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Eighth-grade students Jacob Dee, Abhinav Kalidindi, Raymond Perez, Jack Schloeman, Jacob Stewart and Adam Donegan show support for those with cancer and those affected by the disease during an Oct. 4 prayer event at Loving Savior of the Hills Lutheran School. The middle school leadership gro…

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Allison Marina Mitts of Chino has been named a Homecoming Princess for Rosary Academy in Fullerton. She will be presented at Servite High School’s Homecoming football game on Oct. 24 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Long Beach by her parents Frank and Marisela Mitts. The game begins at 7 p.m.

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Tom and Deborah Guagliardo’s home at 6515 Isaac Court, Chino received the Mayor’s Home Beautification Award for October 2019 from Mayor Eunice Ulloa at the Oct. 1 city council meeting. 

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Socorro “Coco” Aguilera of Chino (front, second from left) celebrates her 90th birthday in late August with family members and friends. Her children are Amelia Acevedo, Rachel Rivas, Johnny Aguilera, Art Aguilera, Joey Aguilera, Rosie Aguilera, Margaret Tejada and Gabriela Aguilera Barrios. …

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World War II veteran Jeanne Wood (front center) celebrates her 98th birthday at Oakmont senior residential center in Chino Hills. Celebrating with her are members of the Chino American Legion Post 299 Auxiliary (from left) Renee Jones, Judy Hallenbeck, Sherry Nighan, Fran Martinez, Bettye Co…

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Tracy Ly, 29, of Chino is appearing on season two of the USA Network television show “Temptation Island.” The show, which airs Oct. 10, follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest…

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The son and daughter of the late Donald Keith McKnight, who worked at the California Institution for Men in Chino, are releasing his memoir “Bombs, Betty, and Bed-counts: a memoir of WWII and beyond” on Amazon.com, in paperback and e-book on Oct. 13. He died in 2003.

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Dressed in long Edwardian-style costumes, purple hats and proper gloves, seven local women attended the first-day showing of the movie “Downton Abbey” on Friday, Sept. 20 at Harkins Theatres 18 in Chino Hills. 

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Christiana Daisy is the new executive manager of engineering/assistant general manager for the Inland Empire Utilities Agency in Chino.

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Randy Hermans and Trudy Santos are shown in their Chino High Class of 1969 yearbook. They were visting the Chino Old Schoolhouse Museum last Saturday as part of their 50th high school class reunion. The couple married after they graduated from Chino High and are the parents of three daughter…

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Family and friends surround Artemio Tovar (fourth from left) of Waste Management’s hauling team for his 40 years of service to the City of Chino’s waste disposal company. He is holding a toy replica of a Waste Management trash truck. Mayor Eunice Ulloa (to his left) presents a certificate of…

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U.S. Air Force Airman Logan A. Baljag, a 2019 graduate of Ayala High in Chino Hills, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Continuing a tradition from 1986, the Chino Valley Medical Center Auxiliary awarded scholarships to two recent graduates of Chino Valley district high schools to pursue studies in medical careers. 

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Andreia Dutra Sales, 17, of Chino, who was named the Chino Valley D.E.S. Portuguese Club’s Senior Queen on Aug. 26, 2018, spent much of her “royal” year following the example of Saint Queen Isabel of Portugal, a 14th century monarch who is credited with feeding the poor during a famine in Po…

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William Luck of Chino Hills was named to Columbia College’s dean’s list for the summer semester while attending the school’s Los Alamitos campus. Students named to the list must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

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Seven Boy Scouts from Troop 2399 are recognized in an Eagle Scout of Honor ceremony on Aug. 17 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Chino Hills. They are (from left) John Esser, Jose Puyat, Tobias Enverga, Joseph Mladinov IV, Christopher Enright, Tyler Larsen and Vince Alegado. Eagle S…

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Shweta Shah of Chino Hills has been named to The School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List for the spring semester at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science University in Boston, Massachusetts. 

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Former Champion Newspapers owner Allen McCombs (seated) visits with some of the early guests to his 90th birthday party held Aug. 3 at the Chino Senior Center. More than 150 people, including local dignitaries, attended the celebration. Mr. McCombs, who has served on several organizations in…

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Owen Srun of Boy Scout Troop 205 Chino/Chino Hills has earned Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. He is a junior at Ayala High in Chino Hills where he is an honors student and soccer player. He is also an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Chino Hills. For his Eagle p…

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Chino Hills resident Dolores Valencia won the overall women’s title at the 2019 Camarillo Marathon Sunday with a time of 3:21.18, averaging 7:40 a mile on the 26.2-mile course. Valencia, 55, finished nearly six minutes ahead of second-place runner Brianna Kauk, 30, of Kingsburg. 

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U.S. Air Force Airman Emiliano Palmerin has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2019 graduate of Don Lugo High in Chino and the brother of Valeria Palmerin of Chino.

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Jaden Gutierrez of Chino Hills, 9, has been honored by the Chino Hills City Council and Pomona Valley Hospital for saving the life of his grandfather, Ray Leos, by quickly calling 911 while the 72-year-old man was having a stroke.

