Three Cheers for the Postman

By Mark Hopper   I suspect that the employees at the post office are the recipients of a lot of criticism.   I know I have voiced my frustration about the long lines and slow service at the post office in the past.  Maybe you have too.   I am sure that they hear many […]

Volunteer Recognition and Pinning Ceremony

By Anthony Saude Diamond Bar – On April 26, the Sheriff’s Department held their annual Volunteer Recognition award and Pinning Ceremony at the STARS Center in Whittier. STARS is the primary training site for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Deputy Explorer program and is a learning for life certified law enforcement explorer academy. This […]

Walnut Valley Rotary Club’s Deputy of The Year

Staff Reports Diamond Bar – On Tuesday, April 24th, Deputy Mark Dean from the Walnut / Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station, was honored by the Walnut Valley Rotary Club for Deputy of The Year. Deputy Dean was presented the award by the Rotary Club during a breakfast at the Diamond Bar Golf Course in front of […]

30 Years (Part One)

By Mark Hopper Thirty years is a long time. It is almost a third of a century. But, that is how long we have lived in Diamond Bar, California. I began my new job as the pastor of our church on June 1, 1988 – 30 years ago. My wife and kids stayed in Arizona waiting for our […]

Car Blazes On Grand Ave

By Michael Armijo   Diamond Bar – Anyone who drove past Summit ridge Park last week couldn’t help but notice the formerly white but now burnt out BMW X5 on fire in the parking lot at 1600 Grand Ave in the early morning hours. LA County Sheriff deputies were on hand to oversee what happened […]

Rents Skyrocketing?

By Nef Cortez I have reported on home values rising fast in Diamond Bar. Today, wetake a look at how fast rents are increasing as well. Home values typically follow the pattern of economic recessions, with prices increasing as the economy improves, and peaking at about the same time or slightly after the economy has […]

Volunteer Recognition and Pinning Ceremony

By Anthony Saude Diamond Bar – On April 26, the Sheriff’s Department held their annual Volunteer Recognition award and Pinning Ceremony at the STARS Center in Whittier. STARS is the primary training site for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Deputy Explorer program and is a learning for life certified law enforcement explorer academy. This […]

New On-Ramps, Off-Ramps in Diamond Bar Now Open

By Anthony Saude Diamond Bar – Two of the three legs of the new Lemon Avenue interchange of the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar opened on Tuesday, May 1 in time for the busy morning commute. Caltrans will clear away the orange cones at 6 a.m. and officially allowed commuters to enter the westbound 60 Freeway […]

Stuck on the 405

By Mark Hopper Recently, my sister in law’s car broke down while she was driving on the 405 Freeway.  Bummer! She had spent a few days with her grandchildren in San Diego and was driving home to in Bakersfield when her Nissan began to sputter and finally died in the middle of the north bound 405 […]

The Final Four

By Mark Hopper The Final Four championship of the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament was held in San Antonio, Texas a few weeks ago in the huge Alamo Dome. I actually attended the Final Four At that same location about 20 years ago.  It was a great experience that I still remember. Unfortunately, my favorite college teams were […]

DB Community Photo Contest

City of Diamond Bar   From its people to its places, Diamond Bar is brimming with photo-taking opportunities. If you live in town, we invite you to find some of these opportunities, photograph them and enter them into this year’s Through My Lens photo contest. Co-sponsored by the City and the Diamond Bar Community Foundation, […]

Diamond Bar Man Dies In Fatal Accident

By Anthony Saude DIAMOND BAR —A Diamond Bar man was killed in tragic automobile accident authorities said. The Los Angeles County Coroner identified the victim as George McCreary Jr., age 64 of Diamond Bar. He had been driving late on Tuesday night near the Mt. Wilson area in the Altadena area when he lost control […]

Boy Hit By SUV in Diamond Bar

By Anthony Saude Diamond Bar -A nine-year-old boy was riding his scooter was struck by a sport-utility vehicle in Diamond Bar on Wednesday night, April 25. He suffered a broken jaw and minor internal injuries after he hit Wednesday night, deputies said. As a precaution, a helicopter flew the child to the hospital. Los Angeles […]

Diamond Bar Invites You To Connectwithrec! Free Event

By Anthony Saude Diamond Bar – This year Diamond Bar is proud to introduce what’s new in the Diamond Bar Parks and Recreation by hosting the inaugural Connectwith Rec! event. This free event is designed for the residents to be able to experience what’s new in the department with hands on experience. The New Recreation […]

Wedding Season

By Mark Hopper Spring has traditionally been the season for weddings. I often tell people that some of the happy parts about being a pastor are weddings and babies.  And, some of the sad parts about being a pastor are deaths and divorce. I have two requirements for doing a wedding – come to church […]

City of Diamond Bar’s Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration

Staff Reports   It will be all things environmental at the City of Diamond Bar’s annual Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration, which will be held Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Coast Air Quality Management District located at 21865 Copley Drive in Diamond Bar. There will be plenty […]

FREE Sustainable Gardening Workshop

By Anthony Saude Diamond Bar – The City of Diamond Bar is hosting a FREE Sustainable Gardening Workshop on Saturday, April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:0a.m. The free Basic Composting Workshop will provide instructions on composting, worm composting, and water-wise gardening including a selection of drought tolerant plant. California is either just starting a […]

Leftover Easter Eggs

By Mark Hopper I have shared in previous articles how much my wife loves decorating our home during the various seasons of the year.  We have boxes and plastic storage tubs full of decorations for spring and fall, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I think we also have some patriotic decorations for the 4th of July. […]

25th Annual Wine Soirée

Staff Reports Diamond Bar – The social event of the year, the Wine Soirée, is fast approaching on Sunday, April 22 to Diamond Bar.  Co-chairs Dana Cox, Nancy Lyons, Rick Rogers and Tony Torng announce the spectacular 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Wine Soirée with an afternoon of delicious food tasting from local restaurants, great […]

Family Fun At DB 29th Birthday Bash

By Sarah Sanchez Diamond Bar – The City of Diamond Bar is inviting the community to their 29th Birthday Bash on Saturday, April 14.  This annual event celebrates the city’s incorporation with a day of family fun at Pantera Park, located at 738 Pantera Drive. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 […]