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LETTER-TO-THE-EDITOR
| 12:40 pm

Letter to the Editor: Hollow words from the mayor

Dear Editor: Since the world witnessed the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, millions of people around the world have taken to the streets to protest ...
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| 12:32 pm

Mayor’s column: don’t risk a fireworks citation

WHITTIER — The outcry has been loud and clear…fireworks are out of control in Whittier. As you have heard, at a specially called City Council meeting, the Whittier City Council approved a ...
crime report
| 12:26 pm

Woman with ties to Mexican Mafia sentenced to prison

WHITTIER — A Whittier woman who was convicted earlier this year on several charges related to her role as a “secretary” to an imprisoned Mexican Mafia member who controlled a street gang ...
CALHI CROSS COUNTRY02
| 12:18 pm

Cal High runners celebrate college signings

WHITTIER -- It’s just not the same these days for recently graduated high school seniors to announce their college choices.   But at Cal High, Cross Country Coach Brandon Martinez recently conducted ...
RHC_Hand_Crew_1
| 10:21 am

Rio Hondo College firefighters dispatched to fight wildfires

WHITTIER – Río Hondo College’s Roadrunner Hand Crew 77 has been activated by the U.S. Forest Service to assist with national wildfire needs, backfilling behind “hot shot” crews normally assigned to the ...
food giveaway
| 1:22 pm

Food giveaway scheduled in Whittier, no questions asked

WHITTIER -- Local residents in need of food are encouraged to visit Pioneer High School on Wednesday to receive a free family-sized box of food.  There are no eligibility requirements to receive ...
central+basin
| 11:00 am

OP-ED: Protecting Whittier’s water supply through accountable & fiscally responsible leadership

Central Basin Municipal Water District, the wholesale water agency responsible for delivering Metropolitan Water District drinking water to southeast Los Angeles County is in chaos. The District, with a long history of ...
LA SERNA XCOUNTRY01
| 10:54 am

La Serna runners celebrate a season of redemption

WHITTIER — It was a record-breaking year for the 2019 La Serna boys cross country team, as they came home with their first Del Rio League title in over 25 years.   ...
fireworks
| 7:52 pm

Frustrated by fireworks, Whittier considers citing property owners

WHITTIER -- The Whittier City Council on Thursday will consider an urgency ordinance that would allow police officers to immediately begin citing property owners for fireworks violations.  The action follows numerous complaints ...
crime report
| 2:25 pm

County worker who accepted $300K in bribes get one year in prison

  WHITTIER – A public official in Los Angeles County’s Internal Services Department was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in federal prison for accepting nearly $300,000 in bribes from ...
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| 11:30 am

Whittier school district will ask voters for $183.5 million bond

WHITTIER – The Whittier Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted on June 9 to place a $183.5 million facilities bond on the Nov. 3, 2020 ballot to address necessary ...
whittier police
| 10:37 am

Let’s talk about policing in Whittier

WHITTIER — I’ve been receiving a number of emails – Defund! Defend! – but it is time to move past slogans and hashtags.   Our sensibilities have been offended by recent police ...
WHITTIER-ATHLETES
| 10:23 am

Cal High basketball players prepare for college life

WHITTIER — Two California High School basketball players, Damien Martinez and Mateo Martinez (no relation), are headed in two completely different directions for college. Mateo Martinez is headed just seven miles down ...
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| 12:50 pm

Rio Hondo College voices ‘passionate support’ for Black Lives Matter

WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College’s Board of Trustees on June 10 adopted a resolution affirming its “passionate support” for Black Lives Matter, racial quality, social justice and equity for all and “vigorously ...
WHITTIER-ATHLETES
| 10:32 am

Celeste Vasquez, Jaime Albarran named Whittier High’s Athletes of the Year

WHITTIER — Culminating the 2019-20 sports year was the naming of the top Whittier High School male and female awards recently. Seniors Jaime Albarran, winner of the Bob Chandler Award, and Celeste ...
whittier mayor talks to protestor 1
| 10:03 am

After George Floyd killing, Whittier promises call to action

As a nation and as a city we are in challenging times. First the pandemic and now the horrific killing of George Floyd weigh heavy on all of us. What we have ...
IMG_7079
| 2:07 pm

Whittier Police Department responds to ‘8 Can’t Wait’ policy proposal

WHITTIER -- The Whittier Police Department has responded to "8 Can't Wait," a public policy aimed at reducing use-of-force among police officers.  The policy is supported by Supervisor Janice Hahn, who said ...
060820_WUHSD_TEACHEROFYEAR
| 9:54 am

