Walnut High Celebrates New Tennis Courts

By Kelli Gile WALNUT, CA— Walnut High students, teachers, staff, and district officials recently gathered during a tennis court grand reopening celebration.Over the summer, the courts were resurfaced, and playing surfaces painted a blue hue – the signature color of the U.S. Open – with grey around the outside. The project also included installation of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Burglary Suspects Caught On Video

Police Need Your Help To ID Staff Reports Walnut – It was approximately 8:50 pm on a Monday on Spur Trail Avenue in Walnut when a burglary occurred. The sound of shattering glass came from somewhere upstairs. Somebody was breaking in the yelled out so they knew somebody was home, the suspects were startled and […]

Mt. Sac Olympic Trials: $40 Mil To Local Communities

By Michael Armijo Walnut – Mt. San Antonio College’s new incoming stadium was chosen for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, a move that could potentially bring in over $40 million in revenue for the area. “The Olympic Trials in Eugene Oregon has historically brought in around $38 million dollars to their local […]

Suspect Arrested for Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Impersonating His Brother

By Staff Reports   A vehicle that was impeding traffic was spotted by the California Highway Patrol on a routine patrol on Fairway Dr. and the 60 Freeway at 8:18 am on August, 24, 2017. Officers stopped the vehicle and upon contact with the driver, noticed a handgun holstered on the suspect’s hip. The suspect […]

C.J. Morris Elementary Collects Supplies For Hurricane Victims

By WVUSD WALNUT, CA—After watching news coverage of the devastating floods caused by Hurricane Harvey last week, C.J. Morris Elementary has stepped up to the plate to help victims in Texas. The school’s leadership group quickly teamed up with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim who will be sending a truck with supplies on September […]

“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 […]

WVUSD Students Experience Great American Eclipse

Celestial Celebration!   By WVUSD WALNUT, CA–Wearing protective ISO glasses, 10-year-old Eli Gerhardt peered outdside his classroom window at just after 9 a.m. on Monday morning. The Great American Eclipse was already happening. “It looks like the moon took a bite out of the sun!” the Walnut Elementary fifth grader exclaimed as the moon began […]

Back to School Time: Classes Begin in Walnut Valley

By Kelli Gile   WALNUT, CA—On Monday morning, backpacks, books, and school bus rides, signaled the end of summer vacation in Walnut Valley Unified School District. About 14,300 students in transitional kindergarten through high school arrived on campuses to begin the 2017-2018 school year. At Maple Hill Elementary, third grade teacher Lisa Peterson threw a […]

Mt. Sac Olympic Trials: $40 Million For Local Communities

By Michael Armijo Walnut – Mt. San Antonio College’s new incoming stadium was chosen for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, a move that could potentially bring in over $40 million in revenue for the area. “The Olympic Trials in Eugene Oregon has historically brought in around $38 million dollars to their local […]

Former Mayor’s Wife Killed In Car Collision

By Mireya De La Paz Walnut – A 49 year-old woman, Tiffany Chiali Yi Ching, died after crashing into a big rig off the 60 freeway East of Santa Anita Avenue in South El Monte last week. She was later identified as former Walnut Mayor Eric Ching. Ching was elected as a member of Walnut […]

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 […]

Brush Fire In Walnut

Staff Reports Walnut, CA – Last Monday, July 10th, about 40 firefighters battled a small brushfire in Walnut, knocking down the blaze that endangered homes in about a half hour, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Fire Inspector, Gustavo Medina, said the first-alarm fire, which was reported right after 3 p.m., burned a quarter acre […]

Registration for Mt. SAC Fall Classes Begins July 12

Staff Reports Walnut–– Online registration for Mt. SAC’s fall semester credit classes begins July 12.  Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 28. All credit students must register for classes online through the My Mt. SAC Portal at my.mtsac.edu. New students must submit an admission application online. For students who do not have computer access, computers and […]

Mt. Sac Chosen For Olympic Trials

By Michael Armijo Walnut – Mt. San Antonio College’s new incoming stadium was chosen for the 2020 U.S. Olympic track and field trials, making this event an Olympic site for the first time in Southern California since 1984 when the games were held at the Coliseum. The Walnut stadium was chosen in an 11-2 vote […]

Walnut Teen Killed in West Covina Crash

Staff Reports Walnut –Wednesday morning, a 17-year-old student was killed when a vehicle he was driving collided with a tree on the center divider on Nogales Street. According to local reports, Ali S. Rizvi died when the minivan he was driving crashed into a tree on Nogales Street between Francesca Drive and Shadow Oak Drive. […]

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 […]

Mustang Evan Sentoso Named CIF Scholar Athlete

By Kelli GIle WALNUT, CA–Walnut High senior Evan Sentoso has been selected as a 2017 CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The scholarship award identifies student-athletes who excel in the classroom, athletics, and are strong contributors to their schools and communities. Sentoso is a two-sport athlete participating in cross country and track and field. His commitment […]