Friday, June 27, 2014


      So a few weeks ago I am driving along near my old house on Washington Blvd and Sorenson St and I see a sign that says “FRESH BAGELS” so naturally I did a double take. I had to investigate further so I pulled in to the parking lot and low and behold I see another sign that read New York Bagels LA Wholesale Bagel Company! I was excited there hasn't been anything this good in this part of town in quite some time. The buildings in this area have have been empty or occupied by the same tenants forever. This adds a much needed shot in the arm for the area. There is a bagel place in Los Angeles called Brooklyn Bagels that I am really fond of and this place reminds me of that place. Now I have my very own “ Bagel Spot” right here in Whittier! I walked in and started talking with the staff and President and they could not have been more accommodating. Such a great family owned business. Naturally I grabbed the Jalapeno & Cheese Bagel and after one bite I was hooked. So fresh, so good, it was just delicious.  My Whittier always tries to give the Whittier people more than just a recommendation I want to fill you in on the details of a place so that you know what the deal is when you go check this place out.

11832 E Washington Blvd

New York Bagels LA, LLC is a wholesaler and distributor of the “best boiled bagel” in Southern California.  We are located in the Santa Fe Springs/Whittier, CA with the ability to deliver fresh or frozen bagels. 

 Open to the Public: To Pre-Order or for Catering, please call 562-945-6900, fax 562-945-3900 or email

New York Bagels LA offers:

NY Style Boiled Bagels which is a "Hard Texture" Bagel
California Bagels Medium Texture
Steamed Bagels Soft Texture

These delicious bagels and bread products maintain their traditional taste because the dough is mixed and prepared by in house artisan bakers who have over 15 years of experience. 

Chef Jean hard at work preparing the fresh
cream cheese that is made on site daily

If you are a company or restaurant looking for a wholesale option here are some details. Why not give your customers / employees the very best.  Hand crafted bagels that are made daily and delivered fresh to your business. What makes New York Bagels LA bagels unique?  They are chewy, puffy and great tasting because of their unique artisan recipe. They offer 3 oz. and 4 oz. bagels as well as other bread products.  

Please call Sales Manager, Johan Cisneros at 323-547-8094 or email for pricing information.  Excellent customer service and pricing guaranteed.

Amazing Jalapeno Bagels made fresh daily!
You won't find a better one in Whittier

 New York Bagels L.A. is a family owned company that has specialized in making the best quality bagels since 2007. The company was founded in Northern California and was known as New York Bagels, Inc. distributing to bagel shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels, schools and markets. Now you can enjoy that same delicious quality here, in Southern California with the new location - 
New York Bagels LA in Santa Fe Springs/Whittier area.

Self serve racks just waiting for you!
I love the smell of Fresh Bagels in the
Don't forget to ask for your My Whittier Sticker. Free with purchase while supplies last.

I haven't been this excited about a new place in a really long time. I think this place is going to do really well. So far people have been very happy with the quality and taste of these delicious bagels. Like I said before the customer service is great and straight from the heart. They are continuing to add to the shop and in time you might even be able to eat your bagel there in house. Also stay tuned NEW sandwich bagels will be making their way to the menu very soon!

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 7am - 2:30pm
Saturday - 7:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday - 7am - 2:30

Make sure and check out the old website for the company in Northern Cal

Special thanks to everyone at New York Bagels LA it has been a pleasure speaking with you and experiencing your great start here in Whittier / SFS. There is nothing like watching someone's dream unfold and in this case watching a families dream unfold. I support that 100% this place is
Stop by and pay them a visit you will not be disappointed.

Photo Credit to Marialena E. Nice pic!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014


I had to do a short write up about the great time I had last night at the Starlight Cinemas in Uptown Whittier. Every Monday night the Starlight Theater has a "Classic Series" and they show old classic movies from years past. Last nights feature was Goonies from 1985.


It was so great to see so many people come out last night. It was a nice night out and my wife and I arrived at 6:15 for the 7pm showing and the line was already out of control. Unfortunately many people missed out because they sold out of tickets. There was such a fun vibe in the air everyone was so pumped. There is nothing like seeing these old classics on the big screen. 

