Mike Sprague, Whittier Daily News

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Whittier Daily News

Whittier, CA, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

Photos: La Mirada makes a splash with its annual Polar Bear plunge

It was the 15th year the event was held but only the second not on New Year’s Day. → Read More

Metro’s board approves lightrail from East LA to Montebello, but leaves hope for Whittier – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The good news for Whittier is that there is now environmental clearance for light rail to go all the way to the city. The catch? Money. → Read More

Residents slam plan for more homes at Whittier’s Whittwood Town Center

A meeting to discuss environmental issues related to a revamp of the center became a platform for those opposed to developing more housing. → Read More

Whittier’s Parnell Park renovation plan gets rave reviews

Work on the design of the renovation is more than a third done, with the project expected to go out to bid sometime next year and open in 2024,. → Read More

Changes are planned for Whittier’s Whittwood Town Center; here’s how to weigh in

Owner Kimco Realty wants to add more housing. But environmental impact needs to be assessed. → Read More

Former Montebello detective alleges gender discrimination after department denies vaccine waiver

Maria Chavez says she was the victim of a ‘Men’s Club’ mentality that ‘rubber-stamped’ vaccine mandate exemptions for men. → Read More

Norwalk-La Mirada teachers to get 11% pay raise

Board member Robert Cancio said the district can afford the nearly $13.1 million cost as a result of extra money coming from the state. → Read More

Norwalk hires LAPD veteran as director of public safety

Osbaldo “Ozzie” Ramos succeeds Dennis Kato, who had been at the position on an interim basis since May 13, 2021. → Read More

Water agency serving Whittier-area, San Gabriel Valley hands out 1,250 turkeys

Eighty-four nonprofit groups received turkeys as part of Suburban Water Systems’ ’32nd annual Operation Gobble. → Read More

Election 2022: Whittier City School District write-in race finally has some numbers

Richard John Hever leads by 20 votes in the write-in tally. But he refused to say what he do if he wins. → Read More

How La Mirada’s Splash water park rebounded from COVID-19 to make record profit

In 2022, the city had more time to market the destination and plan for its opening, and it has paid off. → Read More

Rotary Club of Whittier celebrates its 100th birthday

The club dates to April 22, 1922, when it held its organization meeting at Hill’s Cafe. → Read More

Election 2022: Diamond Bar council, Glendora Unified races tighten

In the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier area, a cluster of close races remain. → Read More

Whittier College athletes take to the streets to protest decision to cancel sports programs

The college announced this week that it was shutting down its 115-year-old football program. → Read More

Here’s why those giant ‘Ted Lasso’-inspired signs are popping up around Southern California

‘Yeah, that’s right.’ From L.A. to the I.E., the words of Ted Lasso spur on USA Men’s Soccer hometown athletes. → Read More

25 sheriff’s and police recruits on morning training run hit by wrong way-driver in Southern California

The crash left five cadets with critical injuries, another four with moderate injuries and 16 with minor injuries. → Read More

25 sheriff’s and police recruits on run hit by vehicle near Whittier – San Bernardino Sun

The crash left five cadets with critical injuries, another four with moderate injuries and 16 with minor injuries. → Read More

Norwalk-La Mirada board delays again in making map for future elections

The board is expected to return Dec. 5 and make a final decision. → Read More

Election 2022: Glendora, Whittier Union school races close dramatically, among other close races

Here are some of the closest races in the San Gabriel Valley and the Whittier area. → Read More

It’s going to get safer to walk to school in the Los Nietos area

The projects will include new and upgraded curb ramps, a new signalized pedestrian crossing, new sidewalk, and audible push buttons. → Read More