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Written by Tony Aiello   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 20:40

La Mirada~Let's catch up on some recent City Council activity:

July 14

-Presented David and MaryJo Harbaugh with a 50th Wedding Anniversary certificate and two tickets to the La Mirada Theatre.

-Adopted ordinance adopting water conservation requirements and amended Titile 6 of the La Mirada Municipal Code (Which means you will be busted for wasting water. We will  show new "water laws" soon on the LM Blog).

July 28

-Recognized and presented former advisory board members Randy Grisham, Sylvia Grotz, Kathy Keithly, Chris Pflanzer, and Jennifer Zwish with a plaque for their years of dedicated service to the La Mirada community.

August 11

-Recognized and presented Carmen Martinez, La Mirada, a certificate for her 100th birthday.

-Recognized and presented Ginny and Lynn Fairbrother with a 50th Anniversary certificate and two tickets to the La Mirada Theatre.

-Adopted resolution authorizing traffic improvements on Heflin Drive adjacent to Gardenhill Elementary School to accomodate a new school exit gate.

August 25

-Recognized and presented awards to the winners of the La Mirada Photo Contest (see story).

-Conducted a public hearing and adopted resolution amending the current licensing fee schedule to include cats, and increase licensing fees for dogs.

 

 
Station Fire Update PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Thursday, 03 September 2009 10:48

Angeles National Forest~The Station Fire has burned 226 square miles of land within the Angeles National Forest and near surrounding foothill communities of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Acton, Soledad Canyon, Pasadena, Glendale and Sierra Madre.

The goals of the firefighters are to keep the fire west of Highway 39 and Angeles Crest Highway, east of Interstate 5, south of Highway 14, Pearblossom Highway, and Highway 138, and north of the foothill communities and the Angeles National Forest Boundary.

The fire is moving into areas of the forest with no recorded fire history. To date, helicopters have dropped 1.7 million gallons of water and 18,000 gallons of retardant. Air tankers have dropped 670,000 gallons of retardant and gel.

24/7 fire information is available by calling (626) 821-6700 or you can reference the Station Fire at www.inciweb.org.  On Twitter, fire info can be found at www.twitter/AngelesNF and on www.facebook.com  you can reference TheStationFire.

 

 
Construction Project Continues; Chokes Imperial PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 31 August 2009 20:43

Imperial/Valley View intersection to be a mess through early October

La Mirada/LA County~There is some good news and bad news involving the ongoing LA County Sewer Project on Imperial Highway, that has been with us nearly all year.

The project is not officially in La Mirada (south side of Imperial is La Mirada, north side is LA County), but La Miradians are clearly affected.

The good news is that phase one of the project is completed; Imperial is back to three lanes westbound from La Mirada Blvd. 

Construction project is causing excessive delays Imperial westbound at Valley View

The bad news is that phase two of the project has started.

John Schiller of Steve Bubalo Construction told us, "Phase two should go through early October. The current detour is smaller at Valley View than phase one, 300 feet both ways on Imperial Highway. We still need to construct a tunnel under Valley View."

The detour may be smaller in scope , but the impact is far greater. Starting westbound at Burgess Avenue, the smaller detour temporarily has taken away left turns at Valley View, both east and westbound. Westbound Imperial has clearly been affected more however, creating huge delays, at all hours. 

Residents are encouraged to use alternate routes until construction is complete.

 

 

 
Rest Easy: How to Ensure a Goods Night Rest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by To Your Health   
Thursday, 28 May 2009 09:37

photo sleepzine.com

Sleep problems are actually extremely common in our society, and they can have serious consequences. Sleep problems can lead to difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, loss of energy, fatigue and emotional instability, and in the longer term, can elevate your risk of serious health conditions including high blood pressure and heart attack. And poor sleeping can cause difficulties with learning, memory, thinking and feelings, which may lead to poor school and work performance. Furthermore, problem sleepiness can manifest as drowsy driving or workplace accidents and errors.

Aside from some of the more serious things that could be negatively affecting your sleep, there are some variables or situations that you can have more control over. Let's talk about how to change your sleeping conditions so you sleep easier and get the rest your body needs:

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Deadly Station Fire Providing Spectactular Views for LM PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 31 August 2009 09:27

 

A plume of smoke from the Station Fire in the Angeles Forest can be seen from Marquardt Avenue in La Mirada on Sunday

La Mirada~If you have lived in Southern California long enough, you must have wondered at one time or another; what if the Angeles Forest really caught on fire some day.

