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| 12:46 pm

Whittier residents affected by fuel dump, congresswoman says

WHITTIER -- Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA-38) issued the following statement Wednesday regarding Delta Airlines Flight 89’s jet fuel dump during an emergency landing procedure last week: “We are now learning that last ...
| 11:24 am

Whittier High to induct 6 into Hall of Fame

WHITTIER -- Whittier High School’s alumni association has announced it will enshrine six former students and faculty members into its Hall of Fame.  The induction ceremony will take place April 19 at ...
| 8:11 am

Valladares to serve as Rio Hondo College board president for second year

WHITTIER – Río Hondo College’s Board of Trustees endorsed a second year of leadership from President Oscar Valladares, Vice President Rosaelva Lomeli and Clerk Vicky Santana during its annual reorganization meeting last ...
| 12:16 pm

Whittier voters invited to hear from City Council candidates

WHITTIER - Residents will have opportunities to learn about local candidates for public office ahead of the March 3 presidential primary election. The Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce will host a forum ...
| 10:04 am

Here are the 8 sculptures being considered for York Field

WHITTIER – Whittier’s York Field is set to receive a new public art installation but the question now is which sculpture to select. Eight artists submitted proposals after the city began accepting ...
| 7:10 am

Relay for Life organizers schedule kick-off event

WHITTIER -- Whittier's Relay for Life, a 24-hour fundraiser in support of the American Cancer Society, isn't until this summer but organizers are already preparing.  A kick-off event is scheduled for Thursday, ...
| 4:33 pm

Westboro protesters countered with messages of love, acceptance

WHITTIER -- A group of protesters from Westboro Baptist Church gathered outside Whittier College on Monday morning where they protested against a student LGBTQ club.    About 8-10 church members arrived at ...
| 10:27 am

Casey Barragan scores 8 goals in La Serna victory

SANTA FE SPRINGS - On paper, the La Serna and Santa Fe girls Del Rio League water polo game appeared to be an even match. However, the game is played in the ...
| 10:26 am

Cal High tops La Serna in dual match

WHITTIER - California High School, behind a six-pin performance, defeated host La Serna, 57-18, in a Del Rio League (DRL) dual match Tuesday. The Condors, who have captured numerous DRL titles through ...
| 8:11 am

A.P. Calderon scores 21 as Cal High tops El Rancho

WHITTIER -The Condors (15-7, 3-0) were led by junior guard A.P. Calderon with 21 points in Cal High's 66-38 win over El Rancho on Wednesday. That was followed by eight points from ...
| 11:57 am

Gas station’s request to sell beer getting second look

WHITTIER - A Whittier gas station will have to wait a little longer before it can potentially start selling alcohol. The Shell gas station and convenience store at 14005 Whittier Blvd. applied ...
| 7:33 pm

Whittier reaches $3 million settlement with police officers

WHITTIER -- The Whittier City Council on Tuesday approved a $3 million settlement with six Whittier police officers who claimed the city used illegal quotas for arrests and citations.  Police officers Joseph ...
| 7:18 pm

Dinner fundraiser to help Good Shepherd Church

WHITTIER -- A dinner fundraiser to benefit Good Shepherd Church will be held this Sunday, Jan. 19, starting at 5 p.m. in the St. Paul High School gymnasium.  Good Shepherd Church lost ...
| 2:50 pm

Empty county building in San Pedro to become emergency shelter

SAN PEDRO -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan today proposed by Supervisor Janice Hahn to use a vacant county building in San Pedro as an emergency homeless ...
| 10:00 am

Whittier College won’t raise tuition for fall 2020

WHITTIER -- Whittier College will not raise tuition for fall 2020, the school announced Tuesday.  The Board of Trustees’ decision to freeze tuition will benefit incoming and continuing undergraduate students, school officials ...
| 8:04 am

Cleaning up Parnell Park expected to cost $22,000

WHITTIER -- The Whittier City Council tonight will consider spending more than $22,000 to clean up and enforce a curfew at Parnell Park.  Council members agreed Jan. 6 to begin enforcing the ...
| 1:43 pm

Rep. Sánchez votes to keep “forever chemicals” out of water

WHITTIER -- Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA-38), a co-sponsor of the PFAS Action Act, voted last week to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate PFAS, chemicals used in products like non-stick ...
| 11:24 am

