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| 9:57 am

Suspect in 2017 fatal hit-and-run extradited from Australia

WHITTIER -- The prime suspect in a fatal 2017 hit-and-run was returned to the United States today where she was taken into custody by Whittier police officers.      Authorities suspect Andrea ...
| 9:31 am

Police chief’s employment contract approved by City Council

WHITTIER -- Newly-appointed Chief of Police Aviv Bar will earn about $224,000 annually, according to the terms of an employment contract ratified by the City Council on Tuesday.  Bar, who became police ...
| 9:28 am

Whittier property values grow by 4.2%

WHITTIER -- The total assessed value of all Whittier properties increased by 4.2% this past year to a total value of approximately $11 billion.  The figures were released Monday by the L.A. ...
| 3:50 pm

La Habra restaurant owner admits to underpaying employees

LA HABRA -- The owner of a chain of Mexican seafood restaurants pleaded guilty to criminal charges for obstructing a federal investigation into his failure to pay minimum wage and overtime to ...
| 9:52 am

Santa Fe senior honored by school board for academic excellence

WHITTIER – When new students arrive to enroll at Santa Fe High School, quite often the first person they see in the guidance office is senior Isabella Padilla. Known to family and ...
| 11:22 am

Coach Mike Tellez leads successful wrestling program

WHITTIER — In 2006 the Rio Hondo College Wrestling program was on the brink of extinction. Enter Mike Tellez. As an assistant in 2006 and then becoming the head coach the next ...
| 11:17 am

Sanchez to deliver State of the Nation address next week

WHITTIER — Rep. Linda Sanchez will deliver her annual State of the Nation address via Zoom on Friday, Oct. 30, at 12 p.m. The event is free for anyone who belongs to ...
| 11:16 am

Rio Hondo College calls special election to fill board vacancy

WHITTIER — Rio Hondo College will hold a special election in the spring to fill an empty seat on its Board of Trustees. The vacancy in Trustee Area 1 – representing the ...
| 11:14 am

Whittier man sentenced for killing girlfriend

WHITTIER — A man pleaded no contest this week for killing his live-in girlfriend whose body was found inside his vehicle parked at their Whittier home two years ago. Luis Rey Jimenez, ...
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| 6:21 pm

Whittier police officer recovering after unprovoked attack

Everyone in Whittier needs to be aware of an unprovoked attack last weekend on one of our police officers. Why is this so bad? As you will see, this violent offender had ...
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| 6:12 pm

Serina Vargas ends Rio Hondo career as Athlete of the Year

WHITTIER -- After concluding an outstanding two years on the Rio Hondo College women’s soccer team, Serina Vargas has been named the Female Athlete of the Year for 2019-20.   The award ...
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| 12:35 pm

Mary Dutra named Republican Woman of the Year

WHITTIER -- Every year, since 1969, the Whittier Republican Women Federated Club selects a Woman of the Year.  The 2020 Republican Woman of the Year is Mary Dutra. Mary was born in ...
GG-LS-GHOOPS
| 12:22 pm

Rosie Avalos, La Serna’s 4-year varsity starter, has it all

WHITTIER -- The first game of the 2021 high school basketball season may still be six months away, but La Serna senior Rosalie Avalos has been waiting four years for this moment. ...
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| 7:26 am

Whittier parents rally for school reopenings

WHITTIER - A protest was held outside of the East Whittier City School District on Monday with a clear message: let parents decide if students return to school. As the nation continues ...
whittier on the move
| 1:11 am

Whittier mayor recaps State of the City remarks

WHITTIER — Yesterday, the Whittier Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual State of the City, but this year it looked a bit different…it was all virtual!   I want to share with ...
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| 3:45 pm

Evangelical group salutes first responders at 9/11 ceremony

WHITTIER -- Hundreds of people attended a Sept. 11 remembrance event in Uptown Whittier, paying tribute to those lost while also saluting the first responders that keep Whittier safe.    Pastor Joe ...
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| 11:24 am

With virus ebbing, high school sports inches closer to reality

WHITTIER — With all of the excitement of the NFL and college sports beginning to start up, the local high schools will start to gear up soon and finally bring back live ...
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| 11:58 am

