September happenings

-St. Paul of the Cross School will host their third annual car show on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the school campus at 14030 Foster Road.

Enjoy a day of family fun, cars, music and food!

For more information or event sponsorship call (562) 447-8630.

-Gather your blankets and lawn chairs, pack your picnic and come experience the music and drama of Don Giovanni under the stars at La Mirada Regional Park, 13701 Adelfa Drive

RSVP HERE to receive the latest updates and a free gift at the event. This event is free to attend and open to all ages.

There will be arts and crafts activities for families to enjoy before the simulcast begins at 6:00 p.m. 

-Authentic Greek street-food restaurant Nick the Greek is celebrating the opening of its new La Mirada location by welcoming the community with free lunch from 11am to 2:30pm on September 5th. To participate, guests simply need to come during the allotted time, and will be able to pick up one entree per person, including options like Nick the Greek's beloved Gyros and Souvlakis!

Nick the Greek was founded in 2014 in Northern California by three cousins - Big Nick, Little Nick and Baby Nick - and has since expanded throughout California, along with outposts in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Kansas, and Texas. The La Mirada opening marks the third SoCal Nick the Greek opening in three months!

-The Kiwanis Club of La Mirada will host their annual Mark Royston Memorial-Going Quackers for Kids derby duck race on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Splash! Regional Aquatics Center located at 13806 La Mirada Boulevard. For more information visit here.

-Speaking of Splash! The Relay for Life of La Mirada-Whittier will take place at the water park on September 30, 2023.

The 24-hour event benefits the American Cancer Society. Learn more about the event and how to get involved here.

Flying a Kite

There was a Brian Kite sighting recently at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts!

The former Artistic Director of the theatre was attending the opening of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and was spotted with Tom McCoy of McCoy-Rigby Entertainment.

City says no to bringing LM’s crown jewel home

You might recall that the original olive press used by La Mirada founder Andrew McNally to build his olive oil empire was rediscovered, abandoned at the Motor Transport Museum in Campo as we reported on this page in April of last year.

We recently learned the city has decided to not pursue the effort to retrieve the press and display it at Neff Park despite apparently already committing to bring it back in 1985.

Volunteers will continue their efforts to bring the olive crusher back home.

We will keep you updated here.

Related: The Rediscovery of Andrew McNally’s Windermere Ranch Olive Crusher

EDCO offers new Web chat

EDCO Disposal now offers a new Web chat service where customer representatives are available to answer all of your general questions.

This service is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Simply click on the white chat button in the bottom right-hand corner of their website here.

Fireworks bust report

On July 4, the City of La Mirada’s Public Safety Team consisting of several deputies, Public Safety Officers and Code Enforcement Officers, proactively enforced fireworks regulations by canvassing the community. Between the hours of 5 p.m. and 11 p.m., 45 calls were dispatched for fireworks violations, compared to 59 calls received in 2022.

This year, the Public Safety Team issued 43 administrative citations for fireworks violations. One citation was issued prior to July 4, while 42 citations were issued the evening of July 4.

Calls for service were consistent throughout the night and subsided at approximately 10 p.m. according to the sheriff’s department.

For additional information call (562) 902-2960.

Dog Park talks for Regional Park?

La Mirada Community Services Director Oliver Osuna indicated on our Facebook page recently that there might be some talks developing within the L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation circles about bringing a dog park to Regional Park. We will follow up and if we hear anything pertinent, we will pass it along here. The county department operates the park.