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| 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 ...
Rio Hondo College honoring female veterans
| 8:32 am

Rio Hondo College to honor female veterans Tuesday

WHITTIER – Río Hondo College will mark Veterans Day at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 with a program honoring 1st Sgt. Janet Bretado of the 240th Signal Company, distribution of a Río ...
Christmas Wreath
| 7:06 am

Local Fixture adds second wreath-making class

WHITTIER -- Due to popular demand, Local Fixture has added a second wreath-making workshop. The newly-added workshop will take place Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7-9 p.m. The workshop will be lead by ...
Chorale Bel Canto
| 6:46 am

Tickets on sale for Whittier choir’s Christmas concert

WHITTIER -- Chorale Bel Canto will perform its holiday concert, "Christmas 2019 with CBC," on Saturday, Dec. 7, at First Christian Church of Whittier. The concert begins at 4 p.m. The choral ...
Brian Saeki
| 3:07 pm

Brian Saeki chosen as Whittier’s next city manager

WHITTIER -- Brian Saeki will become Whittier's next city manager, pending approval of his contract by the City Council next week. Saeki replaces Jeff Collier, who is retiring after 15 years in ...
Major Joe Vinatieri
| 5:44 pm

Mayor’s Message: Never forget our veterans’ sacrifices

I certainly enjoyed the inaugural first edition of the Greenleaf Guardian last week and I know you did too! This week I want to point out a couple items that are important ...
Whittier Car Wash Rendering
| 9:50 am

Car wash gets OK to open at Lambert and Greenleaf

WHITTIER – The intersection of Lambert Road and Greenleaf Avenue will look drastically different after a drive-thru car wash had its conditional use permit approved by the Planning Commission on Monday. The ...
Rio Hondo College Sign
| 1:07 pm

Rio Hondo lands $477K grant to expand online career training programs

WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College’s Office of Online Education has received a $477,000 grant as part of the California Virtual Campus Online Education Initiative to add or update 16 industry-valued online certificate ...
Credit union of southern california $50,000 endowment
| 11:06 am

Credit union creates $50,000 endowment for La Serna High School program

WHITTIER – The Credit Union of Southern California, a longtime supporter of La Serna High School’s award-winning and life-changing intervention program, OASIS, has launched a $50,000 endowment to ensure students in the ...
Whittier Student breaks swim record
| 9:26 am

South Whittier student breaks state swim record

WHITTIER - South Whittier's Graves Middle School 8th grade student, Oscar Cruz, was recognized and interviewed by channel 11 FoxLA for his accomplishments in swimming as a part of their School Standout ...
YMCA Investing In California Award recipient
| 8:30 am

Whittier YMCA is recipient of $5,000 grant

WHITTIER -- The YMCA of Greater Whittier was the recipient of a $5,000 grant through AT&T’s “Investing in California” program, which provides resources to organizations and programs that are improving lives in ...
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| 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 ...
Rio Hondo College honoring female veterans
| 8:32 am

Rio Hondo College to honor female veterans Tuesday

WHITTIER – Río Hondo College will mark Veterans Day at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 with a program honoring 1st Sgt. Janet Bretado of the 240th Signal Company, distribution of a Río ...
Christmas Wreath
| 7:06 am

Local Fixture adds second wreath-making class

WHITTIER -- Due to popular demand, Local Fixture has added a second wreath-making workshop. The newly-added workshop will take place Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7-9 p.m. The workshop will be lead by ...
Chorale Bel Canto
| 6:46 am

Tickets on sale for Whittier choir’s Christmas concert

WHITTIER -- Chorale Bel Canto will perform its holiday concert, "Christmas 2019 with CBC," on Saturday, Dec. 7, at First Christian Church of Whittier. The concert begins at 4 p.m. The choral ...
Brian Saeki
| 3:07 pm

Brian Saeki chosen as Whittier’s next city manager

WHITTIER -- Brian Saeki will become Whittier's next city manager, pending approval of his contract by the City Council next week. Saeki replaces Jeff Collier, who is retiring after 15 years in ...
Major Joe Vinatieri
| 5:44 pm

Mayor’s Message: Never forget our veterans’ sacrifices

I certainly enjoyed the inaugural first edition of the Greenleaf Guardian last week and I know you did too! This week I want to point out a couple items that are important ...
Whittier Car Wash Rendering
| 9:50 am

