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I-5 Overnight Full Freeway Closures – Artesia Blvd. to Valley View Ave.

I-5 Overnight Full Freeway Closures – Artesia Blvd. to Valley View Ave.

La Mirada  – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces scheduled full freeway closures of Interstate 5 (Santa Ana Freeway) between Artesia Blvd. and Valley View Ave. to…

April 2-8, 2018 La Mirada Crime Summary

April 2-8, 2018 La Mirada Crime Summary

  Notable Arrests Two suspects were arrested for driving under the influence throughout La Mirada. Six suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics violations.…

La Mirada Community Foundation Scholarship Deadline Nears

The annual La Mirada Community Foundation is still accepting applications for their Scholarship Program from qualified high school seniors. The deadline to submit all required documents is Thursday,…

LA MIRADA RECOGNIZES 90TH BIRTHDAY MILESTONE

LA MIRADA RECOGNIZES 90TH BIRTHDAY MILESTONE

  Long time La Mirada resident Violet Lesko was recognized by the La Mirada City Council for her 90th birthday at the March 13 City Council meeting.   …

Fair Political Practices Commission Investigation of La Mirada Councilman Andrew Sarega Remains ‘Active’

Andrew Sarega is under investigation by the FPPC for major campaign finance violations related to the March 2017 City Council elections.   By Brian Hews The Fair Political…

La Mirada High School’s Youth in Government Program Completes 58th Year

La Mirada High School’s Youth in Government Program Completes 58th Year

Youth in Government students received certificates from La Mirada Mayor and local elected officials after presenting their project proposals at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.    Staff Report  The…

Man stabbed to death, woman injured in robbery on Lakewood/Cerritos border

Man stabbed to death, woman injured in robbery on Lakewood/Cerritos border

A man was stabbed to death early this morning and a woman was injured during a robbery in Lakewood, authorities said. The crime occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m.…

Jan 15-21, 2018 La Mirada Crime Summary

Jan 15-21, 2018 La Mirada Crime Summary

Notable Arrests Seven suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics violations. Aggravated Assault A victim sustained minor injuries during a domestic incident on the…

Hews Media-Lamplighter Newspaper Exposé Results in State Audit of Montebello

Hews Media-Lamplighter Newspaper Exposé Results in State Audit of Montebello

  By Brian Hews   A series of exclusive articles in 2016 by Hews Media Group-Community News has resulted in the California state auditor asking to take a…

Southbound I-5 Overnight Full Freeway Closures for Florence Ave. Interchange Project

Southbound I-5 Overnight Full Freeway Closures for Florence Ave. Interchange Project

Southbound I-5 Overnight Full Freeway Closures for Florence Ave. Interchange Project Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) today announced the scheduled overnight…

LA COUNTY’S MOBILE STROKE UNIT WILL PATROL TEN LOCAL CITIES

LA COUNTY’S MOBILE STROKE UNIT WILL PATROL TEN LOCAL CITIES

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, Philanthropist Henry Gluck and Dr. May Nour, UCLA Medical Center show off the Mobile Stroke Unit.    Unit will patrol La Mirada…

LAMPLIGHTER EXCLUSIVE: MENDOZA ACCUSER ADRIANA RUELAS’ HISTORY INCLUDES RETALIATION LAWSUIT AGAINST DIFFERENT EMPLOYER

LAMPLIGHTER EXCLUSIVE: MENDOZA ACCUSER ADRIANA RUELAS’ HISTORY INCLUDES RETALIATION LAWSUIT AGAINST DIFFERENT EMPLOYER

By Brian Hews Last week, Adriana Ruelas, longtime Capitol employee and former legislative director for State Senator Tony Mendoza, filed a “right to sue” discrimination complaint against Mendoza,…

City News

Benton Middle School’s Joshua Ojeisekhoba Wins 2018 CaliforniaStreaming digital photography contest

Benton Middle School’s Joshua Ojeisekhoba Wins 2018 CaliforniaStreaming digital photography contest

Ojeisekhoba close-up photo of a honey bee in a colorful flower.   Joshua Ojeisekhoba   Benton…

LA MIRADA CLOSURE: North Firestone Boulevard Between Knott Avenue and Trojan Way Closed Apr. 2

LA MIRADA CLOSURE: North Firestone Boulevard Between Knott Avenue and Trojan Way Closed Apr. 2

  Construction of the I-5 widening along the La Mirada segment continues. North Firestone Boulevard…

Transient Assaults Two Cerritos High School Students, Teacher and SIA’s Detain Man

Transient Assaults Two Cerritos High School Students, Teacher and SIA’s Detain Man

  By Brian Hews HMG-CN has learned, through a reader email and not an alert…

LA MIRADA ROTARY PROVIDES EASTER DINNERS FOR LA MIRADA FAMILIES

LA MIRADA ROTARY PROVIDES EASTER DINNERS FOR LA MIRADA FAMILIES

  ROTARY PROVIDES EASTER DINNERS: Members of the Rotary Club of La Mirada and volunteers…

