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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Three men had earlier approached the teens and asked them “Where they were from,” police said. The boys denied any gang affiliation. The suspects fired five to six shots, police said. They then fled eastbound into the west alley of Whittier Avenue to a waiting getaway vehicle, described as a compact car. Witnesses told officers the car left southbound and out of sight. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Whittier Police Department at (562) 945-8250. Salsa Grill needs your Fox vote PICO RIVERA – The Salsa Grill needs your help. Nominated as one of L.A.’s best Mexican restaurants on My Fox LA’s Hot List, the eatery is currently a close second in voting. Supporters can log on to, scroll down and click “vote” to cast your ballot. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you from My Fox to tabulate the final vote. Voting continues until Friday. Local restaurants are giving thanks WHITTIER – Several Whittier restaurants are joining the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier to provide a traditional Thanksgiving feast to more than 300 club members and parents Wednesday night. Marie Callender’s, El Pollo Loco, Red Robin, Chili’s, Subway at the Quad, Acapulco, Domino’s and Ralphs have all donated food. Many of the club’s children come from economically disadvantaged households, so the feast will be a welcome holiday treat. The Boys & Girls Club is open throughout school vacations during the holidays but will be closed on Friday to give staff time with their families. Special holiday hours are 10a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Dec. 17 through Jan. 4. For information, call (562) 945-3787, ext. 107. Domino’s raising dough for St. Jude WHITTIER – The recognized world leader in pizza delivery is gearing up to raise some dough for the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during its 2007 “Thanks and Giving” campaign. The Domino’s at 13205 Whittier Blvd. is asking customers to donate a dollar or two with their orders to benefit St. Jude. The campaign runs through Dec. 31. St. Jude is recognized internationally for its pioneering work in finding cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. For information, call (562) 945-7693. Prayer breakfast on tap Dec. 7 WHITTIER – The YMCA of Greater Whittier is sponsoring the 28th annual Christmas Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Radisson Hotel Whittier, 7320 Greenleaf Ave. The featured speaker is Dr. Lloyd J. Ogilvie, former chaplain of the U.S. Senate and pastor of Hollywood Presbyterian Church. The breakfast costs $15 per person or $150 for a table of 10. Reservations are required and seating is limited. RSVP by Dec.3 at (562) 907-2727. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Detectives are looking for three men who are suspected of shooting and wounding two teens on Friday. The 17-year-old victims, both Whittier residents, were still in hospitals on Monday, according to Whittier police Officer Jason Zuhlke. He said the teens were listed in stable condition. One was shot in the hip while the other was struck in the leg. The shooting happened Friday afternoon in the 7200 block of Whittier Avenue. Whittier police responding to a call of shots fired with a victim down across the street from John Greenleaf Whittier Park found the second wounded teen. last_img read more