La Mirada News, CA Local News http://feed.informer.com/digests/4ERC39F8B7/feeder La Mirada News, CA Local News Respective post owners and feed distributors Sun, 20 Sep 2020 07:38:05 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ La Mirada, Whittier cast votes of no confidence against LA County DA George Gascón https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/04/28/la-mirada-whittier-cast-votes-of-no-confidence-against-la-county-da-george-gascon/ La Mirada – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:29001743-0518-339d-8bdf-65fd87982827 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 16:17:04 +0000 Five cities have now cast votes of no confidence in LA County. <p>La Mirada and Whittier city councils joined three other cities &#8212; the most recent was Pico Rivera &#8212; in casting votes declaring &#8220;no confidence&#8221; in Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.</p> <p>La Mirada&#8217;s vote on Tuesday, April 27 was 4-0 &#8212; Councilman Anthony Otero recused himself because his wife is a deputy district attorney.</p> <p>Whittier&#8217;s vote the same night was 4-1. Councilman Henry Bouchot provided the lone no vote.</p> <p>The cities of Beverly Hills and Santa Clarita approved similar resolutions.</p> <p>An email to Gascón&#8217;s office seeking comment Wednesday wasn&#8217;t answered.</p> <p>In earlier articles, Alex Bastian, special advisor to Gascón, has, defended the DA’s record. “The District Attorney is very focused on enhancing public safety, increasing equity, expanding victim services and strengthening police accountability, Bastian wrote. “The policies implemented over the last few months go to furthering these core principles for all Angelenos, including La Mirada residents.”</p> <p>In both cities, council members criticized Gascón for his new policies of not prosecuting numerous misdemeanor cases, including disturbing the peace, driving without or on a suspended license, drug and paraphernalia possession, littering, loitering to commit prostitution, making a criminal threat,  minor in possession of alcohol, public intoxication, resisting arrest, trespassing and under the influence of a controlled substance.</p> <p>&#8220;What kind of message are we sending by being lenient on our criminals?&#8221; Whittier Councilman Fernando Dutra asked. &#8220;If you&#8217;re a criminal you can get away with more.&#8221;</p> <p>In Whittier, about 200 cases involving these crimes since December haven&#8217;t been filed by the District Attorney&#8217;s Office, Whittier Police Chief Aviv Bar said. The majority of these are for drug possession, for being under the influence and for possession of drug paraphernalia.</p> <p>However, Bouchot said the vote was purely symbolic and would carry no legal force.</p> <p>&#8220;I think this is an ill-conceived, nearsighted and partisan effort to bolster the recall effort of a sitting district attorney,&#8221; he said.</p> <aside class="related left"><h2 class="widget-title" data-curated-ids="" data-relation-type="automatic-primary-tag">Related Articles</h2><ul><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/04/29/biden-touts-tax-plan-in-georgia-wealthy-corporations-must-pay-their-fair-share/" title="Biden touts tax plan in Georgia: Wealthy, corporations must pay their fair share"> <span class="dfm-title"> Biden touts tax plan in Georgia: Wealthy, corporations must pay their fair share </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/04/28/watch-live-bidens-first-address-to-congress/" title="Watch: Joe Biden&#8217;s first address to Congress"> <span class="dfm-title"> Watch: Joe Biden&#8217;s first address to Congress </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/04/28/in-address-to-congress-biden-will-unveil-sweeping-family-plan/" title="In address to Congress, Biden will unveil sweeping &#8216;family plan&#8217;"> <span class="dfm-title"> In address to Congress, Biden will unveil sweeping &#8216;family plan&#8217; </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/04/27/fact-check-copy-of-kamala-harris-book-was-one-of-thousands-received-for-long-beach-migrant-shelter/" title="Fact check: Copy of Kamala Harris book was one of thousands of books received for Long Beach migrant shelter"> <span class="dfm-title"> Fact check: Copy of Kamala Harris book was one of thousands of books received for Long Beach migrant shelter </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/04/27/us-pushes-back-real-id-deadline-until-may-2023/" title="US pushes back REAL ID deadline until May 2023"> <span class="dfm-title"> US pushes back REAL ID deadline until May 2023 </span> </a> </li></ul></aside> <p>In addition, Gascón, who was elected in November, is doing what he told voters he would do, Bouchodt said. And crime is down in Whittier for the first two months of 2021 by 9% or 526 to 472, he added.</p> <p>However, Whittier Mayor Joe Vinatieri accused Gascón of picking and choosing which laws he wants to enforce.</p> <p>&#8220;This District Attorney has issued some very dramatic and consequential directives that not only put our county residents at risk but contradict the practices we have come to expect from the prosecutors who pursue justice for victims of crime in Whittier,&#8221; Vinatieri said.</p> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Related links</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2021/04/14/pico-rivera-council-casts-vote-of-no-confidence-against-la-da-gascon/">Pico Rivera council casts vote of no confidence against LA DA Gascón</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2021/04/12/pico-rivera-council-considers-vote-of-no-confidence-against-la-da-gascon/">Pico Rivera council considers vote of no confidence against LA DA Gascon</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2021/03/24/la-mirada-council-puts-off-no-confidence-vote-on-gascon-will-talk-instead/">La Mirada council puts off no-confidence vote on Gascón, will talk instead</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2021/03/19/la-mirada-to-consider-vote-of-no-confidence-in-la-county-district-attorney-gascon/">La Mirada to consider vote of ‘no confidence’ in LA County district attorney Gascón</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2021/02/19/da-dropping-death-penalty-in-whittier-cop-killing-case/">DA dropping death penalty in Whittier cop killing case</a></li> </ul> </aside> <p>Vinatieri also criticized Gascón for no longer seeking the death penalty for a gang member accused of fatally shooting Whittier Officer Keith Boyer and and trying to kill Whittier Office Patrick Hazell in 2017</p> <p>&#8220;That heinous crime shocked our community to its very core and challenged the sensibilities of even the most forgiving of those amongst us,&#8221; Vinatieri said. &#8220;To have the prosecution of Officer Boyer’s murderer now take a softer tone under these new directives is not something I am willing to accept or tolerate and I don’t believe our residents are either.&#8221;</p> <p>Whittier received 100 emails, 94 of them in support of the no-confidence vote and 12 people spoke by phone, 10 of them opposed to the vote.</p> <p>One in opposition was Maxwell Szabo, a spokesman for Gascón, who said by telephone on Tuesday the claim there would be no justice in the Boyer case is false.</p> <p>&#8220;Murder carries a life sentence,&#8221; Szabo said. &#8220;Nothing has changed about that. The difference is that there&#8217;s no life without parole.. A fraction of individuals sentenced to life get parole. Of those who are released, less than one-half of one percent commit new felonies against individuals.&#8221;</p> <p>In La Mirada, only one person spoke on the issue and the council was united after postponing consideration to meet with officials from Gascón&#8217;s office, responding to an offer from the district attorney’s team to discuss their differences.</p> <p>La Mirada Councilman Andrew Sarega said he, Councilman John Lewis, other city staff and members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff&#8217;s Department met with Gascón&#8217;s team. It did not appear to impact the decision.</p> <p>&#8220;The problem is the District Attorney is refusing to make changes,&#8221; Sarega said.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Diesel Fuel, Acid Spills Into Lanes Of Northbound 5 Freeway In La Mirada https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/04/19/diesel-fuel-acid-spills-into-lanes-northbound-5-freeway-la-mirada/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:b47d4ef4-a22a-fdd0-768f-7baf9588ae1c Mon, 19 Apr 2021 21:58:07 +0000 The crash between a big rig and a sedan happened at about 10:15 a.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway at Valley View Avenue. Debris flew into the northbound lanes, and the CHP reported the semi was leaking fuel from the collision. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5503945","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA)</strong> — The northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in La Mirada were shut down Monday after hundreds of gallons of corrosive acid spilled into lanes from a big rig crash.</p> <div id="attachment_1148184" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2021/04/5-freeway-la-mirada-big-rig-crash.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1148184" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1148184" src="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2021/04/5-freeway-la-mirada-big-rig-crash.jpg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="257" srcset="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2021/04/5-freeway-la-mirada-big-rig-crash.jpg 1160w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2021/04/5-freeway-la-mirada-big-rig-crash.jpg?resize=300,184 300w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2021/04/5-freeway-la-mirada-big-rig-crash.jpg?resize=768,470 768w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2021/04/5-freeway-la-mirada-big-rig-crash.jpg?resize=1024,627 1024w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2021/04/5-freeway-la-mirada-big-rig-crash.jpg?resize=640,392 640w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2021/04/5-freeway-la-mirada-big-rig-crash.jpg?resize=1046,640 1046w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-1148184" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>The crash between a big rig and a sedan happened at about 10:15 a.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway at Valley View Avenue. Debris flew into the northbound lanes, and the CHP reported the semi was leaking fuel from the collision.</p> <p>Both sides of the freeway were shut down at about 1:20 p.m. Northbound traffic was diverted off the freeway at Carmenita Road, while southbound traffic was taken off at Beach Boulevard.</p> <p>One person involved in the crash was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.</p> <p>A hazmat crew was sent to the scene to clean up what ended up to be 300 gallons of diesel fuel and non-toxic glycolic acid, a substance used in beauty supply products.</p> <p>The freeway was fully reopened at about 8:30 p.m.</p> Reportedly Armed Suspect Shot By LA County Sheriff’s Deputies Near La Mirada https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/04/09/suspect-shot-by-la-county-sheriffs-deputies-near-la-mirada/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:e20afa6d-dd3f-54fe-6923-a67a3a27a28c Sat, 10 Apr 2021 05:04:09 +0000 Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies shot and injured a suspect on Friday evening in the La Mirada area. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p1"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5479328","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA)</strong> &#8212; Los Angeles County Sheriff&#8217;s Department deputies shot and injured a reportedly armed suspect on Friday evening in the La Mirada area.</p> <p>The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 15800 block of Creswick Drive, according to the LASD.</p> <p>Shots were exchanged, but no deputies were injured.</p> <p>The unidentified man was taken to the hospital in stable condition.</p> <p>No further details were released about the extent of the suspect&#8217;s injuries or the events leading up to the shooting.</p> <p class="p1"><i>(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. 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The pursuit began about 9 a.m. when Los Angeles school police officers saw a utility vehicle crash into several parked cars on Figueroa Street and 168th Street, not far from [...] <p>At least one person was injured Thursday when the driver of a stolen utility truck crashed in El Segundo following a police chase, officials said.</p> <p>The pursuit began about 9 a.m. when Los Angeles school police officers saw a utility vehicle crash into several parked cars on Figueroa Street and 168th Street, not far from Gardena Elementary School.</p> <p>The officers tried to stop the driver, but he failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated, L.A. school police officials said.</p> <p>The chase lasted about 20 minutes when the driver crashed at Pacific Coast Highway and Grand Avenue in El Segundo. Aerial video showed the truck crashed into trees near a restaurant in the area and the vehicle was heavily damaged.</p> <p>At least one person was injured, but was not taken to a hospital. Initial reports indicated a pedestrian was also struck, but that has not been confirmed, officials said.</p> <p>The driver, who was only described as a man, was arrested on suspicion of stealing the truck, evading and reckless driving. The driver may have been impaired, officials said. </p> <p>The vehicle was determined to be a city of Carson utility truck.</p> <p>El Segundo Police <a href="https://local.nixle.com/alert/8646502/?sub_id=0" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">asked motorists</a> to avoid southbound PCH from Mariposa to Grand avenues for three hours during the crash investigation.</p> <p>Traffic was expected to be backed up in the area, and police advised motorists to use alternate routes.</p> WWII-era veteran Leo Haggerty dies at 94; revered coach at St. Anthony, La Mirada high schools https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/03/27/wwii-era-veteran-leo-haggerty-dies-at-94-coached-at-st-anthony-la-mirada-high-schools/ La Mirada – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:32598dac-63bf-2697-063b-7e9e6f4ca431 Sat, 27 Mar 2021 19:02:00 +0000 “Coach Haggerty always taught us to do the right thing, to be a good citizen,” said a former player. <p>Leo Haggerty, a high school football star who&#8217;d just led his team to a state championship in Pennsylvania, enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II.</p> <p>Why would he do that? He was just 18 and needed only one semester to get a high school diploma.</p> <p>But it was just like Haggerty to do what he would call “the right thing and give back,” the same philosophy he followed throughout his life as a legendary football coach at St. Anthony High School in Long Beach and La Mirada High School and as a successful real estate agent.</p> <p>Haggerty had an older brother and sister who had enlisted in the Navy and were serving during the war.</p> <figure id="attachment_3258758" class="wp-caption alignright size-article_inline_third"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-mug.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="374" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-mug.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-mug.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-mug.jpg?fit=210%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 210w" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Leo Haggerty</figcaption></figure> <p>His father, Frank, had even registered in two world wars&#8211;World War I when he was 37 andWorld War II when he was 60.</p> <p>“My father, Leo, was very patriotic from a close knit Irish family, and he was especially close to and admired his older siblings, which probably prompted him to enlist early,” said his son, Kent Haggerty from his home in Lakewood.</p> <p>Leo Haggerty was a member of “The Greatest Generation” who did not live their lives for fame or recognition but to be good citizens and give back to their community. And the number of veterans still alive from World War II is dwindling.</p> <p>Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, only an estimated 300,000 or so are still alive.</p> <p>Leo Haggerty died of natural causes caused by heart problems at 94 at an assisted care facility in La Palma on March 9, his son said. After a funeral Mass at St. Pancratius in Lakewood, Coach Haggerty will receive full military honors at a funeral service at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach on Tuesday, March 30.</p> <p>“Every day we are losing men and women who served their country during World War II,” said Tim Bryant, California membership chairman for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and flight chief for the Department of Defense at Edwards Air Force Base “What we hope is that our children and their children remember the sacrifices these men and women made to free the world from oppression.”</p> <figure id="attachment_3258764" class="wp-caption aligncenter size-article_inline"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-03.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="613" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-03.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-03.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-03.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 780w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-03.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 810w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-03.jpg?fit=1280%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1280w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-03.jpg?fit=1860%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1860w" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Head Coach Leo Haggerty, right, and backfield coach Tom Racciatti at St. Anthony High in 1956. Courtesy photo</figcaption></figure> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>“Coach Haggerty always taught us to do the right thing, to be a good citizen,” said Ron Davis, a running back for Haggerty at La Mirada. “Football was important to him, but it was not the only thing. He was very respected for that.”</p> <p>Tom Failla, a defensive tackle who played for Haggerty at La Mirada in the ‘60s, said Haggerty “changed my life. Going into La Mirada High School in 1962, I was not a good citizen. Coach Haggerty talked about being a good citizen to all his football players every chance he had. I always thought he was talking directly to me. After being kicked off the baseball team, I finally realized what Coach was saying. I tried to live up to his standards. I will always love Coach Haggerty.”</p> <figure id="attachment_3258783" class="wp-caption aligncenter size-article_inline"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-09.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="615" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-09.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-09.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-09.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 780w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-09.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 810w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-09.jpg?fit=1280%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1280w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-09.jpg?fit=1860%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1860w" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Leo Haggerty, pictured in 1957, served as athletic director at St. Anthony High in Long Beach. Courtesy photo</figcaption></figure> <p>Failla became a star and captain of the University of Washington football team after he graduated from La Mirada. He is retired from the toy business and lives in Whittier.</p> <p>Leo Joseph Haggerty was born on Oct. 26, 1926 in Towanda, Pennsylvania, a small farming community in northern Pennsylvania also known as a maintenance, repair and storage area for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. His father, Frank Haggerty, was a railroad engineer on the Panama Canal before World War I and retired as a railroad conductor for the Lehigh Valley RR.</p> <p>His mother, Josephine Booth Haggerty, was kept busy raising nine children.</p> <p>Times were hard on the family during the 1920s and then the Great Depression. Leo Haggerty moved to nearby Sayre, where he starred in football, basketball and track for Sayre High School. With his brother, Glenn, they led Sayre High to two undefeated seasons and a Pennsylvania state championship.</p> <figure id="attachment_3258767" class="wp-caption aligncenter size-article_inline"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-02-1.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="1024" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-02-1.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-02-1.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-02-1.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 780w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-02-1.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 810w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-02-1.jpg?fit=1280%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1280w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-02-1.jpg?fit=1860%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1860w" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Leo Haggerty teaches at La Mirada High. Courtesy photo</figcaption></figure> <p>In February, 1945, while still in high school, he enlisted in the Navy and was sent to the Sampson Naval Training Base in New York. He was so physically fit that he was used to help train other recruits, his son, Kent, said. In fact, Leo Haggerty was so big and strong that he was nicknamed, “The Horse.” After serving some time at the naval base in Newport, Rhode Island, and after the war ended, he was discharged in December, 1945 as a seaman second class.