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August 22, 1997
City officials are considering selling the Savage Canyon Landfill because its small size makes it expensive to operate. While Savage Canyon can accept up to 350 tons of trash a day, the nearby regional Puente Hills Landfill averages 12,000 tons per day. Confidential negotiations between Whittier and the Los Angeles County Sanitation District have upset some residents, but city officials say public hearings will be held before any sale.
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January 29, 2010 | By Robert J. Lopez
A Whittier man suspected of producing child pornography was found dead in his home Thursday night by an FBI SWAT team that had surrounded the residence, authorities said. A gunshot wound to the man's head appeared to be self-inflicted, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. The man's name and age were not released. Authorities used a robot with a surveillance camera operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to enter the house and look for the suspect. Earlier in the day, members of a multi-agency task force tried to serve a search warrant on the house in the 10400 block of Kimbark Avenue.
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REAL ESTATE
July 30, 2006 | Jessica C. Lee, Special to The Times
Surrounded by one of the world's largest cemeteries, Spyglass Hills Estates in Whittier has rolling hills, panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles and, without question, the most peaceful neighbors around. Beginnings The Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary was established in 1914 and by the 1960s had expanded its land holdings to its present size of about 2,500 acres -- intended to meet the future burial needs of the growing populations of Los Angeles and Orange counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2009 | Kimi Yoshino, Jessica Garrison and Andrew Blankstein
For seven years, beginning in her teens, Nadya Suleman tried to have a baby. She suffered three miscarriages. She tried artificial insemination and fertility drugs, to no avail. By 2000, a back injury and her inability to bear children had sent her into a deep depression in which she told a psychiatrist that she had suicidal thoughts. On many days, she did not get out of bed. One doctor asked her what activities she had given up. Her answer: "Everything."
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October 3, 1987 | BOB BAKER and TRACY WOOD, Times Staff Writers
Molly and Raul Berumen awoke Friday morning after a crummy, restless night. They had spent the first part of it inside a green tent on the front yard of their rented Victorian home that now stood shaky and crumbling. After a few hours, they left the tent for a mattress on the other side of the lawn. Just in case the earth moved again. The earth did not move, but an already damaged three-foot-high wall, a few feet from their mattress, did. Around 3 in the morning the rest of the wall collapsed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2004 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
In Whittier, behind an 18-foot chain-link fence topped by triple coils of razor wire, stand historic landmarks that make up the Fred C. Nelles youth prison, which opened when Benjamin Harrison was in the White House. For 113 years it has educated and disciplined delinquents and young felons, sometimes steering them into more productive paths.
NEWS
October 4, 1987 | MARY LOU FULTON, Times Staff Writer
A fluorescent yellow sign glowed Saturday from Janet Beauty Supply behind the cordoned sidewalks of Uptown Whittier: "Quake Sale--25% Off." Up the street at the Beds and Brass Mattress Outlet, a 10% off "Shake It Up" sale was promoted in script scrawled in spray paint across boarded up windows. And the T-Shirt Shop was open at 8:30 a.m., the first in this town--the place hardest hit by Thursday's earthquake--to sell the inevitable "I Survived the Whittier Earthquake" T-shirts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A man was booked on suspicion of murder after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in her South Whittier apartment early Monday. Ronnie Stabler, 31, knocked on Mary Franco's door shortly after midnight, then shot her once in the chest when she answered, said Deputy David Cervantes. Franco, 37, had moved into the apartment on Laurel Avenue with her 13-year-old son a few months ago, neighbors said. Neighbor Cindy Delgadillo said Franco was a very cheerful person.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
WHITTIER A 19-year-old city trash collector was crushed to death Thursday morning in his truck's compactor, police said. Josh Mershon of Whittier was reaching into the rear of the city vehicle when a second crew member activated the compactor, police said. The incident occurred about 8:45 a.m. in an alley in the 11000 block of East Broadway. Cal-OSHA, which investigates industrial accidents, was notified, authorities said.
