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The McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts Launches "Broadway-U" PDF Print E-mail
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Entertainment & Arts
Written by Tony Aiello   
Friday, 02 October 2009 07:00

Yorba Linda~The McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts (MRCA) will launch "Broadway-U", it's all new, professional-level training program for young singers, dancers and actors, grades 6-12, from all parts of Orange County and neighboring communities began September 28, 2009 at both its Yorba Linda studio and on the campus of Dana Hill High School in south Orange County. 

McCoy Rigby's "Broadway-U" will provide intensive instruction in Musical Theatre and Dance to young people, selected by audition, who have aspirations for careers in the arts. All classes are taught by working industry professionals including many celebrated actors, singers, dancers, directors, choreographers, composers, lyricists and producers from Broadway and Hollywood. 

Concurrent with their classroom instruction students have the opportunity to participate in professionally produced stage productions and performing groups, in many cases alongside celebrated professionals, at major venues throughout the region. The "Broadway-U" is fully accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). 

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Pflanzer to Host Meet-and-Greet and Fund Raising Golf Tourney PDF Print E-mail
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Politics
Written by Tony Aiello   
Thursday, 01 October 2009 16:56

La Mirada~Chris Pflanzer, one of six candidates vying for four spots on the Norwalk-La Mirada School Board next month, has two campaign events next week.

On Thursday, October 8, Pflanzer will be hosting a meet-and-greet, where the community will have a chance to learn more about the candidate. The event will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 12138 Front Street in Norwalk.

On Friday October 9th, Pflanzer's campaign will be hosting a Golf Tournament/Fund Raiser at the Fullerton Golf Course in Fullerton. Shot gun start at 1:00 p.m. Prizes and raffle opportunities will be provided. Hole sponsorship will also be available.

For more information call (714) 553-6770 or visit www.pflanzerforschoolboard.com.

 

 
Adams Hosts Fundraiser Tonight PDF Print E-mail
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Politics
Written by Tony Aiello   
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 13:14

Norwalk~Incumbent Darryl Adams is hosting a fundraiser tonight, Thursday October 1, 2009 at Frantone's Italian Restaurant, located at the intersection of Imperial Hwy. and Norwalk Blvd. in the city of Norwalk.

Ther are four seats up for bid on the Norwalk-La Mirada School Board in next months election.

Along with Adams-who is seeking his fourth four-year term- incumbents Ana Valencia, Ed Hengler are also bidding for re-election. Challengers include Chris Pflanzer, Margarita Rios and Jesse Urquidi.

 

 

 

 
Suburban League Football Week 3 Recap; Week 4 Review PDF Print E-mail
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Sports
Written by Raymond L. Ledesma   
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 12:34

Editors Update: Recently, Artesia High Head Coach Aaron Craver either resigned, or was fired. Craver claims he was fired and school principal Sergio Garcia is saying Craver resigned.

Week 3 Review: Well, I was right on picking five of the seven winners from this past weekend games. I thought that the Dons of Cerritos would finally pick up a win. This was not the case. I feel really bad for those kids; a lot have been on varsity for the last three years including this year, and have only one varsity win. That is just awful.

Week 3 Results:

Norwalk 33 Paramount 8: This Game was a blow out from the start. The Lancers moved from their traditional Double Wing attack in the second half, and went to a Triple Power I formation that had 5'11'' 275 FB Davion Edwards, 6'2'' 240 FB Adrian Cortez leading the way for Elijah Penny, who is 6'2'' 245, and he showed break away speed on a 60 yard gain that took Norwalk's offense to the two yard line, before he punched in the TD. Paramount was their own worst enemy on their first drive when they committed five penalties and where forced to punt. It was downhill from there.

La Mirada 38 La Serna 17: The Matadores beat another team in the area, by trouncing the Lancers of La Serna. QB DanielPoncedeleon was lethally accurate as he picked apart the Lancers defense. Coach Moschetti has these boys playing well and they are rolling full steam ahead. Senior TE/DE R.J. Lujan made his presence felt on both sides off the ball as he had two sacks on defense and had a TD catch on offense. He has really stepped his game up while senior Keith Coty is out with a knee injury.

Glenn 55 La Quinta 14: The Eagles got back in the win column against a team that seemed over matched from the start. The defense forced four turnovers, including three INT's with Jose Escobar, Clinton Greenway, and DJ Bernard each hauling in one. D.J. Bernard was electric in this game as he had five TD's (three rushing, one receiving, and a punt return). The Eagles also debuted a new face on offense, a bruising back in MLB Niumataevalu, who seemed to enjoy punishing those that got in his way. Sophomore Vincent Watkins made the catch of the night with a defender draped all over him; he leaped over him, and made a catch right on the goal line.

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Celebration in the Park Victorian Tea PDF Print E-mail
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Community
Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 28 September 2009 14:30

La Mirada's Pride and Joy, the Neff Mansion

La Mirada~Enjoy a Victorian Tea at the City’s Celebration in the Park event on Saturday, October 3, at the historic Neff Estate.

 

Tea will be served at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. The cost is $12 presale and $15 on the day of the event, which includes a variety of desserts, tea and lemonade. Presale tickets are available at the La Mirada Resource Center and the La Mirada Activity Center until September 25.

 

The Neff Estate is located at 14300 San Cristobal Drive. For information, call the Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277.