</p> <figure id="attachment_3258789" class="wp-caption alignright size-article_inline"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-06.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="334" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-06.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-06.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-06.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 780w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-06.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 810w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-06.jpg?fit=1280%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1280w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-06.jpg?fit=1860%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1860w" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Leo Haggerty&#8217;s photo in the 1956 St. Anthony High yearbook. Courtesy photo</figcaption></figure> <p>He enrolled at St. Bonaventure College and earned a degree in sociology. While in college, he spent summers working at the railroad yard where trains came to be repaired and where they were built.</p> <p>“Railyard workers were said to look forward to ‘The Horse’ coming back from school as he was the only person big and strong enough to safely flip rail car wheels from laying on the ground to getting them upright and rolling them over to where they needed to be to work on them or install them,” his son said.</p> <p>Haggerty starred in football at St. Bonaventure, leading him to be recruited by the San Francisco 49ers, signing for a $5,000 contract. Unfortunately, he had a severe appendicitis attack which cut short his dream of playing professional football.</p> <p>He redirected his energy to coaching and started as backfield coach for Santa Rosa Junior College in 1950, winning the state championship. “Leo Street” in Santa Rosa is named in his honor for his contribution to the team.</p> <p>He moved to the Long Beach area to pursue a master’s degree in education from USC. In addition to coaching football, he also wanted to be a classroom teacher.</p> <figure id="attachment_3258769" class="wp-caption alignleft size-article_inline_third"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-04.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="565" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-04.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-04.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-04.jpg?fit=210%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 210w" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Coach Leo Haggerty overseeing repairs at St. Anthony High in 1957. Courtesy photo</figcaption></figure> <p>Haggerty  met his wife to be, Charlotte Wilhelmi, at a SCOT dance &#8212; &#8220;Single Catholics Over 20&#8221; &#8212; at St. Anthony. They were wed in 1955.</p> <p>They were married for 58 years until Charlotte died in 2013. They had five children, all raised in Lakewood.</p> <p>Haggerty’s first teaching and head coaching job was at Loyola High School in 1952. A year later he started as an assistant football coach at St. Anthony’s in Long Beach. He became head coach in 1954 after the then head coach, Ennio Arboit, died.</p> <p>During his seven years at St. Anthony’s, his teams won more than 70 percent of their games, ranking him third of the 29 head coaches in school history. He also was athletic director and taught U.S. history.</p> <p>Among the many players to benefit from Haggerty’s mentorship was Jack Snow, the late Los Angeles Rams wide receiver and All American at Notre Dame. Snow often credited Haggerty with providing him mentorship and opening the doors that gave Snow the opportunity to play at Notre Dame.</p> <p>Gina Rushing Maguire, current president at St. Anthony’s, said Haggerty was a great mentor and role model for student athletes. “He came to so many of our home football games, walking the sidelines, over a span of years,” she said. “He was always positive and supportive of the Saints and was super excited when we won that great CIF championship in 2016.”</p> <figure id="attachment_3258896" class="wp-caption aligncenter size-article_inline"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-05.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="1735" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-05.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-05.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-05.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 780w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-05.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 810w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-05.jpg?fit=1280%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1280w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-05.jpg?fit=1860%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1860w" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">A Press-Telegram snippet from Leo Haggerty&#8217;s coaching career, from a story about the 1963 CIF AAA Championship at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.</figcaption></figure> <p>In 1960, Haggerty moved on to La Mirada High, where over an 18-year tenure, he built another winning football program that included numerous league championships and CIF playoffvictories.</p> <p>After leaving La Mirada High, Haggerty went on to John Glenn High School in Norwalk, where he retired from teaching after 30 years in the late 1980s.</p> <p>Meanwhile, he and his wife had embarked on a new career as a real estate team with Robert Weil &amp; Associates, leaving them in the early 2000s.</p> <p>“In his retirement years, my dad enjoyed sharing the latest in exercise equipment and fitness routines with all who would listen. He set an example for all of us by keeping fit and physicallyactive into his 80s,” said his son.</p> <p>“As a father, he kept the bar higher for us,” Kent said. “He wanted us to be role models and leaders and give back to the community. He was tough but fair.”</p> <p>“He was a great father,” said another son, Darren. “We were lucky to have him for so long.”</p> <figure id="attachment_3258811" class="wp-caption aligncenter size-article_inline"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-07.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="648" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-07.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-07.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-07.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 780w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-07.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 810w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-07.jpg?fit=1280%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1280w,https://i2.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LPT-L-HAGGERTY-OBIT-0329-07.jpg?fit=1860%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1860w" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Leo Haggerty coaches on the sidelines with La Mirada High. Courtesy photo</figcaption></figure> <p>Survivors include his sons Terry, Kent (Stacey), Darren (Heidi), Kevin and Dennis, eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.</p> <p>The family asked that people consider donations to St. Anthony High in the name of “The Leo Haggerty Memorial Fund.” Contributions will support the “Building Our future Campaign” forthe renovation of St. Anthony’s athletic fields.</p> <p>Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person attendees at the funeral service will be limited and require approval in advance. The family has arranged a live stream of the funeral services &#8212; Rosary at 10:30 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. &#8212; which can be viewed online at <a href="http://stpancratius.org">stpancratius.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> La Mirada to consider vote of ‘no confidence’ in LA County district attorney Gascón https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/03/19/la-mirada-to-consider-vote-of-no-confidence-in-la-county-district-attorney-gascon/ La Mirada – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:b46d2535-92f1-c8d5-c9d3-6dd8c958ebc5 Fri, 19 Mar 2021 15:26:30 +0000 The cities of Beverly Hills and Santa Clarita already have passed no-confidence votes. <p>La Mirada&#8217;s City Council next week is expected to become the next city to approve a vote of no confidence in Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.</p> <p>Already, the cities of Beverly Hills and Santa Clarita have approved similar resolutions. A recall effort also has been launched but that must wait until six months after he was sworn into office before they can collect signatures.</p> <p>Council members in interviews before the vote on Tuesday, March 23 said Gascon&#8217;s policies of not prosecuting some lesser crimes already are resulting in higher crime.</p> <p>&#8220;La Mirada has been affected by his policies,&#8221; Mayor John Lewis said.</p> <p>&#8220;The fact he will not prosecute certain crimes has caused our own public safety numbers to increase, such as property crimes and grand theft auto and things of that nature,&#8221; Lewis said. &#8220;We need to have a no confidence vote to show we&#8217;re affected by the decisions being made by the District Attorney&#8217;s Office.&#8221;</p> <p>Specifically, the city staff-drafted resolution criticizes his new policies,including:</p> <ul> <li>Eliminating cash bail for misdemeanors, non-serious or non-violent felonies;</li> <li>Calling for dismissal of several misdemeanor charges, such as trespassing, disturbing the peace, criminal threats, drug and paraphernalia possession, public intoxication and resisting arrest; and</li> <li>Elimination of sentence enhancements, including three-strikes law, gang enhancements and violations of  bail</li> </ul> <p>In an emailed response, Alex Bastian, special advisor to Gascón, defended the DA&#8217;s record.</p> <p>&#8220;The District Attorney is very focused on enhancing public safety, increasing equity, expanding victim services and strengthening police accountability, Bastian wrote. &#8220;The policies implemented over the last few months go to furthering these core principles for all Angelenos, including La Mirada residents.”</p> <p>Gascón&#8217;s also previously in a press conference has defended its policies. which include not seeking the death penalty, and eliminating cash bail and ending some sentencing enhancements, such as those impacting gang members.</p> <p>“Our efforts to transform the dated approach that creates more crime, more victims and inequities are just beginning,” he said.</p> <p>La Mirada Councilman Andrew Sarega, who proposed the no-confidence vote, said he understands that people just voted Gascón into office.</p> <p>&#8220;In this case, I think they should have a second chance,&#8221; Sarega said of voters.</p> <p>&#8220;I don&#8217;t think they knew what he was planning and doing this is an opportunity to correct their original mistake,&#8221; he said. &#8220;That man has no common sense. His goal is to reduce crime by erasing it off paper.&#8221;</p> <p>Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman said assuming La Mirada approves the no-confidence resolution shows their message is growing.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s important the message be sent to the district attorney,&#8221; Friedman said.</p> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Related links</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2021/03/17/la-county-district-attorney-george-gascon-marks-100-days-in-office/">LA County District Attorney George Gascón marks 100 days in office</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2021/02/19/da-dropping-death-penalty-in-whittier-cop-killing-case/">DA dropping death penalty in Whittier cop killing case</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2021/02/16/orange-county-da-seeks-to-wrestle-away-cold-case-murder-from-da-george-gascon-in-la/">Orange County DA seeks to wrestle away cold-case murder from DA George Gascón in LA</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2021/02/08/judge-issues-injunction-that-blocks-some-of-l-a-district-attorney-george-gascons-policies/">Judge issues injunction that blocks some of L.A. District Attorney George Gascón’s policies</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2020/11/06/gascon-maintains-lead-over-lace-in-election-for-l-a-county-district-attorney/">Gascon maintains lead over Lacey in election for LA County district attorney</a></li> </ul> </aside> How Wil Shelton’s network of Black barbers, salons shape culture one haircut at a time https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/03/14/how-wil-sheltons-network-of-black-barbers-salons-shape-culture-one-haircut-at-a-time/ La Mirada – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:a9b47f65-fe3d-d0ed-762e-078357e01687 Mon, 15 Mar 2021 11:56:16 +0000 "Black hair salons and barbershops are like an ecosystem where the Black community flourishes. They blowdry the stress and anxiety away. They detangle the obstacles that stand between you and your destiny." says Shelton, who runs the Wil Power Integrated Marketing, <p>Marketing whiz Wil Shelton knows firsthand Black barbershops and salons aren&#8217;t just places to get a haircut, they are also cultural hubs.</p> <p>When the pandemic forced these small businesses to temporarily close, many brick-and-mortar entrepreneurs had to pivot to virtual services to survive. And Shelton, a former stylist-turn-CEO of <a href="https://www.wilpowerent.net/#Film">Wil Power Integrated Marketing</a> pivoted with them.</p> <p>Shelton&#8217;s firm helps the entertainment industry engage with patrons in his network of 100,000 Black barbershops and salons nationwide. According to Nielsen, Black consumers <a href="https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/report/2019/its-in-the-bag-black-consumer-path-to-purchase/">command $1.3 trillion in annual buying power</a> and <a href="https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/report/2020/the-nielsen-total-audience-report-february-2020/">consume more media</a> than any other group. <a href="https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/report/2019/its-in-the-bag-black-consumer-path-to-purchase/">Personal recommendations</a> are one of the ways they learn about products, Nielsen shows.</p> <p>But these ad campaigns are a win-win situation for the shop owners, too, as Shelton told the Southern California News Group.</p> <p>Our interview with Shelton has been edited for length and clarity.</p> <p><strong>Q: </strong>Can you give me an example of how you used to go about your work?</p> <p><strong>A: </strong>We worked with Fox on a show they had called &#8220;Empire.&#8221; They knew that show was going to be a big hit with African Americans, so they tapped me to spearhead the barbershop and beauty salon campaign. We produced branded items like nail files and T-shirts and even the shampoo and cutting capes that go around you when you&#8217;re getting your hair done.</p> <p><strong>Q: </strong>And now?</p> <p><strong>A: </strong>Fast-forward to the pandemic, and here we go with &#8220;Coming 2 America.&#8221; I had signed a deal with Paramount Pictures to help promote this movie, but when theaters closed, they ended up selling the movie to Amazon (Studios) for $125 million in December. They let Amazon know that I was the one that was going to spearhead the barbershop and beauty shop campaign.</p> <p>So Amazon hired me as a consultant to connect with the African American consumer authentically and culturally.  We&#8217;re doing a massive social media campaign with the top barber and beauty influencers across the country and a little in-shop. We&#8217;re sending out some nice swag items so they can give them away.</p> <p><strong>Q:</strong> How do these grassroots campaigns benefit the shop owners?</p> <p><strong>A</strong>: They actually help their businesses become trendsetters in their communities. When you&#8217;re the one shop that has the &#8220;Coming 2 America&#8221; swag, you become a hot spot very quickly.</p> <p><strong>Q: </strong>The pandemic took its toll on many businesses, not least of all the grooming service industry. How did it impact people in your network?</p> <p><strong>A: </strong>It was catastrophic! Black hair salons and barbershops are like an ecosystem where the Black community flourishes. They blowdry the stress and anxiety away. They&#8217;re able to brush through the hardships of life. They detangle the obstacles that stand between you and your destiny. It&#8217;s very personable. So when the pandemic came along, these shops felt like they lost their structure professionally and personally.</p> <p><strong>Q: </strong>What did you do to help?</p> <p><strong>A: </strong>My message was, let&#8217;s be concerned but not consumed by this so we can open up the aperture of our minds and find out ways to help stay profitable during the pandemic. I created an Instagram Live show called &#8216;The New Normal With Wil Shelton&#8217; where I interviewed stylists and shop owners from Southern California to Atlanta. We would talk about what strategies they were using.</p> <p><strong>Q: </strong>Can you give me an example or two?</p> <p><strong>A: </strong>They talked about Facetimeing with clients on how to mix-up color or trim hair. A lot of shop owners and stylists travel the country for workshops on the latest hairstyles. Now they do it virtually. One shop in Atlanta put together what she called the Quarantine Hair Kit. She ended up selling over $50,000 worth of products to her clients.</p> <p><strong>Q: </strong>How did you pivot?</p> <p><strong>A: </strong> I&#8217;ve had to practice the same thing I&#8217;ve been telling shop owners. A lot of our marketing efforts were in-store, in-shop. We distributed branded items and did salon takeovers and experiential things that you couldn&#8217;t really do during the pandemic, right? So we started to set up social media campaigns where our clients can still reach that African-American audience on those platforms. Some of our shop owners are like micro-influencers with anywhere from 5,000 followers to 200,000 followers on their Instagram pages.</p> <p><strong>Q: </strong>A shop owner with 200,000 followers?</p> <p><strong>A: </strong>I know, it&#8217;s almost incomprehensible. One guy, he&#8217;s a barber, has over 600,000 followers. Look, these barbers and stylists and shop owners are very engaging. They don&#8217;t just shape hair. They shape the culture one haircut at a time.</p> <div class="article-slideshow"><button class="icon-close"></button><ul data-total="5"><li data-index="1"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.01.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.01.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.01.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.01.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.01.jpg?w=1280 1280w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.01.jpg?w=1860 1860w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.01.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Wil Shelton poses for a photograph at his office in La Mirada on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) </p></div></li><li data-index="2"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.06.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.06.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.06.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.06.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.06.jpg?w=1280 1280w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.06.jpg?w=1860 1860w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.06.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Wil Shelton poses for a photograph at his office in La Mirada on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) </p></div></li><li data-index="3"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.04.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.04.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.04.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.04.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.04.jpg?w=1280 1280w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.04.jpg?w=1860 1860w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.04.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Wil Shelton poses for a photograph at his office in La Mirada on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) </p></div></li><li data-index="4"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.03.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.03.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.03.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.03.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.03.jpg?w=1280 1280w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.03.jpg?w=1860 1860w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.03.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Wil Shelton poses for a photograph at his office in La Mirada on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) </p></div></li><li data-index="5"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.05.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.05.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.05.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.05.