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| 6:53 am

Mayor’s Column: Our plan to address homelessness in Whittier

WHITTIER - Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. This week I have a couple of short items of happenings in and around Whittier. The people of Whittier are very concerned about ...
| 2:58 pm

White Emerson Mortuary marks 125 years in Whittier

For a service that no one ever wants to need, the White Emerson Mortuary has been ready, willing, and available to serve the Whittier community for over a century. Celebrating their 125 ...
| 11:57 am

Whittier council members eye Assembly seat

WHITTIER - Two Whittier council members have pulled nomination papers to replace Assemblyman Ian Calderon, who announced last week he won’t seek re-election next year. Council members Henry Bouchot and Josué Alvarado ...
| 4:32 pm

Man found guilty of deadly 2017 crime spree

WHITTIER -- A 23-year-old man was convicted today for a shooting spree that left one man dead and two others injured in Whittier and La Mirada two years ago.   Jurors deliberated ...
| 1:31 pm

L.A. County says tax increase is necessary to properly fund fire department

Today, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place a measure to raise revenue for the Los Angeles County Fire Department on the upcoming March ballot.  If approved by voters, the six-cent ...
| 7:10 am

Cal High senior is honored by school board for leadership skills

WHITTIER – By the time California High senior Denisse Palominos arrives to campus for zero period at 7:20 a.m., she has already prepared her three younger siblings for school while her mother ...
| 9:25 am

In Whittier, a tale of two cities

It was Saturday, 8:30 in the morning.   At Central Park, a group of about two dozen residents lit candles, formed a half-circle, and prayed for a homeless woman who had died ...
Major Joe Vinatieri
| 5:13 am

Happy Thanksgiving from the mayor

When we started the Mayor’s column several weeks ago, the thought was to have the column discuss current going’s on in Whittier, things of interest, some of my musings. So, for today ...
| 11:33 am

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ comes to Ruth B. Shannon Center

WHITTIER -- A live stage reading of the classic holiday film, "It's a Wonderful Life," will be performed Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the ...
| 10:35 am

PHOTOS: New lighted crosswalk at Hadley and Washington

Whittier officials held a dedication ceremony Tuesday for a new lighted crosswalk on Hadley Street at Washington Avenue. Photos by Keith Durflinger.   Mayor Joe Vinatieri, left, Council Member Henry Bouchot, right, ...
| 4:57 pm

Ian Calderon won’t seek re-election in 2020

WHITTIER -- Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon won't seek re-election in 2020, citing a desire to spend more time with family.    Calderon, 34, made the announcement on Twitter. He and his ...
| 10:29 am

Sierra High hosting holiday craft fair

WHITTIER -- Sierra Vista High School will host its seventh annual Holiday Craft Fair on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The fair, which is open to the public, ...
| 2:37 pm

La Serna students learn challenges of living on a budget

WHITTIER – Close to 300 La Serna High School students were given the freedom to make their own financial decisions – and learn the unpleasant consequences of spending beyond their means – ...
| 9:05 am

PHOTOS: Candlelight vigil at Central Park

Whittier Council Member Henry Bouchot speaks during the candlelight vigil at Central Park in Whittier on Saturday November 23, 2019 for "Lana," a homeless woman who died Thursday night. (Photo by Keith ...
| 8:58 am

PHOTOS: Homeless protest at Parnell Park

Whittier residents protested against a homeless encampment at Parnell Park on Saturday. Photos by Eric Pierce                
| 8:27 am

South Whittier fourth-grader qualifies for L.A. County spelling bee

SOUTH WHITTIER - Carmela Elementary fourth grade student Devynn Riesgo has qualified to compete in the L.A. County Spelling Bee next year after winning a local competition.   The South Whittier School ...
| 7:52 am

The Whole Child selected for $5 million grant to combat homelessness

WHITTIER -- The Whole Child, a lead housing agency for families experiencing homelessness in Southeast Los Angeles County, announced that it has been selected to receive a $5 million grant from the ...
| 12:19 pm

