AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The 17-year-old burglary suspect was taken into custody. Christmas Boutique to aid youth groups LA HABRA HEIGHTS –The Hillcrest Congregational Church, 2000 West Road, is holding its annual Christmas Boutique sale benefiting the church’s youth programs. The boutique is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday and includes “Granny’s Attic” — a sale of antiques and collectibles, as well as Christmas ceramics, toys, jewelry and art from 20 local artists. For more information, call (562) 947-3755. Parks task force to meet Tuesday MONTEBELLO — The Sierra Club’s Montebello Hills Preservation Task Force will hold its first general meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at 307 W. Whittier Blvd. The meeting will include speakers and information on saving the last remaining open space in Montebello and also is considered to be a part of the Sierra Club’s “Emerald Necklace” project aimed at preserving a circle of parks connected by bike trails. All ages are welcome. For more information, call (323) 728-7066. Hypnotherapist helps smokers to quit LA HABRA — Hypnotherapist Pamela J. Schmidt will hold a two-session workshop on becoming a nonsmoker through hypnosis from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. The workshop is co-sponsored by the cities of Whittier and La Habra. The cost is $29. For more information, call (562) 905-9798, or (562) 464-3430. Medicare questions? Get answers Thursday WHITTIER — A representative from the Center for Health Care Rights will be on hand to discuss the new Medicare drug coverage at the meeting of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 7 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church’s Wesley building, 6725 Friends Ave. The CHCR is a nonprofit group that helps with Medicare questions and problems. The representative also will talk about how Medicare drug benefits will work with Medi-Cal or retiree drug coverage. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Rita Murray at (562) 692-8006. La Mirada seeks vendors for boutique LA MIRADA — The city is seeking vendors to participate in the annual Santa’s Workshop Arts and Crafts Boutique. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Vendors are needed to sell hand-made or hand-decorated items such as home and holiday decorations, wood crafts, dolls, toys and stocking stuffers. The fee for a vendor space is $32. La Mirada nonprofit food vendor spaces are available for $10. Registration will end Nov. 21 or when spaces are filled. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Montebello hospital to hold vision forum MONTEBELLO — Beverly Hospital will hold a free Spanish language discussion regarding common eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and other blinding conditions from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Wilkinson Senior Resource Center, 2019 W. Whittier Blvd. For more information, call (323) 725-4333. — From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER — A Whittier police officer lost control of his vehicle and crashed while rushing to a burglary scene, police said Friday. Officers responded to a burglary alarm call at 8:20 p.m. Thursday at a radiator shop in the 13200 block of Whittier Boulevard. The first officer arrived and found the suspect in the store, said officer Alan dela Pena. The suspect led the officer on a foot pursuit, and a second officer was called to the scene to assist. On his way, the unidentified officer crashed into a nearby dog grooming shop. He was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries.