LA MIRADA – Vacation security check forms are available at the La Mirada Community Sheriff’s Station. The form gives the Public Safety Team notice that you are on vacation, and a member will visit your home. For more information, call (562) 902-2960. Travel Club hosts barbershop singers WHITTIER – The YMCA Travel Club will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Whittier Uptown YMCA, 12510 Hadley Ave. The “A Chordingly Yours” barbershop group will entertain. For more information, call (562) 693-8974. Meeting advocates disaster readiness LAKEWOOD – Rep. Linda Sanchez will hold an emergency preparedness town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sycamore Plaza, 5000 Clark Avenue. The meeting will bring together experts to advise residents on how to prepare themselves and their families. Expected to be present are Lucille Jones, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and David Dassey, deputy chief of acute communicable disease control for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Toys, food sought for needy families LA MIRADA – The city is seeking unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 16. Items are being collected at: the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd.; La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd.; Community Gymnasium, 15015 Alicante Road; and the La Mirada Sheriff’s Station, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Methodist church marks 100 years MONTEBELLO – Montebello United Methodist Church, 1220 W. Whittier Blvd., will celebrate its 100th anniversary this weekend. The church will hold a special service at 10 a.m. Sunday featuring the Rev. Mary Ann Swenson, bishop of the Southern California area, followed by a lunch at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are $12. For more information, call (323) 728-8179. Festival of Trees attracts big crowd WHITTIER – Rose Hills Memorial Park’s annual Festival of Trees event raised $8,000 this past weekend for local charities, officials Tuesday. The event, which featured snow provided by snow-blowing machines, sledding, live entertainment, Santa Claus, and decorated trees drew 3,500 people, officials said. Visitors viewed a variety of beautifully decorated Christmas trees sponsored by Los Angeles-area businesses. Reading tutors sought for youths SANTA FE SPRINGS – Volunteers are needed for the Santa Fe Springs Library’s Reading Club, which provides tutors to children, ages 7 to 12, who are having trouble with reading. Children meet in small groups twice a week after school and early evening. Volunteers must attend training meetings from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 17, 29, 24, and 26. For more information, call (562) 698-0450. From Staff Reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!