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! WHITTIER – An open forum where Lowell Joint School District parents can give input about qualities and characteristics they would like to see in the next superintendent will take place at 7 p.m. today at Rancho-Starbuck Intermediate School, 16430 Woodbrier Ave.Officials with Leadership Associates will conduct interviews at the open forum.They are also available to meet with employees, parents and others interested in the district individually or in small groups. Those interested in doing so should call the district at (562) 943-0211.Interested individuals who are unable to attend the open forum, small group or individual meetings should send requests to Leadership Associates, 23052 Alicia Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692; fax to (949) 461-9119; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.For more information on the superintendent search, call the school district at (562) 943-0211. Bermudez spreads word on Cal Grants NORWALK – Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk, has joined with the California Student Aid Commission to make local students aware of the state’s Cal Grant program.To receive a Cal Grant, students must have a 2.0 grade-point average or higher, or meet certain income requirements, and fill out the Cal Grant GPA verification form and the FAFSA by March 2.Through this grant program, students can receive up to $9,708 per year for use at most UCs, CSUs, private and vocational schools and community colleges in California.For more information on Cal Grants, call Bermudez’s office at (562) 864-5600, visit www.calgrants.org or call toll-free (888) CA GRANTS. For more information on applying to colleges, visit www.californiacolleges.edu. Applications open for Capitol fellows MONTEBELLO – Assemblyman Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, has announced applications are available for the 2006-07 Assembly Fellowship Program, which gives college students the opportunity to become full-time Assembly staff members.Fellows work on fiscal and police issues in the Assembly member’s Capitol or committee office, participate in a weekly academic seminar with Assembly members, senior staff, journalists, lobbyists and state government officials.They will also earn 12 graduate credits from Cal State Sacramento.Fellows are paid a $1,972 monthly stipend, plus health, dental and vision benefits.To be eligible, applicants must have earned their undergraduate degree by September. No specific major is preferred. Those with advanced degrees or mid-career professionals are also encouraged to apply.Applications are available by calling the Center for California Studies at (916) 319-3753 or by logging on to www.csus.edu/calst/assembly or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.The postmark deadline for applications is Feb. 22.Applicants will be screened and semifinalists will be interviewed by a panel of judges. The selection process will end in May. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to email@example.com.