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Interview with Eric Pierce, Editor of the Greenleaf Guardian Newspaper

November 20, 2019
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Interview with Eric Pierce, Editor of the Greenleaf Guardian Newspaper
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Interview with Eric Pierce, Editor of the Greenleaf Guardian Newspaper
Nov 20, 2019
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Hey Whittier, We are back with another great podcast episode. Today we are talking with the editor of Whittier's brand new newspaper the Greenleaf Guardian. Editor Eric Pierce sits down and talks with host Bobby Ruiz about this great new venture. We also cover some local events happening here in Whittier, California.

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Hey Whittier, We are back with another great podcast episode. Today we are talking with the editor of Whittier's brand new newspaper the Greenleaf Guardian. Editor Eric Pierce sits down and talks with host Bobby Ruiz about this great new venture. We also cover some local events happening here in Whittier, California.

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This is the my will your podcast, a podcast that gives you a local's perspective on the city of Whittier, California. Now here's your host, Bob Reese,
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Whittier. What is going on? Welcome back to the my Whittier podcast. I'm your host, Bob Reese, longtime Whittier resident and self-proclaimed foodie. I am definitely not an expert. I just know what I like. I'm here to discuss all things, Whittier, California and give you a local look at the city that we all love. Hopefully you're following me on my S and P. you can find my Whittier on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Do me a solid and go to YouTube and subscribe to our YouTube channel. We're having a lot of fun over there and drop in videos and we have another one coming real soon. So, uh, be one of the first ones to watch that by subscribing to the channel. I would really appreciate it. You could also go to my whittier.com for all things by Whittier. It's kind of like a catchall. It's kind of like headquarters for what we do.
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So go check that out and make sure and put that on your rotation, your daily rotation, and a shout out to everybody who listened to our last episode. This episode is coming on the heels of a really good show that we had last week, a lot of downloads and I really, really appreciate it. Make sure and tell your family and friends about the my Whittier podcast. We're having a lot of fun here and giving you a lot of insight information. We actually have a great guest on the show free today and we're going to get into that in just a little bit. But um, yeah, make sure to tell your family and friends to go to iTunes or Spotify. Those are the easiest ways to listen or you can definitely follow me on any one of the social media outlets I just mentioned and I'm sure you'll be able to find the my Whittier podcast there.
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I said last episode that we were going to drop a cluster of shows and that's kind of what we're doing. Next week is Thanksgiving. We won't be giving you a show then, but uh, this one's going to be a little bit of a super-sized episode and we're going to try to keep it under an hour. I don't really like to go too long as you guys know, so we will see how that works out. But we have a great gas and we got lots to talk about and follow up on some of the stories that we mentioned last week. Now the mind when your podcast is international, it's official. I had one download in Asia and nine in Europe so I don't know what that's all about but whoever you are, I appreciate it. Thanks for listening. Okay. As I mentioned before, we have a great show.
Speaker 1:
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For those of you that follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you saw that I posted about the uh, Greenleaf guardian newspaper that is a new weekly publication focused on Whittier, Whittier, California and it is a Whittier's number one local news source. And I am really, really excited to have editor Eric Pierce on the show today. We're going to interview him and we are going to talk to him about all of the local happenings here in the city of Whittier and learn a little bit more about the newspaper. So that's going to be really, really cool. So stick around for that and we've got much, much more, we have some local events happening so we're going to get into that. But first let's give some love to our sponsors. The my Whittier podcast is sponsored by Scott storage. Scott storage is located at one zero zero four six Scott Avenue, Whittier, California.
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If you're looking for a safe, affordable and clean storage facility, Scott storage can help go to Scott storage.net for all of the details. Scott storage, proud sponsor of the my Whittier podcast. They might with your podcast is also sponsored by my community guide, my community guide services, LaHabra, Whittier and LA Marotta, providing great coupons and savings for just about anything that you need. If you'd like to save money and support local business, pick up a mic community guide at Scott storage. You could also look for that in your mailbox. My community guide is a great resource and a proud sponsor of the my Whittier podcast. So I've been really, really busy lately with Disney plus. Yeah, I, I, uh, bought the package and I've been spending some nights with Disney plus and it is pretty fricking amazing. I'll tell ya, I'm not a huge Marvel fan superhero guy or star Wars for that matter.
