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News ImageChristmas Crafts Party for Teens
Enjoy the spirit of the season! Come to the crafts party and make beautiful decorations. For young adults (ages 14-18). Central Library - Monday, December 5th @ 6:30 p.m. Free tickets and Central and Branch.

News ImageOrnament Party for Adults
Join us for an evening of socializing and creativity. Three new and exciting holiday crafts to choose from! Central Library - Thursday, December 8th @ 6:30 p.m.

Water Main Break on MarVista; MarVista Closed at College
A water main break has closed the eastbound lane of Mar Vista Street at College. The westbound lane of Mar Vista Street is open. Eastbound traffic should take alternative routes; however La Cuarta Street is impacted due to the detour.

News ImageThe 2016 WPD Holiday Family Adoption Project is in full swing!
Last year the Whittier Police Department partnered with the Family Adoption Project and the nonprofit Whittier Police Officers' Association to make Christmas a very special experience for some local families.
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News ImageGaslight Chorus of Brea
Join us for festive music of the season...a cappella barbershop style! Featuring the Gaslight Chorus of Brea. Whittwood Branch. Wednesday, December 14th @ 6:30 p.m.Free tickets available at both libraries. Click here for more information.

Palm Avenue Trash Collection Delayed
Due to new asphalt being laid on Palm Ave. from Beverly Dr. to Scenic Ave., trash collection has been delayed in the area from Thursday to Friday morning. Residents in the area should leave their containers out Thursday night for collection Friday morning.

News ImageIn observance of Thanksgiving
Both libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and will reopen at the regular scheduled time on Monday, November 28.

Trash Collection Delayed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Trash, recycling and greenwaste will not be collected on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016.
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Art in Public Places Committee Applicants Sought
The City Council is seeking applicants to fill open positions on the Art in Public Places Committee.
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News ImageChristmas Toy Drive
We are excited to announce the Whittier Police Department will be teaming up once again with the Salvation Army Whittier Corps during their annual Christmas Toy Drive.
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News ImageWatch Out For Election Day Scams
The Whittier Police Department is encouraging voters to watch out for a series of common "election scams" before they cast their votes in the upcoming elections.
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Trash, Recycling and Greenwaste will be Collected on Veterans Day
Trash, recycling and greenwaste will be collected on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016. The collection schedule will remain unchanged.
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City Facilities Telephone Services
City facility telephone service may be sporadic due to an outage at Verizon. Emergency services continue to be available through 911.

News ImageLibrary Phone Service
Library phone service is sporadic due to an outage. If you have questions or need to contact the Library you may send an email to: lib@whittilerlibrary.org. Thank you for your patience.

News ImageLibrary phone outtage
Library phones are currently out of service. If you have questions or need to contact the Library you may send an email to: lib@whittilerlibrary.org Thank you for your patience.

News ImageTips for Pedestrian Safety
Be Visible
Make sure you’re visible to drivers at all times and make eye contact with them whenever possible.
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News ImageWhittier Police Department Receives Grant
Whittier Police Department has been awarded a $165,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.
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CTAC Applicants Sought
The Whittier City Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Habitat Authority’s Citizens Technical Advisory Committee.
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News ImageRed Ribbon Week
Today marks the beginning of "Red Ribbon Week". Please help us celebrate by talking to your children about the importance of living a drug free life.
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News ImageBoth libraries will be CLOSED
Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Both libraries will open at the regularly scheduled time on Saturday, November 12.

Metro and Caltrans invite you to attend Environmental Scoping Meetings on Oct. 24, 26, and 27 and Nov. 1, 2, and 3.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 7 invite you to attend one or more of their six public scoping meetings regarding the proposed improvements on I-605 between I-10 and I-105.
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News ImageHelp us raise money for the Special Olympics
Help us raise money for the Special Olympics, as we partner with Red Robin during their Tip-A-Cop fundraiser.
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New Whittier Mental Health Evaluation Team – WMET
On September 20, 2016, the Whittier Police Department launched the Whittier Mental Health Evaluation team (WMET) to address the growing need for mental health services in our community.
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News ImageGot Drugs?
On Saturday October 22, 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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Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th / Día de las elecciones es el martes 8 de noviembre
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Housing Rights Workshop
A Housing Rights Workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Whittier Community Center from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Please click here for more detailed information.

