Mia Lopez, second from left, was selected as Miss Western L.A. and will be one of the candidates in this year’s Nisei Week Festival Coronation next month. Lopez, a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona who is now an accountant, is shown with last year’s Miss Western L.A., Marica Snyder (second from right), as well as two others vying for this year’s crown, Juli Yoshinaga, left, and Kayla Igawa, right. Miss Western L.A. sponsors are the Venice Japanese Community Center and Venice-West L.A. JACL. Nisei Week is celebrating its 79th anniversary. Good luck to all of the candidates.