A Message from La Mirada Mayor Ed Eng
Spring is upon us, and I encourage everyone to participate in all that the City of La Mirada has to offer. There is something for everyone in La Mirada.
On April 2nd, La Mirada welcomed the grand opening of the new Farmers Market, and judging by the early sold-out produce, food, and crafts of several vendors, we are optimistic that the weekly event will evolve into a long-term community meeting place and valuable resource for our residents. Please come support this Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking area near the La Mirada Activity Center.
April showers bring May flowers and I hope you are ready for the City’s Spring Beautification program! The program recognizes the efforts of property owners for enhancing the beauty of our community. Volunteer judges recently canvassed the neighborhoods searching for the most outstanding homes. Look for the announcement of winners soon.
Our future looks bright! This year’s Youth in Government program concluded at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 12. Outstanding students from La Mirada High School worked hard to prepare proposals to enhance our community in this lon-running La Mirada program.
After being derailed by Covid the last couple of years the annual Easter Egg Hunt event returned on Saturday, April 16 at La Mirada Regional Park.
Live production is back with a vengeance! One of the most iconic productions of all time, The Sound of Music is playing now at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through May 15. The hills will be alive with Rogers and Hammerstein’s biggest hit. This classical production will be accompanied by a full, live orchestra, and a professional cast of great voices will overflow with uplifting sentiment. You do not want to miss this! Purchase your tickets today online at lamiradatheatre.com.
Los Angeles County is hosting a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, May 7 near the tennis court parking lots at La Mirada Regional Park. For more information, call the Public Works Department at (562) 902-2385.
On Friday, April 29, I hope you will join me for an inspiring morning of music, unity, prayer, and fellowship at La Mirada’s Prayer Breakfast. The event begins at 7 a.m. at the La Mirada Holiday Inn. The keynote speaker will be Biola University’s legendary Head Coach for the men’s basketball team, Dr. David Holmquist. To purchase tickets, visit lmmpb.org.
Check out the wide selection of books available for purchase at the La Mirada Friends of the Library annual Spring Book Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the La Mirada Activity Center. A special pre-sale for members of the La Mirada Friends of the Library will take place Friday, April 29 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Annual memberships can be purchased for $10 at the door.
The relationship between a mother and a daughter is one of the most affectionate and intimate bonds in the family structure. Guests of all ages are invited to attend our annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. at the La Mirada Activity Center. Tickets are $17 for ages 3 to 11 and $27 for ages 12 and older.
To close out our spring events, the City of La Mirada and the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District are partnering to host a TED talk competition at La Mirada High School. Students will be preparing TED talks around the themes of grit, tenacity, perseverance, decision making, and overcoming obstacles. The top five contestants will compete for prize money in a ceremony scheduled for May 19 at La Mirada High School. You do not want to miss this inaugural event. Thank you La Mirada Rotary Club for your sponsorship.
On behalf of the City of La Mirada, I look forward to seeing you around town this spring!
La Mirada Mayor