San Diego Musical Theatre announces the final production of their 2014 season, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, December 11-21, 2014 at the North Park Theatre. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaption features seventeen Irving Berlin songs, played by a live 22 piece orchestra! Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II.
La Mirada, Calif. Makita has expanded its line-up of concrete hammers with a new 2-inch AVT Rotary Hammer that has up to 89 percent less vibration than the previous model, but with no compromise in impact energy.
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts kicks off its 2014-15 Programs for Young Audiences series with Boxtales Theatre Company's The Odyssey: Heroic Tales From Greek Mythology. This 60-minute exciting, story-filled adventure is recommended for audiences ages 4 and up.
Two bond measures, totaling $28 million, in the Los Nietos School District were leading handily Tuesday night, while one in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District was leading by a small margin. Los Nietos' Measure E would provide $15 million for elementary schools, and Measure N would provide $13 million for Los Nietos Middle School.
Incumbent Art Chacon, 49, of Commerce, who is seeking a third four-year term for the Division 3 seat, led former Huntington Park Councilwoman Elba Romo, 39; C.J. Salgado, 48, a senior health physicist from East Los Angeles; Jason Gardea-Stinnett, 42, a community relations administrator for the city of Commerce; Huntington Park Councilman Mario Gomez, 55; and Anthony Felix, Jr., 35, a law clerk from East Los Angeles.
Long Beach Water Commissioner John Allen was leading the unusually-competitive contest for the directorship of Water Replenishment District Division 3, polling ahead of five other candidates Tuesday in what is typically a down-ticket race. With vote-by-mail ballots and 13 of 407 precincts counted, Allen led former Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, 34.63 percent to 21.05 percent, followed by appointed incumbent Lynn Dymally, who received 20.37 percent of the vote.
Jimmy Chavez is credited with saving the life of 7-year-old Kevin Sandoval by giving him the Heimlich maneuver at La Mirada's Dulles Elementary School cafeteria on Oct. 3. He is being honored by the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District on Monday Nov. 3, 2014. Jimmy Chavez leapt into action when a colleague spotted 7-year-old Kevin Sandoval turning red as he ate his lunch at the Dulles Elementary school cafeteria, before he started banging on the furniture in despair during the Oct. 3 incident.
Voters in the greater Long Beach area will have a long list of potential candidates on their ballots Tuesday. Though Long Beach already had its city elections this year, seats for Assembly, state Senate and Congress are all among area positions that are on the line.
Public Offices held: Whittier Social Services Commission, 1996 to 2003 Central Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors, 1998-present COMMERCE >> Central Basin Municipal Water District incumbent Robert Apodaca, whose district's insurance company paid out $670,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the district and him, is facing five challengers in his bid for re-election. Tom Malkasian, 57, of La Habra Heights, a part-owner of the Commerce Casino, has raised about $87,000 or four times as much as the incumbent.
NORWALK – Voters in Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District on Nov. 4 will decide whether the proceeds of a $375 million bond issue are needed to fix up schools or the amount is too large and the measure gives too much discretion to the district. If approved, property owners would pay an additional $60 per $100,000 valuation over the next 52 years.