Norwalk-La Mirada Board Member Sean Regan Resigns

Norwalk-La Mirada Board Member Sean Regan Resigns

  By Brian Hews Sean Regan has resigned from the NLMUSD Board, telling fellow Board…

La Mirada Among Top 10 Percent in State for Financial Soundness

La Mirada Among Top 10 Percent in State for Financial Soundness

By Brian Hews La Mirada was once again validated as one of the most financially…

Homicide Detectives Investigate the Death in Norwalk

Homicide Detectives Investigate the Death in Norwalk

Death was near northbound 605 Freeway, near Imperial Highway. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives…

Mar. 12. – Mar. 18, 2018 La Mirada Crime Summary

Mar. 12. – Mar. 18, 2018 La Mirada Crime Summary

Driving Safety Tips from CHP As weather forecasters warn of impending rain and snow headed…

LA MIRADA COUNCILMAN ANDREW SAREGA FAILED TO ATTEND CRUCIAL NORWALK COURTHOUSE HEARING

LA MIRADA COUNCILMAN ANDREW SAREGA FAILED TO ATTEND CRUCIAL NORWALK COURTHOUSE HEARING

Andrew Sarega Staff Report La Mirada Councilman Andrew Sarega has once again showed that he…

La Mirada Crime Summary Mar. 05- Mar. 11, 2018

La Mirada Crime Summary Mar. 05- Mar. 11, 2018

Notable Arrests • The La Mirada detectives positively identified a suspect connected to five separate incidents of…

La Mirada Crime Summary Feb. 19 – Feb. 25, 2018

La Mirada Crime Summary Feb. 19 – Feb. 25, 2018

  Notable Arrests Eight suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics…

La Mirada Checkpoint Nets 12 Arrests This Past Friday

La Mirada Checkpoint Nets 12 Arrests This Past Friday

  The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Services Detail conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint…

Sports

WEEK 9 FOOTBALL Artesia stays alive for possible postseason bid in high-scoring affair with Cerritos

By Loren Kopff @LorenKopff on Twitter The only thing missing from Artesia High’s homecoming football game against Cerritos High last Friday night was the scoreboard at Atkins Stadium…

WEEK EIGHT FOOTBALL Norwalk spreads the wealth around with punishing ground game, roughs up Cerritos

By Loren Kopff @LorenKopff on Twitter It’s never too early to look ahead to the future and the Norwalk High football team showed Cerritos High that it can…

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL Bernard, Hawk power Gahr to wild fourth quarter rally against Warren

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL Bernard, Hawk power Gahr to wild fourth quarter rally against Warren

  By Loren Kopff @LorenKopff on Twitter In the first half of Gahr High’s pivotal San Gabriel Valley League football game with Warren High, the host Gladiators missed…

Artesia Punishers 18-U team captures championship while two others finishes as runners-up

Artesia Punishers 18-U team captures championship while two others finishes as runners-up

  By Loren Kopff @LorenKopff on Twitter FONTANA-The Artesia Punishers travel softball program was well-represented in the 2017 West Coast American Fastpitch Association Nationals with five teams vying…

AMATEUR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION ‘B’ STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT Cerritos 10-Under All-Stars unable to weather the hot conditions, go two and out

By Loren Kopff @LorenKopff on Twitter LANCASTER-The Amateur Softball Association ‘B’ State Championship Tournament has been held in Lancaster and nearby Palmdale for many years. While it tends…

Artesia Punishers president, manager looks back on program’s lone National Championship

By Loren Kopff @LorenKopff on Twitter It has been a decade since the Artesia Punishers 18-Under travel softball team won the USA/Amateur Softball Association 18-Under ‘A’ National Championship,…

Health

Living Landscapes Help California Homeowners Protect Property from Wildfires

By Kris Kiser, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) California is undergoing a brutal fire season, and sadly, reports say it’s only…

Leapfrog: Lakewood Regional Medical Center Receives High Rankings in Patient Safety

By Brian Hews The doctors, nurses, and administrative staff at Lakewood Regional Medical Center have a lot to be proud of…

PIH Health Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics

Whittier  – PIH Health was recently named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® for the second consecutive year by Truven…

Study Suggests ‘Dirty Air’ Clogging Southeast LA County Cities

Study Suggests ‘Dirty Air’ Clogging Southeast LA County Cities

By Pete Parker and Randy Economy A statewide census map has been released by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CEAP) to…

Downey Mayor Vasquez Presents ‘Healthy Heart’ Award to Brookfield Rehabs David Howell

Downey Mayor Vasquez Presents ‘Healthy Heart’ Award to Brookfield Rehabs David Howell

By Tammye McDuff Mayor Fernando Vasquez continues with Healthy Downey, recognizing those individuals or businesses committed to improving the lives of…