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July 11, 1985
A strike was averted at the California Youth Authority institution in Whittier when teachers agreed to a tentative two-year contract. Teachers at Fred C. Nelles School will receive a 6.5% salary increase for fiscal 1985-86 and a 5% increase July 1, 1986, said Wayne Shada, vice chairman of the bargaining unit that represents the institution's 35 teachers. Teachers at the youth authority's 19 state facilities had wanted a one-year contract with a 15% pay raise.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
A standoff with Whittier police that lasted more than 12 hours ended early Friday morning after a man surrendered and his alleged hostage was freed unharmed from inside an apartment. The incident concluded peacefully about 4:22 a.m., Whittier Police Officer Brad White told KTLA . Police were called to the complex in the 7900 block of Bright Avenue about 4 p.m., officials said. When officers arrived, White said, they saw windows being broken out of the complex and a conflict between a man and a woman inside.
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BUSINESS
July 19, 2009 | Lauren Beale
10901 Colima Road, Whittier 90604 Listed for: $372,900 Size: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,752 square feet Features: The bank-owned, two-story Craftsman-style home, built in 1916, has a formal dining room, hardwood floors, sun room, basement and laundry room. MLS ID: P690642 About the area: In the 90604 ZIP Code, based on 78 sales, the median price of existing homes in the first quarter was $335,000, down 14.1% from the first quarter of 2008, according to MDA DataQuick.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
Students at Whittier College will have greater access to free condoms in residence halls after officials install 15 dispensers -- the largest number for any one campus under a campaign to promote safe sex. The dispensers at the liberal arts college of roughly 1,700 students in east Los Angeles County will hold about 40,000 condoms labeled "Love" and "Icon," organizers said, to be provided by Condom Nation, a mobile public health campaign sponsored...
BUSINESS
December 5, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
A geodesic dome home, something of a rarity in the L.A. County housing market, has come on the market in Whittier at $499,000. Futurist-philosopher Buckminster Fuller is credited with popularizing the eight-sided circular design, which has only about one-third of the surface space of a box-shaped house of similar floor space. Less exposure made the dome houses cheaper to heat and cool and they caught on in the 1950s. They continued to have a following in the 1970s and '80s. Fuller also used the shape in university buildings and the Montreal Biosphere museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Two bodies were discovered inside an apartment-like structure above a garage in Whittier after a fire broke out there early Thursday morning. Police and fire personnel responded to the 13500 block of Via Del Palma Avenue around 7:20 a.m. to what authorities described as an apartment-like structure above a garage. Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Keith Mora said firefighters found the structure “fully involved” upon arrival. Firefighters knocked down the fire around 7:25 a.m., he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
An argument between two men in Whittier on Thursday night became deadly when one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other in the chest, police said. Officers responded to calls of shots fired just before 10 p.m. in the 6200 block of Pickering Avenue near the intersection with Broadway, said Whittier police Officer Brad White. Before officers arrived, the gunman fled, and a passerby brought the 19-year-old shooting victim to a hospital, White said. When police arrived, witnesses told them of the argument and shooting, White said.  It was "undetermined" if the shooting was gang-related, White said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
A standoff with Whittier police that lasted more than 12 hours ended early Friday morning after a man surrendered and his alleged hostage was freed unharmed from inside an apartment. The incident concluded peacefully about 4:22 a.m., Whittier Police Officer Brad White told KTLA . Police were called to the complex in the 7900 block of Bright Avenue about 4 p.m., officials said. When officers arrived, White said, they saw windows being broken out of the complex and a conflict between a man and a woman inside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
The city of Whittier and a Santa Barbara oil company prompted outrage Thursday as they began clearing trees and brush from a nature preserve that was bought with Los Angeles County tax dollars to protect it from development. Whittier purchased the land and its mineral rights 19 years ago with $9.3 million in county Proposition A funds, which are designated for conservation purposes only. But the city later reversed course, learning that oil deposits could bring the city up to $100 million a year in royalties - nearly double its $55-million budget.
SPORTS
January 15, 1986
Heidi Jungling scored 20 points to lead the UC San Diego women's basketball team to a 58-56 upset of Whittier Tuesday at Triton Pavilion. UCSD (7-7) lost to the Poets (9-4), 74-51, last month at Whittier. The Tritons built a 33-24 halftime lead and never trailed. Whittier had three chances to tie the score in the final minute after UCSD missed the front end of three one-and-one situations. But the Poets failed to get off a shot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A Whittier man was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison Friday for shooting his former friend to death after they had a falling out over money and a woman. Jose Antonio Barrios, 22, was convicted in January in the death of 27-year-old Robert Guerrero in 2013 after the two ran into each other at a Stater Bros. supermarket. Barrios got into Guerrero's truck, and they drove to a residential area of Norwalk, where he shot Guerrero three times, pushed him out and then drove off. Guerrero's truck was later found two blocks from Barrios' home.
