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Miniature Horse to Get Name as Birthday Present E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 June 2009 16:23

Whittier's new miniature horse will celebrate his first birthday Saturday, June 27.  The birthday party will begin at 11 a.m. at the Parnell Storybook Zoo, 15390 Lambert Road.

A highlight of the event will be the naming of the little brown horse, who arrived in Whittier on April 27 to take up residence at the Zoo.  A naming contest for children 12 years and younger was held earlier in June, and the winning name will be announced at the party.

"The little horse has settled in nicely at the Zoo," said Fran Shields, Director of Community Services.  "He is lively and feisty, and popular with Zoo visitors."

She added that there have been approximately 200 name submissions in the contest.

The birthday will feature a Cowboy Western theme, with "Cowboy Bill" doing fancy rope tricks and refreshments

"We would like to invite residents to a fun afternoon at Parnell Park to welcome the miniature horse to the community," Shields said.

The miniature horse was purchased by the Whittier Community Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage, facilitate and develop funding for community activities in response to the community's needs.

For more information on the miniature horse's birthday party, call the Community Services Department at (562) 464-3360.


Local Hotel Files for Bankruptcy Protection E-mail
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Thursday, 18 June 2009 19:43


Unknown at This Time if  La Mirada Site Will be Affected

La Mirada~Boy, talk about bad timing.

The Associated Press is reporting that Extended Stay Hotels LLD filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, citing massive debt stemming from a 2007 acquisition, and a sharp drop in business travel.

Regionally, Extended StayAmerica operates three locations in Long Beach, Carson, and La Mirada. It is unclear at this time if this action will affect the La Mirada location, if at all.

A night manager contacted by phone at the La Mirada site said "he has not heard anyhting about it". Efforts to reach the general manager of the location have so far proven to be unsuccessful.

Recently, a increase in the city's hotel bed-tax was approved by the city council and is about to go into effect. If the hotel closes, it will lead to an additional loss of revenue, and a empty building to boot.

Do Your Part-Shop La Mirada E-mail
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Thursday, 18 June 2009 15:47


La Mirada~Since our inception in 1998, and really well before that, the La Mirada Blog and The Tony Aiello Show have advocated endlessly to have La Mirada residents shop and spend their money in La Mirada.

What do we mean by that? Well, obviously there are some stores in which you have to go out of the city limits. And obviously you will be out of town from time to time. But whenever possible, you should be making your purchases in La Mirada, especially for everyday goods and services such as gas, groceries, restaurants, etc. The city gets back approximately $1 per $100 spent from sales tax. This may not seem like a lot, but it adds up when you multiply it by thousands of residents.

For example, as we have been touting for years, let's say you spend $200 a month on gas and $500 a month on groceries.  That is $7 a month that goes back directly to the city, or $84 dollars a year. Multiply that by 500 residents and, you get the picture. Obviously some people buy more or less a month, so you do the math.

Accident Ties Up Rosecrans Morning Rush E-mail
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Monday, 15 June 2009 21:00


La Mirada~A woman fell asleep at the wheel and crashed in La Mirada early this morning.

According to a deputy on the scene, the woman-driving a blue mini-van-fell asleep at the wheel while travelling eastbound on Rosecrans Avenue around 5:50 a.m. The vehicle slammed into a power pole shearing it in half.

The woman-the lone occupant- was taken to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries. The officer indicated that seat belts and air bags played a role in preventing further, more serious injury.

No other vehicles were involved


Relay for Life Whittier Fights Back Saturday & Sunday E-mail
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Monday, 15 June 2009 17:44


Whittier~From 9 a.m. Saturday, June 20 - 9 a.m. Sunday, June 21, Relay for Life Whittier will be fighting cancer at California High School. The Relay For Life is a fun, exciting event in which the whole community can participate! Relay For Life is a 24-hour fundraising event where individuals and teams are challenged to walk around the track "relay style" to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The Whittier Chamber's Relay for Life team, the "Royal Relayers", will be walking to support the many friends in our Chamber community that have been touched by cancer. As business owners and representatives, the team understands that the key to success is teamwork and fighting cancer is a team effort. If you would like to support the Whittier Chamber team with an important financial contribution, click on the link below.

When American Cancer Society programs are funded, we are that much closer to finding a cure for cancer. For information or to participate, please call event chairperson Carol Crosby at (562) 698-9554 at the Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce.

Donate to the Relay for Life Now - Click Here


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