The La Mirada City Council recognized the West Coast Warriors Cross Country Running Team for its achievements at the 2022 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Champions at the January 24 City Council meeting.
West Coast Warriors is a running team for youth ages 6 to 14 who train and compete in track and cross-country events. The team includes athletes from La Mirada and surrounding cities. The 9-10 age division boys completed its 2022 season undefeated in all competitions. The team placed first in the USA Track and Field (USATF) Southern California Association Cross Country Championships in Santa Clarita and the USATF Region 15 Junior Olympic Championships in Las Vegas. (more)
You have no idea how many times I’ve seen Grease, the movie. Perhaps you’ve seen it a few times yourself and sang along to songs such as “Summer Nights” or “You’re the One That I Want”. Yes, I am a sucker for musicals both on stage and on screen!
For those who aren’t aware, the movie was adapted from the stage performance written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. While the two have similar elements they are still quite different. With Grease, it's been so long since that original Broadway version, most people's point of reference is now the film. When they see a different version of the story it may seem unsettling. (more)
Battle for first place in Gateway League tonight in Downey
Calm, cool, and collected.
That 's how the La Mirada Matadores operate; as they defeated the Foothill Knights 53-50 in a comeback thriller at the MLK Dream Classic at St. John Bosco Monday night.
La Mirada started the night rough. They couldn’t get much going offensively and defensively they couldn’t stop Foothill’s bigs.
The Matadores (18-6), headed to the locker room down at halftime 30-21. However there was no yelling or screaming to motivate. Instead, La Mirada head basketball coach Randy Oronoz reiterated the team message of: don’t panic. (more)
State of the City
The La Mirada Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the City on Friday, February 16 at the La Mirada Holiday Inn.
Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. with the luncheon and program beginning at noon.
The event will feature an address by La Mirada Mayor Anthony Otero and also will include speakers from the Sheriff's Station and other local officials.
Individual tickets are $59.00 through February 8th and $70.00 thereafter. A table of eight is $499.00.
For more information visit the chamber website or call (562) 964-4142. The Holiday Inn is located at 14299 Firestone Boulevard.
Former Scoutmaster appointed to Public Safety and Traffic Commission
The city council recently appointed Moses Covarrubias to the city's Public Safety and Traffic Commission.
A resident since 1998, Covarrubias enjoyed being involved in youth sports and is currently affiliated with and supports local Boy Scout Troop 438, the Impulse Youth Arts Organization, Pacific Crest Youth Arts, the Multiple Sclerosis Association and the March of Dimes. (more)
Lakewood~In their third straight game, the La Mirada Matadores Boys Basketball team held their opponent to under 50 points, as they defeated the Mayfair Monsoons at home 58-41.
The Matadores (16-6) controlled this one from start to finish as the Monsoons never led once. La Mirada started the game on a 13-2 run, with that culminating into a 16-point lead going into halftime. The rout was on in the second half as the Matadores led by 22 going into the 4th quarter, where the bench saw extensive action. (more)
On Friday night, the La Mirada Matadores (13-6) lost 70-69 on a buzzer-beater to the Campbell Hall Vikings (10-5).
It was junior guard Baron Bellamy for the Vikings who made the put-back shot to help lead Campbell Hall to the silver division title at The Classic at Damien.
The Matadores played a little uncomfortably in the first half, being down by 10 at the half. They clawed and fought back into the game, eventually taking the lead with 11 seconds left in the game on a layup by Sophomore guard Julien Gomez. (more)
Physical. That is the only word that can be used to describe the way the La Mirada Matadores’ play right now.
In a late Thursday night game at Bonita High School, The Matadores (13-5) defeated the St. Anthony Saints (8-6) 60-49.
This was the second matchup between the two schools, something rarely seen nowaday. “When you beat a team like St. Anthony twice, it is hard to do,” Coach Randy Oronoz of La Mirada said about playing teams twice. (more)
In the quarterfinal of the SIlver Division of The Classic At Damien tournament, the La Mirada Matadores (12-5) defeated the Orange Lutheran Lancers (8-4) by a score of 76-53.
An offensive explosion of 51 points in the second half propelled the Matadores to another victory as they had a tough time finding their rhythm, finishing the first half with only 25. (more)
In dominating fashion, The La Mirada Matadores (10-5) bounced back and defeated the Cerritos Dons (2-11), 83-48.
The Matadores came out swinging offensively and laid down eight three’s in the first half alone, “When it goes in, we are a three-point shooting team, when it doesn’t go in it hurts us at times,” Coach Randy Oronoz of La Mirada put it.
Sophomore guard #3 Julien Gomez started the Matadores off with their first five points of the game. Gomez finished with 16 points in a complete performance. (more)
In an exciting matchup between two of the best teams in the area, the St. Paul Swordsmen (8-2) defeated the La Mirada Matadores (9-5), 63-60.
La Mirada was riding high after a good performance at the St. John Bosco tournament last week, playing some good teams including the host in the finals. (more)