Standing In The Light

BY MICHAEL ARMIJO Doug was a simple guy who had worked hard to be “normal.” His upbringing wasn’t the best, but Doug beat the odds and found life within his spiritual realm. He found God and decided that his true place in life was with Him. He wanted to come out of the darkness and […]

Having Fun In The Summer

BY NANCY STOOPS Summer is a wonderful time to do so many fun things. I really enjoy being outside and all the activities that go with it being warmer. I love outdoor concerts and I find the venues offer opportunities to go see many of my favorite artists. I love listening to my favorite music […]

Straight Talk With Danice

BY DANICE AKIYOSHI, N.D.   Dear Dr. Akiyoshi: I know I am getting older (71), but I’m annoyed with the way my daughter-in-law has started criticizing every move I make. It’s getting to the point that I don’t even want to be around her anymore, and I used to love her company. Here are a […]

Walnut: Mt. SAC VP Honored with State Diversity Award

(L-R) California Community College Chancellor Brice Harris, Mt. SAC Student Services Vice President Audrey Yamagata-Noji, former Mt. SAC student and now Governor’s Fellow with the California Department of Finance Rene Kouassi, past Mt. SAC Associated Students President May Ochoa, and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. 
(Photo Courtesy: Mike Taylor)

BY MIKE TAYLOR   Walnut – Mt. San Antonio College Student Services Vice President, Dr. Audrey Yamagata-Noji, was honored recently with the Dr. John W. Rice Diversity and Equity Award in Sacramento. Yamagata-Noji was named for the award for establishing numerous programs that provide mentorship and tutoring services for underrepresented students. She has been a […]

From Russia With Love

BY PASTOR MARK HOPPER   My wife and I were in western Russia recently with a team from our church.  We have maintained a partnership with a Russian church for almost 20 years.   Our primary activity on this trip was to teach English to students and young adults.  Students in almost every country in the world love to learn […]

Diamond Bar: Former Quail Summit Students Get Engaged at School


BY KELLI GILE   Diamond Bar – Michael Siacunco and Sarah Lin were engaged on July 11 at the exact place they met 17 years ago – the amphitheater at Quail Summit Elementary School. Their story began on the second day of school in the 4th Grade. “She chased me because she liked me,” he […]

San Gabriel Valley: Community Events

STAFF REPORTS UPCOMING EVENTS: Free ESL and Citizenship Classes When: Monday through Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m.; or Monday through Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: 2100 Lerona Avenue, Rowland Heights Details: Rowland Adult & Community Education is now offering free English as a Second Language and Citizenship courses to adult students this summer due […]

Eastvale: Rapper Kendrick Lamar Purchases Home in Eastvale

BY TIANA GOEGEBUER Eastvale – Rapper Kendrick Lamar recently purchased a modest home in the city of Eastvale. News of Lamar’s purchase really began circulating in late May. The online buzz stated that Lamar had gone against the typical rapper stereotype and settled down not in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills, but a former dairy […]

Business Feature: “Sell Your Casa” With Gil Rivera


 By Sarah Armijo   Southern California – In this day and age, it’s important to know all aspects of your business. For Gil Rivera from, he definitely knows every aspect of buying and selling a home. He is a reliable, experienced, and an affordable Realtor, Broker, and Certified Appraiser. Rivera sells houses, condos, and […]

Chino: Police Arrest Three Robbery Suspects

STAFF REPORTS   Chino – On July 10, officers of the Chino Police Department arrested three suspects who are believed to have been involved in an armed robbery that took place in the 12800 block of 16th Street. At approximately 3:24 a.m., a victim told police he was robbed at gunpoint while walking on 16th […]

Diamond Bar: Council Corner

BY ARIEL CARMONA, JR   Diamond Bar – During the July 15 meeting, the Diamond Bar City Council addressed a light agenda calendar which included a discussion of the following steps for three of the City’s Lighting and Landscape Assessment Districts (LLAD), approval of minutes from a study session regarding updates to the Grand Avenue […]

Norco: Car Show and Sock Hop August 9th


Join the fun at Rock Around Norco! Car Show & Sock Hop on Saturday August 9th, 2014. The car show is from 3pm-6om at the Bob’s Big Boy parking lot at 3521 Hamner Blvd. and the Sock Hop is 7pm-10pm at the Riley Gymnasium Plaza, 3950 Acacia Ave, Norco. The family event is presented by the […]

City of Industry: IMC Hosts Legislative Update Breakfast July 25th


The Industry Manufacturers Council will host a Legislative Update Breakfast on Friday, July 25th. The program, presented by California Assemblyman Curt Hagman, will be Business-Related Legislation Currently Under Consideration in Sacramento. The Breakfast will be held at the Pacific Palms Resort, One Industry Hills Parkway in the City of Industry. Breakfast is at 7:30 with […]

The Weekly News 07.19.14

The Weekly News covers community news for Diamond Bar, Walnut, Chino Hills and surrounding areas of San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Click this link July19WeeklyAll  to access the complete July 19-25, 2014 issue in pdf format  

Chino: New Police Chief


STAFF REPORTS   Chino – On Tues., July 15, during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, City Manager, Matt Ballantyne, announced that Captain Karen Comstock will become the new Police Chief upon the retirement of current Police Chief, Miles Pruitt. Chief Pruitt will retire effective Dec. 4, 2014. “This is an exciting time for Chino,” […]

NORCO: Illegal Marijuana Grow House Bust

INFO. COURTESY OF RIVERSIDE SHERIFF’S DEPT.   NORCO-On July 18, 2014, about 1:30 p.m., members of the Riverside Sheriff’s Special Investigation Bureau, along with deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant in the 3700 block of California Avenue, in the city of Norco. The search warrant was the result of an […]

Chino Hills: Assemblyman Hagman Reacts to Death Penalty Ruling

STAFF REPORTS  Sacramento – Assemblyman Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills) expressed his disappointment and frustration with U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney’s ruling on Wed., July 16 declaring California’s death penalty unconstitutional because the lengthy and unpredictable delays violate the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.   “I am not disputing the fact […]

Eastvale: Facebook Contest Winner Announced

Staff Reports   Eastvale – Congratulations to Elizabeth Santana for winning last month’s Facebook Giveaway, which was a FREE Eastvale Community News, 5×4” black and white ad*, valued at $150. All Elizabeth had to do was LIKE our Facebook page ( and JOIN our event page, and she won a FREE ad!   Advertising in […]

Eastvale: Archibald Ave Closure North of Limonite

CITY OF EASTVALE Archibald Ave. Closure North of Limonite Posted Date: 7/18/2014 7:30 PM The contractor for a development in City of Ontario will be closing Archibald Avenue at Limonite Avenue this weekend July 19 & 20, 2014. The Closure will start on Saturday, July 19th at 6:00 a.m. and be re-opened by Sunday, July […]

EASTVALE: Process For Filling Vacant Two-Year City Council Term

Staff Reports   Eastvale – On July 9, members of the City Council voted to appoint the remaining two-year term left vacant with the resignation of Councilmember Jeff DeGrandpre. The schedule for the appointment process is outlined below: Application Period: Any registered voter living within the City of Eastvale may download an Application for City […]


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