Rocky Bettar Named Adult Ed Administrator of the Year

Staff Reports  ROWLAND HEIGHTS –– Rowland Unified Superintendent Dr. Julie Mitchell announced that Rocky Bettar, Director of Adult Education/Career Preparation, has been named as the statewide Adult Education Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). Bettar is considered an industry expert in the adult education field by his peers. He has been a leader in adult […]

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 […]

Large Amount of Cash Found

Sheriff Dept. Looking For Owner By Michael Armijo Rowland Heights, CA –A large amount of money that was found in Rowland Heights and turned into the Walnut Diamond Bar Sheriff Station is looking for it’s owner. And if no one come forward, the Sheriff’s Department will deposit it into an account unless the finder makes […]

Housekeeper Arrested For Burglary

Staff Reports Rowland Heights – Marco Rivas, a 25 year old man from Rowland Heights was stopped by Walnut deputies on a routine traffic stop. He was driving a Green Honda Accord and was pulled over at Batson Avenue and Colima Road. When the deputies questioned Rivas they discovered that he was had never been issued […]

Upcoming RHCCC Meeting

Rowland Heights- The Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council (RHCCC) holds a monthly community meeting the second Monday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Rowland Heights Community Center located at Pathfinder Park, 18150 E. Pathfinder Road, Rowland Heights. Supervisor Don Knabe & Sheriff Jim McDonnel will be featured at this event. This month’s meeting […]

June 2016 SGV News

SGV News covers Diamond Bar, Walnut, La Puente, Rowland Heights and surrounding areas of the San Gabriel Valley; portions of the western Inland Empire; and northern Orange County. Click this link to access the complete issue in PDF format: 2016-06-SGVNews-WEB

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

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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 – […]

San Gabriel Valley: Church Youth Leader Arrested

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Staff Reports Rowland Heights – On Sun., July 12, just before midnight, CHP Officers conducted a welfare check on the occupants of a vehicle parked in a turn-out of Highway 330, near Fredalba Road in San Bernardino County.  A 24-year old male and a 13-year old female were found in the back of the vehicle. […]

DEL Records Donates $12,000 To Nogales HS

By Gina K. Ward Rowland Heights – On Fri., Apr. 10, the Rowland Unified School District announced that DEL Records – the largest regional record company in the United States – along with SONY Latin U.S., has donated more than $12,000 to RUSD for student and teacher scholarships. “On behalf of DEL Records, we are […]

First General Bank Continues RUSD Scholarships

By Gina Ward Rowland Heights – On Mon., Feb. 2, First General Bank announced that applications for the 2015 First General Bank Scholarship Fund were available. The scholarship fund provides financial assistance to graduating Rowland Unified School District (RUSD) high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and community involvement.  This is the third […]

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 […]

The Weekly News Complete Edition 09.06.14

  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 Sept6WeeklyAll to access the complete Sept 6th issue in pdf format.

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 […]

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. […]

San Gabriel Valley: Community Events

STAFF REPORTS UPCOMING EVENTS: Free ESL and Citizenship Classes When: Monday through Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m.; or Monday through Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: 2100 Lerona Avenue, Rowland Heights Details: Rowland Adult & Community Education is now offering free English as a Second Language and Citizenship courses to adult students this summer due […]

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 […]

The Weekly News 06.14.14

The Weekly News covers community news for Diamond Bar, Walnut, Chino Hills and surrounding areas of San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Click this link June14WeeklyAll to access the complete June 14-20, 2014 issue in pdf format.