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first_imgThe worker was pronounced dead at the scene, Mills said. Actor/director to discuss film NORWALK – Writer, actor and director Chris Tashima will screen his Academy Award- winning short film, “Visas and Virtue,” at 10:30 a.m. today in the Teleconference Center (LC 155) at Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Blvd. A question-and-answer session with Tashima is scheduled to follow the screening. The short film is inspired by the true story of Chiune “Sempo” Sugihara, Japan’s vice-consul to Lithuania during World war II. In 1940, Sugihara risked endangering his family and his diplomatic career by defying his own government’s orders to help save Jewish refugees with 2,000 transit visas. Tashima’s film won an Academy Award for Best Short Film in 1998. A map of the campus is available at Admission is free and open to the public. On-campus parking is $1 per day. For information contact Steven Hirohama at or call (562) 860-2451, Ext. 2637. Club raises money for wounded vets WHITTIER – On Sept. 1, golfers across the country donated $1 on Patriot Golf Day to Wounded Warriors Inc., which benefits the Fallen Heroes Foundation to support families of those who are wounded or killed in the military. Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier collected more than $4,000 for the cause, according to Christina Weir, the club’s membership and marketing director. Gallery focuses on missing women WHITTIER – The Rio Hondo College art gallery will feature artist Deborah Koenker’s show, ” Ni Una Mas/Not One More!” through Oct. 10 at the college, 3600 Workman Mill Road. The show deals with the missing women of Juarez, Mexico. The title is borrowed from a movement established in 2002 that has attracted international attention to the violence that has claimed the lives of hundreds of women and girls in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua for more than a decade. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 6-9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Admission is free. For information, call the college at (562) 692-0921 or visit Trees offered in membership drive WHITTIER – The National Arbor Day Foundation will give 10 Arizona cypress trees to each Californian who joins its membership during September. The trees are part of the Trees for America campaign, a program aimed at environmental stewardship through the planting of trees. The cypresses were selected for their drought tolerance and their varied uses in home landscapes. They will be shipped between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10, and are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced for free. The trees are 6 to 12 inches tall, and instructions for planting will be enclosed with each shipment. Those interested should send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Arizona Cypresses, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Sept. 30, or visit – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Preliminary reports show no alcohol or drugs were involved, Mills said. The fatal crash happened at 7:10 a.m. in the 11600 block of Chesterton Street. Mills said the man wasn’t a city employee but was subcontracted to do curb and gutter repairs. He drove a flatbed truck that was parked a car’s length away from the curb and had its emergency lights on, Mills said. He said the man stood behind the truck and started unloading wood while another worker was on the curb. A black Nissan driven by a 23-year-old Norwalk man rear-ended the truck. NORWALK – A construction worker was killed Friday after being pinned between a flatbed truck and a Nissan that rear-ended the vehicle, deputies said. Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Mills said the Nissan’s driver didn’t see the truck. Authorities didn’t release the worker’s name because his relatives haven’t been notified yet. He was identified only as a 47-year-old Los Angeles man. No one was cited or arrested Friday. The investigation is ongoing. last_img