Free Health Services and Information Highlight La Mirada Senior Fair E-mail
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Sunday, 26 October 2014 14:22

The City of La Mirada recently held its 2014 La Mirada Senior Health and Wellness Fair.  Nearly 40 organizations including nurses, healthcare providers, and local businesses, participated in the health fair, offering everything from free blood pressure testing to derma scan screening.

“We were happy with the turnout this year,” said Community Services Supervisor Lisa Montoya.  “The City provides a great mixture of free health services, information booths, and community groups that provide a one-stop health and information experience for seniors.

Inside the Activity Center, attendees grabbed a hot coffee and a slice of pie, compliments of Polly’s Pies, before meeting with local vendors providing information on the upcoming flu season, senior support groups and counseling services, and public transportation options in their area.

SCAN Health Plan set up an RV outside and offered free stroke screenings to participants, Biola University’s Nursing Department provided free cholesterol and glucose screenings, while CareMore Medical Group provided free spa manicures. Family Dental Works was also in attendance and offered free dental screenings.

The La Mirada Activity Center provides information on local health services for seniors year round.  Call (562) 902-3160 for more information.


La Mirada Shaquatics Participate in Charity Scrimmage E-mail
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Friday, 24 October 2014 22:10

Brea~The La Mirada Shaquatics participated in a charity scrimmage this past Tuesday night at Brea Olinda High School to benefit Homes for our Troops-a nonprofit organization helping with adapted mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The group raised $540 and had high attendance and generous donations from Shaquatic parents.

La Mirada Shaquatics is a year-round water polo club for kids 9-15 based at Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center.

To get more information about the club visit www.

Los Coyotes Eighth Grader Wins Track Championship E-mail
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Friday, 24 October 2014 04:23

La Mirada~Ryan ‘The Rhino” Vargas took first place in the championship race and won the track championship this past Saturday at the Irwindale Event Center.

Vargas is an eighth-grader at Los Coyotes Middle School in La Mirada and began racing cars three years ago.

He races in the U.S. Legend Cars INEX Division and drives a Bandolero, a turnkey, spec-series 750 race car which can reach top speeds of approximately 90 mph.  He holds track records at Kern County Raceway Park, The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Orange Show Speedway.

He is a straight-A honor student and very involved in his school. Mom Dawn says he must maintain straight A’s in order to race.

He has been first in California the past three years in his division; last year he was sixth in the nation.

This year, he set a goal of becoming one of the top five racers in the nation.  He not only met his goal but also far surpassed it. He has a chance to be number one in the country.

He also captured two track championships this year, one at Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino and the other at Irwindale Event Center in Irwindale.

Follow his racing page “Rhino Motorsports” on Facebook here.

La Mirada Library Getting First-Time Major Renovation E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:02

La Mirada~The public library in town will be renovated for the first time in its 45-year history with construction expected to begin next year.

The 15,704 square foot branch is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library System and was constructed in 1969 around the same time as today’s city hall and has relatively remained unchanged since then with the exception of some minor interior improvements over the years.

As part of Supervisor Don Knabe’s “Operation Libraries” project, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors recently approved $45 million into the restoration of County libraries in the fourth district-with $4 million being allocated to La Mirada.

The County of Los Angeles Public Library is the 6th largest public library system in the United States with 85 branches.

A lease agreement is being finalized between the City and the County. Although the facility is owned and operated by the County; the City would manage the design and development of the project.

The renovated library is expected to include: adult, teen and children’s reading areas, a family early childhood area, self-check-out machines, staff work area offices, group study rooms, Wi-Fi, public access computers, library collection, displays, and a community meeting room with an enhanced audio-visual system.

Under the plan, interior renovation considerations would include modifications to the lighting, ceiling, and heating; improvements to electrical, mechanical and telecommunications infrastructure; installation of new furniture, fixtures, equipment, and signage; and ADA upgrades.

Exterior improvements would include modifications to the building entry and a civic art component.

A temporary library would be set up at a still undetermined location while the renovation is taking place.

The project is expected to commence in mid-2015 and be completed in 2016.

La Mirada NJB Registration Now Open E-mail
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Saturday, 04 October 2014 04:30

La Mirada~ Registration is now open for winter league play for the La Mirada chapter of National Junior Basketball is a non-profit youth sports organization for boys and girls.

The program offers league play for grades 3-8.  Teams will be formed and practices begin by late October and games are played starting in mid-November through February.

The program offers the opportunity for kids of all skill levels to play and enjoy the game of basketball.

Teams usually hold two to three practices per week during November, and no more than two practices per week beginning in December through the end of the season.

Practices are typically held at La Mirada High School, La Mirada Community Gym, or Los Coyotes Middle School. Most games are played at either La Mirada High School or the La Mirada Community Gym on Sundays.

Priority will be given to La Mirada residents registering with their La Mirada Address.  La Mirada NJB must be made up of 75% La Mirada residents and 25% non-residents.  This is done on a first-come first-serve basis. Players registering first will be guaranteed placement on a team. Once the league fills up all others will be placed on a waiting list.

For more information and registration, please visit the La Mirada NJB website at or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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