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.05.jpg?w=1280 1280w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.05.jpg?w=1860 1860w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OCR-L-WILLPOWER-QA-0228.dk_.05.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Wil Shelton poses for a photograph at his office in La Mirada on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) </p></div></li></ul><div class="caption"><button class="caption-expand">Show Caption</button><div class="slideshow-credit"></div><div class="slide-count"><span class="current"></span> of <span class="total"></span></div><p class="slideshow-caption"></p><a href="#" class="icon-enlarge"><span>Expand</span></a></div></div> <p><strong>About Wil Shelton</strong></p> <p><strong>Title: </strong>President, CEO and founder</p> <p><strong>Organization: </strong>Wil Power Integrated Marketing</p> <p><strong>Residence: </strong>La Mirada</p> <p><strong>Education: </strong>To prepare for his California state board license, Shelton completed 1,600 hours of ROP vocational cosmetology classes in Bellflower.</p> <p><strong>Prior work experience:</strong> Shelton worked for two years at a Beverly Hills salon with a celebrity clientele before opening up his own Wil Power Hair Designs in Bellflower in the mid-1990s. It closed a decade later. But he&#8217;s still licensed.</p> Whittier’s La Serna High closes after 4 students, 2 teachers test positive for coronavirus https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/12/03/la-serna-high-closes-after-4-students-2-teachers-test-positive-for-coronavirus/ La Mirada – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:453d241a-07f2-6540-1396-2029fa2e6978 Thu, 03 Dec 2020 13:35:33 +0000 The school, which was closed Tuesday as a result of a Los Angeles County Public Health Department order, isn't expected to reopen for two weeks. <p>La Serna High School in Whittier has been closed as a result of two adult non-teachers and four students testing positive for coronavirus, Whittier Union High School District officials announced this week.</p> <p>The school, which was closed Tuesday as a result of a Los Angeles County Public Health Department order, isn&#8217;t expected to reopen for two weeks, said Kevin Jamero, assistant superintendent of business services for Whittier Union High School District.</p> <p>So far, all six are doing OK, Jamero said. The students on campus were part of an athletic cohort &#8212; they were in different sports &#8212; doing conditioning&#8211; <a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/11/25/whittier-union-high-school-district-students-will-not-return-to-on-campus-learning-any-sooner-than-january-if-even-then/">because none of the Whittier Union High School District schools have in-person learning going on.</a></p> <p>&#8220;We believe they are independent cases that are a result of the surge we&#8217;re seeing,&#8221; he said. &#8220;Based on our current investigation, there is no link between any of the six cases,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>Many of the people who came down with coronavirus apparently had a close contact in their personal lives or own households, not at the school, Jamero said</p> <p>The closure means athletic conditioning will be paused and food distribution will be shifted to other locations until the campus reopens, Superintendent Martin Plourde said in a written announcement on the district website. The closest school is California High.</p> <p>Teachers and staff will work remotely. About 60 high school staff, including 15 to 20 teachers worked in the school.</p> <p>The Health Department notified the district mid-day on Monday after the district reported six cases of COVID-19 last week, Jamero said. Thus, teachers had enough time to move their equipment and other items to their home to work, he added.</p> <p>The district later notified all La Serna parents of the closure.</p> <p>Board President Leighton Anderson criticized the health department&#8217;s order as unnecessary.</p> <p>&#8220;I think it is terrible,&#8221; Anderson said. &#8220;I think that the regulations of the county are unnecessarily restrictive and do not give due considerations of the needs and requirements for a school district.</p> <p>Officials from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health had not responded to an emailed request for comment.</p> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Related links</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/12/01/all-11-east-whittier-schools-to-reopen-for-tk-2-students-in-january/">All 11 East Whittier schools to reopen for TK-2 students in January</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/11/25/whittier-union-high-school-district-students-will-not-return-to-on-campus-learning-any-sooner-than-january-if-even-then/">Whittier Union High School District students will not return to on-campus learning any sooner than January, if even then</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/07/29/whittier-union-students-will-stay-at-home-when-school-begins/">Whittier Union students will stay at home when school begins</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/07/15/whittier-union-high-school-board-divided-on-how-to-return-to-school/">Whittier Union High school board divided on how to return to school</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/03/13/the-coronavirus-closures-of-whittier-area-schools-listed-here/">The coronavirus closures of Whittier-area schools listed here</a></li> </ul> </aside> Home office demand takes off as pandemic drags on https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/10/12/home-office-demand-takes-off-as-pandemic-drags-on/ La Mirada – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:535cb4e2-669b-2577-6028-c0b71152f42d Mon, 12 Oct 2020 09:00:28 +0000 Sales of computer desks and chairs and home office installations have increased steadily in the past six months, manufacturers and installers report. <p>After seven months of working out of a makeshift workspace in the loft of her two-story home, Rachel Quigley is ditching her plain, wooden desk for a permanent home office with all the trimmings.</p> <p>It will have a 7 1/2-foot-long built-in desk with room for computers and a printer, drawers and cabinets as well as a spare workstation for her trainees.</p> <p>“We wanted to make it more of an office space and less of a loft,” said Quigley, 31, of San Juan Capistrano, a real estate transaction coordinator who would split her time between offices in Long Beach and La Mirada before the pandemic hit. “Right now, it’s just a desk up there. It’s not very functional.”</p> <p>With COVID-19 still spreading and widespread distribution of a vaccine at least half a year off, Americans are digging in for the long haul, buying computer desks and chairs in droves and adding or converting rooms into professional home offices.</p> <p>The Brookings Institute reported that up to half of American employees were working from home last spring, up from 19% in 2017-18. Experts expect telecommuting to stick long after the pandemic ends, and one USC architecture professor predicted just 50-75% of workers will return to the office post-COVID. Indeed, some companies &#8212; including Twitter and Facebook &#8212; announced plans to allow employees to continue telecommuting well in the future.</p> <p>Thanks to the coronavirus, the work-from-home trend is changing our lives, experts say, possibly reshaping our offices, homes and neighborhoods.</p> <p>“The implications are much more permanent than originally thought,” Dana Cuff, a UCLA professor of Architecture and Urban Design and founding director of cityLAB, said during an interview on KPCC-FM.</p> <h4 class="">Empty office towers?</h4> <p>Just as health scares of centuries past spawned innovations in home design, the coronavirus may also have lasting impacts in our abodes, experts like Cuff say.</p> <p>For example, ground-floor powder rooms became popular in the early 20th century to give ice and coal delivery men a place to go to the bathroom without invading a family’s private lavatory, according to Architecture Digest. Closets replaced unsanitary armoires because they were easier to clean.</p> <p>Today, homes are changing to provide places for work, said John Dutton, a USC adjunct professor of Architecture and a principal at Dutton Architects.</p> <p>“I think we are going to have more adaptability and flexibility of spaces,” he said in an email. “These might be small rooms and nooks that can be sectioned off &#8230; for work or homework.”</p> <p>And what will be the fate of office towers?</p> <p>Commercial real estate researchers offer conflicting views.</p> <p>The Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast’s latest survey of commercial real estate developers found most expect demand for office space to decrease due to work-from-home policies, with rising vacancy rates and lower rents for the next three years.</p> <p>But another survey by commercial brokerage Newmark Knight Frank found that 70% of company executives said their employees want to return to the office full time once a vaccine is available.</p> <p>“We’re going to need the office for collaboration and cultural experiences,” said Ryan Harding, a Los Angeles-based office and industrial broker at Newmark.</p> <p>However, 10% of those responding to the Newmark survey said they don’t expect to return to their worksites ever — at least not full time.</p> <p>“The home office is probably here to stay for the foreseeable future,” Harding said.</p> <h4 class="">New pitch</h4> <p>Two homebuilding firms are capitalizing on that trend, pitching home office plans to buyers who need private spaces for uninterrupted Zoom meetings and phone calls.</p> <p>Los Angeles-based KB Home launched its “home office concept” in August, which converts a spare bedroom or den into a built-in workspace with a desk, cabinets, shelves and wiring for all types of computers and devices.</p> <p>The cost ranges from $2,000 to $3,000, and for a few hundred dollars extra, they will sound-proof the room.</p> <p>“We saw an opportunity,” said Rob McGivney, KB Home regional president for Arizona and Southern California.</p> <p>“As companies adjust to working from home for the foreseeable future — and some companies are considering making it permanent — we feel that homeowners will be looking for ways to make working from home a good experience.”</p> <p>In addition, Lennar began pitching its Next Gen floor plans last summer for its home-office potential.</p> <p>Lennar’s multiple-generation “home within a home” comes with its own entrance, bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchenette.</p> <p>“This home makes a perfect home office,” said Jeff Roos, Lennar Western regional president. “It’s much quieter. It’s much more private.”</p> <p>Ventura County renters Mike and Lisa Duncan recently paid just under $2 million for a Next Gen home in Irvine soon after Mike took a new job in the area. Both are working remotely and plan to put their offices in their Next Gen suite so they can work as their nanny and two sons — ages 6 months and 3 — have the run of the house.</p> <p>“We were pretty happy &#8230; because we’ll be working from home for the foreseeable future,” said Mike, 35, a digital technology specialist. “With the kids running around, we won’t have that distraction.”</p> <h4 class="">Sales boom</h4> <p>Meanwhile, office retailers like Wayfair are seeing a booming interest in home office furniture.</p> <p>“Desks and task chairs have been two of the most popular items customers have purchased in the last six months,” said Phil Cerrone, general manager of office for Wayfair’s business-to-business arm, Wayfair Professional.</p> <p>Sales of backyard sheds that function as an office also are booming because they’re relatively cheap, easy to install and are so small, they don’t require a building permit.</p> <p>The prefabricated sheds have finished interiors similar to a home, including insulation, drywall, electrical wiring and flooring.</p> <p>One company, Kanga Room Systems of Waco, Texas, reported a 250% increase in the past four to six months in sales of its “Kwik Rooms,” which are used primarily as home offices, Jason Ellis, company owner and chief designer, said in an email.</p> <p>Colorado-based Studio Shed reported a four-fold increase in sales of products typically used as home offices, said Victoria Hagen, a company spokeswoman. The two products most commonly used as home offices sell for around $11,000 to $15,000 for the basic shell, with added costs for finishes and installation.</p> <h4 class="">The new normal</h4> <p>Home office installers like California Closets are seeing increased business.</p> <p>Mike Cassidy, general manager of the Huntington Beach California Closets outlet, said home office installations made up 10% of his custom storage business before the pandemic. It now makes up 15% of his business, with 169 home office installations since the pandemic hit.</p> <p>“People &#8230; have a feeling they’ll be working from home a long time,” Cassidy said. “They’re taking the opportunity to turn their homes into a space it really needs to be for them.”</p> <p>The Quigleys in San Juan Capistrano are a case in point.</p> <p>Rachel Quigley’s husband, Jon, a project manager for DPR Construction, has been working on a makeshift desk in the kitchen since March. When he has Zoom meetings, Rachel has to stay upstairs.</p> <p>Rachel already worked from home a couple of days a week but has been up in her 10-by-6-foot loft full time since March.</p> <p>The couple is only able to fix up Rachel’s office for now, paying just under $2,000 for the makeover.</p> <p>“It’s going to improve her (workspace) a lot, not having a fold-out desk, having a place for the printer,” Jon Quigley said. “I probably have to do something in the future with my office space. I don’t think it will be back to the way it used to be. It’s a new normal.” <aside class="related left"><h2 class="widget-title" data-curated-ids="" data-relation-type="automatic-primary-tag">Related Articles</h2><ul><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/10/11/can-2020-get-any-crazier-heres-a-commercial-real-estate-metaphor/" title="Can 2020 get ANY crazier? Here&#8217;s a commercial real estate metaphor"> <span class="dfm-title"> Can 2020 get ANY crazier? 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(Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="2"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="710" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB14.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB14.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB14.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB14.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB14.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB14.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">New southbound lane on 5 Freeway was construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-video" data-index="2"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"><video id="ad-video-element" webkit-playsinline playsinline></video><div class="video-ad" id="adContainer"></div><div class="video-ad-controls"><div class="button volume-ad unmute-video" id="volumeAd"> Sound</div><div class="countdown">The gallery will resume in<span id="countdownTimer"></span>seconds</div></div></div></li><li data-index="3"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="659" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB12.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB12.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB12.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB12.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB12.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB12.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">New southbound lane on 5 Freeway as construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="4"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="621" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB15.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB15.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB15.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB15.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB15.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB15.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">New southbound lane on 5 Freeway was construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="5"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="610" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB13.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB13.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB13.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB13.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB13.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB13.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">New southbound lane on 5 Freeway as construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-slide" data-index="5"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"><div class="slideshow-ad" id="ad-in-slideshow"></div></div></li><li data-index="6"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="636" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB11.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB11.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB11.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB11.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB11.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB11.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">New southbound lane on 5 Freeway as construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="7"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="662" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB8.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB8.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB8.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB8.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB8.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB8.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="8"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="633" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB7.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB7.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB7.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB7.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB7.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB7.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="9"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="553" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB10.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB10.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB10.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB10.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB10.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB10.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">New southbound lane on 5 Freeway as construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="10"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="682" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB9.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB9.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB9.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB9.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB9.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB9.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">New southbound lane on 5 Freeway as construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-slide" data-index="10"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"></div></li><li data-index="11"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="585" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB6.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB6.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB6.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB6.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB6.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB6.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="12"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="681" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB5.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB5.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB5.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB5.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB5.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB5.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">New southbound lane on 5 Freeway as construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="13"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="669" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB4.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB4.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB4.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB4.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB4.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB4.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">New southbound lane on 5 Freeway as construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="14"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="604" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB3.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB3.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB3.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB3.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB3.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB3.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="15"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="578" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB2.