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first_imgWHITTIER – A 14-year-old boy was run over by a vehicle in Whittier on Tuesday and trapped underneath for a time, leaving him with major injuries, authorities said. County firefighters were sent to the 13800 block of East Whittier Boulevard about 2 p.m. The boy was trapped beneath the vehicle for about 12 minutes before being freed by firefighters. The youth was airlifted to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles because he met “trauma criteria,” a fire department spokesman said. Drive-by shooter wounds pedestrian WHITTIER – A pedestrian sustained non-life-threatening wounds in a drive-by shooting early Monday morning, Whittier police reported Tuesday. The pedestrian, who authorities said was a local gang member, was near Santa Fe Springs and Lambert roads when he was shot at 1:06a.m. Monday. He was shot in both thighs, but was able to go to a local convenience store to call police. The man described the suspect’s vehicle as a late-1980s Chrysler. Authorities later reported to a call from another resident near Shoemaker Avenue and Foxley Drive. Officers found a rifle, as well as clothing that matched that of the shooter, inside a recycling bin outside a nearby residence. Anyone with information is urged to call Whittier police at (562) 945-8250. Pico Pride Day set for April 14 cream-color PICO RIVERA – Residents are invited to help beautify the city during the ninth annual Community Pride Day on April 14. The city is seeking volunteers with a few hours to spare, work gloves, a rake or shovel and community pride. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. on April 14 at Smith Park, 6016 Rosemead Blvd., before heading out to one of five sites to assist with cleaning, painting, landscaping or repairing. The first 500 volunteers, ages 6 and up, will receive a free T-shirt, and everyone will be treated to breakfast and lunch. Volunteers 12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. To register as a volunteer, or for more information, call (562) 801-4430. Football camp at Adventure Park WHITTIER – Eighth-grade boys interested in learning football techniques from high school players are invited to a free football camp this week. The camp will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. daily through Friday at Adventure Park, 10130 Gunn Ave. For more information, call (562) 698-7645. FEMA plan open for review LA HABRA – The public is invited to review and comment on the “Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan,” which is designed to provide guidance and direction on implementing hazard mitigation action items on a probability and cost-priority basis. The overall goal of the plan, which is required by FEMA, is to reduce the potential for damage to La Habra assets from natural hazards or disasters. All comments on the draft plan are due by April 15. Comments may be directed to John Rees, Emergency Services Coordinator, 101 N. Euclid St., La Habra, CA 90631. For more information, call (562) 905-9753. – From staff and wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more