Phantom Projects Brings The Giver to La Mirada Theatre
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Phantom Projects Brings The Giver to La Mirada Theatre

La Mirada based Phantom Projects Theatre Group is bringing The Giver to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts February 21-22, 2024. Based on one of the most influential novels for pre-teens and teens, this Newbery Award-Winning dystopian novel by Lois Lowry tells the powerful story of an 11-year-old-boy who experiences something incredible and undertakes something impossible.

Performances take place February 21 at 9:30am and 12:30pm, and Thursday February 22 at 9:30am, 12:30pm and 7pm. The production is adapted by Eric Coble and directed by Steve Cisneros. (more)

La Mirada High Softball/Baseball Preview 2024
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La Mirada High Softball/Baseball Preview 2024

Softball Coach: Brent Tuttle

Tha Lady Matadores, led by Coach Tuttle, (18-9 last season), have 12 returning players for the 2024 campaign including Amanda Urbina (Oregon Commit) 11 5' 6", SS; D 1 All CIF/League MVP; Angelyna Conde 11 5' 5" 3rd 1st Team All-League; Alyssa Avila 11 5' 1" 2nd; 2nd Team All-League; Angelina Ratzlaff 11 5' 1"; Angelie Kennedy (Harding U. Commit) 11 5' 7"; Monsterat Reyes-Cardenas (San Diego State) 11 5' 5" All league Pitcher of the Year; Rebecca Eckart (Notre Dame Signee) 12 5' 9"; 1st Team All-League and Amber Valdez (Ottawa-AZ U. Signee) 12 5' 7".

Top new players/transfers include Riley Hillard 9 5' 8" C/1st; Reese Hillard 9 5' 7" Utility; Allison Ortega 9 5' 8" P and Megan Avila 9 5' 1" OF (more)

REVIEW: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a Memorizing Journey at La Mirada Theatre
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REVIEW: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a Memorizing Journey at La Mirada Theatre

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)

Tax Changes When Using Third-Party Apps for Transactions
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Tax Changes When Using Third-Party Apps for Transactions

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)

This Day in History: La Mirada Drive-In Opened 70 Years Ago
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This Day in History: La Mirada Drive-In Opened 70 Years Ago

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) 

The Principle of Honor
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The Principle of Honor

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)

Latest News and Happenings Around Town
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Latest News and Happenings Around Town

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)

Unity and Hope: La Mirada Prayer Vigil for Israel
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Unity and Hope: La Mirada Prayer Vigil for Israel

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)

NEWS: Local Heroes and Teaching Awards
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NEWS: Local Heroes and Teaching Awards

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)

REVIEW: Let the Rhythm Get You in La Mirada Through October 29
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REVIEW: Let the Rhythm Get You in La Mirada Through October 29

"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)

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