 

 
Suburban League Football Week 2 Recap; Week 3 Review PDF Print E-mail
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Sports
Written by Raymond L. Ledesma   
Wednesday, 23 September 2009 18:29

Week 2 Review: Well, I was right on picking five of the six winners from this past weekend’s games. I thought the John Glenn Eagles would soar high and go 3-0 for the first time in almost two decades. Whoops! The other teams in Glenn’s district are rolling right now. This is the last week before we get into league play and all of the teams are looking to fine-tune themselves and gear up for the playoff push. I will re-examine my predictions from the beginning of the season and I will update them next week.

Week 2 Results:

Norwalk 32 Pacifica 14: The Lancers look like they have found another pair of running backs in senior Adrian Gonzales and Junior Billy Moore as both looked unstoppable in shredding the visiting Mariners defense. I look for them to continue their tear into league.

La Mirada 35 California 20: This game was a huge game for both schools, and the crowd size was evident. Cal High’s side was almost sold out and that was amazing especially for a Thursday night game. The game was a slugfest. Unfortunately for the Condors, they made the first mistake, and the Matadors capitalized by going 29 yards for a TD. QB Daniel Poncedeleon looked like a Division I QB, and the connection of him to Julian Matta works really well for them. They hooked up for an 80 yard catch-and-run for a TD.

H.H. Wilson 35 Glenn 14: The Eagles looked like a team that walked into the half with a lead and came out not knowing how to play football. The only thing more atrocious than the way they played the second half was the officiating. In this case, it had nothing to do with bad calls, but their inability to protect players. Several skirmishes broke out during the game, and not one official intervened. The bright spot for the Eagles was D.J. Bernard taking a bobbled kickoff 93 yards back for a TD. Their MLB Niumataevalu looks like a beast; he seemed to be everywhere.   

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Deputies Employ New License Plate Recognition System To Catch Wanted Vehicles In Unincorporated Whittier PDF Print E-mail
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News
Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 21 September 2009 15:41
South Whittier/La Mirada~Supervisor Don Knabe, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced that two Sheriff’s vehicles have been equipped with a new license plate recognition system that can automatically detect wanted vehicles. The vehicles are now deployed in the unincorporated areas of South and East Whittier.

The new technology known as Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) transforms how law enforcement personnel search for wanted vehicles by automating the task. Sheriff’s deputies currently have to manually type in a license plate and request a database search, which can be a time-consuming process. A vehicle equipped with the ALPR system has a mobile computer and multiple cameras that can capture all license plates within the cameras’ field of view. The process is entirely automatic and doesn’t require any action on the part of the deputy. Up to 1,000 license plates can be read and recorded hourly.

The two ALPR vehicles will be deployed 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week on all shifts. Each deputy that works the unincorporated Whittier area went through 2 hours of training on how to operate the system. Each ALPR unit cost $32,600, and was funded with a Federal Juvenile Crime Prevention Grant.
 
Norwalk Deputy Shooting Update PDF Print E-mail
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NEWSFLASH
Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 21 September 2009 15:15

NORWALK~SHERIFF'S HOMICIDE DETECTIVES ARE CONTINUING THEIR

INVESTIGATION INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE DEPUTY

INVOLVED SHOOTING WHICH OCCURRED IN THE 11600 BLOCK OF

IMPERIAL HIGHWAY, NORWALK.

 

A LONE MALE DEPUTY, 13 YEAR VETERAN, WAS CONDUCTING A PATROL

CHECK AT THE LOCATION (TOWNE HOUSE MOTEL) WHEN HE

ENCOUNTERED A SUSPICIOUS MALE IN THE REAR PARKING LOT. THE

MALE WAS BELLIGERENT AND UNCOOPERATIVE AS THE DEPUTY

ATTEMPTED TO CHECK THE MALE FOR WEAPONS.

 

A PHYSICAL STRUGGLE ENSUED. THE MALE BROKE AWAY AND ATTEMPTED TO DRAW

A LOADED HANDGUN FROM HIS WAIST AREA. THE DEPUTY, FEARING HE

WAS ABOUT TO BE SHOT, FIRED HIS DUTY WEAPON AT THE SUSPECT

STRIKING HIM IN THE UPPER TORSO.

 

THE SUSPECT WAS TREATED BY PARAMEDICS AND TRANSPORTED TO AN

AREA HOSPITAL WHERE HE DIED.

 

A LOADED HANDGUN WAS RECOVERED AT THE SCENE. THE DEPUTY WAS NOT INJURED.

 

 

 
"Steel Magnolias" Begins Run October 2nd at LM Theatre for the Performing Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Entertainment & Arts
Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 21 September 2009 15:04

First Production of 2009-10 McCoy/Rigby Season

La Mirada~La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment in association with The Welk Resorts Theatre are proud to present the first production of La Mirada Theatre’s 2009-2010 season of shows, Cathy Rigby and Michael Learned starring in the funny and moving, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, written by Robert Harling and directed by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director Brian Kite. 

 

 “If you can’t find anything good to say about anybody, come sit by me.”  These words of wisdom sum up Robert Harling’s 1987 off-Broadway sensation and subsequent smash film Steel Magnolias.  Set in a beauty parlor in Chinquapin, Louisiana, Steel Magnolias illustrates how the lives of six distinctly different women interweave via the small town gossip that shadows the unending cycle of birth, marriage and death.

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