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Buccaneer Bay Open Daily and More at Splash! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Friday, 01 August 2014 18:16

La Mirada~Buccaneer Bay at Splash! Regional Aquatics Center in La Mirada is now open daily though September 28th as summer in La Mirada is in full swing.

Choose to soar down the 25 foot tall water slide, float in the lazy river, or splash in the spray areas. Little ones can enjoy the play structure and toddler slide located in the Neverland Splash Zone.

Splash is also a great location for end of summer celebrations and parties.

On Friday nights through August 22nd, Buccaneer Bay is open from 3-8 p.m. and the price is $13.95 for all ages and free to season pass holders.

There is one final swim-in movie scheduled at Splash this season-the encore presentation of Frozen Sunday August 24th. Cost is $6 and moviegoers can swim while they watch or sit on the deck. Makes for a great summer evening!

 
Latest La Mirada Crime Report; Bicycle Stolen From Backyard on Granada PDF Print E-mail
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The following is the crime report for La Mirada July 21-August 3, 2014

Aggravated Assault-An assault was reported on the 13800 block of Bora Dr. One victim sustained injuries during the assault. The incident is currently under investigation. A domestic assault was reported on the 14100 block of El Mirador St. A suspect was taken into custody by responding deputies.

Residential Burglary-A burglary involving two suspect was reported on the 13900 block of Elmbrook Dr. Cash and a checkbook was stolen from the location. The incident remains under investigation. An attempted residential burglary was reported on the 15900 block of Rosalita Dr. The suspects attempted to gain entry through a bedroom window by removing the screen. A burglary occurred to a vacant property on the 13200 block of Duffield Ave. The residence was vandalized.

Other Structure Burglar-A burglary to a business was reported on the 14500 block of Firestone Blvd. No loss was reported from the location.A burglary to a business was reported on the 12200 block of La Mirada Blvd. Cash and medications were taken from the location.

Vehicle Burglary-Two separate vehicle burglaries were reported in a parking lot on the 14200 block of Firestone Blvd. Third row seats from SUV's were taken in both incidents.

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La Mirada Chamber Welcomes Two New Members PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 16:16

Two new members of the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce are flanked by board members: Octavio Duran (Edco) Director of Sales; Anna Li (Edward Jones Investments) Financial Advisor; Lori Hopkins (Popular Community Bank) Vice President & Bank Manager; Gil Reyes (Sugar & Spice) Owner; Dustin Dahl; Mark Gay (Synergy Homecare) Owner; David Cassidy (Simple Signal) I.P. Director; Richard Trujillo (Trujillo & Daughters Insurance Agency) Owner.

La Mirada~A grand opening celebration was held recently at the new location of Sugar & Spice Bakery and Deli as the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce welcomed the eatery as one of it newest members.

Another new member, Synergy HomeCare and franchisee Mark Gay was also introduced as a new member.

Synergy HomeCare opens the door to peace of mind by providing the high quality care your older loved ones deserve.

A longtime fixture in the community, Sugar & Spice is now owned by Gil and Irene Reyes and is located in the Home Depot shopping center at 12240 La Mirada Boulevard. The sandwich shop features Boars Head meats and cheeses and a nice array of gourmet sandwiches, pastries, baked goods, salads and a soup of the day.

There is always a wide variety of gourmet specialty cakes and cupcakes for sale at the shop which also specializes in custom orders for both-including orders for cupcakes of 100 or more!

Sugar & Spice opened in La Mirada on March 17, 1981 on the corner of La Mirada Boulevard and Leffingwell, when Barbara Moncrief of La Mirada outgrew her kitchen at home baking specialty cakes. The bakery has made cakes for Hollywood production parties and more.

For more information about the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce call (562) 902-1970 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
John Glenn to Play Home Football Games at Goodman Stadium PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 10 March 2014 19:19

Norwalk~The John Glenn High School varsity football team will play their home games at Goodman Stadium in La Mirada beginning with the 2014-15 season the school has announced.

Glenn Athletic Director Linda Parra confirmed to the La Mirada Blog that Glenn will play eight home games at La Mirada beginning August 28th against Magnolia High.

