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 overall quality. Among the highly ranked colleges listed near Chino are Harvey Mudd (#8 in the U.S. and #3 in the state), Claremont McKenna (#16 and #4), Pomona College (#20, #5), Scripps College (#78, #10) and Pitzer College (#15, #19), all in nearby Claremont.
Chino’s Teen Advisory Committee members are making Valentine’s Day cards to hand out to seniors at the Chino Senior Center in February. The committee is comprised of high school-aged students.
Describing herself as the “self-appointed Butterfly Lady in Chino,” Community Services Commission Chairwoman Jamie Harwood said a recent report stated that the colorful orange and black Monarch butterflies will be gone in two years if they can’t find sufficient food, such as milkweed. She suggested the public start growing the somewhat unattractive weed to help the butterfly population. Commissioner Kevin Cisneroz said Ms. Harwood’s first job as Butterfly Lady should be to change the name of the plant to Milkflower to make it more attractive.
Former Chino and Don Lugo high school football head coach John Monger was inducted into the Inland Valley Hall of Fame at halftime of last Saturday’s Inland Valley All-Star Football game, hosted by Inland Empire Sports Net. Coach Monger led Don Lugo High to the 1979 CIF-Southern Section football title and Chino High to a 1997 championship. He also coached at Damien High in La Verne before coming to the Chino Valley.
When the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots meet in Super Bowl LIII Sunday, it will mark the first time two male cheerleaders will perform in football’s championship game. One of the two, Quinton Peron, has ties to Chino having taught dance at Dellos Dance at 14830 Central Ave. Videos of Mr. Peron teaching at Dellos can be found on YouTube. Sunday’s kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.