Speaker 1:
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I like some of the stuff, but I'm to go back and watch the early, early stuff. Cinderella, Peter pan, uh, jungle book, sleeping beauty. I mean, I watched these cartoons and these amazing illustrations, these beautiful cartoons, and I'm just like, my mind gets blown. I'm watching how awesome these things are. And these cartoons basically are the foundation of Disneyland and you see this stuff that's happening today and it's really good. I'm not gonna, I'm not gonna sit here and say that, you know, this stuff today isn't great because it is, I mean, toy story and uh, on and on and on. But the stuff that that was being done early on is just magical. It really is. If you go back and take a look at that stuff, it just, uh, it's amazing. It's beautiful and it is awesome to be able to watch that stuff with a click of a button.
Speaker 1:
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So Disney plus is pretty fricking amazing. So hopefully you guys are enjoying that. Okay. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Guys. Do not stress out. Relax. It's all good. Have you got your bird yet though? Have you got your Turkey? You gotta get on that? Uh, Thanksgiving is Thursday and uh, yes, it's come in really, really quick and Thanksgiving is a great holiday, but it could be very, very stressful. You guys are, uh, you know, planning to go here and go there. You got to cook, you got to clean, you've got to do all kinds of things and um, I have a way that can definitely, definitely help you out. If you're looking for a no stress Thanksgiving and you want a home-style Thanksgiving meal without a sink full of pans, I got you. Auntie's bakery and cafe can hook you up with everything that you need.
Speaker 1:
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Now, uh, those of you that have been to aunties on Greenleaf Avenue, Greenleaf and Hadley, you know how amazing it is. And if you want to bring home that great taste and be a hero for Thanksgiving, you can order some Thanksgiving meals from them direct. All right? This is what you get. You get a Turkey brined and ready to bake, including the baking herbs. So they make it really easy. You just pop it in the oven and it's ready to go. You get corn bread, stuffing, mashed Yukon gold potatoes, country gravy, candied sweet potatoes, Mac and cheese, kale and collard greens with ham hock cranberry, orange sauce, choice of pumpkin or pecan or Apple pie. And you're good to go. It is all there. A small packages start at one 39 that would include an eight to 10 pound Turkey and all of the sides, all the sides in that a small package is 16 ounces.
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So that is a really, really good amount of food. The largest $219. You get a 16 to 20 pound Turkey and all of the sides are 32 ounces. Now the uh, order deadline for this is Sunday, November 24th at 5:00 PM and then you would pick up your packages on Wednesday 1127 from noon to 3:00 PM. Now you can go into aunties and order those, uh, at the actual restaurant or you can actually call five, six two, four six four one nine five nine and place your order that way. And there is also an order form I believe on the website. So you can, uh, check that out, go to auntie's on Instagram and follow them for the details. And uh, yeah, if you're looking to hook up Thanksgiving and just be with it and order with them, that would eliminate a whole ton of stress on your part. So check it out. It might be the way to go.
Speaker 3:
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Just talking about that gets me hungry. I have two Thanksgiving meals to eat that day and over the years I've learned to really, really pace myself. I've gotten to some trouble early on, just going full bore, you know, at the first meal that's kind of early afternoon and then, uh, showing off on the second meal, which was like, you know, three hours later and just going full bore again and with dessert and everything else. And I'm just sitting there hating my life, you know, just trying to walk around the block. I got the meat sweats going on. My pants are unbuttoned, but nothing's helping. And um, you know, just kind of sitting in a chair with a cold towel on my head, trying to just get through it. So I learned over time that you can't, you can't go hard. You can't go hard on both meals. You've got to pick and choose your spots and that is exactly what I'm going to do now. Uh, talking about picking and choosing your spots. I was over in LaHabra the other day. Some of you guys saw this Instagram post I posted, I was eating my hot dog at a LaHabra Costco, you know, the best deal in the world. I think it's like a dollar 62. You get the hot dog and you get the drink, you can't beat that. So I'm there sitting there, minding my own business and then it dawns on me
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the [inaudible]
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orchards that closed over here, the OSH that closed right on Scott and Whittier Boulevard. We need to make that a Costco. That's the first thing that hit me. I'm like, why don't we have a Costco? What's going on here? That would be perfect. So I go back, I post that to social media, I post that to Instagram and uh, found out about two seconds in that that place is just way too small, way too small for our Costco. I just got overzealous and posted that. But yeah, I mean it is micro. It would be like a Costco, a mini Costco. There'd be nowhere to put the gas station. There'd be nowhere to put, I mean that store is gigantic. Costco is gigantic and it just wouldn't work there. So my bad on that. But a lot of you guys weighed in, a lot of you were into it.
