Poster contest winners recognized at city hall

Winners of the City of La Mirada’s annual “Love a Tree” Poster Contest were recently announced and the winners were recognized at last night's city council meeting.

Posters were judged for creativity and originality by the La Mirada Senior Council and the Community Services Commission. More than 500 elementary through high school students from La Mirada submitted posters recognizing the importance of planting trees in the community.

La Mirada Mayor Anthony Otero with seventh grade winner Ethan Koo of Heights Christian School.


The “Love a Tree” poster contest recognizes the importance of planting trees in the community and takes place around the Arbor Day holiday. Winners and their schools include:

KindergartenChloe JinEscalona Elementary School
KindergartenCatalina GonzalezBeatitudes of our Lord School
First GradeNaya SantanaSaint Paul of the Cross School
Second GradeValerie OrtizEscalona Elementary School
Third GradeEthan KooHeights Christian School
Fourth GradeAiden ChoiHeights Christian School
Fourth GradeAlice LeeEastwood Elementary School
Fifth GradeNaia LarsonLa Pluma Elementary School
Sixth GradeEthan HallBeatitudes of Our Lord School
Sixth GradeAvan YounBeatitudes of Our Lord School
Seventh GradeLily PangBeatitudes of Our Lord School
Eighth GradeJoshua HerreraSaint Paul of the Cross School
High SchoolAshley FloresEl Camino High SchooD


Drive-thru pet clinic

The city will be hosting a drive-thru Pet Vaccination Clinic in the parking lot of the community gymnasium, located at 15105 Alicante Road. The clinic will take place on Tuesday, May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. by appointment only. Pet vaccination and micro chipping will be available at the following rates:

Dog Rabies $10; Dog DHPP $25; Dog Bordetella $25; Dog LYME $25
Purevax Rabies for Cats 1 year-$25, 3 years - $55; Cats FVRCP $25; Cats FELV $25
Other Services: Microchips $35; Deworming $15-35 (depending on weight); Nail Trim $20; Flea and Tick Prevention $25-$70 (depending on 1-mo or 3-mo)

Pet licensing services will also be provided at the drive-thru site. No reservation is needed to renew or obtain new animal licenses. Pet licenses will be available at the following rates:

Spayed/Neutered Dog (Altered) $20; Senior Citizens-owned altered dog $7.50; Unaltered Dog $60; Altered cat $5; Unaltered cat $10

For more information regarding the Vaccination Clinic or pet licensing, call Senior Code Enforcement Specialist Mario Morales at (562) 902-2956. Additional clinics will be held on August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21 and December 19. To make a reservation visit and click on the “Clinic Services” tab.

City proclaims April 28 as Arbor Day

The Arbor Day Foundation named the City of La Mirada 2022 Tree City USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 29 th time the City is
being recognized for this achievement.

The City achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s requirements of having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. 

In 2022, the City had planted 207 trees around the community. Trees are vital to improving air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, and energy use.
They also enhance the appearance of our parks and neighborhoods. 

With the Tree City USA recognition, La Mirada has demonstrated a commitment to effective urban forest management and doing its part to help address these challenges
for residents now and in the future. 

The City of La Mirada proclaimed April 28, 2023 as Arbor Day in the City, and urges all residents to support efforts to care for the trees and support the City’s community
forestry program. For more information on the program, visit

Choir/Guitar Club spring concert

The La Mirada Choir and Guitar Club will be performing their spring concert at the La Mirada High School gymnasium Friday, May 5th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and children. You can purchase presale tickets online using the QR code. Tickets will also be sold at the door (cash only). Snacks/Drinks will also be sold at the door (Cash only).

All proceeds will benefit the LMHS Choir/Guitar club for future activities & supplies.