Give blood, give life

Give blood, give life!

La Puente will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the gym and Wig Wam. Come out and give the best holiday gift.

Baldwin Academy will hold its Trimester Awards Assembly in the cafeteria at 1:30 p.m. The fourth grade will present a Winter Holiday Performance at 6 p.m.

Del Valle offers its winter program from 6 to 7 p.m.

Grandview Elementary recognizes students with perfect attendance at 1 p.m., followed by a band and choir concert at 6:30 p.m.

Wilson High School features a band concert in the gym at 7 p.m. 

Santa Shop at California Elementary

Ho, ho, ho! Santa’s Shop will be set up at California Elementary School in La Puente this week. The shop will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Dec. 12 in the West Cafeteria.

Baldwin School will announce its Trimester GPA Awards in the cafeteria at 1:30 p.m.

And come out for some great holiday music as Wilson High School performs its Fall Concert, in the Gym at 7 p.m.

Scholarship Tree of Lights lit

The Walnut Valley Women’s Club invites the community to its annual Scholarship Tree of Lights tree lighting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Fire Station 61, located on the corner of Lemon Avenue and La Puente Road in Walnut.

Club members have been selling ornaments for the past two months, to raise money to fund their many scholarships for local high school students. These ornaments will now decorate the community tree.

The Walnut High School Chamber Singers, directed by Lisa Lopez, will provide entertainment, as well as students from Vejar Elementary School.

Bixby holds pancake breakfast , Chips4Kids

Feel like some flapjacks to combat this foggy weather.

Bixby Elementary in Hacienda Heights will hold a Pancake Breakfast in the cafeteria at 9 a.m. Saturday to raise money for the PTA. Everyone is invited to the big event at 16446 Wedgeworth Drive.

Nogales High School Choir Performs at CHiPs4Kids Toy Drive on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SpeedZone in Industry. 

Bring an Unwrapped Toy and Enjoy a Fun-Filled breakfast with Santa and let’s help the California Highway Patrol by providing unwrapped toys valued at least $10 or more. Receive a FREE $5 gift card for every toy donated.
See Flier Below or Visit for more info! 

Rowland Holiday Follies Choir Concert will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the high school.

Awards handed out in Hacienda La Puente

Looks like a busy, busy Friday in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.

Glenelder Elementary in Hacienda Heights will hold its Monthly Awards Assembly in the cafeteria at 9:15 a.m.

Grandview will hold ist Trimester Awards Assemblies for Grades K-1 at 8:20 a.m.; Grades 2-3 at 9:00 a.m.; and Grades 4-5 at 10:05 a.m.

Kwis Elementary also hands out its Trimester Awards from 8:15-11:45 a.m.

Lassalette school plans a Parent Workshop: “Standards-Based Instruction” at 8:30 a.m. It will be presented by Nancy Casillas.

Los Altos Elementary will be entertained by the Los Altos High School Choir in the Cafeteria, at 9:15 a.m. 

Sunset School hosts its Student-of-the-Month Awards for Grades K-1 at 8:30 a.m.; Grades 2-3 at 9:15 a.m.; and Grades 4-6 at 10:30 a.m.

Wedgeworth – First Trimester Awards Assembly, Blacktop, 8:00 a.m.

Mt. SAC presents “Marat/Sade”

The Mt. San Antonio College Theater Program will stage its production of “Marat/Sade” (The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade) on Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 4-6, 8 p.m., in Mt. SAC’s Studio Theater. A special matinee performance will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m.

Dealing with the hypocrisy of politics, revolutions, and the infamous murder of French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat, Marat/Sade is set in the Charenton Mental Asylum in 1808. The asylum’s inmates are about to perform a play for Parisian high society about the historical assassination of Marat.

The play within a play is a motley musical designed, directed, and produced by the Marquis de Sade, an inmate himself, jailed for his aberrant writings. Hailed as a theatrical marvel, Marat/Sade won the New York Critics Award for Best Play. Gary Davis directs this Mt. SAC production.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $9 for seniors, students, and children under 12.

For tickets and information, call the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Box Office at (909) 468-4050. Tickets are also available online at

California passes with a C minus

This article in the US News shows California as the only state to pass a college affordability test.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“The “Measuring Up” report gave only one passing grade for affordability: California got a C minus. That may surprise sticker-shocked Californians who are facing prices of more than $23,000 for many University of California campuses. But Pat Callan, president of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, said that the state’s community colleges are the best educational bargain in the country. Even students who get no aid at all are charged just a few hundred dollars for a full semester’s worth of classes.”

Read the full article here


Walnut High offers Winter Concert

Walnut High School’s four choral groups and choral director Lisa Lopez will offer a Winter Concert this weekend.

The show features more than 170 students performing holiday favorites at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4 and 5.

The cost is $7 adults and $6 students, seniors and children. Walnut High School is at 400 N. Pierre Road. For information, call (909) 594-1333.