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 […]

An Optometrist WHO You Can Trust

Staff Reports Walnut – Do you know WHO will care for your eyes? Fire sale rookies at discount places are hard trust, assembly line medicine is no place for your vision! Walnut Hills Optometry can satisfy all your optometry care needs with well over 20 years of experience, Walnut Hills Optometry (WHO) has taken excellent […]

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. […]

Chaparral Students Make Global Connections

By WVUSD DIAMOND BAR, CA—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 Secondary […]

Walnut Valley Students Honored At Lunch With The Principal Event

By WVUSD WALNUT, CA—Nine students were treated to a sizzling reward for achieving their personal best during the 19th annual Benihana Lunch with the Principal on Tuesday. Each of the nine elementary schools in the Walnut Valley Unified School District chose a hard-working student to celebrate during the special lunchtime adventure held at the City […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Walnut High teen wins Speech Trek contest

WALNUT-Walnut High School sophomore Angela Cao took 1st place in the 2017 Speech Trek Contest. The 10th annual Diamond Bar-Walnut branch contest was sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Jan 25. Cao delivered a five-minute impassioned speech about the pros of passing the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). “I didn’t really know about the […]

Public Invited to Workshops on Mt. SAC Master Plan

By Mt. SAC  WALNUT- Mt. San Antonio College will kicked-off a collaborative community effort to develop a new Educational and Facilities Master Plan by encouraging the public to attend one of eight community workshops throughout Mt. SAC’s District, beginning Feb. 23. Hosted by members of Mt. SAC’s Board of Trustees, the public workshops are the […]