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Operation Think Twice, The Beer Run prevention initiative, is spreading awareness about how shoplifting and beer thefts can lead to a felony, when force or fear are used in the commission of the crime.    The use of force or fear is often related to the suspect attempting to flee the establishment in order to avoid arrest, and may include pushing, shoving, punching, or using a weapon during the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Whittier Community Theatre will be hosting a brief reception and mixer, followed by the 35th Annual Hunter Awards for Excellence on Sunday, August 19th at the Whittier Community Center.  The reception and mixer will begin at 6:30 p.m. upstairs at the Community Center, followed by the awards ceremony in the theatre at 7:15 p.m.  The Awards ceremony will include brief scenes from each show for the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
This is the 12th year that Robert Thome has chosen the Whittier Art Gallery to be the venue for his one man show. Thome, a lifetime member of the Association of Foot and Mouth Artists, is the recipient of countless awards and an acclaimed artist who has been invited to show internationally. His one-man show is eagerly awaited each year by art lovers in the Whittier area. Thome's imagination and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Bearing a remarkable resemblance to the "King of Pop" Justin Dean has performed in multiple venues across the country entertaining fans with his amazing performance as one of the top Michael Jackson tribute artists. He has performed extensively in Las Vegas as the star of MJ Live (A Michael Jackson Tribute Concert) for three and a half years and was voted #1 Michael Jackson Tribute Artist in Vegas ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Join the Whittier First United Methodist Church congregation on Tuesday, August 28 at 5 p.m. for a new way to worship. There will be crafts, games, story, song & dinner. The entire family is invited to this once-a-month free event. Reservations are not needed. For more information visit WhittierFirstUMC.com or email info@whittierfirstumc.com.
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Harmony Center is proud to host their 7th Annual High School Art Contest as part of the Fine Art & Craft Fair in October. High school students from Whittier, La Mirada, La Habra, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Long Beach, Montebello, and in fact, anywhere in Southern California are invited to submit artwork in any of six categories. Works will be judged by well-known local artist, Donna Larson.  ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
HOT, Hispanic Outreach Taskforce will be hosting a celebration and fundraiser for their scholarships. It will inform the community of important historical events, such as the anniversary of Miguel Hidalgo’s heroic cry for freedom with fiestas and patriotic memorials. In addition, it will provide needed funds for students striving to reach their goals and dreams through higher education. The event ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
At the annual meeting in June, Shelter’s Right Hand, the auxiliary to the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter, was excited to announce their $135,000 donation to the Shelter for the 2017-18 fiscal year.  It was through the 5K Walk sponsorships and participants, sales from “Sacks on the Boulevard” Thrift Shop, and membership donations that made it a successful year. On behalf of the women and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Over 50 deserving community individuals have received a Patriot’s Award and this year they will add four more, Ruth B. Shannon (Patriot “Life” Award), Louie Adame, Y’senia Aviles, and Mike Gutierrez (posthumously). The special 9/11 memorial keynote speaker will be Hon. Bob Archuleta. Come out on Saturday, September 8 to the Candlewood Country Club to recognize these un-sung heroes in the greater ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Celebrating 10 years of membership this month in The Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce, Anne E. James is proud to serve the community she lives in with down payment assistance of up to $50,000 for police officers and up to 4% of the purchase price for school teachers and employees. Loans can be used with VA Benefits and a pre-approval through direct underwriting for Conventional, FHA or VA loans ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
LEARN has been awarded the 21st century grant which totals to 2.25 Million annually! LEARN has recently been awarded a 21st Century Learning grant to serve Whittier High, Pioneer High and Frontier High School in the Whittier Union High School District and El Monte High, South El Monte High, Arroyo High, Rosemead High, Mt. View High and Ledezma High Schools in the El Monte Union High School ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Mimi’s introduces its new Fresh Summer Catch menu, available through September 6th. Try:Tropical Shrimp Ceviche: Grilled shrimp, Mimi’s handmade pineapple salsa, diced tomato, cilantro and fresh lime juice served with warm, house-made tortilla chips. $9.49Citrus Chicken Salad: Diced lemon-grilled chicken, avocado, mandarin oranges, chopped walnuts and feta cheese tossed in red wine shallot ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
The Center for Career and Re-Entry Services at Rio Hondo College cordially invites you to participate in our Fall Job and Internship Fair on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.This event will allow students to network with your recruiters to discuss employment and internship opportunities. The participation fee is $110 for one recruiter and $10 for each additional ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
NORMS, a SoCal family dining tradition since 1949, is about to celebrate their annual hunger fighting promotion, “Make Caring the NORM” in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, and Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino. This year NORMS is also rewarding guests with bigger savings for each guest’s donation to these three local food banks. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
The New Century Singers have open spots in their choir and they want you to join! No audition is required, fall rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 5 at 9 a.m. or Sunday, September 9 at 6 p.m. All rehearsals are held at Harmony Hall, 6550 Comstock Ave. The fall concert is October 21 and the Christmas concert is December 9, please save these dates. For more information call, Elizabeth Robins, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Save the date! Join SOLA Lions Club in supporting their local Special Olympics Athletes at Friendly Hills Country Club on November 12, 2018! Your participation will provide competitions, equipment, uniforms and social events. Make a difference in the life of their athletes! Register on line today at www.solagolf.com, sponsorships are available. For more information, call Jesse Lopez at (562) ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest
September brings in the first themed and juried Show of the Whittier Art Association’s season. The show, Shades of Green is themed, but wide open as to what the interpretation of green might be. The viewing public is familiar with many of the WAA’s nationally acclaimed artists and will be treated to new ones as the show is open to all artists. They will be shown in all genres from painting and ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Sara Cochran will be the featured speaker at the Whittier Area Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting on Saturday, September 15th.  Sara holds a Bachelor Degree in Library Science/Liberal Arts and a Certificate of Genealogical Research from Boston University.  She is a member and former President of the Genealogical Society of Riverside.The meeting will be held at the Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
The Uptown Whittier Improvement Association (UWIA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation created to operate the Uptown Whittier Community Benefit District has been working to bring positive changes to the community. The UWIA focuses on the areas of public safety, beautification, economic development, maintenance and promotions to make Uptown a clean and safe community for all to enjoy.   To date, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest