AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The vendor was not injured. Men try to rob 9-year-old boy WHITTIER – Two men attempted to rob a 9-year-old boy behind Lee Owens Park on Wednesday afternoon, police said Friday. The men approached the boy and pretended to have a handgun, said Whittier police spokesman Jason Zuhlke. They looked through his pockets for valuables and left, he said. Anyone with information about this incident should call (562) 945-8266. County to enforce fireworks laws In light of the upcoming Independence Day holiday, Supervisor Gloria Molina reminds county residents that all fireworks are illegal in county areas. That includes “safe and sane” fireworks sold at stands throughout surrounding cities such as Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera and La Mirada. Sheriff’s stations covering Molina’s district will be “vigorously enforcing” local and state fireworks laws, the supervisor said Friday. People caught with fireworks may be cited or even arrested. They face fines from a minimum of $300 to as much as $10,000, plus possible jail time of up to a year. Program urges youth employment SANTA FE SPRINGS – Employers are urged to hire local youths from the Youth in Industry Summer Employment Program. The program reimburses companies who employ youths through the program at $2.07 per hour. Students in the program work a maximum of 200 hours. They are available for full-time and part-time jobs. For more information, call (562) 692-0261. Concert series begins Thursday WHITTIER – The Concerts in the Park series begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Parnell Park, 10711 Scott Ave. Concerts are held Mondays and Thursdays at Central Park, 6532 Friends Ave. The first Monday night concert will be July 10. For more information, call (562) 464-3430. Center to offer dental screenings LA MIRADA – Free dental screenings for people 55 and older will be offered from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month beginning this week at the Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The screenings will be conducted by Dr. Nishikawa of La Mirada. Sign up in advance or walk in without an appointment. To register, or for more information, call (562)902-3160. Free holiday barbecue lunch WHITTIER – Posada Whittier, 8120 Painter Ave., will host a free Independence Day barbecue lunch with entertainment from 11:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call (562) 945-2651. Chamber to hold lunch July 19 LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Chamber of Commerce will hold an installation and membership recognition lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19 at the Holiday Inn Select, 14299 Firestone Blvd. The lunch, which is open to chamber members and guests, costs $25 per person. Credit cards are accepted. Reservations are requested. For more information, call (562) 902-1970. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – A corn vendor was robbed at gunpoint Friday night, police said. Three men with shaved heads took about $100 in cash from a vendor selling corn near Foxley and Villa drives at about 7 p.m., according to Whittier police Sgt. Tom Lamping. The men drove up to the vendor in a silver car, got out, robbed him and drove away, Lamping said.