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Hannah Hughbanks of Chino Hills has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. Students on the list must complete a minimum of 15 credits with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.89 on a scale of 4.

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Jurupa Valley residents Janet Alexander and Randy Lako, a descendent of a pioneer Chino family, were wed Nov. 24 at Indian Hills Golf Club in Jurupa Valley.

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Cameron Manahan of Chino Hills has made the Dean’s List for the 2019 fall semester at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, Alaska. 

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 David and Victoria Todd have won the Mayor’s Home Beautification Award for January 2020 for their home at 6062 Ashley Court, Chino. 

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Lindsey Pacela of Chino Hills Troop 9454 earned her Girl Scout Gold Award this month for producing a podcast channel for teens called “Thoughts for Your Thoughts” on podcast foryourpinkbrain.org.  

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Siblings Peter Gonzales and Shirley Ortega, both of Chino Hills, decided to honor an important memory by going to the movies together in Chino Hills. 

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 Jacqueline Teele of Chino Hills has received academic honors from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 2019 fall quarter. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering.

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U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Logan Webber (left) from Knoxville, Tennessee and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Sydney Flores from Chino, connect hoses for hydrostatic testing on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. The carrier is …

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Staff members of Cannataro’s Italian Restaurant in Chino, members of the Chino Valley Fire District and the Chino Rotary service club pose for a photo after the restaurant’s staff received First Care Provider training, as well as hands-only CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) use …

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Nikole Bresciani, who grew up in Chino and Chino Hills, has been selected as the new president/CEO for the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA (IVHS), which provides animal control services to both cities.

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Santa made a big impression on Denise De La Torre during her grandchildren’s visit with him at The Shoppes at Chino Hills.

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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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Angelica Labadlabad of Chino Hills was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society. She was initiated at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science University in Boston.

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Micheal Everman, who was a journalist for Don Lugo High’s Quest News before graduating and attending Chaffey College as a psychology student, has published a book, a gay love story called “The Diary of an Angel.” Mr. Everman said he came out as gay while attending Don Lugo.

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The following Chino Valley residents have earned academic degrees from the online Western Governors University, based in Salt Lake City, Utah:

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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…