Moving back home to Downey, California was a tough transition but was going to be a short one, I assumed. “This is temporary!” I assured my mom, who only had a couch to offer me. “No need to unpack the boxes, I’ll be out of here in no time.” A year later and I’m still living at home.
Submit your stories and essays about your true experiences, memories, or adventures in Whittier, past or present. Submissions should be 500 words or less. The deadline to email your submission is February 29.
Measure FD authorizes Los Angeles County to impose a parcel tax to provide funds for the L.A. County Fire Department. Measure R requires that the Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission research and draft a Comprehensive Public Safety Reinvestment Plan.
Schools could use this money to make buildings safer, to construct new buildings, or to increase the amount of student housing. Districts with less money could also apply for more help from the state to pay for construction projects.
The 18,000-square-foot park was designed by the skaters who will use it, and provides a safer, more fun alternative to skating in parking lots and at schools and other public buildings. It is the largest skate park overseen by the County Parks & Rec Department.
Whittier City Council and mayoral candidates discussed their vision for business in Whittier and their proposals to support the local economy at the Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce Whittier City Council Candidates’ Forum on Wednesday, January 22.