Laptop training continues

Training continues Wednesday in the laptop computer program in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.

Parents will receive one-on-one training on the wonderful new computers that are being given out eventually to every student in the district. The training will be held 8:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. in Room P-20 at Baldwin Academy.

Has your child received a new laptop? How is it helping their education?

We’d love to talk to some families who have joined the innovative program.

In other district news, Glenelder hosts its Back-to-School Night in the Cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Foundation funds wish lists


What do Newport Bay, historical plays and xylophones have in common?
Answer: the generosity of The Friends of Rowland Unified Schools Foundation.

On Tuesday at 4 p.m., the foundation will present more than $34,000 in grants to 24 teachers in the local district.

The money will be used for everything from field trips to Newport Bay to the purchase of historical dramas and xylophones.

Read all about this great organization in the Rowland Heights Highlander.

Coordinating council meets in Rowland Heights

Got any water concerns?

Water will be the topic at the next meeting of the Rowland Heights Coordinating Council at 7 p.m. Monday.

The council is composed of community members working to improve the quality of life for everyone in Rowland Heights.

Their general meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Community Center at Pathfinder Park, located at 18150 E. Pathfinder Road (just east of Fullerton Road). The meetings are open to both members and non-members alike.

Find out what’s happening in the community … hear reports regarding local law enforcement activities and updates from federal, state and county officials …. voice your concerns and opinions.

A volunteer organization, council officers and committee members donate their time and energies. Dues are only $10 a year to cover printing and mailing community flyers, maintain a web site and pay miscellaneous expenses.

Tell a friend or neighbor about it. If you have any questions please email Lynne Ebenkamp @

Los Altos takes to the field


That’s right, local teams take to the gridiron tonight to start the season.

The Los Altos Conquerors take on the No. 2 ranked San Dimas in the Saints’ stadium tonight at 7 p.m.

On paper, San Dimas has a better team returning than last year’s squad, which went 9-2 before finishing in a three-way tie for the Valle Vista League title. They then beat rival Bonita.

Felipe Aguilar is the new Los Altos coach. The former Los Altos quarterback lead the Conquerors to back-to-back CIF-SS titles in 1999-2000. He replaces Greg Gano, who is stepping aside after winning four titles in 11 years.

“We have a lot of respect for San Dimas; we know they’re one of the top teams in the Valley. But we’re Los Altos. We don’t back down from anyone, and we expect to when when we walk out on the field,” Gano says.

Terra Cotta whatta?


The Good Time Travel Club at the Steinmetz Senior Center will visit the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana to see the terra cotta soldiers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

The cost is $30 for members and $33 for nonmembers, including transportation, audio guide and buffet at Shakeys.

Light walking is involved. For information, call (626) 934-7041.

New benches spruce up Hacienda Heights

Have you seen the new wrought iron advertising benches that have been installed in Hacienda Heights. They are really nice.

Advertising companies put the benches in this summer. The bench’s even have Hacienda Heights on the side.

New wrought iron trash containers are also planned for every bus stop. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works hopes to have them installed by fall.

The county is really fixing up our streets. If you see a bus stop that requires maintenance or simply has excess trash, call (626) 458-3961.

Pizza and books at Hacienda Library

Are you between 8 and 10 years old? Do you like pizza and fun activities? Do you enjoy reading books?

If you do, the Hacienda Heights Library offers a kid’s bOOkcLub on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come meet other kids to discuss great books while you munch on some pizza.

The library is at 16010 La Monde St. in Hacienda Heights. For more information, call Kathia Ibacache at (626) 968-9356.