TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT 2010/2011 PHANTOM PROJECTS SEASON OPENER!
La Mirada~ Phantom Projects Theatre Group will bring Oscar Wilde's famed romantic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts for One night only, tonight at 7PM, under the direction of Janet Miller (LADCC Award Winner, Lucille Lortel Nominee for Best Choreography, The Marvelous Wonderettes)
La Mirada Blog fans can receive 50% off full ticket price to La Mirada-based Phantom Project's "The Importance of Being Earnest", Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts with performances at 10 AM and 7PM .
Click the link below to purchase your half-price tickets.
Whittier~Talk About a bad day on the Golf Course.
Four people were robbed at gunpoint around 6:30 PM this evening at Candlewood Golf Course.
Taken were four cell phones and two black wallets.
There are four suspects at large 16-19 years of age; gang-type with white t-shirts.
Fifth suspect: male older adult, 20-30, possibly wearing dark sweater.
All suspects last seen south-bound through the golf course, towards Meyer Avenue.
If you have any information or see the suspects call the sheriff's department at 562-863-8711
La Mirada~A man died after being tased by deputies around 1 a.m. in the parking lot of the Extended Stay Hotel.
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La Mirada~Mario Lopez of Norwalk wants to open an Art Gallery/Tattoo Parlor in La Mirada, but is facing some obstacles.
He wishes to occupy one of the vacant spaces at the strip mall at Leffingwell Avenue and La Mirada Blvd.-a center that many would consider a condemnable eyesore, but I digress.
"People have a bad image of tattoo places in their minds, an intimidation factor. We would like to change that perception," said Lopez, who recently guested on The La Mirada Blog Radio Show, "Tattoo's aren't all about gangs, shaved heads, and walls of tattoo designs."
Lopez, who has a bachelors degree in animation, envisions an art gallery, with the tattoo aspect being a small part of the business-placing more emphasis on art, "people will be able to see the proper technique of getting a tattoo, but again, it will just be a part of the business. I plan for an art gallery displaying pieces for sale, from artists from all over Southern California."
He told us that he has extensive connections in the art industry, and has already contacted the Arts Colony of La Mirada, and other art organizations about having regularly scheduled art exhibits.
He wants to name is new establishment, "The Basement Gallery."
"As far as tattoo's go, I want to show people the artistic side of the industry-the talent that goes into tattooing properly," Lopez said, who is looking to move his family to La Mirada.
However, it may be a bumpy yellow brick road to make La Mirada's first tattoo shop happen.
Whittier~Business owners in the Whittier area can attend a free business seminar, "Magnetic Marketing for the New Economy" Thursday, September 16th, 8:00 AM-9:30 AM.
Businesses can learn how to prosper much faster during the current recession by developing a reliable marketing system.
The seminar will be hosted at the Whittier Public Library, Nixon Room, 7344 Washington Ave., Whittier. The seminar is open to all businesses and free to attend.
Sponsored by the City of Whittier Economic Development Program and The Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce.
Space is limited. RSVP to the Chamber office at 562-698-9554 or city hall at 562-464-3380.
La Mirada~Know what's going on in your neighborhood! Did you know you can get this weekly crime summary delivered straight to your desktop? Well, you can. Just visit the city's website at www.cityoflamirada.org and sign up for E-WATCH.
E-WATCH-Weekly Crime Summary, August 30 - September 5, 2010
There were two residential burglaries. A computer and coins were taken from a home located on the 15000 block of Saranac Dr.
The other residential burglary occurred on the 14000 block of San Ardo Dr. The suspect, who entered the home through a rear sliding glass door, was arrested.
Other Structure Burglary
Other structure burglaries increased slightly from one incident to three. Unknown suspects stole lawn care equipment from a storage area at La Mirada Golf Course.
A television was taken from a storage area located on the 15000 block of Alondra Blvd. Another burglary occurred on the 14000 block of Gannet St.
La Mirada~The La Mirada City Council Race in March of next year, may have just got a little more interesting.
La Mirada resident Steve De Ruse has announced he will be filing for candidacy in the upcoming La Mirada City Council election on March 8, 2011.
De Ruse, a La Mirada resident since 1976, joins Larry Mowles as individuals who have expressed their desire to run for council.
Three seats are up for grabs; those of Steve Jones, Hal Malkin, and Pete Dames.
Malkin, a council member since 1994, has already announced he will not be seeking a fifth term. Dames, also in line for a fifth, has declined to commit one way or another, which is customary for him. Jones is sure to run again, although not confirmed.
De Ruse currently is a second-term member of the La Mirada Community Services Commission.
|Michael Schweich speaks with LA County's Sheriff deputies after his truck was stolen, and before it was recovered|
Old Caltrans Truck is Target of Theft
Whittier~A man reportedly stole a truck this afternoon in unincorporated LA County, just east of the La Mirada city limits, and was captured a short time later.
Michael Schweich, who lives at 15921 Ocean Avenue called police about 2:00 PM this afternoon when his orange truck was stolen from the front of his home.
The truck is an old Caltrans truck that had been stripped of its decals.
Apparently, Schweich knows the suspect and was able to guide police as to where to find him.
About 30 minutes later, a man arrested at Beach Blvd. and Imperial Highway in La Habra is believed to be the suspect connected to the crime.
Blinding Lights Are Not Permanent
La Mirada~ Chances are, if you live in Southern California you have noticed it.
Chances are, if you live in the La Mirada area, you can't help but notice it.
The KFI Tower-an iconic monument in La Mirada since 1948-has been running amuck lately, with high intensity, almost blinding, strobe lights blinking, that can be seen throughout the metropolitan basin. Normally the bright lights or on only during the day, and the red ones at night.
We have received numerous emails here at the La Mirada Blog from residents; most expressing the lights are way to bright.
Bob Cymbolin wrote us: "This thing is way too bright and imposing...and it is constantly flashing. Is there any way to stop it? Everyone wants safety, but this high intensity flashing day and night is way overboard. You can see it for miles across the southland."
The original tower collapsed after a single engine plane crashed into it in 2004, killing Jim and Mary Ghosoph, who were traveling to Fullerton Airport from El Monte. In 2008, a new tower was constructed with new high intensity red flashing lights and other safety upgrades.