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Lift Coffee Roasters: Lifts spirits and Roasts Hunger

Lift Coffee Roasters: Lifts spirits and Roasts Hunger

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor/ Co EIC
May 9, 2017
Filed under Lifestyles

Taking residence in one of the four original brick buildings of Uptown Whittier, Lift Coffee roasters is here to fill the void of hunger that resides in all of us; from foodies to the Mcdonald's regular. The place itself is incredibly open, with free space to switch from the open kitchen, the side bar, t...

Shooting spree throughout Whittier, Pico Rivera and La Mirada

Corbin Boone and Diana Juarez
May 2, 2017
Filed under News

One person died and three were wounded when an unidentified gunman went on a shooting spree through the cities of Whittier, Pico Rivera, and La Mirada on Saturday, April 29. The dead victim was only specified to be an older male and three wounded people were taken to nearby hospitals. "The crime wa...

Salvation Army Hospitality House for Homeless opens in Whittier

Lisa Garcia, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under News

The previously closed Whittier Salvation Army hospitality house reopened two weeks ago as a women and children’s emergency shelter.  Nine families received a chance to move into the hospitality house, as officials and long time community members looked on to what they referred to as a blessing. It w...

Whittier Law School Students Protest Abrupt Termination of Law Program

Whittier Law School Students Protest Abrupt Termination of Law Program

Noah Garcia and Pete Escobar
April 21, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Dozens of Whittier Law School students protested Friday, April 21, over the Whittier College Board of Trustees' decision to terminate the college's law program at the end of the 2017 school year. Centered around the Administration building, disgruntled protesters marched on the corners of Painter and P...

EOP&S Scholarship Winners

Lisa Garcia, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under News

Soroptimist International of Whittier is honoring and naming five students from Rio Hondo College as winners of $15,000 in Live Your Dreams scholarships. This program focuses on assisting single mothers who are focusing on pursuing higher education dreams. This year’s winners were commemorated at a...

Pilot Arrested on Suspicion of FUI

Pilot Arrested on Suspicion of FUI

Lisa Garcia, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under News

Darrell Roberts, 58, was arrested late Monday night after deputies discovered him under the influence after making an emergency landing for his aircraft. As Roberts had attempted to fly his 1973 Piper PA – 28- 140 airplane from Temecula to San Diego he ended up going in the wrong direction and some...

Whittier Police Department Mourns Fallen Officer

Blanca Martin, Reporter
February 27, 2017
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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