Rose Hills plans to welcome home Vietnam veterans

Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary will host a series of community planning meetings this fall in support of its 2015 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day events.

The Oct. 15Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 meetings will start at 6:30 p.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park in preparation for Rose Hills’ fifth annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day events, which are scheduled for March 22, 2015 and which will include a veterans resource fair, barbecue and a Homeless Veterans Memorial Service and Concert.

“We host this event for one reason each year – to support our veterans, and, in doing so, to strengthen our communities,” said Bruce Lazenby, executive director of business development at Rose Hills. “To continually improve the event, and to ensure we are meeting the current needs of veterans, we are asking the community to join us in planning meetings each month, now through December. Your voice, input and ideas are vital to the success of this program.”

Anyone who would like to provide input, suggestions or assistance is welcome to attend the planning meetings. The veterans event is open to the public at no cost.

Rose Hills Memorial Park is located at 3888 Workman Mill Road in Whittier, Calif.


For more information, call Bonnie818.681.5777 or Phyllis, 805.341.7269, or

Hacienda Heights student a finalist in $10,000 video contest

Hanna Koh of Hacienda Heights, left, and Mio Larasati of Indonesia pose with video crew. (Photo courtesy of Hanna Koh)

Hanna Koh of Hacienda Heights, left, and Mio Larasati of Indonesia pose with video crew. (Photo courtesy of Hanna Koh)

Getting a mariachi band to perform a Barry White cover is difficult. Especially when the director doesn’t speak Spanish and the band doesn’t understand English.

But it sure can make a great viral video. A video that may win $10,000 for Chris Onesto of Whittier, Charles Lee of Los Angeles and Zak Marx of Burbank.

The three students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena decided to enter a video competition. They were joined by several other student teams, which included Hanna Koh of Hacienda Heights and Emmett Sutherland of Pasadena.

Tequila Avion collaborated with the Art Institute of Design on the project. At the end of July, the company will announce the winning viral video as well as a winning commercial and award team members $10,000 each.

Read more in VIRAL.