|Mike and Lupita Lopez say goodbye to a car that has been with Mike-in La Mirada-since 1954.
La Mirada~ Mike Lopez of La Mirada summed it up in a few words, "Boy, I sure hate to see her go."
The "her' he is referring to is his beloved 1951 Studebaker Starlite, which has called Lopez' La Mirada garage, home, for 55 years.
Lopez says he literally, "bought the car from a little old lady in Pasadena. I then drove it to work and back for the next 20 years."
After purchasing the automobile in 1954, Lopez bought his then brand-new La Mirada home in 1956, and the car has been with him every step of the way, until now.
The car with its legendary "panoramic view" back windows, has been a familiar sight in this La Mirada neighborhood for many years,especially when it was in its prime.
"She never once broke down on me during all of these years", Lopez said.
It has had a few paint jobs over the years, and remains in excellent condition; and it still runs.
However, the last 10 years or so, the car has mostly had garage duty, with only occasional outings.
Now, his daugter Marcy and her husband Richard of Corona, have purchased the car and it's time for it to move on to a new generation within the family.
La Mirada High School Senior, Itzy Alardcon, will be providing updates from LMHS throughout the school year for us. Let's welcome her to the La Mirada Blog.You go Itzy! Thanks!
La Mirada~Hey La Mirada students, school is just around the corner, and there are many things already happening at LMHS.
The first Varsity football game will be Friday September 4th vs. St. Paul at St. Paul. Also, many of the clubs and organizations have been very busy as well, preparing for the upcoming school year.
ASB has been spending countless hours planning class registration days, back to school rallies, and the 9/11 memorial. Link Crew has also been spending many long hours planning for the new incoming freshman. Link Crew leaders had to attend two, day-long training sessions to properly teach and assist the new freshman class.
The Positive Alternatives Outreach program was unfortunately discontinued by the school district because of the budget cuts. Thankfully, the City of La Mirada decided that the program was too good to let be thrown away, and has in fact adopted the program. Therefore, PAO is starting a new chapter, and hoping to bring even more positive attention to the group.
Positive Alternatives, along with many other clubs such as Key Club, have been spending many hours at back-to-school registration with sign-up booths, in hope that more and more people will join and make this upcoming school year even better.
So, this school year, don’t let the year pass you by without joining a club, participating in an event, or going to a game to cheer on your Matadore athletes!!!
La Mirada~This past Tuesday at the La Mirada City Council meeting, Mayor Susan Tripp, on behalf of the city council, presented awards to this years winners of the city's annual Photo Contest.
Photographers of all ages were invited to submit photographs for the La Mirada Photo Contest. 94 photo entries from 51 participants were submitted in three categories: People/Families, Nature, and Public Places.
La Mirada~Let's catch up on some recent City Council activity:
-Presented David and MaryJo Harbaugh with a 50th Wedding Anniversary certificate and two tickets to the La Mirada Theatre.
-Adopted ordinance adopting water conservation requirements and amended Titile 6 of the La Mirada Municipal Code (Which means you will be busted for wasting water. We will show new "water laws" soon on the LM Blog).
-Recognized and presented former advisory board members Randy Grisham, Sylvia Grotz, Kathy Keithly, Chris Pflanzer, and Jennifer Zwish with a plaque for their years of dedicated service to the La Mirada community.
-Recognized and presented Carmen Martinez, La Mirada, a certificate for her 100th birthday.
-Recognized and presented Ginny and Lynn Fairbrother with a 50th Anniversary certificate and two tickets to the La Mirada Theatre.
-Adopted resolution authorizing traffic improvements on Heflin Drive adjacent to Gardenhill Elementary School to accomodate a new school exit gate.
-Recognized and presented awards to the winners of the La Mirada Photo Contest (see story).
-Conducted a public hearing and adopted resolution amending the current licensing fee schedule to include cats, and increase licensing fees for dogs.
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La Mirada~Don't miss out on your last chance this season to make a Splash! Beginning August 17, for every full price paid admission, receive a free one day pass to come back and visit Splash!
Offer is valid August 17 through September 27, 2009. Not valid for same day use and cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
For more information contact Splash! at (562) 902-3191 or visit the website at www.cityoflamirada.org.
Dates and Hours:
Daily: Aug 17 - Sept.7 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Weekends: Sept. 7 - Sept. 27 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Norwalk~The one year countdown to the 2010 Census has begun, and the U.S. Census Bureau is looking to national, tribal, state and local officials, corporations and community leaders to ensure an accurate count. With Census Day quickly approaching - April 1, 2010 - the Census Bureau has already launched a critical national effort that affects the apportionment of congressional seats, and how the federal government annually allocates more than $300 billion in federal funds to state, local and tribal governments. The participation of community leaders, organizations and local governments can help make the 2010 Census the most accurate in Census history.
The 2010 Census will have one of the shortest census questionnaires since the Census process began in the United States in 1790. The 2010 Census will ask for name, gender, age, race, ethnicity, relationship and whether the householder owns or rents their home. The ten questions will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and the answers will affect people's lives for the next ten years. All personal information collected by the Census is protected by law and strictly confidential.
Lakewood~Congresswoman Linda Sanchez will be hosting a Housing Summit this Saturday, August 29th at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza, 5000 Clark Avenue in Lakewood.
If you have questions about the current housing market, incentives for home improvements, or projections for the future housing climate, you are invited to attend. This free event is designed to help if you are: thinking of purchasing your first home; interested in tax credits for energy efficiency; having financial difficulties with mortgage.
Representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Housing Administration, non-profit organizations, and major housing associations will be on hand to give presentations and answer questions. Experts will be on site to talk about the state of housing in Los Angeles County and hold workshops that will help you achieve your personal goals.
No reservation is necessary for this free public event. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Congesswoman Sanchez's office at (562) 860-5050.
La Mirada~A new Community Action Committee is forming in La Mirada.
The inagural meeting of the still unnamed group will be this Thursday August 27th, 6:30 p.m. at Foster Road Elementary School, 13930 Foster Road in La Mirada. The meeting will be in the school's quad area and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs.
One of the initial projects the group hopes to work on is transforming Milan Creek into a walking/biking trail from Valley View Avenue to Marquardt Avenue; providing an additional free, fitness option in La Mirada. Also, the group will be discussing an issue in La Mirada involving placement of a reader sign in front of a church.
For more information call 562-921-5864.