Whittier teacher creates female sculpture to promote campus diversity

WHITTIER – Pioneer High School has welcomed a new bronze icon on campus – Titania – whose uplifting presence completes a spirited triumvirate on the school’s center quad that includes the Titan ...
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| 11:56 am

The Long brothers – Dylan, Jake and Owen together at La Serna

What’s better than one Long in the La Serna High School sports program? How about three.   With the addition of incoming freshman Owen Long, there will be three of them roaming ...
chrissy teigen buys out whittier library
| 11:58 am

Chrissy Teigen buys out South Whittier school’s wish list

SOUTH WHITTIER - Lake Marie Elementary’s Library Clerk, Sarah Hernandez, received all the school supplies on her Amazon wish list for Lake Marie’s library thanks to supermodel and celebrity Chrissy Teigen. Chrissy ...
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| 9:57 am

Suspect in 2017 fatal hit-and-run extradited from Australia

WHITTIER -- The prime suspect in a fatal 2017 hit-and-run was returned to the United States today where she was taken into custody by Whittier police officers.      Authorities suspect Andrea ...
| 9:31 am

Police chief’s employment contract approved by City Council

WHITTIER -- Newly-appointed Chief of Police Aviv Bar will earn about $224,000 annually, according to the terms of an employment contract ratified by the City Council on Tuesday.  Bar, who became police ...
| 9:28 am

Whittier property values grow by 4.2%

WHITTIER -- The total assessed value of all Whittier properties increased by 4.2% this past year to a total value of approximately $11 billion.  The figures were released Monday by the L.A. ...
| 3:50 pm

La Habra restaurant owner admits to underpaying employees

LA HABRA -- The owner of a chain of Mexican seafood restaurants pleaded guilty to criminal charges for obstructing a federal investigation into his failure to pay minimum wage and overtime to ...
| 9:52 am

Santa Fe senior honored by school board for academic excellence

WHITTIER – When new students arrive to enroll at Santa Fe High School, quite often the first person they see in the guidance office is senior Isabella Padilla. Known to family and ...
| 11:22 am

Coach Mike Tellez leads successful wrestling program

WHITTIER — In 2006 the Rio Hondo College Wrestling program was on the brink of extinction. Enter Mike Tellez. As an assistant in 2006 and then becoming the head coach the next ...
| 11:17 am

Sanchez to deliver State of the Nation address next week

WHITTIER — Rep. Linda Sanchez will deliver her annual State of the Nation address via Zoom on Friday, Oct. 30, at 12 p.m. The event is free for anyone who belongs to ...
| 11:16 am

Rio Hondo College calls special election to fill board vacancy

WHITTIER — Rio Hondo College will hold a special election in the spring to fill an empty seat on its Board of Trustees. The vacancy in Trustee Area 1 – representing the ...
| 11:14 am

Whittier man sentenced for killing girlfriend

WHITTIER — A man pleaded no contest this week for killing his live-in girlfriend whose body was found inside his vehicle parked at their Whittier home two years ago. Luis Rey Jimenez, ...
GG-Whittier Police
| 6:21 pm

Whittier police officer recovering after unprovoked attack

Everyone in Whittier needs to be aware of an unprovoked attack last weekend on one of our police officers. Why is this so bad? As you will see, this violent offender had ...
GG-RH-VARGAS
| 6:12 pm

Serina Vargas ends Rio Hondo career as Athlete of the Year

WHITTIER -- After concluding an outstanding two years on the Rio Hondo College women’s soccer team, Serina Vargas has been named the Female Athlete of the Year for 2019-20.   The award ...
mary dutra
| 12:35 pm

Mary Dutra named Republican Woman of the Year

WHITTIER -- Every year, since 1969, the Whittier Republican Women Federated Club selects a Woman of the Year.  The 2020 Republican Woman of the Year is Mary Dutra. Mary was born in ...
GG-LS-GHOOPS
| 12:22 pm

Rosie Avalos, La Serna’s 4-year varsity starter, has it all

WHITTIER -- The first game of the 2021 high school basketball season may still be six months away, but La Serna senior Rosalie Avalos has been waiting four years for this moment. ...
IMG_1249
| 7:26 am

