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first_imgfor Bridge of Faith WHITTIER – “Tea Time” is a fundraiser to benefit Bridge of Faith’s H.O.M.E. from noon to 2 p.m. June 9 at the East Whittier Women’s Club, 14148 E. Second St. Visitors are asked to wear their favorite hat for the “Hat Parade” contest. Vendors will also be on hand. Doors will open to shoppers at 11 a.m. Cost is $25 per person, if reservations are made by Monday. After Monday, the cost is $30 per person. For more information, call (562) 907-0783. Local students get scholarships MONTEBELLO – Students from Schurr, Pioneer, Montebello, El Rancho and Bell Gardens high schools have received environmental scholarships from Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley. The students were among 13 recognized by Cooley for their participation in community clean-up projects, recycling drives and other ecology-related programs. Funding for the scholarship program comes from a $270,000 settlement in a criminal case, Cooley’s office said in a statement. The local scholarship winners were Jasmine Andrade of Pioneer High School in Whittier; Genesis Gonzalez of El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera; Janderee Garcia, Aaron Ruvalcaba and Charlotte Cabeza of Montebello High School; and Johana Lozano, Tammy Lee and Selene Solis of Schurr High School in Montebello. Lecture scheduled on addiction care WHITTIER – First Friends Church, 13205 Philadelphia St., will host guest speaker Pat Kelly, a certified addiction treatment counselor, speaking on the topic, “Intervention: How to get a loved one into treatment before they are ready.” The presentation begins at 7 p.m. June 10. A $5 donation will be asked at the door. For more information, call (562) 777-1222. Aquatic Center opens registration SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Aquatic Center is conducting priority registration via mail for Santa Fe Springs residents. All mailed-in registrations for swim classes must be postmarked by Thursday. Walk-in registration for residents begins at 9 a.m. June 6 at Town Center Hall, 11740 E. Telegraph Road. Non-resident walk-in registration begins at 9 a.m. June 13 at Town Center Hall. For more information, call (562) 863-4896. – 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! WHITTIER – A fundraising concert aimed at raising awareness about the problem of human trafficking will be held from 9 to 11 p.m. tonight at Bluebird Arthouse, 6747 Bright Ave. Tickets are $5 at the door. The event is sponsored by Sojourn-Uptown, LA LOVES and other sponsors. For more information, call (562) 900-3788. Safety urged for holiday weekend WHITTIER – California High Patrol officials remind motorists to drive safely this Memorial Day weekend. The CHP will increase enforcement during the three-day holiday, officials said. Last Memorial Day weekend, 36 people were killed on California roads, and drunk driving arrests by CHP officers were up 6.5 percent over the 2005 Memorial Day weekend. “The summer driving season may be busy, but it doesn’t have to be bloody,” CHP Commissioner Mike Brown said in a news release. “Keep yourself and your family save, buckle up, watch your speed and never drink and drive.” Benefit to be held last_img read more