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Christopher Graffeo of Chino Hills received a master’s degree in organizational change leadership in May from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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Chino Police Chief Karen Comstock, who is a Dodgers baseball fan, shows off the new sparkly “Dodger Blue” tennis shoes the City of Chino gave her as part of a parting gift package at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Chief Comstock retires later this month after 29 years in law enforcement and…

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Miriam and Jeff Riley (pictured), former longtime residents of Chino Hills, have been working for the last two years to build their wine brand, Firewater Wines. They started selling their first vintage two years ago. The Rileys are making their wine in Napa Valley, but they have lived in Eas…

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Janessa C. Thropay, a speech communications major at Oregon State University in Corvallis has been named to the college’s scholastic honor roll for the 2019 spring term. Also making the honor roll are Adriana E. Paez, a biohealth sciences major from Chino Hills; and Morgan L. Roddick, a grap…

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Jadon Maldonado, of Chino Hills, a 2017 graduate of Chino Hills High, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester at California State University Northridge. Students making the list must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or greater and have a full-time class schedule. H…

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Chino Hills resident Ronnie Guyer, who received a Purple Heart while in the Vietnam War, was featured in a 2018 PBS-TV special called “Vietnam Speaks” featuring three Vietnam War veterans. 

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Several Chino Valley residents graduated May 4 from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa with bachelor’s degrees. Chino Hills residents are: Jericho Capul, Joanna Ashkar, Kelsie Gamez,  Tingting Hu, Adam Seidenfeld, Isaiah Vargas, Megan Chung, Yong Soo Shin and Tiffani Webb. Chino residents are…

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Julian Verdon of Chino Hills is one of 10 students at Citrus College in Glendora to receive a 2019 Citrus College Key of Knowledge award. Mr. Verdon, a 21-year-old English major, will graduate from the college this month. He hopes to transfer to a University of California campus. 

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Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-Pomona) recently congratulated seven area high school students accepted to U.S. military service academies. Three of those were from Chino: Ryan Torres, appointed to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Alexander Ramos and Jacob Turner, both …

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U.S. Air Force Airman David J. Palazzola III graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2014 graduate of Chino Hills High and the son of Raquel J. Cook of Chino.

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Chino Hills resident Mary Faulhaber has been selected as the highlighted volunteer for the City of Chino Hills for her work on the Chino Hills Community Foundation where she volunteers for the wine walk, home tour, and jazz and blues festival. 

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John Harrison of Chino (pictured) is the grand prize winner in the Champion’s contest to win tickets to The Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show, to be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (June 1) at Boys Republic, 1907 Boys Republic Drive, Chino Hills. Mr. Harrison received five passes …

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Chino Hills resident Lucas Lake Hidalgo graduated May 16 from the Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor’s degree in physics and a minor in mathematics. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant Field Artillery Officer with the United States Army on May 15. He attended Damien High in La V…

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Walnut Avenue Elementary teachers Elizabeth De La Cruz (left) and Joanne Marti hold caricatures of themselves that were drawn by cartoonist Germaine Michel during a teacher appreciation event held May 14 at the Chino school. Most of the teachers had their caricatures done, said assistant pri…

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Africa Hall, a 2014 graduate of Chino Hills High, has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Alabama A&M in Huntsville, Alabama. The new officer…

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Asiah Greene of Chino Hills was one of six graduates at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas to be named a “Masterbuilder” at the college’s Honors Convocation on April 12. The title of Masterbuilder is given to graduating seniors who best typify the spirit of the school. The Student Gove…

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Kelon Ferdinand of Chino has been named to the Eastern New Mexico University Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester. To be eligible for the list, a student must complete a minimum of 15 credits hours with a grade point average of 3.25 or greater.

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Reese Vargas of Chino has qualified for the spring 2019 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Eligibility for the list is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

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Jonathan Alfaro of Chino Hills has been named to the winter 2019 Dean’s List at Alma College, a four-year residential liberal arts college in Alma, Michigan. Students who achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average during a term, while carrying a minimum of 13 credits, at least eight of whic…

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Beatriz Ochoa of Chino Hills and Willie Cowan of Chino have been initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society. Both attend the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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U.S. Air Force Airman Jacob M. Ford has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The 2018 graduate of Los Osos High in Rancho Cucamonga is the son of Paul Ford of Chino Hills and Jodee Ford of Rancho Cucamonga.

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Associated Chino Teachers (ACT) held its annual awards ceremony May 8 at Papachino’s restaurant in Chino. Award recipients for 2018-19 are (from left) Elementary Teacher of the Year, Laura Schlerf of Butterfield Ranch Elementary in Chino Hills; Nurse of the Year, Sherry Ma of the parenting p…

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First-grader Olyve Garcia drew a portrait of her mother and designed two pieces of homemade stationary to give her on Mother’s Day. Olyve is in teacher Lisa Wilson’s class at Newman Elementary in Chino.