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Vehicles Burglarized on Fairhope; Suspects Arrested PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 07:51

La Mirada~Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies arrested multiple suspects in La Mirada for burglary on Monday evening.

On April 6, the La Mirada Public Safety Team received a call of a possible vehicle burglary in progress. When Deputies arrived, they immediately detained a male on the 15400 block of Fairhope Drive. Shortly after, two other males and a female were detained nearby.

During the investigation, six victims were located. Of the six victims, four were parked on Fairhope Drive, one was parked on Harshaw Place, and one was parked on Bluefield Avenue. Each of the suspects were in possession of property stolen from the vehicles. Deputies also recovered property from the suspects that may have been involved in other incidents. The adults were subsequently arrested and the juvenile was detained.

The arrest is a great example of residents remaining vigilant and calling the Public Safety Team when they see a possible crime in progress. To report crimes against property or a suspicious person in your neighborhood, call the La Mirada Community Sheriff's Station at (562) 902-2960. Call 911 to report an emergency or crimes against persons.

La Mirada Relay for Life Scheduled for May 16th and 17th PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 April 2015 18:03

La Mirada~The La Mirada Relay for Life / Classic Car Exhibit & Parade will be held on May 16 through 17 at Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center. Relay for Life is a 24-hour community gathering designed to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and raise funds for cancer research, services and advocacy.

The day begins on May 16 at 9:00 a.m. with a “Survivors Lap” during which cancer survivors are honored. The following lap the Survivors are joined by their family and caregivers. Fun activities will be held throughout the event including riding down the Splash! Buccaneer Bay waterslides on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. and the cost is $5 per person, or free to 2015 Buccaneer Bay season pass holders. The day is intended to be spent as a community with games, a classic car exhibit, festivities and food trucks.

At 9:00 p.m. Luminarias are placed around the track for those being honored for surviving, those who are currently fighting cancer and those who are being memorialized.

The event closes on May 17 with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club followed by a “Fight Back Ceremony” where the community and individuals pledge to work to eradicate cancer.

Admission to Relay for Life is open to the public, don’t miss this opportunity to help fight back against cancer! For more information or to join the event please contact Relay for Life Specialist, Silvia Constanza at (213) 700-7485.

Free Tours at La Mirada's Historic Neff Estate PDF Print E-mail
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La Mirada~Bring your family and take a trip back in time to learn about La Mirada’s historic Neff Estate at Neff Park. The Neff Estate covers 10 acres and is home to the Neff Mansion, George House and Neff Barn built in the 1800s.

Built in 1892, the Neff Mansion is a two-story, fully decorated mansion that contains many historical artifacts.

The free tours provide information on La Mirada history and are conducted by members of the La Mirada Historical Preservation Advisory Council. Tours are offered on the third Saturday of every month beginning April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Donations are welcome and benefit restoration efforts on the Neff Estate.

“We encourage all La Mirada residents and their families to take a tour of the Neff Estate,” says Community Services Director Lori Thompson. “It is a great way to spend quality family time and learn something about local history.”

The Neff Mansion is located at Neff Park at 14300 San Cristobal Drive in La Mirada. For more information on Neff Park tours, contact the La Mirada Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277.

La Mirada Streetlight Poles Replacement in Progress PDF Print E-mail
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La Mirada~Southern California Edison (SCE) is currently installing over 1,800 concrete streetlight poles throughout La Mirada. This is in an effort to upgrade the aging steel poles in the community which, on average, are over 50 years old.

The project is a result of a mandate from the State Public Utilities Commission. SCE is investing over $7 million in the project.

“It was a high priority to make sure the new streetlight poles could withstand different weather conditions such as the high winds, heat and rain,” says SCE Rep Eddie Marquez. “They are also more aesthetically pleasing and have a more modern look to them.”

Contractors are currently removing the existing steel poles and installing the new concrete poles. In some cases, the poles must be replaced in the exact same location, resulting in an interruption of service. SCE has attempted to keep interruptions to a minimum.

SCE is approximately 50 percent complete with most of the neighborhoods north of Rosecrans finished. The entire project is expected to be completed by May.

