News for Education

Thursday, April 09, 2020
RHC_Pantry_1: College managers provide meals to students through a drive-through pantry assembled the week after Río Hondo College’s spring break. The weekly service served more than 350 students in just the first two days of providing drive-through service.WHITTIER – Río Hondo College is serving hundreds of meals through a drive-through food pantry and is providing 400 Chromebooks to assist ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, April 09, 2020
Four Body Language Tips to Improve Virtual Meetings with Danielle Nava Consulting.Listen to the podcast here.
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Dear Whittier Union Community,State education leaders this week emphasized that school districts should continue providing instruction through a strong distance learning program, noting that it is possible that our campuses could be closed for the remainder of the school year.On April 1, Los Angeles Office of Education Superintendent Debra Duardo recommended that school campuses remain physically ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, April 03, 2020
We find value in the COVID-19 Antibody Test and would like to share a recent video from this past Sunday’s broadcast from CBS Sunday Morning Show with Dr. Jon LaPook on the value of antibody tests.  Click Here to View  ARCpoint Labs of Santa Fe Springs is pleased to announce we will begin testing this Friday, April 3, 2020.  We will start providing SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing, which can detect if ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The City of Whittier has passed an urgency ordinance prohibiting evictions, both residential and commercial, on a temporary basis until the spread of the COVID-19 virus is minimized and the emergency restrictions are lifted.This ordinance provides tenants with short-term protection from eviction due to the inability to pay rent due to the loss of wages caused by the effects of COVID-19.This ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Economic, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
March 30, 2020  Contact:Los Angeles County Joint Information Center - COVID-19pio@ceooem.lacounty.gov        Medical Sheltering, 211, Incident Report  & Social Media ToolkitThe County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:  Medical Sheltering ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Economic, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Resources Currently AvailableResources that will be Available Once the CARES Act is ImplementedHow Can You Help?How can I report non-essential businesses still operating?  Resources Currently AvailableEconomic Injury Disaster LoansEIDLs are lower interest loans of up to $2 million, with principal and interest deferment available for up to 4 years, that are available to pay for expenses that could ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, March 27, 2020
Community Leaders,We understand that members of our community are concerned about the risk of exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and as leaders you are faced with many questions regarding how this will impact your communities. PIH Health will share information on a regular basis that you may find helpful in answering questions or in developing plans.We support the national, state and local ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Moratorium on Evictions and Deferral of Rent Payments: The ordinance would apply to both commercial and residential tenants who are unable to pay rent during the term of the ordinance due to financial impacts of COVID-19. To be protected from eviction by the ordinance, tenants would need to notify their landlords and provide documentation evidencing their inability to pay all or portion of their ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Political, Economic, General News Article
Thursday, March 19, 2020
During this crisis time, Helpline Youth Counseling can provide emotional support resources to other businesses. As a non profit provider offering safety net counseling and treatment services to low income families impacted by child abuse, mental health challenges, substance use, domestic violence, economic instability, and a lack of stable support systems, we are in need of household supplies, non ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
 Ann Fitzgerald has been principal of La Serna High School since 2002. She will begin her new position as the District’s assistant superintendent of personnel services effective July 1, 2020. Longtime La Serna High School principal and Whittier Union educator Ann Fitzgerald has been appointed to serve as the District’s new assistant superintendent of personnel services effective July 1, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Home heating accounts for the largest natural gas use in most homes; here’s how to keep the thermostat low, while you work or study from home due to Coronavirus concerns   LOS ANGELES – March 17, 2020 – With thousands of its customers working or doing schoolwork from home due to Coronavirus precautions, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today offered tips for staying safe and keeping ...read more
Categories: Papers/Research, Community, Education, General News Article, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
March 16, 2020 In an effort to keep our patients, visitors, staff and community safe, Beverly Hospital has erected triage tents to perform additional screenings for anyone wishing to enter the facility. They will be asked about recent travel, contact with anyone who had recent travel and if they are exhibiting any viral symptoms. If they are found to have symptoms they will be treated ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Education, Papers/Research
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
ARCpoint Clients, Customers and Friends,  Please join us tomorrow March 18, 2020 for free 30-minute webinar at 12:00pm (PST) to discuss the Coronavirus and the facts you need to know to keep yourself and your families safe. You must register below to get access to the webinar.[ https://www.covid19webinar.arcpointlabs.com/ ]   Learn the ins and outs of the coronavirus with topics like: Why ...read more
Categories: Economic, Fun Facts, Papers/Research, Community, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
If any of the Chamber Members would like advice on implementing remote office, E Forty Two Solutions is  offering consultations. Their business is Digital Transformation and have 12+ years of working remotely. Happy to help!
