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Mother-Daughter Tea/Luncheon Set for May 8th
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Mother-Daughter Tea/Luncheon Set for May 8th

La Mirada~The City of La Mirada will host its annual Mother-Daughter Tea Party on Saturday, May 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center. Grandmothers, mothers, and daughters are invited to enjoy a garden luncheon.

Dress up in your prettiest hat and gloves and participate in the fashion show. Those in attendance will be served a four-course tea complete with tea sandwiches, scones, and a dessert finale. Favors and children’s crafts will be included in the festivities. Special photos will be offered for a nominal fee.

The cost is $27 for ages 12 and up and $17 for ages 3 to 11. Registration must be received by April 27.

To register or for additional information, call the La Mirada Activity Center at (562) 902-3160 or visit www.cityoflamirada.org.

 
19th Edition of the “4 La Mirada Kids Carnival” Returns to Benton this Weekend
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19th Edition of the “4 La Mirada Kids Carnival” Returns to Benton this Weekend

La Mirada~ Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to the "4 La Mirada Kids" Carnival this weekend, as it returns for its 19th year, April 23-25, at Benton Middle School in La Mirada.

The Carnival supports programs that benefit youth in La Mirada. Schools and organizations throughout La Mirada use carnival funds to support many educational and extracurricular opportunities.

Pre-sale ride tickets are available for $10 at the La Mirada Resource Center until April 22.   Purchase your tickets today!

Sponsored by the La Mirada Community Services Foundation, the event raises funds for youth groups and community organizations in La Mirada. Volunteers donate thousands of hours each year to make the carnival a success.

Thousands of people are expected to file through the gates as the usual great fare and local entertainment will be provided. The event has become an annual family destination and provides a venue for local nonprofits and schools to raise money for programs that benefit La Mirada kids.

AdviceRadio.com personality & La Mirada Blog Publisher Tony Aiello, will be the announcer and the MC for the entertainment during the three-day event.

Local youth cheer groups, dance groups, and bands are expected to fill the stage throughout the entire weekend with the following highlights: Friday, "Joe May and the Joe May Orchestra", 7:00 PM; Saturday, "The Kingsmen" form Biola University, 1:00 PM, The Biola Musical Theatre Childrens Group, 2:00 PM, Shakedown, 3:00 PM, The Academix, 8:00 PM; Sunday, Alohi Polynesian Dancers, 6:00 PM, "Stupid Pony", 7:00 PM.

The Carnival will be open at Benton Middle School on Friday, April 23 from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 24 from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, April 25 from 1 to 9 p.m. 

 

See Clearer Than Ever Before at Chamber Mixer
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See Clearer Than Ever Before at Chamber Mixer

Whittier~Join the Whiitier Area Chamber of commerce us for an on-site presentation of the most advanced imaging technology to generate images that are unsurpassed in resolution. Also, tour the Wells Medical Office Building which features outpatient radiology and laboratory services, and physician offices, just to name a few. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

RSVP is requested by April 19, 2010. Please call 562.698.0811 Ext. 14147.

Call the Whittier Area Chamber office for more information at (562)698-9554 or @ www.whittierchamber.com

Find Out Where Resources Are
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Find Out Where Resources Are

Norwalk~Cerritos College's Re-Entry Resource Program will host the Community Resource Fair on Thursday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Cerritos College Library Sidewalk, 11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk.

Attendees can learn about resources in the community that are available to all.  Representatives from local social service and community resource agencies will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the services they offer. 

Participating agencies include: Care 1st Health Plan, Casa Youth Shelter, City of Norwalk Social Services, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, Southern California Rehabilitation Services, The Children's Clinic, Whittier Health Center and many more.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Parking for the event is free in lot C-1 in white stalls ONLY.

For more information, contact Shannon Estrada at sestrada@cerritos.edu or call (562) 860-2451, Ext. 2362.

Wanted-La Mirada Artists
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Wanted-La Mirada Artists

La Mirada~Artists of all ages are invited to submit entries for a “Paint La Mirada” Exhibit in honor of the City's 50th Anniversary. The exhibit will be held on May 2nd from 1-4 p.m. at the Olive Grove (Biola University Campus), the starting point of the Fourth Annual La Mirada Art in the Garden Tour sponsored by the Arts Colony of La Mirada. For details, please contact Madeline Thomas at (562) 941-4116 or Mellody Anderson at (714) 522-8157.
FROM OUR CLASSIFIEDS: Teen Auditions for Latest Phantom Show
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FROM OUR CLASSIFIEDS: Teen Auditions for Latest Phantom Show

Audition Dates: April 3rd and 4th, 2010, Invitational callbacks on April 5th

Location: Phantom Projects Rehearsal Hall, 15517 Phoebe Ave, La Mirada 90638

-We are looking for a combination of talent, energy, and personality.
-All performers MUST be between ages 15-21.
-We are NOT casting anyone older to "play younger."

All actors will be expected to understand the educational nature of the production and will be asked questions about the topic in the audition process. We are not looking for "doctors," or "perfect" teens. We just want real people who want to speak to teens about such an important issue, regardless of any "mistakes" you may have made in the past. Our audiences need to hear all perspectives on the topic; past performers have included teen mothers, virgins, non-virgins, etc.

