City of DB Receives High Marks

Along with four other cities in California, Diamond Bar has once again been acknowledged as one of the “Top 100 Best Cities to Live” by CNNMoney. The city, with its exceptional housing, jobs, and safety, has proven to be better than 55 percent of the cities in the nation.

In addition, the city was featured on Family Circle Magazine’s list of “10 Best Towns for Families” and Business Week Magazine’s “50 Best Places to Raise your Kids.”

“I am incredibly proud of Diamond Bar for being one of only five cities in California that achieved this honor. The city earned this high distinction due to its cultural diversity, excellent schools, higher than national average family income, low crime rates, parks and open space, and strong community spirit,” Mayor Ling-Ling Chang told Diamond Bar Patch.

Ever since 2007, there has been a decrease in crime rates. Concern for property crime incidents is lessened since there is only one case for every 1,000 residents. All schools in the district have crossing guards, further guaranteeing the safety of children and teenagers.

“This honor will hopefully show others [in] the nation what a great place Diamond Bar is to live in, raise a family, and be a part of,” Chang said.

Although DB is recognized as a secure place to live, just last month, a stalker was reported to have followed two students at the intersection near Pathfinder Road and Diamond Bar Blvd. He began following them at approximately 12:30 p.m. The middle-aged man in a silver SUV displayed inappropriate behavior in front of the girls. He finally drove away after the girls managed to hide from him in a nearby park.

“The community will not be affected by this [incident] because the other [police] branches are aware of this issue and Principal Catherine Real sent a [mass] email to the parents,” insured Sergeant Marc Saunders.