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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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Special Half-Price Offers for Advertising on the La Mirada Blog PDF Print E-mail
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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.

The La Mirada Blog has been serving the residents of La Mirada since 2003.

 

 

 
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.

 
Buy a Day Get a Day Free at Splash! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 18:04

La Mirada~Don't miss out on your last chance this season to make a Splash!  Beginning August 17, for every full price paid admission, receive a free one day pass to come back and visit Splash!

Offer is valid August 17 through September 27, 2009. Not valid for same day use and cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

For more information contact Splash! at (562) 902-3191 or visit the website at www.cityoflamirada.org.

 

Dates and Hours:

Daily:                Aug 17 - Sept.7                    10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Weekends:    Sept. 7 - Sept. 27                 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

 
Now is the Time to Start Planning for the 2010 Census PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 09:47

US Census LogoNorwalk~The one year countdown to the 2010 Census has begun, and the U.S. Census Bureau is looking to national, tribal, state and local officials, corporations and community leaders to ensure an accurate count.  With Census Day quickly approaching - April 1, 2010 - the Census Bureau has already launched a critical national effort that affects the apportionment of congressional seats, and how the federal government annually allocates more than $300 billion in federal funds to state, local and tribal governments.  The participation of community leaders, organizations and local governments can help make the 2010 Census the most accurate in Census history.  

The 2010 Census will have one of the shortest census questionnaires since the Census process began in the United States in 1790.  The 2010 Census will ask for name, gender, age, race, ethnicity, relationship and whether the householder owns or rents their home.  The ten questions will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and the answers will affect people's lives for the next ten years.  All personal information collected by the Census is protected by law and strictly confidential. 

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