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
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
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
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. (more)
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
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
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.
Public Speaking Workshop at Civitas Coffee
La Mirada-Learn the basics of public speaking and be empowered to use communication to impact your community at Civitas Coffee Thursday February 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Miles Aiello of One Eighty Brand will discuss key aspects and rudimentary concepts of creating a good speech, how to captivate your audience and cover essential details that he learned through his experiences at Cerritos College and University of California, Berkeley.
This is a unique fundamental workshop that will provide you with the tools to become a better speaker.
Admittance is $5.00 and includes a complimentary drink! Cash or Venmo at the door. Please arrive early-space is limited.
Civitas Coffee is located at 14218 ½ Rosecrans Avenue at Valley View Avenue in La Mirada.
For more information call (562) 712-2629.
Plan Your Own Tour of La Mirada Holiday Light Displays
There are some great holiday light displays in La Mirada. The city recently released the winners of its annual home decorating program. Judging took place December 1-12. Plan your own self-guided tour of La Mirada homes and you’ll probably find some hidden treasures in addition to the winners listed here. Send us some pics we would love to see!
North La Mirada
Winner: 15102 Fairacres Drive
Honorable Mention: 11921 Los Coyotes Avenue
Winner: 14424 Plantana Drive
Honorable Mention: 14346 Alicante Road
Winner: 14833 Turlock Road
Honorable Mention: 14818 Calpella Street
Winner: 15650 Olivebranch Drive
Honorable Mention: 12710 Ocaso Avenue
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Family Resource Fair set for Foster Road Elementary
La Mirada~The annual Foster Road Elementary School Thanksgiving Dinner and Family Resource Fair will take place on Thursday, November 21st from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Open to all, the resource fair will include city and county community services and businesses designed to enhance the quality of family life. Insurance, real estate, finance and banking services will be on-hand for questions and opportunities. La Mirada middle schools will also present their programs.
This year, organizers are giving the turkeys a break as Chick-fil-A of La Mirada will provide the dinner: chicken of course!
During the meal, former La Mirada High School counselor and community advocate Oscar Diaz will be recognized for his tireless service and affection toward Foster Road Elementary School's students and families.
Event sponsors include: the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce; Los Angeles County; Banc of California; Chick-fil-A La Mirada; EDCO; Suburban Water; City of La Mirada; Living Faith/La Mirada; Kiwanis Club of La Mirada; La Mirada Rotary Club; La Mirada Ebell; Friends of the La Mirada Library and the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District.