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Suburban League Football Week 2 Recap; Week 3 Review PDF Print E-mail
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Sports
Written by Raymond L. Ledesma   
Wednesday, 23 September 2009 18:29

Week 2 Review: Well, I was right on picking five of the six winners from this past weekend’s games. I thought the John Glenn Eagles would soar high and go 3-0 for the first time in almost two decades. Whoops! The other teams in Glenn’s district are rolling right now. This is the last week before we get into league play and all of the teams are looking to fine-tune themselves and gear up for the playoff push. I will re-examine my predictions from the beginning of the season and I will update them next week.

Week 2 Results:

Norwalk 32 Pacifica 14: The Lancers look like they have found another pair of running backs in senior Adrian Gonzales and Junior Billy Moore as both looked unstoppable in shredding the visiting Mariners defense. I look for them to continue their tear into league.

La Mirada 35 California 20: This game was a huge game for both schools, and the crowd size was evident. Cal High’s side was almost sold out and that was amazing especially for a Thursday night game. The game was a slugfest. Unfortunately for the Condors, they made the first mistake, and the Matadors capitalized by going 29 yards for a TD. QB Daniel Poncedeleon looked like a Division I QB, and the connection of him to Julian Matta works really well for them. They hooked up for an 80 yard catch-and-run for a TD.

H.H. Wilson 35 Glenn 14: The Eagles looked like a team that walked into the half with a lead and came out not knowing how to play football. The only thing more atrocious than the way they played the second half was the officiating. In this case, it had nothing to do with bad calls, but their inability to protect players. Several skirmishes broke out during the game, and not one official intervened. The bright spot for the Eagles was D.J. Bernard taking a bobbled kickoff 93 yards back for a TD. Their MLB Niumataevalu looks like a beast; he seemed to be everywhere.   

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Deputies Employ New License Plate Recognition System To Catch Wanted Vehicles In Unincorporated Whittier PDF Print E-mail
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News
Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 21 September 2009 15:41
South Whittier/La Mirada~Supervisor Don Knabe, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced that two Sheriff’s vehicles have been equipped with a new license plate recognition system that can automatically detect wanted vehicles. The vehicles are now deployed in the unincorporated areas of South and East Whittier.

The new technology known as Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) transforms how law enforcement personnel search for wanted vehicles by automating the task. Sheriff’s deputies currently have to manually type in a license plate and request a database search, which can be a time-consuming process. A vehicle equipped with the ALPR system has a mobile computer and multiple cameras that can capture all license plates within the cameras’ field of view. The process is entirely automatic and doesn’t require any action on the part of the deputy. Up to 1,000 license plates can be read and recorded hourly.

The two ALPR vehicles will be deployed 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week on all shifts. Each deputy that works the unincorporated Whittier area went through 2 hours of training on how to operate the system. Each ALPR unit cost $32,600, and was funded with a Federal Juvenile Crime Prevention Grant.
 
Norwalk Deputy Shooting Update PDF Print E-mail
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NEWSFLASH
Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 21 September 2009 15:15

NORWALK~SHERIFF'S HOMICIDE DETECTIVES ARE CONTINUING THEIR

INVESTIGATION INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE DEPUTY

INVOLVED SHOOTING WHICH OCCURRED IN THE 11600 BLOCK OF

IMPERIAL HIGHWAY, NORWALK.

 

A LONE MALE DEPUTY, 13 YEAR VETERAN, WAS CONDUCTING A PATROL

CHECK AT THE LOCATION (TOWNE HOUSE MOTEL) WHEN HE

ENCOUNTERED A SUSPICIOUS MALE IN THE REAR PARKING LOT. THE

MALE WAS BELLIGERENT AND UNCOOPERATIVE AS THE DEPUTY

ATTEMPTED TO CHECK THE MALE FOR WEAPONS.

 

A PHYSICAL STRUGGLE ENSUED. THE MALE BROKE AWAY AND ATTEMPTED TO DRAW

A LOADED HANDGUN FROM HIS WAIST AREA. THE DEPUTY, FEARING HE

WAS ABOUT TO BE SHOT, FIRED HIS DUTY WEAPON AT THE SUSPECT

STRIKING HIM IN THE UPPER TORSO.

 

THE SUSPECT WAS TREATED BY PARAMEDICS AND TRANSPORTED TO AN

AREA HOSPITAL WHERE HE DIED.

 

A LOADED HANDGUN WAS RECOVERED AT THE SCENE. THE DEPUTY WAS NOT INJURED.

 

 

 
"Steel Magnolias" Begins Run October 2nd at LM Theatre for the Performing Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Entertainment & Arts
Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 21 September 2009 15:04

First Production of 2009-10 McCoy/Rigby Season

La Mirada~La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment in association with The Welk Resorts Theatre are proud to present the first production of La Mirada Theatre’s 2009-2010 season of shows, Cathy Rigby and Michael Learned starring in the funny and moving, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, written by Robert Harling and directed by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director Brian Kite. 

