Local Resident Picked for U.S. Paralympic National Team E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Sunday, 13 April 2014 17:28

Buena Park~Local resident Shea Cassidy was recently selected to represent the United States on the U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team.

The U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team is an elite level program that selects players from across the United States in preparation for International standard competition.

The 22-year old Shea has TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), and was only given a 5% chance of living after a skateboard accident a few years ago.

Not only did he obviously survive, he will now travel around the world to represent the United States.

To qualify to be on the team, players must have had a Stroke, have Cerebral Palsy or have had a Traumatic Brain Injury/Acquired Brain Injury.

Team USA trains at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista and the StubHub Center in Carson.

In addition to friendly matches and invitational tournaments, the National Team competes in the following events:  the Intercontinental Cup, Copa America, the World Championships, Parapan American Games and the Paralympic Games

The La Mirada Blog and the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Shea and the Cassidy family on this accomplishment and wish him the very best while he travels around the world representing the United States of America. Way to Go Shea!

Low-Cost Vaccination and Microchip Clinic at Regional Park E-mail
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Monday, 10 March 2014 17:41

La Mirada~The Society for California Veterinary Vaccine Care (SCVVC) will be providing low-cost pet vaccination and microchip clinics for cats and dogs at La Mirada Regional Park on Thursday, March 13. 

Cats will be seen from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and dogs will be seen from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  All participants should be in line before 7:30 p.m.

Pet owners must be at least 18 years of age to participate and all pets must be on leashes or in carriers.

Only healthy and non-pregnant animals will be vaccinated and a License Renewal Notice or Prior Rabies Certificate is required in order to receive a three-year Rabies vaccine; otherwise the vaccine will be good for one year.

If possible, participants are encouraged to bring vaccine records. De-worming and flea control products will be available (price depends on pet's weight).

Be sure to notify the veterinarian prior to vaccinating if your pet has ever had a reaction to a vaccine, or if your pet has recently shown any sign of illness or could be pregnant.

CASH ONLY will be accepted for all veterinary services. Click HERE for a complete list of available vaccines and prices.

For more information, visit

La Mirada Bobby Sox Registration Still Open E-mail
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La Mirada~La Mirada Bobby Sox is still accepting registrations for the upcoming 2014 season.

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CITY: La Mirada Continues to Progress in 2014 E-mail
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Monday, 27 January 2014 19:35

La Mirada City officials are looking forward to building on recent accomplishments in 2014 as the City continues to provide a safe community, improve its fiscal position, improve its aging infrastructure, attract new businesses, and maintain the community’s high quality of life.

“2013 saw the City make considerable progress towards many of its strategic goals, such as ensuring a safe community, improving its infrastructure, and promoting a strong local economy,” says City Manager Jeff Boynton.  “We will continue on that course this year.”

The City continues to recover from the Great Recession, state grabs of local tax dollars, and the loss of redevelopment in recent years.  City officials are encouraged by recent economic signs in which sales, property, and transient occupancy (hotel users) tax revenues grew over the last year.  The FY 2013-14 budget, adopted last June, held a slight surplus and the City maintains modest reserve levels.

Though encouraged by improvements to the economy, the City remains committed to its prudent fiscal management practices and conservative approach to revenue forecasting.  Basic services continue to be delivered with a lean workforce of some 65 full-time employees, about a 33 percent decrease from five years ago.  Hourly City employees were reduced by a similar amount over this time.  The City continues to make extensive use of contracted services to achieve cost efficiencies while meeting the community’s needs.

WEEKEND READ: Office Manager of LM Meals on Wheels Marks 30 Years With Group E-mail
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Saturday, 30 November 2013 05:01

La Mirada~Family, friends, and colleagues gathered this past Saturday, on a beautiful La Mirada fall late afternoon, at the home of Gary & Diane Smith to celebrate Robin Miller’s 30 years of service as the office manager for La Mirada Meals on Wheels.

Guests were greeted by light entertainment, food & drinks, and picture-perfect weather.

After some volunteering for the City of La Mirada and the La Mirada Volunteer Center (then at Kling Center), it was 1983 when Miller was asked by then Meals on Wheels office manager Pat Blanford if she was interested in the job.

She became the office manager for the program in December of that year-and has been there ever since. She has been with Meals on Wheels for 30 of its 38 years

Marcy Mannan and Robin Miller are the office team for La Mirada Meals on Wheels which has been serving the community since 1975. Miller recently celebrated 30 years with the organization. Photo Tony Aiello

of existence.

The Board of Directors presented her with a gift certificate to a RV resort and an engraved necklace as a show of appreciation.

The Meals on Wheels (MOW) program debuted in La Mirada on April 1, 1975 established and modeled after a similar program in Whittier. The program offers a daily hot meal delivery service to the elderly, disabled and temporary and chronically ill residents, along with maintaining a year-round relationship with them.

This assists in allowing them to remain self-sufficient in their own homes. Meals on Wheels also helps family members of clients have peace of mind in knowing that their loved ones are being looked after each day.

The meals were originally prepared at the old La Mirada Community Hospital. When the hospital closed, Whittier Hospital offered to prepare the meals. Then in 2009, Miller and others negotiated with Portofino Ristorante Italiano of La Habra to take over the preparation, offering a respite from “hospital food.” Special diet meals are also prepared.

The meals are driven to their destinations by a volunteer work force that uses their own vehicles and fuel. As part of her office duties, Miller organizes the volunteers and their routes.


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