La Mirada 38th Safest City in California
The City of La Mirada experienced one of the region’s lowest crime rates and remained among the safest cities in Los Angeles County in 2021. The City’s low crime rate is attributed to a strong partnership between residents, businesses, and the Public Safety Team. According to SafeWise, La Mirada was the 38th Safest City in California.
In 2021, there were 813 Part 1 crimes reported in La Mirada compared to 793 in 2020. Part 1 crimes include homicide, rape, larceny, burglary, auto theft, robbery, assault, and arson. Violent crimes continued to be low and crimes against persons decreased compared to 2020. There were 88 burglary incidents reported compared to 105 in 2020.
La Mirada Crime Report January 31-February 6
- Eight suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics violations.
- A late-night assault involving a handgun was reported on the 13900 block of Plume Dr. No injuries were sustained during the incident. The case is still under investigation.
La Mirada Community Foundation Scholarships Available
The La Mirada Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its Scholarship program for high school seniors residing in La Mirada. Scholarships include the Bob Jenkins Community Service Scholarship and the Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship.
Mortgage Assistance Grant Program
The City of La Mirada is providing a Mortgage Assistance Grant program to La Mirada homeowners who are experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Homeowners will be able to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to assist with mortgage payments.
Vehicle flips over on Imperial Highway
La Mirada~A vehicle flipped over after some sort of traffic incident on Imperial Highway just west of Santa Gertrudes Avenue around 12:20 p.m.
A seemingly stable female was being loaded into an ambulance as we arrived on the scene.
You can view our live Twitter broadcast about the incident here.
La Mirada Students Adapt to Covid-19 in Silver Award/Mental Health Campaign Effort
La Mirada~Eighth graders Sofia Orozco and Alexa Martinez co-created the “Mental Health Tackle Team” to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award and ended up developing a timely resource for students when school moved outside of the classroom due to COVID-19.
This project has taken away the stigma around mental health and helped students understand, cope and learn to live in an uncertain world.
The girls began planning in September of last year to find a community-centric topic both were passionate about. After much research, it was clear that Mental Health was a much-needed forum in an already troubled world.
The girls met with local counseling centers to explore and develop their plan. They wanted to create a safe forum for open dialogue and education to remove the stigma and help students understand, cope and function during these unprecedented times.
The originally planned four-week campaign was to be launched during Mental Health Awareness month this past May and Sofia and Alexa began with the mission statement, “To promote positive mental health through awareness and open discussion and to encourage students with tools and resources to successfully TACKLE their mental health.”
Their plan was to highlight one topic per week that included coping skills. The sessions were to focus on definitions and discussions around anxiety, depression, and stress. Each week a coping mechanism was presented through video calls, which included; belly breathing, creative outlets and open discussions around social distancing and COVID-19 at Safer-at-Home guidelines.
Superior Grocers Opens Second Location of The Market
La Mirada~Superior Grocers, one of Southern California’s largest independent supermarket chains, rebranded a small-format store under a new banner, The Market by Superior. Traditionally known for its large stores and displays, the retailer rebranded the 29,000 sq. ft. store at 12721 Valley View Avenue
The Market has an enhanced itemization catered to the neighborhood. An expanded selection of liquor, beer, and wine has been added. 5 Star Choice Beef and a wider assortment of fresh seafood are offered along with organic produce to compliment the vast variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. A full-service bakery and kitchen provide the convenience of a complete take-home meal, said the grocery chain in a press release.
Pro-Law Enforcement Demonstration Planned for La Mirada City Hall July 18th
Local organizers are inviting the La Mirada community to join a campaign to gather at city halls across the nation to support law enforcement.
The event will take place Saturday July 18th beginning at 11:00 a.m. at La Mirada City Hall, 13700 La Mirada Boulevard.
Peaceful Protest Planned at La Mirada Regional Park June 5th
La Mirada~Anti-hate is the theme for a planned protest scheduled for Friday, June 5th at La Mirada Regional Park at noon.
Two of the organizers are Brittany Johnson and Christian Rodriguez-Paz of La Mirada.
“We are coming together to peacefully protest racism and police brutality/injustice for black people in America and tell the world, that their lives matter,” Johnson told the La Mirada Blog.
“George Floyd was a horrific occurrence that should not ever happen to anyone, but this public outcry and unrest comes from a long history of repeated offenses towards all people but especially those who are black. And although our city and our law enforcement are some of the good ones, it’s bigger than that and we have to come together and have conversations in order to promote change,” she said.
According to Johnson’s Facebook page organizers will be meeting up at the Adelfa Drive side of the park.
Public Speaking Workshop at Civitas Coffee
La Mirada-Learn the basics of public speaking and be empowered to use communication to impact your community at Civitas Coffee Thursday February 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Miles Aiello of One Eighty Brand will discuss key aspects and rudimentary concepts of creating a good speech, how to captivate your audience and cover essential details that he learned through his experiences at Cerritos College and University of California, Berkeley.
This is a unique fundamental workshop that will provide you with the tools to become a better speaker.
Admittance is $5.00 and includes a complimentary drink! Cash or Venmo at the door. Please arrive early-space is limited.
Civitas Coffee is located at 14218 ½ Rosecrans Avenue at Valley View Avenue in La Mirada.
For more information call (562) 712-2629.