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SANTA FE SPRINGS >> Two gang members are bound for state prison after taking a plea deal in a 2012 Santa Fe Springs shooting that left one man dead and another man injured. Deputy District Attorney Jose Gonzalez said Jason Uzel, 39, and Brian Recinos, 24, pleaded no contest last Thursday to the voluntary manslaughter of Mark Joseph Rodriguez, 18, of Whittier.
2 hrs ago | Whittier Daily News
WHITTIER >> The city has a “clear and present situation” due to the Police Department's shortage of patrol officers, according to Councilman Joe Vinatieri. “Public safety is No.
7 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times
A 25-year-old woman was sunbathing on Venice Beach on Monday afternoon when she was run over by an L.A. County lifeguard vehicle. Lorae Bermudez of Whittier was relaxing near a lifeguard tower when she was hit at about 4:20 p.m., according to authorities.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit against the city of Whittier, filed on Monday a notice of appeal after a Superior Court judge's Sept. 8 decision to dismiss their case .
WHITTIER >> The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts opens its fall season with a family-friendly show Friday night. The show, “Smirk!” combines the talents of physical comedian Reid Belstock and juggling ace Warren Hammond to present a show that has been called a “throwback to the golden age of comedy.” “We're trying to do something different by providing a family show on a Friday night,” said Shane Cadman, Shannon Center theatre manager and production coordinator.
WHITTIER >> A Los Angeles Superior judge has dismissed a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit filed against the city of Whittier by three Latino residents. Judge Michael Johnson ruled the city's actions to change from an at-large voting system to one that is districted, something the suit sought, alleviates the issues in the original lawsuit.
WHITTIER >> Reports that the city of Whittier had the largest increase in water usage in the state for the month of July are all wet, according to Public Works Director David Pelser. A valve linking Whittier and Pico Rivera water lines accidently was left open, and as a result water flowed from Whittier to Pico Rivera.
LOS ANGELES >> A hearing was held Tuesday in the state Department of Social Services' effort to revoke the license of Yolanda Gomez, owner and director of two day care businesses, a child day care and an infant day care, called Kids and Blocks, 10262 S. Colima Road. The complaint lists multiple allegations, such as failing to maintain records for six children, refusing to permit a department inspector to interview a child, having termites in the toddler room and a bathroom, having an uncovered electrical outlet next to a drinking fountain, and failure to have sufficient sand under the swings.
Eight homes have reportedly been burglarized in the area south of Whittier Boulevard and east of the Whittwood Town Center, Officer Brad White said. “We're very aware of the situation and actively working the cases and trying to put information together to catch the individuals committing the burglaries,” White said.
A judge, following a jury's recommendation, sentenced a man to death today for murdering a worker at a Subway sandwich shop in Whittier and a man in a San Gabriel parking lot during robberies about a decade ago. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen ordered Leonardo Alberto Cisneros, 30, to be transferred to San Quentin State Prison sometime within the next 10 days.
WHITTIER >> The City Council is set to hire a consultant at its meeting Tuesday as the city begins the process of dividing the city into voting districts. Under the ballot measure Whittier voters passed 2,971-2,646 on June 3, the city is to be divided into four voting districts for City Council elections, with a citywide mayor.
The musicals of the post-World War II years can be a fascinating window into American society at the time. Suspiciously anti-social rock stars were followed by swooning teens and made household words by Ed Sullivan.
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