Local community things to know and do for the Whittier area for Sept. 16, 2017 – California News

Local community things to know and do for the Whittier area for Sept. 16, 2017 – California News



WHITTIER

Secrets of Hollywood to be revealed

Rachel Shimko, a graduate of Biola University, will share some behind-the-scene stories and a few secrets of her life in Hollywood with members of the John Greenleaf Whittier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at noon Wednesday at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villa Verde Drive.

Cost is $20 per person. For information or reservations call 714-779-6234.

Parts of Mar Vista to be repaved

Repaving of Mar Vista Street from Villaverde Drive to Cerquita Drive is expected to begin in October.

The City Council Tuesday awarded a $673,448 contract to E.C. Construction Co. of South El Monte.

Mar Vista is in poor shape, said Carl Hassell, capital projects administrator

“It’s got some areas of failure,” Hassell said. “There is substantial cracking, making for quite the bumpy ride.”

The work also will include removing a dip from the intersection of Mar Vista and Strub Avenue and redoing striping on Mar Vista from Colima Road to Villaverde.

The construction is expected to take a couple of months, Hassell said. While the road won’t be closed, there could be delays during construction, he added.

SANTA FE SPRINGS

Caltrans to close 5 Freeway at Florence

The 5 Freeway will be closed between Norwalk Boulevard and the 605 Freeway Monday and Tuesday morning as a result of plans to remove falsework and temporary bridge supports from the Florence Avenue bridge.

The freeway will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday and from 11:59 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.

In addition, the northbound and southbound connectors from the 605 to the 5 freeways will be closed…

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