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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER — The Boys & Girls Club of Whittier is hosting an open house from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. The club is located at 7905 Greenleaf Ave. For more information, call (562) 945-3787.Chavez biographer comes to library SANTA FE SPRINGS Award-winning children’s author Kathleen Krull will give a presentation on her book, “Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez” at Cafe Libro in the Santa Fe Springs Library on Friday.Her visit, scheduled for 7p.m., is part of the city’s first-Friday guest series. Every child who attends the event will receive a free copy of Krull’s book. The Santa Fe Springs Library is located at 11700 Telegraph Road. For more information, call (562) 868-7738.Whale watching tour scheduled LA MIRADA — A whale- watching event will be sponsored by the city from 10:15a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 29.Participants can expect to see the annual mass migration of the California Gray Whale along the Orange County coast. They may also spot dolphins, seals and sea lions.The boat departs from Newport Landing in Newport Beach. The last day to register for the event is April 17. Cost is $20 for all ages. To register or for more information, visit the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd., or call (562) 943-7277.Celebrity Chefs to arrive Friday NORWALK — The American Red Cross Rio Hondo Chapter will host the 15th annual Celebrity Chef’s Event from 6-10 p.m. Friday.The gala is slated at the Norwalk Marriott, 13111 Sycamore Drive. Tickets for this fundraising event are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Guests will have an opportunity to savor culinary specialties from a slew of southeast Los Angeles restaurants.All money raised will benefit the American Red Cross’s first-aid and CPR programs, local emergency relief and national disaster relief efforts.For advanced tickets or more information, call Stephanie Milano at (562) 945-3944 or log on to www.arcriohondo.org.Adult basketball leagues are set LA MIRADA — The city’s adult basketball league system has undergone some changes. The new format at the La Mirada Community Gymnasium, located at 15105 Alicante Road, will be divided into a “C” and a “D” division.Both groups will play on Thursday nights, with games from 6-9 p.m., but will not play against each other. The league will also have a maximum of 16 teams registered.Priority registration for teams currently in the league will begin April 10, and open registration for new teams begins April 17.Registration fees are set at $350, which includes a $50 refundable forfeit fee. Teams must also provide a $25 officials fee per game.Games for the 12-week league will begin May 25.All players must be 18 years old at the beginning of the league. Teams must provide their own jerseys with permanent numbers on the back. Those who are currently playing on a high school or college basketball team are not eligible to play.For more information, call (562) 902-2938. From staff reportslast_img

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