Community meeting to discuss Grand View Trail in Diamond Bar

A Grand View Trail Link community meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight in the Diamond Bar Center.

All the trails in Diamond Bar will be discussed with a special focus on the Grand View Trail Link which is set to undergo improvements. The Grand View Trail Link connection begins off the Grand View Trail that is accessible via the Diamond Bar Center lower parking lot.

Enhancements planned include extending the trail through the creation of a dedicated paved pathway with lodge pole fencing along both sides from the starting point to the Canyon Loop Trail near Dare Court. Installation of a gazebo rest area and interpretive signage is also planned.

To learn more about the trail system in Diamond Bar visit
For more information, call 909-839-7062.

Diamond Bar Lions Club honors Jack and Wanda Tanaka

The Diamond Bar Breakfast Lions Club will hold a luncheon on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 12:30 p.m. at the Diamond Bar Golf Course to honor Lions Jack and Wanda Tanaka for receiving the Lions of the Year Award from Lions Club International.

The cost is $25. For more information, call Karen Eubanks at 909-598-8435, Rachel Myer at 909-861-6214 or Steve Johnson at 909-594-8856 by Sept. 17.

$159 million school bond subject of meeting in Rowland Heights

A new school bond measure on the November ballot will be the topic of discussion Monday evening, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council meeting.

The meeting is free, open to the public, and takes place at Pathfinder Community Regional Park, 18150 E. Pathfinder Road, Rowland Heights.

Rowland Unified School District Interim Superintendent Ruben Frutos is the featured speaker. Frutos will speak on why the school district feels that the $158.8 million school facilities improvement bond is needed and will provide other details on how the bond monies would be spent.

Attendees can ask questions at the end of the presentation.

Watch for closures on 60 Freeway for repaving

Caltrans will close portions of the 60 Freeway from the 605 Freeway to the 57 Freeway for a pavement project.

Three eastbound lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 12 through Sept. 14. The carpool lane will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. those same days between 605 and Azusa Avenue.

Three westbound lanes between the 57 Freeway and Azusa Avenue will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m those same days. The westbound carpool lane will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Closures from Friday through Sunday , Sept. 14-Sept. 16 are as follows:

Up to three eastbound lanes from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. between the 605 and Azusa Avenue; the Seventh Avenue on-ramp from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.; the carpool lane from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. between Seventh Avenue and Hacienda Boulevard; the connector from the north-and southbound 605 to the eastbound 60 from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m.

During those days, up to three westbound lanes from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. between the 57 and Azusa Avenue; from 10 p.m. to 11 a.m. the Fairway Drive and Old Brea Canyon Road on-ramps will be closed; the carpool lane from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. from the southbound 57 and Nogales Street; the connector from the north- and southbound 57 to the westbound 60 from 11 p.m. to 10 a.m.

Detours will be posted.

The repavement project will cost $121.5 million and is expected to be completed by fall 2014.

Collegewood kids get lesson in traffic safety in Walnut

Collegewood Elementary got a traffic safety lesson on Aug. 30. The assembly was organized by the Traffic Committee with 20 parents helping teach the children about the important issue of safety, said Chairperson Lisa Gomez.

Principal Joan Perez told the kindergartners and first graders the school’s traffic rules, including not walking in the staff parking lot and walking only between the yellow lines of the crosswalks.

Then 175 youngsters walked down to the front lawn for a demonstration led by Collegewood Community Club.

See more in TRAFFIC.

Rowland Unified discusses $158 million bond measure

Ruben Frutos, interim superintendent at Rowland Unified, will talk at the Sept. 10 meeting of the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council.

Frutos will discuss the district’s $158 million school improvement bond measure on the November ballot.

Residents may ask questions at the conclusion of his presentation.

The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pathfinder Community Regional Park, 18150 E. Pathfinder Road, Rowland Heights.

Search called off for Rowland Heights swimmer

A search was called off Monday for a 34-year-old Rowland Heights man who entered the water at Dana Point’s Salt Creek Beach Sunday afternoon and recovery efforts are now under way, Orange County officials said Tuesday.

Witnesses said the man, identified by authorities as Frank Daniel Austin, went into the water at 4 p.m. Sunday but he wasn’t reported missing until about 7:20 p.m that night, said Gale Krause, an Orange County Sheriff’s spokeswoman.

“It’s (now) a recovery effort,” Krause said. “We had a lot of resources on it over the weekend; that’s been scaled back.”

The water was too rough for the Sheriff’s dive team to go in Sunday or Monday she said.

However, the sheriff’s Harbor Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard has been searching for Austin with boats and the coast guard had a helicopter out there as well, Krause said.

About 20 lifeguards also participated in the search, she said.