San Gabriel police officers to host annual charity golf tournament


SAN GABRIEL >> The San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association is once again seeking players to take part in its annual “Badges of Courage” charity golf tournament.
The tournament will take place Nov. 9 at the Via Verde Country Club, 1400 Avenida Entrada, organizers said. Sign-ins will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon. A dinner will be held after the tournament.
•“Badges of Courage” golf tournament flier and entry form
The cost of entry is $125 per golfer, and $30 for non-golfing diners.
In addition to benefiting the SGPOA, a portion of collected funds will be donated to local charities, police said.
Golfers are advised to sign up as soon as possible. Non-golfing diners are asked to RSVP by Oct. 9. The event will include raffle prizes and a live auction.
For more information, to make reservations, or to inquire about advertising, sponsorship or donation opportunities, contact San Gabriel police Office Vince Salazar at 626-422-9053, or email

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CHP to collect toys for needy at Pomona car show

POMONA >> The California Highway Patrol is teaming up with a popular car show in Pomona Wednesday to collect toys and gifts for local children in need.
Officials will gather toys for their annual “CHIPS for Kids” program from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the Prolong Twilight Cruise at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum at Fairplex in Pomona, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Building 3A, CHP officials said in a written statement.
“Entrants are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy or gift to donate, and CHIPS notes that there is a big need for gifts for teens,” according to the statement.
Walgreens representatives will be on-hand with $10 gifts available for those who wish to purchase one and donate it at the event.
To kick off the drive, car show sponsor Prolong Super Lubricants is donating $500 worth of toys.
The popular Prolong Twilight Cruise generally attracts more than 250 street rods, hot rods and muscle cars, organizers said.

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Police to collect toys for needy, serve lunch Saturday in El Monte

EL MONTE >> Police will be serving lunch to donors who bring toys to the El Monte Police Department’s Code 3 Toy Drive Saturday, officials said.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the rear parking lot of the El Monte Police Department, 11333 Valley Blvd., organizers said in a written statement.
“Code 3” refers to the police radio code indicating an officer is responding to an emergency, using sirens and emergency lights.
Guests are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys, to be distributed to local needy children through the department’s annual Christmas Basket and Toy Giveaway.
Officers will serve lunch to donors.
For more information, contact Sgt. Martinez, Detective Castillo or Detective Larriva at 626-580-2186.

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