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Water Outage on Costa Mesa Drive PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Friday, 04 July 2014 13:24

La Mirada~There has been a water service interruption for residents on Costa Mesa Drive.

Fans on the La Mirada Blog Facebook page have indicated the outage began last night.

Large trucks have also been spotted working in the area.

It is unknown how many residents are affected at this time.

La Mirada 8u Girls All-Star Team Headed to Lancaster PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Miriam Curiel   
Thursday, 03 July 2014 15:42

Back Row: Manager Charles Gandara, Coaches: Stacey Foote, Eddie Amezcua and Rick Gonzalez Middle Row: Jaclyn Ibarra, Kailey Vasquez, Katie Jaime, Madison Foote, Julissa Detrinidad, Lauren Amezcua & Rosalyn Gonzalez First Row: Taylor Parra, Jordan Vasquez, Mia Rafael, Madison Becerra and Gaby Gandara

The La Mirada Girls Softball Association (8u Gold All-Star Team) continues its season with an extremely impressive record. The team of eight and nine year olds began the season with a second place finish at the Mirada Madness Tournament over Memorial Day Weekend.

The girls then lost in the semi-finals in the Field of Dreams tournament in La Habra but finished strong with a first place finish at the Summer Slam tournament in North Torrance.

The girls recently finished third in the LA/South Bay District tournament in Norwalk/Downey which qualifies them to compete in the state tournament in Lancaster from July 4th through the 6th. The team has an overall record of 15-5-1 and has had contributions from each and every player on the roster.

The team has had great pitching performances from Madison Foote, Kailey Vasquez & Jaclyn Ibarra who have a combined ERA of 1.90. They also have a great defense led by Katie Jaime at shortstop, Gaby Gandara at 2nd base and Julissa Detrinidad at catcher.

The girls average six runs per game and have had key hits in crucial situations from Jordan Vasquez, Lauren Amezcua, Madison Becerra, Mia Rafael, Rosalyn Gonzalez & Taylor Parra which has been monumental for the team.

LM Regional is the Place to be on 3rd of July PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 July 2014 21:33

La Mirada’s annual Independence Celebration will be held on Thursday, July 3, from 4 to 9 p.m. at La Mirada Regional Park.  The celebration will include live music, a patriotic program and fireworks show.

This celebration is one of La Mirada’s most popular events of the year. Don’t miss live music by Motown/Disco band “Yard Sale,” and Country tribute band “Country Nation.”  A variety of tasty food will be available for purchase by La Mirada’s local community service and athletic organizations.  The celebration will conclude with a patriotic program and fireworks spectacular.  Bring the family and celebrate our nation’s independence.

The City’s Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark will also be open this day from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is located behind the park.

For more information, please call (562) 943-7277 or visit

La Mirada Crime Report June 9th-22nd, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 29 June 2014 15:41

The following is the La Mirada crime report for June 9th-22nd, 2014

Aggravated Assault-A domestic assault was reported on the 15000 block of Desman Rd. The altercation involved the suspect stabbing the victim with tweezers. The victim sustained minor injuries. The incident remains under investigation. An assault was reported on the 11600 block of Singleton Dr. A suspect was arrested in connection with the incident. An assault with a firearm was reported on the 13000 block of Duffield Ave. A male Hispanic suspect pointed a handgun at the victim. No injuries were reported.

Other Structure Burglary-A burglary to a garage was reported on the 13900 block of Biola Ave. Various tools were stolen from an unsecured garage. A burglary to a vacant business occurred on the 14500 block of Alondra Blvd. The suspects were interrupted during the burglary and stolen property was recovered.

Vehicle Burglary-A window smash burglary was reported on the 13300 block of Beach Blvd. A purse and other items were stolen from the vehicle. Five vehicles were burglarized at a car dealership on the 14200 block of Firestone Blvd. All of the vehicles sustained damage in the incident.

Grand Theft- A grand theft was reported on the 15300 block of Campillos Rd. Jewelry was reported stolen from a residence. A commercial air conditioning unit was reported stolen from the 11800 block of La Mirada Blvd.

Grand Theft Vehicle-A semi trailer was reported stolen from the 14300 Alondra Blvd. A pick-up truck was reported stolen from Edwards Rd and Ramhurst Dr. A semi trailer was stolen from the 14300 block of Industry Cir. A vehicle reported stolen from the City of Brea was recovered on the 14300 block of Grayville Dr. An older model Acura was reported stolen from the 15100 block of Manzanares Rd. The vehicle was recovered the same day by the Pomona Police Department with major strip damage. A trailer was reported stolen from the 14700 block of Firestone Blvd. A trailer laden with freight was reported stolen from the 16500 block of Trojan Wy.


City Council Recognizes Beatitudes Softball After Tournament Crown PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 June 2014 20:23

Mayor Larry Mowles (center) congratulates the CYO Championship-winning Beatitudes of Our Lord Girls Softball team at the June 24 City Council meeting.  Also pictured are Team Coaches Bernard Edwards and Danny Acosta, Athletic Director Mary Forrest, and Reverend Anthony Page.

