TOY DRIVES: The Los Angeles Police Department is accepting new, unwrapped toys and books for needy children at any of its 19 stations. Chief William Bratton suggested that book donors inscribe an inspirational message on the inside front cover, wishing the child a happy and prosperous New Year. Penny Lane, a North Hills-based social serivces agency, is seeking gifts for the 1,500 abused and troubled children it serves in the San Fernando and Antelope valleys. A toy drive and gift-wrapping party will be held, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Penny Lane, 15314 Rayen St. For information or wish lists, call (818) 332-8260 or email [email protected] The Automobile Club of Southern California will accept donations of cash and unwrapped toys through Dec. 31 to benefit the Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles. For information on how to donate, call (818) 997-6230. Beckford Elementary is having a “Toys For Tots” toy drive, 8 a.m., 19130 Tulsa St., in Northridge. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association is having a holiday toy drive, 9 a.m-5 p.m., at Goodway Printing, 15121 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. FOOD DRIVES: Westside Food Bank will accept donations of canned food, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 1710 22nd St., Santa Monica. Call (310) 828-6016, Ext. 18. FOOD Share, a food bank that serves Ventura County, is accepting tax-deductible contributions. Mail to 4156 Southbank Road, Oxnard, CA 93036-1002. Call (805) 983-7100, Ext. 116, or see www.foodshare.com. Yarno Chiropractic Health Care Clinic is sponsoring a food drive for the Valley Food Bank throughout December and January. Donations may be dropped off Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 12626 Riverside Dr., North Hollywood. For informaton call (818) 980-0200. Send information on your holiday food or toy drive to: Holiday Calendar, Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91367; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!