Should Rowland Heights become a city?

Should Rowland Heights become a city?

A group of local residents has been working to complete the requirements for putting the issue on the ballot.

The group as been gathering signatures of registered voters. These petitions must be signed and dated no later than Sunday, Oct. 5.

Rowland residents interested in supporting this petition, should contact: Robert Lewis at (626) 964-0874, John Bellah at (626) 242-7694, or Judy Nieh at (626) 964-9593.

For more information about the process of becoming a city, visit

The last days of the dinosaurs

The Hacienda Heights Library presents Last Days of the Dinosaurs on Tuesday at 7 p.m. This free interactive activity is about how dinosaurs lived and died, even the sounds they made!

Richard Wade will bring a full scale model of a T-Rex skull, as well as lots of other fascinating visuals for this educational and interesting program.

The library is located at 16010 La Monde St. For information, call Paula Vannucci at (626) 968-9356.

Crossing the Digital Divide

Los Altos Elementary in Hacienda Heights will offer one-to-one Parent Laptop Training in the school’s cafeteria from 8:20-10:20 a.m. and 5:45-7:45 p.m.

Parents are encouraged to learn more about the new laptop computers are being given to students in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. They don’t want to be caught on the wrong side of the Digital Divide.

Autumn celebrated with art at library

The Hacienda Heights Library will offer an Autumn Art Experience this weekend.

Kids can drop in to the meeting room at the library any time between 2:30 and 4:15 p.m. Saturday to make one or more fun fall-themed art projects. There will be a variety of crafts to do, suitable for children of all ages.

Art materials and refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Hacienda Heights Library. All art materials must be put away promptly at 4:30 p.m.

The library is at 16010 La Monde St. For information, call Paula Vannucci at (626) 968-9356.

Vikings of Valor and students of the month

And the winner is!

Schools in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District are holding many awards assemblies today. Congratulations to the deserving students!

Bixby Elementary will hold a Patriotic and Academic Achievement Awards Assembly in front of school at 1 p.m.

Kwis Elementary will hold its Student-of-the-Month Assembly in the Cafeteria

Sierra Vista Middle School hosts its “Viking of Valor” Student Awards in the library at 7 a.m.

Sunset Elementary plans two Student-of-the-Month Assemblies, Grades K-1 at 8:30 a.m.; Grades 2-3 at 9:15 a.m.; Grades 4-6 at 10:30 a.m.

School board meets

The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District will hold a Regular Board of Education Meeting Thursday.

The meeting will be held in the Board Room, with a closed session at 7 p.m. followed by the public meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Community bulletin board improved

The Hacienda Heights Improvement Association invites residents to check out the updated and improved Community Bulletin Board next to the Post Office at Hacienda and Newton.

The HHIA also encourages community groups to post their news in this bulletin board.
Many thanks to Donna Steinmetz, who spearheaded this project several years ago and initiated the rehabilitation and beautification of the sign this past month.

Groups and organizations who wish to post newsletters and announcements are asked to call Donna at (626) 330-2257.

Glendelder holds fun day

Our friends at Glenelder Elementary School in Hacienda Heights will hold a Back to School Fun Day on Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Meet in the school cafeteria for some fun activities planned by Principal Ken Quon and his staff. See you there!