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August 20, 1989 | TINA DAUNT, Times Staff Writer
Nearly two years after the Whittier Narrows earthquake caused $60 million in damage to homes and businesses in that town, some Whittier residents who were shaken by the Oct. 1, 1987, temblor are still jumpy, depressed and anxious, disaster researchers say. "I think there is still a heightened level of anxiety here," said Helaine Prince-Aubrey, a New Mexico State University researcher who is studying the lasting effects the earthquake has had on survivors' emotions and behavior.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2009 | Kimi Yoshino
The Whittier mother of octuplets and six other children, including a set of twins, has filed at least two claims for workers' compensation, according to state records. Few details were available about Nadya Suleman's first injury, which occurred in 1999 while she was a psychiatric technician at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2007 | Nancy Wride and Tony Barboza, Times Staff Writers
Students aboard a school bus had a strange seven-minute ride to Frontier High School in Whittier on Wednesday after they discovered that another student had been shot in the back and arm but nonchalantly asked them to check what turned out to be shotgun pellet wounds. Frontier High Principal Gabe Moorman said the victim, whose injuries were not life-threatening, is a 16-year-old junior.
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January 25, 2007 | Garrett Therolf and Mai Tran, Times Staff Writers
A cadaver dog led Whittier police Wednesday to a badly decomposed body in Turnbull Canyon, about a mile from where the belongings of a missing 38-year-old woman were found on a hiking trail this month. Amber Lee Hill, a Stanton resident, disappeared Jan. 9 after working an overnight shift at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Downey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2006 | Evelyn Larrubia, Times Staff Writer
A plan to turn a historic home for wayward boys in Whittier into a correctional facility was halted Friday, at least temporarily. Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez (D-Norwalk) said he persuaded the governor to modify a bill that would have reopened the former Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility as a prison or training academy. It is the third time this summer that plans for the 73-acre site have changed. What will ultimately become of it is still in question.
REAL ESTATE
July 30, 2006 | Jessica C. Lee, Special to The Times
Surrounded by one of the world's largest cemeteries, Spyglass Hills Estates in Whittier has rolling hills, panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles and, without question, the most peaceful neighbors around. Beginnings The Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary was established in 1914 and by the 1960s had expanded its land holdings to its present size of about 2,500 acres -- intended to meet the future burial needs of the growing populations of Los Angeles and Orange counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Whittier police Friday shot and wounded a driver who fled a traffic stop, led them on a brief chase and then tried to back into officers' cars, authorities said. The pursuit, which began at 8:30 p.m., ended minutes later when the man's vehicle became trapped against a trash container and squad cars at Mar Vista Street and Bacon Road, said Officer Alan dela Pena. When the driver tried to back into the police cars, the officers, fearing for their safety, opened fire, dela Pena said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2002 | RICHARD WINTON, JOSE CARDENAS and RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The 23-year-old man arrested in the grisly quadruple slayings of a South Whittier family probably acted alone, and may have quarreled recently with one of the victims, authorities said Monday. Alfonso Ignacio Morales, a former security guard, is suspected of raping and killing his niece's best friend and murdering the friend's mother, father and great-grandmother.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sheriff's investigators Sunday found a pickup truck that was missing from the home of an elderly woman beaten to death last week in La Mirada. The 2003 Dodge Ram truck was recovered on Greenleaf Avenue north of Whittier Boulevard, several miles from the woman's house, said Sheriff's Deputy Rich Pena. No arrests have been made. A family member discovered the body of Adelina Garcia, 89, about 4:30 p.m. Friday at the family house in the 15000 block of Stanbrook Drive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man wounded by gunfire drove a vehicle through the fence of an elementary school Thursday and later died at a hospital, authorities said. The man, who was not immediately identified, crashed into the parking lot of Nelson Elementary School about 3 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Tania Plunkett. It was unknown whether children were still in school, she said.
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July 25, 2005 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
Parishioners offered support for their pastor on Sunday after it was revealed that he is the father of a 12-year-old son and had recently faced a legal battle over child support payments. In a short statement read on his behalf, Father Arturo Uribe said he takes his child support commitment seriously and that his religious order, the Redemptorists, was paying more than what was required by the courts. After the statement was read at the end of the 9:30 a.m.
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