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Weekend events: Gerry Spehar record release party among San Gabriel Valley things to do

By Michelle Mills|

Suspected killer of Whittier police officer described shootout to detectives: ‘I know I smoked this one’

NORWALK >> The man police believe killed his cousin and a Whittier police officer later the same day described the deadly shootout with police in an interview with sheriff’s detectives, according to audio of the interview played in the fi...

By Joshua Cain and Sandra T. Molina|


  • Local budgets

    Montebello council to decide whether to lift hiring freeze as part of budget consideration Wednesday

    MONTEBELLO >> Montebello City Council members Wednesday will be asked to fill 10 city government positions, including two department heads, despite voting in May to impose a hiring freeze as part of a plan to gain support for a sales tax increase they hope will solve budget problems. The positions are now included in...

    Mike Sprague

  • Automotive accidents

    Driver in Uptown Whittier plows into three parked cars, sparks blaze

    WHITTIER >> A man driving through Uptown Whittier hit several parked cars Wednesday, causing one to burst into flames and singeing the side of a business. The crash occurred in the 6500 block of Greenleaf Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Officer John Scoggins, a spokesman for the Whittier Police Department, said the man was driving northbound on Greenleaf Avenue when he veered to the right and struck four parked cars. The blaze started in one car, then spread to the other...

    Ruby Gonzales

  • Things to do

    Local community things to know and do for the Whittier area for June 22, 2017

    WHITTIER Rio Hondo offers priority registration for high school graduates This year’s high school graduates may register for Rio Hondo College classes from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 12 through a priority registration program that is part of the new Rio Promise. Students can register at Rio Hondo College’s Learning Resource Center, at Whittier High School, the Rio Hondo College Educational Center at Pico Rivera or the College’s El Monte...


  • Award shows

    2017 BET Awards: 5 things to watch for when the show airs

    Will Leslie Jones slay with her comedy? Will Nicki Minaj actually show up? Or do you just want to talk more about the BET Experience? These and more questions will be answered when the BET Awards air on BET 8 p.m. Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Here are 5 things to know before...

    Michelle Mills

  • Wildlife

    Why don’t mountain lions attack more people?

    Like great white sharks and grizzly bears, mountain lions are one of the most fearsome wild animals for many Americans. But new research shows that the lions may be more afraid of us than we are of them. Scientists at UC Santa Cruz placed audio and video equipment in the Santa Cruz Mountains near areas where lions had killed deer and other animals. When a lion came to feed, a motion-activated device broadcast the sounds of people talking and Pacific tree frogs croaking, in...

    By Paul Rogers Bay Area News Group|

  • Individual giving

    Kwan family gives $500,000 in support of Southern California University of Health Sciences

    WHITTIER >> A physician and his wife donated $500,000 to Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier to fund a scholarship that will provide assistance to deserving students entering the university’s College of Eastern Medicine, it was announced Tuesday. The Kwan Care and Love Scholarship, funded by Dr. Stephen Kwan and his wife, Alice, will provide a minimum of 50 percent tuition assistance to students entering SCU’s College of Eastern...

    City News Service|

  • Climate

    LA group seeks to beat ‘heat island’ effect on city streets with more trees, lighter roofs

    There’s a practical approach to global warming: If you can’t stop it, adapt to it. That is the philosophy of a collaborative of academics, environmental groups and government agencies working together so that Los Angeles County can push back against the current heat wave, and the ones to come, by using an available toolbox consisting of cooler roofing materials, reflective pavement and shade trees. The Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative this week received a...

    Steve Scauzillo

  • Local governments

    LA County leaders approve millions for legal fund for immigrants facing deportation

    Los Angeles County will drop $3 million into a legal defense fund to help undocumented immigrants and others facing deportation after the Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to approve the allocation. The vote means the LA Justice Fund, first proposed in December by Los Angeles city and county officials in response to President Donald...

    Susan Abram

  • Water treatment

    Would you drink purified toilet water? Hollywood residents will get the chance Wednesday

    Hollywood types usually drink bottled water originating from natural springs, exotic islands or, in the case of Perrier, a remote village in the south of France. At noon on Wednesday, as part of a free bottled water giveaway on Hollywood Boulevard, they’ll have a chance to become the first in the world to chug purified wastewater sourced from home toilets, showers and sinks supplied by the Orange County Water District. The award-winning water agency is the first in the...

    Steve Scauzillo

  • Heat waves

    Heat wave isn’t baking everyone (stop smirking, coast dwellers)

    Former Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel lives three blocks from the ocean. But on a day when his home would have been an ideal place to weather Southern California’s heat wave, Aspel and wife Pam could be found at the other end of the temperature spectrum: the Colorado River on California’s southeastern border. “I’m standing in the water right now, waist deep,” Aspel said Tuesday afternoon. “I’m drinking beer and I’m next to...

    David Downey

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