La Mirada~The La Mirada City Council recognized the Beatitudes of Our Lord Girls Softball Team for their championship victory at the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Championship Tournament at this past Tuesday’s Council meeting.

The team placed first in the tournament featuring 66 catholic school teams competing for the CYO Championship title. The championship game was played against St. Louise de Marillac from Covina and was tied at the end of regulation play. The teams went into a California tie breaker and Beatitudes of Our Lord won the game 4-2.

The team includes Tatum Anzaldo, Delanie Delgado, Amanda Hernandez, Jackie Jimenez, Rhiannon Lewis, Katherine Machado, Ariel Medina, Eliana Pedroza, Alyssa Rodriguez, Nicole Saragueta, Audrey Tamayo, Cameron Vasquez, Colleen Wolfe, and Veronica Valadez. The team is coached by Bernard Edwards and Danny Acosta and Mary Forrest is the Athletic Director.

It's Official: La Mirada to Open Doors as “Host Town” for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 18:25

La Mirada~City officials announced this evening at the City Council meeting that the community has been officially selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Games “Host Town” program from July 21 – 24, 2015. Before the Special Olympics World Games begin on July 25, 2015, more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be welcomed to Southern California through the “Host Town” program. One hundred communities from San Luis Obispo to San Diego will have the honor of being selected as an official Host Town.

“The Host Town program is an exciting way for Southern California locals to open our doors and show the athletes and coaches from around the world our hospitality and our culture,” said Patrick McClenahan, president and chief executive officer of LA2015, the Games Organizing Committee. “This is an important part of the World Games experience and a truly meaningful way for different communities to be part of the Games and create lasting memories for our visiting athletes.”

As a Host Town, La Mirada will partner with Biola University and house the athletes at the university’s residence halls. The school will also provide food for the athletes, while the City will provide transportation and access to community events to ensure a rich and unique experience. Biola University, the alma mater of professional athletes in both baseball and tennis, has historically maintained a culture of athleticism and sportsmanship.

“We look forward to meeting all of these fine athletes and individuals and showcasing our City to their family and friends,” said Larry Mowles, mayor of La Mirada.

"We are happy to serve the community through our partnership with the City of La Mirada in hosting 100 athletes for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games," said Barry H. Corey, Biola University president. "This is a unique opportunity to showcase our campus and offer our unique resources to these great athletes. We are honored to be a part of it."

Of course, La Mirada is also home to the Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center and the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, two highly regarded venues in the area.

Set a Record at Splash! With Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Janet Evans PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Thursday, 19 June 2014 18:32

La Mirada~Splash! Regional Aquatics Center will join aquatic facilities around the world to break the world record for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on Friday, June 20 at 7:30 a.m.  The free event aims to promote the importance of teaching children to swim and water safety.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson spokeswoman, and four-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Janet Evans will kick off the event at Splash! Janet is recognized as the best female distance swimmer of all time!

Statistics indicate drowning is the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related deaths for children ages 1-14.  The World’s Largest Swim Lesson was created to promote drowning prevention and understand water safety.

On Friday, June 20, all participating organizations around the world, including Splash!, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record by hosting swim lessons all together.  Community members of all ages and swimming abilities are encouraged to take part in this event at Splash!

Participants will receive a free swim lesson, an opportunity to meet four-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Janet Evans, admission to a free water safety fair and early admission for themselves to the Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark for just $5 per participant. The Waterpark will open early at 9:30 a.m.; participants can enjoy the park until closing at 5:30 p.m.

To register for “The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson”, or for more information, call  (562) 902-3191 or visit Splash! is located at 13806 La Mirada Boulevard.


REVIEW: Graceful Production of Les Miserables Now Showing Through June 22nd in La Mirada PDF Print E-mail
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Entertainment & Arts
Written by Analicia Avila   
Thursday, 12 June 2014 16:00

James Barbour (with Nathaniel Irvin on ground)  star in the LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS/McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT production of LES MISERABLES, directed by Brian Kite and now playing at LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.

The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts could not have ended their 2013-2014 season in a more spectacular manner. Their production of Les Miserables was epically successful as the audience riveted at the company’s ability to stage one of the most emotionally compelling musicals in such a graceful manner. It is to no surprise that the production was such a huge success when taking into account the talented cast and creative team.

Set in France during the 1800’s, Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean, a man who rebuilds his life after being freed from 19 years of slavery for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving child. After being showed mercy and kindness by a bishop, he is inspired to live a life guided by love. Engulfing the audience into a revolutionary period in France, Les Miserables reminds viewers of the power of love during times of despair.

Restaurant Chain Based in La Mirada Closes Four Units PDF Print E-mail
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Written by News Services   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 15:57

The La Mirada-based chain Elephant Bar Restaurant will close all four of its San Fernando Valley locations this week due to low traffic, resulting in the loss of up to 250 jobs.

The locations in Burbank, Northridge, Simi Valley and Valencia will close by Thursday, said Leslie Liberatore, a spokeswoman for the restaurant chain.

The company also announced recently that it was halting plans to open a Huntington Beach location this spring.

After the closures, the 34-year old dining chain will have 29 locations in California and six other states.


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