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB2.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB2.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB2.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB2.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB2.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-slide" data-index="15"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"></div></li><li data-index="16"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="656" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB1.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB1.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB1.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB1.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB1.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WDN-L-VALLEYVIEW-0919-KB1.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Construction continues on the Valley View Avenue Bridge in La Mirada on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) </p></div></li></ul><div class="caption"><button class="caption-expand">Show Caption</button><div class="slideshow-credit"></div><div class="slide-count"><span class="current"></span> of <span class="total"></span></div><p class="slideshow-caption"></p><a href="#" class="icon-enlarge"><span>Expand</span></a></div></div> <p>&#8220;We&#8217;re happy there will be additional traffic flow,&#8221; La Mirada City Manager Jeff Boynton said.</p> <p>&#8220;It will be a relief for local businesses, residents, hotels and offices on Firestone Boulevard,&#8221; Boynton said. &#8220;It will certainly assist with traffic circulation.&#8221;</p> <p>The work is part of the $1.8 billion widening project on the 5 Freeway which will see a new general-purpose lane and a carpool lane on each side of the existing six-lane freeway.</p> <p>The Valley View $631 million phase, which will be the last area on the freeway to be completed, includes a reconstruction of the 64-year-old bridge, widening it from four to six lanes, adding an underpass for the railroad just to the south of the street and realignment of frontage roads.</p> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Related links</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/07/14/5-freeway-widening-project-reaches-this-new-milestone/">5 Freeway widening project reaches this new milestone</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2017/03/06/widening-project-for-florence-avenue-bridge-over-5-freeway-begins/">Widening project for Florence Avenue bridge over 5 Freeway begins</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2016/10/26/the-last-phase-of-the-5-freeway-widening-project-is-finally-here/">The last phase of the 5 Freeway widening project is finally here</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2016/09/20/by-november-you-may-want-to-avoid-the-valley-view-ave-bridge-in-la-mirada/">By November, you may want to avoid the Valley View Avenue bridge in La Mirada</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2014/11/30/5-freeway-widening-project-still-has-4-more-years-to-go/">5 Freeway widening project still has 4 more years to go</a></li> </ul> </aside> <p>The three new areas were scheduled to open Friday morning but due to unexpected equipment failure, it was  postponed until 6 a.m. Saturday.</p> <p>As a result, the Valley View Avenue bridge was expected to again be closed in both directions from North Firestone Boulevard to Arbor Place from 9 p.m. Friday 6 a.m. Saturday.</p> <p>Another milestone in the overall project also is expected to be reached near the end of October <a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2017/03/06/widening-project-for-florence-avenue-bridge-over-5-freeway-begins/">when the Florence Avenue area, including the widening of the bridge,</a> is expected to be completed, Marc Bischoff, Caltrans spokesman, said.</p> <p>The entire freeway project is expected to be completed in mid 2022.</p> Amid pandemic, some cities have opened their city council meetings to the public https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/14/amid-pandemic-some-cities-have-opened-their-city-council-meetings-to-the-public/ La Mirada – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:1d2671b6-c792-139c-f870-295da9c7a62f Mon, 14 Sep 2020 16:18:14 +0000 La Mirada is one of the few cities - Downey,  Lakewood and Rancho Palos Verdes are some others - that have allowed the public to attend meetings in person since took their meetings online in the early days of the coronavirus crisis. <p><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/09/08/vigil-in-support-of-slain-african-american-bicyclist-held-in-la-mirada/">When  La Mirada protesters last Tuesday completed their vigil</a> in memory of Dijon Kizzee, a Black man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in unincorporated Westmont on Aug. 31, they got to do something you can&#8217;t do in most cities these days.</p> <p>They walked from La Mirada Regional Park to City Hall, entered the council chambers and watched the council meeting in person. And one of their group spoke during the public comment period.</p> <figure id="attachment_2907382" class="wp-caption alignleft size-article_inline_third"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/LM-COUNCIL.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="4032" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/LM-COUNCIL.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/LM-COUNCIL.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/LM-COUNCIL.jpg?fit=210%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 210w" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">La Mirada City Council meetings are open to the publuc but every other row is closed as show on Sept. 8, 2020. (Staff photo by Mike Sprague)</figcaption></figure> <p>La Mirada is one of the few cities &#8212; Downey,  Lakewood and Rancho Palos Verdes are some others &#8212; that have allowed the public to attend meetings in person since took their meetings online in the early days of the coronavirus crisis.</p> <p>La Mirada opened its council meetings to the public <a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/06/05/la-mirada-to-reopen-city-hall-and-a-few-other-places-on-monday/">back in June.</a></p> <p>&#8220;We opened it as soon as (Los Angeles County) allowed government institutions to open,&#8221; La Mirada Mayor John Lewis said in a Monday telephone interview.</p> <p>&#8220;Our understanding is  that council meetings are an essential function,&#8221; La Mirada City Manager Jeff Boynton said.</p> <p>&#8220;It makes it easier for residents to get access to the council,&#8221; Lewis said. &#8220;It also makes running a meeting easier.&#8221;</p> <p>During the city&#8217;s Zoom meetings, you couldn&#8217;t always hear council members and there were other delays, Lewis said.</p> <p>&#8220;Sometimes you would hear nothing but screeching,&#8221; Lewis said.</p> <p>La Mirada opened its meetings around the same time it opened City Hall and some other city facilities, including the Community Sheriff’s Station and Public Works offices, Boynton said.</p> <p>La Mirada is able to follow protocols for social distancing. For example, every other row of seats is blocked off. Loose chairs around the hall have been removed, Boynton said. In addition, everyone is required to wear face masks.</p> <p>So far, everything has worked out, officials said.</p> <p>Lakewood never banned the public from its council meetings, but only the mayor and city clerk were attending meetings in person last spring, City Manager Thaddeus McCormack said.</p> <p>By late June, most council members were attending. Later, the meetings were moved to Weingart Ballroom, a city facility that can hold 800 people, McCormack said.</p> <p>Social distancing is adhered to and everyone entering the meeting has their temperature checked, McCormack said.</p> <p>Downey&#8217;s meetings also also open but the city only allows 10 members of the public in the hall at one time, management analyst Judy Montenegro said.</p> <p>While there have been waiting lines to get in at some meetings, that&#8217;s not always the case, Montenegro said. Last week, there were only six members of the public in attendance, she said.</p> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Related links</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/09/08/vigil-in-support-of-slain-african-american-bicyclist-held-in-la-mirada/">La Mirada vigil held for Black bicyclist Dijon Kizzee fatally shot by deputies</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/06/05/la-mirada-to-reopen-city-hall-and-a-few-other-places-on-monday/">La Mirada to reopen City Hall and a few other places on Monday</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/05/05/5-ways-the-coronavirus-has-impacted-the-whittier-area/">5 ways the coronavirus has impacted the Whittier area</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/03/18/norwalk-holds-a-meeting-but-coronavirus-forces-a-big-change/">Norwalk holds a meeting, but coronavirus forces a big change</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2020/03/17/coronavirus-closures-la-mirada-city-facilities-including-its-theater/">Coronavirus closures: La Mirada city facilities, including its theater</a></li> </ul> </aside> Face coverings will be part of upcoming California guidelines for schools https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/05/27/face-coverings-will-be-part-of-upcoming-california-guidelines-for-schools/ La Mirada – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:12ea262a-2521-2801-0762-19502e15b85f Mon, 08 Jun 2020 18:51:28 +0000 Eleven L.A. County school districts are pushing back, calling recommendations impractical.Orange County districts are working on their plans. <p>Students, teachers and staff should expect to wear masks when schools reopen. They also will need to maintain social distancing on campus and on school buses. And at least some of the instruction will be offered online, not in a classroom.</p> <p>These are some of the recommendations that California State Superintendent of Schools Tony Thurmond says will be part of the state&#8217;s guidelines for local school officials to use as they make plans to open their districts in the 2020-21 school year.</p> <p><strong>RELATED: <a href="https://www.ocregister.com/2020/05/29/no-fs-for-orange-county-students-final-report-cards/">No ‘Fs’ for Orange County students’ final report cards</a></strong></p> <p><strong>RELATED: <a href="https://www.ocregister.com/2020/05/21/orange-county-schools-re-opening-in-the-fall-during-pandemic-but-whats-the-plan/">Orange County schools re-opening in the fall during pandemic — but what’s the plan?</a></strong></p> <p>Though Thurmond didn&#8217;t offer those guidelines during a Facebook Live chat on <a href="https://www.pe.com/2020/05/27/masks-social-distancing-smaller-classes-on-tap-for-californias-2020-21-school-year/">Wednesday</a>, he said they are coming in early June, perhaps as soon as next week. He also mentioned some other details – temperature checks for students and staff, and so-called blended education, meaning a mix of in-person and online instruction.</p> <p>State education leaders and officials with local agencies such as the Orange County Department of Education still are waiting on state health officials to weigh in before releasing their own recommendations on what schools need to do when they reopen.</p> <p>But even when state guidelines come out, each district will be in charge of setting its own policies, meaning school districts will <a href="https://www.ocregister.com/2020/05/21/orange-county-schools-re-opening-in-the-fall-during-pandemic-but-whats-the-plan/">make their own rules</a> and school could look different for students, parents and teachers depending on their district. The only edicts that school districts are legally required to follow include orders from Gov. Gavin Newsom or rules under the state&#8217;s education code.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County Department of Education on Tuesday released its <a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2020/05/27/one-way-hallways-staggered-restroom-breaks-l-a-county-releases-school-reopening-guidelines/">framework for reopening.</a> The guidelines in L.A. will include mandatory cloth face masks for all, limiting classrooms to 16 students and one-way hallways. Schools in the area also could stagger the use of things like restrooms and the playground.</p> <p>&#8220;Each district will customize a plan that will make sense for them,&#8221; said Al Mijares, superintendent of the Orange County Department of Education.</p> <p>Not every district is happy to include face coverings and social distancing – two rules that health officials have insisted upon in other areas of public life.  A letter sent last week from the superintendents of 11 districts in Los Angeles County, to Newsom, spelled out their objections.</p> <p>&#8220;While many of these proposed guidelines may be feasible in a hospital setting or a commercial business setting, we do not believe they are feasible or practical in a school setting,&#8221; the superintendents wrote.</p> <p>&#8220;To think that children would wear face coverings for 8 hours a day is unimaginable,&#8221; they wrote.</p> <p>They also protested the suggestion that an entire class of students should be quarantined for 14 days if one of them tests positive.</p> <p>&#8220;This policy would make it almost impossible to return to school. Rather than quarantining the person who tests positive, and those likely in contact, this policy would apply a blanket approach that would cripple any hopes of in-person instruction.&#8221;</p> <p>The May 21 letter was signed by superintendents of the following school districts: Beverly Hills Unified, Hacienda La Puente Unified, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified, Claremont Unified, Hermosa Beach City School, Temple City Unified, West Covina Unified, Centinela Valley Union High, Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union and Glendora Unified.</p> <p>In Orange County, both the county department of education and individual school districts have set up task forces to consider what their schools will look like when school resumes, which for many districts is early August.</p> <p>Mijares, superintendent of the department that supports 27 other public school districts in Orange County, said online learning can only augment, not replace, a live teacher in a classroom setting. But even as he said hands-on learning in a classroom, with peers, is the best setting for learning, he added that a balance must be struck that includes health protections during the <a href="https://www.ocregister.com/tag/coronavirus/">COVID-19 pandemic</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;When it comes to the virus itself, we have to rely on the experts. What do the scientists say about how to keep safe,&#8221; Mijares said.</p> <p>&#8220;As soon as we get that advice from the California Department of Public Health, that will filter to our health officer,&#8221; who will then make recommendations to the local educators, Mijares said.</p> <p>Online learning is likely to play a bigger role next year than it would in a normal year, and could become a bigger factor, statewide.</p> <p>On Wednesday, Thurmond focused on the &#8220;digital divide&#8221; between students who have access to computers and the Internet and the hundreds of thousands who do not. Thurmond said California needs to invest at least $500 million to get those students computers and Internet hotspots, so that they can receive an effective online education. He called on companies, foundations and individuals to step forward and help in the state effort.</p> <p>Educators are grappling with the prospect of less money at a time when they&#8217;re being called to do so much more. The coronavirus pandemic could strip as much as <a href="https://www.ocregister.com/2020/05/07/california-budget-to-take-54-3-billion-coronavirus-hit/">$54 billion from the state budget</a>, including up to $19 billion previously slated for K-12 schools and community colleges.</p> <p>It will be difficult, educators said, to find more classroom space, pay for extra teaching sessions, protective gear and other services and amenities if the budget is pared so drastically.</p> <p>Mijares said educators are trying to figure out how to make it all work out.</p> <p>&#8220;The fact is that education can&#8217;t stop.&#8221;</p> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Related links</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.pe.com/2020/05/27/masks-social-distancing-smaller-classes-on-tap-for-californias-2020-21-school-year/">Masks, social distancing, smaller classes could be on tap for California’s 2020-21 school year</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2020/05/27/one-way-hallways-staggered-restroom-breaks-l-a-county-releases-school-reopening-guidelines/">One-way hallways, staggered restroom breaks: L.A. County releases school opening guidelines</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.ocregister.com/2020/05/21/orange-county-schools-re-opening-in-the-fall-during-pandemic-but-whats-the-plan/">Orange County schools re-opening in the fall during pandemic — but what’s the plan?</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pe.com/2020/05/21/what-will-the-2020-21-inland-empire-school-year-look-like/">2020-21 Inland Empire school year could mix in-person, online classes</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.ocregister.com/2020/05/27/light-shows-special-gifts-streets-of-cheers-orange-county-is-making-sure-graduating-seniors-feel-special/">Light shows, special gifts, streets of cheers: Orange County is making sure graduating seniors feel special</a></li> </ul> </aside> La Mirada 13-Year-Old Celebrates College Graduation With Front Yard Ceremony https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/05/27/la-mirada-13-year-old-celebrates-college-graduation-with-front-yard-ceremony/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:3236d2fd-d537-7c43-fadb-c10aed454a0d Thu, 28 May 2020 05:55:42 +0000 Jack's mom, Ru Andrade, started homeschooling when Jack was in the third grade after recognizing that her son needed more of a challenge than he was getting at his elementary school. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4568082","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA)</strong> — A stage was set up in front of a La Mirada home Wednesday to celebrate a 13-year-old boy&#8217;s milestone achievement.</p> <div id="attachment_1085486" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/05/13-year-old-graduate.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1085486" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-1085486 size-medium" src="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/05/13-year-old-graduate.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="169" srcset="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/05/13-year-old-graduate.jpg 1280w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/05/13-year-old-graduate.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/05/13-year-old-graduate.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/05/13-year-old-graduate.jpg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/05/13-year-old-graduate.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/05/13-year-old-graduate.jpg?resize=310,174 310w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/05/13-year-old-graduate.jpg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/05/13-year-old-graduate.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/05/13-year-old-graduate.jpg?resize=620,349 620w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-1085486" class="wp-caption-text">On Wednesday, 13-year-old Jack Rico became the youngest student to ever graduate from Fullerton College. (CBSLA)</p></div> <p>With tons of friends and family cheering him on from their cars, Jack Rico marked his graduation in style. But this special teen was not celebrating the end of his middle school career like so many of his peers.</p> <p>Jack just became the youngest Fullerton College graduate, finishing with not one, but four associate&#8217;s degrees.</p> <p>&#8220;I don&#8217;t know,&#8221; he said when asked how he got so smart. &#8220;It just happened.&#8221;</p> <p class="p1">But Jack is quick to clarify that he is not a genius and actually worked really hard for this momentous achievement.</p> <p>&#8220;You never just know everything,&#8221; he said. &#8220;You have to study day and night.&#8221;</p> <p class="p1">Jack&#8217;s mom, Ru Andrade, started homeschooling when Jack was in the third grade after recognizing that her son needed more of a challenge than he was getting at his elementary school.</p> <p>&#8220;He&#8217;s just full of knowledge about everything,&#8221; Andrade said.</p> <p>Andrade said that by the time Jack was 11, he had surpassed every single high school standard, remaining accountable for his own grades along the way.</p> <p>&#8220;I did my best,&#8221; Jack said. &#8220;And I can&#8217;t be sad with the outcome, whether it&#8217;s an A or lower.&#8221;</p> <p>Though, Jack admitted, he had never received a grade lower than an A.</p> <p class="p1">&#8220;You know, for us, his heart is bigger than his brain,&#8221; Andrade said.</p> <p class="p1">Jack&#8217;s next stop is the University of La Verne, and though he&#8217;s not quite sure about a career just yet, he said he loves screenwriting.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;m still trying to, like, explore my interests,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>And while he has dreams of having lunch with Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay, for now he was content to celebrate his graduation with friends and family.</p> <p>&#8220;Thank you all so much for coming and supporting me,&#8221; he said.