Walnut Valley Elementary Students Awarded New Bikes

WVUSD-Students-get bikes

BY KELLI GILE Diamond Bar – One student from each of the nine Walnut Valley elementary schools was honored on September 8. The select group of youngsters had no idea they’d also be receiving brand new bikes during the presentation held at Maple Hill Elementary. “The 45-member Leadership Team organized the event to pay tribute […]

The Common Core Tests: A Student’s Perspective

By TIANA GOEGEBUER Here are two simple words that nearly everyone in the United States has become increasingly familiar with: Common Core. Whatever your view is on the Common Core Standards, I ask you to be understanding of my opinion. The goal of this article is not to offend you or change your views, but […]

Liposuction Without The Suction

Premier Body Sculpt Before-After

BY MICHAEL ARMIJO   Upland – Body Sculpting is best described as an alternative way to lose body fat in specific areas that are hard to reach, including under the arms, love handles, inner thighs, or even the breast area on a man. The procedure seems to be relatively new, but it’s actually an old […]

SGV: Community Events

STAFF REPORTS   UPCOMING EVENTS: Friends of the Taylor House Artist on the Porch Summer/Fall Series When: Second Sundays, September 14; October 12; 1 to 4 p.m. Where: Heritage Gardens Park, 3510 East Cameron Avenue, West Covina Details: September event will feature craftsman period stained glass with Renn Hjellum-Lim. Contact: For this and future events, […]

Rowland Heights: 42nd Annual Rowland Heights Buckboard Days


BY GINA K. WARD Rowland Heights – This year’s 42nd Annual Buckboard Days Parade and Festival will be held on Sat., Oct. 18, in Rowland Heights, and will be bigger than ever with the theme, “Nature in Our Own Backyard.”   Co-organized by the Rowland Heights Chinese Association and the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council, the parade will feature a […]

Pomona Gang Member Arrested

STAFF REPORTS Pomona – On September 10, at approximately 7 p.m., known gang member, Arthur Ramirez, 21, was arrested. According to the Pomona Police Department, officers from the Gang Violence Suppression Unit contacted Ramirez at his residence on the 700 block of Weber Street. Ramirez is a known associate of a criminal street gang operating […]

Eastvale: Three Feet For Safety Law Effective

STAFF REPORTS   Eastvale – Yesterday, on Sept. 16, the “Three Feet for Safety” law went into effect in California. This law requires all motorists to provide at least three feet of clearance between their vehicle and a bicyclist when passing the bicyclist traveling in the same direction. Existing law requires motorists to pass bicyclists while […]

Walnut City Council Recap Sept 10, 2014

Dr. Jonathan Joe of 20/20 Optometry is honored by the council.  (Photo Courtesy: Raymond Mendoza)

BY RAYMOND MENDOZA Walnut – The City of Walnut held their regular City Council meeting on Wed., Sept. 10. Mayor Nancy Tragarz started off the meeting by awarding 20/20 Vision Optometry owner, Dr. Jonathan Joe, with the 2014 Business of the Quarter recognition, thanking him for 17 years of service to the City. Joe, who […]

The Weekly News Complete Edition 09.13.14

Weekly Sept 13.2014

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 Sept13WeeklyAll  to access the complete Sept 13th, 2014 issue in pdf format.

Eastvale: CNUSD Renames One School and Announces Another

BY JENNIFER MADRIGAL Eastvale – Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) will rename Yorba Elementary as Ronald Reagan Elementary. After researching the area’s history, CNUSD Board Member, Bill Newberry, found that the Yorba Family Rancho was actually on the other side of the Santa Ana River. The District had decided to name the school Yorba Elementary […]

Walnut: Mora Gets 20 Years For Murder


STAFF REPORTS Walnut – Socorro Mora, 46, who was convicted of the brutal stabbing death of her husband, as well as the family dog, has received her sentence in Pomona Superior Court. On Tues., Sept. 9, Mora was condemned to 20 years in state prison. Socorro and George Mora had been married since 1993, but […]

Birth Tourism: Is The American Dream For Sale?

Maternity Hotel 1

By K.P. Sander Chino Hills – You may have heard about Birth Tourism, and the so-called Maternity Motels that help to propagate it.  This is a nationwide issue that has been amidst a lot of controversy in the City of Chino Hills, and well beyond. Wikipedia describes Birth Tourism as travel to another country for […]

Glendale: Man Sentenced For Medicare Fraud

STAFF REPORTS   Glendale – A Glendale man was found guilty as part of a health care fraud scheme that submitted in excess of $13 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare, and caused more than $3 million of losses to the program. The United States Attorney’s Office has issued a statement that Hovakim David Mkhitarian, […]

Eastvale: New Acting City Manager Selected

Photo Courtesy:  City of Eastvale

Staff Reports Eastvale – During the closed session discussion at the Sept. 10 City Council Meeting, council members unanimously selected Robert Van Nort to serve as Eastvale’s Acting City Manager. Van Nort’s term as Acting City Manager becomes effective immediately. Van Nort served as the City’s first Interim City Manager immediately following incorporation in October […]

Eastvale: Corona Norco School District Requests New Bond

BY JENNIFER MADRIGAL   Eastvale – On August 5, the Corona-Norco School Board voted to place a $396 million bond measure on the November ballot. This bond comes just eight years after Measure U, a 30-year, $250 million bond, for which less than 17 percent of the money went directly to Eastvale. Most of the […]

Santa Ana: O.C. Man Gets 4 Years In Federal Prison

STAFF REPORTS Santa Ana – The owner of a Huntington Beach-based military contractor, who plead guilty to federal tax charges for failing to report millions of dollars to the Internal Revenue Service that his company received for providing services to the military at Baghdad International Airport, was sentenced on Fri., Sept. 5 to 48 months […]

Jurupa Valley: JCSD Successful in $97 Million Refinance

STAFF REPORTS   Jurupa Valley – The Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) has successfully completed the refinancing of $97,030,000 in special tax bonds for 11 Community Facilities Districts (CFDs). Many new communities, such as Eastvale, require the construction of infrastructure such as parks and public facilities, street lights, and connections to water and sewer systems. […]

Chino: Budget Rooter Plumbing

STAFF REPORTS   Chino – It’s hard to find a plumber who does good work, but Dave Holt has been in the business for 35 years and promises to fix it right the first time.   “We treat every customer with respect and honesty,” Holt said. “I do the best job I can for a […]

Just Do It

By PASTOR ROBERT JEWETT People have a natural tendency to do things their own way. Thus, God instructs us to not lean on our own understanding, nor be wise in our own eyes (Proverbs 3:5, 7). God graciously reminds us that his thoughts and ways are far higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8-9). Since God knows […]

Attitude Is Everything

BY NANCY STOOPS   Do you see a half-filled glass as half empty or as half full? Do you tend to see what’s wrong with your life, or do you focus on what is right with your life? Would you consider yourself a negative person or a positive person? Do you wake up everyday being […]


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