"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?
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Contributing Editor Susan Friesen Cameron witnesses the final hours of the Parnell Park encampment and the dispersal of its residents, including the last man standing.
Honestly, having a legally sound ADU ordinance is just the beginning. Whittier should be actively promoting ADUs (e.g. City website, bill inserts, Park and Rec classes), letting people know that building one is an option, making sure fees are reasonable and in line with other cities, making standard plans available and making low-interest loans or other financial help available for construction.
Councilman Bouchot says, “ADUs are a great tool for meeting demand for housing in away that keeps a city’s neighborhood character intact. There are some potential parking impacts to neighborhoods, but the alternative is large development that has even more overt impact on neighborhoods’ aesthetics.”
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If you see me walking down the street
And I start to cry each time we meet
Walk on by, walk on by
This movie script dream state has become a reality where we as a community must rise to the occasion to show who we are.
"As the sun was setting, the massive bank of clouds provided an ample backdrop for the shifting colors that came about. A moment later these hues of orange and yellow turned all gray."
Whittier home cook Steven Shoemaker returns with an adaptation of his original house-made fresh salsa in his recurring food feature "Okay-Here's Whatcha Do!"
Whittier photographer Deanna Woirhaye captured this serene March view of the snow-dusted San Bernardino Mountains under sunny skies, seen from our city.
Whittier home cook Steven Shoemaker of recurring feature Okay-Here's Whatcha Do! walks us step by step through his house recipe for fresh salsa.
On Friday, Southern California was treated to an extraordinary parade of clouds from morning to night.
Here at the Whittier Greenway Trail near Palm Park, a good patch of rosemary welcomes visitors by waving its sea of purple blooms to the nearby passers.
Louisville, Kentucky-based anti-racist organizer Chris Crass returns to his hometown of Whittier on Monday to give a talk at Whittier College, where the Sociology...
The first Millennial elected to the State Assembly, Majority Leader Ian Calderon, who lives in and serves Whittier, made a surprise announcement on Tuesday, November 26, that he would not seek re-election for AD 57 in 2020.
My friend and I shared breakfast with people encamped in our city park. A local congregation and advocacy group rustled...
The real issue that I take with your mailer is your use of the word "blight" in describing what is going on.
Blight, as I'm sure you know, is a disease in plants. The Oxford English Dictionary calls blight "a thing that spoils or damages".
Especially right here in good ole Whittier! Under grey slightly damp skies, the 66th Annual Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade kicked...
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.
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.
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.