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Art Bennett was selected by his colleagues on the Chino Hills City Council as mayor for the year 2020 and he’s as giddy as a kid.

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A little pine tree that sprouted from seed at Hollow Run Park in Chino Hills and saved from potential destruction has been transformed into a Christmas tree with a red plaid bow for a star and wooden boxes under its branches painted to resemble gifts.

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The colors and sounds of the holidays will fill the area near Chino City Hall next weekend as the annual Chino Youth Christmas Parade and Fair returns, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. 

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The location has changed for a mandatory meeting for boat parade drivers at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. The meeting will take place at the community room at Chino Hills City Hall, 14000 City Center Drive.

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Lety Diaz of Chino Hills is a woman of faith and tradition. For the past nine years, she has organized a Catholic procession at Christmas time called Las Posadas that winds through the streets of Los Serranos, with the help of her prayer group and neighbors.

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A new state mandate that green waste placed as a cover material on the surface of a landfill can no longer count as diversion through recycling will be discussed by the Chino Hills City Council at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 in council chambers.

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The city’s holiday tree located between Chino Hills City Hall and the library will be lit at 6:15 p.m. tonight (Dec. 7) preceded by the presentation of colors by the Chino Valley Young Marines.

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The Chino City Council on Tuesday night addressed a recent federal law that does not allow police officers to issue criminal or administrative citations to homeless people camping in a public place or sleeping in a vehicle in a public place when no alternative shelter is available to them.

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A Thanksgiving essay of another student was listed under Audrey Layaye’s name in the Nov. 28 edition of the Champion. Audrey is a fifth-grader in Mrs. Davis’ class at Lyle S. Briggs Fundamental School in Chino. Here is her essay:

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A home on 10th Street, between Chino Avenue and D Street, is decorated to the hilt for Christmas. The Champion is seeking addresses and details of homes that are holiday showstoppers, so the community can drive by and admire them. Email the information to the Champion and a well-lit photo, i…

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Twenty-six of 32 schools in the Chino Valley school district received gold, silver and bronze medals from the State of California at an event held last week for schools that have effective Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS).

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The cities of Chino Hills and Chino will hold a joint workshop for nonprofit organizations interested in applying for federal funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Carolyn Owens Community Center, room 203, 13201 Central Ave. in Chino.

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A “Birthday Fiesta” for children ages 4 to 10 will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Chino Youth Museum, 13191, Sixth St., Chino.

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Chino Valley firefighters will provide holiday shopping sprees to pre-selected Chino Valley school district students for the annual Make A Child Smile event at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Walmart in Chino. The event, which also includes photos with Santa, crafts, and lunch, is by inv…

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John Cardenas of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Legion 67 was named the city of Chino’s 2019 Sports Legend Award recipient at Tuesday’s city council meeting. 

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Chino Valley Fire District firefighters will collect donations for its Stuff the Boot campaign and new and unwrapped toys and sports equipment for its Spark of Love toy drive Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 in front of Walmart, 3943 Grand Ave. in Chino.

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Elida Covarubias of Chino Hills hugged Ned Rogers and walked to her vehicle carrying a Thanksgiving turkey and bag of food. “I work, but when I need help during the holidays, Caring for the Hills is here,” she said.

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Food for Life Ministry gave away 604 turkeys and other food to the working poor during their 10th annual Thanksgiving giveaway on Saturday but it wasn’t enough to meet the need, said organization director Cindy Vande Steeg.

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Chino boxer Victor Cruz (in blue) lands a punch on Jurupa Valley Boxing’s Ivan Rodriguez in a bout between 16 year olds at the annual Gobbler Gloves Boxing Show Sunday afternoon at the Neighborhood Activity Center in Chino.  The annual event is sponsored by the Chino Youth Boxing Club and th…

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Vietnam veteran Ronnie Guyer of Chino Hills caught the eye of the President of the United States during a Presidential Citizens Medal ceremony at the White House Nov. 7 when he was introduced with 60 fellow veterans.

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In mid-December, a large building at the Fairplex in Pomona will resemble Santa’s workshop as hundreds of volunteers for Isaiah’s Rock Ministry of Chino sort and pack donated toys and  gifts for the charity’s annual Christmas giveaway on Sunday, Dec. 22.

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Santa is amazed by the 15 bags of toys Chino Neighborhood House officials and volunteers collected during its Holiday Boutique, Craft and Toy Drive Nov. 16 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Chino. Chino Hills resident Alicia Joy Volinski, who performed this year as Lily Joy on the TV s…

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The Kiwanis Club of Chino Hills invites residents and local groups to register to participate in the annual Chino Hills Boat Parade that begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.

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The city offices of Chino and Chino Hills, San Bernardino County offices and county libraries will be closed today (Nov. 28) and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of Thanksgiving.

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Chino Hills Daisies from Girl Scout Troop 70354 volunteer at Priceless Pets rescue organization in Chino Hills. The girls donated money and supplies from their cookie sale proceeds and made toys for the dogs and cats. Their leader is Traci Franco.

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Rich and poor, big and small, lonely or happy, the Chino United Methodist Church is inviting the entire community for Thanksgiving dinner 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (Thursday) at 5201 Riverside Drive, west of Central Avenue. 

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Roughly 100 baskets of food were assembled by Don Lugo High’s Renaissance students this month for families in Chino for Thanksgiving.

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The San Bernardino Regional Energy Partnership is offering Chino Hills residents the opportunity to bring two incandescent holiday light strands to the city’s tree-lighting ceremony 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Chino Hills government center, 14000 City Center Drive.

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The Chino Planning Commission was split and so were the more than 100 people who packed the audience as the commission voted 4-3 Monday night to approve a developer’s request to increase the density on a proposed residential development in the largely rural unincorporated area of north Chino.

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Police in Chino arrested a 19-year-old Ontario man Nov. 14 on suspicion of supplying Xanax pills, a drug for anxiety, to students at Don Lugo High and Ramona Junior High in Chino after four students at those schools were hospitalized between Nov. 6 and 8 for being under the influence of the drug.

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The Chino Hills City Council is changing its code to allow residents, regardless of their citizenship or immigration status, to serve on a city commission, as mandated by Gov. Gavin Newsom in a senate bill he signed into law in October.