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first_imgCity spokesman Bob Spencer said it was the largest restitution award ever given to Pico Rivera for graffiti damage and legal costs. Neighborhood group plans sale WHITTIER – The Whittier Historic Neighborhood Association will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on streets bounded by Hadley and Orange streets, Greenleaf and Painter avenues, and Central Park Square. For more information, call (562) 693-4913. Lions Club plans dinner fundraiser WHITTIER – The Lions Club’s annual “Sight for Kids” wine-tasting and dinner fundraiser will be held at 5:30p.m. Saturday at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. Tickets are $40. Guests are eligible to win prizes, including a 27-inch flat-screen television. A silent auction will also be held for more than 100 items. For tickets, or for more information, call Ron Copley at (562) 693-8330, or Glenn Watje at (562) 945-9638. 5K run/walk set for April 14 SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city’s 50th anniversary 5K run/walk will begin at 8a.m. April 14 at Lake Center Athletic Park, 11641 Florence Ave. – rain or shine, organizers said. The event will begin at 8a.m. for adults and 9:30a.m. for children. Participants can register on-line at www.santafesprings.org. On-site registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call (562) 868-0511. Soroptimists offer scholarships WHITTIER – Soroptimist International of Whittier is now accepting applications for the Ruth White Memorial Scholarship. Women who are enrolled in college or graduate studies and who reside or attend school in Whittier are eligible to apply. Scholarships must be applied to course work undertaken after June of this year. The deadline to apply is May 4. For more information, call (562)698-1272, or visit www.siwhittier.org. – 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! Anyone with information was asked to call the Whittier Police Department at (562)945-8250. Tagger ordered to pay $11,280 PICO RIVERA – An 18-year-old Pico Rivera man has been ordered by a court to pay the city more than $11,000 in restitution for tagging, officials said Wednesday. The man, described in court as a “major tagger,” was ordered to pay $11,280 after being convicted on several graffiti-related charges. WHITTIER – An 86-year-old man was robbed of $14,500 by two con men who convinced him to exchange the money for a winning lottery ticket, police said Wednesday. The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Whittier Market Place shopping center, where the con artists engaged the victim in conversation. From there, the group went to the victim’s home to retrieve the money. The group then drove back to the shopping center, where the scam artists pulled a knife on the victim and robbed him of the money. Police described the first assailant as Latino, 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 30 years old and weighing about 160 pounds. The other man also is Latino, around 50 years old, 5feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. They drove off in a light gray, four-door, 2005 Chevrolet sedan. It had a possible partial license plate of 009. last_img

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