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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. 

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Terry Sneath of Chino is one of nearly 470 students who graduated from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania on May 11. Mr. Sneath, a graduate of Minnesota Online High School, earned a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration.

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Thomas O’Neill is the new general manager for the Chino Basin Desalter Authority (CDA). He began April 15 after his contract was unanimously approved at the March 7 board meeting.

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Kirby Huynh, a student at Ayala High in Chino Hills, has accepted an appointment to attend the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, and will be sworn in as a member of the Class of 2023 on July 1. The academy is an accredited college, educating future Coast Guard officers. Admissi…

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Ramon Pineda Jr. of Chino was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society. Mr. Pineda was initiated at California State University, Los Angeles. Membership into the society is by invitation only and requires nominati…

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Michael Sullivan, flanked by his daughter, Ayala High sophomore Brooklyn (left), and his wife Diana, receives the San Bernardino County Education Medal of Honor  during a county ceremony on April 29. He was recognized for his volunteer work of six years at Ayala High, building and fixing pro…

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Petty Officer 1st Class Balaga Rodnel of Chino is serving in the U.S. Navy at Naval Support Activity in Bahrain, an island country in the Persian Gulf, situated between the Qatar peninsula and the northeastern coast of Saudi Arabia.

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Sarah Gibson of Chino was one of several people recognized at a luncheon in Pennsylvania on April 4 as the recipient of The Elizabeth and Albert Grabarek Memorial Scholarship at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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Olivia Cruz and London Cruz, two Girl Scouts from Troop 1934 in the Chino Valley, were among the nearly 100 Girl Scouts and their parents to surprise military personnel with cookies Thursday at the Bob Hope USO center at Los Angeles International Airport. Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, …

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Emmanuelle Hidalgo of Chino Hills has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2018 spring and fall semesters at Cal Poly, Pomona. Miss Hidalgo, a 2017 graduate of Bishop Amat Memorial High in La Puente, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in visual communication design from Cal Poly’s School of En…

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Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Daniel Kim from Chino is pictured aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. The ship is currently in the basic phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan, which seeks to strike a balance between making ships available to commanders and time needed for maintenance and crew…

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UCLA graduate Shivaji Deshmukh, a 19-year water industry veteran, has been hired as the new general manager for the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) in Chino.

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Oregon State University has announced the names of students who made the Scholastic Honor Roll for the winter term. Junior Janessa C. Thropay of Chino, a speech communications major, received a straight-A average, and junior Jordan J. Thropay of Chino, a mechanical engineering major, receive…

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Chino High’s Class of 1959 is looking for classmates to invite to its 60th reunion, to be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Centro Basco restaurant, 13432 Central Ave., Chino.