The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close portions of SR-60 from the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605) to the Orange Freeway (SR-57) separation, as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. Closures are as follows and subject to change.
Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18
· 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. – Up to three lanes between I-605 & Azusa Avenue
· 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. – High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane CLOSEDbetween I-605 & Azusa Avenue
· 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. – Up to three lanes between southbound SR-57 & Azusa Avenue
· 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. – HOV lane CLOSED between southbound SR-57 & Azusa Avenue
Friday, July 18, through Sunday, July 20
· 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. – Up to three lanes between I-605 & Azusa Avenue
Detours will be posted. New pavement will improve mobility and enhance safety for motorists. Flatiron West Inc. is the contractor on this $121.5 million project which is expected to complete fall 2014.
Summer concerts will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday nights until Aug. 12 at Peter F. Schabarum Regional Park, 17250 E. Colima Road, Rowland Heights. Admission and parking are free. Food, beverages and desserts are available.
Upcoming concerts will feature: July 15, Hot August Night with Dean Colley, a Neil Diamond tribute band; July 22, Vaud and the Villains, a 19-piece 1930s New Orleans orchestra and cabaret; July 29, Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Shootout featuring tribute bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash; Aug. 5, Cold Duck, one of Southern California’s premier dance bands; Aug. 12, Three Mo’ Tenors featuring 10 styles of music from opera, to jazz, to Broadway and more.
For more information, visit www.concertsinthepark.com or call 626-854-5560.
Beginning Bowka Fitness with Jackie Hasty will be held 2-3 p.m. July 12 at the Rowland Heights Library, 1850 Nogales St., Rowland Heights.
Try this new cardio, low impact group fitness session for seniors, adults and teens. Led by certified Bowka instructor Jackie Hasty, Bowka participants will draw letters and numbers with their feet while moving together to today’s popular music.
Sounds fun and it’s free! Sign up at the information desk or call 626-912-5348.
The giant steel beam twisted in the wind as the bright, red crane hoisted it high above Nogales High School in La Puente. Iron workers clambered up steel I-beams to guide the burly beam in place on the roof of the new two-story administration building.
This spring, work crews began to construct the new buildings that will completely change the face of Nogales High School. Eight-foot-tall metal letters will proudly proclaim the new Nogales.
Four new structures, as well as parking and entrance areas, will revitalize the school. The projected cost is between $30 million to $35 million, with a grand opening in the fall of 2015.
“It will be a beautiful campus when it’s finished,” said board member Lynne Ebenkamp. “We appreciate everyone’s patience during the construction. But the wait will be well worth it.”
Construction began almost two years ago, when contractors came in to install new utilities throughout the sprawling campus. Open trenches were the order of the day, but finally new electric, water, gas and sewers were safely underground.
Then, contractors began the process of remodeling the classrooms wings. After gutting the old buildings, work crews rebuilt them from the inside out. New walls and ceilings provide quiet, comfortable classrooms that save energy and lighting. A new digital infrastructure permits the latest technology for teachers and students.
Last year, demolition crews came in to raze the front of the school, bulldozing the administration building as well as several others. Hazardous materials contractors cleaned up any asbestos and other toxic substances.
The Manny Glass big band orchestra began the Puente Hills Concerts in the Park series last night in Schabarum Park. The orchestra played patriotic music to celebrate the Fourth of July. They are also known for playing popular tunes from the 40′s big band era.
This summer’s lineup of musicians is sure to offer something for everyone! The series will offer new bands and sounds, as well as bringing back the year-to-year favorites!
Be sure and leave Tuesday nights open from 7 to 9 p.m. on your calendar this summer - you won’t want to miss a moment of the fun!
As summer heats up, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes and West Nile virus. It has confirmed additional West Nile virus positive activity in the communities of Diamond Bar and Hacienda Heights (zip codes 91789 and 91745, respectively).
Vector control confirmed a WNV positive mosquito sample in Diamond Bar and a WNV positive dead bird in Hacienda Heights. This is the first sign of virus activity this year in both communities. View District statistics here. Statewide this year, there have been more than 100 positive mosquito samples and more than 250 positive dead birds. View more at westnile.ca.gov.
“This is a reminder that West Nile virus continues to be a problem here in Los Angeles County,” says Levy Sun, the public information officer. “We can anticipate more activity as the season progresses.”
West Nile virus is transmitted to people and animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no cure for West Nile virus. One in five persons infected with West Nile virus will exhibit symptoms. Symptoms usually occur between 5 and 15 days and can include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, or a skin rash. These symptoms can last for several days to months. One in 150 people infected with the virus will require hospitalization. Severe symptoms include high fever, muscle weakness, neck stiffness, coma, paralysis, and possibly death.
Any water left standing for more than one week in containers such as flower pots, fountains and pet dishes provides the perfect breeding habitat for mosquitoes. GLACVCD would like to remind residents that even the smallest of breeding sources can contribute to a large public health problem within the Greater Los Angeles County area.
Residents can take an active role in reducing the threat of WNV in their neighborhoods by taking the following steps:
Eliminate stagnant, dirty water in clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, pet dishes, discarded tires, or anything that holds water for more than a week
Ensure that swimming pools, spas, and ponds are properly maintained
Request FREE mosquitofish from your local vector control district for placement in ornamental ponds