Whittier parents rally for school reopenings

WHITTIER - A protest was held outside of the East Whittier City School District on Monday with a clear message: let parents decide if students return to school. As the nation continues ...
whittier on the move
| 1:11 am

Whittier mayor recaps State of the City remarks

WHITTIER — Yesterday, the Whittier Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual State of the City, but this year it looked a bit different…it was all virtual!   I want to share with ...
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| 3:45 pm

Evangelical group salutes first responders at 9/11 ceremony

WHITTIER -- Hundreds of people attended a Sept. 11 remembrance event in Uptown Whittier, paying tribute to those lost while also saluting the first responders that keep Whittier safe.    Pastor Joe ...
GG-FALL-SPORTS01
| 11:24 am

With virus ebbing, high school sports inches closer to reality

WHITTIER — With all of the excitement of the NFL and college sports beginning to start up, the local high schools will start to gear up soon and finally bring back live ...
090120_WUHSD_TITANIA
| 11:58 am

Whittier teacher creates female sculpture to promote campus diversity

WHITTIER – Pioneer High School has welcomed a new bronze icon on campus – Titania – whose uplifting presence completes a spirited triumvirate on the school’s center quad that includes the Titan ...
GG-LONG BROS
| 11:56 am

The Long brothers – Dylan, Jake and Owen together at La Serna

What’s better than one Long in the La Serna High School sports program? How about three.   With the addition of incoming freshman Owen Long, there will be three of them roaming ...
chrissy teigen buys out whittier library
| 11:58 am

Chrissy Teigen buys out South Whittier school’s wish list

SOUTH WHITTIER - Lake Marie Elementary’s Library Clerk, Sarah Hernandez, received all the school supplies on her Amazon wish list for Lake Marie’s library thanks to supermodel and celebrity Chrissy Teigen. Chrissy ...
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| 11:49 am

Rewind: Poets finish with most wins since 2009

WHITTIER — The Whittier College women’s basketball team is coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history.   Behind the resurgence is fifth-year coach Roy Dow. The Lady Poets ...
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| 8:48 am

West Whittier Pizza Hut fined for paying workers below minimum wage

WEST WHITTIER -- Three Southern California-based companies that operate two popular restaurants -- Original Tommy’s and Pizza Hut -- reached a settlement with regulators Monday for violating L.A. County’s minimum wage laws. ...
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| 6:09 pm

Whittier’s emergency shelter will open next week

WHITTIER -- The previously-announced temporary emergency shelter at the City of Whittier’s Uptown Senior Center will open on Tuesday, Sept. 1, officials announced. The emergency shelter will hasten the timeframe in which ...
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| 10:29 am

Ian Yepez is overcoming the odds

WHITTIER - Whittier High School 2020 graduate and swimmer, Ian Yepez, who is headed to Rio Hondo College, is a driven swimmer once he hits the water.   Yepez, 18, wants to ...
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| 10:22 am

Whittier College waives application fees

WHITTIER – To lower the barrier for all students to pursue a higher education, Whittier College has announced its decision to waive its application fee. The fee waiver takes effect immediately and ...
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| 2:50 pm

Whittier Union kicks off virtual 2020-21 year

WHITTIER – Whittier Union launched the 2020-21 school year on Aug. 12, welcoming 10,500 new and returning scholars virtually and providing support to students and families as they transition to the remote ...
P38
| 10:23 am

Remembering Melba Brecht, an original Rosie the Riveter

WHITTIER - It should come as no surprise that Melba Brecht was the last original person in her neighborhood; having moved to Whittier in 1949, she was likely one of the city’s ...
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| 10:19 am

‘Wake Up Whittier’ returns next month in virtual format

WHITTIER -- “Wake Up Whittier” networking returns next month in a virtual format.  Produced by the Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce, the networking event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 8-9 ...
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| 10:15 am

Laura Berg: A 16-year Olympic softball career revisited

Laura Berg, a three-time Olympic gold medalist for softball and current USA assistant coach, was looking through her scheduling book recently and realized it was time for game one of the 2020 ...
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| 9:48 am

Whittier College tennis players earn off-the-court accolades

WHITTIER — To win a championship in any college sport is special. But to be named for an academic award is even more special for the student-athlete.   The Whittier College men’s ...

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