A holiday honoring fathers did not become official until 1966, when President Lyndon Johnson declared that the third Sunday in June would be Father’s Day. President Richard Nixon made it permanent in 1972. The idea for Father’s Day is attributed to Sonora Dodd, who was raised by her father after her mother’s death. Because her father was born in June, she encouraged churches in Spokane, Washington to honor fathers.
Hope for the Hills will celebrate its five-year victory when the California Public Utilities Commission ordered Edison to take down the 200-foot-tall towers in July 2013. The celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at the Summit Ranch clubhouse in Carbon Canyon.
The Chino Hills City Council adjourned Tuesday’s night meeting in memory of Chino resident Kaitlyn Bai Lally, who died May 19 at the age of 22. She is the daughter of Dr. James Lally. The council also adjourned in memory of Chino Hills High School student Michael David Reynosa, who died at 15 on May 23. He was active in leadership, theater, and dance.
Held for the first time in conjunction with the employee retirement recognition dinner, the induction ceremony for school district’s educational hall of fame was short and sweet this year, in part because the employee recipient, Corrie Acosta, refused the offer to speak at the microphone. “I’m retired,” she quipped. Recipient Diana Taurasi didn’t make it. She recently became the first player in the league to reach the 8,000-career point milestone. The 2000 Don Lugo graduate is playing in her 15th WNBA season with the Phoenix Mercury. The Chino native is the all-time leading scorer in Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) history.
The Chino Valley school district’s new website, chino.k12.ca.us, will remain active this summer as final touches are made on a new design.
A 49-year-old woman killed in a murder-suicide at the hands of her ex-boyfriend June 4 in Apple Valley was identified as Mary Martin Donley, a 1987 graduate of Don Lugo High School in Chino.
Steven Joaquin Ancona of Troop 202 in Chino and an Ayala High student, attended Tuesday’s Chino Hills council meeting for donations for his Eagle Scout project at St. Paul the Apostle in Chino Hills. He collected $365 from councilmembers, the fire chief, the police chief, and audience members.
The city of Chino Hills has written State Senator Ricardo Lara opposing his bill that would compel local jurisdictions to allow cannabis deliveries. The letter states that SB 1302 goes against the intent of Prop. 64 which says that cities may enforce ordinances regulating cannabis businesses. The city’s ordinance prohibits marijuana businesses.