Street Sweeping Fee
The City’s street sweeping fee has been included as part of the trash collection bill for many years to address the trash that gathers in streets and gutters.
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Used Motor Oil Filter Exchange
The City of Whittier will be holding a used motor oil filter exchange event on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at O'Reilly Auto Parts, 13939 Whittier Boulevard.
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Greenway Trail East Task Force Applicants Sought
The City Council is seeking applicants for the new Greenway Trail East Task Force.
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Annual Catch Basin Cleaning
The City has awarded a contract to Ron’s Maintenance to clean all catch basins Citywide in order to keep debris from entering the storm water system that ultimately leads to the ocean.
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News ImageDUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend
Whittier, CA – The Whittier Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on 09/02/2016, 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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Trash Collection Delayed Due to Labor Day Holiday
Trash, recycling, and green waste will not be collected on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016.
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News ImageThis Labor Day, Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
This Labor Day weekend, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time for America’s roads, as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating.
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News ImageDUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend
Whittier, CA – The Whittier Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on 08/19/2016, 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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Historic Resources Commission Applicants Sought
The City Council is seeking applicants to fill an open position on the Historic Resources Commission.
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San Diego Police Investigate Child's Body Found In Duffle Bag At The San Ysidro Port Of Entry
On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at approximately 12:00 p.m., the San Diego Police Department was contacted by Mexican Law Enforcement authorities regarding the apprehension of a male who had a deceased child inside a duffle bag.
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News ImageBoth libraries will be closed Friday, August 5th
Both Central and Whittwood Branch libraries will be closed for Staff Development training. But will reopen Saturday, August 6th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

News ImageWhittier
Do you love Whittier history? Join us as co-authors Mike Garabedian and Rebecca Ruud discuss their new book: IMAGES OF AMERICA - WHITTIER. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Central Library - Wed. 8/10 @ 6:30 p.m. Free tickets available at both libraries.
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News ImageUPDATE - Whittier PD Phone Lines Restored
Our service provider, Frontier has rectified their phone outage and restored our phone lines.
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Whittier 24/7 Mobile App
Report graffiti, sidewalk issues, potholes and connect with the City at your convenience.
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Non-Residential Historic Resources Survey Public Hearing to be Held on July 13, 2016

The Historic Resources Commission will be conducting a public hearing on the City-Wide Non-Residential Historic Resources Survey (“Survey”) under Certificate of Appropriateness 15-017(A) and Certificate of Appropriateness 15-017(B) on July 13, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Whittier City Council Chamber at City Hall.


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State of the City - 2016
To watch the State of the Union presented at the Radisson on Thursday, June 16, click 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 06/24/2016, 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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Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission Applicants Sought
The City Council is seeking applicants to fill an open position on the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission.
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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 05/20/2016, 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 ImageNew “Coast to Coast” Seat Belt Enforcement Effort Aims to Increase Click It or Ticket Participation, Save Lives
Whittier, CA – From May 23 to June 5, 2016, local law enforcement personnel will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use.
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News ImageWhittier Police Respond to Possible Bomb Threat
On 05/14/16 at approximately 8:41 PM, officers responded to the 10200 block of Pioneer Boulevard, in the city of Santa Fe Springs regarding a possible bomb threat.
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News ImageCinco de Mayo: Fiesta Time or Jail Time?
Whittier, CA - In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous with festive fiestas and salty margaritas.
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News ImageMay is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
The Whittier Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on 05/04/2016 in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.
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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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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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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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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.

Solid Waste Collection Changes
Information regarding new solid waste collection service effective July 1, 2016 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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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.

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
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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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