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Fund-Raiser for La Mirada Teen Today PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Thursday, 10 September 2009 12:35

La Mirada~A fund-raiser will be held all day today at the Elephant Bar Restaurant for La Mirada teen Blake Browning, who was injured in a football field accident in 2007.

Print out the flyer on this web-site, bring it in, and the restaurant will donate 15% of your bill to the Blake Browning fund.

Through fundraisers, gracious donations and loving support, Blake has been able to remain in extensive physical therapy so that someday, he can regain full use of his hands and ultimately walk again.

Visit for more about Blake's story.

Restaurant is located at 14303 Fiorestone Blvd., La Mirada.


The Third Annual Blake Browning Charity Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, October 9, 2009 at West Ridge Golf Course in La Habra.  100% of the proceeds raised will go towards Blake's medical expenses.

For more information visit or for golf information contact Jorge Ruvalcaba at (714) 401-3689, or Ken Taylor for silent auction donations at (562) 896-1589.

Please make check payable to: Be Perfect c/o Blake 10 Recovery Fund #501 C 3 26 1485814

Suburban League Week 0 Recap; Week 1 Preview PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Raymond L Ledesma   
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 18:10

Suburban League Week 1: 

Week 0 Review: Well I was right on picking five of the seven winners from this past weekend games. There was no shortage of close games. It started with La Mirada vs. St Paul on Friday night, and it came down to the final few minutes with the visiting Matadores prevailing. Then, to round out the first week of games, Glenn held off a furious comeback by the host Santa Ana Valley Falcons at the Santa Ana Bowl on Saturday afternoon. 

Week 0 Results: 

Norwalk 63 South El Monte 3: Norwalk got its double-wing attack rolling as they rolled passed South El Monte.

La Mirada 15 St. Paul 7: La Mirada suffered a few injuries, but they look to continue their charge toward another league title. Backup Shane Blood stepped in and helped lead the Mats to a huge victory; the school's first against St. Paul.

Glenn 28 Valley 26: The Eagles showed grit and determination as they fought themselves to a victory. They were led by QB Jose Escobar who looked very comfortable in the pocket, threw for 3 TDs, and added another rushing.

Montebello 14 Bellflower 0: The host Buccaneers never got themselves on track as they fell to the visiting Oilers from Montebello

Chino Hills 30 Mayfair 6: The Host Huskies could have made the lead larger if not for a few miscues during the game.

Beckman 31 Cerritos 13: Cerritos is still searching for their first win in over 12 games. They looked over-matched in this game.

Edison 36 Artesia 0: The pioneers speedy offense was neutralized by the attacking defense of the host Chargers.

Week 1 Preview:

La Mirada Pricks host Swordsmen for the First Time PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Piazza   
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 12:25

Santa Fe Springs~With its two most acclaimed players sidelined by apparent serious injuries, the zebras throwing flags against it at about a 3-1 ratio and a scoreboard operator who suddenly forgot to start the clock with 29 seconds left and St. Paul out of timeouts, La Mirada survived with tons of heart in Friday evening's heartstopping victory, 15-7, over the host Swordsmen.


The triumph spoiled the return of legendary Marijon Ancich, tied for the all-time winningest high school coach in California history, and marked the biggest win for the Matadores in perhaps a decade, certainly a major hurdle in their attempt to return to prominence.

Help Raise Money for Blake Browning Faith 10 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 02:31
La Mirada Internet Radio Show Returning PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Tuesday, 01 June 2010 15:52

La Mirada~"The Tony Aiello Show", an Internet radio program, that debuted in 2000, is returning to Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. PT.

Instead of just a portion of the program being about La Mirada, the entire one-hour live program will be dedicated to La Mirada news and events. There will be interviews with La Mirada guests, call-ins, anything, everything La Mirada.

The show will run for four weeks, and we will evaluate from there. We are looking for advertisiers, supporters, and sponsors to keep the show going.

How can I fill an hour with La Mirada stuff? Who knows. We'll see how long it lasts. It should make for an interesting hour.

A whole hour of live La Mirada talk coming Monday, September 15th, and every Monday  at 6:00 P.M., right before "Wise Guys" on

Call 800-405-6425 to get on-the-air.

Advertisers, call 562-945-6469 to get audio advertising on the program.

Time to Say Goodbye to an Old Reliable Friend PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Friday, 04 September 2009 15:31


Mike and Lupita Lopez say goodbye to a car that has been with Mike-in La Mirada-since 1954.

