Business Morning Spotlight at Red Robin This Tuesday
La Mirada~The La Mirada Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly "Morning Spotlight" this Tuesday, April 6th beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Red Robin Restaurant, 14299 E. Firestone Blvd. in La Mirada.
The business community and public are invited to attend for a delicious buffet breakfast and networking opportunities. Different businesses are featured each month.
$10 for La Mirada Chamber members (RSVP) or $15 at the door.
Whittier Area Chamber Enjoys Pizza at Tasty
Whittier~HUNGRY FOR NETWORKING?
All Whittier Area Chamber members are invited to network at this month's Tasty Tuesday at That's Amore Pizzeria, 11223 First Ave. Please join us on Tuesday, March 30th at the corner of First Ave. and Leffingwell in Whittier.
Call the Whittier Area Chamber office for more information at (562)698-9554 or @ www.whittierchamber.com
La Mirada Sees a Decrease in Crime
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La Mirada~During the past year, the City of La Mirada has continued to experience one of the lowest crime rates in the region and has remained one of the safest cities in Los Angeles County.
Major crimes decreased by 34 percent from 1,134 in 2008 to 756 in 2009. The number of arrests increased by 24 percent, from 1,105 arrests made in 2008 to 1,368 arrests in 2009. The recent drop continues a five year trend in which major crimes have fallen by 46 percent.
“The overall decrease in crime is due to the continued proactive policing by the Sheriff’s Deputies and the involvement of the community”, says La Mirada Sheriff’s Station Lieutenant Pat Valdez. “La Mirada is committed to maintaining a record of safety expected by residents and business owners.”
Potential Whittier Candidates Square Off
Whittier~Four candidates, including two incumbents, who are vying for two open seats on the Whittier City Council will share their visions for Whittier at the 2010 Whittier City Council Candidates' Forum.
The event will be held on Wednesday, March 24th at the American Red Cross at 6706 S. Friends Ave. in Uptown Whittier. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the Forum will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
This event is free to the public and hosted by the Whittier Chamber and the Whittier Uptown Association.
Call the Whittier Chamber office for more information at (562)698-9554.
Police Looking For Additional Victims
SHERIFF'S SPECIAL VICTIMS BUREAU IS SEEKING THE PUBLICS ASSISTANCE IN
IDENTIFYING POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF SEXUAL MOLESTATION AFTER
THE ARREST OF A WHITTIER MAN.
PAUL ANTHONY AYALA WAS ARRESTED BY SVB DETECTIVES FRIDAY, MARCH 2,
2010, AFTER AN INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGATIONS RECENTLY MADE BY AN
11-YEAR OLD MALE, WHO WAS BEING COACHED BY SUSPECT AYALA IN A
FOOTBALL PROGRAM IN LA MIRADA. A SECOND VICTIM SINCE HIS ARREST HAS
SUSPECT AYALA IS A FORMER POLICE OFFICER. HE WAS EMPLOYED BY
WHITTIER POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR APPROXIMATELY 17-YEARS AND
MEDICALLY RETIRED TWO YEARS AGO. HE HAS BEEN ACTIVE AS A COACH IN
THE COMMUNITY SINCE HIS RETIREMENT. BECAUSE AYALA COACHES A
NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN DIFFERENT SPORTS, IT IS FEARED THAT THERE MAY
BE ADDITIONAL VICTIMS.
THE SUSPECT WAS ARRAIGNED TODAY AT THE WHITTIER COURT ON NINE
FELONY COUNTS OF CHILD MOLESTATION. HE REMAINS IN CUSTODY WITH
BAIL OF 8,250,000.00.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, SPECIAL VICTIMS BUREAU AT (866)247-5877 OR
CONTACT THEIR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.
Baca Touts Decrease in Crime
Monterey Park~“With the 15 percent reduction in homicides from 2008 to 2009, and their continued decrease over the past five years, homicides are at their lowest level in Sheriff’s patrol
areas since 1975,” said Sheriff Lee Baca.
During a press conference recently at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Headquarters, Sheriff Baca discussed the continued decline in reported crimes for Sheriff’s contract cities and unincorporated areas. Overall, homicides, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assault crimes in Sheriff’s patrol areas decreased by over 11 percent between 2008 and 2009. Lancaster, Malibu/Lost Hills, Century, Compton, Norwalk, and Walnut Sheriff’s Stations showed the most substantial reduction in serious crimes,with decreases ranging between 12 and 21 percent.
BREAKING NEWS-Vons Closing in La Mirada
Arbys La Mirada across the street closes recently also.
La Mirada~It's official. After a year of speculation, the Vons Supermarket at 12710 Valley View (at Imperial) is scheduled to close March 27th.
The store has been there since 1968-42 years. This site predicted the store would close last April.
All Vons employees will be tranfered to other locations.
This has to be considered a blow to the other tenants in the Mirada West Center. Probably the most underated center in La Mirada, the center has long been one of the most consistent sales-tax providers to the city's coffers, despite many obstacles.
Website Upgrade Update-Migration Complete
YOU MAY STILL NOTICE SOME TECHNICAL "GLITCHES" NOW AND THEN, BUT FOR THE MOST PART WE HAVE COMPLETED OUR MIGRATION FROM WEATHERSCOUT.COM TO LAMIRADABLOG.COM. IF YOU VISIT WEATHERSCOUT.COM, YOU WILL NOW LONGER RECEIVE NEW UPDATES FOR NEWS IN LA MIRADA. CHANGE YOUR FAVORITES, REFRESH YOUR BROWSERS, ETC. TO LAMIRADABLOG.COM. ENJOY.
Halloween Club Moving to La Mirada
La Mirada~The Halloween Club of Santa Fe Springs is moving to La Mirada-in fact, it has already opened for business.
Because of the I-5 Wideing Project, the business is being forced to move. The Halloween Club-a year round operation- will occupying the old Gateway Chevrolet site on Firestone Blvd. The Santa Fe Springs site is also on Firestone.
Not only will this provide a large sales tax boom for the city, improvements can be expected on the property, which has become an eyesore recently.
WOW! La Mirada Chamber Welcomes Latest Member
La Mirada~The La Mirada Chamber of Commerce presented a ribbon cutting ceremony today to welcome its newest member, WOW! Workout World, located at 12805 Valley View Avenue in La Mirada.
A light lunch and a tour of the facility was provided for about 75 guests. For more information email info@lm chamber.org.
Above, La Mirada Chamber President Pastor Jack Miranda welcomes WOW! owners, B. Brian Miller and his brother Darren to the La Mirada community.