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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – A repairman working on the roof of the Pico Rivera Senior Center was seriously hurt Tuesday when he fell more than 15 feet to the ground and injured his head, officials said. The man, a resident of Los Angeles whose name was withheld by authorities, was rushed to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he underwent surgery, city spokesman Bob Spencer said. Meat loaf dinner to benefit veterans LA MIRADA – VFW Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., is hosting a fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. On the menu for a $7 donation will be meat loaf. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. Lecture explains Medicare changes PICO RIVERA – Seniors who would like to learn more about the new Medicare prescription drug plan are invited to attend a free seminar from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Pico Rivera Senior Center, 9200 Mines Ave. The Center for Health Rights will provide clarification of the new Medicare drug plan and discuss how the benefits work with Medi- Cal or retiree drug coverage. Information will be provided in English and Spanish. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. For more information, call (562) 948-4844. Daring dreamers speak at contest WHITTIER – “I Dare You to Dream Again,” Whittier College’s oratorical contest, will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave. Up to six contestants will be selected to present original speeches about justice and lessons learned from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For more information, call (562) 907-4203. Reward offered in probe of death PICO RIVERA – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday renewed a $10,000 reward for information leading to any arrests in the case of a former beauty queen whose body was found in the San Gabriel River basin on Sept. 7. Supervisors approved the reward at the request of detectives, who believe it may help prompt leads in the case. Barbara Rogers, 60, of Lakewood was reported missing Aug. 20. Rogers was a retired TWA stewardess and former Miss Iowa, who lived alone. Her wallet and identification were found in her apartment, and police found a back window screen popped out, said Sgt. Richard Garcia of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Rogers’ co-workers, friends and family and the city of Lakewood also have put up a $25,000 reward in the case. Anyone with information was asked to call Garcia at (323) 890-5561. Adult students get help at Biola LA MIRADA – A free information session for Biola University’s BOLD program, designed specifically for working adults who wish to complete their college degrees by attending evening classes, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Heritage Room at the campus, 13800 Biola Ave. Seating is limited. In the BOLD program, students attend classes after work. Classes meet only one or two times a week. Students can complete their major courses in as little as 16 months. For more information, call (800) 705-BOLD, or visit www.biola.edu/bold. – From Staff Reportslast_img

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