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 structure in Southern California, was the home of pioneer John A. Rowland of the Workman-Rowland party, co-leader of the first American band of settlers to reach Southern California in 1841. 

The water main break on Rancho Hills Drive in Chino Hills coincidentally occurred during “Fix a Leak Week” held March 18 to 24 each year to remind residents to check their irrigation systems and household fixtures.

An Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) press release reminds the community that 10 percent of homes waste 90 gallons or more per day due to leaks.

During February, “I Pitty the Bull” lessons were offered at Walnut Avenue, Cattle and Cortez elementary schools and in Ramona Junior High’s after school program. The lessons focused on acceptance of others. Participants spent time with a pitbull named Fawn and learned how some animals and people do not receive a fair chance because of their appearance. 

The City of Chino’s Healthier You Challenge Jan. 9 to Feb. 20 resulted in 45 employees losing a cumulative 80 pounds, 96 inches and 60 percent body fat. 

Ayala High’s new science building won’t be delayed by a bid error in which the legal advertisement appeared in a Los Angeles County newspaper rather than locally. Public contract code requires publication in a newspaper in the county of which the project is located, which includes the high school’s community newspaper. The school district still goes outside the community with its building bid notices. 

Ayala High School choir was recognized Thursday at the school by Chino Hills Mayor Cynthia Moran for donating $2,100 to the Paradise High School choir in northern California to assist its recovery efforts after last November’s devastating Camp Fire.  

Chino City Councilman Marc Lucio said representatives from the Lewis Corporation told him they are about ready to construct a shopping center, including a grocery store, in Chino’s Preserve area at the south end of Main Street, which has been designated for future retail. The closest Chino grocery store has been on the southwest corner of Schaefer and Euclid avenues, more than four miles away.

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