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Independence Day celebration returns to Regional Park
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Independence Day celebration returns to Regional Park

Celebrate our nation with family, friends, and the community as the popular Independence Day Celebration returns after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus on Sunday, July 3 from 4 to 9 p.m. at La Mirada Regional Park.

Enjoy live music with pop hits from Dance Dance Evolution and country tunes from the Kelley Boyz as local organizations sell a variety of food and treats. (more)

Fireworks stands now open in La Mirada
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Fireworks stands now open in La Mirada

As America prepares for Independence Day, fireworks stands are now open in La Mirada. The stands provide a major fundraising opportunity for the groups that participate in the selling each year.

Booths are open July 1 through July 3 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

If you plan on purchasing fireworks this year, use the guide below as a way to support your favorite group. 

Be safe and have fun from all of us here at the La Mirada Blog! (more)


Spring in full season in La Mirada
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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)



New La Mirada Veterans Council Forms
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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
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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
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Residents Clean Up a Section of the North Fork Coyote Creek Bike Path

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)

Farmers Market Coming to La Mirada in April
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Farmers Market Coming to La Mirada in April

The City of La Mirada’s new Farmers Market is coming soon. The weekly market will feature 20 to 25 vendors offering a variety of items including fresh produce, packaged artisan and ready-to-eat specialty foods, and locally made crafts and gifts.

Mortgage Assistance Grant Program
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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.

La Mirada Students Adapt to Covid-19 in Silver Award/Mental Health Campaign Effort
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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.

Pro-Law Enforcement Demonstration Planned for La Mirada City Hall July 18th
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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.

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