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Whittier Police Department Mourns Fallen Officer

Blanca Martin, Reporter
February 27
Filed under News

A gunfire exchange involving two Whittier police officers and a “known gang member,” leave one dead. On Feb. 20, Keith Boyer, a Whittier Police officer succumbed to his injuries after being transported to UC Irvine Medical Center. The second officer is identified as Officer Patrick Hazel, who ...

Man with a Machete Shot Dead in Whittier

Jake Laurell, Staff Writer
November 21
Filed under News

A shooting involving the police occurred today around six in the morning Wednesday, November 16. The shooting happened on the corner of Painter and Penn, near the Whittier Police Station and city hall. One man waving a machete was shot dead by law enforcement. An anonymous bystander reported that a man w...

Get your fix at ‘Local Fixture’ coffee shop in Whittier

Get your fix at ‘Local Fixture’ coffee shop in Whittier

Yahaira Urbina, Staff Writer
October 26
Filed under Lifestyles

David Chung, alongside his brother Jason Chung, have opened up a very unique establishment for the city of Whittier. They have brought the community a new way of shopping for specialty items while enjoying a freshly brewed coffee in their new shop Local Fixture. Although they opened up about three years ag...

The farmers market strikes back!

The farmers market strikes back!

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor
October 10
Filed under A&E

After five years, the Uptown Whittier Street Fair has returned from its previous cancellation. The street fair came together in conjunction with the Whittier Uptown Association and production company NRD Productions. The Whittier Daily News quoted Tony Williams, vice president of the Uptown Association, saying th...

Josue Alvarado: a product of the community

Josue Alvarado: a product of the community

Zachary Mejia, Managing Editor
September 27
Filed under Lifestyles

Last April Rio Hondo alumni Josue Alvarado was elected to represent the first district of Whittier in the new district-wide election system the city had adopted. Alvarado’s ascension is not only historic because it is the first to occur in the new voting system, but it is also the first time that district...

Go old-school for dinner at Clearman’s Steak ‘n Stein

Go old-school for dinner at Clearman’s Steak ‘n Stein

Armand Santos, Senior Staff Writer
May 23
Filed under Lifestyles

A stone's-throw from Uptown Whittier, Clearman's Steak 'n Stein Inn on Whittier Boulevard in Pico Rivera has been satisfying carnivorous cravings long before Uptown became a hipster foodie destination. A word of warning; those with strict ethical vegan mothers should stop reading now. Those s...

Local pizzeria offers unique ingredients for customized pizzas

Local pizzeria offers unique ingredients for customized pizzas

Noah Garcia, Staff Writer
May 4
Filed under Lifestyles

Pizza is one of the most popular meal options, yet many pizza parlors offer the same experience in decor, pizza choices and style. At a price of $8.25, Blaze Pizza offers college students and customers a chance to create their own pizza. Similar to Subway or Chipotle, a customer has to move along a ...

Forensics Showcase featured special guest Felicity Huffman

Forensics Showcase featured special guest Felicity Huffman

Stephanie Lopez, Contributor
March 23
Filed under KRHC VIDEO

The 6th annual Forensics Showcase took place at the Wray Theater on March 2. Director Libby Curiel and Coach Grant Tovmasian hosted the event. There were live performances by the debate team and an interview with Golden Globe winning actress, Felicity Huffman.

Whittier Community Theatre’s ‘Tom Jones’ is a must-watch

Whittier Community Theatre’s ‘Tom Jones’ is a must-watch

Diego Crespo, Opinion Editor
March 9
Filed under A&E, Top Stories

Theatrical plays have an incredible advantage over film when it comes to telling their stories. Because of the close proximity and real-time performances, there is an immediacy to productions that movies will simply never have. With that in mind, the David Rogers directed version of "Tom Jones" is a pri...

RHC Forensics Speech and Debate presents 6th Annual Forensics Showcase

RHC Forensics Speech and Debate presents 6th Annual Forensics Showcase

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor
February 18
Filed under News Briefs & Upcoming Events

The Rio Hondo Forensics Speech and Debate team will be presenting the 6th Annual Forensics Showcase on March 2 at the Wray Theater. This year's showcase will feature Hollywood Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Felicity Huffman and performances by the forensics students. Huffman has previously...

Watoto Children’s Choir set to perform at Wray Theater

Watoto Children’s Choir set to perform at Wray Theater

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor
February 16
Filed under News Briefs & Upcoming Events

The Watoto's Children's Choir will be performing at the Wray Theater on Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. Inspiring audiences around the world, children from the Watoto village of Kampala, Uganda sing for the Whittier community in a free concert sponsored by the Rio Hondo College Choirs. There will however be...

Rio Hondo College Club Spotlight: Journalism, Communications, & Public Relations

Rio Hondo College Club Spotlight: Journalism, Communications, & Public Relations

Armand Santos, Senior Staff Writer
November 16
Filed under Lifestyles, News, Top Stories

There's a new a new club on the hill, and its name is exactly what the club is all about; Journalism, Communications and Public Relations (JCPR). Anyone with an interest in broadcast journalism and public relations, whether it be in front of the camera or behind the scenes, will likely find a home at JC...

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