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December 15, 2017 La Mirada Lamplighter eNewspaper

December 15, 2017 La Mirada Lamplighter eNewspaper

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NBC’s Matt Lauer Fired for Sexual Harassment Allegations

NBC’s Matt Lauer Fired for Sexual Harassment Allegations

The reckoning over sexual harassment in the workplace claimed another leading television personality on Wednesday when NBC fired its leading morning news anchor, Matt Lauer, over a sexual…

Woman Found Dead on Campus of Corey Elementary School in Buena Park

Woman Found Dead on Campus of Corey Elementary School in Buena Park

Friday, Nov. 17, 2:43 pm BUENA PARK – Classes were canceled today at a Buena Park Elementary School after a woman’s body was found on campus, Her death…

Meals and Deals for Veterans

  FREE MEALS AND DEALS FOR VETERANS DAY Please check with local restaurant participation before you go, most require valid military id. Stop into a participating Applebee’s on Saturday, November…

Nov. 10, 2017 La Mirada Crime Summery

Nov. 10, 2017 La Mirada Crime Summery

Notable Arrests Two suspects were arrested for negligent discharge of replica weapon and animal torture on the 15900 block of Alicante Rd. Five suspects were arrested throughout La…

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA TO CELEBRATE CLUB MEMBERS AND ALUM AT ANNUAL GREAT FUTURES GALA

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA TO CELEBRATE CLUB MEMBERS AND ALUM AT ANNUAL GREAT FUTURES GALA

  Actor/ Comedian and Boys & Girls Club Alumnus JB Smoove Set to Emcee    Los Angeles, CA (November 1, 2017) – Boys & Girls Clubs of America…

LA MIRADA ROTARY HOLDS OPEN HOUSE ON NOVEMBER 16

LA MIRADA ROTARY HOLDS OPEN HOUSE ON NOVEMBER 16

LA MIRADA – Looking for a way to give back to the community and network with other business and community leaders? The La Mirada Rotary Club wants to…

HEWS MEDIA GROUP WEBSITE HIT BY HACKERS FROM EUROPE

HEWS MEDIA GROUP WEBSITE HIT BY HACKERS FROM EUROPE

  Hews Media Group-Community News’ website has been hit by hackers in the last two weeks attempting a “distributed denial of service, ” (DDoS) attack, finally forcing the…

Whitney High ‘Roots’ Slavery Simulation Taped 8th Grader’s Hands, Laid Children on Floor of ‘Slave Ship’

Whitney High ‘Roots’ Slavery Simulation Taped 8th Grader’s Hands, Laid Children on Floor of ‘Slave Ship’

By Brian Hews Three teachers at Whitney High have been enveloped in controversy due to a simulated slavery ship enactment they intended to hold during their 8th grade…

Man struck, killed while walking along 91 Freeway in Artesia

Man struck, killed while walking along 91 Freeway in Artesia

Staff Report  A man was struck and killed while walking in the eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway in Artesia, authorities said Saturday. The crash occurred approximately 11:30…

  I-5 Valley View Ave. Project Update

Staff Report Construction of the I-5 widening along the La Mirada segment continues. Crews have closed the southbound Valley View Avenue left turn lane to South Firestone Boulevard.…

EXCLUSIVE: VIDEO SHOWS CENTRAL BASIN DIRECTOR LETICIA VASQUEZ LIVES OUTSIDE DISTRICT

EXCLUSIVE: VIDEO SHOWS CENTRAL BASIN DIRECTOR LETICIA VASQUEZ LIVES OUTSIDE DISTRICT

Editor’s Note: Video is at end of story.     By Brian Hews Hews Media Group-Community News has received a surveillance video providing strong evidence that Central Basin…

City News

FPPC INVESTIGATION OF ANDREW SAREGA AND OTHERS CONTINUE INTO LA MIRADA COUNCIL ELECTION CAMPAIGNS

FPPC INVESTIGATION OF ANDREW SAREGA AND OTHERS CONTINUE INTO LA MIRADA COUNCIL ELECTION CAMPAIGNS

Current La Mirada Councilman Andrew Sarega (left) and Tony Aiello remain under investigation by the…

BREAKING: La Palma Mayor pro tem Steve Hwangbo Suddenly Resigns

BREAKING: La Palma Mayor pro tem Steve Hwangbo Suddenly Resigns

Thursday Nov. 30, 2017, 10:24 a.m. Staff Report La Palma City Council Member Steve Hwangbo…

Nov. 20-26, 2017 La Mirada Crime Summary

Nov. 20-26, 2017 La Mirada Crime Summary

Notable Arrests A latent print investigation conducted by one of our public safety officers provided…

EXCLUSIVE: United States Security and Exchange Commission Investigating Montebello Unified School District

EXCLUSIVE: United States Security and Exchange Commission Investigating Montebello Unified School District

  Nov. 28, 2017, 8:40 a.m. By Brian Hews Hews Media Group-Community News has exclusively…

Nov. 13-19, 2017 La Mirada Crime Summary

Nov. 13-19, 2017 La Mirada Crime Summary

Notable Arrests A suspect wanted in La Mirada for robbery and assault was arrested by…

LA MIRADA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO MOVE ELECTION DATES

LA MIRADA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO MOVE ELECTION DATES

By Brian Hews The La Mirada City Council, at this past Nov. 14 city council…

La Mirada Special Assignment Team Nabs Attempted Murder Suspect

Staff Report The La Mirada Special Assignment team arrested an attempted murder suspect who had…

La Palma Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Traffic Collision

La Palma Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Traffic Collision

Staff Report On November 11, 2017, at 5:31 a.m., La Palma Officers responded to Walker…

LA MIRADA CHEER PLACES 2ND IN BIG TOURNAMENT

LA MIRADA CHEER PLACES 2ND IN BIG TOURNAMENT

  By Brian Hews The La Mirada Matadors Cheer Team, part of La Mirada Pop…

See Two Walmart Circulars Inside the Lamplighter This Week!

See Two Walmart Circulars Inside the Lamplighter This Week!

Two Walmart inserts are in the Lamplighter this week; one is a 32-page early Christmas…

La Mirada Crime Summary October 23, 2017 – October 29, 2017

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

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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…