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Free Mulch Distribution, Paper Shredding, and E-Waste Collection Event PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 October 2017 16:06

The City of La Mirada and EDCO Disposal will be sponsoring a free mulch distribution event for La Mirada residents on Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. in the parking lot at the La Mirada Community Gymnasium, 15105 Alicante Road.

Mulch is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool, and make the garden bed more attractive. This is a self-serve, self-loading service, and residents must bring their own cans/bags and shovel. There will be a limit of three cans/bags per vehicle. Bring a tarp to cover the material if hauling in an open truck or trailer.

Residents can also protect the security of their confidential information by shredding personal documents. Certified shredding trucks will be present during the event and all items will be shredded on-site. Quantities are limited to three bankers boxes (10”x12”x15”) per household. Unwanted electronics waste (e-waste) will also be collected including TVs, computer monitors, printers, fax machines, VCRs, etc.

This event is limited to La Mirada residents only. Please bring proof of residency (i.e. CA Driver's License or utility bill). Residents are asked to enter the Community Gymnasium parking lot from Alicante Road. Household Hazardous Waste will not be accepted at this event.

For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at (562) 902-2385.

 
Over 300 Attend La Mirada Senior Health Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brooklynn Ackerman   
Friday, 29 September 2017 04:25

La Mirada~On Wednesday, September 13th the City of La Mirada hosted a senior health fair at the Activity Center to educate residents on wide array of topics to help maintain good health.

From 9am to 12pm around 300 residents attended the fair and received free health screenings and information, as well as cooking demonstrations to encourage healthier habits.

Several local vendors and organizations contributed to make this event possible. Biola’s Nursing Department provided glucose and cholesterol screenings and New Age Dental provided dental screenings.

In addition to health information, attendees were also offered lunch on behalf of Café on the Green and salsa lessons from Nifty after Fifty. This event is expected to be held again next year on September 12th, 2018.

Continuing their commitment to serving our community, The City of La Mirada, with the help of the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, will also be hosting a flu clinic and providing free flu shots on October 31st from 9am to 11am.

For more information or to register for the flu clinic please contact the La Mirada Activity Center at (562) 902-3160.


 
REVIEW: La Mirada Theatre Kicks Off New Season in 40th Year PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brooklynn Ackerman   

The La Mirada Blog is very pleased to announce the addition of Brooklynn Ackerman to our team of contributors.

As the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts celebrates its’ 40th anniversary this year, it kicks off the season with the lively, jazz musical Ain’t Misbehavin’, a tribute to the famous musician Thomas “Fats” Waller.

This rendition of the original Tony awarding-winning production in 1978, not only showcases Waller’s great musical talents, but his knack for entertaining the crowd with his great personality.


The cast, Frenchie Davis, Thomas Hobson, Boise Holmes, Natalie Wachen, and Amber Liekhus, flawlessly perform hits such as, “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “The Joint is Jumping”, “Squeeze me”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Black and Blue” and what seemed to be the crowd’s favorite, “Your feet’s too big”.

From beginning to end, the cast captivates the audience with a combination of bold, entrancing vocal performances and comedic duets and interludes. Upon returning from a brief intermission, the audience is able to appreciate the music from the band before the show resumes.

Whether or not you are familiar with Waller’s music, or the swing-jazz era as a whole, this show is guaranteed to keep your feet tapping and shoulders swaying in your seats throughout its entirety. Together, the cast’s performance, stage set, and wardrobe bring the jazz era to life and leave the audience in awe.

This production will be at the La Mirada Theatre until October 8th, so don’t miss out on your chance to see this phenomenal show while you can! 

Performances are 7:30pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays; 8pm on Fridays; 2pm and 8pm on Saturdays; 2pm on Sundays. There will be no performance on Saturday, September 16 at 2pm. There will be an Open Captioned performance on Saturday, September 30 at 2pm and an ASL interpreted performance on Saturday, October 7 at 2pm. Tickets range from $20 - $70 and can be purchased at La Mirada Theatre’s website, www.lamiradatheatre.com or by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. Student, Senior and group discounts are available. $15 Student Tickets available for the first 15 performances of the production.

