Walnut’s Recent Council Meeting

By Natalie Kim  Walnut – The first Walnut Council meeting of 2017 began with the Council introducing a new award for the City. Jacqueline Yu and Jonathan Lee were the inaugural recipients of the City’s new Outstanding Young Citizen Recognition award, as the Council recognized and praised “home grown heroes” for pursuing innovating and unique […]

Walnut City Council Recap

By Natalie Kim  Walnut – The Walnut Council meeting of December 14 began with several presentations. The first was a presentation for Andy Jin, a Walnut High School student being recognized not only by the city of Walnut, but also the Los Angeles County. Jin began charity work in his freshman year, selling his photographs […]

Walnut City Council Meeting

By Natalie Kim Walnut – The September 28 Walnut Council meeting began with a commendation for Captain Scroggin of the Sheriff’s Department. The Council thanked the Captain for all his hard work in making Walnut a safer, better place to live, and wished him good fortune in his future. Although the Council were sad to […]

Walnut City Council Discuss General Plan Update

Staff Reports Walnut – Walnut City Council is working with the Planning Commission to discuss the progress of the General Plan Update. The workshop will be taking place at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Walnut City Hall on Wednesday, October 19. The City Council and Planning Commission will discuss the subject of Land […]

City Council Update

By Natalie Kim Walnut – The August 24, Walnut City Council meeting began with the Council recognizing several different organizations and individuals. The first was the summer 2016 Business of the Month, Fruit Revolution. Next, the Council recognized the AYSO Boys U19 Team for their remarkable performance in the Florida National Games. The team placed […]

Many Appointed At Walnut Council Meeting

By Natalie Kim Walnut – The July 27 Walnut Council meeting began with the Council proclaiming August 2 as National Night Out. The Council invited residents of the City to come together and enjoy a night out while getting to know the local law enforcement. The Council also recognized the Walnut High School golf team […]

Walnut City Council Recap

By Natalie Kim Walnut – The July 13 Walnut Council meeting began with the recognition of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee. The Council and outgoing Mayor Bob Pacheco thanked the committee for their hard work and everything they gave back to the City. The Council then proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation month, commending the Parks […]

Walnut Council Recap

By Natalie Kim Walnut – The June 8 Walnut Council meeting began with the recognition of the outgoing youth advisory commissioners. The Council thanked the outgoing advisors for their work in the City and their hard work in providing younger residents of the City a sense of community. The Council also recognized the Mt. San […]

Walnut City Council Recap

Many Thanks Given At Council Meeting By Natalie Kim Walnut – The May 11 Walnut Council meeting began with several presentations. The first of which was presented to the 2nd grade Rookie All-Star team for placing first in the NJB Championships, followed by the 5th & 6th grade boys team, who were undefeated for ten […]

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 […]

Walnut Election Results

Staff Reports Walnut–  The Walnut City Council election results are in! Incumbents Nancy Tragarz and Eric Ching were elected to the City Council on Tuesday night. However, Tony Cartagena’s open seat will be occupied by 23-year-old newcomer, Andrew Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a Walnut High School graduate and he is the youngest City Councilmember ever elected […]

Walnut City Council Recap

By Natalie Kim WALNUT -The February 24 Walnut City Council meeting began with two commendations for city staff. First, Marie Santos was recognized for her ten years of service. Santos is retiring in order to spend more time with her family. Fabiola Huerta was also recognized for her nine years of service.  She is moving […]

Walnut City Council Recap

By Natalie Kim WALNUT -The February 10 Walnut City Council meeting began by presenting Donut Tree with an award naming it the Winter 2016 Business of the Quarter. The Council thanked Donut Tree for its years of service to the community, for providing an excellent meeting place for celebrities and common residents alike, as well […]

Walnut Council Meeting Recap

By Natalie Kim The January 27 Walnut City Council meeting began with an announcement from a Walnut United Taxpayers representative, who announced that Mt. Sac’s attempt to dismiss the injunction on the parking lot structure was dismissed by the court, and that Walnut United Taxpayers was able to add Mt. Sac’s proposed solar farm to […]

Walnut Council Recap

By Natalie Kim WALNUT-The Oct. 28, Walnut City Council meeting began by recognizing resident John Hoang, who played an instrumental role in arresting the mail thieves that have been plaguing the city. The City thanked him for his diligence in reporting suspicious figures to the Sheriff, who in turn managed to arrest the thieves, who […]

Walnut Goes Solar

New Expedited Solar System Permit Process Adopted By Monique Valadez WALNUT– Walnut homeowners and businesses looking to go solar now have a team of city officials backing them in their smart, energy efficient lifestyle. With the passing of a new state law AB 2188, all California cities and counties had until September to implement a […]

Walnut City Council Recap

By Natalie Kim Walnut – Mayor Pacheco began the Oct. 14 Walnut City Council meeting by recognizing the recently retired Assistant Chief Fire Director Dave Stone. The Council thanked Stone for his invaluable commitment and tireless work keeping Walnut safe, and wished him a happy and peaceful retirement. Following the presentation, two ordinances were approved […]

Walnut Council Recap

By Natalie Kim Walnut – The Sept. 23 Walnut City Council meeting began with the recognition of Maintenance Supervisor, Kenny Martinez. Due to his efforts, Walnut remains verdant and beautiful despite the harsh drought, and the trees across the town remain healthy and strong because of his care. The Council also declared Oct. 10 as […]

An Interview With The Walnut Mayor

By Natalie Kim Q:  As the only member of the City Council to have served on the State Assembly before, how different is the State Assembly from the Walnut City Council? A:  Well, it’s substantially different, obviously. You’re part of 80 people in the State Assembly, and people are from all over the state. So […]

Walnut Council Recap

By Natalie Kim Walnut – Mayor Pacheco began the Sept. 9 Walnut City Council meeting with a commendation for Deputy Doug Daley, who has served in the Sheriff’s department for eight years. Daley assists and organizes several neighborhood watch programs, and is in charge of organizing security for events such as the Concerts in the […]