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Regarding the serious accident on the 71 Freeway where two people just lost their lives: for years the 71 to 91 transition has been a safety problem.  It transitions from four lanes to two lanes and then essentially to one lane east and one lane west.  The resulting daily backup often reache…

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The 17 people who rallied last Saturday in Chino Hills to call for President Trump’s impeachment were outnumbered by the approximately 25 supporters of the president. The event was part of gatherings nationwide asking Congress to start impeachment proceedings.

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As a pastor I am privileged to meet people and besides greeting them in the church, I am invited in good times and bad into their homes. This has given me a view of our community that many might not ever see, and I can tell you without reservation that we have a problem with available housin…

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In addition to graduations and weddings, June was a big month for Chino Valley because of its dairy industry. It was the month of celebrating our largest industry--dairying. In the 1970s, Chino Valley became the largest concentrated milk producing area in the world, a title it held (with our…

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As a lifelong Chino resident I would like to thank you for your service to this wonderful city and continued success of this local community paper. It’s a great weekly read I look forward to on Saturday mornings.

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I have lived in Chino since 1960. I went to Gird Elementary, Chino Junior High and Chino High (two of which no longer exist). I grew up reading the Champion and always read the Commentary and Opinion page. Sometimes I agree, some times not, even had a few of my comments in that section. I un…

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From time to time the city council conducts area surveys. Well I have just done one of my own regarding senior centers. Surrounding cities have dedicated senior centers and very nice ones at that. Last month the Champion had an article in regards to how many more seniors we have in our city …

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 I read your recent newspaper article entitled, “Chino Remembers fallen soldiers at Memorial Day event” and I would like to thank you for displaying our veterans on the front page. Remembering the veterans who served our country should not be thrown to the back of the paper like an ad. Our s…

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Seems as though we just get one addiction under control when another pops up. Probably the two most serious in the U.S., at least up to now, have been alcohol and tobacco. We’ve made tremendous progress in fighting nicotine addiction, thanks to the scare of cancer. Alcohol addiction is less …

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State Senator Connie Leyva’s last day in her Chino office was Thursday. She has moved the district office to Pomona because the lease was up and she needed more space, according to a representative. 

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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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When oil magnate Edwin J. Marshall formed the second version of the Chino Land and Water Company in 1905 to manage and develop the massive Rancho Santa Ana del Chino, he assembled a team of highly connected wealthy business associates whose activities ranged throughout greater Los Angeles.

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With the Dodgers now hot again I went back to the July 5, 1967 column written while their season was turning into a bummer. One season after losing the World Series to the Baltimore Orioles, the Dodgers declined to a record of 73–89. It was their worst record since the war-affected 1944 seas…

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Carbon Canyon commuters have noticed that a guard rail recently installed by Caltrans at Carbon Canyon Road and Canyon Hills Drive has already been hit—hard. 

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People without homes, people wanting homes and people with homes are struggling today to establish roots and realize their dreams. The law of unintended consequences is more in effect than ever as federal, state and local officials vie to solve social problems in a way that favors their cons…

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Graduation means many different things. It can mean the start of adulthood, leaving your hometown or starting a new chapter in your life. For seniors at Chino Hills High School, graduation signifies all of the above. To pay tribute to the town that shaped them, Henna Siddiq, Jared Long and B…

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If you have owned a dog you will easily relate to how smart Walter my Golden Retriever is.  Not quite smart enough to excel on SATs to apply for entrance into USC, but if money was no object I could have his face photo-shopped onto Greg Louganis’ body because he is one heck of a swimmer.  

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Faded and tattered military banners are not making a good impression in Chino Hills on behalf of the armed forces so councilmembers want the program improved. A recent analysis revealed that 32 banners are scheduled to be removed because they are either damaged or the military person has bee…

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Had a great time at the annual Pioneer Picnic on Sunday. The Community Building was full of Chinoans from near and far who came together to share their common love of their hometown.

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With memories playing a big role this week, I remembered a Rolltop Roundup I wrote back in June 1973, about some of mine. Remember this is written from a viewpoint of 46 years ago, when Eastman Kodak was a powerhouse. 

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It’s doubtful that there will be any grandchildren of Chino pioneers at Sunday’s traditional Pioneer Picnic at the Chino Community Building. Sunday’s event is labeled as a celebration of Chino’s pioneer heritage and is open to anyone interested in the community’s history. 

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The chain-link fence installed in front of the former historic La Vida hot springs restaurant on Carbon Canyon Road in Brea had barely been up for a few weeks when a vehicle tore out a 20-foot section during a crash last weekend, an incident predicted by canyon dwellers who said the site has…

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This year my mom celebrates 65 years of motherhood. Her first Mother’s Day was in 1954 and despite her young age she endured labor, delivery and a year alone with a baby while my father was serving his country in Korea.

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I guess it’s time I confessed. As an employer I was guilty of abusing some kids over the half century I operated the Champion. I thought I’d better get this off my chest before some present-day grandfather I used to hire came forward to spoil my record.

