Candidates for La Mirada City Council face off at forum
The three competitors vying for a seat on the La Mirada City Council in the upcoming June election took part in a forum Thursday to share their visions for a better city.
District 2 incumbent Andrew Segara is being challenged by Chris Pflanzer and David Constantine. The election is to take place in conjunction with the statewide primary election on June 7.
The hopefuls laid out their plans and priorities on a range of issues ranging from public safety to term limits during their first public debate.
Each of the three candidates made their case as to why they are the best person for the job. (more)
Memorial Day Service at Olive Lawn
The City of La Mirada and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148 invite the community to its 62nd Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Olive Lawn Memorial Park, 13926 La Mirada Boulevard.
The Service will include vocal and other special tributes to fallen soldiers, guest speaker Major Ed Choi and the placing of memorial wreaths and flowers by the VFW Post 9148 and Auxiliary, the City of La Mirada and community organizations including Ebell, Kiwanis, Rotary, and Union Army of the West. (more)
The rediscovery of Andrew McNally’s Windermere Ranch olive crusher
Considered the Crown Jewel of La Mirada History
Campo~Although the Dichiara family was based in La Mirada for only around 20 years, they will forever hold an integral part of its history.
La Mirada city founder Andrew McNally created and built his olive oil empire, the first industry in La Mirada, beginning in the late nineteenth century and well into the twentieth.
The factory where he processed the fruit was located on his Windermere Ranch and at one time produced some of the finest, purest oil available in the world.
When the Long Beach earthquake struck in 1933 it damaged the building and production was halted. (more)
Spring in full season in La Mirada
A Message from La Mirada Mayor Ed Eng
Spring is upon us, and I encourage everyone to participate in all that the City of La Mirada has to offer. There is something for everyone in La Mirada.
On April 2nd, La Mirada welcomed the grand opening of the new Farmers Market, and judging by the early sold-out produce, food, and crafts of several vendors, we are optimistic that the weekly event will evolve into a long-term community meeting place and valuable resource for our residents. Please come support this Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking area near the La Mirada Activity Center. (more)
Man found shot after car crash in La Mirada; homicide investigation underway
Detectives launched a homicide investigation after authorities discovered a man found dead at the scene of a car crash in La Mirada has been shot on Sunday afternoon, officials said.Deputies first responded to a car crash about 12:20 p.m. in the 13000 block of Valley View Avenue, according to Deputy Raquel Utley of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Information Bureau. The lone occupant of a vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.
Suspect arrested in series of armed robberies at SoCal Walgreens stores
Deputies arrested a man earlier this week who they say is responsible for at least six armed robberies at Walgreens pharmacies in La Mirada, West Covina, Baldwin Park, Monterey Park, San Dimas and Corona last month.
Deputies arrested the 29-year-old suspect Tuesday while carrying out a search warrant at his Moreno Valley home, according to Sgt. C. Hinojosa of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's La Mirada Special Assignment Officers team.
2 Arrested Following String of Catalytic Converter Thefts in La Mirada
Deputies arrested two Whittier men Friday in connection with a series of recent catalytic converter thefts in La Mirada, authorities said. Both suspects have been arrested on suspicion of the same crime in recent weeks.
Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's La Mirada Special Assignment Officers team arrested the two men following an investigation into a recent spate of catalytic converter thefts that was helped along by surveillance camera footage, Sgt. C. Hinojosa said. The suspects, whose identities were not available Saturday, were taken into custody without a struggle. (more)
New La Mirada Veterans Council Forms
A new group has formed in La Mirada to assist with veteran-based events and to provide other services to members of the military in the community.
The La Mirada Veterans Coordinating Council, which recently held it's first meeting March 3rd at city hall, is a partnership between the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148 and the City of La Mirada. (more)
City’s Free Tree Giveaway Provides Opportunity to Grow Your Own Fruit
The Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the City of La Mirada, and the TreePeople organization will be distributing fruit trees to La Mirada residents as part of the I-5 freeway widening project.
Trees will be limited, and residents will be able to choose from apple, peach, and apricot trees. Fruit trees provide fresh food, clean air, and enhances the beauty of the community.
Residents Clean Up a Section of the North Fork Coyote Creek Bike Path
Beautiful weather greeted a group of residents this past early Saturday morning at Frontier Park in La Mirada where they gathered for their first organized clean-up of the North Fork Coyote Creek Bike Path.
The effort was organized by Arco Cabrera, Associate Pastor at Neighborhood Life Church based out of the VFW Post 9148.
The group walked about a quarter mile west on Foster Road to reach the trailhead of the path, which is very popular with local bicyclists offering a 13-mile ride to Seal Beach, converging with the San Gabriel River bike path along the way. (more)