Chino Area Crime

West Valley Detention Center (Photo courtesy of County of San Bernardino)

Staff Reports   Chino/Chino Hills – On Tues., Jan. 5, a juvenile female contacted School Resource Officer, Deputy Marlene Thompson, at Ayala High School in Chino Hills.  She advised Thompson of ongoing physical and mental abuse that she has suffered at her residence in Chino. Fontana Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives initiated an investigation and identified […]

Strategic Alliance: Free Networking

Staff Reports Walnut – If you are looking for an effective way to market your business and network with local businesses at the same time, Strategic Alliance is the perfect solution…and it’s FREE! Strategic Alliance is a non-profit company dedicated to providing businesses the opportunity to align synergistically by creating an environment conducive to business […]

Cops 4 Causes Hosting Run For Cody

Cody Misch (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Staff Reports San Dimas – Cops 4 Causes – a non-profit organization created to collectively highlight the philanthropic efforts of law enforcement – announces that it will host a 5K Walk/Run for the son of a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy on Sat., Jan. 31 at Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas. Deputy David […]

The Walnut Youth Commission

By Nancy Stoops Recently I was invited to attend a meeting of the Walnut Youth Commission.  I was impressed by their goals, and so I asked Doris Li – one of the Youth Commissioners – to help me write an article about them. The Walnut Youth Commission is made up of 15 students from high […]

The Weekly News Complete Edition 01.24.15

The Weekly News Complete Edition 01.24.15

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  2015-Jan24-WeeklyAll to access the complete Weekly News January 24th issue in PDF format.

DB High Alumnus Playing In Super Bowl XLIX

Diamond Bar High alumnus and New England Patriots offensive lineman, Ryan Wendell, will be playing in the 2015 Super Bowl on February 1 (Photo by Kelli Gile

By Kelli Gile Diamond Bar – Check out Diamond Bar High School 2004 graduate, Ryan Wendell, when the New England Patriots face off against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The DBHS standout was an All-CIF Southern Section selection as a senior defensive lineman, with […]

January 2015 IE Community News


The Inland Empire Community News covers community news for Chino, Chino Hills, Eastvale, Ontario, Corona, Riverside and surrounding areas of the Inland Empire and portions the San Gabriel Valley and northern Orange County. Click this link 2015-01-IEcommnewsAll to access the complete issue in pdf format.

Drug-Infused Bread Closes OC Bakery

An example of Rosca de Reyes (or Three Kings Bread) (Photo courtesy of Google Images)

Staff Reports Santa Ana – On Tues., Jan. 6, the Orange County Health Care Agency closed Cholula’s Bakery in the City of Santa Ana to begin a food-borne illness investigation after receiving several reports of illness related to eating Rosca de Reyes Bread distributed by the bakery on Jan. 5 and 6. According to the […]

Chino Hills: Family Tradition Means Insurance Expertise


By Michael Armijo   Chino Hills – Most little girls say they want to be a doctor, lawyer, school teacher or a princess while growing up, but Grace Buencamino wanted to be like her daddy, an insurance producer. “It wasn’t that I was exposed to someone who just pushed paper or punched a clock, my […]

Did You Know?

Staff Reports Did you know that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) now offers the public an Online Report Tracking System (SORTS) for the acceptance of certain types of reports? Just last month, the Department proudly launched the first ever, web-based software system accessible by citizens and law enforcement administrators on any Internet-enabled PC […]

A BOLD New Year

By Pastor Tim Eaton   Another year has come and gone. What do you have to show for it? Did you grasp your goals for 2014, or have they eluded you? What held you back? Did you come close – taste them, perhaps – and then shrink back? Was it a year of boldness or […]

The Annual Survey

By Pastor Mark Hopper Every January, we do a simple survey at our church.  We have found this survey to be helpful as we evaluate how our church is doing and what we may need to change in the future. Every year we ask the same three questions. First, we ask each family or individual, “How long […]

Eastvale: What It Means To Be A Police Officer

By LEAFF (Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters)               Eastvale – Have you ever heard the saying, “If you want to be loved, be a firefighter; and if you want to be hated, be a cop?”  It seems that in today’s world and with recent cases in the news – including the brutal execution of […]

Lakewood Woman Embezzles Thousands In Credit Union Scheme

FBI News Release Santa Ana – A Lakewood woman who pleaded guilty to a protracted embezzlement scheme, which resulted in the failure of a credit union, was sentenced today to 21 months in federal prison. Wendy Wall, 50, was sentenced by United States District Judge James V. Selna, in Santa Ana, California. In addition to the […]

Another Planet

By Michael Armijo Sometimes I attribute it to the way I was brought up; other times to the way my time has been spent.  Either way, deep within my spirit, there is a little piece of me that constantly whispers to my soul, “You don’t belong here.” When I hear the word, “dysfunction,” I am […]

Community Events

Staff Reports UPCOMING EVENTS: A Tribute To Advancing and Fulfilling The Dream When:  Mon., Jan. 19 Where:  West Covina Civic Center, 1444 Garvey Avenue South Details:  A free event for family and friends to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Activities include entertainment, food and fun for all ages. Contact:  Community Services […]

Keeping Your Child Internet Safe

Staff Reports SGV – We’ve heard horror stories about bullying, predators, inappropriate websites, and more.  We live in a cyber-space world, and it is wonderful to have a wealth of information about the world we live in at our fingertips in a moment’s notice.  But how do we keep our families safe, and our children […]

Armed Robbery At Olive Garden

Scene of the crime, the Olive Garden restaurant at the Montebello Town Center. (Photo Courtesy of

Staff Reports South San Gabriel – On Mon., Jan 12, at approximately 8:15 a.m., Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Temple Station responded to an ‘armed robbery’ call at the Olive Garden Restaurant, located at The Shops at Montebello in unincorporated South San Gabriel. Upon arrival, Deputies learned that the lone, male […]

2015 Miss Diamond Bar Pageant

The current Miss Diamond Bar 2014, Taylor Kalinowski, and her Court. (Photo By Joelle Lender Photography)

Staff Reports Diamond Bar – Applications are now being accepted from young ladies, ages 16 to 25, to participate in the 51st Annual Miss Diamond Bar Pageant to be held on Sun., Mar. 29. Since 1964, Miss Diamond Bar and her Court of Princesses have served as Ambassadors for the City of Diamond Bar, and […]

January 2015 SGV Community News

2015 01 Community News

The San Gabriel Valley Community News covers community news for Diamond Bar, Walnut, La Puente, Rowland Heights and surrounding areas of the San Gabriel Valley and portions of the western Inland Empire and northern Orange County. Click this link 2015-01-SGVcommnewsAll to access the complete issue in pdf format.


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