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It was nice reading the article about the Purple Heart recipient, Pete Garcia. It is heartbreaking to hear the stories of how Vietnam veterans were treated on their return home to our country. I want to applaud Pete Garcia for having the courage to talk about his time and experience in Vietn…

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Barbara Hale of Sycamore Academy charter school in Chino Hills said she refused the “extensive regulations” that came with the district’s proposal to provide the school with internet services and has purchased satellite services that were “up and running the same day.”  

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Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain a home address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, 13179 Ninth St Chino CA 91710; or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com  

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Boys Republic has an annual tradition of creating and selling Christmas wreaths. Many of us drive by Boys Republic, located between Grand Avenue and Eucalyptus Street, west of the 71 freeway in Chino Hills, and see the signs advertising sales.  As the holidays approach, I thought it would be…

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Part of Chino’s past was for the birds—in a way that would be approved to some extent by today’s environmentalists. The birds were pheasants, geese, wild turkeys, partridges and quail. The valley was loaded with them, raised here by the state for wildlife preservation and recreation purposes.

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Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain a home address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, 13179 Ninth St Chino CA 91710; or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com  

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After questioning from Chino Hills Public Works Commissioner Bob Goodwin Wednesday night, Edison representatives said its policy has changed regarding release of contact information of critical care customers during a forced power outage.  

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November 11 is a significant day for us at the Champion. We’ll be honoring veterans like almost everyone else on Veterans Day, known as Armistice Day until 1954. It had been established in 1919 under President Wilson to recognize the end of the War to End All Wars, at the 11th hour of the 11…

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California is among a handful of states with legislation pending on Daylight Saving Time. Seven states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington – have approved making it permanent but need approval of Congress. 

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I am so ashamed of my country.  President Trump is taking us into a realm that our Founding Fathers hoped to avoid.

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Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain a home address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, 13179 Ninth St Chino CA 91710; or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com  

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Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins into jack-o…

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I chatted with a couple of guys last week who felt the world, with all its problems, may soon be coming to an end. Since this does not fit in with my philosophy, I argued that people have been saying that for generations, and we’re still here.

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More than eight tons of waste were removed from the Los Serranos community during a neighborhood cleanup Sept. 28 when the City of Chino Hills partnered with waste hauler Republic Services for the four-hour event. Six 30-yard bins were filled.

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I guess I never got drunk enough to get a tattoo.  If they weren’t so permanent I would probably have one.  I love to look at them; some of the artwork is amazing and you have to wonder about the amount of “canvas” given to this graphic art. 

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Please tell me that I am not the only person in this community that is fed up with the constant stream of name calling, bickering and accusations that continues to pour out of each Chino Valley Fire Board meeting. It just amazes me that these elected officials and public employees waste hour…

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Summer turned into fall with many items needing cleaning up on my desk. I miss my old rolltop, which expired in our fire of 1971 and whose memory is the basis of the name of this column. Back then I would just shut down the cover of the desk and keep my office looking nice. 

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Warden Molly Hill of the California Institution for Women in Chino will retire Dec. 1. Her replacement has not been named. 

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Chino has recognized many individuals that have played an important part in its history by naming 10 of 11 elementary schools after them, keeping memories of them alive. I thought it would be nice to look beyond the name, and remember the person. 

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There’s a lot of stress on stress these days. The AARP publications, Consumer Reports and a raft of medically-oriented magazines are filling their pages with this supposedly life-shortening “disease.”

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Lynn Haws, a Chino High graduate who has worked at the Champion since August 1979, retired as production manager at the end of September after 40 years with the newspaper. Ms. Haws managed the production department since 1984, during its conversion to computers and direct screen to press printing.

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In 110 years at its Chino Hills location, Boys Republic has provided opportunities for troubled youth to find ways to turn their lives around through education, work, discipline and other aspects that seek to keep them from jail and prison.  Boys Republic was created at a time when social wo…

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Chino Mayor Eunice Ulloa told the city council recently she received a phone call from a number she didn’t recognize. She let it go to voice mail and heard that her Social Security number had been compromised. After calling the number, a woman in Canada was dumbfounded to learn her number wa…

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I’m a Chino resident and I work at the Ontario International Airport (ONT).  I live as near the flight path as do many residents upset about aircraft noise from ONT.  Although I empathize with their complaint, I feel a sense of pride, not irritation, when I occasionally hear those aircraft. …

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Carbon Canyon summit blossomed with iris in 1929 when a big picnic celebration was held to observe the opening of Carbon Canyon Road to general traffic between Chino and Brea in Orange County.