Four of the Eagles eight home games will be played on a Thursday night in weeks when La Mirada High is also playing at home.

The Eagles will also have Thursday night games on September 4th, 25th, and October 30th against Pioneer, Bellflower and Norwalk respectively.

Friday night opponents at home include Santa Ana Valley, Gardena, and Mayfair.

La Mirada will play Glenn October 13th with the Matadores playing as the home team.

 
Cause of Death in La Mirada Unknown at This Time PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 15:31

Police arrive at the scene in La Mirada on Wednesday. Photo La Mirada Blog Twitter

La Mirada~Police responding to a call Wednesday morning apparently discovered a man dead in La Mirada on Borego Drive.

Lt. Beggs of the La Mirada Sheriff Substation said there is no further information available at this time.

Deputies responded to the home at around 9:30 a.m. and around 11:30 a coroners official arrived on the scene.


 
REVIEW: In The Heights at Chance Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Analicia Avila   
Monday, 04 August 2014 03:59

Anaheim Hills~A big round of applause is in order for the Chance Theater’s epically successful production of “In the Heights”. Captivated audience members laughed, cried, and danced in their seats as the talented cast welcomed everyone to Washington Heights, New York. Directing this unprecedented production could not have been an easy task, however director Oanh Nguyen captured the spirited, fiery essence of “In the Heights’” with much finesse.

Raising questions on racial and personal identity, “In the Heights” explores the social and political lives of a vibrant latin community living in Washington Heights. Whether seeking to escape life in the barrio or desiring to thrive within its boundaries, community members aim to discover the meaning of home. Transcending a merely physical nature, they ultimately come to find that home is a self-defined concept that can consists of a variety of personal attachments such as family, friendship, and love.

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Alondra Bridge Set to Open in Mid-September PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Thursday, 31 July 2014 16:32

Work continues on the Alondra overpass at the 5 freeway. Photo courtesy CHP Santa Fe Springs

La Mirada~The California Highway Patrol office in Santa Fe Springs is reporting on their Twitter feed that the Alondra bridge at Interstate 5 will be open to the public in mid-September.

Also, the intersection of Marquardt Avenue, Alondra and Firestone Boulevard will be closed for approximately one month effective August 4th.

 
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 28 July 2014 19:09

New hours for the La Mirada Community Sheriff's Station

The La Mirada Community Sheriff's Station will now be open one hour earlier on the weekends. The Station weekend hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Station is located at 13716 La Mirada Blvd. To report a crime call (562) 902-2960.

Convicted felon, gang associate arrested in La Mirada

 A male suspect was arrested on July 11 by Sheriff's Deputies from the La Mirada Special Assignment Officer (SAO) Team.

The incident occurred on the 12600 block of Edderton Ave. when the suspect was approached by SAO Deputies for questioning during a special patrol operation. The ensuing investigation led to a search of the suspect's vehicle, where Deputies discovered narcotics and dozens of stolen valuables.

The stolen items recovered included laptops and computer equipment, iPods, sunglasses, numerous phone charger cables, cd cases, and bundles of jewelry.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect had and a prior felony conviction and is believed to have local gang ties.

The suspect was charged for multiple offenses including possession of burglary tools, stolen property, ammunition by a felon, narcotics and paraphernalia, and possession of a taser by a felon.

La Mirada’s De Leo drafted by NHL’s Winnipeg Jets

Chase De Leo of La Mirada was chosen in the fourth round (99th overall) of last month’s NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets.

The move comes one year after De Leo’s childhood friend Eric Comrie was selected in the second round (59th overall) by the Jets in the 2013 draft.

Hundreds attend La Mirada summer concert opener

Summer entertainment at La Mirada Regional Park got off to a great start last Thursday evening as the annual Concerts Under the Stars series held its first performance of the season.

Roughly 1,200 La Mirada residents gathered at Regional Park with lawn chairs and picnic blankets to see Beatles tribute band Sgt. Peppers play an energizing set featuring many of the legendary British band’s most famous songs.

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