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News ImageDO YOU KNOW THESE SUSPECTS?
On August 18, 2016 at 10:15pm, the Whittier Police Department received a call of “Shots Fired” in the 8300 block of College Avenue.
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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 ImageBoth libraries will be CLOSED
Saturday, September 3 through September 5 in observance of Labor Day. Both libraries will open at the regularly scheduled time on Tuesday, September 6.

News ImageExpect the Unexpected
Psychic Medium Bill Philipps will be discussing his book and giving a brief audience reading demonstration at the Central Library on Monday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing. Limited tickets available at Central & Branch libraries.
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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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News ImageDO YOU KNOW THIS SUSPECT?
On 08/10/16 at approximately 4:30pm, the suspect entered a local business at the 12500 Block of Whittier Blvd. with an empty bag.
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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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News ImageWhere's the Music?
"In real battle there is no music—only fear." Join us as Whittier author and Vietnam veteran John Adame takes us through the process of writing his memoir, WHERE'S THE MUSIC?, an honest and introspective account of his time in the military. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing. Free tickets available at both libraries. Whittwood Library - Wed. 8/24 @ 6:30 p.m.

News ImagePost-War Whittier
Can't get enough of Whittier history? Neither can we! Join us as Charles Elliott presents "How Whittier Grew: From Citrus Groves to Housing Tracts 1946-1970" on Wed. 9/7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Whittwood Library. Update: No tickets required.

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 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

News ImageAssault Occurred Inside Whittier Residence
On 08/07/16 at approximately 8:10 p.m., officers responded to the 9100 block of La Alba Drive in the City of Whittier, regarding an assault that had just occurred.
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News ImageGREAT ARREST
On 07/29/16 at approximately 5:54pm, Whittier Police Officers responded to the 13400 block of Lambert Road, regarding a robbery that had just occurred.
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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 POLICE DEPARTMENT HOSTS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.
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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 ImageWhittier Police Arrest 17-year-old Male for Inappropriate Contact Between Minors
On July 22, 2016 at approximately 3:20PM, officers responded to the McDonald’s located at Whittier Boulevard and Sorenson Avenue to conduct an investigation regarding inappropriate contact between minors.
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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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Trash Collection Delayed Due to July 4th Holiday
Trash, recycling, and green waste will not be collected on Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016.
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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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Cooling Centers

WHEN OVER 100 Degrees- COOLING CENTERS RECOGNIZED BY LA COUNTY

Parnell Park Community & Senior Center - 15390 Lambert Road
Whittier Community Center - 7630 Washington Avenue
Whittier Senior Center- 13225 Walnut Street

ADDITIONAL INDOOR FACILITIES OPEN TO PUBLIC

Palm Park Activity Center- 5703 Palm Ave., at Lorne Street
Whittier Public Library- 7344 Washington Ave., at Mar Vista Street
Whittwood Branch Library- 10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave., at Starbuck St.

SPRAY POOLS- 1:00 - 3:00 pm

J.G. Whittier Park- 7227 Whittier Ave., at Wardman Avenue
Lee Owens Park- 7930 Greenleaf Ave., at La Cuarta Street
Michigan Park- 8228 Michigan Ave., at La Cuarta Street


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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 ImageIntroducing Flipster
The magazines you know and love are now available to browse, select & read through with Flipster! Click here to get started.

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 ImagePublic Safety Announcement – Fraud Schemes
The Whittier Police Department would like to remind the public to be very skeptical of unsolicited telephone calls from deceptive businesses, banking institutions, foreign countries, or government agencies where monetary promises or threats are implied or made directly.
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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 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 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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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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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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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.

Upcoming Events and Programs

Adult Softball

Aquatics/Swim
Classes Brochure
Hollywood Bowl

Students Run Whittier!

WYN Club
Whittier 5K Spooktacular Race/Walk
Whittier Car Show
Whittier Theatre Productions
Whittier Playful City USA


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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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