 
Coffee With Captain Tatreau Set For September 21st PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 17 September 2017 16:54

La Mirada residents and business owners are invited to meet Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Captain Jim Tatreau at Starbucks located at 15220 Rosecrans Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 a.m. Captain Tatreau serves as the Captain of Norwalk Sheriff’s Station, which serves La Mirada. 

“I invite our community members to join us, and share their ideas and concerns,” says Captain Tatreau.  “By having this event, we hope to build trust and transparency between the La Mirada Community Sheriff’s Station and local residents and businesses.” 

Captain Tatreau will be available to answer questions, provide crime prevention tips, and discuss neighborhood concerns. 

For additional information, call the La Mirada Community Sheriff’s Station at (562) 902-2960.


 
Cub Scouts Expand in La Mirada With New Pack PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 August 2017 16:36

There’s a new Cub Scout pack in La Mirada and it’s ready for YOU!

Cub Scout Pack 815 recently opened up its’ membership to boys attending Gardenhill, Escalona, and Foster Road Elementary schools.  Although not limited to this area, Pack 815 is working alongside the long running pack, Pack 919, in La Mirada to offer their scouting program to more youth in the area.

“Often as parents, we think the only extra-curricular activity our boys have is sports related.  But my oldest son wasn’t a big sports lover.  He was the kid that loved Legos and building things more so than being part of a competitive team sport,” explained Sandra Green, the new Cubmaster of Pack 815.  “I never imagined that by my son joining Cub Scouts he would be exposed to the rich diversity amongst boys his own age but also learn how to take on challenges as an individual and part of a team.”

Green, who was part of Pack 919 for nearly seven years, took on the challenge herself to start a new pack in La Mirada.  “I volunteered for years in Pack 919.  Whether it was organizing our annual popcorn sales or helping with our Scouting for Food campaign, every aspect of it I loved!  A big part of my heart still lies within Pack 919 as so many good friends are still leaders there."

She continued, "Our Cubmaster, Louis Garcia, inspired me to lead and we will continue to help lead our youth at community events.  When the opportunity presented itself to start a new pack, I couldn’t pass it up.  Pack 919 has over 80 families and we want to continue supporting our local boys so this smaller sized pack seemed the best way to still deliver the scouting program.”

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Latest La Mirada Crime Summary PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 August 2017 16:28

The following is the crime summary as reported by the City of La Mirada for August 7-20, 2017

Notable Arrests-A suspect was arrested for trespassing and drunk in public near Telegraph Rd. and Leffingwell Rd. A suspect was arrested for felony vandalism on the 14500 block of Figueras Rd. Five suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics violations. A drunk driver was arrested in the early morning hours near Imperial Hwy. and Telegraph Rd. A suspect involved in aggravated assault was arrested without incident at his residence in La Mirada. Three suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics violations. 

Other Structure Burglary-Cash was stolen during an early morning door smash burglary was reported on the 14700 block of Beach Blvd. An overnight burglary of a bicycle was reported on the 13700 block of Biola Ave. Various computer and video equipment was reported stolen during an overnight door smash burglary on the 14700 block of Beach Blvd. A candy dispenser was reported stolen during a daytime burglary on the 12700 block of Valley View Ave. 

Vehicle Burglary-A daytime window smash burglary was reported on the 14700 block of Beach Blvd.  No items were reported missing from the vehicle. A briefcase was reported stolen during a daytime window smash burglary on the 11900 block of La Mirada Blvd. A wallet and backpack were stolen during a morning burglary on the 13500 block of Brazo Rd.  The stolen items were later recovered and the suspect was arrested. Several tools were reported stolen on the 15900 block of Golva Dr. An overnight burglary was reported on the 14400 block of Rosecrans Ave.  Paperwork was reported stolen. A wallet and a pocket knife were stolen during an overnight burglary on the 14800 block of Tacuba Dr. 

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Win Fantastic Prizes at the Scavenger Hunt at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Thursday, 17 August 2017 16:09

La Mirada~Enjoy a unique experience and a chance to win some great prizes at the Scavenger Hunt hosted by the Friends of La Mirada Theatre Monday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m.

