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first_imgProperty tax bill due on Monday Even if you didn’t get a bill in the mail, the first installment of the 2007-2008 property tax bill is due Monday, Los Angeles County Assessor Rick Auerbach said. “The bill must be paid on time to avoid penalty,” Auerbach said. “Even if property owners have not received a bill from the county Treasurer Tax Collector Department, it is clear that they are legally responsible for making a payment on time,” he said. Mailed payments must be postmarked by midnight Monday or can be made in person between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday at the tax collector’s first-floor counters in the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 225 N. Hill St., or at the tax office in Lancaster, 335 A East Avenue K-6. Credit-card payments can be made by calling (888) 473-0835. Bill Bell Bird Walk Saturday SOUTH EL MONTE – The 19th annual Bill Bell Bird Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center, 1000 N. Durfee Ave. Although Bell retired as editor of the Whittier Daily News in July, the Whittier Area Chapter of the National Audubon Society will continue with the bird walk and Bell will continue to participate this year, said Cathy Walters, chapter president and leader of the event. The group will meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Participants need not be experienced birders. The walk lasts 90 minutes to two hours and is followed by light refreshments in the Nature Center building. Participants should dress comfortably and casually. Bring binoculars or scopes if you have them but the regular birders are quite generous sharing their expertise and views of birds through their scopes, said Audubon officer Linda Oberholtzer. Free legal help center to open NORWALK – The Los Angeles County Superior Court system is opening its second Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants on Tuesday with funding from the Judicial Council of California. Located at the Norwalk courthouse, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., the center’s staff and volunteers exclusively help litigants who are unable to obtain an attorney but need legal assistance. There will be no charge for these services. The Resource Center is in Room 104E. The center will provide free on-site workshops and legal clinics for people filing for divorce, computer-based legal information, self-help books and court forms. Trained staff members and volunteers will help litigants with their family law cases. The center will soon be providing help with other legal matters. For more information call (213) 974-5227. Save on presents through Auto Club WHITTIER – The Automobile Club of Southern California office here is reminding consumers they can use their AAA membership cards to save on gifts, both online and at the mall. Through AAA’s “Show Your Card and Save,” Auto Club members can save money at 110,000 retail locations in North America. For a complete listing of retailers offering member discounts, visit the Auto Club at 16041 Whittier Blvd. or visit www.AAA.com/save. Members can also shop online at www.AAA.com/save, which offers discounts from popular online retailers such as Target.com, Barnesandnoble.com, FTD.com and more. Bargain prices at Bargain Bin WHITTIER – Unique Christmas decorations and gifts galore at bargain prices are available at Assistance League of Whittier’s Bargain Bin, 6330 Greenleaf Ave. Additionally, Timeless Treasures, the antique gift store upstairs offering more expensive items, is having a half-price sale (excluding items on consignment). The shops are the group’s major fundraiser to make possible its numerous philanthropic projects, including Operation School Bell, Dental Care, Kids on the Block and others. The shops are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The year-round stores accept donations of used clothing, household items, holiday decorations, antiques and collectibles. For more information, call (562) 698-7012. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,Property tax bill due on Monday Even if you didn’t get a bill in the mail, the first installment of the 2007-2008 property tax bill is due Monday, Los Angeles County Assessor Rick Auerbach said. “The bill must be paid on time to avoid penalty,” Auerbach said. “Even if property owners have not received a bill from the county Treasurer Tax Collector Department, it is clear that they are legally responsible for making a payment on time,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champMailed payments must be postmarked by midnight Monday or can be made in person between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday at the tax collector’s first-floor counters in the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 225 N. Hill St., or at the tax office in Lancaster, 335 A East Avenue K-6. Credit-card payments can be made by calling (888) 473-0835. Bill Bell Bird Walk Saturday SOUTH EL MONTE – The 19th annual Bill Bell Bird Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center, 1000 N. Durfee Ave. Although Bell retired as editor of the Whittier Daily News in July, the Whittier Area Chapter of the National Audubon Society will continue with the bird walk and Bell will continue to participate this year, said Cathy Walters, chapter president and leader of the event. The group will meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Participants need not be experienced birders. The walk lasts 90 minutes to two hours and is followed by light refreshments in the Nature Center building. Participants should dress comfortably and casually. Bring binoculars or scopes if you have them but the regular birders are quite generous sharing their expertise and views of birds through their scopes, said Audubon officer Linda Oberholtzer. Free legal help center to open NORWALK – The Los Angeles County Superior Court system is opening its second Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants on Tuesday with funding from the Judicial Council of California. Located at the Norwalk courthouse, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., the center’s staff and volunteers exclusively help litigants who are unable to obtain an attorney but need legal assistance. There will be no charge for these services. The Resource Center is in Room 104E. The center will provide free on-site workshops and legal clinics for people filing for divorce, computer-based legal information, self-help books and court forms. Trained staff members and volunteers will help litigants with their family law cases. The center will soon be providing help with other legal matters. For more information call (213) 974-5227. Save on presents through Auto Club WHITTIER – The Automobile Club of Southern California office here is reminding consumers they can use their AAA membership cards to save on gifts, both online and at the mall. Through AAA’s “Show Your Card and Save,” Auto Club members can save money at 110,000 retail locations in North America. For a complete listing of retailers offering member discounts, visit the Auto Club at 16041 Whittier Blvd. or visit www.AAA.com/save. Members can also shop online at www.AAA.com/save, which offers discounts from popular online retailers such as Target.com, Barnesandnoble.com, FTD.com and more. Bargain prices at Bargain Bin WHITTIER – Unique Christmas decorations and gifts galore at bargain prices are available at Assistance League of Whittier’s Bargain Bin, 6330 Greenleaf Ave. Additionally, Timeless Treasures, the antique gift store upstairs offering more expensive items, is having a half-price sale (excluding items on consignment). The shops are the group’s major fundraiser to make possible its numerous philanthropic projects, including Operation School Bell, Dental Care, Kids on the Block and others. The shops are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The year-round stores accept donations of used clothing, household items, holiday decorations, antiques and collectibles. For more information, call (562) 698-7012. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img