</p> La Mirada pair rallies Facebook army to make 500+ masks to help hospitals battle coronavirus https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/03/24/fighting-coronavirus-one-hand-sewn-mask-at-a-time-la-mirada-pair-and-army-of-facebook-connected-volunteers/ La Mirada – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:e55ad41f-95a4-41a5-56e0-6044b8f00c3f Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:39:01 +0000 A Southern California mother and daughter have built a network of volunteers through Facebook to sew masks for frontline workers vulnerable to coronavirus. <p>LA MIRADA &#8212; The thread of the idea came from Mallory Morgan&#8217;s mom, Rebecca.</p> <p>She was watching a news story on nurses &#8212; faced with a critical shortage of face masks in the midst of a pandemic &#8212; who were making masks for doctors.</p> <p>Rebecca, a pharmaceutical representative who loves to sew, had already seen the need across Southern California: The region was on the cusp of a public catastrophe, threatened by a respiratory disease that had already sickened hundreds of thousands across the world. It was clear. Frontline healthcare workers, first responders, grocery store workers and meal deliverers all had one thing in common: A shortage of masks in a moment when they were vital.</p> <p>Sewing. Stitching. Masks. Fabric. Friends. Urgent need!  Their imagination got going. The two put their heads &#8212; and their friends &#8212; together. Lots of them.</p> <p>Flash forward a week. And <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/239006043921634/">Stitched Together, the Facebook group founded by Rebecca and her daughter, </a>has grown to more than 700 members across the country, matching sewers online with organizations who need masks. And in that week, it&#8217;s been &#8212; well not pedal to the metal, but yeah that &#8212; but more like needle to the fabric to make the masks, and donate them.</p> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Related links</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2020/03/24/la-county-reports-4-new-coronavirus-deaths-including-1-person-under-18-total-deaths-countywide-now-11/">11 dead from coronavirus in LA County, after report adds 4, including a minor</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2020/03/23/in-the-search-for-more-la-area-coronavirus-testing-eyes-look-abroad/">In the search for more LA-area coronavirus testing, eyes look abroad</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2020/03/23/kaiser-nurses-decry-lack-of-coronavirus-safety-preparation-at-la-facility/">Kaiser nurses decry lack of coronavirus safety preparation at LA facility</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2020/03/22/on-your-own-in-the-coronavirus-era-heres-how-to-cope/">On your own in the coronavirus era? Here’s how to cope</a></li> </ul> </aside> <p>In homes across the region and the state, the group&#8217;s members &#8212; some laid off from their jobs, some on their own, others in shuttered high-risk groups, young, old, novices, hobbyists &#8212; have started little assembly lines in their homes to stitch together masks and deliver them to frontline workers. By this week, the group had shipped more than 500 hand-sewn face masks to local organizations.</p> <p>&#8220;We&#8217;re just trying to get them to everybody who needs them,&#8221; said Mallory Morgan, 24, a La Mirada resident, herself recently on a layoff because her job at Street Food Cinema LA, well essentially needs people to come together for it to work &#8212; and you can&#8217;t do that right now. &#8220;We&#8217;re trying our best to prioritize when it comes to hospitals and emergency rooms. But we are also trying to help other people who are putting their health on the lines. Just the regular people who didn&#8217;t get the option to work from home.&#8221;</p> <p>Its quite a patchwork of goodwill &#8212; but anchored in a fierce urgency.</p> <p>There&#8217;s the family whose grandchildren became part of the &#8220;assembly line&#8221; to help produce masks &#8212; one person sews, another cuts the fabric, another person sizes it, another at the sewing machine.</p> <p>Rebecca Morgan herself still has a day job, but will divert 10 minutes whenever she can to work on a mask. And Mallory has been busy organizing it &#8212; making sure organizations are connected with sewers, and basically still using her skills from her now distant job: to bring people together &#8212; but just in a different way.</p> <figure id="attachment_2583135" class="wp-caption aligncenter size-article_inline"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i0.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LDN-L-VIRUS-STITCHING-02.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="960" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i0.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LDN-L-VIRUS-STITCHING-02.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i0.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LDN-L-VIRUS-STITCHING-02.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i0.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LDN-L-VIRUS-STITCHING-02.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 780w,https://i0.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LDN-L-VIRUS-STITCHING-02.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 810w,https://i0.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LDN-L-VIRUS-STITCHING-02.jpg?fit=630%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 630w" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">A &#8220;thank you&#8221; to volunteers from the employees of The Villa at Westhampton Assisted Living to the Stitched Together Long Island group for the handmade masks (Courtesy)</figcaption></figure> <p>All the while, the group is sticking to social distancing while also creatively finding fabric in a world where you can&#8217;t simply walk down to the corner fabric store any more &#8212; especially to find elastic.</p> <p>But even there, the group is adapting, using headbands, hair ties, cutting out the elastic from fitted sheets, anything that people can find in their homes. The group uses tightly woven cotton fabrics because its breathable but also offers protection. Hey! It&#8217;s better than nothing.</p> <p>And it is nothing that many are faced with in a system that has been overwhelmed by the surge in need sparked by COVID-19, which has sicked nearly 416,000 people globally and killed nearly 20,000 in a matter of a few months.</p> <p>Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly updated its guidance, saying hospitals that run low on surgical masks should consider ways to reuse them or to use them through an entire shift. And if hospitals run out, the CDC said, scarfs or bandanas could be used ”as a last resort,” though some health officials warned cloth masks might not work.</p> <p>So, like the Morgans, the world&#8217;s sewers have mobilized.</p> <p>In Belgium, what began as a one-woman operation about a week ago grew to a small army of home-sewing mask-makers within days. In Kosovo, inmates in a women’s prison volunteered to make masks.</p> <p>Fashion designer Briana Danyele left Italy last month to return to her mother’s Greer, South Carolina, home, where she has turned the living room into a mini-sewing factory, making masks that she embroiders with the words, “We Got This!”</p> <aside class="related left"><h2 class="widget-title" data-curated-ids="" data-relation-type="automatic-primary-tag">Related Articles</h2><ul><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/19/13-more-coronavirus-deaths-reported-in-la-county-hospitalizations-still-inching-downward/" title="13 more coronavirus deaths reported in LA County; hospitalizations still inching downward"> <span class="dfm-title"> 13 more coronavirus deaths reported in LA County; hospitalizations still inching downward </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/19/pandemic-glossary-terms-that-became-part-of-our-daily-dialogue-in-the-past-6-months/" title="Pandemic glossary: Terms that became part of our daily dialogue in the past 6 months"> <span class="dfm-title"> Pandemic glossary: Terms that became part of our daily dialogue in the past 6 months </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/19/entertainment-industry-treading-water-after-6-months-of-coronavirus-restrictions/" title="Entertainment industry treading water after 6 months of coronavirus restrictions"> <span class="dfm-title"> Entertainment industry treading water after 6 months of coronavirus restrictions </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/19/free-covid-19-vaccines-for-all-says-new-cdc-playbook/" title="Free COVID-19 vaccines for all, says new CDC playbook"> <span class="dfm-title"> Free COVID-19 vaccines for all, says new CDC playbook </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/18/pandemic-timeline-in-southern-california-heres-how-it-all-happened/" title="Pandemic timeline in Southern California: Here&#8217;s how it all happened"> <span class="dfm-title"> Pandemic timeline in Southern California: Here&#8217;s how it all happened </span> </a> </li></ul></aside> <p>Bill Purdue waterproofs basements for a living, but he has spent the past few days in his buddy’s Washington, Indiana, auto trim and upholstery shop cutting rectangles of cotton fabric that his friend sews into face masks.</p> <p>Like the Morgans, they’re among scores of people answering pleas from hospitals, doctors and nurses so desperate for personal protective equipment amid the viral pandemic that they’ve turned to the public, saying do-it-yourself face masks are better than nothing.</p> <p>And the local requests are adding up, from Kaiser-Permante&#8217;s Riverside facility (200 made so far, with many more coming); St. Vincent Meals on Wheels in Los Angeles (25 so far); Long Beach VA Medical Center (75);  West LA VA (100), Los Angeles Fire Department (100), according to Mallory Morgan.</p> <p>In a sense, the sewers are fighting the virus with a taste of its own medicine. Yes. The virus spreads exponentially, but so is the spread of goodwill, which is also spreading exponentially &#8212; fueled by the viral power of social media.</p> <p>One person connected to another person, and &#8220;it&#8217;s just kind of spread,&#8221; Mallory said.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s been a way for us to feel connected, and families to come together,&#8221; she said. &#8220;For us, and for the people in the group, it&#8217;s a way for us to feel connected at a time when we&#8217;re all so separated from each other.&#8221;</p> <p><em>The Associated Press contributed to this story.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Suspect Arrested For Shooting Dog To Death On La Mirada Street https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/01/10/dog-shot-la-mirada/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:9f7b0995-a7dc-5f60-be93-4291081b1ff9 Fri, 10 Jan 2020 22:51:18 +0000 Authorities Friday arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a dog on the side of a La Mirada street. <div class="featured-video"><div 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MIRADA (CBSLA)</strong> — Authorities Friday arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a dog on the side of a La Mirada street.</p> <p>Shane Dubyak, 23, of Lakewood was taken into custody today after a vehicle and foot pursuit from Artesia to Cerritos, sheriff&#8217;s officials said.</p> <p>A firearm was also said to have been recovered.</p> <p>Witnesses originally told Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies they <a href="https://cbsloc.al/2tB83fb" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">saw a man get out of an SUV Sunday</a> in an industrial area of La Mirada and fire two gunshots at something.</p> <p>After the SUV drove away, the witness found an older terrier mix dead from gunshot wounds in a dog bed in the gutter.</p> <p>Investigators originally said a woman was driving the white 2000s Jeep Grand Cherokee and the man had been riding in the back.</p> <p>“Take the dog to the vet, take the dog to the humane society, have him disposed of humanely,” Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Mark Christiansen said. “Not like this.”</p> <p>Dubyak could potentially face serious charges, even if the dog had serious health issues.</p> Couple Wanted For Shooting Dog To Death In La Mirada https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/01/08/la-mirada-man-shoots-dog-to-death/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:1e60c805-ce1c-90b0-98e4-3502fdbd24c3 Wed, 08 Jan 2020 13:50:03 +0000 Witnesses told Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies they saw a man get out of an SUV Sunday in an industrial area of La Mirada and fire two gunshots at something put on the ground near the gutter. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p2"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) 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MIRADA (CBSLA)</strong> — Authorities need help tracking down a couple who they say brought a dog to La Mirada only to shoot it to death.</p> <p>Witnesses told Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies they saw a man get out of an SUV Sunday in an industrial area of La Mirada and fire two gunshots at something put on the ground near the gutter. After the SUV drove away, the witness found a older terrier mix dead from gunshot wounds, in a dog bed in the gutter.</p> <div id="attachment_1056934" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/01/ENtiNqYVAAAt2F4.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1056934" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1056934" src="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/01/ENtiNqYVAAAt2F4.jpg" alt="" width="420" height="559" srcset="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/01/ENtiNqYVAAAt2F4.jpg 902w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/01/ENtiNqYVAAAt2F4.jpg?resize=226,300 226w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/01/ENtiNqYVAAAt2F4.jpg?resize=768,1022 768w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/01/ENtiNqYVAAAt2F4.jpg?resize=770,1024 770w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/01/ENtiNqYVAAAt2F4.jpg?resize=640,851 640w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/01/ENtiNqYVAAAt2F4.jpg?resize=481,640 481w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-1056934" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: LASD)</p></div> <p>Images of the shooter’s SUV caught on a security camera were released in an “Attempt To Identify” notice. The SUV was described as a white 2000s Jeep Grand Cherokee with black rims last seen fleeing south on Phoebe Avenue, then making a left on Firestone Boulevard.</p> <p>Investigators say a woman had been driving and the man had been riding in the back.</p> <p>If identified and arrested, the couple will face serious charges even if the dog had serious health issues.</p> <p>&#8220;Take the dog to the vet, take the dog to the humane society, have him disposed of humanely,&#8221; Los Angeles County sheriff&#8217;s Deputy Mark Christiansen said. &#8220;Not like this.&#8221;</p> <p>Anyone with information about the SUV or the shooting can call the detective bureau at the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station at (562) 466-5419 or email Detective Christiansen at <a href="mailto:MSChrist@lasd.org">MSChrist@lasd.org</a>.</p> 2 Deputies, Suspect Hurt During Family Disturbance In La Mirada https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/07/16/la-mirada-deputies-suspect-hurt-family-disturbance/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:9df7d189-eee2-7dca-e76a-90ff9511a6a2 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:04:31 +0000 A family disturbance was reported at 8:40 p.m. Monday in the 8100 block of Barrington Lane, where assistance was also needed to serve a restraining order on the son, a resident of the home, Orange County sheriff’s officials said. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p3"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p3").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4125360","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p3","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA)</strong> — A man who was served with a restraining order at his home in La Mirada was sedated Tuesday after scuffling with two Orange County sheriff’s deputies, who were also hurt.</p> <p>A family disturbance was reported at 8:40 p.m. Monday in the 8100 block of Barrington Lane, where assistance was also needed to serve a restraining order on the son, a resident of the home, Orange County sheriff’s officials said.</p> <p>The son, who is in his 30s, confronted the deputies, who authorities said had to use force to subdue him.</p> <p>It’s not clear how the deputies subdued the unidentified man or how he was injured, but he has since been sedated, according to sheriff’s officials.</p> <p>The deputies were treated for moderate injuries.</p> Burglar Breaks Into Nursery, Steals Expensive Baby Gear https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/03/25/baby-theft-la-mirada/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:15121715-c78b-0600-5d05-5174652907ad Tue, 26 Mar 2019 05:44:24 +0000 A nursery for triplets was clean out and closed up tonight in La Mirada. A burglar broke in and made off with expensive baby gear. Crystal Cruz reports. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p4"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p4").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4053535","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p4","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — </strong>A La Mirada woman, 27 weeks pregnant with triplets, posted a photo to Facebook on Friday showing a photo of her unborn babies bedroom boarded up.</p> <p>Jessica Kaneshiro wrote that someone broke into her home and stole car seats, carriers, baby monitors, a pumping system, even wipes and so much more.</p> <p><a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/24baf12693044e969be55322423b7bb0.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1010576 aligncenter" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/24baf12693044e969be55322423b7bb0.jpg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/24baf12693044e969be55322423b7bb0.jpg 1280w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/24baf12693044e969be55322423b7bb0.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/24baf12693044e969be55322423b7bb0.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/24baf12693044e969be55322423b7bb0.jpg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/24baf12693044e969be55322423b7bb0.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/24baf12693044e969be55322423b7bb0.jpg?resize=310,174 310w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/24baf12693044e969be55322423b7bb0.jpg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/24baf12693044e969be55322423b7bb0.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/24baf12693044e969be55322423b7bb0.jpg?resize=620,349 620w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /></a></p> <p>&#8220;You know the violation. That affects you. It also brings the good out of a lot of people when you see something that bad. The next door neighbor came over and he gave them a check. He felt so bad that he gave them a check to help me out,&#8221; said Jessica&#8217;s father-in-law Tom Kaneshiro.</p> <p>Tom says his son and daughter-in-law were working on their recently purchased home, getting it ready for the babies, when the home was hit. The security camera hadn&#8217;t yet been installed.</p> <p>If the thefts weren&#8217;t tragic enough, Tom is visiting his daughter in-law and son at Long Beach Memorial following another tragedy.</p> <p>&#8220;They were expecting triplets. They were due in May. She didn&#8217;t feel any movement yesterday. She was going in for a checkup and they said she had lost one of the triplets. So they&#8217;re monitoring right now to see what kind of affect it&#8217;s had on the other two,&#8221; said Tom.</p> <p>He says doctors don&#8217;t know why one of the babies was lost but the family says the stress of the burglary couldn&#8217;t have been good.</p> Stolen Car Crashes Into La Mirada Gym, Driver Arrested After Allegedly Trying To Run Off https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/03/19/la-mirada-stolen-car-into-gym/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:06d48404-bfe8-1b0e-1443-b895922e0418 Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:02:54 +0000 A silver 4-door Honda crashed through a front plate-glass window of a Crunch Fitness gym and into a front desk area. The car was finally halted by heavy gym machinery that ended up wedged under the front end. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p6"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p6").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4049565","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p6","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA)</strong> — Workouts are out of the question Tuesday after a stolen car was revved up and sent crashing into a Crunch Fitness gym in La Mirada.</p> <p>The crash was reported at about 2 a.m. at the gym, 12805 Valley View Ave., after a silver 4-door Honda crashed through a front plate-glass window into a front desk area. The car was finally halted by a metal stool heavy gym machinery that became wedged under the front end.</p> <div id="attachment_1009481" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/car-into-gym.