Cal High band director named 2020 Teacher of the Year

WHITTIER – When California High School Band Director Doug Nordquist first arrived to Whittier Union as a music teacher in 1982, he was literally jumping for joy, in the midst of competing ...
Graves, Amberjoy Hewitt, Kaitlyn Dabasol, Grace Carnalla, Erika Rodriguez Benavides
| 10:13 am

AAUW honors middle school girls

WHITTIER - Greater Whittier AAUW honored four Tech Trek girls from East Whittier Middle School, and four girls from Graves Middle School by giving each girl a new iPad to enable them ...
6-2-20 CAL ATHLETES OF YEAR01
| 10:08 am

Jacob Sanchez and Casey Dufrene named Cal High Athletes of the Year

WHITTIER - Of the 25 sports at California High School, one male and one female stand out above the rest. This year, Jacob Sanchez and Casey Dufrene have been named the winners ...
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LETTER-TO-THE-EDITOR
| 12:40 pm

Letter to the Editor: Hollow words from the mayor

Dear Editor: Since the world witnessed the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, millions of people around the world have taken to the streets to protest ...
105809938_1740072549464260_8137267106454347081_n
| 12:32 pm

Mayor’s column: don’t risk a fireworks citation

WHITTIER — The outcry has been loud and clear…fireworks are out of control in Whittier. As you have heard, at a specially called City Council meeting, the Whittier City Council approved a ...
crime report
| 12:26 pm

Woman with ties to Mexican Mafia sentenced to prison

WHITTIER — A Whittier woman who was convicted earlier this year on several charges related to her role as a “secretary” to an imprisoned Mexican Mafia member who controlled a street gang ...
CALHI CROSS COUNTRY02
| 12:18 pm

Cal High runners celebrate college signings

WHITTIER -- It’s just not the same these days for recently graduated high school seniors to announce their college choices.   But at Cal High, Cross Country Coach Brandon Martinez recently conducted ...
RHC_Hand_Crew_1
| 10:21 am

Rio Hondo College firefighters dispatched to fight wildfires

WHITTIER – Río Hondo College’s Roadrunner Hand Crew 77 has been activated by the U.S. Forest Service to assist with national wildfire needs, backfilling behind “hot shot” crews normally assigned to the ...
food giveaway
| 1:22 pm

Food giveaway scheduled in Whittier, no questions asked

WHITTIER -- Local residents in need of food are encouraged to visit Pioneer High School on Wednesday to receive a free family-sized box of food.  There are no eligibility requirements to receive ...
central+basin
| 11:00 am

OP-ED: Protecting Whittier’s water supply through accountable & fiscally responsible leadership

Central Basin Municipal Water District, the wholesale water agency responsible for delivering Metropolitan Water District drinking water to southeast Los Angeles County is in chaos. The District, with a long history of ...
LA SERNA XCOUNTRY01
| 10:54 am

La Serna runners celebrate a season of redemption

WHITTIER — It was a record-breaking year for the 2019 La Serna boys cross country team, as they came home with their first Del Rio League title in over 25 years.   ...
fireworks
| 7:52 pm

Frustrated by fireworks, Whittier considers citing property owners

WHITTIER -- The Whittier City Council on Thursday will consider an urgency ordinance that would allow police officers to immediately begin citing property owners for fireworks violations.  The action follows numerous complaints ...
crime report
| 2:25 pm

County worker who accepted $300K in bribes get one year in prison

  WHITTIER – A public official in Los Angeles County’s Internal Services Department was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in federal prison for accepting nearly $300,000 in bribes from ...
3350951131_51f575a65e_b
| 11:30 am

Whittier school district will ask voters for $183.5 million bond

WHITTIER – The Whittier Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted on June 9 to place a $183.5 million facilities bond on the Nov. 3, 2020 ballot to address necessary ...
whittier police
| 10:37 am

Let’s talk about policing in Whittier

WHITTIER — I’ve been receiving a number of emails – Defund! Defend! – but it is time to move past slogans and hashtags.   Our sensibilities have been offended by recent police ...
WHITTIER-ATHLETES
| 10:23 am

Cal High basketball players prepare for college life

WHITTIER — Two California High School basketball players, Damien Martinez and Mateo Martinez (no relation), are headed in two completely different directions for college. Mateo Martinez is headed just seven miles down ...
49979817821_a2879dcd79_k
| 12:50 pm

Rio Hondo College voices ‘passionate support’ for Black Lives Matter

WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College’s Board of Trustees on June 10 adopted a resolution affirming its “passionate support” for Black Lives Matter, racial quality, social justice and equity for all and “vigorously ...
WHITTIER-ATHLETES
| 10:32 am

