Matadores too fast, too furious for the Dons
In dominating fashion, The La Mirada Matadores (10-5) bounced back and defeated the Cerritos Dons (2-11), 83-48.
The Matadores came out swinging offensively and laid down eight three’s in the first half alone, “When it goes in, we are a three-point shooting team, when it doesn’t go in it hurts us at times,” Coach Randy Oronoz of La Mirada put it.
Sophomore guard #3 Julien Gomez started the Matadores off with their first five points of the game. Gomez finished with 16 points in a complete performance. (more)
Swordsmen Outduel Matadores in Exciting Finish
In an exciting matchup between two of the best teams in the area, the St. Paul Swordsmen (8-2) defeated the La Mirada Matadores (9-5), 63-60.
La Mirada was riding high after a good performance at the St. John Bosco tournament last week, playing some good teams including the host in the finals. (more)
Holiday happenings and other La Mirada news
Annual kids holiday event
Celebrate the holiday season with family and friends at the City's annual Chili Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center.
The event includes the official tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, holiday crafts, cookies, warm beverages, and chili. Guests can also enjoy snow sledding, photos with Santa, and ride the holiday train through a winter wonderland.
Guest are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys to the event in support of local families in need. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. (more)
New microbrewery opens just outside city limits in Norwalk
On the recommendation from a friend, my son and my son-in-law accompanied me to the new La Jara Brewing Company in Norwalk and the instant I walked into the place I liked the atmosphere and was further impressed with the variety of the craft beers La Jara had to offer.
Derek Johnstone, his business partner Jason Sullivan and Derek’s father, Randy, are the entrepreneurs behind La Jara Brewing Co., a backyard hobby turned business venture that hopes to bring locally crafted brews to a community thirsty for new businesses. (more)
La Mirada Crime Report October 24-November 13
Six suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics violations. Two suspects were arrested for grant theft auto. One suspect was arrested for felony weapon charges. Eleven suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics violations. Three suspects were arrested for theft. One suspect was arrested for vandalism. One suspect was arrested for felony weapon charges. One suspect was arrested for grand theft.
An afternoon robbery was reported on the 13300 block of Beach Blvd. One suspect was arrested. A robbery was reported on the 14400 block of Elmbrook Dr. This incident is still under investigation. A robbery occurred on the 13900 block of Ramhurst Dr. This incident is still under investigation.
An assault was reported on the 14300 block of San Cristobal Dr. No serious injuries were sustained during this incident. (more)
Matadores tip-off the season with busy week
The La Mirada Matadores Boys varsity basketball squad began the 2022-23 season with a very busy week, playing five games in six days.
The 5th annual Rumble for Rosecrans, hosted by Sunny Hills High School features 32 different high school programs from around Southern California competing in four brackets. La Mirada competed in the West Region Bracket D. All games in this bracket were played at Fullerton High.
On Monday, La Mirada beat Huntington Beach 61-48. Sophomore guard Juliene Gomez led the Mats in scoring with 21 points; also contributing 10 rebounds and four assists. Senior Athan Sierra tossed in nine points. (more)
Former Mayor Pete Dames passes away
Former Mayor Pete Dames passed away this morning at 12:40 a.m. MST in Arizona after apparently suffering a stroke there last week while visiting family.
It is with an extremely heavy heart that I am having to report this as I sit here staring at my keyboard upon hearing the news.
He was involved in so many civic, service and educational organizations that it would be impossible to list them all here.
Mr. Dames was on the La Mirada City Council from 1994-2010, serving as mayor four times.
He also was the freshman coach for La Mirada High for many years; past-president and a charter member of the La Mirada Athletic Council, lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Knights of Columbus; the 605 football classic and board member of the La Mirada Youth Foundation and a main organizer of the "4 La Mirada Kids" carnival for the Kiwanis Club of La Mirada. (more)
New commercial center with restaurants/retail proposed for La Mirada
Developer of proposed ‘sustainable commercial center’ seeks changes to La Mirada’s zoning ordinance; public hearing planned Thursday
The La Mirada Planning Commission will host a public hearing Thursday to discuss zoning ordinance changes that have been requested by the developer behind a proposed 12,000-square-foot, sustainability-focused mixed-use commercial center.
YF Synergy, which is working to build The Grand at La Mirada project at 13525 S. Beach Blvd., has asked the city to make several amendments to Title 21 of the city’s zoning ordinance.
Billed as the city’s “most sustainable commercial project to date,’ the two-story commercial center would include restaurants, retail shops, an express vehicle washing facility, office space, eight electric vehicle charging stations and ample bicycle parking, according to a statement from the developer. (more)
Latest results for Norwalk-La Mirada School Board race
The Los Angeles Registrar Recorder's Office released more numbers today as tabulation of the November 8th election continues.
Today's and this past Saturday's release were not initially scheduled-the registrar’s regular post-election update schedule is normally every Tuesday and Friday.
In the NLMUSD race, only 311 votes separate the top four candidates, with that pack seemingly pulling away from the field.
It is unclear how many ballots are left to be counted; four seats are up for grabs.
The registrar is tentatively scheduled to certify the election by Dec. 5. (more)
La Mirada News and Happenings
Active shooter training
Temple Beth Ohr La Mirada is hosting an active shooter and response training meeting on November 14th, 2022 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Protective security advisor Brian L. Keith (U.S. Department of Homeland Security), will speak about security awareness for soft targets and crowded places. This event is free, but space is limited-pre-registration is required here.
Temple Beth Ohr is located at 15721 Rosecrans Avenue in the City of La Mirada.
Outside looking in
With its loss to Downey in the final scheduled game of the season, La Mirada High was left out of the CIF-SS playoffs for the first time since the mid-eighties. Meanwhile, work continues on the new football stadium at the school with hopes of it being ready for the 2023 campaign.
The La Mirada Pop Warner Football 12U team, headed by Manny Rodriguez, recently competed at So-Fi Stadium against the La Habra 12U team. (more)