OurWeeklyNews.com Complete Edition 2.06.16

2016-Feb6-Weekly- COVER

The Weekly News covers community news for Chino, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Walnut, Rowland Heights and surrounding areas of San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Click this link to access the complete issue in PDF format:2016-Feb6-Weekly- WEB

Beauty is Truly in the Eye of the Beholder

By Michael Armijo   I remember a story I once read: A frog was sitting by a pond one day and a woman walked up and asked: “What’s wrong Mr. Frog, why are you so glum?” The frog went on to explain: “I was once a handsome prince, but an evil witch put a spell […]

Diamond Bar City Council Recap

By Natalie Kim DIAMOND BAR– Mayor Lyons began the January 19 Diamond Bar City Council meeting by announcing the winners of the “Through My Lens” Photo Contest of 2015. In the youth division People category, Hamzah Daud won first place, and Clarissa Hui won Honorable Mention. In the Pets category, Huanxi Liu won first place, and […]

Chino: Planes of Fame Living History Days

Staff Reports CHINO-The Planes of Fame Air Museum, which is open to the public, will present its monthly Living History Flying Day on February 6, 2016, and will be featuring the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans will be featured, followed by a question & answer period and flight […]

Stroke Awareness

Staff Reports According to the CDC, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke.  In 2008 alone, more than 133,000 Americans died from a stroke, which equates to one person every four minutes-making it the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.  Strokes can affect people of all ages and […]

Walnut City Council Recap

By Natalie Kim WALNUT– Walnut kicked off the new year with a City Council meeting on January 13, which started off with a presentation on Smart Trash Bins. The Smart Trash Bins are larger bins which include informational graphics relating to what materials should or should not be recycled. A previous experiment with the bins […]

Text To 9-1-1 Service Now Available

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Courtesy of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept. Chino Hills – Hearing- and speech-impaired members of the community or those in a situation where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1 now have another option to call for help in an emergency – Text to 9-1-1. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), […]

“Winter” Conservation… A Year-Round Habit

Opportunities to save water—even in the winter Courtesy of the Walnut Valley Water District It is more important than ever to remind everyone that although we are out of the dry season and into our winter months it doesn’t mean the drought is over. When it rains, conserving water may be the last thing on […]

Lonzo Ball Named Mc Donald’s All American

Staff Reports Chino Hills– The McDonald’s All American Games unveiled the official rosters for the 39th annual boys game and 15th annual girls game during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on January 17.  The final rosters include the top talent from 14 states.  Chino Hills’ own Lonzo Ball made the cut, and will […]

How I Almost Became the Chino Hills Powerball Winner

Zeb Welborn

By Zeb Welborn Growing up in Chino Hills since 1981, I’ve seen the city grow from a cow pasture to a robust suburban town. I’ve personally witnessed a tremendous amount of growth in both Chino and Chino Hills in my lifetime. As the Chairman of the Board for the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce I can see […]

Inland Empire: Man Sentenced to 135 Years

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Edward Thomas Booking Photo

Staff Reports SAN BERNARDINO- After jury deliberations that lasted less than an hour, a Michigan man was found guilty last month on nine counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Edward Thomas, 53, was sentenced for his crimes at the West Valley Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga on January 19. Thomas received 135-years-to-life in […]

Walnut Valley Trustees Honor Students, Community Members

Lonzo Ball receives his Mc Donald’s All American Jersey
Photo credit: Mc Donald’s All American Game

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—During the January 20 regular meeting, the Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees paid tribute to star students and valued volunteers who are making a difference in schools. CJ Morris Elementary 4th grader Alejandra Urrieta won the 2015 “Holidays around the World” greeting card contest.  The talented young artist was recognized with […]

Straight Talk With Danice

Feeling less than perfect By Danice Akiyoshi, N.D.   Dear Dr. Akiyoshi: My best friend is perfect in every way, but for some reason she is always criticizing herself and her appearance.  Now I’m starting to feel self-conscious every time I’m around her.  She is much prettier than I am, so if she magnifies her […]

Chino Hills Man Arrested for Meth

Deputies locate several pounds of methamphetamine in Chino Hills Staff Reports CHINO HILLS– On January 19, 2016, at about 6:00 p.m., Chino Hills deputies, with the assistance of the San Bernardino County Sheriff Narcotics/Gang Division, executed a search warrant  in the 3300 block of Organdy Lane.  David Selle, 45, was suspected of being involved in […]

Luxury for Less!

By K.P. Sander Kitchen & Flooring Center, Inc. does it all.  In fact, their motto is, “We Turn Houses into Homes.” More than just a house, your home is a very special place. With that in mind, the Kitchen & Flooring Center is committed to providing you with the materials and installation you need to […]

History 101

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Staff Reports Shots were fired in the United States House of Representatives’ chambers in Washington D.C. on January 30, 1835.  President Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, survived the first assassination attempt against the life of a U.S. president. Jackson, nicknamed “Old Hickory” for his determination and drive, was one of the […]

Midnight the Therapy Dog

By Nancy Stoops, M.A.M.F.T. Midnight’s amazing story is now available at Amazon.com.  My new book Midnight the Therapy Dog will make you laugh and cry and delight your soul.  The book is a beautifully illustrated story about how Midnight loses his family and himself for a while.  My friend April Cruz, a brilliant artist, did […]

OurWeeklyNews.com Complete Edition 1.30.16


The Weekly News covers community news for Chino, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Walnut, Rowland Heights and surrounding areas of San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Click this link to access the complete issue in PDF format:2016-Jan30-Weekly WEB

Tehachapi Project Construction Update

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Staff Reports CHINO HILLS– The Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project will deliver electricity from new wind farms in the Tehachapi area to SCE customers and the California transmission grid. Consisting of new and upgraded electric transmission lines and substations between eastern Kern County and San Bernardino County, it plays a vital role in meeting California’s renewable […]

Deputies Reassigned to Unincorporated Areas

Courtesy of the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s request for one detective and six deputies to be reassigned to the Chino Hills Station to improve law enforcement services for the Mission Corridor. The area includes an estimated four square miles of unincorporated […]


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