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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsDon’t toss that cell phone; donate it NORWALK – The Norwalk Senior Center’s PREP (Phone Recycling Enhancement Program) has been successful in keeping more than 300 cell phones out of landfills. More than $400 has been raised from recycling used cell phones to enhance programming at the center. The center is still collecting. Phones can be turned in at the center from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 14040 San Antonio Drive. The Norwalk City Hall, Norwalk Social Service Center and the Arts and Sports Complex are also drop sites. SOUTH EL MONTE – The 19th annual Bill Bell Bird Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center, 1000 N. Durfee Ave. Although Bell retired as editor of the Whittier Daily News in July, the Whittier Area Chapter of the National Audubon Society will continue with the bird walk and Bell will continue to participate this year, said Cathy Walters, chapter president and leader of the event. The group will meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Participants need not be experienced birders. The walk, which lasts 90 minutes to two hours, will be followed by light refreshments in the Nature Center building. Participants should dress comfortably and casually. Bring binoculars or scopes if you have them, but the regular birders are quite generous in sharing their expertise and views of birds through their scopes, said audubon officer Linda Oberholtzer. Don’t toss that cell phone; donate it NORWALK – The Norwalk Senior Center’s PREP (Phone Recycling Enhancement Program) has been successful in keeping more than 300 cell phones out of landfills. More than $400 has been raised from recycling used cell phones to enhance programming at the center. The center is still collecting. Phones can be turned in at the center from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 14040 San Antonio Drive. The Norwalk City Hall, Norwalk Social Service Center and the Arts and Sports Complex are also drop sites. The program is sponsored by the National Council on Aging, the National Institute of Senior Centers, the Norwalk Senior Commission and the city of Norwalk. For information, call (562) 929-5580. Adoption meetings open to families LOS ANGELES – Families curious about open adoption are invited to attend an adoption information session sponsored by the Independent Adoption Center, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at the IAC’s Los Angeles office at 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 1450. At the session, an experienced adoption professional will discuss open adoption from the initial stages through finalization. Parents who have recently adopted will share their experience and take questions. Reservations are required. For information or to make reservations, call (800) 571-2913. University Women to host boutique LA HABRA HEIGHTS – The holiday luncheon meeting of the Whittier Branch of the American Association of University Women, together with the Montebello and Brea/La Habra branches, will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Hacienda Golf Club, 718 East Road. A boutique featuring a large selection of handcrafted products such as scarves, dolls tea cozies, Christmas ornaments and baked goods, as well as “regifted” items, will precede the luncheon. Seasonal entertainment will be provided by the Tapestry Hand Bell Choir. Cost is $25. Reservations may be made by Saturday by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (562) 693-8535. Seniors eligible for free shots LA MIRADA – The city of La Mirada, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Health and Human Services and the Red Cross, will be offering free flu shots for seniors ages 50 and older, and those who have a chronic illness. Flu shots will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Participants must call to register for an appointment this year. For information, call the La Mirada Activity Center at (562) 902-3160 or visit cityoflamirada.org. District board sets special meeting SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Little Lake City School District Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the District Office Board Room, 10515 S. Pioneer Blvd. The purpose of the meeting is the presentation of school plans for the 2007-08 school year. The meeting is open to the public. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The program is sponsored by the National Council on Aging, the National Institute of Senior Centers, the Norwalk Senior Commission and the city of Norwalk. For information, call (562) 929-5580. Adoption meetings open to families LOS ANGELES – Families curious about open adoption are invited to attend an adoption information session sponsored by the Independent Adoption Center, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at the IAC’s Los Angeles office at 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 1450. At the session, an experienced adoption professional will discuss open adoption from the initial stages through finalization. Parents who have recently adopted will share their experience and take questions. Reservations are required. For information or to make reservations, call (800) 571-2913. University Women to host boutique LA HABRA HEIGHTS – The holiday luncheon meeting of the Whittier Branch of the American Association of University Women, together with the Montebello and Brea/La Habra branches, will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Hacienda Golf Club, 718 East Road. A boutique featuring a large selection of handcrafted products such as scarves, dolls tea cozies, Christmas ornaments and baked goods, as well as “regifted” items, will precede the luncheon. Seasonal entertainment will be provided by the Tapestry Hand Bell Choir. Cost is $25. Reservations may be made by Saturday by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (562) 693-8535. Seniors eligible for free shots LA MIRADA – The city of La Mirada, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Health and Human Services and the Red Cross, will be offering free flu shots for seniors ages 50 and older, and those who have a chronic illness. Flu shots will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Participants must call to register for an appointment this year. For information, call the La Mirada Activity Center at (562) 902-3160 or visit cityoflamirada.org. District board sets special meeting SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Little Lake City School District Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the District Office Board Room, 10515 S. Pioneer Blvd. The purpose of the meeting is the presentation of school plans for the 2007-08 school year. The meeting is open to the public. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,SOUTH EL MONTE – The 19th annual Bill Bell Bird Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center, 1000 N. Durfee Ave. Although Bell retired as editor of the Whittier Daily News in July, the Whittier Area Chapter of the National Audubon Society will continue with the bird walk and Bell will continue to participate this year, said Cathy Walters, chapter president and leader of the event. The group will meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Participants need not be experienced birders. The walk, which lasts 90 minutes to two hours, will be followed by light refreshments in the Nature Center building. Participants should dress comfortably and casually. Bring binoculars or scopes if you have them, but the regular birders are quite generous in sharing their expertise and views of birds through their scopes, said audubon officer Linda Oberholtzer. last_img

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