AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Beginning Dec. 1, this newspaper will be offering free assistance to nonprofit organizations throughout our area.Running through Christmas, the “Helping Hands” feature will assist local nonprofits in getting the word out about their special needs during the holiday season.Send your organization’s name, address, working phone number/e-mail address, nonprofit tax ID number, a brief description of your group and your wish list to Helping Hands, 1210 N. Azusa Canyon Road, West Covina, CA 91790. CHP implements holiday road rules SANTA FE SPRINGS – Starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continuing through midnight Sunday, the California Highway Patrol will implement its annual Thanksgiving “maximum enforcement period,” when 80 percent of all CHP officers will be out on the freeways and roads, looking for impaired drivers and traffic-law violators.This year, the CHP is putting special emphasis on enforcing seat belt laws, because of 56 people killed on state roads last year, 15 were not wearing seat belts.Warned CHP Southern Division Chief Gary Dominguez, “If you don’t buckle up, if you speed or drink and drive, plan on being stopped and pulled over.” Diabetics can dine in style at seminar WHITTIER – A free educational seminar about diabetic diets will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at Whittier Hospital Medical Center, 9080 Colima Road.Free food samplings and recipes will be provided at the event.To register, or for more information, call (866)624-2229. Public hearing for pipeline set WHITTIER – The City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Dec.13 to consider granting a franchise agreement to ConocoPhillips Pipeline Co.The hearing will take place at the City Hall council chambers, 13230 Penn St.The proposed agreement is for an initial five-year term to build, maintain, operate and remove pipelines for oil and petroleum transportation in Leffingwell Road, between Scott Avenue and Valley Home Avenue.All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and testify.For more information, call (562) 464-3510. Tree-lighting event kicks off holidays NORWALK – The city of Norwalk Recreation and Park Services Department will hold its annual snowfest and tree-lighting ceremony from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 on the Civic Center lawn at Norwalk City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Blvd.The event will feature snow sledding, hot air balloon rides, a train ride, entertainment provided by the Norwalk All-City Band, and a holiday boutique.The tree-lighting ceremony, scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m., includes a visit from Santa Claus.For more information, call (562) 929-5702. Join the festivities at Chamber meal LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Chamber of Commerce will hold its holiday spirit breakfast and gift ideas expo at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Holiday Inn Select, 14299 Firestone Blvd.Breakfast is $20 with reservations and $25 without reservations.For more information, call (562) 902-1970, or visit www.lmchamber.org.