your family this Saturday at Splash! after the Easter Egg Hunt!


 
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