Applications are due at 5 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Community Services Department, 13230 Penn St. in Whittier. The commission will make its selections and notify all applicants by late spring. Funding will commence on July 1. For more information, call (562) 464-3360. Registration open for kids’ basketball LA MIRADA – Registration is now open for the city of La Mirada’s Youth Co-ed Basketball League for children ages 6 to 15. The last day to register is Nov. 21. The registration fee is $50 per participant, or $60 if accepted from the wait list after the registration period. Each participant will receive a team jersey, trophy and photo package. A copy of the participant’s birth certificate is required at the time of registration. Players must participate in a player evaluation on Dec. 1. Teams will practice once a week and play one game on the weekend. Practices will begin the week of Dec. 17, and games are scheduled to begin Jan. 5 and 6. For more information or to become a volunteer coach, call the La Mirada Community Gymnasium at (562) 902-2938. College workshop offered at Pioneer WEST WHITTIER – Parents with children in the ninth through 12th grades are invited to attend a free informational workshop on paying for college at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Pioneer High School cafeteria, 10800 E. Benavon St. Presentations will be given in English and in Spanish, and will cover college financial planning, how to plan for and manage college costs, preparing for students’ next educational steps, and ways to navigate the college financial aid process. There will also be a question- and-answer session for parents. For more information, call Victoria Cuevas at (562) 698-8121, ext. 5062. Locals urged to donate blood WHITTIER – Residents are being asked to donate blood in the wake of wildfires that have caused the cancellation of several blood drives in Southern California, resulting in a loss of nearly 200 units of blood, according to the American Red Cross. As such, the Red Cross is now encouraging eligible donors to make an appointment to donate. Any healthy person, age 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good health, may be able to donate blood. For more information, call (800) GIVE-LIFE or visit www.GiveLife.org – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Funds for social services available WHITTIER – The city of Whittier Social Services Commission is now accepting applications for its 2008-09 Social Service Funding process. The program invites citizen participation and applications for funding from local organizations that provide needed social services for Whittier residents. Applications are available online at cityofwhittier.org and may be downloaded. Hard copies of the application are also available on request, but must be submitted either typed or computer generated. WHITTIER – The Whittier Uptown Association will host the annual Antique Street Faire from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Vendors’ booths will be placed along Philadelphia Street between Greenleaf Avenue and Painter Avenue. These merchants will offer furniture, art, pottery, jewelry, glassware, quilts, toys, books and memorabilia. Appraisals will also be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $3 per item, with a three-item limit. A pumpkin patch for children, handwriting analysis and a display by the Historical Society will also be presented. Admission is free. For more information, call (562) 696-2662.