Don’t Laugh

By Mark Hopper   Recently we had a clean up day to get ready for our church’s 50th birthday party.  There was one specific area on our property that really needed some sprucing up. The ground cover was thinning out and we agreed to order some new mulch and bark to make it look better.The area that we […]

Man With A Gun

By Anthony Saude Diamond Bar – LASD Deputies from the Walnut/Diamond Bar Station responded to a call regarding a man with a gun at the intersection of Diamond Bar Blvd and Fountain Springs Drive. The Deputies were able to apprehend the male suspect without any incident. Mark Hopper, a witness at the scene, said “he was […]

Walnut Valley USD Board Honors Outstanding Student, Parent

By Kelli Gile   Walnut—The Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees recognized a standout student and parent volunteer from Vejar Elementary School during the September 20 meeting. Fifth grader Talisa Perez received the Super Star Student Award for going above and beyond on her campus. “Talisa is known by students, teachers, and the staff for […]

Diamond Bar Restaurant Week

By Mireya De La Paz   Diamond Bar – Local, already delicious Diamond Bar restaurants will showcase their cuisine and attract new patrons when the City holds its second annual Diamond Bar Restaurant Week (DBRW). Last year’s overwhelming response led the City to continue the annual feast.  Beginning next week,  (October 6th through the 20th) […]

A Special Birthday- Part 2

By Mark Hopper   The idea of starting a new church in Diamond Bar was the dream of a man named Wally Norling. He was the District Superintendent of the Evangelical Free Church in Southern California.  He loved to plant new churches in new communities that were popping up all over Southern California 50 years ago. Wally personally approached […]

WVUSD Trustees Name New Assistant Principal at Walnut High –Kelli Gile

WVUSD   WALNUT, CA—The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Daisy Carrasco-Ramos as the new assistant principal at Walnut High School. Bringing a decade of educational experience to her new post, Dr. Carrasco-Ramos has an extensive teaching background in the area of mathematics and a commitment to meeting the needs […]

Community Events September – November

Kids’ Night Out Walnut Teen Center 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Third Saturday of every month   Diamond Bar Restaurant Week  A 14-day dining event that will take place Friday, October 6 – Friday, October 20, 2017. The event showcases Diamond Bar as a premier dining destination offering diners a wide variety of culinary experiences. Participating […]

Infant “Safely Surrendered” to Fire Station

By Anthony Saude   Diamond Bar – A new mother “safe surrendered” her newborn son over to firefighters in Diamond Bar last week, authorities said Friday. The woman first contacted Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 120, 1051 Grand Ave., Diamond Bar, via telephone the night of September 8 and asked if the station was […]

Why Live In Diamond Bar?

Staff Reports Diamond Bar – The first fact about Diamond Bar is that it is definitely considered one of the gems of the Inland Empire. With extremely high ratings in many categories, including #70 as the BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL SUBURBS IN CALIFORNIA, and Diamond Bar High School is ranked #42 BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA […]

“Slap Tag” Vandal Arrested

By Anthony Saude Walnut/Diamond Bar – On August 23rd, Deputies from the Walnut / Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station arrested a 23 year old man for possession of vandalism/graffiti tools. The tools of the trade today are nothing more than a blank postal label decorated with graffiti. It is called a “slap tag” they are commonly […]

Sprouts Farmers Market® Hiring 100+ For Diamond Bar Store

By Staff Reports Diamond Bar – Opening date set for Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, will soon finish construction on a new location in Diamond Bar, California. The new store is bringing more than 100 full- and part-time career opportunities to the area. Employment opportunities […]

Deputies Rescue Six-Month Old Baby from Hot Car

By LASD On Tuesday August 15, Deputies responded to the Target parking lot in the city of Diamond Bar after receiving a child locked in a vehicle call. Upon arrival the Deputies on scene see the baby’s face turning red and sweating profusely through the vehicle’s window. Deputies take immediate action and break a window […]

Little Friends

By Mark Hopper I was driving in Yorba Linda recently and saw a sign in front of a church.  It was Rose Drive Friends Church.  I have heard many good things about the church.  The sign in front of the church read, “Now Enrolling: Rose Drive Friends School & Little Friends Preschool”.  The phrase “Little Friends” caught my attention.  […]

Vehicle Fire Sparks Brush Fire

DIAMOND BAR, CA — A vehicle fire on the northbound side of the Orange (57) Freeway in Diamond Bar quickly spread to nearby vegetation and triggered a fast-moving brush fire Tuesday afternoon. Los Angeles County quickly deployed the two Super Scooper water-dropping planes, on lease, for the first time this year in Los Angeles County […]

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 […]