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 – […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

4th Of July Celebrations Near You

By Racine Guajardo Looking for a local Independence Day Celebration? Here are lists of local events you may attend! Chino- On Saturday, July 2, City of Chino and Chino Girls Fastpitch present “Chino Fireworks Spectacular” at Ruben S. Ayala Park, 14225 Central Avenue. The event starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. Included […]

Walnut Council Recap

By Natalie Kim Walnut – The May 25 Walnut Council meeting began with several presentations, the first of which went to Collegewood Elementary School. Collegewood received an award for the Trash Free Lunch Challenge. Stanley G. Oswalt Academy also received a California Gold Ribbon School achievement. The Council proclaimed May 2016 as Water Awareness Month, […]

Man Killed By Freight Train

Staff Reports Walnut – A man was killed by a freight train on the border of Walnut and City of Industry last week. On Saturday, May 7 at about 7 a.m., a Union Pacific train approached a man on a set of train tracks near Lemon Avenue and Lycoming Street.  The personnel conducting the train […]

Walnut Student Wins ‘Missing Children’s Day’ Poster Contest

By Kelli Gile Walnut–Walnut Elementary fifth grader Michael Wu has been named the grand prize winner in the National Missing Children’s Day poster contest. The talented 11-year-old’s entry in the “Bring Our Missing Children Home” competition depicts the silhouette of a young boy hugging his teddy bear. “It shows that the child feels lonely and […]

Mt. SAC Forensics Team Takes Second at Nationals

By Mike Taylor Walnut–– The Mt. San Antonio College Forensics Team took second place overall at the 2016 Phi Rho Pi National Tournament held recently in Costa Mesa, with students winning five gold medals, seven silver medals, and 12 bronze medals. More than 500 students from 64 colleges throughout the nation competed. Mt. SAC’s Jacqueline […]

Swingin’ the Night Away!

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Walnut High students paired up with local seniors for a Lindy Hop dance lesson. Shown: Freshman Brian Duran teaches community member Leann Curren some new steps.

Walnut teens and local seniors come together at Big Band dance    By Kelli Gile Walnut—The Walnut High School Swing Club and Jazz Band joined the fun during the Swinging Good Times dinner and dance at the Walnut Senior Center on April 22. High school musicians took to the stage to perform a set of […]

Vejar Elementary Throws A Golden Birthday Party

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Vejar Elementary celebrates its 50th birthday, shown with current and former staff members, district administration, board members, and city officials.

By Kelli Gile Walnut—When Vejar Elementary marked its 50th birthday party, scores of former students, staff, principals, and teachers returned for the milestone celebration, eager to see familiar faces, and share fond memories. Art Hermosillo was one of the first students to attend the new school as a kindergartner when the doors opened in January […]

Walnut Owners Sentenced For Smuggling

By Thom Mrozek   Walnut – A couple from Walnut, California and two of their import and distribution companies have been sentenced after previously pleading guilty to a wide variety of criminal activity, including smuggling Harp Seal oil into the United States from China, falsely classifying goods to avoid import duties, and importing mislabeled food […]

Girl Raises Awareness

A four-year-old is expected to donate her hair at local Relay For Life Staff Reports Walnut – A four-year-old girl is raising awareness of the American Cancer Society’s services and programs through her fundraising efforts for this year’s Relay For Life of Walnut Valley. The local Relay For Life will be held Saturday, June 25 […]

Walnut High Unveils New Swimming Pool

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Senior Derek Wan dives into the clear blue during the grand reopening at Walnut High.

By Kelli Gile Walnut- Community members caught their first glimpse of the renovated Aquatics Center at Walnut High School during a poolside event on April 20. “It’s a great day to celebrate the opening of our new pool!” said Principal Brandon Dade as he welcomed parents, students, staff, and officials gathered for the celebration. The […]

Walnut Council Recap

By Natalie Kim Walnut – The April 13 Walnut City Council Meeting began by recognizing the many volunteers that gave their support to the City. To celebrate Volunteer Recognition Month, the Council recognized the Rotary Club, the American Youth Soccer Organization, the Walnut Valley Women’s Club, the Chinese American Association of Walnut, the Walnut Lion’s […]