CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2012 |
State Sen. Bob Huff of Diamond Bar was elected Wednesday as leader of the Republican caucus in California's upper house, replacing Sen. Bob Dutton of Rancho Cucamonga. Huff, 58, was unanimously approved for the post as the Legislature heads into another difficult year. Lawmakers will have to work with Gov. Jerry Brown to address an expected $13-billion budget shortfall. "The governor has indicated that he will work with Republicans when possible, and Senate Republicans are open to compromise and crafting true, bipartisan solutions," Huff said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2011 |
The three grandchildren of U.S. Rep. Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar), missing for nearly four years, are now in protective custody after their mother was arrested in Mexicali, Mexico, authorities said. In November 2007, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives were dispatched to the 22000 block of Cello Drive in Diamond Bar to investigate the suspected abduction of the three boys by their mother, Jennifer Lopez DeJongh. DeJongh, 34, did not have legal custody of the children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2011 |
An experiment to charge solo drivers to use speedier carpool lanes on two of Los Angeles' most congested freeways has hit renewed opposition in Congress as two influential lawmakers ? a Republican and a Democrat ? say the plan is unfair to taxpayers and would create a two-tier transportation system for rich and poor. Rep. Gary G. Miller of Diamond Bar, the senior California Republican on the House Transportation Committee, said the toll of up to $1.40 a mile during peak periods "absolutely infuriates me. " Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles)
November 25, 2010 |
Jeri Tulipan had plans for the $1 million her father had left the family. She would use it to care for her aging mother, crippled by Alzheimer's disease, and her older brother, who lives in an adult care facility. A lawyer suggested the Florida woman invest with a West Covina wealth management company operated by a British citizen named Robert Tringham, she said. He'd use her money as collateral to trade securities on margin and split the profits with her. Tulipan said it sounded like a safe home for her family's money.
October 16, 2010 |
A Diamond Bar couple were charged by federal authorities Friday with conspiring to export sensitive electronics technology to China, a crime that carries a potential 20-year prison sentence. York Yuan Chang, a naturalized U.S. citizen, and his wife, Leping Huang, a Chinese national, are accused of working with a government-affiliated technology firm in China to develop electronics that could be used in weapons and other military equipment. Chang, 53, also known as David Zhang, is being held without bond, while Huang, 49, was released on $1-million bail.
September 26, 2010
Address: 777 Bowcreek Drive, Diamond Bar 91765 Listed for: $599,000 Size: Five bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,483 square feet Lot size: 0.16 of an acre (7,148 square feet) Features: The two-story Spanish-style house, built in 1989, has vaulted ceilings, canyon views and a three-car garage. MLS ID: 10473557 Address: 24486 Deepsprings Drive, Diamond Bar 91765 Listed for: $489,000 Size: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,519 square feet Lot size: 0.22 of an acre (9,670 square feet)
August 5, 2010 |
As foreclosure fights rage in the nation's courts, the battle over Shahida and Ather Ali's house in Diamond Bar looks like a classic mismatch. In one corner, weighing in at $2.5 trillion in assets, sits Deutsche Bank, which is attempting to evict the Alis from their home of 24 years. In the other is Zeenat Ali, the couple's diminutive 23-year-old daughter, who dropped out of medical school and sued Deutsche Bank after it foreclosed on the property. Hoping to reclaim title for her parents, Ali has spent half a year litigating in state and federal courts without the help of a lawyer.
April 22, 2010 |
There are times athletes do stupid things when they lose their composure in the middle of a sports competition, whether throwing a golf club, smashing a hand into a wall or letting loose a profanity-filled outburst at a teammate. That's why it is so important to teach teenagers how to respond when they experience failure, because once the lesson is learned it can be used in all aspects of life. In more than 30 years of covering high school sports, I have concluded that one of the most important situations for a coach occurs after a defeat.
April 16, 2010 |
After six innings of a scoreless game Friday that featured two elite high school pitchers in junior left-hander Kenny Mathews from Diamond Bar and senior right-hander Adam Plutko from Glendora, Tartans Coach Dan Henley had begun to think about what to do if the game kept going on and on. "I was making plans for the 10th, 11th and 12th inning," Henley said. "It was really to the point where you go, ‘These guys are dueling it out and are warriors out there.' It was a lot of fun."
April 2, 2010
Southern California gets a few drops of rain, and news stations call it "Storm Watch 2010." Everyone goes crazy. The Lakers are similar to that storm watch. When there are a few drops of rain or — in the Lakers' case —a few losses, the sky is falling. Kind of like the people in SoCal expect sunny weather every day, fans expect the Lakers to win every game. In both cases, it's unrealistic to demand such perfection. Want to see a real storm? Look at New Jersey's weather and then take a look at the Nets' record in the standings.