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Latest results for Norwalk-La Mirada School Board race
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Latest results for Norwalk-La Mirada School Board race

The Los Angeles Registrar Recorder's Office released more numbers today as tabulation of the November 8th election continues.

Today's and this past Saturday's release were not initially scheduled-the registrar’s regular post-election update schedule is normally every Tuesday and Friday.

In the NLMUSD race, only 311 votes separate the top four candidates, with that pack seemingly pulling away from the field.

It is unclear how many ballots are left to be counted; four seats are up for grabs.

The registrar is tentatively scheduled to certify the election by Dec. 5. (more) 

La Mirada News and Happenings
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La Mirada News and Happenings

Active shooter training

Temple Beth Ohr La Mirada is hosting an active shooter and response training meeting on November 14th, 2022 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Protective security advisor Brian L. Keith (U.S. Department of Homeland Security), will speak about security awareness for soft targets and crowded places. This event is free, but space is limited-pre-registration is required here.

Temple Beth Ohr is located at 15721 Rosecrans Avenue in the City of La Mirada. 

Outside looking in

With its loss to Downey in the final scheduled game of the season, La Mirada High was left out of the CIF-SS playoffs for the first time since the mid-eighties. Meanwhile, work continues on the new football stadium at the school with hopes of it being ready for the 2023 campaign.

The La Mirada Pop Warner Football 12U team, headed by Manny Rodriguez, recently competed at So-Fi Stadium against the La Habra 12U team. (more)

La Mirada Crime Summary October 10-23
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La Mirada Crime Summary October 10-23

Notable Arrests

Fifteen suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics violations. Among them, two suspects were arrested for grand theft auto. One suspect was arrested for grand theft auto. One suspect was arrested for felony weapon charges. One suspect was arrested for violation of probation.

Residential Burglary

A residential burglary was reported in the evening time on the 13100 block of Clearwood Ave. Tools were reported stolen during a residential burglary on the 15100 block of Vanada Rd. A burglary to a residence was reported on the 14200 block of Whiterock Dr. An early morning attempted residential burglary was reported on the 15200 block of Las Flores Ave. (more)

Group files lawsuit against La Mirada over state housing requirements
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Group files lawsuit against La Mirada over state housing requirements

A nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing housing availability in California has filed legal action against La Mirada, as well as eight other Southern California cities, accusing officials of dragging their feet in implementing state-required plans to expand housing.

Californians for Homeownership, which is sponsored by the California Association of Realtors, filed a petition for a writ of mandate last month against La Mirada, as well as Fullerton and Claremont, according to the organization and court documents.

The group has previously filed similar legal action against the cities of Vernon, South Pasadena, Manhattan Beach, Laguna Hills, La Habra Heights and Bradbury. (more)

La Mirada Crime Summary September 26-October 2
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La Mirada Crime Summary September 26-October 2

Notable Arrests

Ten suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics violations. One suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. One arrest was made for felony weapon charges. One suspect was arrested for petty theft from a business and one suspect was arrested for residential burglary.

Residential Burglary

A residential burglary was reported on the 14900 block of Excelsior Dr. The exact loss is yet to be determined. (more)

City Council poised to finalize election results
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City Council poised to finalize election results

City to declare Sarega winner of District 2 race and reorganize at next meeting

The La Mirada City Council is scheduled to declare election results final next week and re-administer the oath of office to incumbent Andrew Sarega following his narrow victory in the race for the District 2 council seat.

Three votes separated Sarega from his nearest challenger, Chris Pflanzer, in the June 7 election, which was held in conjunction with the statewide primary election. The final count certified by the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office last week listed 570 votes, or 34.34%, for Sarega and 567 votes, or 34.16%, for Pflanzer. (more)

Sarega maintains 3-vote lead in La Mirada City Council race as ballot counting ends
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Sarega maintains 3-vote lead in La Mirada City Council race as ballot counting ends

Election won't be finalized until after Independence Day weekend

The ballot counting from the June 7 election officially concluded Friday, but the winner of La Mirada's District 2 City Council race remained too close to call, with incumbent Andrew Sarega holding on to a three-vote lead, according to county data.

Sarega registered 570 ballots as of Friday afternoon, or 34.34%, compared with 567, or 34.16%, for challenger Chris Pflanzer, according to the latest election information released by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's Office. (more)

Sarega maintains lead in La Mirada City Council race
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Sarega maintains lead in La Mirada City Council race

UPDATE: 6/24/22 6:59 p.m.

Sarega maintains narrow lead in La Mirada City Council race as counting winds down

The two leaders in the race for La Mirada City Council District 2 remained separated by only four votes Friday, with only one week of ballot counting remaining.

Incumbent Andrew Sarega had received the most tallied votes at 570, or 34.36%, according to data released Friday by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's Office. (more)

Three arrested following smash-and-grab jewelry heist at Whittier shopping center
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Three arrested following smash-and-grab jewelry heist at Whittier shopping center

Police arrested a man and two teens immediately following a “smash-and-grab” robbery at a jewelry store at the Whittwood Town Center shopping mall in Whittier on Monday, officials said. The suspects were being investigated in connection with a series of recent similar crimes throughout the region.

The ill-fated robbery took place about 11:50 a.m. at Daniel’s Jeweler’s, 15582 Whittwood Drive, inside the Whittwood Town Center, Whittier Police Department Lt. Dominic Iraldo said. (more)

House fire erupts on Alicante Road
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House fire erupts on Alicante Road

A house fire occurred earlier this afternoon around 1:30 p.m. along the 15200 block of Alicante Road In La Mirada.

The fire was knocked down with 30 minutes as units from area Los Angeles County Fire Department stations in Cerritos, Norwalk and Whittier responded. (more)

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