Neighborhood Watch Program

By Anthony Saude Walnut – In case you were unaware, the City of Walnut has an ongoing Neighborhood Watch Program that is always interested in recruiting volunteers. Over the years it has been proven over and over again, that Neighborhood Watch Programs lower crime rates within the neighborhoods they patrol. If there is one thing […]

Recognizing Excellence

Walnut Valley Trustees honor star students, partners in education By Kelli Gile WALNUT—In keeping with tradition, the Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees honored outstanding students and partners in education during the February 21 meeting. Castle Rock Elementary crossing guard Donna Aquila received the Partner in Education Award. Donna, known as “Miss D” to students, […]

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Walnut Elementary DLI Students Ring in Lunar New Year By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Over 300 students performed skits, poems, and songs, entirely in Mandarin, during the 6th annual Lunar New Year celebration at Walnut Elementary. Kindergartens through 5th grade children are part of the school’s Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program that offers unique and innovative instruction […]

WVUSD Welcomes New Faces

By Kelli Gile Board approves Emmalyn Coles as director of nutrition services and Ryan Gaviola as director of technology Walnut—The Walnut Valley Unified School District is proud to announce two new members to the administrative team. The Board of Trustees approved Emmalyn Coles as the new director of nutrition services. Coles brings over a decade […]

Choose, Connect, and See the Difference at Walnut Hills Optometry

Staff Reports   Walnut – Do you know WHO will care for your eyes? Great news! Walnut Hills Optometry is moving to a larger location, just one block away from old location. Starting on January 20 this new location will open its doors to satisfy all your optometry care needs.  For many years, Walnut Hills […]

WVUSD Board Celebrates Star Students, Community Members

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees paid tribute to star students and community partners during the January 17 meeting. C.J. Morris Elementary 5th grader Madeline Toh received a certificate of special recognition as the winner of the 2017 “Holidays Around the World” greeting card contest. Madeline’s submission depicted ornaments […]

Mt. SAC to Hold “Cash for College”

Staff Reports WALNUT– Mt. San Antonio College will offer free financial aid assistance to area high school seniors and their parents during its annual “Cash for College” fair on Saturday, Feb. 3. The event will include three sessions starting at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. “This event is all about helping students fill […]

2 WHS Teachers Achieve National Board Certification

By Kelli Gile   WALNUT, CA–Walnut High English teachers Kellee Lyons and Jennifer Maletz have earned the profession’s highest mark of achievement, as official National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT). The dynamic duo completed all four certification components between January and May of last year, a process that can take up to three years to complete. […]

Sheriff Golf Tournament Honors Former DB Mayor Jack Tanaka

By Michael Armijo Walnut, Diamond Bar – The Walnut-Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Booster Club will host a golf tournament in honor of former Diamond Bar Mayor Jack Tanaka on April 2, 2018. Tanaka passed away in August of last year after a battle with cancer. He spent 10 years as a city council member and mayor. […]

Busy Hands, Hearts a Night of Giving

By Kelli Gile WALNUT — The sounds of holiday music, delightful conversation, warm hearts, and busy hands filled Walnut Elementary School’s multipurpose room during a Family Night of Giving held December 15. Students penned letters to show support for first responders that would later be distributed through the Operation Gratitude project. At another table, families […]

Automation And Robotics Course Launches At Suzanne

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—A new class at Suzanne Middle School is teaching students how the world around them works while learning important skills such as team work, problem-solving, and a don’t-give-up attitude. Seventh graders have the opportunity to take Robotics and Automation, as part of the District’s STEAM initiative. The new course is one of […]

Food Drive Brings in 8,000 Donations

By Kelli Gile Walnut —Walnut High Key Club members counted, sorted, and boxed more than 8,000 cans of food stored under the stadium bleachers, and now those cans are filling pantries in local homes and food banks. Donations of canned vegetables, beans, soup, meats, and other staple foods poured in during the two-week Yes We […]

Walnut High Athletes Take Part in Fall Signing Day

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Six standout athletes made their college choices official during a lunchtime signing ceremony at Walnut High School. Congratulations to the following students who received scholarships to play their sports in college: James Arakawa, University of the Pacific – Baseball; Trussi Li, University of Denver –  Golf; Cara Le, Fresno Pacific – Swimming; […]

Updated Info On Olympic Trials In Walnut

Staff Reports The Walnut City Council will be having a council meeting on Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m.  The question many are asking is: “Will the Olympic trials be on the agenda for open discussion this time?” Earlier this year, Mt. San Antonio College (SAC) won the bid to have the Track and Field […]

Walnut Valley Trustees Celebrate Star Students, Community Partners

By Kelli Gile  WALNUT– In keeping with tradition, the Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees honored outstanding students and community partners during the November 15 meeting. C.J. Morris Elementary fourth graders Kailyn Park and Nyla Rivera authored “Everyone Has A Right”, a friendship book they wrote to raise awareness about students with special needs. The caring […]

Suzanne Students Take Honors in Math Olympiad

By Kelli Gile WALNUT-More than fifty students from Suzanne Middle School were among nearly 150,000 competitors in the 2016-2017 Math Olympiad. Math Olympiad enables students to challenge themselves and compete against other students nationwide during five monthly contests. Suzanne Middle School earned a Mathematical Olympiads Meritorious Award for their outstanding achievement in grades six and […]

Chaparral And Suzanne Schools Honor Students/Parents

By Anthony Saude   WALNUT — The Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees recognized both parent volunteers and outstanding students from Chaparral and Suzanne Middle Schools. During a board meeting held on October 18th eighth grade twins Kaitlyn and Kayla Loera, who attend Chaparral were honored with Super Star Student Awards. Chaparral’s core belief is […]

Health Hazards Close Five Local Restaurants/Market

By Marissa Mitchell Walnut – The Los Angeles County of Public Health closed at least five (5) restaurants, one market included, in Walnut and its surrounding cities this past week. Cause of closure was deemed as public health hazards. Between October 8 and October 14, the health permits for those facilities were suspended due to […]

Motion Detector Cameras Deter Crime

By Marissa Mitchell Walnut, CA – A week  ago the City of Walnut announced that they would begin their “License Plate Camera Pilot Program.” The city will begin installing motion detector cameras to ward off crime in the community by catching criminal activity with exactitude. Via coordination with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Walnut city […]

Walnut Helps Homeowners

By Anthony Saude Walnut – The City of Walnut is offering grants and loans to the owners of single family detached dwellings to eligible low to moderate-income occupants living in Walnut. The Housing Rehabilitation Program will be able to assist these homeowners with funding for home improvements that focus on safe and sanitary housing. The […]