Although not all the results are in, Mayor Joe Vinatieri and District 3 Councilwoman Cathy Warner have indisputably been re-elected to Whittier City Council. Newcomer Jessica Martinez will join Henry Bouchot (District 2), Fernando Dutra (District 4) and the re-elected incumbents to take her first public seat as Whittier's District 1 representative.
On the morning of Wednesday, March 4, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and the Department of Public Health joined the City of Los Angeles in declaring a local and public health emergency in response to increased spread of coronavirus across the country and six new cases in the County.
As the March 3rd Election approaches, numerous media outlets of varying size and distribution method are endorsing candidates for offices at every level of government. Sustainable City News will not be one of them. Instead, we are wholeheartedly endorsing voting.
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.
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...
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.