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.
Tuesday, January 14, through Friday, January 17
· 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 CLOSED between 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, January 17, through Sunday, January 19
· 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. – Up to three lanes between I-605 & Azusa Avenue
· 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. – HOV lane CLOSED between Seventh Avenue & Hacienda Boulevard
· 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. – Connector from north- and southbound I-605 to eastbound SR-60 CLOSED
· 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. – Up to three lanes between southbound SR-57 & Azusa Avenue
· 10 p.m. to 11 a.m. – Fairway Drive and Old Brea Canyon Road on-ramps CLOSED
· 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. – HOV lane CLOSED between southbound SR-57 & Nogales Street
· 11 p.m. to 10 a.m. – Connector from north- and southbound SR-57 to westbound SR-60 CLOSED
· Friday 11:59 p.m. to Saturday 5 a.m. –FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE between southbound SR-57 & 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.
Diamond Bar City Council meetings have returned to the South Coast Air Quality Management District Auditorium at 21865 Copley Drive.
City Council meetings are again being streamed live on the city website diamondbarca.gov and broadcast live via Time Warner Channel 3 and Verizon FiOS Channel 47.
Meetings had been temporarily relocated to Diamond Bar City Hall, while the auditorium underwent audio-visual upgrades.
City council meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month starting at 6:30 p.m. Re-broadcasts of the meetings are aired on Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. and alternate Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Time Warner Channel 3 and Verizon FiOS Channel 47.
Meetings are also archived and available for viewing online diamondbarca.gov/dbtv.
The Miss Diamond Bar Pageant is accepting applications from young ladies ages 16-27 for the 50th annual pageant on March 23 at Diamond Bar High.
Contestants should be interested in becoming involved in the community and serving as a role model to the youth of Diamond Bar.
Contestants will be interviewed individually by the judges before the show. The young women will also be judged on personalities and poise, while showcasing swimsuits and formal gowns of their choices.
Judges from various professions will provide a fair and diverse viewpoint. The pageant will accept applications until Feb. 1. The entry fee is $195.
For more information, see their Web side at www.missdiamondbarpageant.org.
The City of Diamond Bar is set to kick off its year-long schedule of events commemorating Diamond Bar’s 25 years of cityhood with its popular Winter Snow Fest event.
This family-friendly event takes place on January 18 at Pantera Park, 738 Pantera Drive, from 10am to 4pm. It features a large play area, four sledding hills, winter-themed games and crafts, food booths, and live entertainment by community groups.
Admission and access to the snow play areas is free, however sledding, game and craft areas are subject to a minimal fee – $5.00 for unlimited sledding and $1 to participate in four games/crafts.
Free shuttle service to and from Pantera Park and the surrounding neighborhood will be available regularly throughout event hours. Sleds will be provided; waterproof gloves and closed-toed shoes are encouraged.
Winter Snow Fest is the first event of many scheduled throughout the year to commemorate Diamond Bar’s silver anniversary as an incorporated city. For more information, call the City’s Recreation Services Division at 909.839.7070.
Four Diamond Bar residents each recently got $500 for reporting suspicious activity that helped the Diamond Bar-Walnut Sheriff’s Station apprehend three
The financial rewards were approved by a committee comprising Sheriff’s personnel and City staff under the Report for Reward program which went into effect November 15, 2013.
Report for Reward aims to help combat residential and vehicular crimes within city limits by providing members of the public with a monetary incentive of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest of individuals who damage or destroy property while attempting or executing a residential or vehicular burglary.
The program is open to everyone; City and Sheriff’s employees, however, are not eligible for a reward.
To encourage wider participation in the Report for
Reward program, City staff and Sheriff’s deputies in late November 2013 met with Diamond Bar employees of the United States Postal Service and the City’s contract street sweeping company to inform them of the program and guide them on how to detect suspicious behavior while out in the field.
Additional meetings are planned with other City vendors and area service providers in the coming weeks. Community groups who would like a presentation on the Report for Reward program may contact City Hall at 909.839.7000.
Residents are reminded that the key to combating burglary crimes in their
respective neighborhoods is to remain vigilant, look out for their neighbors,
trust their instincts, and immediately call the Sheriff’s Station if something does not look or feel right.
A phone call to the Sheriff’s Station at 909.595.2264 (9-1-1 if the burglary incident is in progress) is currently the only way to report suspicious activity as part of the Report for Reward program.
More information about the program, including answers to frequently-asked questions, is available on the City website diamondbarca.gov/RFR.
The first question that Rowland Unified received through Rowland Responds was whether Nogales High School will be receiving a new performing arts center like the one planned to be built at Rowland High School. The following is a response from the Educational Services Division:
Nogales High School will not have a performing arts center; however, it will have access to the new center at Rowland High School like the rest of the community. The new design of Nogales High School will include the development of a multipurpose room with a performance-level stage that will include lighting systems and sound board. In addition, the design at Nogales High School incorporates a dual stage system that can host indoor/outdoor performances. The design takes into consideration the open area on the campus for outdoor performances.
At Nogales High School, it is also anticipated that the existing “Little Theater” will be completely renovated as part of the second stage of construction at the campus. Part of the proposal for Nogales High School would also include a new pool and band room. The complete retrofit of the Little Theater would include improved seating, sound, lighting and stagework.
Information updates about the revitalization projects at both Nogales and Rowland High Schools will be updated regularly on the Measure R Bond section of the District website at www.RowlandSchools.org