For more information on the street light replacement project, please contact the City’s Public Works Department at (562) 902-2385 or Southern California Edison at (800) 655-4555.

Registration Now Open for La Mirada Summer Soccer Camps PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 18:09

La Mirada~The La Mirada Blog welcomes our latest advertiser, the Southern California Seahorses soccer summer camps based right here in La Mirada!

Their camps strive for excellence in developing soccer skills and character in all players that participate.

For over 30 years, Seahorse camps have provided experienced coaching staff and Bible based curriculum, training kids in hopes of fostering emergent players towards success both on and off the field

Registration is now open here for the five-day camps in La Mirada to be held at Windermere Park June 22nd-26th and July 6th-10th.

For more information call (714) 739-8375.

Neff Park Playground Gets Facelift PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 March 2015 18:29

Take a look at Blog fan Henry V's video from the air during the construction here.

La Mirada~Andrew McNally would be very happy as improvements to the property at his former residence, the Neff Park playground, equipment and walkways, are now complete.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday at Neff Park in La Mirada to mark the milestone.

La Mirada Mayor Pauline Deal is joined by her City Council counterparts and local children to unveil the new Neff Park playground.

This project adds new swings, slides, climbers, ladders and other play features to the park. Musical themed equipment, such as chimes and drums, were also included. The play area offers two separate structures; one for children ages 2-5 and the other for children ages 6-12.

Additional improvements include resilient rubberized accessible playground surfacing, new benches and a drinking fountain. A cement path connecting the playground to the restroom and parking lot was also added for improved accessibility.

“Neff Park among La Mirada’s most popular parks,” says Mayor Pauline Deal. “The new playground will be enjoyed by children for many years.”

La Mirada One Step Closer to Its First McDonald's PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 17:54

La Mirada~The Planning Commission voted 5-0 on March 19th to approve a conditional use permit to allow a drive-thru to be part of a proposed McDonald's to be built at Imperial Boulevard and Telegraph Road, paving the way for the demolition of the 50-year-old Carriage Coffee Shop.

The City Council will still have to vote on the commissions recommendation.

The Carriage kitchen was destroyed in a strange early-morning fire on December 2nd of last year.

The recently completed traffic study by L.A. County indicates there would be no adverse affect on the roadways by replacing one restaurant with another.

However, at the same time the County has a warrant for a traffic signal to be installed at Telegraph and Wicker Road.

The cost of the traffic signal would be a little over $200,000 and the County is saying McDonald's must pay for approximately $172,000 of that cost, with the city and county picking up the rest of the tab.

McDonald's is currently deciding if they want to pay for their share of the signal and it appears to be the only obstacle holding back the construction of the new restaurant.

Sources have told the La Mirada Blog this should not be a sticking point and McDonald's is committed to moving forward with the project.

La Mirada High Boys Basketball Win State Title PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 15:01

Berkeley~The La Mirada High Boys Basketball won their first state title late Saturday afternoon, beating Archbishop Mitty of San Jose 71-70 in a double overtime thriller.

The Matadores (31-5) seemed destined for a loss when they fell behind 50-38 in the third quarter, but they outscored their opponent 22-10 to send the game into overtime tied at 60.

The two teams tied each other in the first overtime and Kai Labasan hit the winning free throw in the second extra frame to secure the triumph.

The Matadores hit 14 three-point baskets in their victory and in winning the title set a school record with 31 wins.

La Mirada High Boys One Step Away From State Title; Draft Picks Event Benefits Team PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Friday, 27 March 2015 20:16

Berkeley~The La Mirada High Boys Basketball team will attempt to capture their first state title in school history as they take on Archbishop Mitty of San Jose at the Haas Pavilion on the UC Berkeley campus beginning  at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The broadcast of the game, on DirectTV Channel 698, will be shown at Draft Picks Sports Grill and Tom's Tailgate in La Mirada.

Also, by watching the game at Draft Picks  and Tom's you can support La Mirada Basketball by just saying "Go Matadores" when you order and twenty percent of your bill will go back to the program.


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