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Residents Invited to Participate in Home Decorating Contest E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 15:26

La Mirada~Get out your decorations and start planning your festive holiday display. The City of La Mirada’s annual Holiday Home Decorating program is fast approaching.

 Residents are encouraged to decorate their homes to spread holiday cheer throughout La Mirada. No application is needed for this program as every decorated home in La Mirada is considered for recognition.

Judging will take place December 1 through December 13.  Winners will be selected in the categories of Most Original, Best Use of Lights, and Best Holiday Scene. Award winners will receive a holiday ornament and will be announced on the City’s website at cityoflamirada.org.

For more information on the Holiday Home Decorating program, call the La Mirada Community Sheriff’s Station at (562) 902-2960.

 
La Mirada Shaquatics Hosts Scrimmage to Raise Funds for Injured Veterans E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2015 08:58

The La Mirada Shaquatics Water Polo Club recently raised $343.00 at Biola University for  injured veterans.

La Mirada~The Shaquatics Water Polo Club based in La Mirada recently hosted a charity scrimmage benefiting Homes for our Troops.

On Tuesday, October 13th students participated in a water polo game at Biola University and families each donated $10 per player.  In addition, t-shirt sales also added to the donation.

The group raised $343.00 for Homes for our Troops, an organization committed to building mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured veterans post-9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

For more information on the La Mirada Shaquatics Water Polo Club visit www.shaquatics.net/

 
Free Flu Clinic Offered at La Mirada Activity Center E-mail
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Monday, 19 October 2015 19:56

La Mirada~It’s flu season, and the La Mirada Activity Center is offering free flu shots to community members. The flu shots will be given on Tuesday, October 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Boulevard. Flu shots and nasal sprays will be offered for all ages. The program is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Recent studies show that flu vaccines can reduce the risk of doctor visits due to flu by 60 percent. Those who get a flu vaccine are less likely to get sick with flu than someone who does not get vaccinated.

“We encourage all community members and especially seniors, to visit the Activity Center and receive the free flu shots,” says Community Services Supervisor Lisa Montoya."

The flu shots and sprays are provided by the City of La Mirada in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

For more information, contact the La Mirada Activity Center at (562) 902-3160.

 
Free La Mirada Fitness Class Continues to Grow E-mail
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Written by Miles Aiello   
Monday, 10 August 2015 20:33

La Mirada~Five-year La Mirada resident Robert Paul Adams is spearheading the way for a new free weekly fitness class that meets three times a week at La Mirada Regional Park.

After Marriage, Robert had reached a weight that was intolerable, and made a commitment to change his lifestyle and started a Tuesday night running group at the park.

After joining Herbalife and putting himself on a diet and workout regimen, he met two individuals that would eventually lead to the creation of this free and local fitness class in La Mirada.

Adams joined forces with Loni Tyler and Wendy Biddle and the three quickly realized there was a community interest in fitness, but a lack of free, organized and easily accessible opportunities to exercise in town.

The solution was the creation of a free workout class that is conducted three times a week and twice a day with the primary objective to provide fitness exercises for the community and information for those seeking a healthier lifestyle.

“We provide the opportunity to create relationships with new individuals and by helping the community get fit, were also unintentionally, but happily knitting the community together,” Adams said.

The group continues to grow and regularly draws over two dozen participants and more.

The class meets on Mondays and Wednesday’s at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. the class is usually one-hour long and consists of a full body work out including cardio, upper body, core and legs.

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Healthy Mama Diaries: Choosing the Right Sunscreen E-mail
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Written by Amanda Denker   
Friday, 07 August 2015 10:26

The Healthy Mama and Jet

Growing up I craved a nice golden glow that the sun gave to my skin.  I loved to layout with a friend or by myself to get a tan.  I knew the best time of day to get a tan and during the summer I would plan my days around these hours.  Although I always applied sunscreen to my face, I have to admit I rarely applied sunscreen to the rest of my body.

As I got older (and somewhat wiser) my views on the sun and it’s beautifully dangerous rays have changed drastically.  Now that I am a mom, it is more important to me than ever that I not only protect myself from the sun but that I also protect my family from the sun.  Choosing a safe and effective sunscreen was my mission.

I hadn’t yet done my research on sunscreens when we took our son to the beach for the first time last year.  I got lucky when my mother-in-law Teresa handed me a tube of Badger® Sunscreen.  She told me that it was the best sunscreen that she had found.  It contained no harsh chemicals, was broad spectrum, and was a non-nano zinc oxide sunscreen.  Knowing that she highly researches products before using them, I trusted that she was right.  That weekend we made lots of fun family memories and both my son and I left sunburn free.

As soon as we got home form the beach I started to explore different sunscreens.  I quickly realized that half of the terms written on the labels were foreign to me.  I then knew that there was more to choosing a sunscreen than picking one with a high SPF.  I now, not only wanted to choose an effective sunscreen, but I also wanted it to be safe for my family as well.

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