DIAMOND BAR >> Southland residents are advised not to burn wood or manufactured fire logs Monday due to concerns excessive air pollution, South Coast Air Quality Management officials said. The no-burn alert will remain in effect through 11:59 p.m. Monday for all residents living within the South Coast Air Basin, which includes the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire, SCAQMD officials said in a written statement.
This Aug. 13, 2014 file photo shows California Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, center, accompanied by GOP Sens. Anthony Canella, of Ceres, left, and Andy Vidak, of Hanford, talks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. California Republicans made a strategic decision to focus their limited money and campaign networks on a handful of state legislative races to block Democrats from gaining a supermajority and build a team for the future.
Incumbent Ian Calderon – 51 percent – 25,216 votes Rita Topalian - 49 percent – 23, 833 votes The San Gabriel Valley stayed mostly blue Tuesday with every Democrat incumbent winning re-election in their state Assembly districts. Ling-Ling Chang took the San Gabriel Valley's historically Republican 55th District easily.
Republican nominee Ling-Ling Chang, a five-year Diamond Bar City Council member, was leading handily Tuesday in her historical bid to win a seat in the tri-county 55th Assembly District. The district, being vacated by termed-out Assemblyman Curt Hagman, a Republican from Chino Hills, takes in portions of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, including the following cities: Diamond Bar, Industry, Walnut, part of West Covina, Brea, La Habra, Placentia, Yorba Linda and Chino Hills.
Oscar Recinos, 24, of Rosemead, Lance Spiteri, 25, of Diamond Bar and Edward Ascencio, 34, of Fontana, were ultimately jailed on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Michael Martinez said.
The race for the 55th Assembly District - which covers the northernmost part of Orange County, the easternmost part of Los Angeles County and the westernmost part of San Bernardino County - pits Democratic social worker Gregg Fritchle against Republican Ling-Ling Chang, a Diamond Bar city councilwoman and a principal at business strategy consulting firm Strategy Insights Group. The candidates are competing for the seat being vacated by Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, who defeated Mr. Fritchle in 2012 and is now running for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in the 4th District.
DIAMOND BAR >> A fiery crash blamed on a drunken driver sent five people to the hospital early Sunday, including a woman and a boy who suffered major injuries, authorities said. The California Highway Patrol received reports of a crash between a 2003 Toyota Camry and a 2010 Kia Forte about 3:10 a.m. on the northbound 57 Freeway just north of Diamond Bar Boulevard, CHP Sgt.