Whittier will get a second parking structure

WHITTIER - After years of debate, the City Council last week gave the green light to the construction of a second parking structure in Uptown Whittier, which officials hope will alleviate parking ...
| 12:06 pm

Whittier voters will consider tax increase

WHITTIER - Will Whittier voters tax themselves to help plug a growing budget deficit? The City Council thinks the answer is “yes.” On a unanimous vote, council members voted last week to ...
Major Joe Vinatieri
| 12:03 pm

Best wishes to Jeff Collier

Hi everyone, and back at you. As you now know, we named our new City Manager, Brian Saeki last Tuesday night. But my comments this week are all about our retiring City ...
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| 6:53 am

Mayor’s Column: Our plan to address homelessness in Whittier

WHITTIER - Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. This week I have a couple of short items of happenings in and around Whittier. The people of Whittier are very concerned about ...
| 2:58 pm

White Emerson Mortuary marks 125 years in Whittier

For a service that no one ever wants to need, the White Emerson Mortuary has been ready, willing, and available to serve the Whittier community for over a century. Celebrating their 125 ...
| 11:57 am

Whittier council members eye Assembly seat

WHITTIER - Two Whittier council members have pulled nomination papers to replace Assemblyman Ian Calderon, who announced last week he won’t seek re-election next year. Council members Henry Bouchot and Josué Alvarado ...
| 4:32 pm

Man found guilty of deadly 2017 crime spree

WHITTIER -- A 23-year-old man was convicted today for a shooting spree that left one man dead and two others injured in Whittier and La Mirada two years ago.   Jurors deliberated ...
| 1:31 pm

L.A. County says tax increase is necessary to properly fund fire department

Today, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place a measure to raise revenue for the Los Angeles County Fire Department on the upcoming March ballot.  If approved by voters, the six-cent ...
| 7:10 am

Cal High senior is honored by school board for leadership skills

WHITTIER – By the time California High senior Denisse Palominos arrives to campus for zero period at 7:20 a.m., she has already prepared her three younger siblings for school while her mother ...
| 9:25 am

In Whittier, a tale of two cities

It was Saturday, 8:30 in the morning.   At Central Park, a group of about two dozen residents lit candles, formed a half-circle, and prayed for a homeless woman who had died ...
Major Joe Vinatieri
| 5:13 am

Happy Thanksgiving from the mayor

When we started the Mayor’s column several weeks ago, the thought was to have the column discuss current going’s on in Whittier, things of interest, some of my musings. So, for today ...
| 11:33 am

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ comes to Ruth B. Shannon Center

WHITTIER -- A live stage reading of the classic holiday film, "It's a Wonderful Life," will be performed Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the ...
| 10:35 am

PHOTOS: New lighted crosswalk at Hadley and Washington

Whittier officials held a dedication ceremony Tuesday for a new lighted crosswalk on Hadley Street at Washington Avenue. Photos by Keith Durflinger.   Mayor Joe Vinatieri, left, Council Member Henry Bouchot, right, ...
| 4:57 pm

Ian Calderon won’t seek re-election in 2020

WHITTIER -- Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon won't seek re-election in 2020, citing a desire to spend more time with family.    Calderon, 34, made the announcement on Twitter. He and his ...
| 10:29 am

Sierra High hosting holiday craft fair

WHITTIER -- Sierra Vista High School will host its seventh annual Holiday Craft Fair on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The fair, which is open to the public, ...
| 2:37 pm

La Serna students learn challenges of living on a budget

WHITTIER – Close to 300 La Serna High School students were given the freedom to make their own financial decisions – and learn the unpleasant consequences of spending beyond their means – ...
| 9:05 am

PHOTOS: Candlelight vigil at Central Park

Whittier Council Member Henry Bouchot speaks during the candlelight vigil at Central Park in Whittier on Saturday November 23, 2019 for "Lana," a homeless woman who died Thursday night. (Photo by Keith ...
| 8:58 am