HEALTH
February 21, 2014 | By Charles Fleming
This is a very pleasant urban oasis in the midst of what is, for many Angelenos, a freeway flyover zone in South El Monte. This section of Whittier Narrows Recreation Area features several lakes, abundant waterfowl, picnic tables, public restrooms and well-tended walking and jogging trails. INTERACTIVE MAP: Whittier Narrows Recreation Area 1. Start at Parking Lot D, off Santa Anita Avenue, and head north in the county park, following the paved path with the lake on your left.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
An 8-year-old boy who woke up to smoke and fire in his Whittier home early Wednesday morning managed to wake up the five other members of his family in the house and get them out before anyone was seriously harmed, officials said. "The family is actually very lucky," said Los Angeles County fire Capt. Brian Jordan. "The 8-year-old smelled the smoke, woke up and started the wake-up process for everyone in the home. " Fire crews responded to the blaze in the 12700 block of East Beverly Boulevard just before 4:30 a.m. Jordan said the first paramedics on the scene saw fire and smoke coming out of the second-story windows.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Two bodies were discovered inside an apartment-like structure above a garage in Whittier after a fire broke out there early Thursday morning. Police and fire personnel responded to the 13500 block of Via Del Palma Avenue around 7:20 a.m. to what authorities described as an apartment-like structure above a garage. Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Keith Mora said firefighters found the structure “fully involved” upon arrival. Firefighters knocked down the fire around 7:25 a.m., he said.
OPINION
December 29, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
In the 11 years since the California Voting Rights Act was passed, no municipality whose at-large election system was challenged has ever won its case. Almost all have settled before going to trial, in most cases agreeing to switch to voting by geographic districts. It's not a perfect solution to the problems caused by at-large voting - critics complain that establishing legislative districts in city council races can Balkanize a city - but it is the best remedy available. The problem with at-large systems is that they often dilute the voting power of minority groups, whose preferred candidates might be able to win if they ran in their own neighborhoods but who find it impossible to win over an absolute majority of voters citywide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2013 | By Jean Merl
  Activists seeking a change in how Whittier voters select members of the City Council have asked the court to halt the city's April municipal election. Attorneys for three Latino Whittier residents are seeking a preliminary injunction to stop the election, which calls for voters across the city to choose among candidates for the City Council.  Critics of the at-large method of selecting council members, including the Whittier residents who are suing the city under the California Voting Rights Act, want it to change to a system of electing officeholders by geographic district.  At-large elections undercut minorities' opportunities to elect a candidate they feel can best represent them, activists contend in  separate cases brought against cities, school districts and other local government bodies with substantial minority populations but few or no minority elected representatives.
TRAVEL
July 29, 1990
Your article printed June 17 entitled "Visitors begin to Return to Alaska After Spill" was saddening to read. Many tourists who have not ever been to Whittier, Alaska, will only have your opinion to rely on. How sad! My perception of Whittier is a quiet city full of majestic wonders not created by man but by God. Our roads are not overcrowded with bumper-to-bumper traffic nor do our eyes sting from smog-filled skies. We do not have to deal with drug- and gang-related wars in our town.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
A geodesic dome home, something of a rarity in the L.A. County housing market, has come on the market in Whittier at $499,000. Futurist-philosopher Buckminster Fuller is credited with popularizing the eight-sided circular design, which has only about one-third of the surface space of a box-shaped house of similar floor space. Less exposure made the dome houses cheaper to heat and cool and they caught on in the 1950s. They continued to have a following in the 1970s and '80s. Fuller also used the shape in university buildings and the Montreal Biosphere museum.
SPORTS
November 30, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
His name is Rashaad Penny , and lots of students at Norwalk High will remember him for years to come. "He's just a phenomenal athlete," Coach Jesse Ceniceros said. "He separates himself the moment he steps on the field. " Penny, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound senior running back, has rushed for 2,380 yards and 39 touchdowns in leading Norwalk to a 13-0 record and a spot in the Southern Section Southeast Division championship game against Whittier La Serna. In his latest performance, Penny rushed for 321 yards and five touchdowns in Norwalk's 35-28 victory over Pasadena Muir on Friday.
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