La Mirada~Morgan Hurley, daughter of the late Dick Hurley who was the La Mirada Lamplighter Editor for many years will guest on "The La Mirada Blog Radio Show" Monday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. on www.adviceradio.com.
The webcast will also be available on podcast after the live program.
The La Mirada Lamplighter-to this day-holds a very special place in many peoples hearts. It ran from the late fifties until 1979 when it was forced out of business by Knight-Ridder Newspapers.
Morgan Hurley grew up with the paper and also served as a reporter for the paper. Dick Hurley and his wife, Gwenn, had a lot of influence in the shaping of La Mirada that continues today.
Who remembers this landmark sign along the 5 freeway near La Mirada? This sign and the Coppertone Girl sign were a big part of growing up in La Mirada.
Check out these two links that will give you a little history about the landmark restaurant.
Also, check out the La Mirada Blog on Facebook, for readers comments about this, and other famous La Mirada-related landmarks.
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FROM OUR FILES: Check out this reader/listener comment I received about six years ago about. Recently many of you have asked about the 'La Mirada Song' that used to be played at the La Mirada Drive-In. This may be it.
The words and music were written by Don Hecht and copyrighted in 1958 by Sage and Sage Music Publishers in Hollywood:
"Beyond the moon, beyond the sea, there is a place for you and me. It's really paradise to be in La Mirada,
And when the moonlight in the sky reflects the love light in your eyes, you'll know that love will never die in La Mirada,
And love will live in your heart forever more, A land of enchantment outside of your door, We'll kiss beneath the olive tree and then our happiness will be Forever in La Mirada. "
On the back of the sheet music, the late Dick Hurley, the Publisher/Editor of the La Mirada Lamplighter wrote: "La Mirada -The land of the once world famous McNally and Windermere Ranch, and the rancho of the country gentlemen and the ever graceful, evergreen olive, of the turn of the century."