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Cerritos College to Host Vocational Programs Informational Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Aya Abalon   
Monday, 02 November 2009 14:48
Norwalk~Cerritos College’s Career Center and Re-Entry Resource Program will host the first Vocational Programs Informational Fair on Thursday, November 5, 2009.

Attendees can learn about vocational and short-term certificate programs offered at Cerritos College. Representatives from the departments and programs will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about their offering and career opportunities in each field. 

Participating departments include: Computer & Information Sciences, Cosmetology, Court Reporting and Captioning Careers, Culinary Arts, Mental Health Worker, Nursing, Photography, Woodworking and many more.

Hours of the event will be from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Cerritos College Falcon Square, 11110 Alondra Blvd. in Norwalk.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Parking for the event is free in lot C-1 in white stalls ONLY.

For more information, contact Shannon Estrada at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (562) 860-2451, Ext. 2362, Elizabeth Barrera at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Ext. 2365 or Rosie Medina at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Ext. 2365.



La Mirada Football Wins Thriller PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Friday, 30 October 2009 07:30

Norwalk~La Mirada High, down 26-7 in the second quarter, rallied to win tonight 42-33 over Norwalk and take over sole possesion of first place in the Suburban League..

The win keeps La Mirada (7-1, 4-0), undefeated in league play with two games remaining. Norwalk (7-1, 3-1), suffered its first loss of the season.

La Mirada trailed by twelve on two separate occasions in this game-and once by 19 when it was 26-7.

Trailing 26-14 at the half, La Mirada scored two touchdowns in less than two minutes and went ahead 28-26. Norwalk answered back and made the score 33-28, but the rest was all La Mirada as they scored two more TD's to secure the victory.


Car Slams Into Cabo Taco Baja Grill, Injuring Four PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Friday, 30 October 2009 13:12

La Mirada~An elderly woman slammed her Toyota sedan into Cabo Taco earlier today around 1:00 p.m.

The restaurant, located in the La Mirada Theatre Center, is now closed and is expected to reopen next week.

The driver. who witnesses say looked around 80 years old, was very shaken and had little to say, if anything.

Owner Kenny Yowell said, " I saw her coming and thought she was going to stop, but she didn't. A customer who was dining was able to just twist out of the way of the car. And he ended up pinned between a wall, the table, and the car."

Waitress Sandra Zavala had just finished serving a table that was taken out and was walking away, "It's a miracle nobody was killed. The large table saved the mans life."

The vehicle entered the restaurant smashing through booths and tables and sideswiping patrons, creating a chaotic scene.

Four patrons were taken to the hospital complaining of back, rib, shoulder injuries, but none seem to be life threatening. The unidentified elderly woman and her passenger were also taken to the hospital.

It is unclear at this time what caused the driver to enter the restaurant, but age does seem to be a factor.



Cerritos College Theatre Department to Present The Merry Wives of Windsor PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Aya Abalon   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 15:55

Norwalk~The Cerritos College Theatre Department is pleased to open the 2009-2010 season with one of William Shakespeare's delightful farcical comedies, The Merry Wives of Windsor.

This gleeful comedy centers on Falstaff, the loudmouthed, braggart coxswain, as he attempts to woo a pair of married wealthy Windsor ladies. Love burns a hilarious path through this town and this tale.  Audiences will enjoy the sumptuous period piece of theatre.

Performances are at the Burnight Center Theatre, Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk on Friday, October 30 at 8 p.m., Sunday, November 1 at 6 p.m., Thursday, November 5 at 8 p.m., Friday, November 6 at 8 p.m.,
Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m., Sunday, November 8 at 2 p.m.

Cost is general $12, Cerritos College students/faculty/staff, seniors, other college, middle and high school students (all w/ID) $10, children 5 - 12 yrs $8

Tickets may be purchased online (credit card only) at or in person at BC-G, Theatre Office in front of the Burnight Center Theatre Mon - Fri from 1pm - 5 pm only. (Cash only)

For group sales information please contact Renée Bloch, Performing Arts Promotions Specialist at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2638.

For more information on The Rivals and the Cerritos College Theatre Department, please call (562) 467-5058 or visit
Group Sales: ext. 2638

A map of the campus is available at


La Mirada Lamplighter December 1st, 1965 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 15:49

For a more detailed version that you are able to read, check this photo out at the La Mirada Blog on Facebook.

Real Estate News-Inspections vs. Appraisals PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 15:28

Q: Do I need a house inspection when my bank is having the house appraised?