Gilbert Borboa named Volunteer of the Year by Meals on Wheels

WHITTIER -- Gilbert Borboa was recently honored by Whittier Meals on Wheels as its volunteer of the year.  A Whittier resident, Borboa has logged some 1,700 volunteer hours for the non-profit service ...
| 11:05 am

Lancers blank El Rancho in league opener

WHITTIER - After starting the season with an 8-0-2 record, the La Serna girls soccer team ran into a tough stretch, losing five of the next seven games.   Three of those ...
| 10:55 am

La Serna can’t catch up to Los Altos, falls 65-52

WHITTIER - With perhaps one of the most intense games of the preseason for the La Serna boys basketball team, the visiting Los Altos Conquerors eventually wore down the Lancers and came ...
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| 12:46 pm

Whittier residents affected by fuel dump, congresswoman says

WHITTIER -- Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA-38) issued the following statement Wednesday regarding Delta Airlines Flight 89’s jet fuel dump during an emergency landing procedure last week: “We are now learning that last ...
| 11:24 am

Whittier High to induct 6 into Hall of Fame

WHITTIER -- Whittier High School’s alumni association has announced it will enshrine six former students and faculty members into its Hall of Fame.  The induction ceremony will take place April 19 at ...
| 8:11 am

Valladares to serve as Rio Hondo College board president for second year

WHITTIER – Río Hondo College’s Board of Trustees endorsed a second year of leadership from President Oscar Valladares, Vice President Rosaelva Lomeli and Clerk Vicky Santana during its annual reorganization meeting last ...
| 12:16 pm

Whittier voters invited to hear from City Council candidates

WHITTIER - Residents will have opportunities to learn about local candidates for public office ahead of the March 3 presidential primary election. The Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce will host a forum ...
| 10:04 am

Here are the 8 sculptures being considered for York Field

WHITTIER – Whittier’s York Field is set to receive a new public art installation but the question now is which sculpture to select. Eight artists submitted proposals after the city began accepting ...
| 7:10 am

Relay for Life organizers schedule kick-off event

WHITTIER -- Whittier's Relay for Life, a 24-hour fundraiser in support of the American Cancer Society, isn't until this summer but organizers are already preparing.  A kick-off event is scheduled for Thursday, ...
| 4:33 pm

Westboro protesters countered with messages of love, acceptance

WHITTIER -- A group of protesters from Westboro Baptist Church gathered outside Whittier College on Monday morning where they protested against a student LGBTQ club.    About 8-10 church members arrived at ...
| 10:27 am

Casey Barragan scores 8 goals in La Serna victory

SANTA FE SPRINGS - On paper, the La Serna and Santa Fe girls Del Rio League water polo game appeared to be an even match. However, the game is played in the ...
| 10:26 am

Cal High tops La Serna in dual match

WHITTIER - California High School, behind a six-pin performance, defeated host La Serna, 57-18, in a Del Rio League (DRL) dual match Tuesday. The Condors, who have captured numerous DRL titles through ...
| 8:11 am

A.P. Calderon scores 21 as Cal High tops El Rancho

WHITTIER -The Condors (15-7, 3-0) were led by junior guard A.P. Calderon with 21 points in Cal High's 66-38 win over El Rancho on Wednesday. That was followed by eight points from ...
| 11:57 am

Gas station’s request to sell beer getting second look

WHITTIER - A Whittier gas station will have to wait a little longer before it can potentially start selling alcohol. The Shell gas station and convenience store at 14005 Whittier Blvd. applied ...
| 7:33 pm

Whittier reaches $3 million settlement with police officers

WHITTIER -- The Whittier City Council on Tuesday approved a $3 million settlement with six Whittier police officers who claimed the city used illegal quotas for arrests and citations.  Police officers Joseph ...
| 7:18 pm

Dinner fundraiser to help Good Shepherd Church

WHITTIER -- A dinner fundraiser to benefit Good Shepherd Church will be held this Sunday, Jan. 19, starting at 5 p.m. in the St. Paul High School gymnasium.  Good Shepherd Church lost ...
| 2:50 pm

