Diamond Bar is planning a special exhibit for its Veterans Day Ceremony, and is seeking photographs of retired or discharged service members who live or have lived in Diamond Bar.
Photographs submitted for exhibit consideration should be of the veteran in uniform and/or during active service, and include identification information such as the veteran’s name, military branch and occupation specialty, dates of service, and awards earned. Copies are suggested as submissions will not be returned.
Submissions should include a contact name and phone number and be sent to Community Services Coordinator Andee Tarazon by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed/hand-delivered to Diamond Bar City Hall, 21810 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765. The deadline for photo contributions is Monday, October 14.
This year’s Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at the Diamond Bar Center, 1600 Grand Avenue, on Thursday, November 7 starting at 9am. Service members who have not previously been recognized by the City Council and participants of the City’s Armed Forces Banner Program who are no longer actively deployed will be honored with an award and commemorative pin. For more information, call 909.839.7067.
Rowland KIDS First will be joining forces with Rowland Council Parent Teacher Association will hold a Candidate Forum tonight at 7 p.m. in Telesis Academy at 2800 E. Hollingworth Ave, West Covina.
This will give voters an opportunity to get to know the position of school board candidates on various topics in the Rowland Uniﬁed School District. The forum will be moderated by the East San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the League of Women Voters.
Questions to the candidates will be written by members of the audience before the event. The questions will then be submitted to League representatives, who will present the questions in a structured way that gives all candidates an opportunity to respond.
Rowland Recreation classes for children will begin next week. It’s not too late to sign up for fun classes like basketball, soccer, tennis, ballet, tap, cheer , piano, guitar, drums and art.
Register at the Recreation Office in the Rowland Adult and Community Education Building, 2100 Lerona Ave. Rowland Heights. Office Hours Mon.-Thurs 1pm-5pm, Friday 12:30pm-4:30pm (626) 965-5975 ext. 1567. Or check out our website: recreation.rowland.k12.ca.us.
Los Altos Elementary in Hacienda Heights will hold its fall blood drive for the American Red Cross on Sept. 19 from 1 to 7 p.m.in the cafeteria. Donors can show up on site or sign up prior to the event by calling the school at (626) 933-2301. For more information, see its website and Twitter feed @LosAltosEl
Los Altos will be recognized on Sept. 26 by the Southern California Red Cross at Castaways in Burbank for its drives last year. The local school had the third highest blood donation drive in the area for the 2013 Spring season.
The Rowland Heights Coordinating Council has a busy agenda planned for tonight’s meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. in Pathfinder Park.
Kimo Morris will give a presentation on the Rowland KIDS First Alliance, a newly formed community group, that has been formed with a goal of providing a community forum for the purpose of increasing communications between the Rowland Unified School Board/Administration and residents, parents of students, teachers and other stakeholders of the District.
Following Kimo’s presentation, Connie Douglas from Schabarum Park will give a presentation on various facilities and programs available at the park.
Looking for fun activities for your children? Check out the fall classes at the Rowland Recreation Department. Then come out for special Saturday registration hours from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 14, 21.
Exciting new classes include Latin Percussion for ages 6 years to adults. Students will learn the congas, timbales, bongos and other hand percussions.
There’s also Math & Logic for grades K-6, a program to help students with their problem-solving and logical thinking skills. Why not try the one-day etiquette workshops, Youth Etiquette and Life skills for Teens.
The Rowland Adult & Community Education Recreation Department is located at 2100 Lerona Ave. in Rowland Heights, next door to Killian Elementary School.
Parents packed Rowland High on Aug. 27 to hear an update on a new swimming pool. The old pool was closed in May of 2011 after school officials discovered bad water leaks.
So the community has sorely missed the recreational facility for more than two years. District officials say they will look at contractors’ proposals in September and award the best bid at the Oct. 8 school board meeting.
Concerned community members questioned why it has taken so long to get the construction project under way. They pointed out that the district had approved a project budget in July of 2012.
“We submitted our plans to the Department of the State Architect in September of 2012,” Frutos told the packed house. “We received an approval letter from the DSA on June 3.”
Rowland’s Director of Facilities Stuart Moe said the state can take up to a year to review construction plans and approve them.
“This was pretty fast for a project of this size,” Moe commented.
Need some homework help? Maybe your computer crashed and you can’t get on the Internet?
No problem, the community library at Nogales High School has got you covered. The glistening new library on the Rowland Unified campus is ready to serve residents.
As part of the $8 million high school renovation, the old library had been stripped down to the brick walls. Contractors rebuilt it with the latest technology.
At 3 p.m., the high school library becomes a remarkable resource for the entire community. Public hours are from 3 to 7 p.m weekdays.
The community library serves La Puente, West Covina, Rowland Heights, Walnut and Industry. It has been open for the past 9 years.
Anyone can get a library card. Adults should bring a photo ID with their current address, plus another proof of residence such as a utility bill or cable bill. Children sponsored by their parent or guardian don’t need an ID to get a library card.