WHITTIER – Were you shaken up by the Whittier Narrows Earthquake 20 years ago? If so we want to hear from you. Tell us, in 200 words or less, your best memory from the Oct. 1, 1987, event that reshaped our community. Selected entries will be included in a special section this newspaper plans to publish on the 20th anniversary of the 5.9 temblor. Submit entries by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn. QUAKE, fax to (562) 698-0450 or mail to 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. Please no phone calls. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 14. Montebello library event is called off MONTEBELLO – A taekwondo demonstration scheduled for Saturday at the Montebello Regional Library has been canceled. For information call (323) 722-6551. Youth program begins Monday WHITTIER – The city’s Whittier Youth Network program will begin Monday at eight schools. The programs will be held from 2:30-5 p.m. for youngsters in second through fifth grades. Cost is $20. Sites include Evergreen, Laurel, Lincoln, Jackson, Leffingwell, Hoover, Longfellow and Murphy Ranch elementary schools. WYN club members participate in a variety of activities and field trips. Each site has recreation leaders and volunteers. For information call (562) 464-3438. New lieutenant for area to speak WEST WHITTIER – Lt. John Voza, the new Whittier unincorporated area lieutenant, will speak at the West Whittier Community Advisory Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sorensen Park, 11419 Rose Hedge Drive. For information call the sheriff’s Pico Rivera station at (562) 949-2421. Youth art classes to start Monday WHITTIER – Youth art classes will begin Monday at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. The classes include conceptual mixed media and painting technique for children ages 6-9. Cost is $40 for Whittier residents and $45 for non-residents. For information call (562) 464-3430. Parent education classes coming up WHITTIER – “Mommy and Me” parent education classes will begin the week of Sept. 10 at the Whittier Adult School, 9401 S. Painter Ave. Classes include “Parent the Infant,” “Parenting the Toddler,” “Parenting the 2-year-old,” “Parenting the Preschooler,” and “Parenting the Pre-kindergartner.” Children will participate with their parents in activities such as singing, educational games, cooperative play and arts and crafts. Both day and night classes are available Monday through Friday. Cost for a 10-week session is $30 for the first child and $10 for each additional child. For information call (562) 698-8121, Ext. 1352 or Ext. 1300. Grandparents to brunch Sunday WHITTIER – The Gardens at Whittier will hold its grandparents day champagne brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. It is located at 8101 Painter Ave. For information call (562) 698-0596. Thrift shop looks for some help WHITTIER – The Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter is in need of volunteers to staff their thrift shop, Sacks on the Boulevard. Volunteers are needed for Tuesday mornings and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Proceeds go to the shelter, which provides a safe haven for women and children who fled domestic-violence situations. The thrift shop also provides clothing to the women and children in the shelter. For information call Jan McMahon, thrift shop manager, at (562) 699-1558. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioLatest oil and gas tax credit aimed at gaining majorityAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauLawmakers are continuing work in Juneau. The House Rules Committee on Tuesday unveiled the latest attempt to rewrite tax credits for the oil and gas industry. The bill would save the state more money over the next three years than a previous version. But the savings are much less than what Governor Bill Walker proposed.Musher assault case raises questions over Iditarod handlingZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageAn accomplished musher is in Palmer court Tuesday over a domestic violence incident that happened a few months before this year’s Iditarod. Critics have asked whether Iditarod organizers were aware of the assault charges prior to the race and let 24-year-old Travis Beals compete anyway.Togiak herring season starts out roughDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamThe Togiak herring fishery is having a tough season. First the herringshowed up and started spawning earlier than ever before, then the winds andweather proved uncooperative.Hydropower brought to Bristol Bay village of IgiugigEmily Russell, KNOM – NomeAn effort to bring renewable energy to western Alaska was recognized Tuesday by the federal government. The Ocean Renewable Power Company was named the 2016 Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters for its ability to bring hydropower to the Bristol Bay village of Igiugig.Early breakup occurs along Yukon RiverDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksIce is going out early along the Yukon River. Flooding has so far not been an issue.New assistant Sitka DA serves in strideBrielle Schaeffer, KCAW – SitkaChristopher Orman is the new assistant district attorney for Sitka, Petersburg, and Kake. He replaced Jean Seaton in February, who held the position since 2009. Originally from Southern California, Orman had a winding road to get into law, but he says he’s ultimately happy to be in field serving the community.Sitka cruises to bring passengers to shoreBrielle Schaeffer, KCAW – SitkaThe majority of cruise ships making stops in Sitka this summer will be coming in to dock.Yupik Spelling Bee helps spread Yupik literacyAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelYoung Alaska Natives are spreading Yup’ik literacy. Six students from across the state competed in the fifth annual Yup’ik Spelling Bee for Beginners in Anchorage over the weekend. The contest is open to third through eighth grade and run by volunteers. It’s a lot of work. And with responsibility concentrated to a few individuals, the future of the event is in question.Commercial fishing to be opened for Stikine River kingsAngela Denning, KFSK – PetersburgThis year’s run of King salmon on the Stikine River is projected to be small but still large enough for limited commercial fishing near Petersburg.