 That day seems to have arrived, let's just be thankful that so far, wind has not been a factor.

The deadly-still out of control-Station Fire, which originated in La Canada on Wednesday, has now consumed more than 85,000 acres, as it continues to travel wildly, in all directions.

Two LA County firefighters lost their lives Sunday, and 21 homes have burned. Another 10,000 homes are currently in danger, including homes in the Sunland and Tujunga areas.

The fire continues to threaten Mt. Wilson, which can be seen from La Mirada, year-round on a clear day. Mt. Wilson is the home of radio, TV, and emergency transmission towers, communication equipment, and the Mt. Wilson Observatory.

This fire has provided La Miradians with a sight few have seen.

"I have lived here for 55 years", said La Mirada resident Edgar Macias, "And I have never seen a fire like this one. Yesterday, it looked like a volcano erupted."

With little wind in the Southern California area the last few days, La Mirada has not been affected with smoke by this fire, so far. Officials continue to advise residents to stay indoors however, and avoid outdoor activity, if possible.

 

 
Matadores Have Busy Week; Showdown with St. Paul Friday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Sunday, 30 August 2009 10:49

La Mirada~You can tell the regulsr season is almost here as the La Mirada High School varsity football team held it's annual picture day recently and a offense/defense scrimmage was played this past Friday.

Picture Day was the usual chaos, with a little heat wave mixed in to make things interesting. Also, registration for school seniors was Friday, and the team also finished up 'two-a-days' on Thursday, making for a busy week.

A scrimmage on Friday proved interesting when a group from St. Paul High School was seen in the stands videotaping the practice. Athletic Director Kim Brooks apparently gave the OK for the taping.

La Mirada opens this Friday in Week 0 at St. Paul beginning at 7:00 p.m. Like many other teams playing in Week 0, La Mirada will not have the advantage of playing a scrimmage against another opponent, besides itself, before the season begins. However, this means the Mats will have a bye week during the season; with extra time to rest and prepare for their next opponent.

100 on-field tickets for this Friday's game are available for $10. Contact Diane Gramajo to purchase your on-field tickets at 562-569-1432.

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Written by Tony Aiello   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 20:16

La Mirada~ The La Mirada Blog Internet Newspaper is currently offering half-price deals on all its packages for new advertisers.

Go to our "Advertise Wtih Us" page and check how you can get the word out to La Mirada and beyond, about your Business, Organization, Foundation, Non-Profit, Church, Sports League, whatever, at a reasonable rate. These rates won't stay this low!

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The La Mirada Blog continues to grow by leaps and bounds everyday as we strive to be La Mirada's #1 news source-our commitment  to you.

Oh, did we mention? The La Mirada Blog Internet Newspaper has over 1,200 "fans" on Facebook now.

All being run by someone who was born and raised, who wrote about and followed La Mirada news as a kid, and still lives in La Mirada. How can you go wrong with that?

We are proud to say we have been covering "local" news on the Internet for La Mirada, long before anyone even knew what it was. Many, many, years of volunteering by many people, has allowed us to continue to grow.

So act now by calling 562-746-8214 or 928-486-WORK or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , to advertise on the La Mirada Blog-La Mirada's News Source.

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City Announces Photo Contest Winners PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Thursday, 27 August 2009 16:40

La Mirada~This past Tuesday at the La Mirada City Council meeting, Mayor Susan Tripp, on behalf of the city council, presented awards to this years winners of the city's annual Photo Contest.

Photographers of all ages were invited to submit photographs for the La Mirada Photo Contest. 94 photo entries from 51 participants were submitted in three categories: People/Families, Nature, and Public Places.

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Driving Checkpoint Scheduled for La Mirada PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Thursday, 27 August 2009 16:08

La Mirada~The City of La Mirada, in conjunction with the California Office of Traffic Safety, has scheduled a DUI/Drivers Licence Checkpoint for Saturday August 29, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on westbound Imperial Highway at Santa Gertrudes Avenue in La Mirada.

For more information contact the La Mirada Sheriff's station at (562) 902-2960.

 
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