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 […]

Walnut High Celebrates New Tennis Courts

By Kelli Gile WALNUT, CA— Walnut High students, teachers, staff, and district officials recently gathered during a tennis court grand reopening celebration.Over the summer, the courts were resurfaced, and playing surfaces painted a blue hue – the signature color of the U.S. Open – with grey around the outside. The project also included installation of […]

Community Events September – November

Kids’ Night Out Walnut Teen Center 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Third Saturday of every month   Diamond Bar Restaurant Week  A 14-day dining event that will take place Friday, October 6 – Friday, October 20, 2017. The event showcases Diamond Bar as a premier dining destination offering diners a wide variety of culinary experiences. Participating […]

Burglary Suspects Caught On Video

Police Need Your Help To ID Staff Reports Walnut – It was approximately 8:50 pm on a Monday on Spur Trail Avenue in Walnut when a burglary occurred. The sound of shattering glass came from somewhere upstairs. Somebody was breaking in the yelled out so they knew somebody was home, the suspects were startled and […]

Suspect Arrested for Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Impersonating His Brother

By Staff Reports   A vehicle that was impeding traffic was spotted by the California Highway Patrol on a routine patrol on Fairway Dr. and the 60 Freeway at 8:18 am on August, 24, 2017. Officers stopped the vehicle and upon contact with the driver, noticed a handgun holstered on the suspect’s hip. The suspect […]

C.J. Morris Elementary Collects Supplies For Hurricane Victims

By WVUSD WALNUT, CA—After watching news coverage of the devastating floods caused by Hurricane Harvey last week, C.J. Morris Elementary has stepped up to the plate to help victims in Texas. The school’s leadership group quickly teamed up with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim who will be sending a truck with supplies on September […]

“Slap Tag” Vandal Arrested

By Anthony Saude Walnut/Diamond Bar – On August 23rd, Deputies from the Walnut / Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station arrested a 23 year old man for possession of vandalism/graffiti tools. The tools of the trade today are nothing more than a blank postal label decorated with graffiti. It is called a “slap tag” they are commonly […]

WVUSD Students Experience Great American Eclipse

Celestial Celebration!   By WVUSD WALNUT, CA–Wearing protective ISO glasses, 10-year-old Eli Gerhardt peered outdside his classroom window at just after 9 a.m. on Monday morning. The Great American Eclipse was already happening. “It looks like the moon took a bite out of the sun!” the Walnut Elementary fifth grader exclaimed as the moon began […]

Back to School Time: Classes Begin in Walnut Valley

By Kelli Gile   WALNUT, CA—On Monday morning, backpacks, books, and school bus rides, signaled the end of summer vacation in Walnut Valley Unified School District. About 14,300 students in transitional kindergarten through high school arrived on campuses to begin the 2017-2018 school year. At Maple Hill Elementary, third grade teacher Lisa Peterson threw a […]

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 […]