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You're like, yes, that'd be cool. But the traffic situation, the size of it, and a lot of you had some really, really great ideas. Uh, indoor rock climbing, skate land, Bob's big boy, cheese cake factory, Polly's pies. You guys came up with some really, really good stuff. So you need to be on the uh, planning commission. Yeah, there definitely needs to be more family friendly things to do here in the city for sure. 100% and hopefully somebody out there listening to this show has a great idea and a, you take that idea and you move forward and you make it happen because the timing's right right now, so many things being developed in the city. There is, seems to be a lot of action and uh, if you have an idea, you should definitely move forward. Whittier would support you 100%. Now, um, as I mentioned, we have a great interview with Eric Pierce, the editor for the green leaf guardian newspaper. So we're going to talk with him right now. He's such a great dude and uh, Hey. Well why don't we just, uh, get into this interview right now.
Speaker 1:
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Okay. Folks. As I mentioned before, we have a brand new newspaper here in the city of Whittier, the Greenleaf guardian woodier is number one news source and I'm really excited, uh, this weekly publication is out and in circulation and I'm lucky enough to have the editor, Eric Pierce with me today. Eric, how are you? I'm great. How are you? I'm doing fantastic man. I'm really excited about your new venture here and a want to really talk about this new paper. How did the Greenleaf guardian get started? How'd you guys start? [inaudible]
Speaker 5:
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just paper. What you know there, there's been talk I think for the last couple of years about the need for a newspaper here in Whittier. I feel like the SCD, the size of Whittier, so, so expansive has so much stuff going on really could support its own newspaper as kind of be the bencher for the last couple of years. It wasn't until, I would say two, three months ago that there was a group of Whittier residents and civic leaders who came together and we really got serious about it and I was hired as the editor and from there is Roy just kind of took off once we decided that we wanted a newspaper here and we were confident that the community would support it. We got the work and it moved pretty quickly from there. Great. Yeah. How'd you guys come up with the name? You know, I don't really know how it came about.
Speaker 5:
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We went over so many possible names, um, that incorporated Whittier. Uh, we wanted people to know that there was a community paper and so we wanted some sort of name that said that a Greenleaf of course is a name that everybody kind of is familiar with that [inaudible] uh, green with guardian. Just kinda, it kinda sounded good to us. And I, I think honestly part of it, we went over so many names. We just got kind of tired of having that debate of what the name is going to be. So we settle on Greenleaf, guardian and that we just kind of went to work.
Speaker 1:
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Yeah, I like it. I like it. I think it works. And I knew it was a local newspaper when I read one of the articles and it
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said at the former Polly's pies location, right. It's like you gotta be a winter resident to know what that is and it's kind of a cool little thing that you threw in there. And you know what? Personal story, I grew up a block away from Polly's pies. So that's how I knew. That's how I always refer to it. It was the polys pie restaurant. That's the location. I think you're right. You referred from Whittier, you know exactly where that place is. Yeah. This is a down-home paper and that's really cool. Now, um, we're in the digital age, you know, it's Instagram, it's Facebook, and there's such a heavy emphasis on social media. Was that a concern for you guys bringing really in this paper out? Not really. So my background is, I also work at the Downey Patriot newspaper, uh, right over in Downey and we've published a weekly paper in Downey for the past 17 years.
Speaker 5:
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And what we've noticed is that when you have a unique content, when you have unique content in the newspaper, people will read it and people actually embrace holding the newspaper in their hands. And so it's something that we're aware of and we kind of embrace that we do. We push out news on our social media. We were on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. So as something that we kind of incorporate into what we do and the printed paper is just a piece of the product. And so far people seem to enjoy holding it in their hands, which is kind of nice. It seems a little old school sometimes, but it's something that I think people enjoy. So that's great. A really quick, I'm going to touch on that, but where can we find you on Facebook and Instagram? A Facebook. Greenleaf, guardian. Just look us up.
