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Cash for College workshop is being offered to California’s High School Seniors on Saturday, February 9, 2013. This workshop is being offered thru the services of California State Senator Ed Hernandez of the 24th District. To register, visit MTSAC.EDU. Mt. San Antonio College is located at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, California. California High School Seniors who meet income qualifications and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 are guaranteed financial assistance through the Cal Grant Program. These grants do not need to be repaid and may be used for California two-year or four-year colleges and universities. High School Seniors who attend a workshop and apply for a Cal Grant before the March 2, 2013 deadline could qualify for an extra $1000 scholarship. For further information phone number 626-430-2499 can assist you.

Another service offered by California State Senator Ed Hernandez, District 24 with Chairman Jerome E. Horton, California State Board of Equalization is free Tax Preparation and Filing for individuals and families with Household incomes of $51,000 or less through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. An appointment is required. To schedule an appointment phone is 626-480-7200 or sign up online at Appointments may be made for any Monday through April 8, 2013 and will be held at West Covina District Office, 1521 West Cameron Avenue, Suite 300 in West Covina,California.

The 24th District includes parts of Los Angeles, including El Sereno, Lincoln Heights, City Terrace, Montecito Heights, as well as East Los Angeles and Cities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, Monterey Park, Rosemead and West Covina, The District also includes the communities of Avocado Heights, Citrus, Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, South San Gabriel, Valinda and Vincent.

The GFWC-CFWV San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs celebrated their 57th Birthday Council on Friday, January 25, 2013. The meeting was called to order by San Gabriel Valley District President Mavis Hansen. Opening ceremonies were conducted by Beverly Passon, President of the South Pasadena Women’s Club, who led the pledge of Allegiance to the flag, God Bless America was led and sung by District Vocalist Zona Wilt, Inspiration was given by Shirley Lane, President of Covina Woman’s Club, Welcome extended by Peggy Radoumis, President of the Santa Fe Springs Women’s Club and the response by SGVD 1ST Vice President Paulette Wright Pope. Past District Presidents in attendance were: Linda Koontz, Immediate Past President: Margery Spillman 2006-2008: Paulette Wright Pope 2004-2006: Sharon Hayes 2000-2002: Mary Dea McCroy 1988-1990 and Zona Wilt 1980-1982. Distinguished guest were Paulette Meadows, California State President 2004-2006: CFWC Community Improvement Contest Award Chairman Alice Slaughter and 2012 leads candidate and the Keynote Speaker, Kim Plater. Announcement was made by Lind Koontz, SGVD Leads Chairman that the 2013 SGVD Leads Candidate will be Alice Slaughter of the Covina Woman’s Club.

Highlight of the Annual Birthday Council is the Crafts Fair, where members of all the clubs in San Gabriel Valley District submit their handmade items in many different categories. The members’ choices for the Best Show were: Jewelry: Anna Grehova, Baldwin Park W.C.; Counted Cross Stitch: Margery Spillman, West Covina W.C. and Crochet: Marlene Vernava, Santa Fe Springs W.C. Crafts Chairmen are Margaret Dickson and Marianne Jennings. Entertainment was provided by the beautiful singing voice of Dianne Chavarria, vocalist who is a favorite singer at many clubs in the San Gabriel Valley.

The weather has been beautiful, aren’t we lucky to live in Southern California? See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.