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Civitas Coffee Now Open In La Mirada E-mail
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Civitas Coffee started with an idea to become a community centerpiece. The goal was to provide high-quality artisan coffee, specialty teas, & gourmet baked goods to the city of La Mirada. As of February 16th, that has become a reality at the southeast corner of Rosecrans and Valley View.

Daniel & Katherine Kim started their journey to open their very own coffee store five years ago.  Katherine has been in the coffee industry for over four years working for small and big coffee shop businesses in the Los Angeles area.  She realized that she wanted to give back more to the community while pursuing her passion for coffee.  Their goals aligned perfectly as Daniel was looking to grow his passion for coffee from his background in coffee distribution.

They both love the close-knit atmosphere of the La Mirada community. Noticing that there weren’t many options for quality coffee & tea in the area, they decided this was the place to open up their store. They decided on the name Civitas, which means ‘community’ in Latin, since it encompassed their vision to be an epicenter in a community.  Their motto is to, “bring a community together, one cup at a time.”

Daniel & Katherine wanted Civitas Coffee to use and promote small local area vendors.  Their roaster, Jetty Coffee Roasters out of Los Angeles, roasts small batches and takes immense pride in his craft.  Their pastries and vegan donuts are also baked fresh from local vendors in Los Angeles region, including Sugarbloom Bakery and The Caffeinated Kitchen.  At the end of the day, it’s not about what they offer, but about how they can connect with the community.  They want to get to know each and every customer and also pass along their knowledge of fine coffee and teas.

After countless hours of research and planning, they are excited to move into the next stage in their journey as they finally open Civitas Coffee.  So whether you’re nearby on your commute to work, meeting friends & colleagues, or just looking for a great cup of coffee, they have the perfect array of drinks & refreshments to fit your needs.

Civitas Coffee is located at 14218 Rosecrans Avenue in La Mirada. Hours are Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. and Saturdays 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Give them a call at (562) 351-1165. Store available for special events on Sundays.

 
Dunkel Bros. Continues Christmas Tradition at New Location E-mail
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Friday, 30 November 2018 22:25

Some of what you need to know about the Dunkel Bros. 2018 Christmas Display

La Mirada~Dunkel Bros. Orange County Machinery Moving has been in business since 1975 and has been based in La Mirada for the last 16 years.

The company relocated last year from their South Firestone Boulevard location along the freeway, to their new beautiful location located at the northeast corner of Alondra Boulevard and Phoebe Avenue, just east of Valley View Avenue. The change was necessitated by the construction involved with the current Interstate 5 Widening Project.

Although moving heavy machinery may be what the company is known for, over the years they have also created elaborate and unique Christmas light displays at its headquarters during the holidays for the public to enjoy.

This year is no exception; perhaps the best ever.

The display at the beautiful new Dunkel location features over two million lights all wired together and synced with holiday music, which can also be heard on 88.7 FM from your car.

The planter boxes within the display were designed and built by Dunkel Bros. exclusively for this display with each box containing 10,000 lights!

Peter Dunkel and Larry Dunkel are the owners of Dunkel Bros/La Mirada. Peter told us his Christmas spirit was instilled by his wonderful parents, Otto & Herbie who were married for 65 years. He told us every Christmas season they would load up their family of 12 kids and venture out to see the different holiday lights and displays.

The design of the new La Mirada headquarters for Dunkel Bros. includes wide, meandering sidewalks ensuring the safety of the community while offering a close up look at the detail of the free exhibit. A stage has also been built for Christmas-themed shows and carolers.

SCHEDULE: Santa will appear nightly 6-9- p.m. Saturday December 1st through December 23rd. The jolly old elf will be handing out gifts for the kids.

Santa’s reindeer arrive nightly 5-10 p.m. for eight days beginning Saturday December 15th.

Look for our live broadcast on Facebook Sunday December 4th at approximately 5:00 p.m.

OTHER XMAS DISPLAYS: The “Christmas Vacation” display at 15912 Golva is back this year bigger and better than ever. The display is set to be ready Saturday December 1st.

A really cool display is located at 14774 Hardaway Drive, go by and check it out.

See a really cool Christmas display in La Mirada? Send us an email or DM us on social media.



 
La Mirada News Ticker #14 E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:38

>The City of La Mirada and the Los Angeles Department of Public Health will be offering all community members free flu vaccinations on Wednesday, October 31 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the La Mirada Activity Center.

>La Mirada's annual Salute to Veterans event is scheduled for Monday, November 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Join us in honoring our local veterans who have served or are currently serving in our nation's military. The Salute to Veterans event will include military memorabilia displays, veterans' resources, guest speakers, and a military banner retirement ceremony. For additional information, contact the Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277.

>The Arts Colony of La Mirada will present its “Mirrors of Your Mind” Art Show.  The art exhibit will be open to the public on Monday, November 5 through Friday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the La Mirada Activity Center. An award reception will conclude the art show on Saturday, November 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. Artists interested in getting involved in the Arts Colony of La Mirada are encouraged to visit their website at acolm.org or by calling (562) 941-4116 for additional information.


 
INFO: Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Regional Park E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:09

La Mirada~The annual Hahn Catch Youth Fishing Derby will take place Saturday, September 22nd at the La Mirada Regional Park lake from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The event is open to children ages 5-15 years of age and no fishing license is required. Bring your own pole as their is a limited supply available for loan.

La Mirada Kiwanis will once again be providing a pancake breakfast at 7:00 a.m. sharp. 

For more information call (562) 902-5645 or (626) 333-1369.

 
New La Mirada History Book Now Available for Purchase E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:28

La Mirada residents can now own a piece of La Mirada history by purchasing    La Mirada: Three Decades of Change and Challenge, Stability and Achievement, History Book today! The 60-page hardcover book chronicles the City’s rich history from 1986 through 2016. The history book details historical events, project initiatives, and challenges though images that tell the story of La Mirada.

The new history book was written by author Allen Carden, who arrived in La Mirada in 1965 and is a graduate of La Mirada High School and Biola University.

Residents can purchase La Mirada: Three Decades of Change and Challenge, Stability and Achievement for $24.95 plus tax.  However, for a limited time only, residents have the option of purchasing a Book Bundle, which includes The City of La Mirada: A Silver Anniversary History, 1960-1985 and La Mirada: Three Decades of Change and Challenge, Stability and Achievement, 1986-2016 for $39.95 plus tax.

“These history books truly capture the rich heritage of the La Mirada community,” says Community Services Director Lori Thompson.

History books are available for purchase at the La Mirada Resource Center and Activity Center.  For additional information or questions, call (562) 902-3160.

 
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