Speaker 5:
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We're on their Instagram and Greenleaf guard. Okay. We couldn't be guardian. Yeah, because it was too long. But Greenleaf guard right on there. Okay. Yeah, and I, and I agree with you, I mean, holding the paper and being able to read it and go old school with it I think is a home run. I think that Instagram and Facebook are great mediums. Uh, but it's a quick hit. You know, you'll get a post on something and you'll see it and you'll flip through it and you, chances are you are not going to read it or you're going to just flip through it very quickly. This allows you guys to really get in depth on some of those posts and some of those stories. And that's what I appreciate it. It's a deep look at some of the stuff that we're concerned about. Yeah. You know, my hope and my goal is that when you pick up the paper on Friday, even if you have no idea of what's been going on with air, pick up the paper, spend 10 minutes reading it and you'll be caught up on what's going on in the city because you're renting.
Speaker 5:
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There are so many Instagram accounts and Facebook accounts, and there's news happening every day in winter because we're a really busy city. But if you pick up our newspaper Fridays, you'll get caught up on what's going on and you'll be informed. And I think that's, that's the benefit, I think for the community. Oh, definitely. I think today too, I'm all of the residents, so busy working
Speaker 1:
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and you know, they're on their social media accounts and everything, but one of the things that I hear a lot is, you know, they want to know what's going on in the city and all of the information is so fragmented. It's kind of everywhere. And I love the idea of this newspaper because it kind of funnels everything into one area and it's, you're able to streamline it and everybody's able to get their information there. I mean, there's going to be other places to get information, but this is going to be one big chunk when they source to get that information.
Speaker 5:
18:22
Yeah, I hope so. And the good thing too, is that we've been embraced so far by the community. So we have, we have the nonprofits and the schools, um, city hall people who are really helping us by feeding us information. And Roy, you kind of bind into a local newspaper, which is nice because it makes our job easier and I think it makes the newspaper better when you have people from different avenues of the city kind of buying into it, which is kind of nice. We don't want it to be just a, um, a newspaper that, that tells you, you know how to think or tells you what to do. It's a newspaper that Roy informs the, maybe it entertains a little bit, but you'll get an idea of what's going on in the city. Yeah, it's got a really old school feel. You got local news, you got local happenings, you've got a calendar, you've got crosswords, you've got comics, a little bit of Whittier history.
Speaker 5:
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It's, it's really got a lot going on and I'm sure it's just going to get better. You're going to get, you're going to get a feel for it as time goes on. And yeah. You know, and our goal too is to add a sports section that's kind of a longterm goal. Uh, we're, we're looking for a sport trade right now, so if you don't, I, I, it's kind of a cheap plug if you don't mind. No, go ahead. But we're looking for a sportswriter to, uh, to, to help us cover the high school sports. I would love that to have a, a my Whittier follower, uh, write for this paper. That'd be cool. That'd be incredible. And, uh, so, so let me know, get in touch. Uh, but no, we definitely want to build on, on the paper and we're open to, to commentary, to, to criticism. Uh, let us know what you like, what you don't like, and we're trying to, we're trying to get better all the time.
Speaker 1:
20:02
Yeah. I had a criticism the other day, somebody just said, what makes them the number one source? What makes them the number one news source in Whittier? And you know, I kind of just said that you guys were shooting, you know, you, that's your goal. Definitely. And that's, I mean, what's your take on that?
Speaker 5:
20:21
No, I agree 100%. And I think the more new sources we have in Whittier, the better. Yeah. Because you want, you want different perspective and you want different points, points of view. I used to work for the [inaudible] daily news and so I have a lot of respect for them and, and, and I'm not going to say anything bad about them. I think the public benefits when they have more media options in their community because you're more informed as, as, as a resident, as a voter, as a citizen. So, so you're definitely in, right? We're hoping to become Whittier's number one new source. I don't know how you define it. Um, but you're right. I think it's good to have goals. Definitely set your standards high. Um, okay. So we're going to get into some, some local scoop here and uh, you're just the guy I need to talk to because so many questions are out there regarding certain things and maybe you know, uh, about, you know, certain things.
Speaker 5:
21:20
Maybe you don't, but I'm going to hit you with a couple of questions. Are you ready? Absolutely. Okay. So, uh, there was a post the other day, a mystery store going up over at blue Hill. Ryan, you able to talk about that at all? Absolutely. And I wish I knew what story it was. I, I don't know. And, uh, I've talked to so many people, it's actually been kind of fun hearing people guess what store is going to be, uh, whether it's, you know, trader Joe's moving in or, or there's been talk of a whole foods moving in and I really, I don't know what it's going to be. It's also possible that there's no tenant yet, uh, because the, the city's been improving the, the facade improvements, but it's also a possibility that there's no tenant signed yet. So I, I don't know, but I think we're all kind of waiting anxious to know what's going to go in there.
