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Father murdered in front of his 7-year-old daughter. Police need your help identifying the assailant
April 5, 2017 

New information leads homicide investigators to rerelease sketch of suspect who killed Mr. Mendez in front of his 7-year-old daughter in 2011. The public's help is needed.


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Mayor’s Statements on Penn Park Tragedy
December 19, 2016  Updated: December 20, 2016
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Whittier Named All America City Finalist
April 1, 2016 

Denver, Colorado- March 24, 2016- The National Civic League is proud to announce the finalists for the 2016 All-America City Award (AAC). The award, given to 10 communities each year, celebrates and recognizes neighborhoods, villages, towns, cities, counties, tribes and regions that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges.



Street Banner Program
December 14, 2015 

“My Great Adventure” is the theme for the 2016 Community Street Art Banner Program, a public art program sponsored by the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation and the City of Whittier Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.


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Whittier Hires New Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services
November 13, 2015 

Greg Alaniz will be the City of Whittier's new Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, replacing Fran Shields, who is retiring after 42 years of service.
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Whittier observes Veteran's Day- November 11
November 4, 2015 

The community is invited to join the Whittier City Council at the 2015 Veteran's Day ceremony at 9:00 am on Wednesday, November 11, in front of City Hall, 13230 Penn Street
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Rental Space Available at Whittier's Special Activities Building
November 3, 2015 

Whittier Special Activities Building, 7702 Washington Avenue.


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Whittier Holds Housing Rights Workshop
October 27, 2015 

Free workshop on Housing Rights for landlords and tenants will be held from 5-7 pm on Thursday, November 5, at the Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut Street.
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Whittier Social Services Funding Applications Available
October 20, 2015 

The Social Services Commission invites applications for funding from local non-profit organizations that provide needed social services for City of Whittier residents.
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Whittier Seeks Artists For 2016 Lobby Art
October 20, 2015 

Local artists are invited to submit portfolios for consideration to display their 2D artwork in the City Hall Lobby and Parnell Park Gallery
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13TH Annual Abilities Faire Offers Valuable Information
October 6, 2015 


You are invited to attend the free 13
th annual Abilities Awareness Faire, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 20 at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Avenue.


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Recreation Specialist Applications Accepted
October 6, 2015 

The City of Whittier Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is currently seeking outgoing, enthusiastic and creative people to apply for the position of Recreation Specialist.


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Whittier Seeks Artists For Dog Park Wall Art
September 22, 2015 

The City of Whittier is seeking designs from artists for an Art in Public Places Wall Art Project along the Whittier Greenway Trail at the new Dog Park, 12206 Philadelphia Street


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Artists, Art Supporters Recognized At Whittier Honors Night
September 22, 2015 

Six people were honored for their contributions to enhance the arts in Whittier at the Honors Night, held September 9 at Parnell Park.


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Whittier City Council Reacts to Student Death
September 17, 2015 

Mayor Fernando Dutra and the Whittier City Council have expressed their deep sorrow following the death of Whittier student Hun Joon “Paul” Lee last Friday.
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