Cal Poly Pomona cancels summer classes

Cal Poly Pomona has canceled all its summer classes. The cuts were announced on its Web site:

onset of massive budget cuts to the California State University has
forced Cal Poly Pomona to cancel state funding for the 2009 summer
quarter. All classes that had been scheduled for Summer 2009 are now

 As an alternative, the university will offer a fee-based
summer schedule through the College of the Extended University
beginning July 13. These fully transferrable accredited courses meet
Cal Poly Pomona degree requirements.

The university will hold a special student forum on Thursday, June 11, at noon in the Bronco Student Center’s Ursa Major Suite. For more information, visit

Students fear Cal Grant cuts

Yikes, the governor has called for the elimination of Cal Grants. Many college students depend on the vital grants to pay for their college.

They say it’s a double whammy, colleges are raising their tuition while the state is cutting their grants. Many don’t know how they’ll be able to afford college.

Read some of their stories and fears in our story in today’s Walnut Highlander.

Women’s work as contemporary art at Mt. SAC in Walnut

Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery presents “Fiber Reconstructed,” an exhibition of traditional women’s work created as contemporary art work through June 11. Artists include Edith Abeyta, Sandra Carter and Ann Turley.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

Admission is free. For more information, call (909) 594-5611, Ext. 4328.

Spring jazz concert at Mt. SAC in Walnut


‘All the World’s a Stage’ at Mt. SAC in Walnut


Hawaiian Fun Day set in Hacienda Heights

Wedgeworth Elementary School invites residents to enjoy its Hawaiian Family Fun Day in Hacienda Heights on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.

The Parent-Teacher Association offers lots of food anf fun, as well as a Hawaiian variety show.

All donations will be used to reach the school goal of $5,000 to purchase an Accelerated Reader Software Program.

For information, call PTA President Katharina Lam at (626) 975-1282 or Treasurer Neal Noborio at (626) 252-2593.

Vejar students present history quilt to Walnut Mayor

Students from Vejar Elementary School visited Walnut City Hall today to present Mayor Mary Su with a birthday present for the city’s 50th anniversary.

The third-graders presented a community quilt that pictured the history of Walnut.

Two classes partnered for a social studies unit on community history.

For this project, students created 12-panels for the quilt. They also performed a reader’s theater version of Walnut’s history.

Mayor Su said she was very moved by the students hard work and presentation. Read about the unique present in an upcoming story in the Walnut Highlander.