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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – City Hall and both libraries in Whittier will be closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day.The City Council unanimously approved the closures from Dec. 25 to Jan. 2.Other city facilities, including the Community and Senior centers and Palm Park, will remain open during this period. Daily News offers `Helping Hands’ WHITTIER – Once again, this newspaper will be offering free assistance to nonprofit organizations throughout our area.Starting Dec. 1 and running through Christmas, the “Helping Hands” feature will give local nonprofits the ability to get the word out about their special needs during the holiday season.Send your organization’s name, address, phone number/e-mail address, nonprofit tax ID number, a brief description of what your group does and your wish list to Helping Hands, 1210 N. Azusa Canyon Road, West Covina, CA 91790. Graves students in `Mad Scientist’ WHITTIER – Drama Club students at Richard L. Graves Middle School, 13243 Los Nietos Road, will perform the play “The Misadventures of a Mad Scientist” at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.The one-act comedic play delves into the ethical questions revolving around manipulating human DNA.Admission is $1; children under 5 are free. Call(562) 944-0135, Ext. 317. Donations sought for Army unit LA HABRA – The city is asking the community to donate items to send to its adopted military unit, Charlie Company 426, currently stationed in Iraq.Collection bins will be available at the city’s annual tree-lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Dec 3 at City Hall, 201 W. La Habra Blvd.A bin will also be placed in the lobby of City Hall every Monday for convenient donation drop-off.A complete list of items needed is on the city’s Web site at to the site will also find pictures of Charlie Company 426 and a letter home.Call (562) 905-9700. Terzian to sign her latest book GLENDALE – A book-signing is scheduled for Whittier librarian Mary Terzian on at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 245 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale.The signing is for Terzian’s recently published book, “The Immigrants’ Daughter,” a compendium of memoirs from her Egyptian diary during World War II and after.Terzian is also a member of the Writers’ Club of Whittier. For more information, call (562) 696-5102. Evans to speak at prayer breakfast WHITTIER – Vince Evans, former quarterback for USC and the Oakland Raiders, will be the keynote speaker at the 26th annual YMCA Christmas Prayer Breakfast at 6:55 a.m. Friday at the Radisson in Uptown Whittier.Evans was USC’s starting quarterback during the 1977 season. After graduating, he played professionally until 1995. The Evans family now lives in Whittier.Sponsors of the breakfast are Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital and the Rose Hills Foundation. Tickets are $15 each and can be reserved by calling (562) 907-2727. Auto Club Office begins fund-raiser WHITTIER – To celebrate its “Vacation Paradise” entry in the Rose Parade, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Whittier office is holding a fund-raising campaign through the end of the year to benefit Orthopedic Hospital in Los Angeles, provider of orthopedic services to children.A stuffed tropical bird toy will be given to all who make a donation of $5 or more at the Whittier Auto Club office, 8522 S. Painter Ave. Call (562) 698-3721. From staff reportslast_img

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