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first_img WHITTIER – The Whittier Union High School District has reinstated its Students Against Violence (SAV) hot line, an anonymous phone line where students can report incidents that compromise the safety and security at schools. The SAV hot line will be funded by the SKILLS Foundation of Whittier. One phone number is assigned to each campus, and calls go directly to an answering machine monitored daily by the School Resource Officer (SRO). The SRO will then coordinate appropriate follow-up in cooperation with school officials. The hot line numbers are displayed prominently at each school, and will be included next year on all student IDs. Students attend youth theater day WHITTIER – Trinity Lutheran School students were among 300 students from the state who performed in Sacramento as part of California In Youth Theatre Day last week. Trinity Lutheran students who participated were Jessica Abundis, Elizabeth Bluth, Zachary Obst, Victoria Esquer, Sarah Gomez and Caitlin Wiltz, under the direction of teacher Eileen Bluth. At the event, students had breakfast with legislators, and performed with the Sacramento Theatre Company. They also listened to inspirational speakers, received certificates from the California Educational Theatre Association and participated in workshops. Club in search of scrapbookers SOUTH WHITTIER – Scrapbookers are being sought to participate in Adventure County Park’s scrapbooking club, which is free to join. Members share ideas, techniques and tips on how to sparkle up their scrapbooking projects. The club provides an array of cuts, rubberstamps, embellishments and a child play area. For more information, call (562) 698-7645. -From wire and staff reports WHITTIER – A fire charred more than an acre of brush in Whittier, authorities said. The fire broke out about 12:50 p.m. Friday near Orange Drive and Friends Avenue, said Los Angeles County Fire Battalion Chief Ron Lawrence. The blaze scorched 11/2 acres of brush north of a residential area and was extinguished within 15 minutes, he said, adding there was no wind at the time. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined. There were no injuries. Church play has roles for children WHITTIER – Local children are invited to act out the stories of Jesus’ last week in Jerusalem at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, 13222 Bailey St. For more information, call (562) 698-0022. City to host annual Easter egg hunt LA MIRADA – The city will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 at the La Mirada Regional Park, 13701 Adelfa Ave. Activities will include the egg hunt, crafts, games, live music, face-painting and photos with the Easter Bunny. The event is free of charge. The hunt will be open to children in third grade and younger and will begin promptly at 10:15a.m. Children will be divided into five groups: 3 years and under, 3- and 4-year-olds, kindergartners, first-graders and second- and third-graders. The Kiwanis Club will also host a pancake breakfast there from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., offering pancakes, sausages, orange juice and coffee for $4 per person. For more information, call the community services department at (562)943-7277. School brings back violence hot line last_img read more