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1009481" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1009481" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/car-into-gym.jpg" alt="" width="420" height="225" srcset="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/car-into-gym.jpg 1051w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/car-into-gym.jpg?resize=300,161 300w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/car-into-gym.jpg?resize=768,411 768w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/car-into-gym.jpg?resize=1024,549 1024w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/car-into-gym.jpg?resize=640,343 640w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-1009481" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>The gym was left in shambles by the car, which left a trail of shattered glass and wrecked furniture. The damage was estimated at $65,000.</p> <p>A witness said he saw the driver revving the engine, put it in drive and jump out as it careened into the window. He was then seen jumping into another car waiting nearby.</p> <p>“It went straight into the desk,” Adrian Nolasco said. “Thankfully the guy wasn’t there, the guy was on the other side, so it didn’t really hit anybody.”</p> <p>Security video at the time of the crash shows a gym employee standing behind a counter and running out of the way as the car crashes through the front window.</p> <div id="p5"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p5").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4049585","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p5","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script> <p>Workers at the gym say the driver had been a member but his membership was canceled after complaints about him. They also said he was trying to get his $70 enrollment fee back and had threatened to fight an employee.</p> <p>The gym was open at the time of the crash, but no serious injuries were reported and the building was not compromised.</p> <p>Gym members reportedly tried to chase the driver down. The driver was later found by deputies and taken into custody. He was later identified by authorities as Sergio Reyes, 32, of Whittier, and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Reyes is being held on $1 million bail.</p> <p>It’s not known if drugs or alcohol were involved, and investigators will not confirm that the driver deliberately sent the car into the structure. Police say the car was stolen from a location nearby.</p> Grandmother Killed, Kids Hurt In La Mirada Hit-And-Run https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/02/20/hit-and-run-grandmother/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:6acf82e6-f639-8778-e7e1-2a373380b914 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 02:27:28 +0000 Authorities say the suspect was driving a late-model grey Honda at Crestoak Dr. and Escolna Rd. around 1:15 p.m. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p8"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p8").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4033103","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p8","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA)</strong> — Police are searching for a hit-and-run suspect they say killed a woman and injured her two grandchildren on their walk from school in La Mirada Wednesday.</p> <p>Authorities say the suspect was driving a late-model grey Toyota Camry at Crestoak Dr. and Escolna Rd. around 1:15 p.m. when he or she clipped the woman and children and left them on the side of the road.</p> <div id="p7"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p7").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4033213","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p7","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script> <p>All three victims were initially in critical condition. At the time of this report, the two children, ages six and nine, were expected to survive with minor injuries. Their grandmother was pronounced dead at the hospital.</p> <p>Neighbors say they frequently saw the kids and their grandmother walking to and from school and held a vigil in her honor Wednesday night.</p> <p>They also say they&#8217;ve asked the city for years to safeguard pedestrians from traffic.</p> <p>&#8220;There&#8217;s no sidewalks right here so they always stand in the street,&#8221; Maria Gonzalez said.</p> <p>Police describe the suspect vehicle as a late-model gray Toyota Camry with front-end damage on the right passenger side.</p> Clark Griswold’s Home From ‘Christmas Vacation’ Recreated In La Mirada https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/12/05/la-mirada-griswold-home-christmas-vacation/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:79324f08-591d-61ac-749f-2535463f420f Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:58:59 +0000 A fan of the 1989 movie, Jeff Norton’s recreation of the Griswold family home started when he purchased an RV the same make and model as one used in the film. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p9"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p9").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"3989040","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p9","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA)</strong> — The home glowing from thousands of Christmas lights made famous in the Christmas comedy classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” has been recreated in La Mirada.</p> <div id="attachment_995009" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/la-mirada-griswold-home-rv.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-995009" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-995009" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/la-mirada-griswold-home-rv.jpg" alt="" width="420" height="231" srcset="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/la-mirada-griswold-home-rv.jpg 972w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/la-mirada-griswold-home-rv.jpg?resize=300,165 300w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/la-mirada-griswold-home-rv.jpg?resize=768,422 768w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/la-mirada-griswold-home-rv.jpg?resize=640,352 640w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-995009" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>A fan of the 1989 movie, Jeff Norton’s recreation of the Griswold family home started when he purchased an RV &#8211; the exact same make and model as one used in the film.</p> <p>But he didn’t stop with buying the RV that matched the one driven by Cousin Eddie in the movie.</p> <p>According to <a href="https://medium.com/@ericwilsonedge/the-clark-w-griswold-of-la-mirada-california-bea8ae6aef1c">Medium</a>, he also tracked down the same model of chainsaw used in the movie – a 1986 McCulloch &#8211; and bought the Santa display Clark Griswold destroys in the film from the original manufacturer.</p> <div id="attachment_995007" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/la-mirada-griswold-home-ford.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-995007" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-995007" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/la-mirada-griswold-home-ford.jpg" alt="" width="420" height="224" srcset="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/la-mirada-griswold-home-ford.jpg 1031w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/la-mirada-griswold-home-ford.jpg?resize=300,160 300w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/la-mirada-griswold-home-ford.jpg?resize=768,409 768w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/la-mirada-griswold-home-ford.jpg?resize=1024,545 1024w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/la-mirada-griswold-home-ford.jpg?resize=640,341 640w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-995007" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>This year, he added a 1989 Ford Escort Wagon and rented snow machines for the proverbial icing on his Christmas display. He’s also showing the film on a 65-inch TV set up outside.</p> <p>Norton’s display can be seen in the 15000 block of Golva Drive in La Mirada through Christmas.</p> Postal Worker Who Took Extra Shift On His Day Off Struck And Killed By Car In Commerce https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/12/04/postal-worker-killed-day-off-commerce/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:209604c5-f3a0-82f2-0f98-259f2a6c9087 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:30:41 +0000 Joel Perales, 58, was standing outside a U.S. Postal Service truck about 10 a.m. Monday in the 2100 block of South Atlantic Boulevard he was struck by a car, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. 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Rick Mejia said. After hitting Perales, the car slammed into the postal truck, then struck and came to rest against the wall of a nearby business, according to Mejia.</p> <p>Perales died later at a hospital.</p> <p>One person in the building suffered minor injuries and was also taken to a hospital.</p> <p>The car’s driver stopped and passed a field sobriety test, but blood results are pending. There was no immediate indication the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and he was later released, Mejia said.</p> <div id="attachment_994801" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/postal-worker-killed.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-994801" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-994801" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/postal-worker-killed.jpg" alt="" width="420" height="246" srcset="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/postal-worker-killed.jpg 1185w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/postal-worker-killed.jpg?resize=300,175 300w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/postal-worker-killed.jpg?resize=768,449 768w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/postal-worker-killed.jpg?resize=1024,599 1024w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/postal-worker-killed.jpg?resize=640,374 640w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2018/12/postal-worker-killed.jpg?resize=1094,640 1094w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-994801" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: GoFundMe)</p></div> <p>The family identified <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/joelperales" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Perales in a GoFundMe page</a> and said Monday was his day off, but had picked up an extra shift to earn a little extra money with the holidays approaching. Perales leaves behind his wife, four sons and a daughter and several grandchildren, according to the GoFundMe page.</p> <p>The page also described Perales as a pastor at Templo de Alabanza in La Mirada and a die-hard Dodger fan.</p> <p>“We the family would like to take this time to remind everyone out there to drive safe, observe the speed limit, and avoid accidents like these that just destroy families and loved ones,” the page read.</p> <p><em>(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)</em></p> VIDEO: Bus Driver Who Avoided Late-Night Collision With Car Going Wrong Way Being Hailed As Hero https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/05/13/m-coach-bus-driver-avoids-crash/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:1364d70b-7ae3-1843-a37d-7b2993cdcf89 Mon, 14 May 2018 06:03:39 +0000 Dash cam footage shows the moment a driver going the opposite way approached the 30-passenger bus Gabriel Anica was driving on the 91 Fwy. early Friday. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p11"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p11").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"3863301","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p11","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA) —</strong> A charter bus driver is being hailed as a hero for his quick thinking that prevented a tragedy when a driver going the wrong way suddenly started heading towards the vehicle.</p> <p>Dash cam footage shows the moment a driver going the opposite way approached the 30-passenger bus Gabriel Anica was driving on from Pachanga to La Mirada on the 91 Freeway express lane around 2 a.m. Friday.</p> <p>&#8220;He must have missed my door by out that much,&#8221; Anica told CBS2 News Sunday, holding his hands barely a foot apart. &#8220;Just flew by, and I was like, &#8216;Wow.'&#8221;</p> <p>Anica, who has been M Coach bus lines for two years, said most of his passengers that night were asleep at the time the video shows headlights heading towards the bus on the left lanes at a high rate of speed in Corona. Anica gently swerved into the second lane from the left median, but the errant driver also drifted into the same lane.</p> <p>&#8220;I mean, he was flying, must&#8217;ve been going 90,&#8221; Anica estimated. &#8220;At the last second, I held that steering wheel tight because I knew he was gonna hit me.&#8221;</p> <p>Luckily, the driver didn&#8217;t.</p> <p>The video shows the car&#8217;s red taillights just feet from the right side of the bus.</p> <p>The jolt of the bus woke some of the passengers, many of them Anica&#8217;s regulars he says are like family. &#8220;You know, I&#8217;m responsible for these people, and so I feel like I had to do what I had to do. Thank God I reacted the way I did,&#8221; said Anica.</p> <p>&#8220;Some of them were yelling, screaming because they — I guess they fell asleep,&#8221; said Anica, who credits his years of experience and reflexes for his quick, potentially live-saving reaction.</p> <p>Anica&#8217;s bosses are now calling him a hero.</p> <p>M Coach said they notified the California Highway Patrol about the wrong-way driver, but it seems the person managed to get off the road without hitting anyone.</p> Shooting Victim Crashes Car Into Home, Dies https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/06/23/la-mirada-shooting-crash/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:58dcd244-6907-95ac-e823-45ec9e33303f Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:26:14 +0000 A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesperson says deputies were called to Mansa Drive near Valley View Avenue just before 8:30 p.m. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p12"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p12").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"3688069","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p12","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — Authorities were investigating the death of a 29-year-old man who was shot and then crashed a vehicle into a house in La Mirada Friday night.</p> <p>The shooting occurred at 8 p.m. in the 14100 block of Mansa Drive where responding deputies found the victim in a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body, said Deputy Trina Schrader of the Sheriff&#8217;s Information Bureau.</p> <p>The man&#8217;s vehicle had crashed into the attached garage of a residence.</p> <p>Homicide investigators believe the victim was driving north on Parise Drive, turning onto Mansa Drive, while the suspect&#8217;s vehicle turned south on Parise Drive from Mansa Drive.</p> <p>As the two vehicles were passing each other, gunshots were fired from the suspect&#8217;s vehicle into the victim&#8217;s vehicle, Schrader said.</p> <p>The suspect fled in a light colored vehicle, south on Parise Drive, to west on Lymark Street, and out of view, Schrader said.</p> <p>It wasn&#8217;t immediately clear how many occupants were in the suspect&#8217;s vehicle and a description of the shooter was not available.</p> <p>Following the shooting, the victim&#8217;s vehicle traveled a few houses east on Mansa Drive, and crashed into the garage.</p> <p>The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, Schrader said.</p> <p>Police tell CBS2 the victim lived a couple of blocks from the crash</p> <p>LASD is still trying to determine motive.</p> <p><em>(©2017 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)</em></p> Man Gets Life For Hiring Hit Man To Kill Teenage Wife In 1992 https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/12/20/man-gets-life-for-hiring-hit-man-to-kill-teenage-wife-in-1992/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:0f1a34f0-8f81-2924-623f-2b75dd7aaa40 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:23:03 +0000 A Southern California man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for hiring a hit man to kill his 17-year-old wife 25 years ago. <p><strong>NORWALK (AP)</strong> — A Southern California man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for hiring a hit man to kill his 17-year-old wife 25 years ago.</p> <p>Morrad Ghonim, 43, received the sentence Monday, four weeks after he was convicted of arranging the death of teenage wife, Victoria, in 1992.</p> <p>She was shot to death while sitting in a car with her husband and 6-month-old son in a La Mirada park.</p> <p>Ghonim reported the killing as a botched robbery.</p> <p>The case languished for two decades until 2009, when DNA linked the hit man Leon Martinez to the killing.</p> <p>Martinez was convicted in 2015 of first-degree murder and testified at Ghonim&#8217;s trial that he was paid $5,000 to kill the 17-year-old. Ghonim was arrested last year while living in Antigua.</p> <p><em>(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)</em></p> Robber Fatally Shot By Police After 3-Hour Standoff In La Mirada https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/11/22/robber-fatally-shot-by-police-after-3-hour-standoff-in-la-mirada/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:9c65a18c-3303-44f3-4047-d3e5551feb8d Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:28:50 +0000 An armed robber was shot and killed Tuesday at the end of a 3-hour-standoff with a sheriff’s SWAT team at a gas station convenience store in La Mirada. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p13"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p13").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"3581998","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p13","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — An armed robber was shot and killed Tuesday at the end of a three-hour standoff with a sheriff’s SWAT team at a gas station convenience store in La Mirada.</p> <p>The standoff began about 9:15 p.m. Monday at a 24-hour Arco gas station at 13550 S. Beach Blvd. There may have been customers or employees inside the store during the robbery, but none were reported to be inside during the standoff, Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Kelvin Moody said.</p> <p>The suspect, who was in his 40s, died at the scene, coroner&#8217;s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.</p> <p>The standoff ended about 12:25 a.m., when the suspect was shot after deputies gave several verbal commands to the suspect to drop the weapon, Moody said. While the suspect was inside the story he fired at least one round through the front window of the store, according to a sheriff&#8217;s statement.</p> <p>When the suspect stepped outside again, he pointed and fired again at deputies. At that point, the suspect was shot by two deputies, sheriff&#8217;s officials said.</p> <p>No deputies were injured in the standoff.</p> <p>The shooting will be investigated by the sheriff’s homicide and internal affairs bureau and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.</p> <p><em>(©2016 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)</em></p> Armed Man Holds Off Authorities At La Mirada Convenience Store https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/11/21/armed-man-holds-off-authorities-at-la-mirada-convenience-store/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:4bbcaf33-2ea7-b804-0b46-3b60cee36202 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:59:09 +0000 No employees or customers were reported to be inside the store. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p14"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p14").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"3581647","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p14","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — An armed man kept authorities a bay Monday when he refused to come out of a convenience store in La Mirada.</p> <p>The standoff began shortly after 9:15 p.m. at an am/pm store near South Beach Boulevard and Hillsborough Drive, Los Angeles County Sheriff&#8217;s Department Deputy Kelvin Moody said.</p> <p>The man briefly emerged about 10:45 p.m., but went back into the store. A window was shattered near the door about the same time, but it was unclear how the glass was broken.</p> <p>No employees or customers were reported to be inside the store, Moody said. There were also no reports of injuries.</p> <p>A crisis negotiation team was requested at the scene, Moody said.</p> Man Killed, 2 Women Hospitalized After Car Slams Into La Mirada Tree https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/04/08/man-killed-2-women-hospitalized-after-car-slams-into-la-mirada-tree/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:d3191045-b084-34a5-8f6e-500e06a413fb Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:22:02 +0000 A man was killed and two women were seriously injured when a speeding car hit a center divider, knocked down a sign and slammed into a tree in La Mirada, authorities said Friday. <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — A man was killed and two women were seriously injured when a speeding car hit a center divider, knocked down a sign and slammed into a tree in La Mirada, authorities said Friday.</p> <p>The crash happened at about 11:40 p.m. Thursday, on Valley View Avenue, just north of Artesia Boulevard on the border between La Mirada and Cerritos, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Hank Ortega said.</p> <p>&#8220;Speed was a factor,&#8221; Ortega said. &#8220;The car hit the divider, took out a sign and hit a tree.