Traffic collisions were up Monday, likely due to the slippery conditions caused by rain, the California Highway Patrol reported. “Last Monday, there were about 16” crashes, said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos. “It’s pretty much doubled.” About 34 collisions occurred between 5 and 9a.m. Monday on freeways patrolled by the Baldwin Park and Santa Fe Springs offices of the CHP, Villalobos said. None of the wrecks resulted in serious injuries. Local police agencies reported few collisions on city streets related to rainy weather. Neighborhood Watch to meet WHITTIER – The Telechron Neighborhood Watch group will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at Telechron Elementary School, 11200 Telechron Ave. All residents of the area are welcome to come and voice their concerns and get involved in making their community a better place to live. For more information, call (562) 698-7645. Hearing loss topic of lecture WHITTIER – Are you not hearing as well as you used to? Do people seem to mumble a lot more than they used to? Is background noise starting to really bother you? If so, Presbyterian Hospital is presenting a lecture on hidden hearing loss from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Flo & Frank L. Scott Conference Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. Participants can find out the many options for solving the problems and find 10 easy free steps to improve your hearing without a hearing aid. Space is limited so resevations are recommended. For more information or to make a reservation, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. Free movie set at local hospital MONTEBELLO – Beverly Hospital will present a free screening of the film “The Devil Wears Prada” at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Tower Basement Meeting Room, 309 W. Beverly Blvd. The comedy-drama stars Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep about a college graduate who goes to work for a famous fashion magazine and finds the boss from hell. The film is rated PG-13 and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call (800) 618-6664. STD hot line is revitalized LOS ANGELES – To mark National Condom Week, the county Department of Public Health re-launched an expanded version of its Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hotline. The hot line is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week and gives callers instant information about all STDs in English and Spanish. It also gives callers access to free condoms and contact information to 50 free or low-cost STD and HIV test sites throughout the county. For more information, call (800) 758-0880. AVID honors Santa Fe High SANTA FE SPRINGS – Santa Fe High School has been recognized by the Advancement Via Individual Determination Center in San Diego, a program that supports the college aspirations of students who are under-represented on college campuses. “We’re very proud of the accomplishments of our students and the staff who support their achievement through AVID,” said Santa Fe High Principal Monica Oviedo. – 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!