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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – A man was fatally shot in an unincorporated pocket between Whittier, Pico Rivera and Santa Fe Springs on Friday, a sheriff’s deputy said. The shooting occurred at 5:30 p.m. on the 6100 block of Norwalk Boulevard, near Whittier Boulevard, said Deputy Colin Matsumoto. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Matsumoto said. Sheriff’s homicide detectives were sent to investigate the circumstances of the shooting, Matsumoto said. Murder suspects’ arraignment reset NORWALK – A Norwalk Court judge Friday rescheduled an arraignment for two defendants accused of luring three men to a home and murdering them for $8,500 before leaving their bodies in a Mercedes behind a La Mirada shopping center. Cimarron Bernard Bell, 31, and Briaell Michael Lee, 23, were held to answer after a preliminary hearing in November. They are expected to enter a plea at a Feb. 27 arraignment. The defendants are charged with murdering 23-year-old Mario Larios and 22-year-old Edgar Valles, both of West Covina, and 25-year-old Fernando Pina of Mexico when they allegedly came to Bell’s house to buy his car in January 2004. Bell is also charged with the slaying of Ineka Edmonson, 22, of Compton on Nov. 11, 2004, in La Habra. Genealogists to meet today WHITTIER – The monthly meeting of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave. The featured speaker will be Anne Browning, a descendent of the “Orphan Train.” Between 1850 and 1920s, 150,000 orphaned and abandoned children were sent from East Coast cities to new homes in the West. A computer workshop will meet earlier in the day, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., and a beginner refresher class in ancestry reearch will meet from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (626) 919-1713 or (562) 695-5431. Biola BOLD meeting slated LA MIRADA – A free information session for Biola University’s BOLD program, designed specifically for working adults who wish to complete their college degrees by attending evening classes, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today in the Heritage Room at the campus, 13800 Biola Ave. Seating is limited. In the BOLD program, students attend classes after work. Classes meet only one or two times a week. In as little as 16 months, students can complete their major courses. For more information, call (800) 705-BOLD, or visit Home for women sets yard sale WHITTIER – Dwelling In a Secret Place, a new transitional home for women, will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 13634 Mar Vista St. For more information, call (562) 413-3911. CERT training classes offered PICO RIVERA – The city has teamed up with the Los Angeles County Fire Department to provide free Community Emergency Response Team training courses during the months of January and February. The three-day Federal Emergency Management Agency- approved program trains participants to be better prepared to effectively respond to a crisis or disaster. Once certified, CERT members may be called upon to assist emergency response personnel during large-scale emergencies and disasters. Courses will be held from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 at the Pico Rivera Senior Center, 9200 Mines Ave. To register, or for more information, call (562) 801-4413. – From staff reportslast_img read more

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