Friday, June 21, 2019

Things To Do: Last chance to see "Beauty and the Beast' on stage, and family nights at Splash!


Last chance to see Beauty and the Beast

This weekend is your last chance to see the highly-acclaimed  'Beauty and the Beast'  live on stage at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts as the 2018-19 season Broadway series from McCoy-Rigby Entertainment closes out.

Good seats are still available for the five remaining shows including matinees and evening performance on Friday and Saturday with the final show on Sunday.

McCoy Rigby will launch their 2019-20 season with the first of five productions on September 20, with 'Grumpy Old Men: The Musical. 

Season tickets for the 2019-20 season go on sale July 15.

For additional information or online ticket sales click on this link.




It's a Pirate's Party at Buccaneer Bay Friday Family Night


Each Friday evening through August 2nd, Buccaneer Bay at Splash! La Mirada Aquatics Park invites you to come and enjoy a special night of family fun featuring a new theme each week.

This week's theme is a Pirate's Party night from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $18 and free for season pass holders. 

For more information contact Splash! at 562) 902-3191 or go to their website at splashlamirada.com

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Things To Do: La Mirada concert in the park and night market

La Mirada- The city's annual summer concert series and Night Market
Source: City of La Mirada
continues this evening and continuing each Thursday through August 8, 2019, except on July 4th there will be no show due to the holiday.


Tonight Salsa and Latin themed music will be performed by Salsa Caliente a Los Angeles based group featuring vocalist Alberto Gonzalez and musicians from around the globe beginning at 6:30 p.m. at La Mirada County Regional Park.

The park is located at 13701 Adelfa Drive.

The market also returns for its second year with vendors selling prepared food, produce and crafts  The market starts in advance of the concert each week at 4 p.m. continuing until 8:30 p.m.

The entire concert series schedule can be found at http://www.cityoflamirada.org/home/showdocument?id=14106





Monte Vista High grad makes sure no Mustang is forgotten


Patty Gray, Class of 77 and Jay Dee Wise, class of 75
pictured with the MVHS Memorial Tree in 2014


La Mirada- The last thing 
Patty Gray could have imagined when she learned of the passing of a friend is that her need to honor the memory of a close friend would launch a tradition that brings hundreds together each year to remember alumni from her former Alma Mater.

Gray wanted to remember Ray Kirby, a lifelong friend who passed away in 2014 in a special way and after praying she came up with the idea of planting a tree in his memory.

Kirby and Gray were both students at Monte Vista High School in South Whittier during the 1970s, at a time when Creek Park was a popular spot for kids that went to the school and it is here where Gray thought it would be perfect to plant that tree.

Jay Dee Wise (Jay), also an alumnus of Monte Vista liked Conrad's idea so much that he took the lead in all that needed to be done at City Hall obtaining the approval the approvals that would be needed to proceed.

In the meantime, Gray had gone to work on another project to begin a yearly memorial to remember each former student, faculty and staff member that had passed away over the past year.  followed by a reunion for all classes.

With the oak tree finally in place, on June 22, 2014 a modest group of about 50 gathered on a grassy slope to remember friends and faculty 

Each year the number of people attending has grown reaching about 300 last year including four former faculty members that come from all over the country to attend.  Event organizers are hoping for an even bigger turnout this year.

What: 6th Annual 2019 Monte Vista High School Memorial and all Classes Reunion.

When:  Saturday, June 22, 2019

Where: 

The Memorial 1:00 p.m. La Mirada Creek Park 12021 Santa Gertrudes Ave. On the sloping lawn near the Santa Gertrudes parking lot.  This year's Memorial will feature a candlelight vigil that will see a candle lit in honor of each departed Mustang as their name is read.

All Classes Reunion  3:30 p.m.  Bigs in Fullerton 323 N State College Blvd. (Between Chapman and Nutwood, just off the 57 Freeway)

Friday, June 14, 2019

Dramatic overnight rescue frees victim from wreckage after box truck plows into tanker truck

Source: La Mirada NewsBeat phoo

La Mirada-  The driver of a delivery box truck transported in critical condition to a local trauma center after being freed during a dramatic rescue effort overnight after the box truck collided with and became wedged under a tanker truck carrying liquid nitrogen.

The collision occurred when the box truck traveling north on Valley View Ave hit the side of the tanker that was pulling out from a driveway on the east side of the street at about 12:15 a.m. just south of Stage Rd.


Firefighters first on the scene determined that this would not be a typical traffic accident, and put in a call for additional resources including the ladder truck from Station 15 on Santa Gertrudes Ave and Urban Search and Rescue Team 103 in Pico Rivera to respond with the heavy rescue wrecker that would be needed for the first of a two-part rescue.

The force of the collision, as well as the weight of the tanker sitting on top of the crumpled cab of the box truck, prevented firefighters from reaching the victim trapped inside.

The rescue team used the wrecker to carefully pull the trapped box truck from underneath the tanker, then part two of the rescue began.

After the vehicle was dislodged from under the tanker truck, firefighters cut apart the crumpled box truck in order to free the victim who was taken to the trauma unit at UCI Medical Center in Orange about 1;30 a.m. after being trapped for well over an hour.

Several units from the Santa Fe Springs Fire Department were also at the scene assisting with the rescue effort and Whittier PD assisted deputies with the task of closing the street from Stage Rd and Gannet St for just over two hours.

The nitrogen in the tanker was never thought to be in danger of leaking during the incident, and its driver was uninjured in the crash.

The accident is still under investigation by Sheriffs officials.


















This final photo is from LASD/Norwalk Facebook, photos above are La Mirada NewsBeat photos.