&#8221;</p> <p>Ortega said the man in his 30s who died at the scene was a passenger in the car. His identity was withheld pending notification of kin.</p> <p>Two women in the car – one of them the driver – were hospitalized in serious condition, Ortega said.</p> <p>Investigators are looking into whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.</p> <p><em>(©2016 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)</em></p> Coroner: In-N-Out Employee Found Dead In La Mirada Was Beaten, Not Shot https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/03/02/coroner-in-n-out-employee-found-dead-in-la-mirada-was-beaten-not-shot/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:0477f3e7-6daa-3a3b-29f3-3e9d9d1a750d Wed, 02 Mar 2016 18:26:22 +0000 An In-N-Out Burger employee found dead outside the La Mirada restaurant where she worked for two decades didn’t die of a gunshot wound, but was fatally beaten, authorities said Wednesday. <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — An In-N-Out Burger employee found dead outside the La Mirada restaurant where she worked for two decades didn’t die of a gunshot wound, but was fatally beaten, authorities said Wednesday.</p> <p>Josefina Alcocer was <a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/02/26/in-n-out-burger-employee-fatally-shot-la-mirada/">found dead at 4:45 a.m. Friday</a> in the parking lot of the restaurant, at 14341 Firestone Blvd. She was wearing her In-N-Out uniform, according to the sheriff’s department.</p> <p>The preliminary investigation reported that the 48-year-old woman had been shot, but an autopsy later determined that was not the case, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said. The cause of death was blunt force trauma.</p> <p>Alcocer had worked for In-N-Out since 1996 and was one of the original employees at the La Mirada restaurant, the company said in a statement.</p> <p>No arrests have been reported. Anyone with information about the crime can call sheriff’s homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.</p> <p><em>(©2016 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)</em></p> Armed Woman In Custody Following Barricade In La Mirada https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/06/30/deputies-arrest-female-barricade-suspect-in-la-mirada/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:fda8bfbd-a3bc-3ccd-9917-24f7a686d041 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:20:56 +0000 Deputies Tuesday arrested a woman who allegedly barricaded herself inside of a home in La Mirada. <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com) — </strong>Deputies Tuesday arrested a woman who allegedly barricaded herself inside of a home in La Mirada.</p> <p>Shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday, deputies received report of a domestic issue located in the 15200 block of Borda Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff&#8217;s Department.</p> <p>Upon their arrival, officials located a woman barricaded inside of the home. Deputies said she was believed to be armed with a firearm, and cooperated with negotiators.</p> <p>Surrounding homes in the area were evacuated for the safety of residents, deputies explained.</p> <p>According to authorities, the woman was taken into custody shortly before 4 a.m.</p> <p>No further information is available at this time.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff&#8217;s Department&#8217;s Norwalk Sheriff&#8217;s Station at (562) 863-8711.</p> Man Accused Of Arranging 17-Year-Old Wife’s 1992 Murder Charged With Capital Murder https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/06/05/man-accused-of-arranging-17-year-old-wifes-1992-murder-charged-with-capital-murder/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:09e3bf05-c9e9-f5a3-9c46-e23d204a65d0 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 19:20:00 +0000 A man accused of hiring another man to kill his wife during a staged robbery in 1992 is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a murder charge. <p><strong>DOWNEY (CBSLA.com)</strong> — A man accused of hiring another man to kill his wife during a staged robbery in 1992 is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a murder charge.</p> <p>Morrad Ghonim, 42, faces a possible death sentence if convicted for the killing of Vicki Ghonim, 17, who was shot during a robbery on July 23, 1992, while sitting in a car with her husband and infant son in La Mirada Creek Park.</p> <p><a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/05/28/la-mirada-man-accused-of-ordering-murder-of-17-year-old-wife-in-1992-arrested-in-antigua/">Ghonim was arrested last month in Antigua</a> and returned to the United States.</p> <p>Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek the death penalty against Ghonim. The murder charge against him includes the special circumstance allegations of lying in wait and murder for financial gain.</p> <p>There was a break in the unsolved case in 2009, when DNA linked 42-year-old Leon Martinez to the killing. He was arrested in October 2010 and convicted in March of first-degree murder and is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 16.</p> <p>Morrad Ghonim was charged of arranging the killing in November 2010, prosecutors said.</p> <p><em>(©2015 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)</em></p> La Mirada Man Accused Of Ordering Murder Of 17-Year-Old Wife In 1992 Arrested In Antigua https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/05/28/la-mirada-man-accused-of-ordering-murder-of-17-year-old-wife-in-1992-arrested-in-antigua/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:a124abbe-d0f6-8dc9-aed5-c0a16913a95b Thu, 28 May 2015 23:43:23 +0000 Morrad Ghonim, 44, was extradited to Florida on Saturday, and is awaiting extradition to California. <p><strong>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — </strong>A man who ordered the murder of his 17-year-old wife in 1992 has been arrested in the Caribbean island of Antigua, according to authorities.</p> <p>Morrad Ghonim, 44, was extradited to Florida on Saturday and is awaiting extradition to California, Los Angeles County Sheriff&#8217;s Department Lt. John Corina said.</p> <p>Ghonim hired Leon Martinez to fatally shot his 17-year-old wife Maria Ghonim in La Mirada Creek Park on July 23, 1992, Corina said.</p> <p>Martinez, 42, was convicted of the murder in March, Corina said.</p> <p>&#8220;During the investigation, it was discovered that the victim&#8217;s husband, Morrad Ghonim &#8230; was no longer living in the United States, but was now living in Antigua,&#8221; Corina said.</p> <p>&#8220;An arrest warrant for suspect Ghonim was obtained,&#8221; Corina said. &#8220;With assistance from the United States Marshals (Service) and the Royal Police Force of Antigua, Ghonim was detained and (was) extradited back to Miami on Saturday.&#8221;</p> <p>Ghonim was booked on suspicion of murder by the Miami Dade Police Department and was being held without bail, pending his extradition to California, Corina said.</p> <p><em><span style="font-size:small;">(©2015 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)</span></em></p> Man Recalls Terrifying Crash Over Malibu Cliffside https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/11/24/man-recalls-terrifying-crash-over-malibu-cliffside/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:8cf7bc92-bb30-7c0c-2923-66906a8c30bc Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:33:00 +0000 Joseph Tyner, 20, can barely sit up to talk, but says he's grateful he and his friends survived after their car plummeted 200 feet below Kanan Dume Road <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — One passenger in a horrific crash at the bottom of a <a href="http://cbsloc.al/1HA1kQ2" target="_blank">Malibu cliff</a> is sharing his harrowing story.</p> <p>Joseph Tyner, 20, can barely sit up to talk but says he&#8217;s grateful he and his friends survived.</p> <p>On Sunday, Tyner and two others were driving home from Malibu to La Mirada when their car plummeted 200 feet below Kanan Dume Road.</p> <p>&#8220;I grabbed onto the little hand bar and prayed. I don&#8217;t know how many times we flipped. &#8230; I just blacked out from there,&#8221; he recalled.</p> <p>Video obtained by CBS2/KCAL9 shows search and rescue crews saving Tyner and the other young men.</p> <p>Tyner was sitting in the front passenger seat and doesn&#8217;t know how the crash happened but says once the car came to a stop, they prayed and checked on each other.</p> <p>The driver was seriously hurt, and Tyner stayed with him while his friend climbed up the steep hill to try to get help.</p> <p>&#8220;The driver was losing consciousness. He wanted to fall asleep, and I had to stay with him, like, &#8216;Stay awake, they&#8217;re coming, they&#8217;re coming,&#8217; &#8221; he remembered.</p> <p>Tyner says it&#8217;s a miracle they walked away with some broken bones, scratches and bruises.</p> <p>&#8220;God helped us. We are all here for another reason,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>Tyner says they all were wearing their seatbelts and believes it helped in saving their lives.</p> <p><strong>RELATED STORY:</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://cbsloc.al/1HA1kQ2" target="_blank">Men Crawl From Wreckage In Malibu Canyon</a></strong></p> South Whittier Slaying Victim Identified https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/09/07/south-whittier-slaying-victim-identified/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:4185e25f-ab6a-5971-48dd-c6bf9ac4e23b Sun, 07 Sep 2014 21:52:52 +0000 The identification of a 31-year-old Los Angeles woman stabbed to death Friday night has been released by the Los Angeles County coroner's office. <p><strong>WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) —</strong> The identification of a 31-year-old Los Angeles woman stabbed to death Friday night has been released by the Los Angeles County coroner&#8217;s office.</p> <p>Coroner&#8217;s Lt. R. Hays identified the victim of the stabbing in an unincorporated area south of Whittier as Michelle Alexis Young.</p> <p>The attack took place about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 11500 block of Obert Avenue, near the La Mirada border, said Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff&#8217;s Department. According to a witness, Schrader said, Young was stabbed several times by a woman who had approached her and started an argument that turned into a fight. Young was pronounced dead at the scene.</p> <p>Vanessa Rebecca Cella, 28, was detained by Norwalk-based deputies shortly after the attack, Schrader said. Cella was arrested on suspicion of murder, according to Deputy Jeffrey A. Gordon of the Sheriff&#8217;s Department&#8217;s headquarters division, and was held on $1 million bail at the Century Regional Detention Facility.</p> <p><i>(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)</i></p> La Mirada Doctor Found Guilty Of Trafficking Vicodin, Other Prescription Drugs https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/08/15/la-mirada-doctor-found-guilty-of-trafficking-vicodin-other-prescription-drugs/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:f98c0397-0048-fe00-baf4-c4ce7b66a554 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:45:47 +0000 Federal officials say a La Mirada doctor has been found guilty of federal drug trafficking charges for distributing prescription painkillers like Vicodin and Norco and laundering the proceeds. <p><strong>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) </strong>— Federal officials say a La Mirada doctor has been found guilty of federal drug trafficking charges for distributing prescription painkillers like Vicodin and Norco and laundering the proceeds.</p> <p>After a three-day trial, Dr. Andrew Sun, 78, was found guilty late Thursday by a federal jury of 17 felony counts, including three counts of money laundering. Sun was found guilty of distributing controlled substances outside the usual course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose, including 14 counts of distributing hydrocodone, alprazolam, carisoprodol – which is best known under the brand name Soma – and promethazine with codeine, known on the street as “purple drank” and “sizzurp,” according to U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Thom Mrozek.</p> <p>Sun operated medical clinics in San Gabriel and East Los Angeles. Evidence at the trial showed Sun issued more than 24,000 prescriptions for controlled substances, generating well over $1 million in cash proceeds from 2009 through 2013, according to officials.</p> <p>Federal officials say law enforcement authorities conducted a series of undercover operations at Sun’s clinic. During each operation, Sun failed to examine the patient and sold prescriptions for $150 in cash, even if he believed he was writing prescriptions for drug addicts, officials said.</p> <p>Evidence also presented to the jury included Medical Board disciplinary filings against Sun, showing he was subject to a separate undercover investigation in 2004. During that investigation, Sun prescribed Vicodin to patients even though they said they didn’t feel pain. Sun’s medical license was placed on probation and he was ordered to document and report all his prescriptions for Vicodin and other controlled drugs. Instead, Sun falsified the records he submitted to the Medical Board by reporting diagnoses that were never mentioned during patient consultations, according to officials.</p> <p>Sun is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 10 and faces a statutory maximum sentenced of 157 years in federal prison. An Aug. 25 hearing was also scheduled, at which time the court will consider if Sun will be ordered to forfeit nearly $350,000 in drug proceeds previously seized by the government.</p> 4-Time Olympic Gold Medal Winner Leads Latest Record-Breaking Swim Lesson https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/06/20/4-time-olympic-gold-winner-leads-latest-record-breaking-swim-lesson/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:bd7a5af4-0716-abbc-6372-f816b5d1a601 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:53:30 +0000 Former Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans was joined by hundreds of swimmers of all ages Friday in La Mirada to take part in a nationwide effort to set a new world record for the largest swim lesson. <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — Former Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans was joined by hundreds of swimmers of all ages Friday in La Mirada to take part in a nationwide effort to set a new world record for the largest swim lesson.</p> <p>The event held at<a href="http://www.splashlamirada.com/" target="_blank"> Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center</a> drew about 400 participants to help set the fifth consecutive Guinness world record for the largest swim lesson &#8211; topping the 32,450 in attendance nationwide that set the record last year, according to <a href="http://www.worldslargestswimminglesson.org/" target="_blank">World&#8217;s Largest Swim Lesson </a>spokesperson Kristin Scheithauer.</p> <p>Created by the World Waterpark Association, the lesson was developed by a team of leading water safety and swim instruction professionals. All aquatic facilities participating in the World&#8217;s Largest Swim Lesson are required to teach the same curriculum at the same time for the duration of the 30-minute lesson, according to the group&#8217;s website.</p> <p>&#8220;It is really fun,&#8221; said participant Emma. &#8220;My favorite part is when we swim on our backs and pretend we are starfishes.&#8221;</p> <p>Evans told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO the aim of the annual synchronized event &#8211; which was marked at about 90 sites throughout California &#8211; to try to prevent childhood drownings.<div id="embed-audioplayer-1" class="embed-item embed-audioplayer shortcode" ><div class="wrapper"> <noscript><h3 class="title">Janet Evans</h3><div class="description"></p><audio class="td-sdk" title="Janet Evans" controls preload="auto"><source src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2014/06/mp3_bc_-wav_carts_janet-evans-2.mp3" type="audio/mpeg"></audio></noscript><script type="text/javascript">jQuery(function($){jQuery(document).ready(function() {jQuery("#embed-audioplayer-1 .wrapper").cbsPlayer({"background_image":"http:\/\/denver.cbslocal.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/14984641\/2010\/08\/knx-logo-black.jpg","cbs_is_mobile":false,"clip_description":"","clip_duration":"","download_url":"","permalink":"","player_id":"embed-audioplayer-1","player_type":"shortcode","preload_media":"auto","share_url":"","station_logo":"http:\/\/denver.cbslocal.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/14984641\/2014\/04\/knx-radio.jpg","station_name":"KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO","title":"Janet Evans","url":"https:\/\/denver.cbslocal.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/14984641\/2014\/06\/mp3_bc_-wav_carts_janet-evans-2.mp3"})});});</script> </div></div></p> <p>Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death behind car accidents for children under the age of five, which is why Evans said parents should start as early as possible.</p> <p>&#8220;What I&#8217;ve found&#8230;is the kids that get put in younger, as they get older they progress quicker and they&#8217;re not fearful of the water,&#8221; she said. &#8220;You see the five- and six-year-olds try to go in the pool, and they&#8217;re a little bit scared &#8217;cause they&#8217;re old enough to realize maybe this is something they should be scared of.&#8221;</p> <p>Evans graduated from El Dorado High School in Placentia and went on to <a href="http://janetevans.com/biography/" target="_blank">win four gold medals</a> and break seven world records.</p> Public’s Help Sought In Finding Missing La Mirada Man, 53 https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/05/30/publics-help-sought-in-finding-missing-la-mirada-man-53/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:5f79a916-d4f0-a2ee-f722-3e955bd78131 Sat, 31 May 2014 00:04:52 +0000 Jamieson's family says he suffers from memory loss and is easily confused. <p><strong>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  </strong>—   LA County Sheriff&#8217;s are seeking the public&#8217;s help in locating a missing 53-year-old La Mirada man.</p> <p>John Kevin Jamieson was last seen leaving his residence in the 1200 block of Burgess Avenue Wednesday about 12:30 p.m.</p> <p>Jamieson&#8217;s family says he  suffers from memory loss and is easily confused.</p> <p>He has a mustache and walks with a slight limp.</p> <p>The missing man is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and about 180 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. When last seen, Jamieson was wearing a white shirt and blue shorts.</p> <p>Officials also believe he is driving a 2002 Ford Explorer with a California license plate # 6V59912.</p> <p>Anyone with information about Jamieson or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.</p> LA Doctor Charged With Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/04/10/la-doctor-charged-with-drug-trafficking-money-laundering/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:d2a0a68c-5c0a-c690-7dcc-0f00edec47e4 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:25:18 +0000 A Los Angeles-based doctor surrendered Thursday to federal authorities after being indicted on charges that he had illegally distributed drugs, including painkillers that are considered to be powerful and addictive. <p><strong>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —</strong> A Los Angeles-based doctor surrendered Thursday to federal authorities after being indicted on charges that he had illegally distributed drugs, including painkillers that are considered to be powerful and addictive.</p> <p>Dr. Andrew Sun, 78, of La Mirada is facing two-dozen federal counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances. The substances include hydrocodone, Xanax, Valium, and promethazine with codeine, which are active ingredients in a street drug called &#8220;sizzurp&#8221; according to the U.S. Attorney&#8217;s Office.</p> <p>Sun, who had operated clinics in both San Gabriel and East Los Angeles, is also charged with four counts of laundering the proceeds generated by his illegal prescriptions.</p> <p>Nearly 5,000 prescriptions for controlled substances were issued by Sun over a one-year period, concluding in July 2010, according to an affidavit in support of a search warrant that was executed at Sun&#8217;s residence and medical offices on July 11, 2013.</p> <p>Sun allegedly prescribed drugs, including hydrocodone, to undercover agents on 13 separate occasions in exchange for $150 cash each time, during the investigation.</p> <p>The affidavit also quotes Sun as telling one undercover agent, &#8220;So, if you want to insist on getting such a strong medicine, I&#8217;ll give it to you. I&#8217;m just a doctor, I&#8217;m not God, okay? So I cannot say no to something that you want to do.&#8221;</p> <p>The investigation also allegedly discovered that Sun, along with his wife, controlled 44 bank accounts, and that Sun deposited over $1.1 million in cash into his accounts between 2008 and July 2012, according to prosecutors.</p> <p>If convicted of all drug and money laundering counts, 28 in total, Sun could face decades in federal prison.</p> <p><em>(</em><em>©</em><em>2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)</em></p> Patrons At Landmark Eatery In La Mirada Fear It Will Be Taken Over By Fast Food Joint https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/03/16/patrons-at-landmark-eatery-in-la-mirada-fear-it-will-be-taken-over-by-fast-food-joint/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:83873699-d913-553b-3f75-2c5d3f4391bd Mon, 17 Mar 2014 06:22:35 +0000 The eatery is located on Imperial Highway but it's really located in a lot of people's hearts. <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — A landmark eatery in La Mirada might soon close and longtime patrons and employees are trying to keep the place open.