Carole King exerted a pivotal influence on the musical landscape of the 1960s and 1970s. Collaborating with her then-husband Gerry Goffin, as well as friends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, she crafted a multitude of chart-topping songs for various artists, playing a significant role in the dynamic evolution of popular music during that period. The musical "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" showcases a collection of the songs they penned during this influential era.
For those who may not be acquainted with Carole King, here are some songs that might surprise you as being part of her impressive repertoire. (more)
You may have heard about a change in the tax law that lowered the threshold for when Payment Settlement Entities" (PSEs) are required to issue a 1099-K.
The old rule was that the PSE ("third party network") must send the taxpayer a 1099-K if: 1) The entity made payments to the taxpayer of more than $20,000 during the year, and 2) The taxpayer processed 200 or more transactions through that Payment Settlement Entity.
Well, now the limit is more than $600 and there is no transaction threshold.
What is a "Payment Settlement Entity"? (more)
On November 5th, 1953 the La Mirada Drive-In Theatre opened with Wings of the Hawk and Golden Blade playing and forever established itself in La Mirada pop culture history that continues to this day.
A dairy and orange orchard occupied the land that was purchased in 1948 in an unincorporated area known as Dairy Valley. It was named La Mirada Drive-In after the closest town to the location and seemed to be in the middle of nowhere.
It was one of the largest drive-in theaters in the country, with the capacity to hold more than one thousand cars. (more)
We live in a cancel culture society here in the United States of America. Cancel culture thinking has infiltrated not only the public, but also our institutions of higher learning.
One of the most valuable traits that has been lost in this country is the issue of honor. Think of honor as a magnet. What I am about to say has the potential to put everything in your life back into order.
“What you honor comes to you and what you dishonor goes from you.” This fact will work in relationships, in your business endeavors, in your finances, in your politics, and everything else in your life. Let’s call it the principle of honor. (more)
The Curse of the Raven returns for a fourth year with opening night on October 21st inspired by La Mirada residents Robert and Kristy, both former Knott's Halloween Haunt employees.
The home haunt will be open nightly 7:00-10:00 p.m. through Halloween Night with scare actors on Saturdays, located at 4682 Stanton Avenue in La Mirada.
Please respect the neighborhood by being courteous including any unnecessary or excessive noise.
For more information visit their Instagram page HERE! (more)
During times of adversity and hardship, the community of La Mirada demonstrates an exceptional ability to unite in support of those in need.
This solidarity was evident Sunday as families, individuals, and community members gathered in front of La Mirada City Hall, a symbol of local governance and unity, for a prayer vigil organized by Temple Beth Ohr/La Mirada to show support for Israel.
The day brought about one hundred individuals together from various backgrounds and faiths, all joined in expressing their shared hopes for peace in the tumultuous region of the Middle East. (more)
The Community Spotlight Award recognizes exceptional members or organizations of the community who, through their actions, reflect positively on themselves and the City.
On August 3rd, resident and Community Gymnasium member Crisanto De Leon suffered a cardiac emergency and collapsed to the floor. Paul Castillo, Tech Enciso, Manny Peña, and Adam Quinones quickly rushed to aid Mr. De Leon while others called 911 for emergency assistance. (more)
"On Your Feet!" chronicles the remarkable, real-life journey of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, two individuals who wholeheartedly embraced their music, heritage and each other to rise as international sensations. Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine have cemented an enduring cultural legacy, their music continuing to resonate with audiences of all generations, firmly entrenched within the Latin music canon.
Together, the Estefan's have amassed an astounding 26 Grammy Awards, their songs becoming anthems of an era. Gloria Estefan's personal narrative stands as a testament to resilience and bravery, exemplified by her remarkable recovery after a near-fatal bus accident in 1990, her unwavering determination inspiring countless others. (more)
A train apparently collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue at Marquardt Avenue early this morning, although not officially confirmed.
The incident was first reported to us from one of our Instagram followers at 2:29 a.m. (more)
Prosecutors filed murder and other charges Wednesday against a La Habra man accused of breaking into a South Whittier home and stabbing the elderly resident to death last week in a seemingly random attack.
Kaszey Noel Encarnacion, 25, was charged with one count of murder, two counts of burglary and one count of attempted mayhem in Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials and booking records. (more)