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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.

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A recent visitor to the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Chino wanted advice on starting a museum. She said her family has owned the John A. Rowland House in the City of Industry for many years and they want to do more with it. The home, built in 1855 and believed to be the oldest surviving brick s…

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When Chino Hills Councilman Peter Rogers asked outgoing city manager Rad Bartlam on Tuesday if he would return to visit the city, Mr. Bartlam didn’t hesitate for a second when remarking “no.” The sardonic city manager, who wore bow ties during budget hearings and has a wine named after him i…

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Chino Police Chief Karen Comstock urges residents to be responsible on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17, by arranging designated drivers or transportation if they decide to drink alcoholic beverages that day. 

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Chino police chief Karen Comstock has announced she will retire in July after 4 ½ years in the position. She became Chino’s 17th chief when she was sworn in on Dec. 11, 2014. Chief Comstock, a 1987 Don Lugo High School graduate, joined the department as a Police Explorer while in high school…

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Chino Hills councilmember Art Bennett questioned a $732,799 expense for architect fees in a recent report to the Measure G Citizen’s Oversight Committee. Greg Stachura of the school district responded that the architect receives 7 to 9 percent on all Measure G projects and that students deci…

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The 19th century woes of Rancho Chino owners Francesca and Merced Williams, heirs of Don Antonio Lugo and Isaac Williams, will be told at the Ontario Ovitt Library by historian Paul Spitzzeri, a Champion Newspapers contributor, on Tuesday, March 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Both women lost their h…

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Several residents in Chino have complained to the Chino Police Department about motorists parking their cars in public alleys. “No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any alley for any purpose other than the loading and unloading of materials,” police said. Violators can receive a …

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College Factual, a free website that analyzes and reports on U.S. colleges, said Chino is one of the best places to live if you’re a college student looking for a quality education. Universities in the area were recognized in a rankings report for their degree programs and commitment to over…

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The owner of the New Orleans Saints said she will seek changes in National Football League policies to promote more “fairness and integrity” after her team was “unfairly deprived” of a trip to the Super Bowl by failure of officials to call a pass interference at a key time in the game won by…

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CORRECTION—A miscalculation in last week’s Rolltop Roundup on horses made Richard Gird’s stallion Woolsey twice as tall as he was. The prolific stud stood 16 hands, which in equestrian parlance is almost 5½ feet tall at the withers, the point between his two shoulder blades, a height now con…

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Chino, Chino Hills and nearby unincorporated areas will be part of the county’s annual homeless count, 6 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 where volunteers will canvass the area to obtain an estimated number of people who are homeless. The individuals will be offered hygiene kits and information …

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Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez has been reappointed for the second year as chairman of the Assembly Committee on Public Employment and Retirement. The committee has jurisdiction of state and local public employment including the Public Employment Relations Board, California Public Employee…

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Metrolink will offer $10 fares, good for all-day Metrolink train rides on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2019). Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule that day. There will be regular service and regular fares on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31). Visit the Metrolink website for additional information at h…

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The Associated Chino Teachers Union (ACT) won a lawsuit against the Chino Valley school district earlier this month when the Fourth District Court decided that documents from an investigation into allegations of student bullying by a former Ayala High girls’ volleyball coach are barred from …

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The City of Chino gave the county a 90-day notice in mid-October to remove items it had been warehousing at the former county court building in the Chino Civic Center complex at the northwest corner of Central and Chino avenues. The City purchased the building in 2015 and leased it back to t…

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Chino councilman Earl Elrod, who has one more meeting to go on Dec. 18 before his last term expires, plans to make it a quick one prior to turning his seat over to Mark Hargrove. Mr. Elrod missed the Nov. 26 meeting because he was holding a farewell bash for his friends and followers.  He ha…

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The popular Civil War Reenactment event will return to Prado Park April 6 and 7, 2019. Anyone wanting to become a Civil War reenactor can look up the Southern California Civil War Reenactors group on Facebook.

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Traditionally Republican Chino Hills will have a Democratic representative in Congress. Gil Cisneros has come from behind to beat Republican Young Kim with 50.8 percent of the vote as of Monday. Mr. Cisneros’s mainly Orange County district represents Chino Hills and a small portion of Chino …