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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. (more)

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.

Public Speaking Workshop at Civitas Coffee
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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
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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

Gardenhill
Winner: 14424 Plantana Drive
Honorable Mention: 14346 Alicante Road

Biola
Winner: 14833 Turlock Road
Honorable Mention: 14818 Calpella Street

Creek Park
Winner: 15650 Olivebranch Drive
Honorable Mention: 12710 Ocaso Avenue

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Family Resource Fair set for Foster Road Elementary
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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.


Freedom Christian Center to Host Spine-Chilling Halloween Maze and Live Production October 25-27
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Freedom Christian Center to Host Spine-Chilling Halloween Maze and Live Production October 25-27

Freedom Christian Center (FCC) announced that it will host its third annual Night of Terror event October 25-27th featuring a Halloween maze and live production and also will include photo booths and food trucks for all guests.

Night of Terror has achieved a best-kept secret reputation since its first year in 2017, when 3,500 people attended the five-night event. Last year, 5,000 people attended the three-night event. FCC anticipates a continued growth and is preparing to draw over 7,500 people this year.

“We’re expecting one thing this year,” said Pastor Jason Lozano, lead pastor of Freedom Christian Center. “For thousands of people to enjoy this production and get the hell scared out of them.”

Night of Terror will hold a 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. showing each night, beginning on Friday, October 25 and ending Sunday, October 27. The event will take place at Freedom Christian Center, 13808 Imperial Hwy at the Santa Fe Springs/La Mirada border.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.

About Freedom Christian Center: Freedom Christian Center was established in 2002 by Pastor Jason Lozano and Pastor Liz Lozano in Whittier, California. Freedom has an average combined weekly attendance of 5,000 at their Santa Fe Springs and Uptown Whittier locations.

ANOTHER MAZE: The folks at Alondra Boulevard and Elmbrook Drive in La Mirada will once again be providing some Halloween fun this year. Check out their haunted maze preview night on Saturday, October 26th before the big night on the 31st.

Visit the Friends of the La Mirada Library Bookstore
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Visit the Friends of the La Mirada Library Bookstore

Bookstores still exist and did you know there is one inside the La Mirada Library?

It is operated and staffed by the Friends of the La Mirada Library (FOL) volunteer members and is open to the public the same days as the La Mirada Library.

All items for sale in the bookstore are donated, nothing is purchased. The book store accepts donations of books, magazines, CD’s, DVD’s, audio books, comic books and more. Tax donation receipts are available upon request.

Contributions of books and media provide the materials sold at lobby sale tables and the semi-annual FOL Super Book Sales hosted in May and October. Funds raised go to support La Mirada Library programs and purchases.

Contact the library at (562) 943-0277 to learn about becoming a FOL member and/or to make a donation of items to the store. Donation baskets are also located inside the library.

The Friends of the La Mirada Library is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit association of community-minded individuals committed to focusing public attention on the library’s services, facilities and needs, and to encouraging gifts and donations in support of the library.

Board meetings are held every 4th Thursday every month from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the meeting room of the La Mirada Library. FOL members are encouraged to attend these monthly meetings so they can be informed what the FOL is doing for the library, what the library is doing for the community and also vote on future projects. Visitors are always welcome.


Relay for Life La Mirada/Whittier May 18th and 19th at Splash!
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Relay for Life La Mirada/Whittier May 18th and 19th at Splash!

La Mirada~The Relay for Life La Mirada/Whittier will be held May 18 through May 19 at Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center. Relay for Life is a 24-hour community gathering designed to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and raise funds for cancer research, services and advocacy.

The day begins on May 18 at 9 a.m. with a “Survivors Lap” during which cancer survivors are honored, followed by a second lap where survivors are joined by their family and caregivers. We are adding something new this year by having our oncologists, radiologists, nurse navigators, and nursing staff that made surviving Cncer possible, join our survivors for the Caregiver Lap.

Fun activities will be held throughout the event including riding down the Splash! Buccaneer Bay waterslides on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. and the cost is $5 per person, or free to 2019 Buccaneer Bay season pass holders.

At 9 p.m. luminaries are placed around the track for those being honored for surviving, those who are currently fighting cancer and those who are being memorialized.

The event closes on May 19 with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club followed by a “Fight Back Ceremony” where the community and individuals pledge to work to eradicate cancer.

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