Rosecrans/Marquardt overpass project well under way
Project completion is expected in mid-2025; West La Mirada residents will access Rosecrans in a different way
It’s officially the worst at-grade rail and road crossing in the state: a rail line cutting diagonally across a busy intersection in Santa Fe Springs just steps from the La Mirada border in the midst of L.A. County’s industrial heartland.
An estimated 45,000 vehicles and 135 trains travel through the intersection of Rosecrans and Marquardt Avenues in Santa Fe Springs each day–an average of one train crossing every seven minutes. As a result, vehicular traffic on both busy streets is brought to a standstill for a total of 21 hours per week.
Even worse, from 2013 to 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission recorded 31 rail-motor vehicle incidents at the intersection resulting in six fatalities and seven injuries–the most hazardous rail-motor intersection in the state. (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)
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)
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)
Three La Mirada Veterans Events and Information
New flag walk added this year
The City of La Mirada and the La Mirada VFW Post 9148 cordially invites military personnel and the community to three separate free events to honor, recognize and celebrate veterans, active military service personnel, and members of military families.
The annual Salute to Veterans Event will take place on Monday, November 7th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
The Event will include military memorabilia displays, veterans’ resources, and a patriotic ceremony with military presentations, musical performances, and guest speakers. (more)
La Mirada News and Halloween Happenings
Art Show opens November 14th at the Activity Center
All are invited to attend the “Mirrors of Your Mind” Art Show presented by the Arts Colony of La Mirada.
The art exhibit will be open to the public starting on Monday, November 14 through Friday, November 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the La Mirada Activity Center. An award reception will conclude the art show on Saturday, November 20 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
The La Mirada Activity Center is located at 13810 La Mirada Boulevard. (more)
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
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
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)