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Weeds will be removed from Carbon Canyon Road by Caltrans between Chino Hills Parkway and the San Bernardino/Orange County line from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 13 to Thursday, May 16. 

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After about five years of ownership of Rancho Santa Ana del Chino, the Chino Land and Water Company, acquired in 1900 by a group of investors headed by Phoebe Apperson Hearst (see April column) decided to sell the ranch, perhaps because a regional economic boom gave them the means to turn a …

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After noticing that $5 million has been budgeted for well remediation, the Chino Hills Public Works Commission on Wednesday asked for a full presentation on how a new state contamination level for the chemical TCP is impacting the city’s water system. The $5 million fix is the most expensive…

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You might have noticed a lot of orange butterflies flying around lately. Along certain streets in Chino Hills, residents would be able to see hundreds upon hundreds of orange butterflies flying around. If you have witnessed such a beautiful phenomenon, you have witnessed the painted lady but…

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Social Media have added a new aspect to personal communications since this Roundup was written 50 years ago, on March 6, 1969,  but it might be enjoyed by those who have come along since it first appeared as well as others who remember those “ancient” times that really haven’t changed that much. 

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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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How delighted I was to see the familiar face of war correspondent Ernie Pyle in your column last week.  My dad was a professor of journalism at Indiana University from 1920-1928; Ernie Pyle was one of his students.  Dad told us when Ernie was asked by a reporter why he majored in journalism,…

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Mustard plants and brush are getting so tall in Chino Hills that Councilman Ray Marquez said he is concerned about fire hazards when they dry out. He is requesting the matter be placed on a future city council agenda for discussion. 

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The best part of a practical joke is not getting caught. The house next door was sold about two years ago and left vacant. During this period the place became a real dump because nothing was being watered, no gardening, or home maintenance. I complained to my homeowner association as well as…

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Definition: the process of improving or developing something over a period. It also means “moving ahead.”

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Chino Community Theatre and Children's Theatre was formed in 1984 by husband and wife team Paul and Karen Larson of Chino.  Both were local teachers who created the theatre groups for adults and children. 

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Is the increase in airplane noise at night over the valley driving you nuts? Reader Richard Sherman said he was told by Supervisor Curt Hagman’s office that he could complain to the FFA by leaving a voice message at (909) 544-5470, which is the Ontario Airport noise complaint line.

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There are opinions among some of the public that newspapers are too opinionated. Particularly among those who don’t agree with what they contain.

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A March 27th Proclamation and signing ceremony by the combined cities of Chino Hills, Diamond Bar and Industry to jointly protect the conservation authority owning 2,445 acres of Tres Hermanos Ranch property is welcome news to all of us. The future of this vast, bio-diverse, natural watershe…

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As mentioned in previous columns, the 1890s was a tough decade for those trying to develop the Rancho Santa Ana del Chino, especially with a national depression in 1893 and several years of drought locally.  In 1894 and 1896, Richard Gird made deals to find buyers so that he could pay off a …

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Fifty years ago when Disneyland classified its offerings from an A to E ticket and was less complicated than it is today, the Rolltop followed a 12-year-old Chino boy through America’s great amusement park, which wasn’t much older than he was (it opened July 17, 1955):

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What else is new? “The streets of Chino are crowded today giving the town quite a metropolitan appearance. Strangers are in town nearly every day and considerable real estate is changing hands.”—1894 Chino Champion, 125 years ago.

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Your article on Chino Hills being alive with colorful blooms does not address the real problem of the mustard plant which is overtaking our hills. I drove down Carbon Canyon this morning, and the hills seemed to be covered with lovely yellow blooms. Unfortunately, these mustard plants are hi…

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Gun rights activists are celebrating because a judge rejected California's ban on high-capacity magazines. Judge Roger Benitez declared unconstitutional a section of Proposition 63, approved by the state's voters in 2016 after several mass shootings, which forbids possession of gun magazines…

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Chino’s handful of voters in 1889 were faced with a proposition to create a new Pomona County of which the new community would be a part. Had the proposition passed and been accepted by the state, we might now be in a separate county with Ontario, Cucamonga, Etiwanda and Los Angeles County f…

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At Tuesday’s Chino City Council meeting, Police Chief Karen Comstock responding to several parents' complaints, apologized to St. Margaret Mary Catholic School for her department not putting their campus on lockdown March 21 following the fatal shooting of a Montclair woman at the shopping c…

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Governor Gavin Newsom has recently put a moratorium on the death penalty in California, which resulted in temporary reprieve for all 737 people on death row in the state. “I’m governor now of a state with more people on death row than any other state in the nation,” he said. “I cannot in goo…

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Chino’s mayor Eunice Ulloa, in her 35th year on the city council, is keeping her options open when her term is up in 2020. The “Eunice Ulloa for Mayor 2020” committee plans a money-raising 72nd birthday celebration on April 11, with donations starting at $99 and major sponsorships at $5,000.