Celeste Vasquez, Jaime Albarran named Whittier High’s Athletes of the Year

WHITTIER — Culminating the 2019-20 sports year was the naming of the top Whittier High School male and female awards recently. Seniors Jaime Albarran, winner of the Bob Chandler Award, and Celeste ...
whittier mayor talks to protestor 1
| 10:03 am

After George Floyd killing, Whittier promises call to action

As a nation and as a city we are in challenging times. First the pandemic and now the horrific killing of George Floyd weigh heavy on all of us. What we have ...
IMG_7079
| 2:07 pm

Whittier Police Department responds to ‘8 Can’t Wait’ policy proposal

WHITTIER -- The Whittier Police Department has responded to "8 Can't Wait," a public policy aimed at reducing use-of-force among police officers.  The policy is supported by Supervisor Janice Hahn, who said ...
060820_WUHSD_TEACHEROFYEAR
| 9:54 am

Cal High band director named 2020 Teacher of the Year

WHITTIER – When California High School Band Director Doug Nordquist first arrived to Whittier Union as a music teacher in 1982, he was literally jumping for joy, in the midst of competing ...
Graves, Amberjoy Hewitt, Kaitlyn Dabasol, Grace Carnalla, Erika Rodriguez Benavides
| 10:13 am

AAUW honors middle school girls

WHITTIER - Greater Whittier AAUW honored four Tech Trek girls from East Whittier Middle School, and four girls from Graves Middle School by giving each girl a new iPad to enable them ...
6-2-20 CAL ATHLETES OF YEAR01
| 10:08 am

Jacob Sanchez and Casey Dufrene named Cal High Athletes of the Year

WHITTIER - Of the 25 sports at California High School, one male and one female stand out above the rest. This year, Jacob Sanchez and Casey Dufrene have been named the winners ...
5-31-20 POLICE PROTEST01
| 6:42 pm

Demonstrators demand justice in Black Lives Matter protest in Whittier

WHITTIER -- A crowd of loud but peaceful protesters descended on Whittier City Hall Sunday, chanting in support of Black Lives Matter and demanding justice for the killing of George Floyd.  Floyd, ...
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| 6:14 pm

Whittier City Hall reopening Monday with restrictions

WHITTIER -- Whittier City Hall will reopen Monday, June 1, for limited in-person service.  Visitors will be required to wear masks and have their temperatures checked before entering. To comply with state ...
| 4:02 am

Mayor’s Column: 5/29/20

I’m always looking for items of interest that aren’t generally known to our Whittier residents. This week we have several interesting little tidbits… Ever wonder how we pay for our water pipelines, ...
5-27-20 STPAUL-FB01
| 11:01 am

St. Paul is ready for football season

SANTA FE SPRINGS - St. Paul appears to be ready for the football season, like most high schools these days. With no spring practice and players working out on their own, everyone ...
5-26-20 LA SERNA-SIGNING04
| 9:45 am

La Serna pays tribute to college-bound student athletes

WHITTIER - La Serna, like all other high schools, has always held annual athletic college signing days. Typically, these special events have been held in the gymnasium with family and friends in ...
img_0299-1024x683
| 11:49 am

Whittier officials push for quicker reopening

WHITTIER -- The city of Whittier will write a letter to county and state legislators expressing its frustration with stay-at-home orders, which are devastating local small businesses even as Whittier’s coronavirus numbers ...
5-26-20 GREENLEAF-CLOSURE
| 11:35 am

Whittier closing Greenleaf Avenue to help stores, restaurants

WHITTIER -- Whittier has a plan it hopes will help struggling Uptown Whittier stores and restaurants during the pandemic: close Greenleaf Avenue.    The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan ...
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| 11:04 am

Whittier facility now offering COVID-19 tests

WHITTIER — SCU Health, Integrative Health & Medicine, a Whittier-based health services provider and division of Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), is now offering COVID-19 testing to the general public. ...
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| 11:19 am

Whittier YMCA honors volunteers, staff for outstanding service

WHITTIER — The YMCA of Greater Whittier is proud to present its annual service awards. Each year the Y recognizes staff and volunteers for their outstanding service to the Y’s mission. Each ...
memorial day
| 11:13 am

A Memorial Day unlike any other

Next Monday is Memorial Day, the day that is set aside to remember those military heroes and their families who died in defense of our nation, our way of life. We also ...

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Jack’s Whittier Restaurant

King Richard’s Antique Center

Aunties Bakery
& Café

The Chicken Koop

Lift Coffee Roasters /
The Deli Up

California Grill

Whittier City Hall

Whittier Central Library

Whittier Branch Library

The Coffee Bean
& Tea Leaf

DoubleTree by Hilton Whittier

Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Brian Novak Family Dentistry

Orchard’s BBQ
& Grill

The Original Pancake House

Friendly Hills Bank