first_imgWHITTIER — The Whittier Area Macintosh Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Temple Beth Shalom, 14579 Mulberry Drive. Parking is at the rear entrance. The group answers questions and has demonstrations. This month it will demonstrate inexpensive and free programs. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call (562) 943-4919. He was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The gunman is described as a Latino male in his 20s, who was driving a small red car, Hall said. Accident pins man underneath vehicle WHITTIER — Three police officers and several citizens lifted a car off a man pinned under the car’s tires, Whittier police said Monday. The man was riding a bike on Whittier Boulevard at 5 p.m. Saturday when he suddenly changed lanes and was struck by a car, said Whittier police Officer Alan dela Pena. Officers arrived and quickly recruited the help of people standing nearby, who lifted the car off of the man, dela Pena said. He was then taken to USC-Medical Center in a helicopter. The man was not identified, but is expected to live, dela Pena said. East Whittier robbery may be gang-related WEST WHITTIER — Two suspected gang members robbed a convenience store customer Monday, initiating a police chase, but they got away, authorities said. Deputies from the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station responded to the 12:30 p.m. call at a convenience store near Pioneer Boulevard and Slauson Avenue, assisted by Whittier Police Department officers, deputies said. Although numerous deputies and officers were helped by a helicopter in the search, the robbers evaded arrest, possibly by running across the freeway, officials said. Pico Rivera offers free firewood, mulch PICO RIVERA — Residents can pick up free mulch and firewood, depending on availability, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Whittier Fertilizer Co., 9441 Kruse Road. Bring your own container to receive up to 33 gallons of free cover mulch for your lawn and garden. For more information, call the city’s Anytime Line at (562) 801-2489, Ext. 3522. Internet safety topic of church program PICO RIVERA — Parents are encouraged to attend a seminar on Internet safety and drug awareness at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pico Rivera Bible Church, 4945 Deland Ave. The free educational presentation will provide parents with tips for monitoring and securing their children’s online viewing, as well as strategies to keep children safe from drugs. For more information, call Deputy Armando Alvarado at (562) 946-7995, Ext. 3027. Fall festival nears in La Mirada LA MIRADA — La Mirada will host its annual fall festival from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The festival will feature entertainment by the Country Plus Band, a pumpkin ring toss, seed spitting, a scavenger hunt, and hog-calling and pumpkin-decorating contests. A barbecue lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. for a $2 donation. Reservations should be made by Oct. 18 by calling (562) 947-8787. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. — From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Detectives seeking witnesses to killing WEST WHITTIER — Sheriff’s homicide detectives were seeking leads Monday into a homicide in West Whittier that occurred at about 3 p.m. Sept. 22 on Vicki Drive. Oscar Rubio, 26, of Whittier was confronted by another man while Rubio was driving north on Vicki Drive, said Detective Barry Hall. The two men argued, and the other driver shot Rubio in the upper body before speeding away. Rubio continued driving and stopped in the parking lot of Aida S. Nelson Elementary School, 8140 Vicki Drive, where he was discovered by authorities.last_img read more