La Mirada’s De Leo winner of AHL Man of the Year award
The San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League recently announced that Chase De Leo has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the San Diego community during the 2022-23 season.
De Leo, 27, volunteered and participated in a plethora of charitable endeavors this season, including the team’s Rady Children’s Rink visit – an event raising funds for the local Rady Children’s Hospital to help improve the health of young patients. San Diego’s captain also volunteered his time to participate in grassroots efforts to promote health, wellness and the sport of hockey in the San Diego community, joining the Jr. Gulls 10-and-under and 12-and-under teams for a practice at THE RINKS – POWAY Ice. (more)
REVIEW: Largest La Mirada Theatre ensemble ever for “The King and I”
This month, the La Mirada Theater of Performing Arts brings takes you back in time to the 1860’s and to the eastern Kingdom of Siam (now Thailand). At the time, the United States was in the midst of a civil war. Meanwhile, King Mongkut of Siam was working to modernize his country.
This brings us to the beginning of the story of Anna Leonownens and the King of Siam, brought to you through “The King and I”, a musical by Rogers and Hammerstein. The show features the theater’s largest cast ever, with a whopping 44 actors taking the stage to tell the story of a culture clash between East and West. (more)
Poster contest winners recognized and other news
Poster contest winners recognized at city hall
Winners of the City of La Mirada’s annual “Love a Tree” Poster Contest were recently announced and the winners were recognized at last night's city council meeting.
Posters were judged for creativity and originality by the La Mirada Senior Council and the Community Services Commission. More than 500 elementary through high school students from La Mirada submitted posters recognizing the importance of planting trees in the community. (more)
Yoshiharu launches new restaurant concept in La Mirada
Eatery will offer new later-night dining and expanded menu
US-based restaurant operator Yoshiharu Global is set to launch its new concept called Yoshiharu Ramen & Izakaya, at its current La Mirada location.
The operator, known for Japanese ramen, made a soft launch of the new concept on April 7th and will make a grand opening this Friday April 14th.
Tucked away in the Stater Bros. shopping center at 12806 La Mirada Boulevard, Yoshiharu Ramen & Izakaya will offer a wide array of menu options to its guests including their signature ramen dishes, as well as a brand-new selection of Izakaya dishes. (more)
Easter Egg Hunt at Regional Park & other local news
Easter Egg Hunt Returns
The rain has parted and family and friends are invited to join the City of La Mirada’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. at La Mirada Regional Park. Families will enjoy a variety of fun-filled activities including crafts, games, music and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny. (more)
Man shot to death along Rosecrans Avenue
Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in a commercial neighborhood in La Mirada on Wednesday night.
The shooting was first reported about 9:15 p.m. in the 13900 block of Rosecrans Avenue, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said in a written statement. (more)
REVIEW: World Premiere of “Did You See What Walter Paisley Did Today” at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Ladies and gentlemen, how often do you get to experience the first run of a show? It’s rare, isn’t it? Well, here’s your chance! “Did You See What Walter Paisley Did Today?” was developed from the ground up at our very own La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and held its WORLD PREMIER there this past weekend.
This new production, developed and directed by La Mirada’s own Producing Artistic Director, BT McNicholl, is a fresh take on a 1950s horror-comedy film, and promises to be a thrilling and entertaining show. (more)
Sánchez delivers $2.2 million to Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Last Tuesday, Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) delivered a check in the amount of $2,200,000 to the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District (NLMUSD), funding she secured as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023.
The funding Congresswoman Sánchez secured will be used to help NLMUSD build a virtual learning environment, providing students in the Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways, Dual Enrollment, and other programs with access to remote educational materials on demand. (more)
Groundbreaking held at La Mirada High for new athletic facilities
La Mirada High School held the official groundbreaking for its baseball & softball fields recently, officially opening the construction of the long-awaited project.
This will be the second construction project on the La Mirada High School campus as the new stadium to house the football and track & field teams is also under construction (more).
Shooting at encampment leaves one dead
There was a shooting yesterday morning along the North Fork Coyote Bike Trail, just outside the La Mirada city limits leaving one unidentified man dead.
The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. just south of Rosecrans Avenue, in Santa Fe Springs.
Whittier Police responded with assistance from multiple agencies including but not limited to: the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles County Fire, Santa Fe Springs Fire, and The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. (more)