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COMMUNITY PROFILE : La Habra Heights : FOCUS : 4-H Country

Community Profile

January 15, 1987

Last summer, members of La Habra Hilltoppers 4-H Club won awards for championship sheep, swine, and Nubian goat at the Orange County Fair. It wasn't unusual: With one of the most active clubs in the Orange County Region, La Habra Heights traditionally brings home top honors. This year, 73 club members expect to raise roughly 180 chickens, rabbits, sheep, goats and pigs, said 4-H Community Leader Teri Wilcut. The club has been going strong since at least the mid-1950s, Wilcut said, and four out of five current city council members have participated in 4-H as parents or advisers. Mayor Charles Wolfarth, the father of three former 4-Hers, was the keynote speaker at the Hilltoppers 1986 award ceremony. Wilcut said La Habra Heights' unusual zoning ordinance, which requires residential lot sizes of at least an acre, contributes to the club's success. "We couldn't do it without the open spaces," Wilcut said. "You just can't raise pigs in an ordinary backyard."

City Services City Hall 694-6302 1245 N. Hacienda Blvd. Police (business) (818) 330-3322 150 N. Hudson Ave., Industry Fire (business) 694-8283 1245 N. Hacienda Blvd. Post Office (714) 992-5620 1001 W. Imperial Highway, La Habra Park 1885 N. Hacienda Blvd. In Emergency, Dial 911 Government City Council: Charles Wolfarth (mayor), M. Jay Collins (mayor pro tem), Gene Beckman, Judith W. Hathaway, Jean G. Good City Manager: Robert G. Gutierrez Fire Chief (acting): Roy Francis Sheriff's Captain: Don Webster Area Lawmakers Congress: David Dreier, Republican, 33rd District; 112 North 2nd Ave., Covina 91723; (818) 339-9078 State Assembly: Frank Hill, Republican, 52nd District; 15111 E. Whittier Blvd., No. 385, Whittier 90603; (213) 945-7681 State Senate: William Campbell, Republican, 31st District; 1661 Hanover Road, No. 203, City of Industry 91748; (818) 964-1443 County Supervisor: Peter F. Schabarum, 1st District, Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Room 856, Los Angeles 90012; (213) 974-4111 Statistics Population: 5,718 Area: 6.20 square miles Incorporation: Dec. 4, 1978 Median household income: $46,201 Median home value: $181,596 Median age: 38.7 years Race: white, 93.8%; Latino, 9.3%; black, 0.3%; other, 5.9% (Total is more than 100% because racial/ethnic breakdowns overlap) Statistics: Donnelley Demographics (1985 estimates)

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