For Immediate Release

December 3, 2018

Contact:  Bret M. Plumlee, City Manager – (562) 431-3538 x 201


Hometown Celebrity Nikki Monninger to be Recognized at the

December 10, 2018 Council Meeting

The City Council is pleased to announce it will be recognizing Nikki Monninger, bassist of the Silversun Pickups, as the Hometown Celebrity at the December 10, 2018 Council meeting.

Nikki Monninger grew up and attended school in Los Alamitos.  She has since joined the alternative rock band, Silversun Pickups. The band has had 13 singles on the Billboard Top 100, including “Panic Switch” peaking at the number 1 spot. The band previously received a Grammy nomination and has appeared on several national television shows including the David Letterman Show.  Nikki returns to her home base here in Los Alamitos often to visit with her mom.

The City of Los Alamitos recognizes its citizens who started in Los Alamitos and have gone on to achieve great success.  A Hometown Celebrity is someone who has or is attending school, living, and working or serving the City of Los Alamitos; is well-known, highly regarded or is nationally recognized; will attract recognition to the City of Los Alamitos; and, is not holding or running for office as an elected official.

Mayor Edgar has known Nikki Monninger’s family for many years and has been instrumental behind this effort to recognize Nikki as a hometown celebrity. Nikki will be signing a bass guitar to be donated to the Los Alamitos Museum for her Hall of Fame induction in February.

You’re all invited to attend and hear Nikki’s story about growing up here in Los Alamitos. The Council meeting will be held on December 10, 2018 in the Council Chamber located at 3191 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, CA  90720. For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (562) 431-3538, ext. 220.


Nikki Monninger playing bass

Nikki Monninger playing bass