See the theatre as never before including behind the stage and the Green Room as participants will uncover 15 clues that will lead them to the Grand Prize.

Participants will need to find the answers to the clues and decode the phrase that will tell them where the Grand Prize is located.

The evening will include refreshments, door prizes, food, drawings and celebrity guests including actors, directors, producers, city dignitaries and others.

Participants are encouraged to form a group with a celebrity; the hunt should take about one hour.

Prizes include tickets to Disneyland, Medieval Times, Theatre Tickets, Gift Certificates and much, much more.

The donation for tickets is $15.00 and they are limited. Not recommended for children under 14. Visit the Friends website or call 562-896-3584 for more information

The Friends of the La Mirada Theatre is non-profit, volunteer organization affiliated with the City of La Mirada who work in support of the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts with funds going to support the Theatre, La Mirada’s Phantom Projects and The La Mirada Symphony.

 
Return of Tony Bennett to Highlight Theatre's 40th Anniversary Weekend Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 14 August 2017 18:46



La Mirada~The city’s original movie theatre was opened by Stanley-Warner on December 20, 1962 along Luitwieler Avenue (La Mirada Boulevard) with the west coast “Hollywood” premiere of Barrabas starring Anthony Quinn.

For the next 13 years or so the La Mirada theatre was the place where adults, families & kids went to see the latest releases. Teens and others packed the house for Saturday matinees as this writer can personally attest to.

The movie theatre closed on August 19, 1975 a day before the “La Mirada 4” theatre opened at the new, adjacent La Mirada Mall and the City Council approved converting the old movie house to a performing arts theatre.

Two years later, on September 16, 1977, the La Mirada Civic Theatre opened its doors with a premier performance by Tony Bennett and the opening weekend also included an Open House featuring ongoing stage performances viewed by attendees.

Now, forty years later, the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts as it is now called, will be re-creating the events of that weekend as part of its 40th anniversary celebration.

It begins on Thursday, October 12 (change of date) at 8:00 p.m. with a gala return performance by the legend himself, the Theater’s original star performer, Tony Bennett.

On Sunday, October 22 from noon to 4:00 p.m. there will be a Open House featuring Phantom Projects, La Mirada Symphony and musical theatre performances who will pay tribute to the Theatre’s tradition of Broadway hits.

In addition, the Theatre will host a fascinating discussion with several key individuals who were part of the building and early days of the Theatre. A behind the scenes tour will also be available.

As part of the celebration, the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts has an exclusive special offer available only to La Mirada residents as a show of gratitude for their support of the Theatre: 50% off all subscriptions to the 2017/18 McCoy/Rigby series at the theatre!

The upcoming season features five incredible shows including South Pacific, Cabaret, Disney’s Newsies, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and End of the Rainbow.

Tickets to the October 12th Tony Bennett performance go on sale to La Mirada residents and theatre subscribers only on August 21-23 (CODE: GoldTony2) with tickets going on sale to the general public September 1st.

For more information on the 40th anniversary celebration or other exclusive special offers visit the theatre website or call the theatre box office at (562) 944-9801. Purchase tickets in person at the box office weekdays between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m and Saturdays Noon to 7:00 p.m.

 
UFC to Host Taste of La Mirada/Farmers Market August 31st PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Thursday, 10 August 2017 18:55

La Mirada~ Join the UFC GYM La Mirada for the Taste of La Mirada Food & Fitness Event Thursday, August 31st from 4:00pm-9:00pm.

Various restaurants and food vendors from the greater La Mirada area will be converging on the UFC parking lot which will also feature a La Mirada Farmers Market.

Prizes will be raffled off including a 48” television and autographed boxing gloves.

There will be music, entertainment, fitness, games and more.

UFC will also be offering free guest workouts to the community from August 18th to August 31st. 

Local restaurants or food trucks interested in participating may contact James at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

UFC Gym La Mirada is located at 14000 La Mirada Boulevard, adjacent  to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

 
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