The soon-to-be-reopened Whittier Courthouse will handle family law matters, and these people are excited

The soon-to-be-reopened Whittier Courthouse will handle family law matters, and these people are excited

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By MIKE SPRAGUE | msprague@scng.com | Whittier Daily News
PUBLISHED: May 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm | UPDATED: May 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Five years ago was a dark time for Los Angeles Superior Court officials: They had to cut their budget by $85 million and close eight courthouses, including Whittier’s.

Times have changed and on Friday, 65-plus Los Angeles Superior Court judges and other court and county officials, sheriff’s deputies and Whittier city leaders crowded into a courtroom in the 46-year-old courthouse at 7339 Painter Ave. to celebrate the planned reopening for May 21.

“Ever since its closure, I’ve met with (officials from the) county, Superior Court and colleagues in the state Legislature about the value of access to justice and to try to push the needle to increase court funding,” Assemblyman Ian Calderon, D-Whittier, said to those gathered for the “rededication”

“To be here today and having worked on something for five years and have it come to fruition, …this is a proud moment for all of us in the city of Whittier,” Calderon said.

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