PHOTOS: Homeless protest at Parnell Park

Whittier residents protested against a homeless encampment at Parnell Park on Saturday. Photos by Eric Pierce                
| 8:27 am

South Whittier fourth-grader qualifies for L.A. County spelling bee

SOUTH WHITTIER - Carmela Elementary fourth grade student Devynn Riesgo has qualified to compete in the L.A. County Spelling Bee next year after winning a local competition.   The South Whittier School ...
| 7:52 am

The Whole Child selected for $5 million grant to combat homelessness

WHITTIER -- The Whole Child, a lead housing agency for families experiencing homelessness in Southeast Los Angeles County, announced that it has been selected to receive a $5 million grant from the ...
| 12:19 pm

Whittier will get a second parking structure

WHITTIER - After years of debate, the City Council last week gave the green light to the construction of a second parking structure in Uptown Whittier, which officials hope will alleviate parking ...
| 12:06 pm

Whittier voters will consider tax increase

WHITTIER - Will Whittier voters tax themselves to help plug a growing budget deficit? The City Council thinks the answer is “yes.” On a unanimous vote, council members voted last week to ...
Major Joe Vinatieri
| 12:03 pm

Best wishes to Jeff Collier

Hi everyone, and back at you. As you now know, we named our new City Manager, Brian Saeki last Tuesday night. But my comments this week are all about our retiring City ...
| 12:08 pm

Meet Don Kline, the succulent garden man

WHITTIER -- Nestled on the 6300 block of Gregory Avenue is a home that has truly “gone green.”   It is the residence of Don Kline and what is likely one of ...
| 10:18 am

PIH Health names new chief financial officer

WHITTIER -- Anita Chou has joined PIH Health as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this position, Chou will be responsible for day-to-day operations of Finance and Accounting for the enterprise. She will ...
| 11:48 am

Cal High freshman wins national essay contest

WHITTIER – California High School freshman and girls golf team member Sophia Martinez was recently honored by the Women’s Sports Foundation for her essay, “What Inspires Me to Keep Playing,” during the ...
| 11:42 am

Mystery grocery store to take over Orchard’s building

WHITTIER – A grocery store is moving into the former Orchard Supply Hardware site but its identity is Whittier’s best-kept secret. Whittier’s Design Review Board got a look at the grocery store’s ...
Ken LaVigne with 3 students
| 12:45 pm

Ken LaVigne shares inspirational stories of struggle, triumph in new book

WHITTIER -- La Serna High School teacher and football coach Ken LaVigne has spent more than 30 years mentoring students, inspiring his peers and touching the hearts of hundreds of educators across ...
Rancho Starbuck School
| 6:34 am

Online threat targets Rancho Starbuck Intermediate School

WHITTIER - Sheriff’s officials said they identified two students who made threats against Rancho Starbuck Intermediate School in East Whittier. In a tweet Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the ...
Brian Saeki
| 11:13 am

It’s official: Brian Saeki hired as city manager

WHITTIER – Brian Saeki will become Whittier’s next city manager after the City Council unanimously voted to approve his employment contract Tuesday. Saeki replaces Jeff Collier, who is retiring at the end ...
Whittier Homeless at Parnell Park
| 10:43 am

Tents no longer allowed at Whittier parks during the daytime

WHITTIER – The City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to prohibit daytime camping at Whittier parks, the latest step in the city’s efforts to reclaim parks overtaken by homeless and vagrants. The ...
Rancho Starbuck School
| 7:00 am

Renderings show new retail strip at former Polly’s Pie site

WHITTIER – Whittier officials are getting their first look this week at preliminary plans for a new commercial retail strip at the former Polly’s Pie lot. Located at 14136 Whittier Blvd., the ...
Steve Martin Comedy in Whittier
| 9:11 am

Steve Martin comedy now playing at Whittier Community Theatre

WHITTIER — “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” an absurdist comedy written by comedy legend Steve Martin, is in its second weekend at the Whittier Community Theatre. The time is 1904 and the ...