AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Find more information on the candidates and on statewide ballot measures at www.smartvoter.org. For more information, call (562) 947-3634. Rio Hondo College board to hold mixer EL MONTE — The Rio Hondo College board of trustees will hold a community mixer and board meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Frank M. Wright School, 11317 E. McGirk St. The mixer begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (562) 692-0921. Restaurant sponsors student essay contest Students in grades 1-12 can enter the 10th annual Pasta Tales national writing contest through Dec. 5, sponsored by the Olive Garden. Contestants must describe a person or experience that has made an important impact on their lives, using an essay style of between 50 and 250 words. Entry forms are available at local Olive Garden restaurants or by visiting www.olivegarden.com/ourcommunity/pastatale s.asp. Grand prize is a trip to New York, dinner at the Olive Garden in Times Square and a $2,500 U.S. savings bond. A winner in each grade category will receive a $500 U.S. savings bond and dinner with their family at their local Olive Garden. Submit entries online or mail them by Dec. 5 to Pasta Tales, PMB 2000, 6278 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-1916. Submissions are judged based on creativity, adherence to theme, organization, grammar, punctuation and spelling. For more information, call (954) 776-1999 between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. local time. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us. Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER — Local League of Women Voters holds an election forum for Whittier Union High School Districts school board candidates at 7 p.m. tonight in the Whittier City Council chambers, 13230 E. Penn St. Afterward, a forum for Rio Hondo College board of trustees candidates for areas 3 and 5 will be held from 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. Both forums will be televised on Channel 6. A forum for Little Lake City School District candidates will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at 10515 S. Pioneer Blvd., Santa Fe Springs. That will be followed by the final forum for Whittier Union district candidates, from 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. Audience members can ask questions of candidates at any of the forums. Submit questions by faxing them to (562) 947-5818. Questions must pertain to school district policy issues, student issues, curriculum and activities.