OurWeeklyNews.com Complete Edition 05.30.15


The Weekly News covers community news for Diamond Bar, Walnut, Chino Hills, Rowland Heights and surrounding areas of San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Click this link to access the complete issue in PDF format: 2015-May30-Weekly-WEB

Diamond Bar Council Recap

Photo By: Raymond Mendoza City Council members proclaim May 2015 to be Water Awareness Month to encourage limited water use during the drought – shown with (L-R) Walnut Valley Water District President Ted Ebenkamp, Scarlett Kwong, Barbara Carrera, Edward Hilden and Allen Wu.

By Raymond Mendoza Diamond Bar – Diamond Bar’s City Council met for the final time during the month of May for a regular meeting on the eve of the commencement of the Grand Avenue Beautification project construction. Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Lyons was absent from the meeting. To begin, the Council proclaimed May 2015 as […]

Four Table Legs

By Sarah Sanchez I work with the youth ministry at our local church, so I’m around teenagers about twice a week, in addition to talking to them almost daily. As I’ve worked with the local youth, I’ve begun to understand that they have a lot more to deal with than when I was in school. […]

Pursuing The Holy Life

Pastor Ed Moreno

By Pastor Ed Moreno A few weeks ago a young man came up to me following a Sunday morning service and asked if he could speak with me.  His heart was heavy because his sincere desire was to live righteously before God, but he found himself coming up short. This young man is about 19 […]

Great High Schools

DBHS, WHS medal in latest U.S. News report    By Kelli Gile Walnut – U.S. News & World Report has once again listed Diamond Bar and Walnut High Schools among the best schools in the state and the nation in the report issued on May 12. To determine which schools are best preparing their students […]

CH KinderCare Burglar Arrested

Photo Courtesy: KinderCare.com Scene of the crime, the Higgins Ranch KinderCare located at 15928 Los Serranos Country Club Drive in Chino Hills.

By Claire Lewis Chino Hills – On Wed., May 13, someone thought to rob and vandalize local daycare facility, KinderCare. Management from the KinderCare facility notified authorities, reportedly stating that a suspect not only stole electronics and keys valued at more than $1,000, but offices had been ransacked, as well as three buses belonging to […]

CH National Night Out

Chino Hills hosts “National Night Out” Kick-Off Meeting   Staff Reports Chino Hills – This year marks the 10th anniversary of the City of Chino Hills’ participation in the National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. Residents can learn more about how to participate at the National Night Out kick-off meeting, held on […]

Reunion (Part 2)

By Pastor Mark Hopper I shared in my last article that my wife and I recently attended the reunion of my graduating class at Dallas Theological Seminary.  Seminary is like Law School.  The purpose is to prepare students for church leadership and Biblical studies.  It was a rigorous four year program after college. The school was honoring […]

Lanes on 91 in Corona to Narrow in Width to 10.5 Feet

Riverside County Transportation Commission Riverside County – As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s (RCTC) 91 Project, westbound and eastbound lanes on the 91 between the 71 and Main Street in Corona will be narrowed in width, starting June 1. Dubbed the “91 Corona Squeeze,” the narrower lanes will continue for about 10 months […]

Parents And Education Partners Shine At Night of Stars Gala

Photo Courtesy: Kelli Gile Westhoff Elementary parent, David Morales, was honored at the WVEF Night of the Stars gala. Shown with Bob Pacheco and Eileen Ansari.

By Kelli Gile Walnut – A stellar group of Walnut Valley parent volunteers and community partners were honored during the Night of the Stars gala held May 7 at the Diamond Bar Center. The inaugural event, sponsored by the Walnut Valley Educational Foundation, lauded exemplary parents, education and service partners, and distinguished alumnus. Distinguished parent […]

Grand Avenue Beautification Project Begins

Image Courtesy: City of Diamond Bar

By Raymond Mendoza Diamond Bar – After more than two years of planning and preparation, the Grand Avenue Beautification Project is now underway, as of Wed., May 20. Thanks to federal funds secured by the City through the Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act, the areas of Grand Avenue and Diamond Bar Boulevard, and […]

