Educate yourself on who is running for local office

The League of Women Voters of Whittier (LWV) will host a candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 18 for the East Whittier City School District and the Rio Hondo Community College Board of Trustees for areas three and five. The forum will consist of questions from the audience, where the incumbents will have to defend their seats from challengers. 

Educate yourself on who is running for local office

Alumni visit for the 2018 homecoming celebration

Each year, Whittier College hosts Whittier Weekend to welcome back alumni. Students are also allowed to bring their friends and families to see the campus and partake in activities put on by the College. Whittier Weekend was held this year from Friday, Oct. 12 – Saturday, Oct. 13. 

Alumni visit for the 2018 homecoming celebration

Whittier receives $1.4 million grant for park upgrades

The City of Whittier is set to receive $1.4 million in grants for local parks from State Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon. The allocation was announced following the approval of the 2018–2019 State Budget, and will target 6 out of the 20 parks in the city of Whittier: Lee Owens Park, Greenway Trail, Laurel Park, Guirado Park, Palm Park, and Joe Miller Field.

Whittier receives $1.4 million grant for park upgrades

Cannabis Convictions Cancelled in California

California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1793 on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. The bill will require the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to review past convictions made between 1975 and 2016, and determine if they violate the legal guidelines created by the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

Cannabis Convictions Cancelled in California

U.S. State Department says ‘Hasta la visas’

According to The Washington Blade, on July 20, a letter was distributed from the State Department stating that “all currently accredited same-sex domestic partners of officers and employees . . . who wish to maintain their derivative G-4 nonimmigrant visa status and acceptance of accreditation . . . [must] submit appropriate documentation that the couple has legally married.”

U.S. State Department says ‘Hasta la visas’

Kavanaugh is confirmed

On Saturday, Oct. 6, Brett Kavanaugh became the 114th Associate Justice appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), despite controversy during his confirmation process. While Kavanaugh was going through his confirmation hearings, three women accused him of sexually assaulting them in the 1980s.

Kavanaugh is confirmed

Get active at the Student Activities Fair

The college experience has three essential components; the obvious being to educate oneself in a particular field. Secondly, as any movie set on a college campus will inevitably tell you, the social scene plays an enormous role. The third component however, is the clubs and student organizations around campus, which is just as essential as the other two.

Get active at the Student Activities Fair

Citizens concerned by potential return of oil drilling to Whittier


Earlier this week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 100 into law, which pushes California to adopt 100% renewable energy by 2045. In a stark contrast, during last Tuesday’s Whittier City Council meeting, council members discussed a potential Whittier oil drilling project in a closed session.

Citizens concerned by potential return of oil drilling to Whittier