Five Reasons to Fill Out Your Census Questionnaire
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Five Reasons to Fill Out Your Census Questionnaire

1. Helps Build Prosperity in Your Community.

Does your neighborhood have traffic jams, elderly folks who live alone or overcrowded schools?  Census data can help define strategies to make necessary public improvements in your community. 

2. Help in a Time of Need

Many emergency services linked to 911 are structured based on maps developed with the data from the previous census.Census information helps health providers predict how a disease is spread through communities between members of the population. When natural tragedies like tornados and earthquakes occur, the census indicates to the rescue teams how many people may need aid.

3. Puts Government to Work for You

 It's a great way to let our leaders know who we are and what we need.  The numbers are used to help determine the distribution of more than $400 billion in federal and state funds.  The money will help to finance educational and school lunch programs, medical centers, emergency services, transportation and other needs in our community.

4. Reduces Risk for Businesses

Since census numbers help reduce the financial risk and allow the identification of potential markets, businesses can produce the products that you want and need.

5.  It Will Help You and Your Family

The individual data stay confidential for 72 years, but you can request a certificate of past censuses to use it as verification of your age, residence, or kinship.  This information can help you apply for a pension, establish citizenship or to obtain an inheritance.

In 2082 your great-grandchildren will be able to use census information to learn about the history of your family. 

Today your children can use the information to assist them with homework assignments.

Thanks to the fact that we have had a census every 10 years since 1790, we know how far we have come, and how much we have changed as a nation.

Be counted in the 2010 Census. The future is in our hands!

If You’re Not Counted in the 2010 Census – You’re Invisible
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If You’re Not Counted in the 2010 Census – You’re Invisible

We all need to participate in the Census
The Constitution of the United States mandates that a count of the population of the be conducted every ten years.  This count, or census, is conducted at the beginning of every decade, usually on April 1st.    Our next Decennial Census is scheduled for April 1st, 2010. 

 

How does the Census Bureau accomplish this? 

Census operations are the largest non-war effort put forth by the Federal Government.  It will take approximately 1.5 million temporary workers to complete this enormous task.  All of the workers have to be hired, trained, given tools with which to complete their work (ie. computers, telephones, offices and supplies), and then after the Census process is complete, Decennial Census operations come to a close and the whole structure has to be dismantled. 

 

It begs the question, why do these workers want to be a part of the process?  “Census workers are passionate about ouir work because we believe what we’re doing is important,” says Sandra Alvarado, Media Specialist with the Census Bureau.  “Not to mention that 1.5 million people get to work and receive a paycheck which helps individual families who are struggling to get through these difficult times, and helps the economy at large.”

 

Participation in the Census is everyone’s civic duty and responsibility.  Furthermore, it is of vital importance to each individual, their families and their communities.  It is an opportunity, once every decade, to do something that will positively impact our lives for the next ten years.

Young Politicians Propose Public Art Plan
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Young Politicians Propose Public Art Plan

Dames Takes Swipe at School District

La Mirada~Established in 1960, the Youth In Government program partners with the La Mirada Ebell Service Club and La Mirada High School to give students an opportunity to work with city officials and learn about municipal government. These students are given the assignment of reviewing community issues or existing programs and services, developing alternatives and providing recommendations for enhancing services and programs.

As part of the Youth In Government program, the Student City Council and staff are paired with their city counterparts at a special La Mirada City Council meeting where they conduct business just as a regular city council meeting would be conducted. The Youth In Government program has actively contributed to the development of the La Mirada Community Gymnasium and the installation of left-turn signals at busy intersections.

In 2009, the Youth In Government group proposed that the city create and implement a Go Green Action Plan to assess current energy usage, identify new energy efficient practices, establish partnerships and promote a green and environmentally conscious city. The group also recommended that staff pursue grant funding to develop a community bike trail along Coyote Creek. These proposals were well received, and city staff is working on a Go Green Action Plan to be implemented in 2009–10 and pursuing grant funding to develop the bike trail.

Free Annual Career Expo and Job Fair Returns
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Free Annual Career Expo and Job Fair Returns

Norwalk~Cerritos College's annual Career Expo and Job Fair will be held Tuesday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Wilford Michael Library/Falcon Square sidewalk at Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650.

The event, which attracts more than 500 attendees each year, is free and open to Cerritos College students and the general public. It is recommended that attendees dress in business attire and bring copies of resumes with them.

During the expo, attendees will have opportunity to speak to recruiters, learn about the companies, explore job opportunities, network with recruiters, and receive suggestions from employers on resumes and interviewing skills. Employers representing business, finance, technology, healthcare, retail and other industries will participate in the expo. Resume writing and job fair strategies workshops will be offered prior to the event. Current list of participating employers includes Caltrans, Home Depot, L.A. Restaurant Management, L.A. County Fire Department, LAFD, LAPD, Project Apple/Bellflower USD, Southern California Edison, Target, the University of Phoenix and more.

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