A: Yes! A house appraisal is an independent evaluation of the current market value of a house or property.  In general, the purpose of an appraisal is to set the current value of a house so that a lender may determine how much it can loan to the buyer. The appraiser looks at similar properties in the area and the prices at which they were sold to set the value of the house.

A house inspector conducts a thorough evaluation of the houses major systems and structural integrity. Whereas the appraiser is typically working for the bank, the house inspector is working for you. The house inspector identifies items that need replacement or repair prior to closing, which can save you thousands of dollars.

U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD) requires buyers sign a Consumer Notice advising them to get a house inspection in addition to a house appraisal before purchasing a house with a FHA mortgage. Additionally, HUD now allows homebuyers to include the costs of appraisal and inspection in their FHA mortgage.


Suburban League Week 7 Review; Week 8 Preview PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Raymond L. Ledesma   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 07:06

Week 7 Review This was definitely a great week of football, as there were several surprises. The biggest was Artesia, who was winless going in to the game, and then beat John Glenn at their homecoming. That was a crushing game for the Eagles, who seemed not entirely focused during the game. Congratulations to the Matadores who are one step closer in their quest of a Suburban League title. Norwalk, feeling that they got lucky last week in winning, went out this week and destroyed the Dons of Cerritos.

Week 7 Results

Bellflower had a Bye.

Artesia 44 John Glenn 40: The Eagles who might have been still dwelling on last week's loss to Norwalk, never fully showed up for this game. The Artesia Pioneers showed a lot of heart, grit and determination as they played hard until the last whistle. QB Montez Hunter hit Trevon Payne on a "Hail Mary" with 30 seconds left in the game, and Payne caught the ball with CB Ashton Simmons, and FS Jose Escobar draped all over him. But, the Eagles had a shot to win the game when on the final play; Junior Dejon Bernard dropped a pass, where if he catches it, he had a shot to score. The Eagles defense had bright spots with MLB Niua Niumataevalu taking an interception in for a TD. Then OLB Davon Foggie had an Jobsinterception. The Eagles bye week couldn't come at a better time.

Norwalk 60 Cerritos 8: The Dons are back in the loss column as they looked overmatched from the outset against the Lancers. The Lancers are ranked number one in the Southern Division, and they showed why on Friday night as they just continue to rack up yards in the ground game. They are led by the hard running WB Adrian Gonzales. He went over the 100 yard mark again this season. The Lancers defense came out and played hard and fast containing the speed of TB Aaron Francis, and QB/WR Marquis Moss. The Dons just couldn't get on track as they fell behind early

A New Musical Telling of an Old Favorite PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Tuesday, 27 October 2009 15:39

La Mirada~La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts launches its 2009-2010 Programs for Young Audiences series with The Magik Theatre's, The Jungle Book. This new musical for children brings Mowgli and all his friends to life, as the stage at La Mirada Theatre is transformed into an exotic jungle, ripe with the mystery, drama, action and surprises of this beloved tale. Performances are Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. 

Based on the 1894 classic children's novel by Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book is a collection of stories that tell the tale of Mowgli, a human child adopted and raised by wolves in an Indian jungle. The stories have been adapted for the stage by David Morgan, with music by Jamie Ramirez.

LMT's Programs for Young Audiences is designed to give children ages 5 and up and their family's exposure to a diverse mix of national and international touring stage acts.

The season will continue with Tom Chapin in Concert on January 24, 2010, The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour production of Nobody's Perfect (presented in spoken English and American Sign Language) on February 28, 2010,The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon on March, 28, 2010, and the season will finish with Storybook Theatre's Sleeping Beauty on May 16, 2010.

All seats are $8 for children and $12 for adults. Tickets are available online at or by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. Season subscriptions are available for $30 (Children) and $45 (Adults). The Theatre is located at 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada, CA. Parking is free.



La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and Upright Cabaret Announces Performers for First Concert PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 15:48

La Mirada~La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & Upright Cabaret are thrilled to announce the performers for their very first Upright Cabaret experience at the NEW Cabaret Lounge at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. 

Michael Arden, Valarie Pettiford and Ty Taylor will be performing the music of Joni Mitchell, Doris Day and Brian Wilson, under the musical direction of Chris Bratten, in a one night only concert - CITY OF ANGELS on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 8PM. 

Mr. Arden and Mr. Taylor were most recently seen together on stage in the recent revival of PIPPIN at the Mark Taper Forum.                                                                




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