A small thunderstorm cell with hail, first appearing in the west La Mirada area around 11:30 a.m., quickly traveled eastward and pummeled Green Hills with a micro burst lasting about 10-15 minutes, felling three large trees.
Two very large 100-foot pines, Douglas Firs if you will according to a Blog FB fan, fell over with one of the trees landing on the home of Alex Han across the street at the corner of Larrylyn Drive and Summershade Drive. No injuries were reported.
The tree gave the appearance of exploding on the house with the garage taking the brunt of the hit causing significant structural damage. Another tree similar in size fell over next door but appeared to missed the home, landing on the front yard and driveway. (more)
Project completion is expected in mid-2025; West La Mirada residents will access Rosecrans in a different way
It’s officially the worst at-grade rail and road crossing in the state: a rail line cutting diagonally across a busy intersection in Santa Fe Springs just steps from the La Mirada border in the midst of L.A. County’s industrial heartland.
An estimated 45,000 vehicles and 135 trains travel through the intersection of Rosecrans and Marquardt Avenues in Santa Fe Springs each day–an average of one train crossing every seven minutes. As a result, vehicular traffic on both busy streets is brought to a standstill for a total of 21 hours per week.
Even worse, from 2013 to 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission recorded 31 rail-motor vehicle incidents at the intersection resulting in six fatalities and seven injuries–the most hazardous rail-motor intersection in the state. (more)
On the recommendation from a friend, my son and my son-in-law accompanied me to the new La Jara Brewing Company in Norwalk and the instant I walked into the place I liked the atmosphere and was further impressed with the variety of the craft beers La Jara had to offer.
Derek Johnstone, his business partner Jason Sullivan and Derek’s father, Randy, are the entrepreneurs behind La Jara Brewing Co., a backyard hobby turned business venture that hopes to bring locally crafted brews to a community thirsty for new businesses. (more)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
A residential burglary was reported on the 14900 block of Excelsior Dr. The exact loss is yet to be determined. (more)
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)
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)