Sunday, September 8, 2019

La Mirada car prowler caught on video

La Mirada- Images of a young man that is believed to have taken a wallet from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a La Mirada residence overnight early Sunday was captured on home security video.  

The crime on this video was captured on a Ring security system about 1:20 a.m. at a home in the area of La Fortuna Dr. and La Fonda Dr. which is just north of the Post Office.

The suspect can be seen checking door handles on two other cars in the driveway in an apparent attempt to find one unlocked.

Advances in the home security system marketplace have raised awareness of how common these crimes appear to be in the area.





Saturday, August 31, 2019

Early morning crash into telephone pole injures one near Creek Park

Photos by La Mirada NewsBeat
East Whittier-  One person was hospitalized after rear-ending another motorist then striking a telephone pole on Lemon Dr near La Mirada Creek Park early this morning. 

A man suffered only minor injuries in the crash reported at 7:20 a.m. in the 15600 block of Lemon Dr just west of Mayes Dr

The force from the impact caused the pole to shift and will need to be reset into a safe and stable position.

The CHP is investigating the cause of the accident that occurred in the westbound direction of travel at the bottom of a hill that has seen at least five accidents in just over a year in a one-block section from Mayes Dr to Hartdale Ave. 

Note to readers:  The remainder of this post is shamelessly opinionated. 

Three of those accidents involved vehicles that were parked and the driver fled and the fourth involved an intoxicated driver and a motorist allegedly driving at a high rate of speed in May sending one person to the hospital with minor injuries. One of those hit-and-run drivers was arrested after fleeing to his home nearby on Scott Ave.

A traffic safety study conducted for the City of La Mirada denied a request for yellow lane striping to calm speeding down the hill. The study conducted for the La Mirada Public Safety Commission stated safety issue did not exist on the street. The commission denied the request based on the study.





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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Commentary: A way must be found to let the kids to play.


Commentary

 The following was not an action taken by the La Mirada City Council.  It also must be said that the viewpoint of those on the Athletic Council has not been heard publicly, and the only side I present is that of 850 kids.

As many in the community are learning after several years of political bickering over infractions the La Mirada Soccer Association has been kicked off the La Mirada Athletic Council just as the season gets underway.

The result is the 850 kids that are registered to play no longer have access to the fields at the Behringer Park Athletic Facility with the end result being their season was over before it started.

This community stands at a crossroads and the direction this takes will be very telling about what kind of community La Mirada really is.

Yes, adherence to the rules is important, but this should have been handled in a more timely fashion with regards to the when the membership was being canceled.

Politics should not prevail. Somehow a way must be found quickly that allows these kids to play.

I have always felt our city leaders and those active in community organizations have held the same unwritten core value that decisions are made 'In the interests of the community'.

It is my belief that a way to have the kids play soccer this year will be found



Thursday, August 8, 2019

Don't miss the last 2019 Concert Under the Stars/ National Night Out event

The City of La Mirada will hold it's annual National Night Out event in conjunction with the last remaining installment of the Concert Under the Stars summer series and Night Market this evening Thursday, August 8, 2019, at La Mirada Regional Park.

Entering its 36th year, National Night Out events are held across the country to enhance the effectiveness of anti-crime programs through community building as well as stronger relationships with local law enforcement.

Members of the La Mirada policing and public safety teams from the Sheriff's Department and La Mirada Public Safety including representatives from Neighborhood Watch and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will attend the event from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The community can find out about the many anti-crime and public safety programs as well as view exhibits, ask questions, learn how to form a neighborhood watch, or just chat with local public safety members. Child identification fingerprinting will be available, 

Named the #1 local band in 2017 by Inland Empire Magazine, Arnie Newman's 'Country Club Band' will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. in the final installment of the Summer 2019 'Concert Under the Stars' series with Country & Western music.

The Night Market also returns today featuring vendors selling food, refreshments, crafts and more opens at 4 p.m.