OurWeeklyNews.com Complete Edition 04.25.15


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-Apr25-Weekly-WEB

Reflections On A 16-Year Old

By Jennifer Jester-Madrigal This month, my oldest child, Isaiah, turns 16; which is amazing since I am only 29. This means that he will soon be driving, and that my hold on him is slipping a little further away each day.  Soon he will throw his bags in the car and take himself to practice […]

The Mosquitoes Are Back

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National Mosquito Awareness Week Beware of these critters! Staff Reports Ontario – The onset of warm weather has increased mosquito breeding in the West Valley. Vector Control surveillance has seen increased adult mosquitoes in their traps designed to catch females looking for a blood meal and those looking for a water source to deposit their […]


(Photo By: Clara Steele) The C.H.E.E.R. Leaders pose with Kurt and Brenda Warner, and teacher Jordan Samson

By Tara Lanning Eastvale – Students at Eleanor Roosevelt High School recently experienced a life changing week. In March, the Best Buddies group helped to orchestrate the C.H.E.E.R. program for the school. C.H.E.E.R. – an acronym for Consciousness Helps Encourage Equal Respect – invites students to adopt a disability and get a closer look on […]

Spectators or Participants?

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By Felicia Oblea There’s no denying the Information Technology Revolution has changed the way we live. The Internet has brought us Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and other “social networking” applications that claim to help keep us connected with the ones we love and the world around us – but in what sense? Sure, we may […]

Mt. SAC Students Win 15 HOSA Medals

By Mike Taylor Walnut – Mt. San Antonio College health career students won a total of 15 medals, including nine gold medals and four silver medals, at the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) state leadership conference held March 25 – 30 in Sacramento. More than 2,500 students competed at the state competition. Daniel Lee […]

April 2015 SGV News


SGV News covers Diamond Bar, Walnut, La Puente, Rowland Heights and surrounding areas of the San Gabriel Valley; portions of the western Inland Empire; and northern Orange County. Click this link to access the complete issue in PDF format: 2015-04-SGVNews-WEB

March 2015 SGV News


SGV News covers Diamond Bar, Walnut, La Puente, Rowland Heights and surrounding areas of the San Gabriel Valley; portions of the western Inland Empire; and northern Orange County. Click this link to access the complete issue in PDF format: 2015-03March-SGVNews-WEB

CH Deputies Arrest 2 For Identity Theft

Staff Reports Chino Hills – The Chino Hills Police Department has been investigating a series of crimes associated with credit card and identity thefts.  One of these cases led members of the Chino Hills Multiple Enforcement Team to the city of Upland to locate and interview a person of interest. On Tues., Apr. 14, at […]

San Dimas PD Investigates Cyber Threats

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What parents can do to protect their children Staff Reports San Dimas – According to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department San Dimas Station, when threats to any person occur, they take them very seriously and investigate to whatever extent possible.  When threats involve children and teens, it necessitates significant attention from law enforcement, schools and […]

Phone Call Scam Alert

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Staff Reports Riverside – It seems as if fraudulent phone calls are on the rise, and uninformed victims may find themselves short on funds and long on disappointment. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, criminals are impersonating law enforcement officials, utility company personnel, and even county court employees, making random calls and threats in […]

Straight Talk With Danice

By Danice Akiyoshi, N.D. Dear Dr. Akiyoshi: My husband has recently started taking a new medication.  It has drastically changed his personality.  It helps his medical problems, but it takes away his interest in spending personal or intimate time with me.  Our marriage is suffering.  I can tell he is uncomfortable when I mention the […]

DEL Records Donates $12,000 To Nogales HS


By Gina K. Ward Rowland Heights – On Fri., Apr. 10, the Rowland Unified School District announced that DEL Records – the largest regional record company in the United States – along with SONY Latin U.S., has donated more than $12,000 to RUSD for student and teacher scholarships. “On behalf of DEL Records, we are […]

DB Council Recap

By Raymond Mendoza Diamond Bar – The Diamond Bar City Council met for their first meeting of the month on Tues., Apr. 7, beginning with two proclamations:  one for designating April 2015 as DMV/Donate Life California; and the other naming April 24 as Arbor Day. Mayor Steve Tye said becoming a donor of organ, tissue, […]

Is Nestlé Ignoring The Drought?

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Nestlé ’s perspective in the wake of finger pointing. By K.P. Sander  Riverside County – By now you have most likely heard of Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D-California) declaration of a statewide drought emergency, urging all Californians to reduce their water usage by 20 percent.  Not surprising, with California facing one of its most severe droughts on […]

Chinese Actress Lipo Li Entertains At Mandarin Taste

Mandarin Taste is located at 23391 E. Golden Springs Drive, in Diamond Bar. For reservations, or more information on special entertainment with actress, Lipo Li, call (909) 861-1819. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

By Claire Lewis Diamond Bar – Mandarin Taste is well known in the city of Diamond Bar for its delicious, authentic Chinese cuisine, but beginning May 1, they will add a very special show to entertain guests on Friday evenings. The beautiful and talented Chinese actress, Lipo Li, will be visiting Mandarin Taste for a […]

Orangetheory Fitness

(Photo Courtesy: Orangetheory Fitness) Orangetheory Fitness is located at 12459 Limonite Avenue, in the Gateway Shopping Center (next to Bank of America and Verizon Wireless). They can be reached at (951) 681-8890, and visit their website at www.orangetheoryfitness.com/eastvale.

Affordable Group Personal Training Staff Reports Eastvale – A new fitness opportunity is coming to Eastvale, and the New York Times is calling it the best one-hour workout in the country. Orangetheory Fitness will be opening soon, and owner, Todd Randall, is excited to share his passion for fitness with the community. “First, surround yourself […]

DBHS Orchestra Cup Grand Champions

(Photo Courtesy: Kelli Gile) The 140-member Diamond Bar High School Symphony Orchestra celebrates their 1st place Orchestra Cup award while sightseeing at New York City’s Rockefeller Center.

By Kelli Gile Diamond Bar – The Diamond Bar High School Symphony Orchestra has been crowned the best in the nation.  The 140-member orchestra won the National School Orchestra Finals at New York’s Lincoln Center.  As Grand Champions, Diamond Bar High received the prestigious Orchestra Cup award. Guest Conductor, Sey Ahn, and Instrumental Music Director, […]

Free Counseling Available

By Nancy Stoops For the past 18 years, I have had the honor of facilitating a free counseling group every Monday evening.  Our group meets at the Walnut Teen Center and Gymnasium located at 21003 La Puente Rd., in the city of Walnut.  We meet year round from 6 to 8 p.m. (unless that Monday […]

Fun In The Sun At DB Birthday Party

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By Sarah Sanchez Diamond Bar – Local residents of all ages enjoyed a sunny day of food, games, rides, and fun at the 26th Annual Diamond Bar Birthday Party last week. The birthday party is the City’s largest annual event that is held in partnership with community organizations, school districts, law enforcement agencies, local businesses, […]


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