Corona Bank Robber Gets Prison

Photo Courtesy: Corona PD Patricia Cheree Smith, 26

Driver and accomplice gets State Prison sentence By Claire Lewis Riverside  – On Feb. 4, Paul Alfred Eugene Johnson, 59, and Patricia Cheree Smith, 26, both of Hemet, robbed the Pacific Premier Bank located at 102 E. Sixth Street in Corona.  Johnson threatened bank employees at gunpoint, and fled the scene with a large sum […]

Diamond Ranch Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

By Juliette Funes Pomona – Diamond Ranch High School senior, Brendan Chin, is one of 1,000 students from across the nation selected to receive the Gates Millennium Scholarship, providing him with a good-through-graduation scholarship to any college or university of his choice. The Pomona Unified student was chosen from among tens of thousands of applicants […]

Straight Talk With Danice

Danice Akiyoshi

Dear Dr. Akiyoshi: I just came home from my dear friend’s funeral. I was devastated because I thought he died suddenly from a mysterious illness.  Another friend found him unconscious in his home after none of us had heard from him for a couple of days.  We were all close and spoke almost daily.  At […]

OurWeeklyNews.com Complete Edition 05.23.15


The Weekly News covers community news for Diamond Bar, Walnut, Chino Hills, Rowland Heights and surrounding areas of San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Click this link to access the complete issue in PDF format: 2015-May23-Weekly-WEB

San Gabriel Valley Community Events

Staff Reports   UPCOMING EVENTS: David & Margaret Playground When:  Thurs., May 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where:  1350 Third Street, La Verne, 91750 Details:  Join volunteers and organizers from David & Margaret Youth & Family Services, Disney, Disney Club Penguin, KaBOOM, and residents of the La Verne community to give local children the […]

Grammy Foundation Honors DBHS’ Acciani

Photo Courtesy: Kelli Gile 2015 Music Educator Award top-ten finalist, Steven Acciani, receives his honorarium, shown (L-R) with Assistant Supt. Dr. Michelle Harold; Assistant Supt. Dr. Matthew Witmer; Grammy Executive Education Director David Sears; Board Members Larry Redinger, Cindy Ruiz and Helen Hall; Principal Catherine Real; and Ford Motor Company Fund’s Dee Dee Boykin.

Staff Reports Diamond Bar – On Mon., May 18, Music Educator Award Finalist, Steven Acciani, was honored at a presentation by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation at the Diamond Bar High School Theater. Grammy Foundation Vice President, Scott Goldman, presented honorariums to Acciani and Diamond Bar High School with generous support and resources […]

OC Attorney Charged With Witness Tampering

Photo Courtesy: U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Ken Zhiyi Liang

Irvine lawyer arrested after accepting money to smuggle a witness out of the U.S. Staff Reports Santa Ana – An Irvine-based immigration attorney has been arrested and charged with attempted witness tampering after agreeing to help a Chinese national flee from the United States after the woman had been designated as a “material witness” in […]

CPD Places 3rd @ B2V

Staff Reports Corona – On the weekend of March 28 – 29, the Corona Police Department participated in the 31st Annual Challenge Cup Relay Race, which started in Baker, California, and ended in Las Vegas, Nevada. After 120 miles of pavement, running all day and all night, the official results are in. Out of 265 […]

WV Teams Win 27 Medals At Math Fair

Photo Courtesy: Kelli Gile 8th Grade WVUSD math team members Ethan Lin, Danny Mansour, Megan Yang, and Timothy Yeh won gold medals at the 2015 L.A. County Math Field Day (shown with teachers Amy Erickson and Gary Dresser).

By Kelli Gile Walnut – Walnut Valley’s high-scoring mathletes brought home a total of 27 medals during the 2015 Los Angeles County Math Field Day.   “Our teams did a terrific job!” exclaimed Suzanne Middle School math teacher and district coach, Amy Erickson. Overall grade level trophies were awarded to 5th and 7th Grade teams […]


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