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Uptown Whittiers Los Muertos Festival

Uptown Whittiers Los Muertos Festival

Noah Garcia, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under A&E, News, Top Stories

Thousands gathered in Uptown Whittier on October 8 for the annual  Los Muertos Uptown Art & Music Festival. The event incorporated a tribute car show, Catrin and Catrina contest, Dozens of artist/vendors booths, Singer/band performances, Altar contests, face painters, food trucks and traditional cer...

Lady Roadrunners Edge Out LA Harbor at Rio Hondo

Lady Roadrunners Edge Out LA Harbor at Rio Hondo

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Lady Roadrunners volleyball squad and the Los Angeles Harbor Seahawks faced off in what ended up being a thrilling matchup on Friday night at Rio Hondo. It took the Rio Ladies all five sets to put out the Seahawks, 3-2.   Rio Hondo found themselves in a back-and-forth affair right from...

Soccer: Roadrunners rout Moorpark

Soccer: Roadrunners rout Moorpark

Ignacio Cervantes, Contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Sports

With four second half goals, Rio Hondo College beat Moorpark 4-0 on Wednesday night in Whittier to extend their unbeaten run to six games. In the first half, the Raiders held Rio scoreless after a strong defensive display left the hosts frustrated going into the break. It took the hosts just ...

Justin Valero Aims to Make a Difference

Justin Valero Aims to Make a Difference

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Justin Valero, who is campaigning to become California’s 57th District Assembly representative, held a meet and greet at his home in Whittier on Saturday. The purpose of the meet and greet was to provide an opportunity to tackle the problems at hand with the public. El Paisano was luckily able to si...

Rio Hondo Roadrunners Sports Preview

Rio Hondo Roadrunners Sports Preview

Ignacio Cervantes, Contributor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Rio Hondo College has four teams that have begun their season with three sports beginning by the end of this month. Volleyball and Soccer have begun for the women’s with water polo and soccer having started for the men’s. Men’s basketball, wrestling, and women’s water polo will follow suite...

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 ...

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