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Whittier Council Candidates' Claims, Rated from True to False
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Whittier Council Candidates' Claims, Rated from True to False

Last week, Sustainable City News fact-checked statements by mayoral contenders in the first three candidate forums. This week, we fact-check statements made in four candidate forums by Whittierites running for City Council in Districts 1 and 3. On business growth and retention, District 3 incumbent Cathy Warner claimed during the Chamber of Commerce forum at...

Unhoused Residents at Parnell Park Face Imminent Eviction
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Unhoused Residents at Parnell Park Face Imminent Eviction

The Whittier City Council called an emergency meeting on Monday, January 6, after a 22-year-old woman was found dead of an apparent overdose at Parnell Park on New Year’s morning and a gunman attacked the encampment just days later. In the end, the Council voted to give a 10-day warning to the residents of the Parnell Park encampment before a temporary park closure.

Shots Fired on Parnell Encampment
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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.