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The statute of limitations is 7 years when it comes to rental cars so I can finally get a few things off my chest.  Unbeknownst to Avis and Alamo I was probably the customer they feared most.  Despite an excellent driving record, my history with rental cars leaves something to be desired. Sl…

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With the anniversary of 9/11 last week, I would like to explain the importance of loyalty to one’s country as a matter of faith for Muslims. 

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I was unaware that September is Pedestrian Safety Month until I read the Sept. 7 Champion.   I have noticed that many parents, eager to get their children to school on time, often ignore the signs like “No Stopping” at school parking lots.  Recently I observed two vehicles blocking entrance …

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Serra Vithlani, a student member of the Parks and Recreation Commission, made the suggestions of adding pickleball courts to the  wish list of improvements for our city. Students are learning this game at school, but there is limited space to play in the city in their free time. 

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Before the supermarket came to Chino, a family would typically shop for groceries daily, or a few times a week.  Most homes didn’t have a large refrigerator, and some only had an icebox to store food.  It wasn’t unusual to stop at the market on the way home to pick up groceries for dinner ea…

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The Champion welcomes expressions of opinion from its readers regarding matters appearing here, or other matters of interest or concern. 

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Two-term school board member Irene Hernandez-Blair stated at the Sept. 5 board meeting that she would not seek reelection in 2020 so that she could enjoy her son’s senior year in high school. 

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One of the most important observances in our history slipped by this past week with little notice, partly because of the 9/11 focus. September 17 is made more important by the fact that 9/11 didn’t bury us, any more than did other terrible events in our history, including 4/12 (1861), 12/7 (…

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Recently two people lost their lives crushed by an overturned semi on the 71 Freeway. For years the 71 to 91 transition has been a safety problem as it transitions from 4 lanes to 2 and then essentially to 1 lane east and 1 lane west. The resulting daily backup often reaches Pine Avenue, 4.6…

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Carbon Canyon is such a wonderful part of our area, I thought I would draw on a September 2013 Roundup to inform relative newcomers and remind older residents of Chino Valley about this local asset. In weeks ahead, while Canyon historian Paul Spitzzeri wanders elsewhere, I hope to relate som…

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The letter “Board members criticized” was a rather harsh and unjust criticism of James Na and Andrew Cruz, who have a Constitutional right and obligation to voice their opinions and concerns, especially regarding the new sex education program that will affect all of our children.

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Serra Vithlani, a student member of the Parks and Recreation Commission, suggested adding pickleball courts to the  wish list of improvements for our city (August 31 Champion). I totally support her suggestion. Students are learning this game at school, but there is limited space to play in …

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About the same time that Valentine Peyton purchased land from the Chino Land and Water Company on Rancho Santa Ana del Chino (see August 3), another Illinois native and California transplant acquired nearby acreage: Revel Lindsay English.

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The Champion welcomes expressions of opinion from its readers regarding matters appearing here, or other matters of interest or concern. 

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It’s pretty hard these days to get your hand on  a gold dollar. Forty years ago the government gave it a try with the Susie in an effort to spotlight women’s rights. Later came the Sacajawea, to call attention to Native American (and again, women in history). Neither took hold for long.  Ban…

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The City of Chino is planning a Veterans Day ceremony, 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the Chino Community Building. The city holds a Memorial Day event every May at the same location, but this will be the first time in recent history that the city will recognize veterans on Veterans Day, said co…

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The Chino High Class of 1969 is celebrating its 50th anniversary with local reunion activities. Today’s (Sept. 14) agenda includes a visit to the Old Schoolhouse Museum, which is open to the public. 

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In their years on the board, James Na and Andrew Cruz have cost our district hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees by violating their oath of office, proselytizing from the dais and promoting extreme views that discriminate against some of our most marginalized students. That contin…

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The Champion welcomes expressions of opinion from its readers regarding matters appearing here, or other matters of interest or concern. 

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Schools, parents and interested public, who have been wrestling with the state law on teaching sex education, face another brain-buster—the push for ethnic studies.

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The Chino Community Children Theater’s production of West Side Story, which ended last week, was a terrific accomplishment by very talented older young people. Next for the CCCT is The Lion King Experience Jr., by a younger group Oct. 25 through Nov. 9. Tickets should go fast once reservatio…

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People who have trouble with their cable TV provider, or the multiple choices one faces to be on the cutting edge of TV reception, as some I know in my neighborhood, might yearn for the days of rabbit ears or attic antennas. And maybe science will return us to those simple receptors. It seem…