PICO RIVERA – An explosives scare led to a brief evacuation of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station on Saturday, but the device turned out to be an inert war memento, deputies said. The incident started at about 4:15 p.m. when a woman showed up at the station at 6631 Passons Blvd. with what appeared to be piece of large-caliber military ammunition in her car, said Lt. Jeff Cavanaugh. “While in the process of cleaning up her deceased relative’s closet, she found the device and decided to bring it to the station,” Cavanaugh said. The station was evacuated as a precaution while a sheriff’s arson and explosives crew was called out to examine the weapon. They determined it to be an engraved – and inert – 105 mm Howitzer round with all of its explosive components removed, Cavanaugh said. The victim was trapped in her vehicle until fire crews were able to extricate her, but she died of her injuries at the scene, Johnson said. Her identity and place of residence were withheld pending notification of next of kin. The driver of the other car was treated at the scene for minor injuries and released. “There was no arrest; it was just an unfortunate accident,” said Johnson, adding that drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the crash. Man sentenced for shooting officers SANTA ANA – A gang member who shot and wounded two La Habra police officers after a 2005 traffic stop was sentenced to 235 years to life in prison. Andrew Richard Gonzalez, 30, of Inglewood was sentenced Friday under the state’s “three-strikes” law. Gonzalez was a passenger in a sport utility vehicle that was stopped in April 2005 in La Habra for having expired license tags. Prosecutors said officers discovered he was a wanted parolee and he fled, shooting and wounding them. He also shot at but missed two Fullerton officers and was wounded in a gunbattle at a nearby strip mall. Seat belt campaign in full force WHITTIER – Whittier police are in the midst of a special enforcement program through June 3 targeting drivers and passengers not wearing seat belts, officials said. The program is part of the statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign. The Whittier Police Department received a grant through the state Office of Traffic Safety to pay for officer overtime for the enforcement program. For more information, call Sgt. Dan Lowe at (562)945-8256. Renaissance fair folding its tents IRWINDALE – Today is the last day for lords and ladies to attend this year’s Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale. The 45th annual fair, a re-creation of a 16th century English fair and marketplace, runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today in the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area at 15501 E. Arrow Highway. Tickets are available by calling (877)772-5425 or going to www.renfaire.com. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children, free for ages 5 and under, and $22.50 for military, students and seniors. Sobriety checkpoint planned for Friday MONTEBELLO – The Montebello Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday at an undisclosed location. The department received a $55,584 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety to conduct eight sobriety/driver license checkpoints through Sept. 30. Officers also will look for unlicensed drivers and those with suspended licenses. Police are also asking drivers to call 9-1-1 to report drunken drivers. Teen salsa classes start Monday LA MIRADA – A city sponsored five-week salsa dancing class for teens begins Monday at the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. Classes for beginners are from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., intermediate classes will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. No classes will be held May 28. The class fee is $35. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Patients’ rights presentation set WHITTIER – A presentation on patients’ rights will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Los Nietos Community and Senior Center, 11640 E. Slauson Ave. For more information, call (562) 699-9898. Crystal Lake tour planned ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – Residents can take a naturalist-led tour of Crystal Lake in the Angeles National Forest, sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Participants will meet at the San Gabriel Canyon Environmental Education Center, which is 0.7 miles past the East Fork Bridge on Highway 39, above the city of Azusa. After an introduction, visitors will car-pool to the lake, with stops along the way at Bichotta Mesa, and Valley of the Moon. A naturalist will lead discussions on wildlife, geology, landslides and fire ecology. Visitors should bring water, a lunch, sturdy walking shoes, sun screen, insect repellent, cameras, binoculars and dress in layers for the weather. The cost is $5 per person. For more information on the tour, call Steve Segreto at (909) 982-2879. Neighborhood cleanup Saturday MONTEBELLO – The Greenwood Community Association in Action group will hold its seventh annual Neighborhood Clean-up Day from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Chet Holifield Park, 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. Participants can register in the picnic area on the morning of the event. A morning snack and light lunch will be provided. For more information, call (323) 838-0490. – From staff and wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The evacuation lasted only 20 minutes and there was no interruption of services, as patrols were temporarily staffed out of the Norwalk Station, Cavanaugh said. Woman killed in 2-car crash LA MIRADA – A two-car collison left an 84-year-old woman dead Saturday, and the other driver slightly injured, police said. The crash occurred at 2:47p.m. when the woman turned her car onto Valley View Avenue from Adoree Street, said Lt. Myron Johnson of the sheriff’s Norwalk Station. The woman’s car was then broadsided by a Ford sedan.