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  1. Can you feel a change in Southern Californiaa s weather?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    A cooling trend will get underway in the Southland today, sending temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees below normal, National Weather Service forecasters said. The cooling results from a deep marine layer and a trough over the region keeping cool air to the east and west, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno.


  2. Judge refuses to reduce bail for fired Centinela Valley school superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    Fired Centinela Valley schools Superintendent Jose Fernandez pleaded not guilty Friday to public corruption allegations that a prosecutor alleged could have bilked the district of $1.5 million to as much as $3 million. Fernandez, 57, wearing blue jail attire after spending two days behind bars, said nothing during his arraignment at the Torrance courthouse, bowing his head and looking down.


  3. Man falls off crane, dies at Port of Los Angeles after car chase through Long Beach, TorranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    A man who climbed a huge gantry crane at the Port of Los Angeles after he jumped from a stolen SUV at the end of a lengthy police chase fell to his death late Wednesday.  After an hours-long standoff, TV news reports showed the man had fallen to his death about 9:20 p.m. Earlier, the man had removed all of his clothing while perched atop crane 87, which skies more than 100 feet high inside the West Basin Shipping Terminal. The port terminal was evacuated and shut down shortly after the man drove through a security gate at the entrance to the terminal, said Port of Los Angeles spokesman Phillip Sanfield.


  4. Man climbs crane at Port of Los Angeles after car chase through Long Beach, TorranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    A man who evaded authorities twice in a stolen SUV on Wednesday wound up at the Port of Los Angeles, climbing a more than 100-foot high crane inside the West Basin Shipping Terminal. The incident is still unfolding on live television, with helicopters overhead.


  5. 10 of the best breweries to get craft beer in Los Angeles CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    Eagle Rock Brewery in Eagle Rock, CA. on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Culver City-based Richard Guzman and Torrance-based Nick Green teamed up to create a highly subjective list of 10 recommended-in-no-particular-order Los Angeles County breweries based on tasting room atmosphere and beer quality, while attempting to ensure that all areas of greater Los Angeles are represented.


  6. Netflixa s a Incredible Jessica Jamesa all about its appealing star WilliamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    Boone and Jessica James in the film “The Incredible Jessica James” on Netflix. Photo courtesy of Netflix Essentially, Netflix's film “The Incredible Jessica James” is a pleasing showcase for the many talents of Jessica Williams.


  7. Brian Ortega, body and mind healed, returns at UFC 214Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    His labrum and torn ligaments were reattached to the bone, the cost of doing business in MMA and a heated training session with a Gracie - aka the first family of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. As Ortega endured weeks upon weeks of mending and tedious rehab, he was forced off the mat and thrust into the role of spectator.


  8. Could it rain today in Southern California?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    NWS forecasters set the chance of showers and thunderstorms in Los Angeles County at 20 percent this afternoon and again tonight, although the chance may rise to 25 percent to 30 percent in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Antelope Valley, said NWS meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie, adding that precipitation this morning as well is not totally outside the realm of possibility. The expected precipitation will be the product of monsoonal moisture out of Arizona and Baja California combined with a ridge of high pressure over the Four Corners region of the Western United States and instability in the atmosphere, she said.


  9. Manhattan Beacha s David Hadley announces 2018 run for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    With Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown being termed out after two four-year terms, the race is guaranteed to be heated with an open primary in June 2018 and the general election in November 2018. The Manhattan Beach businessman this week launched a David Hadley for Governor website .


  10. Sen. Kamala Harris leads rally against GOP healthcare bill at Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris speaks at a rally against the GOP health care bill at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Monday, July 3, 2017.


  11. Heat wave keeps Southern California sweatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    On the ninth day of the region's heat wave, a red flag warning signifying a high risk of wildfire will be in force today in the L.A. County portion of the San Gabriel Mountains, an area that also includes the Angeles National Forest. The warning will be in effect for 12 hours beginning at 9 a.m. as a result of high winds, low humidity, dry vegetation and high heat, said the National Weather Service.


  12. Fathera s Day: These spelling bee helpers love being D-A-D-SRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    Happy Randhawa gives 11-year-old daughter, Aisha, a high five as the two work on their nightly spelling practice at their Corona home on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Happy spends countless hours preparing Aisha for next year's spelling bee contest.


  13. Winners of longshore lottery drawing know they havena t hit jackpot a " yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    Jordan Banuelos is one of the people who had his card picked to be in the running to be a casual longshore worker in the port. June 5, 2017.


  14. Sluggish ridership prompts Metro to consider overhauling bus systemRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    Amid declining bus ridership, Metro is looking into overhauling and updating its transit network as a way to bring more people back to its system. While train ridership is up, the number of people using buses throughout the Metro system fell 18 percent in April, compared with the same month two years ago.


  15. Southern California weather cooling, with rain on the wayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    Southern California's weeklong hot spell came to a sudden end today, with temperatures dropping sharply - more than 12 degrees in some areas - ahead of three days of showers starting Saturday. Temperatures this week ran around 9 degrees above normal in Downtown L.A, 14 degrees above normal in the San Fernando Valley, and 17 degrees above average in the Santa Clarita Valley.


  16. Congresswoman a Auntie Maxinea Waters strikes a chord with millennialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    She's 78 years old, but Rep. Maxine Waters is more popular with millennials than their parents ever dreamed of. The blunt-talking Democratic congresswoman who represents a densely populated corridor of Los Angeles County stretching from Inglewood to Torrance and east to South Los Angeles has been in public office longer than the 20- and 30-somethings have been on the planet.


  17. Why cana t the Dodgers put a finger on Rich Hilla s blister problem?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    There's a learning curve on how to bide one's time on a disabled list. Rich Hill, thanks to his curveball , is accelerating in this practice at a blistering pace.


  18. a Mondoa Duplantis, the Pele of pole vault, headed to Mt. SAC eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    The National Pole Vault Summit is a kind of pole vaulting Woodstock/high flying think tank that covers the Reno Livestock Events Center with a maze of runways and foam pits for an entire weekend each winter. Among a group standing around a pit at the 2013 Summit was Renaud Lavillenie, the 2012 Olympic champion and world record holder, who pulled a white cell phone out of his black down jacket to film a vaulter charging down the runway.


  19. Successful Aging: An example of successful hospice careRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    Last week, we addressed D.B's request to discuss hospice and its valuable service to those facing life-limiting illnesses. This week, we describe an innovative home that welcomes hospice services for those who want to live their remaining time in a peaceful, comforting and supportive environment.


  20. New web tool tracks coyote activity using shared data from neighborhood sightingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    And, typically, that means coyote season. Spring is the time of year when pups are born and coyote parents more frequently are seen out hunting for extra food.


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