 

 “If you can’t find anything good to say about anybody, come sit by me.”  These words of wisdom sum up Robert Harling’s 1987 off-Broadway sensation and subsequent smash film Steel Magnolias.  Set in a beauty parlor in Chinquapin, Louisiana, Steel Magnolias illustrates how the lives of six distinctly different women interweave via the small town gossip that shadows the unending cycle of birth, marriage and death.

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Looking for Tweeters for La Mirada High School Sports PDF Print E-mail
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Sports
Written by Tony Aiello   
Thursday, 17 September 2009 16:33

La Mirada~We have created a new Twitter account for things La Mirada High School sports (www.twitter.com/lmhighsports).

We are currently looking for parents/fans of La Mirada High School sports to join the account and send updates via their cell phone or other apparatus to all people craving LM sports! Become a sports reporter! We are looking for live-as-it-happens updates. You are already at the game, so share your info with the rest of La Mirada who will be waiting for your updates with baited breath.

Now, when people want to know the score, we can give it to them almost instantly! But, we need contributors to make this happen.

Just send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to receive password to join.

 
Cerritos College Annual Job Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Community
Written by Aya Abalon   
Thursday, 17 September 2009 09:20

Norwalk~Cerritos College's annual Job Fair will be held Tuesday, October 6, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Library/Falcon Square sidewalk.

The event, which attracts more than 300 attendees each year, is free and open to Cerritos College students and the general public. It is recommended that attendees dress in business attire and bring copies of resumes with them.

During the Job Fair, attendees will have opportunity to talk to recruiters, learn about the companies, explore job opportunities, network with recruiters, and receive suggestions from employers on resumes and interviewing skills.

Employers representing business, finance, technology, healthcare, retail and other industries will participate in the event. 

Resume building workshops and workshops in successful job fair tips will be offered prior to the event. 

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Shop La Mirada PDF Print E-mail
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Living
Written by Tony Aiello   
Monday, 14 September 2009 21:00

La Mirada~In the current economic state, consumers are tightening their belts and closely monitoring daily expenses. In order to help maintain the City’s programs and services, residents are encouraged to make purchases in La Mirada whenever possible. 

Sales tax revenues from purchases made in La Mirada support many municipal programs and services vital to the community.

Whether getting a bite to eat with the family, catching a movie, filling the gas tank, or buying groceries, look to La Mirada first for your shopping needs.

 

 
La Pluma Hosting Scholastic Book Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Schools
Written by Tony Aiello   
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 19:34

La Mirada~La Pluma Elementary School is hosting a scholastic book fair Monday, September Sept 21st  through Friday Sept 25th, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., in the school library.

The popular event will also be open during the school's Back-to-School-Night event Thursday, September 24th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

La Pluma Elementary is located at 14420 La Pluma Drive; cross streets are Rosecrans Ave.and La Fonda Dr.

Featured will be a pre sale of the next, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series for only $6.99!!  This book will be released on October 12th, 2009 and shipped directly to La Pluma for distribution. All proceeds will go towards building the school's classroom libraries.

For more information contact Jennifer Dean, President La Pluma PTA @ 714-470-4830 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 
Suburban League Football Week 1 Recap; Week 2 Preview PDF Print E-mail
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Sports
Written by Raymond L. Ledesma   
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 19:11

Suburban League Week 2:

 

Week 1 Review: Well, I was right on picking five of the seven winners from this past weekend’s games. I thought the Matadors would put up a terrific fight and pound the Highlanders. Oops. Well someone got pounded, and it wasn’t the Highlanders. On the other hand, everyone else got hammered in league. Bellflower is still scoreless two weeks in and no points. The Norwalk Lancers are proving to be a force as they have amassed 121 points in two games. I look for a lot of teams to get back on track this week and continue their winning ways.

 

Week 1 Results:

Norwalk 58 Los Amigos 6: Norwalk got its double-wing attack rolling by steam-rolling the Lobos up and down the field. They have a three headed monster on offense led by senior wingback Adrian Gonzales, junior wingback Billy Moore, and senior fullback, two-way stud, Adrian Cortez.

 

La Habra 54 La Mirada 13: La Mirada really never got itself on a roll and instead tried to hang on for dear life. Any ideas of them becoming an area power again, right this minute, where halted by a stingy Highlanders defense. QB Daniel Poncedeleon played as well as he could, and diminutive running back Matt Haltom ran hard; but it still was not enough. They look to rebound this week against California High School of Whittier.

 

Glenn 38 Pioneer 3: The Eagles ground game got rolling as TB Brandon Kelly ran through, around, and over any Titan in his way. When the dust had settled, he had 25 carries for 257 yards. They also have a versatile athlete in Junior D.J. Bernard; he scored 4 different ways. He started things off by hauling in a 60-yard TD catch, and then he picked up a blocked field goal and raced 89 yards to the house, untouched. Then he jumped a route and returned it from 38 yards out. Finally he took a handoff and scored from 28 yards out and put a move on a Titan defender that would make any Madden gamer jealous.

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