January 2020 - Page 3 of 4 - Sustainable City News

Month: <span>January 2020</span>

Home 2020 January
Environmentalists Oppose Regional Park
Post

Environmentalists Oppose Regional Park

In the six years since the closure, there has been a return of wildlife and birds to the landfill site, including the endangered California gnatcatcher. Certain park features will be built in the middle of sensitive habitats. A portion of the Environmental Impact Report mentions that areas within the park site contain “irreplaceable biologic resources”.

Meeting the Cowboys of “Rawhide”
Post

Meeting the Cowboys of “Rawhide”

It was a bright sunny day. We drove to my grandparents’ home and walked over from there. I was 5 or 6 years old. I remember holding my father’s hand as we made our way over to the Quad. We were standing directly against the stage and I was looking up at Fleming and Eastwood as they spoke. When they finished, my father talked to each of them and then they leaned down and each shook my hand.

William Henry Harrison Part 2: Elementary Schools of Whittier
Post

William Henry Harrison Part 2: Elementary Schools of Whittier

Named by the LAUSD Assistant Superintendent one of the six best-designed schools in America, Hoover stands at the east end of Camilla Street at 6302 Alta Avenue. Built in 1938, and now called the Lou Henry Hoover School of Fine Arts, it was named after the Whittier-raised wife of the 31st president of the United States. “The severity of this Regency Moderne building is lightened by the concave central bay with a handsome Wedgewood-like curved relief panel depicting the Pageant of Education.”

Shots Fired on Parnell Encampment
Post

Shots Fired on Parnell Encampment

The driver parked and entered the encampment, screaming “get out of my park, get out of my city, get out of my country”. The driver was described by multiple eyewitnesses as Latino and visibly inebriated. He was not known to any member of the encampment.

Opinion Editorial: Whittier’s Mayor Is Right—But Also Wrong
Post

Opinion Editorial: Whittier’s Mayor Is Right—But Also Wrong

The fastest way to add affordable housing at the lowest cost to the city is through gentle densification. The state has helped us by allowing ADUs ("back houses" and "granny flats") to be added in areas zoned for single-family residences.

The City of Whittier can facilitate homeowners’ adding these units at little or no cost to the city just by setting and meeting a goal to issue at least 100 ADU building permits every six months.

Four Whittier Assembly Contenders Remain
Post

Four Whittier Assembly Contenders Remain

In late November, State Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon made a surprise announcement that he would not seek re-election for AD 57 in 2020. While Assembly candidates typically spend upwards of two years preparing their campaign, this left the field open to candidates willing to pursue a fast-and-furious three-month campaign leading up to the March 3rd primary.