Speaker 5:
22:11
So we also have some movement over at a standard brothers. My store, my childhood store used to be Lucky's and then Stater brothers over on Whittier Boulevard and Sorenson, uh, I heard that, uh, Cardinez market is that, that's, that's a done deal, right? Correct, correct. And I've never been to, have you been to that market before? Cardinez no, I haven't. I haven't either. So I, I'm curious to see what it's going to be like, but it's great because I was worried that that property was going to be empty for [inaudible] knows how long it's a, that's the kiss of death when you just see a properties staying stagnant, you know, you know, a few years ago Ralphs closed their store in Norwalk, uh, that was three, four years ago and they're still empty. Wow. We're just really lucky to get somebody in there and take it over to smart. It's a smart move with the groves going up next door, you're going to be, they're going to be set and ready to go out.
Speaker 5:
23:01
Definitely. So speaking of the groves, I'm in and out burger now, everybody is always talking about in and out burger Whittier needs an in and out burger. Is that happening there? Do you know? As far as I know it is happening. I don't know if it's been officially announced by the city. Um, as far as they know it is going in there. Um, I knew there were a couple of other restaurants that were announced for up in and out is a superstar and I think that'll be fantastic to go in there. I know I used to go to the, uh, to the one in Santa Fe Springs. Now South Whittier. You want to go to one with Eric? So that seems like it would be a perfect location. Okay, sure. What the girls going in? Well, that's great news. Um, now we have a somewhat of a homeless crisis on our hands.
Speaker 5:
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We talked about this in our last and we've got some great information from a Whittier local now. Uh, what is your take on that? Is that, is that something that's going to be an ongoing situation? Obviously it is, but it's a, as far as, you know, as part of our park getting cleared out, you know, it's, it's so complicated because I feel, I feel when he's say homelessness, that's, that's only a part of it because we have people who are homeless. But more than that, I think we have a drug epidemic. We have people at par now who, who are really addicted to narcotics. And I really sympathize with the people who live around Parnell park because it's not that they're not sympathetic to the homeless, they just don't want people shooting up in the day time, you know, in front of kids and taking over the, you know, the, the, the parking structures and, and the playground equipment.
Speaker 5:
24:39
That's fair. I feel like as a community we, there is very sympathetic and we want to help the homeless, but we also have this drug crisis and that's making it really tough. And so it's, it's complicated. I don't know what the answer is, but I don't, I don't think there's going to be a simple solution. Yeah. And I think part of the problem is that Twitter is under such an intense microscope that anything, they do the risk getting sued. And you don't want to, you know, as a city you don't want to spend money on, on going to trial and, and legal fees. And that's kind of the tough part being under the microscope. And everybody was watching her move. And I don't know what the answer is, but I think we're going to wait and see, see what happens. Yeah, that is definitely something that we're going to keep an eye on.
Speaker 5:
25:27
And I'm sure the paper is going to be covering that every step of the way. Definitely know we had a horrific church fire and uh, that was not good. And up till Whittier. And do you know of anything as far as, was that an arson fire? Wa what was the cause of the fire and will they be rebuilding that church? You know, as far as I know, they haven't revealed a cause yet. They're still in the alley. County fire is still investigating. I was there at around five 30 in the morning when I heard that it was on fire. And it was such a sad scene. I know you were there, you got there that morning too. It was such a sad scene because on different levels, one, because it was a historic structure also because it's a church, you know, how many people are there?
Speaker 5:
26:13
And so I, I, I don't know the answer to that, but I do, I, I'll tell you this, it was really impressive to see the community rally around that congregation and Royce show their support to them. That was, if there's one positive, I think that's it. Yeah, definitely. Yeah. What do you use a tight knit group and, um, when things like that happen, we tend to really come together and that's, that's always nice to see. Um, so great man. That's good. I mean we've got a lot of things happening here in the city. We've got, um, car hop going in over there up on Whittier Boulevard. So that's a good thing and a lot of stuff to talk about. And I'm sure that you guys are going to have tons of things to write about. The green leaf guardian is a great newspaper. How many papers are in circulation?
