Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy Program

Staff Reports Walnut/Diamond Bar -Back in the 1800’s, the Sheriff would look to the community to form a posse and deputize citizens to assist him in the apprehension of horse thieves, murderers, or other criminals.  Thankfully, we have thousands of full-time deputies to perform those duties today, but in 2018, just like the 1800’s, the […]

A Great Start!

By Kelli Gile  Walnut — Summer break is over and students will soon be getting into the rhythm and routine of the new school year. Teachers and staff members on 15 campuses welcomed nearly 14,400 students in the Walnut Valley Unified School District on Monday morning. By 7:30 a.m., Vejar Elementary Principal Whitney Prenger was out […]

Walnut Man Faces Federal Conspiracy Charges

Staff Reports WALNUT — A Walnut man plead guilty Tuesday to conspiring to export U.S.-origin tactical gear to Syria. Rasheed Al Jijakli, 57, a Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen of Walnut, plead guilty Monday before United States District Judge James V. Selna, a Department of Justice spokesperson said. According to the Justice Department that is in […]

Mt. SAC Sporting Complex

By Anthony Saude Walnut – Mt Sac may have lost the Olympic Trials but that will not deter them from moving forward with the planned upgrades they had in place when the trials were coming to town. The athletic tradition runs deep at Mt. Sac and the new upgrades will carry that tradition well into […]

Help Needed to Identify Hit and Run Suspect

Staff Reports WALNUT –Authorities are requesting help from the public in identifying and locating a hit-and-run suspect that was involved in a collision that killed a motorcyclist last month in the Walnut area. The incident took place at about 8 p.m. on July 10 on the eastbound side of the Pomona (60) Freeway near Grand […]

Aquatic Center Study Session Postponed

Staff Reports Walnut – It’s true that public pools bring good things to a community. From swimming lessons and healthy exercise to organized water sports, water safety and of course, fun, which is why a new Aquatic Center that may be in Walnut’s future has once again been delayed by the city. “The reasoning behind […]

Free, Reduced Price Lunch and Breakfast

Kelli Gile WALNUT – Walnut Valley Unified School District announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The household size and income criteria identified below will be used to determine eligibility for free, reduced-price, or full-price meal benefits.  Children from households whose income is […]

Walnut Hills Optometry, Stop In and SEE the Difference

By Anthony Saude Walnut – For decades, Walnut Hills Optometry has taken excellent care of the vision needs for the communities of Walnut, West Covina, Diamond Bar, and Chino Hills and La Puente, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights and Whittier. The quality of service and care provided by the doctor have patients gladly traveling from all […]

Mt. SAC Board Considers Bond Measure

By Anthony Saude Walnut – The Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees scheduled an additional regular meeting for Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m., in Founders Hall. The meeting is to consider a resolution that would place a general obligation bond measure on the November ballot. The college’s Educational and Facilities Master Plan has […]

Mt. SAC Students Win Seven Medals at Nationals

By Anthony Saude WALNUT– Mt. San Antonio College health careers students won seven medals at the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) national competition. More than 9,000 secondary and post-secondary students competed in 57 different health-related events at the national leadership event held June 26-30 in Dallas, Texas. Derek Hawkins (Pomona),  Sho Kitada (Rowland Heights), and […]

Students Take Top Awards in National Math Olympiad

By Kelli Gile WALNUT – More than fifty students from Suzanne Middle School joined nearly 150,000 students in the United States during the 2017-18 Math Olympiad.   The annual contest enables “mathletes” to challenge themselves and to compete against other students nationwide.   Math Olympiad is comprised of five monthly contests held from November through […]

Suzanne MS Students Join Special Olympics

By Kelli Gile  WALNUT – Four Suzanne Middle School student-athletes participated in the Special Olympics Southern California held May 18 at John Muir High in Pasadena.   Several months before the games, the children began training with adapted physical education (APE) teacher Greg Sasaki.   “Preparing is its own challenge,” said special education teacher Melanie […]

Walnut Valley Tapped For New National Award

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Walnut Valley Unified School District will be honored with a new national recognition as a Schools to Watch District on June 30.   The award celebrates Walnut Valley’s dedication to providing an exemplary educational experience for students.   In the past two years, all three middle schools – Chaparral, South Pointe, and Suzanne – earned […]

IB Students Present Exhibitions

By Kelli Gile  WALNUT – Castle Rock and Cyrus J. Morris Elementary 5th grade students present collaborative inquiry-based research projects during the culminating weeks of their K-5 learning experience.   Students use IB skills, attitudes, and attributes acquired through the elite Primary Years Programme.   Groups research topics of their choice based on modern-day issues including climate […]

Mt. SAC Board Appoints Provisional Trustee

ByAnthony Saude WALNUT — The Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees selected Walnut resident Gary Chow to serve as a provisional trustee, replacing longtime member Dr. David Hall who passed away on April 22. The appointment was voted on and made official following a special meeting on June 13. The candidates were given 20 […]

Walnut Knock Knock Burglary Suspects Arrested

By Anthony Saude Walnut – On June 11, Walnut Diamond Bar Station Sheriff’s station received a call about a burglary in the 19800 block of Hidden Trail Place. When the deputies arrived at the scene they quickly alerted other units with a description of the vehicle and the suspects. A nearby Aero unit (helicopter) was […]

Walnut High Students Discover Sports Medicine Careers

 Kelli Gile WALNUT—When stepping into the sports medicine classroom at Walnut High School the space is filled with padded therapy tables, rolling stools, skull and skeleton displays, muscle and tissue charts, a variety of cool gadgets, and state-of-the-art medical equipment. This is hands-on learning at its finest. Students are actively engaged learning therapeutic treatment and […]

Trustees Recognize Star Students and Parents

By Kelli Gile WALNUT — The Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees recognized exemplary students and parent volunteers from Diamond Bar and Walnut High Schools during the May 16 meeting.   Diamond Bar High senior Marisa Umeh was honored with the Super Star Student Award. Marisa has a passion for filmmaking and publishing. She created a film about […]

Walnut Valley Schools Make State Honor Roll

By Kelli Gile WALNUT —After an extensive analysis of student data for every public school in California, the following Walnut Valley USD schools have been recognized as clear leaders in getting students to grade level and beyond: Collegewood Elementary, Cyrus J. Morris Elementary, Evergreen Elementary, Quail Summit Elementary, South Pointe Middle, Suzanne Middle, Walnut Elementary, […]

Diamond Bar, Walnut High Schools America’s Best!

By Kelli Gile WALNUT – Hats off to teachers at Diamond Bar and Walnut High Schools for grabbing medals in U.S. News & World Report’s Best High School rankings for 2018. The annual list looks at nearly all public high schools in the country – more than 20,500 in all – to sift out the […]