San Jose Creek corridor discussed

The next meeting of the Hacienda Heights Improvement Association will feature a presentation about the San Jose Creek Communities Corridor Plan.

The association will meet 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Room, 15959 E. Gale Avenue, Hacienda Heights.

Blake Whittington of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council will talk about the proposal for a multipurpose corridor along the San Jose Creek. Public input is needed for a plan that will transform the San Gabriel Creek.

The San Jose Creek extends from Pomona to South El Monte. The communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Walnut, La Puente and Industry are affected.

In addition to a special presentation each month, the agenda also includes reports on community issues and from local elected officials’ representatives.

For further information about HHIA, visit

Seniors enjoy Oktoberfest

Love thoses tubas! Get your leiderhosen out.

The Good Time Travel Club at Steinmetz Senior Center will celebrate Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club of Anaheim on Sunday, Oct. 19.

The bus will leave at 10 a.m. and returns by 4 p.m. from the senior center at 1545 S. Stimson Ave., Hacienda Heights.

Cost is $12 for members, $15 for non-members, and includes transportation, and admission. For more information, call (626) 934-7041.

Puppets show “how to be healthy”

Harold the Healthy Hound presents “How to be Healthy – A Playful Puppet Show on Hygiene for Children” on Monday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Villacorta Elementary School in La Puente.

The show will be presented by the Rowland Unified School District’s First 5 Program.

First 5 is designed to help parents prepare their children from birth to age 5 for school. It provides resources, educational/literacy programs, and child-development information, as well as access to medical services, special needs referrals, and parent group support.

Resource kits are available free of charge, in multiple languages with videos and materials to enhance the skills of parents. The First 5 Story Mobile van visits local neighborhoods, providing a variety of literacy experiences for preschool children.

For more information, call (626) 854-2228.

UCLA marches into Rowland Heights


Da, da, da, da, da, ratatatatatat

Come enjoy a day of music as you watch more than 22 High School Bands from across Southern California perform and compete in the 38th Annual Rowland Field Show Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the high school stadium.

This year there will even be a special performance by the UCLA Marching Band! The Rowland Raider Regiment will also perform its “Hearbeat” Show.

The tournament is the major fundraiser for the Rowland Raider Regiment. It helps pay for uniforms, competitions and instruments.

Come early to enjoy the snack bar and booths! You won’t be disappointed!

Admission is $3 student – wearing RUSD school band shirt (elementary/junior high)
$5 child – ages 5 – 12 (Under 5 FREE)
$7 teen and adult (over 12 years old)
$5 senior – 62 years and older

Buzzzzsy time at the Hacienda Library

Are you buzzzzzzsy?

The Hacienda Heights Library will celebrate the movie release of “The Secret Life of Bees” with a beeswax candle-making party. Teens in grades 6 and up are welcome to attend the party at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17

Participants will receive free screening passes. The library is at 16010 La Monde St.
For information, call (626) 968-9356.

Chambers offer legislative update

The Regional Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a California Business Legislative Update from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the Rincon Taurino Restaurant, 13744 Amar Road, La Puente.

Local businessmen are invited to hear speaker Assemblyman Ed Hernandez, who represents the 57th District.

The meeting is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, the Regional Chamber of Commerce, the West Covina Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Business Association.
For reservations, call (909) 860-1904.

Wilson holds college workshop

College is getting harder to get into. The popular Cal State universities in Fullerton and Long Beach need applications in November.

So it’s never too early to plan your kid’s college education. To help Wilson High School will hold a college workshop for parents on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

Pancakes and football

Hungry for a big weekend breakfast? Want to support high school football?

You can combine both passions at a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Nogales High School Football from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the high school campus.

Patrons will get Pancakes, sausage and orange juice for $5!