Getting to Know the Bonita Unified School District Candidates

Nine candidates are vying for three seats on the Bonita Unified School District Governing Board in November. Photo: Rommel Alcantara. Artwork: Evan Solano

By Lauren Choi, Amanda Lee & Aaron Wang

The nine candidates running for three seats on the Bonita Unified School District Governing Board were interviewed by San Dimas Community Post writers by phone, Zoom and email.

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Bill and Ted’s Legacy Forever Linked to San Dimas

Actors Alex Winter, left and Keanu Reeves starred in the 1989 time-travel comedy “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” that took place in San Dimas. Artwork: Evan Solano

By Brian Birmingham

When goofy teen movie “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” hit theaters in 1989, the comedy of errors carried San Dimas with it into American popular culture, but now that the duo has reappeared in last summer’s “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” their connection to the city is getting a closer look.

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“The Good Stuff” with Julie

The San Dimas Senior Citizen/Community Center houses lunch services and the San Dimas Cares Project. Photo: Phil Ebiner

By Julie Salazar

In San Dimas, we’re fortunate to have dedicated local workers and volunteers to help provide resources during difficult times. In this first edition, I’d like to spotlight services from the San Dimas Cares Project, San Dimas Senior Citizen/Community Center lunch services, and Holy Name of Mary food pantry.

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“Be Excellent” with Eric

Lifelong San Dimas resident Eric Nakano is the author of the “Be Excellent” with Eric advice column for the San Dimas Community Post. Photo: Phil Ebiner

By Eric Nakano

When our team talked about starting a community newspaper, we debated over what to include. Sports? Local events? Featured restaurants? Political commentary? All was up for discussion. But a few suggestions garnered broad support, one of which was including an intimate, neighborly advice column. The past year has been rough on everyone. San Dimas residents are locked down, stressed out, and navigating sometimes tricky relationships with loved ones.

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Community Voices Shape Downtown San Dimas with Pioneer Square Proposal

An artist rendering of the Pioneer Square plan shows the future Gold Line train passing through the intersection at Bonita Ave. and Cataract Ave. Photo: Depiction, LLC

By Brian Birmingham

San Dimas’ downtown stretch is short–just one-quarter mile–with three restaurants, seven antique shops, and seven beauty salons. Residents are not apt to complain about what’s already there, but rather what’s missing. 

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Bye Bye Sunny Skies, It’s Raining Ash and Soot in San Dimas

Ash and debris from the Bobcat Fire settle on an outdoor umbrella in San Dimas resident Eddie Resendez’s backyard on Sept. 9, 2020. Photo: Eddie Resendez

By Emily J. Sullivan

Almost every Californian has a fire story: a hasty evacuation, the tragedy of a lost home, a nasty bout of bronchitis, or the memory of smoke looming over a community nearby. Mountains that glow orange and skies where smoke replaces clouds have become part of the annual landscape and something Californians have come to expect like New Orleanians and flooded streets or Alaskans and months of darkness during the winter. And as with any recurring natural phenomenon, preparation is key.

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Coyote Management Plan Attempts to Address Residents’ Concerns

Video footage from a Ring home security camera taken April 28, 2020 shows a coyote coming up to San Dimas resident John Crandall’s front door.


By Jaycie Thierry

San Dimas residents are used to seeing all matter of wildlife in the foothills and even in their backyard. Yet for many people living within the San Gabriel Valley, the coyotes are just a little too close for comfort.

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How the Foothill Gold Line will Steer San Dimas back to its Railroad Roots

Rail delivery workers prepare for Gold Line construction in San Dimas. Photo: Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority

By Joey Patton

With the commencement of major construction in mid-July, it seems that after years of anticipation and no shortage of hurdles, the Foothill Gold Line is at last making its way to San Dimas.

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Butter Brings Big City Taste to Local Spread

Owner Heather Sulaeman stands in front of Butter Cafe, which has become a part of the fabric of San Dimas. Photo: Phil Ebiner

By Eric Nakano

It’s hard to remember when Butter Cafe wasn’t part of the fabric of San Dimas even though it only opened five years ago, but the way pastry chef and co-owner Heather Sulaeman tells it, Butter Cafe almost never came to be. 

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