La Mirada~ Mike Lopez of La Mirada summed it up in a few words, "Boy, I sure hate to see her go."

The "her' he is referring to is his beloved 1951 Studebaker Starlite, which has called Lopez' La Mirada garage, home, for 55 years.

Lopez says he literally, "bought the car from a little old lady in Pasadena. I then drove it to work and back for the next 20 years."

After purchasing the automobile in 1954, Lopez bought his then brand-new La Mirada home in 1956, and the car has been with him every step of the way, until now.

The car with its legendary "panoramic view" back windows, has been a  familiar sight in this La Mirada neighborhood for many years,especially when it was in its prime.

"She never once broke down on me during all of these years", Lopez said.

It has had a few paint jobs over the years, and remains in excellent condition; and it still runs.

However, the last 10 years or so, the car has mostly had garage duty, with only occasional outings.

Now, his daugter Marcy and her husband Richard of Corona, have purchased the car and it's time for it to move on to a new generation within the family.




Phantom Projects Theatre Group Announces Play Titles for its 2009-10 Season PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Cisneros   
Thursday, 03 September 2009 17:20

Phantom Projects' 13th Season of Theatre for a Teen Audience

La Mirada~Phantom Projects Educational Theatre Group, which uniquely brings live theatre to teen audiences, has selected the lineup for the 2009/2010 Season of Theatre for Teens at its home in La Mirada, The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

October 22, 2009 A Thousand Cranes Sadako Saski was 2 years old when the atomic bomb dropped on the small city she lived in: Hiroshima. Ten years later, she was diagnosed with "radiation sickness." A Thousand Cranes tells the true and poignant story of her battle and the tradition of folding origami miniatures: If a sick person folds a thousand cranes, the Gods will grant her a wish and make her healthy. She happily begins folding hundreds of colorful paper cranes; when she falls short, her classmates continue her mission by folding 650 more cranes. A statue of Sadako, as a tribute to all of the children killed by the bombings, stands tall in the Hiroshima Tribute Garden. The production is Written by  Kathryn Schultz Miller and Directed by Kate Barrett.

Station Fire Update (New) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Thursday, 03 September 2009 16:44

Los Angeles~The Station Fire started off of Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2) about one mile above Angeles Crest Fire Station around 3:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 26. Los Angeles County Fire reported that this fire has burned 144,743 acres (that area encompasses 226 square miles) and is 38 percent contained as of 8 a.m., Thur., Sept. 3. Approximately 10,000 residences are threatened at this time (500 commercial structures and 2000 outbuildings).  

Over 4,735 personnel are working the fire. 12 Helitankers, 7 helicopters, 11 air tankers (including the DC-10, the 747 and the Martin Mars), 433 Engines, 107 hand crews, and 60 dozers are all working the fire. 64 residences and recreational cabins have been confirmed as destroyed along with 3 commercial and 27 others. 

Students Busy Even Before School Year Begins PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Itzy Alardcon   
Thursday, 03 September 2009 15:07

La Mirada High School Senior, Itzy Alardcon, will be providing updates from LMHS throughout the school year for us. Let's welcome her to the La Mirada Blog.You go Itzy! Thanks!

La Mirada~Hey La Mirada students, school is just around the corner, and there are many things already happening at LMHS. 

The first Varsity football game will be Friday September 4th vs. St. Paul at St. Paul.  Also, many of the clubs and organizations have been very busy as well, preparing for the upcoming school year. 

ASB has been spending countless hours planning class registration days, back to school rallies, and the 9/11 memorial.  Link Crew has also been spending many long hours planning for the new incoming freshman.  Link Crew leaders had to attend two, day-long training sessions to properly teach and assist the new freshman class. 

The Positive Alternatives Outreach program was unfortunately discontinued by the school district because of the budget cuts.  Thankfully, the City of La Mirada decided that the program was too good to let be thrown away, and has in fact adopted the program.  Therefore, PAO is starting a new chapter, and hoping to bring even more positive attention to the group. 

Positive Alternatives, along with many other clubs such as Key Club, have been spending many hours at back-to-school registration with sign-up booths, in hope that more and more people will join and make this upcoming school year even better. 

So, this school year, don’t let the year pass you by without joining a club, participating in an event, or going to a game to cheer on your Matadore athletes!!!



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