Two political heavyweights in local, regional and statewide politics are running together for two seats on the City Council against a lone challenger who’s involved in fundraising for the schools.
Mary Su, an eight-year member of the City Council and two-time mayor, and Robert Pacheco, a recent appointee to the council who served on the dais from 1996-1998 and then in the state assembly for six years, are running to retain their own seats in the April 8 election.
Betty Tang, 46, serving her third term as the president of the philanthropic Chinese American Parents Association, is running for a seat on the City Council for the first time. She’s married to Tony Tang. The two cofounded CCI Group, Inc. in Walnut, which was incorporated in 1997 and has a annual revenue of about $220,000.
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Walnut Mayor Mary Su helps workman unveil Quiet Zone sign along railroad tracks on Valley Boulevard. (Photo by Steve Scauzillo)
The City of Walnut celebrated a Quiet Zone designation on the corner of Brea Canyon Road and Old Ranch Road this morning. The public was invited to join the celebration to commemorate the long awaited train horn Quiet Zone along Valley Boulevard.
A quiet zone is a section of rail line that contains one or more consecutive railroad crossings where train horns are not routinely sounded. The train horns can be silenced only when other safety measures, such as railroad crossing enhancements, compensate for the absence of the horns.
The city of Walnut and the Diamond Bar Lions Club will hold the annual spring Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, in Walnut Ranch Park at 20101 Amar Road.
The fun begins with an pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. The cost is only $5 per person.
The egg hunt is divided up into age groups: Preschool at 10 a.m., 5 and 6 years – 10:10, 7 and 8 years – 10:20, 9 and 10 years – 10:30, and 11 to 12 years – 10:40.
Department of Animal Care and Control officers will be in the city of Walnut beginning March 20 for three weeks, checking for current rabies vaccinations and ensuring residents are in compliance with licensing requirements.
The licensing fees for city residents are: unaltered dog, $72; altered dog, $27; altered dog belonging to a senior citizen age 65 and older, $9.50; unaltered cat, $10; altered cat, $5. Penalty fees are equal to the license fees.
Residents not in compliance will be subject to license fees and delinquency charges, including a $40 field enforcement fee, to offset the cost of the Department’s field services. Print animal license applications online atanimalcare.lacounty.gov, or by visiting a local County animal care center. Valid licenses can be renewed online.