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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – A man and a woman, wearing hooded sweat shirts, robbed a gas station at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, taking an unknown amount of money, Whittier police Lt. Mike Roy said. The two entered the Valero Gasoline Station at 10808 Beverly Blvd., where one pointed a handgun at the attendant and demanded money, Roy said. Both then fled on foot, he added. No shots were fired and no one was hurt, Roy said. Santa Fe Springs sets `First Night’ SANTA FE SPRINGS – Residents are invited to the city’s eighth annual “First Night” New Year’s Eve celebration from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the Town Center Plaza, 11740 Telegraph Road. There will be family activities, including entertainment by the Backstreet Band, casino games, obstacle courses, laser tag, a video arcade, hourly raffles, children’s crafts and more. The first 1,000 guests will receive coupons good for the purchase of food. Last year’s event drew about 4,000 people. Admission to the no-alcohol event is free. For more information, call (562) 863-4896. Pain management topic of talk WHITTIER – The Scoliosis Association of Greater Los Angeles will host a discussion on pain management from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Spine Center Conference Room at Whittier Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401 Washington Blvd. Dr. Brian L. Gwartz will be the guest speaker. The discussion is free. For more information, call (562) 947-4475. `Save the Hills’ meeting slated MONTEBELLO – Sierra Club’s “Save Our Montebello Hills” meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24 at Montebello Methodist Church, 1220 W. Whittier Blvd. The meeting will focus on promoting open space, parks and historical preservation and discouraging traffic, congestion and overcrowded schools. For more information, call (323) 728-7066. We want your vacation photo WHITTIER – Next time you go on vacation, take your Daily News with you. Just get a photo of the Daily News in front of a landmark. Mail it to: Vacation photo, c/o Josie Nunez, Whittier Daily News, 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA, 90602. Be sure to identify the people in the photo and the location and include a telephone number for confirmation. No team photos are published. We can’t return photos so be sure to send us a copy. Los Nietos Center sets open house WEST WHITTIER – An open house celebration will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Los Nietos Community and Senior Center, 11640 E. Slauson Ave. Visitors can meet the center’s new director, learn more about services and meet representatives from center groups. Entertainment will be provided by dance and karate groups and disc jockeys. For more information, call (562) 699-9898. Dance classes to begin Tuesday LA MIRADA – The city is offering dance lessons in salsa, meringue and cha-cha from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays. The cost is $77. The six-week classes will teach basic partner turns and combinations. A partner is not required. For registration information, call (562) 943-7277. – From staff reportslast_img

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