Contributing writer-Brian Day
Contributing writer/photographer-Grace Suphamark
Meet Grace. She’s just your average girl who loves to wear muumuus on her days off, drink ice-cold beers, and questions what she wants to do with her life. She’s also a writer and photographer, born and raised in La Mirada. Yup, she’s a native. Her life is a constant quest for the imperfect blend of entertainment, creativity, and a well-cooked meal. When Grace isn't busy putting pen to paper, she’s out there road-trippin’ to New Orleans, eating street food in Bangkok, and, of course, checking out the show at the local theater.
As a connoisseur of budget eating and travel, Grace has an uncanny ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. If you’re ever in need of a dose of flavor and a dash of adventure in your life, just follow Grace’s escapades. She’s the person who loves to remind us that life is better with a side of fries and a generous sprinkling of spontaneity.
The La Mirada Blog Story
It all began in 1999 when I began speaking about La Mirada on a fifteen-minute radio broadcast I paid for every Sunday in Hollywood-La Mirada talk radio was born.
At the same time, I was writing for the Southeast Cities Tribune, a newspaper based in Norwalk. It was run by Jay Johnson (has anyone seen Jay?) and it covered La Mirada news. It was the last paper to cover La Mirada news as it closed up shop in 2000.
in 2000, I began broadcasting "The Tony Aiello Show" on
AdviceRadio.com-a live weekly hour-long on something called Internet
Radio and we discussed social issues, politics, and of course La Mirada.
the mid-2000's the show, basically an all-volunteer effort, was renamed
"The La Mirada Blog Radio Show" and continued off and on until 2012.
Many special guests appeared on the show over the years- a "Who's who of
At the urging of the community, I began to think of ways we can provide local news without having the burden of the cost to produce a newspaper.
On January 30, 2004 the La Mirada Blog was officially born
with its first post on something we called a web-log of information, or a blog.