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OBITUARY: Mark "Pick" Pickering PDF Print E-mail
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Mark “PICK” Pickering

10/04/1959 - 03/23/17

Mark John Pickering was born to John T. Pickering out of Ojai, California and Dolores Flores from Merced, California. They wed at age of 16 and shortly after started a family. Mark is followed by his sister Kathy Wilkinson in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Brother, Steve Pickering also from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Mark cherished family time, always would give his nieces and nephews, Derek Clark, Lynnette Pickering, Tyler WIlkinson, Bre-Ana Wilkinson, and Caitlin Pickering, “Life” talks every time he saw us. We couldn’t wait for them to be over so that we didn’t hear how bad we were messing up or what we could improve on. “You’re not wrong but you’re not right.” was his favorite for me. Over the years Mark and I, Tyler, had grown apart, and to be perfectly honest I hadn’t even noticed until my mom called me one day telling me he had went in for back surgery to get that squared away. It had been bothering him for years, it was about time he took care of it. It wasn’t until that moment, that it all started clicking and coming together. I suddenly could put action to all the words he said to me, I could see the way. While that realization is going on, I am half ass listening to my mom tell me to text him or call him he needs it, but not too much because he needs his rest and or is out of the room and doesn’t answer. Later that night I text him, “Thinking about you! Wishing for a fast recovery. Love you big guy!” Next day I woke up to that, “Thank you Doug and Heather for the flowers appreciate them”. I thought it was comical at the time. Now I think it’s sad because he didn’t know I was thinking about him. That how I realized how much him and I did have in common and the list goes on and on. It was too soon for me to let him go. He is gone, that I cannot change. But he is not forgotten. We are collecting pictures and memories of Mark, you can send them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or share them here.

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Northbound I-5 Alondra Boulevard/Freeway Drive On-Ramp Permanently Closed PDF Print E-mail
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Written by News Service   
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:55

La Mirada Resident Killed in Crash

Alexis Barragan of La Mirada, 22, was killed this past early Sunday morning after the vehicle she was travelling in crashed near Valley View and Katella Avenues.

The driver, Nicolas Sanchez-McCormick, 22, of Whittier was arrested on vehicular manslaughter and DUI charges. He was the driver of the vehicle and reportedly ran a red light.

Valley View Interchange Project Update

The northbound I-5 on-ramp at Freeway Drive/Alondra Blvd is now closed.

Motorists will now be detoured to proceed west on Alondra Boulevard, then north on Carmenita Road to access the northbound I-5 on-ramp. Heavy traffic and delays in the area are expected. Motorists are urged to use alternative routes whenever possible.

Starting Sunday, April 16 through Thursday, April 20 crews will be performing work in the median island along northbound and southbound I-5 between Artesia Boulevard to Alondra Boulevard.  In order to complete this work, there will be partial lane reductions on I-5 and the northbound and southbound I-5 Valley View Avenue on- and off-ramps may be closed nightly between 7:00 p.m. and 5:45 a.m. 

Pile driving and shoring activities are ongoing on the south side of Valley View Avenue. This work will be conducted weekdays during the daytime between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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PUBLIC POSTING: Committee Forming to Rename La Mirada High Softball Field After Jennie Finch PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 12:11

NOTICE OF PUBLIC POSTING:

The NORWALK-LA MIRADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT is REQUESTING APPLICATIONS; FOR THE FORMING OF A COMMITTEE, FOR MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE IN EXPLORING THE NAMING OF LA MIRADA H.S. SOFTBALL FIELD.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING APRIL 17, 2017 THROUGH APRIL 28, 2017 AND NEED TO BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 2:00 P.M. ON THE LAST DAY.

PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:

NORWALK-LA MIRADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
ATTN: MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT
12820 PIONEER BLVD. NORWALK, CA 90650

 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL MYRA LOPEZ, FACILITIES MANAGER AT 562-210- 2030.

APPLICATIONS CAN BE FOUND ON THE DISTRICT’S WEBSITE at NLMUSD.ORG (ON THE HOMEPAGE).

 
Relay for Life La Mirada May 20-21 at Splash! PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:44

The Relay for Life La Mirada will take place May 20-21 at Splash! Regional Aquatics Center.

The 24-hour event is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event where the community gathers for one day. Teams are formed and the members take turns walking through the duration of the event. Live entertainment, games, food, and raffles take place throughout the day.

A celebration of the lives of our survivors through a victory lap and a free breakfast is provided by local restaurants. In the evening a path is lit by the luminaria bags that represent someone that has passed on or is fighting cancer. These bags represent that there is still light in the darkest moments.

Special attractions at this year's La Mirada event at Splash! include a Ride the Slide & Buccaneer Bay Wading Pool Fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Relay for Life helps support the free services, research and advocacy that the American Cancer Society provides.

For more information about the Relay for Life La Mirada contact Silvia at (213) 700-7485 or visit the event website here.

 
Local Retailers Burglarized; Crime Continues to Climb at Alarming Rate in La Mirada PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 17 April 2017 20:18

La Mirada~Last night, the Cabo Taco Baja Grill restaurant was broken into, but the thief left with no loot. Cabo’s owner told us the incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. and told us security cameras show a male with a white hoody breaking/shattering the front door glass after attempting to use a crowbar first. Once inside, soon after, the thief flees when a motion detector activates an alarm. He attempted to grab the cash register.

This past early Friday morning, a thief broke into Sami’s Liquor located at Rosecrans and Valley View Avenues. Stolen was the entire cash register which contained about $200. However, Sami’s owner tells us the cash register itself was worth around $2000.

We have also received an unconfirmed report of a similar incident at Flame Broiler recently.

This past Saturday a truck was burglarized-in broad daylight- while parked at Creek Park. A Blog fan messaged us the incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. She told us that after a short walk, she returned to her husband’s truck to discover the window smashed. Her purse was stolen and the thieves attempted to use her credit card a short time later at the Target in La Habra.

Part One Crimes (homicides, rape, arson, aggravated assault, thefts) continue in recent years, at an alarming uptick in town. In 2014 there were 724 Part One Crimes. In 2015 there were 923 and there were 962 in 2016, according to city staff reports.

So far in 2017, sheriff reports indicate a 20% rise in these crimes over the same period last year. If this trend continues, crime will have risen over 60% in La Mirada in a four-year period.

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Iconic Musical Playing in La Mirada April 21-May 14 PDF Print E-mail
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La Mirada~Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, West Side Story, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel.