first_imgWHITTIER – A big-rig and a vehicle collided Thursday morning on the southbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway near the Peck Road exit, causing a brief lane closure, authorities said. No serious injuries were reported. The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. Schurr to host magic show MONTEBELLO – A magic show fundraiser to benefit academic programs at four elementary schools takes place at 7:30 tonight and Saturday at Schurr High School auditorium, 820 N. Wilcox Ave. The fundraiser was organized by IMPACT, a student community service club at Schurr. Magician John Gabriel will perform. Proceeds will go to Schurr’s four feeder elementary schools. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. For more information, call (323) 887-3090. Military hallway gets a face-lift WHITTIER – The Whittier Historical Society Museum, 6755 Newlin Ave., will hold a pre-Memorial Day unveiling of the museum’s newly renovated and updated military hallway at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The name of Whittier soldier Brian Hughes, who was killed in 1967 in Vietnam, was recently added to the wall. Hughes had been corresponding with students at St. Mary’s Elementary School while he was in Vietnam. The day he was killed was the day the students received Hughes’s last letter. Hughes’s father, Elmer Hughes, will attend the event. For more information, call (562) 945-3871. Relay for Life set for Saturday LA MIRADA – The fourth annual Relay for Life, 24-hour walk-a-thon to raise money for the American Cancer Society, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Benton Middle School, 15709 E. Olive Branch Lane. Numerous teams have paid $15 and will walk around the Benton track from 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 p.m. Sunday. At 9 p.m., luminaries will be placed around the field. Each candle-lighted bag will have a memorial message. The La Mirada Kiwanis Club will hold a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. Sunday. Closing ceremonies will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (714) 232-0103. Mexican breakfast at VFW post SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Road, will serve a Mexican breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday to raise funds for local veterans. For $4, guests will get chili verde, rice, beans, eggs, hash browns, toast, coffee and juice. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. Basketball league signups slated SANTA FE SPRINGS – Registration for the city’s summer adult basketball league will be held from Monday through May 25 at Town Center Hall, 11740 E. Telegraph Road. Games begin the week of June 18 and will be played Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Activity Center, 11155 Charlesworth Drive. Team fees are $485 for residents and $505 for non-residents. A minimum of $225 is due at the time of registration. For more information, call (562) 863-4896. Free legal advice is available SANTA FE SPRINGS – Volunteer attorneys provide free legal advise – by appointment only – every Tuesday and Thursday evening at the Neighborhood Center, 9255 Pioneer Blvd. To make an appointment, or for more information, call (562) 692-0261. – 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!last_img

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