Speaker 5:
27:01
How many guys pumping out? We print 30,000 per week. We publish every Friday. It's a free newspaper. Uh, but we do take subscriptions if you want to guarantee delivery. Oh really? We do $20 a year. Um, if you want a, if you wanna show some show, some support or a guarantee that you get a paper on your under driveway, uh, on Fridays. Uh, but other than that, we're a free newspaper. And, uh, you can also read the digital edition on our website. We have a PDF we don't charge. And so, so far, you know, we want to thank the community for supporting us and for embracing us and we're hoping we're here for a long time. And then you mentioned, um, you want to hear from the community. Where could they email you? They can email me directly. My email is Eric at Greenleaf, guardian.com.
Speaker 5:
27:51
That's E, R I C or you know, also a message address on social media. Facebook will try to respond right away, but we want to be, you know, all inclusive. So let us know. And then, uh, press releases. Anybody has a press release? Where do they, where do they send that same email? Eric? I agree with guardian.com or through social media. And we'll do our best to, uh, to help you. Okay, awesome. So really quickly, I want to, um, congratulate the advisors, the advisory board, and, uh, list those names off. Is that okay? Absolutely. All right. Uh, and then correct me if I'm wrong here. So, uh, Jeffrey Ball. Yes, sir. Right. Uh, Ross guile. [inaudible] Dr. David Gonzalez jr. Yes. Chris Hardman my man. Yup. And Andrew Pryor. Uh, I know that the publisher is Jennifer decay. Yes. She's also on the advisory board editor. That's your, you Eric Pierce and the staff writer Alex Domiguez.
Speaker 5:
28:51
Yes. And a freelance writer, Jocelyn RCO. Yes. And advertising. Julie Ledesma. If you guys are out there and you want to get some advertising space in this great newspaper, give Julia call, she could definitely help you out, right? Absolutely. And affordable rates for that. So I really want to thank you, man, for coming down here. I know it's raining today and you had to make a trip down here, but it's always great to have people like you on my Whittier podcast and I'm really, really enjoying this newspaper and I look forward to, uh, more of them coming out. Thank you. I appreciate that. You know we're all about collaborations that working together so you having me on here means a lot to us, so thank you. Yeah, Ben. So we will see you next time and hopefully we'll have you back on down the road and see how the progress is going. That'll be great. Thanks a lot man. Appreciate it. All right, there you have
Speaker 3:
29:42
it. Thank you Eric Pierce for joining us today and for all of you out there, make sure and subscribe to the green leaf guardian and if you want to get that $20 a donation in there and get the paper delivered to your house, I'd probably want to do that. I actually think I'm going to do that as well. It is a free publication where you can pick up a all around Whittier, but if you want to get it delivered to your house, you could do that very quickly. You can pick up the Greenleaf guardian at auntie's bakery and cafe bright dental city hall, DoubleTree hotel, dr Brian Nowak, friendly Hills bank, lift coffee in the deli up orchards, barbecue Roadhouse grill, Whittier, central library, Whittier, chamber of commerce, and Whittier uptown association. All right guys. How are we doing on time? Looking good. Okay, so we have some local events happening.
Speaker 3:
30:35
One of the events is social media Sunday. That's going down December 1st at guns decorations, one two zero three one Philadelphia street, nine Oh six Oh one this is a free outdoor event. This is the third annual social media Sunday. Now it's going to be 40 local vendors, food live music and a raffle and a, it's always a great time. We are. Whittier puts this on, you can follow them on Instagram and it is a fantastic event. Now, if you're a social media personality, maybe you are an artisan, maybe you have something to offer the social media world. You are encouraged to post on that day. On December 1st you're encouraged to post your business, introduce yourself or reintroduce yourself. Let people know what you're doing and use the hashtag Whittier S M S and that is going to funnel you over to the social media Sunday event. And uh, that way everybody that is interested in this event is going to get a good look at you and what you're doing.