Empty county building in San Pedro to become emergency shelter

SAN PEDRO -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan today proposed by Supervisor Janice Hahn to use a vacant county building in San Pedro as an emergency homeless ...
| 10:00 am

Whittier College won’t raise tuition for fall 2020

WHITTIER -- Whittier College will not raise tuition for fall 2020, the school announced Tuesday.  The Board of Trustees’ decision to freeze tuition will benefit incoming and continuing undergraduate students, school officials ...
| 8:04 am

Cleaning up Parnell Park expected to cost $22,000

WHITTIER -- The Whittier City Council tonight will consider spending more than $22,000 to clean up and enforce a curfew at Parnell Park.  Council members agreed Jan. 6 to begin enforcing the ...
| 1:43 pm

Rep. Sánchez votes to keep “forever chemicals” out of water

WHITTIER -- Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA-38), a co-sponsor of the PFAS Action Act, voted last week to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate PFAS, chemicals used in products like non-stick ...
| 11:24 am

Gilbert Borboa named Volunteer of the Year by Meals on Wheels

WHITTIER -- Gilbert Borboa was recently honored by Whittier Meals on Wheels as its volunteer of the year.  A Whittier resident, Borboa has logged some 1,700 volunteer hours for the non-profit service ...
| 11:05 am

Lancers blank El Rancho in league opener

WHITTIER - After starting the season with an 8-0-2 record, the La Serna girls soccer team ran into a tough stretch, losing five of the next seven games.   Three of those ...
| 10:55 am

La Serna can’t catch up to Los Altos, falls 65-52

WHITTIER - With perhaps one of the most intense games of the preseason for the La Serna boys basketball team, the visiting Los Altos Conquerors eventually wore down the Lancers and came ...
| 10:11 am

Job help available for young adults

SANTA FE SPRINGS - Local young adults ages 18-24 are invited to an orientation at the Rio Hondo America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) in Santa Fe Springs to learn about no-cost ...
| 2:01 pm

Whittier gives 10-day warning to Parnell Park encampment before clean-up begins

WHITTIER - The Whittier City Council avoided a complete shutdown of Parnell Park at their emergency meeting on Monday, opting instead to give encampment residents just over a week to vacate the ...
| 1:25 pm

Man gets 320 years in prison for 2017 crime spree

WHITTIER -- A 23-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting one victim and injuring two others in southeastern Los Angeles County during a 2017 crime spree was sentenced yesterday, the Los Angeles County ...
| 1:01 pm

College trustee Gary Mendez fined by state ethics agency

This story has been updated with a comment from Gary Mendez. WHITTIER -- Rio Hondo College trustee Gary Mendez has been fined $2,000 by the state’s watchdog agency for failing to properly ...
| 6:36 am

Post office renaming is official

WHITTIER - President Trump signed U.S. Rep. Linda Sánchez’s (CA-38) bill into law to rename the U.S. post office at 8520 Michigan Ave in Whittier after Vietnam veteran Jose Ramos. “I’m proud ...
| 5:19 am

AAUW hosting meet and greet for guests

WHITTIER – The Greater Whittier Area American Association of University Women is having a “meet and greet” event Friday, Jan. 10, from 6-8 p.m. at the Assistance League of Whittier’s clubhouse, 6339 ...
| 4:42 pm

La Serna begins quest to defend league championship

WHITTIER - With the year 2019 behind us and 2020 just beginning, winter Whittier-area high school sports are in full swing. Boys and girls basketball have concluded all tournaments and are beginning ...
| 3:39 pm

Whittier church partners with Tim Tebow Foundation to host prom night

WHITTIER – Whittier Area Community Church, in conjunction with the Tim Tebow Foundation, is hosting a special prom night Feb. 7 for people with special needs ages 14 and older.  The prom ...
| 12:48 pm

Gas station seeks approval to sell beer and wine

WHITTIER – Shell is seeking permission to sell beer and wine when it opens its newly-remodeled gas station and convenience store later this year.   The gas station, located at 12559 Lambert ...
Whittier Homeless at Parnell Park
| 9:07 am

Police investigate possible shooting at Parnell Park

WHITTIER -- Police are investigating a possible shooting that occurred at the homeless encampment at Parnell Park early Sunday morning.  According to city officials, at about 2:15 a.m. a Cadillac Escalade stopped ...

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