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More than 1,800 graduate from Rio Hondo College

WHITTIER — Rio Hondo College celebrated 1,828 graduates during its 56th annual commencement ceremony May 23, including 16 students who received the college’s first-ever bachelor of science degrees. College President Teresa Dreyfuss congratulated graduates at the program’s beginning. “Our dedication to Rio Hondo students is seen in the increased number of graduates who receive associate Read More…

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Whittier Narrows Dam needs $600 million upgrade

LOS ANGELES — Researchers and engineers warn that California may be due for rain of biblical proportions — what experts call an ARkStorm. Scientists call it California’s “other big one” and say it could cause three times as much damage as a major earthquake ripping along the San Andreas Fault, the Los Angeles Times reported. Read More…

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A final goodbye to Tuskegee Airman Robert Taylor

WHITTIER — Robert Taylor was like a favorite uncle to Simeon Ginyard. Ginyard, who serves as public relations chairperson for the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Los Angeles Chapter, met Taylor, an air traffic controller during World War II, roughly about three and a half years ago during a chance meeting at one of the club’s events. Read More…