Speaker 3:
31:42
And who knows. It might spark some business your way, it might get you some eyes on your product. So social media Sunday, December 1st make sure and attend the event and also make sure and post, reintroduce yourself to a Whittier at large and use the hashtag Whittier S M S. alright, right. We have a fantastic event happening December 8th the tamale throw down. It's going to go down at the collab inc the collab inc is located at one three one one seven Philadelphia street, Whittier, California, and I know six Oh one it's going to happen from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM a $10 presale, $15 out the door. Now, if you're a tamale vendor, you're going to have the opportunity to sell your tamales to enthusiasts. You're going to be able to let them sample your product. You'll be able to take preorders for the holidays. Everybody wants tamales over the holidays, so you'll be able to do that.
Speaker 3:
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And most of all you're going to get yourself some exposure. If you think you got the skills, uh, you're going to get, want to get in touch with the collab inc and be part of this amazing event. I am lucky enough to be one of the judges for this competition. The competition will consist of best overall tamale, best red tamale, best green tamale. Now I'm not going to let my mom enter this contest because she would win hands down. It'd be over with. But if you got skills and you want to, uh, show off those skills, let's get you down to the club for this great event, unlimited tastings, drinks, and uh, obviously you can purchase your holiday tamales. So it's going to be a great event. Sunday, December 8th, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, go to the collab, ink on Instagram and get involved. Okay. It is time for the annual [inaudible] of greater Whittier Christmas prayer breakfast, December six, 2019.
Speaker 3:
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Join them for the musical celebration of the season. And the joy of giving back. This is going to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton seven three two zero Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier, California 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM now. You can go to Y M C a Whittier on Instagram for more details. If you'd like to find out about tickets you can call (562) 392-6487 or you can email fun development@ymcawhittier.org for those details. Okay, Whittier, it is time to wrap things up. I want to thank Eric Pierce for joining me today and I really, really look forward to more of the green leaf guardian. Thank you for that. And uh, I want you guys to come down and visit me out the my Whittier pop up shop. One zero zero four six Scott Avenue, Whittier, California nine Oh six Oh three now we're going to have more hats, more mugs, more shirts, more everything coming for the holidays.
Speaker 3:
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So you want to make sure and stop by and see me Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and we close for lunch and then we reopened 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM and we might extend those hours just a hair over the holiday season. We will see and cash only on Saturdays. So stop buy and pass a visit. Hey, since we're on the subject of tamales, make sure and remember that Lama Dharna is only accepting tamale orders after Thanksgiving. So if you want your holiday, a tamale order, you're going to have to take care of that after Thanksgiving. You could order online LA Moderna bakery.net. I hear that you will be able to, uh, get your orders in on the 25th if you want to do that and avoid the crowds. We're talking about Lama during a bakery on eight zero three five and a half. Norwalk Boulevard, Whittier, California, Whittier, his favorite place to order holiday tamales.
Speaker 3:
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So, uh, I just wanted to give you a heads up on that. Do me a huge favor and let your friends and family know about the my Whittier podcast. We are going to continue to roll out shows. I am, uh, in the mood for podcasting. So we're going to continue this throughout the end of the year and then we're going to go hard in 2020. We are revitalized and ready to go. We have so many people to talk to in the community, so many things happening and, uh, it's going to be a really, really fun show moving forward. So definitely you want to be a part of that. You can, uh, listen on iTunes and Spotify. You can also follow me on my social media outlets to find links for the podcast and the YouTube channel. Now, Thanksgiving is next week on the 28th. I wanted to take a quick moment to thank you.
Speaker 3:
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The my winter followers, the my Whittier listeners and the, my Whittier Watchers. Uh, I started this brand in 2012 and I had no idea that I'd still be on the air and going into 2020 doing what I love to do. And that's talking to you and talking about the city of Whittier, California and being a part of this great community. Um, you know, this is more than just a social media outlet for me. This is a big part of my life. And when I say thank you for all the follows, all of the likes, all of the dislikes, all of the views, all of the mentions, all of the shares, I sincerely, sincerely mean that. And uh, I hope that you understand that and uh, you feel the sincerity in my voice because I really mean it. If I could hug each and every one of you, I would.
Speaker 3:
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But um, this is my way to give back to you guys and say thank you for all of your support. It means the world to me. So make sure and take my advice. Don't go too hard on the Thanksgiving dinners if you got two of them, make sure and hold back a little bit. Please don't ever, ever, ever, ever, ever drink and drive. Keep yourself and Whittier safe and we will not be on the air next week. We're going to take a week off for the holiday and I will be back with a brand new show after Thanksgiving. So thank you guys for listening. I will talk to you real soon. Happy Thanksgiving.
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