Rowland Heights resident carjacked at gunpoint/Suspect in custody

Rowland Heights resident carjacked at gunpoint/Suspect in custody. On Friday 10-21-17 at 10:15pm, a 27 year old Rowland Heights resident, while sitting in his vehicle, was carjacked at gunpoint in the area of Colima Rd/Greencastle Av.  The suspect, Jose Barrios M/28 of San Diego, entered the rear seat of the victim’s vehicle and ordered him […]

Rowland Heights: Woman Charged With Fatal Stabbing

Staff Reports Rowland Heights – On Tues., Aug. 18, a 19-year old woman was charged with killing her brother’s girlfriend with a pair of scissors. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Lisette Kimberly Moreno has been charged with one count of murder. The felony complaint includes a special allegation that the defendant […]

Rowland Heights: Buckboard Days Scholarship Pageant

By Gina Ward Rowland Heights – With an outpouring of community and business support, a new scholarship pageant has launched to help local high school students receive funds for college/career plans. The Miss Buckboard Days Scholarship Pageant will be held on Sat., Sept. 12, 11 a.m., at the Rowland Heights Community Center (18150 E. Pathfinder […]

Rowland Heights: RUSD Student Wins Poster Contest

Staff Reports Rowland Heights – Rowland Unified School District/Killian Elementary Student, Marlene Tjutiwaty, recently became the 3rd Grade winner of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s, “Junior Fire Chiefs Poster Contest.” The contest was designed to help send the message to “Visit a Professional Fireworks Show,” in an effort to promote Independence Day safety.” Tjutiwaty – […]

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 […]

Rowland Heights: Local Kidnap and Ransom Rescue

STAFF REPORTS   Rowland Heights – On Mon., Aug. 4, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s (LASD) Major Crimes Bureau became involved in a kidnap for ransom case. LASD reported that the victim, a 44-year old female, had been forcibly kidnapped in the Rowland Heights area and a ransom demand of $110,000 for her safe return […]

Rowland Heights: RUSD And Teachers’ Assoc Reach Tentative Agreement

STAFF REPORTS   Rowland Heights – The Rowland Unified School District Board of Education announced on Thurs., July 10 that a comprehensive three year (2013-2016) Tentative Agreement was reached on Tuesday evening, July 8, by RUSD and the Association of Rowland Educators (ARE) negotiation teams after meeting with the state-appointed mediator for a fourth session. […]

Rowland Heights: Retired Superintendent Roach Selected as RUSD Interim

BY GINA K. WARD  Rowland Heights – Educational and leadership consultant John Roach, Ed.D, (John Roach & Associates) will be the Interim Superintendent at Rowland Unified this summer while the superintendent search process continues. Roach is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California teaching the courses “Leadership” and “Accountability.” He was Superintendent of […]

Rowland Heights: RUSD Music Teacher Finalist For Grammy Foundation Award

BY GINA K. WARD Rowland Heights – The Rowland Unified School District is proud to announce that music teacher, Mark Anderson, is a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award™ by the Recording Academy® and the Grammy Foundation®. Anderson is not only driven to inspire young musicians across the Rowland Unified School District, but he actually […]

Rowland Heights: Alvarado Is “School To Watch”

BY GINA K. WARD   Rowland Heights – The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform announced one hundred and sixteen exemplary middle-grades schools in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia have been named “Schools to Watch” as part of the […]

Rowland Heights: Jellick Elementary Donates to Library

BY GINA K. WARD   Rowland Heights – For the past 19 years, the 6th Grade students in Mrs. Buck’s class at Jellick Elementary School in Rowland Heights have kept a very special tradition going to support their local community. Each May, students sell colorful, plastic Rexlace strings (bracelets, key chains) after school to all […]

Rowland Heights: RUSD Schools Recognized on 2013 Honor Roll

ROWLAND UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Rowland Heights –– Rowland Unified School District Superintendent, Ruben P. Frutos, announced that this week four of its schools – Alvarado Intermediate, Blandford Elementary, Stanley G. Oswalt Academy, and Ybarra Academy of Arts and Technology – have been selected by the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) to be on the “2013 Honor […]

Rowland Heights: RUSD Seeks New Superintendent

STAFF REPORTS Rowland Heights — At this week’s regular Rowland Unified School District (RUSD) Board of Education meeting, the Board and Superintendent shared that Ruben Frutos, District Superintendent, has expressed a preference and recommended that the Board commence a search for a new Superintendent. The Board directed staff to gather information and proposals from qualified […]

Rowland Heights: Alvarado Intermediate Recognized As One Of California’s Schools To Watch

RUSD Rowland Heights – Rowland Unified School District’s Alvarado Intermediate School has been recognized for the fourth time as one of California’s 2014 Schools to Watch – Taking Center Stage model middle schools. California State Schools Chief Tom Tolarkson announced there were 11 new designated schools to receive this award and that Alvarado Intermediate was […]

Rowland Unified Registration For 2018-19 Now Open

Staff Reports  Sign up now for new mandarin dual language immersion program and spanish dual programs that begin for kindergarten students this august ROWLAND HEIGHTS– FEBRUARY 6, 2018 – Registration for the 2018-19 school year is now open in the Rowland Unified School District. All new Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, interested Dual Immersion Kindergarten students and […]

Indecent Exposure Incidents near Rowland High School

Walnut/Diamond Bar Station Rowland Heights – There has been recent incidents of indecent exposure near Rowland High School. Previous incidents involve students being asked for directions from someone inside of a vehicle. Suspect described as a male White or male Hispanic in a dark colored vehicle.  The public is asked to remain vigilant in the […]

Rowland High School’s 50th Jubilee

BY GINA K. WARD Rowland Heights – Community Support Needed for Volunteer Event: The entire community is invited on Fri., Sept. 26, to celebrate Rowland High School’s 50th Anniversary with a fun-filled, community jubilee! With a bow to its beginnings when Rowland was a small community where students were just as likely to ride a […]

Walnut Valley Kiwanis Club Helps Local Community

By Michael Armijo Walnut Valley – The Kiwanis Club of Walnut Valley has a mission in life: Help those who are in need. And with that philosophy, indeed they do. With projects like Relay for Life, Multi Cultural Event, Young Professionals Installation, Pediatric Trauma Prevention, and the upcoming Annual Holiday Food Distribution, the volunteer group […]

Choose, Connect & See the Difference at Walnut Hills Optometry

Staff Reports Walnut– For decades, Walnut Hills Optometry has taken excellent care of the vision needs of the communities of Walnut, West Covina, Diamond Bar, and Chino Hills and La Puente, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights and Whittier. The quality of service and care provided by the doctor have patients gladly traveling from all over the […]