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SWPL Championship Sunday at Biola University
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SWPL Championship Sunday at Biola University

The biggest men's amateur tournament in SoCal reaches its zenith at the Southwest Premier League (SWPL) Championship Sunday hosted at Biola University’s Al Barbour Field May 19.

The SoCal Premier League’s Brent Freeman Friendship Cup Final will kick off at 4 p.m. PT with a matchup between Monsters FC and Desert FC.

The Raul Briones Cup Final will wrap up festivities in the evening at 7 p.m. kick off pitting tournament finalists La Familia FC and Lobos FC. (more)

Sarega Resigns from La Mirada City Council
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Sarega Resigns from La Mirada City Council

Mayor Andrew Sarega has announced his resignation from the La Mirada City Council after 11 years of service.

Mayor Sarega was serving his third term on the City Council. He was first elected to the City Council on March 5, 2013 and re-elected on March 7, 2017 and June 7, 2022. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from July 2023 to April 2024 and was recently selected as Mayor on April 9.

His resignation is effective May 8, 2024, meaning he will have served 30 days in his only term as Mayor.

“I am grateful to the residents of La Mirada for allowing me to serve on the City Council during the past 11 years,” says Mayor Sarega. “I have enjoyed being able to represent our community and consider the experience to be a tremendous honor.” (more)

News and Happenings Around Town April 2024
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News and Happenings Around Town April 2024

Lunchtime Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, April 8, visible across North America it will cut a swath through the continental US. The Great North American Eclipse will first appear in the La Mirada area about 11:07 a.m. local time, but only with partial coverage of around 50%, but it will still be very noticeable.

Thousand are flocking to cities such as Dallas, Austin, Indianapolis, and Cleveland for viewing as there won't be another coast-to-coast total eclipse in the US until 2045.

Jones in the Bigs

Jared Jones, the standout pitcher from La Mirada High School, made the Pittsburgh Pirates opening day roster to begin the 2024 season. (more)

News and Happenings Around Town March 2024
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News and Happenings Around Town March 2024

Restaurant roundup

-La Mirada-based Cassidy's Corner Cafe is expanding out of Los Angeles County to open a new location in Eastvale, within the burgeoning Hamner Place, a 13-acre mixed-use shopping center with a targeted opening date of April 2024.

Many of you might remember Cassidy's operated as Bonjour Bagel for many years.

-Longtime friends at Taqueria Las Comadres have informed us they have recently extended their operating hours until 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

They are located at 15008 Alondra Boulevard at Stage Road and feature all your Mexican favorites along with a couple of surprises such as the Taquito Tower and Surf and Turf fries.

Stop by and say hi to Stephany and the gang and tell them the La Mirada Blog sent you! (more)

La Mirada High Softball/Baseball Preview 2024
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La Mirada High Softball/Baseball Preview 2024

Softball Coach: Brent Tuttle

Tha Lady Matadores, led by Coach Tuttle, (18-9 last season), have 12 returning players for the 2024 campaign including Amanda Urbina (Oregon Commit) 11 5' 6", SS; D 1 All CIF/League MVP; Angelyna Conde 11 5' 5" 3rd 1st Team All-League; Alyssa Avila 11 5' 1" 2nd; 2nd Team All-League; Angelina Ratzlaff 11 5' 1"; Angelie Kennedy (Harding U. Commit) 11 5' 7"; Monsterat Reyes-Cardenas (San Diego State) 11 5' 5" All league Pitcher of the Year; Rebecca Eckart (Notre Dame Signee) 12 5' 9"; 1st Team All-League and Amber Valdez (Ottawa-AZ U. Signee) 12 5' 7".

Top new players/transfers include Riley Hillard 9 5' 8" C/1st; Reese Hillard 9 5' 7" Utility; Allison Ortega 9 5' 8" P and Megan Avila 9 5' 1" OF (more)

Latest News and Happenings Around Town October 2023
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Latest News and Happenings Around Town October 2023

The Curse of the Raven returns for a fourth year with opening night on October 21st inspired by La Mirada residents Robert and Kristy, both former Knott's Halloween Haunt employees.

The home haunt will be open nightly 7:00-10:00 p.m. through Halloween Night with scare actors on Saturdays, located at 4682 Stanton Avenue in La Mirada.

Please respect the neighborhood by being courteous including any unnecessary or excessive noise.

For more information visit their Instagram page HERE! (more)

Unity and Hope: La Mirada Prayer Vigil for Israel
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Unity and Hope: La Mirada Prayer Vigil for Israel

During times of adversity and hardship, the community of La Mirada demonstrates an exceptional ability to unite in support of those in need.

This solidarity was evident Sunday as families, individuals, and community members gathered in front of La Mirada City Hall, a symbol of local governance and unity, for a prayer vigil organized by Temple Beth Ohr/La Mirada to show support for Israel.

The day brought about one hundred individuals together from various backgrounds and faiths, all joined in expressing their shared hopes for peace in the tumultuous region of the Middle East. (more)

NEWS: Local Heroes and Teaching Awards
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NEWS: Local Heroes and Teaching Awards

The Community Spotlight Award recognizes exceptional members or organizations of the community who, through their actions, reflect positively on themselves and the City.

On August 3rd, resident and Community Gymnasium member Crisanto De Leon suffered a cardiac emergency and collapsed to the floor. Paul Castillo, Tech Enciso, Manny Peña, and Adam Quinones quickly rushed to aid Mr. De Leon while others called 911 for emergency assistance. (more)

Splendid September events and other La Mirada news
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Splendid September events and other La Mirada news

September happenings

-St. Paul of the Cross School will host their third annual car show on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the school campus at 14030 Foster Road.

Enjoy a day of family fun, cars, music and food!

For more information or event sponsorship call (562) 447-8630.

-Gather your blankets and lawn chairs, pack your picnic and come experience the music and drama of Don Giovanni under the stars at La Mirada Regional Park, 13701 Adelfa Drive

RSVP HERE to receive the latest updates and a free gift at the event. This event is free to attend and open to all ages.

There will be arts and crafts activities for families to enjoy before the simulcast begins at 6:00 p.m. (more)

New era begins-La Mirada High Football preview 2023
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New era begins-La Mirada High Football preview 2023

Coach: Lucas Mealy (First Year)

2022 Record: 4-6

2022 Calpreps.com Rating: 13.3

Last Six Year Calpreps.com Avg. Rating: 20.3

Number of All-League Players Returning: 0

(more)

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