June 3, 2003 |
Not many expect much from the Diamond Bar boys' golf team today in the CIF-SCGA finals at the SCGA Golf Course in Murrieta, but then again, not many expected the Brahmas to be there in the first place. The season-ending tournament pits the top teams and individuals from the Southern, City, San Diego and Central sections.
March 18, 1993
The Diamond Bar City Council has voted to annul its General Plan and begin holding a series of public hearings in order to revise it. The vote Tuesday night was prompted by a judge's ruling in January ordering the city to either rescind and revise the plan or put it to a vote. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to schedule hearings to collect public input before the city drafts a new General Plan.
January 11, 1990 |
City officials, barred by a technicality in state law from collecting $1.2 million in property taxes, have asked Assemblyman Charles Bader (R-Ontario) to sponsor a bill that would help bail out their newly incorporated city. Council members are pushing for legislation requiring county governments to provide services until new cities are legally allowed to collect property taxes.
October 25, 1992
Five Diamond Bar High School students--suspected of breaking into a home, causing $25,000 worth of damage and scribbling racial slurs on the walls--were arrested Wednesday by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies. The names of the youths, boys ages 13 to 15, were not released because they are juveniles. They were released to their families after being booked. The break-in, discovered Oct. 16, occurred at a vacant home in the 21400 block of Broken Arrow Drive, across from the high school.
August 6, 1992
A community building in Heritage Park will be available for local groups and individuals by July, 1993, if construction goes as scheduled. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved plans for the $575,150 building in the southern park. The council is expected to award a contract the 3,942-square-foot structure by mid-September. The building will consist of a meeting room, classroom, kitchen, office and lobby.
November 8, 1990
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the operation of a free holiday shuttle to transport shoppers to about 15 shopping sites throughout the city. Scheduled to run from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31, the 20-passenger bus will make rounds of the shopping centers daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., except on Christmas Day. The shuttle will help alleviate traffic and also increase sales tax revenue in Diamond Bar, City Manager Robert Van Nort said.
May 3, 1990
The city will be able to boost law enforcement and traffic patrols, add six traffic signals, conduct a $100,000 solid waste study and set aside a 5% contingency fund, and still come out on top, a proposed budget for the next fiscal year shows. The draft budget, presented to the City Council on Tuesday, predicts a $560,000 surplus for Los Angeles County's newest city. The expected infusion of money is due largely to $1.
May 21, 1989 |
Members of the City Council, searching for a city manager who is well-versed in traffic issues and the challenges of running a newly incorporated city, found their person last week in Big Bear Lake. Robert Van Nordt, 46, was hired by a unanimous vote of the council Tuesday night as Diamond Bar's first city manager. Van Nordt became Big Bear Lake's city manager shortly after it incorporated in 1981 and has worked to solve the growing traffic problems in the resort community. "I love to solve problems," Van Nordt said from his office in Big Bear Lake.
September 15, 1990 |
Esperanza High School's strong running game offset a weak passing night by senior quarterback Keith McDonald and paced the Aztecs to a 30-3 victory over Diamond Bar Friday night at Valencia High School. Esperanza (2-0) rushed for 218 yards and had four running backs score touchdowns. The Aztec defense added a safety late in the game. McDonald threw four interceptions--his all-time worst--and completed one of nine pass attempts in the second half. He completed 9 of 21 for 113 yards on the night.