MONTEBELLO – A California Highway Patrol officer was struck and injured by a vehicle Thursday while writing a ticket on the side of a freeway in Montebello, a CHP officer said.The officer, a 49-year-old resident of Covina, was issuing a traffic citation to a motorist on the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway north of Floral Drive.Three vehicles collided on the freeway and one of the cars crossed two lanes and struck the officer’s patrol car, then continued up a grassy slope to where the officer was standing.The motorist receiving the citation was the first to assist the officer, who was taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries. He was listed in stable condition.The motorist who hit the officer was also taken to a hospital for treatment. No citation will be issued as a result of the collision, said CHP Officer Bill Preciado.Hazardous waste roundup slatedSANTA FE SPRINGS – Get rid of household hazardous waste and e-waste from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rio Hondo Fire Academy, 11400 Greenstone Ave.Household items that will be accepted include brake fluid, paint, paint thinner, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides and herbicides, household batteries and car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, oil filters, old prescription drugs and antifreeze.Unwanted electronic gear including computer monitors, televisions, computer CPUs, keyboards, printers, cell phones and other items also can be dropped off.Do not bring trash, old tires, refrigerators, stoves, washing machines and hazardous or electronic waste from a business.For more information, call (562) 902-2385.Al’s Rubber Stamp has new ownerWHITTIER – Betty Zito, following the recent death of her husband Al Zito, has sold Al’s Rubber Stamp, 13208 E. Whittier Blvd., the business they founded together when they were married 43 years ago, she announced this week.She said Tom Seleinske has purchased the business to expand his company, Encore Awards of Pasadena. Encore Awards took over the Whittier location Thursday, she said.“I just wanted to say goodbye to all of our friends,” said Zito.Amateur radio club to meetSANTA FE SPRINGS – The Rio Hondo Amateur Radio Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Police Service Center, 11576 E. Telegraph Road.All licensed amateur radio operators and their spouses are invited.For more information, call (562) 699-5195.Home upgrade loans availableWHITTIER – Low-income and disabled homeowners in Hacienda Heights, South Whittier and Rowland Heights can apply and get pre-qualified for home-improvement grants of up to $5,000.Learn how at a workshop sponsored by the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission, taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Resource Center, 10750 Laurel Ave.Pre-registration for the workshop is requested. To pre-register, or for more information, call (562)946-2425. – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!