"My Name I Give To Thee"
Dear Town, for whom the flowers are born,
Stars shine, and happy songbirds sing,
What can my evening give to thy morn,
My Winter to Thy Spring?
A life not void of pure intent
With small desert of praise or blame;
The Love I felt, the Good I meant,
I leave Thee with My Name.”
And so sayeth the renowned Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier for whom Whittier is named. Whittier is located to the south east of downtown Los Angeles on the LA / Orange County border. One of its most prominent landmark buildings is Whittier College, built by the predominantly Quaker population in 1891. Whittier also provided much of the area with oranges and walnuts for a number of decades before Los Angeles’ expanding population turned much of the arable land into residential areas. Unfortunately much of the historic section of the city was damaged by the October 1987 earthquake and subsequent aftershock, rendering many of the buildings unsafe and unusable. The Whittier Conservancy was formed the same year to prevent the buildings from being demolished and the Whittier Historic Neighborhood Association now incorporates the Central Park and Hadley-Greenleaf neighbourhoods as well as the neighbourhood of College Hills surrounding Whittier College.
Other interesting sites in Whittier include the California State Reform School, Hoover Hotel, National Bank of Whittier Building, Whittier Village Clock, Standard Oil Building and Whittier Village Cinemas. The world’s largest single-location cemetery, Rose Hills Memorial Park, is on the western edge of the city. Historic landmarks include the Pio Pico State Historic Park (Pio Pico was the last Mexican Governor of California), which is also on the National Register of Historic Places, the grave of George Caralambo, the Paradox Hybrid Walnut tree (this tree is a cross between an English Walnut and Black Walnut and was planted in 1907. It is now around 14 feet in circumference with a 100 foot spread and is a reminder of the walnut industry that once flourished in the area. The tree is now on the Local Official Register of Historic Resources), the Whittier Museum and Jonathan Bailey House
Whittier has also been the site of numerous television shows and movies not the least because of its authentic American small town appearance. Some of the better known names on the list include Father Of The Bride II, Hocus Pocus, Back to the Future/Back to the Future Part II (filmed at the Whittier High School), Terminator 3 (filmed at Rose Hills Memorial Park) and The Wonder Years.
Whittier DUI Lawyer Defense in the Greater Los Angeles Area
There is a very strong police presence in Whittier with a new police station that accommodates over 100 officers and services both Whittier and neighbouring Santa Fe Springs. Any attempt to break California’s DUI laws, which specify that you cannot drive with a blood alcohol level of a 0.08% or higher, will almost certainly end up with your arrest on drunk driving charges, which can carry a potential jail term.
Should that happen your best chances of successful defense lie with the help and support of an experienced professional DUI attorney. You can contact our team of highly experienced Whittier DUI attorneys at (310) 273-9600 to discuss your situation and allow us to explain how we are going to manage your criminal proceedings until the charges are successfully mitigated in your favour.
California Drunk Driving Resources: Whittier
Whittier California courthouse
Whittier California city website
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