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Whittier Candidates Vie for Assembly

Whittier Candidates Vie for Assembly

The first Millennial elected to the State Assembly, Majority Leader Ian Calderon, who lives in and serves Whittier, made a surprise announcement on Tuesday, November 26, that he would not seek re-election for AD 57 in 2020.

Everybody Loves a Parade

Everybody Loves a Parade

Especially right here in good ole Whittier! Under grey slightly damp skies, the 66th Annual Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade kicked...

SCOTUS Says Cities Must Provide Housing

SCOTUS Says Cities Must Provide Housing

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States declined unanimously to hear an appeal by cities (including Whittier) of Martin v. Boise, a key part of the case law which says that removal of unhoused persons from public land without offering shelter is unconstitutional. This sets a mandate for cities like Whittier to provide housing.

Trimming Roses and Orange Trees with My Grandfather

Trimming Roses and Orange Trees with My Grandfather

I rarely trimmed the tangerine tree and never trimmed the Meyer lemon except to remove all the suckers. My grandfather defined suckers as fast growing branches, usually green and smooth, which produced no fruit but “sucked” energy from the trees. The sucker usually had larger and darker leaves. They nearly always grew straight upward in the tree.