Diamond Bar salutes Olympic athlete with hometown scrapbook

There is no argument with saying U.S. women’s Olympic soccer player Alex Morgan is the most talked about athlete in town – maybe even a hero.

But there is a debate over how to honor her.

From a Facebook post that says “give her the keys to the city” to a caller to City Hall who wanted to throw the gold medal winner a parade down Grand Avenue, the suggestions keep on coming.

Last week, the city decided on putting together a community scrapbook by spreading pages throughout the city at City Hall, the new Diamond Bar Community Library, and inside the hilltop Diamond Bar Center located across the street from the exclusive gated community The Country.

Residents have until Oct. 1 to jot down a short note or draw a colorful do-dad using felt pens provided at each station festooned with a blow-up of the London Olympics star who hails from here. In early October, the pages will be bound into a scrapbook and presented to Morgan and/or her family, most likely at a City Council meeting, said Cecilia Arellano, city spokesperson.

Read more in Steve Scauzillo’s story ALEX.

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