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"Our service area has approximately 400 beds for 5,000 people designated as homeless. Los Angeles county has 60,000 people without housing. Too many people, too few beds. Where can our neighbors sleep at night? And rebuild their lives during the day?
From a weekly front-page column to frequent photo features, the Greenleaf Guardian's focus on Mayor Joe Vinatieri has been consistent. Is the Greenleaf Guardian too close to the mayor? At least three of its founders are connected with Vinatieri's reelection campaign.
Tolerating hate speech, yelling, and clapping at Whittier City Council meetings is uncivil and invites lawlessness. The editor of Sustainable City News calls on City Council to make Public Comment safe by standing firm for civility.
I salute the founders of this paper on their mission to spread the gospel of Whittier, at a time when we need to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable more than ever before — and at a time where too many want to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted.
First Christian Church of Whittier officially closed its doors on December 31, 2019. This message from Pastor Layne Beamer, originally posted on Facebook, answers questions asked frequently about the future of the church and its buildings.
I rarely trimmed the tangerine tree and never trimmed the Meyer lemon except to remove all the suckers. My grandfather defined suckers as fast growing branches, usually green and smooth, which produced no fruit but “sucked” energy from the trees. The sucker usually had larger and darker leaves. They nearly always grew straight upward in the tree.
Without a guide to the dozens of buildings in Whittier that Harrison designed, it’s hard for those of us living here today to understand how profoundly he shaped the built landscape that we take for granted.
On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States declined unanimously to hear an appeal by cities (including Whittier) of Martin v. Boise, a key part of the case law which says that removal of unhoused persons from public land without offering shelter is unconstitutional. This sets a mandate for cities like Whittier to provide housing.