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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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December 3, 1987
Earthquake specialists have challenged the statement of a Whittier College geology professor that an 8.0 temblor on the San Andreas fault would cause little more damage in Whittier than the recent 5.9 earthquake and its aftershocks. The professor, Dallas Rhodes, told a Whittier meeting of more than 600 people last month that predictions based on the Mercalli Modified scale showed that Whittier would sustain damage of 6 or 7 during the San Andreas quake. The Oct.
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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.
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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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July 9, 2005 | From Associated Press
A flatbed truck rolled 1,000 yards down a cemetery hill Friday morning and struck parked vehicles that in turn careened into four people, officials said. An employee at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier was working alongside the truck when it began rolling downhill, according to the California Highway Patrol. The truck struck five parked vehicles, which then hit four people. Three of the victims suffered serious injuries, and the other had moderate leg injuries.
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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.
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December 8, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
An 18-year-old student was shot Tuesday by a youth on a bicycle after leaving Frontier High School, authorities said. The student, whose name was not released, was being treated for injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, authorities said. The shooting occurred at 1:54 p.m. at 9401 S. Painter Ave., about a quarter-mile from the high school.
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October 22, 1987 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
State legislators conducting a hearing into earthquake relief efforts pledged Wednesday to push for increased assistance to help Southern California homeowners, tenants and business owners whose losses may not be fully covered by government aid. "There are many individuals who fall through the cracks," said Assemblyman Charles M. Calderon (D-Montebello), the author of a bill that would transfer at least $147 million from state reserves to bolster quake relief funds.
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October 15, 1987
Most of the earthquake-ravaged Uptown Whittier shopping district was reopened to pedestrians Wednesday after city officials fenced off 20 to 30 dangerous buildings. The streets remain closed to vehicles while demolition work continues on 14 buildings. City Manager Thomas G. Mauk said the Uptown area will be reopened in phases in hopes of avoiding a repeat of the gridlock caused by sightseers on Greenleaf Avenue after the Oct. 1 quake. The district was closed after the 5.5 aftershock Oct. 4.
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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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December 24, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury has convicted a Perris man of killing his former girlfriend in her Whittier home, where cigarette butts containing his DNA were found after the slaying. Arturo Johannas Gutierrez is expected to be sentenced next month to 25 years to life in state prison for suffocating Christie Lee Fleming on May 13, 1989. Gutierrez was arrested last year and has since been in jail in lieu of $1-million bail.
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