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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The leak continued even after crews plugged the main line, and was still leaking Sunday night, he said. “It’s an agricultural grid designed for fields,” he said, “so when they built homes they altered it and the maps aren’t all up to date.” Workers were attempting to find the leak by shutting down water lines block by block, he said. Youths to perform for senior citizens LA MIRADA – La Mirada Tiny Tots will sing for seniors at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. WHITTIER- A 14-inch water main that ruptured in Whittier on Sunday, flooding at least six homes, was still gushing into the night as utility workers tried to find the shutoff valve. The break was reported about 7:30 a.m. in the 14300 block of Cornishcrest Road. Firefighters used sandbags to divert water away from homes, while repair crews worked to replace the damaged line. “It’s unknown how long it’s going to take to shut the water down,” county fire Inspector Sam Padilla said. “They don’t have a clue. They cannot find the valve to this. This system was built in the 1940s.” Lunch will be served at 11:30A $2 donation is suggested for lunch. Participants must call (562) 947-8787 to register. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Church to hold community picnic WHITTIER – St. Matthias Episcopal Church will hold its third annual Soup Hour Community Picnic at noon June 24 to raise money for the hot meals it provides five days a week to low-income seniors and homeless men and women. The event will be held at the church, 7056 S. Washington Ave. It will include a catered barbecue picnic and a silent auction of goods and services. For more information, call (562) 698-9741. Families invited to outdoor movies PICO RIVERA – This summer, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department will show free family friendly films every Thursday night in July at the Smith Park Amphitheater, 6016 Rosemead Blvd. All movies start at dusk and free popcorn will be available to children 12 and under. For more information, call (562) 801-4424. Shape up or ship out with boat class LA MIRADA – Ahoy, mates! The La Mirada Activity Center will offer a safe-boating course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning July 8. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach students the fundamentals of safe boating. The cost is $40 for materials. The class is open to those 18 and older. For more information, call (562)902-3160. Get involved with foster children SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Children’s Bureau, a private foster and adoption agency, is seeking individuals and families willing to bring a child into their homes. An informational meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon June 24 at 12070 Telegraph Road, Suite 203. For more information, call (562) 946-2881. City offers variety of activity classes WHITTIER – Get active this summer. The Whittier Community Center is offering classes in photography, ceramics, computers, gymnastics, skateboarding and child development. Classes start the week of June 26. There are also continuing classes in such areas as aerobics, arts and crafts, cheerleading, ballroom dance and martial arts. Fees range from $5 to $150. The classes will be held at the Whittier Community Center, Palm Park, Parnell Park and other local Whittier sites. For more information, call (562) 464-3430. a.m. – From staff and wire reports160Want 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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