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

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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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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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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…

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You maybe have heard about some “eggceptional” chickens in Chino Hills.  Our neighbors, we’ll call them Mark and Stacy, decided to rear backyard chickens a while back.  As “empty-nesters” it is only natural to flock toward a hobby that rewards you with something you can have for breakfast.  …

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Chino Hills resident Toni Forrest disputed Fire Chief Tim Shackelford’s statement in last week’s Champion that her home did not contain screens on the attic vents. Mrs. Forrest, whose family lost their home on Miramonte Court in the Star Fire July 28, said there were screens on the vents.

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Now that the birthday party is over, it’s time to get back to the real world including the mundane and even the insane.

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We found another city of Chino. Not Chino Valley, Arizona, but Chino-shi, a mountainess place of 55,600 population in the 103-square-mile Nagano Prefecture (province) of Japan, west of Tokyo. It has the highest city hall in that country, mild winters and hot and humid summers, at about 5,000…

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I am an eighth grader attending Canyon Hills Jr. High School.  We recently had a wildfire near our house.  I want to thank the fire department for all their efforts in keeping everyone's houses safe.  There were many fire engines and helicopters involved with this fire. I know that one house…

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One of the early buyers of Rancho Santa Ana del Chino land in modern Chino Hills from the Chino Land and Water Company, owned by Edwin J. Marshall and his associates, was Valentine Peyton, from whom Peyton Ranch and Peyton Drive get their name.

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A life-sized plastic cow or horse is being sought by the Chino Old Schoolhouse Museum to help preserve the community’s legacy at the Barn, to be built in the museum backyard at 11th and B streets.

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I received a wonderful birthday present the other day—my driver’s license renewal for another five years. It’s probably the last one I’ll get—or need. Next time it runs out I think I’ll settle for a chauffeur. By then I may be too old to remember the correct answers for the test.

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I’ve just returned from San Diego’s version of Mardi Gras. You know it as Comic-Con 2019 if you’ve been paying attention to the many entertainment stories on TV or in print. It doesn’t have the floats like New Orleans’ Mardi Gras but it has most everything else.

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In anticipation of the annual Chino Relay for Life for cancer this weekend. I pulled out this memory which appeared in the Champion in 2010:

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The grand dame for the Prison City Derby Dames took offense to pickleball enthusiast Michael Orduno’s reference to the roller hockey rink at Grand Avenue Park as “abandoned” in last week’s article about bringing pickleball to Chino Hills. Chino Hills resident Maria Free said the dames have b…

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When driving around town, I often wonder what something once was.  I see pieces of things, or abandoned places and always want to know more about it and the history that may lie within it.  One such place is a set of metal buildings that sits on the west side of Central Avenue, just south of…

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I’ve often wondered what the story was behind the castle-like building that sits at 13526 Central Avenue, on the west side, north of Schafer Avenue. I have driven by it hundreds of times, and have seen it change over the years, and my curiosity grew, so I decided to dig around and see what I…

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A pioneer recollection which appeared in a special Champion edition saluting a gathering of pioneer families in 1934 told what life in Chino Valley was like for kids when they had to rely on their imaginations rather than electronics for fun.

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Eight Chino Hills dogs were run over on Independence Day and picked up by the Inland Valley Humane Society. Agency officials said most pets that are picked up do not have identification so their owners may never know what happened. Dogs prone to excitability from fireworks should be kept con…

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The city of Chino is negotiating for small sections of 17 properties in connection with its plan to repair Riverside Drive east of Central Avenue, which was damaged following a storm drainage project. Also a property on Third Street, north of Chino Avenue, is sought for an alley paving project.  

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The Roundup guy put up the “Gone Fishing” sign this past week so drew upon a 1967 column on that subject, disguised under the heading “Gambling” for reasons explained. Actually he was doing neither, but getting an eye repaired,   gambling that it would come out OK and fishing for sympathy.

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Speculation about the 2020 election includes Chino Valley school board seats. Andrew Cruz and James Na have said they will seek reelection and Irene Blair has stated she will not.

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Columnist Paul Spitzzeri has been writing about the wealth E. J. Marshall attracted to save Chino when Richard Gird’s dream ranch was foreclosed on. After that Chino struggled to replace the economic base provided by the sugar industry. The huge sugar factory operated by the American Beet Su…

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A recent article in the Champion reported on gifts and economic interests to city council members as it pertains to California election laws.  What the report did not include were those gifts returned and thus not reportable. 

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The cities of Chino and Chino Hills have paid a very high price because of the men's prison in their area; a family was  horribly slaughtered. And now Sacramento wants to enlarge the prison which will only add to the risk of lives in the community. California is a very large state with more …

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The average age of inmates at the California Institution for Men is 53 years old but equates to 75 years old because of health issues related to lifestyle, said prison officials during a recent citizens meeting. The Chino prison has become the destination for high risk medical and older popu…

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Summer as a kid was the best. School was out in Chino in mid-June, and the days were long. I would walk to my friend's house barefoot, quickly running across the hot asphalt street and onto the lawn to cool my feet. We would grab our bikes (and our shoes) and ride around town, and over to 7-…

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On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays will be marked with fireworks, parades, concerts, and barbecues. According to the Census Bureau, an estimat…

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The Fourth of July is kind of hidden this year. Thursday is not the best day for an important national holiday. Some companies and their workers will probably make it a long four-day weekend if they can get away with it. 

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I have been a NASCAR fan since my first race at Riverside back in the early 1980’s.  The spectacle of racing combines fast cars and fearless drivers.  True fans like me get fueled up inhaling burnt tire rubber and gasoline.  As a volunteer for Big Brothers – Big Sisters of Inland Empire I th…

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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…