Restaurant roundup

-La Mirada-based Cassidy's Corner Cafe is expanding out of Los Angeles County to open a new location in Eastvale, within the burgeoning Hamner Place, a 13-acre mixed-use shopping center with a targeted opening date of April 2024.

Many of you might remember Cassidy's operated as Bonjour Bagel for many years.

-Longtime friends at Taqueria Las Comadres have informed us they have recently extended their operating hours until 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

They are located at 15008 Alondra Boulevard at Stage Road and feature all your Mexican favorites along with a couple of unique surprises such as the Taquito Tower and Surf and Turf fries.

Stop by and say hi to Stephany and the gang and tell them the La Mirada Blog sent you!

Matador makings

-The La Mirada High School JV Cheerleading team became the first JV squad in school history to compete at the USA Spirit Nationals in Anaheim finishing 14th out of 25 teams in their division. Check out the routine on their Instagram page.

-The Lady Matador softball team recently competed in the Dave Kops Tournament of Champions in Bullhead City, AZ playing six games in three days and captured the Consolation Title.

La Mirada Library

-Teens! Welcome the new season by planting your very own Spring flowers. Join us as we learn the basics of planting and caring for potted flowers on Friday, March 29 from 4-5 pm. You will also have a chance to decorate a mini ceramic terra-cotta pot using acrylic paint!

For teens ages 13 – 17. Attendance is limited and advance registration is required. To sign up, see library staff, or register online
at and filter by location or event date.

-With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, author Nora Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as an older woman. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in
its truth telling, I Feel Bad About My Neck is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages.
Attendance is limited and advance registration is required. To signup, see library staff, or register online at and filter by location or event date.

Easter car show 

The VFV Post 9148 in La Mirada is hosting a free community Easter Event March 24th from Noon to 5:00 p.m. brought to you in part by Aggie's Dogz, PharaohS South Bay Car Club and the La Mirada Blog.

The event will feature a car show, vendors, food, music a Easter Egg Hunt at 2:00 p.m. and a special visit by the Easter Bunny.

For more information DM the VFW on their Instagram page or call (562) 903-1185. The post is located at 13932 Valley View Avenue in La Mirada.

City news

-The City of La Mirada’s Youth in Government students concluded this year’s program at the City Council meeting held on February 27. La Mirada High School students participated in the award-winning program and made their final presentations to La Mirada City Council. The students proposed two projects, including a City Fitness Initiative and a Veterans Concert.

The students first proposed a Fitness Initiative that would promote healthy activities including 5K runs, installing fitness equipment at parks, and encouraging mental fitness. The second proposed project aims to combine the City’s veteran recognition events with a Veterans Concert that would pay tribute to local veterans.

“Since October these students have been researching, writing their reports and preparing for these presentations,” says Senior Administrative Analyst Jorge Orozco. “It’s great to have so many passionate students involved in the program and participating in local government.”

Youth in Government project proposals have often been implemented including Santa’s Holiday Caravan, the La Mirada College Banner program, and Farmers Market.

The presentation marked the conclusion of the program, which has been in place for 64 years. For additional information, contact La Mirada City Hall at (562) 943-0131.

-Visit the Easter Bunny at the City's annual Easter Egg Hunt. The family-friendly event is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Regional Park. Children will enjoy a variety of fun-filled activities including crafts, games, music and photos with the Easter Bunny. Easter egg hunts for children ages 10 and under begin promptly at 10:15 a.m.

-The city is hiring part-time positions for Recreation and Aquatics. A list of available positions is provided on the City's website. For more information call (562) 943-0131.

Lumber returns

The lumber industry will return to La Mirada as 84 Lumber, the nation's largest privately held building materials supplier, is planning further expansion into California including in La Mirada at the former Halloween Club location on Firestone Boulevard.

In 2020, 84 Lumber operated three California locations: Bakersfield, Clovis, and Beaumont. In the near future, 84 Lumber will have increased its presence in California to eight locations.

Two culturally-famous lumber yards once dotted the La Mirada landscape: National Lumber on Valley View Avenue (now Paloma townhomes) and Sutherland Lumber on Artesia Boulevard (now Living Spaces).

Header photo: City of La Mirada