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 (4-6) 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.

Holiday toy and food drive

Spread holiday cheer to those in need during the City of La Mirada’s Holiday Toy and Food Drive taking place Tuesday, November 1 through Friday, December 9.

Donations of new unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items will be collected and distributed to local organizations. Bring donations to any of the designated drop off locations and help make this a season of giving.

Designated La Mirada locations include: La Mirada activity center, city hall, sheriff’s station, community gymnasium, resource center and Splash!

Donated items will be distributed to the following organizations: La Mirada Volunteer Center, Interfaith Food Center, Grace Evangelical Free Church, St. Paul of the Cross Church, and Beatitudes of Our Lord Church.

For more information, call the La Mirada Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277.

Business anniversary recognition

The La Mirada City Council recognized California Ink, Printer & Graphics for its 30th anniversary at its October 25 City Council meeting.

In 1992, Bill Sanders and his daughter opened California Ink, Printer & Graphics. Mr. Sanders grew up in the community and attended Gardenhill Elementary School, McNally Junior High, and La Mirada High School.

California Ink offers a full range of printing products and services ranging from business cards to full color business brochures, business forms, memo pads, business stationery and just about everything in print.

In 2008, Mr. Sanders launched a new product line of custom candy molds.

The City of La Mirada recognizes businesses celebrating milestones through the Business Recognition Program. Businesses are recognized for anniversary milestones, significant community involvement, and special achievements unique to their industry.

Businesses are encouraged to notify the City of La Mirada of their achievements or anniversaries by calling the Economic Development Team at (562) 943-0131.

Better late than never

The city recently approved the development of two electronic billboards along the I-5 corridor on a vacant parcel located at 14055 Firestone Boulevard.

The signs will be identical in size with one proposed for the northern portion of the site and the other on the southern portion. The overall design of the billboards will be modern with a maximum height of 50’ from the ground.

Each billboard will feature a double-face full color LED display (14' x 48’ on each side).

LM band members playing locally

There was a large and influential garage rock-and-roll band scene in 1960’s and 1970’s La Mirada.

Many of these band members went onto much success in the music industry.

The Groovetones, a band featuring a potpourri of La Mirada resident/members from that time, were regular performers at the La Mirada Olive Fest which ran from 2010-2015.

Now known as The Time Tunnels, Steve Bravin, Steve Gage, Billy Woodson and Rick Morton are regular performers at the Black Angus in Lakewood.

Check out their the next show scheduled for December 4.