Library offers disaster education

The American Red Cross and Rowland Heights Library will offer community disaster education from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.

The free program will teach families how to make a emergency kit with food, water and other vital supplies, as well as an emergency plan for the whole family.

The library is at 1850 Nogales St. For more information, call (626) 912-5348.

Hillgrove Community Center debated

A community workshop for Hacienda Heights residents will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, to discuss the master plan for the Hillgrove Community Center.

The meeting will be held in the gym at Los Altos High School, 15325 Los Robles Ave., Hacienda Heights.

The new community center will be built from landfill tipping fees. Community input is sought before a design can be completed.

Day at the Races for City of Hope

The Hacienda Heights Chapter City of Hope will hold its annual “Day at the Races” on Sunday, March 22, at Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia.

The day begins at 11 a.m. The $45 ticket price covers admission, valet parking, racing program, buffet and prizes.

All money raised by this chapter benefits the City of Hope in its cancer research.

For information, call Terri Thayer at (626) 339-0323, or write to

Hillgrove Community Center debated

Two community workshops will be held for Hacienda Heights to discuss the master plan for the new Hillgrove Community Center. The community center will be built from landfill tipping fees.

The meetings are 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, and 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, in the gym at Los Altos High School, 15325 Los Robles Ave., Hacienda Heights.

Residents will decide priorities for the center’s use. Hillgrove Community Center will be built on the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District site at 1234 Valencia.

WWCOT Architects will present the two workshops. This firm has extensive experience in designing public buildings and developing community consensus.

Residents will be asked to indicate their top priorities for facilities and programs.
Translation in Mandarin and Spanish will be available at the events.

For more information, visit, then “Finding your Community” for Hacienda Heights and Hillgrove announcements and community survey.

Los Molinos remodels library


During these difficult financial times, many school districts are struggling to meet their budget without laying off teachers. That leaves little money for extras.

So when Los Molinos Elementary wanted to remodel its library, the Hacienda Heights school decided to do it on its own.

For the past three years, the K-5 school has scrimped and saved for the new library. And thanks to the generosity of parents and area businesses, the beautiful new library has opened its doors to more than 300 students.

“It’s just amazing in this economy that community members, PTA and businesses have worked so hard for our new library,” said Principal Angela Lin, pictured reading a book to students. “They’ve proven we’re all here for our kids. If the kids need something, then we’ll all do it together.”

Read the whole story in the Hacienda Heights Highlander.

Comedy show at Rowland Library

The Michael Rayner Comedy Show will come to the Rowland Heights Library on Wednesday, March 11, at 4 p.m. Enjoy the show as Rayner performs such feats as balancing a wheelbarrow on his chin.

The library is at 1850 Nogales St. For information call Adrian Romero at (626) 912-5348.

Teen tech week text off

Who’s the fastest texter in Hacienda Heights? Find out in our first Teen Tech Week Text Off at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Hacienda Heights Library!

Interested teens should arrive 15 – 20 minutes early for contest rules and brackets. The competition is for people ages 10 and above.

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

Beam me up library

The Rowland Heights Library will hold a laser beam show at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 9, to celebrate Teen Tech Week.

The show will include a demonstration and a hands-on activity. It is recommended for students in sixth grade and above.

The library is at 1850 Nogales St. For information call Adrian Romero at (626) 912-5348.

Homestead Museum discusses Pio Pico


The Homestead Museum will present a program on Pio Pico, the last governor of Mexican California.

Dr. Ivan Login and Jessica Login will discuss their research into 1850s photographs that show Pio Pico with highly exaggerated facial features.

Dr. Login is a neurologist who suspects that Pico had a benign tumor of the pituitary gland, causing distorted features.

A light reception will follow their presentation, which takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. Admission is free. Seating is limited.

Call (626) 968-8492 to make a reservation. The Homestead is located at 15415 E. Don Julian Road in the City of Industry.