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News and Happenings Around Town May 2024
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News and Happenings Around Town May 2024

Free Symphony Concert-The Pops are Back

On Sunday May 19, the La Mirada Theatre stage will come alive with the voices of Natalie Salins and James Salazar as they embark on a musical journey through Hollywood at the highly anticipated pops concert.

Both artists will be on stage with the symphony in an unforgettable afternoon of some of the best music from cinema, showcasing their unique styles and chemistry.

This concert is a must-see for anyone who appreciates the powerful impact of skilled vocalists sharing their art. (more)

SWPL Championship Sunday at Biola University
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SWPL Championship Sunday at Biola University

The biggest men's amateur tournament in SoCal reaches its zenith at the Southwest Premier League (SWPL) Championship Sunday hosted at Biola University’s Al Barbour Field May 19.

The SoCal Premier League’s Brent Freeman Friendship Cup Final will kick off at 4 p.m. PT with a matchup between Monsters FC and Desert FC.

The Raul Briones Cup Final will wrap up festivities in the evening at 7 p.m. kick off pitting tournament finalists La Familia FC and Lobos FC. (more)

Sarega Resigns from La Mirada City Council
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Sarega Resigns from La Mirada City Council

Mayor Andrew Sarega has announced his resignation from the La Mirada City Council after 11 years of service.

Mayor Sarega was serving his third term on the City Council. He was first elected to the City Council on March 5, 2013 and re-elected on March 7, 2017 and June 7, 2022. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from July 2023 to April 2024 and was recently selected as Mayor on April 9.

His resignation is effective May 8, 2024, meaning he will have served 30 days in his only term as Mayor.

“I am grateful to the residents of La Mirada for allowing me to serve on the City Council during the past 11 years,” says Mayor Sarega. “I have enjoyed being able to represent our community and consider the experience to be a tremendous honor.” (more)

News and Happenings Around Town April 2024
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News and Happenings Around Town April 2024

Lunchtime Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, April 8, visible across North America it will cut a swath through the continental US. The Great North American Eclipse will first appear in the La Mirada area about 11:07 a.m. local time, but only with partial coverage of around 50%, but it will still be very noticeable.

Thousand are flocking to cities such as Dallas, Austin, Indianapolis, and Cleveland for viewing as there won't be another coast-to-coast total eclipse in the US until 2045.

Jones in the Bigs

Jared Jones, the standout pitcher from La Mirada High School, made the Pittsburgh Pirates opening day roster to begin the 2024 season. (more)

News and Happenings Around Town March 2024
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News and Happenings Around Town March 2024

Restaurant roundup

-La Mirada-based Cassidy's Corner Cafe is expanding out of Los Angeles County to open a new location in Eastvale, within the burgeoning Hamner Place, a 13-acre mixed-use shopping center with a targeted opening date of April 2024.

Many of you might remember Cassidy's operated as Bonjour Bagel for many years.

-Longtime friends at Taqueria Las Comadres have informed us they have recently extended their operating hours until 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

They are located at 15008 Alondra Boulevard at Stage Road and feature all your Mexican favorites along with a couple of surprises such as the Taquito Tower and Surf and Turf fries.

Stop by and say hi to Stephany and the gang and tell them the La Mirada Blog sent you! (more)

Phantom Projects Brings The Giver to La Mirada Theatre
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Phantom Projects Brings The Giver to La Mirada Theatre

La Mirada based Phantom Projects Theatre Group is bringing The Giver to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts February 21-22, 2024. Based on one of the most influential novels for pre-teens and teens, this Newbery Award-Winning dystopian novel by Lois Lowry tells the powerful story of an 11-year-old-boy who experiences something incredible and undertakes something impossible.

Performances take place February 21 at 9:30am and 12:30pm, and Thursday February 22 at 9:30am, 12:30pm and 7pm. The production is adapted by Eric Coble and directed by Steve Cisneros. (more)

La Mirada High Softball/Baseball Preview 2024
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La Mirada High Softball/Baseball Preview 2024

Softball Coach: Brent Tuttle

Tha Lady Matadores, led by Coach Tuttle, (18-9 last season), have 12 returning players for the 2024 campaign including Amanda Urbina (Oregon Commit) 11 5' 6", SS; D 1 All CIF/League MVP; Angelyna Conde 11 5' 5" 3rd 1st Team All-League; Alyssa Avila 11 5' 1" 2nd; 2nd Team All-League; Angelina Ratzlaff 11 5' 1"; Angelie Kennedy (Harding U. Commit) 11 5' 7"; Monsterat Reyes-Cardenas (San Diego State) 11 5' 5" All league Pitcher of the Year; Rebecca Eckart (Notre Dame Signee) 12 5' 9"; 1st Team All-League and Amber Valdez (Ottawa-AZ U. Signee) 12 5' 7".

Top new players/transfers include Riley Hillard 9 5' 8" C/1st; Reese Hillard 9 5' 7" Utility; Allison Ortega 9 5' 8" P and Megan Avila 9 5' 1" OF (more)

REVIEW: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a Memorizing Journey at La Mirada Theatre
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REVIEW: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a Memorizing Journey at La Mirada Theatre

Carole King exerted a pivotal influence on the musical landscape of the 1960s and 1970s. Collaborating with her then-husband Gerry Goffin, as well as friends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, she crafted a multitude of chart-topping songs for various artists, playing a significant role in the dynamic evolution of popular music during that period. The musical "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" showcases a collection of the songs they penned during this influential era.

For those who may not be acquainted with Carole King, here are some songs that might surprise you as being part of her impressive repertoire. (more)

Latest News and Happenings Around Town October 2023
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Latest News and Happenings Around Town October 2023

The Curse of the Raven returns for a fourth year with opening night on October 21st inspired by La Mirada residents Robert and Kristy, both former Knott's Halloween Haunt employees.

The home haunt will be open nightly 7:00-10:00 p.m. through Halloween Night with scare actors on Saturdays, located at 4682 Stanton Avenue in La Mirada.

Please respect the neighborhood by being courteous including any unnecessary or excessive noise.

For more information visit their Instagram page HERE! (more)

Unity and Hope: La Mirada Prayer Vigil for Israel
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Unity and Hope: La Mirada Prayer Vigil for Israel

During times of adversity and hardship, the community of La Mirada demonstrates an exceptional ability to unite in support of those in need.

This solidarity was evident Sunday as families, individuals, and community members gathered in front of La Mirada City Hall, a symbol of local governance and unity, for a prayer vigil organized by Temple Beth Ohr/La Mirada to show support for Israel.

The day brought about one hundred individuals together from various backgrounds and faiths, all joined in expressing their shared hopes for peace in the tumultuous region of the Middle East. (more)

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