DB School Uses Global Connection

By Kelli Gile Diamond Bar –Chaparral Middle School 8th grader Izzy Reedy and a dozen classmates learned about culture, education, weather, and even sports in Tanzania this year. But, it wasn’t by opening a textbook or conducting research on a computer. The Diamond Bar students gained knowledge through a global connection with the Gyekrum Arusha […]

Rescuing a Lizard

By Mark Hopper I recently heard in the news that a woman called “911” because she was being strangled and bitten by her Boa Constrictor.  Fortunately, she was rescued by local law enforcement and survived this frightening event. My story is on a much smaller scale and not as dramatic.  Actually, I was not attacked by […]

A Can Of Paint

By Mark Hopper   I have discovered that after Spring cleaning comes Summer painting!  We recently hired some people to remodel our bathrooms.  The look great.  New fixtures, new tile and new paint!  It is amazing how nice they look. However, when you get new paint in one room, you notice how old the paint […]

DB Film Permits

Staff Reports Diamond Bar – The city of Diamond Bar contracts with FilmLA to provide streamlined permit processing for all commercial filming and still photography. Guidelines include All commercial filming and/or still photography within city limits requires a film permit. Permit applications must be submitted at least three working days prior to start date to allow for review by […]

A Manila Envelope

By Mark Hopper   Recently, I received a large Manila envelope in the mail from my brother.  He is my favorite brother. Actually, he is my only brother! He sends me a birthday card every year and signs it – “Your Favorite Brother”. I wasn’t sure what he was sending me .  My birthday is […]

DB Fire Contained By Park

Staff Reports Diamond Bar – A fire broke out near the Carlton Peterson Park and was contained last week, just north of the 60 freeway. LA County firefighters contained the 1 acre blaze within an hour and a half of the reporting of the fire, which was reported at 4 pm. The patch of brush […]

Former DB Mayor Jack Tanaka Passed Away

Staff Reports Diamond Bar – Former Diamond Bar Mayor Jack Tanaka passed away today after a long battle with cancer, the LA County Sheriff’s Department announced. Jack was honored last November where he received a standing ovation at Diamond Bar City Hall at the Nov. 17 council meeting as he announced his retirement from 10 […]

Safe Drug Disposal

By Walnut/DB Sheriff’s Station Do not flush unused, unwanted, and expired medications down the toilet or put them in drains! How should I dispose of my medications? For your convenience, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department offers a Safe Drug Drop Off program where both controlled and non-controlled substances are accepted. Take medications/drugs to the […]

Former K-Mart Center Building

By Marissa Mitchell   Diamond Bar – Many citizens in the city of Diamond Bar are wondering just what is going on at Diamond Bar Boulevard (where the “old K-Mart” used to reside), and there is thankfully some new revealing information. Diamond Bar’s Kmart store, which included 84,000 square feet of inside retail space plus a […]

DB Auto Burglary

By Michael Armijo Diamond Bar – An auto burglary was reported last week at Steep Canyon Trail near the hiking trail, residents reported. “Just a heads up, my daughter went hiking (Monday) morning and her car was broken into,” said Gabriel Amaya on social media, who is a long time resident of Diamond Bar. “We’ve […]

Where’s My Bag?

By Mark Hopper Recently, my son and I took a father son golf trip.  My wife came along to cook for us and to clean our golf clubs each day (just kidding). My son and I enjoy playing golf and sharing time together.  He is a good golfer and can really hit the ball a […]

Diamond Bar Oil Recycling

Courtesy City of Diamond Bar   Diamond Bar –The City has kicked off its Oil Recycling Campaign by alerting residents of the 3 easy disposal methods for residents. With curbside, door pickup and local drop off services, the campaign aims to raise awareness by way of public outreach efforts, messages in a variety of media, […]

A Bird In The Hand

By Mark Hopper   There is a familiar saying that says, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”.  Basically it means that it is better to hold on to something you already have than to risk losing it by trying to get something more. I have come up with a better […]

Early In The Morning

By Mark Hopper Recently my wife and I were in Arizona visiting some family members. As usual, I found myself helping with another home improvement project. Every project seems to start at a local Home Improvement center like Home Depot. The closest one to us opened at 5:30 in the morning. I was surprised at […]

Suzanne Middle School Robotics Team Takes First Place

By Kelli Gile WALNUT, CA—Suzanne Middle School’s Wolf Corp robotics team has capped off a successful year by taking the top award during the 2017 Razorback International Competition. Wolf Corp won the 1st place Overall Core Values Award at the tournament held at the University of Arkansas last month. During the competition, the robot scored […]

Dry Cleaner Robbed

By Michael Armijo Diamond Bar – A Diamond Bar dry cleaner was robbed Monday at gunpoint, but only fleeing with $50, LA County Sheriff Sergeant Mark Saldecke confirmed. Country Cleaners, located on Golden Springs and Lemon Ave in Diamond Bar, was robbed when a man in his 30’s wearing a dark shirt and carrying a […]

DB Adopts Budget

Staff Reports Diamond Bar – Diamond Bar City Council last month adopted a $26 million balanced general fund budget for the coming fiscal year. Considered one of largest budgets in the City’s 26-year history, the budget provides for ongoing operations with no cuts in service levels and an anticipated year-end $1 million surplus. City Council […]

DB Smoke Shop Burglarized

Staff reports Diamond Bar – Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 6:41 a.m. Walnut/Diamond Bar deputies responded to a burglary in progress at “Diamond Bar Smoke Shop”. The suspects had fled prior to the deputies arriving, but had received, from a citizen, a description of the vehicle and suspects. The deputies spotted the suspect vehicle entering […]

Fireworks Illegal in Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, but Legal in Chino

By Michael Armijo Chino, Chino Hills – There’s a lot of misunderstandings in the Chino and Chino Hills areas for fireworks, so let’s try to get this straight: CHINO: LEGAL FIREWORKS ALLOWED. There is a bit of confusion as Chino continues to post a sign: “ILLEGAL FIREWORKS A THOUSAND TIMES NO! $1,000 FINE FOR ILLEGAL […]

Run, Teach, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

Walnut High educator Jerry Knox breaks 3 world records in 2017  By WVUSD WALNUT, CA—To say that Walnut High teacher and alumnus Jerry Knox is passionate about running might be an understatement. He laces up his running shoes five days a week, clocking five-to-eight miles a day, and 15 miles every Saturday. Knox usually runs […]