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’-lanterns, and dressing in costumes.

Automatic license plate readers are being mounted on top of streetlight poles at 13 intersections in Chino Hills. The $1 million project will enable cameras to take images of vehicle license plates that can be compared against law enforcement data bases for stolen vehicles, stolen plates, and wanted or missing persons. The City of Chino installed cameras earlier this year.

Up to 54 traffic utility boxes may be transformed into works of art to brighten streetscapes in Chino Hills. The city council has asked staff to develop a public art program policy for local artists to paint pictures on the city-owned metal cabinets. Themes would relate to Chino Hills. The trend has been spreading nationwide.

Ontario is using a grant to initiate a $250,000 study of Euclid Avenue from the 10 Freeway to Riverside Drive, to make it safer and friendly for pedestrians and bicycle riders.

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