TEMPLE CITY — A bone marrow drive will be held Sept. 18 for Alessandra Sanchez and Candace Rodriguez, parishioners of St. Luke Church who have lymphoma and leukemia, respectively, and are in need of lifesaving transplants.Potential donors must be between the ages of 18 and 60. Potential donors will complete a short health questionnaire, and a swab of mouth cheek cells will be taken to determine a match for Alessandra, Candace or another child or adult in need of a transplant. The drive will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Luke Church, 5605 Cloverly Ave., Temple City. For more information about the event, visit Facebook at a Cure for Candace Rodriguez or call (562) 572-1590.Regis House hosts open house Sept. 24 LOS ANGELES — The Regis House Community Center operated by the Sisters of Social Service will hold an open house at its new building Sept. 24, 2-5 p.m. An important L.A. community resource for over 60 years, the newly-relocated center at 2212 W. Beverly Blvd. offers a variety of educational, recreational and social service programs for children and families at low or no cost, including the recent “Summer in the City” camp attended by 65 children. Visitors to the open house will be able to tour the pre-K room, library nook and spacious rooms where children play, learn, connect and create. For more information, visit www.regishousecommunitycenter.com or call (213) 380-8168.MSMC hosts event to encourage women in politics LOS ANGELES — Mount St. Mary’s College is teaming with the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University and the group’s 2012 Project, as well as California Women Lead, in a nonpartisan effort to get more women elected to public office.Inspiration and Action, which runs 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the Mount’s Chalon Campus, supports a national drive begun by the Rutgers University project several months ago. Research shows that women need more convincing to go into politics than men, says CAWP Director Debbie Walsh. “Women are more likely than men to need to be asked to run,” Walsh says. “We are reaching out to women across different sectors — health care, business, real estate, engineering — who haven’t thought about running for office but should.”Since 1994, Walsh’s group has tracked almost no growth in the number of women running for and being elected to office. Today, 83 percent of Congress is male, and 76 percent of state legislators are men. “This was a moment to say, ‘Let’s try something different,’” says Walsh. “We can start a movement of recruitment of women from all different types of backgrounds to run for office. We want to begin to develop generations of women who believe that politics is a place for them.”