Chunk Stole the Show!

Starlight does such a great job for the residents of Whittier. It is our only theater in the city and I am proud of our little movie theater in Whittier. It was a great time for all I just had to mention that. If you are looking to do something fun on Mondays look in to the Classic Series at the Starlight. 

Looking forward to the next great Classic!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Casket & Monument Co.

Wife, mother, Confidant and friend. These are just a few words that flashed in my mind when I met and shook hands with Heather Kobler of The Casket & Monument Co. for the first time.

Heather Kobler

I can’t even count the number of times I have driven passed The Casket & Monument Company over the years. Many of us drive by and see the caskets in the windows and think “Yeah I know I need to think about that one day but that one day isn't right now.” Before you know it you drive right past and you never give it another thought. Nobody wants to address the big pink elephant in the room. So when Heather Kobler contacted me and asked if I would come down and pay her a visit my interest was definitely piqued. I had never been inside the Casket & Monument Company so why not drop by? 

The Casket & Monument Co.
13131 E Whittier Blvd
Whittier, CA 90602

I walked in on a Monday for the first time ever and immediately saw Heather working with a family. I introduced myself and we shook hands. She put me at ease and asked me to give her a few minutes. I waited for her as she finished up her appointment. As I walked around the showroom and looked at all of the different caskets and literature pertaining to the inevitable I thought to myself "Am I in the right place?”
Heather finished up with her appointment and approached me with a welcoming smile and we sat down and started talking. One minute in to our conversation I quickly realized that this would not be a blog piece on Caskets & Monuments. This was going to be a story about a woman in Whittier who really, really cares about helping others. This wasn't going to be weird after all, YES! 

You can't put a price tag on
Peace of Mind 

After spending some time with Heather it was clear to me that being married for 47 years and mother to five “wonderful” children Petty, Jamie, Happy, Kurt & Alisan is her most rewarding accomplishment. She told me stories of a 47 year love affair that unfolded right here in Whittier. She glows when talking about her husband “We were absolutely crazy for each other” she says. She also follows the wonderful story with a somber ending to the love affair as she put it “My husband passed on a Sunday morning without warning.” She leans forward and says "It was the hardest day in my life but I made one phone call and I was done.” Meaning that she and her husband had planned ahead many years ago for this very event. She attributes that to the love they had for each other. "He is still taking care of me even though he is not here."  When a loved one passes Heather believes with all of her heart that the focus should be with family. Our focus should be on crying, healing and loving one another not trying to figure out what the heck to do next. Heather's many years of life and work experience can guide you and help you come up with the right plan for you and your loved ones.

Heather's Helpful Tips on Pre-Need Plans for Loved Ones:

·         Don’t be afraid to talk about it. It is a fact of life that we will all reach the end of our journey so why not be pro-active and plan ahead.
·         Educate yourself. There are so many misconceptions about this process it is so good to learn what can and can’t be done. You would be shocked at how much you can learn.
·         Make decisions when you are of sound mind. So many times we make these very important decisions under duress. This makes for rushed decisions, in fighting with relatives etc.
·         Do it today because we are not granted tomorrow.

It was so great spending time with Heather. Where most people have a hard time talking about this subject she makes it very easy and explains the process in terms we can all understand. We will never know when it is our time to sign off so why not plan ahead? Knowing your loved ones are going to be taken care of really gives you peace of mind. It truly is priceless. After meeting Heather I understand how important it is to plan and just how important it is to love. Love the people you hold close everyday because we are not guaranteed tomorrow. 

Contact Heather 
Mon - Fri 11:00am - 4:00pm

  • Cemetery Property available up to 50% off
  • Affordable Caskets, Burial Vaults, Granite & Bronze Markers
  • Mortuary Referrals, Catering, Motor Escorts, Limosines
  • Pre-Need Funeral Insurance
  • Memorial Products, Prayer Cards, Photographic Collages, Guest Book & More

Thank you Heather.

If you have a business and you would like me to pay you a visit please send me an email