Car wash gets OK to open at Lambert and Greenleaf

WHITTIER – The intersection of Lambert Road and Greenleaf Avenue will look drastically different after a drive-thru car wash had its conditional use permit approved by the Planning Commission on Monday. The ...
Rio Hondo College Sign
| 1:07 pm

Rio Hondo lands $477K grant to expand online career training programs

WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College’s Office of Online Education has received a $477,000 grant as part of the California Virtual Campus Online Education Initiative to add or update 16 industry-valued online certificate ...
Credit union of southern california $50,000 endowment
| 11:06 am

Credit union creates $50,000 endowment for La Serna High School program

WHITTIER – The Credit Union of Southern California, a longtime supporter of La Serna High School’s award-winning and life-changing intervention program, OASIS, has launched a $50,000 endowment to ensure students in the ...
Whittier Student breaks swim record
| 9:26 am

South Whittier student breaks state swim record

WHITTIER - South Whittier's Graves Middle School 8th grade student, Oscar Cruz, was recognized and interviewed by channel 11 FoxLA for his accomplishments in swimming as a part of their School Standout ...
YMCA Investing In California Award recipient
| 8:30 am

Whittier YMCA is recipient of $5,000 grant

WHITTIER -- The YMCA of Greater Whittier was the recipient of a $5,000 grant through AT&T’s “Investing in California” program, which provides resources to organizations and programs that are improving lives in ...
Whittier Symphony Rotary Donation
| 7:54 am

Whittier Rotary donates to symphony’s Young Artists program

WHITTIER -- The Rotary Club of Whittier presented a $1,000 check to the Whittier Regional Symphony for its Young Artists program. This year’s winner is Nikka Gershman Pepper, a talented 12-year-old flutist. ...
Whittier Students Awarded National Merit Award
| 6:34 am

5 Whittier students named National Merit Commended Scholars

WHITTIER – Five Whittier Union High School District students have been recognized as National Merit Commended Scholars for being among the top 34,000 students in the nation to receive high scores on ...
Whittier Homeless at Parnell Park
| 8:55 am

When it comes to homeless, Whittier is punished for doing the right thing

Most rational people facing the prospect of homelessness, perhaps due to the loss of a job, the death of a spouse, unforeseen hospitalization, or any other myriad of personal emergencies, would probably ...
La Bodega Brewery
| 8:01 am

Brewery plans Art Deco architecture at Uptown Whittier location

WHITTIER - Whittier’s newest microbrewery moved closer to opening when its design plans gained city approval earlier this month. La Bodega Brewing Company plans to open at 6711 Comstock Avenue in Uptown ...
High School Band Jamboree
| 7:58 am

High school bands, color guard, and cheer performing at Jamboree

WHITTIER - Whittier Union will celebrate student musical and dance performances at its 2019 Whittier Union High School District Band, Color Guard and Pepster Jamboree, an annual community event that features the ...
Good Shepherd Church fire
| 3:01 pm

Fire destroys Good Shepherd Church

WHITTIER - A two-alarm fire broke out early Thursday morning at Good Shepherd Family Bible Church in Uptown Whittier. It wasn’t immediately clear how the fire started but the church was deemed ...
Major Joe Vinatieri
| 2:40 pm

A welcome from the mayor

WHITTIER - Hi everyone and welcome to the inaugural column of the Mayor’s Message in Whittier’s new newspaper, the Greenleaf Guardian. Whittier residents have missed the upfront and closely viewed details of ...
Fire Chief Tracy Rickman
| 2:24 pm

Rio Hondo Fire Academy chief calls it a career

By Alex Dominguez WHITTIER - Rio Hondo College Fire Academy Coordinator Tracy Rickman has announced his retirement after an over 23-year tenure with the school. Rickman, 55, says that he “always wanted ...
Jamie DeVoy rememberance
| 7:18 am

Jamie DeVoy remembered with a tree at Founders Park

WHITTIER -- In many parts of the world, magnolia trees are revered as symbols of strength, loyalty, dignity, and nobility. It’s no coincidence a magnolia tree was chosen to honor Jamie DeVoy. ...
Broadway and Whittier Blvd
| 10:14 am

Vacant lot at Broadway and Whittier finally has a tenant

WHITTIER – After remaining vacant for more than 20 years, the northeast lot at Broadway and Whittier Boulevard is set to be developed into a dental office. The dental office will be ...