Mustang Signing Day

Walnut High athletes make college commitments official  By Kelli Gile WALNUT, CA—Walnut High School celebrated seven elite athletes who have received scholarships to play college sports during a lunchtime ceremony on Wednesday. Bella Amezcua – soccer, Jacob Garcia, Royce Labuguen, Frankie Zamarripa, and Brandon Godoy – baseball, Malia Avila – track, and Mia Dow – […]

Gold Ribbon Schools

Diamond Bar, Walnut High Win State’s Highest Academic Honor  By Kelli Gile WALNUT, CA–Diamond Bar and Walnut high schools have been recognized as 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools. State Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson announced last week that 275 middle and high schools across the state received this year’s honor, out of nearly 500 […]

Safety Tips From LASD

By Captain Alfred Reyes Walnut – As your Walnut Diamond Bar Sheriff Captain, I would like to encourage you to be proactive in your community as honorary “volunteers” in helping our community remain safe. We would like to promote a few safety tips you should find helpful: 1.      Don’t become a victim of mail theft.  […]

OurWeeklyNews.com Complete Edition 5.6.17

The Weekly News covers community news for Chino, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Walnut, Rowland Heights and surrounding areas of San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Click this link to access the complete issue in PDF format: Weekly.May.6.2017

WVUSD Trustees Recognize Students, Parents For Making A Difference

 By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Super star students and parent volunteers from Maple Hill and Westhoff elementary schools were honored by the Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees on April 19. In addition, the Board recognized 14 talented young artists named winners in the 2017 Music K-8 Magazine Cover Contest and the 2017 Board Representatives. Maple Hill […]

Mt. SAC to Honor 20 Students of Distinction

By Staff Reports  Walnut– Mt. San Antonio College will honor 20 Students of Distinction at its annual awards ceremony and luncheon on Saturday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Pacific Palms Resort, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, in the City of Industry. These annual awards recognize students for competitive, academic, and personal achievement as well […]

Walnut’s Peddlers’ Market Community Rummage Sale

City of Walnut Walnut—Residents have cleaned out their closets and are heading to the Walnut Senior Center (21215 La Puente Road,Walnut) for a Community Rummage Sale! Join us on Saturday, May 6 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm as the City of Walnut host its annual Peddlers’ Market in partnership with over 40 residents selling their […]

College Degrees, Certificates Pay Dividends City of Walnut

By Mike Taylor WALNUT––Earning a community college degree or certificate continues to deliver a remarkable return on investment, according to a report from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Based on information gleamed from the Chancellor’s Office Salary ,students who earn an associate’s degree more than double their annual pre-degree wages after two years and […]

Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station Golf Tourney Successful

By Marissa Mitchell Walnut/Diamond Bar – Walnut and Diamond Bar Sheriffs stations recently held their annual Booster Club Golf Tournament. The tournament was successful and another testament to the support, both monetary and action-based, behind the station. Not only do the funds help generally, but the funds aid specifically the volunteer and auxiliary programs within […]

Valuing Differences

C.J. Morris students write friendship book for special needs class By Kelli Gile WALNUT–Two C.J. Morris Elementary 3rd graders believe that everyone has a right to have friends, especially students with autism. Nyla Rivera and Kailyn Park feel so strongly that they’ve written a book to support special needs students on their campus. Last year […]

Mt. Sac Solar Project Moves Forward

By Marissa Mitchell   Walnut – A recent judge’s ruling has given Mt. San Antonio College the go-ahead to construct its long-awaited solar project, previously contested by the City of Walnut and neighboring residents. On March 14, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant found that because the project is a solar generation facility, […]

Fire Damages Home

Staff Reports Walnut – One person was transported to a local hospital after a fire broke out in Walnut last Thursday. The fire broke out in the 800 block of North Silver Valley Terrace around 11 am when the Walnut Fire Department were called out to the residence. One person was treated for smoke inhalation. […]

Intergenerational Art Show “AMERICA”

Walnut – The City of Walnut’s Community Services Department in collaboration with Mount San Antonio College will host the 13th Annual Intergenerational Art Show, “America.” This group exhibition will feature mixed medium pieces from throughout the community. The show will run from April 24 through April 28, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the […]

WVUSD Trustees Celebrate Outstanding Students, Parent Volunteers

By WVUSD Walnut —Each month, Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees celebrate hard-working students and dedicated community members. During the March 15 meeting, South Pointe and Suzanne Middle School leaders took to the podium to introduce their hand-picked honorees. South Pointe parent Annalisa Gore was lauded with the Partner in Education Award. She has served […]

Family Science Night In Walnut

“Mystery Crime Scene” City of Walnut Walnut – Back by popular demand!!! The City of Walnut Community Services Department is hosting its annual Family Science Night event on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Come and investigate the suspicious activities taking place at the Walnut Senior Center.  Help solve crimes with clues and […]

Field Licensing Enforcement will begin

By City of Walnut Officers from the Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will be conducting field licensing enforcement in the City of Walnut beginning on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Field enforcement efforts are designed to ensure those residents’ dogs and cats are in compliance with licensing requirements and the mandatory spay/neuter. California State […]

Kindness Matters

By WVUSD   WALNUT— Millions of students across the country focused on spreading happiness during the Great Kindness Challenge.  Every elementary and middle school campus in Walnut Valley USD joined the national event held the week of January 23-27. Students received a list of 25 acts of kindness they could accomplish during the course of the week. […]

WVUSD Musicians Named to So Cal Honor Band and Orchestra

By WVUSD  A total of 133 talented musicians, representing every Walnut Valley USD middle and high school, performed in honor band and orchestra concerts last weekend. Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) hosted the annual gathering of So Cal’s best at Kennedy High School in La Palma. Selection for the All-Southern ensembles requires a rigorous audition process […]

WVUSD Board Celebrates Star Students, Community Members

WALNUT-The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees paid tribute to star students and community partners during the January 18 meeting. Westhoff Elementary 5th grader Valentina Galvan received a certificate of special recognition for winning the 2016 “Holidays Around the World” greeting card contest. Valentina’s submission depicted a snowman and holiday greetings in German, Swedish, Spanish. Chinese, and […]

Walnut’s Recent Council Meeting

By Natalie Kim  Walnut – The first Walnut Council meeting of 2017 began with the Council introducing a new award for the City. Jacqueline Yu and Jonathan Lee were the inaugural recipients of the City’s new Outstanding Young Citizen Recognition award, as the Council recognized and praised “home grown heroes” for pursuing innovating and unique […]