</p> <p>The employees and customers fear the Carriage House Restaurant, a coffee shop and diner, will become a fast food place.</p> <p>The eatery is located on Imperial Highway, but as KCAL9&#8217;s Adrianna Weingold reports, it&#8217;s really located in a lot of people&#8217;s hearts.</p> <p>The Carriage House has been a La Mirada institution for decades.</p> <p>Employees and patrons are planning on petitioning the planning commission to keep McDonald&#8217;s from developing the site.</p> <p>&#8220;Some people, with their families, eat here three times a day, every day,&#8221; said Stephanie Ackerman, an employee. &#8220;There&#8217;s no other restaurants close around here that they&#8217;d be able to go to.&#8221;</p> <p>Ackerman is one of about 30 employees trying to save the coffee shop.</p> <p>McDonald&#8217;s, the fast food giant,  applied for a conditional use permit to build a fast food restaurant where the Carriage House is located.</p> <p>The idea of that permit is also not sitting well with long-time employee Linda Gray.</p> <p>&#8220;They come here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It will be sad,&#8221; said Gray.</p> <p>The petition, obviously being signed by all the patrons as well, is asking for the planning commission to deny McDonald&#8217;s their conditional use permit.</p> <p>The Carriage House owner, Helen Liu, said she doesn&#8217;t want to close but since she doesn&#8217;t own the land, her hands are tied.</p> <p>&#8220;We don&#8217;t have a whole lot of choice,&#8221; she said, &#8220;I really don&#8217;t know, I don&#8217;t know. That nothing happens, that would be my wish for it.&#8221;</p> <p>Customers like Mike Reber say the restaurant closing would be a big loss for the community.</p> <p>He&#8217;s been eating here for 40 years.</p> <p>&#8220;To tear it down, to put up a fast food place. There really is no place to eat around here,&#8221; Reber said, &#8220;I&#8217;ve been coming here since I was 5 or 6, I would say.&#8221;</p> <p>Customers and employees will deliver their petitions to the planning commission at their meeting Thursday.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fullerton School District Meet With Parents About Teacher Accused Of Sexual Misconduct https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/02/22/fullerton-school-district-issues-statement-about-teacher-accused-of-sexual-misconduct/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:cbf746e0-3d64-e4f9-e378-fb62120249c3 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 07:30:37 +0000 The alleged sexual misconduct, said the district, was reported "by two brave students." <p><strong>FULLERTON (CBSLA.com) </strong> — The Fullerton School District released an official statement regarding the arrest of one of their teachers for alleged sexual misconduct involving students.<!--more--></p> <p>Melissa Lindgren, an 8th-grade teacher at Nicolas Junior High School, was arrested Friday after allegedly admitting to felony sexual misconduct with two male students. She alleged molested the boys and sent them sexual text messages.</p> <p>&#8220;I believe that it was more than a single incident. I do think it was over some period of time,&#8221; District Superintendent Bob Pletka said. &#8220;Ultimately, we will pursue termination, and it is an administrative law judge who makes that decision. But she will not be teaching with our kids at our district.&#8221;</p> <p>Lindgren, 28, lives in La Mirada and has taught at Nicolas Junior High School for six years. She&#8217;s charged with child annoyance, child molest and the dissemination of harmful material to a minor. She was booked at the Fullerton Police Department and reportedly released after posting a $100,000 bail.</p> <p>The Fullerton School District said Saturday they were collaborating with the Fullerton Police Department &#8220;to advance its investigation, due process, and court proceedings of the allegations. This occurrence is in direct conflict of Fullerton School District zero-tolerance policy on staff misconduct, where the District&#8217;s teachers, faculty and staff are held to a higher standard.&#8221;</p> <p>The alleged sexual misconduct, said the district, was reported &#8220;by two brave students.&#8221;</p> <p>The statement went on to say, &#8220;Pending due process, teacher Melissa Lindgren has been placed on administrative leave by the Fullerton School District.&#8221;</p> <p>The news came as a shock to several students.</p> <p>&#8220;She was really nice and she was so calm. She was kind of like a teenager and she understood everyone,&#8221; former student Astrid Aguayo said. &#8220;But then, I was kind of surprised and shocked by this.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;All the teachers are not like that. It&#8217;s unfortunate one of the teachers was so bad. This is a wonderful school,&#8221; parent Laura Lomeli said.</p> <p>Parents packed into a meeting Monday night held by the district at the high school. More than a hundred people had to sit outside.</p> <p>&#8220;This cannot be tolerated,&#8221; one parent said to district officials.</p> <p>Another said, &#8220;We never want this to happen again.&#8221;</p> Shooting Victim Dropped Off At La Mirada Hospital Succumbs To His Wounds https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/02/16/shooting-victim-dropped-off-at-la-mirada-hospital-succumbs-to-his-wounds/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:d1aec9a9-4905-2f6f-bd7e-5e0981486f29 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:08:58 +0000 A man has died at a La Mirada hospital after being struck by gunfire, authorities said Sunday. <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — A man has died at a La Mirada hospital after being struck by gunfire, authorities said Sunday.</p> <p>The incident unfolded just after 12:40 a.m. when authorities received a &#8220;shots fired&#8221; call in the 13000 block of Bona Vista Lane.</p> <p>When deputies arrived on scene, they found a home riddled with bullets in an apparent drive-by shooting. While investigating, deputies received a second call from a nearby hospital reporting a shooting victim who had been dropped off.</p> <p>That victim, identified only as a man, was shot multiple times and succumbed to his wounds. It was not immediately clear whether he was a victim of the suspected drive-by shooting or a separate shooting.</p> <p>Back at the home, deputies detained several people on outstanding warrants.</p> <p>&#8220;La Mirada is a bedroom community and relatively quiet. This is a little bit out of the norm,&#8221; said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Coleman.</p> <p>Anyone with information about this case was asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff&#8217;s Department&#8217;s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call &#8220;Crime Stoppers&#8221; by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting the letters TIPLA with your tip to CRIMES (274637).</p> Man Found Dead Near La Mirada Bus Stop https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/11/24/man-found-dead-near-la-mirada-bus-stop/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:7a4c38e8-1a38-6d75-1f84-844a23aa46fa Mon, 25 Nov 2013 05:50:31 +0000 Officials said a man was found dead Sunday in La Mirada. <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com) </strong>— Officials said a man was found dead Sunday in La Mirada.</p> <p>The unidentified man was found about 6:15 p.m. in the 14300 block of Alondra Boulevard, according to Deputy Mark Pope of the Los Angeles County Sheriff&#8217;s Headquarters Bureau.</p> <p>He was pronounced dead at the scene, Pope said.</p> <p>A Metro bus driver was traveling west on Alondra Boulevard when he noticed a man laying in a pool of blood in the gutter near a bus stop.</p> <p>Sheriff&#8217;s Homicide Bureau detectives were dispatched to the scene to investigate the fatality, he said.</p> <p>No other details were available.</p> <p>Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff&#8217;s Department&#8217;s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.</p> <p><em>(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)</em></p> Man Suspected Of Frequenting Golf Courses Wanted In Connection With Theft https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/10/19/man-who-likely-frequents-golf-courses-wanted-on-suspicion-of-theft/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:5ca543d3-9c62-8673-6100-f5ba29cb084a Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:46:33 +0000 Authorities Saturday said a man who possibly frequents golf courses was being sought in connection with a theft at the La Mirada Golf Course pro shop. <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — A man, who possibly frequents golf courses, was being sought in connection with a theft at the La Mirada Golf Course pro shop, authorities said Saturday. </p> <p>The Los Angeles County Sheriff&#8217;s Department said in a statement that an electronic device was taken from inside the shop.</p> <p>Authorities did not indicate when the alleged theft occurred but said the suspect was captured on surveillance tape. </p> <p>Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Park Bureau, Detective Magana, at (562) 641-1485.</p> <p>Those who wish to remain anonymous may call &#8220;Crime Stoppers&#8221; at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or text the letters TIPLA plus the crime tip to CRIMES (274637).</p> <p><em>(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)</em></p> Public’s Help Sought In Finding More Alleged Attempted Molestation Victims Of Youth Soccer Volunteer https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/10/15/publics-help-sought-in-finding-more-alleged-attempted-molestation-victims-of-youth-soccer-volunteer/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:4721a33c-b83f-fb61-b763-af9bf647f9bb Wed, 16 Oct 2013 04:06:35 +0000 Prosecutors in Orange County Tuesday asked for the public’s help in finding more alleged victims of a 19-year-old youth soccer volunteer who has been accused of trying to molest two boys. <p><strong>SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — Prosecutors in Orange County Tuesday asked for the public’s help in finding more alleged victims of a 19-year-old youth soccer volunteer who has been accused of trying to molest two boys.</p> <p>Faris Ousamah Nesheiwat, of La Mirada, was charged in early October with three felony counts of attempting to commit lewd acts on a child younger than 14, according to Deputy District Attorney Nancy Hayashida.</p> <p>Nesheiwat, who worked as a volunteer with the American Youth Soccer Organization, allegedly tried to get one of the reported victims to commit lewd acts between April 12 and April 20. Another boy was lured between March 1 and June 30, Hayashida said.</p> <p>The suspect was arrested last Tuesday, but was released after posting $100,000 bail.</p> <p>Nesheiwat is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 6. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison.</p> <p>Anyone with information about the suspect was asked to call Supervising District Attorney Investigator Paul Carvo at (714) 347-8794 or La Habra Detective David Diaz at (562) 905-9762.</p> <p><i>(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)</i></p> 2 Gun-Wielding Men In Ski Masks Rob La Mirada In-N-Out https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/09/07/2-gun-wielding-men-in-ski-masks-rob-la-mirada-in-n-out/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:74a5831d-c424-6e4c-68a8-2833b0112993 Sat, 07 Sep 2013 22:54:55 +0000 Two men in ski masks robbed an In-N-Out restaurant at gunpoint Thursday in La Mirada. <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — Two men in ski masks robbed an In-N-Out restaurant at gunpoint Thursday in La Mirada.</p> <p>Officials said the two black males entered the eatery located in the 14300 block of Firestone Boulevard after closing time.</p> <p>The suspects were let in by an acquaintance of the employees, according to the LA County Sheriff&#8217;s Department.</p> <p>Authorities responded to the armed robbery just after 1:20 a.m.</p> <p>The suspects threatened customers and employees and demanded money from the cash register.</p> <p>Deputies said after the suspects discovered the cash registers had been emptied, they stole from employees and customers and fled through a side door.</p> <p>Approximately four employees and four customers were inside the restaurant. No one was injured.</p> <p>Authorities recovered video footage from inside the location. Some of the stolen property was later recovered a short distance away from the scene.</p> <p>If you have any information about this armed robbery, you&#8217;re asked to contact Detective Phillip Fernandez at (562) 863-8711.</p> Parents Win Fight To Keep La Mirada Elementary School Open https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/01/23/parents-win-fight-to-keep-la-mirada-elementary-school-open/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:8f944090-564c-244f-0c69-ea6cc3d5fa1f Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:44:56 +0000 Hundreds of parents won a fight to keep a La Mirada elementary school open despite plans to shut it down because of budget cuts. <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com) —</strong> Hundreds of parents won a fight to keep a La Mirada elementary school open despite plans to shut it down because of budget cuts.</p> <p>The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District board voted unanimously Tuesday to keep John Foster Dulles Elementary School open for three more years and hire a full-time principal.</p> <p>Board members said it’s a start in the right direction and a commitment to save every school in the community.</p> <p>Parents cheered and applauded the surprising decision.</p> <p>“We’ve been protesting…petitions…we’ve tried everything and it worked,” grandmother Robin Soyle told KCAL9’s Suraya Fadel.</p> <p>Trisha Wheeler said her son recently started kindergarten and just got used to going to Dulles.</p> <p>“I don’t want to transfer him to another school. He made friends. And I went to Dulles when I was a kid. I love the school, I love the people,” she said.</p> <p>Fourth-grader Stephanie Hernandez was happy to know she’ll see her teachers and friends Wednesday morning.</p> <p>“I love it because they care about us. I’m glad they didn’t close it at all. I was scared that they were going to close it,” she said.</p> Ex-Teacher Gets Jail Time For Lewd Conduct With Student https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/11/02/former-substitute-teacher-gets-jail-for-lewdness-with-student-13/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:c31ede7d-463f-ee89-9fc7-964b108dc954 Sat, 03 Nov 2012 04:18:59 +0000 A former substitute teacher in Los Angeles County has been sentenced to nine months in jail and five years probation for lewdness with a 13-year-old student. <p><strong>LOS ANGELES (AP) —</strong> A former substitute teacher in Los Angeles County has been sentenced to nine months in jail and five years probation for lewdness with a 13-year-old student.</p> <p>The Whittier Daily News reports that 23-year-old Taylor Welch of La Mirada was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to one count of committing a lewd act upon a child.</p> <p>Prosecutors say Welch met the 13-year-old girl at a La Mirada middle school where he was teaching. They later exchanged sexually explicit material on Facebook.</p> <p>Welch also had inappropriate contact with the girl in the classroom after class.</p> <p>Deputy District Attorney Michael DeRose says Welch must also undergo sex offender counseling and register with the sex offender registry.<br /> <strong><br /> RELATED STORY:</strong><br /> <a title="» Teacher Accused Of Exchanging ‘Sext’ Messages, Graphic Images With 13-Year-Old Student" href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/05/02/teacher-accused-of-exchanging-sext-messages-graphic-images-with-13-year-old-student/" target="_blank">» Teacher Accused Of Exchanging ‘Sext’ Messages, Graphic Images With 13-Year-Old Student</a></p> <p><em>(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)</em></p> La Mirada Traffic Cop Hasn’t Had A Complaint Against Him Since 1992 https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/09/10/la-mirada-traffic-cop-hasnt-had-a-complaint-against-him-since-1992/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:80791ea1-23ca-2472-f3f9-6bc455afca26 Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:48:25 +0000 Most traffic cops are just doing their jobs, but one in La Mirada does it so courteously, that he hasn’t had a complaint against him in 20 years. <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com) —</strong> Most traffic cops are just doing their jobs, but one in La Mirada does it so courteously that he hasn’t had a complaint against him in 20 years.</p> <p>Los Angeles County sheriff’s supervisors were shocked to find that 53-year-old Deputy Elton Simmons, a motor officer patrolling the streets of La Mirada, has had nary a complaint against him for the past 20 years, according to the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-motor-cop-20120910,0,7980496,full.story">Los Angeles Times</a>. The last complaint Simmons can remember receiving was in 1992.</p> <p>Simmons’ secret? Trying to be as pleasant as possible while issuing a ticket that can cost $250 or more in both money and time. Simmons told the Times he lives by the motto instilled in him by an uncle, who was a pastor, back home in Louisiana: “Do good, be good, treat people good.”</p> <p>The veteran traffic cop says he’s no pushover because he believes tickets saves lives, according to the newspaper. One woman Simmons cited for driving without a seat belt thanked him when she ran into again because she was later involved in a wreck – but was wearing her seat belt that time, the Times reported.</p> <p>Simmons’ record is even more remarkable considering complaints can easily be made online or by phone.</p> <p>When contacted for his photo, Norwalk station Sgt. Gregory Arnold said Simmons &#8220;respectfully&#8221; declined to have his photo in any more media publications.</p> <p>&#8220;I tried to convince him otherwise, but he is a very humble man that just wants to go about his business,&#8221; Arnold said.</p> Suspects Flee After Botched Attempt To Steal Computers From La Mirada School https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/05/07/suspects-flee-after-botched-attempt-to-steal-computers-from-la-mirada-school/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:6280f01b-ee27-e979-d16b-0e09ae863cde Mon, 07 May 2012 15:07:44 +0000 Authorities sought to track down four suspects in a botched robbery attempt at a La Mirada elementary school on Monday. <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBS)</strong> — Authorities sought to track down four suspects in  a botched robbery attempt at a La Mirada elementary school on Monday.</p> <p>Los Angeles County Sheriff&#8217;s deputies received a call early Monday morning that three males were allegedly hauling out computers inside Eastwood Elementary.</p> <p>Lieutenant Bill Evans told <strong>KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO </strong> when they arrived they found a woman in a car with some school computers inside.</p> <p>&#8220;There were additional computers outside the school buildings but on the school grounds that had been apparently been taken by some additional suspects,&#8221; said Evans.</p> <p>Deputies immediately began a search for the suspects, but have yet to track down any of them.</p> <p>&#8220;We did set up a containment and search the school and some of the surrounding areas, but we were unable to locate any additional suspects at this time,&#8221; Evans said.</p> <p>The school is expected to be open as usual on Monday.</p> Teacher Accused Of Exchanging ‘Sext’ Messages, Graphic Images With 13-Year-Old Student https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/05/02/teacher-accused-of-exchanging-sext-messages-graphic-images-with-13-year-old-student/ La Mirada – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:d0ceb08f-19aa-6c63-bd3f-ae7da9fa6827 Wed, 02 May 2012 13:11:20 +0000 A substitute teacher was in custody Wednesday for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a student. <p><strong>LA MIRADA (CBS) —</strong> A substitute teacher was in custody Wednesday for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a student.</p> <p>Taylor Welch, 22, of La Mirada, has been charged with felony lewd acts on a child and distributing obscene materials to a minor.</p> <p>He is accused of sharing sexually graphic photos, live video feeds and &#8220;sext&#8221; messages with a 13-year-old student at Hutchinson Middle School.</p> <p>Welch, who has been substituting at the school since September, is also accused of touching the victim inappropriately after class.</p> <p>Authorities say he and the girl found each other on Facebook after meeting in class, which led to the exchanging of graphic material.</p> <p>Parents notified authorities after the victim showed the content to a friend.</p> <p>Welch has been relieved of his duties at the school and is being held on $140,000 bail.</p> <p>Authorities believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone with information about the case to contact them.</p> <p>Parents looking for tips to keep their children safe online can visit the <a href="http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec13.shtm" target="_blank">Federal Trade Commission</a>.</p>