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Sometimes when I am posting in the Chino Memories Facebook group, I post a photo and let the members tell their stories about it.  The memories come in abundance each time I post an old photo of a donut shop from Chino.  I know we all love the sweet cakey goodness that comes from a donut, an…

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“Medical Police,” a 10-episode tongue-in-cheek Netflix series about two doctors who are deputized as government agents to chase a bioterrorist around the world, was shot around Southern California, including Chino Hills. The satirical action series was also filmed in several foreign countries. 

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David Allen, the popular columnist in the Daily Bulletin who is trying to hold its readership together as its staff becomes decimated, must have been reading my mind, or at least we sometimes think alike. He beat me to a column about his book reading. I’d been saving up for one on the same s…

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As a Muslim, I admire and respect Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the values he taught. There are many parallels between what Dr. King wanted for the country and what Islam teaches.  

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Mes Amis is returning to Chino Hills. The Lebanese restaurant that opened in 2010 and moved to Upland approximately two years ago will re-open in the Smart & Final shopping center on Chino Hills Parkway and Pipeline Avenue in a few weeks. Councilman Peter Rogers said he received hundreds…

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Terry Francke, the state’s open government guru whose Californians Aware has alerted the public to secrecy misdeeds, and who was a key player in updating the Brown Act  and Public Records Act, retired January 1 after decades of work on behalf of citizens concerned about openness. However, hi…

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Hola, ni hao, marhaban, bonjour and hello. Most people wish they knew how to speak another language. The reasons are plenty: more job opportunities, increased awareness of other cultures, foreign travel is easier and more enjoyable, better at multi-tasking, more people to converse with and m…

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Did you ever wonder how pharmaceutical companies create names for new drugs?  Millions of dollars are invested not only in the research and development, but also in creating a memorable brand name. The name creates an image and lifestyle for the prescription that creates a positive feeling f…

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Chino councilman Mark Hargrove told Facebook friends last weekend that he was diagnosed Oct. 2 with stage IV colon cancer that has spread to his liver. He said he has been receiving chemotherapy and is tolerating it fairly well. “I have had the most overwhelming support I have ever had in my…

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There are two pint-sized jugs of Chino Cider at the Old Schoolhouse Museum which once contained one of the community’s finest product. The pure apple cider harked back to the days when Chino Valley somewhat rivaled Oak Glen in the production of apples. It was after the turn of the 20th Centu…

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As the nation rings in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau has projected the U.S. population to be 330,222,422 on Jan. 1, 2020. The nation started the new decade with an increase of 1,991,085 people, or 0.61%, from New Year’s Day 2019. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has gro…

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I couldn’t have guessed 25 years ago that I’d see the year 2020. Now it’s pure hindsight.

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The California Department of Corrections is forging ahead with its plans to build a mental health facility at the California Institution for Men (CIM) in Chino and expects it to be completed in a few years, Chino Councilman Mark Hargrove learned while attending a recent CIM advisory committe…

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What many enjoy about Chino Hills are parks, open spaces and wildlife.  Most long time residents appreciate the abundance of birds, insects, animals and reptiles and have learned to live in harmony with nature.  On the other hand we have city slickers from urban areas that have yet to adjust…

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An official list of candidates for the March 3 Presidential Primary Election will not be released by the California Secretary of State’s office until Dec. 26, according to an official. The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters said it will not release an official list until after the Sec…

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Helen was pleased that Robert had liked the coat. She had been ashamed to give him something used for Christmas, but he needed a coat badly, and there wasn’t enough money to buy him a new one. This one looked like leather, although it was a tan polyvinyl. You don’t find those on the racks at…

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The November 23 Champion photo titled “Remnant of the past” showing the still-standing Army Air Cadets barracks at Chino Airport is fascinating history. The caption reports the buildings are now vacant. 

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Newly selected Chino Hills Mayor Art Bennett told the council on Tuesday not to expect him to be the social media mayor like Cynthia Moran, who is known for her frequent postings on Facebook and social media outlets. Mr. Bennett said he will be in touch with residents using other forms of co…

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The celebration of Pearl Harbor Day last week focused on the few survivors remaining from this “day of infamy” that launched us into World War II. Hopefully by Dec. 7, 2020, we will have made the effort to prevent another one, if it isn’t too late.

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The first installment of county property taxes is due Tuesday, Dec. 10. Electronic payments are accepted online at MyTaxCollector.com, and by phone at 387-8308, and can be made using a checking or savings account. Credit card payments are accepted but a fee is charged. 

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As the population of our region and the use of the automobile grew dramatically in the first years of the 20th century, the haphazard development of roads was replaced by coordinated government planning. For a rural area like modern Chino Hills, the first such major project was Carbon Canyon…

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It’s pretty hard in this day of instant communications to keep a stiff upper lip. In the old days before social media people had all night or more to digest bad news. Or in even older days, until the next Extra! hit the streets. Now people have 30 minutes to absorb the world’s problems they …

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If I oversaw the Thanksgiving menu for my family, I would serve many different foods. I would serve turkey, tri-tip, sausage, and barbeque ribs. 

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It's a big job taking charge of the family Thanksgiving, but as children reminded us in essays the Champion solicited from fifth graders (see the one below), it's fun when everyone brings their special holiday dish to share. Many hands make for lighter work.  

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In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims -- early settlers of Plymouth Colony -- held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. Historians have recorded harvest ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North…

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So nice to see and hear something nice about the city of Chino and the school resource officers who take care of our students day in and day out. Officer Tillman must have been a great influence on the student body at Don Antonio Lugo to be able to dance and become a part of that squad. It t…

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Thanksgiving is a unique holiday as it is celebrated by people from different backgrounds and communities.  Being thankful transcends religious beliefs and brings us together just like the Pilgrims and Native Americans came together for the first thanksgiving meal.

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A Thanksgiving pardon has been decreed by the City of Chino Hills to all residents who violate street-sweeping days beginning Wednesday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Nov. 29. Enforcement will resume Monday, Dec. 2. 

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It was about 45 years ago that the Champion started taking electronic computers seriously. I say electronic, because we had already gotten into mechanical ones to replace metal typesetting. This was back in the days before ITs, Wi-Fi, apps,  algorithms and artificial intelligence were part o…

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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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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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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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