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Is Your Business Remote Ready?We are being contacted by companies daily during this uncertain time about how they can quickly enable their business and workers to continue operating remotely during the COVID19 crisis. We can help!TelWorx is a premier technology solutions provider specializing in cloud phone systems, Internet, remote access, email hosting and other cloud-based solutions. During ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, Education
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
"Options for Learning is committed to supporting families and our goal is to provide reliable and safe care for the children in our centers and locations where we operate, such as school districts and city and church facilities. When these entities decide to close, our agency may be required to close those locations as well.  Our programs that remain open will continue to practice strict hygiene ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Education
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
March 13, 2020Dear Options for Learning families and providers,"I am reaching out to you with an update on our efforts to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our centers and office locations. While there has been only a few identified cases of the virus in Los Angeles County, none have any known connection to our centers or offices.At Options for Learning, we are committed to ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Ooma is here to help all with their communication needs! They are capable of assisting all businesses that will have employees working remote. Let them know if they can help you or anyone during these difficult times. They are and always been here for one reason and that’s to support businesses with their communication challenges! Website ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Economic, Fun Facts, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The Greenleaf Guardian will still be publishing our newspaper every Friday for the residents of Whittier. I, Julie Ledesma, will also be in the office for any business still needing to advertise their services during this crisis. We can be reached at (562) 249-1206 every day from 9am-5pm. Anyone wanting more information on advertising please email julie@greenleafguardian.com and anyone with any ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Federal health and safety agencies have determined that household and other municipal solid waste do not currently require special handling or separation. No additional disposal containers are necessary.  Republic Services will continue to collect waste from households and businesses in accordance with our existing safety protocols and we are monitoring guidance from the CDC, OSHA, and other ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Economic, Fun Facts, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Bright Plaza Pharmacy and Bright La Mirada Pharmacy will continue to offer delivery services of prescriptions and pharmacy products to our local community patients
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Economic, Fun Facts
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
PIH Health has developed an updated visitor policy to ensure visitors who have risk factors for Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be appropriately managed and in certain cases, not be permitted to enter our facilities. Hospital visiting hours are now as follows: 9 am to 9 pm No visitors under 16 permitted 2 visitors per day per patient Critical Care Center visiting hours 8 am to 10 am and 8 pm to 10 pm ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Dear Valued Staples Customer,   I want to reach out with an update on what we’re doing to support you as our global community navigates the personal and business implications of COVID-19. Serving your needs in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us. Here are three things we are doing to ensure you, your family, and your business have the essentials you need.   We’ve taken proactive ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Monday, March 16, 2020
LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2020 – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced a suspension of service disconnections to any customers who are having a hard time paying their bill. This policy will remain in effect until further notice. Customers are encouraged to call 1-877-238-0092 to speak with a representative about their bill. SoCalGas customer service is available 24-hours a day, 7 ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Papers/Research, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, March 16, 2020
ROSEMEAD, Calif., March 13, 2020 — Southern California Edison announced that it is suspending service disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late fees, effective immediately, for residential and business customers impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. “We know this is a difficult time for our communities, and we want SCE’s customers and employees to know we are here for them,” said Pedro ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Papers/Research, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Chamber members, As more and more businesses are being affected by the Coronavirus due to closures, cancellations, employee schedules and more, we want to make sure that you are informed and have the most up-to-date information and resources to help you navigate through this pandemic. Please read the info below from the County of Los Angeles and continue to the bottom for additional links and ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
WHITTIER – IRS-certified students from Río Hondo College will provide free basic income tax return preparation for individuals and families who earned $56,000 or less in 2019 as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays from Jan. 31 through April 10 at the El Monte Educational Center, 3017 Tyler Ave., El Monte. It will be closed ...read more
Categories: Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest