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Norwalk Resident Norma Amezcua Selected as New NLMUSD Board Member to Fill Vacancy

Norwalk Resident Norma Amezcua Selected as New NLMUSD Board Member to Fill Vacancy

  NORMA AMEZCUA STAFF REPORT  May 14, 2020 NORWALK, Calif. — The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education has appointed Norma Amezcua, a children’s program administrator,…

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards

  SIERRA KINNEY – First Place winner of the Live Your Dream Award from Soroptimist International of Artesia-Cerritos. BY DIANA NEEDHAM Soroptimist International of Artesia-Cerritos completed its annual…

Bellflower Residents Seem Content About New Houseless Shelter

BY TAMMYE MCDUFF When the houseless shelter was first proposed in Bellflower, angry residents vehemently fought the establishment, even though a City survey showed 75% wanted the City…

SENIOR CARE PACKAGE PROGRAM SERVING OLDER ADULTS IN LA MIRADA

SENIOR CARE PACKAGE PROGRAM SERVING OLDER ADULTS IN LA MIRADA

  ASSEMBLING: La Mirada Mayor John Lewis (front right) along with volunteers and the owners of the La Mirada Grocery Outlet, prepare to assemble packages for the City’s…

May 6, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 851 New Cases (-787 Over 5/5), 55 Additional Deaths, 1,368Total

May 6, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 851 New Cases (-787 Over 5/5), 55 Additional Deaths, 1,368Total

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 55 new deaths and 851 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Forty-one…

Norwalk High School Named One of America’s Best High Schools

Norwalk High School Named One of America’s Best High Schools

  NORWALK, California, May 5, 2020 – Norwalk High School has been named one of America’s best high schools, according to U.S. News & World Report. The 2020…

Cerritos Will Close All Parks for Mother’s Day

  In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation announced last Thursday that it will close all botanic…

California’s ‘Great Plates Delivered’ Program for Older Adults

California’s ‘Great Plates Delivered’ Program for Older Adults

    On April 24, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a first-in-the-nation “Great Plates Delivered” program, a meal delivery service for California’s older adults. Great…

April 20-26, 2020 La Mirada Crime Summary

April 20-26, 2020 La Mirada Crime Summary

Aggravated Assault A road rage incident let to an arrest near the intersection of Highpoint Dr. and Glengarry Dr. No injuries were reported. A suspect was arrested after…

FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN DOWNEY DRAWS 2,500+

FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN DOWNEY DRAWS 2,500+

THE FOOD DISTRIBUTION was held at the LA County Courthouse in Downey off of Imperial Highway. The line of cars extended five miles to the 710 freeway entrance…

La Mirada Warns of the Dangers of Illegal Street Racing and Drifting

La Mirada Warns of the Dangers of Illegal Street Racing and Drifting

STAFF REPORT In recent months, illegal street racing and drifting have become more prevalent in many areas including La Mirada.  In some cases, numerous street racers and hundreds…

PETTY PAY-BACK POLITICS EMERGE AT CERRITOS MAYORAL TRANSITION

BY BRIAN HEWS  Not even a global pandemic could stop the new Cerritos Republican majority from bringing petty and vindictive politics back to the City Council Wednesday night,…

New Los Angeles County Coronavirus Cases Jump to 536, 2 Additional Deaths

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed two new deaths and 128 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). One…

City News

Orange County Catholic Diocese Will Reopen in Small Steps

Orange County Catholic Diocese Will Reopen in Small Steps

Orange County Catholic Diocese Will Reopen in Small Steps The Christ Cathedral in Orange prior…

University of California to End Use of the SAT and ACT for Eligibility and Admissions

STAFF REPORT • May 21, 2020 Today, the University of California (UC) Regents voted unanimously…

May 19, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,183 New Cases, 76 Additional Deaths, 1,913 Total

May 19, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,183 New Cases, 76 Additional Deaths, 1,913 Total

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed…

May 4-10, 2020 La Mirada Crime Summary

Notable Arrest The La Mirada SAO TEAM arrested a probationer for possession of altered keys…

CITY OF LA MIRADA OFFERS MORTGAGE AND RENTAL ASSISTANCE TO RESIDENTS

CITY OF LA MIRADA OFFERS MORTGAGE AND RENTAL ASSISTANCE TO RESIDENTS

STAFF REPORT The La Mirada City Council approved a Mortgage/Rental Assistance Grant Program at its…

Cerritos Crime Summary May 4-10, 2020

  Compiled by HMG Staff from Cerritos Sheriff’s Online Report May 13, 2020 There was…

COVID-19: THE CASE FOR THERAPEUTICS

COVID-19: THE CASE FOR THERAPEUTICS

Artesia Mayor Ali Sajjad Taj   By Artesia Mayor Ali Sajjad Taj • May 13,…

La Mirada Native Chase De Leo Living The Dream Playing For Hometown Anaheim Ducks

  LA MIRADA NATIVE Chase De Leo (right) is being defended by Mikael Granlund of…

May 12, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 961 New Cases (X+370 FROM 5/11), 45 Additional Deaths, 1,613 Total

May 12, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 961 New Cases (X+370 FROM 5/11), 45 Additional Deaths, 1,613 Total

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed…

Sports

La Mirada Native Chase De Leo Living The Dream Playing For Hometown Anaheim Ducks

  LA MIRADA NATIVE Chase De Leo (right) is being defended by Mikael Granlund of the Nashville Predators in a Jan. 16 game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.…

Basketball, soccer accolades continue as All CIF-Southern Section teams are announced

Basketball, soccer accolades continue as All CIF-Southern Section teams are announced

BY LOREN KOPFF • @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER • April 3, 2020 The final high school basketball and soccer games may have been played in late February or early March,…

NEWS AND NOTES FROM PRESS ROW : La Mirada boys soccer denied multiple times in late stages of key game with Mayfair

NEWS AND NOTES FROM PRESS ROW : La Mirada boys soccer denied multiple times in late stages of key game with Mayfair

By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter LAKEWOOD-When you’re down a goal in the second half of any soccer game, that sense of urgency to tie is magnified 10…

2019 VALLEY CHRISTIAN THANKSGIVING CLASSIC : Payero Powers Valley Christian Past La Mirada High 67-49

2019 VALLEY CHRISTIAN THANKSGIVING CLASSIC : Payero Powers Valley Christian Past La Mirada High 67-49

The Valley Christian High boys basketball team celebrates after knocking off La Mirada High 67-49 last Saturday night to win the 2019 Valley Christian Thanksgiving Classic. Senior Malvin…

PREMIER GIRLS FASTPITCH 10th ANNIVERSARY : Travel softball’s top organization continues to grow in many ways

PREMIER GIRLS FASTPITCH 10th ANNIVERSARY : Travel softball’s top organization continues to grow in many ways

By Loren Kopff @LorenKopff on Twitter   For the longest time, the Amateur Softball Association was the leading organization where travel softball players showcased their talents, hopeful of…

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…

Health

Orange County Catholic Diocese Will Reopen in Small Steps

Orange County Catholic Diocese Will Reopen in Small Steps

Orange County Catholic Diocese Will Reopen in Small Steps The Christ Cathedral in Orange prior to the pandemic.   BY BRIAN…

May 19, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,183 New Cases, 76 Additional Deaths, 1,913 Total

May 19, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,183 New Cases, 76 Additional Deaths, 1,913 Total

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 76 new deaths and 1,183 new…

COVID-19: THE CASE FOR THERAPEUTICS

COVID-19: THE CASE FOR THERAPEUTICS

Artesia Mayor Ali Sajjad Taj   By Artesia Mayor Ali Sajjad Taj • May 13, 2020   Winston Churchill once said,…

May 12, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 961 New Cases (X+370 FROM 5/11), 45 Additional Deaths, 1,613 Total

May 12, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 961 New Cases (X+370 FROM 5/11), 45 Additional Deaths, 1,613 Total

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 45 new deaths and 961 new…

Distinguished Young Women Of Cerritos Artesia Award Scholarships

Distinguished Young Women Of Cerritos Artesia Award Scholarships

  WINNERS Ashley Gong (left) and Laura Gholmieh were awarded scholarships. The Distinguished Young Women of Cerritos Artesia Scholarship program awarded…

Bellflower Residents Seem Content About New Houseless Shelter

BY TAMMYE MCDUFF When the houseless shelter was first proposed in Bellflower, angry residents vehemently fought the establishment, even though a…