The pursuit continued on side streets until the vehicle stopped in Norwalk at 2:45a.m., and the two occupants of the SUV were taken into custody, Girgle said. Officers did not find a gun in the vehicle but were searching for one, he said, adding that five shell casings were discovered where the pursuit began. Robbers sought in home invasion HACIENDA HEIGHTS – A Hacienda Heights family woke up to find two robbers in their home who demanded money and jewelry, Sheriff’s Department officials said Thursday. EL MONTE – Two people were arrested Thursday morning after leading officers on a zig-zagging high-speed pursuit that began in El Monte and ended in Norwalk, authorities said. El Monte police Officer Adam Girgle said he heard about six gunshots in the area of Garvey Avenue and New Deal Avenue around 2a.m., then saw a large white sport-utility vehicle drive away from the area. Girgle said he followed the vehicle in his patrol car and tried to pull it over, but the driver would not stop, triggering a pursuit that reached speeds of more than 130mph on the Pomona (60) Freeway. As the pursuit went through Montebello, officers saw the driver holding an object out of the window, Girgle said. The driver led officers onto the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway, then the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway before exiting in Whittier, he said. The robbery occurred at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 2300 block of Hacienda Boulevard, said sheriff’s Industry Station Lt. Jaime Baltazar. The two intruders pointed a gun at the family and demanded their valuables. No one was injured and it was not immediately known what was taken, he said. VFW post to host dinner fundraiser LA MIRADA – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., will host a fish dinner fundraiser at 6 p.m. today. The suggested donation is $8 per person. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. Wheelchair access grants available WHITTIER – Low- income residents who need wheelchair access and other modifications to their homes are encouraged to apply for a Home Modification Grant through the city. Grants up to $3,500 are available for the improvements, said Barbara Nichols, chairwoman of the Whittier Accessibility Committee. To qualify, you must meet income guidelines and own a single-family residence within the city. Townhouses and condominiums qualify. Renters also can tap into the program, with the written permission of their landlord. For applications, or for more information, call (562) 464-3380. Arts Commission offers internships PICO RIVERA – Pico Rivera has received funding from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission to fund paid summer internships for college students, the commission has announced. The grants, worth $530,000 and provided to 90 cities and groups, will fund 130 internships for undergraduates who either live or attend school in Los Angeles County. Interns will be paid $350 a week for 10 weeks and must take part in educational and arts networking activities. A complete list of internships is available at www.lacountyarts.org/internship-positions07.pdf. – From staff reports
Spanish football expert Graham Hunter joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday to discuss all things La Liga.Hunter began by reflecting on Xavi’s decision to retire from international football after winning 133 caps for Spain and a host of major honours along the way.He went on to assess the future of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, who continues to be linked with a move to Arsenal, and discussed the likelihood of Dani Alves leaving Barcelona, amid reported interest from Liverpool.