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News ImageAn Introduction to Jazz
Join us for the first program in our new series All That Jazz!
If you ever wanted to know about Jazz and didn't know where to start, here is your opportunity to find out! An Introduction to Jazz will be presented by Shane Cadman-Composer/Performer/Impresario and Theatre Manager, Ruth B. Shannon Performing Center for the Arts.
Central Library Thursday, May 5th @ 6:30 p.m.
Free tickets are available at both libraries.
For more information please click here.

News ImageWhittier Reads 2016 event: Guided tour of the Chinese American Museum
Join us for the last Whittier Reads event, a guided tour of the Chinese American Museum! It embodies a cultural and physical link to the past, as well as a promising point of entry for the city's multicultural future. Opened in December of 2003, it is a museum located in Downtown Los Angeles as a part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Saturday, April 30th 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $15.00 tickets are for sale at both libraries. Please click here for more information.

News ImageWhittier Reads 2016 Li Wei Yang: Story of Y.C. Hong
Li Wei Yang is the Curator of Pacific Rim Collections at the Huntington Library. His latest exhibition, Y.C. Hong: Advocate for Chinese-American Inclusion, was recently on view at the Library until last month. Thursday, April 28 @ 6:30 p.m. Central Library Free tickets are at both libraries. Click on the here for more information..

News ImageDrug Take Back
On Saturday April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Whittier Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs
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News ImageDUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend
Whittier, CA – Whittier Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on 04/15/2016, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
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Official Election Results
Click here to view the official election results.

National Drug Take Back
On Saturday, April 30th 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., bring your medications for disposal to Whittier City Hall located at 13230 Penn St., Whittier, California. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
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Whittier named All America City Finalist

http://www.nationalcivicleague.org/2016-finalists-in-the-news/




News ImageWhittier PD Joins National Campaign To End Distracted Driving
Whittier, CA– Distracted driving is such an important safety issue that April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
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News ImageAlternate Routes Advised
Beginning March 28th-April 1st Santa Fe Springs Road between Mulberry Drive and Whittier Blvd will be closed intermittently for re-paving.
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News ImageBoth libraries will be CLOSED
Saturday, March 26th in observance of Easter. Both libraries will open at the regularly scheduled time on Monday, March 28th.

News ImageTake a look at a new collection of photographs in the library's local history collection: Post-War Whittier.
This collection currently consists of 36 photos lent to the Library by patron Robert Major, and depicts Quonset huts (temporary housing for World War II Veterans), Whittier's famous snow day (January 11, 1949), Palm Park, and more. The photos range from 1946 to 1958. Click here to see the collection.
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Design Review Board Applicants Sought
The City Council is continuing to seek applicants to fill openings on the recently reestablished Design Review Board.
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Board and Commission Applicants Sought
The City Council is seeking applicants for openings on various boards.
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CTAC Applicants Sought
The Whittier City Council is seeking applicants to fill an unexpired term on the Habitat Authority’s Citizens Technical Advisory Committee.
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News ImageYou are invited to...
Dinner with Lisa See, author of On Gold Mountain. Saturday, April 2nd at the Whittier Senior Center. Click here for ticket information. Presented by the Whittier Public Library and the WPL Foundation.

News ImageWhittier Reads 2016... On Gold Mountain by Lisa See
Join us during the month of April for great programming. Whittier Reads is presented by Whittier Public Library and the WPL Foundation. Click here for a quick calendar of events. For a more comprehensive program click here .

Solid Waste Collection Changes
Information regarding the new solid waste collection agreement for the City is available here.

News ImageGame Plan for Super Bowl 50: Are You Drinking or Are You Driving?
Whittier, CA – The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Sunday, February 7, there will be lots of Super Bowl 50 socializing that may include drinking.
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Design Review Board Applicants Sought
The City Council is seeking applicants to fill openings on the recently reestablished Design Review Board.
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Cathy Warner appointed Council Member for District 3 / Cathy Warner nombrada a miembro del Concejo del Distrito 3
Click here for more information. / Haga clic aquí para obtener más información.

New Bid Opportunity
Contractors are welcomed to download the Sidewalks and ADA Ramps project here.

News ImageDUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend
Whittier, CA – Whittier Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on 01/15/2016, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
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News ImageTax forms!
The Internal Revenue Service this year is limiting the distribution of forms and instruction booklets. Please click here to download all IRS forms and publications.

Sand Bags
The City of Whittier also offers a free sandbag service with proof of residency. Residents may come to the City Yard at 12016 Hadley Street and fill ten sandbags two days before a predicted storm event
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City Hall Holiday Closures for 2015
click here to view the City Hall Holiday Closures 2015 calendar.

City Election Vote Now!/Elección Municipal ¡Vote Ahora!
City Election, April 12, 2016, Vote Now or Saturday, April 9th click here/Elección Municipal, 12 de abril de 2016, Vote Ahora o el sábado, 9 de abril haga clic aquí

News ImageDUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend
Whittier, CA – Whittier Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on 12/18/2015, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
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Holiday Tree Collection
The City's contracted recyclers will collect and recycle holiday trees Saturday, December 26, 2015 through Saturday, January 16, 2016.
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Trash Collection Delayed Due to Christmas and New Year's Day
Trash, recycling, and green waste will not be collected on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2015 or New Year's Day, Friday, January 1, 2016.
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News ImageLibrary Holiday Hours
Both Libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. December 21- 23 and will remain closed until Monday, January 4, 2016.

Is the El Niño a drought buster?
We are not out of the woods yet.
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News ImageThe Veterans Resource Center
is closed. We will reopen with normal hours on Monday, January 4th.

Non-Residential Historic Resources Survey Meeting
Historic Resources Commission meeting held regarding the City-wide Non-Residential Historic Resource Survey August 26, 2015
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News ImageIn observance of Thanksgiving
Both libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th and will reopen at the regular scheduled time on Monday, November 30th.

News ImageSay No To Scams!
Criminals are using technology to run various scams and frauds through phones, emails and texts. Get educated on the latest scams and share this information with family members, neighbors, co-workers, and especially seniors, who often fall victim to these crimes.
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Social Services Commission and Personnel Board Applicants Sought
The City Council is seeking applicants to fill open positions on the Personnel Board and the Social Services Commission.
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News ImageEl Niño Online Resource Guide
As part of the preparations underway for El Niño, Los Angeles County has launched a webpage to communicate emergency information and share preparedness tips with residents, businesses, and community partners.
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Fair Housing Workshop
The Housing Rights Center will be conducting a fair housing workshop for Whittier residents at 5pm on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Whittier Senior Center. Click here for more information.
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Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan Update
The City of Whittier is in the process of updating its 2010 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) or “Hazard Mitigation Plan.” Click here to view the Draft 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan.
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Every Drop Counts Event Video
Click here to view the video of the recent "Every Drop Counts" meeting hosted by the City.

Mosquito Advisories
Click here and here for more information.

Public Service Announcement

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Tax season is upon us and the Board of Equalization (BOE) will be assisting thousands of low-income individuals and families in free tax preparation that will result in millions of dollars of unclaimed tax credits.

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Upcoming Events and Programs


Adult Softball

All America City

Aquatics/Swim

Big Picture Photo Contest

Classes Brochure

Concerts in the Park

Dancing With The Whittier Stars

Hollywood Bowl

Students Run Whittier!

WYN Club

Whittier Theatre Productions

Whittier Playful City USA




Mineral Extraction
Click here to view the Final Environmental Impact Report, notices and other information re: Mineral Extraction in the Whittier Hills.
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