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first_imgPICO RIVERA — Delia Alvidrez, a longtime Pico Rivera resident and educator, has been appointed to replace Raul Salcido on the El Rancho Unified School District school board. Salcido, a 30-year school board member, died of a heart attack in August. Alvidrez, 65, will complete his term, which ends in November 2007. A former parent volunteer, she later became an instructional aide, then a teacher before becoming principal at South Ranchito Elementary School until her retirement. 4 California colleges rated good for Latinos AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 LOS ANGELES — UCLA and USC rank among the nation’s top MBA programs for Latinos, according to the September edition of Hispanic Trends magazine. The national magazine ranked the two schools among the “Top 25 MBA Programs for Hispanics” for 2005 for program quality, Latino student support programs and outreach to diverse communities. The magazine did not individually rank the top 25 programs. Stanford and San Diego State University also made the list. Senior fair offers health screenings, services CERRITOS Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, will hold her annual senior fair from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at the Los Cerritos Center Mall, 239 S. Los Cerritos Center. There will be free health screenings and information on services provided. Sanchez will be there to speak to seniors. For more information, call (562) 429-8499. Sugar-skull events honor Day of the Dead PICO RIVERA In celebration of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts will hold two hands-on sugar skulls workshops from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 and 22 at the center, 9200 Mines Ave. The creation of sugar skulls is a traditional folk art from central and southern Mexico. Participants, who must be at least 8 years old, will make and decorate their own sugar skulls to take home or display at the center’s community altar. The fee is $15 per person. For more information, call (562) 801-4300. Senior Outreach to hold ice cream social WHITTIER An ice cream social will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Posada Whittier lunch room, 8120 S. Painter Ave. The event sponsor, Senior Outreach Network, will provide a presentation on the Scan Health Plan and the upcoming changes on Medicare Part D. For more information, call (562) 945-2651. Attorney to talk at community center WHITTIER — A family law attorney with the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law will make a presentation at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Los Nietos Community and Senior Center, 11640 Slauson Ave. The presentation is aimed toward low-income residents who need legal assistance with child custody, restraining orders and child support. Walk-in appointments with the attorney will be available on a first-come, first-served basis after the presentation. You must have a photo ID card and proof of current address, such as an electricity or phone bill. For more information, call the Los Nietos center at (562) 699-9898. Seminar to address breast cancer topics LA MIRADA — The American Cancer Society sponsors a free seminar on breast cancer and breast cancer prevention at 10 a.m. Thursday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The presentation will cover topics such as risk factors and risk reduction, warning signs and guidelines for early detection. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. — From Staff Reports160Want 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