Cerritos College Volleyball Doing a Dig Against Breast Cancer E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 October 2009 11:46

Norwalk~When you say October, you would think Halloween, Columbus Day or falling leaves. But October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And Cerritos College women’s volleyball team will be joining for the first year in Side-Out’s Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally to raise funds and breast cancer awareness in the community.

This fall, thousands of teams from around the country will be participating in Dig Pink to promote Breast health education as well as raising funds to help eradicate Breast Cancer.

“It’s a neat way to get us together for a great cause,” said Teresa Velazquez, head volleyball coach at Cerritos College. “Students, family, friends and the community can help a good cause while supporting the team.”

Dig Pink attendees will watch the women compete on the court while contributing the breast health awareness by wearing pink in the stands and making a donation at the door. Dig Pink t-shirts can be purchased for $10 at the Physical Education Department. Order form is available here.

Every home game in October will have 50/50 raffles in which 50% of the proceeds go to the Side-Out Foundation and the other 50% will be prize. Or, even if you cannot make it to the games, you can still make a credit card donation at the Cerritos College Page on the Dig Pink Web site by going to, selecting the Colleges link under 2009 Team Summary and selecting Cerritos College.

Cerritos College will host its Dig Pink event at the following home games during the month of October:

October 16, 6:00 p.m. against Los Angeles City College
October 28, 6:00 p.m. against Long Beach City College

The Side-Out Foundation is an organization that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for breast cancer research nationwide through tournaments, clinics, and rallies. This is where the goal of $2,500 in proceeds and donations set by the Cerritos College “Dig for the Cure” campaign will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a national 501 (c)(3). For more information about the event, please contact Teresa Velazquez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (562) 860-2451 ext. 2881.


Splash! Enjoys Record Summer Success E-mail
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Sunday, 04 October 2009 14:14

La Mirada~Record attendance and revenues were seen at the Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatic Center during the recently concluded summer season.

Summer attendance of over 189,000 drew in $1,200,000 in revenue. More than 6,300 Splash! season passes were sold.

"Attendance by families from the La Mirada area, particularly those with smaller children, was especially strong throughout the summer", according to La Mirada Community Services Director Lori Thompson. "Splash! has become a very popular destination for aquatic recreation, instruction, and competition".

The creative design of Splash! which combines instructional water and competitive pools with the family fun activities found in Buccaneer Bay water park area, is also proving to be a viable business model. While traditional pool complexes can be costly to operate and produce very little in the way of revenues, Splash! produces significant revenues to offset costs. The net investment in Splash! operations is within that of other recreational and cultural facilities serving La Mirada.

Splash! also offered hundreds of local youth a free program of swim lessons and activities during the summer.  The program included lessons, competitive activities and water play. The program was offered in cooperation with the County of Los Angeles and LA 84.

Althought the Buccanerr Bay water park ihas closed following the end of the summer season, Splash! will continue to offer a wide variety of swim lessons, exercise classes and open swim opportunities. For additional information on the Splash! schedule of activities, visit or call (562) 902-3191.

Shop La Mirada E-mail
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Monday, 14 September 2009 21:00

La Mirada~In the current economic state, consumers are tightening their belts and closely monitoring daily expenses. In order to help maintain the City’s programs and services, residents are encouraged to make purchases in La Mirada whenever possible. 

Sales tax revenues from purchases made in La Mirada support many municipal programs and services vital to the community.

Whether getting a bite to eat with the family, catching a movie, filling the gas tank, or buying groceries, look to La Mirada first for your shopping needs.


Seniors: Come Improve Your Health, For Free! E-mail
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Friday, 11 September 2009 15:42

La Mirada~The City of La Mirada will be hosting a senior health fair on Wednesday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Various organizations will be providing information on topics such as healthy living, health screenings, and more.  This event is free to the public. 

For more information please call the La Mirada Activity Center at (562) 902-3160 or visit



Time to Say Goodbye to an Old Reliable Friend E-mail
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Friday, 04 September 2009 15:31


Mike and Lupita Lopez say goodbye to a car that has been with Mike-in La Mirada-since 1954.

La Mirada~ Mike Lopez of La Mirada summed it up in a few words, "Boy, I sure hate to see her go."

The "her' he is referring to is his beloved 1951 Studebaker Starlite, which has called Lopez' La Mirada garage, home, for 55 years.

Lopez says he literally, "bought the car from a little old lady in Pasadena. I then drove it to work and back for the next 20 years."

After purchasing the automobile in 1954, Lopez bought his then brand-new La Mirada home in 1956, and the car has been with him every step of the way, until now.

The car with its legendary "panoramic view" back windows, has been a  familiar sight in this La Mirada neighborhood for many years,especially when it was in its prime.

"She never once broke down on me during all of these years", Lopez said.

It has had a few paint jobs over the years, and remains in excellent condition; and it still runs.

However, the last 10 years or so, the car has mostly had garage duty, with only occasional outings.

Now, his daugter Marcy and her husband Richard of Corona, have purchased the car and it's time for it to move on to a new generation within the family.





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