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Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 15 January 2018 16:54

One of La Mirada’s Original Businesses Moving its Pharmacy

The owner of Valley View Rexall Drugs is moving the pharmacy portion of the business out of the building at Roseview Center North across the street to Roseview Center South, occupying two units.

The current store will remain and continue operation as a compounding drug manufacturer, mail center, and sellers of in-home supplies and mobility equipment, among other things.

The drug store operates as the retailer of its parent company, Valley View Drug Co, Inc.

Roseview North and South were the first retail centers built in La Mirada in the mid 1950’s. The very first La Mirada city hall was housed at the south center.

Pastor Jack Exits Living Faith

Pastor Jack Miranda held his final mass for Living Faith Church at Foster Road Elementary on December 31st.

The current La Mirada Kiwanis President told us via e-mail that his family will remain in La Mirada and he will “continue to serve our community as an invested citizen.”

Steve Camarillo and his wife Maria, are the new pastors at the church.

Living Faith was founded by Miranda and his wife Eileen in 1999.

Sylvia Piltz Dies at 98

Also on December 31st, Sylvia Piltz, wife of former City Councilman and Mayor Lou Piltz died at 98 we have learned from Mark Royston of the Kiwanis Chronicles.

The Piltz’s were married in 1941 and moved to La Mirada in 1957 starting a long span of community service.

While Lou manged the Hiram’s grocery store that would eventually become a Lucky store, Sylvia ran their Orange Julius stand at the original La Mirada shopping center.

Cup of Joe with Ian

California State Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, who represents La Mirada’s District 57, will be hosting a Community Coffee on Saturday, January 20th inside the Benton Middle School multipurpose room at 15709 Olive Branch Drive from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Residents are invited to have a cup of coffee and ask questions about local issues and state legislation.

For more information call (562) 692-5858 or visit

Agrusa’s Moves to La Habra

After over 20 years at the same location, at the corner of southwest corner of Valley View and Rosecrans Avenues, Agrusa’s Italian Restaurant has moved to La Habra.

The little hidden gem with staying power was actually not located in the city of La Mirada, but in Santa Fe Springs, directly on the border of the two cities.

Their new location is at 1240 W. Imperial Highway, just east of Beach Boulevard.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, January 17th at 11:30 a.m.

UPDATE: 15:53 01/28/18 The La Mirada Blog has learned Agrusa's will be re-opening its Santa Fe Springs/La Mirada location sometime in February for lunch only Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. As of this time we expect only sandwiches and pizzas will be served. Stay tuned!